Meet Our Staff2018-10-03T16:50:46+00:00


Laura Lafayette
Laura LafayetteChief Executive Officer
Laura Lafayette is the Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® and the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service—two organizations that serve…

Kathryn Burke
Kathryn BurkeAssistant to the CEO
Kathryn is the Assistant to the CEO. Her responsibilities include Secretary to the RAR and CVR MLS Board of Directors, assisting with the Partnership for Housing…

Doug Pullan
Doug PullanVP, Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Doug oversees all accounting, HR, payroll and budgeting processes…

MaxwellAccounting & Professional Standards Administrator
Maxwell’s responsibilities include assisting in preparing financial statements for RAR, CVR MLS and RPAC and ensuring that accounting procedures…

Patty Dearing
Patty DearingAccounting Specialist
Patty’s is responsible for processing the accounts receivables and accounts payable for both RAR and CVR MLS. She assists the Accounting Administrator…

Kelsey Croston
Kelsey CrostonVP, Organizational Systems & Communications
Kelsey is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of our communications work. This includes the member-facing brands of the Association/MLS, as well…

John Le
John LeMarketing & Public Relations Coordinator
John’s responsibilities include coordinating member facing communication channels like eNews and Listed Magazine, and consumer-facing communications like press releases and the annual marketing campaign…

Gracie Peck
Gracie PeckCurriculum Communications Specialist
Gracie’s responsibilities include coordinating communications for the education team such as curriculum content, course material enhancements, and promotions. She also serves as the LDA coordinator…

Paul Simms
Paul SimmsCommunications Coordinator
Paul is the Communications Coordinator at RAR. His responsibilities include event promotion/coordination, sponsorship advertising/coordination, and MLS product and services promotion/new release communications…

Peggy Lynch
Peggy LynchVP, Professional Development & Compliance
Peggy’s real estate career spans three decades. She has served as AE for the Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS®…

Teresa Neff
Teresa NeffEducation Coordinator
Teresa grew up in New Hope, VA (Shenandoah Valley) and graduated with a BSW from VCU…

Government Affairs

Elizabeth Hancock Greenfield
Elizabeth Hancock Greenfield VP, Government Affairs & Executive Director at PHA
Elizabeth’s responsibility as Vice President of Government Affairs is to coordinate and implement the government affairs…

Joh Gehlbach
Joh Gehlbach Government Affairs Coordinator
As the Government Affairs Coordinator, Joh advocates on behalf of REALTOR® members at the General Assembly and on the local level. Joh conducts research on a variety of policy issues…

Information Technology

Mark Luck
Mark LuckVP, Information Technology
Mark grew up in Mechanicsville and attended Lee Davis HS. Mark received his certification as a Microsoft Systems Engineer in 2000…
Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor Information Technology Manager
Josh is responsible for providing day to day support, maintenance, troubleshooting, and programming for RAR’s IT systems…
Heidi Mills
Heidi MillsMember Services Project Manager
Heidi is part of the Membership Department. She processes new or rejoining members’ applications, as well as transfers, and new firm applications…

Lori McCurdy
Lori McCurdyMember Services Specialist
The newest member of Member Services, Lori, is originally from southwestern Virginia. She graduated from VCU…

Jan Schofield
Jan SchofieldMember Services Specialist
Jan will guide you through the maze of applications and explain all fees involved in the process of joining the association…

Traci Craig
Traci CraigMember Services Specialist
Traci is part of the Membership Services department and is available to help you with your Supra key and lockboxes…

Erika Almstead
Erika AlmsteadDirector of MLS Compliance & Member Services

Steve Huffman
Steve Huffman Director of MLS & Membership Technologies
As Director of MLS & Membership Technologies, Steve leads the team responsible for the oversight and administration of the Central Virginia Regional…

Tracy DanceMLS Specialist
Meagan Rodriguez
Meagan RodriguezMLS Technology and Information Specialist
Meagan Rodriguez is an MLS Technology and Information Specialist at RAR. Her responsibilities include providing technology product support services to users…

Adam McEwen
Adam McEwenMLS Technology and Information Specialist

Kellie Whitlow
Kellie WhitlowDirector of Development
As Director of Development, Kellie oversees all aspects of advertising with the Association. She absolutely loves her position at RAR…

Lynn Bivens
Lynn BivensProgram Director
Originally from New Jersey, Lynn’s interest in helping to raise funds for nonprofits brought her to RAR to organize the efforts of the Partnership…

Channy Franko
Channy FrankoProgram Director & Special Events Coordinator
Channy grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended James Madison University. She graduated with a degree in…