Presenting our 2020 Vision Beyond Limits Series Presenters
Katherine Buchholz, DREI - joined the real estate education community in 2017 as a member of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission's Education and Licensing professional staff. Originally an English teacher in Public Schools in North Carolina, Washington D.C., and London, England. She has since returned to the classroom to teach Real Estate courses full time. Katherine is a graduate of App State (BS English Education) and UNCW (M. Ed. English), is a CDEI certified and earned her REEA Distinguished Real Estate Instructor in 2019.
Candace "Candy" Cooke, GSI - Having been involved in the real estate field since 1983, Candace Cooke’s experience includes real estate research and valuation of residential and commercial properties with an emphasis in residential appraisal, the management of both residential and commercial real estate, real estate development and construction and real property tax protest arbitration. Ms. Cooke has also actively listed and sold real estate in Central Texas. Ms. Cooke previously worked for several years as a contractor with the State of Texas in the assessment of appraisal districts with regards to school district funding. Ms. Cooke is both a certified general appraiser as well as a real estate broker in the State of Texas. Ms. Cooke is now dedicating a large portion of her time to the education of both real estate agents and appraisers.
Betsy Coyne - PCMAC Technology founder and CEO, Betsy Coyne, is known for her ability to explain today's technology in a concise yet patient way. After 8 years of conducting systems training for corporate America, she started her successful business in 1995 training people how to use and experience technology by learning the applications inside and out from menus to toolbar buttons. While she deals mostly with training staff in group sessions, Betsy is asked to work virtually in one-on-one settings providing much needed troubleshooting for individual scenarios. She is proud to say that much of her business comes from previous clients who have found her style of teaching practical, focused and unhurried.
Len Elder, JD, CDEI. DREI, GSI - Len currently serves as the Education and Development Officer for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. A long standing member of REEA, Len holds both the GSI and DREI designations and has taught over 40,000 hours of live classroom education hours. REEA has recognized Len with the Mark Barker, You Lift Me Up Award and a classroom program of the year award. Nationally, Len has served on the DREI Leadership Council and REEA Board of Directors and has taught Instructor Development Workshops for over 20 different state regulatory agencies. In North Carolina, Len has been the recipient of the Larry Outlaw Award for Excellence in Education, a NC Real Estate Instructor of the Year and the past president of NCREEA.
Roseann Farrow - is a national instructor and a NY State licensed real estate broker who lives in the Hudson Valley, 70 miles north of Manhattan. A REALTOR® Emeritus with over 40 years’ experience in training, course development, management & business consulting, she also facilitates Instructor Training Institute (ITI) and Course Development (CDW) programs for other trainers. Her greatest accomplishment is her family, and her greatest asset is her sense of humor.
Charles J. Jacobus, DREI - is an attorney with law offices in Bellaire, Texas, and is an EVP of Charter Title Company in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law and has sat or currently is with a variety of Real Estate committee. Chuck is a past President of REEA, the Texas Real Estate Teacher’s Association and Mayor of his home town of Bellaire, Texas. He has twice been names REEA’s Educator of the Year, a recipient of REEA’s Jack Wiedemer Distinguished Career Award and many more achievement in his career. He has been voted a Superlawyer as published by the Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2003 and was as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas and rated by US News and World Report as a Best Law Firm-Tier One Ranking in 2018. Chuck has also authored many Real Estate books in Texas including; An Introduction to the Profession, Real Estate Principles, Texas Title Insurance, Real Estate Brokerage and the Law of Agency.
Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro - Jeremias is a tech-savvy millennial who speaks from the heart and specializes in helping everyone improve their techxpertise regardless of skill level or generation. Audiences across the nation love the enthusiasm, energy, and humor he brings to every presentation. “Jman” has been engaging audiences since 2002 with his ability to power learning through anecdotes from his life as a real estate practitioner. His perspective is fresh, his delivery is authentic, and his content is fluff free. JMan is ready to help you overcome your fears and start crushing your goals now.
PeggyAnn McConnochie, DREI, GSI - “Committed to your success” is PeggyAnn'’s motto and she believes it to her core. No matter what type of course or mentorship program you have with PeggyAnn, you’ll walk away with tools you can understand and use to improve your skills and your career. PeggyAnn has her GSI and her DREI. She hails from the far north, Alaska and is “excited" to have traveled more than 2,845 miles as the crow flies, and with a 4-hour time change, to be here at the REEA Conference today!
Will Parker, GSI - Will earned a Naval Officer commission through a very competitive process (2% selection rate) of highly qualified candidates. Forward-thinking mission/results-oriented Project Manager responsible for over 100 projects. As a Naval Officer I was responsible for developing and implementing new procedures for training and execution of operations. As a military educator/instructor taught Sailors how to operate the combat system aboard their warship at Lockheed-Martin. Educating public and Real Estate agents how to be safe in their daily lives as well as life threatening situations.
Toby Schifsky - National Strategy Director – Kaplan/Dearborn Real Estate Education. For the past 15 years Toby has been responsible for delivering real estate licensing and continuing education to over 750,000 individuals in 20+ states. Through trial and error, market research, interviews, and survey work Toby has directed the creation of 150+ different courses and dozens of education marketing and sales strategies in an effort to run a successful and profitable real estate education business. Today, Toby helps other educators leverage his knowledge and experiences to establish or improve their own effective and profitable real estate education schools.
Stephanie Shaw, GSI - Stephanie has married her professional success, life experiences and talents as a coach and speaker. She teaches others how to simplify and focus their daily lives to sustain motivation and overcome obstacles to create the life they desire. These attributes of simplification and alignment also inform her company moto "Aligning Head, Heart and Home".
Brenda Meadows Wallace, GRI, CREI - Published Author, Entrepreneur & Humorist World Changer... believes you can be your best by shattering your old limitations and finding a new and passionate version of YOU! REEA Members have a passion for real estate education and life. Your passionate idea, passionate subject or consuming PURPOSE can become your first internationally published book! As an author, she knows your current abilities are almost everything you need to be published. As an Instructor, Brenda is an expert at targeting passion and packaging it! She wants to help you change your world... one step at a time.
Don Wilson - From his younger days as a full-time musician, through his 20-plus year career as a sales professional in the mortgage industry, Don Wilson has always been driven by the happiness and success of others. Today, he serves as Marketing Director for Province Mortgage Associates as well as Sales Educator, Public Speaker and Business Coach for his own brand, Prospecting Intel. His new book, “What’s YOUR Woobie?”, which was selected for a TEDx Talk by Bryant University this year, helps people embrace uncomfortable change to create better habits that lead to new opportunities in business and in life.