Dick and his wife, Narlene Carter Keenan, began the Keenan Carter Group in 2001. In the late fall of 2007, the group began conducting foreclosure tours in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties.
One result of the “foreclosure tours” has been widespread media coverage, which increases knowledge of our area and the Keenan Carter Group. Good Morning America (ABC-TV) covered and featured the fourth tour, Dick was interviewed live, via satellite hookup, on Neal Cavuto’s program on Fox News. Nightline and News Hour (PBS with Jim Lehrer) are among others with an interest in covering the seminars. In June of 2008, Dick and Narlene were featured in CAR Magazine. Area media coverage has also been excellent.
Dick and Narlene are members of a number of professional and business organizations. They include: the Pismo Coast and Santa Maria Association of Realtors®, the California Association of Realtors®, the National Association of Realtors®, the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce, Arroyo Grande/Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Grover Beach Rotary. Dick has held numerous leadership positions for the Pismo Coast Board of Realtors, and Narlene has served for several years on the board of the Pismo Beach Chamber, Five Cities Women’s Network Group, and was the president of the Grover Beach Rotary in 2011. In their free time they enjoy running and participate in several half marathons across California, this past year they participated in the Disney Coast to Coast tour, and for 2014 they are training for the LA Marathon. They have 2 adult children and a 2 ½ year old grandson.
Put all that together with integrity, devotion to their clients, hard work, and vision, and you have The Keenan Carter Group.
Melissa has been with The Keenan Carter Group since 2011. She is that cheery voice you hear when calling the office. Melissa manages all transactions for Dick, Narlene, and Teri. She works with our clients to ensure we have an efficient transaction from start to finish. She helps coordinate the opening of escrows, ordering inspections, sending out disclosures, and making sure everyone stays on track and meets deadlines. She happily answers questions and keeps all aspects of the sale running smoothly.
Melissa was born and raised on the Central Coast. She graduated from Arroyo Grande High School, where she played on the water polo team. She attended Cuesta College studying business and marketing.
She moved away from the area for about 7 years living in Indio, CA for about a year, and then to the greater Phoenix area for the next 6 years where she worked as the Office Manager for a private swim school and taught swim lessons. What else was a Cali girl to do in order to stay cool in the desert?
She happily returned to the beautiful Central Coast in 2011. That is when she joined the Keenan Carter Group first as their Marketing Coordinator and then with increasing responsibilities was promoted to their Transaction Coordinator.
On a personal note, in 2014, Melissa bought a cute little beach house in Oceano. With lots of elbow grease and a little help from her family, she remolded and now has a lovely home that she now enjoys with her Great Dane, Thor, and kitties. Melissa loves being able to walk to the beach and enjoys our famous California sunsets with her boyfriend George. She loves to travel and of course enjoys our amazing Central Coast Wineries.