Meet the Executive Team
Director of Development
Regional Sales Director
Director of Development
Regional Sales Director
A fifth-generation New Orleanian, Christian Galvin believes that the real estate experience should be filled with plenty of Southern charm and hospitality. He founded Christian Shane Properties, LLC in order to offer unparalleled luxury real estate experiences throughout Southern Louisiana, Coastal Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle.
Whether you are looking to buy, sell, build or borrow property, the entire team at Christian Shane Properties, LLC is dedicated to providing discerning clients with a start-to-finish experience filled with champagne bubbles and caviar dreams!
After building successful businesses in both piano performance/pedagogy and portrait photography, Karen developed a love of real estate team support while partnering with a top-producing realtor in New Orleans. Combining her creative media skills with her effective communication strategies, she helps real estate agents maintain thriving and rewarding careers. In addition to capturing stories and photographs for the Christian Shane Ecosystem, you will likely find her at home nurturing her large indoor plant collection, photographing her rescue dog Gris-Gris, or in her favorite yarn store planning her next knitting design.
Melissa is an Interior Design graduate of Art Institute’s International Minnesota. She is skilled in design, spatial concepts and her proficient multi-tasking talents are reflected in her ability to direct large-scale projects. Born and raised in TriBeCa, Melissa mastered the art of communicating with different personality types and has used it to her advantage, creating effective working relationships with vendors and contractors. On the weekends, you can find Melissa cooking, hosting dinner parties, or spending quiet time at home with her husband, daughter, and their pirate cat Frida Kahlo.
Adam is a results-driven virtuoso with over 16 years in real estate, achieving $75,000,000+ his first year as Sales Director for one of the largest real estate teams in Florida. He’s a licensed broker in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, a licensed instructor in Louisiana, authored continuing education courses for both Louisiana and Florida, and increased team lead generation by over 300%. Adam’s in-depth knowledge of agents’ needs and modern technology application allows him to foster and enhance performance through team-building and coaching, providing customer-focused, impact-oriented, and solution-driven training through experimental and didactic learning approaches. Accomplished and ambitious, Adam is an American Marketing Association award recipient, an honors graduate from the University of West Florida earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Management from the University of West Florida, and applies his knowledge of business, in-depth sales and marketing strategies, to facilitate agents’ stratospheric success.
Along with her Georgia State degrees in both Public Relations and Communication, Alaina contributes her adventurous spirit and extensive travel experience to assist, support, organize and coordinate team operations within the Christian Shane Ecosystem. Aside from being a proficient taskmaster, Alaina is a passionate volunteer for both Animal Rescue of New Orleans and New Orleans area festivals.
Andrew Turner is a distinguished real estate agent, recognized for his profound expertise and unwavering commitment to his clients. A graduate of Northwest Florida State College, Andrew is a a long-time resident of the illustrious Emerald Coast, and possesses an intimate understanding of the local real estate market, making him an invaluable resource for both buyers and sellers.
Before venturing into the realm of real estate, Andrew honed his skills as a web designer and marketer specifically catering to real estate agents and brokers. His extensive experience in this field has equipped him with a deep comprehension of real estate technologies and online marketing strategies, enabling him to maximize exposure for his clients’ properties and deliver unparalleled results.
Andrew’s passion for connecting with people and helping them achieve their goals is palpable. Whether it’s finding the perfect home for a growing family or securing a lucrative investment opportunity, he consistently goes above and beyond to ensure his clients’ dreams become a reality. His innate ability to creatively solve problems, coupled with his analytical mindset, allows Andrew to navigate complex real estate transactions with ease, providing his clients with a seamless experience.
In addition to his professional prowess, Andrew possesses a sense of adventure that allows him to explore unconventional approaches and seize opportunities others may overlook. This, combined with his unwavering dedication and loyalty, establishes him as a trusted advocate for his clients throughout their real estate journey.
Dillon Drake, renowned for his extensive experience and impressive background, boasts a proven track record of success across multiple industries. A long-time resident of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Dillon offers a distinct perspective and exudes an authoritative presence in the real estate market.
With a successful background as the owner and manager of a thriving child care company, Dillon brings invaluable expertise to the table. As a consecutive recipient of the esteemed “Best of Emerald Coast” award, he possesses a deep understanding of the complexities involved in business management and has a proven ability to navigate daily challenges with effective solutions.
While attending the University of Alabama, Dillon showcased his leadership skills as a football player under the renowned coach Nick Saban, instilling in him a strong work ethic, discipline, and the ability to thrive in high-pressure situations.
Dillon’s interests extend to the world of finance. He owns a part of a cryptocurrency bank in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing his forward-thinking mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. Additionally, his multicultural heritage and love for travel have taken him to South Africa and various parts of Europe, broadening his worldview and enriching his experiences.
Active in the Multifamily Real Estate Investment Club, Dillon leverages his knowledge and skills to analyze and identify lucrative investment opportunities across the country. This involvement showcases his dedication to staying ahead of market trends and continuously expanding his expertise. Furthermore, Dillon is the proud owner of a cattle farm in Elba, Alabama, which reflects his commitment to sustainable practices and diversifying his business ventures.
Dillon is a consummate professional with a profound understanding of the industry, a genuine passion for helping others, and a commitment to achieving outstanding results.
Caroline is a relationship-driven practitioner. A Graduate of Louisiana State University, earning a Masters of Mass Communication in Public Relations and a Certificate in Strategic Communications, she’s passionate about incorporating people and their stories into a brand. Caroline works purposefully, spotlighting her ability to ensure a free flow of ideas while authentically and effectively preserving the Christian Shane ecosystem. Her dynamic outlook on life is the result of her forward-thinking mindset and commitment to maintaining and building relationships with clients and the media. Whether attending a concert, meeting up for Happy Hour, or catching the next flight, she’s at her best when interacting with people.
Sarah Lafargue, a native upstate New Yorker, is a Louisiana State University graduate, holding a Bachelor’s of Interior Design. She is intellectually curious, thriving in collaborative environments. Sarah’s agile approach to project management stimulates her problem-solving skills, where her calm & realistic nature shines. Sarah’s affinity for design continues throughout her free time, whether it be solving puzzles, or renovating her home in New Orleans.
Alisha’s mantra of “making things happen” is evident both professionally and personally. Born and raised in Gig Harbor, Washington, she traveled overseas for 12 years. Upon relocating to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Alisha combined her love of Florida’s crystal blue water, people, and homes into a thriving residential and commercial real estate career. Her ambitious and relationship-driven nature is valued among her clients; in turn, recognizing how much she helps them on their life journeys is her biggest reward. On weekends, you’ll find her enjoying a “laid-back beach day” with her family, friends, and a glass of red wine.
Alex is collaborative and ambitious, with a contagious energy to conquer any opportunity, both professionally and personally. Before earning his Bachelor of Science in Management from Tulane University College of Finance, he journeyed to Africa, where he uncovered his passion for investing. A New Orleans native, Alex’s passion for service drives his dedication to pay back the community that has given him so much. His experience as a Certified Commercial Investment Member and Short-Term Rental Consultant, combined with his relationship-driven nature, is apparent, generating over $1 Million in revenue for his clients. Capitalizing on high-pressure situations with the ability to analyze projects is his superpower. Whether it’s recognizing the vision of an unfinished property, maintaining composure during neighborhood participation meetings, or compromising with various stakeholders, Alex’s differentiator is showing up every day until each transaction is complete. In addition to serving as a board member and commissioner for the New Orleans Disc Association, he enjoys discovering new cultures, sailing, playing ultimate frisbee, or hopping on a last-minute flight to the mountains for snowboarding.
Amanda is a skillful negotiator and project manager. A native of Louisiana and a University of Louisiana Graduate, she moved to the Emerald Coast in 2016 and acquired her real estate license. She is an experienced certified military relocation expert, helping active duty military and veterans transfer to and from the Emerald Coast, resulting in national and international connections. Amanda’s personal experience as a military spouse enables her to skillfully assist military personnel with their real estate needs with PCS or transferring orders to and from the Emerald Coast, making the process turnkey. Amanda is proficient in digital communication in real-time to facilitate both the buy and list sides of properties and assures her clients act quickly in a fast-paced market. Her mottos are “It’s about you and your goals” and “an informed client is a happy client.” Amanda’s love for service drives her dedication, and her team of competent service providers delivers the quality her clients expect.
Behind Dominique’s stylish, cool, and collected exterior is a driven self-starter. She purchased her first home at age 22, and after experiencing the real estate world as a transaction administrator, Dominique recognized her true calling of becoming of Realtor. Her amicable and auspicious nature is valued among her clients, working with a range of developers to market their renovations to first-time homebuyers.
Greg is valued for his contagious energy and entrepreneurial spirit. With over $1.2 Million in sales volume in his first year as a real estate agent, 16-years-experience running his own property investment firm, and 10 years as a Mortgage Broker and Account Executive, Greg is a New Orleans native and graduate of Loyola University’s Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in Personal Finance. He is a collaborative problem solver with a depth of knowledge in real estate strategies, law, investments, and hospitality.
Jacqueline is a multi-million dollar producer in both Louisiana and Alabama. Licensed in four states, her signature VIP experience and infectious congeniality are what her clients rave about. Jaqueline “loves a challenge,” can get those “hard to sell” properties sold, and gets the job done. It’s no surprise she named her beloved Shitzu “Cash Money”!
Jennifer is the quintessential “leader & lightning rod.” An Interior Design graduate of Louisiana State University, she’s the founder and Owner|Principal Designer of DesignLab, LLC. Her work can be found at Dickie Brennan & Company’s restaurant Tableau in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter as Head Designer, and inside Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants in Los Angeles, in addition to resorts, hotels, restaurants, and residential spaces in the United States. She’s one of New Orleans Magazine’s “Top 10 Female Achievers” and an active volunteer for New Orleans’ Preservation Resource Center. Her determined, conscientious drive, matched with her fun and creative style, assures her clients they’ll enjoy every step of finding their “perfect match.”
Josh always stays true to his mantra, “Always stay 5 steps ahead of people”. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business from Louisiana State University, a Master in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University, and he prides himself in motivating others. Josh applies his oversight, supervision, and leadership skills to bring each transaction to fruition.
Josh is a natural leader who inspires and motivates those around him. His outgoing and personable energy is used to build lasting relationships with his clients, finding immense satisfaction in helping them find their dream homes. Born and raised in New Orleans, Josh takes great pride in the unique culture of his beloved city. His charismatic personality is well-known among the community, and he is respected as a leader, musician, and mentor. In fact, he’s also a producer of an award-winning top-tier marching band in New Orleans, showing his contagious passion for music.
Josh is a force to be reckoned with, whether cooking up a storm on the BBQ pit, making music, or giving back to his community. He strives to provide the best possible service to his clients and help them achieve their real estate goals.
Judy is a real estate powerhouse with unmatched expertise and an impressive history of success. With a rich background in the industry, Judy has guided numerous new agents through the complexities of the field while cultivating enduring connections with her esteemed clients.
Boasting an impressive 20-year tenure in Italy, Judy’s international experience sets her apart. During her time there, she immersed herself in the local culture while establishing herself as a reputable art gallery owner. This unparalleled exposure to the artistic and architectural wonders of Italy has honed her discerning eye and refined her ability to match clients with their dream properties.
Equipped with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, Judy brings a unique perspective to the real estate landscape. Her academic background in promoting community welfare and well-being has instilled in her a profound sense of responsibility and care for her clients. She seamlessly combines her passion for real estate with her commitment to creating safe and comfortable living spaces, ensuring her clients’ needs are met with unwavering dedication.
Judy is a long-time resident of the vibrant community of 30A . With an intimate understanding of the local market, she possesses an unparalleled knowledge of the area’s neighborhoods, trends, and amenities.
With her unrivaled expertise, unwavering commitment to excellence, and a profound passion for helping others, Judy is the ideal partner to turn real estate dreams into an extraordinary reality.
Justin is a distinguished real estate advisor with a profound commitment to organization and a genuine passion for assisting his fellow agents in streamlining their workload and managing their client base. Renowned for his meticulous approach, Justin boasts an outstanding track record of success.
While currently pursuing a Social Science degree at Tulane University, Justin’s interest in real estate has been ingrained in his professional journey since he obtained his associate’s degree in business. He has a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the industry and adeptly navigates its multifaceted landscape.
Justin holds a deep appreciation for architecture as well as the historical aspect of real estate, and seamlessly blends his passion for architecture and his commitment to helping others, resulting in a truly comprehensive and fulfilling real estate experience.
With his astute understanding of the market, his ongoing pursuit of education, and his deep appreciation for the historical significance of real estate, Justin is an invaluable asset to both his clients and fellow agents alike.
Keri’s love of people and places continuously motivates her real estate career. With a background in Elementary and Early Education from Northwestern State University and a Certification in Special Education, her patient, approachable and down-to-earth nature shines while working with clients to find their “perfect home.” Keri is a talented doubles tennis player and uses that same teamwork approach to guide her clients successfully.
Kristine is a fierce negotiator, a creative problem-solver, a loyal advocate for her clients, and an award-winning real estate agent since 2010. “Keep in touch & stay in touch” is a mantra she’s built her business upon, cultivating long-term professional relationships and a vigorous referral network. A resident of South Louisiana, she’s an avid supporter of the New Orleans Missions, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and she is active in local women’s groups.
Len is a relationship-driven practitioner who skillfully navigates interpersonal dynamics to help clients find their dream homes. He is a distinguished educator, having won numerous awards, including the 2013 Teacher of the Year and the 2011 Special Education Teacher of the Year, with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a Master’s degree in early childhood education, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. Len capitalizes on building solid relationships while always remaining positive & kind with his infectious smile and cheerful demeanor.
“A Home is where you make wonderful memories” – Len Knowlton.
Mary “knows when to talk, and knows when to listen”, as she pilots her clients through their journey of identifying the perfect historical luxury residence. Mary is valued for her skills in observation and her synergetic approach to each of her real estate transactions, as she prides herself in client relations.
Matthew La Rose joins us with over a decade of residential and commercial historical and luxury real estate experience. He collaborates with Christian Shane International’s unique ecosystem that incorporates four divisions working together efficiently and seamlessly.
Matthew sells properties in a price range that is 50% higher, and his success has realized a price per square foot for his clients that is 46% higher than the average sales price in the New Orleans market. Additionally, Matthew has sold in the top 1% of record-breaking prices and did so 78% faster than the average days on market. Working in multiple states, he maintains a select clientele that represents millions in volume annually. Matthew is a New Orleans Preservation Resource Center Historic House Specialist and holds a National Association of Realtors GREEN certification.
Licensed and active in Louisiana and Illinois, Matthew is communicative, elegant, refined, and well-versed in the unique nuances of New Orleans’ and Chicago’s historic neighborhoods.
Matthew La Rose: “Dedicated to delivering the highest quality personalized service.”
Paige is a highly accomplished Real Estate Advisor committed to delivering unparalleled results. She’s valued for her concierge approach, spotlighting second-to-none organizational skills and assuring her clients feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire real estate process. She knows first-hand how important it is to stay on top of every detail, and she works tirelessly to ensure all aspects of the transaction are handled with the utmost care and attention.
Paige, born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, lives in the stunning coastal town of 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, where she loves its serene and relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking views. In addition to Paige’s real estate career, she is also a licensed aesthetician and certified Pilates instructor. Paige’s diverse skillset allows her to approach her clients with a unique perspective, ensuring their individual needs and desires are always top of mind.
Patti’s 24 years of experience in technical medical sales and extensive training in IBM negotiation while selling E-Commerce Solutions to Fortune-500 companies demonstrates why she continues to be a well-respected annual award-winning 15-year veteran realtor. A graduate of Florida State University, she applies her studies in Psychology and Education while guiding her clients through the real estate transaction process with ease, but not before sharing at least one of her 600 bottles of wine that she’s procured over the past 45 years. Patti, Co-Founder of the Tansey Breast Cancer Recovery Fund with The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center, has “never met a stranger” and spends time between New Orleans and her “Bay House” in Bay St. Louis with her beloved Dachshund Sinnimon.
Sarah, born and raised respectively in Hollywood, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana, is a highly acclaimed luxury real estate agent renowned for her exceptional understanding of the industry and unparalleled local knowledge. One of Sarah’s greatest strengths is her constant flow of ideas and creativity, making her an invaluable asset to her clients in finding their dream luxury properties. Real estate is an integral part of Sarah’s family history; her father is a property investor who owns multiple properties in New Orleans, which Sarah began managing at the young age of 25.
Sarah is dynamic and charismatic, with a knack for understanding people’s needs and delivering exceptional results. With a background as a new home specialist and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, she combines her expertise and passion to provide a top-notch service to her clients.
During Sarah’s tenure with a national builder, she achieved remarkable success by selling out entire communities, showcasing her ability to navigate complex transactions and secure favorable outcomes. Sarah’s experience and dedication have earned her a reputation for being a reliable and trustworthy real estate advisor.
Sarah finds the greatest thrill in bringing clients to the real estate closing table. Her vibrant and personable approach creates a positive and enjoyable experience for all involved. Sarah’s clients appreciate her dedication and professionalism, as well as her ability to infuse the process with a touch of fun.
Scott is truly a Renaissance Man with interests and expertise in a myriad of areas. A Mechanical Engineering graduate of Louisiana State University, he went on to earn both a Master of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He’s described as “easy to get along with, socially intelligent, and most knowledgeable in any field he’s involved in”. His differentiators are his diversity and depth of knowledge in real estate strategies, operations, construction, finance, law, and taxation, resulting in strong long-term client relationships. Scott is a collaborative problem solver with experience leading teams across multiple industry sectors, regions, and cultures, enabling the translation of complex problems into clear and actionable solutions, delivering quantifiable results.
With over $1 Million in sales volume her first year, Rachael is valued for her charismatic nature, communication skills, and problem-solving expertise— including having certifications from multiple courses in management and communication. She believes that being a team player applies to both sides of the negotiating table; working with clients while maintaining a sense of calm and reason to find solutions always leaves both parties satisfied with the deal.
Tanya is a detail-oriented professional, fierce negotiator, and award-winning Top Producer in the New Orleans Market. A long-term real estate investor and landlord, Tanya anticipates her client’s needs while providing concierge service and guidance throughout each step of the real estate transaction. Her ability to identify valuable properties, along with a deep understanding of market trends and analysis, stems from her 15 years of experience as a Senior Stockbroker and Quality Analyst for a fortune 100 company, where she consistently ranked in the top 10% and received several awards for sales, business development, accuracy, and customer service.
In her spare time, Tanya enjoys spending time with Louis, her English Springer Spaniel rescue, in addition to helping various rescue groups in the New Orleans Market. You can also find her gardening in her tiered formal gardens, cycling, and attending festivals in and around New Orleans and the Gulf South whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Specializations: Commercial Real Estate, Investment Property, Landlord, Leasing Specialist, Listing Agent, Real Estate Investor, Rehab Opportunities, Short Sales, Staging, Buyers Agent, REOs
Will’s Bachelor of International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University helps him master the commercial and residential real estate market. He is a self-proclaimed problem solver; his diligence and dedication, combined with his organized and efficient workflow, assure his clients they are in capable hands. Will is both an avid outdoorsman and an all-around athlete. On any given weekend, you’ll find him playing soccer, fishing, or hunting in the marshes of South Louisiana.
Director of Development
Regional Sales Director