Board of Directors

VRON-PS was established in February 2017. Its eleven Board of Directors consists of six seats representing non-agency homeowners and five seats representing agencies.  

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John McCoy - Board of Directors/VR Agency

John McCoy

Elected February, 2020-2021 and re-elected 2022-2023

Groups Affiliated with:

  • City of Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee
  • Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors
  • Vice-Chair Andreas Hills Neighborhood Organization

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Kris Bernard - Board of Directors/VR Homeownerheadshot_mk.jpg

Elected 10/29, reelected 2021-2023

Kris has been self-managing her Palm Springs vacation rental since 2015. Like many of the other members of the board, she spoke at City Council meetings advocating that vacation rental owners can be part of a thriving community. She also recruited others to speak in favor of the industry, including other homeowners. She has been a member of VRON since October 2017.

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Francine McDougall - Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Elected 3/2019, reelected 2021-2023

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Sunmor Neighborhood Organization
  • Founder of the Palm Springs Vacation Rental Property Owners Facebook Group (not affiliated with VRON)
  • Board Member of We Are Limitless 
  • Pablove Shutterbugs Host Committee Member 
  • Supporter of Well of the Desert

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BRUCE HOBAN: Co-Founder & Board of Directors/VR HomeownerBruce_Headshot.png

Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017, re-elected 2019-2021 and reelected 2022-2024 

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Palm Springs Resorts - Board Member
  • Palm Springs Hospitality Association (PSHA) - Board Member
  • Palm Springs Plaza Theater Foundation - Board Member
  • 2020/2021 City of Palm Springs Mayor's COVID Task Force
  • 2021 Riverside County COVID Business Continuity Task Force
  • Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization

Co-Campaign Chairperson (with David Feltman) for "We Love Palm Springs - Vote NO on Measure C" the June, 2018 ballot initiative to ban Palm Springs Vacation Rentals which was defeated by a 70-30% margin.  Co-Recipient (with David Feltman) of the "Hall of Fame" awarded to an individual "who has made a lasting contribution to our tourism community". Read more about the 2018 award by clicking here.

Read More: Professional Background and Co-Founders Statement


DAVID FELTMAN: Co-Founder & Board of Directors/VR HomeownerDavid_Headshot_2.png

Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017, re-elected 2019-2021 and reelected 2022-2024 

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Board Member, Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Palm Springs Airport Commission
  • Desert AIDS Project Partners for Life
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Founding Board Members Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of the Washington Metropolitan Area (DC).  Former board member of the national PFLAG organization.
  • Supporter of the Well in the Desert and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center 

Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017 and re-elected to the Board in January 2019 and January 2021. Co-Campaign Chairperson (with Bruce Hoban) for "We Love Palm Springs - Vote NO on Measure C" the June, 2018 ballot initiative to ban Palm Springs Vacation Rentals which was defeated by a 70-30% margin.  Co-Recipient (with Bruce Hoban) of the "Hall of Fame" awarded to an individual "who has made a lasting contribution to our tourism community". Read more about the 2018 award by clicking here.

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Mike Flannery - Board of Directors/VR Agency

Elected  9/2019-2021, reelected 2022-2024

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Owner, Acme House Co
  • Flannery Xchange
  • Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors
  • Owner, Solterra Builders

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Kenny Cassady -  Board of Directors/VR Agency

Kenny CassadyElected to the VRON Board of Directors in September, 2019.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Business Development Manager of Acquisitions at Vacasa
  • Modernism Week
  • City of Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee and Historic Site Preservation Board (former appointed member)
  • Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors
  • Palm Springs Modern Committee
  • Equality California
  • Desert Stonewall Democrats
  • Great Autos of Yesteryear

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Scott Wolkens -  Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in January, 2022.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Airbnb Host Advisory Board
  • Vrbo Customer Advisory Board (CAB)
  • RCENO Neighborhood Organization

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Christopher Ruetz -  Board of Directors/VR HomeownerChris-Ruetz.png

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in January, 2022.

  • ONE-PS (Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs) Board Member
  • Chair on the Neighborhood Formation and Support Committee
  • President of the Movie Colony East Neighborhood Organization

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Luz Delgadillo -  Board of Directors/VR AgencyLuz_resized.png

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in January, 2022.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Director of Homeowner Experience for Oranj Palm Vacation Homes 
  • Junior Docent at the Palm Springs Art Museum

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Michael Valeo -  Board of Directors/VR AgencyMICHAEL_VALEO_BEST__34.jpg

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in January, 2022.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Owner of Altamira Vacation Rentals 

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Click here to read about Co-Founders Shon Tomlin and Brian Wilson