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About the Shine Team

Top Central Texas Agents

Jean Shine

Associate Broker, Team Leader


Jean Shine is an award-winning, multi-million dollar producing real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Realty in Texas. She serves the following Central Texas communities: Belton, Copperas Cove, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Killeen, Lampasas, Salado, Temple, and surrounding areas. Jean and her team specialize in providing you with the most professional, top-notch service and experience, allowing you to have the best quality and most stress-free move you can imagine. Giving back to the Community is essential to Jean and she love to introduce others to the amazing community organizations we have in Central Texas! Wreaths for Vets - Founder and President Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Recipient of the Roy J. Smith Award (Killeen Chamber of Commerce) Recipient of the Preserving the Trust Award - Coldwell Banker Recipient of the Star Power Humanitarian Award Past President of Killeen Education Foundation

Carol Brazzil

Assoc. Broker, Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Carol Brazzil joined the Shine Team in 2002. She is a native of Gatesville, Texas, with numerous family ties in the Killeen and Gatesville areas. With the exception of eight years, Carol has been employed as an educator in the Killeen, Copperas Cove and Temple area schools as a teacher, Guidance Counselor and Assistant Principal. Carol earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University in Business, a Master of Science degree from Baylor University in Education and Counseling and has done post graduate work at Texas A&M Commerce and Tarleton State University. She will excel at providing you absolute "Shine Team Service."

Patrick & Barbara Kerr

Realtors, Buyer Specialists


Patrick Kerr joined the Shine Team in 2015 as a Buyer Specialist and recruited his wife, Barbara, to join him shortly thereafter. A graduate of Florida State University, he previously lived in Florida where he worked in the Financial Services sector gaining valuable sales and marketing experience. As with many people in our community, Patrick and Barbara moved here in 2008 because of family in the military. Pat felt right at home here as he grew up in a military family and has experience moving to a new community every few years. Growing up, he lived in Puerto Rico and Madrid where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. Patrick and Barbara are passionate about welcoming new families to our community and helping them make Central Texas their new home. Se habla Espanol!

Nelson Santiago

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Nelson Santiago joined the Shine Team in January 2015. Nelson is a veteran of the US Army, retired after 25 years of military service. Originally from Puerto Rico, he made Texas his home after retiring from the military. In his free time, Nelson is involved with the community promoting the arts and culture of the Hispanic world. Also, he is active in many programs that benefit our veterans, active military personnel and those less fortunate. For Nelson, real estate is a way to continue serving Soldiers and their families by helping to make their home buying as stress-free as possible. Se habla Espanol!

Christine Allen

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Christine, aka Chrissy, decided on a career in Real Estate knowing that she wanted to help others realize their dreams of home ownership. Buying a home can be a daunting and stressful task and whether you are a first-time home buyer, upgrading or downsizing she is committed to make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Through 45 years of living in the Central Texas area, Chrissy has gained expert knowledge of the local market, neighborhoods, and available amenities such as shopping, dining, and recreational activities which enable her to help her clients find the perfect location and home for their family. Born and raised, right here, in Central Texas. Chrissy has renovated and sold many of her own personal properties over the years and found herself more and more interested in the world of real estate. After spending 26 years working in public education she decided to go back to school, to obtain her Texas real estate license; allowing her to combine the two things I am passionate about, teaching and real estate. Outside of real estate, she loves spending time with her family on their farm, where you are always greeted by one of our many beautiful India Blue Peacocks. Chrissy is also a long-time member and supporter of the local saddle clubs where she has served as President, Vice President and Secretary. She’s a pretty handy pool player too, having earned the opportunity to play in the APA World Pool Championships in open 8-ball and women's 8 ball.

Katrina King

Realtor, Director of Leads


A “Show Me” state native originally from a small town in Southeast Missouri, Katrina and her family moved to Fort Hood in 1986. Her passion for exceptional customer service and a dedication to assisting others in obtaining their goals has led to over 16 years of experience in professional business management, financial banking literacy, real estate property management, and sales. Katrina obtained her Texas real estate license in 2004 and joined the Shine Team as a Client Care Coordinator in 2017. She excelled quickly in that position and was soon promoted to our Director of Leads were she strives daily to enhance our customer experience and create raving fans. She is responsible for developing, orchestrating, managing our customer outreach programs, and the direct supervision and training of our Client Care Coordinators. Outside of their busy careers you can find Katrina and Allen, her spouse of 20 years, with their daughter on the softball field dedicating time coaching, mentoring, and nurturing young women on their AAU Select Team.

Samantha Troy

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Originally from Oklahoma, Samantha earned a bachelor's degree in Applied Technology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Experience as a business owner, and a successful marketer for Sony Music, provide her with valuable skills in real estate, educating homebuyers and understanding her client's needs. Samantha and her husband Jeremy live in Central Texas because of the beautiful landscapes and diverse attractions the area offers, combined with one of the most thriving economies in the world. The collaborative spirit of working with a team is a daily dream come true, as Samantha is dedicated to helping her clients realize their dream of home ownership. She is excited to help you find your new dream come true right here in the heart of Central Texas.

Laveda Timmons

Buyer Specialist, Realtor


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Julia Erb

Client Care Coordinator


A native of Pennsylvania, Julia married her childhood sweetheart, Calvin, and they embarked on life as a military family. Julia and Calvin now have 3 amazing children, Ava, Emma and Elijah, who keep them busy with activities from hiking to art club to early college high school. Julia, has enjoyed decorating every home they lived in and also staging her friend’s homes if they were getting ready to leave, which is what ultimately started her journey in real estate. The Army brought Julia and her family to Central Texas in 2009 and they were immediately drawn to the community. With her “military moves” experience and having recently been through the home buying process here in Texas, Julia is excited to put her experience to work for her clients. Julia feels that part of giving back to the community is welcoming new families into the area and showing them the happiness, safety and pride the way she felt when she moved here. Ultimately, it’s her goal is to make every move an efficient, pleasurable experience by helping her clients navigate through the realm of possibilities and find their perfect home and neighborhood.

Shane Taylor

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Originally from Louisiana, Shane first moved to Central Texas after joining the Army in 2006. He served at Fort Hood from 2006 to 2014 before moving on to his next duty station. After the Army, Shane attended college at the University of Hawaii, where he studied Business Administration. Not only is Shane a Veteran, but he is also a military spouse and the father of two amazing children. He was drawn to real estate because he knows that buying a home can seem like a difficult task and he is determined to change that by serving the great soldiers and amazing people of Central Texas with loyalty, compassion, dedication and expertise. Shane never backs down from a challenge, in fact he prefers to attack them head on! He is excited and ready to help you find the home of your dreams.

Nyhma Tramel

Realtor, Listing Partner


Nyhma first joined the team in 2004. Unfortunately, in 2008 the Army moved her and her family, but that didn't stop Nyhma from her passion for helping others find their dream home. Nyhma returned to us in 2015 with a wealth of real estate and relocation experience having assisted clients in finding their perfect home in Texas, South Carolina and California. She has helped relocate her own family 13 times in support of her husband’s military career. Understanding not only the processes of buying a home, she understands the frustrations of relocating, and is ready to put her relocation experience and real estate expertise to work to help make your family’s move smooth, efficient and fun!

Jill Currier

Realtor, Listing Partner


Jill Currier began her real estate career in 1994 in New Mexico and has been assisting Central Texans with their real estate needs since 2006. Jill lives in Harker Heights with her husband Steve, a former Army pilot, and their two girls. When she’s not busy selling houses or helping out in our local cell phone repair business, she enjoys cheering her kids on in their sports activities and spending time exploring the lake and relaxing by the pool. Jill is also very active with her local church. She enjoys serving, volunteering, and hosting in many ministries and groups.

Carol Sorensen

Realtor, Listing Partner


Carol Sorensen joined the Shine Team in June 2016. Originally from Veracruz Mexico, Carol has made Texas her home since her husband retired from the Army at Fort Hood. In her free time, Carol enjoys giving back to the community, outdoor activities with her family and marathons!

Kaia Morris

Licensed Texas Realtor


Kaia’s real estate career all began thanks to her life-long passion to serve others, her creative eye in interior design and her personal relocation experiences. Growing up in Florida, Missouri, and Oklahoma, Kaia endured numerous challenging moves during her youth that aided in shaping her into the passionate helper that she is today. These experiences made her realize how grueling moving and buying a home can be and she knew that she wanted to be of service to her community in making this inevitable hurdle in life as easy and enjoyable as possible. Family drew her to the Central Texas area and she quickly grew in awe of the striking scenery, booming economy, and the close proximity to multiple large metropolitan areas. Her background in sales and customer service expand the ways in which she ensures success in finding the right home for her clients. Kaia develops her inclination for knowing what type of property her client is looking for by thoroughly listening to their wants and needs and drawing on her knowledge of the local real estate market. Studying interior design at Oklahoma State University strengthened her “vision” and “know-how” required to turn a property with potential into a desirable home for her clients. Additionally, Kaia is able to help her clients see the true potential in a property through her creative and innovative eye– so you never miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime! She realized that while she might not change the world for everybody, the right home can massively impact a family’s every day life and that’s a great accomplishment! She is thrilled to help you find success in all of your real estate needs!

Rebecca Alacci


Rebecca has lived in Central Texas her whole life. A graduate of Texas A&M Rebecca is passionate about her role as a buyer’s agent and wants her clients to be confident in the home buying process. Rebecca and her husband live in Belton where they have two horses and a dog that keep them busy and outside. Being married to a veteran, Rebecca understands the demanding operational tempo of Ft. Hood and the deserving housing benefits that come with service to our country. They love to camp and trail ride all over the Bell County area. Rebecca has a rich and valued history in real estate. She is a person of integrity and will give each client the time necessary to find the home they desire.

Scott Shine

Associate Broker, Director of Sales


Scott Shine has been helping buyers find their dream home in one way or another most of his life. The son of Jean Shine, Scott was recruited periodically in his years growing up in the Fort Hood area to assist his mom with her rapidly growing real estate practice. He enjoyed meeting, talking to, and helping all of Jean's clients so much, that upon his graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, he decided to join his mother and his cousin, Rodney, as a full-fledged member of the Shine Team. 2010 - Star Power Systems Star of the Month - March 2003 - 2010 - National Instructor for Star Power Annual Conference 2001 - REALTOR® Magazine's "Top 30 Under 30" 1999 - Graduate of Leadership Killeen

Rodney Shine

Realtor, Team Manager


Rodney celebrated 20 years of service to relocating families in 2017! Over that period, he has helped more than 7,000 buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. A 1985 graduate of Temple High School, Rodney is very familiar with the entire Bell County area. Rodney attended Texas Tech University where he earned dual BBA degrees (Accounting and Finance) in May of 1990. After graduation, Rodney returned to the Temple area to assume a staff accountant position with King's Daughters Clinic. Within five years, Rodney had advanced to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In May of 1997, Rodney joined The Shine Team as the Office Manager and Escrow Coordinator. Rodney has two children, Mikayla and Bobby. His community activities and interests include: • Member of First United Methodist Church of Killeen o Past Chairman of the Finance Committee • Member of AUSA Board of Governors • Active Coach in Harker Heights Parks & Rec Youth Baseball League • Past Coach of Harker Heights Saints Youth Football Team • Past Chairman of the Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors MLS committee • Past Commissioner of the Harker Heights Zoning Board of Adjustments (Alternate)
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