Board of Director Candidates

Robyn Buckwalter

Utah Key Real Estate - Realtor® Member (7 Years)

As a future Director of the Salt Lake Board, I will speak up for ethical practices & higher levels of accountability among our colleagues. I can’t help but share positive energy and ideas for strengthening, educating & encouraging our members. We are lucky to part of creating homeownership and people's biggest financial investment. I would like to be part of ideas AND solutions; networking comes naturally to me and service is one of my passions. I bring natural enthusiasm to every group I join, directed at making impactful changes. I want to listen and lead with a positive, powerful influence for good in our Realtor community and in the lives of our clients. I’d like to represent our important industry with integrity, passion and purpose. Since becoming a licensed Realtor in 2013, I have been part of a variety of committees: Education, Charity, NAHREP, Women’s Council of Realtors. I love interacting with the community and with colleagues, as well as clients. Being bilingual in Spanish keeps me connected and working with our Latino community. They know how to host the best classes and events! Vámonos! As an annual major investor, I recognize the value of our time and money in giving back to and protecting our community and nation. Thank you for putting your trust in me with your vote.

Laura Fidler

Summit Sotheby’s - Realtor® Member (14 Years)

I am running for a seat on Board of Directors at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors® because of my desire to ensure that our members continue to receive the advocacy and support needed to keep up with the rapid growth and changes in our industry. I took the sound advice given to me by my first broker, Darlene Dipo, 14 years ago. She told me that to be successful in this business I had to take lots of educational classes and I had to be involved with the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®. She was not wrong. I know that my real estate career would not have been as meaningful if not for the friendships formed through service to the Board. I have served on and chaired many committees for the board. I know that has taught me many skills. I have had no greater honor than to have been named the 2019 Realtor® of the Year of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®. Our industry has changed significantly in the time I have been licensed and will continue to do so. I want to be able to help guide the course of this Board to serve the members through advocacy and education. I sincerely love this industry and want to do my part to ensure the highest standards are kept by our leaders and members. I am asking for your vote.
  • Sterling R contributor to RPAC
  • Shimpfest Chair 2009
  • UAR Convention Chair 2017
  • Charity Committee Chair 2019
  • Grievance Committee Vice-Chair 2020

Amy Gibbons

KW South Valley Keller Williams - Realtor® Member (13 Years)

I have served on various committees at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors since 2006. The resources provided by our Board is invaluable to its members and results in a higher level of service to the general public. The Board has found ways to adapt to our ever changing market and economic climate. I would like to participate in a director position to further promote the mission of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors with a focus on service, education, and professionalism. I believe Realtors face challenges never seen before across the United States and I am inspired by the many professionals who volunteer their time to find solutions to these challenges.

Claire Arslanian Larson

Woodside Homes - Realtor® Member (26 Years)

Hello! My name is Claire Arslanian Larson. I am running for Salt Lake Board of Directors and I would like to ask for your vote! I love being a Realtor®! I’m fortunate to have been a Salt Lake Board member as Realtor® since 1994 and Broker since 1997. I have served on several committees including Government Affairs, Shrimpfest, Education, and many more. Along with being a committee member, I had the honor to chair the Government Affairs Committee in 2013. I was the Women’s Council of Realtors® President in 2014. I was awarded “Special Recognition” Realtor® in 2016. I have been an RPAC donor (CrystalR) for many years. In addition to serving on Salt Lake Board committees, I have also served as chair for the Sales and Marketing Council of the Salt Lake Home Builder Association; Circle of Red Chair for the American Heart Association. In addition, I volunteer with Builders without Borders and Donor Connect. As a director, I will bring new perspective, new experiences and provide my best effort to assist the current Board of Directors in their mission to effectively represent our diverse membership.

Brian Summers

Wasatch Life Realty - Realtor® Member (11 Years)

I am Brian Summers, Principal Broker at Wasatch Life Realty. I have been a member of the board for 11 years and have been involved in several committees. I own and manage my own brokerage. We are a small brokerage that operates as a team. A significant portion of the membership of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors is small brokerages and single broker members. I hope to be a voice on the board of directors for these small brokerages.

In my personal life I love getting out and being active and serving in my community. I give back by coaching runners at a local high school. I also love competing in Olympic-distance triathlon. Last year I competed in Lausanne, Switzerland for Team USA at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Finale. I am driven, set goals, and will stop at nothing to get them done.

In serving at the board, I have noticed a disconnect from agents coming out of real estate school and real world business practices. I want to make a difference in our industry and really raise the professionalism of agents of the board by helping to bridge that gap. I have helped and continue to help agents start their careers. It is one of the reasons I started my own brokerage. I can bring insight and unique perspective to the board of directors through my experiences in both my personal life and in the industry.

Additionally, often times we get caught up in being competitors but we are definitely better when we cooperate and communicate in working together to bring our industry's professionalism to the next level. Much like I strive to achieve my own goals it brings me even greater joy to help others achieve theirs! It is on these fundamentals that I operate my business and I know I can help implement them at the industry level as a director.

Paul Wiseman

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty - Realtor® Member (10 Years)

Sometimes I take a moment to marvel at this real estate industry we work in and when I do I am humbled and thankful for all it has given me. This business has provided me opportunity and income for our family which has enabled my wife and I to raise and provide for our four children. I was raised in a rough environment. My father was never around and my mother had other priorities. There was drug use, abuse, and very little supervision. Our tough family life was one where we never owned a home. In fact, it wasn’t even something to dream about. So I love helping others achieve their dream of owning a home for their families and am grateful to have a small part in that. I believe in home ownership, I believe in protecting private property rights, I believe in supporting people in having a safe haven from the craziness of the world. I would be honored and grateful for an opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors® and hope by doing so that in a small way I can help perpetuate this dream for others. The mission of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors® makes a positive impact on others and I hope to be a part of that.