Christian Colunga, RS
Association Reserves- Los Angeles/Ventura Counties regional office
Having led numerous large-scale resort and timeshare projects domestically, the challenge of serving an international client on a similar scale seemed like a natural fit. Though Christian has only started his experience abroad, his knowledge and expertise of the complex systems of larger resort entities played a major role in serving one of the company’s highest value clients throughout several countries in the United Kingdom and The European Union. The exposure on this level certainly helped further solidify his existing knowledge while also expanding his experience with the nuances of custom, top-tier resort communities that place a premium on catering to the unique desires of their residents. In his free time, Christian enjoys golfing, surfing, and snowboarding.
Sean Kargari, RS
Association Reserves- Los Angeles/Ventura Counties regional office
Senior Project Manager
Sean joined Association Reserves, Inc. in 2003 after graduating from Cal State Northridge. He has since completed over 1,000 Reserve Studies for a wide range of properties including condominiums, luxury timeshare resorts, high-rises, schools, libraries, and religious facilities. For his expertise, he earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #115. His Reserve Study experience includes projects across the lower-48 States, as well as abroad, including Spain, the United Kingdom, France, and Dubai. He currently oversees the production staff at our corporate office in Calabasas. In his spare time Sean enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and fishing. He recently has taken up long-distance running and completed both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Marathons in 2011.
Robert M. Nordlund, PE, RS
Association Reserves, Inc.
CEO & Founder
A registered professional engineer, Robert has been involved in the Community Associations industry since 1982.In 1986 he founded Association Reserves, Inc. and pioneered many widely used reserve funding concepts. Robert was instrumental in expanding the services of Association Reserves to its first Vacation Ownership Associations (VOAs) in 1988.and our first international clients in 1999. For his expertise, he earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #5. Robert was involved in creating the 1998 National Reserve Study Standards and has greatly influenced the Reserve Study industry. He is a past Chairman of CAI’s Reserve Professionals Committee, past Chairman of the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts, and past President of the Community Association’s Institute (CAI) Greater Los Angeles Chapter. He currently serves on CAI’s national housing steering committee. Robert regularly writes on the topic of Reserve Studies and is a frequent speaker in industry-sponsored seminars and presentations throughout the United States. He is often called to serve as an expert witness in litigation involving reserve issues. A gifted mathematician, Robert is a 1980 graduate of the University of Washington and a member of the prestigious Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Prior to forming Association Reserves, he worked as a Lead Engineer at Rockwell International on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Program. Robert is married and has two grown children. When he’s not working, you can find Robert in the gym, on the golf course, or rooting for Navy or the Fighting Irish.
Will Simons, RS
Association Reserves- Florida regional office
Will has provided Reserve Studies for many timeshare, fractional and resort properties throughout the United States and Mexico. In 2008, he was also part of a team that traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to conduct a Reserve Study for a large multi-tower high-rise development. Will has conducted studies for internationally-known hotel and vacation ownership chains, as well as one-of-a-kind boutique developments. Combining a wealth of experience and a strict attention to detail, he has helped enable his clients to preserve and enhance the value of their assets by giving wise and insightful recommendations. His certifications include Reserve Specialist (Community Associations Institute) and LEED® Green Associate™ (Green Building Certification Institute), and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Will serves as the primary contact for our vacation ownership clients in the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In his free time, Will enjoys traveling with his wife and exploring the great outdoors.
Matthew Swain, RS
Association Reserves- San Diego and Nevada regional offices
Matthew joined Association Reserves in 2005 just prior to completing his Bachelors of Science in Physics at California Lutheran University. He completed his degree in May of 2005 with honors. His background, which gave him a wide range of knowledge in mathematics, statistics, electronics, and fluid dynamics, has been a benefit to clients as he models complex physical and financial change at a wide range of properties. For his expertise, Matthew earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #134. He was also licensed by the State of Nevada as a Nevada Reserve Study Specialist (NRSS #57). Matthew has created Reserve Studies for a wide range of timeshare projects from a 12-unit boutique ocean-front property to a 70-acre Vacation Ownership Association (VOA) with a mid-rise structure, individual cabins, and a 60,000 square-foot water park. Matthew has advised VOA clients from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Hawaii to San Diego, Lake Tahoe to Napa Valley, Tennessee, Florida, the Virgin Islands & many points in-between. On weekends and holidays Matthew can generally be found either working with his wife restoring their 1930s home or outdoors hiking in one of our local, state or national parks.
DJ Vlaming, RS
Association Reserves- Arizona regional office
DJ graduated from California State University, Northridge with a business degree in 1996 and joined Association Reserves shortly thereafter. He has completed over 2,000 Reserve Studies for properties ranging from simple developments with minimal assets to complex international resorts. For his expertise, he has earned Community Association Institute’s (CAI) “Reserve Specialist” designation and has the distinction of being RS #61. DJ first began working with timeshare resorts in 1999 in connection with a property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Since then, he has traveled to Mexico annually, working with both timeshare resorts and fractionally owned condominium developments. He has worked with multiple resorts throughout Mexico, in the cities of Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and Cancun. In addition to international destinations, D.J. also works with timeshare resorts in Arizona and New Mexico. DJ and his wife have three young children, so his personal time is spent playing with the family. He also enjoys coaching his sons’ baseball and football teams.