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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Tom Newell

Long-term title sales executive becomes Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s new director of agent and business development.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in the luxury market is honored to welcome Tom Newell as their Director of Agent and Business Development. Newell will be tasked with working with the firm’s agents on expanding their technical knowledge while also looking for additional ways to improve the agent and client experience.

Prior to joining the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family, Newell spent the last three
decades with First American Title in the north Scottsdale territory. Holding positions such as a Property Research Analyst, Home Builder Sales Rep, Residential Sales Manager and working his way
up as the Senior Sales Executive, Newell excelled in bringing new business to the title company and
trained others through eight different applications that realtors use to apply to their particular
marketing needs.

“I am thrilled to be joining Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Newell. “The brand
name is synonymous with high-end real estate and unique properties across the globe. With over $7
billion in closed transactions in 2021, they are a perfect fit for me from the culture of the company
and upper management, to the professionalism of its agents, to dominating the luxury market in the
Valley of the Sun and statewide.”


Newell moved to Arizona over 40 years ago from Cleveland and has built an enriching life here in
the Valley. He graduated from ASU with a degree in business in 1987 and is an avid Suns, Sun
Devils, and Cardinals fans. Newell’s family consists of his wife, Helena, two daughters, Kelsey (31)
and Nichol (29) and two fur babies, Niko and Lucy. Newell is happiest when he’s with family and
friends, hiking, skiing, or relaxing by the pool.


Inspired by the late Jim Valvano, Newell believes that “there are three things we all should do every
day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day.
Number two thinks. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have
your emotions moved to tears, which could be happiness or joy. But think about it: If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”


I am thrilled to be joining Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the top Luxury Real Estate Brokerages in the industry! The brand name is synonymous with high-end real estate and unique properties across the Globe!

Locally, being part of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, with over 7 billion in closed transactions in 2021, is a perfect fit for me from the culture of the company and upper management, to the professionalism of its agents, to dominating the Luxury market in the Valley of the Sun and Statewide!

Tom Newell,  Director of Business Development
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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Carla Anaya

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty names New Director of Relocation with more than 30 years in the real estate industry.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in the luxury market, is honored to welcome Carla Anaya as its newest Director of Relocation. Having already spent 20 years as Vice President of Relocation Services in New Mexico for Coldwell Banker Legacy, Anaya is eager to foster relationships and serve those in the Grand Canyon state.


Carla Anaya’s ambition shines forth as she has a proven history of client engagement and relationship
building, sales and marketing, business development, overseeing operations, managing programs,
and revenue growth. In her previous position, Carla helped her team grow annual sales from
$30,000 to $1 million over the last five years. Carla and her team have also received national awards
such as the Cartus Platinum Designation and the coveted USAA Eagle Award.


A corporate leader with abilities to promote company vision and embrace change, Carla oversaw five different areas in Albuquerque and Las Cruces New Mexico, Midland, San Angelo, and El
Paso, Texas. She was also a member of the Coldwell Banker Legacy Leadership Team, Relocation
Directors Council, Employee Relocation Council, and the Coldwell Banker Large Office Group.
Carla’s designations include Certified Relocation Professional in 2007 and Global Destination
Specialist in 2018.


Family is a big part of Carla’s life. A twin herself, Carla has been married for nearly 30 years to her
husband Michael, and they have a 21-year-old son named Stone. Some of her hobbies include
watching football, both professional and collegiate, and golfing with her husband Michael.

I feel very fortunate and I am thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Family! I am amazed by the professionalism of the management team, grateful for the support from the owners, and heartened by all of the warm welcomes from everyone at this wonderful company.

CARLA ANAYA, Director of Relocation
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Russ Lyon SIR welcomes Christine Anthony

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Christine Anthony, to the Southeast Valley Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

Christine Anthony merges sound instinct with marketing knowledge and analytical tools that have proven to be a powerful asset to her buyers and sellers. She strives to deliver high-quality service to all her clients, regardless of price point. With precise market evaluations, home staging consultations and assistance, premium marketing, and skilled negotiations, Christine works hard to obtain outstanding results for her clients.

Christine’s knowledge combined with her work ethic and love of people are only a few of her attributes that have allowed her to become a top professional in the Real Estate field. She is passionate about serving others. Her eye for design, superb communication skills, and vast network combined with a kind heart create an incredible stress free experience for the client. We are grateful to have her on our award winning team at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Cathy Green, MANAGING BROKER
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Iconic Estates: Healthy Home

Many of us have goals of being more healthy in our everyday lives, and as we enter the New Year, we place bigger importance on exercise, self-care, and our general wellness. Skip the drive to the gym and instead designate a room in your home for wellness to feel more motivated and at ease.

As we’ve all been spending more time at home, the importance of having a happy and healthy home is more crucial than ever. Whether you roll out the yoga mat, lift weights in your home fitness center or take a swim in a heated pool, it’s now more simple than ever to get your workout done from the comfort of your home.

If you’re looking for a home with a room designed for wellness, look no further than the gorgeous estates offered by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. The company’s lifestyle specialists are looking forward to assisting you in finding the perfect home for at-home exercises and wellness.

Find your zen with the healthy homes featured in this edition of ICONIC Estates to find some inspiration for your own wellness!

Ski buffs, get ready to have the run of your life. After a year of being relegated to skiing close to home, the great European slopes are open once again to Americans. And since you’re making up for lost time, why stay at just one resort when you can ski seven? Eleven Experience is known for ultra-luxurious, ultra-adventurous bespoke holidays in undiscovered destinations. In the tiny town of Le Miroir in the Savoie region of France, the company offers a unique ski safari affording skiers the chance to ski seven world-class ski resorts, including Val d’Isère and Tignes, all without leaving your mountain home of either Chalet Pelerin or Chalet Hibou.

Luxury lifestyle group Tonino Lamborghini — yes, that Lamborghini — recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since its founding in 1981, the brand has brought its bold, avant-garde Italian DNA to multiple industries, reflecting the boundless curiosity and eclectic spirit at the heart of every member of the family. Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder’s first son and current vice president and CEO, tells us that his family has always been involved in somewhat disconnected industries: tractors, cooling systems, cars, wine, and now with Tonino Lamborghini, fashion, lifestyle, watches, food, beverage, furnishings, residential buildings, and hotels

In this monthly series, our goal is to inspire you when it comes to those most-asked questions: “What’s for dinner and what are we drinking?” We find culinary experts each month to share their inspiration, best recipes, and how-tos for a great dinner and a cocktail. You may have seen celebrity Chef Scott Conant on the Food Network as a judge on “Chopped”, the host of “Chopped Sweets” or co-hosting “Beat Bobby Flay,” but did you know he’s also the proud owner of three restaurants? See how to make some of his signature dishes on ICONIC LIFE.

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Russ Lyon SIR WElcomes Colleen Rose-Scurti

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Colleen Rose-Scurti to the Carefree Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

Colleen Rose-Scruti has served hundreds of families in the past 30 years of her real estate career. Her experience includes sales, training, executive management, title, and escrow. She currently specializes in residential real estate for both buyers and sellers.

Colleen understands that buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions an individual will make in your life. She is dedicated to helping buyers achieve their goals of homeownership, assisting sellers to achieve the highest value for their homes, and accommodating investors in finding the best real estate investments for their portfolios.

Colleen is a wife, mother of five children, and grandmother of four. She is not only dedicated to her clients and her family but is active in her community by donating her time and resources to preserve it for the next generation.

Choosing the right REALTOR® could be the difference between achieving your goals or missing out on your dream. If you are looking for a real estate professional dedicated to your best interests, high moral ethics, and uncompromising integrity, Colleen is the advisor your should trust. She would be happy to guide you through every step of the transaction process and even after the deal is closed.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to welcome Colleen into the family. Her years of experience leaves behind a trail of very happy clients, many of whom now call her friend. Colleen’s energy and intelligent counsel will be invaluable to her global clients.

David Friedman, MANAGING BROKER
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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Andrea Michel

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Andrea Michel to the Pinnacle Peak Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

Raised in the Philadelphia area, Andreas’ interest in real estate began at an early age. Her mother was a top million-dollar real estate producer in 1979 with a stellar commitment to her clients. Before she followed in her mother’s footsteps, Andrea graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and lived in California working in hospitality for Hyatt Hotels in San Diego. Top-notch concierge services were a priority. Along with her passion for helping others, communication skills, and attention to detail, she excelled. She went on to work in operations management and as a director of marketing in Del Mar.

Having a love for entrepreneurship and fitness, Andrea moved back to the east coast to co-own and operate a family business in health and wellness, purchasing a commercial building. After having success as a business owner/ investor, and through these ventures, she decided to bring her wealth of knowledge to the real estate sector. Andrea obtained her license in 1995, starting her career in a coastal beach city in the luxury home market with oceanfront homes, primary residences, second homes, condos/townhomes, and investment properties.

Now permanently residing in Scottsdale, Andrea is furthering her decade-long real estate career at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. Being surrounded by beautiful mountains, and the most amazing sunsets, Andrea knew that the desert was a place she truly felt at home. She is dedicated to buyers and sellers in the luxury home market in the most coveted neighborhoods, as well as catering to clients in every price point, investor, and commercial properties. She delivers a white-glove and boutique experience to her clientele at the highest level, offering a customized service above and beyond your expectations from start to finish.

Dedicated and loyal, she is a fierce advocate of her client’s best interests. Andrea is committed to listening to your needs, providing the professional and reliable service that you deserve. With her tenacious work ethic, and expertise she is known for successfully bringing a client and property together through strategic marketing plans. She utilizes her sharp negotiating skills, staying focused and calm through what can be a complex and potentially stressful time with creative solutions to execute a smooth deal. Andrea will help you transition into the next chapter of your life, as your trusted advisor guiding you throughout the process. She’s avid about golfing, skiing/snowboarding, running, tennis, hiking, pickleball, and cooking.

Andrea brings an instant likability and genuine kindness to the table. She is very intelligent and always looking to learn more. Having a real estate background, she was an obvious choice to partner with the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty brand

Kevin Gonzales, Managing broker
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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Paula Bowles

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Paula Bowles to the Southeast Valley Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

A native Texan, Paula Bowles is the proud homeschool mother of five and Nonnie of two. She and her husband moved their family to the Phoenix area and currently reside in the Southeast Valley. She has spent the last 2 years exploring this great state with her husband of 30 yrs. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and short getaways in the mountains. She has served her community for 20 years, focusing the last 10 years on teaching youth, college-age, and career young adults.

Paula’s background in retail operations management has made her an effective client advocate. Her integrity and commitment to delivering an excellent customer experience through service, communication, collaboration, and negotiation make her the perfect fit as a buyer’s or seller’s agent.

“I’m excited to be part of a Local and Nationally recognized Company whose values mirror mine. Building relationships is key and Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is committed to making sure I have the resources to successfully serve my clients and community,” said Paula Bowles.

Whether buying or selling, you can trust Paula’s professionalism, excellent work ethic, upbeat attitude, and extensive resources will ensure you receive the “white glove” service.

Paula Bowles was raised in Texas but loves living in Arizona. Paula’s background in retail operations management makes her an incredible problem solver. She has a strong work ethic and values education. Her ability to communicate effectively combined with attention to detail are just a couple of things that lend to her outstanding customer service strengths.

Cathy green, sales manager
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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Pamela Knox

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Pamela Knox to the Tucson Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

Pamela Knox was a highly successful business owner with sales of over $100 million prior to her obtaining her real estate license in 2021.

Ms. Knox has been involved in real estate transactions for over 25 years through acquiring, buying, and selling numerous commercial and residential sites in several states. She also has a strong background in leasing and managing commercial properties in Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, and Alabama.

Pamela joins the Tucson Team with a wealth of success in the corporate world that will enhance her career in real estate. Pamela has a tremendous work ethic and will bring her confidence and professionalism to her clients.

Will Rose, SALES MANAGER
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Russ Lyon SIR Stephanie White

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Stephanie White, to the West Valley Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

Stephanie relocated to Arizona in 2020, bringing with her a wealth of personal experience. Having moved 15 times in 15 years, across 9 cities and 4 different states, from the east coast to the west — leading her to her Peoria, where she finally feels home. She has had homes over 100 years old to new construction and in between. In addition to her personal relocation experience, Stephanie is a licensed mortgage professional and an experienced real estate investor.

Prior to real estate, Stephanie spent 12 years in professional sales and business development roles, where she honed her skills in negotiation, marketing, communication, and client relationships. Stephanie has a degree in marketing and management from Penn State University and an MBA from Wilkes University.

When time allows, Stephanie loves taking advantage of everything Arizona has to offer. She enjoys hanging at her pool, lake days, hiking, and off-roading in her Jeep with her husband, four-year-old daughter, and her Great Dane, Nash.

Stephanie’s true joy is helping people through relationships. By getting to know her clients, she will be able to better guide them through the home buying or selling process.

Stephanie’s clients will benefit greatly from the care and diligence provided to them honed from her years of service. They will come to appreciate Stephanie’s humanity and integrity the more they get to know her. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be associated with people of Stephanie’s character.

David Friedman, Sales Manager
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RUSS LYON SIR Welcomes Lisa Zitter

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Lisa Zitter, to the Pinnacle Peak Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

Lisa graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Economics. She specializes in the North Scottsdale market where she and her husband raise their two children and Goldendoodle. She loves to provide exceptional service and to share her passion for Arizona living.

Lisa comes to us from the world of video production, with an artistic skill set and an eye for the aesthetic that will serve her well in her real estate career. Lisa exudes a confidence and energy that will be a huge asset to the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty team!

Kevin Gonzales,  SALES MANAGER