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She’s now planning the greatest thing you’ve ever seen on stage.

posted Jul 28, 2017, 4:03 PM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 4:04 PM ]
You may know PSAR REALTOR® member Carey Guthrie as a past PSAR president (2015). She also has served on the PSAR board of directors since 2013. Over the years, Carey’s contributions of dedication and leadership to PSAR have been incalculable. Her endless optimism and boundless enthusiasm have motivated countless others to offer their best to PSAR and the real estate profession.
But did you know that Carey is currently in rehearsals for the 6th annual PSAR Un-Fashion and Variety Show?
The Un-Fashion and Variety Show with a cast of 40 people is two hours of entertaining song and dance routines and comedy skits performed by PSAR members. This year’s theme is “America’s REALTORS® Got Talent.” Mark your calendars now for Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Town & Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, in Mission Valley. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Military Warriors Support Foundation. Over the past five years, the Un-Fashion and Variety Show has raised more than $30,000 for the military non-profit.
“Yes, we’re looking for new victims, I mean performers,” said Carey. “If you can dance or sing and want to make people laugh, then contact me right away. It’s a fun show that people look forward to. We say that it’s the greatest thing you’ve ever seen on stage and the planet’s greatest performance. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you’ve got to see it to believe it. So, don’t miss it.”
By any standard, Carey’s 27-year real estate career has been highly successful. Her personal motto is: “You can always do more than you think you can.” She has opened or managed more than a dozen offices. “I’ve worked in the trenches so I know what it takes to succeed,” she said.
A turning point in Carey’s life that led to her real estate career occurred when her 13-year-old son Ty was riding his bicycle at Mission Trails Park and was hit by a car. Doctors told the family that if Ty recovered he might never walk or talk again. After missing his first two years of high school, Ty eventually made a full recovery and today he works for a property management firm. However, during Ty’s recovery, money was tight due to a recession, the family relocated to a rental home and Carey took a job cleaning model homes. She often took Ty on the job with her. In 1991, when a new homes sales agent yelled at Carey to leave before the sales office opened, Carey decided right then to get her real estate sales license. “I knew that I could do better at that job than that person,” she said.
She grew up on Bonita Mesa Road in Bonita. At age 17, as a senior attending Bonita Vista High School, she got married to a professional motorcycle racer at the time. They were married for 28 years and raised five children together. Her husband later became a contractor, and the couple built and sold custom homes.
Today, Carey is married to Lon, whom she first saw as the 14-year-old boy on a bicycle in Bonita. About 120 people attended their wedding in 2008 held at their home on Lake Martinez in Yuma, along the Colorado River. Carey and Lon Hooper were married dressed in pirate outfits and barefoot. 
Carey’s grown children include: son Jason, a general contractor who has two children; Ty, who also plays the guitar by ear; daughter Christy, a successful breeder of Golden Doodles dogs (a Labrador-poodle mix) who has four children; Tait, who travels the world as an artist of sculptured trees; and, Brittney, a stay-at-home mom.
Carey exercises daily by running on hiking trails around her Alpine home. And, she loves to spend time in her garden of succulents.
“I feel so blessed in life,” said Carey, 57. “I have many, dear friends who are always eager to help me and get involved in PSAR events. I consider many PSAR members as members of my family. No doubt about it, our Association is the best. ”