Carly and Lisa are two lower mainland moms, born and raised in West Richmond and Vancouver.  They both remember, as children, driving out to Crescent Beach with their families for picnics when South Surrey was still farms, forest and large acreages.  How things have changed!

They absolutely love the South Surrey/White Rock area! So much so that Carly moved her young family to this neighborhood in 2012.

Carly McClellan


Carly started her career working for a Hardwood Distributor in Vancouver. She worked with Interior Designers and Architects on large residential projects in BC which gave her a better understanding of home construction. She then joined Mac Marketing Solutions and sold pre-sale homes in Vancouver, Richmond and South Surrey/White Rock.  After two years in pre-sale she knew it was time to launch her own brand and team and joined Macdonald Realty Westmar in 2009.  

Carly is the founder and director of Willey Investments, a company which owns multiple rental units in BC’s Northern Interior. She recently won the 2017 BC Chapter Top Player Award with REIN (Real Estate Investment Network) for her continuous growth with investment properties. 

 When Carly is not working, she enjoys spending time with her rambunctious two young boys, Colten and Zach. Colten can be seen at the Tae Kwon Do matts at Seung Ri Academy in White Rock, and Zach in the swimming pool. Carly is passionate about helping the Aboriginal communities throughout BC and volunteers for the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society where she mentors youth who are in conflict with the law. 


Lisa Gibson


At the age of 26, Lisa took the plunge and became self-employed.  She opened a multiple-award winning restaurant and shortly thereafter also started a food manufacturing company that achieved distribution throughout BC. Lisa’s team of employees included kids transitioning from Covenant House (a half-way house for teens at risk) and refugees.  Ten years later, she switched gears and obtained her real estate licence. She is also a fourth level CGA thus, she brings extensive business acumen to her real estate career and the Carly Lisa partnership.

When Lisa is not working, she is busy taking her daughter to either hockey, basketball or rugby and in her free time she loves to travel off the beaten path. She has been to countries such as Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and India to name a few.  She speaks conversant French and Spanish. Her son Jaad has inherited her love of travelling and is currently off on his own adventures in South America. Lisa started volunteering at the age of 14 and has not stopped. She has been has spent hundreds of hours volunteering for numerous events in Steveston such as the Steveston Parade and Homma school garden.  She was also on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Ravens for several years.


Carly and Lisa are both passionate about Real Estate as an investment vehicle. Carly became a homeowner at the young age of 19 and purchased her first investment property at 24.  Currently, they own multiple income producing properties in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and most recently in Northern BC. Lisa is an active member in REAG (Real Estate Action Group) in Vancouver.  Carly is an active member in REIN (Real Estate Investment Network).


Carly and Lisa have sold over 300 homes in Richmond and South Surrey/White Rock.  As local realtors, they consider themselves a neighbourhood resources, so… if you have any questions about your  community, need to find a good dentist or childcare, they would be happy to assist.

Matt Skaar


Matt grew up in Langley but now calls the South Surrey/White Rock area home. He was a home owner at the young age of 24 and is working to expand his real estate portfolio through purchasing investment properties in the Fraser Valley, Interior and the Prairies. In addition to his love of real estate he has been practicing Martial Arts for over 17 years and has achieved his 4th degree black belt. He teaches kids self-defense and a mens boxing class at a local Martial Arts School in White Rock. He is an active member in the community and has volunteered countless hours in teaching self-defense and bully prevention in the local elementary schools.  

When Matt is not working he enjoys spending time with his daughters, Emma and Nicolle. He has a love for the outdoors and enjoys hiking, running, and boating. He has only just begun his journey in travel with hopes to visit Italy for his love of the culinary arts. 


Janet Williams

Home Stager

White Rock has been home for 28 years. Working and volunteering in the community through my childrens’ schools, sports teams and community events has been fun and rewarding.

I started my Homestaging and Interior Decorating business 8 years ago and have loved every minute of the journey. The creative part of homestaging is the exciting part of my job, however I am finding more and more people are opting to “stage” their new home for living. Why not love where you live!

Carolyn Genzel

Social Media

Carolyn is a busy working Mom who has spent the past decade working on the legal side of property management and aquisitions. She has always had a keen interest in real estate so transitioning to real estate social media marketing was an easy one. Joining the Carly Lisa team was a natural fit as it allowed this busy mother of two, to strike a work life balance many of you can appreciate. Carolyn enjoys finding content that she hopes people will find informative, helpful and fun.

Kristine Salzmann

Content Curator

Kristine is a part-time freelance copywriter with a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of B.C. She is gradually re-entering the workforce after taking a few years off to raise two little humans. Now, the former reporter writes website content, sponsored content and press releases. In spite of her busy schedule she finds time sit on theBoard of the Semiahmoo Family Place, as a volunteer. Kristine lives and works in South Surrey

Lisa Barnard
Office Administrator