Meet Your New Leaders!

Michael Jones
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
2018 Columbus REALTORS® Secretary

Where were you Born? Columbus, OH (Mount Carmel West).
Where were you did you grow up? Berwick.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Single – 2 daughters.
Do you have any pets? No pets.
What are you favorite hobbies? Tennis, travel, time with family and friends.
Where do you currently reside? Berwick.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a tennis instructor, scuba diver.
But once I thought I wanted to be an attorney.
When I'm not working, I enjoy movies, chillin’ with my friends.
My favorite get-away is Los Angeles.
My favorite smart phone app is E*Trade Mobile.
I have a weakness for the female members of my family.
My pet peeves are people who don’t listen or read before asking.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: So many… The first house I purchased, was the first house I ever lived in as a toddler.
What surprises people most about me is how much of my early childhood was spent on a farm.
The three words that best describe me are funny, serious, and caring.
One person I'd really like to meet is Barack Obama.
My favorite saying is “In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.”
In school my teachers thought I was too smart for my own good.
My favorite movie is “The Godfather“ (all three).
My favorite band/musician is: Currently enjoying variety of artists/genres – no favorite.

I hope to enjoy this journey with existing friends and build relationships with some new ones… I am interested in all perspectives, so never hesitate to share yours with me.

Kate Crager-Tobin
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Crager Tobin
2018 Madison County Director

Where were you born? Columbus, OH.
Where were you did you grow up? London, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married to my husband, Clarke, since 2006 and we have two children Eliah age 5 and Elisha age 2.
Do you have any pets? One dog, a Goldendoodle named Brody.
What are you favorite hobbies? Hobbies, who has time for that? My work and my family are my life
Where do you currently reside? Choctaw Lake, London.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be… I’m a second generation, there was no other option, but I do think if I had the time now I would love to get my law degree.
But once I thought I wanted to be an Orthopedic surgeon.
When I'm not working, I enjoy being with my family and relaxing on the lake.
My favorite get-away is any beach, but specifically St. Petersburg, Florida is our quick go to.
My favorite smart phone app is my fitness pal.
I have a weakness for food, I love it all!
My pet peeve is: I am extremely task-oriented and it makes me crazy to have things undone.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: I passed my real estate license on 9/11/01 at 18 years of age, at 9am in the morning. The test administrator was watching TV and said, have you seen what’s happening? I hadn’t and said I had to stay focused to pass this test! I came out and had passed and was so excited! Tried to call my family to tell them but my cell phone didn’t work. Drove to a gas station to call and explained that my phone was working and thought that was bizarre, but that I was so excited I just passed! My mom so graciously said that’s wonderful dear, now get your butt home now! That was my welcome into this business, so I feel I have always done well under pressure. 
What surprises people most about me is that I used to be so shy and barely spoke to people as a kid.
The three words that best describe me are determined, confident and impatient.
One person I'd really like to meet is Warren Buffett.
My favorite quote is “Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell
In school my teachers thought I was: I did get voted best dressed in high school even though in elementary my mom would dress me like Punky Brewster and I would wear different color socks, shoes, and about a thousand hair barrettes!
My favorite movie is:“The Wizard of Oz.”
My favorite musician is Jimmy Buffett.

Andrew Show
Buyer's Resource Realty Services
2018-2020 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you Born? Grant Hospital, Columbus.
Where were you did you grow up? Newark for the first 6 months, then Columbus neighborhoods including Lincoln Village on the far west side, then Clintonville, lastly the Knolls in northwest Columbus.
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? I am, 34+ years to my bride Shawn. Two sons, Andrew III and Collin. Grandbabies are hopefully forecasted!
Do you have any pets? From 1980 to 1992, I had a 112-pound mixed breed smart wonder-dog named Chewy.
What are your favorite hobbies? Aviation (I have a minor in Aviation from OSU including private and commercial licenses, instrument and Certified Flight Instructor ratings. Road touring motorcyclist.
Where do you currently reside? 24+ years at Chestnut Hill in the New Albany school district.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be any one of my previous adventures: flight instructor, trucking company owner, Special Deputy Sheriff motorcycle officer, Adjunct Professor of RE Law at CSCC (I am!). But once I thought I wanted to be a NASA astronaut pilot, but when I grew above 5’10” tall at age 14 (NASA’s height limit back in the day) I was upset!
When I'm not working, I enjoy family, movies, racing, travel, working out, reading, playing trombone, life.
My favorite get-away is any motorcycle ride anywhere and the Cedar Point area of Lake Erie.
My favorite smart phone app is Google News (it pulls from a huge variety of news sources).
I have a weakness for: Not a weakness, but a “tender heart” for babies and expectant mothers.
My pet peeves are any incompetency or complacency, going through life at less than your best efforts.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: Being a young teenage television model for Lazarus. And, being a motor officer leading over 2,000 family processions from 1981 to 1987.
What surprises people most about me is that I was introduced by legendary Cleveland Browns kicker Lou Groza to OSU long time Coach Ernie Godfrey as a high school junior (I was, sadly, his last student-athlete) who announced matter-of-factly to Coach Hayes I was going to be his placekicker for four years (as one of the incoming freshmen in Summer '72 – Archie’s group). Freshman camp foot surgery ended the dream, but lots of memories! I was able to keep my athletic priority class scheduling and never got closed out of a class!
The three words that best describe me are ethical, knowledgeable and modest!
One person I'd really like to meet is Robert F. Kennedy.
My favorite saying is “You only get one chance to make a first impression.“
In school my teachers thought I was tall, shy, with a good sense of humor.
My favorite movie is: With a name like SHOW you can’t have just one! Any Clint Eastwood film, LeMans, The Shootist, Star Trek, Star Wars, Smokey and the Bandit, so many more.
My favorite band is The Doobie Brothers. “Highway patrol got his eye on me. I know what he’s thinking and it ain't good!”

Bob Kutschbach
Carelton Realty
2018 Broker Advisory Council Director

Where were you Born? Columbus, OH.
Where were you did you grow up? North Columbus.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids?  Married… 29 yrs  (12/10);  one step son; four daughters;  four granddaughters (one more on the way!); one grandson; one great-granddaughter (one more on the way!).
Do you have any pets? A wild rabbit, Thumper, that I rescued from my dogs mouth 5 ½ years ago; dog, Harlow (rescued three months ago from Hurricane Harvey in Houston), one cat, Cinders.
What are your favorite hobbies? Boating, traveling and cruising.
Where do you currently reside? Westerville.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a psychologist.
But once I thought I wanted to be an accountant.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with the family (especially the grandchildren!).
My favorite get-away is going to Lake Erie and boating with the family on our boat, Real Escape, a 38’ 1967 Chris Craft Commander.
My favorite smart phone app is You-Tube.
I have a weakness for boats.
My pet peeve is poor grammar.
What surprises people most about me is that I’m just as comfortable being quiet and I am taking a leadership role.
The three words that best describe me are fair, honest and ethical.
One person I'd really like to meet is Thomas Jefferson.
My favorite saying is “If you are in this industry to make money, you will fail. If you are in this business to help people, you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams.”
In school my teachers thought I was responsible.
My favorite movie is: Charles Dickens’  “A Christmas Carol.”
My favorite musicians are Katy Perry & Pitbull  (can’t choose just one!).

Gary Francis
American Dream Realty
2018-2020 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you Born? Cincinnati.
Where were you did you grow up? Cincinnati.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married with two children and one grandson.
Do you have any pets? None.
What are you favorite hobbies? ebay, tag sales, and auctions.
Where do you currently reside? Powell.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be first base for Cincinnati Reds.
But once I thought I wanted to be a high school history teacher.
When I'm not working, I enjoy time with family.
My favorite get-away is Aruba.
My favorite smart phone app is Hiya.
I have a weakness for ice cream.
My pet peeves are REALTORS® not returning calls/texts or providing ‘honest feedback.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: 30 years in real estate.
What surprises people most about me is my ability to make people smile.
The three words that best describe me are God, family, and country.
One person I'd really like to meet is Karen Carpenter.
My favorite saying is “I may be wrong, but I’m never uncertain.”
In school my teachers thought I was most likely to succeed.
My favorite movie is “Flight of the Phoenix.”
My favorite musicians are Rod Stewart and Steve Miller.

Katie Zachrich
CBRE
2018 Commercial Advisory Board Chair

Where were you Born? Riverside Hospital.
Where were you did you grow up? Gahanna, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Technically.
Do you have any pets? Not currently.
What are your favorite hobbies? Cooking, reading, and anything active/outdoors.
Where do you currently reside? Grandview.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd run/operate a Bed and Breakfast.
But once I thought I wanted to be a doctor or a teacher.
When I'm not working, I enjoy catching up with my pals.
My favorite get-away is an annual trip with my favorite girlfriends. 
My favorite smart phone app is Realtor.com :).
I have a weakness for ranch dressing. I have four bottles in my fridge right now, although the light ranch is nearly expired! 
My pet peeves are people who drive slow in the left lane.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: While traveling abroad, I was proposed to via offerings of many camels to my family in exchange for my hand.
What surprises people most about me is that I was a door-to-door salesman.
The three words that best describe me are cheesy, fun-loving and generous. 
One person I'd really like to meet is the person who signs the leases  :).
My favorite quote is “Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.” – John Wooden
In school my teachers thought I was involved and had lots of school spirit.
My favorite movie is “Love Actually.”
My favorite band/musician is: I don’t really have a favorite, but love the 90s Pandora Station. 

Tricia Tennyson
Columbus Realty Source
2018-2020 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you born? I was born in Columbus, OH.
Where were you did you grow up? I grew up in Gahanna.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? I'm married to Scott and I have two grown children and two stepchildren.
Do you have any pets? I have a dog, Reggie, a Goldendoodle.
What are your favorite hobbies? My favorite hobby is reading.
Where do you currently reside? In Hilliard.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd still be in sales.
But once I thought I wanted to be: Once I thought about being a teacher, and am just a few classes away from that degree.
When I'm not working, I enjoy being with my friends and children.
My favorite get-away is anywhere by plane.
My favorite smart phone app is WAZE.
I have a weakness for animals.
My pet peeve is anyone who can't take responsibility for their own actions.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: A childhood friend ended up being the Pastor at a church we attended.
What surprises people most about me is I can be vulnerable.
The three words that best describe me are caring, funny, and competitive.
One person I'd really like to meet is Michael Jordan.
My favorite or quote is “Don't be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.” – Michael Jordan
In school my teachers thought I was creative.
My favorite movie is “The Holiday.”
My favorite band is Shinedown.

Katie Crocco
RE/MAX Winners
2018 Union County Director

Where were you born? Philadelphia, PA.
Where were you did you grow up? Marysville, OH.
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Not married, but have had my man-friend for 13 years.
Do you have any pets? Yes, two cats, Baier and Little Gurl. You can say it, I’m totally the crazy cat lady.
What are your favorite hobbies? Cooking, reading, and watching movies.
Where do you currently reside? Marysville.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be Beyonce, slay all day…
But once I thought I wanted to be Princess Leia, offfffff course!
When I'm not working, I enjoy relaxing with a book, movie or happy hour with friends.
My favorite get-away is visiting my besties who have moved out of state.
My favorite smart phone app is any e-book reader.
I have a weakness for dairy products, mmmmmm cheese…
My pet peeves are being inefficient and illogical. Why do that to yourself?! Life is too short to just knock stuff out! Work smart, play hard!
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: I ended up on stage at the Buckeye Cruise for cancer doing the football drills by Urban Meyer because I smart-mouthed him. Sigh, yes, I’m a moron.
What surprises people most about me is that I absolutely require quiet, alone time. I call it my ‘time-out.’ Leaving work, ‘OK everyone, I’m headed home to put myself in time-out until tomorrow.’
The three words that best describe me are unique, exuberant and pragmatic.
One person I'd really like to meet is Tom Hanks.
My favorite saying is “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
In school my teachers thought I was: Not sure, probably a brown-noser!
My favorite movie is hands down “The Fifth Element.”
My favorite band is: Honestly it depends on my mood, but I’ve been to over 30 Dave Matthews Band shows so if I had to choose, DMB, the early albums.

Gretchen McKay Roginson
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
2018-2020 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you born? Please don't hold this against me…I was born and raised in Rochester Hills, MI. I chose to become a Buckeye, so that is my redeeming quality!
Are you married and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Doug and I have known each other for over 20 years—we were married in 2014 at the Audubon Center in Columbus. We have two children, Mason (5) and Lauren (4).
Do you have any pets? Three pets, Mason (5) and Lauren (4) and Doug (39)…messy and loving little devils!
What are you favorite hobbies? I love to cook and entertain, be outside and watch American Pickers on the History channel.
Where do you currently reside? I have lived in two houses my entire 40 years: my childhood home in Michigan, and for the past 18 years at my home which sits in the UA zip code, Hilliard schools and Columbus tax district.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be an antique dealer/picker.
But once I thought I wanted to be a teacher, until I realized I'd have to deal with the parents, too.
When I'm not working, I enjoy taking my kids on local adventures and cooking.
My favorite get-away is anywhere with palm trees and water that is clean and clear.
My favorite smart phone app is Facebook.
I have a weakness for Starbucks and charitable giving.
My pet peeves are impatience and rudeness to service providers.
The three words that best describe me are happy, optimistic and approachable.
One person I'd really like to meet is Oprah.
My favorite saying is “Implement now, perfect later.”
In school my teacher said “Those dimples won't work for you every time.”
My favorite band is local band, MoJoFlo, who we invited to play at our wedding.