Meet your new Leaders

Congratulations to our newly elected leaders who share a little piece of themselves — who they are and what makes them happy.

PATTI BROWN-WRIGHT
Real Estate Technology Partners
2019-2021 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you born? Bellaire, OH
Where did you grow up? Bellaire, OH
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married to Ross, one daughter in Frederick, MD, two stepchildren in Marion, Ohio and one grandson.
Do you have any pets? Not at this time.
What are your favorite hobbies? Golf and sightseeing.
Where do you currently reside? Powell, Ohio
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a nurse.
But once I thought I wanted to be a pilot.
When I'm not working, I enjoy gardening and golf.
My favorite get-away is going to see my daughter.
My favorite smart phone app is Ohio Lottery… I love to play Keno.
I have a weakness for bourbon.
My pet peeves are people who are rude and don’t return messages.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: I was hit in the eye with a golf ball.
What surprises people most about me is how approachable I am.
The three words that best describe me are energetic, comical, caring.
One person I'd really like to meet is Drew Barrymore.
My favorite saying is “If you are going nowhere any road will take you.”
In school my teachers thought I was always ahead of the curve ball.
My favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
My favorite musician is Madonna.

GARY COOK
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
2019-2021 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you born? Technically Cincinnati, but my family was already in Westerville. So, I always say I was born in Westerville.
Where did you grow up? Westerville
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married (Monica) with 3 kids, oldest is a daughter (Shalyn married to Joe), middle boy is in Med School, (GJ), and my youngest son is a Junior at OU (Zayne).
Do you have any pets? Dogs and chickens... the chickens are mine.
What are your favorite hobbies? Fishing and rehabbing or building things.
Where do you currently reside? Galena
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a rehabber or some sort of handy-man.
But once I thought I wanted to be a Psychologist.
When I'm not working, I enjoy being with my wife and kids or working alone on projects.
My favorite get-aways are fishing in Canada and cruising with my family.
My favorite smart phone app is Pandora Music.
I have a weakness for a hard-luck story.
My pet peeves are too many to mention. Ask my wife.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me: Other than numerous accidental self-inflicted wounds, my life is pretty low key.
What surprises people most about me is I'm not a fan of public speaking.
The three words that best describe me are driven, direct, adaptive.
One person I'd really like to meet is: I'm really not into meeting anyone famous, so I would say I hope to meet God... on the right terms. And, God only knows, I'm trying!
My favorite sayings are: "Kill them with kindness" and "Does Barry Manilo know you raided his wardrobe?"
In school my teachers thought I was: In the words of my Grandpa, "A Fidget-ass".
My favorite movie is The Breakfast Club.
My favorite band is U2.

ADDIE DAVIS-HOLSINGER
RE/MAX Capital Centre
2019-2021 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you born? Columbus
Where were you did you grow up? Clintonville
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Yes, married to my husband Pat and we have an 11-year old son, Noah, and a 2-year old daughter, Hadley.
Do you have any pets? No
What are your favorite hobbies? Playing volleyball and I love a good book on the beach.
Where do you currently reside? Never left 43214.
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be…I don’t know, but self employed.
But once I thought I wanted to be on the USA gymnastics team…granted I couldn’t do  a somersault.
When I'm not working, I enjoy just hanging with my family.
My favorite get-away is a beach, any beach.
My favorite smart phone app is my Kindle app.
I have a weakness for anything chocolate.
My pet peeve is: My own pet peeve is that I bite my nails.
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me is in Salt Lake City I went to take a short cut and ended up on a black diamond hill…very humorous for my family looking for me from the gondola above.
What surprises people most about me is that I found the career that I love when I was 19.
The three words that best describe me are devoted, creative, empathetic.
One person I'd really like to meet is Dr. Wayne Dyer.
My favorite saying is "Love what you do and do what you love."
In school my teachers thought I talked too much.
My favorite movie is Harry Potter.
My favorite musician is Kenny Chesney.

JEREMY S. PAPE
CRT, REALTORS®
2019-2021 Columbus REALTORS® Director

Where were you born? London, OH
Where did you grow up? Pickerington, OH
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? I am married to Amanda Pape, a Kindergarten teacher in Gahanna. I have three children, Gavin, 14, Kenzie, 12, and Janie, 3.
Do you have any pets? A black lab named Max.
What are your favorite hobbies? Boating, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and shopping at Costco.
Where do you currently reside? New Albany, OH
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a pilot.
But once I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian or a teacher.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, skiing, and snowboarding.
My favorite get-aways are ski trips to Utah, Colorado, and Montana.
My favorite smart phone app is Pandora.
I have a weakness for candy and online shopping.
My pet peeves are bad communication, tardiness, and when people don’t have a signature line!
Most bizarre/craziest thing that has happened to me was getting lost while flying on my first cross country solo night flight and flying with my dad in his F-16.
What surprises people most about me is that I was a C-130 pilot in the US Airforce.
The three words that best describe me are energetic, driven, and  positive.
One person I'd really like to meet is Mark Wahlberg.
My favorite saying is “Successful people will do the things failures won’t .”
In school my teachers thought I was quiet and nice.
My favorite movie is Good Will Hunting.
My favorite band/musician is: I love all types of music, but I’m pretty hooked on Drake right now.

BEN HEMMERT
HER, Realtors®
2019 Director-at-Large

Where were you Born? Teaneck, NJ
Where were you did you grow up? Westerville...same house my parents currently live in!
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married to Audra for 14 years and we have two daughters—Lillian, age 10 and Kate, age 7. We also have two boys, Jose and Sebastian, who are both 17 and living with us as they pursue their  dreams to play professional soccer!
What are your favorite hobbies? Sports
Where do you currently reside? New Albany
Once I thought I wanted to be a teacher/coach.
When I'm not working, I enjoy watching my kids activities.
My favorite get-away is my weekly game in my men's soccer league!
My favorite smart phone app is Instagram.
My pet peeves are appointments that do not begin on time.
The three words that best describe me are hard working, friendly and helpful.
One person I'd really like to meet is Lebron James.
My favorite saying is “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

MARIE SMITH
World Class Title
2019-2021 Columbus REALTORS® Affiliate Director

Where were you born? Columbus
Where were you did you grow up? German Village and went to HS at Bishop Hartley.
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? I have a 15-year old son and a 14- year old daughter. Life with teenagers keeps me on my toes!
Do you have any pets? A beagle named Ralphie and an aquarium with fish and frogs.
What are your favorite hobbies? Crossfit, baking, hiking, and crossword puzzles.
Where do you currently reside? Hilliard
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be anything involving travel!
But once I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but life had other plans and I truly love what I do!
When I'm not working, I enjoy hiking, camping and forcing my kids to do fun family activities.
My favorite get-away is New York City!
My favorite smart phone app is, hmm. Probably Facebook/Instagram or Words with Friends.
I have a weakness for donuts. All the donuts.
My pet peeve are people who are rude.
What surprises people most about me is that I have run Warrior Dash three times. The last time was with my kids, and my friends and their kids. So much fun!
The three words that best describe me are outgoing, funny and sincere.
One person I'd really like to meet is Harry Connick, Jr.
My favorite quote is:  “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
In school my teachers thought I was very social and talkative. That works well in my career!
My favorite movies are "Meet Me in St Louis" and "Happy Gilmore."
My favorite bands/musicians are Alabama Shakes, Imagine Dragons, Metallica, Zac Brown, Zeppelin; way too many to narrow down, and all over the place!

JENNA WEBSTER
Berkshire Hathaway HS Crager Tobin
2019-2021 Columbus REALTORS® Affiliate Director

Where were you Born? Columbus, OH
Where did you grow up? London, OH
Are you married, and/or do you have any kids or grandkids? Married, two children
Do you have any pets? Three dogs
What are your favorite hobbies? Baking cupcakes
Where do you currently reside? London, OH
If I couldn't be a REALTOR®, I'd be a lawyer.
But once I thought I wanted to be a psychologist.
When I'm not working, I enjoy being with my family.
My favorite get-away is anywhere on a cruise ship.
My favorite smart phone app is the Weather Channel.
I have a weakness for sweets and pasta.
My pet peeve is being ignored!
What surprises people most about me is that I like the Spice Girls.
The three words that best describe me are strong-willed and determined (passionate).
One person I'd really like to meet is anybody in the cast of “Friends.”
My favorite saying is “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
In school my teachers thought I was helpful.
My favorite movie is "Christmas Chronicles."
My favorite musician is Crowder.