Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Phyllis Adam
Phyllis Adam
President

Phyllis Adam, 2017-2018 President of Carroll County REALTORS, has been a member with CCR since 1988. Phyllis is associated with RE/MAX Advantage Realty in Eldersburg. She has earned the ABR, GRI and CRS designations and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Real Estate Professionals.

Since 2005, she has served on various committees, MDREP Board of Directors and Executive Board, CCR Board of Directors, CCAR Foundation, and CCR Executive Board. Phyllis is a 1976 graduate of Villa Julie College with an A.A. Degree in Business/Legal Secretarial Program.

She has always enjoyed volunteering her time for the members of the Association over the years.

Marc S. Fisher
Marc S. Fisher
President-Elect
Joanie Hynes
Joanie Hynes
Secretary/Treasurer

Joanie Hynes, Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, CRS

Team Leader of The Joanie Hynes Team

Member of Million Dollar Real Estate Professionals

Secretary/Treasurer of Carroll Association of Realtors

Licensed since 2004

Affiliated with Re/Max Advantage Realty

Licensed in MD & D

Sherry Kalish
Sherry Kalish
Director - 3 Year Term

Sherry Kalish is a three-year Director who works for UTZ Properties as a REALTOR and Leasing Consultant. Sherry has been with CCR for 18 years and enjoys working with the different committees and giving back to the community. Sherry has served on several committees for CCR and is also a Trustee for CCARF.

Sandra Serrao
Sandra Serrao
Director - 3 Year Term
Aimee’ Smith
Aimee’ Smith
Director - 3 Year Term

Aimee A. Smith is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a degree in English. A native of Carroll County, she is a licensed settlement officer and Carroll County branch manager with twenty-six years of experience in the title field. Prior to joining Lakeside Title Company in May 2009, she was employed by another local title company. She is well versed in every aspect of the settlement profession, including marketing, processing, and closing. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors for Carroll County Realtors and volunteers on several committees within the Association and community.

AJ Blye
AJ Blye
Director - 2 Year Term
Kathy Cheatham
Kathy Cheatham
Director - 2 Year Term
Joesph D. Stephens
Joesph D. Stephens
Director - 2 Year Term

Working in the business since 1979, Joe has been a sales agent, Associate Broker and was Broker/ Owner of his own RE/MAX firm for 15 years.

He has been voted Realtor of the Year by the Carroll County Association of Realtors and has served on the association ’s board as President, Vice President, Director, Secretary & Treasurer. He has also served on the board of the Howard County Association of Realtors and the Maryland Association of Realtors.

He has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Realty Service and the Million Dollar Association. When he is not assisting his clients in the sale or purchase of real estate, you can find him teaching the real estate licensing course at Carroll Community College, golfing or gardening

Lauren Bumstead
Lauren Bumstead
Director - 1 Year Term

Lauren Bumstead is a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and has been in Real Estate since October of 2009.Lauren has been a member of Carroll County REALTORS® for eight years and has been actively participating in the Association since 2011. She enjoys her role on the Board of Directors, and the knowledge gained from that position. Mostly she values her work as Chairperson of the Community Outreach Committee where she is able to give back to the community.Lauren was the recipient of CCR’s 2013 Rookie of the Year Award, 2015 Shining Star Award, and 2017 President’s Award.

Charles Koontz, Jr.
Charles Koontz, Jr.
Director - 1 Year Term

Charlie Koontz – Director RE/MAX Advantage Realty

I specialize in new home construction & residential resales. I represent my clients in the purchases and sales of single & multi-family residences and income producing property in Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore & Prince George’s Counties in Maryland and York & Adams Counties in Pennsylvania. I keep current on all transactions in these areas, and I’m also very knowledgeable about the local schools.

I’m a Howard County native having been born and raised in Clarksville. I’ve been a Carroll County resident for 39 years. My youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and athletics. Current hobbies of mine include spending time with my family, traveling, boating, camping & participating in and volunteering with various charities and local organizations.

Yvette Rippeon
Yvette Rippeon
Director - 1 Year Term

Yvette Rippeon, Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate, serving clients in MD & PA.Yvette has been a member of the Carroll County Realtor Association for 14 years. She has served as an officer on the Board of Directors for the past two years. Yvette currently chairs the CCR Awards planning committee and has served on the awards selection and community outreach committees.

Yvette currently serves on the Board of the Million Dollar Real Estate Professionals. She is active with Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, serving as the chairperson of family selection and support. She is also active with Boys and Girls Clb of Westminster, as well as several other community and civic groups.

John A. Valente
John A. Valente
Director - 1 Year Term

John Valente is a Branch Manager with Academy Mortgage Corp. He has been a member of Carroll County Realtors for 6 Years and has served on several committees in addition to being a Board Director. He has also been recognized for success in the Mortgage Industry by numerous awards for production. John enjoys all of CCR’s social events and meetings for the relationship building and time to connect with members and non-members in addition to serving. John lives in Hampstead with his wife and two children.

Denise Lewis
Denise Lewis
Past President

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