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Everyone Angel Trombly Licensing Instructor Andrea Williams Licensing Instructor Sandra O’Connor CE Instructor Rhonda Folks Licensing Instructor Mike Thornburg Licensing Instructor Stephanie Rhodes Licensing Instructor Tracy Frazier Licensing Instructor, DREI Frank Fields Instructor, MAEd, DREI Bill Gallagher Founder/Instructor, DREI, CDEI, GRI Vic Knight Licensing & CE Instructor Derrin Dunzweiler Licensing & CE Instructor Spencer Clifford Licensing & CE Instructor, DREI Melea Lemon Licensing & CE Instructor, DREI, CDEI Jack Marinello Licensing Instructor, DREI Vee Morton Licensing & CE Instructor In Memory of Tim Terry John Walker Licensing & CE Instructor, DREI Sam Martin Licensing Instructor, DREI Tricia Moylan Postlicensing Instructor Lynda Sargent Licensing Instructor X X Angel Trombly Licensing Instructor Born & raised in the foothills of Mt. Airy NC, Angel Trombly is a true “Southern Belle” and everyone quickly feels at ease with her! She is known for her contagious enthusiasm, servant-heart & a sincere desire to help others. Angel attended Appalachian State University earning her B.S. in Communications, Marketing & Business Management. She obtained her Real Estate license in 1996 & grew both her real estate business and her family. During a detour outside of the Carolinas, Angel put real estate on hold & started a very successful Mary Kay career. Her accolades include Top 1% in the company, Pink Cadillac Earner (7Xs), GO-GIVE award recipient and ranked #1 & crowned “Queen” in 2004. Angel’s desire to return to real estate began in 2016 as Director of Sales & Development for a boutique firm and shortly after, she transitioned to brokerage sales/operations consulting while selling real estate full-time. In 2018, she formed Carolina Connections Realty and aligned with eXp Realty where she achieved the prestigious ICON status and became a Certified Mentor. Her MOST meaningful award came in 2019 when Angel was nominated and presented with the eXp Humanitarian of the Year award. Angel is thrilled to be part of the Superior family and excited to share her undenied passion for the real estate profession. She pours herself into every student bringing extensive real estate experience and best brokerage practices. Knowledge is POWER and when coupled with her enthusiastic delivery, attendees can expect an “Edu-Taining” experience full of laughs and learning. Angel & her hubby, Mark have four adult children, five grandchildren and two pekingese fur babies, Chet & Char. They love entertaining, spending time with family and enjoying their backyard oasis. Angel loves tropical vacays, a good Chardonnay, watching her birds, gardening, reading and bingeing her favorite shows. X X Andrea Williams Licensing Instructor Andrea (Oun-dria) is originally from Greenville NC but has been a resident of Fayetteville NC for more than 17 years. She attended East Carolina and received a Bachelor’s in Biology and later pursued her Master’s in Secondary Education. Andrea has been a Mortgage Processor and in recent years served as a Residential Property Manager and Broker in Charge with a Firm started and founded by her and her husband. Throughout the years she has seen the Real Estate industry evolve and hopes to contribute as an educator to tomorrow’s real estate professionals’ knowledge, longevity and success. During her free time, Andrea loves to travel wherever she can and visit new eateries. She’s an avid designer enthusiast and loves enjoying a good book by the lake or cooking a new dish for her husband Edric and sons Cameron and Jordan. Her vices are Skittles and binge watching Judge Judy. Her best advice is to “treat yourself like no other so others know how to treat you.” X X Sandra O’Connor CE Instructor Sandra is currently a Real Estate Instructor and active Broker in North Carolina. Sandra earned a GSI (Gold Standard Instructor) designation from REEA (Real Estate Educators Association) in 2019. Sandra was licensed as a NC Real Estate Broker in 1983. Her brokerage experience includes owning and operating her own boutique firm for over twenty years and later serving as a Sales Manager and Broker in Charge of a large real estate office of 120 agents in Greensboro for thirteen years. Sandra currently is a member of the NC Real Estate Commission. She was appointed to the Commission in 2017 and served as Chair for a one year term in 2020-2021. Sandra is a Past President of the NC REALTORS and the Greensboro Regional REALTORS Association. She was named NC REALTOR of the Year in 2014. Sandra is active in the industry at the National, State and local levels. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, Sandra worked as a Law Librarian and a Junior High School Art Teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in information and library science from the University of Washington in Seattle and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Art Education from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. Sandra currently serves as Chair of the Greensboro Planning and Zoning Commission. In her spare time Sandra enjoys reading, travel and gourmet cooking. Anything chocolate will do! X X Rhonda Folks Licensing Instructor Rhonda comes to Superior School with 15 years experience in Mortgage Lending Leadership combined with 8 years of real estate and over 25 years in training and development. As an approved NC Real Estate Instructor, she is also a Broker in charge for her own company Folks Properties Inc. She is also in training for Appraisal. Rhonda has an Associates Degree in Marketing and Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. X X Mike Thornburg Licensing Instructor Entrepreneur, business developer, sales manager and customer service executive are but a few of the descriptives for this versatile real estate professional. Mike Thornburg joins Superior Scshool of Real Estate having invested is entire work career in the pursuit of real estate practice excellence. “Since early in my real estate career I’ve followed a simple principle: Change is inevitable and you are either the cause or the effect of ongoing disruption.” Mike has served as an evangelist for the continued deployment of new technology in the real estate and education space. He has led new tech initiatives as an executive in the real estate franchise business development arena as well as a sales manager at the brokerage level. “My value proposition to brokers and agents is to serve as a proverbial signpost offering directions to implementation, elevated productivity and increased profitability.” Mike resides in Huntersville along with wife, Donna, a nurse. They are accompanied by Cici, the pet Shitzu, who has command of their house. X X Stephanie Rhodes Licensing Instructor In 1987, Stephanie became a licensed agent in North Carolina along with her mother and father who all had moved to North Carolina from the Midwest. Although Stephanie’s family got into real estate at that time, (Her mother is still a top producing agent working in the Lake Norman market.) Stephanie did not start working in real estate until 2007 when she joined Sperry Van Ness as a commercial agent. Within her first year as a commercial agent, she was named “Rookie of the Year” and was awarded the Blanton Little Memorial for outstanding academic achievement. Stephanie has worked in various areas of real estate since 2008. She leased office space with Regus Executive Suites, managed real estate syndication sales for large real estate companies covering four states working with Realtor.com, and most recently, worked as a recruiter for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices across the state of North Carolina, where she introduced thousands of people to the field of real estate. Stephanie shares that her most fulfilling accomplishment – other than being a mother of three – is knowing she has both hired and coached countless agents into very successful real estate careers. This love for helping people launch rewarding real estate careers is what drives Stephanie to teach. Stephanie’s classes can be described as having intentional learning with purpose, while complemented with energy, fun and real-life examples. Stephanie is excited to share her real estate and sales knowledge to a classroom full of eager learners at Superior. Prior to her real estate career, Stephanie worked as a Regional Sales Director with Deere & Company and FTD, Inc. DESIGNATIONS: REALTOR® Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) Ninja Selling Certified Integrity Selling Certified At Home With Diversity® Certified EDUCATION: Bachelors in Business Administration, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA Masters of Business Administration, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC X X Tracy Frazier DREI, Licensing Instructor In 2005 Tracy became a licensed agent and REALTOR in North Carolina, working with Buyers and Sellers in the Lake Norman area. Combining her love for the lake and entrepreneurship she started her own boutique real estate company in 2007. She enjoyed a unique waterfront office and was featured on the cover of Lake Norman Woman in 2008. Eventually wanting to branch out and experience different things, Tracy worked as a Broker with Realty Executives, then Lake Norman Realty, where she had the pleasure to work with many different REALTORS and clients, making lifetime relationships. Tracy continues to work as a Broker at Keller Williams Realty Lake Norman, where she is serving her second term as a member of the Agent Leadership Council. At Keller Williams, she enjoys teaching part of the Ignite Series for Brokers new to the business. Prior to her real estate career, Tracy worked as an Account Executive at a Charlotte-based marketing firm and worked as a teacher of Journalism and Computers at Statesville Montessori School. Tracy has always had a passion for teaching and helping others. Her knowledge of Real Estate and dynamic personality will be absorbed by her students. She is excited to bring her experience and passion for this profession into the classroom at Superior. DESIGNATIONS: REALTOR® Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) EDUCATION: B.A. in Communications, West Virginia University M.S. in Journalism-Advertising, West Virginia University X X Frank Fields DREI, Instructor, MAEd Frank is a North Carolina native. He grew up in Raleigh and moved to Greenville, NC to attend school at East Carolina University. There he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education, and there he also met his wife Andrea who is an educator too. They currently live on a “hobby farm” in Winterville, NC where they raise rabbits, chickens, goats, honeybees and their six children. After teaching several years in public and private schools, Frank ventured into the world of real estate by starting a property management company with a longtime friend and broker. Frank earned his real estate license and he joined the Keller Williams Market Center in Greenville, NC. Within 6 months he was hired to serve as Team Leader and soon became Broker in Charge and an owner / partner. Frank eventually moved to his own firm and he has been a multimillion dollar producing agent many years. Frank has always enjoyed teaching and helping others therefore becoming a real estate instructor was a perfect fit. In 2011 he joined the J.Y. Monk Real Estate Training Center as an instructor and within a few years he was hired as the School Director. Frank has helped thousands of people earn and maintain their real estate license. He has also helped many brokers become approved real estate instructors. Whether he is teaching pre & post licensing courses, continuing education, or training brokers or instructors, Frank has a passion for learning and for teaching others. X X Bill Gallagher CDEI, Founder, GRI, Instructor, Keynote Speaker With over three decades of real estate industry experience, there’s hardly a law, issue, or definition Bill doesn’t know. He has built a successful career in real estate through the unique combination of education and entertainment. Graduates have benefited from his practical advice and proven strategies, presented with an upbeat, engaging style that inspires a passion for the business and a desire for professional excellence. After graduating from Wake Forest University in three years with a BS in Business from the School of Business and Accountancy, he returned to his native Charlotte to begin his real estate career. Within a few years, he rose in the ranks to become Broker-In-Charge for Merrill Lynch Realty while teaching prelicensing and broker courses at Mingle School of Real Estate and ethics in new member orientation for the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association. His outstanding service to the community and the REALTOR® community was recognized when Bill received the 2006 REALTOR® of the Year award for the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association. In 1998, Bill was promoted to President of Career Development for Prudential Carolinas Realty and opened Bill Gallagher School of Real Estate under the Prudential umbrella. Bill opened Superior School of Real Estate in 2005. With more than 20 outstanding instructors and staff, Bill remains one of the school’s most sought-after speakers. He assisted in the development of a 1,250 question tutorial CD and created a 10-hour audio CD reviewing the state exam syllabus test topics. Bill’s instructor passage rate, for students taking the NC real estate exam for the first time, has been proven consistently at the top of the list. His approach in prelicensing instruction continues to yield impressive results as evidenced by Superior School of Real Estate’s passage rate. Bill consistently teaches approximately 23,000 continuing education registrants in classes offered at Superior School and REALTOR® Associations across the state. As the winner of many awards and recognitions from professional trade organizations and industry peers, Bill continues to focus on the key benefit of his fun, informative approach to professional education: Laugh and Learn. Want Bill to speak at your next event? Have a question only Bill can answer? Provide your complete contact information along with your inquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Name* Email* Phone*Subject* Your message*NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. X X Vic Knight CE Instructor, Licensing Instructor Vic Knight is a NC licensed real estate Broker, a NC Certified Residential/Commercial Appraiser, Past-President of the NC Association of REALTORS®, a Past-Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® Appraisal Committee, and a past member of the Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation. Vic was a Governors appointee to the NC Real Estate Commission for 8 years and served as its Chairman from 2013 thru 2014. Vic’s 30+ years in the real estate business includes owning and managing a Century 21 residential brokerage firm, extensive residential and commercial development, residential property management and currently is owner of Appraizr.com, a real estate consulting and full service residential and commercial real estate appraisal firm. Vic is a graduate of (ITI) the Instructor Training Institute and has authored and taught numerous real estate brokerage continuing education courses since 1998. Vic holds a BS in Civil Engineering from NC State University and was a practicing professional engineer with the Bechtel Corporation prior to entering the real estate industry.” EDUCATION: North Carolina State University BS Civil Engineering X X Derrin Dunzweiler CE Instructor, Licensing Instructor, Triad Instructor Derrin’s extensive real estate experience and professional success as a Broker-in-Charge and a business owner make him a valuable addition to the Superior School roster of instructors. As the Executive Director/BIC for Peters Enterprises, Derrin spent many years managing a diverse multi-million-dollar portfolio of multifamily, office, retail, medical and self-storage facilities located throughout North Carolina’s Triad region. Prior to that, he served as vice president for a major real estate company in Ohio, handling the entire property management division in addition to building his expertise in commercial and industrial leasing, real estate development, investment properties and site selection. Derrin also has a business owner’s perspective, as he currently owns a real estate consulting company, Dunzweiler consulting, offering his expertise in all facets of real estate. He enjoys sharing his deep knowledge of real estate with Superior students, helping them learn more about the breadth of opportunities available in today’s residential and commercial real estate markets. X X Spencer Clifford CE Instructor, DREI, Instructor, Licensing Instructor As professional speaker and trainer, Spencer brings experience and levity to every engagement of teaching and training in which he partakes. He has spoken in churches, on several university campuses and to a full stadium. He delights seeing people experience a breakthrough in understanding and moving to the next level. Spencer is a broker with Keller Williams of Greensboro specializing in sellers. Where he also serves as a trainer for the market center. Spencer grew up in Louisiana and graduated from LSU with a business degree. He married Renée in 1992 after meeting her when they each joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. They are a house divided only when Renée’s South Carolina Gamecocks compete against the LSU Tigers. Together, they served CRU for 15 years in Kentucky and North Carolina. Spencer helped launch 12 new campus ministries in the NC Triad. In 2006 the Clifford’s resigned from CRU so Spencer could pursue a calling to pastoral ministry. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 2009. He was ordained in the Anglican Church in 2010 and helped plant two churches, Christ Church in High Point and Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro. As a licensed real estate agent, Spencer now helps people meet their wealth preservation, selling and buying real estate needs. The Clifford’s have three kids they are very proud of Grace, Andrew, and Joy. They love spending time together especially playing with their yellow lab Sandy. X X Melea Lemon CDEI, CE Instructor, DREI, Licensing Instructor Following in the footsteps of her mother, Melea earned her North Carolina real estate brokerage license in 1986. She and her mother Billie worked side by side for decades, helping thousands of families relocate to the Triangle area of North Carolina. The Lemons are experienced in both listing and purchasing, and have connected their clients with real estate professionals in other states and around the world. Having completed her graduate work in Adult Education, Melea enjoys combining her training in education with her knowledge of real estate processes to ensure that both buyers and sellers are well educated in all aspects of real estate transactions. Over the years, Melea has received numerous awards for Listing Agent of the Month/Year and Selling Agent of the Month/Year. Melea joined Coldwell Banker in 2014, where she trains all new agents. In addition to being an expert in the areas of taxes, schools, resale potential, recreational facilities and shopping, Melea also knows where to find the tastiest Indian takeout, the best nail salon and the best dry cleaner. It’s this kind of personalized knowledge and experience that makes Melea such an invaluable resource for homebuyers and sellers, and for her students at Superior School. She believes that the greatest gift she can give her students is to help them feel confident, well-informed and well-prepared for successful careers. EDUCATION: North Carolina State University BS Marketing Education DESIGNATIONS: DREI – Distinguished Real Estate Instructor X X Jack Marinello DREI, Licensing Instructor Jack Marinello is a high performance, market-wise professional. He is a nationally recognized real estate educator known for his practical, real world experience, which he effectively communicates with clarity and humor. Upon moving to North Carolina in 2013, Jack began teaching in the greater Raleigh area. He is proud to be part of the Superior School’s instructional staff. He joins others at the school that have earned the Distinguished Real Estate Instructors designation from the national Real Estate Educations Association. Jack’s brings to the classroom decades of experience in residential sales, land development, income property trades, and property management. As a licensed real estate broker, Jack has served clients in California, Utah and North Carolina. EDUCATION: BA Broadcast Journalism, San Diego State University-California State University LICENSES & DESIGNATIONS: DREI X X Vee Morton CE Instructor, Licensing Instructor Superior School is excited to welcome Vee Morton as a postlicensing and continuing education instructor. Vee has more than 30 years of experience in mortgage banking and real estate, and over 16 years in training and consulting. As an approved NC Real Estate Education provider and instructor since 2002, Vee is also an NC Commissioner of Banks approved education provider and a National Mortgage Fraud expert. She is also a Broker-in-Charge for her own company, Lake Living Realty. Vee brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom, takes a personal interest in helping her students and provides a positive learning atmosphere through humor, unforgettable stories, and a lighthearted look at life. EDUCATION: Business Finance, Real Estate Law and Communication, Queens College X X In Memory of Tim Terry Tim was more than a valued member of Superior School. He was an incredible force in real estate education. Tim has helped thousands of students realize their dream of becoming real estate brokers. He was a wealth of knowledge. Few instructors have been able to command a classroom like Tim. He was also a mentor to countless people. There has never been a time that Tim wasn’t available to help when needed. Most importantly, Tim was a great person. He was selfless. Tim rarely asked anyone for anything but offered any help he could provide without request. Tim was incredibly thoughtful, always reaching out when he thought someone was in need. Tim will always be remembered and dearly missed. X X John Walker CE Instructor, Licensing Instructor John began his real estate career by obtaining his Broker’s license while he was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004. He graduated from UNC in 2005 and immediately began a full-time career in real estate. He is a Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Diamond Realty in Mebane, NC, and is a partner in one of the top selling real estate groups in Alamance County. He is also a sales trainer and public speaker for a host of other industries. John teaches primarily in the Triad and Triangle regions for Post-Licensing education. He anticipates taking a more active role in Continuing Education while continuing to work with Provisional Brokers in Post-Licensing. ”My desire in the classroom is to give students the best possible learning experience while making class fun and applicable to real world real estate practice. It is a privilege to work with Superior and so many great students ” he said. EDUCATION: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill E.A.Morris Fellow – Fellowship for Emerging Leaders DESIGNATIONS: DREI X X Sam Martin DREI, Licensing Instructor Sam Martin, PhD, DREI, MOT has completed his Ph.D. in Education (specialization in Educational Technology) at a distance from Walden University. Sam’s research includes ethics instruction and pedagogy. Sam is one of 500+/- Certified Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) instructors worldwide. He holds the North Carolina Certified Residential Real Estate Appraisal, North Carolina Real Estate Broker, North Carolina Pre-license Educator and Post-license Educator, North Carolina CE Instructor, and Illinois Real Estate Prelicense Educator, and Illinois Real Estate CE Educator licenses. Sam has been teaching appraisal and real estate classes since 1988. He has taught for a variety of institutions, most recently: Superior Real Estate School, The Chicago Association of Realtors, and Realtor University (online). Sam has written an advanced appraisal text book used in certification courses. He is a professor at Realtor University, and develops advanced valuation courses as part of a course design team for Realtor University. Sam has the DREI designation: Distinguished Real Estate Instructor from the Real Estate Educators Association. There are fewer than 100 DREIs in the US. Sam has taken advanced educational technology courses from the University of Calgary (at a distance), workshops from Sloan-C (the Sloan-Consortium, now known as the Online Learning Consortium), and the Illinois Online Network (ION), where he received the Master Online Teacher (MOT) certificate. Sam holds the CDEI designation from IDECC (www.idecc.org). Sam, as his alter-ego Haviland Uriza, spoke on a panel concerning Land Valuation at the OpenMLS Metaverse Conference. This conference was virtual, and was held in Second Life™. He also appeared on a panel for the International Online Conference (IOC), addressing issues of online learners and instructors. Sam has presented at the Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) on the subject: Web 2.0: Integrating Facebook, Ning and a Learning Management System (2009). The Real Estate Education Foundation (REEF) has awarded Sam the Academic Scholarship for the 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2014-2015 academic years. Sam has won four grants from the Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators (AIREE), and three Higher Education Scholarships from the Chicago Association of Realtors Education Foundation. Sam has fought appraisal- and mortgage-fraud his entire professional life, and has performed investigations for the State of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (ICAP), and the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA). Sam is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators (AIREE.org) which awarded him their prestigious Educator of the Year Award for 2014. Sam is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (IAECT). X X Tricia Moylan Licensing Instructor, Post Licensing Instructor Tricia is an attorney who began her law practice in the early 1980s in Ohio, initially as a staff attorney with the Toledo Legal Aid Society and then as a Referee in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, Family Court Division. She returned to North Carolina in 1987, was admitted to the NC State Bar in August 1987, and practiced family law until 1999. Tricia left private practice in September 1999 to accept a position in the NC Real Estate Commission’s Education & Licensing Division as the first Legal Education Officer, serving in that capacity for more than 18 years and learning from luminaries such as Larry Outlaw, Blackwell Brogden, Tom Miller, and Miriam Baer. As Legal Education Officer, she helped create the educational materials for the Commission’s annual Update/BICAR courses and was a co-author of the Commission’s NC Real Estate Manual, the approved text for the Commission’s post-license courses. She also created the educational materials for the Commission’s Broker-in-Charge course, oversaw its administration, and taught the course at various locations around the state from 2000 through 2017. Tricia thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and learning from them. She was well received as an instructor in the BIC Course by brokers across NC, whether the original 4.5 hour version or the 12-hour version. Students and instructors frequently comment that Tricia has an uncanny ability to explain complex concepts in simple, understandable terms, whether orally or in writing. EDUCATION: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill BA with honors in Psychology – 1978 University of Toledo College of Law Juris Doctor – 1981 LICENSES & DESIGNATIONS: Admitted to NC State Bar August, 1987 – present (active status) Admitted to Ohio State Bar November, 1981 – present (currently inactive status) NC Broker License 2002 (currently active status) CDEI – Certified Distance Education Instructor February 2018 X X Lynda Sargent Instructor, Licensing Instructor Lynda is one of our newer instructors and teaches evening Prelicensing courses in Raleigh. When she’s not teaching, Lynda works as the Broker-in-Charge of Keller Williams Preferred Brier Creek. She enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge of real estate with her students and helping them get a start in their real estate career.