Lloyd and Suzanne Yamada have spent most of their years together in Cupertino, California but are looking forward to a new adventure in the mountains of Park City. They are a tennis friendship that turned into marriage. They met while taking an intermediate tennis class and decided to get together to practice on the weekends. Tennis practice turned into coffee, coffee turned into dating, and soon they will be celebrating 25 years of marriage.
Lloyd was born in Hilo on the big island of Hawaii and went to school through college in his home state. He moved to California as an engineer and after 20+ years in the business he retired from engineering and became a financial planner. He now loves having his own company, Aspire Planning Associates, and being able to work remotely from Promontory. Lloyd’s daughter, Kristy, lives in Honolulu with her husband and is an Iraq War Veteran. She served in the military as a paralegal in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) corps in Iraq. After serving in Iraq she went back to school and got a degree in social work and she’s now getting her masters at Hawaii Pacific University.
Suzanne is from Menlo Park, California and she moved to Cupertino when she was in grade school. She attended San Diego State and graduated with a degree in business administration and marketing. After college, she moved back to the Bay Area and got a job with a food broker company doing grocery and foodservice sales. She then decided to go back to school to learn more about graphic design. She is now at Foothill College, a junior college in Los Altos Hills, California working as an evaluation specialist to make sure students have the credits and things they need to graduate. She also volunteers her time to be a member of the planning and resource council at Foothill College.
About 10 years ago Llyod and Suzanne started looking for a second home. They didn’t want to live in a big city but didn’t want to live in the boonies either. They looked in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, etc. always searching for a place with easy airport access and great quality of life but they struggled to find a place with both. Llyod had been to Park City in his youth but didn’t remember much so they decided to give it a shot. After several ski trips, they knew this was the place they wanted to buy a second home and eventually where they would retire. They are just beginning the building process on their lot in The Summit and plan to be full-time members in about four to five years. Lloyd and Suzanne are nervous about this big life change but love Promontory’s social scene and sense of community and look forward to making lots of new friends.
Lloyd and Suzanne you’re going to make friends with our other amazing members in no time! Welcome to Promontory!