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She shook President Obama’s hand.

posted Oct 28, 2016, 2:59 PM by George Ching


You may know PSAR Affiliate member Kim Peterson who serves on the PSAR Charity Committee, which recently organized the Zombie 5k walk-run event. This Committee of caring PSAR members select ways to share PSAR resources and talent with the community through outreach and service. Their goal is to provide the necessary support to make a positive charitable impact within the communities served by PSAR members.
 
Kim also is involved with PSAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) group. “It’s one of the major reasons I appreciate PSAR,” she said. “I love PSAR’s dedication to community involvement and making a difference.”
 
But did you know that Kim went to Washington D.C. and personally shook the hand of President Obama? It was on Feb. 5, 2010. The occasion for the White House visit was to honor members of the Park View Little League team, winners of the 2009 Little League World Series. The U.S. champions from Chula Vista defeated the international champions from Taoyuan County in Chinese Taipei, Taiwan, 6-3. Kim’s son Jensen was the backup catcher on the Park View team. In the East Room of the White House, the Little League team presented Mr. Obama with a team jersey, team plaque and a key to the city of Chula Vista.
 
“The whole experience, including the games in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and the trip to the White house, it was all a fantastic experience, something all of us will remember forever,” said Kim. “We all have ties that bind us together as a community. For our family, that one magical season has been the ingredient that has bonded together a group of people for a lifetime. Baseball is truly a game of generations. Still today, a group of us moms meet every month to share what is going on in each others families.”
 
Kim started working in the real estate industry in 1990 (in 1988 Kim married husband Jeff). Kim started as an office administrator in Rancho Santa Fe’s Prudential California Realty office. She earned her real estate sales license in 2002 and worked both in sales and as a transaction coordinator. She also worked for a short time in commercial real estate.
 
In March 2009, she joined McMillin Realty and worked there until October 2015 managing the marketing department. Today, she works with California Preferred Escrow as a resource manager. After serving in the Navy during Desert Storm in 1990, Jeff transitioned to working in the Federal Government.
 
“We raised our two sons in South Bay, they’re now ages 19 and 21,” said Kim. “We’ve been married for 28 years and we live, work and play in a wonderful community. Despite the ups and downs in the economy, real estate is still a great career and PSAR makes our profession even more special by investing a lot of resources into the members, such as informative classes and opportunities to learn and serve our community. Supporting our community is the key that keeps all of us involved and dedicated to our Association.”
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