Meet the Team
Brenda Wade was born to be a realtor! Her father was a contractor in Pensacola, Florida, and she grew up watching homes be built. She remembers almost every night, family conversations centering around something her dad was working on. A natural gift for sales, and her early life, helped to launch her Real Estate career in 1984. She was the Top Rookie, Top Producer from the very beginning month she entered the business. Along the way, she opened/owned a successful Re/Max office before relocating from Houston to Atlanta and finally Tampa, where she has lived for over 20 years. Her first passion is her family, married to her high school sweetheart, Ronney, son Austin, his bride Brittany, and daughter, Alison.
Austin Wade is a third generation Realtor. He has deep Florida roots, but was born in Texas! Austin has been a licensed agent since his freshman year of college. He was in the first graduating class of Newsome High School and attended USF and Auburn University to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree. He has been a listing agent on The Brenda Wade Team for five years and has had his brokers license since 2016. His wife Brittany is an Assistant Principal at Brandon High School and has lived in the greater Brandon area her entire life. They love all the outdoor activities that the Florida lifestyle offers, and he feels he has found his calling with serving others in Real Estate.
Alison Wade Lankes
Alison Wade was born into the business. As a third generation Realtor, she has grown up understanding the value of owning real estate. She played college volleyball while attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University then chose to transfer and spend her last two years of college at Auburn University. She majored in Marketing and Communications, perfect for running the marketing department for The Brenda Wade Team. Alison lives in South Tampa with her husband D’Marco and son.
D’Marco Lankes is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Coastal Carolina University on an athletic scholarship. After graduating from college, he worked in sales for the University of Georgia, the University of Louisville and the Barclays Center in New York. The Wades were excited when he made the decision to join the team and relocate to Tampa after marrying their daughter, Alison. D’Marco has a decade of marketing and sales experience, which has proven to be so valuable for The Brenda Wade Team. He lives in South Tampa with Alison and their son.
Barb is the Executive Assistant to Brenda. She is focused on all of Brenda’s clients and customers. Barb’s positive attitude and upbeat spirit make her the perfect communicator to our clients as they travel through the process of selling their home. Barb comes to the Brenda Wade Team after a long career in the Education field. She graduated college with a triple major in Education specializing in helping kids that struggle with Learning Disabilities. Barb was the Teacher of the Year at Springhead Elementary in Plant City. Barb’s caring spirit and soft heart is shown through the eight years she spent tutoring at the Bread of Life Mission in Plant City. Barb has also taught 1st grade Sunday school for the past 21 years with her husband, Tom. She has two wonderful children. Austin, who is a graduate of USF in Economics, and works for the PGA married his best friend, Ally; and Tori, who has a strong desire to be a medical missionary in Kenya, is a new nurse at TGH, and recently married a wonderful man, Jesse.
Carolina was born in Miami but has lived in the Tampa area for the past 18 years. Carolina attended the University of Central Florida before she joined the Team as the listing assistant. It didn’t take long for her to advance to Listing Manager and it is Carolina’s sweet voice and spirit that welcomes you as you embark on the journey of selling your home with the Brenda Wade Team. Carolina and Matt are newlyweds, joined in marriage in the fall of 2014! She has the sweetest dogs in the world and she is determined, organized, and motivated! Carolina loves the Brenda Wade Team!
Emily was born and raised in Rhode Island, and relocated to Florida to attend college.After earning her bachelor’s degree in business at Florida Southern College, she decided to remain in the “Sunshine State.” She’s a sports enthusiast and loves the opportunity to attend the various sporting events in the area. Emily works as the Closing Coordinator, making sure all the details are covered to ensure a smooth closing on your home.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Sue attended the London South Bank University majoring in finance. In 1990 she became a Chartered Certified Accountant and for nearly 20 years worked in various finance departments in corporate businesses in London. In 2005, tired of big city life, Sue and her husband, along with their 2 children,decided to relocate to the Tampa area. Finding herself without the necessary paperwork, Sue found herself stuck in the UK while the rest of her family moved to Tampa! While her husband looked for a home for their family, Sue found Brenda online. After talking with Brenda, she realized that Brenda was the realtor for her family and purchased a home sight unseen! In August 2006, nine months after relocating and a chance meeting in Panera Bread, Sue found herself working for the Brenda Wade Team. As Office Manager, Sue has seen a lot of changes. When Sue started, the team had two agents and two admin staff which has now grown to seven agents and six admin staff. Sue loves what she does and considers the team her extended family.
Sondra is a Florida native. She was born in Ft. Lauderdale Florida and moved to Hillsborough County. She graduated from Brandon High School and attended Hillsborough Community College. She has happily worked in the real estate field since 1987 and obtained her Real Estate license in 1992. She has managed office transactions for over 22 years. Excellent care and constant communication with our clients is her top priority! She works diligently as the Closing Manager to ensure a smooth process from start to finish! Sondra has been married for over 30 years, has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She is very patriotic and her husband and son are both US Marines. She loves reading a good book, walking her dogs, going to church, stargazing, aircraft, and relaxing with her family! If you look closely, you may just see her out there on the weekends, cruising around the Florida roads on the back of her husband’s motorcycle!
Tami works hard for the Brenda Wade Team putting up SOLD signs, delivering flyers, adding or removing lock boxes, checking on vacant homes, working in the office and various other things needed to take care of our clients’ homes during the selling process. Tami is originally from Michigan and relocated to sunny Florida in 2001. Tami has a wonderful husband, son, daughter & son-in-law, and she’s the proud grandmother to two beautiful grandchildren!
Born and raised in the popular surf city of Cocoa Beach by proud entrepreneurial parents Karissa is a great addition to the team. Karissa obtained a degree in marketing and worked alongside her family owned business for five years where she learned essential tools that sustain a successful business. She relocated to the Tampa area for an opportunity to be a part of a well-known corporation who focused on innovative marketing and branding techniques. Karissa visits home often to spend time with her loving family and you can catch her four-legged pup Kinslee in the passenger seat! She is a believer of Christ, a huge HGTV buff, and is blessed to be a part of The Brenda Wade Team pursing her lifelong dream of a career in real estate. Karissa is focused on having deep roots here and takes pride in assisting clients. Her desire to help others and upbeat personality easily support her position as Director of Client Care.
Alison is right at home in the Real Estate market.As a Navy wife for the last 17 years, she has experienced all sides of the transaction and knows how to be an asset to any buyer.Alison’s strong work ethic and loyalty are some of her best qualities, and she’ll make your buying needs her #1 priority.Watching the market daily and being in constant communication with local lenders, she will help her buyers make the best decision for their budget.She is a member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and holds the honorable designation of Military Relocation Professional.With contagious enthusiasm, she’ll help you find that next home for your family.Alison is married to her high school sweet heart who is an active duty Naval Aviator. In her spare time, Alison enjoys watching her three beautiful daughters dance and play soccer. She loves all things related to Florida State Football.
A true Floridian, Amy was born in raised in sunny South Florida. After working as an office manager in the medical field for 16 years, she decided to pursue her dream to be a Realtor. She found that the same hard work and dedication translated to the real estate field and found that she has a real talent for helping buyers find their dream home. Amy resides in FishHawk with her husband Danny and daughter Evyn. She loves spending time with family, relaxing by the pool and taking family bike rides.
Debbie loves pursuing her lifelong dream of a real estate career! Her passion is meeting people and finding the best way to meet their needs of purchasing a home. Every aspect of the process is exciting to her. Debbie has lived in the area for 20 years and the knowledge gained from that experience is very helpful to her buyers. Debbie is a member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Debbie is married to her high school sweetheart, Kevin, and has 2 children. Ryan is pursuing his MBA at Darden/UVA and Aimee is married to Nick and has the most beautiful daughter, Cate. They live in Kentucky as Nick finishes his seminary degree and Aimee teaches elementary education. Debbie loves traveling, concerts, and spending time with her friends. She also loves Jesus! She couldn’t do this without Him!
The United States Air Force brought the Molenaar family to Florida in 1996. Pamela has been all over the United States and Europe but loves sunny Florida the best which is why they settled here after her husband retired from the military. After 15 years in the accounting field, Pamela started her career in Real Estate in 2003 when she went to work for local home builder, Sunrise Homes, where she discovered her passion for real estate. Pamela joined the Brenda Wade Team in March 2005 as Brenda’s first buyer’s specialist and puts the experience and knowledge of the building process to good use when working with buyers who want to build new. Of course she loves working with buyers of all kinds – new and re-sales! She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. Pamela is also a Military Housing Ambassador for the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors at MacDill AFB where she volunteers to help military personnel relocating to the area with her extensive knowledge of the greater Tampa Bay area and of course her own military relocation experiences. She draws on her education and training in Business Administration, Accounting and Buyer Specialization to bring all the details together for her buyers. Pamela and her husband of 29 years have 3 wonderful children: one in college, one in high school and one in preschool! In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, volunteering or just hanging out with the family by the pool.
Susan has been a licensed realtor for 12 years. Her background in communications gives her insight and imaginative thinking as she works with her buyers to help them find the perfect home to meet their needs, fit their budget, and become a home for their family. Her commitment and experience bring a level of service that her buyers love and appreciate. Susan is married and has three wonderful children.