Buddy Houchin attended Ventura College and CSU Chico, majoring in biology. After college, Buddy worked as a paramedic and then started a career in construction. He recently retired and now spends his time visiting with his family or working as Front Desk Manager at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club plus he is heavily involved with ministries at his church. Buddy has been a member at OVAC since 2000 and an employee since 2006. He strongly feels everyone should have a healthy diet and exercise regularly, especially those over 50 years old. Buddy has recently increased his workouts from 2-3 times per week to 6 times per week. He has noticed an increase in his energy level, lower blood pressure and weight loss. One thing that Buddy likes about working as Front Desk Manager is the members. He believes it is the front desk's job to make everyone feel welcome and feel like OVAC is their own private resort, just like he felt when he was a member!