Karla Lárraga

 

New-Hire---group

Champions School of Real Estate has grown and every single one of our regions has seen new faces!  In true Champions form, we asked them to answer a few fun questions, so that we can learn more about our new team members. Welcome Barb, Chris, Kim, Christine, Suzetka, Sylvia and Heather!

 


Austin

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Barb Core

Career Counselor
Austin Campus

1. We are so excited to have you at Champions – what is it about Champions School of Real Estate that drew you in to join our team?

  • Have to say it was the interview with Cyndi. Once I met her I knew I wanted to be on the team!

2. Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to your new role at Champions.

  • I am married and we have one daughter that lives in Atlanta. My background includes Human Resources, Customer Service Management and Real Estate. I had taken MCE classes from Champions and when I noticed an opening, I applied.  

3. Ok, finally – give me three things – little–known facts, random trivia, etc – that we’d be surprised to learn about you.

  • I grew up in Nebraska.
  • I came from a family of 10 children.
  • I have been married for 38 wonderful years!

 

Chris

Chris Clontz

Production Designer
Austin Campus

1. We are so excited to have you at Champions – what is it about Champions School of Real Estate that drew you in to join our team?

  • I was drawn to the enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff. There is a lot of great energy here and I am grateful to a part of it!

2. Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to your new role at Champions.

  • I have a background in advertising, graphic design, real estate and education so my position with Champions allows me to pull from all of my experiences.

 3. Ok, finally – give me three things – little–known facts, random trivia, etc – that we’d be surprised to learn about you.

  • My first language was Spanish, although I’ve pretty much forgotten how to speak it!
  • I was design editor of the university newspaper and vice-president of the lacrosse team in college.
  • I can juggle.

 


Dallas

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Kim Doyle

Career Counselor
Dallas Campus

1. We are so excited to have you at Champions – what is it about Champions School of Real Estate that drew you in to join our team?

  • I’ve had my real estate license for many years and have taken continuing education classes with Champions over the years. I’ve always been impressed with the professionalism of the Champions staff and the pleasant atmosphere at the Champions schools so when I starting looking for a part-time job, Champions was one of the first places I looked. 

2. Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to your new role at Champions.

  •  I started working as a leasing consultant for apartment communities in South Florida over 20 years ago, working my way up to property management. I moved to TX and got my TX real estate license in 2001 and have worked in residential real estate sales, leasing and property management. 

3. Ok, finally – give me three things – little–known facts, random trivia, etc – that we’d be surprised to learn about you.

  • I love Road Trips!
  • I’m a grandma of a 6 yr. old grandson and just found out I’m about to be a grandma of a 2nd grandson this winter.
  • I grew up in a very small town in New York. My graduating class only had about 30 students!

 


Fort-Worth

christineChristine Zirkle

Career Counselor
Fort Worth Campus

1. We are so excited to have you at Champions – what is it about Champions School of Real Estate that drew you in to join our team?

  •  The passion for Real Estate. I am a licensed Realtor that has been actively involved in Real Estate since 2004. Now, I’m excited to counsel others to be a part of the industry.

2. Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to your new role at Champions.

  •  I have been a licensed Real Estate Realtor since 2004, moved to DFW in 2008, recently engaged and moved to Denton county that has lead me to a new profession with Champions. 

3. Ok, finally – give me three things – little–known facts, random trivia, etc – that we’d be surprised to learn about you.

  • I have a 6 year old Granddaughter name Lyla Grace.
  • My goal before the end of the year is to take classes for Diving (Deep sea)
  • I enjoy being active and doing new things. Such as; paddle boarding, surfboard yoga (Which I learned very quickly, I am not coordinated) zip-linning (I am terrified of heights, spent a day, enjoying every bit of this)

 


 

Houston

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Suzetka Kuivenhoven

Career Counselor
Houston Galleria Campus

1. We are so excited to have you at Champions – what is it about Champions School of Real Estate that drew you in to join our team?

  • I started out as a Saturday Career Counselor and liked it! I like helping people and that is what CSRE does in many many ways! 

2. Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to your new role at Champions.

  • I have a diverse background. I was an Account Executive for Aveda, worked in a Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant and also worked in Oral Surgery for 4 years. I started as a Saturday Career Counselor and a full time position opened up after 6 months. I applied and starting working with Champions as a Full time Counselor in January.

3. Ok, finally – give me three things – little–known facts, random trivia, etc – that we’d be surprised to learn about you.

  • I grew up in my younger years in a town where Billy The Kid was famous, where my mother owned a gift shop.
  • I have a certification as a TOEFL teacher (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
  • I was Co-Owner of a retired Canadian Coast Guard Ship named the Montmorency which is now moored in Newfoundland.

 

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Sylvia Busk

National Compliance
Curriculum Development Campus

1. We are so excited to have you at Champions – what is it about Champions School of Real Estate that drew you in to join our team?

  • The draw to be part of the Champions team was a desire in the making for me.  I worked with the Rita Santamaria and Champions staff on the side of state regulation and from the onset I recognized the school was about education and providing a superior education experience to students.  You cannot help but enjoy your experience with any team member at CSRE and not feel like a Champion!

2. Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to your new role at Champions.

  • I worked for the state as an Education Specialist for 20 years and was delighted to be selected to fill the role of “National Regulatory Specialist” with Champions.  This is such an exciting time as Champions expands into other states to provide quality education to others!

3. Ok, finally – give me three things – little–known facts, random trivia, etc – that we’d be surprised to learn about you.

  • I have a passion for scuba diving
  • I gentle broke/trained my 3 horses
  • I enjoy old movies.

 


San-Antonio

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Heather Dizon

Career Counselor
San Antonio Campus

1. We are so excited to have you at Champions – what is it about Champions School of Real Estate that drew you in to join our team?

  • The camaraderie and feeling of family and belief when I walked in the door.  I felt warm and comfortable with my counselor and I wanted to be able to make other students feel the same.  She was confident and happy to be at work, which was a BIG deal to me because we spend more time at work then we do with our own family so I knew, when I spoke with my Counselor (Monica) that I wanted a part of that great place.

2. Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to your new role at Champions.

  • I am a Banker by trade and came in to speak with someone in the San Antonio campus about Business Etiquette classes.  I loved the campus and the counselors so much that I wanted to become part of the TEAM environment she portrayed and….here I am, a CHAMPION!

3. Ok, finally – give me three things – little–known facts, random trivia, etc – that we’d be surprised to learn about you.

  • I am a Tennessee Country girl – LOVE 4 wheelers and dirt bikes.
  • I LOVE to bake
  • My eyebrow cries when I do……long story (LOL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Karla Lárraga

About Karla Lárraga

Karla Lárraga is the Communications Director for Champions School of Real Estate® and Champions School of Business Etiquette® statewide. With active social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and more, Karla enjoys sharing everything Champions - be sure to stop by and say hello or drop her a note at Karla@ChampionsSchool.com.

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