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Therese Schell, Broker of Record

direct: (705) 528-3915                                                               e-mail:

Therese has been selling Real Estate since 1984 - and she loves her job!  Therese was born and raised in the village of Lafontaine and her parents, Remi and Alma Maurice, still live in the same home where she grew up.  She is fluently bilingual; speaks, reads and writes both in French and English, and she is community oriented & supports local businesses. Therese volunteers at the local YMCA as a Fitness Instructor, and for her local Legion (Penetanguishene Legion: Branch Br 68).  Four years ago, she started "fiddle" lessons and today she enjoys playing music with a couple of local bands (3/4 Country & " a nut shell") at local venues.

“The only Real Estate challenge that I have not yet faced is owning and operating my own Brokerage … until now! My vision for this Brokerage is to create a dedicated team that works ethically, responsibly and keeps the best interests of its clients (and of each other) at the forefront. We will offer the best Real Estate service that we possibly can – and we can do it in both official languages!  I am thankful for the support, encouraging words and blessings in my life."

She opened her own Brokerage ~ BUY THE SHORES of Georgian Bay Realty Inc. ~ on June 1, 2014; & customer service is the company's most important asset.

Our Brokerage believes that real estate is about people & building relationships with everyone we do business with.  "We are very grateful for the support we have received from the people who entrusted us with their real estate needs!"

Merci beaucoup a toutes!


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Laura Ellis, Broker

Direct: (705) 427-1373                                                                     e-mail: LAURA@LAURAELLIS.CA

Laura has been a member of the local Real Estate industry for 8 years. She comes with a strong background in marketing; spending 15 years in various marketing roles with a major Canadian retailer and 5 years in print advertising and promotions, working on campaigns for Shell Canada, Midas and Zellers. Laura was a cottager since birth in the Bluewater Beach area and has lived full-time in north Tiny Township for the past 14 years. Laura is a former Assistant Director for the Ontario Horticultural Association (District 16: Simcoe County), a Board Member for the Penetanguishene Horticultural Society, and is an avid horsewoman.  Her passions, other than Real Estate, are: her kids, her horses, gardening, travel, food and yoga .  Laura is a fresh-air freak and spends as much time outside enjoying the Southern Georgian Bay environment as possible. 


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Fred Maheu, Sales Representative

Direct: (705) 529-8959                                                             e-mail:

Anyone who meets Fred can quickly recognize his real passion for anything and everything to do with Real Estate. It is his full-time career, and his clients are his inspiration. Fred was born and raised in Midland, and he has an in depth knowledge of the Real Estate business.  He has been selling Real Estate full time for over 33 years. He is familiar with every nuance of the local market and how best to serve you. A respected Sales Representative, Fred believes in good old fashioned hard work, honesty and integrity.   Fred is a loyal supporter of the Midland Legion Branch 80 and donates generously to the local Food Bank - St. Vincent de Paul.  Don’t let inexperience be your experience when the time comes to market or purchase a home, contact Fred today!

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Dianne Nolan, Sales Representative

Direct: (705) 529-6241                                                        e-mail:

Dianne has developed an extensive knowledge of the Real Estate market in Midland and its surrounding areas, and she has successfully served both home Buyers and Sellers as a Real Estate Sales Representative since 2006. With her authentic, honest and down-to-earth nature, Dianne is able to transform every pressure packed Real Estate transaction into a stress free negotiation for her clients. While keeping a strong focus on client needs, she can help you find the perfect home. Dianne proudly supports the Huronia Museum as a Member, with interest in local history.




Nancy-Jo Gurr, Sales Representative

Direct: (705) 817-4877                                                                        e-mail:

Toronto born, Nancy has participated in the Georgian Bay experience all of her life – first as a Balm Beach cottager, and then as a permanent resident. She has extensive knowledge of the area and real estate in the seasonal and residential markets, including The Prestigious Home Collection.  Nancy understands what the Toronto Buyer is expecting of the real estate experience, and strives to connect Buyers and Sellers with the perfect property from the homes andwaterfront cottages listed in the Southern Georgian Bay and Midland areas. Prior to entering Real Estate, Nancy attained a Master of Education degree and was employed by the Toronto District School Board as a teacher and special education specialist. Presently, Nancy and her husband, Iain, work together as a team and offer Buyers and Sellers a wide range of real estate services.  Nancy’s other interests include: Member of the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce, helping children with learning disabilities, watercolor painting, the Toronto Blue Jays and the occasional trip to Rama. 


Iain Gurr, Sales Representative

Direct: (705) 528-7292 e-mail:

Iain, a graduate of St. Andrews College and a former Naval Officer, has been a Chartered Accountant for over 40 years. He brings a good knowledge of both residential and commercial Real Estate with him, having acted in an advisory capacity to many clients in their acquisition, construction, sale, and leasing of residencies, factories, apartment buildings, and small malls. He also studied at the Ontario Real Estate College. Iain has served his community as a volunteer Director (Treasurer) on the Boards of condominiums, churches and yacht club, and currently serves on the Board of a large software corporation. Iain and his wife Nancy-Jo focus both on the listing and selling of residential and commercial properties – a shared dream they have had since residing in and exploring this area. Iain’s other interests include: sailing his Hunter 31, rallying an original Cooper S, working with social media, and reading.

Peter Tatar, Sales Representative

dIRECT: (705) 627 - 6504                                                    e-mail:

Peter has been a part of the Honey Harbour community for over 40 years.  From the time he was a child, he has spent many enjoyable hours with his family and friends, boating & navigating the waters of Georgian Bay and travelling through Lake Simcoe. Peter has an in-depth knowledge in the Property Management field.  He has over 30 years’ experience in property management, as well as construction service, and renovating properties to re-sell.  His experience & knowledge are definite assets to his Real Estate Profession!  Peter resides in Honey Harbour with his wife, and they have 3 adult children.  Being on Georgian Bay has given him a vast knowledge of waterfront and island properties. 

Visit peter's personal website at WWW.SOLDBYTATAR.COM

Sonya Dubeau

DIRECT: (705) 937-2825 E-MAIL:

Sonya Dubeau was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario.  She is of French descent and the proud parent of two wonderful, adult children.  She has lived and worked in Penetanguishene and Midland as a server/bartender in various restaurants for the past 18 years.  She is currently employed as a bar steward at the Midland Legion BR80 and has been for the past 8 years.  Sonya has grown up in the area and worked with the community for many years.  She has strived to build a reputation as an honest, hard-working, reliable individual.
Sonya is a supporter of the Brownies & Girl Guides as she was a troop leader herself.  She enjoys the outdoors, doing puzzles and painting in her free time.

Elaine Mikkelstrup, Sales Representative

Direct: (705)529-3936 Email: ELAINE.MIKKELSTRUP@GMAIL.COM

Professional and enthusiastic Elaine has worked in high end sales in the Golf and Resort industry previous to her real estate career. Customer service has always been a priority in her sales career and will continue to be a driving force when serving her clients. Elaine lives in Tiny Township and enjoys photography, some of her work has been published in Our Canada Magazine as well as some publicity shots for The Wye Marsh. When she isn’t selling homes Elaine loves spending time with her husband and children enjoying the beautiful Georgian Bay area.

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Darby Hiles, Sales Representative

Direct: (705)984-5760 Email: 2DARBYHILES@GMAIL.COM

Self-motivated and keen, Darby attributes to his upbringing in Moonstone, Oro-Medonte and is eager to work with you. Customer satisfaction is Darby’s number one priority, working tirelessly and doing whatever is necessary to get results for his clients sometimes to his own personal sacrifice of time and money. Darby is grateful for his opportunities, has a positive outlook, listens and is a man of his word. Darby’s goal is to be enjoyable to work with while generating results, creating a long-term relationship with every client. Darby’s property maintenance business is the helping hand every homeowner needs and allows his clients to stay in touch. Darby values being a life-long learner and continually reflects and researches areas of interest. During his minimal recreation time, he is most likely with his girlfriend, family or playing hockey or golf.  He prides himself on not being a typical millennial and looks forward to proving that preconceived bias wrong!  

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Sandra Cater, Sales Representative

Direct:  705-543-9855 Email: C2UREALTY@GMAIL.COM

For over 20 years, Sandra continues to enjoy professionally representing clients so that they may reach their desired goals.  Sandra joined real estate from the world of international management consulting with professional designations in purchasing, project management and supply chain.  Her qualifications are highlighted by excellent negotiation skills, marketing knowhow, attention to detail, and meeting tight and often challenging deadlines. Sandra has always had a keen interest in real estate with knowledge gained from buying and selling 6 of her own properties.  She also owned a rental property where she learned unique features of this business.  Sandra manages her clients’ transactions in the same way that she does her own to ensure that the best outcome is realized. Sandra believes in giving back by donating 10% of the net income she acquires from serving her clients to various charities.  Her most recently supported organizations are the Food Bank, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Sick Kids Hospital Foundation, and the Guesthouse.