Leadership and Staff

The backbone of Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors®

 

2021 Leadership Team


PRESIDENT
Carrie Danko

1st Choice Better Homes & Land
1302 Bragg Road
Fredericksburg, VA  22401
(540) 786-0088
carrieldanko@gmail.com

PRESIDENT ELECT
Deb Ellis
Coldwell Banker Elite
4840 Southpoint Drive
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
(571) 643-3387
dellis@coldwellbankerelite.com

VICE PRESIDENT
Carol Sondrini

Coldwell Banker Elite King George
15375 Dahlgren Rd
King George, Virginia 22485
(540) 623-0017
carolsondrini@gmail.com

SECRETARY
Randy Walther

Nest Realty
530 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(703) 624-9500
randywalther@fxbg.net

TREASURER
Clay Murray

Pathway Realty LLC
2217 Princess Anne Street, #305-1A
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 798-7713
clay@claymurray.com

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Drew Fristoe, ABR
Coldwell Banker Elite Massaponax
4840 Southpoint Drive,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 735-2639
dfristoe@coldwellbankerelite.com

2021 Directors


Pia Contreras-Sanchez
Prime Realty
3700 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 455-3310
pia@primerealtyva.com

Lynn Lenahan
1st Choice Better Homes & Land
1302 Bragg Road
Fredericksburg, VA  22401
(540) 847-4200
getwithlynn@gmail.com

Kardin Lillis
Weichert, REALTORS®
1955 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 201
Fredericksburg, VA  22401
(703) 798-4580
kardin@weichert.com

Dawn Josemans
Coldwell Banker Elite Property Management
4840 Southpoint Drive
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
(540) 538-6307
djosemans@cbeva.com

Sandy Pearce
Pathway Realty LLC
2217 Princess Anne Street, #305-1A
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 809-6223
sandy@sandypearce.com

Lauren Tate
Century 21 Redwood
10601 Courthouse Rd
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(757) 969-9965
laurentate@c21redwood.com

AFFILIATE
Donna Schmidt
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
13900 E Harvest Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80014
(540) 621-4114
doschmidt@2-10.com

Delegates to the VR Delegate Body

President Elect Deb Ellis

Vice President Carol Sondrini

At-Large Delegate Brad Johnson

Past Presidents

View the list of FAAR’s past presidents.

Staff Contacts


Pat-Breme-FAAR-CEOPat Breme, RCE, CIPS
Chief Executive Officer
pbreme@faarmembers.com

Pat works directly for the Board of Directors and manages a staff of seven in executing the policies of the Board. As the CEO, she also organizes strategic planning sessions and serves on Virginia REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS® committees. Pat is the staff liaison to the Awards, Nominating, and Diversity committees. She is also a member of both the Budget & Finance and Investment committees.

Barbara Castillo, RCE, CIPS 
Professional Development Director
bcastillo@faarmembers.com

As the Professional Development Director, Barbara is the administrator of the FAAR Academy. She writes curriculum, hires instructors, and creates class schedules. Barbara coordinates many different classes, including continuing education (CE), post-licensing (PL), certification  and designation classes. Additionally, Barbara’s responsibilities include working closely with DPOR to submit class credits and classes for approval. Currently, she serves as the staff liaison to the Education Committee, the Managing Brokers Network, the Professional Standards Committee, and the Grievance Committee.  Barbara also serves on the NAR Professional Development Committee. If you have any questions regarding the status of your remaining CE or PL credits or on upcoming classes, email Barbara at bcastillo@faarmembers.com.


Kim McClellan, RCE
Public Policy Director
kmcclellan@faarmembers.com

Kim handles all legislative, regulatory, and policy issues relating to local and state government and serves as the staff liaison to the Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation, Property Management Network and the Public Policy Committee.  She represents FAAR in various community organizations and has established working relationships with many area officials. Kim is the person to contact with concerns over private property rights, land use and area agencies that deal with housing issues.  She is a former Capitol Hill staffer and proud Mom to Jack and Ellie, who are honorary FAAR employees.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children boating on Lake Anna.  If you have any concerns over private property rights, land use, and/or area agencies that relate to housing, please contact Kim at kmcclellan@faarmembers.com.

Barbra Sanders
Assistant Membership Services Director / Professional Standards Administrator
bsanders@faarmembers.com

Barbra serves as the general point of contact for member inquiries and administers FAAR’s complaint and arbitration process. Barbra brings more than 17 years of experience in association management, having served as the education and professional standards director for the Prince William Association of REALTORS ®, as well as the membership, marketing and business development director at the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS ®. She serves as one of the staff liaisons to the Grievance and Professional Standards committees. If you have any questions regarding your membership, Sentrilock service, or would like to file an ethics or arbitration request, please contact Barbra at bsanders@faarmembers.com.

Linda Alsop
Financial Director / HR Director
lalsop@faarmembers.com

Linda is the brain trust for all things relating to FAAR finances and financial records and staff liaison to Budget & Finance and Investment Committees.  She is in charge of preparing the financial statements and reporting to the various agencies.  She manages all of FAAR’s financial accounts including operations, investments, RPAC and the Foundation.  Linda’s responsibilities also include the HR functions for the association from the application of employment laws to employee benefits. 

Lori Hillard-Wehr
Membership Services Director
lhillardwehr@faarmembers.com

With 17 years of experience as the Membership Services Director, Lori assists FAAR brokers and members with any and all membership questions,  manages the FAAR member records system, and manages Sentrilock’s key access. One of her key responsibilities includes adding new business and brokerages to FAAR. In addition, Lori also manages FAAR’s  REALTOR® Store and serves as the staff liaison to the Young Professionals Network. She currently assists on the Special Events Committee and the Education Committee. If you have any questions about new agents, agent transfers, terminations, new companies, classes, or event registrations, please contact Lori at lhillardwehr@faarmembers.com.

MacKenzie Rathbun
Marketing Manager
mrathbun@faarmembers.com

MacKenzie oversees the promotion of FAAR’s classes and events including generating marketing collateral for all of the association’s print, digital, and video platforms. She also plans and organizes FAAR events as the staff liaison to the Special Events Committee and the Community Service Committee.  MacKenzie is skilled in finding opportunities to help FAAR Affiliates market to local REALTORS®. If you have any questions about upcoming events, the FAAR Louder podcast, networking opportunities, information about the Affiliate program, or FAAR’s community outreach efforts, please contact MacKenzie at mrathbun@faarmembers.com.


Lauren Zuza
Webmaster | Communications Director
lzuza@faarmembers.com

Lauren is responsible for managing communications of the association including the FAAR website, social media, and other channels. Lauren also organizes the FAAR Friday emails, the FAARside newsletter, and manages most of the FAAR website content. She has over 10 years of professional association and marketing experience and an eye for design. Additionally, Lauren is the staff liaison for the Technology Committee. If you have any questions about the FAAR communications,  faarmembers.com, the Technology Committee, or the Newsletter, contact Lauren at lzuza@faarmembers.com.

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