Elayne Cassara-Uva

Lifestyle Realtor / Home Staging Expert

Elayne Cassara-Uva is a Lifestyle Realtor on the Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes Team with America’s Top Lifestyle Expert, Mar Jennings.

As a professionally trained real estate sales representative and home staging specialist, Elayne’s real estate successes inspire her to serve her clients with the passion and dedication that has contributed to her rapid success. A Fairfield County resident and local entrepreneur of 25 years, Elayne has an extensive knowledge of the area. Her positive, energetic attitude and strong work ethic help make buying and selling a home truly enjoyable! Elayne now brings all of her care, creativity and determination to Douglas Elliman with the Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes Team.

Having been a pastor in Darien, CT for nearly 20 years, Elayne’s extensive counseling experience gives her a service-oriented approach to meeting her client’s needs during the transition of buying and selling a home. Her experience and compassionate guidance sets her apart from the average Realtor®.

As the home staging expert for the Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes Team, Elayne’s creative skill set gives her and her listings an additional competitive edge. She offers a hands-on approach to advising and assisting her clients in presenting their properties in the most effective, marketable way.

When she is not working with her clients, she performs with her husband Dave at many of Fairfield County’s favorite live music hot spots as lead vocalist in their band, SINERGY. Elayne has always been dedicated to giving back to the community by way of the arts. She is especially proud of her work for the Kennedy Center. She offers her time and skills as a performer and producer for their annual cabaret fundraiser that provides services for individuals with disabilities.


Team Members

Mar Jennings


Mar Jennings is an Emmy® nominated TV host, best-selling home and garden author, and former banking SVP. He exclusively partners with Douglas Elliman Real Estate to bring a new-found approach to the business.

Elayne Cassara-Uva

Lifestyle Realtor / Home Staging Expert

Elayne’s own personal real estate investment successes contribute to her ability to serve her clients well.

Yvonne O’Kane

Lifestyle Realtor

Yvonne O'Kane has a superb eye and hometown expertise. She is ready and actively available to help you sell or find your next dream home.

Karen Varsano, ASID

Lifestyle Realtor/Interior Designer

A Lifestyle Realtor with a passion for service excellence and results, with years of experience in some of the best-known architectural firms; her professional eye for style & space planning plus her real estate track record ensures client satisfaction.

Susan Albright

Lifestyle Artist

Our exclusive in-house artist, Susan Albright Boehmig, will create eye-catching, one-of-a-kind illustrations for all our properties and projects. This is yet another way Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes at Douglas Elliman Real Estate is set apart from the pack.

Clare Guest

Lifestyle Realtor/Coordinator

Clare Guest is a born salesperson, bringing 20 plus years of unparalleled operational excellence and knowledge to Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes. Her energy, enthusiasm and adaptability add to our successes.

Martha H. Spiegel

Lifestyle Realtor

Martha's dedication to our community and salesmanship is both inspirational and motivation to all. I'm thrilled to have this top notch professional join our team of experts. Nobody does it better than a Lifestyle Realtor!

Shauna Gleason CT & NY Partner

Lifestyle Realtor /Community Ambassador

Shauna Gleason, our newest Connecicut team member and New York Partner. She is a motivated, innovative and vivacious leader in the Real Estate world. She has won multiple industry awards, been recognized as a Multimillion Dollar Producer and is consistently one of Hudson Valley Magazine’s Five-Star Professional Real Estate Agents from 2015-2018. Recognized as one of 2018’s

Dave Uva

Lifestyle Homes Graphic Designer

Design and branding expert Dave Uva is our exclusive marketing expert, helping us solidify our brand and our properties' messaging on local and global platforms.