Dana is an active member of the local community, having deep roots and strong family ties in the Golden Isles. Born and raised here, she is committed to community service and feels that her real estate career is the perfect vehicle for her to continue that spirit of service as she assists people with their real estate needs.
As a native, she has witnessed all the growth and evolution of our coastal community. She knows what it means to live and raise a family and develop lifelong relationships here as well. She has a deep understanding of what makes this area so truly unique and wonderful and loves sharing that with her clients every day.
Dana has been a top real estate professional in the Golden Isles since 2004, all of those years alongside Bill Keim, her friend, colleague and mentor in the industry. The two of them decided to pool their talents and create the brokerage firm of their dreams – GardnerKeim Coastal Realty. Dana has served on and chaired numerous local Golden Isles Association of Realtors committees and is a Lifetime Member of the GIAR Circle of Excellence.
"I have been very involved in this community where I've lived my entire life. Having grown up here, I have a wide network of friends and family. My work in the community has been vital to me and has become a large part of who I am. Serving others and helping people is what I do best.
I hold myself to the highest standards and therefore offer my clients only the highest levels of customer service and professionalism to ensure their satisfaction. My goal is to help my clients reach their goals by guiding them through the transaction and helping them to make the decisions that are right for them. It's all about listening to the client and helping to satisfy my client's wants and needs."
Bill is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a business major in accounting. Soon after graduating, he went into the USAF and served as a Staff Sargeant in the Air National Guard. Previous business experience includes employment with a Big 8 accounting firm, six years as an officer with an NYSE firm, and 20 years as the owner of a metro Ford dealership in Columbus, OH. While in the dealership business, Bill was an accomplished SCCA road racer. He and wife Evie moved to St. Simons in 1996. They have 6 children and 10 grandchildren.
Bill has been a real estate professional on St. Simons for 21 years. His leadership experience includes serving for 12 years as founding broker at another established firm as well as serving on numerous local Golden Isles Association of Realtors (GIAR) committees, and serving as its President in 2009. At the state level, he has served as a Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) State Director, Chairman of the RPAC Committee and received the Dick McCrudden Award, the GAR’s top honor. He was nominated twice for Georgia Realtor of the Year and awarded GIAR Realtor of the Year inboth 2007 and 2010.
Amy Houston was born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and has since worked her way to St. Simons Island via Huntsville, Alabama. She lived on St. Simons before moving away to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville. She and now husband both graduated with honors and were anxious to move home to the place they love! They now enjoy a beautiful life with their three children, Jacob, 11, Claire, 2, and Finn who is just now 2 months old. They love playing outside with their German Shepard, Bailey. Amy is a proud Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in Glynn County, as well as the President of Heart Gallery of Georgia. The family are longtime members of The Chapel and grow their faith through regular worship.
Amy came to real estate after pursuing a career in the mental health field. Her husband and his parents were all in real estate and convinced Amy to join the team…. a decision she is so thankful she made over 11 years ago! Now she has a fulfilling career meeting the needs of her clients on a daily basis.
“Real estate is not that different from what I was doing before… either way I am helping people achieve their goals and that is very rewarding for me.” She puts integrity, professionalism and knowledge first in order to give each and every customer and client the best possible service, all the while looking forward to a long-lasting friendship after the sale!
David was born in Philadelphia and went to high school in Newport, RI., college at Stanford University and graduate school at Auburn where he earned a Masters in History. After a 7-year stint at Columbus Bank & Trust and Synovus Financial Corp in Columbus, GA., the family moved to St. Simons.
He has lived on St. Simons for 21 years, raising two (now grown) children with wife Dana and teaching high school history and economics at Frederica Academy. As a child, he vacationed here with his parents and worked just after college in the hospitality business at Emmeline & Hessie’s, a famous landmark on the Island in the 1980s. He joined his wife in the real estate business in 2016. “I know the Island and its residents well and love it here!”
Carol is a native of Atlanta who attended Northside High School and University of Georgia. She moved to St Simons Island in 1996, and has three children and six grandchildren now living in Atlanta. She had a very successful real estate career in Atlanta with Harry Norman Realtors, beginning in 1972. When she moved to St. Simons Island she joined Sea Palms Realty until her move to Signature Properties Group in June of 2012, and now October 2017, she is excited to have joined GardnerKeim Coastal Realty, the newest company on St. Simons.
In Atlanta, Carol was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Club and the recipient of The Phoenix Award. Since moving to St. Simons, Carol has become a Life Member of the Circle of Excellence and a recipient of The Oglethorpe Award. In September 2017 she received the Emeritus Award from the National Association of Realtors for her 45 years of full-time real estate.
Carol has been a full-time agent for 45 years, so she has “seen it all,” every “up and down” of the real estate market and from very high interest rates to very low rates, as we have now. Her experience can help buyers and sellers in all aspects of the changing real estate “world.” She takes pride in the fact that she has a very strong referral business, both from past clients in Atlanta as well as from her “very happy” clients over the 21 years she has been working on St. Simons Island.
Awards and Affiliations:
Life Member of Million Dollar Club
Life Member of Circle of Excellence
Recipient of Phoenix Award for 10 consecutive years in Million Dollar Club inAtlanta
Recipient of Oglethorpe Award for 10 consecutive years in Million Dollar Club and Circle of Excellence in Glynn County
Recipient of Emeritus Award from National Association of Realtors (40 years + in Real Estate)
Donna moved with her family to Glynn County almost twenty years ago from middle Georgia. She immediately fell in love with the area and saw the great potential for selling the loveliness of this area to others. Having been involved in the construction business for many years, she knows a great home and location when she sees one. She is sincerely interested in making this a way of life for others who are lucky enough to move here.
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
B.B.A. Business Management
Lifetime Member, Circle of Excellence Associate Broker
National Association of Realtors
Georgia Association of Realtors Brunswick-Glynn
Association of Realtors
Member, Wesley United Methodist Church President - Harrington
Married with 2 children, 2 step-children, 5 grandchildren.
Reading a good book, traveling, kayaking, spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren.
After years of raising 5 children and moving 3 states (NJ, CO, and PA), Kathleen Haller began her real estate career on the Main Line of Philadelphia in 1983 and quickly became Rookie of the Year.
Life changed in 1991 as her husband, Lee, retired and they became total "live aboard" on a 44' Bristol CC Sloop and took off from Nantucket, heading south stopping at every island on the way to Venezuela -then to the West Indies and the coast of South America. Once they made Central America in Panama, they headed slowly north to Mexico, eventually arriving back in Key West. It was the experience of a lifetime.
Not wanting to shovel snow again, they moved to Beaufort, SC. and were going to build a home in the Old Historic Point. When that didn't work out, they searched and found St Simons Island and bought their home in 1994.
On St. Simons, Kathleen jumped back into real estate and her husband built a home. Now they have made many friends and put down deep roots and could never leave this wonderful place. After 20+ years on the Island, her real estate career has blossomed, and she feels blessed for all the wonderful referrals that her clients have given over the years. The most rewarding is former clients sending their family members or past clients coming back again.
Their five children and Lee's two, and all the spouses visit as often as possible and so do their 17 grandchildren. They all love coming and wish they could move here. Maybe one day…
Now their home is filled with the antics of pups, Sofia Graziella and Bailey Bear. Their Sea Palms neighborhood is a wonderful place for children to fish and people to walk their dogs...
Penn Hall Prep School, Chambersburg, PA.
Marjorie Webster Junior College, Washington DC
Life Member - Circle of Excellence
Life Member - Oglethorpe Award
National Association of Realtors
Georgia Association of Realtors
Golden Isles Association of Realtors
St Simons Presbyterian Church
Deacon of Presbyterian Church
Past member of the Choir of St Simons Presbyterian Church
Chairman of the Ivy League of the Golden Isles
Executive Board of the Ivy League
Member of Sea Palms Homeowners Assn. 2009-2013
Member the of Golden Isles Junior League.
My Passions are Sailing, snow skiing, golf, books and grandchildren.
Lesley was born and raised here in the beautiful Golden Isles, and as a lifetime resident and local area expert. She personally has knowledge about the different communities, neighborhoods and schools in our area to help clients make the best decision that is right for them and their family.
When buying or selling property in today's real estate market, it's important to have confidence in your real estate professional. Her commitment as your local REALTOR is to provide clients with the specialized real estate services they expect and deserve.
Lesley’s goal is to keep clients informed on the marketplace using the latest trends and statistics in our local area. When buyers or sellers are informed, they will make the best decisions for the most important transactions in a lifetime.
15 years real estate experience
Board of Directors, Golden Isles Association of Realtors
Vice President of Member Services
Community Relations Chairman
Community Relations Co-Chairman
Dartee Gaynor Award
Million Dollar Club
Circle of Excellence
Military Relocation Pro
Accredited Buyer's Representative
Accredited Seller's Representative
Married with 3 children (Brandon, Anna and Dalton) and 2 - four legged rescues (Champ & Sadie Mae)
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, reading a good book, a day at the beach or out on the water and spending time with my family.
Born and raised in the Golden Isles, Wendi currently lives on St. Simons Island and is an active member of the local community. After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in accounting, she began a career in community banking that that spanned more than 15 years. Wendi’s career in banking, including management of large real estate portfolios, along with her knowledge of the local real estate market and her thorough understanding of lending, puts her in a unique position to serve her clients.
Wendi and her husband Jim have 10 year old twin daughters, Sydney and Carley. Growing up in the community and raising her family here gives her the knowledge that will assist her clients in all aspects of a real estate transaction.
“I am a full-time agent and I pride myself on offering the highest levels of customer service and professionalism to ensure absolute client satisfaction. As an experienced, dedicated professional, I will give you the personal service you deserve. With my extensive knowledge of the Golden Isles market, I can help with all of your real estate needs. I am available days, nights and weekends to assist with the experience of purchasing or selling a home in this beautiful area I call home.”
2012 “Rookie of the Year” by the Golden Isles Association of Realtors
Gardner Keim Coastal Realty (2017 – Present)
Signature Properties Group, Inc. (2012-2017)
Bank of the Ozarks, Market President 2011 – 2012
Oglethorpe Bank, CFO, COO 2003-2010
BBA Accounting, Georgia Southern University
Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University
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