Each month SPAAR recognizes a member or member team for their community involvement and to shine a light on the many good things REALTORS® are doing in the community every day.


SPAAR Hero is a program of SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee, sponsored by SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. Members of SPAAR’s Communications Committee interview and write the SPAAR Hero articles. If you think someone should be named a SPAAR Hero, contact Joe McKinley at

Michael Hunstad has been named SPAAR Hero for March 2018

Michael is extremely involved in helping to make his community a better place. He has been instrumental in growing Toys for Joy into a year-round community program that has been thriving since 1986.
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Tom Wilkinson has been named SPAAR Hero for May 2018

A veteran himself, Tom feels a personal commitment to helping other veterans and has volunteered his time, talent and money to do so.
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Susan Gonyea has been named SPAAR Hero for April 2019

Sue's experience as educator and passion for community service encourages the next generation of volunteers.
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Edina Realty in Roseville is SPAAR Hero for December 2017

The entire Edina Realty – Roseville office comes together to help feed the homeless on a weekly basis.  They’ve been doing so every week—all year long—since 2013.
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Scott Rehovsky named SPAAR Hero for June 2019

Scott Rehovsky has been named SPAAR Hero for June 2019 for his ongoing involvement with the First Step Initiative, now known as Saidiana, a Swahili word meaning "help one another."
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Zach Duckworth named SPAAR Hero for July 2019

Zach's path to becoming a REALTOR® followed his time in the National Guard and graduating from the University of Saint Thomas. In the community, Zach's community involvement is extensive, including his role as a volunteer firefighter, something he's always wanted to do.
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Robbie Grossman named SPAAR Hero for October 2019

Robbie Grossman has been named SPAAR Hero for his work with the Twin Cities chapter of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals.
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Sandy Maxwell named SPAAR Hero for September 2019

Sandy Maxwell is known as a fireball for her passion of the “Tee it up for the Kids” charity golf event that just completed its 12th year, Sandy has been named SPAAR Hero for September 2019.
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Sue Nichols named SPAAR Hero for August 2019

“Racial controversy in our community is a real thing, and addressing it as Owning Up! does helps to get to the root cause."
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