Tica was born and raised in Southern California into an entrepreneurial family.  Her paternal grandfather was a small businessman who came to Venice/Santa Monica in 1905 from Cincinnati.  Grandpa Molloy not only sold real estate and oil rights but operated a shoe repair shop in Venice – then Santa Monica for 50 years with his twin brother.  Grandfather Wiggins – her maternal grandfather – came to California from Texas in the roaring ‘20’s selling oil well parts.  He then started his manufacturing company by making reamers and underreamers for the oil industry.  When the family sold the company in the 1970’s it had diversified into the aerospace industry and even made race car parts.  Her father, Joe Molloy, started out as an aeronautical engineer during WWII (worked on Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose).  After the war, he became a contractor building and selling tract homes in the San Fernando Valley and Pomona.  He became a Real Estate Licensee in 1952 and became a Realtor®- had a short career in the lending business and then founded Joe Molloy Realtors in 1962.  Molloy Real Estate Services celebrates 58 years of service to our local community.

Tica grew up and attended public school in Beverly Hills, attended USC on a Music Performance/Music Education Scholarship before getting married and starting her family.  She is the proud mother of three daughters.  She became a Realtor-Associate® in 1980 and joined the family business.  At the time she entered the business, it was a franchisee of a national brand.  She became the Sales Manager and then the Broker of Record when she passed her Brokers’ Exam in 1985 – also becoming a full Realtor® member of the Santa Monica Realty Board.  In 1991, she served as President – 20 years after her father had served – the only second generation president for the association.   She served as chairman of CLAW twice – the ad hoc committee that ran the local MLS for the then seven local associations.  She also served on the merger committees from 1992 until the final merger creating the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors®(BHGLAAR) from five of the those seven associations  - now the Greater Los Angeles Realtors Association.

She has the unique experience of running a medium-sized (by today’s standards) sales office to a small niche property management and sales office.  She has served as a leader of a small association to a mega association.  She has served as a leader at the State Level and also on National Committees.  For details please refer to her resume.

On a more personal level, as a single mother, Tica went back to school and completed her Bachelors and MSEd. degrees.  She taught music part-time, served as Music Director/Director/Producer of numerous theatrical/musical shows, has been a church musician since the age of 13, and currently sings and is a soloist at her parish church.  She is Past-Regent of the Malibu Chapter NSDAR and currently has returned to serving as Treasurer for her local Chapter.  She serves at the State and National level as Music Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively.   She has traveled to Wa, Ghana three times to teach music and sing – most recently in January, 2018 to be a part of her friend Fr. Matthew Tuurosong’s Silver Jubilee celebration.  Two of her daughters are now married – one lives in Chicago – two live in Santa Monica.

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© 2022 Tica M. O'Neill for C.A.R. Treasurer

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