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IAR Elections

2015 Election Results


  •  Bylaws Proposals: Passed
  • 2016 Budget Approval: Passed


First Vice President (President 2018)


Raphael Barta

Raphael Barta is an Associate Broker for Century 21 Riverstone based in Sandpoint, Idaho. Raphael has been a resident of Sandpoint for the past fifteen years.  His real estate practice is focused on commercial projects and rural properties. Among other clients, he represents the Prudential Life Insurance Company’s ownership of a 26 acre urban mixed use re-development site in Sandpoint, where Super 1 Foods opened a 55,000 foot store in July 2011, and where a new 55 unit LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex has recently opened.

Raphael’s background includes 25 years of commercial property development experience, including Vice President Commercial Properties for Intrawest Corp. and for Trilogy Development Corp, where he was responsible for a variety of hotels, office buildings, and retail centers in Western Canada.  He is currently serving his third term as the President of the Selkirk Association of REALTORS, and his second term as the North District Vice President for the Idaho Association of REALTORS.


South District Vice President (2016-2017)

Marion Wadsworth 

Marion Wadsworth was born and raised in the gorgeous mountains of Northern California. She had the fabulous opportunity to move to the beautiful state of Idaho in 1993 and was truly home. She got here as soon as she could.

Marion has a background in people and sales. The mother of 7 children, her life has been spent facilitating dreams coming true in big and little ways both professionally and personally. From Parent Teacher Organization President, to 4~H Leader, to making stacks of Pancakes in her kitchen for a household of boisterous teenagers, Marion is happiest being involved. All roads indeed lead home and in 2006 Marion found her professional passion and became a REALTOR.  Specializing in residential sales, Marion became a million dollar producer her first year with most of her business coming from referrals! She is known for loving Real Estate and even sold a house in Walmart while shopping in the frozen foods section!

Leadership positions at the local association level followed with all kinds of  opportunities to serve. As well as being a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Graduate Real Institute designation in 2013, member of the Idaho Association of REALTORS Leadership Academy 2014, Marion has the privilege of serving as the Mini Cassia Association of REALTORS President for 2014.

Some of Marion’s most favorite things to do are spending time with her children and grand angels in the great outdoors, lunch with friends, shopping for high heel shoes…and riding through the glorious Idaho countryside on her paint horse Blue.


West District Vice President (2016-2017) 


Kit Fitzgerald

Kit Fitzgerald is considered by many of her peers someone who consistently leads by example. In her professional career she constantly pushes not only herself but those around her to be at their best at all times. Fitzgerald is a full time REALTOR, and Director of Sales for Red Barn Real Estate in Boise, ID. She helped jump start the company in the fall of 2007 after a four year stint as the Sales Director at CBH Homes. She began her real estate career in January of 2003 selling new construction in one of Meridian, Idaho’s most successful planned communities, Woodbridge.

Prior to real estate, Fitzgerald lived in Washington, D.C. where she worked in sales and marketing for Marriott International and a small consulting firm called McKinley Marketing. Her clientele consisted of many large associations such as the National Association of Home Builders, the National Newspaper Association and the National Retail Association.

She has served on many boards and committees within her profession in roles including President of the Community REALTORS Foundation, Ada County Association of REALTORS Board Member, Idaho Association of REALTORS Board Member and a six year stint as the WSU Alumni Association Director for the Washington, D.C. chapter. She served as the 2012 President for the Ada County Association of REALTORS and currently holds office as Director of the National Association of REALTORS. Fitzgerald’s creative marketing techniques have been featured in REALTOR magazine. She has committed herself to the Green Building Movement; in so much as she was the first Idaho REALTOR Member Instructor for the NAR Green Designation, which she still holds. More recently, Fitzgerald was selected by the National Association of REALTORS to be the instructor of a new ABR Designation course on New Home Construction at the 2013 National REALTORS Conference and Expo. She has received many awards including the Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40, a Distinguished Service Award, Circle of Excellence, Newcomer of the Year and more.

She has a BA in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Washington State University and a culinary certificate from L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, MD. In her spare time, Kit loves to cook, entertain, and spend time with her husband Ryan of 14 years, her 7 year old daughter Maeve, and her 4 year old son Finn.

North District Vice President (2016) 

Cindy Hunter

Cindy Hunter grew up experiencing life in New York, New Jersey, Texas and California with a love of exploring new places and all they had to offer. In 1996, Cindy and her husband Mike discovered beautiful North Idaho, realized it was everything they had dreamed of, and came "home."

Having always been a "people" person Cindy began her career in Human Resources. Years later, with the encouragement of many friends and family members in law enforcement she pursued an even more intensely people-oriented role as a 9-1-1 operator in Los Angeles, where she thrived for many years. Once she had found her home a new career as a REALTOR soon followed. The opportunity to help others find their dream homes has been a tremendous gift and Cindy recognized what a blessing it is to live and work in such a wonderful place.

Cindy is an Associate Broker and GRI with Century 21 Riverstone in Sandpoint, Idaho, actively specializing in Residential and Waterfront properties. She is currently serving as the Selkirk Association State Director and Selkirk MLS President. In 2007 Cindy began working on local association committees and is currently serving as Chairperson for both the RPAC and Contracts committees. 5 years ago that work generated a request for her to run for Treasurer. She did (serving 2 terms) and a new passion was ignited.

Since then that undeniable enthusiasm and commitment caused Cindy to pursue the opportunities of IAR Leadership Academy and she is a proud graduate of the Class of 2014. With the development of many invaluable relationships at the state leadership level she was given the privilege of serving as the North District Representative for the State Strategic Planning committee 2014-2015 and thus the ability to advocate for those members. She has also worked on the 2015 IAR Intellectual Property task force and is currently serving on the IAR Conference committee. A strong supporter of mediation instead of arbitration she received her accreditation as an NAR Certified Mediator in 2013. Cindy is an active supporter/donor for 2 favorite causes: RPAC and Habitat for Humanity. 

That passionate personality carries over to her love of family (including the dogs), friends, all things outdoors - particularly time on their boat - football, good movies, good books, good music, great food and especially great laughs.