Our Agents

Beth Ferester

A 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

Somer 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.

Carlotta Morris

“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

Carolyn 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

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

Alisa 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

Donna 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.

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.

Beatriz Manchado

“Your home is your comfort zone, your life and the place where you will build some of your best family moments. I like to think that somehow I contribute in building those nice memories.”

Beatriz is an entrepreneur and mother of three. Fluent in English & Spanish, with a degree in Economics, her experience in International Business is unparalleled and her focus on customer service has provided her with an advantage to anyone looking to sell or relocate.

She knows that communication is vital and listening to her clients is the key to her success. Selling or finding the perfect home can take time and she is willing to take as much time as necessary to make sure her clients are 100% satisfied with the process. “I can’t wait to meet you!”

Courtney Ferester O’Grady

Courtney Ferester O’Grady graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Masters Degree in Professional Accounting. Sharing her mother’s love of Real Estate, she also became a licensed real estate agent in the early 1990’s so she could join Ferester and Company Realtors during her breaks from college.

Courtney worked for several years as a CPA with Ernst & Young and later with Baker Hughes before meeting her husband John on an overseas audit. John’s job with Shell Oil took them to Aberdeen, Scotland where they spend the next twenty years raising their three children – Spencer, JP and Kayleigh.

Courtney and her family moved back ‘home’ to Houston / The Woodlands in 2017 to once again join the family business, Beth Ferester & Company. They are enjoying everything that The Woodlands has to offer and Kayleigh is loving her first year at The John Cooper School.

Real Estate has long been a part of Courtney’s life. She has helped her family in the business from the time she was a teenager. While overseas, she had the opportunity to participate in the development of a variety of properties, giving her a first-hand insight into the possibilities that real estate offers both as a personal asset and as an investment.

Courtney’s collective experience in real estate, accounting and property development combine to make her a highly valued asset to Beth Ferester & Company.

Lupita Padilla

Lupita Padilla has been a long-time resident of The Woodlands and an experienced real estate agent for many years. Lupita and her family love The Woodlands where she enjoys helping many families find the perfect home here. At the same time, Lupita sells in other parts of Houston and has represented several new home builders where she obtained her extensive knowledge to assist new home buyers through the process.

Lupita is a true “people person” and takes great pride in getting to know her buyers and sellers and giving them the ultimate in quality service. In addition to her real estate expertise, she is bilingual, fluent in Spanish along with English.

To quote Lupita, “If you are interested in finding a home in Houston, The Woodlands, or surrounding areas, please feel free to contact me any time.”

Lisa Hoogenboom

Lisa graduated from Purdue University with nursing and psychology degrees and enjoyed a long career as an RN in critical care, OR and recovery. Her previous career has carried over into her real estate career as someone who cares about her clients and is detail oriented.

Lisa has had extensive experience relocating around the country ten times with her husband Bob during their married life. They have two children and one grandchild and have lived in The Woodlands for many years, participating in charity and social activities, and building long time contacts and friends in all fields of business focussed on Houston and surrounding areas.

Having her license for several years, Lisa began her real estate career in Oregon before moving back to The Woodlands. Her clients rave about her high quality service and attention to details which shows in every transaction and is driven by her desire to help others and listen to their needs in both buying and selling.

Sandy Sturrock

Sandy is a native Houstonian and has lived in several Woodlands neighborhoods over the years, currently in Grogans Forest. She has also lived in the Heights and Lake Conroe, giving her a well -rounded knowledge of assisting buyers and sellers in these various areas.

Originally, Sandy worked in corporate America for 27+ years, where she was responsible for global marketing communications leading to her extensive knowledge of marketing. Managing a staff of 60 in her job along with multiple contractors and vendors, gave her experience in multi-tasking and understanding deadlines.

Once she left the corporate career, she designed, built, decorated and opened an Inn and restaurant on an island in Maine, while building her own home there. Both the Inn and the home were featured in several magazines including Better Homes and Gardens.

Deciding to sell the inn and her home on the island, Sandy returned to The Woodlands and launched her successful real estate career in 2011, moving to Beth Ferester & Company in 2018. She still maintains a home in Maine, but focuses on her real estate career. Whether buying or selling, Sandy knows the area and can assist you in finding or selling that perfect place called home.

Ashiana R Wong

Ashiana R Wong brings to the Ferester office a vast knowledge of international experience and travel. Ashiana’s speaks three languages including Dutch. Her multicultural background and previous international travels and residencies has led her to be accustomed to diverse cultures and allows her help clients relocate with ease. She displays a high level of responsiveness and professionalism when dealing with any situation. Ashiana showcases principles of empathy and understanding to help better relate to her clients with her down-to-earth personality. Dedicated to listening intently, she successfully matches individuals and families with the properties, buildings and neighborhoods that best suit their needs. She has a strong corporate background in project management which also helps her clients get to the closing table smoothly and efficiently.

Darlene Bonniwell

Darlene began her real estate career of over 35 years in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She graduated from the Ohio State University with degrees in English and Psychology. Before discovered her true passion for real estate, she was a high school English teach. She has four grown children and 2 grandsons.

Darlene sold new construction and preowned homes in Cleveland for 14 years before a corporate relocation move with Shell Oil brought her family to The Woodlands, which she has proudly worked and called home since 1991. She is an expert on the local market. She listens carefully to her clients wishes and uses her years of real estate experience and extensive business network to help her clients not only find their perfect house but also feel at home in their new community.

She is a past president of FIABCI (The International Real Estate Federation) Houston Council, a Leadership Montgomery County Alumnae, a Corporate Relocation Specialist, a Platinum Luxury Home Specialist and has expertise in working with estates.

Brianna Masterson

Brianna’s number one priority is to provide superior service to her clients. Whether buying or selling, she aims to seamlessly guide clients through real estate transactions while ultimately achieving their real estate dreams. Having lived in the Heights, Pearland, Conroe and now The Woodlands, she has first-hand knowledge of multiple markets in the Greater Houston Area.

As a second-generation REALTOR®, the transition from her corporate role in Healthcare and Compliance & Ethics to real estate came naturally. She bought her first multi-family unit at the age of 19 and that property proudly paid her complete undergraduate education. Brianna continued buying, managing, and selling investment and personal properties of her own; and decided to use her knowledge to help others do the same. She is thrilled to join Beth Ferester & Company to continue her pursuit of excellence for her clients.

Brianna graduated from Texas A&M University and received an MBA from Amberton University. She and her husband, Joe, have two young girls, and can often be found participating in the numerous activities accessible in our lively community. As an active member of service and volunteer organizations, she truly cares for and supports her local community.

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