Billy grew up in and around the real-estate business. As a teen, he was working with Enola on website and internet marketing for properties. This experience sparked an interest in internet marketing, graphic design, and photography. He began using Adobe Photoshop at age 14. Billy has since further merged his interest in photography with the real-estate business, he prides himself on the use of high-end equipment and editing methodology for customers.
He is most interested in unique and difficult-to-market properties, he enjoys developing a plan of action to market towards prospective buyers. Previous projects include the sale of a large parcel of privately owned land on the Santa Fe River with a 2nd magnitude fresh water spring and the sale of a motocross track that went viral with 250+ people viewing its website at one time. Billy believes that his experience in real-estate and a long background in internet marketing adds unique value to his office and differentiates it from competitors.
He was born in Miami, FL. His mother and father moved to rural Live Oak, FL, after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The family became full time residents of Suwannee County in 1994. They made the move for the small town rural appeal. Suwannee County and North Florida in general drew their interest. Billy has traveled many parts of the United States, and still loves North Florida for its rural culture and beautiful countryside. He is a 4th generation Floridian.
In the local community, he served as a board member and Vice President of Friends of Heritage Park & Gardens, a local non-profit organization. He also served as a director for the North Florida Multiple Listing Service in early 2015 and was elected as Secretary/Vice President. In 2014, he participated in the planning and implementation of the civil war reenactment “Raid on the Suwannee” that received funding from the Live Oak Community Redevelopment Agency and also the Suwannee County Tourist Development Council. He is the 2018 President of the Lake City Board of Realtors, the local trade association.
He has shared his expertise in choosing property on Jack Spirko’s “The Survival Podcast” an internet broadcast with over 50,000 listeners that discusses rural and independent living.
Some of his other interests include the outdoors- he is an NRA Life member, and a collector of Curio & Relic firearms. Off-roading, motorcycles, personal watercraft, the area springs and rivers, welding and metal fabrication as well as photography.
Originally from the Homestead/Miami area of South Florida, Enola grew up in South Florida as a farm girl, spending some school years in the Mountains of North Carolina. Enola has had many jobs and Life experiences that have made her into the Loving, hard working and dedicated person she is.
At a young age with her love for people she became a tour guide. Enola also worked in the heavy equipment field operating bull dozers, trenchers, loaders and tandem dump trucks while preparing agriculture land for the Farmers in the Homestead area.
After marriage and a child Enola became a Shaklee Supervisor, She coordinated the Display at several of the Shaklee conventions, and was a guest speaker and Home schooled her son. Living in the Big Cypress Preserve she became an avid Everglades enthusiast and could often be found on her air-boat or 3 wheeler ATV during the weekends.
The family moved to Live Oak in 1994 after Hurricane Andrew tore through the southern part of the state.
Enola started doing real-estate in 1998 and Joined the United Country family in 2015.
Enola Says; “During the last 17 years I’ve lived in Live Oak and during my Real-Estate profession I’ve met so many wonderful people who are searching for the same peace inside I was.”
We would like to welcome Kelly Brown to our team of Realtor Associates at United Country-Lands of North Florida Realty, Inc. Kelly has 22 years of sales experience and a great willingness to help you find the perfect home or piece of land here in our beautiful region of North Florida.
Kelly has purchased a home in Live Oak and made our fair city her permanent residence. She is looking forward to becoming an active member of the community and volunteering with many organizations and local businesses to encourage growth in Live Oak.
She is originally from Georgia, but has spent most of her adult life in South Florida, where she raised her two daughters. She stated she finds the area to suit her well as she is a small town girl herself. Live Oak reminds her of the country upbringing with which she raised her daughters. She instilled the wholesome country life in them on a 4200 acre ranch in LaBelle, Florida. Her girls were raised riding four wheelers and horses. Kelly spent her weekends enjoying air-boat rides on Lake Okeechobee and fishing. “There is nothing like catching a 13 pound large-mouth bass standing knee deep in water”, she stated. Fishing is one of her many passions.
She spent a great many years in newspaper and radio advertising. Her extensive marketing experience is sure to help you sell your home or negotiate an awesome price on your dream house. Her passion is specializing in residential homes, but will search out that perfect home-site for you as well.
We encourage you to stop by our office and meet Kelly, or give her a call and let her put her expertise in motion and find the right real estate property for you!
Joan Holmes-Radford was born (according to her Mother) on the coldest night of the entire year on February 15th. This happened minutes after midnight of the 14th, so she was always the valentine. Her father was a rancher and quite the cowboy, so she grew up on horseback with a little barrel racing in her background.
Joan attended Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Florida where she served two years as FFA chapter sweetheart for the Suwannee Chapter. She was runner-up to Miss Suwannee and chosen by the University of Florida football team to be featured in the class yearbook for the year.
After having spent two years at (then) North Florida Junior College (Now known as North Florida Community College) where she played saxophone in the school dance band and sang in the chorus (Sentinels), Joan went onto the Florida State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. In later years, she got a Master’s of Science and Technology on line from Nova University.
Upon graduation from Florida State, Joan married and had 4 children and taught school in Live Oak, Florida for the next 34 years. She retired in 1999. However, she got her real estate license that same year! During those last few years in the Suwannee County School system, divorced now, she was remarried to the late Jimmy Adams of Valdosta, GA and commuted.
The following two years found Joan in Pensacola, FL working in Real Estate at Palm Realty. While there, she served on the grievance committee for the local board of Realtors association.
It came time to return home to children and grandchildren. While continuing to work in real estate she also served as a reading coach in nearby White Springs, FL.
Presently, Joan does real estate full time while taking out some evenings for karaoke. She also sings in the Woman’s Club chorus and church choir, she loves to sing!
Katie launched her career in Smyrna, Georgia, where she represented taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service as an enrolled agent. She continued her career in the financial industry after relocating to Southwest Florida, where she worked as an accounting assistant with a local bank, and served as a Tax Preparer and Office Administrator for a local CPA office. Aside from her experienced background as a tax professional, Katie worked at an Animal Rescue for two years, where she organized large events, coordinated volunteers, and was recognized by the community for her contributions. Throughout her life, Katie has actively volunteered in schools and other activities associated with her three children, now grown.
Katie’s career in the south was a long move from the small town in rural Minnesota where she grew up. After moving 27 times, including buying 5 homes and selling 4, Katie chose to become a Realtor. With her knowledge and experience as a consumer, she truly understands the highs and lows of buying and selling properties, as well as moving both long distances and across town. Katie is always prepared to rise to a new challenge.
Even with Katie being relatively new to real estate sales, she is well accustomed to developing meaningful relationships with her clients and supporting the community. At home, Katie loves cheering on the Green Bay Packers, solving puzzles, playing with her kittens, and working in the garden. Katie is married to her best friend, Mr. Todd Ernest. Her family moved to Live Oak, FL in 2015 after Todd was offered an excellent opportunity for employment with Lafayette State Bank. Katie loves the Live Oak community, as it reminds her of her first home in Fairmont, MN.
Katie is now a full-time Realtor with United Country – Lands of North Florida Realty, Inc. and is delighted to help you find the real estate property you’ve been waiting for.
Candice Jones Land is a fourth generation Suwannee County resident. She graduated from Suwannee High school and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Saint Leo University in Gainesville. Candice returned to Live Oak after college and has been an elementary/ESE teacher for 16 years. She is married to Leon Land and they have two children.
On weekends, Candice enjoys spending time with the family; boating on the Suwannee River, salt water fishing and scalloping in nearby Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach, paddle boarding, UTV riding and watching her boys play sports. Other interests include reading and spending summers in the Florida Keys.
Candice has an interest in marketing properties using technology and internet resources. Through her use of technology to market properties, she is able to expose new listings to over 2,500 or more people in the first 24 hours! Whether you’re buying or selling Candice is ready to assist you!
Originally from Pennsylvania, Andrew “Andy” Frenock has been a resident of Florida since 1967. Andy began his working career operating heavy equipment, driving trucks and operating a concrete batch plant. From there he went driving cross country and has been to all the lower 48 states, and Alaska.
He later settled down from that to live in SW Florida and became a state certified Firefighter. Attending night school, he obtained an AS degree in Fire Science and along the way became certified as a Fire Officer, Instructor, Inspector and Level A Hazmat Technician and instructor. He also taught Fire Tactics and Company Officer (the individual in charge of a fire crew) at a community college. During this time he was also on the city zoning board and assistant director of the local BLS ambulance service. As an instructor he certified volunteer firefighters, taught First Aid and CPR, and certified other instructors as CPR instructors.
Moving in 1997 to North central Florida he drove tanker trucks for a while, then was hired back into the fire service and retired as Fire Chief. From there he went on to work as a Safety Manager in a corporate environment, wrote the safety manual and operating parameters for high risk jobs, achieved an Advanced Safety Certificate and was instrumental in getting an ISO 18000 safety rating for that company.
Becoming a mortgage broker in the Live Oak area for a period of time, he assisted people in refinances as well as purchases. He also operated a small fleet of five over the road trucks for several years, being a driver again himself. Tired of being gone all the time, he began doing mechanic work then partnered in a local tire shop.
Andy has many interests. Most outdoor activities, boating, hunting, fishing, hiking and camping are all included. Jack of all trades would aptly describe him as he can work with wood building about anything, cabinets, flooring, roofing, along with electrical and plumbing. High performance cars, motorcycles, fabricating parts by welding and a metal lathe are all part of his endeavors. Married, with an adopted three year old keeps him busy.
Through all of this he always had an interest in real estate, having bought and sold many residences and recreational land tracts personally. Helping people and being service oriented has been a theme throughout his multi-faceted career. With his diverse experience and the expertise of the real estate office, the goal of meeting the needs of our clients, buyers and sellers alike, is his main objective.
Sylvia Newell came to the United States in 1986 from England on a business visa with her husband and two young children. In the early years they started out owning and operating a fast food restaurant on Gulf Boulevard in St. Petersburg, FL. It was hard work and a big adjustment for the family but she credits it as the best decision ever made for her and her family. In 1987 they moved to Live Oak after seeing a piece of land advertised in a free newspaper. Suwannee County reminded Syliva of home in England with its fields and farms and countryside. It was a dream come true to own 12 acres of land, unheard of where she was from!
Sylvia was a stay at home mum for 16 years, all her children attended Suwannee County schools and then later all went on to college and graduated with degrees from FSU, UF and Emory Riddell. In Sylvia’s opinion – the schools are some of the best in the area. She later went to school for X-ray tech and also worked at the Florida Department of Transportation for a year. She then decided to go into real estate and obtained her license in 2003. She also served on the Suwannee County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment for 3 years.
One of the most rewarding sales she had was when she sold an old church to a group from Miami who bought the church to utilize as a retreat for young people, She was even asked to sing at the grand opening! Poultry farms are another favorite of hers and although complex are very interesting and rewarding. In her leisure time she loves to read and loves cooking, as well as sing in the choir and occasionally do a solo at her church in Live Oak
Since starting her career in real estate, she has been helping customers buy and sell residential real estate, timberland, poultry farms, and vacant land. She looks forward to being able to help you as well!