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A seasoned real estate veteran, Carol Ann’s kind, unassuming manner belies a voluminous real estate career spanning 45+ years with many well-earned accolades. She has been active in all phases of real estate, having been involved in the construction of four major houses as well as three large apartment complexes with her late husband before relocating to the Mendocino Coast in 1984 (what she calls the best decision of her life!). That hands-on involvement with many different facets of the trades fostered a lifelong passion for the industry, leading to roles at Sea Cottage Real Estate with Rob Eich as her partner, Gale Beauchamp Realty in Fort Bragg, Big River Realty, and finally as a global real estate advisor with Engel & Völkers Coastal Mendocino.

Equally prodigious is Carol Ann’s dedication to volunteering. She has donated her time and talents to a number of local non-profit organizations, including Kelley House Museum, Mendocino Coast Children's Fund, Mendocino Study Club, Mendocino Coast Clinics, Winesong (a fundraiser for the Coast Hospital), Mendocino Music Festival, and she serves as a Chaplain at Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Hospital. She is also a 35-year charter member of Soroptimist International, has been on the CMAR MLS and Scholarship Committees for many years, and is a valued member of the Coastal Mendocino Association of REALTORS®.

Apart from her life in the real estate world, Carol Ann has traveled to Europe a number of times, including trips to Lourdes, France as well as the Holy Land twice. Years ago, she even learned to pilot a single-engine aircraft, flying with her husband across California and to Canada (for trout fishing) and Mexico (for warmer weather). Her future goal is to fly an open-cockpit airplane over San Francisco.

More Awards and Honors:

•     Honorary Member for Life Award from the California Association of REALTORS® (acknowledging 25 years or more of membership)

•     REALTOR® Emeritus from the National Association of REALTORS® (acknowledging 40 years or more of membership)

•     President, Coastal Mendocino Association of REALTORS® (2016-2017)

•     Dame Grand Cross, Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

•     Dame of Malta