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Martha Thorn
Team Leader
727-432-9019
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.  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
727-458-3802

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.

Brigett Cerce
Real Estate Agent
727-641-2192

Brigett Cerce has been a Realtor® with Coldwell Banker since 2011. Quickly invited to join the Thorn Collection team, she brought technical expertise, a vast familiarity with the Tampa Bay area gained from nearly 2 decades in the local 911 system and creative marketing skills. Brigett is known for developing relationships with clients that often result in fierce loyalty and glowing accolades at the closing table. Brigett demonstrates a strong work ethic and excels at showing listings to their full potential. Raised locally, Brigett resides with her husband and 3 children in Seminole. They own an independent distributorship and as a successful small business owner, Brigett brings business acumen, attention to detail and strong marketing capabilities. Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, and Pinellas Realtor Organization. Brigett has been awarded the highest honors awarded to Coldwell Banker agents every year since she became a Realtor®. Clients benefit from her strong research skills, leading to a deep insight into local market conditions and often resulting in the best outcome for her clients. Brigett is certified in Quality Assurance, and has extensive training in handling both crises management and interpersonal relationships. She is a member of Saint Jerome’s Church in Largo, volunteers with Big Brother Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and is the President of Del Prado Homeowner’s Association.

Donna Harper
Real Estate Agent
727-798-7574

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.

Michael Lewis
Real Estate Agent
727-479-5664

As the son of a mortgage broker, I spent my summers calling banks trying to drum up new business for my father’s company. It was there, with my ear glued to a phone, I was introduced to the home buying process. After graduating from Jesuit High School, I was off on a collegiate tour of Florida that would take me through 3 cities and net me 2 degrees. I spent many years as a photojournalist covering a wide range of events. It was exciting work, most of the time, and I enjoyed it a great deal. Newspaper readership began to decline, and the writing was on the wall. It was time for a change. I decided to invest in myself and get my real estate license. I was starting from scratch and I wanted to learn from best agents around. That’s how I found Martha Thorn. She offered me a spot on one of the top producing sales teams in the state. I proudly donned the iconic Thorn Collection pink shirt and became the team’s first male agent. Since joining The Thorn Collection in 2012, I have gained a lot of experience working with both buyers and sellers. I truly enjoy working in this industry and nothing makes me happier than bringing buyers and sellers together. How can I help you today?

Allison Bouchard
Real Estate Agent
727-709-4971

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 relator and continues to strive for excellence!

Sara Borger
Real Estate Agent
727-488-2320

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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Lisa Sullivan
Real Estate Agent
941-524-2727

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
727-470-1595
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!
Patricia Valladares
Real Estate Agent
727-643-4135
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
Ginger Bennett
Team Manager/Listing Coordinator
727-400-4770

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
727-400-4770

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.

Samantha Alexandrou
Office Administrator, Dunedin
727-754-6225
Sam has an extensive marketing and advertising background, with previous experience in dental marketing and sales. Her skills and education from the University of South Florida are a great asset to the Thorn Collection. Although a Rhode Island native, she is delighted to call Florida her home. Sam is very active within the Pinellas County and City of Clearwater communities; providing her time to youth sports programs and environmental advocacy volunteer positions
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