Desirée Patno is Broker and Owner of Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc., a women-owned brokerage; and Founder and CEO of NAWRB, the only national trade association representing women-owned businesses specializing in the housing economy - SHE is changing Real Estate. With more than 22 years experience in full-service REO disposition, Desirée brings “heels on the ground” knowledge to her mission of promoting women-owned businesses in the housing economy. Through NAWRB, she advocates for the increased utilization of women-owned businesses and mentors female entrepreneurs for future successful business ownership. Patno is one of the most visible advocates for women in the housing economy. She is a recipient of the 2012 Enterprising Woman of the Year award, 2012 WIPP Business Leadership Social Media Award and was recognized by HousingWire as one of the most influential women in housing in 2012. A California native, she has been married for more than 30 years and is the proud mother of four boys. Additionally, she was the only girl in an all-male water polo league in high school, professional dancer, swimmer and loves to collect ornate antiques and is a bonafide fashion finder.
Marketing Manager and Editor-in-Chief
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Lauri has a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism from CSU, Stanislaus, and a Bachelor of Art in Interior Design from the Art Institute of San Diego. Combining these two passions together has enabled her to understand both the creative and technical sides of Marketing, as well as bring a flair to print publications. Lauri brings to NAWRB a vast array of skills as well as a large designer shoe collection.
Office and Member Relations Coordinator
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Olivia Frick graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. After graduating, Olivia has spent time traveling and living in various locations and doing what she enjoys most: meeting and communicating with new people. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys spending time outdoors; usually with her dog Isa close to her side, horseback riding, and baking. Her favorite thing to bake? Pumpkin bread.