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Owner & CEO

Before starting in the real estate industry, Tom spent 10 years in the wine industry, serving as the National Sales & Marketing Manager for a boutique wine brokerage specializing in high end boutique wines from all corners of the world. It was during that time that he learned the art of marketing, team building and the importance of building systems in business.Tom graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Finance and Marketing. Tom admits that he owes much of his success to his business coaches and mentors and humble implementation of proven systems. While Tom truly ...

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Owner

I am born and raised in Central Florida and I would never want to live anywhere else! From the beaches, to the amusements parks and all the amazing local restaurants in between, I think this is the greatest place to live. I feel so lucky to be able to help people put roots down in an area that I am passionate about. I absolutely love being a Realtor. Each person has their own story-whether it's your first time buying, or you're retiring and finding your permanent home. I have found that the biggest thing people look for in a Realtor is someone that they feel listens to their needs and someone...

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Director of Growth & Realtor

My passion in life is to help people! Being a Realtor gives me the opportunity everyday to help people realize the dream of home ownership and/or making a move they have always wanted to make. I realize and understand that being a great Realtor for my clients begins with developing a great relationship with them. The only way to really know what's important to them is to listen to them, get to know them and truly understand their needs and wants. Then earn the right to be a trusted adviser to help them navigate the home buying process. The goal is not to sell them a property but rather to help...

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Chief Happiness Officer

Jennifer Thornley first joined The Nickley Group as a Buyers Agent in November 2017, & after just a few short months transitioned into her current role as the Nickley Group’s first ever Chief Happiness Officer. With over three decades of experience in customer service, hospitality, & event planning, Jennifer is dedicated to assisting agents in creating lifelong relationships with their clients through TNG’s client events, contests, giveaways & other special touches she plans & executes on throughout the year. Jennifer is also dedicated to keeping up the spirits & morale of TNG’s Executiv...

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Director of Marketing

Vanessa Knust has lived in Central FL her entire life and has made Orlando her home for the past 15 years. She began her career in hospitality and has thrived in sales and marketing for over 20 years. Now she applies her extensive marketing background to real estate and is proud to be part of The Nickley Group. She loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, and her English bulldog in her free time.

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Director of Systems and Development

Christine Corkhill is the Database Manager for The Nickley Group and is from Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Ohio University, Christine worked in Management Operations in Dublin, Ohio, until moving to Florida. In the Sunshine state, Christine has gained a vast background in Real Estate while working at Keller Williams as a Technology Trainer for agents to build their business, and now with The Nickley Group, the best real estate team in Central FL. Christine brings her experience with CRM management systems and the latest technology to enable agents' businesses to grow and provide new ag...

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Culture & Engagement Director

I started working with TNG in 2019 as an intern in the marketing department. Shortly after graduating from UCF, I became the Culture and Engagement Director. My main focus is to create an amazing culture for our team. I want our team members to enjoy coming to work every day. It is never a dull day, from planning team outings to celebrating everyone's accomplishments. As the Culture & Engagement Director, I'm still able to continue using my Advertising & Public Relations degree as a content writer & all PR efforts we come across. I love what I do every day and can't wait to see what this team ...

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Listings Manager

Starting a career in real estate was the easiest decision I ever made. To feel the joy that comes with helping others find their forever home is the most rewarding feeling out there. My passion for this job is only elevated because I help make dreams come true in the very city that I have always called home. I started with The Nickley Group back in 2018 as a showing assistant and transitioned into a full-time agent after a year. In 2021 I decided that the transition to Listing Manager/Transaction Coordinator was the next best move. My attention to detail and organization sets me apart to help ...

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Transaction Coordinator

Kaitlyn obtained her Real Estate license in 2018 and joined The Nickley Group in 2019 as a showing assistant. She transitioned into the Transaction Coordinator position in 2020. Kaitlyn was born and raised in Central Florida. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her Husband and spoiling her two cats, Kona and Kenzie. Her love for real estate and attention to detail is what makes her a key attribute to the team and ensuring clients enjoy the exciting process of buying a home!

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Transaction Coordinator

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY but have been in Florida for over 20 years. I definitely consider myself a Floridian now. I absolutely love Florida and its beaches, theme parks and everything it has to offer. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I graduated from Valencia with my AA in general studies in 2005. Spending 15 years in an administrative role, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and begin a new career path with TNG. I couldn't be more excited to be starting this next chapter. When I am not working you can find me with my 3.5 year old daughter, Abrielle. We are eith...

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Digital Marketing Manager

Christine Robertson is our Digital Marketing Manager. She recently graduated from the University of Central Florida. Christine loves TNG because it has allowed her to learn and expand on skills every day while working with a great team of people. In her spare time, Christine enjoys surfing, being outdoors, working out, and traveling.

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Office Solutions Manager

After graduating with a Hospitality degree from Florida State University in 2015, Emily moved to Central Florida to open a restaurant with her family and now considers Orlando home. She brings 4 years of timeshare customer service and agent training experience. Emily works behind the scenes to support the team at The Nickley Group. Her focus is to create a comfortable and seamless office atmosphere where agents are able to succeed and thrive. She enjoys exploring Central Florida with her husband and son, Luke.

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