leading the teams


Darlene Agag

is a 20-year veteran of corporate America who understands the challenges of balancing meaningful work and a busy home life. A former Senior Vice President with Fox Networks, she earned a reputation for creating innovative strategic partnerships, cultivating collaborative client and cross-company relationships, and consistently generating millions of dollars in revenue.

As both an employee and a senior-level manager, Darlene witnessed the disruption and stress caused by changes in job responsibilities and office locations. However it wasn’t until her family relocated to northern New Jersey from Manhattan that Darlene personally experienced how overwhelming it can be to move and adjust to new surroundings while remaining productive at work.

That’s when the idea for Suburban Settlers was born. Today, Darlene combines her entrepreneurial spirit, extensive network, and affinity for delivering highly customized services and solutions to help her clients manage their transition seamlessly.

Darlene is an active member of the Morris Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Worldwide ERC and North Jersey-Rockland SHRM.

Karen Cardamone

Karen's background as a business owner, special needs educator, and busy mom of four make her uniquely qualified to understand and troubleshoot the challenges families and individuals face when relocating. After meeting Darlene Agag through the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, she felt an instant connection with the mission and vision of Suburban Settlers and was eager to join the team.

Karen is no stranger to the stresses of moving: she has relocated to various U.S. cities no less than 14 times with her family and dogs in tow. Her personal experience has shaped her ability to handle all the complexities involved with moving and knowledgeably troubleshoot issues that crop up in the process.


Susan Wachter

As a former Executive Vice President of strategic sales planning and analysis at the FOX Networks Group in NYC, Susan brings her 30 years of managerial experience in the media industry along with a tactical and analytical approach to problem solving.

Susan is an active volunteer in her community. She’s a member of Impact100 Westchester, which provides grant money to local deserving nonprofit organizations, she mentors high school students with the Let’s Get Ready (for college) program and volunteers as a “baby cuddler” in the NICU of Westchester Medical Center.

Susan is an avid tennis player, golfer, knitter, and practices yoga. Having recently purchased a beach house on the North Fork of eastern Long Island, Susan and her family spend weekends enjoying and exploring a new community.

Laura Conners

Laura Connors joined the Suburban / City Settlers team with a focus on providing guidance and expert advice to clients relocating within the United States.

Laura’s previous experience in Corporate Recruiting / HR with Citigroup, KPMG and FOCUS (a London-based relocation company) gave her a solid foundation in the operational, logistical and emotional aspects involved when an individual or family relocates to a new or unfamiliar place. While she was stationed in London, Laura enjoyed meeting people from all around the world and helping them navigate the British work customs, culture and lifestyle.

Outside of work, Laura volunteers her time on various school boards, and as a coordinator for a local food pantry. She enjoys entertaining and spending time with her family, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to youth baseball.

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Danielle Putis

As a senior member of the Suburban Settlers team, Danielle expertly guides clients through the experience of buying or selling a home utilizing her deep market knowledge, unparalleled customer service, and the highest level of professionalism. She has 25 plus years in both the residential real estate sales and corporate technology sales spaces alike. Her background in negotiation, relationship building, technology, real estate development and sales positions her as a full-service trusted advisor to clients and a trusted partner with other agents and local vendors alike. She delivers personalized attention and concierge service through every step of the process. With a constant ear to the ground, a background in technology and a foreground in real estate, Danielle is unparalleled in the meticulous execution of each transaction, from initial introductions to final closings.

Her passion for real estate is contagious and her integrity is a top priority, working tirelessly to earn client’s trust and respect. As part of the Suburban Settlers team, she looks forward to working with you on a successful real estate and relocation transition.

Eve Goodnow

As a former fundraising and event coordinator for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Eve Goodnow is no stranger to managing complex and multifaceted projects. From venue and vendor management to recruiting and coordinating volunteers, she’s been involved at all levels of planning and execution.

Suburban / City Settlers is thrilled to bring her attention to detail, relationship building skills and client focus to our organization. Eve will provide support to our clients through communication initiatives and social media outreach.

On a personal note, Eve has a passion for interior design and decorating, and is an animal lover.


Kimberly Kafafian

has over 20 years of corporate and small business HR experience with a strong focus on the design and implementation of best-in-class human capital management programs. Kimberly founded, oversees, manages, and directs the HR practices for MHRO. Prior to founding Monarch, Kimberly held numerous HR positions in large, multinational and Fortune 500 companies including Footaction, WebMD, AOL and USA Today. Kimberly has redesigned core business operations, driven change management initiatives, coached and developed senior executives, and handled HR due diligence and integration activities for company acquisitions.

Kimberly is avid hockey mom that lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband, two sons and their yellow Lab, Magnolia. She believes in volunteerism and actively gives back to her community; she is an Executive Board member of the Glen Rock Guild, a CCD teacher, and a Board member for her local Society For Human Resources (SHRM) Chapter, as well as a volunteer for the Garden State Council SHRM. She is also the founding member of the Women in Business Consortium of Northern New Jersey.

Gina Carrasco

Gina Carrasco is a tenured financial industry professional, with over 28 years’ experience handling everything from back office operations to top-level account management. She also worked as a business consultant, helping small organizations streamline their operations, manage projects, and take their businesses to the next level. Gina’s problem-solving mindset and her passion for helping others is an asset for both our clients and the Suburban / City Settlers team.

Gina’s focus on helping and supporting others is paramount in her life. She is a firm believer in health / self-care and enjoys spending her free time volunteering with organizations that support and empower women. Outside of work, Gina enjoys interior design, decorating, and golfing with her husband.

Gina Carrasco
Lepore Taylor

Lapore Taylor Fox LLP

Suburban Settlers partners with boutique law firm, Lepore Taylor Fox LLP (LTF) for any legal needs related to immigration during a client’s relocation process. Filomena Lepore Taylor is the Co-Founding Partner of LTF and serves as Head of the Firm’s Private Client Practice. She counsels domestic and multi-national companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, in their attainment of long and short-term immigration status on behalf of specialized personnel, professional workers, managers and executives.