State Leadership

Sheryl Hunter



Dawn Lavka is a Native Texan born into a military family and had the privilege of spending her younger years growing and going to school in foreign lands. She is an Army brat and Navy Spouse. Dawn has earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a Finance emphasis.

Dawn spent many years in the medical device and pharmaceutical fields prior to starting in real estate over a decade ago.

Today Dawn is the Broker/Owner of Dawn Lavka Realty, LLC serving the Austin and Highland Lakes areas of Texas. Dawn has earned many designations and certifications and is a TRLP Graduate. She is also a TREC/TAR University approved instructor.

Dawn enjoys spending time traveling and hiking with her family and lives with her husband of 29 years in Austin.

Peggie Pentecost


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Sheryl is Past President of the Great Northwest Network where she served as President in 2010 and again in 2014 before moving up in State leadership as District Vice President in 2015, Governor, Area B in 2016, and is currently your 2017 Secretary. She currently serves in her local Association as a member of TREPAC, Political Affairs and Government Affairs committees. Sheryl is the mother of two, Shannon & Trey who both live in Kansas City, MO. She and husband Jimmy are empty nesters and live in Spring TX.

Patti St. Louis



Peggie has more than 30 years of experience in Real Estate beginning in Commercial investment and currently serves in and around the Houston area as a Residential Realtor® with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. She has earned her designations as ABR, CIPS, CRS, PMN and as a CMS for Brookfield Relocation. She's on the Houston Association of Realtors International Advisory Group, is a Major Investor for TREPAC and will proudly serve the Members of Women’s Council of Realtors Texas as their 2018 State Secretary. Her greatest accomplishments include her 42-year marriage to her native Houstonian husband, Kyle and raising her 34 year old daughter, Blair, and surviving both!

Lizeth Smith



Patti St Louis began her real estate career working for a builder fresh out of high school. She became a licensed Texas REALTOR® in 1983 and entered the title business in 1997.
Patti is a long time member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS. She is a recipient of the Montgomery County Network Affiliate of the Year Award, and has served the network in all capacities. As the President in 2009, on behalf of the members Patti accepted the National award for the 2009 Mega Chapter of the Year, one of the highest honors a chapter could receive.

Patti’s roles at the state level include Chairman of multiple committees, District Vice President, Governor and Secretary. She is a recipient of the Texas Affiliate of the Year award and is currently serving as our 201 State Secretary.
Patti is a resource in many areas for her customers and the real estate community including education, knowledge, facilitating focus groups, fundraising and referral networks. She has built her business through relationships, trust and experience. Patti has also built a strong, welcoming team as Branch Manager of South Land Title in The Woodlands.