meet the owners & our management TEAM

Embracing gracious hospitality, to provide a family friendly atmosphere and preserve Vista Valley's traditional reputation of club excellence.


John and Terri Havens have found the perfect balance when it comes to owning and operating their own businesses, actively participating in notable philanthropies, and raising three children. They have harnessed their business acumen and passion for expanding companies into endeavors that support the community and benefit causes dear to their hearts.

Terri and John are continuously acquiring, investing and growing businesses around the United States. John currently serves as the leader of Seismic Exchange, Inc. (SEI), one of the largest 2D and 3D seismic data firms in North America. John continues to acquire new business, but when a personal focus on leading healthy lifestyles inspired Terri and John to help others do the same, they founded the  Cal-a-Vie Health Spa and Vista Valley Country Club. Nestled on 450 private acres in a secluded valley in Vista, California, 40 miles north of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is an exclusive retreat that has 32 Mediterranean-style guest villas and suites with a 5:1 staff-to-guest ratio. Guests rejuvenate through the resort’s fitness programs, spa treatments, nutrition guides and more. As admitted Francophiles, Terri and John modeled Cal-a-Vie’s design to reflect the family’s trips to France. This Provençal style is mirrored throughout the spa, which is decorated with countless French antiques acquired during the Havens’ French buying trips. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa’s award-winning wellness and fitness program was cultivated in part by Terri’s advertising and marketing expertise, along with her natural flair for “Southern Hospitality” and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. With resident and visiting specialists in all fields of health, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa has been voted the number-one “Destination Health Spa in North America” by Travel + Leisure, amongst many others.Leading healthy lifestyles has inspired Terri and John to help others do the same, the duo was set out to create a ‘haven’ in California.


Our mission is to uphold our superior standards of gracious hospitality, provide a family friendly atmosphere and preserve Vista Valley's traditional reputation of club excellence. We encourage you to browse through the website to learn more about
Vista Valley Country Club.

Gary McGiboney
Vice President of Operations
Jason Proctor
General Manager
 Sarah Smith
Executive Admin /
Club Coordinator
760.758.2800 x 100 
Catherine Ockunzzi  
Director of Business Development/Membership Sales

 Chef Greg Gilchrist
Executive Chef
Laura Mitchell
Director of Event Sales
760.758.2800 x 109

 Adrian Mendoza
Food & Beverage Director

 Ryan Dohrmann
Director of Golf

 Matthew Scott
Golf Course Superintendent


A Relaxing Escape... San Diego County's best Golf, Fitness and Spa Haven!

A friendly environment to socialize, enjoy invigorating fitness classes, play a challenging round of golf or tennis, feast on fresh cuisine in an exquisite dining room, indulge in pampering spa treatments, or just simply relax by an indoor or outdoor fireside.

Vista Valley offers an enchanting venue for weddings, family gatherings, business meetings, or a tranquil place to unwind. Come join us as a 'Member for a Day' and find your next home away from home!

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