Board Members Bio

Mr. Allan Nakken, President

I was born in Pasadena Calif. and grew up there until serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1986 I moved to Friendly Hills and just a few years later joined the F.H.P.O.A. Board of Directors. I have also served on a number of diverse Boards within the Whittier area in an attempt to make Whittier an even better community to live in. I served on the Murphy Ranch Little League Board, was President of the Friends of La Serna; spent 8 years on the Design Review Board for the City of Whittier. In addition the these I had the opportunity to serve as a Board Member for the California Youth Authority with the Citizens Advisory Council. In the late 90s I joined the Presbyterian Hospitals Foundation Board and served as Vice Chair for several years. I raised four Children in my first Friendly Hills Home and have since moved to Friendly Woods Estates where Diane and I now reside. I have been on the F.H.P.O.A. board for over 20 years and am serving my second term as your President.

 

 

 


Mr. Jim Emery, Vice President

I am a lifelong resident and or business owner here in Whittier. Born, Raised and Educated right here in Whittier. I Graduated Calhi in 1960 and Whittier College 1964. I have been in the Real Estate business for the past 50 Years. As broker owner of Century 21 Emery (1972 to 1993), Prudential California Realty (1973-2000) and Coldwell Banker Alliance (2000-present), during this time period, my company and agents have the top listing and selling Real Estate Company serving Friendly Hills. In addition to real estate I own and operate business in escrow and mortgage. I am also co-owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advantage Real Estate located here in Whittier. I have been a resident here in Friendly Hills for many Years. I am an active member of Friendly Hills Country Club and served on several committees there. I have two daughters who live in Whittier and a son, along with 4 grandchildren. I am proud to be a native Whittierite and resident of Friendly Hills.

 

 

 


Mr. Michael Tobin, Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr. Lou Grimaldi, Marketing Chair

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Louis is a native Southern California born and raised in Montebello California. He attended Don Bosco technical Institute and received an associate of science degree in manufacturing technology. He received a bachelors degree from Pepperdine University and an MBA from Redlands University.
He is married to his wife Christina for 24 years and they have Three boys 20, 17 and 12. He is a local business owner and is very involved in the community as well as the Boy Scouts of America. He is the one of the Oldest continuous board member currently serving. His goal is to reduce the crime in our Friendly Hills and help to bring our community together.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr. Eric Vealitzek, Secretary

Eric is born here in Whittier 49 years ago at the Presbyterian Hospital. He is the owner of J&J industrial sheet metal in Santa Fe Springs where they make custom metal constructions. In his spare time he is currently serving his church and Friendly Hills Property Association. His other interests are in music and as a recording engineer. He is looking forward to meeting with you at our next event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Mr. Luis Carrion/Membership Chair

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 Mr. Mark Nelson, Beautification Chair

I have been a resident of Whittier for 29 years. In 2011 I retired from the Los Angeles County Fire Department at the rank of Assistant Fire Chief assigned to the position of Fire Marshal.  My wife is a retired PIH Emergency Room R.N. I have three adult children and enjoy hiking, swimming, sailing, snow skiing and traveling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr. Jens Welling, Webmaster

  Friendly Hills has been his home since 2003. He is Danish, married and has 3 children ranging in ages 13 to 21. He works with technology and his company LunaLista develops websites, crm, intranet and automate functions for companies. His hobbies are technology and the outdoors along with boy scouting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Mr. Jay Green, Neighbourhood Watch Chair

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 Mr. Enrique Hernandez, Area Improvement West

Enrique_HernandezI would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Enrique Hernandez and I have been a member on the Board of the Friendly Hills Property Owners Association (FHPOA) for 6 years. My wife Shawna and I along with our two daughters Naomi and Isabella have lived in Whittier since 2003, the last 10 years here in Friendly Hills. One of the first decisions we made after starting a family, was deciding where we would raise our children, focusing on looking for a community that was beautiful, peaceful, and safe. For my wife, a life time Whittier area resident, there was no better place than Friendly Hills. This community has so much to offer a young family, such as great parks and schools. We have always believed that building a strong community starts as an individual responsibility and that our community is only as strong as we make it. It is with this feeling of commitment that I continue to serve on the FHPOA Board and our community.