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Meet Our Team

As a Keller Williams Mega-Agent office, we are staunch believers in the growth and possibilities that come from continued education, perseverance, and teamwork – inspiring results that have helped thousands of individuals buy and sell homes across Northeast Florida since 2011, and what is now allowing us the opportunity to serve professionals within the Keller Williams Commercial division.

Owner

Christina Welch

Graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, I moved to Jacksonville ready to begin my new career. Struggling to work my way up the ladder, it didn’t take long to realize I was in the wrong industry.

What came next changed the course of my life. I became a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate and later a licensed Broker. I left the corporate world and never looked back. It was time to pursue my true passion, real estate.

It’s said that timing is everything and to some I chose the worst timing possible to launch my new career in real estate. Every situation that could arise, arouse and problem solving became second nature to me. Pardon the pun but I truly learned the real estate business from the ground up. I had started at the beginning of the worst bubble burst since the depression. I quickly learned the importance of customer service and grew my business by helping homeowners get out of distress homes while aiding buyers in finding the home of their dreams.

Starting on my own in 2006 and then developing the Welch Team in 2012, in just 4 years, my team has grown to one of the top teams in Northeast Florida. I believe in consistent training, utilizing new technology, and over and above customer service. It’s all a part of what helps separate Welch Team from our competition.

Languages:
- English

Accreditations:
- Military Relocation Professional
- Seller Representative Specialist
- Real Estate Negotiation Expert

Phone: 904-652-5538
Email: [email protected]
Broker License # BK3186165
Mortgage License NMLS: 2474629

Sales and Marketing Director

Kelly DeLucia

Meet Kelly DeLucia, an accomplished sales expert and Jacksonville Metro Area native. Holding a Bachelors in Marketing and Political Science from the University of Florida, Kelly further pursued an MBA with a focus on Marketing and Real Estate.

With a background of 8 years in Human Resources and Organization Development, Kelly transitioned to real estate in 2011 and is currently serving as Sales and Marketing Director for Welch Team. Kelly has worked alongside Christina Welch since the inception of the team, and her leadership has helped propel Welch Team to the coveted position of the #1 Real Estate team in Northeast Florida.

As the Regional Ambassador for KW Sports and Entertainment, Kelly connects with top-tier clients in the Sports and Entertainment industry, bringing a unique perspective to real estate. Currently, she is actively involved in launching a new Keller Williams market center in St Johns, FL, showcasing her entrepreneurial spirit and serving as one of the founding members.

Kelly's commitment to cutting-edge marketing, professionalism, ethics, and continuous education ensures successful transactions for her clients. Beyond her professional pursuits, Kelly cherishes time with her family, enjoys travel, and passionately supports the Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Explore the dynamic world of real estate with Kelly DeLucia, where expertise meets innovation and success is built on a foundation of integrity.

Languages:
- English

Accreditations:
- e-PRO®
- Military Relocation Professional
- Real Estate Negotiation Expert
- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) – Million Dollar Guild

Phone: 904-323-2952
Email: [email protected]
License # SL3272004

Sales Director

George Pottenkulam

As a Real Estate Professional I take pride in the high level of service I provide to all my customers. I understand that everyone’s needs are different and am dedicated to ensuring that everyone I work for knows I gave them my all. Living in Jacksonville since 2000. I have come to really know and love this city and everything that it has to offer.

I was born in India but grew up in the Middle East and then came to the Florida in 1997 for college. I came here to further my education, but have created a very fulfilling life here in the Sunshine State. I studied Business Management at the University of North Florida and Graduated in 2003. Through my past careers in customer service, sales and various levels of management I have learned the importance of hard work, good morals and treating people with respect. Growing up in different parts of the world, I have stayed true to my heritage while embracing the new traditions, culture and people here in Jacksonville.

Languages:
- English

Accreditations:
- Accredited Buyer’s Representative®
- Military Relocation Professional
- Real Estate Negotiation Expert

Phone: 904-881-7695
Email: [email protected]
License # BK3249972

Lead Transaction Manager

Kathy McDonald

Kathy McDonald brings over two decades of expertise to the real estate industry that has spanned the realms of residential production and marketing, new construction, mortgage lending, and mortgage servicing systems. Her journey with the Welch Team began in 2017. She is currently a member of the Leadership Team overseeing the administrative team, including Transaction Management and Team Operations. She also plays a pivotal role in recruitment, training and onboarding and guiding new talents to success within the team.

Kathy's true passion lies in helping both homeowners and team members realize their real estate goals. Her deep-rooted connection to St. Johns County, where she has called home for more than two decades, exemplifies her unwavering commitment to the community she serves.
Her personal life is equally fulfilling, with a marriage of over 25 years to her husband, Thomas, and the immense pride she takes in her two grown sons, Sean and Stephen. When not at work, Kathy enjoys reading, kayaking, trivia, home improvement projects and spending time with her dog, Bongo, her friends, and hanging out at the beach.

Licensed Notary - Commission #: HH 250718
Realtor License # SL 3353948

Languages:
- English

Phone: (904) 334-5511
Email: [email protected]

Senior Buyer Specialist

Kim Worbington

Kim Worbington, was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida. Kim has been in the real estate industry for the last 20 years. Having a passion for helping others she was licensed in 1999 shortly after graduating from UNF. Quickly putting her license to work she went into the corporate relocation world and assisted families as they were relocated to and from the Jacksonville area.

From there Kim worked for a top builder, ICI Homes, where she helped guide the homebuyer through the process of customizing a home. Being detailed during the design process has helped Kim form lasting relationships with her customers.

Fast forward to today, Kim has been with Welch Team since 2016 and quickly became one of the top agents.

She is passionate about helping others and calls her customers family. Giving personalized one on one attention to all of her customers she sets out to accomplish their goals in real estate. Putting the customer at ease throughout the process is one of Kim’s biggest attributes to the home buying process. Add this to her dependability, trustworthiness and honesty you will not be disappointed when working with Kim.

Living in Jacksonville the past 40 years has made Kim an enthusiastic member of the community who enjoys the beach, watching her kids play sports and showing clients the best Jacksonville has to offer. Call Kim today and let her help you navigate the home buying process.

Phone: 904-333-1902
Email: [email protected]
License # SL676157

Senior Listing Specialist

Lori Mieczkowski

I became a Real Estate professional to help sellers and buyers navigate the most important financial and emotional decision they will make in their lifetime. It has been my mission to take the complexity out of the process. My focus is to assist my customers in reaching their goals in a professional and educated manner while having some fun along the way!

My Real Estate career began over 20 years ago after many years of owning my own business. I’ve had the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge in new construction, leading as a broker in a top performing office and now focusing on mastery as a listing specialist with the Welch Team.

I have the experience, knowledge, and passion to create the best experience for my customers. My philosophy is that if we help others get what they want, we all succeed!

Languages:
- English

Phone: 904-327-4020
Email:[email protected]
License # SL3264157

Senior Listing Specialist

Nathan Edwards

Being born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, I take pride in helping people discover all that this great city has to offer. I grew up in the Mandarin area attending Loretto Elementary, Mandarin Middle, and Mandarin High School. After graduating from high school I decided to stay in Jacksonville and go to the University of North Florida graduating in 2010 with a Bachelors degree.

My experience throughout the years has molded me into a man who loves and cherishes this city. After graduating from UNF I worked in the IT department of a medical facility for two and a half years. I am looking forward to using my technological prowess to help my customers find the best home to meet their needs.

Overall, I take pride in introducing people to new and great things in this ever-growing city. I am looking forward to helping you find the perfect home and community within Jacksonville and North St Johns county.

Languages:
- English

Phone: 904-803-6535
Email: [email protected]
License # SL3288738

Senior Buyer Specialist

Katie Benza

Katie is a full time professional real estate agent with the Welch Team and Keller Williams Atlantic Partners Southside since 2016. Prior to real estate she was a Special Education teacher with a Master’s in Curriculum and Leadership. Her family started the first Keller Williams franchise in Cincinnati. Katie is no stranger to the investing real estate market as her ad her husband have been fixing and flipping homes since the early 2000’s.

In 2016 Katie and her family moved from Cincinnati to St. John’s, FL. It was here she decided to make a transition to real estate.

It is her belief that sincerity, good communication, problem solving skills, building relationships and listening are essential to this profession. Providing market research, the latest technology, guidance and support are integral to buying or selling your home for the most fair value. She has a strong background in residential sales, bank-owned properties, relocation, investor opportunities and rental properties. She joined Keller Williams because their foundational system is based on providing clients the ultimate service. The philosophy of this company is integral to her core values and beliefs.

Languages:
- English

Phone: 904-460-7203
Email: [email protected]
License # SL3381139

Senior Listing Specialist

Tony Gantjos

Tony Gantjos is a highly accomplished professional in the real estate industry, hailing from Jacksonville, Florida. With over five years of experience, Tony has established himself as a trusted expert in the field, possessing a deep understanding of general construction principles that enriches his expertise. Currently serving as the President of the KWYP (Keller Williams Young Professionals) North East Florida Chapter, Tony exemplifies exceptional leadership skills and a remarkable ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. His genuine and approachable nature, combined with his kind-hearted demeanor, make him an invaluable resource for both aspiring homeowners and seasoned investors alike. Tony's unwavering dedication to providing top-notch service and his commitment to helping clients achieve their real estate goals have solidified his reputation as a respected figure in the industry.

Phone: 904-891-3555
email: [email protected]

Buyer Specialist

Lauren Smith

Lauren is very detail oriented, organized, hardworking, and self-motivated which she uses to excel at everything she does. She continually works every day to not only achieve, but to surpass, the client’s goals and expectations to create a lasting relationship.

Lauren is a Florida Native and Jacksonville resident of 8 years, giving her a great knowledge of the surrounding area to find the perfect home that clients are looking for.

When Lauren isn’t working to help clients find the home they are looking for, she enjoys running, free diving, snowboarding, and beach days.

Languages
- English

Phone: 561-339-9141
Email: [email protected]

Buyer Specialist

Karmin Walker

Karmin grew up in Southern Michigan and moved to Florida over 30 years ago. She relocated from Northwest Florida to the Jacksonville area 4 years ago and loves everything that Northeast Florida has to offer. Karmin enjoys the outdoors, walks on the beach, horseback riding, and taking a motorcycle ride to explore new places. She finds that spending quality time with her family here in Florida is a true blessing. She hopes to help others discover how rewarding it is to live here, and how beneficial it is to own property here. Karmin joined the Welch Team at Keller Williams Realty because they provide amazing support, an abundance of real estate knowledge, and truly appreciate serving our community.

Languages:
- English

Phone: 850-227-5009
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Specialist

Courtney Smith

For Courtney Smith, real estate is about connection first. Sincerity and empathy are two personal characteristics he is expressly motivated by, and he works hard to maintain that positive reputation. When Courtney first meets a new client, he takes the time to consider their individual perspective. What is driving their decision to enter the real estate market, what are their goals, and what needs to happen to best meet those goals? Courtney trusts that the right and desirable result is within reach, especially when supported by the best-in-industry Compass network and team. His faith in the process, the people, and the outcome is genuine, and will give you the confidence that you’ve picked the right partner.

Each day is an opportunity in a real estate market like Northeast Florida. Whether your priority is waterfront, urban, or wide open spaces, there’s something for you. It is a market that stays consistently strong, pulling new full-time and seasonal residents from all corners of the country. For Courtney, every part of the process is exciting. Clients take precedence, but also important are relationships with other agents and industry representatives.

Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Courtney currently lives in St. Johns with his wife and his two children. He keeps up an active, work-hard-play-hard lifestyle, coaching his kids’ soccer teams, and taking advantage of trips to the beach, time spent outdoors, and weekend getaways. Always acting with integrity, Courtney is proud to be a positive figure for his children, and a reliable trusted partner for his real estate clients.

Phone: 786-587-8702
Email: [email protected]

Buyer Specialist

Kristi Perry

Born and raised in northern California, Kristi graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Economics and a minor in theatre. Through her past careers as a financial analyst, implementation consultant, customer service and sales market representative, she has learned that the importance of hard work, teamwork and mutual respect are integral pieces in any business.

Kristi has always had an interest in real estate, but it wasn't until her multiple relocations, that she decided that she was going to pursue real estate as her career. She became licensed in New Jersey, where she learned the backbone of the industry. When Kristi moved to Jacksonville, she became a licensed broker.

Kristi joined the Welch Team based on the team's core values aligning so much with how she is determined to show up for others. Kristi is passionate about helping others, and committed to making the home buying process as smooth as possible.

Language:
English

Phone: 414-975-5509
Email: [email protected]

Senior Listing Specialist

Kevin Demers

Growing up in Concord NH, I’ve had the good fortune to live & work in some beautiful areas of the country (MI, MA, WV, NC, & FL). There’s no place like northeast Florida!! From Amelia Island to St Augustine, Jacksonville to Daytona, Ponte Vedra to Palm Coast, there are so many amazing places to visit or call home.

My entire career has been about working to bring people together, add value to their lives & accomplish great results! A proud Hope College soccer alumnus, I was a championship winning college soccer coach, as well as a successful territory manager for a billion dollar manufacturing company, before beginning a successful career in real Estate.

Being involved in the community with great organizations like the Welch Team & KW is a true blessing! I have had the honor & privilege of serving as an ALC Member & was the 2022 Cultural Ambassador for our KWAP St Augustine office. I am a KW Luxury agent & also a proud member of KW Sports & Entertainment!

I love working hard, playing hard, & teaming with people to create win-wins!!

Phone: 904-293-7887
License #SL3432779

Showing Assistant

Mateos Zajni

Mateos Zajni is a determined and bilingual real estate professional, born and raised in Florida. He has a strong command of both Albanian and English. Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of North Florida, Mateos combines his academic background with a passion for providing top-notch service.

Outside of the real estate world, Mateos enjoys his free time by attending wrestling practices, working on his cars and hanging out with friends. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he's ready to use his skills to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Phone: (904) 235-6348
Email: [email protected]

Listing Manager

Mark Johansson

Mark is a two-time graduate of the University of Florida. His undergraduate degree is in Business Management. After venturing into the workforce for a few years, he returned to U of F to study and obtain his graduate degree in Construction Management. Between his education and growing up in a construction-minded household where his father used to bring him along to construction sites after school, Mark brings a strong knowledge of construction to the table to assist clients with various questions and concerns that may arise during the home buying/selling experience. Being a Florida native, Mark has a passion for the outdoors and various water sports. Mark even brushed up his customer service skills when previously working as a Deckhand/Mate on a private motor yacht. Considering his education and previous customer service experience, Mark's transition into real estate seemed to be a natural career progression for him. He looks forward to helping make your home buying/selling experience as streamlined and enjoyable as possible.

Phone: 904-351-8268
Email: [email protected]
License # 3353411

Transaction Agent

Meghan Roderick

Meghan, a seasoned real estate professional, made the move with her family from Colorado almost five years ago and has been an invaluable member of the Welch team since 2021. As a licensed real estate agent, she takes pride in her meticulous approach to managing the intricacies of paperwork and deadlines, ensuring a seamless journey from the acceptance of an offer to the moment of closing.

Beyond her dedicated professional pursuits, Meghan finds joy in the simple pleasures of life with her husband and children. Embracing the Florida lifestyle, they revel in beach outings, poolside adventures, and savor the abundant sunshine that graces the state. Meghan's commitment to excellence extends seamlessly from the boardroom to her cherished family moments, making her not only a seasoned real estate professional but also a devoted advocate for the quintessential Florida experience.

Languages:
- English

Phone: 904-293-1572
Email: [email protected]

Transaction Agent

Ashley Dowdall

Born and raised in a small Maryland town between Washington DC & Baltimore, Ashley graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Management and minors in Business Administration and Health Science in 2018.
Post graduation, Ashley decided to move away from her hometown to pursue a fresh start in Jacksonville, Florida. It wasn’t a hard decision to trade in the snow for sunshine and beach living!
Soon after moving to Florida, Ashley realized her passion for real estate and obtained her real estate license. She has been on the Welch Team since 2021 and is dedicated to serving her customers in her role as a Transaction Agent; managing deadlines and overseeing the contract-to-close process. Ashley’s favorite aspect of her profession is guiding first time homebuyers to the closing table, and experiencing their excitement over achieving their dreams of homeownership!
Ashley is an avid dog lover and when she is not immersed in the world of real estate, it is likely you will find her on the beach with her 2 beloved pups, or helping her husband manage their home dog boarding business!

Licensed Notary Public the license # is: HH260953
Realtor License # SL3498813

Languages:
- English

Phone: 904-293-1741
Email: [email protected]

Marketing Coordinator

Lily Blum

Lily was born and raised in a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, she moved to St. Augustine, Florida to kickstart her career.

After venturing into her career in the real estate realm, Lily's commitment to excellence motivated her to obtain her real estate license. Driven by a perpetual thirst for knowledge, Lily is dedicated to ongoing education and staying informed about industry advancements.

Lily boasts precision in organization, has a passion for assisting others, and is eager to blend creativity with strategy.

During her leisure time, you'll find Lily on the beach, exploring the latest in fashion at local boutiques, traveling to new destinations, cheering on the Eagles, and cherishing moments with friends and family.

Email: [email protected]
License # SL3593362

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