Team leader and Realtor, Ashley Pederson Re/Max || Bachelor of Science from University of Missouri-St. Louis || Husband of nine years, David Pederson; son, Andy, 6; and daughter, Ally Bess, 4
- United Way of Central Missouri
- Power of the Purse, Committee member
- Lewis & Clark Middle School Career Day, teaching volunteer
- Trinity Lutheran, Lunch Monitor
- National Association of Realtors
- Missouri Association of Realtors
- Jefferson City Board of Realtors, board of directors
- JCBOR MLS Committee Chair Person
- Rotary International (Past)
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?
Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, said: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” My grandfather gave me a framed copy of this quote when I was a little girl.
What is the importance of community involvement?
Giving to one’s community makes one feel right about oneself and the world. It is about human connection, love, and compassion. Jefferson Citians have given so much to me, and I want to give back to this community.
Who do you consider a mentor or role model in Jefferson City, and why?
Margaret Rehma Boulch has been a powerful mentor. Margaret taught me the importance of high touch, low tech — the art of staying personally in touch with people. She also showed me the importance of being involved in one’s community. I will forever be grateful to her for these timeless lessons.
What upcoming project are you looking forward to working on?
Buying or selling one’s home is usually a huge life event, and one that can trigger significant stress. My team and I are creating a series of educational videos that help our clients and non-clients understand each phase of the buying or selling process. We cover such topics as home inspections, loan applications, mortgage terms, closing processes, etc. This effort is ongoing, and we will continue to add to this volume of information.
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