Instructors for course:

NameContact EmailDesignationsBio
 

Adesina Adeyemi
404-721-5024
shinespeaks@gmail.com  Shine Adeyemi is a Multi-Lingual REALTOR®, CE Course Instructor, Social Media Marketing Expert and Speaker based in Atlanta, GA and fluent in English, French, Polish, Yoruba and Fon languages. Shine has been involved in a lot of self-learning, tests and research of Social Media Marketing. He has taught hundred hours of Social Media Marketing within the last year and continues to teach on a regular basis. He personally generated more than one thousand five hundred leads in 2017 from Social Media Marketing. As a Certified Ad Marketer, he shares his unique techniques and tips with other business owners that are interested in generating the most number of leads with the least amount of money. His class is definitely a Game Changer that can be applied to any industry. View List of Courses

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Amy Asher
6785974135
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Ann Cyphers
404-402-1111
ann@cyphersinc.com (Teaches Code of Ethics w/commercial real estate focus.) CCIMAnn, President of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., has been extremely active in the Atlanta commercial real estate sector for many years completing hundreds of sale and lease transactions for local and national companies during her 30-year career. Prior to forming her own company, Ann was Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle, with responsibilities that included training, new business development and the marketing and leasing of Class A office buildings. Ann has been a GREC certified instructor for over 20 years teaching sales and broker prelicensing courses, post license courses and continuing education. She earned her CCIM (Certified Commercial Member since 1998) and is a graduate of Georgia State University. Ann has served on several real estate boards and received numerous awards including the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Development of the Year Awards and Shining Light Award. View List of Courses

Bart Watts
678-962-5000
bwatts@skwrlaw.com  Bart Watts is a Founding Partner of SparksKingWattsReddick and has been practicing real estate law since 1985. Bart is the the Managing Attorney for the firm’s McDonough office. Bart is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the Georgia Bar. Additionally, Bart is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association and the Metro South Board of REALTORS®. Bart has been awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Real Property. Bart earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry Resources at the University of Georgia and receive his Juris Doctor from Paul M. Herbert School of Law at Louisiana State University. Outside the office, Bart enjoys playing golf, gardening, and vacations with family. View List of Courses

Beth Mclendon
bethspeaks@bellsouth.net MAis the founder of Communication Keys. She has an Associate degree in Sociology, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a MAR in Theology with a concentration in Counseling. She is currently pursuing her PhD in counseling. She first worked for Personality Insights to train businesses, governmental agencies, organizations, schools and families to enhance their success and their enjoyment in life through gaining communication skills. While there, Beth was the Senior Editor and Director of Communications. Through Personality Insights Institute, Beth became a certified Human Behavior Specialist. Today, she still works in association with Personality Insights. View List of Courses

Brandon Nichols
brandon@brandonnichols.com ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI, LMCBrandon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from the Southern College of Technology. He holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the Steven’s Institute of Technology. Brandon is a licensed Instructor in Florida & Georgia and Qualifying Broker of NOVED BROKERS, Inc. In addition, he holds a State Registered Appraiser classification in Georgia. He is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA), and a member of the Cherokee, Georgia, and National Association of REALTORS®. He currently resides in Acworth, where he enjoys family, friends, and running for charities. View List of Courses

Bridgette Freeman
404-427-8273
bfreespeaks@gmail.com  Bridgette Freeman is currently the Managing Broker of PalmerHouse Properties Juwai Realty, licensed for 20 years. More specifically Bridgette Freeman has a career spanning from banking and finance to real estate becoming one of the first and youngest female Vice President in real estate for a national restaurant chain. She left her corporate career to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors working in real estate sales, new construction, commercial and property management. Using her experience and love for people, she is a corporate trainer and professional speaker. She has taught thousands of agents and continues to share her love to educate, empower, inspire and ignite change in those who take her courses, workshops, webinars, and training sessions or as a keynote speaker. She uses the same methods to assist buyers, sellers, investors, builders, developers and banks with seamless real estate transactions. Bridgette was the former Director of the Luxury division and the only appointed trainer for the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation in the state of Georgia. With all of her teaching accolades, Bridgette is the Owner and Director of Juwai Real Estate Academy. The school offers continuing education to Real Estate Professionals, as well as, classes for those interested in pursuing a real estate career. The school offers more than 50 online and in-class courses on www.juwiaacademy.com. A graduate from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and designations from Toastmasters International means she is an effective communicator to clearly convey to her audience with ease. Bridgette remains active in local and real estate communities while serving on various boards of directors and committees to include a Partner in Education and GAR forms committee member, Local Director for MSAR, and Haven House. View List of Courses

Buddy Weston
404-291-3815
thewestons@bellsouth.net GRI, CRBis a broker with The LeCraw Company. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he served as President of his fraternity, SAE. Upon graduation, he served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Buddy has been elected President of two metro-Atlanta boards, DeKalb Association of REALTORS® in 1978 and Atlanta Board of REALTORS® in 1994. He has served both boards over the years as Director and Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee. He also served as Metro Regional Vice President of GAR, as well as Chairman of GAR’s Professional Standards Committee. Buddy was President of GAR for 2004. He is currently a director of NAR, as well as a member of the NAR State and Local Issues Committee. Buddy is active in various community activities, but his all-time, number one love is little league baseball, which he coached for ten years. Married to Judy Brantley Weston, they reside in Atlanta. They have two sons (one Georgia Bulldog and one Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket). Buddy trusts his 6 grandchildren will make the right choice! View List of Courses

Carol McGinnis-Yeje
404-735-6171
carolmccares@gmail.com  Carol McGinnis-Yeje, ABR, ABRM, ALC, ASR, CIPS, CNE, GREEN, GRI, SRES, was licensed in Georgia in 1981. She acquired her real estate broker’s license in the mid-80’s. Her experience varies from condo-conversions and multi-million-dollar apartment buildings to on-site sales. Carol has managed real estate offices and now focuses on her training talents. She is an approved GREC pre-license instructor, GAR instructor, and Certified Negotiations Expert Instructor. Carol has written and taught many CE courses for in-class and for online schools and recently was a convention presenter at REEA (the national Real Estate Educators Association). As a Certified TV Producer, hosting her own TV show on a local cable channel in the early 90’s, and as an internationally-known singer/songwriter, Carol incorporates entertainment in all of her seminars and has been ‘tagged’ a “memory in motion.” Carol’s philosophy is: “We all learn better when we enjoy the experience.” View List of Courses

Carol Moson
678-414-0760
cmoson@gmail.com  Carol Moson started selling real estate while teaching high school biology. It didn’t take long for her to realize the earning potential was much greater in real estate and that the only boundaries were the ones you set for yourself. Carol has served as a President of her local Association. At the State level, Carol has chaired the Course and Instructor Development Committee, Grievance Committee, and the Professional Standards Committee and serves as an RPAC Trustee. She is especially honored to have served as GAR’s Chair of State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee for 2016. Carol is the author of the GRI Core Courses of Risk Management and Skill Building, 2 of the 3 Core GRI courses and is GAR’s 2017 Instructor of the Year. Carol believes education is extremely important no matter what your field of expertise is and, because teaching still in her blood, she became an instructor for NAR, GAR, and local boards. Carol is a CRS and holds multiple other designations. Carol has been a managing broker, trainer, and mentor but most important to you is that she is still an active REALTOR®, listing and selling with all the same challenges all of you have. View List of Courses

Carolyn Roan
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Charles "Chuck" Tolbert
706-306-3605
chuck@allstarhomeinspections.net  has been involved with different aspects of the construction industry for the last 20 years. He was employed by one of America’s largest manufactured home builders, and has worked with builders to help oversee construction of new homes. Chuck is currently self-employed as a home inspector working in the Augusta market and a partner in BTM Management Heating, Air and general repairs. He has been involved in the Georgia Dream program, in which he works with future homeowners, and also with Fort Gordon, helping with home ownership and maintenance. He educates agents and future home buyers and sellers on what a home needs in order to qualify for FHA and VA financing. Chuck is also a member of the largest inspection association InterNACHI. View List of Courses

Cheryl King
678-235-7015
cking@skwrlaw.com  Cheryl King is a Founding Partner of Sparks|King|Watts|Reddick and the Managing Attorney for the firm’s Alpharetta office. She serves on the firm’s Management Committee and oversees Support Services, Compliance, Education, and Business Development. Cheryl is active in the Real Estate Section of the Bar. Cheryl is the Director of the firm’s Infinity Institute and frequently provides presentations to attorneys, mortgage companies and real estate companies on loan fraud, contract creation, contract interpretation, cyber security and social media. She is a certified Social Media Professional and a certified instructor for the Georgia Association of REALTORS® Partners in Education Department. Cheryl received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond Law School. While attending University of Richmond, she was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology. Cheryl is a licensed REALTOR®. While she does not sell real estate, her membership as a licensee provides her the ability to participate as a member of the Georgia Association of REALTORS® for which she sits on the Legislative Affairs Committee, Professional Development Committee and the GAR Forms Exhibits Subcommittee. View List of Courses

Contact GAR for eligible instructors
678-597-4135
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Cory Begeal
404-202-6705
Shieldupconsulting@gmail.com  Cory Begeal moved to Georgia from New York. His passion was to help and protect people so he started his professional career with the DeKalb County Police Department. During his six years with the department he received numerous commendation letters. He was picked to train new officers by becoming a field training officer. He was also selected to be on the DeKalb County S.W.A.T team. In July of 2006, he made a career change. He joined the newly established Sandy Springs Police Department. Since joining the new department, he has conducted S.W.A.T training instruction, including compiling training data, writing lesson plans, developing training scenarios, and ensuring national training standards are met for a team of thirty (30) operators from four different Police Departments. In 2010, he formed the Sandy Springs Police Explorer Post 59. Recruiting and mentoring young adults ages 14-20. The program is for young men and women interested in learning about careers in law enforcement. SSPD Post 59 is considered one of the top competitive explorer posts in the southeast. The Law Enforcement Explorers Association of Georgia honored Cory as Explorer Advisor of the Year. In 2011, he became a narcotics detective in the Special Investigation Unit. He has worked undercover, dealing with informants as well as conducted surveillance and the arrest and prosecution of narcotic offenders. The Special Investigations Unit (Narcotics) unit received the Chiefs Unit Citation for outstanding work in special investigations during his tenure. View List of Courses

Curtis York
770-861-5053
curtisyork@gmail.com ABR, CBR, CTM, GRI, C-CREC, e-PRO, SRS, Curtis York received his Georgia real estate license in 1994 and began selling real estate in 1997. He is currently licensed as a Broker in Georgia & North Carolina. In 2002 he was approved as a Pre-license, Broker and Continuing education instructor. His experience in real estate varies from managing, selling and listing residential real estate to luxury homes, commercial investments, property management, and consultation transactions. In 1998 he received the Coldwell Banker Buckhead Broker “1st Year Agent Achievement Award.” Curtis is a graduate of Rutgers University with a major in both History and Business Administration. He is also a 2003 graduate of the Clark Atlanta School of Business Commercial REAP program. To add to his many accomplishments Curtis is a prior Military Captain (P) in the United States Army, Signal Corps and a Lifetime member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., NAREB Million Club Recipient, and a member of Dekalb Board of REALTORS®. Since 2004 he has taught the Georgia Instructor Workshops, pre-license and continuing education courses for The Georgia Training Center (AREU), Kennesaw State University, The Georgia Institute of Real Estate and throughout the metro Atlanta area. Curtis is the past Chairmen of the public relations committee for the Empire Board of Realtists. He has served as the Managing Broker for Apollo Associates Realty in Stone Mountain, GA and Associate Broker to many other real estate companies. Curtis is a charter member of the 5 Star Elite Toastmaster Club in Covington, GA and he is currently the Broker/Owner of The York Realty Group located in Tucker, GA, Senior Instructor for American Real Estate University and Director of the York Real Estate Institute. He has earned the following designations/certifications: Premier Luxury Marketing Consultant, Notary, MCNE, ABRM, CBR, CTM, CRS, C-CREC, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, SRES, SRS, TCS, MRP. View List of Courses

Danielle Bolte & Nayna Mistry (co-teach)
706-868-3400 office
dbolte@columbiacountyga.gov &/or nmistry@columbiacountyga.gov  Danielle Bolte is a Planner with the Columbia County Planning Department. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Environmental Planning and Design in 2014, and has been employed with the County since September of 2014. In 2018, she achieved AICP certification with the American Planning Association. Danielle’s previous employment experience included tutoring during her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama Huntsville, as well as teaching test prep classes while at UGA. Nayna Mistry is a Planner with the Columbia County Planning Department. She graduated from The University of Manchester in UK with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree. She has been employed with the County since September 2007 in the Planning Department. Nayna’s previous employment experience includes working at several private Architecture Practices in UK and a local office in Augusta. She has run her own private Architecture practice in UK from 1994-2004 including a variety of residential and commercial projects. View List of Courses

Danny Amberson
334-214-0777
danny@amberson.com  Danny obtained his Georgia real estate salesperson’s license in 1990 and his broker’s license in 1995. He currently works as an active Broker/Co-Owner of RE/MAX Champions Realty in Columbus and Phoenix City Alabama, where he serves the public in Alabama and Georgia. Danny has been a managing broker with RE/MAX since January 2000 where he currently manages five sales associates and draws on his experience as a broker as well as his experiences as a sales associate. This experience allows him to provide examples of practical application of principles taught in the pre-license course. Danny has been active in the REALTOR® organizations. Danny has served as President, Columbus Board of REALTORS®, State Director, Regional Director for Region Six Director(2012-2013) with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and currently serves as a GRI Dean. His real estate education includes meeting the requirements and receiving the Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI) designation, the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation, and the e-PRO certification – a certification presented by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for demonstrating an expertise in knowledge of real estate marketing with the internet. Prior to beginning his career in Real Estate, Danny served as a Blackhawk instructor pilot in the United States Army before retiring in 1992 He has an Associate’s Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Aviation Management. View List of Courses

David Del Priore
404-977-2021
david@delprioresrealty.com  David Del Priore’s passion in life is helping others. He uses his passion and dedication to ensure you have the answers to all of your real estate questions. The real estate business is constantly changing and agents must keep up with the industry to be successful. David started his career in real estate as a young an assistant, and over the years worked his way to being an instructor. He took several years off to serve his country as a Military Police Officer after 9/11, and served with Honors for almost ten years before retiring. He also earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Strayer University. He is a proud member of the following organizations and societies: American Legion, East Metro Board of REALTOS®, Georgia Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®, Georgia Real Estate Education Association, Golden Key International Honor Society, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. View List of Courses

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Debbie Kalish
770-722-5664
newudefense@gmail.com  Debbie Kalish is a career law enforcement officer with over 24 years of experience in the Metro Atlanta area. She has worked in a number of capacities during her career, the majority of which have been devoted to personal safety and crime prevention. As a detective, Debbie specialized in working cases involving crimes against women and children. As a school resource officer, she developed and implemented specialized training courses designed to teach students about cyber safety and personal safety. Finally, as a team leader in hostage negotiations, Debbie gained extensive experience diffusing incidents involving hostages, barricaded subjects and suicide threats. For the past 11 years, Debbie has created and overseen the Community Services Programs Division for the Johns Creek Police Department. Designing and implementing programs in Crime Prevention. Debbie’s true passion, however, is engaging women and teen girls through training courses that focus on personal safety and self-empowerment. This training program called READY – Women and Teen Safety & Self- Defense has taught to hundreds of women and teens. Debbie’s many courses include Cyber Safety, radKIDS, Active Shooter. Debbie holds certifications as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Instructor, FBI-LEEDA/Life Lock Identity Theft Instructor, PTSD Responding to Retuning Veterans Instructor, Emergency Medical Instructor, radKIDS Instructor, Georgia POST (Police Officer Standards and Training Council) Instructor, Crisis/Hostage negotiator, and CART (Child Abduction Response Team) CEPTED (Crime Preventions Through Environmental Design) and many more. View List of Courses

Deborah Nagel
404-747-1414
deborah@georgiaeliterealty.net  Deborah Nagel, CRB, is the current President of Georgia Elite Realty Atlanta, past International Relocation Manager on site at Coca Cola, past Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty, Vice President of RE/MAX of Georgia, Director of Recruiting for Harry Norman REALTORS, Vice President of Chapman Hall REALTORS. Deborah has managed over 2000 agents in her career and countless real estate transactions, and she has been practicing real estate for more years than she would like to admit. She currently holds a CRB Designation, Georgia Instructors License and has had the honor of being the Cobb Association of REALTORS® 2018 REALTOR of the Year, Atlanta Business Chronicles “Who’s Who In Atlanta Real Estate” “Top 50 Brokers In Atlanta,” “Top 100 Brokers in Atlanta.” Deborah served six years as a Director of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®. She has served as RPAC Chair for the Cobb Association, two years as Director of Cobb Association of REALTORS®, Past Vice President of Finance Cobb Association of REALTORS®, current Vice President of Membership Cobb Association of REALTORS®. Deborah has spent years closing real estate transactions, coaching, training, teaching and supporting successful real estate agents throughout the Atlanta area. Real Estate is her passion, and her goal is always to create an exceptional learning environment and to empower, inspire and ignite passion in those she educates, trains and coaches. View List of Courses

Debra Forrest
770-954-6119
debrarforrest@gmail.com  Debra Forrest is a Georgia Certified General Real Property Appraiser and REALTOR®. She is a Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® and the Founder and Principal Analyst of Forrest Consulting & Associates, LLC, an emerging commercial real estate analysis firm. Ms. Forrest has an extensive background in analyzing commercial properties and has spent the last 19 years in real estate appraisals and valuations. She has completed assignments for financial institutions, government agencies, attorneys, and investors. In addition, Ms. Forrest has served as a Hearing Officer for Fulton County, Georgia Board of Equalization since 2012. She presides over commercial property tax appeal cases having decided Fair Market Values for properties in excess of $250 million. Many of the decisions routinely include some of Metro Atlanta’s most prestigious “Trophy” high-rise offices, Class “A” luxury multi-family developments, and national brand hotels. Ms. Forrest graduated from the University of Mississippi with her Bachelors of Business Administration in Real Estate and always endeavor to provide services with integrity, prudence, and commitment. View List of Courses

Demetria Hines
404-695-5681
ahousedownsouth@gmail.com  Demetria Hines is dynamic, energetic, knowledgeable and ready to help you reach your goals. Demetria Hines, your favorite Real Estate BFF, has over 12 years experience consulting in the professional real estate industry. She is a graduate of Alabama State University where, not only did she pledge Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. but also obtained her B.S. in Elementary Education graduating with honors. Shortly thereafter, Demetria obtained her Master of Arts degree in Instruction in only 12 months from Central Michigan University. From there Demetria combined her years of education and youthful passion to serve as a dedicated school teacher for the greater Metropolitan Atlanta area for more than 4 years. Currently, Demetria is an Associate Broker at PalmerHouse Properties, a part-time instructor for York Real Estate Institute and a freelance social media manager; establishing clear and trusted communication with all my clients and potential clients. I am your one-stop shop when it comes to small business solutions, social media marketing and real estate. While having left the classroom many years ago, her passion for education and instruction have never left her; whether it is providing high quality service and homebuyer education or stellar instruction with continuing education for licensed real estate agents. View List of Courses

Dr. Cynthia Davis
770-484-5200
alertpropertiesinfo@gmail.com  Cynthia is a personable business professional, diplomatic and tactful in connecting with people. She is flexible, versatile, poised, competent and able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Cynthia maintains a high energy level and is a self-motivated individual with the ability to organize and see finished products in their incubation stage. She has a varied and long background in education which crosses multiple platforms. In the classroom, her presentation and delivery skills are quite engaging and involved. Her real estate career began in 1982 and has included being an agent, current owner- broker of ALERT Properties and owner- Director of ALERT Real Estate School. She served as the 2016 President for her local real estate board, East Metro Board of REALTORS. In addition, she served on the Professional Standard Committee and currently serves on the Professional Development Committee with the Georgia Association of REALTORS (GAR). View List of Courses

Edith (Edie) F. Haney
770-841-2725
ehaney@tisingervance.com  was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1993 after graduating from the State University of West Georgia and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (JD, cum laude, 1993). Edie was a member of the Mercer Law Review and Honor Court Chief Justice. She was a recipient of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing and American Jurisprudence Awards in Commercial Transactions, Business Associations and Professional Responsibility. Since joining Tisinger, Vance, P.C. in 1993, Edie has developed her practice in Taxation, Estate Planning/Administration and Probate. In addition, she has gained expertise in general business law including contract negotiation and preparation, business entity selection and formation and business planning for Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Partnerships. She also practices in the area of Real Estate Transactions, including residential and commercial closings, zoning and land use planning and related issues. She is a member of Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA), the Carrollton Bar, the Coweta Circuit Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Real Property and Fiduciary Law sections of the Georgia State Bar. View List of Courses

Everett Goethe
9122721550
EVERETTGOETHE@comcast.net GRI, DDP, SPAMy experience in the selling, managing and investing in real estate spans a period of over 30 years. My father before me was an entrepreneur who invested in real estate, both residential and commercial. I grew up collecting rents, helping maintain property, and writing contracts. I bring a lot of real world experience to the teaching arena. In 2003 I earned my agents license and in 2005 I earned my Broker license. I currently own American Realty & Property Management Co. in Savannah, Ga. Designations earned: Broker; GRI; DPP (Distressed property professional): SPA (short sale professional) and hold an instructor license issue by the Georgia Real Estate Commission in 2004. Prior to becoming licensed, I traveled the Southeast USA establishing new distributors for a national sales company. My responsibilities included setting up new distributors and conducting training seminars where I taught salespeople how to market products. My formal education includes a BBA from Armstrong State University as well completion of the Xerox School of sales and the Proctor and Gamble Sales School. I am involved in my church as a member of the board of deacons and an active Sunday School teacher for over20 years. View List of Courses

Frank Mears
706-394-5600
Frank@FrankMears.com ABR, ABRM, CRB, CSP, GRI, SFR, SRSFrank Mears entered the real estate profession as a sales associate in 1977, obtained his broker’s license in 1984 and has sold real estate in Georgia, South Carolina, and California as well as managing offices in Georgia and California. A nationally recognized speaker on agency, negotiations, and sales skills, Frank delivers over 200 presentations a year and has trained thousands of sales associates from coast to coast. Frank also serves on the Georgia Real Estate Commissions Education Advisory Council and was named “2002 Instructor of the Year” by the Georgia Association of REALTORS®. In 2005 Frank was inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Buyers Agency Councils “Hall of Fame” for his contributions to buyer representation on a state and national level. In 2007 Frank was named "Educator of the Year" by the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. Frank has earned the "Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)" designation conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA). View List of Courses

G. William James
770-406-6449
william@gwilliamjames.com  G. William James is one of the leading training professionals for handheld computing and mobile technology in the United States for retail, medicine, sales, business and real estate. A sales trainer and seminar presenter since 1986, thousands have heard his enthusiastic yet real-life approach to time management and sales excellence. James was an early user of PDAs, is devoted to handheld computing and has built his career on the technology. Among REALTORS, James is internationally recognized for teaching the smartphone and tablet technology as the ultimate REALTOR tools. His workshops emphasize the ease-of-use and intrinsic value of the smartphone for the sales, consulting and managing professional. View List of Courses

Garry Adams
gadams@callnorthwest.com  is a licensed REALTOR® and a Certified Operator in Household Pest Control and Wood Destroying Organisms. With over 12 years in the pest control business, he currently serves as Director of REALTOR® Services for Northwest Exterminators. He is also a Certified Instructor with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and Director of Northwest Exterminating School. He resides in Marietta, Georgia. View List of Courses

Genie McGee
404-388-1885
geniemcgee@gmail.com  Genie has more than 15 years of experience in the Reverse Mortgage industry. She began her career in the industry in 2002 with Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation and has since held reverse mortgage sales positions with several leading lenders. She worked as a Corporate Trainer for Finance of America Reverse, training loan officers in 3 channels and all across the country. She now works as a Reverse Mortgage Planner with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, offering only reverse mortgages for both refinance and purchases. She also has a class approved with the Georgia Real Estate Commission for 3 hours of Realtor CE. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communication and a minor in Textiles from the University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas. Genie is an ATD Credentialed Master Trainer and has enjoyed delivering training to realtors, lenders, builders, Financial Planners and other business partners about the reverse mortgage industry, products, and uses. She has trained a variety of professionals in both a virtual environment and face to face. She enjoys sharing her industry knowledge and providing sales training on a variety of topics around serving the growing Baby Boomer population. For Genie, the best part of her job as a Reverse Mortgage Planner is being in a position to impact someone's life. She is quick to point out, "What I do truly makes a difference. I love that!" View List of Courses

Gina Wilson
404-403-4663
mortgagesteps@gmail.com  Gina Wilson has a passion for educating others, especially about the mortgage process. She has counseled and educated hundreds of home buyers over the years. Gina is a graduate from the University of Central Texas with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 1990, Gina began her career as a Loan Officer in Dallas, Texas while working for major corporations. Over the years, she has hosted numerous seminars and workshops on how to qualify for homeownership for buyers, Civil and Non-Profits organizations and more. She has been awarded as a Competent Communicator by Toast Masters. From 2000 to 2013, she was a licensed REALTOR® and in 2005 she obtained her Associate Brokers license. Gina is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Mortgage Steps. She resides in Atlanta and is currently a HUD Certified Counselor and Consultant where she educates others on how to best qualify for homeownership in today’s market. In her spare time, Gina reads and volunteers through her sorority and church, for organizations such as Must Ministries. View List of Courses

Gregory McCord
404-996-0002
gmccord@lamarrealestategroupllc.com  Gregory is an Atlanta native earning his Georgia Real Estate License 1999, Broker License 2003, and Instructor License 2019. Gregory is the Broker/Owner of Lamar Real Estate Group LLC. He was top producing Associate Broker with RE/MAX for 12 years, a top producing salesperson with Coldwell Banker Buckhead Brokers for 3 years, and an approved REO/Bank Owned (foreclosure) listing agent for Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Fannie Mae and 2008 Life Recipient of DeKalb Association of REALTORS® Pinnacle Award. Gregory owned and operated several successful tax businesses in DeKalb County, GA for 15 years and sold to H&R Block. After the premature death of his daughter Courtney E. McCord, an educator on July 4, 2015, Gregory wanted to honor his daughter. His wisdom attained in real estate, along with the knowledge gained throughout his years as a professional business owner, has allowed him to continue her legacy as an instructor. Learning is easy when it’s taught by people who love what they do, Real Estate is Gregory's profession, and he loves it. Gregory looks forward to classrooms with students he can impact with his wisdom, knowledge, and help them enhance their real estate careers. Gregory is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA), Georgia REALTORS (GAR), and an instructor for the GAR Partners in Education Program. He believes in connecting with nature and promoting sustainable life choices. One of his favorite quotes is “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” William Arthur Ward. View List of Courses

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J. Glenn Brown
GBrown6848@aol.com  is a real estate attorney in Athens, Georgia having maintained an active residential real estate closing practice since 1979. Glenn graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a BBA in Real Estate and Urban Development. While attending the University, Glenn obtained his real estate license at 19 years of age and worked in the property management department of Smith, Boley, Brown, Inc. He is an affiliate member of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS®. He is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. In addition to practicing law in the area of real estate, he is an approved mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and maintains an active private mediation practice. View List of Courses

Jamie Platt Lyons
770-235-8001
JamieL@ljlaw.com  Jamie Platt Lyons is a partner at the law firm of Lazega & Johanson, LLC with a passion for teaching. She is a veteran community association attorney with a sense of humor and energy rarely matched in the legal field! Jamie regularly teaches and publishes about timely topics in the community association industry and has received many awards for her classes and her commitment to the community association field. Jamie is a past President and Board member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and has obtained her Gold Certification in teaching from the national Real Estate Educator’s Association. Jamie is a past Board Member of the Community Associations Institute of Georgia and has served as Chair of numerous committees since becoming involved in CAI in 1993. She is honored to be one of the few Georgia attorneys admitted to the industry’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers. View List of Courses

Jan Britt
404-510-3636
decorate@decoratewithjan.com  Jan Britt has been helping her clients stage their homes for over 20 years. She loves working with her staging client’s. Jan is able to help her client’s stage their home to sell it quickly and do it on a budget. She is an Award-Winning Staging Educator. Jan is also Interior Designer, Published Author, Window Treatment Specialist, Professional Stager, Educator, Senior Relocation Design Expert. Jan works in Marietta and the surrounding Atlanta area. She has appeared multiple times on HGTV. She has been awarded “Adult Teacher of the Year” for the State of Georgia. Jan is honored to star in her own Television show “The Decorate with Jan Show”, www.wisecast.tv on channel 519. Jan Britt Interiors has been featured multiple times in magazine and newspaper articles. She has enjoyed being a guest on a variety of radio shows. Jan writes and teaches multiple courses for Kennesaw State University, CCPE. Some of these courses are staging and interior decorating. Jan Britt has been a Staging specialist for many years. She developed and wrote a course on staging, which she teaches all around the State of Georgia to Real Estate agent's and investors for continuing education credit. Jan is a speaker for real estate agencies, women’s groups and church groups. View List of Courses

Jimmy W. Mercer
404-804-1637
jwmercerandassociates@gmail.com  Jimmy W. Mercer, M.S. President and founder of JWM & Associates, LLC, specializes in consulting and training in the areas of Personal and Physical Threats, Workplace Violence, Self Defense, Workplace Separations and many other security related topics. Jimmy served as a Senior Manager, Corporate Security for a Fortune 500 corporation in charge of Investigations and Training and is a former career Law Enforcement practitioner who served with distinction for a period exceeding thirty-one (31) years. The last nine (9) years of his command he served as Chief of Police in the greater Atlanta area. Jimmy holds a Masters of Science Degree in Sociology with emphasis in Criminology and a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico Virginia and the DEA National Training Institute, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Gavin De Becker Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy and has studied under Park Dietz, Robert K. Ressler and many other notable behavioral experts. He is a former Police Instructor for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and an adjunct professor at South Georgia College & Waycross College. Jimmy has served in numerous Professional Designations such as: International Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has testified as an expert witness and has extensive media experience having appeared on CNN, 20-20, ABC News with Peter Jennings, Today Show, with Jack Ford, Fox Network with Paula Zahn, Fox Report with Sheppard Smith, NBC, MSNBC with Paula Brown, CNBC with Brian Williams and Soledad O’Brian. View List of Courses

Joe Kennedy
404-307-3726
joe@joehkennedy.com ASR, ABR, C-CREC, CBRis a former Regional Vice President for the National Real Estate Educators Association and a former President of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. He is a distinguished member of the 1998 Million Dollar Club with the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. Joe is a former commercial and residential appraiser. He is an active real estate broker/member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. He was named Educator of the Year in 1997 by the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. He is now senior instructor for the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and teaches Instructor Training Workshops for new instructors. View List of Courses

John Mangham
404-872-1031
jwmangham@gmail.com  JOHN MANGHAM, CPA, is the Southeast Regional Manager of Starker Services, Inc., which is the oldest and largest independent qualified intermediary company with offices nationwide. John has supported exchange clients and has facilitated 1031 transactions since 1987. Through in-house presentations, workshops, and courses, John and Starker Services support real estate professionals in their efforts to increase business. Together, they have completed thousands of successful exchanges in all 50 states. View List of Courses

John O'Neill
912-844-4272
realtorjjoneill@aol.com  prior to joining the ranks of the REALTOR® community, had a distinguished career in broadcasting, having served as television news anchorman, weather forecaster, News Director for Savannah’s NBC television affiliate, and as host of numerous radio shows from the 1960s through the mid-1980s. John serves on the Board of Directors of GAR, is chair of the Course & Instructor Development committee, teaches through GAR’s Partners in Education Program, and has chaired the Education Committee for the Savannah Board of REALTORS® where he is also a director. He and his wife, Judy, owned Tybee Island Realty for more than 16 years. John has sold everything from advertising to used cars. View List of Courses

Johnell Woody
770-331-0016
johnell.woody@gmail.com  There were two things Johnell Woody never intended to become – a salesman or a teacher. In truth, she is and has been both for many, many years. She began her real estate career in Florida as a title secretary, first licensed in California as a salesperson, then broker, and later as a broker in Georgia and Texas. Today she is a broker, coach, trainer, consultant, content creator and instructor of CE, sales and broker pre- and post-license courses, and the State Director, SUCCESS Real Estate School. Most recently, Johnell became the first Georgia Licensed Instructor to receive the Gold Standard Instructor Certification from the national Real Estate Educators Association (REEA). She is also standing as a candidate for REEA’s highly recognized DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor) designation. Johnell has served on too many committees in various boards of REALTORS®, Chambers of Commerce, and other real estate-related industries to mention. As a Partner in Education instructor with the Georgia REALTORS®, a Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA) Director and Chair of Communications &Website Committee, National Director-At-Large and Education Committee Chair for the REEA, she continues to give back to the industry. View List of Courses

Joi Bostic
678-428-6107
joibostic@gmail.com ABRSince Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would probably say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixfr6O8fhsQ View List of Courses

Joy Fitzpatrick
404-273-2277
joyfitz@comcast.net  Joy Fitzpatrick is the Training Director for First American Title Company. A highly qualified educator, title insurance professional, real estate broker and consultant on 1031 tax exchanges, Joy teaches pre-license, post-license and continuing education courses. View List of Courses

Joy James
770-861-4235
joy.james@guarantymortgage.com  has been in the Financial industry for over 12 years. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1991 with a BBA degree in Marketing. She started her banking career with nBank as a Banking Center Manager, then transitioned into the mortgage industry in 2001. She has been with Guaranty Mortgage Services since 2003 as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Joy was a recipient of the Mortgage Banker’s Association of Georgia Gold Award for Outstanding Production in 2006 and 2007. She also achieved her sales volume goals from her local branch in Buford, GA and was recognized for this achievement in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Joy is involved in many professional organizations; she has been a member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Sales & Marketing Council of the HBA since 2004. She is currently an affiliate member of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors, Pickens County Board of Realtors, and the Hall County Board of Realtors. She is a 2005 graduate of the Leadership of Forsyth which is a leadership and community focused program. Joy is also involved in several networking groups, including the Cumming Chapter of WOAMTEC, a women’s networking group that selects leaders from the community as well. Joy has recently been certified for both her State and Federal mortgage licenses. View List of Courses

Juanita McDowell
404-401-6209
juanita@inmotionconsult.com  Juanita McDowell is the President of InMotion Consulting, a training firm that delivers over 200 workshops and seminars to agents, entrepreneurs, and corporate employees across the nation every year. She is a REBAC Certified e-PRO Instructor, a Train-the-Trainer Instructor, and a member of the GRI Faculty in multiple states. In 2010, 2011, and 2016 the Georgia REALTORS® chose her as their “Partner in Education Instructor of the Year.” In 2013 she was named “Instructor of the Year” by the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. In addition to REALTOR® associations, other businesses that have hired Juanita include AT&T, LG and the CDC. Juanita is a YouTube Partner with over 2 million views on her videos. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and she volunteers as a Technology Partner for Habitat for Humanity. View List of Courses

Judge D. Parker
404-886-0998
taptraining10@gmail.com  Judge Parker earned his Georgia Real Estate license in 1998 Broker license in 2001and Instructors License in 2010. While actively selling real estate, Judge achieved annual sales high enough to place him in the Multi-Million Dollar Club. Judge has handled real estate transactions in numerous areas, including first-time buyers, investment properties, foreclosures, residential resale, luxury homes, commercial resale and commercial property management. He is an approved Georgia Association of REALTORS® Partners in Education Instructor and has served as President of Metro South Association of REALTORS® and severed as 2017 GAR Forms Committee Chairmen. He was recently awarded a grant from the Research and Recovery Fund through the Georgia Real Estate Commission to teach the Broker Responsibilities and Managing a Georgia Real Estate Trust Account. Judge has spent countless hours training/instructing thousands of real estate professionals locally and around the State. View List of Courses

Karen Loftus
404-310-2067
karenloftus@att.net GRI, SRSKaren was born and in raised in NJ, graduated with a degree in secondary education from Mansfield University, and prior to moving to Georgia, was a Probation Officer in an inner city with a caseload of 85 adult males in the projects. More than 30 years ago she moved south and began her real estate career acquiring her Brokers license, Phoenix Award, and Certified Residential Appraiser license along the way. Karen has served on numerous committees for both NAMAR and GAR including as NAMAR President and as a GRI Dean. She has taught pre-license sales and brokers classes, continuing education, cram courses, and appraisal pre-license classes. In addition, she is the most recent author of the textbook: Real Estate Dynamics – A Practical Approach to Licensing. Karen has been honored as the recipient of the Instructor of the Year Award by both GAR and the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. View List of Courses

Katherine Basden
4043998155
teambasden@bellsouth.net ABRtransitioned from a successful career in marketing and advertising sales to real estate with an entrepreneurial spirit and an underlining desire to help others. As a sales associate, she cultivated her selling techniques by focusing on communication, accountability and education. She has developed and administered home buying workshops and sales motivational seminars. As a broker, she has used these skills as the foundation for building her own company. View List of Courses

Kathy Gyselinck
kathy@semonline.com  is the Vice President and Director of Sales with Southeast Mortgage of Georgia, Inc., a regional Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and FHA/VA lender. Kathy has been in the retail banking and mortgage banking industry since 1984. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, she began her retail banking and mortgage-banking career. View List of Courses

Ken Malcom
770-385-2126
kenmalcom235@att.net BSCAPTAIN KEN MALCOM, MS, is more than a 30-year veteran of police work and the founder of Personal Security Consultants. He graduated from Troy University with a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Clayton Regional Police Academy. Ken was awarded the 2003 National D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year. Ken Malcom is also an adjunct professor for Georgia State University. Ken teaches safety and drug prevention courses statewide including continuing education and convention courses for GAR. He was selected as the 2006, 2007, and 2016 Instructor of the Year by the GAR Partners in Education program. View List of Courses

Kevin Anderson
kevin.e.anderson@wellsfargo.com  was a Regional Training and Sales Manager for LJ Technical Systems, an education company for 9 years prior to entering the mortgage industry. He travels the entire country training teachers and administrators on how to implement new curriculum and materials into the classrooms. Kevin started in the mortgage industry with a small broker shop before going to work at First Horizon Home Loans and then moving to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He is currently Branch Manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Kevin is responsible for developing new relationships with corporations, builders and other affinity partners. In addition, he trains all staff on new products, internal company policies and federal requirements. View List of Courses

Kristy Serkedakis
678-480-4097
kristy.serkedakis@metrobrokers.com  KRISTY SERKEDAKIS obtained her real estate license in 1973 and has been involved in all phases of real estate -- listing, selling, recruiting, managing, relocation, training and coaching. She has been a prelicense, postlicense and continuing education instructor for over 35 years. Kristy co-owned Century 21 Across Atlanta, a multi-office company in north Atlanta, for more than 30 years. In 2009, her company merged with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, a 25-office company covering Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Kristy is on the Metro Brokers’ corporate staff and serves as the VP of Career Development. She is active in the Cobb Association of REALTORS®, served as its President for two consecutive terms and was the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. The Georgia Real Estate Educators Association honored Kristy as their 2012 “Instructor of the Year”. Kristy graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Banking and Finance. She is an avid college football fan and rarely misses seeing the UGA Bulldogs play! View List of Courses

Lieutenant Philip John Bradford
philip.bradford@covingtonpolice.com  is a veteran of the Covington Police Department with over 20 years of service. He has served as Jailer, Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, Narcotics Investigator, VIPER unit Commander and, currently, is the Covington Newton County Special Investigations Unit Commander. Lt. Bradford has been awarded the Webber Seavey Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in 2002. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is an instructor of Defensive Tactics, ASP Baton, O.C. Pepper Spray, and Taser. View List of Courses

Linda Olson
321-848-4835
olson_l@bellsouth.net  Linda Olson, REALTOR®, GREEN obtained her real estate license in 2005 and is an active agent in Florida specializing in all land and commercial. Linda is a course author and instructor, is on the Florida REALTORS® faculty, teaches classes through GAR’s PIE program, is a TREC-approved instructor and is approved under NAR’s REBAC program to teach their 2-day Green Designation and Discovering Commercial Real Estate course. Linda has been writing and teaching CE courses since 2010. These courses are centered on Environmental Concerns, Green/Energy Efficiency, Commercial Real Estate, Development, Purchase and Sale Agreements and Networking. Linda brings a unique perspective to the real estate field as she has a MS degree in Ecology and 20+ years of experience as an environmental consultant. Linda uses this expertise to assist Owners and Buyers regarding the intricacies of developing/optimizing/selling and buying environmentally-challenged property. Linda also assists Landlords and Tenants with property leasing. In addition, for more than 10 years Linda was actively involved with the local Home Builders and Contractors Association allowing her to gain important contacts and knowledge on “green” building techniques and improving a home’s energy efficiency. She has been awarded NAR’s Green Designation. Linda uses these skills to effectively market and sell Green/Energy Efficient homes and to work with buyers to find homes that match their “Green” needs. View List of Courses

Lisa Oden
770-597-8577
oden.lisa@gmail.com  Lisa Oden began her career in real estate in 2007 during one of the most challenging markets which provided tremendous opportunity to experience situations far beyond a typical transaction. She has seen some of the best and worst situations such a market brings to the surface, which has fueled her passion to teach. She is a Million Dollar Club member and is currently an active member of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS®. Lisa very much enjoys learning about new technology and how it can benefit the industry. She has taught for RPR, as well as written and delivered training for REData Center. Lisa teaches Salesperson Pre-license and CE courses. View List of Courses

Liz Bennett
678-362-8099
liz.bennett@mindspring.com  Liz Bennett is the owner of Perfect Fit Interiors. She began her career as a real estate closing agent, then moved to the financial side of real estate. As Director of Operations for Citizens Home Mortgage in Atlanta, she trained new loan processors while developing and running training classes for employees on new procedures and loan programs. In 2004 she turned a lifelong decorating avocation into a full-time business as she began working with Resource Design and Build. After becoming a professional certified stager, she opened her own business, Perfect Fit Interiors. Competing against 500 entries at the 2007 national conference of the Society of Decorating Professionals, Bennett’s before-and-after entries earned her two national awards: 1st place for Staging and 2nd place for Home Accessorizing. View List of Courses

Mark Pagomenakis
678-886-7699
mark.pago@goldwaterbank.com  Mark Pagomenakis is an experienced mortgage professional with almost two decades of experience in a variety of finance roles. Mark began his career in banking and finance in 2001 as a retail bank associate for Atlantic States Bank (now First Citizens Bank); within six months he had been promoted to Branch Manager of a small branch, and within 18 months was promoted to Branch Manager of the largest branch in the company, eventually being promoted to the Business Banking division. During his time at Atlantic States Bank, Mark became proficient in originating consumer loans, home mortgages/equity lines of credit and commercial real estate financing. In 2006 Mark founded First Covenant Financial specializing in origination, processing and funding of commercial and residential mortgages; during this time Mark became gained much experience analyzing business and personal tax returns, financial statements, and finding financing solutions in an ever-increasingly difficult economic environment. In 2010 Mark joined First Georgia Banking Company as a residential loan originator and was regularly acknowledged as the highest-producing mortgage originator in the company. In 2011 Mark was hired by Cole Taylor Bank as a Branch Manager to establish the first mortgage office in Georgia for this company; in 2013 Cole Taylor Bank was acquired by MB Financial Bank. During his tenure, Mark’s branch was regularly recognized as a “Top 10” performer, originating over 1,100 loans during that time. In October 2017, Mark and his team transitioned to Goldwater Bank and he currently manages two branches in the metro-Atlanta area, in Carrollton and Tucker. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in History, and a Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance. View List of Courses

Marsha Thompson
678-525-7770
mirist@bellsouth.net  Marsha was born and educated in Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. After several years as a Contract Negotiator with the Department of Defense, she worked as a Marketing Representative with IBM Corp. After 10 years in her best position to date as a Stay at Home Mom, Marsha became a licensed REALTOR®. She loves teaching, though, so she combines being a REALTOR® with her other career as an Instructor for In-Motion Consulting. View List of Courses

Michelle Pettway
678-615-3236
mdpettway1@gmail.com ABR Michelle Pettway is a licensed REALTOR®, Associate Broker and Team Leader of her Team Office, Michelle Pettway and Associates, PalmerHouse Properties. Prior to getting her license Michelle worked as a Property Manager, managing two apartment complexes in Doraville, GA with over 500 units and as a Rehab Supervisor for an apartment complex in Stone Mountain, GA. In 2001, she earned her Real Estate License from GAMLS. Michelle worked for Keller Williams for 12 years and in 2008 began teaching Short Sales to agents. In 2010, she became a Certified Market Center Trainer for Keller Williams University after completing the Train The Trainer Program. In 2012, Michelle earned her Instructor's License from The Georgia Real Estate Commission and began teaching Salesperson Pre Commission and began teaching Salesperson Pre License, Post License and CE courses. Also, in 2012, she opened a real estate school, Real Estate Systems Training Institute, where she currently Instructs Salesperson Pre License, Broker Pre License and CE Courses. Her school offers Online Pre License Courses in 17 states and she writes many of her Continuing Education Curriculums. Michelle is a member of the DeKalb Association of REALTORS® where she has served on the Board of Directors and as President for the DeKalb Network of the Women's Council of REALTORS®. In 2014, she received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the DeKalb Chapter of WCR. To stay sharp she often takes classes from other instructors, attends semi-annual school meetings, travels to Real Estate Conventions throughout the US and is a member of Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. View List of Courses

Mike Nelson
678-825-0412
mnelson@excalhomes.com GRI, RMP, MPMMike Nelson was originally licensed as a real estate salesperson in 1977. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1981 with a BBA in Real Estate and became licensed as a real estate broker that summer. Mike has received the GRI designation from NAR. He is also a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers from which he has received the Residential Management Professional (RMP) and Master Property Manager (MPM) designations. The Georgia Association of REALTORS® has selected Mike to teach the property management segment for the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Program and the Georgia Real Estate Commission selected Mike to serve on their Education Advisory Committee to represent the needs and concerns of the property management industry. Mike is the managing broker of Excalibur Homes, LLC which is one of a handful of companies across the country to receive the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) designation. Excalibur represents about 1300 rental homes in the Metro Atlanta area. View List of Courses

Patricia Johnson
770-789-7678
patlanta@mindspring.com ABR, AIS, CRB, DREI, GRI, SRESis a licensed Broker and instructor and holds Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, IL and Master’s degree from Georgia State University. Her academic skills, plus over 30 years working in the trenches with successful agents and brokers provide engaging learning experiences for real estate professionals. Pat consults with and teaches for Real Estate Commissions, state and local REALTOR® associations, publishers, proprietary schools and brokerage firms. She has served on REALTOR® state and local committees, as a GRI Governor, on the GREC Education Advisory Committee and on the Board of the Georgia Real Estate Educators’ Association, which honored her with their 2007 Distinguished Career Award. View List of Courses

Philip Ball
954-292-5592
saitactical@gmail.com  Philip Ball has completed approximately 5 years as the Training Specialist for the City of Miramar Florida Police Department where he taught Officers almost everything from Tactical Firearms to Ethics. He has also had the privilege of teaching Active Killer Response in the local schools as part of the Broward County Active Killer Task Force. Philip is a Certified Police Officer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia and Florida. He has served as a County Deputy, County Police Officer and a City Police Officer for over twenty years. He is a certified Firearms Instructor in Florida, Georgia and with the FBI and a Taser Instructor, Active Shooter Response Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Crisis Intervention Instructor, Incident Command 300 & 400 Level Instructor, Glock Advanced Armorer, Colt M16 & AR15 Armorer, Mossberg Armorer, and a Safariland Less Lethal Munitions Instructor. Philip has held the positions of Training Director, Training Officer, State Certification Manager, Citizen’s Academy Director, SWAT Corporal, DARE Officer, Gang Intelligence Officer, School Resource Officer, Emergency Management Coordinator. In January of 2016, Philip published the “Active Shooter Survival Manual” which selling world-wide and available on Amazon.com. He is currently in the second year of a national tour in which he teaches officers, government employees, and corporations Active Shooter/Killer Prevention, Response and Survival Techniques. View List of Courses

Philip Bradford (Contact Ken Malcom)
770-385-2126
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Randy Cross
770-892-4836
rcross7666@comcast.net  RANDY CROSS is a graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in education and a Masters in social policy administration and staff development from Temple University. Randy started his career as a Youth Director with the YMCA; changed careers and progressed to a senior level management official for HUD. During his career, Randy first served as a Fair Housing Investigator in 14 states. Randy successfully investigated two (2) Fair Housing cases which were precedents in HUD, nation-wide, and received national recognition. Later, he was promoted to Branch Chief of Enforcement in eight (8) states. He retired from HUD with 31 years of service. Randy was known nationally for his innovative and objective approach to providing executive level, insightful training in FHAct compliance requirements. In 2005, Randy was appointed to serve as a faculty member of the HUD National Training Academy. View List of Courses

Rich Hart
(404) 597-3139
info@richhart.com ABR, GRI, CIPS, e-PRO, QSCRich Hart has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years, owner of three businesses and is a prominent REALTOR®. With degrees in Business Management and Marketing, he has established a strong reputation as a coach and consultant in the real estate, business development, marketing, and business technology arenas. He works to establish and develop practices that guide both personal and business decisions to greater levels of success. He believes that today’s ever increasing and rapidly changing real estate business environment has put new demands on the entrepreneurial REALTOR®. View List of Courses

Rich Levin
844-734-7237
Rich@REGradSchool.com  Rich Levin, Founder and CEO of his own real estate school and one of the nation’s premier real estate speakers and authors. His field career includes time as a top producing real estate agent, a manager of a company of 700 agents, and owner of a #1 company in his area from 1989 to 1996. Since 1996, Rich has trained agents to become top performers. His agents strengthen every skill necessary for consistent high production and a satisfying personal life. Over 70% of Rich’s clients exceed all previous sales production records, regardless of market conditions, with consistent growth thereafter. Rich’s coaching program is one of two offered through Realtor® University’s School of Professional Development & Continuing Education of the National Association of Realtors®. He has been a featured presenter at NAR, many state conferences and is a member of the Broker Agent Speaker Bureau. View List of Courses

Richard Thomas Guerra
770-235-6872
Richard.t.Guerra@hud.gov  has been a licensed real estate broker and builder since 1977 and a mortgage broker since 1995. He has owned and operated real estate and residential building companies and was a loan originator for Flagstar Bank. Employed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1972 thru 1987, he held various positions, including Certified HUD/FHA Appraiser, Supervisory Realty Specialist (where he supervised the Detroit HUD Area office Property Disposition program), HUD Block Grant Specialist, and was a member of the Urban Development Action Grant Team. In 1987 Richard became the City of Pontiac Michigan Community Development Director where he supervised all phases of the City of Pontiac Planning, Engineering, Building and Safety, Housing and HUD/FHA Block Grant Divisions. Richard is currently with HUD as a Single Family Program Specialist in the Atlanta Homeownership Center. View List of Courses

Robert Locke
404-787-3749
robert@crowninvestorinstitute.com  Robert M. Locke, RMP, MPM , graduated from Michigan State University in 1969 with a degree in Business and Marketing. Robert got his real estate license in 1973 and has practiced real estate sales, investing and property management ever since. He and his wife Betty have bought over 150 houses for their own account and have located over 500 houses for their investor clients. Robert started managing rentals for others in 1980 out of his basement as Crown Management Corporation and over 10,000 tenants have rented from Crown since then. Crown currently manages over 1000 single family rental homes in the Atlanta area. Crown’s clients include private investors, Real Estate Investment Trusts, banks, government agencies, builders, lenders and many other brokers. Robert is past president and board member of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. He received the Residential Management Professional (RMP) designation in 1998, his Master Property Manager (MPM) designation in 1999, and Crown received the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) designation in 2000. Robert is a frequent speaker at local, national and international real estate conventions. He has been hired by attorneys needing expert witness in magistrates, state and federal courts on real estate disputes and is a trainer in the real estate investing community. Robert is a certified instructor for the National Association of Residential Property Managers and a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. Crown Investor Institute is an accredited school with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and their courses focus on issues of leasing, property management and real estate investing including Profit Centers of Real Estate, Tax Strategies, Asset Protection, Title Holding Strategies, Land Trusts, Lease Purchasing, Wrap Around Mortgages and many other real estate investor subjects. Crown had acquired 12 other management companies in the past 10 years and Robert brokers the sale of management companies between others. View List of Courses

Russ Morgan
678-414-2420
RussMorgan1@gmail.com    View List of Courses

Ruth Demeter
706-936-9974
ruth@ruthdconsulting.com BARuth Demeter is a Distinguished Toastmaster and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). In Canada she taught communication skills to individuals and groups for over 15 years. Her background includes retail management, record-setting sales work, professional fund-raising, and volunteer management. Her company, Ruthink! Creative Communications provides training for verbal and written communication. As a Master Practitioner of NLP, she is able to help others maximize their potential in any area of their life, professional or personal. View List of Courses

Sam Noel
snoel@dca.state.ga.us  Since 2000, Sam Noel has been the Business Development Coordinator with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). He assists in managing the marketing and program development for the Georgia Dream Homeownership Program. Sam plans and directs implementation of the business development activities that inform lenders, real estate professionals, builders, community leaders, local government, and others about DCA’s homeownership programs. He is responsible for Metro Atlanta, Macon and Columbus areas. Prior to DCA, Sam was a Sales Branch Manager for First Union (now Wachovia). Sam has over 13 years of experience in housing and banking industries. Sam is a graduate of Temple University with a bachelor degree in Marketing and Management. View List of Courses

Serena Henry
678-368-5514
serena.henry@icloud.com  SERENA HENRY has over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is the managing broker for Atlanta Communities–InTown. Before that, she was an Associate Broker, who continuously produced top results. Beyond the closing table, Ms. Henry was, and continues to be, deeply immersed in the legislative aspect of real estate. She is an active of member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) and Georgia REALTORS® (GAR). The ARA® presented her with the Five Star Circle of Excellence Award in 2010 and the Captain of Industry Award in 2015. Ms. Henry became President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®-Atlanta in 2011. Women's Council of REALTORS® is a nearly 80-year-old national organization that empowers women to become leaders in the real estate community.) WCR®-Atlanta's membership doubled during her term. In recognition of her many accomplishments, the Chapter received the 2011 WCR®-State of Georgia Membership Retention Award and the 2011 National Women's Council of REALTORS® Gold Award, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual Chapter for its leadership and governance. Ms. Henry has served as GAR's Alternate Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman John Lewis; has been a member of the Professional Development Committee which serves the State of Georgia; is a Real Estate Instructor; and has served as a Director of the Georgia Real Estate Educator's Association. Government involvement is not new to her. While she was Chief of Staff for Atlanta City Council, Post 1 At-Large, she worked diligently to support all Council member constituent initiatives. View List of Courses

Sharon D. Miller
912-308-5572
sharonmillerteam@gmail.com  Sharon Miller is from Gainesville, Florida (Home of the Gators) and she’s a graduate of St. Leo University. She has been a REALTOR® since 1998. Sharon was a full-time soldier in the US Army retiring as an E-7 Sergeant First Class, where she was a logistician/supply SGT while on active duty. Sharon was past Chairman of Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Committee, By Laws, Rules and Regulations Committee, Education Committee, Global Alliance, C/E Training, and the Savannah Board of REALTORS® Institute. Sharon was also the 2009 President of the Savannah Multi-List Corporation. Sharon is currently an agent with ERA Southeast Coastal Real Estate. Sharon instructs a Pre-License Course, Brokers Pre-License, 25-hour Post-License and Continuing Education courses. Sharon received the “Rising Star” Award from the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association in 2007. She is a continuing member of the Distinguished Sales Society and has two children. In addition, Sharon’s designations and certifications include ABR, RLI, and At Home with Diversity. Sharon wants you to be educated in your business because no real estate commission is worth losing your license or going to jail for. View List of Courses

Sheila Waldron
swaldron@dca.state.ga.us  is currently employed as a Business Development Coordinator with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Sheila is responsible for South Georgia and Coastal Georgia from Savannah to Kingsland. Prior to DCA, Sheila was a mortgage loan originator for 19 years. For the last 9 years, she focused primarily on first-time homebuyers needing down payment assistance and credit counseling. She worked 7 of the 9 years with Consumer Credit Counseling providing homebuyer education on a monthly basis. View List of Courses

Staci Juhan
stacisjuhan@yahoo.com  was licensed in 1994. While continuing her education at the University of Georgia, she worked as a licensed assistant and new homes agent. She completed her bachelor’s of business administration degree majoring in real estate in 1998. After graduation, Staci went to work at SunTrust as a mortgage originator until 2000. Then, she became a buyer’s agent and a builder’s specialist – achieving top-producing agent, and has also trained new agents. She is licensed to teach Georgia’s salesperson pre-license course. View List of Courses

Stephanie Nielsen
stephanie@therealtyspot.com BRM, ABRM, CCDS, CSP, CRS E-CERTIFIEDis a full-time REALTOR® practicing in Cherokee County. She has been active in three different markets within Georgia and offers a twist to the basic techniques generally known. Throughout her successful career, Stephanie has earned many professional designations. She is active in her local association, serving as President in 2005, and is also active in GAR. View List of Courses

Susan Kornegay
912-429-0459
susankornegay@gmail.com ABR, ABRM, CRB, CRP, CRS, GRISusan Kornegay, ABR, ABRM, CRB, CRS, GRI, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classes. During her 25 plus years of practicing real estate, she has co-owned several real estate companies. She is currently licensed as an Associate Broker in the State of Georgia and is the Relocation Director for Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates. Having been a highly successful real estate agent early in her career, she decided to utilize her education degree from Auburn University and apply it to teaching others in real estate. She is a licensed instructor with the Georgia Real Estate commission for both pre-license and post-license coursework. Susan attributes her success to the training she has received in her obtaining national NAR designations. In addition, she holds the coveted Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), which is earned through the Employee Relocation Council. She has always been active in her local board of REALTORS®, having served as President of the Dublin Board of REALTORS® and the 2008 President of the Savannah Multi-List Corporation. Currently Susan is a Director for the Savannah Area REALTORS® and chairs its Institute and serves on the Georgia Association of REALTORS® Forms Committee. In 2009, Susan became a charter member of the Savannah Area REALTORS® Hall of Fame for her 20 plus years of professional service to local, state, and national boards of REALTORS®. In 2010, she received the second annual Philip Heidt award from her peers signifying Broker/Sales Manager of the Year. And in 2011, Susan received the Savannah Multi-List Corporation President’s Award. The Georgia Real Estate Educators Association honored Susan as the 2015 Educator of the Year. Family has always been first in her life having been married 40 plus years and currently co-owning Market South Management together. Having raised two children and being blessed with a grandson, Susan is quick to say that working smart, not hard is the key to success. She wants her students to learn how to work smarter, be successful, and enjoy the things in life that are truly important. View List of Courses

Tammy Tapman
210-514-9555
ttapman@swbc.com  Tamara Tapman is Vice President and VA/Military Liaison for SWBC Mortgage. As a former Branch Manager and Mortgage Lender Liaison for the Texas Veterans Land Board, for more than two decades, Tamara has been a devoted military advocate, helping veterans take advantage of their benefits and obtain low interest loans. She is a certified Texas Real Estate Commission Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) instructor. Before her employment with the Texas Veterans Land Board, Tamara was Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer and Compliance Officer for two financial institutions. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and a graduate degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin. Tamara serves on the board of the Brooks Development Authority at Brooks City-Base. She is a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, Women’s Council of REALTORS®, San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals. View List of Courses

Terri Straka-Scordas
terri@semonline.com  is the Vice President of Southeast Mortgage (SEM) of Georgia, Inc., a regional Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and FHA/VA lender. Terri has been with Southeast Mortgage for the past 7 years, and since spring 2006, she has assisted with the management of their branch in Duluth, GA. Loan originating has always been Terri’s main focus; however she gained extensive mortgage knowledge by working directly with SEM’s Operations team for approximately 18 months in 2005-2006 to gain a complete understanding of processing and underwriting mortgages. View List of Courses

Tina Vliet
770-365-1171
tina@thegoodgroup.com  Following a 20+ year corporate career, Tina Vliet earned her real estate license in Georgia 2006 and obtained her Broker's license in 2009. She has held leadership positions with a "Top 3" National Brand firm, a Broker Services firm, and an Independent real estate company -- all providing different insights to the industry. She has directly overseen a roster of over 130 Agents at a time, working from multiple offices, and has experience with offices in multiple States. Tina is currently licensed as a Broker in Georgia and South Carolina, and as an Instructor in Georgia. She currently manages Operations for a Commercial Real Estate Advisory firm based in Woodstock, GA. Serving the industry through active participation at the local and State levels of her REALTOR® Associations, her focus has always been on process improvement and quality service delivery. Since 2008, she has reviewed 1000s of contract documents for company and State compliance, as well as for client risk assessment and Agent guidance. Tina regularly attends real estate conferences, meetings and webinars to pursue additional knowledge from industry leaders, and is passionate about sharing what she learns. View List of Courses

Tom Gillett
404-372-1969
thomasgillett@bellsouth.net  TOM GILLETT, REALTOR® Emeritus, has been a mainstay in real estate and appraisal training and education for over twenty years. Having worked as a salesperson, broker, and appraiser for over 40 years in 5 decades, Tom has harnessed that experience and now focuses his efforts in education. Tom is President of The Tom Gillette Company, Inc, and oversees its subsidiaries, the Institute of Real Estate Training and Gillette Real Estate Education. Currently, Tom makes over 200 presentations per year in varied real estate subjects and has authored for companies such as Applied Measurement Professionals, The Psychology Corporation, Thomson-Computaught, Cengage Publishing, Thomson South-Western, the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and pens ongoing articles for REALTOR® Online Magazine. Tom has authored the real estate career manual “Breakaway To Success” and with Charles Jacobus, co-authored the textbook “Georgia Real Estate: An Introduction To The Profession.” His commitment to education has been recognized by the Georgia Association of REALTORS® as he has three times (2003, 2012, and 2013) been the recipient of the Georgia Instructor of the Year award. Additionally, Tom was honored to receive the Distinguished Career award from the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and named Captain of Industry by his local Board of REALTORS®. View List of Courses