Leadership and StaffThe backbone of Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors®
2021 Leadership Team
Delegates to the VR Delegate Body
President Elect Deb Ellis
Vice President Carol Sondrini
At-Large Delegate Brad Johnson
View the list of FAAR’s past presidents.
Pat Breme, RCE, CIPS
Chief Executive Officer
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
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 email@example.com.
Kim McClellan, RCE
Public Policy Director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Membership Services Director / Professional Standards Administrator
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 email@example.com.
Financial Director / HR Director
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.
Membership Services Director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Webmaster | Communications Director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.