Meet Your Climer School Team

Andy Brown, Head Instructor, is the developer of the PASS F.A.S.T.™ System for teaching Adult Learners
Andy Brown
Education Director, Partner
Andy Brown is the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) 2019 National Real Estate Educator of the Year, is a REEA Certified 'Gold Standard' Instructor (GSI), and is a Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) Candidate. He regularly delivers Instructor Development Workshops for Real Estate Instructors around the country. Andy has 25 years experience in the central Florida Real Estate community as a Realtor®, a Real Estate Brokera Licensed Mortgage Broker, and a Licensed Title Agent. He has been teaching Adults and Professionals for over 35 years and is certified in Adult Learning Theory and Systematic Learning as well as being a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer.  He is highly trained in Sales Communications using Subliminal Influence and Persuasion Skills. Andy is also a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) in Toastmasters International and a Master Storyteller. Many believe that Andy Brown is the Best Real Estate Instructor in Florida. You are going to love and appreciate his unique and engaging style.
Pam Matera
Director of Operations, Partner





Pam has over thirty years of experience in managing, sales training and operations.  As a nationally recognized executive she has successfully increased sales and expanded companies. Her degree is in Finance from Trinity University and has also completed training at Wharton School of Management, Dale Carnegie, Southern Institute of NLP, and Ammebal & Haliday Leasing School. 

Pam was Partner/Vice President of Leasing in Delta Business Systems which became IKON.  She continued her career in equipment leasing with GE Capital and HP Financial Services before becoming co-owner of the Climer School.

Associations include Rotary and ORRA.

Pam is also a Florida Real Estate Instructor and a Broker with the Bratera Group, LLC.




Pam Matera, Business Operations Manager, Co-Owner of The Climer School of Real Estate, creates a powerful family culture.
Bill Christen
Head Instructor

Bill was raised in real estate, he helped his dad measure houses for appraisals and did office chores.  He started as a state correctional officer then a police officer.  Entering in real estate in 2000 as an Appraiser, in 2007 he got his sales associate license.  Currently he is a Real Estate Broker, Certified Residential Appraiser, Licensed Home Inspector and Licensed Real Estate School Instructor.  

In addition to teaching, he has authored books about real estate and Continuing Education Courses for the state of Florida.  Bill is on the Florida Realtors Faculty and Education Subcommittee. 

Barb Stone
Senior Instructor

Barb Stone is a Residential Broker Associate and Compliance Coordinator with Keller Williams Heritage Real Estate, LLC. Licensed since 2007 she mentors and coaches agents in residential sales and growing their business as an entrepreneur. She designed and taught a comprehensive, hands-on "survival course" for new agents to fill the existing gaps in learning the business.  In 2013 Barb received the Top Mentor Award for Florida from her previous employer, EXIT Realty. She is a Certified Distressed Property Expert CDPE® and Accredited Buyer's Representative ABR®, as well as REO Specialist designation. 

Since 2014, Barb Stone is proof that the Climer School of Real Estate has the Best Real Estate Instructors in Central Florida.

Barb Stone brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is our Senior Instructor and teaches the night and evening real estate class.
Mike McGraw
Mike McGraw is the current Secretary of the Florida REALTORS® and is a past president of ORRA.

He has been a Realtor since 1997. Mike is the Treasurer for the Florida Realtors Board of Directors and was 2018-2019 President of Mid-Florida Regional MLS.  He was 2011 Chairman of the board for ORRA, 2012 District VP of Florida Realtors.  He has been on the Board of Directors at Florida Realtors, National Association of Realtors, the Coalition for Property Rights, the Florida Real Estate Foundation and Silent Angels.  Mike is highly involved as an advocate for Realtors and its industry. 

Currently he is a Broker Associate at ReMax Town & Country Realty partnered with Kathleen Gallagher McIver at the MGM Team.

Jose Gabriel Rodriguez
Senior Instructor
Jose Gabriel Rodriguez is one of the Best and most experienced Real Estate Instructors and teaches our spanish real estate class.

With over 15 years in real estate, Jose has worked as a sales associate, owner-manager of a brokerage of 90+ agents and a real estate instructor. Jose has obtained the CRS®, GRI®, e-Pro® designations, is Microsoft Office certified and holds a Community Association Manager's license, in addition to his BA in Management Information Systems.

Jose is bilingual and teaches classes with a combination of real estate knowledge, real world experience and sense of humor that provides students with a relaxed yet informative and entertaining learning environment.

Tricia Houseman
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Tricia Houseman has knowledge, drive and enthusiasm for a standard of excellence in professional real estate development and business.

Tricia has been in the Real Estate Industry for over a decade as well as being a Licensed Instructor. The real world experience that she brings her students, especially in the areas of Commercial Real Estate and Business Brokerage are second to none. 

It is understandable why her students love her teaching style.

Alan Chapman


Alan's entire successful career has been in real estate and mortgage industry.   He was the National Sales Director of The Nehemiah Program, a 501(c)3 non profit organizations that assisted tens of thousands of first-time home buyers with down payment assistance for home ownership.

Alan's exceptional role as an international sales and motivational speaker/instructor led to being a consultant for many of HGTV's real estate celebrities. He has created sales training systems for mortgage professional, real estate investors and real estate agents.

Alan embraces every day!

Priti Mahalanobis
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Priti earned her B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Arizona in 1990, graduating with honors and summa cum laude. She went on to complete the M.A.E. (Masters of Applied Economics) from UCF in 1993. Since then, she has been both entrepreneur and teacher. Priti has enjoyed being a real estate investor, and decided to make a career as a professional Realtor. As an agent who's lived in the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. She gives particular attention to detail and takes pride in helping students achieve their goals.  Priti also holds a Florida license in life insurance, annuities and health insurance.

Zahide Wallace

Zahide began in real estate for Pritzker Realty Group in 2001. Her ventures range from assisting a major real estate investment company to re-brand their communities in 13 states, to working with an Architectural Review Committee in one of Orlando's largest neighborhoods. In 2010, she began assisting customers with residential sales and then became Director of Agent Training in 2016. She now is the Managing Partner, Coach and Business Strategist for Keller Williams Advantage in Oviedo.  As well as being a real estate instructor, she is a Coach for Lifework Leadership. 

Jorge Schlaefli
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Jorge is a seasoned Loan Officer and Real Estate Broker who has been in the Real Estate Industry and the Education sphere for over 20 years. He as a degree in Computer Engineering from UCF as well as studying Business Administration and Management. 

Jorge has not only been teaching Real Estate professionals for over 15 years, he is an Instructor for the US Army's Special Forces. He is passionate about helping people, whether it is in choosing the right home for them or starting in a new career in real estate.  

Tina Haven
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Tina Haven's real estate experience includes using her knowledge, sales, and brokers license to help buyers, sellers, and investors. Tina also has experience as a custom home builder and real estate investor with experience in both rentals and flipping properties. Currently, Tina is the Executive Assistant on the Tania Matthews Team allowing her the opportunity to help others using her knowledge as well as her love to teach.

Aaron Ludin is one of the Best Marketers and Instructors in Florida. Aaron's Orlando Branding Agency runs the Orlando Top 500 REALTORS Group
Aaron Ludin
Adjunct Instructor

Aaron is the founder of Orlando Branding Agency. Graduated the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing & a Master's Certification in Sales Management.

Aaron speaks all across the country to various agents, entrepreneurs, & sales people delivering over  1000 messages on sales, marketing, branding.

His new book , Client Retention: How to Magnetically Attract & Systematically Keep Customers For Life is scheduled to be released  next year .


Farid Rad is one of the Best Commercial Real Estate Agents and Instructors in Florida with 30 years' experience
Farid Rad
Adjunct Instructor

Farid Rad has over 30 years in the Commercial Real Estate Sales sector with Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokerage, Marcus and Millicamp, and is currently Managing Director for Keller Williams Commercial in central Florida.  Farid provides advisory services in Acquisitions and Dispositions of Commercial Real Estate specializing in office, land and industrial properties throughout the US since 1988.  


Farid can be reached at and 407-920-1047.

Ted Bogart is the creator and producer of the popular Ted Show and is very knowledgeable at networking
Ted Bogert
Adjunct Instructor

Ted Bogert – Owner/Producer of Insurance, Mortgage and Consulting Associates Group and Ted from “The Ted Show”, Ted Bogert brings a high-tempo energy to the City Beautiful. Accomplished, innovation-driven professional with expertise in corporate business development and planning in progressive roles ranging from COO to long term sales strategist.


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George Philbeck 
Adjunct Instructor

George's first full year in real estate he sold 26 homes. In 2002, he worked for the top real estate agent on the east side of Orlando to learn the trade, then moved out on his own with Keller Williams Advantage in 2003.  In his 15 years there, he was recognized as their top selling agent (units) worldwide in 2009 and #3 worldwide in 2010.  George built an expansion team in 2007 that he maintained through 2015, which consistently sold over 200 homes. Recently, George and his wife, Jacquie Sosa Philbeck moved brokerages to eXp Realty and he says it is here he discovered his true passion in teaching and giving back to his fellow agents.  George and Jacquie are also members of NAHREP.

Dr. Joshua Harris is one of the smarted people in real estate. Until recently he was a member of Florida's FREAB Board that governs Appraisers. He is now an Academic Professor at NYU
Dr. Joshua Harris 
Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Joshua Harris holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Central Florida with a research emphasis in Institutional Real Estate and Capital Markets. He is an Academic Director and Ass't Clinical Professor of Real Estate at NYU's SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. 

Previously the Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate at the University of Central Florida. He had been recently appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Real Estate Appraisers Board.

Dr. Harris holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, been named an Honorary Kentucky Colonel and a NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow. 

Zola Szerencses is a past president of ORRA and a Productivity Coach with Keller Williams
Zola Szerencses
Adjunct Instructor

member of Florida Realtors Faculty, 2014 Past-President of the Orlando Regional Realtor® Association, and the Sales Manager for Keller Williams in Winter Park, FL.

Zola was 2011 Chair for NAR International Local Council Forum, 2012 Chair for Florida Realtors Global Networking Forums, past Chair of ORRA’s International Council (ORIC). 

Currently, he is serving as Chairman for Florida Realtors® Global Business Committee and was 2013 Chair for NAR CIPS Advisory Board. He was honored as the 2011 Realtor® of the Year in Orlando. 

In 2006 NAR’s President honored him with an appointment as one of its 70 “President’s Liaisons” (personal ambassadors) and assigned him to represent NAR in its bi-lateral agreement with the Hungarian Real Estate Association in recognition of this commitment to his profession. 

Meet Your Climer Concierge Team


Grady DiGiovanni

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Ale Cevallos, Supervisor

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Emily Zugelder