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Maureen Porter is an Arizona Realtor and co-founder of Arizona for Canadians. Maureen graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing Science and combined her medical knowledge with her love of sales while working in the Pharmaceutical industry for 20 years with Bayer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Maureen initially worked in Ann Arbor Michigan calling on physicians affiliated with University of Michigan following which Maureen moved to Toronto Canada and continued in Pharmaceutical sales calling on leading Cardiologists and Psychiatrists in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario.

Maureen’s love of real estate prompted her to become an Arizona Realtor in 2006. Her personal experience in purchasing homes in the US as a dual American / Canadian citizen gives Maureen the understanding necessary to simplify the buying process for Canadian investors. As a successful realtor and investor in Arizona real estate, Maureen is very excited to have formed Arizona for Canadians helping fellow Canadians find sound real estate investments or their dream vacation home in Arizona.

Arnold Porter who is a licensed Arizona Realtor and his wife Maureen, formed Arizona for Canadians in 2007. Their successful realty services group provides a host of services to Canadians interested in vacation and investment properties in Arizona including property acquisition, mortgage financing, property management and cross border tax and estate planning services.

Arnold and Maureen also have an extensive real estate portfolio of their own in Arizona.

As the co-founder of Arizona for Canadians, Arnold has been featured in many media stories on real estate opportunities for Canadians south of the border including interviews with BNN, various radio stations, NPR, Canadians Real Estate Wealth magazine as well as being featured in articles in USA Today, The National Post, The Toronto Star and other newspapers across North America.

Arnold is also the President and Managing Partner of Sky-Galaxy Golf Inc., the owner and operator of Royal Woodbine Golf Club, Maples of Ballantrae Golf Club and formerly the co-owner of Glen Eagle Golf Club in the Toronto area. Arnold is also the Past Chairman of the Canadian Golf Tourism Alliance, a golf industry group whose mandate was to promote Canadian golf courses to the international media and put together golf tourism packages for international travelers. Beside positions on the board of the above named businesses, Arnold has served as a board member of the Willows Golf Club in Saskatoon on behalf of the Working Ventures Canadian Fund.

Zac Storey has been living in the Valley of the Sun for the past 20 years.  He fell in love with the real estate business early on and got his license so that he could learn the business while earning his way through college.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Global Business with a minor in International Studies and a Post-Bac Certificate in Organizational Communications from Arizona State University. 

In 2003, Zac was offered a partnership with a local real estate investment firm that specialized in the then-unheard-of short sale transactions.  Since then, he has participated in over 400 successful short sales as an agent and investor, has instructed at seminars on the topic, and has contributed to several industry-related blogs.  He holds the GRI, e-Pro, and SFR certifications.  Zac enjoys helping both buyers and sellers create deals that realize their goals and dreams. 

As a successful real estate practitioner who has worked throughout the Phoenix area for the past 12 years, Zac believes in taking time to give back to the local community.  For the past three years, he has sat on the board of directors of Leadership West, a regional non-profit that cultivates leadership capital for valley organizations and communities.  He also served as Treasurer for two years, helping grow and guide the organization through difficult economic times. 


Molly Valcanoff has been a resident of Arizona since 2001 and is a native Midwesterner.  Illinois was her home for most of her life and she loves the uniqueness of the Arizona landscape and climate.  It was the Anthem area that attracted Molly and her, then, two young children to this beautiful state. “I had never seen a ‘Master Planned Community’ before.  Anthem is an exceptional place and very family oriented.”   Family is very important to Molly and she is blessed with 2 amazing adult children attending Arizona State University.

Joining Arizona for Canadians in 2011 she brings her authentic, relational personality to the team, puts her clients at ease, and builds confidence right away.  Molly is a college graduate, has been a Licensed Realtor since 2005, and has earned several real estate certifications and designations such as her GRI, (Graduate Realtor Institute) CNE, (Certified Negotiation Expert) and CSSPE (Certified Short Sale Property Expert).  Educating herself and her clients has been a high priority, giving her the ability to adapt to the ever changing Real Estate Market.  With Molly’s professionalism and positive attitude your real estate needs will be well taken care of.


Cathy Gerlach fell in love with the open space and beauty of Arizona and decided to make it her home in 2001. Her foundation as a successful Realtor® and Mortgage Sales
Representative began in New Jersey. She knew that Real Estate was the career she wanted most and thus became an Arizona Realtor® in 2002. Cathy went on to achieve an
Associate Broker license in 2007.

Cathy graduated with a BA in Political Science and a minor in International Studies. Her extensive experiences in recruiting, mortgages, real estate sales, attention to detail and, most importantly, assisting people to realize their dreams are the reasons she chose to be a part of the Arizona For Canadians team.

“Honesty, integrity and superior service are important to me and also for my clients. I
take my professionalism seriously but not myself. I am friendly, have a great sense of
humor and will give you the same service I would expect.”