Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

President-Elect (members will vote for one)

Heidi Parsons – President-Elect


It is with honor that I have accepted the nomination from the Nomination Committee for President Elect. We as Realtors and members of the National Association of Realtors are part of one of the largest trade organizations and most powerful lobbying groups in North America.  Being at the forefront with the latest real estate legal aspects, ethical responsibilities, and technology advancements is imperative at a local level as well.  It is important to be completely up-to-date in all aspects of the business in order to serve our clients and the general public to the best of our ability.
Since becoming a Realtor, I have always believed in education and committed to being well informed on new and upcoming trends, ideas, and industry changes.  I have obtained my GRI, ABR, CRS and SRS designations.  I am currently a Realtor of Remax Lakeshore, a director on WMLAR’s board as well as finishing my second and final year as President of the Lakeshore Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors.
During the past 18 years of my Real Estate career, I have served and volunteered on many committees and activities sponsored by the board. I am a yearly RPAC investor and have served on the Education, Grievance and Social Committees.  I have always made it my priority to be involved at the association level.  Based on all of my experiences, I feel that I am ready to take the responsibly of President Elect on the leadership board.  It would be my honor and privilege to serve you, my Realtor friends.  I believe with my help, our association will continue to be a leader in our industry.


3 Year Seats on Board of Directors (members will vote for one, two, or three)


Jim Fett – Director

Please vote Jim Fett – Board of Directors
It is truly an honor to be nominated for your Board of Directors.
My name is Jim Fett and I am a REALTOR® at Nexes Realty in Muskegon.  I have been blessed to be a full-time REALTOR® for the last 26 years.  I have a beautiful wife, Dawn, 4 children; Lauren, Dustyn, Torrie, Dylan and a new Grandchild, Locklyn.  We love spending family time together and also love the Christmas spirit as many of you see on Facebook!!  I have coached baseball and football for many years rom T-ball to High School and am back at it, coaching my 11 year old son in baseball, with the help of my older son and nephew.
I served on the Board of Directors last year on a 1 year term and enjoyed being a part of all the decisions made to make this Board one of the best in Michigan.  I look forward, if elected, to keep all the positive momentum moving in the right direction and be a voice for my fellow REALTORS®.  I also served on the Grievance Committee for 6 years and truly enjoy giving back to the association for all they have done for us as agents over the years.  I love helping others and am always available to share with other agents my perspective on working hard, being honest, treating clients and fellow agents with respect, and most important, making time for your family!!


Melissa Heyer - Director


I would like to express my interest in running for a Director’s position at WMLAR.  I was on the board a few years ago when decisions were made that have benefited everyone and I would like an opportunity to do that again. I am also VP of Membership for Women's Council, Chair of the Forms committee and teach classes at the Board.  I like to stay involved at many different levels of Real Estate and help everyone succeed.   I have been a Realtor for 20 years and feel my time and experience will help make our Board stronger than ever.  









Lorie Kiebach – Director


First, I would like to thank the WMLAR Nominating Committee and the West Michigan Lakeshore Association.  It is an honor to have your blessing, so again, thank you for your trust in nominating me for a Board of Director opportunity. 
I was born and raised in West Michigan - a Graduate of Spring Lake High School and Davenport University. I obtained my real estate license nearly 20 years ago, in 1996 and have been practicing real estate ever since. Currently, I am working with buyers and sellers full-time! I love what I do!! 
I believe in loyal relationships, community and getting involved!  I currently serve as the Grievance Chairperson. I've been on the Grievance committee for 14 years, Chairperson for 9 years. Prior to this position I also served on the social committee for 2 years. 
I am ready, willing and able to take on this position. I want to take my passion for my community, my work, my colleagues, and my 20 years of experience in this business to the next level. I want to serve YOU as your board of director for WMLAR and I am asking you for your vote.  Vote Kiebach, for Board of Director!
A little bit more about me...........
My husband Steve and I met 16 years ago at my cousins surprise birthday party at Old Boys. We live in West Olive along the Lakeshore. My husband has worked at Johnson controls for 28 years. We have 4 kids between us and two grand kids. We love the outdoors and bolt up north to our cabin any chance we have we have some free time!! 



Jane McGregor - Director


I am a lifelong resident of Ottawa and Muskegon Counties and know our markets and neighborhoods very well.  I love and respect our profession and strive to keep our values, ethics and practices respectable.  I believe that I am a good communicator and would make a great liaison as a voice from the agents.  I am at the point in my career where I am able to serve and give back.   I feel that I have the knowledge and experience to contribute as a Board of Directors Member and hope to add valuable input.    My experience includes;  Past President and Vice President of Women’s Council of Realtors,  member and current Head Chair of Realtors Who Care,  Member of the Roosevelt Park Planning Commission and Board of Appeals and have I served on various municipal committees.   I would be proud and honored to represent you as a voice on the Board of Directors for WMLAR!







Sharon Johnson - Director


I have been fortunate to be a Realtor for 39 years, 36 as Associate Broker.  I have also have had the honor of serving you in many areas of West Michigan Association of Realtors as: Director….2002-2003…….Treasurer 2004…..President 2005
Under my watch as your President I was the founding member of the Woman’s Council of Realtors, Lakeshore Chapter and its first President, also instrumental in creating our WMLAR Memorial Garden.  I have been honored with Distinguished Service Award 2005, Realtor of the Year 2006, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2014. 
Currently I am Co-Chair of the Realtors Who Care Committee.  I would love to have the privilege of serving YOU again, as YOUR Director to address any needs and concerns you may have.









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