Brian, Kim and ChiaJu: The Team of Three

Joining Brian on the PVHA board ballot is ChiaJu Lin and Kim Rhodes. While the three of us have very different backgrounds we all share the goal of making the PVHA more democratic and reforming the Art Jury approval process.

Kim Rhodes is the mother of 4, she and her husband bought a home in Palos Verdes Estates (PVE) in 2017. She shares your love for the PVE community and is committed to making positive contributions as a neighbor and community member
Professional Background: Currently, Kim is a Director in the Career Office at Loyola Marymount University where her youngest son is a student. She leads the employer relations team and teaches a first year orientation course. Kim has spent most of her career as a corporate executive, board secretary and attorney in tech, fintech and health services for global enterprises (IBM, SAP, Citibank, Walgreens) and high growth start-up businesses. She has published peer-reviewed law journal articles on emerging technology, privacy and security topics. Kim earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and JD from Villanova University School of Law.

Volunteer Leadership: An advocate for civic engagement, Kim is the founder and board chair of a national nonprofit benefiting cancer research. In the PVE community, Kim served as a volunteer member of the Palos Verdes Homeowners Associations (PVHA) Elections Committee in 2020 and the City of PVE Parklands Committee from 2020-2022. She is also a PVPUSD parent who was class parent at Lunada Bay Elementary and a Board member and Secretary to the PVIS Booster Club 2020-2023. In 2021, Kim launched a community trash collection effort called ‘Heal the Hill’ and has annually organized Penninsula wide clean-ups of parks, trails and school areas. During the pandemic, she organized a July 4th parade and outdoor Halloween trunk or treat for families and advocated for the Santa tour coordinated by the PVE police.

Kim would like PVHA to better serve homeowners in PVE. Working with PVHA should be collaborative and support homeowners and home values. Kim is running for the PVHA Board because elected representatives are fundamental to organizational governance. In the last several decades, there has been an elected board only once because a quorum has not been reached. Self-appointed leaders, antiquated practices, lack of transparency, inadequate guidelines, inconsistent rules enforcement, unnecessary delays, preferential treatment for connected architects and designers has been tolerated for too long. The PVHA should be a partner and advocate for shared community goals - transformation is long overdue!

ChiaJu Lin moved to Palos Verdes Estates in 2021 with Brian. Originally from Taiwan, ChiaJu was recently employed as an Actuarial Analyst at Towers Watson. She has a Master Degree in Actuarial Science from Boston University.

Originally from the Boston area Brian grew up only a few short miles from the Olmsted farmhouse in Brookline Massachusetts. Graduating from Boston College with a degree in Economics and Chinese Brian later became a translator in Shanghai China before getting his Asia focused MBA from the University of Hawaii. Later Brian became a Portfolio Manager at a $300M Honolulu/Singapore based Hedge Fund. Since 2011 Brian shifted his career to Marketing Analytics and is currently an Executive Director of Marketing Science at OMD- the largest Media Agency in the world. With his team of 43 Analysts and Data Scientists Brian helps fortune 100 companies improve their advertising campaigns. Brian has lived in Palos Verdes Estates since 2021 with his wife Darian and two daughters Brady (6) and Tomi (21 months).