President – 2018 – Cynthia Elizondo – Cynthia earned her MBA in 1993 and has used this knowledge to start several successful entrepreneurial endeavors, but her true love has always been real estate. In addition to PREP, Cynthia serves on the Board of Directors for the Poway Senior Center and the Poway Chamber of Commerce plus volunteers with Soroptimist International of Poway. As a devout Catholic, Cynthia is an active member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, where her husband serves as a deacon. Cynthia is fluent in Spanish and French, but if you speak the language of wine, she is always happy to regale you with stories of being raised in the Napa Valley.
Vice President – 2018 – Jeff Smith – Born in Alamosa, Colorado and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Jeff studied Accounting at California State University, Northridge where he played collegiate golf. In 1986 he graduated from SDSU with a B A degree in Public Administration. Licensed as a California real estate agent since 1989. Over his career, Jeff has gained extensive experience in home remodeling and building with his own investments and projects. After losing his home in the 2007 San Diego wildfires, Jeff shared his knowledge and expertise with his neighbors and feels fortunate to have gone through the entire insurance, design, planning, contracting, and building process. Jeff has been married to Monique for over 18 years and has two sons. Braden and Tanner. He remains active in community services, enjoys traveling and entertaining.
Treasurer – 2018 – James Endicott – In 1984 Jim began a 32 year career in mortgage loan origination. He worked for several mortgage banking and mortgage brokerage firms receiving numerous production awards. In 1999 Jim earned his Real Estate Broker license and established his own Company (James Endicott Financial Services). Jim’s wife Lynda worked with him as the company’s loan processor. April of 2016 Jim retired from the real estate finance industry, although he still retains his Real Estate Broker license. Jim has been a dedicated member of PREP for 30+ years and will continue to serve the organization as time and opportunity arise. .
Secretary – 2018 – Jeff Hans – Jeff began his career in real estate in 2000 as a mortgage professional and worked with several different companies in the Escondido and Rancho Bernardo communities before becoming co-owner of a branch of Windsor Capital Mortgage in RB. He worked as both a Realtor and Mortgage professional while at Windsor and finally chose to concentrate solely on real estate in 2008 when he joined RE/MAX Associates. He has served 3 terms as president of PREP in addition to the six years he served as a PREP Board Member. Jeff and his wife Loretta have been married 30 years and raised their son and daughter from pre-school through 12th grade in the Poway Unified School District. He is very involved with the Church at Rancho Bernardo and is a ministry leader for “Hope on the Home Front” helping to serve the needs of our local military families. He looks forward to helping in the growth of the PREP organization.
2 Year Director – 2018 – Norma Aguilar – Norma grew up in San Diego. She loves working with children and the elderly and has many years of volunteer experience at Scripps Mercy Hospital, the Professional Alliance for Children and High tech High School. Norma graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising in 2003. She has studied French, Italian and is fluent in Spanish. As a real estate agent, Norma works hard to insure that her clients needs are met and does her very best to make the real estate transaction go as smooth as possible. Her business has grown from referrals and friends. Norma is very excited for the opportunity to serve the PREP organization and is looking forward to being a part of such a great team! In her free time, Norma loves to hike the beautiful San Diego trails. She also loves to travel and explore the different cultures with her husband and son!
2 Year Director – 2018 – Dale Politte – Dale is a returning Director having served in the position before.He is anxious to assist the PREP Board maintain the traditions that have served the group so well since it was formed in 1969.Dale has been a licensed Realtor in California since 2005 and has been a home owner in Rancho Penasquitos, CA for the past 28 years. He grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota after being honorably discharged from the United States marine Corps in 1973.
2 Year Director – 2018 – K Sorenson – K Sorenson has earned a glowing reputation as a top notch Realtor, having worked in San Diego County since 1987. She has been awarded numerous top sales awards as she continues to be a well respected Realtor within our community. As a mentor to new agents and spokesperson for her office, K is passionate about real estate and it shows in her work ethic. Additionally, K has held numerous positions on the Poway Real Estate Professional Board which supports the local community.
1 Year Director – 2018 – Bret Geernaert – Bret has enjoyed being in the service industry because of the pride and satisfaction he feels in helping people. He makes a point of treating his clients like lifelong friends, especially in a sometimes technical and difficult process like buying or selling a home. He feels fortunate to live in a place like Poway to raise his children.
1 Year Director – 2018 – Anwar El-Mofty – Anwar is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, a business developer, and an entrepreneur. He received his MBA from the University of San Diego in 1977. He has an extensive business background in service and retail management, as well as excellent negotiating skills and investment assessment. Anwar’s main goal is to provide his clients with the support and guidance needed to successfully buy, sell, or invest in residential real estate. he is fluent in both English and Arabic. Anwar is married to Jaylan, a special education teacher in PUSD. they have been together for 38 years and have three adult children. Anwar is honored to be on the BOD of PREP and serve its members.
1 Year Director – 2018 – Lisa Herndon – Lisa has a degree in business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from San Diego State University, and also brings 12 years of corporate experience to this business. She is part of the Monterey Ridge Elementary School PTA, a board member with the Poway Unified School District Foundation and co-hosts Lifestyles San Diego, a local TV show. She enjoys being a mom to her 2 kids, in addition to good wine, food and travel! Lisa has achieved great success in her real estate career including being a Top Producer at Windermere Homes & Estates for 5 years and counting. Real Estate is her passion. She and her team pride themselves on their professionalism, communication and service to their clients and counterparts within the Real Estate community!
1 Year Director – 2018 – Brian Westre – Brian manages the Inland Corridor branch of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, located in downtown Rancho Bernardo. Brian raised his family, and started his real estate career in Rancho Bernardo. A San Diego resident for over 43 years, Brian is a past PREP Board member and PREP President. Brian has also been active at the San Diego Association of REALTORS and California Association of REALTORS as a Board member and member of multiple committees. Brian earned the SDAR REALTOR of the Year Award in 2011 and Rookie of the Year in 2001.
2 Year Affiliate Rep – 2018 – Jackie Ninich – Jackie is an Escrow Sales Representative with Legends Escrow, Chicago Title Company. Adept in sales, she has maintained a culture of hard work and resilience throughout her professional life. At Legends Escrow, she is responsible for social media, client relations, and sales marketing. Born and raised in San Diego, Jackie has always had her eyes on the prize; professional development and growth. She has been in the customer service industry for a span of 10 years and incorporates a fun but professional approach in the performance of her duties. Qualities that set her apart from the crowd is by being creative and artistic.
1 Year Affiliate Rep – 2018 – Ryann Hastings – Ryann Hastings is originally from San Luis Obispo County and comes from a long line of Real Estate professionals. In 2007 she moved to San Diego to pursue an education, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University and fell in love with the city. Her passion lies in creating relationships, serving others and truly listening to the needs of her clients to meet and exceed their expectations. She is currently a Sales Representative with First American Title and covers the I-15 corridor.”My ultimate goal is to bring value to the real estate, escrow and lending community by sharing the benefits and the successes of First American Title throughout the entire real estate transaction.”
Corporate Administrator – 2018 – Bob Weurding – Bob is the Broker and co-owner of Team Weurding Realty and has worked in the real estate industry for over 30 years following his retirement from the US Navy in 1987. Bob earned a degree in Education with a minor in Information Systems from San Diego State University, as well as an MBA in Information Technology and Marketing from National University. Early in his career he and his brother purchased a Century 21 franchise which was when he became a broker. Bob has been an active member of PREP since 1988 serving as President twice, as well as Treasurer. He has also served on the SDAR BOD, the SANDICOR BOD (1 Year as Chairman).