About Us

Educational Community for Homeowners (Echo) is an educational nonprofit corporation dedicated to assisting California homeowners’ associations throughout the state. Since 1973, Echo has partnered with thousands of HOA board members and engaged homeowners to become effective volunteer leaders in their communities and make decisions with confidence.  Our mission is to provide assistance to HOA Board members and engaged homeowners on the crucial topics facing their communities.  Among them include; financial and legal issues, insurance, maintenance, management and best practices. Members receive guidance through live webinars, virtual seminars and workshops, regional in-person events, our quarterly Journal publication and Echo Insight, our e-newsletter.

The Organization

Members receive education through conferences, statewide LiveStream webinars and regional virtual Community Conversations, a bi-monthly magazine, the Echo Journal, and our e-newsletter, Echo Insight and the Echo website. Echo is a homeowners’ organization. Founded in San Jose in 1972 with a nucleus of five owner associations, Echo membership has grown to more than 1,500 association members representing over 145,000 homes.

Board Members

The affairs of Echo are governed by a Board of Directors composed of up to twelve individuals, all of whom must be, at the time of election or appointment, a property owner or a delegate of an Echo member association in good standing. Terms are staggered such that three or four directors are elected at the annual meeting in the fall of each year. The Executive Director is an ex officio member of the board without voting rights. The secretary is an officer of the corporation without voting rights.


At Echo, we’re here to help! Our professional staff can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Reach out to us by email at or by phone (408) 297-3246, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Board Election Information Form

Adam Haney

CiD Consortium, LLC

Karl Lofthouse

Heather Farms HOA

Mark T. Guithues, Esq.

Community Legal Advisors

Brian Campisi

The Manor Association, Inc.

Rolf Crocker

OMNI Community Management, LLC

Sarah Dunia

ArborMD Tree Care, Inc.

Spencer Edgett

Chapman & Intrieri LLP

John Gill, Esq.

Hughes Gill Cochrane, PC

David H. Levy, CPA

Retired CPA

Kelly Zibell

Divergent Consulting Group