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Sylvia Barry Coldwell Banker
Work Phone: 415-717-0293

Sylvia joined MAR in 2004 when she started her real estate career with Frank Howard Allen REALTORS. She now works for Coldwell Banker. Sylvia is excited to have the opportunity to be more involved with MAR members, committees and the association.

Sylvia grew up in Taiwan. After earning her Master of Applied Statistics degree, she managed medium to large tax, finance, budget and policy administration related technology projects for firms such as HP, IBM, Allianz before becoming a Realtor for the flexibility to be with her two sons. Current professional affiliations include MAR, CAR, NAR, AREAA, Luxury Property Portfolio and Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Sylvia is a certified ePRO and Senior Real Estate Specialist.

Outside of real estate, Sylvia is passionate about education and community and enjoys travel. In addition to volunteering for various community organizations, Sylvia is a 2012 Graduate of Leadership Novato and serves on the Board of Directors for Rotary Club Novato Sunrise, Soroptimist International of Novato and the Novato School Fuel Advisory Board.

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Arun Burrell - Treasurer Holmes Burrell Real Estate
Work Phone: 415-996-9444

I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of the Marin Association of REALTORS®. Over the past few years, I have served on a number of committees at the association, most recently as the Chair of the Local Candidate Recommendation Committee. However, not until the spring of 2011 while attending the CAR conference in Sacramento, did I see the full value of the association. It was an exciting experience and inspired me to pursue a leadership position with MAR.

As a broker-associate with a small boutique firm in Marin, I see our industry in a time of change. By integrating technology into our well-established service industry, I believe that the way we connect, build and maintain a client base is in a state of change. I look forward to being a part of molding this change as a member of the MAR board.

Marin is home; I have lived here since 1976 and am a graduate of Marin Catholic (1990). Currently, I live in Fairfax with my wife, Kendal, and our daughter, Violet. I love this county; I love my career as a REALTOR® and am thrilled to participate as a member of the MAR board.

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Barry Crotty Coldwell Banker
Work Phone: 415-461-3000

Barry Crotty’s real estate experience spans four decades from 1986 to 2013. He’s a career professional dedicated to delivering a rewarding real estate experience to his clients through attentive listening, honest advice, superior customer service and total commitment to his client’s real estate needs.

Barry has been active within the real estate community and proudly served as a director on the Marin Association of REALTORS(R)’ (MAR) board from 2001–2005. In addition to being a director for the California Association of REALTORS(R) from 2003-2005, he also served on the Board of NorCal MLS from 2005-2007.

Barry is the 2004 past-president of MAR and was honored as MAR’s 2006 Realtor of the year, the organization’s highest level of achievement which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession and his community.

When Barry is not working or contributing his time to community organizations, you can find him riding his Mt bike in the hills of Marin and rowing in the morning with the Marin Rowing Association on the Corte Madera Estuary and San Francisco Bay.

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Erika Davito Marin Modern Real Estate, Inc.
Work Phone: 415-531-4945

Erika has been a member of MAR, CAR and NAR for the past 8 years. Coming from the high energy high tech business in the Silicon Valley, she combines her technology skills with traditional real estate practices to elevate her client’s real estate experience. By serving on the Board and on the Education Committee at MAR, her hope is that the future of MAR will foster REALTOR® collaboration to enhance best practices among it’s members which will ultimately result in better serving clients, property owners and the greater community.

Erika lives in San Rafael with her husband and two pug dogs. Her hobbies include trail running on Mt. Tam, cooking for family and friends and traveling. She also enjoys community events that serve others.

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Margaret Deedy Coldwell Banker
Work Phone: 415-461-2020

Margaret Deedy was appointed to serve an unexpired term as MAR Treasurer in 2012 and was elected to serve as treasurer in 2013, a position she also held in 1989. She served several years in the late 80’s and 90’s on MAR’s Board of Directors, committees and as a CAR director prior to her service as MAR president in 1991. Currently, she serves on the Budget & Finance and Governmental Affairs.

Margaret was raised in Marin, earned a B.A. in political science and minor in international business and has been practicing real estate full time since 1978. She earned her broker’s license in 1981 and has earned several designations including Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRES), Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and Senior’s Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Her professional affiliations have included Board of Directors of College of Marin Alumni, member of Marin General Foundation Board, Rotary Manor Board, Marin Economic Commission, Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and College of Marin Foundation Board of Directors.

Margaret Deedy is a REALTOR® with the Coldwell Banker, Greenbrae office. She was awarded MAR’s distinguished service award (1999) and REALTOR® of the Year award (1993), and was inducted into the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Hall of Fame (Marin).

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Kyle Frazier Pacific Union International
Work Phone: 415-448-1100

A Marin County REALTOR® since 2003, Kyle is a broker and holds several designations including: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). Currently, he is with Pacific Union in Kentfield. Before that, Kyle worked at Frank Howard Allen (where he served on the Advisory Council) and Morgan Lane. Kyle has also served as the Marin County CRS chapter President. Before entering real estate, Kyle was an attorney.

Outside of work, Kyle and his wife (Joanna) and daughters (Scarlett and Sienna) like to hang out at the beach, watch movies, and run in circles until they fall down (only Scarlett and Sienna enjoy this). The Fraziers also have two rescue dogs, Carmen and Cash.

Kyle believes that the Marin Association of REALTORS® provides exceptional benefits not just to its membership, but also to Marin County property owners. And as the industry continues to evolve, so too must its professionals and organizations.

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Jill Hill Coldwell Banker
Work Phone: 415-464-3529

Jill Hill has been a member of MAR for over 30 years. She served on MAR’s Board in 2004 and 2005 and has served on both the Education and Community Service Committees. She earned the designations Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Senior’s Real Estate Specialist (SRES). She was also recognized by MAR as the 2007 REALTOR® of the Year.

Prior to real estate Jill was in sales and marketing to retailers and was a high school teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University. She participates in Habitat for Humanity, and was a member of the Family Works Board for nearly 10 years.

Jill Hill is a REALTOR® with the Greenbrae office of Coldwell Banker.

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Matt Hughes - President-elect Holmes Burrell Real Estate
Work Phone: 415-446-9444

I live in San Anselmo with my wife and 2 kids, my oldest attending Brookside. We spend a lot of time outdoors, and I have volunteered with many of Marin’s land managers to help maintain the beauty we all enjoy.

I spent over 15 years cooking professionally, with a focus on hotel management. That career took me on a tour of the Western States, briefly in Ireland, then to San Francisco via a 12-month “layover” in Utah. I gained my real estate license in 2005, after leaving the hospitality business in 2004.

I see the future of our business having a foundation built on traditional methods, balanced with the tools and technology of our day and age. Whether it is social media, online business forums, education through webinars, maintaining a blog, or the latest organizational app, these tools have proven to be powerful and widely used.

I am honored to continue my service on the Marin Association of REALTORS® Board and I look forward to doing my part to help each of us grow and succeed.

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Yoko Kasai - Secretary Front Porch Realty Group
Work Phone: 415-847-6519

Yoko Kasai is a Partner/Owner of Front Porch Realty Group, a boutique real estate firm based in Marin. After graduating from Saint Mary’s College, she spent 10 years in the Hospitality business before transitioning into real estate in 2004 which she loves. She has served on MAR’s Education committee for the past two years and previously was on the Community Service committee. Yoko was the President of the Marin Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS in 2010. She is an EcoBroker and has the SRES designation.

Yoko lives in San Rafael with her husband Rick and their son, Max. They love to be outside and enjoy cycling, running and exploring Marin’s amazing open space. She loves to cook and exercises simply in order to eat more.

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Gene Laico Bradley Real Estate
Work Phone: 415-209-1000

Gene Laico has been a REALTOR® member of MAR since 2002. He is a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). Gene served as chair of MAR’s Governmental Affairs Committee and Condo Certification Task Force. He currently serves as the chair of the BAREIS MLS Committee.

“Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, I was the Corporate Controller for Pacific Bell and held a similar position at PG&E, says Gene Laico. I’ve lived in Novato for over 25 years, have two grown children who completed grammar, middle and high school in Marin. As they were growing, some of the activities I enjoyed with them were coaching boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, coaching Little League and participating in the YMCA Indian Guides and Indian Princess programs. There were many others. I am an avid reader and enjoy improving my skills in digital photography and computers. I have a Civil Engineering degree.”

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Judy LeMarr Decker Bullock Sotheby's Intl.
Work Phone: 415-461-7200

Judy LeMarr joined MAR in 1998 and has served as both Secretary and Director on MAR’s Board of Directors. She serves as a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee. Judy is a REALTOR® with Decker Bullock Sotheby’s.

As a long-time resident of Marin County, she is involved in several community
organizations, most notably Marin Advocates for Children (Board Chair), Children’s Theater Association, Ross Valley Women’s League and the Junior League of San Francisco.

Current and past professional affiliations include Marin Association of REALTORS®, Marin Platinum Group, Top Agent Network, Women’s Council of REALTORS® having served as Marin County Chapter President and then state District Vice President, National REO Brokers Association and the Right Move Group relocation company. In addition, she is a certified Weichert relocation agent and a certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®.

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Sharon Luce Coldwell Banker
Work Phone: 415-457-5460

I have lived in Marin since 1965 and have been selling Real Estate here since 1987.
My husband and I have lived in San Anselmo since 1978, and raised our three sons.
Selling Real Estate in Marin has given me an appreciation for so many of the wonderful communities we have here.

Four years ago I decided it was time for me to give back to the MAR. The grievance committee appealed to me, so I joined it in 2009 and chaired it in 2010. I was asked to join the MAR Board of Directors in 2011 and served for two years. I am currently on several committees, including LCRC, Professional Standards, Benefits and Strategic Planning. In July of 2014 I was asked to come back on the Board to fill a spot through the end of the year.

For over 10 years I was a member of the local HOG chapter. (Harley Davidson Owners Group). I was Secretary and Lady of Harley Officer for two years. As a Primary Officer I attended P.O.T. (Primary Officers Training) twice. This is an intense three day program sponsored by Harley Davidson, that provides lectures on Club issues such as, Insurance, whether to Incorporate, finances, keeping and increasing membership, leadership, how to get club members to volunteer, as well as riding safely and planning events.

I am looking forward to working on MAR projects and issues as a Director for the duration of this year. I believe we have a very valuable resource in MAR and that it’s very important to support it as it continues to support us as Realtors in Marin.

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Work Phone: 415-461-3000

I am both pleased and honored for the opportunity to serve my fellow REALTORS® and our Marin community in 2013 as the MAR President-elect. I have enjoyed my time as a member of the Board of Directors of MAR and look forward to increased opportunities to contribute to our Association. MAR is a proud cornerstone of our county’s real estate history, while also serving the complex requirements of today’s changing professional landscape.

After graduating from the University of Utah, I spent the first 14 years of my career in sales and management in the technology industry, working for large companies such as NYNEX and Oracle along with several small software startup companies. I started my real estate career in 2003 when I joined the Greenbrae office of Frank Howard Allen, and recently moved to Coldwell Banker when they purchased Frank Howard Allen.

In addition to my time this year on the Board of Directors, I have served on the Local Candidate Recommendation Committee for MAR for the past two years, and have recently served on the Strategic Planning Committee. Also in 2012, I participated in Legislative Day and the CAR Spring meetings in Sacramento, and was selected to serve as a 2013 CAR Director. I was invited to present my business practices to the members as part of an MAR panel forum of the “new generation” of REALTORS® in 2010. I also served on the Frank Howard Allen Agent Advisory board from 2007-2008.

My hope is to bring fresh and useful insight to the Board’s decision-making process and the future vision of our association.

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Marilyn Riede Coldwell Banker
Work Phone: 415-457-5563

A MAR member since 1974, Marilyn Riede served as a member of the MAR board in 1986, and was MAR Treasurer in both 2002 and 2003. She currently serves on the Budget and Finance and Governmental Affairs Committees, and has served on Strategic Planning, Housing Opportunity and as chair of LCRC (formerly BORPAC).

Marilyn’s alma mater is the University of Kentucky, Business. She and her husband, Rick, have lived in Ross for the past thirty years. They have two children and two grandchildren. She is a long-time member of the Sausalito Woman’s Club, a member of the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and is a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael. She enjoys golf and traveling.

Marilyn Riede is a REALTOR® broker associate with Coldwell Banker in Greenbrae.

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Carolyn Svenson Alain Pinel, Realtors
Work Phone: 415-464-3708

Carolyn Svenson has been a member of the Marin Association of REALTORS® since 1991. She is currently serving as a committee member on MAR’s Local Candidate Recommendation Committee and the Grievance Committee. In her personal life, Carolyn also loves to cook.

Carolyn earned her BA from San Francisco State and MBA from Duke University. She served on the Marin Dance Company Board for three years and the San Rafael Little League Board.

“I’m interested in helping MAR deliver more forums/services to its membership, especially around frequent discussions/training for online ways of doing business as well as high-touch modes that we can all benefit from and that will promote our business model as agents.”

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Work Phone: 415-518-7036

A commercial real estate broker and member of MAR for over 35 years, Jack earned the Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI) designation and is a certified private postsecondary and vocational education instructor. He has been a part-time instructor for Kaplan Professional Schools since 1990 and is a contributing editor to the new student workbook, California Real Estate Practice: Blueprint for Success, published in 2007.

Jack served as 2002 President of MAR and has been co-chair and chair of many committees, including Governmental Affairs, Environment & Ecology, Strategic Planning and BORPAC (now LCRC). He served as Secretary and Team Leader of the 1988 San Rafael General Plan Review and has served as a director of the California Association of REALTORS®. He is currently serving on MAR’s Budget & Finance and Governmental Affairs committees.
His community service includes membership in the San Rafael and Vallejo Chambers of Commerce. He is a past Chair of the San Rafael Chamber’s Ambassadors and has served as a fundraiser for the American Heart & Lung Association. He served as Secretary of the College of Marin Foundation Board and is a Director of the Santa Margarita Neighborhood Association and on the Board of Directors of the Summit Ridge HOA.
Raised in San Francisco, Jack has lived in Marin County since 1976. His education includes courses in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a degree in marketing from San Francisco State University. Jack lives in San Rafael and has one married son and two grandchildren. 

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