EXIT Staff Writers

Prior to joining EXIT, Sharron Richardson held a senior administrative position for 8 years with a professional development firm, serving first as Assistant to the CEO which included property management duties for his real estate portfolio, and then as Publication Manager, responsible for the distribution of industry publications. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she started her own business in 1998 offering administrative outsourcing services. During that time, mandatory continuing education for REALTORS® was introduced in Ontario and Sharron was tasked with creating and running the local real estate board’s CE program. Sharron joined EXIT Realty Corp. International in 2002 in the Franchise Support department. Within two years she became the Franchise Support Manager, leading the team and expanding EXIT’s training and support program to include brokers/owners, administrators, and agents. Appointed Vice President, Broker Services in 2012, Sharron took on the exciting challenge of working with the EXIT nation, corporate teams, as well as affiliate partners in order to ensure continuity, currency, and consistency of EXIT’s programs, tools and resources. Sharron has also emceed EXIT’s annual convention since 2012.

Sharron embraces a healthy and active lifestyle, swimming regularly and enjoying long hikes with her dog.

Melanie Robitaille is a graphic designer, writer and photographer. She has been addicted to the written word since childhood and put her natural curiosity and determination to good use, graduating from the Humber College journalism program as a Toronto Star Award recipient. It was through her experience and work as a journalist in the publishing world where Melanie was introduced to EXIT Realty by means of her role as Production Coordinator on the past iteration of their corporate newspaper known as The EXIT Recruiter. She has called EXIT Realty Corp. International home for over 15 years, evolving with the corporate publication, now known as The EXIT Achiever magazine, and working within the Corporate Graphics Department to help build the EXIT brand.

Melanie is an avid volunteer and environmentalist, giving of her time to numerous charitable and non-profit causes, recently launching her own philanthropic photography initiative. Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Melanie now enjoys the fresh air and wide-open spaces of small-town life with her husband and two children in North Simcoe, Ontario. Together they explore the shores of Georgian Bay, camping, hiking, biking and snowmobiling the trails in the area. In her spare time, you’ll often find her working in her garden or behind the lens of her camera capturing the everyday beauty that surrounds us all.

Chad Morris studied environmental research and journalism at the University of Waterloo. He joined EXIT Realty in 2017 as the Ancillary Coordinator, the liaison for Steve Morris’ Prompter!™ affirmation app, and was a frequent contributor to the corporate blog before transitioning to the full-time Staff Writer position in 2019. Through regular exercise, diet, nutrition, meditation, and mindfulness, Chad overcame childhood obesity and learned to curb his lifelong generalized anxiety and depressive disorder. Now, he advocates for positive physical and mental health to help those who similarly struggle. In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano, lifting weights, yoga, rock climbing, and camping.

Maegan Carrasquillo has been with EXIT Realty Corp International since 2013. She became a staff writer in late 2017 writing for the EXIT Momentum newsletter and is a contributor corporate blog and Focus On Good Health. Maegan loves to write fiction in her spare time. She also spends time outdoors with her daughter, Esme, and mixed terrier, Lucky. As a type 1 diabetic, Maegan knows the importance of balance for her health and overall well-being.