John Carter, Broker / Owner
John Carter is a dynamic and visionary leader, proudly leading over 250 top REALTORS® at REMAX River City in Edmonton, AB. Since 2002, John has been an accomplished selling REALTOR®, specializing in residential properties, condos, and commercial investments. As an owner of the brokerage in 2008, he then took on the role of Broker in 2017. In a short time after, he was awarded Broker/Manager of the year in 2019 by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton and Broker/Owner of the year for REMAX Canada in 2020. A very nice acknowledgement after managing that challenging time in the world and our industry. In 2021, he was also awarded the Champion of the Year for the REALTORS® Community Foundation which is one of many charitable organizations he’s involved and passionate about. Others including the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Uncles and Aunts at Large, and Canadian Progress Club chapter.
Throughout his career, John has consistently set and surpassed goals, earning a reputation for his unwavering support of others in achieving their own aspirations. John continues to drive the brokerage forward with a focus on cutting-edge technology, client satisfaction, and compassionate leadership. John resonates with being a prop-tech broker, meaning he sees the power in leveraging technology to revolutionize the way we buy, sell, and manage properties. John aims to streamline and enhance various aspects of REMAX River City’s processes through adopting progressive systems, innovation and continually leveraging technology.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, John cherishes his personal life. He is blessed to have Cheryl as his wife, who is also a preferred mortgage broker partner out of the Old Strathcona location. Together, they have two beautiful sons named Oliver and Archer, as well as a fun-loving dog named Rupert. Family is integral to John and extends to how he treats each member of the River City Family as well. His favourite hobbies and passions include world travel, mountain biking, snowboarding, paddle-boarding, sailing, hiking, golf, tennis and almost anything outdoors.
John is confident REMAX River City can remain at the forefront of the industry, by offering exceptional service, being new tech pioneers and fostering strong relationships with our clients and community.
Fun Fact: I lived on a powerboat for 3 years as a kid in Victoria, BC.
Industry Leadership & Community Engagement:
REALTORS® Association of Edmonton - Audit Committee
REMAX Canada Broker Owner of the year Multi-Office for 2020
RE/MAX of Western Canada - Broker Council
Uncles & Aunts at Large Edmonton - Board Member & Volunteer
Canadian Progress Club - Edmonton Downtown - Board Member & Volunteer
Entrepreneurs Organization - Edmonton Chapter - Member
Shane Parent, Associate Broker/Owner
Shane's focus is on Associate support and development through one-on-one coaching. He also offers a specialized experience for teams. He has experience managing his own team of REALTORS® for over 10 years, building many successful Associates. His involvement with various coaching programs and genuine attitude of support is a key asset to those in growth mode. Shane is a current Tom Ferry Coach helping Agents across North America and brings that value to the Associates at RE/MAX River City.
Fun Fact: I am a world-champion salsa dancer with my wife Avideh.
Robert Biddlecombe, REALTOR® / Manager
Robert Biddlecombe spent 21 years in Canadian Airlines International. After his early retirement from the aviation industry, he joined a local company in a sales management role and found out that he enjoys giving exceptional customer service.
Robert joined RE/MAX and became a REALTOR® in 2003. Real estate gives him the freedom to do what he loves, working with people to achieve their dreams and serving the community. Why RE/MAX? Because Robert believes in its values. He loves being a part of a team-oriented company with award-winning service and strong ties to the local community of Beaumont and surrounding areas.
He is the former president of the Beaumont Business Association, a founding member and past president of the Beaumont Cruizers Car Club, and a coach for almost 7 years for the Beaumont Minor Baseball Association.
Fun Fact: My first car was a 1965 Ford Mustang and I've had a love for classic cars ever since.
Art Kominek, REALTOR® / Compliance Manager
Art Kominek is a highly accomplished real estate manager with over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential sectors. In recognition of his exceptional performance, he achieved the prestigious “CREB Million Dollar Club” award in 2004 and 2005. As a broker delegate, Art successfully opened and managed an Edmonton office in 2010, overseeing 80 agents concurrently in Calgary and Edmonton. His agent training experience and his Computer Science degree, led him to become a CREB instructor, where he taught technology-related courses and served as a headline speaker at a summit event. Recently, Art acted as a Subject Matter Expert, contributing to the audit of AREA’s training courses to align with RECA’s competencies. With a passion for real estate and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Art is highly regarded as an industry contributor and is sought after by organizations and professionals for his expertise.
Fun Facts: I competed at nationals as a University of Alberta gymnast and I have designed ground control stations for US military UAV’s.
Rosanna & Brian Fischer, Co-Owners
Rosanna and Brian Fischer are both successful real estate professionals, getting licensed as REALTORS® in 2001 and 2004 respectively. In 2010, as a couple they bought KDM Management Inc. which is a condominium management company that has grown substantially under their tenure. Philanthropic at heart, Rosanna and Brian founded and continue to operate a registered charity - KDM Helping Hands which provides support to fill the gaps for children and families in need. As well, Rosanna currently sits on the St. Albert District and Chamber as first Chair and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. In 2016, the Fischer's bought an interest in REMAX River City, the brokerage where they both kicked off their careers. Their tenacious and hard-working spirit encourages others to succeed and push through barriers.
Anna Arsenault, Administration Manager
Anna is responsible for support team supervision and thus all facets of Office Administration including transaction conveyancing and accounts. She is onsite Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm to promptly deal with any issues with your closings as well as any questions you may have regarding Associate financials. Our goal is to resolve any issues in your business quickly and easily for you so you can sell more real estate.
Fun Fact: I am a proud mom to two taekwondo ninjas!
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TEAM
This is typically the first impression and interaction with the office. As the smiling, welcoming face to greet you and your clients, we ensure friendly, accurate, and efficient communications and tasking. Answering all phone calls and relaying detailed messages to all REALTORS, timely forwarding all faxes, emails, or packages. The reception staff handles the processing of listings for all REALTORS and their clients as well as other administrative needs.
Staff is on-site at the Old Strathcona location and available from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and currently closed on weekends. This facilitates you and your clients to be able to pick up or drop off deposit cheques, keys, offer paperwork, or other important items. Calls are managed by a member of the office rather than an after-hours paging service, to provide the highest and best level of service and knowledge.
Joyce Harding, Reception (Strathcona)
Fun Fact: I love to RV with my husband and I love to vacation in Florida.
Karma Coleman, Reception (South/Calgary Trail)
Fun Facts: My passion is the Canadian Military and History. I love animals, especially dog training and animal behaviour, nutrition, and breed education, My mom and I use to breed and show Samoyeds with the Canadian Kennel Club. I've sung the anthem for the Edmonton Oilers twice in my life.
Kinza Laraib, Reception (St. Albert Trail)
Fun Fact: I love watching Japanese animated films. My favourite is films by Studio Ghibli. Oh, and I would love to visit Japan one day!
Annie Schurek – PT Reception
Fun Fact: I am a Disney fanatic. Disneyland 15 times, Disney world 7 times, and one Disney cruise!
Rebecca Lashuk- Broker Assistant
Agent Support Department
A for-hire, unlicensed assistant to our REALTORS®. To assist with the processing of listing and deal files, marketing and other administrative task support.
Find more details here: Agent Support Department
Ashley Urban - Reception & Agent Support Department Manager
Fun Fact: I am a proud mom to two boys Isaac and Zayn.
Olivia Nowlan, Agent Support Department (St. Albert Trail)
Fun Facts: I'm a foodie, the key to my heart is creamy mac and cheese. I also love travelling, it gives me some sort of peace and tranquillity.
If you see me around, don't be afraid to say hi!
Digital Marketing Department
Assisting our REALTORS® with social media and website optimization as well as Google, Facebook and Instagram targeted advertising.
Find more details here: Digital Dept
Sarah Jackson, Digital Marketing Manager
Fun Facts: During the summer I part-time DJ with my husband for weddings.
I also love coffee so much I have my own Instagram dedicated to Edmonton's cool cafes.
Claire Connop, Online Reputation Lead
Manages the accurate and timely processing of all your real estate trades, ensuring exact commissions, and serving as a double check on all paperwork to protect both you and your clients. Communicating with all lawyers with instructions for payment and processing of all trades.
Brandi Cadieux, Conveyancing Manager
Fun Fact: I love meditation and yoga.
Landon Feldberg, Conveyancer
Fun Fact: Loves houseplants, and has over 20 different varieties at home.
John Simpson, Conveyancer
Fun Fact: I used to have a pet turkey that followed me everywhere
Deborah Shanks, Conveyancer
Fun Fact: TBD
Roshini Bharadwaj, Finance
Fun Facts: I know 4 languages: English, Hindi, Marathi & Tamil, I love collecting fridge magnets from every city I travel to, my dream pet would be a French bulldog.
Hien Tran, Junior Finance Administrator
Fun Fact: If you don't see Hien in the office, she's probably scaling a mountain somewhere!
Rebecca Viezel– Finance & Administration Support
Fun Fact: I love all things Freddie Mercury! He’s my absolute favourite!