Board Members

Kevin Justice - President

RE/MAX Direct
As a dedicated Realtor at RE/MAX Direct in Ramona, I've proudly called this vibrant community home for over a decade, residing with my wife and son. Ramona isn't just where I work—it's where I live and play, drawn to its abundance of outdoor activities and welcoming small-town atmosphere. Serving my community is not just a role but a genuine passion. Holding positions such as RREA President, Ramona Chamber of Commerce Board Director, and coach of multiple soccer teams in our community. I bring years of luxury hospitality experience to real estate, offering a service approach centered on personalized, anticipatory care at the highest standards. With a wealth of real estate knowledge and resources, I ensure my clients achieve success in every transaction.

Karen Domnitz - Vice President

Vice President
Century 21 Affiliated
🔑 **About Me:**
With a passion for both real estate and community service, I am your dedicated Realtor committed to helping you with all your real estate needs while making a positive impact in our community. I understand that buying or selling a home is not just a transaction; it's a life-changing experience. That's why I am here to guide you through every step of the process with expertise and care.

🌟 **Community Engagement: **
Beyond the realm of real estate, I am deeply involved in our community. As a firm believer in giving back, I volunteer extensively with local organizations and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of those around us. Whether it's participating on board organizations, chairing community events, or supporting educational programs and scholarships, I am dedicated to making a difference where it matters most.

**Why Choose Me?**
When you work with me, you're not just getting a Realtor; you're gaining a partner who is invested in your success and the well-being of R Town. I combine my professional expertise with a personal touch, ensuring that your real estate journey is not only seamless but also fulfilling. With me by your side, you can trust that your goals are my top priority.

**Let's Connect:**
Ready to embark on your real estate journey or want to learn more about how I'm making a difference in our community? Don't hesitate to reach out! I'm always here to listen, provide guidance, and help you achieve your homeownership dreams while making a positive impact where it matters most.

Member since 2013
Board Secretary 2015, 2016
Vice President 2017, 2018, 2022-2024
President 2019, 2020

Susan Willis - Treasurer

Re/Max Direct
REALTOR® Broker Associate honored as a consecutive RE/MAX award winner, backed by an extensive 23-year tenure in Real Estate sales. Specializing as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®), my passion lies in guiding seniors and their families through the intricate financial, legal, and emotional journey of home sales during this pivotal life phase.

In the realm of real estate, success is a fusion of results and relationships, a balance I've finely tuned throughout my journey. My unwavering commitment to my clients' well-being and success defines my approach.

I take pride in a track record that reflects my dedication, professionalism, and consistent delivery of exceptional outcomes. Holding broker licenses in ten states—Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Utah, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, and North Carolina—I've cultivated a diverse expertise across multiple regions, enhancing my ability to navigate and excel within varied real estate markets.

REALTOR® Broker Associate honored with the consecutive RE/MAX 100% Award, backed by an extensive 23-year tenure in Real Estate sales. Specializing as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®), my unwavering commitment to my clients' well-being and success defines my approach.

Lori Patenaude - Secretary

RE/MAX Direct
Lori Patenaude has been a Ramona resident for over 25 years and comes from a family with a real estate background. Living here and attending many of Ramona’s local schools and events has given Lori a strong knowledge of the community and a great resource for local information.

As a Realtor, I take pride in growing relationships with my clients. My love for helping others makes my career that much more enjoyable. My commitment to helping clients connect with the home of their dreams and providing the best possible experience results in a regular stream of referrals and gives my clients the confidence that I have gone above and beyond their expectations. I am recently engaged and will soon have 2 amazing step children. When I’m not working you can usually find me hiking, playing with our 2 dogs, hanging with friends or watching the kids play sports.

Marci McKown - Director

Century 21 Affiliated
Meet Marci, your trusted real estate professional. Residing in Ramona, when she's not dominating the dirt track as The Racing Realtor at Barona Speedway, Marci is dedicated to guiding clients through the twists and turns of the real estate market. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to personalized service, Marci tailors each transaction to match her clients' unique goals and desires. From managing financial considerations to optimizing timelines and location preferences, Marci's expertise ensures a seamless journey whether you're buying or selling your home. Revving up your real estate experience for a winning result is Marci's specialty!

Meghan Bernd

Bernd Brokerage
If there's one word that stands out in describing Meghan Bernd, it's dedication. A master in Organizational Management with a concentration in Leadership, Meghan doesn't just lean on her academic credentials; she lives them.
From the onset, Meghan's journey has been one of dedication and determination. A seasoned professional, Meghan has intricately woven her knowledge and skills into every fabric of her business. Her vast experience in customer service, sales, and higher education ensures that she is adept at handling complex negotiations and real estate transactions. The real estate market is ever-evolving, but with Meghan at the helm, you can be assured that she is always ahead of the curve, constantly updating herself on the latest laws and regulations.
Meghan’s move from the Bay Area to San Diego in 2001 marked a new chapter in her life. While her initial career years were dedicated to higher education, Meghan's interactions with students made her realize the importance of home. To many, a degree was a means to achieving the American Dream - a better job, a better home. Meghan saw herself as not just a facilitator of this dream, but an active participant. For her, the essence of real estate isn't just about transactions; it's about aspirations, hopes, and dreams.
Ramona has a special place in Meghan's heart. It's not just a place she chose to call home since 2009, it's where she's deeply rooted as her husband grew up in beautiful Ramona. The allure of Ramona, with its rich history and serene beauty, is undeniable. But for Meghan, its significance is deeply personal. It’s where she, alongside her husband, began their journey as homeowners and where they now raise their family.
In Meghan, you're not just getting a Realtor; you're gaining an ally, a confidant, and a dedicated partner. Her commitment goes beyond contracts and deals. She is fiercely dedicated to her clients, ensuring that their dreams become her dreams. She will walk the extra mile, wear multiple hats, and ensure that your journey in real estate is smooth, seamless, and memorable.
So, if you're seeking a Realtor who embodies commitment, dedication, and passion, Meghan Bernd is the name you can trust. Your dreams are safe in her hands.

Cece Cawthon - Director

Bernd Brokerage
Dedicated to the art of facilitating successful real estate transactions, Cece exemplifies a profound commitment to assisting others, a passion she ardently embraces. Her genuine enjoyment of interpersonal connections seamlessly combines with her extensive real estate expertise, rendering her an ideal Realtor poised to guide you towards the achievement of your buying and/or selling objectives. Cece diligently invests in educating both buyers and sellers, empowering them to make informed decisions at every juncture of the transaction.

As a proud mother of three and a native of San Diego, Cece brings a unique perspective and local insight to her real estate endeavors. It would be a privilege for her to represent you in your forthcoming real estate venture, ensuring a seamless and successful experience.


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Ramona, CA  92065


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