Meet Our Team

John Zercher

Owner & Agent

John Zercher

John began working in the Atlanta real estate industry in 2005. He is a member of the Cobb Board of Realtors and is known for his leadership in the industry due to his desire to help others, put his clients interests first, and for his work ethic. He has served on the Keller Williams Leadership Council for the past five years. John was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. He resides in Smyrna with his wife Robyn and their son Jax.

Tracy Gaudiano

Owner & Agent

Tracy Gaudiano

Tracy Gaudiano moved to Atlanta in 1997 to escape the northern winters and experience life in the big city. She received her B.S. from Indiana University with a minor in Marketing. Tracy has been practicing real estate full-time since 2004. Prior to selling real estate, Tracy managed Zucca Pizzeria and Vintage Tavern in the downtown Smyrna Market Village where she honed her customer service skills. Tracy utilizes these skills with her background in marketing, as well as her knowledge of the Atlanta area, to provide her clients with the best possible service. She is committed to honesty, integrity, dedication and communication to help her clients accomplish their real estate dreams. Tracy lives in Smyrna and is active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.  She has been a big sister since 2013 to the same little sister. She enjoys golfing and traveling when not selling real estate. 

Eddie Hudson

Owner & Agent

Eddie Hudson

Eddie Hudson grew up in Smyrna, GA and attended Wills High School. He attended Kennesaw State University, where he successfully completed a B.A. program. After he returned home from college, Eddie accepted a job for a local Smyrna commercial HVAC contractor. This same HVAC contractor employed Eddie for eight years and it was during that time that he worked as both as a salesman and project manager. This allowed Eddie to perfect his sales skills as well as his managerial skills. While he was working for the commercial HVAC contractor Eddie decided to get his real estate license. He began selling real estate in 2001 and quickly discovered he had a passion for the job. He soon quit his former job and began to dedicate his energies to selling real estate full-time. Eddie has excellent people skills and an ability to put almost anyone at ease. His ability to work well with others helps him negotiate the best deals for his clients. Although he has a calm manner, Eddie is a tenacious agent and works tirelessly on behalf all of his clients. This has enabled Eddie, along with his business partner Tracy Gaudiano, to build a real estate team that closes over 140 transactions per year. He currently lives in Smyrna with his dog Cade. When Eddie is not busy helping people find the perfect home, his hobbies include mountain biking, road biking, and of course spending time with his family and friends.

Toccara Hill

Buyer Specialist

Toccara Hill

As a buyer specialist, Toccara’s primary goal is to provide superb service to every client. A home purchase is a major life event. She chose a career in real estate based on her passion for the industry and a desire to help families reach their goal of home ownership. Toccara is a native of Augusta, Georgia. She enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends. She resides in Marietta with her husband Trevor and their son Langston.

Chuck Hill

Real Estate Specialist

Chuck Hill

Chuck is a native Atlantan and Certified General real estate appraiser with extensive experience as a commercial property owner, manager, and residential investor. Chuck specializes in representing buyers and sellers in Atlanta’s Westside area with the goal of building lasting relationships with his clients. Spending time with his wife and three daughters is his first priority and typically involves cooking, playing games, watching movies, and lots of laughter.

Sharon Gallagher

Real Estate Specialist

Sharon Gallagher

Committed

Whether you are buying or selling a home, I am dedicated to give you the best customer service. It is my desire to understand your needs, and to make the entire buying/selling process as satisfying and as seamless as possible. My pleasant and trustworthy personality has allowed me to build customers for life. Being a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty gives me all the tools necessary in order to be successful in our journey. I relocated to Northwest Atlanta from Pittsburgh, PA in 2001. My determination and strong work ethic has allowed me to excel in the medical sales profession, as well as build strong relationships while providing exceptional care to my patients.

Personal

I am very dedicated to my family, which is my passion. I am a wife, and a mother of three wonderful kids. With two very active sons in football and baseball, and an artsy free-spirited daughter, I have had the pleasure to meet so many special people within the community. Interests Born and raised in Pittsburgh, it’s a mandatory family and community tradition to love the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. The Steelers are second to none…having won (6) Super Bowl rings and counting! I also enjoy working out, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA) Associates Degree – Paralegal, Duff’s Business Institute (Pittsburgh, PA) Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of Georgia.

Affiliations

• Member, National Association of Realtors® • Member, Georgia Realtors® • Member, Cobb County Association of Realtors

Celeste Murray

Real Estate Specialist

Celeste Murray

Celeste Murray is a native Georgian, originally from Columbus. She attended Macon College, moved to Atlanta, and then designed, launched, and ran 3 small businesses. She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition to managing her businesses and employees, she has worked as a Technical Solutions Specialist, Corporate Trainer, and Instructional Designer. She gained valuable insight working for the Georgia Department of Economic Development | Georgia Quick Start as a Sr. Multi-Media Developer. She has collaborated with and developed deliverables for companies such as Shire Biosciences, Delta Airlines, Kodak Dental, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and the US Department of Defense. While working in the corporate world, she and her husband were active real estate investors for 5 years.

In 2017, Celeste decided to get her real estate license and quickly discovered she had a passion for helping others achieve their real estate dreams. She believes in building relationships through trust and hard work. She has a serious approach to her fiduciary duties as a licensed REALTOR® and always puts her clients wants and needs above her own. She is detail oriented, tenacious, and tirelessly negotiates on behalf of her clients.

Celeste has been married to her husband, Stephen, for 15 years, and they have 2 children together – Nara and Zachary. Celeste loves international travel. She has visited Japan, Australia, Mexico and Nicaragua, and she and her family recently lived in Costa Rica for a year.

Lori Clezie

Real Estate Specialist

Lori Clezie

Lori Clezie moved to Atlanta after graduating from Florida State University in 1992.  She began her real estate career in 1996 selling homes for a local builder where she won many company sales awards.  In 2003  Lori decided to move to general real estate so she could represent both buyers and sellers purchase or sell residential real estate.  She really believes helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals is where her true passion lies.  Many times that includes new home construction so her background is immensely beneficial to those buyers.  Lori has lived in the Smyrna/Vinings area for 15 years but also actively sells homes in all of Cobb and North Fulton Counties.  She has been married to Michael for almost 20 years and enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew as well as traveling and biking with her husband.

Leanne Allen

Real Estate Specialist

Leanne Allen

Leanne Allen is a true Georgia native as she was born and raised in
Lawrenceville, Georgia. She grew up being active in sports; mainly
tennis and competitive swimming. After High School, Leanne attended
the University of West Georgia for her Undergraduate degree. Her
studies took her to Georgia State University where she completed her
Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Cardiopulmonary Sciences. Leanne
began her career in healthcare with a deep passion for working in the
NICU as a Respiratory Therapist and teaching students during their
clinical rotations. Leanne won many awards and honors while working at
the hospital and briefly taught as a part time instructor as Georgia
State University.

Since 2009, Leanne has lived in the Smyrna/ Vinings area and has
thoroughly enjoyed what the community has to offer. As her family
began to grow, her focus changed and she decided to pursue her passion
for Real Estate in 2016 with the encouragement of her husband Jake,
whom she married in 2012. She had always thought the home buying and
selling process was such an exciting time and wanted to help others
find the perfect home that met their needs. Since joining The Smyrna
Team in 2016, Leanne has committed to Real Estate full time, but still
occasionally works at a local hospital. Leanne’s healthcare background
has given many attributes to her Real Estate career as she is very
detail oriented, realizes time is of the essence, and is an advocate
for her clients.

Leanne is a proud wife to her husband Jake, mother of her two children
Avery and Luke, and mom to her fur-child Penny! She enjoys arts and
crafts with her children, traveling with her family, trying new
restaurants, antiquing at Scott’s Antique Market, and drinking red
wine with her family and friends!

Briana Cooper

Contract Coordinator

Briana Cooper

Briana was born, raised, and currently resides in Cobb County, GA. In 2008 she earned her BBA Degree from Kennesaw State University majoring in Business Management. Briana was a Hope Scholarship Recipient and was on Dean’s List. Immediately after graduation she was fortunate to be offered a job in Corporate America with Norfolk Southern. She worked for Norfolk Southern and Home Depot Corp working in logistics and internal and external customer service capacities. She got her Real Estate license in 2014 and previously worked as a full-time Agent. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, CrossFit, reading, wine, and spending time with family, friends, and her babies, rescued Boxer/Mastiff mix, Heidi and Pitbull, Via.  

Nicole Heyward

Listing & Marketing Coordinator

Nicole Heyward

Nicole helps to coordinate the tasks involved in readying your home to be put on the market whether it is organizing staging or providing feedback from potential Buyers. Nicole also manages all of the marketing plans for ZRP. She lives in Smyrna with her husband Eric and their two boys, Cornell and John.

Donna Gaddy

Field Manager

Donna Gaddy

Donna has been working in the real estate industry since 2000. She is instrumental in the home listing process and in fulfilling ZRP’s client needs. Donna has fourteen grandkids, two cats and one dog. She loves to bake, read, cross stitch and is heavily involved with her church. Donna resides in Smyrna with her husband Jim.


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