Meet The Team

Peyton Stockton
Ponte Vedra

Peyton Stockton Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and over 25 years of property management and sales experience gives me an advantage over most real estate agents. After graduating from Hollins College in Virginia, I came home to Ponte Vedra to join the family real estate business, Stockton Real Estate. I am actually the fourth generation of real estate enthusiast. Though most of my family was into the development of the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, I jumped right into sales and property Management. We grew our property management department to a record high and became known as the place to call for all your property management needs. My father, Jimmy Stockton, and I sold the company to gate Petroleum in 2006 just before the real estate downturn. I joined Ponte Vedra Club Realty for seven years and was a member of the gold club for real estate sales for the past 2 years. I am proud now to call Coldwell Banker Vanguard my real estate home where I can continue my longtime real estate career which I love. Property Management has always been my primary specialty. I have managed over 400 properties doing short term vacation rentals as well as long term unfurnished rental. Choosing the right person to manage your property is one of the most important decisions you can make with your real estate investment. Let my experience, dedication to details and commitment to you and your property make this a positive experience.

Frank Alters
Orange Park Fleming Island
Small Elite

Frank graduated from the University of Florida in Business and Accounting.  His corporate background includes IBM sales and management, and Merrill Lynch as a stockbroker. He moved to Atlanta where he met his wife Sharon, also a realtor. Together they are Team Alters.  He is a 32-year vested member of Screen Actors Guild. He enjoys golf, tennis, and an occasional theatrical role. He has great attention to detail and offers in-depth skills in marketing, negotiating, and administrative detail. While at IBM, he adapted what he believes are the essentials of success; 1) Pursuit of excellence; 2) Respect for the individual; and 3) Best customer service.  He has personal experience and knowledge in construction and maintenance which helps solve problems that may come up in the handling of property management.

Brittany Castro
Orange Park/ Fleming Island
Small Elite

Brittany Castro has lived in Orange Park, FL since 2004. She has been employed with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty for 6 years in the Property Management Department. With her experience and knowledge of Property Management, your best interest always remains her priority. She currently manages over 10 rental properties and is looking forward to expanding her business further in the Property Management Department as well as assisting with the sale or purchase of your home. Her goal is to offer all of her customers the highest quality Customer Service so their transition is as smooth as possible. She is very well organized and not inconvenienced by extra effort. She is truly someone who enjoys her job to the fullest!

Faith Welch
Orange Park Fleming Island
Small Elite

Faith Dawn Welch has been a Real Estate and Property Management professional since 1997 and is a Clay County native. During the past 15 years, her experience includes Real Estate Sales, Property Management and work with a major international travel network managing units in several locations in the southeast. With a strong focus on customer service and extensive experience in managing nightly vacation rental units and residential property, Dawn has what it takes to manage your Real Estate investment and minimize the likelihood that you will have a bad experience as a property owner.

Lynn Brier DeLaCruz
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
Property Management
12276 San Jose Blvd Ste. 730
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Lynn spent many years in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, then moved to sunny Jacksonville in 2004.  Northeast Florida has wonderful places to live, work, and play.  There are plenty of beautiful neighborhoods to call home, a strong job market, and amazing places to see. If you're looking for a trustworthy, hard-working real estate professional, who will always put your needs first, please give Lynn a call.

Joyce Mueller
Ronnie Kassaw

I am an Experienced Multi Million dollar producer, with over 15 years in the business. I am familiar with every aspect of real estate having moved numerous times personally and helping countless families find housing.

Sherri Bessent

My name is Sherri Bessent; I am a Florida native, and have spent most of my life in Jacksonville – a city I love! I enjoy the real estate business, because of the interaction with people - which I so enjoy - and the fact that I am getting to be involved in such an important part of their life – buying or selling a home. I am a skilled negotiator, and a great problem solver – skills I developed in corporate America, and that I’m now able to make use of in a profession that really makes a difference in people’s lives! Whether you are looking to buy or sell or need a property manager, I hope you will consider me.

Connie Maybry

Native of Jacksonville, FL Graduated USF BA in SOCIOLOGY Almost 26 years with Coldwell Banker 13 previous years experience in property management Past Relocation Specialist Past USAA and Navy Federal Specialist Customer Service… 24/7

Helena Norden
Ponte Vedra
Small Elite

Helena Norden has over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. Today she helps with both sales and rentals and focuses on the east side of Jacksonville, from Ponte Vedra Beach and the beaches to Intracoastal West area and Southside. She has integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge that helps getting properties rented at the correct rate and in a short time period to maximize the rental income for the owner. She offers either tenant placement where the owner takes over the management part after tenant moves in, or a full service property management. It doesn’t matter if you are an investor with multiple properties or are forced to rent out your home due to a move, she can help. She keeps herself accessible, is a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responds quickly to you and your tenants needs. Property Management with a personal touch!

Alayna Summanen Starr Keating

Our team concentrates on creating a stress-free experience for Buyers, Sellers and Property Management Clients. Helping people in all stages of life – first home, families, relocations, military, retirement, property management – we stay current in this ever-changing world of Real Estate. In continuing our commitment to VIP service, we have included Property Management to our list of services and ensure the same level of attention and service that all of our other clients receive. Many sellers are exploring Property Management as an option for their homes today, and we are proud to include it on our list of services.

Heidi Lynch
Orange Park Fleming Island
Small Elite

Real Estate isn't just about finding the right home. It is about helping people reach their goals. Whether renting, buying, selling, my job as your Realtor is to make the process easier for you. It is about providing amazing customer service to get you where you need to be.

After many years as a navy spouse, relocating regularly around the country, my husband retired after 20 years of active duty. I have lived in the Jacksonville area since 1997. Having been interested in real estate for many years, I applied that experience and interest into a full time career in 2002. I find my personal relocation experience invaluable. There is nothing like personal experience combined with professional knowledge to help make your move as stress free and smooth as possible!


  • Graduate Realtor Institute, GRI
  • Florida Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
  • Quality Service Platinum Award, 100% customer satisfaction 2008
  • Quality Service Gold Award 2005-2007
  • Five Star Agent, Jacksonville Homebuyer Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • 2009 Chairman's Club Award Winner~Vanguard Realty Inc.
  • Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society 2011
John Nicholls
Orange Park Fleming Island
Small Elite

John is a family oriented Realtor & Property Manager who makes his home in Eagle Harbor on Fleming Island.  For the past 15 years he has helped numerous families, buy, sell and rent homes.  John has been married to Marcia for 30 years and has 5 children ranging in ages 15 – 23.  In addition to real estate, John enjoys church activities, travel, coaching soccer and occasionally hitting the golf ball out on the links.  When it comes time to “buy, sell or rent Real Estate… Get Your Nicholls’ Worth!”

Larry Atwell

When it comes to Buying, Selling or Renting, Larry Atwell is “Going Beyond Service” to get the Results You Want. A Navy Retiree who knows the rigors of moving and long separations, Larry would be happy to assist you at every step of the buying, selling, or renting process.

After spending over twenty years in the US Navy, I have learned to be a patient listener of the ones around me. One of the main reasons I became a Realtor is my love of people and serving them in various ways. I had plenty of opportunities to do that in the Navy.

I was raised in the farmlands on South Central Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas one year before joining the Navy. My real life's adventures started with my many travels with the Navy.

I have been to forty-nine of fifty states (can you guess the one I haven't visited?) and all way around the world one half at a time. As a single man, moving was a breeze and something to look forward to. Once I got married in 1985, life took a more serious turn with household goods and packers and I was lost. My wife was seasoned at moving, so she nursed me through the infant moments of traveling with a family. Between the two of us, Rose and I have experience moving from Greece, Columbia SC, San Diego and points thereabouts.

My wife and I have three grown daughters and three grandkids. We are active in our local church and support ministries throughout the world.

Service is the main stay to our lives whether it is real estate or church. How may we serve you as we all take this journey through life?

Shelton Scaife

Being a native of Jacksonville, FL Shelton is very familiar with all aspects of Northeast Florida Real Estate. Coming from a Real Estate family, his parents were professionally both Real Estate Attorney and Real Estate Broker. Shelton attended High School at Robert E. Lee in Jacksonville and studied Real Estate Principles & Practices and License Law at FJC in 1982 Licensed as Real Estate Broker in 2009. Shelton has been a highly successful Broker Associate and shares his Business Philosophy... "Taking the best care of the customers' needs is my goal of every day. If I plant good seeds, cultivate and tend the ground, God always brings the increase. 

Expert in Clay County, Jacksonville and Northern St. Johns County, Shelton’s team is best positioned to take the best care of your rental property.

Tina Fader
Small Elite

Tina Fader is no ordinary Real Estate Professional! She started her business in 1982 in South Florida to earn extra money during the summer to augment her teaching salary. By the following year she had earned her Broker’s license and Commercial/Investment designations and was a full-time REALTOR®. She moved to Jacksonville in 1984, earned her Real Estate Instructor’s license and taught in the evenings while managing a commercial investment/property management team during the day. 

She has raised 4 children who all reside in Jacksonville, the home they love – and is a proud grandmother as well. With her 30 years of Real Estate education and experience combined with her deep commitment to customer service, Tina has been blessed with many faithful and satisfied clients she calls “friends”. She is highly recommended and respected and understands that in today’s market it’s important to have trust and confidence in your real estate professional. 

As an area expert with knowledge of the Jacksonville/Clay/St. Johns communities, her objective is to work diligently to assist YOU in meeting YOUR individual real estate goals. Whether you are buying, selling, building, or leasing real estate, Tina is committed to providing you with the specialized service you deserve. With her teaching background she recognizes that when you are an informed customer you’ll make the best decisions. That’s why her goal is always to educate her clients on trends and opportunities in the marketplace. Maybe it’s time you made her YOUR trusted advisor, skilled negotiator, and expert facilitator!

Dorothy Grimm

Dorothy has been a realtor since 1984, starting out with Century 21 Anchor Realty, Watson Realty Corporation and Coldwell Banker Walter Williams, Devonshire and Vanguard. Her career has included sales, relocation specialist, office manager and property management. She believes in continuing education and customer service as well as the “Golden Rule”. She is an active member of National Association of Realtors (NAR) and National Association of Realtors Property Mangers (NARPM).

JoAnne Doherty

Joanne has been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida since 1975 and an active Realtor since 1978. She has managed my own rental properties since the early 80’s. She is a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. She has two grown children and two grandchildren that live in the area.

Mandy Morrow

Mandy’s number one objective is to establish long term relationships with each client, not just a single transaction. She feels the best way to create meaningful, enduring value for her clients, their families and close business associates is by understanding their short and long term objectives. She provide solutions to her client problems which is why she now includes full end to end property management as well as sales and marketing. Her focus is to seek to continually "build value for her clients, one step at a time.”

James Welch

James Welch has worked as a property manager for 5 years and is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. James and Dawn have a proven track record as a successful property management team both in the vacation travel industry and locally in the Jacksonville area managing residential property. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you the benefits of using our professional property management services.

Rhea Castro

Rhea Castro began her Real Estate career in North Carolina in 1994.  She arrived in Orange Park, Florida in 2004 as result of a Military Transfer with her husband and family.  Since her arrival, she has been a Realtor and Property Manager with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty.  She is currently the Manager of the Property Management Division at Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty and conducts a class offered to other Coldwell Banker Agents that will allow them to learn the policies and procedures involved with Property Management.  Offering Premier Service to all of her customers remains her highest priority.  With the purchase, sale or rental of your home being your largest investment, she is committed to offering the best services to both Sellers and Buyers and Owners and Tenants.

John Miller

I and my organization, The John Miller Group, are a Full-Service Real Estate team within Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Northeast Florida #1 real estate franchise. My goal as a Real Estate Advisor is to educate my buyers and sellers in the Home buying and/or selling process. I believe the more educated you are the easier it is in buying or selling a home. As your Trusted Real Estate Advisor I’m charged with making the process as seamless as possible. To help you understand what you are signing, the contingencies, and the loan process from start to finish, are all areas of I can assist in. Each state is different and has their own laws, but I will help you understand the process in Florida and work hard to make the home buying process a happy one. I have been licensed since 2003 have has obtained real estate licenses in 4 different states. I currently hold licenses in Georgia & Florida, so I am well versed in the differences and the similarities between different states. I have the following certifications; Cartus Network Buyer Specialist, Cartus Marketing Specialist and Cartus Referral Specialist certifications for working with relocation buyers and sellers. A large portion of my business is from Referrals, so just because you have purchased a home using my expertise or have listed and sold your home does NOT mean that a successful close with your new home is the end; instead it is the beginning of a long term, trusting relationship. I want to be your “Go To Realtor” for all of your real estate questions and needs!