The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Awards Ceremony was held on April 19, 2023 at Brock’s Riverside Grill to celebrate the achievements of outstanding professionals in the industry for 2022. The event recognized excellence in various categories, including the Rookie of the Year, Good Neighbor Award, Manager of the Year, Silver Circle Award, Icon Award and more!  The awards ceremony was an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of these professionals and showcase the positive impact they have on the real estate industry.

The Awards committee sends thanks to each and every nominator that provided a nomination recognizing a deserving FAAR member. It is important to recognize individuals going above and beyond to serve as an inspiration for all.

36 total awards were presented at the ceremony. The winners of each award category are listed below. Full awards descriptions can be found at



YPN Travel Scholarship – Makaila Jones, Samson Properties

Melanie Thompson Award – Selina Kim, Summit Mortgage

Manager of the Year – Deanna Beltran, Ulta Realty

Spirit Award – Glenda Morales, Cropper Home Sales

Good Neighbor Award – Brittani Hill, Coldwell Banker Elite

Good Neighbor Award – Clay Murray, Pathway Realty

Affiliate of the Year – Sherrie Shaw, Summit Mortgage

DEI Travel Scholarship – Catrina Schmeidler, eXp Realty

Rookie of the Year – Joseph Goins, Ulta Realty

REALTOR of the Year – Deb Ellis, Coldwell Banker Elite

Icon Award – Linda Laub Canty, 1st Choice Better Homes & Land

Icon Award – John Cheadle, Service Realty


Silver Circle Award Recipients

Helen Chapman, HRC Properties

Kim Gunselman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

Dorothy Pett, Coldwell Banker Elite

David Smith, Century 21 Redwood Realty

Mark Worrilow, Fathom Realty


Professional Honor Roll Recipients

Valerie Dellandre

Century 21 New Millennium


Deb Ellis

Coldwell Banker Elite


Abby Fitzsimmons

Coldwell Banker Elite


Drew Fristoe

Coldwell Banker Elite


Allison Graves

Coldwell Banker Elite


DeAnna Hamn

1st Choice Better Homes and Land


Janet Holt

Holt for Homes


Lynn Lenahan

1st Choice Better Homes & Land


Robin Marine

Coldwell Banker Elite



Brooke Miller

Long & Foster


Clay Murray

Pathway Realty


Sharon Shade

RE/MAX Allegiance


Carol Sondrini

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty


Sarah Stelmok

Nest Realty Group


Melissa Stewart

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty


Lauren Tate

Century 21 Redwood Realty


Penny Traber

1st Choice Better Homes & Land


Randy Walther

Nest Realty Group


Sha Williams- Hinnant

1st Choice Better Homes & Land


View the pictures from the event here.

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