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Rosemarie Colterman - Team Leader

Tom Oak - Licensed Realtor®        

Genia Pavlenko - Personal Assistant

Rosemarie grew up in Toronto and moved to Victoria in 1987. Up into the 2000s she worked as a counselor, in management, and served on various community boards, though her primary focus was raising her three young daughters. In 2003 she embraced her Real Estate career as an opportunity to combine her counseling and business skills. Rosemarie’s favourite things include her amazing daughters, spending time with her husband and business partner Tom, movies, gourmet food, party planning, traveling and her work.


  • Real Estate Professional - Real Estate Council of British Columbia 
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist - National Association of Realtors
  • Certified Negotiation Expert - The Real Estate Negotiation Institute


  • 2018 RLP Platinum Award
  • 2015 RLP Platinum Award
  • RLP Award of Excellence winner since 2012
  • Multiple MLS® Award winner

Rosemarie's clients are the heart of her business and she goes the extra mile as their personal Realtor®.

Tom Oak is the Homeward Bound Real Estate Team’s second licensed Realtor®; partner in life and business to Team leader Rosemarie Colterman. Tom brings to the Homeward Bound Team communication, writing, research, and leadership skills developed over his many years of academic, teaching and health care experience.

Tom’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science, and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, a Teaching degree from the University of Victoria, and a Health Sciences degree from McMaster University.

Being a Realtor is Tom’s best ever job! It lets him fully exercise his brain, heart, and creativity - every day bringing variety and challenge! Outside of work Tom loves relaxing with Rosemarie, hanging out with his daughters, daily meditation, tennis, canoeing, chess with his best buddy, his men’s group, reading the Economist, and tinkering in his workshop.

Genia Pavlenko joined the Homeward Bound Real Estate Team in January, 2018 in the role of Administrative Assistant and Client Care Coordinator. Genia is a recent graduate of Royal Roads University’s Bachelor of Professional Communications program and her skill set ranges from social media and design to marketing and administrative work.

Originating from Khabarovsk, the Capital of Russia’s Far Eastern Region. Genia developed a unique perspective of the world bridging eastern and western cultures. From a combination of her experiences in both Russia and Canada, and her academic studies, Genia aspires to create impactful stories and help people. 

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