Instructors

Meet Our Professional Instructors

Chris Adcock

Chris is an IT consultant and technology trainer. Prior to his current position as CIO (Chief Information Officer) at BIPEC, Chris served as the IT Director for the Mississippi Association of REALTORS® where he wrote technology articles and engaged directly with agents to solve a variety of IT challenges. He has operated as an independent consultant, website developer, and digital marketing expert for Mississippi business owners.

Carlene Alfonso

Carlene Alfonso

Carlene is broker-owner of Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf Coast. Carlene is an experienced real estate broker, and her accomplishments are many, including serving as the 1995 President of the Mississippi Association of REALTORS®.

Jim Atchison

Jim Atchison

Jim is broker-owner of RE/MAX Results in Real Estate and has actively sold real estate and managed an office for the last 17 years. Jim began training in 1989 when he served as an Air Force Medic at Keesler Medical Center where he was responsible for mentoring new and enlisted personnel assigned to the intensive care unit (ICU).

Kris Davis

Kris is broker-owner of RE/MAX Partners and responsible for supervising a 10-agent office. In 2012, Kris was honored with the REALTOR® of the Year award from the Golden Triangle Association of REALTORS®.

Dee Denton

Dee is an experienced real estate broker and certified coach, trainer, and speaker with The John Maxwell Team. Dee has a unique ability to connect with audiences and generate excitement and enthusiasm for learning.

Andrea Inman Detrick

Andrea Detrick is the broker/owner of The Real Estate Firm in Oxford, MS. She has been in the real estate business for 35 years, first as a subdivider, developer, and designer before becoming a licensee. She was the Mississippi REALTORS® President in 2015 and was inducted into the MARPAC Hall of Fame in 2011. She continues to serve on several committees at the state and national levels. Andrea brings real life experiences to the classroom.

Judy Freeman

Judy is a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, which she joined in 1987. Judy is a well-respected real estate industry veteran who has completed hundreds of sales and leases during her real estate career. Judy has a passion for teaching and training and currently serves as MRI Trustees Chair.

Lee Garland

Lee is broker-owner of RE/MAX Alliance and offers more than 20 years’ experience in real estate sales. As CEO of RE/MAX Alliance, Lee is responsible for business development, lead generation, marketing, and contract negotiations.

Judy Glenn

Judy is broker-owner of Corinth Realty and brings 40+ years’ experience as real estate broker and REALTOR® to the classroom. Judy has served the REALTOR® industry in a variety of capacities, including 1991 President of the Mississippi Association of REALTORS®.

Linda Graham

Linda Graham is the broker-owner of Coldwell Banker Graham & Associates, which is based out of Madison, MS. Linda is a respected broker and responsible for the supervision of 10+ agents. Linda takes an active role in educating her agents and draws upon her experience as a training manager for the Office of Thrift Supervision and Sunbank.

Harry Hebert

Harry is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with more than 35 years’ experience in real estate appraising and real estate finance. Harry teaches related courses for the University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi REALTOR® Institute. Harry is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Cynthia Joachim

Cynthia has been active in the REALTOR® industry for more than 28 years. In her home state of Mississippi, she served as state president in 1998, won the Mississippi REALTOR® Institute’s Instructor of the Year award four times, and was honored as the state REALTOR® of the Year in 2000 and inducted into the MAR Hall of Fame in 2009.

Kaye Ladd

Kaye is Training Director for Tommy Morgan, Inc., Realtors in Tupelo and is a seasoned real estate trainer. She interviews prospective agents for positions with Tommy Morgan Real Estate and trains them on all facets of real estate brokerage. Kaye is also the managing broker of the Tommy Morgan, Inc., Realtors branch office in Oxford. Kaye has won the Mississippi REALTOR® Institute’s Instructor of the Year award twice, 2006 and 2014.

Mike Madden

Mike owns a brokerage firm on the Coast that specializes in land and multi-family property acquisitions. Mike has been teaching for the Mississippi REALTOR® Institute and Gulf Coast Community Colleges since 2001.

Gerard Maher

Gerard is manager at Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, a brokerage firm of more than 170 sales associates. Gerard has 14 years of real estate brokerage experience. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Gerard was broker-owner of Gulf Coast Realty.

Mark Norwood

Mark brings more than 30 years of commercial lending experience to the classroom as an instructor. Mark is Vice President for Planters Bank in Cleveland. Norwood received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Delta State University and his MBA from the University of Mississippi.

David Rorick

Dr. David Rorick is an experienced and creative photographer, journalist and teacher. He taught students from pre-school to graduate school over a 35-year career as an instructor and administrator. Dr. Rorick’s professional practice emphasizes commercial and residential photography. As a teacher, he particularly enjoys helping REALTORS® connect with buyers through effective online imagery.

Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie is a second generation REALTOR® and broker-owner of Latter & Blum Shaw Properties in Gulfport where she mentors 18 agents. Stephanie served as 2014 President of GCAR and was named GCAR’s 2014 REALTOR® of the Year.

Kathy Whitfield

Kathy has been active in the real estate community as a REALTOR®, Broker/Owner, instructor and keynote presenter for over 25 years. She has over 10 years experience teaching for the Mississippi REALTOR® Institute and is known and respected as an institute of vast real estate knowledge. Kathy holds a Master of Music Education degree from Delta State University, is a certified safety instructor for both the National Rifle Association and the National Association of REALTORS® and holds Professional Coaching credentials from the Center for Coaching Certification.