Board of Directors
President & Co-Founder
In this capacity Marc works with various stakeholder groups in support of the IHWA mission to Advocate, Educate, and Innovate within the Home Watch industry.
Halcrow has spent the past 10+ years in the certification and training arena having been involved with the establishment and support of various best practice competency models and organizations.
Marc has an MBA from The Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands and a bachelor’s degree in international finance and marketing from The American University, Washington, DC.
After traveling to all seven continents including Antarctica, Halcrow decided to reside in Naples, Florida where he has an established Home Watch business and has consulted with various high-end home builders to mature the Home Watch division of the organization.
Vice President & Co-Founder
Diane has been an entrepreneur and business owner since 1986. She entered the world of Home Watch in 2004 and was instrumental in developing systems and best practices for a growing organization. She later took a position as the Director of Home Watch and Concierge Service for a real estate company. In 2006, she co-founded Second To None Services Home Watch.
Diane identified the need for training and in the spring of 2008 and the very first Home Watch Training Program took place. There was a lot of demand and Your Home Watch Professionals Training and Resources was launched in 2009.
As a co-founder and the Vice President of the IHWA, Diane brings a wealth of experience, endless enthusiasm, and a clear vision for the future of the home watch industry.
Todd B. Allen
Todd B. Allen focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, real estate, condominium and homeowners’ association representation.
Todd represented a significant number of homeowners facing foreclosure in Collier and Lee Counties. As a result of his work, Todd has been featured in the national media with articles in Fortune Magazine, USA Today, Housing Wire, Time Magazine, and the Huffington Post, to name a few. Todd has also appeared on MSNBC and Fox News to discuss his work and the foreclosure crisis. Todd was featured in a John Oliver segment on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart called “The Forecloser“.
Todd graduated from Brigham Young University in 2006 with a degree in political science. After obtaining his law degree, Todd became a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association and was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Commercial Risk Manager & Insurance Broker
Chris Cibula focuses his business in the areas of commercial risk management and insurance. Chris works to adequately and fully protect all of the assets held by his clients. He is not in the business of writing an insurance policy and never talking to a client again. His objective is to correctly assess, identify and provide solutions for the risks client face as individuals/businesses as well as develop an ongoing interactive relationship.
Chris has been very involved in working with Home Watch companies and the insurance industry to work on the recognition of the Home Watch industry.
Chris graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from Florida State University with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance (Florida State was ranked 4th ranked for risk management among public institutions during his tenure) In 2010, Chris was the sole senior student elected to represent the school at the annual RIMS conference in Boston. Chris has 8 years of industry experience specializing in risk management and long term risk reduction for businesses of all types. He is also a certified insurance expert witness in the state of Florida.
Karl M. Gibbons
Strategic Problem Solver & Rainmaker
Karl has impacted the entrepreneurial community globally, and his methodologies are practiced in over 35 countries. What began as a passion to help entrepreneurs and their businesses has grown into a mission to guide individuals and organizations along their paths to success. Karl has advised individuals and organizations on how to achieve growth, build aligned teams and recession-proof their businesses, transforming the quality of their lives and level of personal and professional fulfillment, making him one of the foremost business authorities and “go to” experts.
Karl has shared his principles and insights on management and leadership with thousands of people around the globe. He is Chairman of the ESOA (Entrepreneur Society of America), and is co-host of “Quit & Get Rich” on G Team Radio, a B2B internet business talk show which is syndicated on iHeart Radio. His book, FIX IT IN 5, based on the business problems listeners email into the show, sold out in just two days!
Recognized many times for his achievements, Karl was named by Gulfshore Business magazine as one of the Power Players and Influential Forces in the region’s business community.
Home Watch Buiness Owner
Bob Weiss is a Co-Founder of Second To None Services in 2006. He brings many years of experience and perspective into proper Home Watch visits. He watches over luxury high rise condos as well as some of the finest estates in Naples.
When overseeing the homes of seasonal residents, Bob is the eyes and ears for homeowners with air conditioning malfunction, construction project workers not up to standards, service providers cutting corners, etc., Bob knows how to bring the best out of everyone to the benefit of his clients.
Bob agrees that there is always something new to learn in the Wonderful World of Home Watch! Bob moved to Ft. Myers, from Atlanta, in 1998. Before his career in Home Watch he worked as a Golf Course Supervisor at Pelican Preserve Golf Club as well as at Pelican Marsh Golf club as the Facilities Engineer.
He shares his expertise with the International Home Watch Alliance to share his perspective from a Home Watch owner perspective as to what would be of value to his organization from the IHWA.
Non-Profit Strategic Advisor
Sheryl Soukup is the President of Soukup Strategic Solutions, providing nonprofit organizations with expertise in the areas of fundraising and nonprofit management. Soukup earned the designation CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is a registered Fundraising Consultant with the State of Florida. Soukup’s work as a consultant is concentrated in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and board development.
Soukup was employed for fifteen years by nonprofits, ten of those years as the chief executive. Soukup’s professional and volunteer experience in nonprofits includes a wide range of industries and disciplines, including academic and scientific research, affordable housing, child care, mentoring, tutoring and literacy programs, disability services, legal aid, community coalitions, community centers, churches, hospital and health clinics, schools and universities and now Home Watch.
Soukup has served in a variety of nonprofit leadership roles in Florida and Massachusetts, including service on boards and committees at the local and statewide level.