Giving Back to White Mountain Communities
Frank M. Smith & Associates Realtors serve on local charitable boards. We are dedicated to our community through fundraising efforts to provide backpacks, winter clothing, and Christmas gifts for local kids. A collection station for various communities needs is located in our lobby. We contribute annually to multiple local school organization and sports teams.
Meet Our Team
We are a professional, well-organized team of real estate professionals who want to share our knowledge by assisting the homebuyer and seller with their end goals. Many of our Realtors and employees have been a part of our team for more than 20 years — some 30! Our mentoring program for young and new agents ensures our marketplace for the next generation while staying current in the latest technology trends.
We continually have representation on the Board of Directors for The White Mountain Association of Realtors, include three past Presidents. Many of our agents have invested in further education by obtaining their Broker’s licenses and CRB, CRS and GRI designations.
Alison Stewart, Designated Broker
Alison was born in Charleston, South Carolina and spent most of her youth on the Georgia/S.C coast. Alison moved to the White Mountains her senior year of high school and has made the Mountains her home for over 40 years. An avid gardener, she and her husband purchased the historic Pico’s Nursery in Lakeside where they live, tend their vast vegetable and flower gardens, and host summer weddings and events. Alison has two adult children, along with a 12-year-old stepdaughter.
Corina DuCharme, Associate Broker
Corina DuCharme is a hard-working Associate Broker serving the entire White Mountains. Corina has been living in Pinetop for the last 30 years and has two grown children and four beautiful grandchildren. Corina enjoys living in the mountains and being around nature; you will often find her on one of the area’s many hiking and biking trails. Corina loves playing tennis and has recently taken up golf. Corina has been a real estate professional in Pinetop for the last 22 years, all at Frank M. Smith & Associates Realty. She has served on many local boards, including the White Mountain Association of Realtors and the White Mountain Hospice Foundation.
In 2006, she was voted Realtor of the Year by the membership of the White Mountain Association of Realtors. Not only is Corina knowledgeable and experienced, but she is abundantly passionate about the White Mountains of Arizona. Corina’s excellence and determination will help you find the perfect second home or year-round residence.
Tricia Jones, Associate Broker
Tricia Jones is a hard-working and passionate real estate broker. She attended Foothill Junior
She is very involved in her community. She is on the Board of the White Mountain Hospice Foundation and supports a number of local charities including the White Mountain Safe House, Humane Society, Love Kitchen, and T.R.A.C.K.S. (the Pinetop-Lakeside trail system for hiking, cycling, and
Kathleen Behrends, Realtor
Kathleen Behrends was born and raised in Tucson. She moved to the White Mountains in 1978. She attended schools in Tucson and college at Dominican College in San Rafael, CA. She has three grown children, three grandchildren, and four
She has also served as the Region 3 Vice President for the Arizona Association of Realtors and has served on the Professional Standards Committee for the State. Kathleen received her real estate license in
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Kathleen. She’s happy to help anytime.
Shelby Hall, Realtor
Shelby Hall was born and raised in the White Mountains and she plans to live here for the rest of her life. She has a deep passion for this area and she cherishes its beauty every day. Shelby attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff but always yearned for her true home. Her husband, Tyler, is a Wildland Firefighter with the US Forest Service and they recently welcomed their first child, Jackson, to the family. They have a beautiful black lab named Titan, their fourth-generation lab from the same bloodline. In her free time, Shelby enjoys hunting, fishing
Shelby has been a licensed Realtor since 2015 and even though she is relatively new to the field, she’s been familiar
Her favorite thing about her job is seeing the happy faces of those who feel the same way about Pinetop that she does. Shelby has a lot of local knowledge, and she knows of all the different neighborhoods in this area. Shelby’s professionalism, efficiency, and energy are what make her one of the best real estate agents that Pinetop has to offer.
Dean Nelson, Realtor
Dean Nelson grew up in La Crescenta, California, where he attended Crescenta Valley High School and Glendale College. Eventually, he discovered Pinetop, AZ, and fell in love with the White Mountains. Dean has had his real estate license in Arizona since 1995 and he began working at Frank M. Smith & Associates Realty in 2001. Dean donates his time to the local Little Leagues for softball and baseball. He has also volunteered for the softball travel leagues, as well as club wrestling teams for the local school.
He has two grown children who were raised in Pinetop and still live here along with three grandchildren. He has a spoiled pet named Rocky, and he loves being outdoors. He also enjoys playing golf and working out. Dean is the type of real estate agent that keeps himself available for his clients, which is very important in the real estate community. Dean’s hard work and dedication will ensure that you receive the best real estate experience.
Lisa O’Connell, Realtor
Energetic enthusiasm and a “get it done” attitude best describe Lisa, a realtor at Frank M. Smith & Associates Realty since 2012. Lisa works hard for her clients and keeps them in the loop every step of the buying or selling process. Lisa left the Chicago area to attend college in Arizona, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona. After many years in the field of social work, she changed paths and earned her real estate license.
Prior to arriving in Pinetop, Lisa and her family resided in the Tucson area. She and her husband, Kevin, own and operate O’Connell Construction, Inc., focusing on spec homes in the White Mountains. They have two grown sons and recently became grandparents and are loving this new experience!
Jim Rathbun, HOA/Project Manager – Realtor
Jim Rathbun grew up in upstate New York and spent 14 years with the United States Air Force. After he retired from the Air Force he began his adventure into the world of business. He spent many years with Pactiv Corporation, the business responsible for Hefty products. He and his wife of 25 years, Terri, enjoy cruising the oceans and traveling throughout Europe. They just recently went on their 34th cruise! They also enjoy nature at its finest and outdoor camping.
Jim and Terri have three grown children and two spoiled cats. Jim has worked for Frank M. Smith & Associates for over five years managing homeowners associations. In 2011, the company had four HOA’s which has since grown to 14. Jim is a one-of-a-kind HOA manager who enjoys being organized, solving problems and getting things done in a timely manner. Got questions about any of the Associations managed by Frank M. Smith & Associates? See Jim for the answers!
Mark Sweeney, HOA Management – Realtor
Mark Sweeney is a young guy who enjoys playing video games on his computer, disc golf at the local courses, and throwing barbecues with his friends. Mark is part of the Homeowner Association Management team with Frank M. Smith & Associates. He’s friendly, original, and always willing to help. Mark went to Blue Ridge High School and then attended NAU after graduation.
He and his wife Ginger have one child, a wonderful rescue dog named Luna who is spoiled and very much loved. Mark’s hard-working and talented nature makes him one of the best people you can find in Pinetop. He has been working for Frank M. Smith & Associates Realty for three years. His punctuality and reliability are things that make him such a trustworthy representative.
Rachel Carver, Administrative Manager
The office “Mom,” Rachel Carver, is relatively new to the real estate arena, having begun her administrative manager position at Frank M. Smith & Associates Realty in 2016. She previously worked as an elementary school teacher with a focus on Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. She loved getting her students in touch with their creative sides through art and music. After her teaching days, Rachel worked six seasons at Pico’s Nursery and Landscaping in Lakeside as the garden center manager. Her lifelong interest in flowers and gardens made the position a good fit. While there she enjoyed learning all about the various trees and shrubs that grow well in this area and then passing this knowledge on to customers.
Rachel has volunteered at The Love Kitchen (a local food bank) where she washed her fair share of dishes, organized donations, and occasionally cooked. She continues to participate in a number of local charitable events in and out of the work setting. In her spare time, Rachel can be found in her art studio where she makes all her own greeting cards, experiments in mixed media, and creates collages and watercolors. Rachel and her husband of almost 40 years have four grown children