Educational Community for Homeowners (Echo) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to assisting California homeowners associations. Echo provides help to homeowners associations on many fronts: financial and legal issues, insurance, maintenance, and management. Members receive help through conferences, trade shows, seminars, a bi-monthly magazine, the Echo Journal, and publications. Echo is an owners’ organization. Founded in San Jose in 1972 with a nucleus of five owner associations, Echo membership has grown to over 1300 association members representing over 100,000 homes.

Board of Directors

The affairs of Echo are governed by a Board of Directors composed of upto 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.

David Hughes – President
Axis Construction

Adam Haney – Vice President
CiD Consoritum, LLC

Karl Lofthouse – Treasurer
Heather Farms HOA

Sandra Long – Secretary
Associa. Northern California


Jerry L. Bowles
Brookvale Terrace HOA

Rolf Crocker
OMNI Community Management, LLC

Sarah Dunia
Cagwin & Dorward Landscape Contractors

John Gill, Esq.
Hughes Gill Cochrane, PC

Mark Guithues, Esq.
Community Legal Advisors, Inc.

David H. Levy
Levy, Erlanger & Co., LLP

Diane Marie Rossi
Shoreline Property Management, Inc.

Katrina Solomatina, Esq.
Hopkins & Carley

Wanden P. Treanor, Esq.
Law Offices of Wanden P. Treanor


A full-time, professional staff headquartered in San Jose, California implements operations and administration for the organization.

Executive Director
Dave Zepponi

Member Engagement Manager
Hannah McAuley

Membership and Sales Administrator
Jacqueline Price


For more information about ECHO and its role in building stronger community associations, please contact us by phone, mail or email.

Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO)
1671 The Alameda, Suite 205
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 297-3246
Fax: (408) 297-3517