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December 12, 2016 (Alpine) – Alpine resident Cristen Carver, branch manager of the HomeBridge Financial Services office in Mission Valley, has been honored with the 2016 Affiliate of the Year award by the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors. The award recognizes a PSAR member for their loyalty and devotion to the association, including community involvement, association support and participation on PSAR committees.

A San Diego native, Carver graduated from Point Loma High School (class of 1983). Her father, Gordon Cornell, a Navy captain, flew F-4 Phantom jets and led his own squadron of flyers assigned to the USS Coral Sea, an aircraft carrier that was decommissioned in April 1990. Gordon passed away from cancer in 1996 at age 61.

Carver’s 30-year career in the mortgage industry has included roles as an assistant bank manager overseeing the bank’s mortgage division, as well as roles in both the wholesale and retail sides. She has worked with HomeBridge since 2014. She lives on a 10-acre ranch with husband Steve, a realtor with Carver Realty. Cristen and Steve are raising two teenagers who attend Joan McQueen Middle School in Alpine.


Founded in 1928, PSAR, with an office in El Cajon, offers San Diego County realtors access to the Sandicor Multiple Listing Service, along with educational training, advocacy and other services and resources. For information on PSAR, visit

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