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2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Click on each name to read their bio

 

 


 

 

     Executive Officers

 

President

Jim Parsons (2014/2017)

Richmar Realty

4585 East Pickard Street, Suite G

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Office: (989) 775-8669

Fax: (989) 772-0972

Email: leslie@richmar.com

 

 

President Elect

Jim Vanas (2014/2017)

Coldwell Banker WMH-Alma

202 East Superior Street

Alma, MI 48801

Office: (989) 463-1219

Fax: (989) 463-6040

Email: jvanas@cbwm.com

 


Immediate Past President
Leslie Walton (2011/2014)
Richmar Realty
4585 East Pickard, Suite G
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 775-3344
Fax: (989) 772-0972
Email:
leslie@richmar.com

 

Secretary

Julie Rush (2013/2015)

Weichert Realtors Broadway Realty

614 E Broadway

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Office: (989) 775-3800

Fax: (989) 775-3400

Email: julierush74@gmail.com

 


Treasurer

Lori Rhynard (2014)
Century 21 Lee Mac Realty
605 W Warwick Drive
Alma, MI  48801
Office: (989) 463-6085
Fax: (989) 463-1755
Email:
lori.rhynard@century21.com


 

REALTOR Directors

Meredith Lott (2014/2017)

New Horizons Realty

302 North State Street

Alma, MI 48801

Office: (989) 463-4633

Fax: (989) 463-5308

Email: meredith@centralmichiganhomes.com


Rick Arlt (2012/2015)

Hometowne Realty

402 North Mission Street, Suit 2

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Office: (989) 775-7779

Fax: (989) 773-1056

Email: rick@rickarlt.com


Barbara McCollom (2012/2015)

Coldwell Banker MPR

304 E. Broadway Street 

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 

Office: (989) 773-5972

Fax: (989) 773-2197

Email: barbmccollom@gmail.com

 

Lee Aldrich (2013/2016)

Richmar Reatly

4585 E. Pickard Street

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Office: (989) 775-3344

Fax: (989) 775-0972

Email: lee.aldrich@yahoo.com

 

Dave Zamarron (2014/2017)

Central Real Estate

925 South Mission Street

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Office: (989) 773-6000

Fax: (989) 772-4160

Email:  davidzamarron@yahoo.com

 

Marci Browne (2013/2016)

America's Choice Realty

108 East Center Street Suite A

Ithaca, MI 48847

Office (989) 875-5148

Fax: (989) 449-4380

Email: msbrowne@winntel.net

 

Randy Golden (2014/2017)

Re/Max of Mt Pleasant

1414 W High Street

Mt Pleasant, MI  48858

Office: (989) 773-3332

Fax: (989) 772-6151

Email: randy@mtpleasanthomes.com

 

 

Affiliate Director

 

Paul Alexander (2014/2017)

Mt. Pleasant Abstract & Title 

116 Court Street, Suite A 

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Office: (989) 773-3651

Fax: (989) 773-0751

Email: palexander@mtpleasantabstract.com 



 

 


MEET THE 2015 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Jim Parsons, President

 

Jim graduated from Central Michigan University in December of 1999 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He as been licensed to sell real estate since January of 2001.  Jim has been active in all levels of  Central Michigan Association of Realtors including: finance committee, bylaws committee, education committee, MLS committee, and orientation instructor for the MLS.  Jim also served on the Board of Directors from 2005-2009 and was President of the Association from 2006-2008. In 2008 Jim was the recipient of the George D. Noch Leadership Award and in 2010 the Realtor of the Year award.  In June of  2009 Jim became partner and broker/owner of Century 21 Bowerman/Peake Realty, Inc.  Jim is now serving another 3 year term on the Board of Directors from 2012-2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Vanas, President Elect

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leslie Walton, Immediate Past President


Leslie was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant Michigan.  After graduating from Western Michigan University, Leslie held several management positions within the retail industry between 1986 and 2001.  She received her Real Estate license in the fall of 2001 and her Brokers license in 2005.  She is Co-Owner of Richmar Realty which opened in June of 2002.  She is a member of the Central Michigan Association of REALTORS, is a past chair of the Education/Program committee, has chaired several Sub-Committees, and is a past member of the Michigan Association of REALTORS Task Force for the annual convention.  Leslie is President of the Central Michigan Association of REALTORS and is currently on the Bylaws committee and the Audit committee.  Her primary focus within the Real Estate industry is commercial property management and commercial leasing.  In her spare time she can be found on the golf course in the summer time or riding her snowmobile somewhere in northern Michigan in the winter time.


 

Julie_RushJulie Rush, Secretary

Julie was born and raised in the area, attended the local school systems, and has built her life here in the Central Michigan area. She is not only knowledgeable and well informed in the market she works – she also lives it, is part of it, and very involved. Julie resides in Mt Pleasant with her husband, a local attorney, and her two very active kids. Her life is not unlike many of her clients’ lives, which gives her a great deal of empathy and real life experience that allows her to be even more beneficial to her clients. Add that with her real estate licensing, continued education and additional certifications – you have the right agent for you.
Previous to becoming licensed in Real Estate, Julie worked in other capacities within the Real Estate industry, Title Insurance and Mortgage processing, for over 12 years. She has grown her career substantially since 2012, gaining accolades such as top producing agent within her office in 2013. Being a team player is also very important to Julie, and gets the respect from her colleagues that she gives to them alike.
When Julie isn’t helping clients find their dream home or sell their most valuable asset, she enjoys skiing in the winter, golf in the summer, and spending as much time with her family and friends as she can. You can also find her helping at her kid’s school, or serving as Secretary for the Central Michigan Association of Realtors Board of Directors – a position of which she was nominated and installed by her peers. Julie is also a Board Member for the Central Michigan Home Builders Association and Junior Achievement (JA) of Isabella County.

                                        

 Lori Rhynard, Treasurer


Lori was born and raised in nearby Saginaw. She graduated from Alma College with a major in chemistry, and then spent the next 22 years being a stay-at-home mom to six children, who are now ages 15-29. During that time, she also got an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Davenport University.  She began her real estate career as a realtor’s assistant in 2007, and got her salesperson license in 2009. Lori has served terms on the MLS Committee, the Finance Committee, and is currently the Chairperson of the Standard Forms Committee. As the Treasurer of the Central Michigan Association of Realtors, Lori also serves as the Chairperson of the Finance Committee. Lori has earned the ABR designation and is planning to begin working on her broker’s license soon, all while trying to find a little time to sell real estate!



 

 

MEET THE 2015 DIRECTORS

 

 

RickArltRick Arlt, REALTOR Director


Rick is the Broker/Owner of Hometowne Realty in Mt Pleasant. Rick has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 30 years. He is married to Claudia and they have two children Stephanie and Robert. Rick has a Bachelor degree from Ferris State University in Business, and a MBA from Central Michigan University. He has served as President and Treasurer for the Association in the past and was REALTOR® of the Year in 1995. Rick is an Accredited Buyers Representative and his specialty and passion is working with first time home buyers. His company also is heavily involved with property management including homes and apartments. Rick and Claudia enjoy house boating on the Muskegon River.



 



Barbara McCollom, REALTOR Director


Barb McCollom is pleased to serve as a Director of the Central Michigan Association of Realtors. She studied Business at Michigan State University earning a B.A. degree in Marketing. Barb has been a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker/Mt. Pleasant Realty since 2010. Mt. Pleasant has been her home for 33 years. Barb and her husband, Chuck, have a daughter, Tracy and a son, David. Barb has earned her CRS® Certified Residential Specialist, ABR®Accredited Buyer Representative and SFR®  Short Sale/Foreclosure Resource designations. She has been a volunteer for Michigan Special Olympics for 24 years serving on the Management Team and Games Committee. She has also presided as Board Chair for the Central Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross and served as Congregation President for Immanuel Lutheran Church. She has received the American Red Cross Clara Barton Award and Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award. In addition to working with her real estate clients Barb enjoys travel, golf, sewing, watercolor painting and photography.




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Lee Aldrich, REALTOR Director

About Me:  I live near Alma with my wife of nearly forty years Janah who is an employee of the Alma Public Schools and is an organist at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt Pleasant.  As empty nesters, we share our home with our canine family Dottie who seems to think that she actually owns the place. We look forward to visits with our children who reside in Wyoming and California..

I am a licensed  Associate Broker and  have held a Residential Builders license  for about twenty years.  As a landlord, I fully understand the pro’s and con’s of real estate investing.

I have a wide variety of interests but never seem to find time to enjoy all of them.  I love the outdoors and fall is unquestionably my favorite time of year.  My undergrad degree is in Business Management.  Community work as Chair on a local Board of Review  provides me with additional training and experience that can assist my clients with tax appeals.

Let me demonstrate for you the advantages of having a skillful and experienced Broker representing your real estate interests.




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Marci Browne, REALTOR Director














Dave Zamarron, REALTOR Director
Dave is the co-owner/Broker of Central Real Estate in Mt. Pleasant, MI.  He was 2002 REALTOR of the Year.  As a licensed builder in Michigan he has his Bachelor's of Science in Community Development from Central Michigan University.  He also is a member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant, MI.


Meredith Lott, REALTOR Director
Meredith received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and relocated to the Central Michigan area thirteen years ago.  She currently resides in Alma with her husband Richard and their children-Emma, Sophie, Brittany & Brendyn.  Meredith is the Broker/Owner of New Horizons Realty.  She has served on several committees with the Central Michigan Association of REALTORS, including the Education Committee, Equal Opportunity in Housing and the Bylaws Committee.  She is thrilled to begin serving as a Director for Central Michigan Association of REALTORS!  In her spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her family & friends, cross stitching and traveling.


Randy Golden, REALTOR Director




Paul Alexander, Affiliate Director

 

 











 

 

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