New To McGraw – Carey Valez
Carey Velez has joined McGraw Commercial Properties as a Commercial Real Estate Agent. Carey grew up in Norman Oklahoma and, after graduating from Norman High School, went on to receive a degree in Secondary Education & History from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Carey moved to Tulsa in 2004 where he worked as an educator and then as a manager in Construction Operations for Home Creations. His experience in the management and development of new home construction led Carey to his decision to enter the Commercial Real Estate profession in July, 2014.
Carey lives with his wife and 2 year old son with another baby due in December. His hobbies include woodworking and designing and making furniture.
New to McGraw – Rachel Creach
Rachel Creach is new to McGraw. Rachel, a Pacific Northwest native and daughter of a US soldier, spent five years living behind the Iron Curtain after her father was transferred to Berlin, Germany during her 5th grade year. That experience influenced what would become her adult values of service, honesty and integrity. Her father transferred to Ft. McClellan, AL, where she graduated high school and then attended Jacksonville State University.
Over the years Rachel held positions in retail management, as well as various positions in the real estate industry. In her free time she has volunteered as a boating safety instructor with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Rachel relocated to Tulsa with her son and youngest daughter; her oldest daughter lives in AL. and serves in the AL National Guard. Rachel obtained her OK Real Estate license in June of this year.
New To McGraw – Jayme Fritz
Jayme Fritz is new to McGraw. A native Oklahoman, Jayme was born and raised in Bixby, OK, graduating from Bixby High School. She went on to study Psychology at OSU, afterwards attending and receiving her Esthetics license from Clary Sage College. Jayme moved to Dallas with her husband where she worked in property management, becoming one of the top leasing agents and earning the Century Award. After having her daughter she and her family returned to Oklahoma, moving to the South Tulsa area.
Jayme obtained her Ok Real Estate license in 2013.
New To McGraw – Gloria Petersen
Gloria Petersen is new to McGraw
Gloria, a native Californian, grew up in Santa Barbara. After graduating with honors from high school she moved to New York City to study dance at the Marymount Manhatta college. Her next move took her to Seattle WA where she attended cosmetology school at Gene Juarez, and for the past 14 years Gloria has worked as a stylist.
Gloria lives in Midtown Tulsa with her husband and two daughters. Gloria uses her experience in the cosmetology field by volunteering her skills at Day Springs Villa Shelter helping battered women with makeovers. Gloria is also an avid golfer.
Gloria is passionate about the arts, theater, ballet, fashion design and interior design. Her involvement in interior design led her to choose the field of real estate. Gloria obtained her real estate license in April of this year.
Steven Thompson – New To McGraw
Steven Thompson is new to McGraw Realtors. Steven, a native of Enid, OK graduated from Enid High School then went on to attend OSU, graduating with a M.S. in Interior Design in 1989. Since that time he has owned his own interior design consulting business, which presented the opportunity to advise clients on design and lifestyle possibilities when purchasing new homes. Steven obtained his real estate license in March of this year.
Steven currently lives in Maple Ridge where he is restoring his home. In his free time he loves to garden, travel and is learning to speak French.
Shonna Barber – New To McGraw
Shonna Barber is new to McGraw. Shonna and her husband, along with their three children, live in Owasso. A native Texan, Shonna received her Bachelor’s degree in English Education as well as her Master’s degree in English from Northeastern State University.
Shonna obtained her GA real estate license in 1998, and worked as an agent for a real estate company in Columbus, GA. She moved to Owasso in 2001, and has taught sixth grade language arts in the Owasso Public School system for the last six years. She obtained her OK real estate license this year.
New To McGraw – Lisa Rogers
Lisa Rogers is new to McGraw Realtors. Lisa was born in Tulsa and has lived here most of her life, receiving her Bachelor’s degree from OSU in General Business. She obtained her Real Estate license in March of 2014, but has experience in several different facets of the trade. From 2001 through 2010 Lisa staged homes, both occupied and empty, helping numerous “un-sellable” homes to sell within a short time frame. In addition to staging, from 2006 through 2009 she worked as an assistant to two real estate associates.
Lisa also has experience in Extreme Home Makeovers. She led one full-scale project in May 2011, completing it in a week’s time. In March 2014, Lisa partnered with a colleague to lead the design of an extreme makeover for the Nathan Hale High School teachers’ lounge which included a sitting area, kitchen, dining area and two restrooms, completing the project in six days.
Lisa currently resides in South Tulsa with her husband. They have four children, one of which attends OSU.
New To McGraw Realtors – Sallie Coltharp
Sallie Coltharp is new to McGraw Realtors. Sallie is in her 39th year as a Realtor. Previously, she was an elementary school teacher in Dallas, TX. Sallie has been married 51 years to Lynn Coltharp.
Sallie specializes in aviation homes (homes on small airports with hangars in the back yard), but loves all buyers and sellers.