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Havasu Palms, a Hostile Takeover
Don Holmes, Realtor

Bobbi Holmes

Havasu Magazine's Editor & Publisher 

Havasu Magazine’s editor and publisher, Bobbi Holmes initially  moved to Lake Havasu with her parents in 1968. She first ventured into journalism as the co-editor of her high school newspaper at Lake Havasu High School. In 1976, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at California State University of Fullerton, with a degree in Communications, and an emphasis in photography.

Bobbi and her grandchildrenFrom 1985 to 1991, she published the California based monthly community newspaper, Mountain/Hi-Desert Guide, and the full color publication, Wrightwood Magazine.   

In 1991, when her father became terminally ill, she sold Mountain/Hi-Desert Guide and returned to Lake Havasu with her family to help her parents operate Havasu Palms, Inc., the oldest resort on Lake Havasu.

In 1995, she published Where the Road Ends, a history of Havasu Palms. The book is sold at the Havasu Museum and online at Amazon. In 1999, she launched Havasu Magazine, Lake Havasu's first online magazine.

For six years, she worked in real estate with her husband, Don Holmes, specializing in commercial and residential real estate. She became a Certified Commercial Sales Specialist (CCSS), and was a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI). During her time in real estate, she served as the public relations chairperson of the Lake Havasu Association of Realtors.

While Don Holmes is currently an associate broker with Arizona Turquoise Properties, Bobbi Holmes left real estate in 2008 to pursue her writing interests She writes non-fiction under her real name, and fiction under the pen name, Anna J. McIntyre.

Bobbi and Don Holmes have strong ties in Lake Havasu City. Bobbi's mother, Caroline Johnson (who was one of the owners of Havasu Palms), lives in Lake Havasu City, as does Don Holmes’s mother, Doris Castro. Their children, Robert “Scott” and Elizabeth Holmes, both graduated from Lake Havasu High School.

Today, Scott, lives with his wife, SeAnne, in Portland, Oregon. Elizabeth, lives in Alaska with her husband Joe Mackey, who is in the Coast Guard, and their two young children. Elizabeth is a professional graphic artist, and the designer of Havasu Magazine's logo, and many of her mother's book covers.

Don and Bobbi Holmes live in Lake Havasu City with their Australian shepherd, Lady and Spooky the Halloween Cat – both pets are featured in their own line of greeting cards.   (Top right photo: Bobbi with her grandchildren)

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