Our Team Members

MARNIE CLARKE

Sales Representative Since 2003 

Cottaging started for Marnie in the Briars area on Lake Simcoe before her parents moved to Muskoka on Mary Lake when she was 13. Initially, schooling began at Seneca for Laboratory Technology in Electron Microscopy and then while working as a Laboratory Manager for a company focusing on R&D in steam explosion and biomass conversion, she completed a degree by part-time evening studies at York University and the University of Waterloo followed later by part-time studies at Humber in Interior Decorating. Fortunate to be able to spend a number of years as a “stay at home mom” while Bob travelled extensively for business, Marnie eventually joined Scientists in School as a visiting scientist teaching KG, Gr 2-6 programs throughout the GTA. With Darby off to University and Kelcie working full time in Toronto, Bob and Marnie moved permanently to Muskoka, following their dream. Before moving North, Bob and Marnie had bought, renovated, decorated and sold over 14 homes in the Toronto area.

JOHN MATTHEWS

Broker of Record Since 2017
Sales Representative Since 2004 

John has lived and worked in Muskoka for over 30 years, and has been a Realtor since 2004. His dedication, hard work and astounding weatlh of knowledge has been nothing but positive for his career. Clients that have dealt with John in previous industries seek out his realty experience as a trusted and honest advisor. John joined the Clarke Team in 2016. 

RICK WOODS

Sales Representative Since 2012

Rick spent 31 years with the Toronto Fire Department living in Newmarket and raising 3 boys. He has had his real estate licence since 2012. Rick services Gravenhurst  and area and specializes in the small lakes. Rick joined the Clarke Team in 2017. 

DOUG REID

Sales Representative 

Doug’s heart for Muskoka is deeply rooted by his family and connection to the community. He lives in Port Carling all year round with his wife Chelsey and 8 year old son Charlie.  In the summer, you can find Doug and his family golfing together at Windermere Golf and Country Club or playing in the water at their long time family cottage on Lake Joe. 

 
In the winter months, Doug coaches minor hockey and is an executive board member for the Muskoka Rock Hockey Club. As a former PGA of Canada professional and athlete, he values the opportunity for sport amongst youth in our community. 
 
Doug’s experience in buying and selling Muskoka properties comes organically from living here with his family and is fuelled by his passion to share its abundance. Doug is excited to hear your story and help you create new chapters in this beautiful place he and his family calls home. 
 

KELCIE TAYLOR

Sales Representative

Kelcie has always had a connection with Muskoka. She grew up cottaging with her family which has solidified her connection and love for cottage country. After attending the University of Toronto and achieving her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History with a double minor in Political Science and Gender Studies, she then attended Humber College to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Fashion Management and Promotions. She began her career in the fashion industry in 2014 at The Hudson’s Bay Company as a Merchandise Associate, eventually working her way to becoming an Assistant Buyer. In 2018, Kelcie became a Buyer for the Canadian retailer Boathouse where she managed the Women’s Footwear portfolio for over 90 stores across the country. Through her years of experience in the fashion industry, Kelcie has developed key organizational, financial, and analytical skills. Her eye for design, ability in developing exceptionally strong relationships and commitment to working with clients to deliver a superior customer experience is where Kelcie’s expertise lies. Currently, Kelcie is working towards her real estate license through the Real Estate Salesperson Program at Humber College. Kelcie joined the Clarke Team in 2019.

Bob Emmett

Sales Representative / Port Severn

After five decades of boating, vacationing, cottaging, and now living on Gloucester Pool, Bob Emmet couldn’t agree more with the statement: “Muskoka is a way of life.” Over these many years, he has enjoyed all that this beautiful lake district has to offer, has belonged to local business associations, and is a willing volunteer at community events throughout the year. He is also past director of the Southeast Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Gloucester Pool Cottagers’ Association. Bob has been selling homes and recreational properties for over 25 years. Whether he is in the office, on the road, in the boat, or on the dock, Bob is always available and keenly interested in helping you find (or sell) your little piece of paradise.

Jeffrey Braun

Sales Representative / Port Severn

Enthusiastic, energized, and results-oriented, Jeffrey Braun’s impressive reputation in the luxury + recreational market has grown year over year – which is a testament to his unwavering professionalism, and love for his profession as a sales representative. Jeffrey continually strives to find ways to elevate the care he provides his valued clientele, as he works tirelessly to improve his already high level of service on a daily basis. Jeffrey’s personal mission is helping families, and will treat your family like his own; he understands that selling or buying a home, chalet or cottage is not about the transaction – it is about quality of life, knowing you made the right decisions, and surrounding yourself with the right people.

Suzanne Knight

Sales Representative / Port Severn

Suzanne Knight is a highly experienced Real Estate Representative with extensive knowledge of the Severn River, Muskoka, and Georgian Bay areas. With a lifetime of cottaging and boating experience, Suzanne brings a wealth of information and expertise to her clients, helping them to make informed decisions in the real estate market.

Suzanne has earned numerous professional designations, including Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, and Pricing Strategy Advisor. Her dedication to ongoing education ensures that she stays at the forefront of industry trends and best practices, providing her clients with exceptional service and results.

In addition to her professional credentials, Suzanne is also an active volunteer and supporter of various charities. As a nature lover, hiker, and boater, she has a deep appreciation for the beauty of the areas she serves, and is committed to giving back to her community in meaningful ways.

Katie-Lynn

Office Coordinator / Port Severn

Kate-Lynn is a seasoned professional in the world of Business Marketing, having honed
her skills over a decade in the industry. After completing her studies in Business
Marketing at Georgian College in 2013, Kate-Lynn immersed herself in the dynamic field
of marketing, gaining invaluable experience and expertise along the way.
Her journey into real estate was sparked by her upbringing by frequent moves across
various cities in Ontario. It was during these transitions that she developed a keen
interest in finding the perfect home. Cottaging up north with the family for decades
sparked the decision to purchase her first home with her husband Kyle and opting for a
more serene lifestyle moving north to embrace the tranquility of nature, away from the
bustling city life.
With over a decade of experience in client services and a year within the real estate
sector, Kate-Lynn brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her role. She is
committed to leveraging her marketing background and expanding her expertise in real
estate to ensure seamless and stress-free transactions for buyers and sellers.