Meet your neighbor – Gayle Mateer

Caryn Hill
Siena Neighborhood

Gayle & Tom Mateer – Fairfield Neighborhood

If the name Gayle Mateer sounds familiar to you it’s probably because of her work with Preserve Vistoso. As Preserve Vistoso’s President, Gayle and her board members were instrumental in helping our community come together to protect the property formerly known as Vistoso Golf Course.

Gayle and her husband Tom have resided in Rancho Vistoso for 6 years. Before moving to Tucson, Gayle lived outside the Seattle area and worked in human resources systems IT. She first heard about the efforts to save the Vistoso golf course property from a neighbor and immediately got involved. After about a year of helping with board activities, Gayle was nominated to the Vice President position and then elected President when the prior President stepped down.

Gayle’s work with Preserve Vistoso isn’t her only gig. Gayle is also a docent for Tohono Chul. Gayle’s work at the garden includes giving tours and providing education about the desert, “I love being a docent. Not only do I get to talk to people from all over, but I can be outside, surrounded by all this beautiful nature”.

When she’s not at Tohono Chul or working with Preserve Vistoso, Gayle, her husband, and their one-year-old dog Winston take their RV to national parks throughout the west. They eventually plan to visit all of the national parks.

Gayle loves living in Rancho Vistoso for its aesthetic beauty, mountain views, and well-planned communities. She encourages the community to come out for the grand opening and official transfer of the Vistoso Trail Nature Preserve to the Town of Oro Valley, Friday, July 15th at 8:30 am in front of the former golf clubhouse on Vistoso Highlands Drive.

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