Kathi Jobson, Founder
Kathi Jobson brings 20 years of real estate experience to Realtors Who Shrine. She holds a Lifetime Top Achiever designation through the El Dorado County Association of Realtors. Kathi serves the Great Sacramento and Quad-County areas where she brings her personal brand to the real estate experience which is a blend of the highest quality professional representation coupled with personal attention. Kathi has successfully represented hundreds of home buyers and sellers as well as worked with developers of Greenstone Country, Montecito and Kalithea. Most importantly Kathi brings her personal passion and attention for detail to her real estate business.
Kathi recently joined Nick Sadek-Sotheby's International Realty because she believes in the importance of branding and marketing. Kathi and her team are active users of social media platforms as well as traditional marketing strategies. Check out www.KathiJobson.com
Michael Ashker, Co-Founder
Michael Ashker began his career in the investment industry serving in various roles with securities firms such as Shearson Lehman Brothers, Kemper Securities and finally Kidder Peabody. In 1994, Ashker founded Lynx Capital Group, one of the earliest hedge funds on the West Coast, focusing on technology investing. While at Lynx, Ashker got involved at an operating level with several of Lynx’s portfolio companies and eventually made a decision to transition to management.
His initial role was as founder and CEO, leading a reorganization of an old-line insurance company, Provident American. Provident was a publicly traded health insurance company which was remade into a new digital insurance company renamed Healthaxis. Under Ashker's leadership, the combined companies of Provident and Healthaxis grew from a $30M to over a $2B market capitalization. Ashker went on to develop many successful business ventures in the legal, healthcare and financial industries.
Ashker provides hand-on consulting services, business development and financing for early stage and transitional small-cap companies. Recently, he has become the managing partner of a wealth management firm, called SkyOak Wealth. SkyOak has offices in Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas and Southern Oregon.
Alan Anderson, Director of Development at Shriners Hospitals for Children
Alan Anderson has been fundraising for causes he believes in as long as he can remember. Beginning as a 2nd grader selling grape slushee drinks to benefit his school’s athletic program, Alan has always been passionate about mobilizing community support for organizations that are making a difference in the lives of people they serve. Alan has been fundraising professionally for 30 years, following a decision to change careers from finance, which was inspired by the birth of his daughter and his family’s move to Davis, California.
In 2007, Alan became the Director of Development for Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California where he manages every aspect of the regional development program for a singular purpose: to help children overcome injury and disability by managing the financial support operations necessary for the many programs at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California that are transforming children’s lives. Alan is inspired every day by the compassionate generosity of donors, among whom are people like Kathi Jobson and Michael Ashker. Thanks to their vision – and the support of home buyers, sellers, and participating realtors – Realtors® Who Shrine will play a vital role in helping the hospital’s determined patients and dedicated caregivers achieve their goals. Alan is honored to work with Realtors® Who Shrine.
Jacob Cummings, Founding Team Member
Jacob Cummings is a true Sacramento native, born and raised here in city of trees. Growing up Jacob lived in different areas around the region and as such he acquired in-depth local knowledge on the inner-workings of these communities. He’s lived in Roseville, Granite Bay and eventually moved to the Land Park corridor where he attended high school. Locally, people instantly recognize Jacob and his wife Ashley, as they truly “stand out” in crowd. Literally speaking they stand out as one of the tallest couples in the area, with Jacob at 6’ 8” and Ashley 6’ 4”.
But, anyone who knows Jacob knows that charity work is at the heart of what makes him tick. He is a dedicated and active volunteer at Shriners Hospital for Children-Northern California where he works with the transportation team, the child-life department, the holiday toy drive and he also supports several hospital events throughout the year. As a Shriner himself, Jacob is a proud member of the Islanders Club where he raises money to bring children who are burn victims from impoverished third-world countries and organizes getting them to Sacramento for treatment.
After careful consideration Jacob decided to pursue a career in real estate based on his unique skills with organizing and negotiating complex projects. Jacob was a natural fit to become a key member of Realtors Who Shrine, a donation based real estate organization that gives back 25% of their commission to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Jacob’s years of community outreach, non-profit stewardship, event coordination, marketing and branding, team leadership, customer communications, and analytical problem-solving have all combined to prepare him his career in real estate. He proudly joins the team of outstanding REALTORS at Nick Sadek’s Sotheby’s International Realty Sacramento office. At Soethby’s Jacob looks to work with discerning clients to help them with their real estate needs and even do some good in the world at the same time.
Amber Fortier, Founding Team Member
Amber has lived in Sacramento/Placer County since she was 5 years old making her very knowledgeable about the region and what it has to offer its residents. She believes in being honest with her clients and educating them about the home buying and selling process so that they can make a decision based on what it best for them at the time, even if that means waiting to take that very important step. Amber knows that embarking on the journey to home ownership is probably one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make and she enjoys being the person that guides you through that journey and helps you reach your destination. Helping people to find a place that they are proud to call home is the most rewarding aspect of Real Estate and why Amber loves being a Realtor.
In additional to providing professional Real Estate service to her clients, Amber also loves to give back to her community. Amber’s community involvement began in high school when she was part of a youth group. As part of the youth group she completed two trips to Mexico where she visited orphanages, built homes, and supplied families with food and clothing. In order to go on these mission trips Amber also had to complete 80 hours of community service. Amber has continued to give back to her community though either volunteering or making financial contributions to several charity organizations including The Children’s Tumor Foundation, Precious Lives Foundation, and local pet rescues. Amber still wanted to give back in a bigger way and be a part of something that would make a lasting impact which is why she decided to become a Realtor who Shrines!