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Our Team

List of 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 grew up on a farm and ranch in nearby Gatesville and is a longtime resident of Central Texas. She enjoys spending her free time with family and her husband taking care of their livestock. Carol earned a degree in Business from Tarleton State University and a Master’s degree in Education/Counseling from Baylor University. She has been a business teacher, guidance counselor, and assistant principal in the Copperas Cove, Temple, and Killeen ISDs. Always having an interest in business and real estate, she decided to utilize her skills in a different setting and obtained a Texas Real Estate License and later her Broker’s license. As a Buyer’s Specialist, Carol helps families achieve their real estate goals by developing relationships, listening to clients’ needs, empowering buyers with real estate knowledge, and guiding them through the buying process with confidence and expertise. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience helping families through the buying process for existing homes, land, new construction, and custom building. You will be “SOLD” with her “Shine Team Service!”

Patrick And Barbara Kerr

Realtors, Buyer Specialists


Patrick Kerr joined the Shine Team in February 2015 as a Buyer Specialist. His wife, Barbara, joined him shortly after. Patrick & Barbara moved to Central Texas in 2008 to be closer to family in the military. They were referred to the Shine Team to purchase a home. They were impressed with the exceptional care, service and professionalism they experienced as buyer clients and purchased the home they live in today! They spent their first few years here working with their family, helping them develop their businesses. When considering what to do next, a phone call from Jean Shine, asking if they would join the Shine Team, was their answer! They love being a part of the Shine Team and providing the same experience for others that they received. Growing up in a military family, Pat has first-hand experience of moving every few years to a new community. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela and his parents are from Puerto Rico. Spanish is his first language, although you wouldn’t suspect it when you first speak with him! SE HABLA ESPANOL! A graduate of Florida State University, Pat lived in Florida (Tampa Bay) where he worked first as a Director of Parks & Recreation. With a focus on kids and family recreation, he developed programs, coordinated activities, organized team sports, and coached soccer. Later he transitioned to financial services to serve people by helping them achieve their financial goals. Patrick & Barbara have raised four children, have four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Their home has been the hub for family gatherings. They look forward to helping you and your family find your home here in Central Texas. Whether you are a first-time or experienced buyer, buying an existing or new construction home, looking for vacant land for a custom build, or for investment property, the Kerr Team is here to put their experience to work for you and serve you with Shine Team excellence! 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!

Chrissy 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 Cavazos formally known as Fort Hood in 1986. Her passion for exceptional customer service and a dedication to assisting others in obtaining their goals has led to over 20 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.

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.

Marie Barrows

Buyer Specialist, Realtor


Fort Cavazos first brought Marie to central Texas thirteen years ago, but the local area, culture, and business opportunities have kept her here! Marie served in the US Army as an Adjutant General’s Corps Officer and as a military spouse which blessed her with the opportunity to travel and experience buying/selling real estate in varied markets from the West to East coasts. When her husband retired from the Army Marksmanship Unit, they were happy to settle down and return to central Texas! She is familiar with the local market and has remained active with the neighboring school districts and small businesses. Most recently, Marie was recognized for her work between Fort Cavazos and Gatesville High School with the 2023 Partnership of the Year Award. Marie truly embraces Texas living, which includes a love for the “Hill Country” and farming; she is an avid trail runner and loves spending time helping others learn about sustainability, animals, and homesteading. She also assists her husband with his training range and classes when she finds the time! Marie has a sincere interest in her clients and takes the time to understand and ensure she meets their needs. Whether moving down the road, or doing a national relocation, Marie understands the hurdles and excitement that accompanies any move- and is ready to find the right property for you!

Nyhma Tramel

Realtor, Listing Partner


Nyhma embarked on her real estate journey in 2004 in the heart of Texas, where she discovered her innate talent for matching individuals with their dream homes. However, her passion was temporarily disrupted in 2008 when the Army transferred her and her family to a different location. Nevertheless, Nyhma's unwavering commitment to assisting others in finding their ideal abodes remained steadfast. Upon her return to Texas in 2015, Nyhma brought with her a wealth of real estate and relocation experience gained from her successful ventures in South Carolina and California. Her personal and professional background, which includes relocating her own family thirteen times in support of her husband's military career, has equipped her with an acute understanding of the challenges associated with moving. Nyhma not only possesses a deep comprehension of the intricacies of buying and selling properties, but she is also well-versed in the frustrations that come with relocation. As such, she is poised and ready to apply her relocation experience and real estate expertise to facilitate a seamless and efficient move for you and your family. In her leisure time, Nyhma savors the opportunity to embark on Day Trips with her beloved husband. Her inquisitive and adventurous spirit leads her to explore new locales so that she can provide her clients with invaluable insights into Central Texas's wonders. She revels in discovering new hiking and backpacking trails, meandering through small towns, discovering lakes and vineyards, exploring museums, and experiencing sports venues.

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.

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.

Kellie Reece

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Kellie Reece is a dedicated real estate professional with a passion for serving Central Texas. Licensed since 2023, she expertly navigates the varied real estate markets of Bell County, Coryell County, and beyond, with a particular enthusiasm for Killeen, Harker Heights, Temple, Copperas Cove, Nolanville, Belton, Salado, and Kempner. A transplant from Ohio and now proud Texan for three years, Kellie understands the complexities of relocation. Furthermore, her experience as a military spouse fortifies her specialty in assisting military personnel, veterans, and first-time home buyers. A keen lover of the outdoors, college football, and her family, Kellie brings a unique, personal touch to the home buying process. Her affinity for family and animals fosters an innate understanding of finding homes fitting every unique lifestyle. Kellie lives by the credo "Motivation will almost always beat mere talent," applying relentless dedication and drive to provide optimal client experiences. Trust Kellie Reece to guide you on your journey - in Texas Real Estate, she is your compass to a place called home.

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Chris Burrell

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Chris Burrell is a U.S Army combat veteran with 8 years of service. Originally from Jamaica, he first stepped foot on American soil in New York City. He called the Big Apple home for a few years before deciding to join the Army. Fort Hood was not only Chris’ first but it was also his final duty station and he decided to make his new home here in Central Texas. The Shine Team honored to help Chris and his family purchase their first home 15 years ago! Chris transition from military service to becoming a school teacher by successfully completing the Troops to Teachers program. He has now been employed as an educator with the Killeen Independent school district for almost 10 years. Chris is so passionate about service, education, and real estate and he has dedicated his life to them. Giving back and service to community is important as well; Chris serves our local Lions club groups and has been a volunteer youth coach for several years. Chris excited to welcome everyone you the greater Central Texas area and to help achieve you dream of home ownership!

Ilse Montoya

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Ilse is originally from Guatemala but moved with her family to Chicago when she was 10 years old. As an Army spouse, her moves continued taking her family to Ft. Riley, Kansas, Vilseck, Germany, and finally Fort Hood in 2002. They chose to settle in Killeen because, as Ilse says, "This is home!” Her relocation experience as a military spouse and two decades in this area are great assets in finding clients their dream homes. Ilse is active in our community with organizations and activities that honor our military and celebrate the area's rich cultural diversity. When not providing exceptional service to clients, she enjoys outdoor activities like walking, hiking, swimming, and softball. When she’s inside, she enjoys painting, drawing, arts and crafts, listening to music, and watching TV and movies. Ilse is a proud mother of three and grandmother to three amazing grandchildren!

Ben Eseroma

License Number: 645458

Meet Benjamin Eseroma, a dedicated and passionate realtor with a strong commitment to helping military families find their dream homes. Benjamin has been licensed since 2012 and has recently restarted his real estate career during the COVID-19 pandemic. With his prior experience in the military and as a combat engineer for 10 years, he brings a unique perspective to the home buying and selling process. As a veteran who has purchased his own home with a VA loan, Benjamin has first-hand experience with the challenges that military families face when relocating. He specializes in military relocation and has a deep understanding of the unique needs of military families, as well as experience with the use of VA home loans. In addition to his military relocation expertise, Benjamin is also a certified luxury home specialist and seller's representative specialist with NAR. He holds the MRP, SRS, and ALHS designations and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends and best practices. With his extensive knowledge of the Fort Cavasos (formerly known as Fort Hood) area, Benjamin is a true area specialist who can guide his clients through the home buying and selling process with ease. He understands the importance of transitioning to a new duty station and can help his clients navigate the process by providing valuable insights into the local community. Benjamin's motto is "When it moves you, you move in!" and he is dedicated to helping his clients find their dream homes in a way that is both seamless and enjoyable. Whether you are a military family looking to relocate or a luxury home buyer, Benjamin has the expertise and dedication to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Luke Blevins

Realtor, Buyer Specialist


Luke Blevins is a passionate and dedicated real estate professional, who has made it his life's mission to help his clients achieve their dreams of owning a home. With a deep appreciation for the local community, Luke has called Central Texas his home for a majority of his life. Growing up in this area has given Luke a unique perspective on the local real estate market, and has instilled in him a deep respect and love for the people and neighborhoods of the region. After completing his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas, Luke realized that his true calling was in real estate. He recognized the importance of finding a career that allowed him to make a difference in people's lives, and he knew that helping people buy and sell homes was the perfect way to achieve that goal. Luke's "why" is simple - to build impactful relationships with his clients, while guiding them on their real estate journey. For Luke, honesty, integrity, and open communication are not just buzzwords - they are core values that guide everything he does. He believes that by being transparent and trustworthy, he can build lasting relationships with his clients that will continue long after the transaction has closed. Luke knows the value of teamwork, dedication, and hard work - qualities that he brings to every aspect of his real estate practice. Whether he is negotiating a deal or showing a property, Luke always puts his clients first, and works tirelessly to ensure that they achieve their goals. With Luke Blevins as your real estate agent, you can trust that you will have a knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate advocate on your side. His commitment to his clients, his community, and his values make him one of the most sought-after realtors in Central Texas.

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 Cavazos 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. When not helping others buy and sell real estate, Scott is actively searching for and developing his own real estate investments. Since his earliest days as a real estate agent, Scott has been an strong believer in real estate as a path to wealth building. Beyond real estate, Scott is an avid runner, contemporary art collector and occasional race car driver. 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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