Who We Are

Kerry Klun | Managing Broker and Owner


Kerry has been a full time real estate broker for over 25 years. She is an expert at representing buyers and sellers, and has the experience necessary to assist you in navigating today's complex real estate market. Kerry is the Managing Broker/Owner of Palm Realty. Palm Realty has developed an ecological and green transaction process that allows Buyers and Sellers to be sensitive to Florida's beautiful environment while buying or selling a home here on the Space Coast. Kerry's goal is to give you the finest real estate buying or selling experience available anywhere. Before, during, and after the sale you can count on Kerry to be available to answer your questions in an honest and matter of fact way. Give her a call so she can set up an area tour and show you the schools, shopping, medical facilities, and of course the great amenities the Space Coast has to offer! Ask Kerry to share with you what she loves most about living the beachside lifestyle.

Kerry lives beachside with her Yorkshire Terriers and two cats. In her spare time, Kerry enjoys cooking, animal rescue, anything to do with the ocean - specifically boating and SCUBA diving, interior design, the arts and much more!

Kerry would love to represent you with your Florida home needs!!! Kerry can be reached at 321-626-5868.


Melanie Rogers | Managing Rental Broker


Melanie is originally from Maryland and moved to Florida 23 years ago.  Melanie has an impressive resume in real estate and is truly a formidable combination of intellect and hustle.  She single handedly founded and built the preeminent short term vacation rental company, Cocoa Beach Best Vacation Rentals which serves Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, the Port and the rest of Brevard County. Building her company for this niche market gave Melanie a different perspective and understanding of the area that resulted in her developing a distinct edge in the short term rental market.  Through this understanding, Melanie developed an insight into the pitfalls of investment rentals to avoid. Knowing these pivotal points make all the difference to her owners and have garnered her a very loyal client following. Her unique background allows her to serve her clients better than anyone else in her niche market on the Space Coast.  Melanie provides accurate pricing, superior showing strategies and making sure her properties retain their value.  Melanie has developed a comprehensive strategy of staging and marketing that the competition just can't touch. She knows her renters' expectations - and creates spaces to "wow" them!

From the short term rental market, Melanie answers the requests of her property owners and branched out into real estate sales, founding Accent Realty, LLC. What this did was give Melanie insight into the needs of rental owners which has assisted them in increasing their holdings by not only adding additional units to their portfolios, but also by upgrading their investments through Starker 1031 exchanges. Her understanding of our geographic area and the Space Coast tourist market gives her a definite edge in helping her clients build their real estate wealth. 

At Palm Realty, Melanie leads our agents in the very much sought after rental market.  Along with maintaining Cocoa Beach Best Vacation Rentals, Melanie will head Palm Realty Property Management, which will focus on the long term rental needs of our clientele.  

Melanie has three incredibly wonderful children and has homes in both West Melbourne and Cocoa Beach. Melanie can be reached at 321-720-0403.

Hazel Buggs | Sales Associate

Hazel is a native of Georgia but lived in Boston Massachusetts for over ten years. She decided Florida was where she wanted to spend the rest of her life because of the warm climate, beautiful beaches and the potential it held for her in real estate.

Hazel is a challenge driven, successful professional. She is a proven leader in both civic and community arenas. She is a natural and persuasive communicator recognized for her keen ability to energize and inspire individuals towards achieving a common goal.

Hazel began her real estate career Brevard County in 2006. She looks forward to helping buyers find the home of their dreams, and help Sellers with their residential, rental and investment properties. Hazel truly is an agent who cares for her clients and will work tirelessly on their behalf.

Hazel has a Masters of Theology Degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity and serves as an Associate Minister at her church. She lives in Melbourne and enjoys playing chess, golf, reading and the serenity of relaxing on the board walk beachside with her puppy, Valentino.

Hazel may be reached at 321-794-4623.

Sarah Burr | Transaction Coordinator

Sarah was raised in Portsmouth, VA and relocated to Brevard County with her family 5 years ago. Sarah has an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and has worked in Real Estate for nearly 5 years. Although she is a licensed agent, for the past 2 years, Sarah has focused most of her energy on the transactional side of the business. She takes pride in helping our agents and their clients move through the real estate buying and selling process as smoothly as possible. 

Sarah lives in Melbourne Beach with her husband Shawn and their 3 children. In her free time, Sarah loves going to the beach with her family and watching her kids play sports. 

Tiffany Campos | Inside Sales Manager

Tiffany is a 2nd generation Brevard County native, and is raising her family here. She was born in Eau Gallie (now Melbourne) Florida. Tiffany is very familiar with the history of the area and has formed many relationships with local businesses and knows professionals in virtually every industry in central Florida. She attended Brevard Community College and UCF for Criminal Justice studies. After starting her family, Tiffany decided on a career in Real Estate.

Tiffany has been a licensed Realtor since 2011 and has mastered several facets of the business. Direct Sales has been her passion as she loves helping buyers find their perfect home while assisting sellers put the most money in their pocket when selling. Tiffany prides herself on having her customers best interest as a top priority, and, stays on top of all the details within the transaction. 

In 2014, Tiffany embarked into the Inside Sales area of Real Estate, where she was able to form relationships with thousands of potential customers, while mentoring agents and brokers, from all over North America. She is recognized in the industry for her knowledge and professionalism while developing processes on customer relationship management systems. Most recently Tiffany managed an entire sales staff of inside sales agents for a local real estate lead company. We love Tiffany’s ability to gain the trust of her clients from just one phone conversation and her vast knowledge of lead acquisition and client conversion. She has a unique perspective when it comes to customer service and she would love to share that with you! At Palm Realty, Tiffany will lead and manage all inside sales while overseeing the delicate process of matching Palm Realty clients with the best Palm Realty agent for their needs. 

Tiffany lives mainland with her two children and in her spare time enjoys going to the beach, supporting her children in their academic and extracurricular activities and all around enjoying the Florida lifestyle that our beautiful Space Coast has to offer.  Tiffany can be reached at 321-914-7999. 


Emily Caron | Sales Associate

Originally from Washington state, Emily grew up in a military family. She came to the Space Coast by way of San Diego, California where she practiced real estate for over 12 years. Emily fell in love with the Space Coast while she purchased, re-habbed and sold many homes for investment. She enjoyed it so much that she decided to make Brevard County her home. Because of Emily's experience, she knows how to make any move, whether it be local or military PCS relocation, run smoothly. Her passion and experience with Space Coast real estate is vast and she will strive to find you the home of your dreams.

Emily lives in Sebastian with her husband Rick and their dogs Coco and Lola. Along with being active in their church, Emily enjoys reading, cooking and of course spending time on the beach. If you would like to take advantage of Emily's passion for Space Coast real estate.

Emily can be reached at 321-298-8758.

Karen Christiansen | Sales Associate

Karen is originally from California, and her goal is to assist her clients in finding the perfect home or investment in the Treasure and Space Coasts of Florida (Brevard & Indian River Counties).

Karen began her Real Estate career in Sacramento, CA.  She migrated to Florida to enjoy the white sandy beaches, boating, and leisurely lifestyle.  Karen always loves to have fun, however, she has a very strong work ethic and success is always #1.   As a Sales Associate for Palm Realty, and REALTOR®, she considers herself being successful when she can meet and exceed the goals of her clients.  Karen has sold in Vero Beach, Sebastian, Palm Bay, Grant-Valkaria, Fellsmere, and the Melbourne metro area.

Karen has an educational background in fine art and graphic design and raduated with a BA from California State University, Sacramento.  She has worked in many fields of sales and management, and traveled all across the USA, Canada, Mexico, and China.  Karen has seen so many beautiful places and has come to appreciate the paradise of living and working on the East coast of Florida.

Whether you are wanting to find your dream home, second home, investment, or to sell in order to upgrade or relocate, etc.  Karen is eager to assist and will put her years of sales experience to work, for you!

Karen lives in South Brevard County, near the beautiful Indian River.  In her free time she enjoys quality time with family and friends, walking along the beach, boating, tennis, traveling and photography.  Karen can be reached at 916-217-0797.

Steve Ciancio | Sales Associate

Originally from New York, Steve Ciancio has been a licensed realtor in the State of Florida for the past 16 years.  His field of expertise has been working as a business broker selling all types of businesses throughout Florida.

Steve has owned and operated many different types of businesses in the past 40 years. He has owned an NFL licensed apparel company, various restaurants, retail Sporting Goods stores (with embroidery and silk screen), Food concessions, liquor stores as well as a school/team sport uniform business… just to name a few.

Because of his extensive business background, Steve has been in your shoes as both a buyer and seller of all types of businesses and can provide consulting advice from his experience and understanding of all levels of risk to help in the decision making process. From retail, wholesale start ups to land development, joint ventures and acquisitions, Steve can help you plan a strategy to achieve your goals.

Steve is currently is the owner/operator and developer of RiverView Senior Resort in Palm Bay Florida. He lives in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife. Steve can be reached at 561-703-0914.

Paul Davis | Sales Associate

Paul moved to the Space Coast in 1979 and attended Eau Gallie High School right here in Brevard County. He then went on to earn his B.S. in Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology. Because of this, Paul has watched the Space Coast grow and develop over the past 3 decades. Paul began his real estate career in 2003, so with 15 years in the business, he truly has a handle on what is going on in the real estate market in Brevard County.


Paul currently lives in Melbourne with his wife of 16 years and together they own two restaurants. He has 2 beautiful daughters and 2 equally handsome grandsons! Paul has a background as a professional tennis player and currently coaches a grand slam winning player. In his spare time Paul loves to play tennis and he and his wife enjoy snow skiing.

Call Paul if you would like a unique perspective of our wonderful area!  Paul can be reached at 321-591-6313.

Ruby Fallas | Sales Associate

Ruby Fallas has a rich history and varied background in real estate. Before becoming a licensed agent, Ruby worked for a real estate attorney for 8 years. Because of this experience, Ruby sees real estate from multiple sides. Born and raised in Florida, Ruby knows the Florida real estate market inside out and is proud to help her clients navigate through the complexities of real estate purchases and sales. Ruby is also a native Spanish speaker and is happy to help you with the purchase of your next home, the sale of your present property, or both! Ruby lives in Rockledge with her husband and daughter.

Ruby can be reached at 321-795-9896 for all your home buying and selling needs.

Wendy Forgetta | Sales Associate

Wendy is originally from Massachusetts and has been licensed in Florida real estate since 2013. She has demonstrated a strong presence in the Brevard real estate market. Wendy has proven her strong knowledge working with buyers and sellers, short sales and foreclosures. Her upbeat and sweet personality makes her a favorite with her clients who come back to Wendy again and again for their real estate needs. Her knowledge, incredible work ethic and her strong moral compass make Wendy an obvious choice when buying or selling a home on the Space Coast.

Wendy lives in her lakefront home with her husband, Dave and their two dogs Toby and Bella. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys paddle boarding and golf.  Wendy is licensed in both Florida and South Carolina for your real estate needs. You can reach Wendy at 321-446-1648.

Maria Gilda (Jing) Racelis | Broker Associate

Maria Gilda is originally from the Philippines and moved to the United States in 1997. She has been a full-time real estate broker for over 10 years and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Maria takes her job and all the responsibilities it entails very seriously; her clients come first. She ensures that they know that she is working in their best interest. Maria conducts her business with pride, honesty, integrity and will do whatever it takes to meet your goals while adhering to her high principles.

Buying and selling homes can be very stressful. It is Maria's job to make the process as easy and fun as it can possibly be. She takes personal gratification from the smiles on the faces of her highly-satisfied clients. Maria holds many Designations including GRI- The Graduate REALTOR® Institute, ABR- The Accredited Buyer's Representative, CIPS- The Certified International Property Specialist.

If you are looking to work with a Realtor who will not only look out for your best interest but always listen to your concerns and questions, Maria is your lady. Give her a call at 860-995-9473.

Karen Baker-Jurs | Sales Associate

Karen grew up near Rochester New York. She joined the Navy after getting out of school and worked as a master at arms in Long Beach California. Karen returned to New York after her term in the Navy and met her husband in the small town of Honeoye, NY. After marrying, Karen and her husband welcomed their daughter and Karen started selling real estate in New York. The family later moved to Florida and Karen continued her real estate career in Brevard County where she loves helping people realize their home ownership dreams.

Karen lives in Cocoa with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she loves riding her Harley. Karen can be reached at 585-356-2288.

Lisa Lantrip | Sales Associate

Lisa is an Orlando native and a graduate of The University of Central Florida. She moved to the Space Coast to raise her son and advance her real estate career. Lisa knows that our coastal communities have the cleanest beaches, are among the top 10 safest cities in Florida, and the surrounding public schools are A+ rated which for Lisa, is great for her son.

Lisa is a world traveler, having spent time studying and vacationing in places such as China, Morocco, Spain, Fiji, and Paris. She loves the unpredictability that comes with being in a foreign land. This ability to navigate unexpected challenges easily translates into her professional life. Quick thinking and innovative problem solving adds to Lisa’s real estate related strengths.

Lisa is passionate about helping her clients buy and sell. This is what motivates her to continually grow and expand her knowledge of our market. A driven individual, Lisa’s knowledge and work ethic repeatedly impress those that know her. She is laser focused on getting the best results for her clients, using a data driven approach to negotiating. Lisa works with both buyers and sellers, and this diversity helps her to bring the knowledge she gains from one side, to the other. Lisa lives by the quote of John Wooden, “If you don’t’ have the time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?". Lisa calls the beautiful beach town of Indian Harbour Beach "home".  She enjoys walks, yoga and playing legos with her son.  Lisa can be reached at 321-802-0220.

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Patti Maniscalco | Sales Associate

Patti is originally from Oregon where she was a licensed Broker and practiced real estate in Bend. Along with over 25 years of experience in the real estate business, Patti has worked in both the residential sector as well as commercial real estate. Patti brings a friendly and professional style to her clients. With both her expertise in real estate and her easy-going style of communication, Patti’s clients are comfortable knowing that she has their best interests at heart. Whether you are a looking to buy or sell a modest home or condo, or your needs are for a larger residence, Patti's communication, attention to detail and follow-through are traits that all her clients appreciate. As one of the Melbourne areas premier local real estate experts she brings a valuable and personal service to all her clients. Patti will invest her time to whatever extent is needed to make certain that you achieve all your real estate goals. Patti and would love to show you what the Florida Lifestyle is all about.

Patti lives in Suntree with her fiancé Terry. In Patti’s spare time she enjoys reading, walking along the beautiful Brevard beaches and fishing.

Patti can be reached at (321) 480-4569.

Veronica McCardell | Sales Associate

Veronica moved to Brevard County as a child when her father was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. Having grown up beachside, Veronica is very familiar with Brevard County and all surrounding communities. With a vast background in customer service, Veronica always goes above and beyond for her clients who rely on her knowledge and expertise while putting their wants and needs first. If you are looking for a hardworking, trustworthy, and dependable Realtor, then Veronica can get you where you need to go! Call Veronica today for more information and let her help you find your next dream home!

Veronica lives beachside in Indialantic with her husband Bill and their newborn son Max. You can reach Veronica at 321-432-0362.

Kevin Murrin | Sales Associate

Initially from Long Island NY, Kevin has been a Brevard County resident since 1987. Kevin worked in the Aerospace Industry for more than 35 years in multiple Financial Management positions and has a Masters in Business Management degree from Webster University. He has been active in his community throughout his 31 years in Brevard County. Kevin’s professional experience in Business Administration, Contract Management and Negotiations is invaluable to his clients throughout the entire real estate transaction process.

Kevin lives in Viera with his wife Susan. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time at the beach.  Kevin can be reached at 321-537-2126.

Bien Nguyen | Sales Associate

Bien is originally from Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1982 as a refugee. After graduating from Hawley High School in Hawley, Minnesota in 1984, Bien then went on to study at North Dakota State University in Fargo, where he majored in Chemistry. After college, Bien moved to Worcester, MA in 1987.

Bien married his wife and got into real estate in Massachusetts, later moving his family to Melbourne, Florida in 2007. As Bien is fluent in both English and Vietnamese, his client base is primarily in the Vietnamese community, and his business has greatly grown through his referrals.  Bien strongly believes in professional ethics and therefore provides the highest level of service to his clients. 

Bien lives in Rockledge with his wife Ngocmai Vo and their three daughters: Chistine, Dhalia and Savanah. In his free time, Bien enjoys fishing, shrimping and gardening. Bien can be reached at our Cocoa Beach office or directly at 321-543-8464.

David Omler | Broker Associate

Originally from Michigan, David visited Brevard County in 1977 and knew immediately that he had found his piece of Paradise; he has lived here ever since. Having degrees in both accounting and business administration, David initially embarked on a career as an assistant director of finance for one of the major contractors at the Kennedy Space Center during the Space Shuttle program. After leaving the Space Center he decided to pursue his true passion, real estate!

David has had a successful career in the real estate industry which included being the Director of Real Estate Operations for a private 750 unit community. He has consulted with developers on oceanfront and riverfront projects as well as residential neighborhoods. David has worked on land acquisition projects and has been instrumental in the naming of streets and buildings in the community. His own development projects have received awards for architectural design and landscaping excellence. Not only has David been involved in most aspects of the real estate industry but he is also a former publisher and editor of an award-winning luxury real estate and lifestyle magazine. David likes to be involved in his community and serves on various boards in the City of Satellite Beach. He currently is the chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board. Having watched and been involved for the past 40 years in the growth of Brevard County, David knows the area like few others…from the inside out!

David lives in Satellite Beach and, in his spare time which is scarce due to his extensive community service, he enjoys the beach, kayaking and gardening. Let David’s knowledge and experience in our community benefit you when you are looking for your Piece of Paradise.

Give David a call at 321-960-1811 for all your home buying and selling needs.

Terry Parks | Sales Associate

Originally from Columbus Georgia, Terry Parks has been a Brevard County resident since 2005. Terry holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University, where he was also a collegiate student-athlete. Terry has worked as a teacher in Brevard County and has coached collegiate and high school basketball for 15 years. His experience also includes numerous camps and clinics within Florida and throughout the Southeast. Terry’s life experiences have led him to understand and value the importance of preparation as well as paying attention to detail. He believes that it is his competitive spirit that drives him to always go the extra mile for his clients.

Terry lives in Rockledge with his wife Jamesha and their two children Olivia and TJ. In his spare time Terry values spending time with his family and pursuing all areas of personal fitness. Terry can be reached at 321-917-5013. He would love to help you or someone you know with buying or selling a home!

Jean Reese | Marketing Specialist

Jean has been a resident of the Space Coast for over 12 years after moving from the Tampa Bay area. Having spent many years in the greater Boston area, Jean received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stonehill College concentrating in Human Resource Management. While she works in real estate marketing, Jean has a history with the Walt Disney Company that gives her great expertise in dealing with clients and their needs.

Jean is active in the community of the greater Melbourne area, so, she is a great asset to Palm Realty concerning existing and potential marketing opportunities. Always looking for new ways to expand our business while serving our clients, Jean is readily available to consider new marketing strategies and programs.

Jean and her husband Jim currently live in Palm Bay with their two children. They are frequent guests at the Disney theme parks along with their son, John. Jean also has been known to hop on a cruise ship at the drop of a hat or travel with her daughter Judy whenever possible. 

Heather Rice | Sales Associate

Heather was born and raised in Brevard County where she has continued to live and work her entire life. Her real estate career started in 1999 and she has a vast knowledge of the Brevard County Real Estate market.

Heather is committed to providing her clients full time service.  Her goal is to lead her clients through the entire sales process from listing a current home, to finding the home of their dreams.  Understanding the selling and purchasing of a home can be one of the most important decisions a person makes in their life which mandates an experienced realtor that has her clients best interest as her top priority.

Heather is looking forward to providing her experience, knowledge, and resources to assure her clients have a smooth transition through the listing, purchase and final closing process. Heather can be reached at 321-626-0725.

Lupe Ruiz Stubbs | Transaction Specialist

Lupe Ruiz was born and raised in Miami Florida, and is fluent in Spanish. Her mother planted the real estate bug in Lupe from an early age as she is also a realtor and property manager in south Florida. When Lupe was ready to spread her wings, she knew she didn't want to fly far from home. She chose Melbourne Florida 4 years ago, and has never looked back! With a knack for people and contracts, Lupe has found her calling on the transactional side of real estate.

Lupe and her husband have recently purchased their first home. In her free time, Lupe loves cooking for her family and nesting in her new home. Lupe can be reached at 321-514-1139 and Lupe.transactions@gmail.com.


Margie Rutkowski | Sales Associate

Margie is originally from Long Island, New York. She and her husband, John, moved to Brevard County in 1988 and raised their two daughters on the beautiful Space Coast of Florida. Margie has been a realtor in Brevard County for over 25 years. In her real estate career, Margie has helped both buyers and sellers realize their dreams of home ownership.

Margie lives beachside in Satellite Beach with her rescue dog Miss Maggie. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and dancing. She is a Golden Steppers member at the Cocoa Village Theater.

Margie can be reached at 321-698-7060.

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Donna Yocum |  Sales Associate

Donna is a native Floridian who has lived in Brevard County since 1989. She loves the sandy beaches, unique historic areas and wonderful people that are found on the Space Coast. Donna was previously a customer service manager for a large national corporation for over 30 years. She understands the importance of customer satisfaction. She prides herself in having high ethical standards, being knowledgeable, dedicated and hard working. Donna utilizes all these traits and excels in the real estate industry! Having access to the latest internet tools and technology, Donna can find your perfect home, help with investment property or accurately list your home to put the most money in your pocket. She will always make herself available to meet your needs. When you are ready to buy or sell, Donna is ready to assist you in every aspect of your transaction that will result in a lifelong relationship!


Donna has lived in Indian Harbour Beach for the last 15 years. She enjoys the laidback lifestyle that the Space Coast has to offer and would love to show you what she loves best about living beachside! Donna can be reached at 321-482-4726.





Michelle Zwack | Sales Associate

Michelle Zwack (rhymes with “rock”) is originally from Arkansas. She studied home design with the exclusive Tom Chandler & Associates in Texas and established herself with high-end clients to beautifully decorate private homes and commercial businesses. Coming from a family of arborists and horticulturalists, landscape design was a natural addition to her interests. Along with becoming a Master Gardener, Michelle began successfully designing and building lavish water features for her clients. After moving to Merritt Island, her extensive background in landscaping and interior design influenced Michelle’s decision to become a Realtor. She has always enjoyed recognizing the potential in properties and gets a kick out of helping her clients make smart investment decisions in something that they can also call “home”.


Michelle has successfully guided local, and inter-national clients towards their real estate goals. Her areas of expertise include strategic negotiation, space utilization, and transaction management. She knows what it takes to successfully close a transaction, making the buying or selling experience positive and seamless for her clients.


Michelle is an enthusiastic member of her community and is an active volunteer with Merritt Island schools. She is a member of Space Coast Association of Realtors, and an active member of Space Coast Pride. Grateful for an amazing group of friends and co-Realtors, Michelle is also thankful for her exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business that continues to form the foundation of her business. It’s all about YOU!


Michelle lives on north Merritt Island with her husband Mike and their children. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys escaping with friends, kayaking, nature walks, bicycling, flipping properties, swimming and traveling. Michelle can easily be reached at 321-313-1986.

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