Kim Hochschuler

My husband, Stephen, and I completed our home in Lost Star in 2001. While on a medical trip to Scottsdale, Stephen and I looked at Desert Mountain and fell in love with it. We signed on a lot that day and built our house while still living in TX. We then moved from Dallas with our youngest child who at the time was 6. She is now 26 and in her third year of dental school. Together, we have four kids and 10 grandchildren. Stephen and I met at the hospital where he was a spine surgeon and I was working as a Med/Surgical nurse and parttime in the urgent care clinic within the hospital. Although we were members of two golf clubs in Dallas, we didn’t often play until moving to DM. I’m a fair-weather golfer, Bocce player, and a pickle ball wanna-be.

HochshulerI have a breadth of medical and business experience, as well as extensive work leading non-profit boards. After four years of clinical nursing and a BS in Business, I worked for a medical auditing company conducting clinical audits. I subsequently joined the sales team and was responsible for closing multiple hospital contracts. In 1988, I approached Hospital Corp. of America (HCA) with a business plan to have a full-scale medical chart auditing program within the corp. I was hired as the Director of Revenue Enhancement for all four regions of HCA with offices in Nashville, Atlanta, and Dallas. On average, this program recouped ~$4m a year in lost revenue per hospital.

After marriage, I stopped working at HCA and had our youngest child. When she was about four I decided to apply to law school somewhat on a whim and got in. I was in my late thirties at the time and had no intention of formally practicing law, but I loved every minute of the education. After moving to AZ, I got involved with various non-profits including our daughter’s private school, Tesseract. My board service includes:

  • Tesseract School – Chairman of the Board
  • A.T.Still University – Women’s Board, Founding member
  • Camp Fire of Arizona – Board member

I love Desert Mountain and want to get more involved in making it the best place it can be. My background and skills enable me to bring a unique perspective. I see opportunities to further build communication with members and to serve as a positive conduit between the Club and the HOA. I was the Lost Star village rep and a two-term member of the Member Standards Committee of the Club Board.