We invite you to get to know our RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter leaders a little better! If your interested in joining the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter they meet the first Wednesday of every month.
Lynda Schmidt, who is the president of the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter has been in the business of creative visual presentation for 25+ years. Lynda has been a trail blazer for our industry since she started out as the first stager in her area 13 years ago.
She has dedicated much of her time and talents in the industry educating real estate agents and mentoring new stagers. She has always been open to sharing her expertise to help others grow their business.
Lynda has two goals as President of the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter; she would like to focus on bringing the chapter up to the standards that RESA expects a chapter to function by, while continuing to promote the industry and RESA members in the community.
Learn more about Lynda’s business, L.B. Schmidt – Creative Services, here.
Wendy Black has been in the staging industry since 2008, operating her own staging business for the last 5 years, and recently started her own furniture rental business for home stagers only.
When it comes to serving her community and the things that Wendy is passionate about there is no stopping her! She has vast knowledge organizing large events, meetings and fundraising. Her experience managing people has helped her develop strong people skills, which will continue to help the chapter.
While serving as President Elect for the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter Wendy’s goal is to continue to expand membership and encourage and increase active participation with all members. She plans to create committees for educational & speaker selections, team building activities, etc. Windy wants to ensure that meetings provide a great forum to support each other whether you are new to staging or a seasoned vet.
Learn more about Wendy’s business, Wendy Black Interiors, here.
Jennifer Roth has been assisting clients with preparing their homes for sale since 2011. She has been the secretary for the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter for the past 2 years, and looks forward to continuing her role as secretary.
Jennifer is very detail-oriented and attends every chapter meeting, she supports her local RESA members, participates and helps organize RESA events to help raise awareness in the community. She regularly speaks with college students about pursuing a creative career such as home staging. Jennifer is also an advisor for SLS Academy, assisting with creating engaging and informative curriculum based on today’s home staging industry needs.
Her goal as secretary for the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter is to provide great information to stagers considering joining RESA and her local chapter.
Learn more about Jennifer’s business, Beyond The Stage Homes, here.
Shauna Lynn Simon, the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter Treasurer is eager to continue her leadership commitment at the local level! She told us that she “Absolutely loves our local chapter”
Shauna Lynn was one of the first home staging companies in her region, she helped create and build awareness locally for the home staging industry, educating homeowners and real estate agents alike. She has accomplished this through her marketing campaigns, through one-on-one meetings, and through hosted seminars and workshops related to home selling.
As treasurer, Shauna Lynn’s goal is to implement regular “dues” and create a plan for how to use funds throughout the year, while gaining a larger presence in the community as a chapter.
Learn more about Shauna Lynn’s staging business, Beyond The Stage Homes, here.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP
Carol Kelly is excited to continue her role as Vice President of Membership with the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter. Carol told us that she enjoys contacting new RESA Chapter members to help keep them encouraged with their business, and reminding members who have stopped coming to meetings the importance of staying connected with their local chapter.
One of her goals for 2017 is to educate new members and past members on how RESA protects you as a home stager, as well as promoting all the amazing member only resources.
Outside of Carol’s passional for home staging she also believes strongly in giving back to the community, which is why she donates to the local food bank monthly on behalf of the RESA Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter, as well as donating to families in need during the holidays.
Learn more about Carol’s staging business, Homes with Style Inc. here.
(L) Meredith Perez: Learn more about her business, Mockingbird Interiors, here.
FACEBOOK & BLOGGING CHAIR
(R) Heather Cook: Learn more about her business, Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design Inc. here.