Ken Heyman

Ken Heyman Bio

California born and raised, I hold a BFA degree from San Jose State University where I studied my diverse passions in fine art, media and marketing. I founded Mission Control Media 24 years ago, producing marketing communications for a diverse roster of clients.  Managing multi-million dollar projects with time-critical deadlines for clients from Fortune 500 companies to local retailers, requires many skills, including problem identification and resolution, budgeting, and supervising resources.   Striving to be socially responsible, I serve a mix of for-profit and not-for-profit clients. Since moving to Oakmont from San Francisco in 2013, I volunteer as a facilitator, a steward of Badger Creek, and a participant in the Sonoma Sudden Oak Death Blitz.  I appreciate all that Oakmont has to offer and feel that my contribution to this wonderful community is just beginning.

Three Questions

1) In my 25+ year career in marketing communications, I’m confronted with complex business problems that include conflicting interests, tight budgets, and unrealistic deadlines.  Yet success is the only option.  To succeed requires creative thinking, delegating, and multi-tasking.   It’s critical to recognize what I don’t know and enlist the support of those who do.  In addition to my business experience, I believe my marketing, construction, and technology experience will benefit both the Board and our community.



  • The Board of Directors is responsible for the management and operations of the OVA’s business matters. The Directors were elected by and have a fiduciary responsibility to the members of the association with the obligation to act in the best interest of the community as a whole in conducting its business.
  • Board members must exercise sound business judgment based on adequate, objective, information and research. Board members must act within the scope of their authority and in compliance with governing law; i.e., the OVA bylaws and Davis Stirling Act (the latter superseding the former in the event of a conflict).
  • Board members must consider the wellbeing of the association as a whole setting aside personal interest and gain.


3) When considering communication, there is no one-size-fits-all. I believe members deserve to receive up-to-date information on their association. It’s not realistic to expect all our members to review the CAC bulletin board regularly, nor is it realistic to assume all members have access to computers. I believe our members can be offered a limited selection of options for receiving communications and select the best fit for their individual circumstances. Additionally, any individual member who communicates with one or more Board members deserves a personal and timely response from the Board.