Cathy Wade Shepard and Gayle Arrowood were recognized recently by their peers in the real estate industry.

Shepard, the 2013 president of the Sonoma Valley Chapter of Realtors, was named the 2013 Realtor of the year for her efforts and work in the interest of her fellow Realtors, the profession of real estate and the real estate community at large. Shepard fosters the spirit of camaraderie and works toward the betterment of the real estate industry as a whole.

Arrowood, of HomeStreet Bank, was recognized as the 2013 Affiliate of the Year by the North Bay Association of Realtors Sonoma Chapter for her continued support of the chapter as its treasure as well as, her unwavering dedication and many contributions to the real estate industry in Sonoma Valley.