Carol Facciponti-Malcolm

Carousel Realty

When people ask why I continue to serve on the Citrus Valley Board of Directors, and the California and National Association of REALTORS®, my answer is simple: I have a desire to keep the “American Dream Alive.” Working diligently on Affordable Housing Areas is a passion of mine, as expanding the dream of homeownership to as many Californians as possible is a mission I believe in to my core. I love our industry and I thrive on remaining involved politically, to help protect the real estate industry, and private property rights. I am a Broker/Owner of Carousel Realty for over 30 years, an advocate for my clients and my fellow Real Estate associates alike, with a true passion for giving back to an industry that has been so good to me and my family. It is an honor to serve and work alongside my fellow directors, and to help enhance the growth of the Citrus Valley Association. I am a former President of CVAR (2002), and a member of the CVAR Board of Directors (1995- 2005) (2008-2012) (2013-2019) (2020-2022). Additional accolades and achievements include: Awarded CVAR Real Estate Professional of the Year (2003) & CVAR’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2005. Regional Chair 2005, CVAR’s first Awarded Community Service Award in 2012. Served as CVAR Treasurer in both 2016 and 2017. I’m currently serving on the CVAR Community Awareness Foundation, and am the Chairperson of the Local Advocacy Committee (LAC) and the LCRC Committee. At CVAR I served as a committee member or as Vice Chair or Chairperson on: Local Government Relations, MLS, Education, Personal, By-Laws Task Force, Membership, Grievance, RAF, Housing Opportunity, Budget and Finance, Merger Task Force, & the Policy Committees.

Lehel Szucs

All Seasons Real Estate

I served in the Marines, worked in management in corporate America but found my calling 22 years ago as a REALTOR®. During the past 13 years I had the privilege of serving as a volunteer at CVAR and to my fellow REALTORS®. I've been a member or chair person on a number of committees, and as a member of your board of directors for the past two years. (I previously served on the CVAR BOD for 7 years, including president in 2014.) I have represented our association as a CAR director for the past 12 years. In addition I represent CVAR at the CRMLS budget committee and in the past on the rules and operations committees. My committee participation includes the following committees: MLS Committee, Grievance Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Membership & Education Committee, Professional Standards Committee, LCRC Committee, and LGR Committee. Through the Committees and Board of Directors my goal has been, and continues to be, to make all of our jobs a bit easier by continually challenging the staff at CVAR and the MLS to provide improvements in the existing services and to find and offer innovative new services as well as bring relevant education to all of us . I look forward to continuing my service to my fellow REALTORS® at CVAR in the coming years. I am committed to keeping REALTORS® relevant in the eyes of our clients and promoting our value. I ASK FOR AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR VOTE!

Helen Moreno

Realty Masters & Associates

Helen Moreno originally obtained her real estate license to originate mortgage loans in 1993 however she transitioned into practicing real estate full time since 1999. I have always utilized my customer service skills with my clients that I learned from prior career in the insurance industry. My clientele consists of Sellers, Buyers, residential & commercial leases. I have earned several real estate designations through my career such as ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, GREEN, SFR, Probate and I am a certified Forms trainer. I have been on several committees at CVAR-Grievance, Membership Value, Pro Standards, Election Committee, Budget & Finance and I have Chaired a few of them as well. I was previously on CVAR Board of Directors and was President of CVAR in 2020. I have been a Director with The California Association of REALTORS® since 2019 Helen is married with 3 adult kids and 3 grandchildren. When time permits, I love to garden and enjoy time watching my hummingbird visitors. My favorite time in life is spending time with my family. I strongly believe in giving back to the real estate industry.

Brenda Gonzalez

HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty

Hi I’m Brenda Gonzalez, a seasoned Realtor with two decades of experience in the industry. Alongside my career in real estate, I also serve as a Risk Manager at HomeSmart Evergreen Realty. Throughout my career in Real Estate, I've developed a strong understanding of market trends, client needs, and industry regulations. I've always felt it a challenge to embrace the changes in the real estate industry. My involvement with Citrus Valley Association of Realtors for the past 10 years include; a member of the Legislative Action Committee, and Grievance Committee, serving on Professional Standards, Budget and Finance Committee, and 20-21 Board of Director, 23-24 Board of Director. I would like to continue on the Board of Directors to help foster Citrus Valley's growth and impact on our members and the industry. Together we can chart a course for continued success in the real estate industry. Helen

Danielle Fontes

MGR Real Estate, Inc

Danielle Fontes has her bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Real Estate and a minor in Leadership studies from the University of San Diego. She applies these skills learned in college daily as she helps guide her clients with their buying, selling, and leasing needs. Danielle was also President of the local association of REALTORS® in 2019. She was awarded REALTOR® of the year by her peers in 2020 and 2023. Not only is she dedicated to doing what is best for her clients but also is very dedicated to the Real Estate industry. She is a director for the California Association of REALTORS® as well as the National Association of REALTORS® where she helps promote property rights and supports the needs for property owners to protect their investments. At MGR, Danielle looks forward to being able to serve a wide range of clients in helping them with their home, business, and investment goals.

Tulio Cardona

Cardona Realty

Tulio Cardona is the President and CEO of Emporium Financial Group and Cardona Realty, with a remarkable career spanning over 34 years in loans and Real Estate. As a seasoned Broker for the past 17 years, I earned a reputation for my expertise and dedication in guiding clients towards their financial and property goals. My commitment to excellence extends beyond my professional endeavors; I have been an active member of the Citrus Valley Association of Realtors (CVAR) for over 20 years, currently serving on the Professional Standards Committee. My unwavering commitment to upholding ethical standards and passion for empowering clients make me a respected leader in the industry.

Suzi Dunkel-Soto

Century 21 Village Realty

Suzi became a REALTOR® in 2010. She is a REALTOR® with Century 21 Village Realty. She was the 2017 President with WSGVR®. She holds many REALTOR® designations and certifications to keep her educated and holding herself to a higher standard. She is also a recent Graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Class of 2018. Suzi was awarded the 2015 Good Neighbor Award, 2016 President's Award and 2016 REALTOR® of the Year Award from WSGVR. She is looking forward to serving on the Board of Director’s with Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®. Bringing her experience and leadership to help CVAR continue to be the best Association for our members, serve the members with education, programs, advocacy, investments, community, help build our future leaders She is currently a State Director with California Association of REALTORS®, serving as the Immediate Past-Chair of the Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Director, serving on the & Local Issues Mobilization Committee.. Designations and certifications that Suzi has earned are: CRS, SRS, ABR, SRES, BPRO, AHWD, ePRO, C2EX She is the Vice President of the Alhambra Parks & Recreation Commissioner and serves as the Immediate Past President of Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. Her passion and hobby is being a platelet donor with American Red Cross and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, giving the gift of life! Suzi is married to her husband Robert of 37 years. They have three children, Megan, Britni and Joshua. Suzi became a grandma (aka Babe) to Gracie, in May 2020, one of her greatest joys!

Luis Cano

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

A Realtor with Decades of Expertise and Political Advocacy With 19 years of invaluable experience in the real estate industry, Luis Cano is more than just a seasoned Realtor; he's a trusted advisor with a deep understanding of the intricacies of property transactions. Since embarking on his journey nearly two decades ago, Luis has dedicated himself to helping clients achieve their real estate goals with precision and professionalism. In addition to his extensive background in real estate, Luis brings a unique perspective to the table as a Federal Political Coordinator and State Political Coordinator. Through these roles, he has immersed himself in the realm of political advocacy, advocating for policies that shape the real estate landscape at both the federal and state levels. His insight into regulatory matters, legislative changes, and government initiatives allows him to provide clients with a holistic understanding of how political dynamics can impact their real estate ventures. Luis's multifaceted expertise enables him to navigate even the most complex of real estate transactions with ease. Whether it's residential, commercial, or investment properties, clients trust Luis to provide sound guidance tailored to their unique needs and objectives. His ability to stay ahead of market trends, coupled with his knack for negotiation, ensures that clients always receive the best possible outcome. What truly sets Luis apart is his unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. He takes the time to understand each client's specific goals and concerns, offering personalized solutions that prioritize their best interests. With a focus on clear communication, transparency, and integrity, Luis builds lasting relationships founded on trust and mutual respect. When you partner with Luis Cano, you not only gain the expertise of a seasoned Realtor but also the advocacy of a political coordinator dedicated to shaping policies that affect the real estate industry. With Luis in your corner, you can navigate the ever-evolving real estate landscape with confidence, knowing you have a trusted advisor who is committed to your success.

Nicolle Davis


As a licensed California Real Estate Broker and consummate experienced professional, Nicolle came to serve the real estate industry thru a bio including Fortune 500 financial accounting experience, extensive sales and marketing experience and serves her clients and sphere of influence by way of leveraging flexibility, understanding the needs of others first, and a commitment to best-and-highest usage principles. With Sales-floor Management experience for a large-family-owned big-brand Brokerage managing 50+ agents, and having moved to serve smaller realms thru the boutique independent HottHomes Brokerage in Claremont focusing on Property Management, she’s experienced many sides of the industry. Her CVAR experience includes serving as Chair of Membership Value, member of Budget and Finance, Pro Standards, and Grievance Committees, and as a C.A.R. Director, she’s chosen paths inside the Environmental, Housing Affordability, and Fair Housing Committees. Her role as a staunch advocate for traditional Realtor ethics, advocacy, and cooperation never rest.