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 is now working full-time with Academy Realty. 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.
Patricia Phayer, Agent
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 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 her spare time, Pat enjoys pickle ball, bridge, golf, water exercise, reading, knitting, sewing and cooking.
Nilda Roth, Agent, GRI
Nilda Roth is a resident of Heritage Harbour and has over 25 years of professional experience in the banking and financial fields. She is a Senior Real Estate Specialist and holds a GRI designation. She received several Top Producer awards in Montgomery County specializing in the Bethesda, Potomac and Silver Spring neighborhoods. She also conducted licensing and continuing education classes for the Long & Foster Institute. Nilda also volunteers at both Maryland Hall and The Salvation Army in Annapolis, Maryland.
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, Agent
Paul Russell is the newest member of our team. Paul's outgoing nature and leadership qualities were honed early right here in Annapolis. At Annapolis High School, he captained both the football and lacrosse teams in addition to being Class President. Newly licensed, Paul is eager and ready to apply all of his energy to helping you find or sell your home in his fave city.
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.