Together we make up a group of enthusiastic professionals eager to show you the possibilities of the real estate market. We use current tools and technology so we can meet your needs, whether they be investments or a dream home. With years of experience in real estate and the Southern Georgian Bay area, we value our clients because we care about this area and the people who live in it. We look forward to meeting you…
Broker of Record
Maureen Gowans is currently the owner and Broker of Record of Clairwood Real Estate Corporation. Along with a strong work ethic she has a passion and drive for Clairwood to be a highly respected brokerage bringing an outstanding experience to every client. Maureen was first licensed in real estate in 1981. Over the span of 40+ years she has used her real estate knowledge in other various capacities such as a trust company executive, an investment company executive, a mortgage consultant and a property manager.
Born and raised in West London, England, Emma and her family moved to Canada in 2004, and Collingwood was where they landed as they felt it was a wonderful place to raise their children. After a career in banking and accounting in the UK, Emma obtained her real estate license in 2006 and has been a fixture in Collingwood’s real estate community ever since. Her husband, who owns a successful local plumbing company, and their two children are entrenched in the community, supporting local sports and volunteer organizations. She is tenacious, dedicated and committed to providing the best possible service to her clients.
Mikki has lived with her family and worked in Collingwood for the past two and half decades, both as a Sales Representative for Developers and for the Clairwood Real Estate Corporation. Her passion is working with children, and volunteering in the community. She enjoys the lifestyle she moved here for, including, skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and hiking.
As a teacher for over 30 years, and originally from Scotland UK, Jacki moved to Canada with her family in 1992. After moving to Collingwood in 2012, and joining Clairwood as a licenced assistant…fast forward a few years and Jacki is a licenced REALTOR® with the Rioux Baker Team with a passion for helping families find their new home, whether that is a full time residence or vacation home! Loving living where she works and plays, and the more relaxed living environment in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains!
Sales Representative / Training & Marketing
After 30 years as a high school teacher and guidance counsellor, Joanne and her husband “retired” to Collingwood in 2019, where they love to snowboard, hike, kayak, bike and swim as much as possible. In addition to her work as the Training and Marketing Manager for Clairwood, Joanne also works with clients as a licensed REALTOR®. Joanne spends her spare time as a volunteer at the GTHS Animal Centre.
Craig comes from a family with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the Real Estate industry. Before gaining his Real Estate license he spent seven years serving in the Canadian Army as an Infantryman. Craig is passionate about our Country, his community and serving those within that community. His military experience, coupled with a business-related post-secondary education and previous sales/customer service experience, gives Craig the expertise and mindset required to provide professional, conscientious and knowledgeable service to his clients. Craig brings the sense of service and dedication found daily in the military to his business and to each and every one of his clients. Craig is a member of the Rioux Baker Team.
Arno grew up in Paris, France before his Business School study took him to the Netherlands, where he lived for about 14 years building a successful career in the Food&Feed Industry, specializing in International Commodity trade. Arno and his family moved to Toronto in early 2017 and quickly found in Canada a place to call home, and later on moved up to the Georgian Bay area looking towards its welcoming and energizing lifestyle. As a new member of the Clairwood Real Estate Team, Arno brings his experience in business strategy, negotiation and relationship building to the service of his clients. Arno truly understands that Selling or Buying your dream home is one of the few big steps in life. He dedicates himself to help his clients navigate through the challenging and, at times, overwhelming Ontario real estate market while making sure to get them the best outcome possible.
Born and raised in the natural beauty of the Transylvanian mountains, Liliana fell in love with the scenic Blue Mountains and Collingwood landscape. Whether it’s on the ski slopes or a charming trail, Liliana loves to spend quality time with family and friends as they make a life worth living.
After a career as a school teacher and in corporate finance, she decided to leave it all behind to follow her true passion of real estate. She strongly believes in building relationships that last through a commitment to exceed her clients’ expectations by working relentlessly on their behalf to find a property they can call home.
Understanding that buying or selling a home is a life-changing experience, her goal is to reduce clients’ stress with step by step assistance and communication throughout the entire process. As a real estate investor herself with a wide range of properties, her expertise will ultimately guide you to the best possible negotiation on your terms.
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With a marketing & advertising background, Will brings a youthful and innovative outlook for all things digital. A vast amount of experience in real estate marketing makes Will a valuable member of the Rioux Baker Team, and as a newly licensed REALTOR®, Will is looking forward to helping client find their perfect home.
For the past 28 years, David was a REALTOR® at a very large brokerage in the GTA. In relocating to Collingwood, it was important to David to select a brokerage with a solid reputation, extensive market knowledge and experience. By joining the Rioux Baker Team at Clairwood, David has ensured he will achieve his goals of continuing to offer the highest level of professional service and integrity to his clients.
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Michael moved from London, England to the Beaver Valley seeking a more rural lifestyle with his wife and young son. He lives and works year-round in Kimberley, skis at the Beaver Valley Ski Club, and spends as much time as possible outside. He has a working background in the corporate and offshore finance industry and also works in Georgian Bay’s emerging wine industry.
After starting his real estate career in Toronto, Chris and his wife decided to pack up and make Blue Mountain their home in 2011. Raising their two daughters here has been better than they could have imagined. As an active family they really enjoy all that the Escarpment and Georgian Bay has to offer. This career really is a great connection to their local community of friends, activities, and businesses.
A teacher & educational administrator for 24 years, Sherry moved to Collingwood in 2004. An avid volunteer, she spends time supporting local causes such as the homeless, animal shelters and giving back to the community both locally and in her native New Brunswick. Sherry’s passion, besides real estate, is travel. She & her husband have travelled extensively covering 5 continents over their 37+ yrs of marriage. Sherry is very proud to be co-leading the Rioux Baker Real Estate Team with her business partner, Emma Baker. The Rioux Baker Team has grown to be one of the most recognized teams in the area.
Rhonda started out as a legal assistant in one of Canada’s top law firms, where she proudly co-chaired a highly successful United Way campaign for five years, then moved to Collingwood to pursue a long time dream of opening a small town bookstore which she enjoyed for six years. During this time, Rhonda accepted a position as Director of Operations of a small medical company where she worked for 12 years. But the real passion Rhonda has had since the age of 3 years, is real estate. The joy of investing and selling her own real estate over the years led her to a long awaited career as a realtor. Other than real estate, Rhonda’s two great loves are travel and animals. One of her most memorable trips was spending two months travelling through Africa, experiencing walking safaris which synchronized these two passions beautifully.
Stephanie’s real estate knowledge and experience lies in the unique niche of residential investment properties. Her expertise is in helping clients realize their dream of owning and operating a short term rental property in one of Ontario’s most beautiful recreation destinations. Through both her personal and work experience, Stephanie has become well-versed in the area’s Short Term Accommodation (STA) rules and regulations, and can guide clients through their purchase and license application process, in order to help them reach their investment property goals.
As an avid nature-lover, yogi, interior designer as well as Realtor, Jacqui made the leap and bought a farmhouse in The Blue Mountains last year after looking for that perfect spot for over 20 years. Jacqui serves her Caledon & GTA clients by helping them make the move to this area whether for recreation or full-time living with a breadth of knowledge of the wide variety of opportunities Collingwood and The Blue Mountains has to offer.
When Clairwood Real Estate was established in 2006, Brenda came on board to help out with presentations on the new home site where Clairwood was then located and as a part-time receptionist. In the years since, Clairwood has grown and with that growth, Brenda has gone from part-time to full-time, from receptionist to Deal Secretary. This involves inputting sales and leases, processing all financial records and also transitioning new realtors into their new surroundings. Every day brings new clients, new transactions and, very often, new challenges, all of which make the job both interesting and fulfilling.
Carol came to Clairwood last year as Front Desk Reception. Prior to Clairwood she worked in real estate administration for a Muskoka brokerage. Selling or buying a home can be a stressful time for folks and Carol hopes hearing a friendly voice on the end of the phone helps make it easier. She enjoys being part of the great team at Clairwood.
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Almira was born in the Philippines and lived much of her life in the Greater Toronto Area before moving to Wasaga Beach with her husband in 2015. Working her way from Receptionist to Project Coordinator for various employers, she eventually became the Rental Manager, and later Finance Manager for the Rioux Baker Team. Since moving to the area, Almira has completely embraced life in Georgian Bay and can usually be found paddling around the lake with her 2 labs or hitting the slopes with her husband.
The latest addition to the Front Desk, Anabel is personable, positive, educated, and brings experience working in the Education, Health, and Finance sectors – where client service has always been a strength. A nature-lover who appreciates the change of seasons in Collingwood, with its plentiful trees, beautiful Georgian Bay; the charming downtown architecture of small shops and boutiques, local patios, farmers’ market, and a vibrant Arts community. She is happy to be joining Clairwood’s friendly and talented team, in a part-time reception capacity, allowing the flexibility to pursue further studies, and social concerns.
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Sandee works with the Rioux Baker Team to help clients get their home looking it’s best and ready to sell. Sandee has recently made Collingwood her home but has spent many years here enjoying all the beauty Georgian Bay has to offer!