2023 REALTOR® Award Winners

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ASHBURN, Va. – The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) celebrated the success of its members on Wednesday, April 11, at the 2023 DAAR REALTOR® Awards, which are held annually.

The ceremony included the presentation of many prestigious awards, including REALTOR® of the Year which recognizes a member who has achieved the highest level of professionalism in terms of community service, education and industry involvement. This year’s top honor was awarded to Dawn Tollus of Century 21 Redwood Realty.

Award Winners

2023 REALTOR® of the Year

Dawn Tollus, Century 21 Redwood Realty


2023 Circle of Excellence

Sharon Buchanan, RE/MAX Executives

Robin Frank, Brown-Carrera LLC

Tania Gonda, Weichert, Realtors

Pamela Jones, Long & Foster

Sue Puleo, BHHS/ PenFed Realty

Scotti Sellers, Compass

Ned Stock, BHHS /PenFed Realty

Dawn Tollus, Century 21 Redwood Realty


Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award

Dawn Tollus, Century 21 Redwood Realty


2023 Top Producers

1st – Lisa Thompson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty

2nd – Jeddie Busch, Compass

3rd – Kelly Gaitten, BHHS/PenFed Realty


2023 Top Producer Team

The Carolyn Young Team, Samson Properties (Leann Benton, Lisa Bergman, Mona Botwick, Gage Cole, Melissa Donnelly, Maribel Duarte, Madeline Fortin, William Fowler, Crystopher Herrera, Ruth Jacobsen, Robert Mann Jr., TracyLynn Pater, Angela Perez, Kashif Rasul, Hans Schenk, Elizabeth Stang, Heather Stauffer, Tammi Tulloch, Helena May Wilson, Delana Winslow, Carolyn Young, Nicholas Zarou)


2023 Educator of the Year

Keith Barrett, Vesta Settlements


2023 Affiliate of the Year

Sherry Skinner, Interstate Moving and Storage


Award Nominees

Top Producers Nominees ($6M+)

Angela Bresnahan, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Alexa Brown, BHHS/ PenFed Realty

Sharon Buchanan, RE/MAX Executives

Marie Bui, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Jeddie Busch, Compass

Natalie Caprano, Century 21 Redwood

Ida Dennis, Century 21 Redwood Realty

Kristen Develli, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Kay Dillon, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Adrianna Duggan, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Kelly Ettrich, Century 21 Redwood

Samantha Fisher, On The Market Properties

Kelly Gaitten, BHHS/PenFed Realty

Ariana Gillette, Pearson Smith Realty

Tania Gonda, Weichert, Realtors

Daniel Gwak, Pearson Smith Realty

Keren Jayne, Pearson Smith Realty

Elizabeth Kovalak, Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway

Jackie Lawlor, Jack Lawlor Realty Co.

Laura Lawlor, Jack Lawlor Realty Co.

Cynthia Lopresti, Century 21 Redwood

Olena Odkan, Pearson Smith Realty

Guillermo Patino, Long & Foster Real Estate

Chloe Powell, Hunt Country Sotheby’s

Matt Rice, Coldwell Banker Realty

Sherry Santmyer, Hunt Country Sotheby’s

Curt Schaber, On The Market Properties

Rasha Shammout, Pearson Smith Realty

Jim Shebest, Coldwell Banker Realty

Jennifer Solomon, Pearson Smith Realty

Ned Stock, BHHS/ PenFed Realty

Seti Tabatabai, Long & Foster Real Estate

Lisa Thompson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s

Dawn Tollus, Century 21 Redwood Realty

Holly Weatherwax, Momentum Realty

Charles Witt, NOVA Home Hunters Realty

May Lee Witt, NOVA Home Hunters Realty

Amanda White, NOVA Home Hunters Realty





Top Producer Team Nominees

Blankenship Properties, Pearson Smith Realty

Boyer RE Group, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Carolyn Young Team, Samson Properties

Dandridge Realty Group

Extraordinary Transitions, Long & Foster – One Loudoun

Kathy Colville & Associates, Century 21 Redwood Realty

Sellers & Co., Compass

The Greg Wells Team, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

The Local Group, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty

The Lutkins Group, Real Broker LLC

Tanya & Co., Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway


Top Producer ($3M to $6M)

Veronica Aramburu, Atoka Properties – Middleburg Real Estate

Tania Argueta, Coldwell Banker Realty

Karen Broussard, Keller Williams Realty Dulles

Jeanne Brown, Brown-Carrera Realty LLC

Katie Cawood, Keller Williams Realty

Rose Marie Chabaneix, Long & Foster Real Estate

Jen Fox, Coldwell Banker Realty

Kathryn Dunnigan, Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway

Charlotte Ferrigno, Century 21 Redwood

Robin Frank, Brown-Carrera Realty LLC

Shannon Gilmore, Washington Fine Properties

Christopher Kilpatrick, Brown-Carrera Realty LLC

Espe Labate, Pearson Smith Realty

Peter Leonard-Morgan, Hunt Country Sotheby’s

Rebecca Luther, NOVA Home Hunters Realty

Lara Rhoades, eXp Realty LLC

Christy Stuart, Real Broker LLC

Charisma Ware, Samson Properties

Michael Wilson, eXp Realty LLC

Nina Yalung, Long & Foster

Kim Yotko, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway



DAAR Anniversaries

55 Years

Edna Cross, BHHS/PenFed Realty

50 Years

Linda Lawson, Dulles Properties ,Inc

45 Years

Eleanor Schlosser, Brown-Carrera Realty

40 Years

Kathy Jones, Long and Foster Real Estate

35 Years

Mark Featherstone, Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway

Carl Fischer, Vylla Home

Gwen Pangle, Compass


30 Years

Marilyn Brennan, Long and Foster Real Estate

Gloria Burn, Coldwell Banker Realty

Mary Roth, Middleburg Real Estate-Atoka Properties

David Snyder, Keller Williams Realty

Dennis Virts, RE/MAC Distinctive Real Estate


25 Years

Carol Kearney, Momentum Realty, LLC

Brenda MacEoin, National Realty, LLC

Glen Poe, Realty F.C.

Michael Severin, eXp Realty

Helen Vos, Century 21 Redwood

Leslie Woods-Hulse, Century 21 Redwood



20 Years

Stephen Adamson, Samson Properties

Stacy Bienacker, Samson Properties

Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties

Anthony Bowers, Samson Properties

Karl Bowers, Samson Properties

Scott Buzzelli, Middleburg Real Estate-Atoka Properties

Wendy Cain, Coldwell Banker Realty

Terrie Carmell, Keller Williams Realty

Shannon Casper, Hunt Country Sotheby’s

Marcia Coss, Weichert, Realtors

Sean Dunn, Fieldstone Real Estate Company

Antonio Feijoo, MAXVALUE, Realtors

Sheri Gershen, Hunt Country Sotheby’s

Joseph Hamilton, Samson Properties

Linda Hess, Pearson Smith Realty

David Jones, Long and Foster Real Estate

Christine LeTourneau, Long and Foster Real Estate

Patrick McCabe, Coldwell Banker Realty

Adeline Medeiros, Samson Properties

Stanley Reed, Samson Properties

Photini Riner, Century 21 Redwood

Kristen Roberts, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Christopher Russell, Long and Foster Real Estate

Hans Schenk, Samson Properties

Glorianne Schultz, Pearson Smith Realty

Scotti Sellers, Compass

Christopher Shand, BHHS/Penfed Realty

Jason Thomas, Keller Williams Realty

Joy Thompson, Middleburg Real Estate-Atoka Properties

Mary Tippett, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Kenneth Turner, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservice

Michael Valliere, Atoka Properties



15 Years

Robert Andersen, Samson Properties

Lisa Bergman, Samson Properties

Jeanne Brown, Brown-Carrera Realty

Lisa Clippinger, Pearson Smith Realty

Kristine Condie, Long and Foster Real Estate

Karen Cooper, Real Broker LLC

Chandrasekhar Gogineni, Ikon Realty Ashburn

Andrea Hayes, Samson Properties

Roxanne Hemphill, Keller Williams Realty Dulles

Carla Houchens, Pearson Smith Realty

Suzanne Kim, Washington Fine Properties

Charles La Rock, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Sultan Mahmud, Samson Properties

Sharon Matera, Matera Realty Group LLC

Robert Pullen, Samson Properties

Annette Schafer, United Real Estate

Walter Sobocienski,Long and Foster Real Estate

Christopher Trask, Samson Properties

Jennifer Warner, Fathom Realty

Michael Winslow, Premier Realty Group



10 Years

Rama Abboud, Long and Foster Real Estate

Waleed Ahsan, United Real Estate

Terrence Allen, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Kenneth Arthur, Real Broker LLC

Ruba Ayoub, Long and Foster Real Estate

Richard Blessing, Weichert, Realtors

Alva Bourges, Keller Williams Realty Dulles

Scott Bresnahan, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Natalie Bryant, United Real Estate Premier

Ryan Clegg, Atoka Properties

Debra Crosley, Keller Williams Realty

Mark Deane, BHHS/Penfed Realty

Kathrin Donovan, Keller Williams Realty

Jennifer Fox, Coldwell Banker Realty

Meredith Gurdak, Middleburg Real Estate-Atoka Properties

Lynna Hall, Pearson Smith Realty

Meredith Hannan, Century 21 Redwood

Justin Hayes, Samson Properties

Susan Hensley, Hunt Country Sotheby’s

Noel Igot, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Janet Kahl, Real Broker LLC

Satha Keo, Pearson Smith Realty

Tanya Kerr, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Elena Malyavko, Keller Williams Realty Dulles

Ryan Marquiss, Marquiss Realty LLC

David Massey, Real Broker LLC

Traci McAllister, Long and Foster Real Estate

Deborah McLoughlin, Century 21 Redwood

Herbert Medeiros, Samson Properties

Rohina Osmani, Pearson Smith Realty

Edna Otchere, Money Realty LLC

David Pena, Atoka Properties

Lara Rhoades, eXp Realty

Kathi Robinson, RE/MAX Executives

Sheri Sackett, Century 21 Redwood

Katharine Seville, Samson Properties

Jennifer Shah, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Judith Smith, Keller Williams Realty Dulles

Leanna Spear Conoscenti, Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway

Lee Taylor, Long and Foster Real Estate

Juanita Tool, Atoka Properties

James Trautz, eXp Realty

Heidi Varrone, Pearson Smith Realty

Jodie Vaughn, BHHS/Penfed Realty

Stephanie Young, Century 21 New Millennium





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