Meet Our Staff and Instructors

Alex Gillen:

Alex Gillen is a licensed real estate agent and full time Administrator for Sea Coast Real Estate Academy. Alex successfully completed her Prelicense course in May 2019, and passed her NC License exam in June 2019, as well. Alex is an example of SCREA in action, having passed all her post courses prior to being licensed for a year! She is happy to answer any and all of your questions about upcoming courses, keep you up to date on social media, and keeps the website up to date as well.

In her spare time Alex plays video games and board games with her husband, cuddles her cat and takes care of her reptiles. She is on her community HOA board and also the Secretary for the board of a local reptile rescue, Fresh Start Inc.

Alison Keller

Alison Keller:

Southern hospitality, relaxed living, and the sound of the ocean was all it took for my family to call Wilmington home over 25 years ago. I have 15 years of NC Brokerage experience with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. I am currently a New Agent Liaison also with Coldwell Banker and a licensed Instructor for 3 years with Sea Coast Real Estate Academy. I absolutely love real estate and my passion for what a do daily. I bring this passion into the classroom, and share those experiences with my students. With a professional, down-to-earth and fun learning environment, I strive to encourage, educate, and prepare you for the state exam and your future as a NC Broker.

In my free time, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our four children. We enjoy the beach, traveling and watching a great movie or anything on HGTV. Looking forward to seeing you in the classroom!

Amber Harley

Amber Harley​:

My grandfather taught me the value and importance of real estate ownership.  My mother showed me the joy of helping others reach their goals by teaching real estate.  Whether I’m handling a real estate transaction or teaching a class how to best protect their clients (or pass THE TEST), real estate is in my bones. I have been a licensed broker in NC since 2004 and have been teaching real estate since 2013. After graduating from Meredith College I went to work at the NC Real Estate Commission for 6 years working in the Education Department.  Since leaving the Commission I have worked in residential sales and property management in addition to teaching and developing real estate education content.  I currently live in Albemarle, NC with my husband and three children.  

Angela Brady

Angela Brady:

Angela Brady began working in real estate in January of 2006 and is a respected Realtor® and a part time real estate instructor with Sea Coast Real Estate Academy. In 2018 and 2019 Angela was nominated by the people of Fayetteville in the “Fayetteville Observer Reader’s Choice Awards” for Best Real Estate Agent and was one of the top 3 in 2018. Angela was also voted Best Realtor® in 2018 by the “Best of Fayetteville Up in Coming Magazine” and was selected by Trademark’s “Women of Distinction” publication and received recognition in the field of real estate for the state of North Carolina in 2019. 

Along with her love for real estate Angela has a love for serving others. Angela is the wife of Todd Brady, the pastor of “The River Community Church” and the mother of 2 adult children. Angela is a professional singer, speaker, & author.

Donna Chase:

I love calling Eastern North Carolina my home! I have lived here my entire life, and have been a REALTOR® since 2011. I currently serve on the Board of REALTORS®, the Membership, Education, and Professional Standards Committees for the Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®. I am also a Real Estate Broker and REALTOR® who actively lists and sells with my team, Chase Realty Group of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. I have been a Real Estate Instructor since 2016, licensed by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, and teach in Jacksonville. Real Estate is my passion, and helping to educate and inspire others has always been a large part of who I am!

In my free time, my husband and I enjoy riding our bikes, sitting on the beach, and attending a variety of local live music festivals! We have two sons, a daughter, a son-in-law, and a few cats!

Robert “George” Perdue

George Perdue has been a real estate broker in North Carolina since 2018, previously he was a real estate agent in Connecticut for 10 years dealing in commercial residential properties. Robert had been a public-school teacher for over 12 years teaching mathematics, business, and social studies. He currently teaches accounting and mathematics at Cape Fear Community College. If you feel that you will have problems with the mathematics section of real estate, then Robert is the instructor for you! Robert is affiliated with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage at the Southport Office. When not working he likes to play golf and spend time at the beach.

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Jason Thuringer:

The US Marine Corps brought me to Eastern North Carolina in 1993 and I haven’t been able to leave it since. After my honorable discharge in 1996, I married an Eastern NC gal and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from ECU. In 2015, I earned by real estate brokers license and have been full time in real estate sales since then.  I had 11 years of various other sales experience prior to entering real estate.  I am excited to begin sharing my knowledge with others, and to help our industry grow!

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Jennifer Boyd:

Jennifer Boyd has been a real estate instructor since 2018. She teaches it all: Prelicense, Postlicense, and all forms of Continuing Education. Jennifer is an active real estate agent, working with both buyers and sellers, since receiving her licence in 2014. Her experience allows for real life examples to be discussed and examined in the classroom. She has realized her real estate passion lies in teaching, enjoys helping others become real estate agents, and loves seeing former students succeed. She is constantly creating new classroom exercises to enhance the curriculum. You’ll want to take Jennifer’s classes if you prefer an interactive and informative classroom!

Prior to real estate, Jennifer was a stay at home mom to her two children. She has a background in Interior Design and home staging. She enjoys home renovating and loves to read by the pool. She is a Yankee transplant from Maine, and has called NC home since 2013.

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Kathy Casa

Kathy Casa:

Kathy knew she was born to teach very early in life.   She loved school and everything about it.   She has a enjoyed a full career teaching everything from early childhood, high school chemistry and adult professional education.  She specializes in test taking skills and making learning fun!  When she entered the world of Real Estate in the year 2000, she knew she had found her home.  Whether its students just starting out, transitioning from another career, or brokers  ready to soar she has the tools, skill, and drive to help them achieve their goals.  She is continuously improving her own education on how to best serve her real estate brokers and business partners.

Sam Hassell

To become a great real estate agent takes time… but you need to get off to a fast start!  It is my job to help you lay the foundation to hit the ground running!  As a previous Broker in Charge for a large organization, I found that there is a definite need to teach the basic foundation of the real estate world.  My goal is to take my experiences as both a corporate manager, real estate salesman and BIC and guide prospective agents through the minefield of real estate licensing.  We can have a few laughs along the way, and keep our goals ahead of us!  I want to help you get started, and make this the best career of your life!  I look forward to meeting all of you in our next class!