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JoAnn Ellison 3

I have been living my own form of “SaddleBrooke Lifestyle” for the past 15 years. I continue to be grateful for the wonderful blessings bestowed on me and my wife of 25 years.

Prior to coming to SaddleBrooke I was a practicing attorney in New York City working in the areas of corporate law, banking, real estate, trust and estates, entertainment, and civil litigation. What I most loved about the law was applying my legal knowledge to help my clients achieve their goals, whether such goals were financing for a movie or construction project, buying a home or creating an estate plan.

My parents moved to Oro Valley, Arizona after my father retired. On our first visit, we became enchanted with the Sonoran Desert. Here in SaddleBrooke we have found a wonderful balance of health, friendship, and social and community engagement.

Ready on Day One:  I served on the Board before and earlier this year the current Board asked me if I would step in to fill a vacancy.  At the time, a number of very important decisions had to be made and because of my prior service, I was able to get up to speed immediately and make a contribution.  I found this quite rewarding and after some encouragement I decided to become a Candidate for the 2022 Board.