EDUCATION: Graduate of Coker College – 1976 BA in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, Graduate of Francis Marion College – 1991 Masters in Elementary Education Masters 30 – 1992,
EMPLOYMENT: Employed by the Darlington County School District in South Carolina for a period of 26 years. 4th grade for a period of 5 years, 8th grade Earth Science for a period of 15 years, and 5 year old Kindergarten for a period of 6 years. I had enough years in that I could leave the Darlington County School District in 2002. I started my real estate career in September 2002, working for Coldwell Banker Gandy-Tiller. I am currently the Broker/Owner of Palmetto Realty in Hartsville, SC. I was formerly the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Results Realty which I opened in October 2008. I was the 2015 President of the REALTOR® Association of the Greater Pee Dee. 2018 SCR Chairman of the Ethics and Legal Committee. 2018 Budget Committee.
REAL ESTATE ACHIEVEMENTS: Pee Dee 2018 REALTOR of the YEAR. South Carolina REALTORS® Board of Directors 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, &2016. RPAC All Star 2013 - 2016,Top Producer at Coldwell Banker Gandy-Tiller – 2004 thru 2008, Multi-Million Dollar Producer since 2004, Member of President Circle 2006 - 2007, Member of Diamond Society for 2003, 2008, 2012 & 2013, Executive Club – 2009, 100% Club – 2010, 2011,and Better Homes and Gardens Segars Realty Silver Award 2014, and received the Gold Award 2015.
DESIGNATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS: ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative, ASR – Accredited Seller’s Representative, AHS – Accredited Home Staging Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert, BPOR – Broker Price Opinion Resource, CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert, CNS – Certified Neighborhood Specialist, SFR – Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, CSR – Certified Seller’s Representative, CNHS – Certified New Home Specialist, Biltmore Who’s Who – Honored Member 2011,Leadership Hartsville – 2013, Leadership South Carolina REALTORS® 2014, and Member of Real Estate Professionals Society.
PERSONAL: I am a lifelong South Carolina resident, except for 5 years in North Carolina. I have been married for 47 years to Buster Gaskins. We have 2 sons; Jody and Kevin, 4 grandchildren; Allison, Jordan, Nathan and Eli, and twin great grandchildren, Langston and Lyle. Darlington County Gamecock Club Board Secretary 2009 – 2015, 2016 to Present Vice-President of Darlington County Gamecock Club. Coker College Alumni Association Board 2008 – 2011, Coker College Board of Visitors 2009 – 2010, Coker Cobra Club Board 2011- 2015, and 3rd Grade Sunday School Teacher 2010 - 2013.