Meet the Faces of OBAoR
Meet the new and familiar faces here at Oakland | Berkeley Association of REALTORS®.
Doug Sager is the 2016 President of the Oakland | Berkeley Association of REALTORS®, a Director at the California Association of REALTORS®, the Shareholder for OBAoR at the East Bay Regional Data MLS, and a member of the National Association of REALTORS® Public Policy Coordinating Committee. He is passionate about property rights and will always work diligently to preserve them.
DaVina Lara is the Chief Executive Officer of OBAoR and the Managing CEO of EBRD. DaVina has 23 years experience in the Association and MLS industry and relocated from Southern California. She is the proud mother of 7 and grandmother of 4. She is honored to have been selected to be part of such a great team and enjoys working with REALTORS® and helping to empower them to achieve their goals of success.
Whitney Wopat is a born and raised New Englander who has lived all along the North Eastern United States before relocating to the East Bay in 2011. Here at OBAoR, Whitney wears many hats. She is Executive Assistant to our CEO, DaVina Lara, a strong part of our member services team, staff liaison to the Community Funds Committee, and more. In her down time, you can often find Whitney laughing with friends, enjoying the natural beauty of Northern California, or completing another crossword puzzle.
OBAoR’s Operations Manager Megan Luckhardt moved from Minneapolis to East Bay with her husband Mark in 2014. Megan has enjoyed being a part of OBAoR’s staff through the past two years of growth and change; and she is looking forward to what’s in store in the coming year as OBAoR continues to grow in staff, members and the services we offer. Outside of work, Megan is involved in her church, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and lives an active lifestyle of hiking, camping and backpacking, snowboarding, running, and taking in all the joys of parenthood with her new son Parker.
Ayana Ivery is Oakland Berkeley Association of REALTORS® new Education and Communications Coordinator with over 10 years experience in colorful and innovative Marketing and Design, Ayana is here to ensure our members and non members are engaged with our content and class offerings.
Government Affairs Director Lars Skjerping serves as OBAoR’s liaison to city government and local elected officials, taking a proactive role in strengthening the relationships with key decision makers while advocating crucial legislative and regulatory issues that have an impact on the local economy and businesses environment.
Born and raised in Northern California, Zenna Burge is our newest addition to the Member Service Coordinator team.
With over 20 years of Customer Service experience, Roger Lara is dedicated to helping others and looks forward to assisting you with all your needs at the Oakland | Berkeley Association of REALTORS®.
Charisse Castillo is a dedicated Member Services Coordinator.
Jack Yoshino is the Facilities Coordinator at OBAoR.
Come on down to OBAoR and see all that our friendly and dedicated team can do for you!