About Our Association

2021 Officers and Directors/Staff


I’m Brad Anderson, I have served on the board previously as a local director, President and past President. I’ve been a member of the golf committee putting together our great golf! Past REALTOR of the Year, and if you didn’t already know, an agent at REMAX County Wide 1st. ! I take my career and my roles with the board very seriously! As your Board President, you have my word as before, my phone is always on and my door is always open, don’t ever hesitate to voice your opinions and concerns, this is YOUR Association!
Brad Anderson

President Elect

have been a real estate broker with REMAX County Wide 1st  for many years.  As well as being a broker, I work part-time in the county assessors office and I also am a member of the Washington Township advisory board. I volunteer for a nonprofit company that raises money for ALS and have been in charge of many local fundraisers. I enjoy reading to pre-schoolers once a week and find the break from adult people to be refreshing! I have been married to my husband Jeff for 22 years and we have two sons in college. I'm finding myself with extra time on my hands with the boys being grown and felt this was a great opportunity to get more involved with my career and board
Tracey Cummins


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My name is Olga Sanchez and have been a Realtor for a Long time. My years as a Realtor have been rewarding and given me the opportunity to meet a large number of fellow Realtors as well as Lenders; Title Company representatives; Home Inspectors and many other affiliates related to the industry. I have served as Board President in the past and look forward to this opportunity to serve as Secretary in 2020..  Please feel free to contact me anytime at 219-363-7781 or via email.
Olga Sanchez



I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker 1st Choice and have been a Realtor since 1993.    I am a past President of the La Porte County Board of Realtors 2001  and have held all offices on the LPCAR Board. I am also a volunteer at Franciscan St Anthony Hospital. I love spending time with my children and grandchildren and my Yorkie!

Karole Myres

Local Director


I am a full-time REALTOR with Weichert Realtors | Merrion Group in Michigan City.  Since buying my home as a single mom, it has been a dream to be able to help others realize their dream of homeownership.  I have been married to my husband, Patrick for 15 years and together we are raising our 17-year-old special needs granddaughter, Ceana. She is a joy just as our other 5 grandchildren are.  They keep us young.   Prior to real estate, I worked as an Executive Assistance for 15 years as well as an adjunct professor, at my local community college. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, write, crochet and volunteer. You can reach me at 219-221-5079 or through email.

Deb Vance

Local Director

Born and raised in LaPorte, IN, I know the area very well.  Married for 45 years to Doug, have two grown children, Denise and Dustin, and three grandchildren, Xander, Xavier, and Scarlett.  Real Estate is my first love and in my spare time, I crochet.  Happy 2021. 
Darlene Jesch

Local Director

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My name is Julie Wagner with RE/MAX County Wide 1st here in Laporte. I have been a Realtor since 2008. I have raised my four children here with my husband. I look forward to having a chance to serve on the board as a Local Director.
Julie Wagner

Local Director

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Jamal Agemy is a full time Broker Associate for Century 21 Affiliated, formerly Middleton Company and has been a REALTOR for 12 years.  He conducts his real estate practice with a strong work ethic and passion for success in real estate.  He has been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, served as President & Treasurer for the Joy School PTA/PTO, Served on the Michigan City High School Post Prom Committee. Also, Jamal volunteered as a Junior Achievement instructor for approximately 5 years and Treasurer to a 501(c)(3) corporation for 12 years.  He is the Father of two college students and has been married for 24 years.
Jamal Agemy

Affiliate Director

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Julie has been with the Fidelity family since 1985. For fourteen of those years she was a searcher and learned some examining, which has given her the knowledge and expertise to better service her customers. She assists realtors, lenders, builders and attorneys in both the commercial and residential segments. She attributes her and her teams’ great success to the knowledge they have, and the valuable products and resources that Fidelity has to offer their customers. She knows how valuable her clients’ time is, so service is her #1 priority and helping them grow their business by partnering up with them. She’s always made herself available after hours and weekends since a lot of her customers work evenings and weekends.​ Julie is a Board Member of the Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana, a Member of the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, the La Porte County Association of Realtors, the Valparaiso and Chesterton Chambers of Commerce, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and is on the Board for Hilltop Neighborhoods. A resident of Valparaiso, Julie is married to Eric Deal and has a son, Joshua and a grandson, Justice.

Julie Deal

We are REALTORS, we live by the Code...

The Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® is a document which is universally recognized by lawyers and laymen as the measure of professionalism in the real estate industry. It does not describe the lowest common denominator of permissible behavior as do the licensing laws of the state. Instead, it outlines the highest ideals of professional performance the public, and other REALTORS®, have a right to expect from REALTORS®.