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Martha Thorn
Team Leader
Martha Thorn created The Thorn Collection to combine the unique talents and expertise of the top professionals in real estate in order to provide the finest in real estate service.  With a teaching and retail background, Martha has used her retail and educational skills to bring The Thorn Collection in to the Wall Street Journal’s List of Top 250 Real Estate Agents throughout the world.  They have been named the Top Team in the West Coast of Florida and are among the Top 10 Teams for Coldwell Banker Nationwide.  They have a combined 125 years of experience that can make the selling or buying process a pleasant experience.  Martha is certified in International Marketing and Selling, Negotiating and Luxury Home Marketing.  Her network of Realtors throughout the world can sell your home faster and for more money.  Her slogan “Service Beyond Your Expectations”  is a statement of what they value most – their clients wishes and best interest.  Get started today with the team that makes the difference
K.J. Kein
Real Estate Agent

K.J. Kein has provided exceptional real estate expertise to home buyers and sellers throughout Pinellas County for 25 years. Born and raised in Iowa, K.J. is a graduate of Iowa State University. One of the original members of The Thorn Collection, K.J. has a well-earned reputation for providing outstanding personal service; attending to every detail of the real estate transaction process with a straightforward and compassionate style that inspires her clients’ confidence and trust. K.J. is a thoughtful listener who loves nothing more than assisting people in finding the ideal home for themselves and their family. The ease with which K.J. guides her clients through each transaction results in their complete satisfaction and smiles all around! The fact that so many of her clients have relied on K.J. time and again is testament to the level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and desire to please that she brings to The Thorn Collection. K.J. and her husband, Bill, have been Belleair residents for more than 30 years; they raised their family here and thoroughly enjoy the fabulous Florida lifestyle.

Leslie Gerlach
Real Estate Agent
Leslie Gerlach has a proven track record of customer service excellence, having successfully sold real estate in the Tampa Bay area for nearly 30 years. Leslie specializes in the sale of residential real estate, including single family homes, condominiums and investment properties. She enjoys getting to know her clients and guiding them as they pursue their desired real estate goals. With a calm and easygoing style, Leslie works very hard and instills confidence in her clients that they will make the decision that is best for them. She says, “I am dedicated to delivering the personalized service, exceptional communication and professional expertise that will give you successful results.”

Leslie is a graduate of the University of Florida. When it’s time to unwind, Leslie enjoys keeping fit. She is an avid triathlete and participates in the Team in Training program, a fundraising event for the National Leukemia Society. She appreciates the beauty and unique housing opportunities that Pinellas County has to offer and she is honored to share her expertise as a member of The Thorn Collection.

Donna Harper
Real Estate Agent

Donna Harper had been successful winning top sales awards each year. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Dental Hygiene. The transition from dental hygiene to real estate professional has been seamless. Many of the required skills for a health care professional apply to real estate sales. Attention to detail, listening to client’s needs, caring for people, and earning their trust are key components to success in both professions. Donna develops a deep understanding of what is important to clients and works with them to achieve their real estate goals. She concentrates on what the clients wants and searches for the home that fits them. She understands both the process of buying and selling, which is critical in completing sales. Donna is a full time realtor and committed to service seven days a week. She has knowledge of all facets of real estate—how to price correctly, negotiate successfully and bring a sale to closing. Donna works closely with clients and therefore they often become lifelong friends. Patience, perseverance, determination and dedication is her focus. She is patient but highly tenacious and is passionate about real estate.

Sara Borger
Real Estate Agent

Sara Borger epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative services in every detail of your real estate transaction. Growing up in the Mississippi Valley town of Davenport, Iowa, these attributes were deeply instilled from an early age. Sara is exceptionally well respected in the community of Belleair, not only for her unwavering commitment and high ethical standards, but for being honest, hard working, dedicated to family, and someone who does absolutely everything in her power to ensure her client’s success. Moving to Belleair, Florida in 1992, Sara wasted no time getting involved in the community, serving on PTA boards, Belleair Recreation Board, Belleair Soccer Board, and eventually taking the job as Special Events Coordinator for Belleair. It was there that Sara envisioned new opportunities for the community, including the Concert Series, Sundays In Belleair, which was a sensation from day one! By making the industry leap into Real Estate from Events Coordinator for Town of Belleair Parks & Recreation, Sara found professional success at a high level under the guidance and expertise of Martha Thorn and her team of hand picked associates. In her first full year in real estate, Sara closed 24 properties, obtaining more than 7 times the sales of the average agent in their first year. Five words you can count on from Sara Borger are love, integrity, commitment, passion, and fun. Above all, you will find Sara passionate about the needs and goals of her clients, committed to delivering personalized service each and every day.

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Allison Bouchard
Real Estate Agent

Allison is a third generation Pinellas County resident who graduated from Palm Harbor University High school and obtained both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Before entering Real Estate she served as a teacher, curriculum author, and staff developer for Pinellas County schools, and is currently a member of the following local organizations: NAR, FAR and PRO. In her spare time, she enjoys family time, traveling, being outdoors, boating, playing sports, and attending all Tampa Bay sporting events! Community involvement and Philanthropy are also very important to Allison. She volunteers and raises money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the American Lung Association, and Clothes to Kids, Inc. Her passion and commitment to helping others as well has her knowledge and experience as a Pinellas County resident allow her to help clients reach all of their real estate goals. She brings with her a skillset that includes patience, ambition, and enthusiasm for everything that she does. Allison has been consistently setting and reaching goals, surpassing expectations and creatively selling the properties she represents. Since starting her real estate career, Allison has acquired a reputation for providing excellent customer service that exceeds expectations and brings to the table lifetime knowledge of Pinellas County as well as patience and a willingness to go the extra mile no matter what. She truly takes pride in her career as a realtor and continues to strive for excellence!

Lisa Sullivan
Real Estate Agent

Lisa comes to us from the South Tampa area where she will specialize in our South Tampa market. She is leading up our growth, creating more exposure for our properties in the Pinellas area as well. Lisa is a graduate of the Florida State University with a Bachelors in Finance and Marketing. Her business background in both Finance and Marketing is the perfect combination to assist buyers and sellers. She worked as a recruiter hiring employees for numerous businesses for over 10 years where she had to deal with all aspects of the hiring process and managing of employees. Her diverse background is the perfect asset to our ever growing business.

Sara Poppleton
Real Estate Agent
As a lifelong resident of Pinellas, Sara has created strong community connections. She combines her love for the real estate industry with her passion for technology giving her clients twenty first century advantage. Sara is a graduate of Clearwater central catholic and studied at St. Petersburg College in business. She takes pride in always continuing to educate herself and is always open to new learning opportunity’s. As a licensed real estate professional, Sara strengths include marketing, presentation, negotiation and successfully guiding clients to a smooth and stress free closing. Her knowledge of current transactions, market conditions, school districts and neighborhood information all come from her love of this area. Sara enjoys spending time outdoors; spending time with her horses or out on the water. She is a class act who is passionate about customer satisfaction and always being a step ahead in the real estate world!
Don Chilton
Real Estate Agent
As a licensed real estate professional, Don's strengths include marketing, presentation, negotiations, and successfully guiding clients to a stress free closing. Being born and raised in beautiful Tampa Bay, Don will not only provide you with the necessary knowledge to make an informed purchase but will also point you in the direction of your new favorite restaurant, fitness center, grocery store, boutique, museum, or secluded beach oasis. This type of invaluable knowledge makes Don one of the greatest resources for buyers or sellers and helps them to maximize the value in their home purchase or sale. Don became licensed to sell real estate in 2012 after spending several years as the executive assistant to an esteemed fashion designer based out of New York City. Don’s experiences juggling the fast paced schedule of an in demand designer while also planning fashion shows, photo shoots, and marketing opportunities helped Don hone the skills required to be a successful real estate professional
Patricia Valladares
Real Estate Agent
Patricia is a Pinellas County native who went on to pursue both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida. She came back to Pinellas because of her true love for the area which shines through when working with her clients. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys being in the sunshine, traveling, reading, and spending time with her loved ones. She brings a lifetime of knowledge of the Pinellas County area as well as a very strong customer service and business management background. She has a passion for helping others and is constantly going the extra mile to meet clients’ needs
Kandra Covert
Real Estate Agent / Social Media Manager
Kandra is a Clearwater Florida Native, she brings an extensive background in marketing and social media. She attended St. Petersburg College and majored in international business. She was an International Sales Trainer for a global skincare manufacturer. She enjoys volunteering with Cardiac Kids foundation of Florida. A few items on her bucket list are snorkeling with whale sharks, owning a vineyard and becoming a well-known standup comedian.
Ali Thorn Garrity
Real Estate Agent
Ali was born and raised in Pinellas County by the TOP Real Estate agent, Martha Thorn. She spent her childhood surrounded by everything real estate and learned the ins and out of customer service and client satisfaction from the best. She is an expert on both sides of Tampa Bay having gone to high school and currently residing in South Tampa. Ali is a graduate of the Florida State University with a Bachelors in Sports Management & Communications. Her professional backyard has always been in sales focusing on fundraising for professional athletes’ charities to Senior Sales Representative for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  She specializes in our South Tampa market as well as creating more exposure for our properties all over Tampa Bay
Ginger Bennett
Team Manager/Listing Coordinator

Ginger has many years of experience in marketing, computer programming and graphic design. Ginger attended St. Petersburg College, where she majored in business administration. Ginger joined the Thorn Collection in 2005, and brought with her three years of office management experience. As the office manager and listing coordinator for The Thorn Collection, Ginger is responsible for the input and marketing of all real estate listings and is the company’s chief web designer. Ginger has acquired a reputation for providing excellent customer service and is a multiple recipient of the company’s Outstanding Service Award. She is a motivated and talented individual who always puts the needs and desires of the customer first. She plays a key role at the Thorn Collection and is instrumental in creating and coordinating innovative marketing and advertising strategies to bring buyers and sellers together. She ensures that each Thorn Collection property is presented and promoted in the most attractive and effective manner.

Cheri Davis
Closing Coordinator

Cheri joined The Thorn Collection in 2011. She brings to the organization over 20 years of extensive real estate experience. Her past experience in bookkeeping and property management makes her a great asset to the organization. She is responsible for making the closing process a professional, smooth and pleasurable experience for all of our clients.

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