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About the Shine Team

Top Central Texas Agents

Jean Shine

Associate Broker, Team Leader

254-690-4321
shine@shineteam.com

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

254-690-4321
254-718-2966
carol@shineteam.com

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

254-690-4321
254-220-7951
patrick@shineteam.com

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

254-690-4321
832-971-9406
nelson@shineteam.com

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!

Shay Harris

Realtor, Buyer Specialist

254-690-4321
910-759-1129
shay@shineteam.com

Shay Harris joined the Shine Team in 2019. She is a proud mother, author, and military wife. She obtained a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Theology, and a second Masters in Business Administration, having previously worked for Los Angeles County, San Francisco City, and the Texas District Attorney’s Office as a Family Advocate. Now it is her pleasure to serve in Central Texas as a Realtor with the Shine Team. She began her real estate career as a Leasing Agent for a 96-unit complex in South Anchorage, Alaska. She later began to professionally manage various types of residential properties throughout the Anchorage and Wasilla areas as an Independent Contractor, including condos, single family homes, duplexes and fourplexes. She went on to specialize in both Sales and Property Management in Anchorage, eventually gaining a feature in Top Agent Magazine. After experiencing many relocations as an army wife with two kids, she now takes joy in assisting other families who are relocating into the Central Texas area. Rather you are a military service member or a civilian, it is her goal to assist you with the upmost professionalism and integrity.

Christine Allen

Realtor, Buyer Specialist

254-690-4321
254-449-6794
christine@shineteam.com

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

254-690-4321
254-338-1591
katrina@shineteam.com

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.

Toni Ringgold

Realtor, Buyer Specialist

254-690-4321
512-803-0416
toni@shineteam.com

Originally from Austin, TX, Toni Ringgold has resided in the Harker Heights/Central Texas area since 2010. Her impeccable customer service skills and love for helping others, have been sharpened as an entrepreneur owning her own music academy and performing across the country. Real Estate has been a dream of hers since she was a teenager, and she finally had the opportunity to make it a reality as a Buyer’s agent in 2020 with the Shine Team. She has committed to use her “voice” to serve her clients, working to make their home buying dreams come true.

Laveda Timmons

Buyer Specialist, Realtor

254-535-1816
laveda@shineteam.com

Samantha Troy

Realtor, Buyer Specialist

918-845-4535
samantha@shineteam.com

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.

Michelle White

512-589-5727
michelle@shineteam.com

Nick Turner

562-310-5012
nick@shineteam.com

Jill Currier

Realtor, Listing Partner

254-690-4321
254-415-0555
jill@shineteam.com

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.

Nyhma Tramel

Realtor, Listing Partner

254-690-4321
254-535-4412
nyhma@shineteam.com

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!

Carol Sorensen

Realtor, Listing Partner

254-690-4321
254-624-7953
carols@shineteam.com

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!

Scott Shine

Associate Broker, Director of Sales

254-690-4321
254-690-4321
scott@shineteam.com

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

254-690-4321
254-289-9862
rodney@shineteam.com

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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