Meet Melinda Schoch, the daily face of resident life at Teravista

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Teravista is a long way from Alaska, but Community Association Manager Melinda Schoch (pronounced “shook”) has quickly adopted her new home state since moving here two years ago.

“I love it here. After living in Alaska for 18 years, I’ll take the sun over the snow any day,” said Melinda, who moved to Austin to be close to her growing family in the area, which includes two daughters and two grandchildren.

With her office located onsite in the Teravista Residents’ Club, Melinda (along with her assistant Sam) is the daily face of Teravista for most residents.

“Teravista is one of the few Austin communities with onsite HOA management, and it’s very convenient and effective for residents,” Melinda said. “We meet every new resident during our regular orientation sessions, and we help residents all the time with matters such as key fobs for the amenities, and getting applications approved for swimming pools, outdoor kitchens and other improvements.”

The Association’s daily presence at Teravista also helps keep the community looking great. “Since we’re here everyday, we can see when we need to call the landscaping company, or have a sprinkler head replaced,” Melinda said. “Teravista residents are very proud of how beautiful their community is, and we work to keep it in top shape.”

Melinda and her staff also work closely with residents on the Activities Committee to plan the active calendar of events at Teravista. “We have at least two major events every month, sometimes as many as three,” she said. “Our most popular events are the Spring Fling, the Back To School Bash, and holiday season events such as Cookies with Santa and Winter Wonderland. We also have activities throughout the year, such as Camp Gladiator and other exercise programs.”

If you see Melinda out while touring the Residents’ Club and other Teravista amenities, wave “hello” and ask her how she likes the Texas warmth. She’d love to share her insight into life at Teravista with you.