Meet the Team

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Bob Fowner

Owner - President

Community Association Manager (CAM)

About Bob: Bob was born and raised in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Maryland for Business and Speech & Hearing. Bob is a retired Marine Corps Colonel, and has been in the area since retirement in 1979. He is our company founder and President. He started with his first property in 1979 and has held positions from General Manager to Association Manager for several properties throughout his career. He is a Rotary International member and is very active in the Community Association Institute (CAI).

Something you may not know about Bob: I
was a member of the State of Florida's ad-hoc committee that initiated Community Association licensing in the state of Florida.
Favorite hobby: Since I cannot fly or scuba dive anymore, my favorite hobby is golf.
Favorite sports team: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite book: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? by Jane Duckworth
Dream Vacation: Returning to SE Asia on a cruise
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Debbie Fowner

Owner - Secretary/Treasurer - Association Manager

Community Association Manager (PCAM)
CMCA, PCAM

About Debbie:
Debbie attended Troy State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management. She has lived here in Fort Walton Beach, Florida since 1968 and considers it to be home, and very special.

Favorite hobby: Reading
Favorite book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Dream vacation: Retired
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Aaron Webber

Owner - Vice President

Community Association Manager (CAM)

About Aaron: Aaron was raised on the beaches of Okaloosa Island and graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School in 1993.  After high school Aaron settled in Mobile, AL to attend Southeast College of Technology. He now resides in Mary Esther, FL with is wife Casey, three daughters Emily, Ella, and Elyse, and two golden retrievers Peyton and Ceaser.
 
Something you may not know about Aaron:
Before moving back to Florida, I was a Sr. IT Manager with Cingular Wireless (now AT&T) where I managed teams responsible for maintaining customer data and managing monthly billing cycles.
Favorite hobby: Running
Favorite sports team: 2014 National Champion Florida State Seminoles
Dream Vacation: Anywhere that doesn't involve a mouse with big ears!
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Jennie Barrett

Association Manager

Community Association Manager (CAM)

About Jennie:
Jennie was born and raised in New York but moved to Florida in 2005. She graduated from college with a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. She is the proud mother of a beautiful and talented daughter. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, boating, and scuba diving. She loves to travel to places she has never been before.

Something you may not know about Jennie: Prior to moving to Florida, Jennie worked with her Dad as a Registered Financial Advisor.
Favorite hobby: Scuba diving
Favorite sports team: NY Yankees
Dream vacation: Australian Outback or an African safari
Favorite restaurant: The Melting Pot
Least favorite food: Peanut butter cookies
Favorite quote: "Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Elizabeth Byrd

Community Association Manager

Community Association Manager (CAM)

About Elizabeth:
Elizabeth was born and raised in Alabama and moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1989. Her proudest accomplishment is her wonderful 19 year old daughter. She loves animals and the opportunity to help others.

Favorite hobby: A day at the beach
Favorite sports team: Auburn football
Dream vacation: Riding horses somewhere tropical
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Darcy Gassen

Administrative Assistant

About Darcy: Darcy grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before relocating to the Florida Gulf Coast in late 2002. She now calls Navarre Beach her home and loves the island living.

She has one daughter who graduated from UWF in 2012 and a Jack Russell named Patty she adopted in 2013.  She loves boating, fishing, the beach, and beach volleyball. When she isn’t working you will find her on the  water fishing on her boat “Fishing Diva” with her dog and friends.

Something you may not know about Darcy: Back in the day, Darcy belonged to IJSBA and raced jet ski’s she competed 2 years in a row in the world finals in Lake Havasu AZ.

Favorite hobby: Fishing! Did I say fishing!
Favorite sports team: San Francisco 49ers
Dream vacation: To one day be able to travel and fish all the famous hot spots.
Favorite quote: Live for today because you are not promised tomorrow.
Pet peeve: Litter bugs

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Karen Gercak

Association Manager

Community Association Manager (CAM)
CAM, CMCA

About Karen:
Karen is a transplant from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has lived in Fort Walton Beach, Florida for twenty years. She just had to get away from all that ice and snow! Before starting her career in community association management, Karen ran her own marine fabricating company for sixteen years.

Something you may not know about Karen: I am the holder of a 100 Ton Coast Guard captain's license.
Favorite hobby: Cruising on my 1966 41' Hattaras motor yacht, "Miss Karen's Dream".
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Dream vacation: Cruising up to Pittsburgh on "Miss Karen's Dream"
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Brigette Levins

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

About Brigette: Brigette graduated in 1986 from Choctawhatchee High School located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  She has a husband who is retired from the US Air Force and has 2 beautiful daughters that are the apples of her eyes.  Her family has 2 dogs Pepper (whom was adopted from PAWS and is so sweet) and Boone (who is super hyper and thinks he is a lap dog).  A neat fact about Brigette is that her husband is a Florida registered beekeeper.  She and her husband typically keep, on average, six hives each year.  Brigette has been in the property management field for over five years and is excited to join RDF Associates!

Favorite Sports Team: Alabama college football
Favorite Restaurant: Longhorns
Dream Vacation: I want to go back (for a visit) to Germany!!
Favorite Song: Anything 80's

 

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Andrea McDermott

Association Manager

Community Association Manager (PCAM)
PCAM, CAM, CMCA, AMS

About Andrea:
Andrea is retired from ExxonMobil Chemical, Baytown Texas- Linear Paraffin Unit, Unicorn Control Center. She is the mother of 2 girls, and grandmother of 3 girls. She has been married since 1989. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, boating, and hanging out on a deserted beach. She likes to explore places she has never been before and does not mind being lost. That is when you find the most interesting things about a place!
 
Something you may not know about Andrea: Andrea is a wedding officiant.
Favorite Hobby: Sewing, although I seem to play Words with Friends more lately!
Favorite sports team: No favorite sports team, but I like Nascar and root for Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch.
Dream vacation: Anywhere I can just get away for a few days. I can think of many places I would like to go.
Favorite Restaurant: Andrea enjoys going to local restaurants with her husband, John. Some of her favorites are located in Navarre.
Biggest pet peeve: People who park in handicap parking spaces, that are not handicapped.
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Christine Schneider

Accounts Receivable Specialist

About Christine: Growing up with three sisters and two brothers Christine’s family has always been an important part of her life. Now as the mother of five children herself, her favorite pastime is making memories with her loved ones.  Christine’s family traveled in the military when she was young eventually settling here in the panhandle.  She graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School and is attending Northwest Florida State College in pursuit of a degree in accounting.  During football season you will find her and husband Bobby cheering on their Cowboys!

Something you may not know about Christine: Christine was born in Landstuhl Germany while her father was stationed there at the Army base. 

Favorite TV show: Castle

Favorite quote: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

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Kursten Sirmans

Accounting Specialist

About Kursten: Kursten was raised in Fort Walton Beach and graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School. When she isn't crunching numbers in RDF's office, she is busy raising three rambuctions boys with her husband of over 10 years, Kenny. She enjoys camping, 4-wheeling, traveling, and when time allows, a kid-free trip to the spa. Kursten has a degree in Accounting from the University of West Florida.

Something you may not know about Kursten: Kursten is originally from Fort Worth, Texas.

Favorite TV show: 48 Hours Mystery
Favorite hobby: Camping
Favorite restaurant:
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Dream vacation: Bora Bora

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Kristen Smith

Office Manager/Association Manager

Community Association Manager (CAM)

About Kristen:
 Kristen
was born in Colorado but frequently moved around the U.S. and briefly called Germany and Canada home due to her Father's engineering career. After graduating from high school in Northern Indiana, she attended Indiana University. While vacationing in Northwest Florida in 2008, she decided she fell in love with the beautiful beaches and opted to stay rather than return to the chilly Midwest. When she's not at the beach or on the water, she enjoys playing pool, reading, adventures with friends, and playing with her three nephews. She currently holds an associates degree in business from Pensacola State College and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Florida International University.

Favorite hobby: Playing pool.
Favorite sports team: New England Patriots / Denver Broncos 
Favorite quote: “I do not believe one can settle on how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more that we can spare.” -C.S. Lewis
Favorite restaurant: Harbor Docks in Destin
Biggest pet peeve: People who spell "your" when it should be "you're" and vice versa.
Least favorite food: Bleu cheese.
Favorite Starbucks coffee: Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

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Casey Webber

Accounts Payable Specialist

Bachelor of Science- Nursing

About Casey:
Casey was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and spent over 7 years working in a children's pediatric ER. She loves spending time with her family, and that is what brought her to RDF Associates, Inc. She works in accounts payable here at RDF and is happy to assist you!

Favorite hobby: Sewing. (especially clothes for my little girls)
Favorite movie quote: "A person's a person, no matter how small." From Horton Hears a Who
Favorite restaurant: Pretty much anything Italian. I really like Carabba's Italian Grill.