Leadership

DMAR Directors 

Greg Geller | Chairman of the Board

Greg Geller has been practicing real estate in Denver for more than 17 years. After being name Rookie of the Year in 1999, he has been an ongoing force in the field selling over a half billion dollars’ worth of real estate in his career. Greg has been honored every year for his real estate success, earning the honor of Most Individual Sides eight times and Top Ten in Production Volume seven times. Greg currently serves as Chairman of the Board at the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (2014-2015). greg@visiondenver.com

 
 
 
 
 

Laura Ruch | Chairwoman Elect

Laura Ruch is a full-service, full-time licensed real estate broker who proudly wears the REALTOR® badge. Laura has been licensed for 12 years and believes in this amazing industry where REALTORS® make clients dreams come true. She is passionate about advocating for private property rights and fighting for legislation that protects the real estate industry and careers. Laura highly values her ability to serve DMAR members as a Director for the board. lauraruch@kw.com

 
 
 
 
 

Maria Vitale

Maria Vitale guides clients to achieve their goals in buying or selling homes and consults them on pricing, positioning and promotion. Maria has the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) designations, and is proud to work for Colorado’s largest locally owned real estate organization. In addition to her real estate experience, Maria has garnered journalism Emmy nominations, and is one of the co-founders of the Italian American Business Association. maria@mariasdenverhomes.com

 
 
 
 
 

Eric P. Mott

Eric P. Mott has been a REALTORⓇ for over 10 years. He has been the proud recipient of several awards such as DMAR’s Roundtable of Excellence (2014) and the Chairman’s Distinguished Service Award (2012). Eric is also past Chairman of the Board for the Denver Metro Association of REALTORSⓇ (DMAR 2013-2014) as well as Past President of the North Metro Denver REALTORSⓇ Association (NMDRA 2009-2010) which was merged with DMAR in 2011.  executivehomesdenver.com | envisionhometeam.com  ericpmott@hotmail.com 

 

 

 

 

Milford D. Adams

Milford D. Adams has more than 19 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate and finance. He is co-founder of a community based credit union, a mortgage lending company and has worked more than 20 years in senior level management. Milford has served on the board of Directors for Area Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Council, and Chair of Finance for United Methodist Church. Milford is a dynamic national speaker and provides consulting on various topics including leadership, small business development and personal growth. Membership in NAREB. www.lyonrealtygroup.com  | adams@lyonrealtygroup.com

 

 

 

 

Tammy Dietz

Tammy Deitz is a native Coloradoan; born and raised in Golden. Tammy has been in real estate for over 12 years and at REMAX 100 for more than 8 years. She specializes in short sales and single family residential homes sales. Tammy has also successfully coached and mentored several real estate agents in the industry. Those who know her see her passion for real estate shine through and describe her as effervescent, determined and feisty. www.DGSells.com | tammy@dgsells.com

 

 

 

 

Karen Frisone

Karen Frisone is the founder of the locally owned and operated K.O Real Estate, which has been helping people buy and sell homes in the Denver metro area since 1987. Karen enjoys working with a variety of projects such as relocations, property management, and mountain and resort sales. She is proud to hold the CRB, CRS, GRI, MRE and SRS REALTORⓇ designations. In addition to serving on the DMAR Board of Directors, Karen is on the Leadership Council for the National Small Business Association. www.korealestate.com | karenfrisone@korealestate.com

 

 

 

 

​Euan Graham | DMAR Director

Euan Graham entered the field of real estate as a broker and quickly established credibility within the Colorado real estate community. In 2011, he was named Denver Metro Rookie of the Year. Euan aims to build strong relationships with all clients and provide them with the highest level of service by operating with great honesty and integrity. His hard work, client focus, and industry expertise have attributed to his professional accomplishments. Euan‘s residential real estate career focuses on southeast Denver. euan@madisonprops.com

 

 

 

 

Scott Grossman

Scott Grossman has extensive experience working with difficult and challenging situations in real estate that require additional thought and strategic planning. Examples include loss of a loved one, transitioning in to assisted living, downsizing in to low maintenance living and more. He works with clients each step of the way, putting realistic timelines and goals in place and providing necessary resources such as customized reports. Scott’s specialties also include contract negotiation, detailed market knowledge, and comprehensive data analysis.www.grossmandreamhomes.com | scott@grossmandreamhomes.com

 

 

 

 

Libby Levinson

Libby Levinson is a Denver native who started her real estate career shortly after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After her first year in the business she moved to Kentwood Real Estate and has been a consistent honoree of the Excellence Awards. She was elected as a Board Member in 2014 and has enjoyed being involved with the real estate community at a higher level. Libby holds a GRI designation and is passionate about continuing education. Libby@LibbysDenver.com

 

 

 

 

Michael Miller | Affiliate Council Chair

Michael Miller strives to provide the best one-on-one customer service and to give people a genuinely stress-free mortgage experience at Realty Plus Mortgage. Michael prides himself on doing all types of loans such as FHA, VA, conventional, jumbo, first-time home buyers, and investors. Additionally, he is actively involved in the Denver Metro Association of REALTORSⓇ, currently serving as Affiliate Board Chairman. Michael is very involved in the lives of his two children and enjoys playing golf. http://www.rp-mortgage.com | michael@rplusmortgage.com

 

 

 

 

Scott Nordby

Jason Peck

Jason has served on the DMAR Board of Directors since 2010. He is the current Government Affairs and RPAC chair. Jason has been recognized locally and nationally as one of the top selling REALTORSⓇ in Denver. He has been a DMAR REALTORSⓇ Excellence Awards Recipient (formerly Roundtable) for several years. He volunteers his time to DMAR because he is passionate about making sure members are protected, and finding ways to help their business grow. www.coloradohomeclick.com | www.yourdenverhousevalue.com | jasonzpeck@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

​Shannel Ryan

Shannel Ryan is the Managing Broker of Sotheby's International Realty. A Denver native, Shannel started her real estate career after graduating from University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Political Science. Over 20 years of real estate experience has afforded her the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of running a successful brokerage with an emphasis on servicing the many luxury neighborhoods throughout the region. sryan@livsothebysrealty.com

 

 

 

 

Phil Shell

Phil Shell was licensed in real estate right out of high school in 1975, and has been in the business ever since. Currently, Phil is the managing broker for the Arvada and Golden offices of RE/MAX Alliance. Those who know him describe him as a “synthesizer of knowledge” due to his ability to craft creative options for clients with the most difficult challenges. Some of Phil’s top skills include buyer representation, short sales, first time buyers, and investment properties. www.HomesInColorado.Com/Phil-Shell  | PShell@REMAX.net

 

 

 

 

Gil Vazquez

Gil is a designated REALTOR® member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and a member of the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®. With Gil’s outstanding performance over the past 15 years in the residential market and now after being introduced into the land market, he consistently maintains his service-oriented reputation. His in-depth training includes special real estate courses such as Real Estate Practice, Economics, Property Management, Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Exchange, and Land Development. homesfromgil@yahoo.com

 

 

 

NAR Directors

Ted Bryant

Ted has been a trusted name in Colorado real estate since 1969. He is a Director for both the Colorado Association of REALTORSⓇ and the National Association of REALTORSⓇ. In the past, Ted has been named REALTORⓇ of the Year for Jefferson County Association of REALTORSⓇ and received the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from NAR. Previous positions include serving as president for CAR and the Jefferson County Association of REALTORSⓇ.www.tedbryant.com  | Ted@TedBryant.com

 

 

 

 

Janet Scavo

Greg Zadel

Greg Zadel founded Zadel Realty in 1980. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1981. In 2008, he served as Chairman of the Board for the Colorado Association of Realtors. In 2011 Greg was named Colorado Realtor of the Year. He is Past Chair of the NAR MLS Policy Committee and the Emerging Issues and Trends Advisory Board. Greg is also the author of the book, Your Director Hat - a Guide to being a Director on a Board.  www.zadelrealty.com | greg@zadelrealty.com

 

 

 

 

Gary Bauer

Gary Bauer is a Colorado native and has worked as a REALTORⓇ, Independent Broker and Independent Denver Home Market Analyst. He has experience in many areas including accounting, administration, auditing, customer service, finance, human resources, legal, logistics, non-profit organizations, operations management, and project management.  Gary is proud to celebrate 20 years of continuous membership to DMAR (previously at DBR before the organizations merged). As a volunteer, his focus is on meeting and exceeding expectations. gary@gdbauer.com

 

 

 

 

Justin Knoll | NAR Director

As President of Madison & Co., Justin Knoll focuses on strategic planning, agent recruiting and retention, as well as driving brokerage production. In 2012, Justin was Colorado’s YPN REALTORⓇ of the Year and in 2013 he was Denver’s REALTORⓇ of the Year. He has also served as President of the Denver Board of REALTORSⓇ and as the first Chairman of the Board for the Denver Metro Association of REALTORSⓇ in 2012. www.theknollteam.com | justin@theknollteam.com

 

 

 

 

CAR Directors

Piper Bruner

Piper Bruner has been a REALTOR® since 2005 and is an integral part of The Knoll Team. She has a deep knowledge of working with first time home buyers, as well as clients taking advantage of the metro area’s move up market. Being a young real estate professional is very important to Piper and she recognizes the opportunity it brings to her and her clients. In 2012, she was appointed as the Young Professional Network (YPN) Chair for the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® and represents the interests of REALTORS® less than 40 years of age in a 5,000+ member Association. www.TheKnollTeam.com | piper@theknollteam.com

 

 

 

 

Derek Camunez

Derek Camunez has been a REALTOR® for over 30 years. As a current CAR Director and Past President, he believes in the importance of becoming involved in leadership and guidance. Derek is also Chair of the Broker Involvement Committee for CAR, and owner or RE/MAX Avenues in Lowry.  Some of his top skills include investment properties, first time home buyers, HUD, foreclosures, and short sales. Derek is described as personable and organized, with an eye for detail. derek.camunez@remax.net

 

 

 

 

Chris Djorup

Karen Levine | CAR Director

Karen Levine is a native of Colorado with a passion for the state and a drive to serve her fellow REALTORSⓇ. Karen has been a RE/MAX Alliance Broker Associate for over 25 years, enjoying her continual involvement with the REALTORⓇ Organization during that time. Karen served as the Chairman of the Jefferson County Association of REALTORSⓇ in 2000-2001 and continued her involvement over the years in many capacities, as a CAR Director, President of CARHOF, and Division VP of CAR Education. She is currently the Chair of the 2015 State Convention. KarenLevine@remax.net

 

 

 

 

Chad Ochsner | CAR Director

Ochsner is a second-generation REALTOR® who owns one of the largest real estate companies in Colorado, with over $3.6 billion in annual sales. He serves on various boards, including Trulia and Realtor.com, and is a director for the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Previously, he served on the Member Broker Advisory Board at Zillow, Inc. Chad was recognized as one of the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2014/2015 by Swanepol. chado@remax.net

 

 

 

Metrolist Directors 

Gerry Fitzpatrick | Metrolist Director

Gerry Fitzpatrick began his real estate career in 1978 and quickly became a multi-million dollar real estate producer. Gerry has been the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Southeast Inc. for 30 years. He is currently a Director at REColorado, and a former Vice Chair and Chair at REColorado, as well as a former DBR Director. Gerry was DMAR’s Broker/Manager of the Year in 2012. Gerry assists his clients with honesty, integrity, outstanding service and close attention to detail. www.aboutfitz.com  

 

 

 

Justin Knoll | NAR Director

As President of Madison & Co., Justin Knoll focuses on strategic planning, agent recruiting and retention, as well as driving brokerage production. In 2012, Justin was Colorado’s YPN REALTORⓇ of the Year and in 2013 he was Denver’s REALTORⓇ of the Year. He has also served as President of the Denver Board of REALTORSⓇ and as the first Chairman of the Board for the Denver Metro Association of REALTORSⓇ in 2012. www.theknollteam.com | justin@theknollteam.com

 

 

 

 

Jon Larrance 

Jon Larrance is a proud member of DMAR and COO | Relocation Director at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World & Luxury Portfolio International. Jon feels strongly about being involved in the direction of organizations and he takes an active role whenever possible. jlarrance@perryandco.com 

 

 

 

 

Mark Trenka 

Mark Trenka is the Broker/Owner of Trenka Real Estate and a second generation REALTOR®, Mark chairs the board of directors of REColorado and is chairman of the Legislative Policy Committee of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. A past president of the Denver Board of REALTORS®, he led the team that merged the Denver, Jefferson County and North Metro Denver boards of REALTORS® into DMAR. www.trenkarealestate.com | Mark@TrenkaRealEstate.com

 

 

 

Mike Welk