Can You Name These ActiveRain Originals?

Education & Training with Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp

This photo popped up today in my Shoebox picture memories. How could I resist posting this on ActiveRain today? These are some of the original ActiveRain "Veterans" can you name them all?

ActiveRain Original Rainmakers

 Singing in the rain....


Comments (31)

Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

I haven't been dancing in the Rain long enough to know who they are - but it's certainly a great looking group - !!

Nov 11, 2017 10:08 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Probably only THAT group could name them all.     

Nov 11, 2017 11:02 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I see a couple I know including the active guy on the left. Those were the days of the mad bloggers.

Nov 11, 2017 11:12 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Brad- I recognized you (of course) and Bob Stewart.   I didn't join until 2008 and those were fun days!!!

Nov 11, 2017 05:45 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Brad Andersohn  Yourself, Bob Stewart, Kerri La Guardia, and a great group of AR veterans.

Nov 11, 2017 06:29 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Well, let's see, I joined in June 2006 when there were just a couple hundred members or so.  Bob Stewart, you, Ginger Wilcox, and I recognize others but drawing a blank on the names at the moment.....

Nov 12, 2017 04:08 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

OK I give up. So who is everyone? I'm ashamed to say that having been a member since '08 and having actually visited AR headquarters in Seattle where I had the opportunity to meet the entire staff, the only faces that I recognized are indeed Brad Andersohn  Bob Stewart  and I think Kerrie La Guardia  albeit I don't recall her hair ever being that blond,

Nov 12, 2017 08:21 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Great try everybody, thanks for playing. 👍

L-R Brad (Yours truly) Jonathan Washburn (ActiveRain Founder and CEO) Dustin Luther, Ginger Wilcox, Rudy Bacharaty (Trulia at the time) Christa Caulk, Bob Stewart (my brother from another mother) and Jeff Corbet.

....don’t know that couple at the table in the background lol~

Nov 12, 2017 09:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brad Andersohn - I'm glad to meet you! Thanks for the humble beginnings and the role you played on ActiveRain. The only person I recognized was Bob's photo. That's a GREAT photo of innovative minds that were on top of the world back then and hopefully still soaring. 

Dec 04, 2017 09:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I recognize you, Brad, and also a very young looking Bob Stewart.  The past nine years have flown by.

Dec 05, 2017 05:12 PM
Brad Andersohn

Isn't that the truth?!?! Sure great to hear from you, hope all is going amazing for you. 

Dec 07, 2017 09:59 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I wasn't around then. I know those were exciting times and wish I had been part of the early days when all was well in the Rain. I hear RainCamps were a blast. 

Apr 12, 2018 08:22 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Given none post here in months- years, nope. I miss the RainCamps.

Looks like you had fun back in the day, wish it were like that here is now It would be great to bring back that involvement and ENERGY OF LEADERSHIP. Auto-pilot is getting old a 10 year vet here. Just remembering along with you.

Apr 21, 2018 07:07 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I remember when I was at Zillow, Spencer (The CEO) asked me what we should do with ActiveRain when the acquisition is complete buying Trulia?

I suggested a "referral network" with Master Content Bloggers... he chuckled and smiled, then walked away.

The energy generated from this network back in the day is unparalleled.

There's always hope when it comes to rebuilding anything worthwhile...

Apr 23, 2018 05:30 PM
Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille - Sunny Isles, FL
Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999

Everybody looks familiar to me - the names have not been changed to protect the innocent :-) Way back when I was an Active|Rain addict!

May 30, 2018 01:02 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hey Brad, good to see'a a few more from waaaay back! The late great Laurie Manny from Long Beach that so many of us learnd from in 2007!

And of course the ever present contributor Jeff Dowler, this photo was from the very first AR 1 Year Anniversay Party held in Long Beach, CA.

I remain grateful for those (and there are many of them) who are still friends today more than a decade later!

Jul 10, 2018 05:47 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Thanks for sharing those Lynda. It's a walk down memory lane with a smile on my face the whole way :-))

This was our first ever AR event, what a blast in Seattle we had!!

Jul 12, 2018 07:19 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

AR SeattleI know you remember this one!

In your photo, I couldn't remember the two standing guys but, knew the rest of you...Ginger & Christa, you & Jeff, Jon & Bob...what a great crew, huh?!


Jul 12, 2018 07:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Great photo Debe Maxwell, CRS  I never got to Seattle but know a few of these folks. Wouldn't it be fun to have a bunch of posts written by AR members who attended various AR events over the years and to share photos, or to ressurect posts they wrote? What a history?! The 1st Birthday Party was a blast in Long Beach!


Mar 30, 2019 09:56 AM
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Happy Friday Brad 

Jul 19, 2018 09:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey Brad

It was fun to see this post and the photos. What wonderful memories and good times in the past.

Hope you are well, my friend!! Perhaps we will run into each other again some time!!


Aug 21, 2018 09:14 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brad Andersohn - Well those were ALL fun photos to see!!! 

Perhaps you could write a blog post with more details about the founding fathers and women on AR.

Mar 30, 2019 08:45 AM