Board of Directors


Matt Bechard – President

Matt is Broker of Record and Co-owner of Match Realty Inc. He has always had a strong passion for Real Estate and is an avid Real Estate investor, specifically in Chatham. Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce specialized in accounting and had previously worked in a Sales Leadership position for a fortune 500 company where he has further developed his negotiation and management skills. Matt is analytical and down to earth. He is excited to put his diverse skill-set to use while serving the Board.


Carrie Patrick – President Elect

Carrie Patrick, born and raised in Chatham-Kent on a Dairy farm in Dover, has been involved in the Real Estate field since 2002 as Administration at Realty House Inc. in Chatham. With 12 years administration, this gave her the grass roots to pursue her Real Estate license.  A true people person always eager to please and help her clients, her team and fellow colleagues. This all does not go unnoticed with the support of her family and friends. Combined with 30+ years of customer service and having been on several not for profit committees, Carrie is eager to do her utmost in volunteering and contributing to the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors; as a Director and President-Elect. 

Amber Pinsonneault

Amber Pinsonneault – Past President

Amber Pinsonneault has been selling real estate full-time in Chatham-Kent since 2015 and is a third generation Realtor® with Royal LePage®. Amber is currently the Broker of Record for Royal LePage Peifer Realty and a Managing Partner. Previously Amber ran an income property company for 10 years. She is passionate about all things housing from single family dwellings to multi-family property. Amber resides in Chatham with her Husband, Daughter and loveable GoldenDoodle. She is currently the Government Relations Chair of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors® and has previously volunteered in Chatham with the Chatham-Kent Housing and Homelessness Committee and past President of the Chatham-Kent Landlord Association. She looks forward to serving the members of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors® as President-Elect in 2021.

Barbara McCaughrin

Barbara McCaughrin – Director

Barbara McCaughrin is a full time Broker with Riversite Realty Inc II Brokerage. She previously worked in the health care industry for over 25 years, as well as retail. Barbara, originally from Brantford, has lived in Dresden since 2002. She resides on the outskirts of Dresden, with her husband David and has 4 grown step children. She currently serves as a Director for the Wallaceburg & District Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to serving on the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors® Board of Directors as President Elect. She has been a part of the Professional Development Committee & Public Relations Committee with CKAR and is currently Chairing the upcoming Wallaceburg Women’s Networking Group. Barbara is a Dale Carnegie Graduate, receiving the Highest Achievement Award. She considers herself a “forever student”, committed to learning and bringing those skills forward to benefit her clients. Her passion is Residential, assisting Sellers & Buyers make a move to a home they love. Barbara is proud of everything that Chatham-Kent has to offer & honoured to call it home!

KatherinE Rankin – Director

Katherine Rankin is a full-time REALTOR® with Royal LePage Peifer Realty inc. In 2022 Katherine was recognized on a National Level in the top 5% in terms of units for all of Royal LePage Canada. Thanks to repeat service from satisfied clients and their recommendations to friends, family and neighbors, her business has grown successfully and consistently. She attributes her success due to results and service clients can count on. Being an optimist, Katherine tries to see the good in every situation. Born and raised in Chatham-Kent, Katherine has significant ties to the region. Her family has farmed in Dover Township for many generations and she was raised in a family business surrounded by people from the community. Katherine enjoys being physically active, spending time with her two daughters, and giving back to the community. She speaks both English and French fluently. Katherine is very excited to represent and serve the members of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors.

Laurie DeHaw – Director

Laurie was born, raised and has worked her entire life in the community of Chatham-Kent. After retiring from a 28 year teaching career in 2018, she pursued her passion for Real Estate. She wanted to continue to help others by facilitating smooth life transitions and home ownership within our community. Her experience in teaching and lifelong residency supports a strong network of connections, excellent interpersonal skills and a vast knowledge of neighbourhoods, schools, businesses and municipal districts. She looks forward to the challenge of serving as a Director of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors.

Rob L’Ecuyer – Director

Born in 1981 at Chatham’s Public General Hospital, Rob attended St. Vincent Elementary School, Ursuline College Chatham Secondary School and The University of Windsor, where he was accredited a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Computer Science with a minor in Communications. He began working at Union Gas while attending University earning at first a contract then full-time employment where he remains to this day (now Enbridge). Running a Chatham-based Airbnb for a number of years and earning an overall rating of 4.96 stars from 258 reviews drove him to obtain his Real Estate License from OREA in 2020. He soon selected Jump Realty Inc, Brokerage and is an active member of Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors® where he is now excited to serve on its Board of Directors.

Tammy Teeuwen

Tammy Teeuwen – Director

Tammy Teeuwen is a Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. and has been selling real estate since 2011. Tammy was born and raised in Chatham and is committed to giving her clients a positive and smooth real estate transaction. She is a strong supporter of 100+ Women Who Care Chatham-Kent as well as The Children’s Miracle Network. Tammy is looking forward to contributing to the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors® as a Board Director.


Garnet Tulp – Director

Since 2016, He has been a leading Chatham-Kent Real Estate Agent with hundreds of past transactions.He is a well regarded Realtor® and an industry innovator. In addition to his deep connections to the Chatham-Kent Real Estate community, He is also a proud owner of Realty House Brokerage Inc. They are a locally home grown Real Estate Brokerage that has over 20 years experience serving the wonderful members of the Chatham-Kent community. His intimate knowledge of this region, and his experiences of having lived here all of his life give him the enthusiasm and desire to make his home, your home.He takes the personal approach to Real Estate. Buying or selling a home in Chatham-Kent is a complex, sophisticated and often a deeply personal endeavor. Afterall, it’s usually the biggest investment in a client’s life. All clients deserve the full service and attention that he will consistently provide.He attributes his success to his passion for the Real Estate market and also his intuition regarding the psychology of buying and selling. His clientele work in diverse industries with an emphasis on, agricultural, finance, law, medicine, business and the arts. His business has grown successfully and consistently thanks to the repeat business from satisfied clients and their introductions to friends, family and neighbours. This track record is only possible because he delivers both results and an exceptional experience.