Meet our licensed Realtor® Associates and staff

Anna Galowitch  Mobile: (910) 467-4755 

Hello, my name is Anna Galowitch. I am originally from Yonkers, New York. I have a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

I have lived in Jacksonville for 4 years and absolutely love it. I found the energy of this town to be like no other. Jacksonville is a growing city with wonderful citizens surrounded by military families who thrive on their common goal of providing for their loved ones. I will do everything that I can to help families achieve this goal.

My legal education provides me with the additional legal knowledge that is always important in buying and selling a home. As a military spouse, I understand the need for families to quickly settle in their new environment. I am here to help you achieve your transition into finding that perfect home. I am known for my persistence, hard work, dedication, and the desire to always go out of my way to help people. I will do the same for you.

Anna Montag - Mobile: (910) 340-6693 

Ashleigh Focer - Mobile: (910) 650-8238

Ashleigh was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC and has been married to a Warrant Officer in the United States Marine Corps for 9 years.  They have 4 beautiful children.  Ashleigh graduated from Jacksonville High School. In 1999, she attended Coastal Carolina Community College and pursued a 13-year career in the Dental Field as a CDA.  For the past 10 years, Ashleigh has developed a passion and talent in photography.  As a result, she started her own company, Ashleigh Denise Photography.  While it’s origin was just a hobby, it has developed into a profession where she is thrilled to present her clients with beautiful images that they will cherish forever.  Being a Photographer has been an amazing experience that gives Ashleigh the opportunity to be a part of so many people’s lives.  She continues to serve the photography community and she has added Real Estate service to her repertoire.  She is astutely aware of how important it is to have a REALTOR® that is trustworthy, competent and willing to go that extra mile! Ashleigh works diligently with her clients that need to sell their home and her clients that need to find a home they will love forever!

Ashli Saballos - Mobile: (910) 389-9349 

My name is Ashli Saballos and I have the pleasure of calling the beautiful state of North Carolina, home. Majority of my life I have lived in Jacksonville, just 30 minutes from the stunning beaches of Emerald Isle and Topsail Island. Graduating as a Cardinal from Jacksonville High School, I am one of the few known as a "local."  I have watched this city grow tremendously in the last 20 years and have made it my passion to help families find the perfect home that compliments their needs and lifestyle. With the support of years of retail sales and banking experience, in addition to my personal love for real estate and home design, I am able to assist my clients with first class service.

Beth Price - Mobile: (304) 416-4587

As a military wife, Beth has lived off and on in the Jacksonville area since 2000.  Her family has decided that Jacksonville, NC is an ideal retirement location.   Her two children enjoy the local beaches and parks within Onslow County.  Beth’s experience with military relocations has given her the knowledge that will aid in getting your family established. She grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.

She graduated in 2006 with a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in budgeting from Virginia Polytechnic institute.  She also holds a Masters of Arts, 1994; and a Bachelor of Arts, 1991, in education from Marshall University in scenic Huntington, West Virginia.

Beth believes that home ownership is a major building block in the creation of wealth for American families.  She believes that when your family is able to invest in a property, it gives you the ability to plan your financial future.  This creates a strong foundation for your family that will pay off for many years.  Finding a home that creates this strong financial future, as well as an ideal place to call home for your family is her goal.

Bill Betts - Mobile: (910) 330-6098 

Cindy Toler - Miller - Mobile: (252) 241-9852 

I grew up in Eastern NC working on local farms during the summers and grocery stores after school. I moved to the coast in 1995, working as an EMT and retail, later going into other healthcare jobs and eventually Nursing. I reconnected with a middle school sweetheart at age 40, making my house a home by adding his 2 beautiful daughters and lots of love. My endless DIY projects keep everyone wondering what I'm going to change next. My goal is for everyone to have a place they are proud to call home. 

Denise Phillips - Mobile (910) 750-2721

Denise is a native of Connecticut and as a result of her father being in the Navy for 20 years, she has had the opportunity to relocate several times.  Denise has implemented that knowledge in transitioning from home to home into her real estate career and has had her license for over 15 years. 

Her certification in foreclosures has served her well as she has

personally flipped 15 homes and operates her own Property Preservation company.

In 2007 Denise and her family established roots in Onslow County because she is a huge fan of the warm weather and relaxing beaches!

Dennis Burgard - Mobile: (910) 934-8700 

Garry Gentry - Mobile: (910) 333-4663
Commercial Broker

Heidi Turner - Mobile: (910) 934-1465 

Heidi Turner has served the real estate community in Jacksonville, NC since 1996 gaining experience in many areas of the industry. She began her career in the real estate department of a law firm and earned her Broker's license several years later. Within her first year in the business, she became a top producing Realtor® in her office. In 2010 as CEO for a local real estate company, she was recognized for leading her office to the #1 launching branch in the history of the Carolina's Region and the #2 launching market center in profitability in the Unites States and Canada. Professional consulting in business planning and internet marketing strategies became her passion as she helped many of her agents grow their businesses. Heidi fully believes that teamwork is crucial and lives by the saying "people don't care about how much you know until they know how much you care". ~John Maxwell

Jackie Rasmussen - Office: (910) 577-1000

I was born and raised in Kent, England and moved to California as a young, Marine wife. Like most military couples, we moved around from state to state and then to Jacksonville in 1989. This has been my home ever since. 

I have two sons, who are my greatest joy; one who lives here locally and one in Raleigh.

I have worked in the Real Estate field for most of my adult life, and have been with Choice Jacksonville Realty since 1999.   I love my work family and I really enjoy being the support for management and the agents.  Most of our agents are affiliated with the military by marriage or prior service so you can be rest assured that they will understand what you are going through, whether you are looking for your first home to rent/buy or if you are moving on to your next duty station and need to put your home on the market.  However we can help, I think you’ve made the right Choice! 

John Sutherland - Mobile:
(910) 545-1708 

Jonathan Strader - Mobile: (910) 340-4480 

Having arrived in Onslow County, NC in 1986, I have an intimate knowledge of the Area’s professional and recreational amenities. My favorite thing about good old Jacksonville, NC is the way everyone still waves and open doors for one another.

Being a second generation REALTOR®, I consider it my privilege and duty to pass on the same expertise and diligence as those amazing Professionals that came before me. With more than a Decade of Licensed Real Estate Practice, I’m able to swiftly & efficiently guide both my Buyer & Seller Clients to the finish line. It’s also my sincerest pleasure to create a true win-win whenever possible. This is, after all, what Choice Jacksonville Realty is all about!

When I’m not working, I prefer to engage with my local Friends and Family as often as possible. Going fishing, playing a good card game or just relaxing with loved ones are the most cherished of my moments.

Beyond the experience, diligence & expertise there is one thing that truly matters above all- just how much you care about those you have the honor to serve. There’s a quote that I had acquired from someone very near and dear to me “Nobody Cares How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care”. This quote defines my true north in both Real Estate Practice and Life itself.

Karen Eldred - Sales Manager
: (910) 650-7036 

Born and raised in New York, Karen Eldred has been a resident of Jacksonville, NC for approximately 15 years.   Karen has completed countless hours engaged in marketing, sales and buyer representation.  She believes education is paramount and therefore has acquired multiple designations in short sales and buyer representation.  However, it is her communication skill-set that has built her business one satisfied client at a time.  Karen says her business philosophy is to provide world-class professional service to her clients.  To do that she listens!  “What is important to my client; is important to me!”

Kerry Blakley - Broker In Charge
Mobile:(910) 330-0299 cell

KERRY obtained his BS degree in Health Care Administration from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill in 1981, and a BBA Degree in Information Systems Management from National University, San Diego, CA in 1984.  Kerry retired from the U.S. Navy after completing 20 years of active service, where he worked as an Environmental Health Specialist for 16 of the 20 years.  While teaching in Advanced Hospital Corps School for the Navy he was an associate professor for George Washington University for 3 years.  Kerry obtained his Real Estate License in 1996 and received his Brokers License in 1998.  He has been an active member of the Jacksonville Board of Realtors, since obtaining his license, serving as the Equal Opportunity Committee Chairperson in 1997 and as Treasurer for 1998, 1999, and 2000.  Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 1998, 1999 and 2000. Kerry is a standing member of the Professional Standards and Grievance review committee for the Jacksonville Board of REALTORS.  Kerry was awarded his GRI on Sept 25, 1997, his CRS October 1999, and he received his Certificate of Completion for Mediation Training from NCREEF in December 1999.  Kerry currently the owner and instructor for the Onslow Real Estate Institute.  Kerry is a past member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association.

Kristi Logan - Mobile:  (252) 933-6554


Originally from small town Sparta, TN Kristi has been in Jacksonville since 2010. She arrived here after joining the Marine Corps and has loved it here ever since. She and her husband got out of the Marine Corps and moved back to her hometown. Within 18 months they ended up back here to stay. This is where they became a family, and this is where they want to raise their 2 little girls.

Since getting out of the Marine Corps, she earned her Associates degree in Business Administration. Following that, she also finished her Bachelor of Business Administration through American Military University. This was accomplished online while working in retail. Retail was never meant to be her destination career. Upon becoming friends with the real estate agent that sold them their home, she knew the real estate industry was her true passion. Hence, she shifted from retail to a real estate assistant position.

As a broker, you are not only entrusted with securing a family a place to call home, but also entrusted with ensuring wise financial decisions are selected prudently. That is not something to take lightly, as it is a huge responsibility. With that being said, Kristi is dedicated to assisting families find the home they love for years to come. She has a strong work ethic and her fundamental morals will prove that within minutes of meeting her. Your home should be a place of solace. Allow Kristi the opportunity to make your dreams come true with all your real estate needs.

Lois Hutchins - Mobile: (910) 330-4481 

Lois was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and relocated to Jacksonville NC in 1986. Lois has been an NC licensed Real Estate Broker since 1993. She has been servicing the real estate needs of Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune and Onslow County for over 20 years! Lois is a multi-million dollar producing agent and she has the knowledge and expertise to assist with every aspect of the ever-changing real estate market.

Malissa "Missy" Lorson - Mobile: (704) 361-0796

Malissa began her career in residential real estate in Maryland over 20 years ago.  As the market was changing, she too changed directions and worked as a loan officer before settling into a long career with a New Home Builder.  She has seen the market rise and rode the wave through the many ups and downs.  The one thing that remained certain is that people need a place to live.  No matter what is happening in the market, people still need a place to call home!

When Malissa is not working she spends her free time with her husband and grandchildren. They have one granddaughter and 2 grandsons. 

Malissa and her husband love being on the water, going to the beach, and traveling.  They love charter fishing when we travel.

We have six children that keep us very busy.

Malissa loves helping her clients realize their dreams of home ownership.  Whether they are a young family just starting out or looking to move up into their 2nd home or if they are looking to downsize.  The dream is the same.  The excitement is the same when they finally find the home that’s right for them.  It is an honor for Malissa to introduce her clients to their dream home!

Monte Hutchins - Mobile: (910) 358-0358 

Monte Hutchins -  President and Shareholder of Choice Jacksonville Realty.


Born and raised in Jacksonville, NC, Monte Hutchins is a native to Onslow County, NC. Monte very much appreciates the beauty and opportunity Onslow County has to offer.

Monte went into retail management in the late 1970s. In the mid 1980s he chose to alter his career path and entered the real estate profession. Business excelled and in 1990 Monte opened his own Real Estate firm. In 1993 a merger with another real estate firm launched today's Choice Jacksonville Realty.

Monte studied business at East Carolina University with an area of concentration in marketing. To this day Choice Jacksonville Realty's business model includes robust marketing because well written and well placed marketing sells homes! For the last 28 years, the company's business has embraced a caring philosophy coupled with solid marketing. Since 1993 Choice Jacksonville Realty has closed more transactions than any other independent real estate firm in Onslow County!  Monte is proud of the agents working with Choice Jacksonville Realty; as they are among the most caring and productive agents in the business.                                                   

Early in Monte's career he was fortunate to attend one of Zig Ziglar's motivational speeches where Zig Ziglar advised, "You can have everything you want, if you will just help other people get what they want." To this day, many of Ziglar's philosophical beliefs are interwoven into the fiber of Choice Jacksonville Realty. Call Monte today to take advantage of his thirty two years of Real Estate experience. 

Patricia Ellis - Mobile: (910) 340-2723

My name is Patricia Ellis I am a part owner of a landscaping and cleaning business Total Transformations. I am originally from Philadelphia PA., I relocated here with my mother in 1993. I attended high school at Swansboro High School. I also attended Coastal Community College here in Jacksonville NC. I was a military spouse and have dealt with the issues involved with military relocations. I worked at MCI WORLDCOM as a customer service representative. I have experience in supervising and training sales representative in all aspects of customer service and sales. I have also had the opportunity to work for the FREIDEN COMPANY a wholesale jewelry company. At the FREIDEN COMPANY I was the manager of the sales department and responsible for sales and training employees. These experiences strengthen my client representation abilities and enhances my negotiating skills. I look forward to putting my sales and marketing background experience to work for you.

I am ready and willing to assist you in your home buying, selling, and renting needs. My ultimate goal is to serve and assist you in all your real estate needs.

ShelbyLynn Alexander - Mobile: (903) 394-8724 

Rodger Thixton - Mobile: (910) 376-1498 

Rodger grew up in Columbus, Indiana.  In 1969, he was drafted into the Marine Corps.  He served our country for 22 years in the United States Marine Corps, withstood 2 wars and was combat wounded.  As a result, he is military retired with a 100% disability.

After purchasing his first house in 1980, he totally fell in love with the home buying experience.  Thus, he became licensed and started a career in Florida. In 1986, Rodger received his Associates Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College.  During that time, he took several elective courses, all real estate related.  In 1988, he joined the staff at Central Texas College and taught a variety of real estate courses to include marketing, math, appraising, property management and basic concepts. 
His passion for teaching was conceived here.

Relocating to North Carolina in 1989, Rodger acquired his NC Real Estate license and has actively practiced since that time.  During the 90’s he assisted countless new

agents catapult their budding businesses to unexpected levels.  However, he longed to get back into the classroom.  In 2000, he became a licensed NC Instructor.  After teaching for a local real estate school for about three years, he opened his own.  Since 2000 till present, Rodger has owned and operated two different real estate schools.  As a licensed agent for 38 years, his most gratifying endeavor is teaching at his school,

American Real Estate Academy.  His passion is launching others to their maximum potential and marketing homes for sale!

Rodger currently lives in Carolina Forest in Jacksonville.  He loves living by the beach, coin collecting and classic cars.

Shelly Giles
 - Mobile: (910) 238-9296 

Shelly is a native North Carolinian and has strong military roots as she was raised in Fayetteville, home to Fort Bragg.  She moved to Jacksonville in 1995 and worked in the medical field as a registered nurse.  Shelly became interested in real estate investing and decided to make a career change when she obtained her real estate license.  She

believes that Jacksonville is a family friendly community and a great place to raise children!  With her nursing background, Shelly enjoys helping people and would love the opportunity to assist you in obtaining the American Dream of home ownership.   

Soraya Feliciano - Mobile: (910) 650-2857


Finding the home that meets your needs is important for your happiness and peace of mind.

From California to Maryland, Maryland back to California, California to New York, New York to California again, and California to North Carolina; I have my own personal experience with the headaches, heartaches and concerns that come with finding a home that compliments a family’s needs and wants.  Most of my relocations have been a result of Military Orders and family emergencies. It was through these moments that I learned the important role my home played in my life. Moving cross country and hitting the walls I ran into, motivated me to pursue this career.  

North Carolina has so much to offer! Be happy in your home.

If you’re not happy or just in need of a change, let’s talk. 😊

Susie Montag - Mobile: (910) 340-0487 

Tamika Geddie - Mobile: (910) 539-1700

Hi. I am Tamika Geddie of CHOICE Jacksonville Realty.  I am a native Washingtonian, implanted in beautiful Jacksonville by way of the Marine Corps. I am a mother of 3 and a proud wife to an awesome Marine.  Our journey began as children and I was blessed to become his wife.  Also included in my family count would me our dog, Jade.

As the spouse of the toughest, I have ventured around the world.  Finally, with our feet planted firm by God here in Jacksonville, NC, Real Estate has become my journey.  I believe with all the moves, finding homes, packing, unpacking and getting the kids situated in school will add to my understanding to help others find a Home.

My journey in Real Estate was sparked by a not so positive experience.  So, I decided to become the change that I wished I encountered. I became a Real Estate Broker.  Outside of helping my clients obtain the American Dream, I enjoy quality time with my family, Crafting, Traveling and Experiencing new things. Letting my hair down definitely include trying to be a low-key foodie and enjoying company with my friends.

In having my own journey of house hunting, right here in Jacksonville, NC, I am not only walking the walk. I have gone to school to be able to talk the talk.  I am here to serve the community in finding the "One".  My personal experiences, love of helping others and genuine heart will steer the path of House Hunting.  I truly understand the need to getting settled and finding your new "normal". So, whether Buying, Selling or Renting, EVERYONE needs a place to call HOME.


I am here to assist in finding you your new Home!

Todd Erickson - Mobile 910-358-3553

Todd Erickson was born and raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He joined the United States Air Force in 2007 while also attending American Military University, receiving his Criminal Justice Degree. Todd served 8 years and served 5 tours overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. After separating the U.S. Air Force, Todd developed an interest in real estate while employed as an Executive Assistant. He is innovative, trusted, and possesses the determination necessary to get the job done. His attention to detail and organizational skills enable him to act as a strong advocate for his clients to accomplish their goals.

William "Bill" Lovewell - Mobile ​(910) 545-7991

Bill Lovewell is a retired Marine who was stationed at our own Camp Lejeune three different times during his career.  During his first tour here, he and his wife Ana Maria determined that this area was a nice place to raise a family. This led to their desire to return and then ultimately make Jacksonville their home.  Bill is very familiar with the challenges of relocation, specifically with finding the right home in this area which led him to consider Real Estate as his second career. 

Because of Bill’s experience with the Marines which include three deployments to Iraq, one to Afghanistan and one to South America he understands how finding the right place for the family can make all the difference in the world.  He and Ana have four children; the two oldest are now in college but all have received the majority of their education in local schools and have thrived here.

Bill’s integrity, work ethic and knowledge of the area enable him to be of great assistance to his clients. Choice Jacksonville Realty is very happy that he has joined our family as an agent.   

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