BRR Member Spotlight: 2016 Year in Review

Throughout the year, BRR Directors recognize outstanding REALTOR® or affiliate members for their contributions to the association, the community, and the real estate industry.  The Member Spotlight is featured in the BRR Update. Here are all the outstanding members who were highlighted in 2016.


Carolyn Sinnard“Carolyn Sinnard’s giving spirit, positive attitude and professional manner are contagious. She is a successful REALTOR® and broker of Happy Dog Realty. Carolyn is very active in real estate leadership including, Broker’s Council of Idaho, IMLS board, Chair of the BRR Education Committee and the Idaho REALTORS® Education Committee. An educator at heart, she is often writing and teaching real estate CE courses around the Boise region. Thank you, Carolyn, for all you do! You set a wonderful example and make the ‘R’ shine!”

– Gary Salisbury, Boise Regional REALTORS® Board Vice President and REALTOR® at Red Barn Real Estate


Montse Burkhart

“Montse Burkhart is dedicated — not only to Boise Regional REALTORS®, but to her business and friends as well. She is always the first to lend a helping hand when needed. Giving back to her community really makes Montse shine. When you see her you are always greeted with a hug and a smile. A huge THANK YOU to this beautiful lady for all you do!!!”

— Danielle Cullip, BRR Board Treasurer and REALTOR® / Ada County Branch Manager at Silverhawk Realty


Steve Cox
“Steve Cox is a Branch Manager of Fairway Mortgage in Boise. He has always been a strong supporter and participant of Boise Regional REALTORS®. Steve is active in the association and has served as the Chair of RPAC. He is currently serving as RPAC Vice Chair. He volunteers endless hours in support of homeownership and REALTORS®! Be sure and thank him anytime you see him…”

– Brenda Kolsen, BRR Immediate Past President, Business Development & Agent Support at Woodhouse Real Estate Group.


Debbi Myers

“I am putting a spotlight on Debbi Myers with Front Street Brokers for her dedication and hard work at BRR!  Specifically, Debbi has been a huge contributor to the education BRR provides — both as a member of the Education Committee and as an instructor. She has been instrumental In keeping the classes offered at BRR relevant and enjoyable for our members.  A seasoned Realtor®, she is a pleasure to work a transaction with as well.”

– Jared Cozby, BRR Director and REALTOR® at Front Street Brokers


Susan Weaver

“Susan Weaver is a REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty and a BRR State Director at Idaho REALTORS®. She has such a giving spirit!  You can find her gracefully taking care of things behind the scenes without the need to be in the spotlight.  She’s always willing to help where needed! I’ve had the honor of serving on the RPAC committee and working with her and it’s always a pleasure.  She exudes professionalism and sets an example for others in our industry.   Thank you, Susan, for all you do for Boise Regional REALTORS® and our industry!”

– Michelle Bailey, BRR Director and Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty Boise


Gail Hartnett

“Gail Hartnett is in the spotlight this month!  What hasn’t this woman done to support and contribute to our association over the last 24 years?  Her combination of experience and intelligence has helped make our industry more marvelous!  Gail’s extremely positive outlook on life is so refreshing and her love for her family is amazing!  She has spent countless hours representing and supporting important issues within our industry and is still a rock star to her cherished clients. You will always see her smiling and making a world of difference!!!”

— Krista Deacon, Designated Broker at Silvercreek Realty Group and BRR Director


Julie DeLorenzo

“There can be no more deserving BRR member to spotlight than Julie DeLorenzo. Julie sets an example of REALTOR® leadership at all levels with prominent roles in BRR, Idaho REALTORS® and NAR.  Julie was appointed by Gov. Otter to serve on the Idaho Transportation Dept. Board of Directors.  She is currently Vice-Chair of the BRR Political Affairs Committee, has been an instructor at the Idaho Leadership Academy, and was just elected to Region 12 VP at NAR, representing the 5 northwestern states on NAR’s Executive Committee.  Despite experiencing personal hardships in 2016, Julie continued to build her business, and set an example for REALTORS® in Boise, in Idaho, and across the country.  Thank you Julie, you are an inspiration to us all!”

— Phil Mount, BRR Director and REALTOR® with Front Street Brokers


Tempe McFarlane

“I’m thrilled to acknowledge Tempe McFarlane of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group for this month’s Member Spotlight!  Tempe embodies what it truly means to serve the communities in which we sell.  She is regularly involved with the Vineyard Food Pantry, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and “Paint the Town.” In addition to the time she freely gives to worthy causes, she consistently maintains a hugely successful real estate business, displaying for all of us the integrity and spirit of cooperation that we strive for in the REALTOR® community.  Anyone who’s worked with Tempe knows of her endless energy and enthusiasm, and her contagiously positive attitude about life and business.”

— Bob Van Allen, BRR Director, CEO,  Designated Broker, and Partner of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group


Joel Anderson

“Joel Anderson is one of those ‘silent giants’ in our association. His dedication and commitment to ‘relational-based’ real estate is matched by none. Joel has been a constant mentor to me (and many others) throughout my real estate career, regardless of which brokerage each of us works for. He is always there to give insight, advice, and guidance to any and all REALTORS® in our valley. He took off his ‘REALTOR® hat’ for a few years and was coaching agents at Keller Williams and then this last year decided to step back into the field and he hasn’t missed a beat! His ability to mentor, train, and help agents around him grow and become better versions of themselves is truly admirable. Joel, bud, thank you so much for all you do, it does not go unnoticed.”

— Jeff Wills, BRR Director, and REALTOR® with Amherst Madison Legacy