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
Bill Betts - Mobile: (910) 330-6098 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.
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
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.
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.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:
***Voted Jacksonville`s Top REALTOR for 2018***
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.
ShelbyLynn Alexander - Mobile: (903) 394-8724
My biggest goal in life is to help others. With real estate, I feel that the sky is the limit, and I truly enjoy every minute of it! Whether it’s helping a tenant find a short-term lease or helping buyers find his/her forever home, I am with my clients every step of the way. I believe that communication is key, and I always keep my clients up-to-date with their decisions in the home buying and selling processes. A house, no matter how long it's lived in, is more than just a house; it's a HOME! It's a place where memories are made, where families grow, and where childhood dreams turn into realities. Buying or selling the right home starts with finding the right agent! Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent, I can help with all your real estate needs and questions!
Stacey Wessel - Mobile: (410) 708-1337
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Stacey Wessel attended Washington College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Stacey began her career in education. During the summers she worked for the Parks and Recreation department and transitioned into a full-time position. While working as the Recreation Supervisor, Stacey met her husband and relocated to North Carolina with her son when the Marine Corps transferred her husband to New River Air Station. The Wessel’s reside near Swansboro with their son and fur babies where they enjoy spending time on the beach, hiking and camping. Providing quality customer service
is her number one priority. Whether you’re buying, selling, or renting, Stacey will find what’s right for you! Welcome Home.Shirrie Brandenburg - Mobile: (910) 539-6858Shirries.email@example.com
Being born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, and living in several other states, including
4 years in Hawaii, I’m in love with eastern North Carolina. My husband and I settled here after the Marine Corps and have made it our home for the last 24 years. We have three wonderful children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and as you can imagine, family is very important to me. Helping them find out who they are and where they are heading in life, watching them grow into adults with all the joys and sorrows and have them mature into parents has been a true blessing from God.
My favorite times are when our family gets together, it can be chaos, but it is always
memorable and a lot of fun. The party is almost always at our house with outdoor games, swimming and fishing, we have a small pond, the fun never seems to end. Being near the coast allows me to enjoy the beach and the awesome fishing along our beautiful coast, which are some of my passions. With an extensive background in retail sales, management and customer service, I’m committed to helping people. From managing fast food to major arts and craft stores and over 15 years in the cellular phone market as a sales representative and store manager, I’m well
equipped to help people find what they are looking for and taking care of their needs. In my journey to real estate, I have also been an event coordinator, worked my own jewelry business creating and selling at local events. I have over 30 years in sales, and service and the client are my primary focus. The personal touch and finding just the right fit regardless if it’s a piece of jewelry or a cell phone is where dedication, time and integrity makes the difference Family and home are extremely important to me, helping others make their dreams a reality is my passion.
Jackie Jones - Mobile: (434) 661-0691
Jackie was born and raised in the small town of Floyd, Va. She graduated in 2013 with a B.A in Communications with an emphasis in Convergent Journalism and a minor in Political Science from the University of Lynchburg. After graduating, Jackie stayed in Lynchburg and worked as a manager at a large retail chain, where she met her husband. After get...ting married, Jackie's husband joined the Marine Corps and they moved to Jacksonville, NC. They have one daughter together.
Jackie became interested in a career in real estate after going through the home buying experience with a family member. When she was presented with an opportunity to take a real estate class, she jumped in head first and has not looked back! Being a part of the military community, Jackie understands the challenges that military families face. Her empathy and determination are a great asset for her clients.
Kamila Brooks - Mobile: (910) 554-6303
Brooks is an authentic Onslow County native! She is the proud daughter of one of our own retired United States Marines. Upon graduating from Swansboro High School, she furthered her studies at Coastal Carolina Community College. Shortly thereafter, she transitioned into the retail industry where she acquired a robust skill set in serving every single one of her clients with the utmost professionalism, respect and care. Obtaining her real estate license was a natural progression for Kamila
as she is driven by her desire to help others achieve their goals.
Melissa Olsen - Mobile: (910) 333-3835
Melissa was born and raised in Kentucky, until she decided to take the plunge and join the United States Navy, which took her to Oklahoma City. While stationed there she met her husband (also a sailor) and started her family. Melissa has a unique perspective when it comes to the military because, not only is she a veteran, she is also a 20 year military spouse. She understands the unique needs, and concerns from both sides of a military family. Melissa wanted to become a REALTOR as soon as her contract with the Navy was completed, but with all the moving around required, she thought it would be best to wait until her husband retired. During her time waiting for him to retire, she tried her hand at a multitude of different occupations, from office management to massage therapy and many in between. She was always looking to help people, and do something she felt meaningful, when she started her real estate pre-licensing course, she knew she was finally doing what she had always been meant to be. Upon joining Choice Team, she finally felt at home for the first time since she left Kentucky.
Lauralee Czigler - Mobile: (910) 320-7036
Lauralee has relocated her fair share of times, as the daughter of a 20-year veteran as well as the spouse to a retired Naval Officer of 28 years. These life changing PCS`s have allowed her to gain worldly knowledge and a true understanding of the military lifestyle. The constant relocation provided her the opportunity to learn to adapt to the ever-changing real estate market. She is continuously observing the dynamic and challenging nature of our local market, identifying innovative concepts and programs tailored to meet the needs of her clients. Whether it’s a suburban area with a community pool and parks or a more urban setting Lauralee is passionate about helping her clients achieve their home buying and selling goals.
Christy Wing - Mobile: (910) 389-3613
Until I moved to Jacksonville with my family as a teenager, I really did not have a place to call "home"; like many in our city, I grew up moving from place to place. Now, this has been my home for over 30 years, and with each passing year I have a deeper appreciation for what makes us great (spoiler: it's the people)!
I love the way our community is comprised of a wide range of cultures, due to the military presence here, but maintains a small-town atmosphere. I really enjoy our proximity to great beaches (I spend as much of my free time there as I can manage). The sense of community I've seen, and the deep respect and appreciation for our Military is easily observable in Jacksonville. I have raised three amazing kids here, been rooted in a local church and have made deep and lasting friendships; Jacksonville is now my hometown.
I started out as a bookkeeper and personal assistant in this business a few years ago, but soon realized my passion was to help others make their dream of home ownership come true! I'm excited to start my journey as a REALTOR here at Choice Jacksonville Realty. Whether Jacksonville is your home for a time or for the long haul, I can't wait to help find the right home for you.
Victoria Bunch- Mobile: (317) 313-4550
Originally from Indiana, Victoria has bounced from coast to coast because of her husbands Marine Corps career. She studied Marketing at Indiana State University. With a passion for helping others she was active in the leadership and volunteer community through a leadership organization and sorority; Delta Gamma. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family at the farmers market, beach or binge-watching Netflix. Before hanging her license at Choice Jacksonville Realty, she served customers in both the national and local real estate markets as a Marketing Manager and by educating REALTORS® at a national military relocation organization. She understands the importance of the internet and social media in today`s technological age and the effects it has on your home sale. Her top-notch marketing plan aims to get your home sold fast at top dollar.
Jeff has lived in Onslow County for most of his life and it is here that he joined his parents in starting a family business. He has enjoyed being an owner/operator of the family business for the past 28 years and has been blessed with the fruits of his labor. Jeff decided to become a real estate professional because of his knowledge regarding construction and land management. Jeff truly believes that Jacksonville is unique in its diversity and its opportunities for real estate investing. With the loving support of his wife and daughters, Jeff has been able to achieve his goals. Now he is ready for the next chapter in his life, helping others to achieve their real estate dreams and investment objectives.
Allison Cook- Mobile:
Allison is a fourth generation Realtor and is honored to be working along side her mother, Malissa Lorson here at Choice Jacksonville. In the mountains of North
Carolina, Allison attended Lees-McRae College where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing. Her passion for creativity and desire to help others was exemplified by serving as Student Body President and graduating top of her class. Immediately following graduation, Allison obtained her NC Real Estate License and began her career as a Builder Representative for new construction. During the first two years she closed over $4.75 mil in sales. Understanding the stages of construction and home building process are what set Allison apart from her competition.
Allison’s favorite aspect about general brokerage is now having the ability to search for the perfect home without restrictions of plans or features. Allison feels blessed to be at a firm that caters to this flexibility and allows her the avenues to meet and serve a wide array of Jacksonville’s current and new residents. If you’re looking to buy, rent or sell, give Allison a call!
Samantha was born and raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. She is a true coal-miner’s daughter! Upon visiting her daughter and son-in-law at Camp Lejeune, she saw the beauty of North Carolina and decided to make it home. Samantha attended Mary Baldwin University and also brings with her years of property management experience. She has a grown son and daughter and they are her world. She is very family-oriented and truly feels it is her purpose to help others achieve their dreams of owning their own home. She is totally dedicated to her clients so they can walk away knowing they made the right decision with Samantha. One of her favorite quotes…”if you believe it, you can achieve it!”
In loving memory: Susie Montag
Equator Certified Platinum, Vendor Resource Management Certified Platinum specializing in bank-owned REO properties, I have been a REALTOR since 2002, specializing in REO sales. I currently hold e-PRO, SFR, CSSS and ABR certifications. I am familiar with REO sales and love my job! I have listed and sold properties for Bank of America, Department of Veterans Affairs, Greentree, State Employees Credit Union, RBC Bank, Citibank, HSBC, Fannie Mae, Vanderbilt, VRM, Chase, Wells Fargo and many others. I am also a consistent top listing and producing agent in my firm, as well as within my local Jacksonville Board of REALTORS, with total sales for 2016 exceeding 12 Million. I utilize aggressive marketing techniques and use virtual tours on all listings as well as advertising in internet and print media. I know you will be pleased with my enthusiasm and work ethic!