Meet the Team
The Dave Roach Team
Dave and his team are a leading real estate organization in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area. Their experience, marketing expertise, and negotiation skills are highly respected by hundreds of past clients in Canada’s Technology Triangle.
Dave Roach, Broker
Dave began his real estate practice in 2004 after retiring from a successful career as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing of both private and public companies in the technology sector. Dave is a graduate of St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
To prepare for the next phase in his career, Dave completed all certification levels for registration as a Realtor and subsequently as a Broker and Mortgage Broker. Dave quickly established himself as one of the top realtors in Kitchener-Waterloo, and team leader of the Dave Roach Team.
While working with RE/MAX Twin City Realty, he was a member of RE/MAX Platinum Club for sales achievement from 2005 to 2011. This prestigious award is granted to only 5 percent of realtors worldwide. In 2008, Dave was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
From 2011 to 2017, Dave worked with Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty where he consistently received the Top Lister, Top Seller, Top Team and Top Earner awards. Dave was also a member of the Leadership Council at Keller Williams.
In 2018, Dave decided to take on a new role as Waterloo Branch Manager of Red & White Realty. Red & White is a rapidly growing local real estate brokerage with over 115 realtors.
Dave takes great pride in his family, and enjoys spending time with them. In 2018, Dave celebrated 50 years of marriage to his high-school sweetheart, Judy. Dave and Judy have three married children and are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren.
Dave and Judy are passionate volunteers and have served with Correctional Services of Canada, supporting numerous chaplaincy functions at a local federal prison. Dave has also served with numerous charitable organizations at the Board of Director level including Chairman and President. In his spare time, Dave enjoys playing golf and travelling with Judy and the family.
Dave’s approach to real estate is simply making people happy when buying and selling their real estate in the Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding area.
Katherine Sweet, Sales Representative and Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations, Katherine is the conductor that makes our real estate office operate like an orchestra! She is well versed on all aspects of the real estate industry, ensuring that things are always running smoothly, and that each client is treated like a VIP.
Katherine graduated from Heritage College with a Bachelor’s degree, and worked in an office environment before becoming a stay-at-home mom. During her time at home, she provided home childcare for the Region of Waterloo and became a certified post-partum doula. She has been working for the Dave Roach Team since 2012. Now that her children are older, Katherine has taken her career to the next level by becoming a licensed Realtor.
Katherine is very efficient and detail-oriented, but her greatest attribute is her friendly attitude. Katherine genuinely cares about people and does her utmost to serve clients of Dave Roach Realty and KS Property Management.
Teryl Ferrede, Office Administrator
As the Office Administrator, Teryl keeps the team organized, manages all aspects of office administration and ensures efficient paperwork flow in our busy real estate office. She is the friendly face and voice of the front-end of our office.
Prior to working for Dave Roach Realty, Teryl spent 6 years working in the Financial Services industry. She brings with her a “wealth” of administrative experience.
Teryl has been married to her husband Rob for over 29 years and they have three amazing adult daughters. She loves spending time with her family and two dogs. In her spare time, Teryl enjoys ballroom dance classes with Rob and volunteering at her local church. She has recently started to learn how to play the cello.
Marilou Miller, Marketing Coordinator
Marilou is responsible for all aspects of the Dave Roach Team’s marketing. She manages the team’s websites and social media pages, co-ordinates events, and executes marketing programs for homes. Marilou also assists Dave with the research and preparation of the pre-sale activity for homes being listed for sale.
Marilou is originally from the Philippines where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Accountancy and then completed her Masters of Business Administration. She moved to Canada in 2000 and worked for a Cambridge high-tech company for 11 years. After a brief hiatus at home for family reasons, Marilou re-entered the work force in 2014 and started working at The Dave Roach Team. Outside of work, Marilou enjoys knitting, crocheting, going to the movies with her husband Daniel, and playing with her Siamese cat Chloe.