SMPOA BOARD

The board is a group of volunteer neighbors who give their time and considerable effort to protect and represent the homeowners of the neighborhood. We encourage all homeowners to get involved in our community. Place the mark of this generation next to those of the past who have helped to make Sunset Mesa such a wonderful place to live.

 

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ED WeITZER
PRESIDENT

Ed and his wife, Renee, of 60 years, have lived in Sunset Mesa on Clifftop Way for 3 years. They have two sons and two grandchildren. After a time in the Navy in 1956, Ed started a career in the auto tire and repair business which has lasted for 50 years. Today, Ed is semi- retired and the business is run by his son.


HOWARD GOULD
VICE PRESIDENT

Howard Gould practices commercial law in Santa Monica with an emphasis on real estate matters and corporate, partnership and LLC governance disputes. He served on numerous boards and in a variety of community service activities over the years including the Pacific Palisades Community Council, the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, 18 years on school governance councils in the LAUSD, and many others. He is still an Eagle Scout Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, and on the Executive Committees of real estate groups putting on educational programs.

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LARRY KLEIN
TREASURER

Larry was born and raised in New York City, and graduated Georgia Tech, class of 1959, with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He came to California in 1959 to work for Douglas Aircraft Company in the Missiles and Space Division. Simultaneously, Larry formed a company to buy and operate apartment buildings. Larry got married in 1963, and 1965 his daughter was born. He obtained aMaster’s degree in Structural Engineering from UCLA, and purchased his current home in the Mesa. Larry joined a Planning Research Company until 1970. By then, with the walk on the moon completed and the growing success of his real estate endeavors he quit engineering to concentrate on real estate construction, development and acquisition. Larry built apartments, houses, condominiums, offices and shopping centers from 1968 until 1991. In 1993 he formed Klein Real Estate for brokerage and property management.

Living in the Mesa for 53 years, Larry has seen values increase significantly as homeowners invested in remodeling and renovating their properties. As Treasurer of the SMPOA Homeowners Association he is personally, (and professionally) interested in maintaining and enhancing the quality of Sunset Mesa.


SARA & JOSH EPSTEIN
SECRETARY

Residents of the Mesa for 7 years, Sara is the principal of SJE Law, a boutique law practice specializing in entertainment, IP and small business transactions, and Josh is the founder and CEO of Stratevi, a health economics consulting firm focused on the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. We're the parents of two girls aged 5.5 and 3 and look forward to serving this fabulous community! Some of the things we are interested in accomplishing this year: fostering better communication and collaboration among neighbors regarding issues that matter to our community, making safety and security a priority, organizing more informal community-wide events (such as picnics on the beach) to encourage Mesa residents to get to know one another better, and working towards the creation of a park or other common area for the benefit of our neighborhood.

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Dr Albert Chang
Emergency PREPAREDNESS Committee CHair

Dr Albert Chang joined the Sunset Board of Directors in July of 2017 after hearing about the dedication and accomplishments of the Board members. He and his wife, Yvonne, first visited Sunset Mesa in 1971 when the Getty Villa was just open. Little did they realize then that fate would bring them back in 1981 when they visited their friends (and now their neighbors), the family of Dr. Hock Yeoh. He said to the visiting frustrated house hunters “Why don’t you look next door at 3625 Shoreheights Drive. I think it is for sale”. The rest, as they say, “became history.”

Albert is an immigrant who was born in Ling-ling, a small city in Hunan Province, China. He grew up in Argentina (Si, yo puedo hablar el Espanol), where his father served in the Chinese Embassy. You could classify him as a “Hispanic-Chinese-American” who likes soccer, chow-mien, and hamburgers. But let us return to the facts. Later his father worked for the United Nations in New York City and that is where Albert developed his “international” outlook in life. It was in the city where he met and married Yvonne. They have two grown up sons, Jeffrey who is a talented artist and fabricator, and Nicholas, a graduate student of Romance languages. I forgot to mention that Albert is a retired Board-certified pediatrician who has served as a Professor of Public Health in 3 Universities in California. His last position was as a Pediatric Specialist Consultant in the Juvenile Halls. Albert and Yvonne are active in the Senior Center in Malibu and invite other Sunset Mesa residents to join. Yvonne also volunteers in the Huntington Library and Gardens, the Venice Community Housing, and delivers prepared surplus food.

Albert is the Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee. With input from the community, we hope to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce the toll and other negative consequences of natural and manmade events. 


Martin Legowiecki
Architecture Committee Chair

Sunset Mesa has been home for Martin Legowiecki for the past 6 years. He and his wife, Pam, moved to California from New York City. Before becoming homeowners, a couple of years ago, they rented one of the wonderful homes and fell in love with the area. Their daughter Olivia was born here and has been either scootering the flat streets or picking up pet rocks on her walks ever since.

Martin was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. He and his family moved to New Jersey, via New York City in time for High School. The 80’s were kind to him: in The Breakfast Club he would have been Allison, even though he really wanted to be John. Martin graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in photography and minor in sociology and anthropology. 

He began his career as a software developer in one of the digital agencies in New York. For the next 17 years he worked at various advertising agencies in New York, Boulder, CO., and Los Angeles. It is where he met his wife of 8 years and his constant muse.

Martin is the chair of the Architecture Committee and hopes to be a good steward for the community. 

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Other Board Members

  • Paulette Silver