About Us

Russell Schmidt — President

I am retired from the United States Air Force and have resided in Cypress Gardens since 2000. I have served on the Home Owners Association Board for several years. New Mexico is a beautiful place to live and I have raised 5 children here. In the past, I have worked as the Treasurer and Vice President. Also, I have been associated with several types of boards and held various positions throughout my life. I am planning on living in Cypress Gardens for many years to come.

Andy Fuller — Vice President

My wife, Linda, and I have lived in Cypress Gardens since 2005. We moved to New Mexico after I retired from about 50 years of newspaper work, most of it with the Seattle Times. I have been active at various times in politics and civic groups and in the Newspaper Guild. Linda and I are both substitute teachers in the Los Lunas School District.

Tom Moorhead — Treasurer

My wife and I have been in Cypress Gardens for approximately 9 years. I am a retired Banker and also a retired accountant from the State of California. I have had experience with a Homeowners Association from our Townhome in California, and I feel that because of my business and homeowners association background, I can be of benefit to our community.

Ann Bailey — Secretary

My husband, Walter and I have moved to New Mexico from Michigan 13 years ago and have lived in Cypress Gardens for the past 12 years. Last year I retired from 40 years of full time employment as a social worker. I have a Masters Degree in Biology. I have two grown sons. I am deeply attached to the beauty of New Mexico, the rural environment of Valencia County and the community of Cypress Gardens.

Rick Walker — Board Member

My wife Bridget and I came to New Mexico 1994. When I was in the Air Force stationed at Kirtland AFB. Moved to Cypress Gardens in 1997. I've retired from the AF after 25 years and currently work on Kirtland AFB in the civil service.

Neel Holcombe — Board Member

Born and raised in Tome N.M., I married my wife and moved to Cypress Gardens seven years ago. I'm a graduate of the UNM. In the past I worked for home builders and developers and I am now currently employed with Head Start and Community Action Programs. I'm also currently serving on the New Mexico Head Start Association board as President of the NMHSA. I have contributed and participated in many community outreaches in the last five years and want to continue to be a benefit to my community and families in my community.

Bridget Walker — Board Member

I am Bridget Walker. I have lived in Cypress Gardens12 years, having moved from upstate New York. I have been married to my husband, Rick, for the past 30 years, and I am a stay at home mom.