SHAWN: Realtor®—BSc Physiology Honors
Shawn was brought up in Kelowna, and has lived here for most of his years. He has seen it change and grow from a small town to a thriving city. Shawn carries an intimate knowledge of the Kelowna area and the real estate market. He was brought up in an award-winning real estate family, with his mother Olivia being awarded as the number one realtor in the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board for 22 years—real estate is in his blood! Shawn has his BSc Honors in Physiology from UBC, spent a year at bible college in Saskatchewan, then was drawn back to Kelowna as a place to call home. Shawn worked informally with his mother while going to university, and was mentored and partnered with her in the late 1980’s, working on a wide range of Real Estate—a real learning experience and hands-on training with one of the best! In 1990 his mother had a serious stroke, and Shawn
carried on with the family business. He earned his own stripes as a top award winner—carrying on the family tradition of excellence and first class service! Shawn then spent the next ten years on staff at a local church working with families before deciding it was time to come back to the family business. Shawn has been back working and serving in the real estate business since 2005. He quickly rose to the top of his profession at Royal LePage.
REECE: Client Concierge
Reece grew up in a happy family with two sisters. Her dad was a pastor, and much of the love and joy she finds in being with people come from her younger years, and what she learned from her mom and dad. After high school she spent two years at bible college, then attended university in the Philippines-—a life changing experience that deepened her love for people of all walks of life. Marrying Shawn, and then having four kids in six years filled her plate for the next season of life. Being the mom of Josh, Janessa, Jazzy, and Jordy is still the title that brings her the most pride and joy. Reece and Shawn worked together with families for ten years at their local church while raising their kids. They found that they made a great team, not just in their family life, but in working together as well. When Shawn went back into real estate, it was a natural step for Reece to join him. While unlicensed, she is passionate about their clients; providing clear communication, professional marketing, and a systematic and efficient approach to handling the high volume of business they do. She loves the personal connection, and is able to bring a woman’s eye to the house hunting and selling experience. Working with the man of her dreams is the best part. When she isn’t working, she loves to be outside biking, hiking, gardening, and being on the water. She’s also recently taken up painting. Reece loves adventuring and travelling with Shawn. One of her favourite trips was their 25th anniversary visit to the Mediterranean. This year she became a grammi for the first time to wee Willa!
What your favourite part of your job? Beside getting to work with my handsome husband? I love finding and creating beauty—whether it’s quilting, gardening, or painting! Working in the real estate industry has provided an opportunity and environment to apply my heart and passion for people in the context of their homes, and significant times of transition in their lives. I enjoy the challenge of helping people make their homes beautiful through staging, making the most of what they have, whether a little or a lot. I also love to walk alongside people and help find solutions to the sometimes challenging situations that cause a move, making an overwhelming process simpler and smoother and finding hope and joy as they move forward.
CHERYL: Online Marketing
Originally from Winnipeg, Cheryl moved to Kelowna with her husband and two boys in 2006 and has been part of the team for five years now. She brings with her years of computer experience and a keen interest in the real estate industry. She assists with high priority communication and clarity, specifically with our listings, and does a great job of keeping our listings fresh and active on the multitude of websites we utilize. In her free time Cheryl likes to golf, ski, and to take full advantage of everything the Okanagan has to offer! She also enjoys to travel and explore new destinations whenever possible.
BRITTANY: Professional Photographer and Social Media Marketing
Brittany is the newest member of our team. Brittany and her husband bought their first home through Shawn and Reece and became close friends. She is the accomplished photographer of Ivy + Rose Photo and will continue to develop and increase our social media exposure and client communications. She brings a fresh new element to the team. Britt loves camping and hiking in BC with her husband Bo, and her cute dog Yuko. She’s addicted to being in nature and exploring our mountains. One of her favourite places to travel to is Mallorca, Spain.