Kristen Maher More about Kristen Maher Kris is a Vice President in Community Development at Rancho Mission Viejo. She joined Rancho Mission Viejo in 2014 after serving as a full time consultant for over ten years in a variety of capacities. She is currently responsible for overall urban planning and community design. Kris manages a design team that is responsible for all landscape, parks, amenities, design review and residential product prototyping and development. Kris’ experience is multi-faceted and encompasses more than 30 years with some of the leading architects, home builders and developers in Southern California including Bassenian Lagoni Architects, A-M Homes, Greystone Homes, Catellus Residential Group and Brookfield Homes. A licensed Architect, Kris received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Irvine.