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2025 SRCAR Elections

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Cody Bellmeyer – RE/MAX Galaxy

Cody Bellmeyer is a devoted lawyer,
REALTOR®, and husband who passionately
enforces justice and helps people achieve their
dreams. He has an extensive background in real
estate law and was mentored by one of the best
association attorneys in the state. Because of that
foundation, he is passionate about bringing a
unique voice to the real estate community during
these ever-changing times. Throughout his
career, he has advocated for sellers, buyers,
brokers, property managers, and even
REALTOR® associations. He hopes to use his
unique experience to serve SRCAR and its Board
of Directors.

Michael Bouma – Ardent Realty

As a third-generation real estate professional, Michael Bouma has inherited a wealth of knowledge and expertise,
which he has honed and expanded over a remarkable career spanning more than 35 years.

Throughout his journey, Michael has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his profession and the betterment of the real estate community. He actively contributes to the industry through his involvement in various committees and organizations. As a member of the Grievance Committee (2024 Vice Chair), he diligently addresses and resolves disputes, ensuring fair and ethical practices within the field. Additionally, his leadership as the Diversity Committee Chair highlights his dedication to fostering inclusivity and promoting diversity within the real estate sector. He works closely with the Professional Development Committee (as a committee Member) to collaborate with other committees and groups to promote DEI, Professionalism and Education for our members at large.

Michael’s contributions extend beyond committee work. His invaluable experience and insights led him to serve as
the iBroker Chair (2022 – Present), where he plays a pivotal role in guiding and collaborating with fellow real estate brokers. This position showcases his leadership skills and willingness to invest in the growth and success of others in the industry.

Recognizing the importance of staying connected and informed, Michael is an active member of the National
Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Through this association, he actively participates in
events, networking opportunities, and educational programs that empower professionals in the real estate field.
Michael believes in the power of continuing education. He is both a graduate of SRCAR Institute Graduate (SIG) as
well as a Menifee Masters Graduate. He has held the SRES (Seniors Specialist) designation and his willingness to
continue to learn and grow is evident as he recently received his Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
designation.

Outside of his professional commitments, Michael has been deeply engaged in his local community. For 19 years, he dedicated his time and resources to a prominent non-profit organization in Orange County. Now, he participates in fundraising with local non-profits seeking to make positive changes in the local community. Through his involvement, he has contributed to initiatives and projects that have positively impacted the lives of individuals and families within the communities he serves. He enjoys a wide variety of interests including (but not limited to) bowling, baseball and football. He loves cars and everything racing (F1, Indy, Nascar). When he is not engaged in Real Estate activities, you may find him enjoying our local wine at various wineries in our valley.

With an extensive background and a wealth of experience, Michael continues to be a respected figure in the real
estate industry. His commitment to professional excellence, community engagement, and continuous growth sets him apart as a trusted advisor and an invaluable resource for all those seeking his guidance.

Michael would bring his expertise along with his commonsense approach to life to the Board and would
like to thank you for your consideration!

Kirk Effinger – Century 21 Affiliated

I grew up in and around the real estate business. Some of my earliest memories are of accompanying my
dad, also a licensed real estate broker as well as a general contractor, on construction sites, doing
construction cleanup as a boy and as a teenager spending vacation days working as a laborer on
construction sites.

After service in the Air Force, my adult work career began with my selling lumber in bulk to builders and
contractors for one of the largest lumber companies in California. I later went back into construction as a
superintendent for a large California builder, helping to supervise construction of hundreds of homes from
Northridge to San Diego. I later became a project manager and obtained my real estate license while
working for another developer.

I spent the next twenty-five years in the mortgage industry as a loan officer, branch manager, and division
vice-president at various firms. I was active in the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®
as an affiliate and had the pleasure and distinction of being named “Affiliate of the Year”, as well as being
the first affiliate to be invited to serve on that association’s Legislative Committee.

In 2006, I could see dark clouds on the horizon, and decided to make a switch away from the real estate
industry I had been involved in my entire life, starting a magazine publishing company with my daughter.
We had a good run, but became victims of the economy and, in 2010, shut down the business. So, it was
back home to real estate, but this time as a broker associate/agent.

It’s important to me to be involved in my community. Over several years I have volunteered and served
on numerous commissions and non-profit boards. I will be stepping down as the board chair of the
Palomar Health Foundation in North County San Diego after four years of service in that role, and am a
member of the Murrieta Rotary Club.

I currently serve on your association’s board of directors . I am chair of the SRCAR Legislative
Committee, and am a member of the association’s Finance Committee and Networking & Property
Preview Committee. In those roles I am working to improve transparency and efficacy of the committees
to better serve our members. I also currently serve as a CAR Director and in that capacity serve on
CAR’s Legislative and Taxation & Government Finance Committees.

My wife Kaye and I have lived in Murrieta since 2018. I have two grown children. Daughter Kelly is my
graphic designer, and my son Sean works in the biotech industry.

Scott Farnam – Farnam & Associates Real Estate

I have been a dedicated resident of the Temecula Valley since 1989, and I believe I have made a
positive impact in both my professional and community endeavors. Although my proudest achievement is being
a father to three exceptional sons. With a strong background in service and leadership, I have a distinguished
record of accomplishments:

Military Service:
I served in the United States Army

Law Enforcement Experience:
I dedicated 10 years as a reserved deputy for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Business Expertise:
A licensed general contractor since 1991, specializing in construction defect repair, high end remodels, custom
homes, commercial/residential development, and project management. In 2001, I ventured into real estate, fell
in love with helping others achieve the American dream and became a real estate broker in 2004. I am the
proud owner of Farnam & Associates Real Estate, a full-service brokerage specializing in residential,
commercial properties, land, and property management.

Political Leadership:
My commitment to the community extends to public service as a former Mayor and City Council Member for the
City of Wildomar.

Community Engagement:
An active member of various esteemed organizations including VFW, Elks, Rotary, Scouts, Youth Sports,
Urban Land Institute, ICSC, AOA, and numerous other community groups.

Board, Commissions and Committee Experience:
I have contributed my expertise to several boards, committees, and commissions, including but not limited to
the Riverside County Flood Control, Riverside Conservation Authority, Riverside County Habitat Conservation
Agency, Riverside County Transportation Commission, Western Riverside Council of Governments, Southern
California Association of Governments, and the Grievance Committee for SRCAR.

I’m a firm believer in mentoring and giving back which has driven me to an unwavering dedication to service,
leadership, and community involvement. I have challenged myself to make a positive impact in the lives of
others. I’m excited to see what the future holds and write the next chapter of this bio.

Scott A. Farnam, broker * 951-265-8043 * [email protected] * www.teamfarnam.com

George Williams – Coldwell Banker Assoc. Brkr-SC

I was born and raised in Bogota, New Jersey. I relocated to Phoenix,
Arizona in 1980. I worked as a driver for a medical company for many
years. In 1984 I started work at Humana Hospital and that was the
Beginning of working directly with customers. And 1988 I went to work
for the Phoenician resort in Scottsdale Arizona. I started in the banquet
set up department and over the years. I was promoted within the
banquet department. I was the banquet, Butler manager and my
responsibilities included five-star customer service from the beginning of
their stay till the end. Making sure their meeting rooms were properly
stocked with everything they had asked for as far as visual, food and
beverage, tables, chairs, etc., etc. This included 23 meeting rooms,
seven ballrooms an amphitheater and two large foyers. Not to mention
any event that was outside on our grounds. I started my real estate
career in 2005 in Hemet California at a small independent brokerage. I
was the chair for our MLS for a few years as well as I was on the board
of directors for the Hemet San Jacinto Association of realtors. I have
been on the Board of Directors for SRCAR for the last several years. I
pride myself on saving our association and all its members money
anyway I can. I assist in most every fundraiser to help raise money for
whatever the cause is, as long as it’s for a realtor cause or a realtor
affiliate.
George Williams

Pauline Woelky-Henke – United One Realty

I am asking for your vote for Director of the Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors®
(SRCAR). Real estate is evolving, and this is a pivotal moment for our industry. With over 19 years of
experience as a Realtors®, Broker/Owner, and through my roles as President, Director, and Chair of
various committees, as well as a Director for the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.), I have
seen firsthand the challenges and opportunities we face as professionals.

I am committed to leveraging this experience to serve YOU and drive positive change for all
members. If elected, I pledge to advocate for the collective voice of our members, our industry, and
property rights, while upholding our current standards of integrity, ethics, and professionalism. I am
proud to be a Realtor® and will promote our value as Realtors® to our peers and our community.

I am eager to bring my energy, experience, and vision to SRCAR. Together, we can navigate the
challenges ahead, seize new opportunities, emphasize education and ensure a prosperous future for
our profession. I am always available to listen to any of your ideas, concerns or help achieve your
goals in Leadership.

Thank you for your support and this opportunity. I humbly ask for your vote to serve as your director
in 2025.

SRCAR Director – 2018 -2024, 2023 President, 2022 Vice President, 2024 Realtor®
Orientation Chair, 2017 Young Professional Network Chair – 2017 Awarded SRCYPN of the Year.
SRCAR Committees Served: Joint Finance, Young Professional Network (SRCYPN), MLS
Marketing Meeting & Legislative
C.A.R – Director 2019-2023 – Chair 2022 ; 2021 Vice Chair of REimagine Conference & Expo
Advisory – 2025 Region 14 Vice Chair &; 2026 Chair C.A.R Committee Served: 2018-2023
REimagine, MLS Policy, Business Technology, YPN, Professional Education and Development
N.A.R – 2023 Delegate & 2024 Director
CRMLS -2023 Nominating Committee
NAHREP – National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals – 2018 Marketing Director
Hospice of the Valleys Advisory Board – 2018-2024
Realtors® Action Fund Major Investor
Real Estate License in 2005, Broker License 2018

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Serena Arango – EBS Escrow

My name is Serena Arango and I have been a proud
member of SRCAR for the past three years. Over my short
time here I have served on multiple committees including
YPN, Affiliate, Events and Scholarship. I was YPN member of
the year in 2023, which is something I am very proud of. It is
no secret that I am not an industry veteran, however I feel that
my new perspective and ideas can help bring some fresh
improvements to our board. I have been with my company,
EBS Escrow, for the past three years and in my time with them
I have taken great pride in developing lasting relationships
based on trust, reliability and a genuine concern for how I can
be an assist to anything I sign up to do. I am humbled to be
considered for a position to serve as one of your Board of
Directors. If elected, I will bring my dedication and
determination to not only grow our association as a whole but
to make sure all of us affiliates have a voice at the table.

Myrna Crowther – PrimeLending

I would like to be transparent with the
direction of SRCAR BOD with the
affiliates. Communicate effectively and
provide updates/guidance as quickly as
possible. Affiliates are a big asset to the
association, and I want to make sure they
have representation to continue to work
together with the board of directors to
achieve the same goals with
effectiveness, protocol and respect in
harmony.

Tracey Garamone – New American Funding

As a dedicated professional in the mortgage industry with over 38 years of experience, I have
built a reputation for excellence and integrity. Currently serving as a Senior Loan Consultant at
New American Funding, I specialize in helping clients navigate the complexities of home
financing, providing personalized solutions that meet their unique needs.
Throughout my career, a commitment to fostering strong relationships with real estate
professionals has been a driving force. This dedication is evident in my active participation as
an affiliate member of SRCAR since 2006. I value collaboration and strive to create synergies
between real estate agents, brokers, and affiliate partners, ensuring a seamless and supportive
experience for all parties involved. I have and currently serve on the Affiliates Committee and
Professional Development Committee. I have chaired the Scholarship Committee and am the
current chair for the Network and Property Preview Committee. I have been honored and
humbled to be named the SRCAR Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2023. In addition, I am a
SIG Graduate from the class of 2018.
In addition to professional expertise, I am a firm believer in continuous learning and industry
involvement I participate in educational workshops, networking events, and industry
conferences to stay at the forefront of market trends and regulatory changes. This proactive
approach allows me to provide clients and colleagues with the most current and relevant
information, driving success and innovation within the community.
I am passionate about giving back and contributing to the growth and development of the local
real estate industry. Running for the position of Affiliate Director on the Board of Directors is a
natural extension of this commitment. I aim to advocate for affiliate members, promote
educational and networking opportunities, and support initiatives that enhance the professional
landscape for all involved.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, entertaining, live music
and traveling, which provide a balanced and well-rounded perspective on both personal and
professional life. I reside in Murrieta, where I am an active member of the
community.

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