Meet the CAAR staff!

Abby TammenAbby Tammen
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Direct: (434) 817-2397
Areas of responsibility include: Implements the Association's vision, mission, and overall direction; oversees Association budget and finance operation; staff liaison to Board of Directors and other groups and councils (i.e., Broker Council, Commercial Council, Operations,  MLS, Joint MLS Partnership).

Alexandra DiGuardoAli DiGuardo

Director of Marketing & Communications
Direct: (434) 817-2396
Areas of responsibility include: Staff liaison to Communications Master Group; writes REALTOR grant applications; website management for CAAR and Hillsdale Conference Center; creates member communication messages (e.g., emails, scripts, slideshows, etc.); creates member marketing graphics; public and community relations representative, etc. 

Teresa KirkhartTeresa Kirkhart
Director of Education
Direct: (434) 817-2395

Areas of responsibility include: Staff liaison to the Professional Development Master Group; manages and oversees the Central Virginia School of Real Estate and creates the CAAR education calendar, etc.


Frank PodrebaracFrank Podrebarac
MLS & IT Director
Direct: (434) 817-2393

Areas of responsibility include: Primary administrator of the MLS and technology operations for CAAR and the Hillsdale Conference Center. His primary responsibilities include oversight of the daily operational activities of the MLS, administration of customer support activities, and management of interoffice technology, software, and equipment.


Lauren GrafLauren Gaf
Education and Events Specialist
Direct: (434) 817-2389

Areas of responsibility include: Coordination of association education and events in conjunction with the Director of Education. This position will serve as the primary staffer for set-up, tear-down, and execution of on-site events for the Association.


Tiffany VannTiffany Vann
Member Services Specialist
Direct: (434) 817-2398

Areas of responsibility include: Processing membership applications, billing, and managing member data in various platforms. She will also serve as a second tier of support for MLS inquiries.


Vivienne SmithVivienne Smith
Officer Manager
Direct: (434) 817-2399

Areas of responsibility include: Provide a positive greeting and experience for members/visitors of CAAR and the Hillsdale Conference Center during face-to-face, phone call, or email interactions.


Brent WoodyardBrent Woodyard
Director of Sales and Services, Hillsdale Conference Center
Direct: (434) 817-2383 
Areas of responsibility include: Site visits, scheduling events, coordinates event details including digital signage, room set-up, caterer, etc.


Neil WilliamsonNeil Williamson
Public Affairs Director
Direct: (434) 817-2380

Areas of responsibility include: President and CEO of The Free Enterprise Forum, representative to attend local government meetings, staff liaison to Public Affairs.