Meet Your New LEADERS!

Congratulations to our newly elected leaders who share a little piece of themselves — who they are and what makes them happy.

TERRY BRYANT
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
2020-2022 Director

Where were you Born? Tampa Florida, but was raised in Columbus since I was 3 years old.
Where did you grow up? Clintonville, going to Clinton Elementary, Crestview Jr. then North (Polar Bears).
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married to Nancy going on 32 years, with two boys and three grandsons.
Do you have any pets? Seriously? Everyone knows G!
What are your favorite hobbies? I like to play guitar, and Nan and I started walking the trails a couple of years back.
Where do you currently reside? Lewis Center – survived the tunnel construction and hoping to survive the Lazelle Road mess.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a teacher.
But once I thought I wanted to be a rock/country star.
When I'm not working, I'm walking and spending time at home.
My favorite get-away is my family room. We are homebodies.
My favorite smart phone app is: Have to say it’s Facebook.
I have a weakness for cinnamon rolls, donuts, pastries.
My pet peeve is waste – resources, time and talent.
What surprises people most about me is I used to have a “Fro”.
My favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption.
My favorite band is The Beatles.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? First, no one would let me sing. G doesn’t let me sing at home, but if I could it would be Chains.
What's your favorite family recipe? Shredded potatoes.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Wouldn’t be Starbucks, maybe Tim Horton’s? This is a great question and really a hard one to answer. I would like to talk to, in person, Jesus, Garth Brooks, Abraham Lincoln, The Beatles.

BUFFIE PATTERSON
HER, Realtors®
2020-2022 Director

Where you did you grow up? I have lived in Columbus most of my life, grew up on the North and East sides of Columbus.
Do you have any pets? I am proud to be owned by two small dogs, Bitsy, a Yorkie, and Bella, a Yorkie-Poo.
What are your favorite hobbies? Traveling, walking and reading.
Where do you currently reside? Driving Park.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be an Interior or Fashion Designer.
But once I thought I wanted to be a psychiatrist. That was until I found out you had to go to medical school. I cannot do blood!
When I'm not working, I'm usually in another country or at a great restaurant (or both)!
My favorite get-away is taking a stay-cation – going to a hotel, ordering room service, getting a massage, and sleeping until I cannot sleep anymore.
My favorite smart phone app is work related – Airbnb (LOL!), guilty pleasure (and time zapper) – Pinterest.
I have a weakness for bacon.
My pet peeves are lack of communication and tardiness.
What surprises people most about me is that I don’t eat chicken.
My favorite movie: I have so many favorites, it depends on the genre. Too many to name, so here is a short list: Gattaca, Chef, Love Actually, The Color Purple, The Usual Suspects, Mahogany, A Star is Born, and so on…
My favorite musician of all time is Prince.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? I wouldn’t (LOL).
What's your favorite family recipe? Hot buttered homemade biscuits.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Eleanor Lambert.

TRAVIS SHAW
HER, Realtors®
2020-2022 Director

Where were you did you grow up? Columbus, Indiana.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? I am married to Lari Shaw and we have a 9th grade daughter, Laine, and a 5th grade son, Jameson.
Do you have any pets? A Fox Red English Lab – Tank, and a miniature Goldendoodle – Cali.
What are your favorite hobbies? Triathlons, boating, and watching, coaching and playing hockey.
Where do you reside? Golf Village in Powell.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be retired or an NHL hockey coach.
But once I thought I wanted to be a State Trooper.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family, training for triathlons or boating. Really anything outdoors.
My favorite get-away is Hammock Beach, Palm Coast, FL.
My favorite smart phone app is the Weather App.
I have a weakness for cheese.
My pet peeves are arrogant people and tailgating drivers.
What surprises people most about me is that I have been a triathlete for nearly 20 years.
My favorite movie is Mystery Alaska.
My favorite band is Counting Crows; but I listen to everything including country.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? American Pie.
What's your favorite family recipe? Chili.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Wayne Gretzky.

SUE VAN WOERKOM
Keller Williams Capital Partners
2020-2022 Director

Where were you Born? Cincinnati, OH.
Where did you grow up? Milford, OH, a farming community near Cincinnati.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? I am married and have two grown sons with five grandkids (three girls and two boys). The oldest is six and the youngest is three months.
Do you have any pets? Two rescue dogs, Honey and Herky, and three first generation porch cats who are now in the house.
What are your favorite hobbies? Reading and fishing.
Where do you currently reside? On a small farm in Madison County where we raise chickens and goats.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a farmer.
But once I thought I wanted to be a pianist.
When I'm not working, I like to putz around my garden, barn and house.
My favorite get-away is Mexico Beach.
My favorite smart phone app is Waze.
I have a weakness for sweets.
My pet peeve is people not using a turn signal.
What surprises people most about me is that I can be nice (lol). It’s probably that I live on a farm.
My favorite movie is Love Actually.
My favorite musician is Blake Shelton.
What's your favorite family recipe? Applesauce.
What would you sing at Karaoke might? Take a Chance on Me by ABBA.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Prince Charles. I'd like to ask him what he sees in Camilla, or Condoleezza Rice, to find out what really goes on when you're an integral part of the White House; how she ended up where she is and what road-blocks she encountered along the way.

JASON HOTTLE
Modern Columbus Realty
2020-2022 Director from a firm of 20 or fewer members

Where were you Born? Northern OH.
Where did you grow up? Big Prairie, in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? I have a partner, daughter, son-in-law, and a three-year-old granddaughter, Rosalie. She fills my life with Joy!
Do you have any pets? Mr. Fonzie, a Chinese Crested/Chihuahua mix rescue and my partner has Mr. Chachi, a Chihuahua/Terrier Mix. Those names pre-date our relationship but perfectly reflect our Happy Days!
What are your favorite hobbies? Crating of all kinds, woodworking, and vintage Italian motor scooters.
Where do you currently reside? The Livingston Park Neighborhood.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be an architect.
But once I thought I wanted to be a banking executive.
When I'm not working, I love to camp throughout the warm months.
My favorite get-away is South America.
My favorite smart phone app is Dark Sky.
I have a weakness for dark chocolate.
My pet peeve is when people don’t merge into traffic using the zipper method.
What surprises people most about me is that I grew up on a dairy farm.
My favorite movie is Sordid Lives.
My favorite musician is Pat Benatar.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? Nope, never going to happen!
What's your favorite family recipe? Apple dumplings.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? David Levy.

MANDY HARLESS
ERA Real Solutions Realty
2020-2021 Director

Where did you grow up? Born and raised in Columbus, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? My most important and rewarding job is being Mom to my children, Daniel, age 23, a motorcycle mechanic and lover of all things fast on two wheels; Ashley, 20, studying criminal justice at Columbus State and future law student; and Ben, 15, a sophomore at Olentangy High School.
Do you have any pets? I have two dogs, Lucy (westie) and Oscar (chihuahua and pug mix).
What are your favorite hobbies? I love traveling, reading, playing slot machines and spending time with my children.
Where do you currently reside? Lewis Center.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a non-profit director focusing on community service.
But once I thought I wanted to be a doctor. I had a full ride scholarship to Otterbein University in pre-med and lacked the commitment to follow through with that education.
When I'm not working, I love watching reality TV. My favorite all time show is Survivor.
My favorite get-away isanywhere on earth that is a new place to explore. I love beaches and sand but don’t always need those to enjoy getting away.
My favorite smart phone app is CALM. Sometimes a calming meditation or music changes the direction of the day.
I have a weakness for a sad movie. I don’t need much to have a good ugly cry.
My pet peeves are poor communication and not accepting responsibility for mistakes, apologizing and working towards fixing the mistake.
What surprises people most about me is my self-diagnosed multi-personality disorder. Most people have great things to say about Mandy Harless. If you hear something bad it was probably Lucille or Felicia (some of my other personalities) that have gotten out of hand.
My favorite movie is Pretty Woman. I have been long waiting for the next chapter…
My favorite bands/musicians are too many to mention because I have a very wide interest in music, from George Strait to Eminem and everyone in between.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? I can’t imagine ever singing at Karaoke night. We all have our own special set of skills and singing is not one of mine.
What's your favorite family recipe? Pizzelles and Gnocchis. Some of my favorite memories are making these with my family members.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? I enjoy politics so meeting any President of United States would be a great Starbucks meeting. From President Carter, Clinton, Bush, Obama or Trump – we would have lots of subjects to discuss and debate.
 
SHAUN SIMPSON
Cutler Real Estate
At Large Director

Where were you Born? Gahanna, OH.
Where did you grow up? Dublin, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married to Kim for 11 years, daughters Emory (10) and Avery (6).
Do you have any pets? A dog named Nippert.
What are your favorite hobbies? Golf.
Where do you currently reside? Powell, OH.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a home builder (yes that’s a cop out).
But once I thought I wanted to be a Jedi.
When I'm not working, I am spending time with family and friends.
My favorite get-away is Vegas.
My favorite smart phone apps are Spotify and Waze; unless you want real estate focused, Canva, Evernote and IFTTT.
I have a weakness for sushi and beer and bourbon.
My pet peeves are those with RAS syndrome.
My favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption.
My favorite band is The National.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? Britney Spears, Baby One More Time.
What's your favorite family recipe? Tacos.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Tiger Woods. I imagine there are some stories there.

LORRI MOLNAR
Keller Williams Capital Partners
Broker Advisory Council Director

Where were you Born? Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY.
Where did you grow up? Massapequa Park, Long Island.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married, two children and five grandchildren.
What are your favorite hobbies? Reading and traveling.
Where do you currently reside? Dublin.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a lawyer.
But once I thought I wanted to be a teacher.
When I'm not working, I love family time and trying new restaurants.
My favorite get-away is Naples, Florida.
My favorite smart phone app is Booking.com.
I have a weakness for wine and cheese.
My pet peeve is improper grammar.
What surprises people most about me is that I do not have a NY accent.
My favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan.
My favorite band is The Temptations.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? All things Motown!
What's your favorite family recipe? Hungarian Chicken Paprikash.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Winston Churchill.

LIZ FINCHUM
RE/MAX Leading Edge
Madison County Director

Where were you Born? Springfield, OH.
Where did you grow up? London, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married for 25 years to Greg Finchum, no children of our own but we are blessed with 10 nieces and nephews.
What are your favorite hobbies? Real estate, antiquing, fishing, boating, and spending time with family.
Where do you currently reside? South Charleston, OH.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be… I can’t image doing anything else but if something did happen, I would be a teacher. I love children.
But once I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian, but hated school.
When I'm not working, I spend as much time as possible with my family.
My favorite get-away is any place there are mountains.
My favorite smart phone app is Phonto.
I have a weakness for chocolate.
What surprises people most about me is that I have my concealed carry license and know how to defend myself.
My favorite movies are anything with Danny Kay, Bing Crosby, Fred Astair, Gene Kelly, Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, Harvey Corman, or Tim Conway in them – the oldies but goodies!
My favorite band/musician is? I don’t have one I love, there too many to pick just one.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? (LOL) I would but I cannot carry a tune so I would not call it singing.
What's your favorite family recipe? My husband’s grandmother's Texas Sheet Cake.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? No one famous but I sure would love one more conversation with my mother.

RICK BALCH
RE/MAX Affiliates
Union County Director

Where did you grow up? Delaware, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married, very happily! My wife, Molly, is a Guidance Counselor at Creekview Intermediate School in Marysville. Five kids (teacher, pastor, surgical tech, nurse, HR professional), 11 Grandkids – five boys and six girls.
What are your favorite hobbies? Traveling, wine, friends.
Where do you currently reside? Marysville, OH.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be an event manager at a winery or hotel.
But once I thought I wanted to be a teacher.
When I'm not working, I’m with family or friends.
My favorite get-away is Geneva-on-the- Lake, Smokies, or FL.
My favorite smart phone app is travel-related.
I have a weakness for grandkids.
My pet peeve are people thinking they can treat each other poorly and get away with it.
What surprises people most about me is that I have five kids.
My favorite movie is Braveheart.
My favorite band/musicians are Elton John, Eagles, and Barry Manilow.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? Copacabana – Barry Manilow.
What's your favorite family recipe? Cowboy Beans.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Jesus.

MATT DIXON
Newmark Knight Frank
Commercial Advisory Board Chair

Where did you grow up? Delaware, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married, wife, Sophia, daughter, Senia, and son, Calcino.
What are your favorite hobbies? Triathlons, snow skiing and squash.
Where do you currently reside? Eastmoor.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a hedge fund manager.
But once I thought I wanted to be a police officer.
When I'm not working, I’m spending time with my family or training for an Ironman.
My favorite get-away is Wrightsville Beach, NC.
My favorite smart phone app is The Podcast Player.
I have a weakness for anything with sugar!
My pet peeve is when my computer/phone doesn’t load fast enough.
My favorite movie is The Godfather.
My favorite musician is Garth Brooks.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine.
What's your favorite family recipe? My mother’s Italian meatball recipe.
What famous person would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? Robert Kiyosaki.