Chris Poland Profile

Chris Poland
Board President

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Term: 2019/21 (2 year term)

  1. About Chris
  2. Professional Experience
  3. Goals

Husband, Father, Grandfather, Native Californian, CEO, Structural Engineer, Earthquake Engineering and Community Resilience Specialist, Builder, member of the National Academy of Engineering, retired to Canyon Lake for the long haul

Barbara and I have been married for 48 years. We have three children, seven grandchildren, and a golden retriever. We have owned property in Canyon Lake for over 12 years and lived here for the last 4 plus. We returned to our Southern California roots for the weather and to enjoy the well-paced life. We were both raised in Big Bear Lake, married as high school sweethearts, lived in Redlands while I attended the University, moved to the Bay Area for my master’s degree from Stanford and then a 40-year career with Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco.

Canyon Lake is a fascinating place we discovered when our son Matt and his wife Tanya lived here in the early 2000’s. We were drawn to the spectacular views, the lake and golf course, the inclusion of families of all ages and the organized and delightfully unique ambiance. We saw this as a place where people lived and worked together to create a special place that all could enjoy – each with their own favorite part. In 2006, we decided to buy our lot for the future. In 2014 we joined in when we retired and moved here, built our retirement home on Hole 14 and started participating in the clubs and committees. Maybe you visited our home on the 2016 Home Tour.