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Our Staff

Bill Whisnant

A-REP, C-CREC, CTG, e-Pro Bill is Cofounder, President and Owner of TREES, Inc.  He has a BS Engineering & Masters of Business Administration, MBA, from Auburn University. He has ove...

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Ed Mathews

CRB, GRI Ed graduated from the University of Georgia Finance & History.  He was licensed in 1974 and has been a TREES instructor since 1997; Office Manager and Trainer of various real estate...

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Bruce E Lynn

Joined TREES as an Instructor in 2007Lives in Franklin with his wife and sonOriginally from Lenoir City in East TennesseeBS Education, University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTennessee Real Estate Broker Se...

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Ben Brychta

Ben  was first licensed in Wyoming in 1982, owned C-21 franchise and successfully operated a real estate company until 1989 when he moved to Chattanooga.  Ben began teaching part time for TR...

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Lecia (Lucy) Foster

Lucy has been with TREES for 35 years and is the Administrative Director/Office Manager. She is in charge of registrations and class coordination with TREES instructors.She is also in charge of gettin...

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David Powell

David is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1985. In 1993 he became a realtor and an appraiser. Moving to Tennessee in 2005 he upgraded to Certified Re...

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Randall Fly

Randall Fly, CRS After completing high school in Nashville, Tennessee, Randall attended the University of Tennessee Martin. His university studies were interrupted in 1971 when he was called to serve...

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Ellis Gardner

Ellis Gardner is a dual graduate from TREES (TN Real Estate Education Systems) achieving his Affiliate license in 2000 and his Broker’s license in 2006. Education is central to Ellis’ ca...

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Jeff Lapin

CPM,DREl Jeff graduated from Pepperdine University with an MBA. He earned the prestigious Distinguished Real Estate Instructor designation in 2023. He was first licensed in 1984 (in California) and i...

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Karen Hoff

Karen E. Hoff, GRI, CRS, e-Pro, Broker, has been an agent for over 38 years in the Nashville Area.  She brings the wealth of years in the business to teaching real estate principles.  Karen ...

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Andra (Andy) Helton

Andy began a career in real estate as a personal challenge to start something new and exciting with her life. As a former educator and administrator, she took her experiences with public service, comm...

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Nadia Charmelus

Has a Bachelor's degree in International Management with over 15 years experience in Real Estate serving homebuyers,investors and home sellers. Specialize in first-time homebuyers with extensive knowl...

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George Kammerer

George has spent most of his adult life in training, instructing, and educating. Having retired from the military in 1998 where he held numerous positions to include Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, Dril...

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Shanelle Burton

 Shanelle Burton is a Nashville native. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership, Bachelors Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship &...

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Matthew Ody

Matthew offers his services as a dedicated, decisive and detail orientated real estate broker and educator. This success is achieved through developing trusting relationships based on integrity, profe...

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Mike Fullam

Michael has worked in Commercial Real Estate for 37 years and specialized in property management and leasing for National REITs and regional and local developers that owned malls, strip centers, offic...

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