Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Brian Lipsky
Brian Lipsky
Director - 3 Year Term
Stacey Longo
Stacey Longo
Director - 3 Year Term
Jeanne Vargo
Jeanne Vargo
Director - 2 Year Term
Terry Bass
Terry Bass
Director - 1 Year Term
Mike Carney
Mike Carney
Director - 1 Year Term
Gina Adolph
Gina Adolph
Director - 3 Year Term
Phyllis Adam
Phyllis Adam
Past 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

Marc grew up in Maryland, graduated from Calvert Hall College, earned a Bachelor’s from Towson University, and a Masters from the College of Notre Dame. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

Marc is fluent in German, and as a teacher taught German and Latin, and coached Lacrosse, swimming, wrestling, and cross country.

Marc enjoys spending time with his family. He lives in Westminster, and loves taking care of his chickens, growing fruits and vegetables, playing banjo, working on his 1940 Chevy, and being outdoors.

Community involvement is important to him, and he serves with the Marine Corps League, Knights of Columbus, Catholic War Veterans, Sons of the American Legion, the NRA, The German Society of Maryland, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the National and Carroll County Associations of Realtors,and serves on the Carroll County Commissioners Long Term and Veterans’ Advisory Councils.  He graduated from Leadership Carroll in 2013 and the Maryland Realtors Leadership Academy Class of 2017.

Joanie Hynes
Joanie Hynes
President-Elect

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 - 2 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 - 2 Year Term

Sandra Serrao of Long & Foster has been a full-time licensed agent for 17 year, a member of the CCR Board of Directors for 3 years, and served on the awards committee for 3 years.

Aimee’ Smith
Aimee’ Smith
Director - 2 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 - 1 Year Term

AJ Blye started in Real Estate June of 2009. She has served on the CCR Board of Directors since 2014. She is a co-founder of CCR’s YPN Committee (2011).  Has Chaired/Co-Chaired the YPN committee intermittently 2011-2017. She chaired – Awards Banquet 2015. Has served as a member of the RPAC committee 2017-2018. Has been a member of the MDREP since 2012 and served on the MDREP Board of Directors since 2014.  She also served on the CCR Strategic planning committee 2013 & 2014.

Kathy Cheatham
Kathy Cheatham
Director - 1 Year Term

Kathy Cheatham, has been a Loan Officer in Carroll County for over 25 year and has belonged to CCR for the same period of time.  Kathy is currently serving as a Director on both the CCR and MDREP Boards of Directors and as a member of the CCR Community Relations Committee.  Previously she served on the Association’s Mortgage Finance Committee and as a VP on a local BNI networking group.

Joesph D. Stephens
Joesph D. Stephens
Treasurer

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 - 3 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.

Yvette Rippeon
Yvette Rippeon
Secretary

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 three years.

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.

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