Leanna Cutler has a passion for building community. The general manager of the Tesoro Viejo Maintenance Corporation – the Master Homeowner Association for Tesoro Viejo – is a 14-year veteran of the property management industry and is thrilled to be a part of the Tesoro Viejo community from the very start.
“This community really has that feeling that everyone knows their neighbor,” Cutler says. “It’s fun to watch the residents enjoy playdates with their kids or meet up for a glass of wine together.”
Part of Cutler’s management duties includes managing the Ranch House, Tesoro Viejo’s resort-style clubhouse and recreation center. The two things she loves most are planning activities for the community and educating homeowners about the benefits of a master-planned community with a homeowner’s association.
From outdoor firepits to indoor gathering spaces, the Ranch House is the perfect place to connect with neighbors and spend time with family. Families can enjoy the large swimming pool with lap lanes, including a separate children’s pool and splash zone, and poolside cabanas. The award-winning clubhouse is the backdrop for planned community events like pool parties with a D.J., community BBQs with live band, and the annual holiday Ugly Sweater Party.
The Ranch House offers extensive exercise opportunities with the state-of-the-art fitness equipment, group exercise classes like yoga, and a lap pool for daily swim exercise. The social events calendar includes daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal activities for all ages and interests.
“We are focused on engaging all residents – from young kids and teenagers to older adults,” she says. “We are even planning on a ‘Night Under the Stars’ to educate residents on the stars.”
Cutler is a Paso Robles native who grew up in a master-planned community and attended Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo after high school. She recounts passing by the Navy recruiter’s office all the time and one day decided to stop by, which turned into serving in the United States Navy for five years where she was stationed in Alameda, California and Bangor, Washington.
Most recently she served as an on-site property manager for an active adult community in Bakersfield and jumped at the chance to join the Tesoro Viejo community.
“It is special being a part of this community from the very beginning,” she says. “It is not often that property management is here from the start to immediately welcome the new residents and build lasting relationships.”
It was the planning that went into Tesoro Viejo that really drew her to the community. She says a lot of people don’t understand the amount of planning that goes into a master-planned community and credits Tesoro Viejo for their foresight and extensive planning to make the community a special place from day one for all residents. She points to the on-site nursery planted 10 years ago so the community could have mature trees throughout as an example of this extensive planning.
She points to the 14- mile trail system as a big plus for the community that includes six unique trails designed to connect people with the natural beauty of the community. The trails are suitable for walking, jogging, and biking throughout the natural landscape of the community.
“We are blessed to be surrounded by so many preserves – it’s a gem in itself,” she says.
The biggest thing she looks forward to is welcoming new residents and getting involved in the community. She is passionate about giving back to the larger community and sees Tesoro Viejo already as a community that cares.