Meet the Board

Polly Martin – President, Term to May 2024

We moved to Colorado in 2014 from Omaha, Nebraska and settled right into the Wheatlands. After serving on the boards (homeowners and SID) in our old neighborhood, it didn’t take long to become involved on the board here. I have found it very exciting to see numerous projects, such as the park and  YMCA, come to life after all these years! We really enjoy the area with its proximity to the Southlands, Aurora Reservoir, and walking trails. My husband and I have three grown kids and spend our free time traveling, kayaking, and cheering on the Rockies!

Kathy Barela – Vice President / Treasurer, Term to May 2022

I moved to Wheatlands in 2013 and love our neighborhood!  With 3 young kids, I am proud to have helped lead the community park project. It is a wonderful place to gather as a community and for the kids to play on the new playground.   I am currently serving on the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority board to help build the new YMCA recreation center for the community. I look forward to being able to enjoy the new facility in the future. In addition, I enjoy helping with the community communication and work hard to keep our website updated. I grew up in Colorado and take delight in skiing and snowboarding.  I enjoy fishing and camping during the summer; and cheering on the Broncos in the fall.  I  hope to see you around the neighborhood!

Robert Romero – Secretary – Term to May 2024

I am a Colorado native and moved to Wheatlands in 2016. As we were searching for a house we saw Wheatlands and knew that it looked like a great place to raise a family. For the past 3 years, we have loved being part of the community and all of the activities that are available here. We enjoy everything in the mountains, hiking, fishing, skiing, etc. I became involved with the board within the first year of living here and it is something that I have truly enjoyed. I am excited that we were able to finally make the YMCA rec center and park a reality. I look forward to the continued growth and improvement that we can make to the community together.

Sameer Bhatnagar – Assistant Treasurer – Term to May 2024

We moved to Colorado in early 2014 from Dallas, Texas. After a short stay in Fort Collins, we moved to Wheatlands in summer of 2016. My wife and I have two daughters and two dogs.
I frequently go hiking with my friends, and family , enjoy taking walks at Aurora Reservoir. After serving on the boards of our old neighborhood as a board member and as President, it didn’t take long for me to realize that I needed to become involved on the board here.
I am very passionate about helping our community grow and bring our diverse community together. I hope to see and meet everyone around the neighborhood.

Brooke Holliman – Assistant Secretary – Term to May 2022

Four years ago, my husband and I discovered the Wheatlands and instantly knew we wanted to be a part of the community.
It’s a pleasure raising our young daughter in a neighborhood that has so much to offer.
I’m an avid traveler and love immersing myself in new cultures. In my free time, I enjoy snowboarding, camping, and quilting. 
 I look forward to helping with community projects and representing my neighbors in board decisions.