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Abrianna Gallup

REALTOR®

864-871-3871
License Number: SC Real Estate License #115855
abrianna@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Originally from Travelers Rest and a Clemson graduate, Abrianna has lived in the Upstate her entire life. During college, Abrianna dedicated herself to the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) student ministry and spent her spring breaks on mission trips traveling all over the world. Now as a first-time mom, Abrianna still enjoys exploring new destinations but says there is truly no place like home. Abrianna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has spent a great deal of time working with victims of abuse and assault. Through these experiences, Abrianna was drawn to a career in real estate with the desire to help her clients find the home of their dreams—that special place where they feel safe, welcomed, and comfortable. Abrianna knows that choosing a home is one of life’s biggest decisions, and she is dedicated to serving her clients with honesty, integrity, and fairness as they carefully move through each step of the home buying process. Abrianna stays on the go with her real estate clients and volunteer work with a local advocacy center but ensures she balances her life with lots of time with family and friends. Abrianna and her family enjoy exploring the downtown areas throughout the Upstate, shopping for fresh flowers, food, and crafts at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Greenville. Date nights almost always include trying out one of the Upstate’s newest restaurants, so be sure to ask Abrianna for a mouth-watering recommendation!

Brie DeLeon

REALTOR®

720-255-9641
License Number: SC License #127076
brie@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Brie moved to the Upstate as a child and studied International Business at North Greenville University which allowed her to study abroad in Paris for six months. Prior to pursuing a career in real estate, Brie worked in mental health and chose to join Great Homes of the Upstate because of their sincere commitment to supporting the success of each agent and providing the best possible client experience. Brie is married, “mom” to four dogs, and enjoys living in the Upstate because of its close proximity to both the mountains and the beach as well as neighboring states. Brie is very committed to building a successful real estate career and creating a meaningful, personalized experience for each and every client who chooses to partner with her to find their next home. Having lived in the Upstate for many years, Brie likes that the area is rapidly growing but has continued to be friendly, easy to navigate, and offers clients a myriad of options from downtown living to expansive areas with plenty of land. While work is a primary focus for Brie, she relishes staying active and loves anything with a “bit of adrenaline.” For date night, a competitive sport like bowling, soccer, or an intense air hockey match may be in order, followed by dinner at a restaurant they haven’t been to in a while. Traveling is also one of Brie’s passions, and her motto is “the world is too big to always go to the same place,” so be sure to ask her about her latest destination!

Cody Greenway

REALTOR®

864-434-2854
License Number: SC Real Estate License #118235
cGreenway@GreatHomesOfTheUpstate.com

Cody is a Greenville native who spent nearly ten years working for a leading technology company. In 2018, he earned his Associates Degree in Bible/Biblical Studies and currently serves as the Director of Family Ministries for The Edge Church while simultaneously building a successful career in real estate. Cody’s experiences of having lived in the Upstate all of his life and pursing a diverse career path make him a knowledgeable and trusted advisor to his real estate clients. Whether working with a first-time home buyer or someone looking to downsize, Cody customizes his approach to the unique needs of each client with genuineness and a commitment to a stress-free home buying experience. Cody is a family man who is deeply devoted to his wife and three daughters and to serving his church. For personal enrichment, Cody participates in ongoing theological study and leadership conferences. Year-round, Cody and his family enjoy spending time outdoors—gardening, hiking, camping, fishing, and when time permits, a relaxing weekend down at Edisto Beach near Charleston.

Erin Stroud-Parker

REALTOR® & Transaction Coordinator

864-479-1189
864-979-8345
License Number: SC Real Estate License #113690
erin@greathomesoftheupstate.com

As a South Carolina native, Erin has lived in the Upstate since she was young, and she cannot imagine living anywhere else. For Erin, the Upstate is simply ideal for this “fresh air girl” who takes every opportunity to go hiking, kayaking and riding her two horses. Yes, she aspires to one day ride professionally and is developing a real estate niche in equine properties. Erin obtained her undergraduate degree from Lander University in Greenwood, SC, with a focus on Special Education and Business Management. As the daughter of the founder of Great Homes of the Upstate, real estate is in her DNA. Upon graduating and moving back home to Greenville, Erin explored a number of career opportunities and concluded that real estate was the perfect way for her to share her knowledge and love of the Upstate with those seeking to make the Upstate their new home. Erin’s clients appreciate her flexibility, individualized and low-pressure sale approach, patience, and her ability to leverage her contacts and life-long residency to enhance her client’s experience and success. With a growing real estate clientele, Erin relishes her time with family and friends. Need some conversation starters with Erin? Ask about her two 1,000 children, Sal and Prim.

Jackob Kotelevskiy

REALTOR®

864-753-5520
Jackob@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Jamie Rueda

REALTOR®

864-567-6704
License Number: SC Real Estate License #118628
JamieR@GreatHomesOfTheUpstate.com

A Fort Lauderdale, FL native, Jamie and her family moved to Greenville when she was just four years old. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Greenville Tech, earned an Associate Degree of Science, and is a licensed physical therapy assistant. Jamie’s love of the Upstate and her friendly, outgoing nature drew her to real estate. She is a high-touch, personable consultant to her clients who brings enthusiasm and an extensive knowledge of the Upstate. Jamie has a strong work ethic, listens closely to what her clients are looking for in their next home, and always follows through. Jamie loves the beauty and friendliness of the Upstate and marvels at how it has managed to keep its southern charm while becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Jamie and her husband adore traveling, and her favorite place to visit is the crystal white seashore of Destin, FL. When not traveling, the Rueda’s are out and about with family and friends, enjoying date nights downtown, hiking a trail through Paris Mountain, or strolling through Reedy River Park.

John Herr

REALTOR®

864-529-5677
License Number: SC Real Estate License #128052
johnH@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Born in Denver, John and his family moved to the Upstate when he was very young and settled near Spartanburg. John earned his Associates of Arts degree from Spartanburg Community College, and he has made his home in Spartanburg where he remains close to family and long-time friends. John chose to pursue a career in real estate and is very focused on achieving success so that he can give back to the people who matter the most to him. John values family and genuine relationships, and that is why he chose to join Great Homes – an organization in which he immediately recognized that employees work together and support one another like a “close-knit family.” Clients who select John as their realtor can expect him to treat them as he would his own family and close friends – always being available when they need him and working diligently to find their ideal next home. Outside of work, John enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking and relaxing at the lake to family gatherings, and hanging out with friends. The Upstate ranks as one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation but remains a welcoming place for folks looking to live in a beautiful part of the country and make lasting friendships. John is excited to share all that the Upstate has to offer with his clients!

Josh Warthman

Director of Operations / REALTOR®

864-692-1147
License Number: SC Real Estate License #114316
joshwarthman@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Born in Charlotte, NC, and raised in Atlanta, GA, Josh obtained his BS in Sports Management & Business Management from Georgia Southern University. Upon graduation, Josh entered the IT industry, quickly rising to COO of a boutique firm. In 2004, he joined a national hospitality provider where he progressively advanced to a C-level role and established a reputation for building and leading high-performance teams that consistently exceeded business objectives. Josh’s career took him all over the U.S., and as he was preparing for a relocation to Chicago, he and his wife realized that their hearts were truly in the South. As a dedicated family man to two young children and an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, Josh and his wife recognized that the Upstate of South Carolina offered everything they wanted and chose to settle in Greenville. With more than 20 years of experience in business operations and customer service and a proven entrepreneurial track record, Josh transitioned into real estate and has been a key contributor to the rapid growth of Great Homes of the Upstate. After two very successful years, Josh was tapped by the owner of Great Homes to serve as the brokerage’s Director of Operations. In the role, Josh oversees the day-to-day operating activities of the brokerage with specific oversight of recruiting, training, agent performance, business processes and technology platforms. Josh stays on-the-go with work, a wide range of family activities and outings, and continually expanding his real estate expertise and business management experience. Josh recently completed his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the University of Georgia and graduated with the 42nd class of Leadership Greer.

Justin Shinko

REALTOR®

864-915-4100
justinS@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Born in Scranton, PA, Justin has called Greenville home for almost his entire life after his family relocated to the Upstate for his father’s job when he was less than a year old. Justin attended Greenville Tech where he studied Criminal Justice and is an avid year-round college sports fan taking in football, basketball, and baseball. Justin loves how much there is to do in the Upstate and is eager to share that with his clients and help them discover what makes living in this part of the country so enjoyable. There are many different real estate firms Justin could have chosen to join, but he chose Great Homes because of an amazing team atmosphere with genuine people who care about others. Justin’s clients can always count on him to care for them just as he would a family member or close friend with honesty and relentless dedication to finding the perfect home. Justin is focused on growing his real estate career, but when he is able to carve out time for quick a break, he indulges in one of many hobbies and outdoor activities and spends time with his two lab mix dogs. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, hiking, and hunting, and he collects sports memorabilia. In the last year, he has recently taken up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Whatever your interests are, Justin can point you in the right direction to help you get connected as you settle into your new home in the Upstate!

Kelly Shealy

REALTOR®

864-230-9448
License Number: SC Real Estate License #104265
kelly@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Born in Columbia S.C., Kelly has lived all over the U.S. In 2000, he moved to the Upstate from Myrtle Beach and knew this was it. The beauty of downtown Greenville, the color of the mountains in the fall, the food, the diversity of people and overwhelming sense of community was where he wanted to call home. From collegiate athlete, to musician, to restauranteur, to business owner, it has always been his connection with people that has been his passion. “I love people, I love helping people and being a part of them reaching their life's goals. That's why I do what I do!” Using his experience and expertise, Kelly seeks to make your home buying experience one can smile about! When he's not coaching or cheering on his three children, he enjoys the outdoors, music, food and quality time with loved ones.

Landen Hamrick

REALTOR®

864-590-1408
License Number: SC Real Estate License #112016
landen@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Born and raised in Inman, SC, Landen continues to call this welcoming Upstate town "home" because of the close-knit community ties he's created here. With his parents, along with his sister and her family, Landen enjoys trips to the beach, shopping trips to Charlotte, and getaways to Pigeon Forge with his dog, Fletcher, in tow. An avid golfer, Landen enjoys meeting his clients and friends on the links for work and play. Don't be surprised to see him cheering on Clemson during the football season as well! His education at USC Upstate took him in the direction of business management but he's applied these lessons to the real-life pursuit of his own real estate career. Landen enjoys the flexibility of managing his thriving business and serving his clients as a hometown Upstate expert. Working with families to find them the ideal property for their needs is his specialty and is thrilled to show them the hospitality and beauty of our area through all four seasons, from lake to mountains and for all towns across our Upstate map.

Lisette Foster

REALTOR®

407-409-2423
License Number: SC Real Estate License #119072
lisette@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Lisette and her family are well-traveled thanks to her husband’s military career—they have lived in Colorado, Kansas, Florida, South Carolina, New York, and Virginia. Her husband’s last duty station was Fort Jackson in Columbia, and they fell in love with South Carolina and the wide variety of year-round activities for young, active families. When her husband was offered a job in Greenville, they were excited to have the opportunity to return to South Carolina and make it their forever home. Lisette earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University in Life Science and her MBA from Grand Canyon University. Over the course of her career, Lisette has held administrative roles in a variety of healthcare organizations and gains tremendous satisfaction from assisting and helping others. When she and her family moved to Greenville, Lisette decided to pursue a career in real estate, drawing upon her own experience as a military wife who has managed many moves and understands the importance of the journey in finding and creating a home. Lisette’s clients appreciate her business skills coupled with her personal knowledge and experience purchasing a home in the Upstate. Lisette and her husband have three children (a daughter and 2 sons), and the star of the family is an Alaskan Malamute named Simba. The Foster family loves to stay active and take in the Upstate’s natural beauty. They spend time hiking the area’s trails and waterfalls, playing at one of the many parks and playgrounds, checking out new restaurants, and serving in their church. For a quick get-away, their favorite destination is the Florida Gulf Coast!

Lochlan Adams

REALTOR®

864-534-0453
License Number: SC Real Estate License #127228
lochlan@greathomesoftheupstate.com

As a life-long resident of Travelers Rest, Lochlan enjoys all that this small Upstate town has to offer from its year-round natural beauty and outdoor activities to its close proximity to downtown Greenville, other Upstate cities, and also North Carolina and Tennessee. Family is very important to Lochlan, and he is fortunate to have a close-knit relationship with his mother, grandmother, and stepgrandfather. He and his girlfriend, Chrissy, have two dogs – a Shih Tzu named Moose and a Basset Hound named Bo. Real estate offers Lochlan the unique opportunity to share with his clients what an amazing place the Upstate is to live for people of any age and demographic as he assists them in finding their new home. Lochlan spends a lot of time with his clients but enjoys the flexibility real estate gives him to spend time with family, take short trips, enjoy a night out at one of his favorite restaurants, and fish. If you are a fishing enthusiast like Lochlan, then get ready to cast your line in the Upstate which features three of the Top 10 fishing spots according to the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Miranda Gomer

Director of Talent Acquisition

864-606-1438
License Number: SC Real Estate License #99303
miranda@GreatHomesOfTheUpstate.com

Miranda is an Upstate native and a proud, life-long resident of Lyman where she built her current home just one street away from her parents and grandmother. Miranda’s original career aspiration was to become a trauma nurse to help and serve others, but she quickly realized her most important job was being a stay-at-home mom to her three amazing children, now 11, 12, and 16 years old. When her youngest daughter started school six years ago, Miranda made the decision to go to real estate school. She excelled - thriving in her area of expertise and hitting all of the major goals she had set for herself in just a few short years. Miranda is now using all of her real estate knowledge and experience as Director of Talent Acquisition for Great Homes of the Upstate. Her primary role focuses on building our team and helping agents find the right role enabling them to thrive in real estate and reach their personal goals. Miranda did her homework and chose to join Great Homes because they are truly dedicated to providing agents with all the tools and support necessary to have a successful real estate career and remain with Great Homes for many years to come. Having worked for other area brokerages, Miranda appreciates that Great Homes really stands out with regards to offering a work culture with a family atmosphere that is team-oriented and values and invests in every member of the team. In addition to recruiting new agents, Miranda will also contribute to enhancing and growing the educational and professional development offerings to ensure agents know the latest market trends and provide an exceptional home buying experience for every client! Miranda stays very busy with work and family, but she and her children, plus her Great Dane and two pit bulls, love getting outside as much as possible for a quick walk or run around the neighborhood or a trip to Hilton Head Island, their favorite vacation spot!

Mitch Foster

REALTOR®

864-770-5243
License Number: SC Real Estate License #114462
mitchfoster@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Mitch was first introduced to Greenville several years ago through his longtime girlfriend who was attending Furman University. Mitch was immediately sold on the area when he realized how many months of wonderful weather Upstate residents enjoy. So upon graduating from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, Mitch traded his snow skis for jet skis and moved south. Mitch earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, and the combination of his education, personable style of communication, and interest in architecture drew him to a career in real estate. Drawing upon his own experience as a recent newcomer to the Upstate, Mitch enjoys sharing with his clients Greenville’s appealing combination of “small-town feel” and “big city options.” Mitch immediately puts his clients at ease and strives to provide them with clear, concise communication while bringing a little fun to what can sometimes be a stressful experience. Mitch is a true partner to each and every client with the goal of helping them achieve their ultimate real estate goals quickly and positively. Now residing just north of downtown Greenville in Travelers Rest, Mitch and his girlfriend can be found enjoying outdoor concerts, exploring neighborhoods, and indulging in his favorite sport—baseball! Mitch is a NY Yankees fan to his core, and on any spring weekend, you will find him with burger in hand cheering on his Yankees and his new hometown favorite, the Greenville Drive--Greenville’s minor league baseball team that regularly plays to sold-out crowds.

Rick Stroud

Founder/CEO/REALTOR®

864-479-1189
864-735-0705
License Number: SC Real Estate License #28002
broker@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Originally from the Upstate of SC, Rick has lived in the Greenville area since 1997. He started his career as a paramedic and later served as an air traffic controller before entering the real estate business in 1999. Rick is the Founder/CEO of Great Homes of the Upstate, a residential real estate brokerage located in Greer SC. Rick and his team of REALTORS serve those looking to buy or sell a home in Greer and the surrounding Upstate communities. Rick is in the business of helping others and may be best described by those who work with and for him as an “anchor”—someone driven to be purposeful and protective of those who look to him for guidance. Rick is deeply invested in his community and is an active member of numerous organizations including the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce (Presidents Level). He serves on the Community Leadership Team for Ignite Greer, is a member of the Board of Directors for Greer Relief and the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS. He is a graduate of LeadershipGreer (Class 40) and serves on the Leadership Development Council for LeadershipGreer. He co-hosts GreerBusiness360, a podcast that features business owners and leaders from the Greer area. Given his commitment to continual learning and mentoring, he is a coach and speaker with ClubWealth and coaches numerous real estate agents and brokers across the country. Rick and his wife, Christina, who are parents to four amazing and super active kids, stay on the go! In addition to being avid fans of whatever their kids’ are involved in (horse riding, college activities, etc), they enjoy hiking and camping, travel, playing with their dogs (Kona, Dabo, and Maggie). They love to cheer for the Clemson Tigers and they are often sharing a night out with friends eating Mexican food, drinking coffee, or savoring a glass of red wine.

Shannon Kelley

REALTOR®

864-325-2628
License Number: SC Real Estate License #113376
shannon@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Shannon has been a resident of the Upstate for the great majority of her life and spent over two decades in progressive sales roles. After a distinguished career in which she received numerous awards and recognition for production and service delivery, she decided to transition into Real Estate to improve her quality of life. Shannon loves being able to serve as her clients’ advocate during one of the most exciting times in their lives. Whether they are looking to sell their home, find their first home or purchase their forever home, she works tirelessly to deliver exceptional service and provide her clients with the information they need to make the best decision for their unique situation. While Shannon sees her role as an agent as a significant responsibility, she views it as having a greater impact beyond simply representing clients… she looks at it as an opportunity to be a part of the community's growth and development, and that’s not a responsibility she takes lightly! Shannon has diverse interests beyond her professional endeavors. She – along with her husband, son and daughter - live on a farm in a home her husband built. They own three horses, and she and her daughter are an active part of the equestrian community. The family enjoys bonding over any and all outdoor activities. She also has a strong passion for animals and is active within the rescue community.

Spencer Tollison

REALTOR®

864-520-3745
License Number: SC Real Estate License #122455
SpencerT@greathomesoftheupstate.com

Spencer is an Upstate native and enjoys life on 24 acres in Honea Path with a growing number of animals that currently includes 15 chickens, 3 cows, and a cat. He and his dad work the land together, and being an avid outdoorsman, he likes to fish, hunt, and ride his four-wheeler in his spare time. From an early age, Spencer has had a passion for real estate that grew out of his role in the family business. He and his dad partner on the renovation and maintenance of numerous rental properties, and Spencer has an eye for quality craftsmanship and years of building knowledge that he brings to his career in real estate. His clients can rely on his expertise to help ensure they buy a home that is both beautiful and structurally sound. Spencer enjoys the beautiful landscape and “small town” feel of the Upstate and is happy to share all that he knows about the area and the diverse array of things to do. From a night out with friends enjoying dinner and live music to a day at the lake, Spencer will introduce you to the best the Upstate has to offer so that you feel right at home.

Steve Pieper

REALTOR®

864-331-9067
License Number: SC Real Estate License #102801
steve@greathomesoftheupstate.com

I am a motorcycle and camping enthusiast, hobby farmer, and family man. A graduate of the University of Missouri, I spent 30 years in Corporate America. I decided years ago that if I ever had the chance to move back to the Carolina's I would. With God's grace and a little cleverness I made it happen! Since then, I have purchased several business in the Carolina's and decided Real Estate was my calling as my knowledge of various market around the United States, past experienced in commercial real estate and remodeling homes can be of use to those needing my services. Me and my wife Wendy reside in Landrum SC, rescue animals and believe God's creatures are a beautiful part of life. Together we have raised two young men and are now blessed with 2 grandchildren, 3 dogs and 3 cats. As you go through the home buying process and consider someone to work with, allow me to use my professional and life experiences as well as outstanding service skills to assist you find that perfect home. "I'll help you locate and close on a residence in our area that, in my opinion has the best best quality of life in the United States."

Terikka Foster

REALTOR®

864-279-3546
License Number: SC Real Estate License #120678
terikka@GreatHomesOftheUpstate.com

Terikka was born and raised in the Upstate, and this self-described “country girl at heart” has made her home in Duncan. In 2008, she graduated from Greenville Technical College’s Radiologic Technology Program and currently works as a Radiology Tech for PRISMA Health. Working in healthcare, Terikka cares for patients and families every day, often in stressful situations. She provides them with reassurance, information, and expert guidance as they navigate through the unknown. Terikka enjoys the personal aspect of her job, and in the last year, decided to expand her professional horizons and earned her real estate license. Just as she treats her patients, Terikka will treat each of her real estate clients with the utmost care as she guides and supports them in finding their perfect home. Terikka is the first to admit that she keeps a very busy schedule with limited time for rest and relaxation. But every once in a while when life slows down for a moment, she indulges in a trip to the spa, DIY home projects, crafting, and movie nights with family, friends, and her 9-year old Yorkie. Like so many who call the Upstate home, Terikka enjoys the beautiful scenery, trying out new restaurants, and stopping in a jazz lounge to enjoy some live music. She’ll be happy to provide a few ideas for a daytime get-away or a special night out on the town.
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