Joni has lived in the Annapolis area for over 47 years, and has been in real estate since 1977. She and her husband, Harry, opened a Century 21 office on the Eastern Shore in 1984, and later moved the office to Annapolis under the name of Jones Realty. Joni also worked for the Naval Academy Alumni Association for over 25 years. After retiring in 2006, she continued to manage their real estate, which included the U.S. Naval Academy football coaches' housing. Her husband passed away in 2004 and Joni moved to Heritage Harbour in 2008. During this time, she partnered with Jack Papaleonti to focus on expanding Jones Realty, renaming it Academy Realty. Many of Joni’s clients are “return" customers as she has been fortunate enough to develop life-long friendships with her clients. Her dedication and respect for her clientele are what make Joni a trusted and reliable agent and broker in Annapolis. When not working with clients, Joni enjoys traveling, golfing, bowling, dancing, tennis, and church as well as spending time with her four daughters and ten grandchildren.
Associate Broker and Managing Partner
Cell: 443.758.4324 ~ Office: 410.263.9105
Deb was born in Washington DC and raised in Rockville, MD. She sold Real Estate in Montgomery County during the ’80's and ’90's. In 1998 she moved to Annapolis and started a family. During the next 10 years she focused her efforts on her family while staying involved in volunteer work in her community and the public schools where her children attended. In 2008, Deb took a position as a business developer and leasing agent for a local Corporate Housing Provider where she was responsible for helping people find temporary accommodations in the region for a variety of needs including temporary assignments, relocation and natural disasters such as flood and fire. This experience helped her learn about the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Annapolis housing market. Making the decision to get back into the residential real estate industry she renewed her license in 2012 and has been working full-time with Academy Realty for the past 5 years. Deb lives in the Sherwood Forest community and enjoys being on the water, hiking, biking, tennis, reading, music, history, and photography and spending time with her children. Deb was awarded the coveted "Head of the Herd" Award for 2016 and continues to be a top producer in our office.
Patricia Phayer, REALTOR®
Cell: 443.878.3478 ~ Office: 410.263-9105
Pat is a Wisconsin transplant, moving to Maryland to be close to her daughter and four grandchildren in 2003. She and her husband Mike (a retired History Professor from Marquette University) moved to Heritage Harbour in 2010. Her past experience as a litigation paralegal comes in quite handy when dealing with clients who have real estate questions. Pat became a realtor in 2014 and joined Academy Realty shortly thereafter.
In 2016 Pat became the Preferred Realtor for the Erickson Living Senior Retirement Communities in the United States. In Maryland, she works with Riderwood, Charlestown and Oak Crest. She is also a Preferred Realtor with Collington, a Kendall community. Her clients are from all over the United States. Pat goes the extra mile when helping her clients, making sure that any move is without stress as much as possible, as well as making sure they are happy in their new home. She is looking forward to being a Preferred Realtor with the Brightview Senior Living Communities here in the Annapolis area (Severna Park, Annapolis, and Edgewater).
In 2017, Pat achieved her GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute designation), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation and will be getting her Associate Broker License.
Pat enjoys knitting, sewing, bridge, golf, water exercise and even pickle ball. (These are just some of the wonderful activities in Heritage Harbour). She is also one of the Eucharistic ministers at first Friday mass at Heritage Harbour.
Nilda Roth, Agent, GRI
Nilda Roth has over 20 years of real estate experience and was named one of top 20 Realtors in Montgomery County for three years in a row. Her certifications include: Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) and Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS). Nilda resides in Annapolis, Maryland and remains active in her real estate career as a sales manager and real estate licensing instructor. She is an avid walker/hiker, foodie, bookworm and traveler. As Nilda’s client, you can be confident that she will always put your best interests first.
Kathy (Kat) Whitlock, Agent
Kathy (Kat ) Whitlock is a natural at buying and selling real estate. Born and raised in Prince Georges County, she now resides in Anne Arundel County. She comes to Academy Realty with over 20 years of experience in helping people make rewarding life transitions. Kathy prides herself on providing excellent customer service. "Your mission is my mission."
Paul Thaddeus Russell, REALTOR®
Paul Russell joined the Academy Team during the Summer of 2016. In the past year, he has had deals in Annapolis, Arnold, Edgewater, Baltimore, Laurel, Bowie, and Joppa. Paul grew up in Annapolis and after attending school in Baltimore for four years, he moved back to Annapolis to start his Career as a Real Estate Agent. When Paul isn't working, he loves spending time with his family at the beach and watching football with his son!
Cell: 301.704.0476 ~ Office: 410.263.9105
Jane moved to Annapolis 15 years ago from Prince Georges’ County. Jane and her Husband, Mac, live in Heritage Harbour where Jane volunteers on The Social Activities Committee, The Club House Committee, and the Woman’s Club. She is also a member of the Riva Trace Baptist Church and the Red Hats Society. Jane is a past President of the Prince Georges’ Realtors Woman’s Council where she served for several years. She has been in the Housing Industry for over 45 years and loves to help people realize their dreams of owning their own home.