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LUTAR Election for 2015 Open Seats


Nominating Committee ...
a MOTION was made, SECONDED and CARRIED to approve the following 2015 Board of Directors slate



The election will be done electronically starting today and ending October 14th, 2014.

Board Position Candidates Candidate Biographies




President Elect

Nancy Fritz

I have been in the community as a REALTOR for 40+ years now. I have been active in grievance, professional standards and as of this year, trained in mediation in both local associations and at the National level. I have been lucky to give time to our local Downtown Development committee for 35+ years. I have been very active in our local board and enjoy serving on the different committees that they offer. I keep myself knowledgeable in my trade and I believe that education is needed to keep us abreast of all the changes in real estate today. I love my job and have devoted my life to giving people the American dream of “home ownership”. I would love to serve as your 2015 President Elect and help out in any way possible.  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif


Vic Carpenter


  • Life long resident of Lapeer County - currently living in Oregon Township with my wife Cheryl (also a Lapeer native)

  • attended Lapeer Public School

  • served four years in the United States Air Force

  • Served on the Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors of the Lapeer County Community Credit Union

  • Currently serving on the board of directors of Security Credit Union

  • a current member of American Legion Post 16 in Lapeer

  • Member of LUTAR since 2003

  • Served on several LUTAR committees

  • Currently participating on RealComp MLS committee

  • Currently serving on the Board of Directors of LUTAR in the capacity of Secretary/Treasurer

  • retired from the State of Michigan - Department of Treasury with 35+ years of service

    The Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of Realtors represent each of us in our daily business activity.  The Board of Directors is responsible for how the day-to-day activity impacts the members.  They are also responsible for setting the short and long term goals of the Association, how to meet those goals and how they impact each of us.  Board members must remain business neutral and work for the common good of all members and associate members.  I feel my prior experience with project management and long term planning is a valuable asset to the board and all members of the association. 

3 Year Director

Shelley Watson


I have been a resident of Lapeer since late 2003.  I began working in the field of real estate as a Property Manager at an upscale community in Auburn Hills, several years ago. In 2006, I became an unlicensed assistant and obtained my Real Estate license in 2007 to take on more responsibilities.  I also won the Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of Realtor’s Rookie of the Year award in 2008, the Top Producer Award for Exit Realty Group 2008-2013 as well as the Top 100 Club 2010-2013.  I have been consistently among the Top 5 Exit Associates in Michigan in both Listings and Sales month after month and was awarded Top Producer for Gross Closed Commissions for Exit Realty Michigan 2009-2013.  I also served as Secretary on the LUTAR Board of Directors for 2010, as both Secretary and Treasurer for 2011, President Elect 2012, Board President 2013 and currently serve as the Past President. I was voted Realtor of the Year for 2011. I have also participated in a Habitat for Humanity build. I am a wife and mother of 2 young children and am active in my son and daughter’s schools.  I put 110% into everything I do and would therefore make an excellent choice for all your Real Estate needs. 

3 Year Director

Michael Young

Michael has spent the majority of his career in the financial industry, starting with an operations position at National Bank of Detroit and culminating as First Vice President of Standard Federal Bank.  His more than 30 years of financial experience encompassed the management of over 130 employees and 750 ATM locations.

In his current position with Realty Executives Main Street LLC, his sales over the past twelve months have surpassed $2.0 million, with more than 40 homes sold.

Specializing in foreclosure properties, Michael’s extensive knowledge of finance and the current real estate market, offer his clients a valuable resource for their new home search and purchase.


Board of Directors
April 1998 – 1999

Payments Authority, Troy, Michigan

Board of Directors
January 1995 – 1999

Routing Number Administration Board, Washington, DC

Board of Directors
January 2007 – December 2011

Eastern Michigan Arabian Association, Dryden, MI
A non-profit organization for the Promotion of the Arabian horse

Board of Directors
January – December 2008
January 2011 – Present
Lapeer Upper Thumb Board of Realtors, Lapeer, MI

1 Year Director

Cheryl Almstadt


Work history:
2003 to present
In 2003 I became a Realtor.
Broker: Carol Walters, Coldwell Banker Walters,  Richmond, MI

I worked for Carol for 5 + years and put my license in referral for 5+ years due to life altering events.
Chris Hendrix had recently become the new Broker and I worked for him for about year before going into referral.

2013: I contacted Chris Hendrix and decided it was time to resume my carrier in Real Estate.  I now work out of the Lapeer Coldwell Banker Professionals office and love it.  I have found it to be quite a challenge getting back into the business with so many changes.   This year has been very productive in that I am  developing ties to the community, and growing my business.

I feel that there is great opportunity to give back, learn and grow in my chosen profession by being a part of the LUTAR Board of Directors.  I feel I come to the table with commitment to my chosen profession and enthusiasm.

I was the Executive Director of the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce.  501c3 Non-Profit Organization

Promoting Business

  • Developed & Managed Fundraisers, Programs and Community Events
  • Highlight: Luncheon For Governor John Engler.
  • Developed the Winter and Ice Festival
  • Developed the Business Information Center for the Richmond Good Old Days
  • Developed a Filmed Candidate Forum along with many other programs to Promote Business and the Community


I was a Board Member of:
Wellhead Protection Board
Economic Development Board
Tax Finance Increment Authority

Along with various Sub Committees


Associates Degree, Macomb Community College

Focus was the Art History and Art.  I have led several Art Therapy Classes for Abused Women and Children.  Macomb County and Oakland County Shelters.   Graduated from High School in Gresham, Oregon 1969. 

If selected to serve on the LUTAR Board of Directors 

I will commit to the Mission Statement: "To provide our members with resources and support to be ethical,  professional, successful and to be the voice of real estate in our communities."

1 Year Director

Brenda Johnson


I was first licensed as an salesperson in 1990 and was honored as the Rookie of the year. During the 90's I served on the Grievance Committee a few times and was a very active member of our local Board.  I continued my education and obtained my Associate Brokers license in 2001. In 2004 I took a leave from the real estate world and was elected to the Elba Township Board of Trustees and served as the township clerk until 2012. Now I am eager to get back to doing what I always loved to do: help people buy or sell properties.  I believe it is important to give back whether it be to your community or to your work place. I am willing to contribute my time and any talents I may have and will work hard if chosen to be a Member our our Board of Realtors.

1 Year Director

Robin Worley


I have been in the banking/lending industry for more than 20 years. Currently I am a senior mortgage loan originator at Independent Bank and I work out of the Lapeer office. 


Prior to Independent Bank, I was employed with Bank of America (Standard Federal Bank/LaSalle) as an assistant vice president mortgage loan originator.


I have lived in Lapeer County (Attica) for 20 years. I am married to my best friend and have two great children.


In my free time, I enjoy quilting and antiquing.