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 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 with clients as a licensed REALTOR®, Joanne does some of the marketing and training for the brokerage. Joanne is also a volunteer at the GTHS Animal Centre.
Cristina is an amazing sales representative – intelligent, smart, friendly, focused and dedicated to meeting her clients’ precise needs.
She grew up on the shores of Lake Como and in Milan. After graduation, she managed the finances of two family-owned manufacturers. She soon followed her natural aptitude for sales and became the manager for prestigious organizations like Ferrari and Maserati. She is also a successful entrepreneur, owning her own travel businesses in Italy.
Cristina moved to Toronto 21 years ago, spending her weekends in Collingwood and finally decided to permanently move here with her family to enjoy the amazing lifestyle, nature and sports they love.
Cristina’s true love and passion has always been for real estate, which she turned her attention to 12 years ago. Her knowledge of finance and investments, her structured approach to business, along with negotiation skills and attention to detail are a perfect recipe to help and assist you to make the best choice.
To sell, buy or invest with Cristina is a guarantee of great success and excellence.
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 of over 25 years 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.
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.
As a recent transplant to the Southern Georgian Bay Area, Jordanna is excited to call Clairwood Real Estate and the Town of Blue Mountains her new home. Growing up in the Caribbean, she has a true appreciation for the natural beauty of this region…the mountains…the bay…and of course the sense of community…or as she likes to say, the small town feel. Jordanna’s education in Business, Home Staging and Interior Design, and a true desire to help people led her to a career in Real Estate where she’s enjoyed meeting and connecting with so many people. Whatever stage you’re at in life, whether you’re looking to rent, buy, sell, or invest, Jordanna would love to guide you through the process and be your trusted advisor. She’s here for you and happy to help!
A teacher 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.
Rhonda started out as a legal assistant in one of Canada’s top law firms, 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.
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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.
Sandee works part time at the front desk and enjoys helping Clairwood’s current and prospective clients get the assistance they need. Sandee has recently made Collingwood her home but has spent many years here enjoying all the beauty Georgian Bay has to offer!