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Meet the Team

Tom Nickley
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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Alexis  Nickley
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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Jeff Wernsing
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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Jennifer Thornley
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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Vanessa Knust
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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Melissa Vorholt
Director of Operations

Melissa Vorholt has been in the real estate field since 2005 and has been through the ups and downs of the real estate market including the housing market crash in 2008. Since then, she has stuck with the industry and made it her passion choice career. She has furthered her education including an AA in Business Management at Orange Technical College & certifications in Operation Management Strategies at BMI. Melissa joined The Nickley Group in March of 2019 as a Transaction Coordinator and has since been promoted to The Director of Operations in 2020. Her focus is keeping the constant gears th...

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Christine  Corkhill
Database Manager

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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Vanessa  Rohall
Public Relations Manager

Vanessa Rohall is our Public Relations Rockstar and a recent University of Central Florida graduate. She started with TNG in 2019 as an intern in our marketing department. Vanessa loves working with TNG because she's able to learn something new every day and work with people who truly love what they do. When Vanessa is not working she likes to be outside, swimming, hiking, and being with her family and friends.

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Amy Fermanich
Community Relations Manager

Amy first began working for The Nickley Group in 2020 as a Transaction Coordinator, then later moved into her role as the Community Relations Manager. She grew up in Tampa and moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. During her time at UCF, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Event Management. She previously worked within the events & conventions industry, and enjoys being able to utilize her knowledge from these industries while in her role at TNG. When she's not working, she enjoys doing yoga, going to concerts and spending time with her two cats, Lola and Leo.

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Jaimee Atkins
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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Kaitlyn Arnold
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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Justin Neal
Transaction Coordinator

I moved to Florida from Tennessee in 2012 and I will never leave. I've had the opportunity to learn from several different industries during my professional career, and am honored to be able to use the things I learned there, along with my strengths and passions for people, to help others find their home (pun intended) in our incredible city. My favorite thing in the world is spending time with my kids. We play outside, watch movies, make cookies, go to Disney, ride bikes, and pretty much anything else you could consider fun!

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