Today

The families within The Preserve community embrace the Vision, Values and Mission as a guidepost for future generations.


In 1990, after a half-century of ownership, the Oppenheimer family sold Rancho San Carlos intact to Tom Gray and Peter Stocker and their partners. After Stocker’s tragic death just three months after the purchase, Gray went on to found the Santa Lucia Preserve with his partners Don Wilcoxon, Dave Howerton and Lisa Guthrie. Nearly two decades hence, Santa Lucia Preserve has become an established, dynamic, responsive, and stable community, creating a legacy for future generations. As envisioned from the onset, the Clubs are now member owned and governed.
Today - Carmel Sustainable Community, Monterey Peninsula Sustainable Community

As our community Preserve is nearing one hundred homes completed or under construction, the legacy of sustainability, vision of preservation, financial stability, and owner governance are deeply rooted in the members of the community.

The families within the Preserve community embrace and uphold the established Vision, Values and Mission as a guidepost for future generations.