Our Agents

Beth Ferester

_DSC3335A true entrepreneur with tenacity and unbeatable drive, Beth Ferester has remained at the top of the competitive and challenging world of real estate throughout the 35 years she has been in the business, always striving to build on the success she has already achieved. The Ferester name has become synonymous with quality service and professionalism, and Beth has spent her career devoted to her clients, whom she credits for her success through their continued loyalty and enthusiastic referrals. Beth has been featured as one of the Houston Business Journal’s top ten individual Realtors in Houston for the past 15 years, ahead of more than 25,000 other Realtors.


Somer Padilla

SomerPadillaSomer joined The Ferester Team in 2012. She brings strong credentials to the team as an entrepreneur, published photographer, graphic designer, and marketing specialist. These specialties along with a solid background in sales management make her an amazing asset as an agent with the team. She has a superb understanding of people and a keen insight into the real estate market both in The Woodlands and North Houston. We are thrilled to have Somer at Beth Ferester & Company.


Pamela Franks

PamFranksWith many years of both professional and personal experience in buying and selling homes, my expertise is negotiating your BEST contract. Prior to becoming a real estate agent I was an experienced principal labor negotiator. I specialize in Relocation. My family has relocated 5 times in 17 years and I understand the needs and concerns of families moving to The Woodlands. My strong service approach is to invest my time, knowledge and skills. Let me help you find your perfect home!


Carlotta Morris

Carlotta“I love this business! To me it is about listening and finding the best solution……..whether buying a new home or selling an existing home my focus is on providing you with the best service and communication available.”

Carlotta began her career in real estate in Austin, Tx in the early ’80s. While juggling children, she sold land and ranches in the hill country. As the children grew and more time was available, she turned toward residential and finding homes for families.

After moving to The Woodlands in the early ’90s she continued helping families with their real estate needs. Her strengths include communication from beginning to beyond the sale and negotiating the best result for her clients. “ I am passionate about my career, my clients and positive outcomes!


Carolyn Swan

CarolynSwanCarolyn joined the team after graduating from Texas State University, with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Born in the United Kingdom, she moved to The Woodlands in 2002. As a resident of The Woodlands for over 10 years, she has witnessed the amazing growth in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Having lived overseas and traveled extensively throughout her life, Carolyn takes pride in being educated in many world cultures. Her greatest strengths are her hard work, outgoing personality, and not stopping till her clients are satisfied. Any client demand or need, Customer Service is her highest priority. Carolyn’s goal is to make moving as simple and pleasant as possible.


Josey Varacalli

JoseyVaracalli Josey joined The Ferester team in 2011. She brings the team a proven track record and strong business acumen from years of service with the Bank of Canada, and corporate sales for a major European airline. Having relocated several times she understands what families on the move need. Most importantly through the use of the latest in cloud based tools, and her knowledge of the local community she develops solid strategies to meet all her clients real estate needs. Josey is trilingual speaking French, Italian, English, and has made Houston and The Woodlands home for the past 12 years.


Alisa Parsons

dg7a6103-2Alisa Parsons has been a resident of the Houston area since 1980, moving to South Montgomery County in 1995. She has seen the community more than double in size in population and understands the climate of change in The Woodlands and the surrounding areas. Having been a business owner providing services in the legal field for 20 years, Alisa brings with that experience extensive attention to detail. Alisa believes in the Golden Rule and treats her clients with unparalleled personal service. She understands buying and/or selling a home is a stressful and emotional process and partners with her clients in an effort to make the process as seamless as possible.


Donna Ellis

businesscard-3.5inx2in-h-frontDonna began her real estate career in 1991 and after a short time joined Ferester & Company, a prestigious team in the FM 1960 and The Woodlands areas, which eventually was acquired by Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. After 20 years of being with Coldwell Banker, she has returned home to be a part of The Beth Ferester & Co. team. She uses her teaching background to properly inform her clients and coach them in the buying and selling process. As the President of CBU Steve Barnes once stated,” Donna embodies everything that we strive to be for the consumer, and does it with grace, intelligence and care.” Her client, Jason Simmons with Shell Oil described her by saying, “Donna stands out from the rest due to her professionalism, work ethic and no-nonsense approach.” Her hard work is rewarded with constant personal referrals from her clients, which is the highest form of a compliment that an agent can receive. Donna holds professional, educational and experience designations ranging from ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative, to CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, which is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents.


Marianne Cowan

marianne3Marianne is an enthusiastic and vibrant realtor. As a former teacher, she truly enjoys educating her clients and assisting them in reaching the most optimal result whether relocating, purchasing, or selling. She has been a partner in a small business for 10 years and understands the tenacity and energy necessary for success. Utilizing her skills on your behalf, she will provide you with an extremely professional experience. On a more personal level, Marianne has dedicated a significant amount of her time to volunteering at the executive level for charitable organizations that support local symphony leagues and fine arts programs in our community. With a goal orientated personality and an optimistic attitude, let Marianne be your advocate.


Jade Hearn

Jade started her real estate career in 2001, selling new homes for a local builder. She had a successful career in new homes before joining an award winning team at Remax for eight years. Jade was the marketing director for the team focusing on selling the team’s large inventory of homes.

Adding to her knowledge of marketing homes, Jade and her long-time friend started a staging company to prepare homes for the market, making faster and higher dollar sales for the team.

Joining the elite team at Beth Ferester & Company, Jade continues her staging and marketing while also offering her “eye for the values of homes” to buyers. Raising two boys and being involved in their schools and sports activities, Jade understands family needs. Her unique combination of skills, makes Jade Hearn an outstanding choice for both buyers and sellers.


Louise Blanchard

For Louise Blanchard, real estate is a natural fit. Before becoming a Realtor, she was a practicing attorney for almost a decade. As a Realtor, she is able to combine her communications skills, contract training and negotiating savvy with her love of helping people. Providing a high level of service and understanding to help families find their most important investment, their new home.

Louise has a deep concern for the needs of her clients and prides herself in being able to facilitate the real estate process and create solutions where other people may see problems. Very detail-and goal-oriented, Louise’s experience has taught her to recognize and meet her clients’ needs and desires and to understand and quickly analyze shifting markets and environments.

Louise is active in The Woodlands community where she and her family, live, work and play. And, as the mother of two young girls, Louise brings the bonus of first-hand knowledge of schools, family- friendly areas and family activities in The Woodlands.


Kristin Tidwell

Kristin Tidwell started her career in Real Estate in January 2014, and joined Beth’s team in December 2016. She has always been in the service industry and loves meeting and working with new people.

Kristin specializes in getting homes ready to be put on the market by working with potential clients to maximize the selling features of their home to get the best price.

Being a resident of North Montgomery county for the past 10+ years she is very knowledgeable of the area and market trends.

“I feel like my strongest quality is serving others and in real estate I am able to help my clients transition into a new phase of life whether it is buying a first home, a dream home or second home.”



Melissa King

After relocating to Bucks County, Pennsylvania for 10 years a spark ignited Melissa King’s interest in the journey of relocating and the real estate profession. Thrilled to call the Houston area home again, Melissa King brings a strategic yet personal approach to the home buying and selling process. Drawing from years of experience as a change management consultant in the tech industry, Melissa has built a reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer service coupled with her proven ability to be detailed oriented and helpful to everyone who works with her. As a native Houstonian, Melissa has extensive knowledge of the Greater Houston area and loves calling The Woodlands home.

Melissa graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and went to Bellaire High School. In her free time, Melissa enjoys volunteering at her sons’ school and can be seen assisting in many areas of the community. She is especially proud of the work she does with her therapy dog, Gracie. They bring smiles and comfort to children in Conroe ISD and other elementary schools and hospitals in the area.


Susan Wellborn

Susan and her family have called The Woodlands home since the fall of 2000. Susan has enjoyed great success in her real estate career starting as rookie of the year in 2002, to achieving top 25 in Houston for individual agent in 2007, and she consistently finished in top 25 for sales volume at her previous large office broker.

Susan is thrilled to be joining Beth Ferester & Co. having known Beth and Bob Ferester for many years and recognizing their expertise, professionalism and strong work ethic, she feels like she’s “come home” to the perfect setting for continued real estate success and also personal enjoyment.

Susan credits her achievements in real estate with her passion for helping people as well as strong communication, marketing and negotiation skills. Prior to real estate Susan practiced as a licensed Physical Therapist in a variety of hospital and outpatient settings. In this capacity she honed her listening skills along with developing patience and finesse at handling difficult interactions and challenging situations.

Having moved to many states with her family over the years, Susan can empathize with her relocation clients as they make a major move either in or out of the Houston market. She has extensive relocation experience dealing with both buying and selling clients that have a third party relocation company.

On a personal level, Susan enjoys cooking healthy meals, working out, swimming with the Masters Swim Team, reading and travel.


Jordan Marie Schilleci


Jordan Schilleci joined Beth Ferester & Company mid 2017, and while she might be one of the youngest on the team, she packs a lot of vibrato by offering a fresh approach to real estate, with old fashioned customer service. She is a native to Houston and loves calling Spring and The Woodlands home.

Jordan isn’t your average Realtor®. She went to college for Web Design & Interactive Media and obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in that degree field. She loves technology and educating herself on the best practices for buying and selling a home.

When it comes to working with a seller, Jordan recognizes how important marketing is when it comes to selling a home. She has an extensive marketing plan not only to make the home more appealing, but also to make it sell faster.

Just as much as she loves working with sellers, she is no stranger to assisting a buyer in finding their dream home. Jordan gives every client above and beyond attention, so that they feel like they are the only client she is working with. She has great organization and communication skills, always exceeding her clients’ expectations.

When not working, she loves spending time with her family of 8, hiking, bicycling, reading, writing, learning, shopping, touring homes, fundraising, making new friends, meeting the neighbors, and checking the mail. She is most proud of founding Project Giving Back, and strives to give back to others and the community. Her website is http://rewithjo.com.