Management Team Team | Intracoastal Realty | Wilmington, NC

Meet The Management Team

Jim Wallace – Founder/CEO

Jim attended Florida State University on a basketball scholarship and majored in English and History. After graduation, he worked in sales for a construction equipment manufacturer in Los Angeles and New York City. Jim started his real estate career with Carolina Caribbean Corporation and managed their sales office in New Orleans and later in Atlanta.  After moving to Wilmington in 1976, he founded Intracoastal Realty. The company’s first office was in a small building on Wrightsville Beach with just Jim and one employee. Today, the company has over 450 agents, 100 support staff, and many offices throughout Southeastern NC. Jim is dedicated to providing the agents and staff of Intracoastal the highest quality training and support that is available. The company’s IT and Marketing Departments are on the cutting edge of innovation. Jim’s mantra for the company is “Experience the Exceptional” and the company is committed to “whatever it takes” to offer world-class service to its clients and agents.


Trey Wallace – President

Trey Wallace is native of the Wilmington area and has been witness to its explosive growth over the past several decades. Growing up on Wrightsville Beach and introduced to real estate sales and development at a young age, he has been fortunate to have exposure to many different perspectives on the industry. During high school and continuing through college, Trey worked summers in the company’s IT department, helping the agents with the real estate technology explosion of the early 2000s, and the challenges that came with it. After graduating college from East Carolina University, he acquired a real estate license in 2010, and over the next couple of years worked as a sales agent in Intracoastal’s Lumina Station office. In 2013, he made a transition into the company’s management team, with a focus on operations. Since that time, he has acquired management experience in sales, operations and accounting, marketing, rentals, and even real estate development, working as project manager for the very successful Spartina Townhomes project near Wrightsville Beach. Now serving as President of Intracoastal Realty, Trey is excited about the future of the industry, and is looking forward to working collectively to raise the real estate bar in the region, and elsewhere.


Natalie Clark – Chief Financial Officer

Natalie Clark is a native of North Carolina but her love of the beach moved her to Wilmington in 2008. Natalie graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC with a B.A. in accounting and knew from her first accounting class in high school that she would be an accountant. She has always loved the challenge of debits and credits, processes and procedures and loves to dot all of the “I”s and cross all of the “T”s when it comes to the numbers. After several years of working in corporate accounting, she decided to become a Certified Public Accountant and grow her career as a corporate accountant. After spending 22 years working for an entrepreneur and learning all aspects of accounting, human resources, group insurance, corporate insurance and structure, she was ready for her role at Intracoastal. Natalie now loves watching and assisting with the growth of Intracoastal Realty and enjoys time with her husband, her dog and her too many cats to mention.

Email: | Direct: 910-509-7418


Lake Slacum – Vice President of Marketing

Lake is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and is a graduate of East Carolina University. After spending 11 years in Hilton Head Island working in operations and marketing for Marriott International and American Golf Corporation, Lake relocated to the Wilmington area in 2003. Lake’s passion for real estate marketing brought him to Intracoastal Realty, where he is responsible for the marketing and branding of the company’s general brokerage, commercial, and property management divisions. Perhaps the most important aspect of his job – and the one he finds most rewarding – is helping individual agents with their personal marketing needs. Lake and his marketing team offer services and structured support to help agents achieve their sales goals. The marketing department is a valuable resource for the agents, providing an extensive array of online and offline marketing products, services, and training. With Lake and his staff, the agents’ needs are priority #1.

Email: | Direct: 910-509-7030


John Schweighardt – Chief Information Officer

John grew up in New Jersey, but has called North Carolina home since 2000. He began his career as a software programmer and progressed into management running IT Departments for BASF and other fortune 100 companies. In 2004 he joined Fonville Morisey Realty in Raleigh where he introduced many new technology solutions while maintaining a very high level of customer service and support. In 2015 he assumed additional responsibility as the VP of IT for Long and Foster Realty in Chantilly VA, where he directed the Technology Support group. His years of experience in the real estate industry is a great asset to Intracoastal and instrumental to keep the company on the forefront of new technology. John has a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Business from William Paterson University. He lives in Wilmington with his wife Elizabeth and has 2 daughters, Claudia and Cecilia.

Email: | Direct: 910-509-1971


Stephanie Fessel - Vice President of Education

Stephanie is a native of Dallas, Texas. Fessel has lived in Charlotte, NC since 1998 and most recently moved to Wilmington to take on her new role with Intracoastal Realty. She and her husband, Dennis, reside in the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington. They have three grown children, one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a son-in-law actively serving in the United States Army in Fort Bragg; and three grandchildren. She enjoys eating Mexican food, traveling, spending quality time with her family, and enjoying her favorite cocktail while basking in the sun at one of Carolinas’ fabulous beaches. Stephanie oversees training and agent development for Intracoastal Realty, including the company’s exclusive Pathways to Excellence training program for new and seasoned agents. A career sales trainer and former real estate agent herself, Fessel has enjoyed a highly successful real estate career since 2001, most recently serving as Director of Learning for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Southwest Florida and North Carolina Regions. Prior to that, she held positions as Director of Professional Development for Allen Tate Realtors in Charlotte, NC and as Director of Career Development for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Charlotte, NC.

Email: | Direct: 910-509-7057


Lisa Bisanar - Director of Relocation

Lisa joined Intracoastal Realty as the Director of Relocation in 2004. Having grown up in the area, Lisa has seen Wilmington flourish and has watched the landscape of Wilmington change over time. Prior to joining the Intracoastal Realty family, she was a staffing recruiter for a local company here in the Wilmington area.

Her position as Director of Relocation allows her the opportunity to assist homeowners moving in or out of our area, whether it’s due to a job relocation or a change of lifestyle. The company's affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World gives her the resources needed to personally select a well-seasoned, knowledgeable agent to work side-by-side with the client through their entire transaction anywhere in the United States and Internationally. Lisa also serves as Broker-In-Charge for Coastal Real Estate Referrals, where she coordinates leads and referrals from licensed agents who are no longer serving in a full-time capacity.

Email: | Direct: 910-509-7402


Cynthia Remahl – Broker-In-Charge, Carolina Beach office

Cynthia is the Managing Broker in Charge for Intracoastal Realty’s Carolina Beach office. Cynthia is a native of Washington, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of North Carolina State University. Cynthia is passionate about her role and the ability to help others succeed. With a background in Human Resources and Management Consulting, coaching and development of agents and staff is a natural fit. Cynthia enthusiastically embraces each new opportunity to provide exceptional experiences for agents and customers. Being with Intracoastal Realty gives Cynthia the ability to ensure agents have the optimal tools and resources available to provide exceptional experiences for their clients. Intracoastal agents are the most talented and experienced agents in our market. Cynthia’s primary mission is to help her agents grow and develop in their real estate careers and achieve optimal results as a business unit. In addition to her position in Real Estate, Cynthia is actively involved in the Community through leadership positions in the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Carolina Beach Marketing Advisory Committee, and participating in various community service endeavors. Call Cynthia and let her passion for helping agents grow their business go to work for you!

Email: | Direct: 910-620-9287

David Eggleston - Broker-In-Charge, Wrightsville Beach office

David is a Wilmington native who grew up in Roanoke, Va. After graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a BA in English, he went to work in a family owned wholesale sporting goods business in Wilmington. David started his real estate career at Intracoastal in 1990 and has been Broker-In-Charge of the Wrightsville Beach office since 1996.

Email: | Direct: 910-509-1959


Sheila Connor - Broker-In-Charge, Leland Office

Sheila was born and raised in Westchester County, New York, but moved to North Carolina in 1984, embracing the Southern culture and the beautiful weather! She and her husband have three children, two of whom live in Wilmington, and love spending their free time at the beach, with family or on the golf course.

Managing the Leland office is a natural fit for Sheila, after leaving an advertising career where she focused on both clients and on training and nurturing her staff. Her philosophy is that every person has something to offer, and recognizing strengths is equally as important as assisting in areas where a person’s confidence may not be so strong. She was drawn to Intracoastal because of the strong training and technology offered by the company, as well as the caring for individuals shown throughout the company, and has earned success as a top producer and certified pricing strategy advisor. She finds real joy in watching others succeed and feels very fortunate to be able to work with such a wonderful group as the Intracoastal Realty family.

Email: | Direct: 910-509-7656


Tanya Wildman - Broker-In-Charge, Downtown Wilmington Office

Having lived in Wilmington since 1994, Tanya Wildman has a unique perspective of the Wilmington area having not grown up in Southeastern NC. She has immersed herself in the culture of the area and understands the lifestyles available to purchasers in the Cape Fear area. Her love and dedication to historic downtown Wilmington is evident through restoring an 1849 home as well as developing and owning several businesses in the historic commercial business district. Licensed as a real estate agent since 1995, Tanya has been a Broker in Charge of a downtown Wilmington sales office since 2000. In addition to her BIC duties, she managed corporate relocation and referrals on a company basis. She is excited to be with Intracoastal Realty and all that it has to offer its agents and clients. The tools available to the agents are state of the art and technologically advanced. A knowledgeable trainer, Tanya is dedicated in helping her agents succeed while they make sure their clients are satisfied with one of the largest financial decisions they will ever make in buying or selling their property.

Email: | Direct: 910-262-7577


David Small - Broker-In-Charge, Lumina Station Office

Son of an Air Force Pilot and mother who were native to Wilmington, married with three children, David was born in Panama, Central America, but has called Wilmington home since 1970. Having had the opportunity to live in Europe as well as several places in the United States, David has a unique view of Wilmington and the warm southern environment. A REALTOR since 1990, he has enjoyed a career as a sales agent, owner, Broker in Charge, Corp Trainer for Prudential and most recently with Intracoastal Realty as Assistant Sales Manager. David is happy to associate with Intracoastal Realty - the number one company in the market - and cites the strong sense of customer/client service, market awareness, technological vision, and agent support as key factors in the agents' success. One example of the technological advantage is the Intracoastal App! Download at for home finding like no other app provides.

Email: | Direct: 910-538-4555


Janet Parris-Gray - Broker-In-Charge, Barclay Pointe Office

Janet is a native of North Carolina, born in the mountains near Asheville, moved to the High Point area for 30+ years and just recently moved to Wilmington. Her first visit to Wilmington and Wrightsville beach was in the late 90’s and she knew immediately that she would someday call Wilmington home. She earned a BS degree from UNC-Greensboro majoring in Business Administration, worked for Herbert Construction, owned a family childcare business for 5 years, worked for Guilford County Schools, Westchester Country Day and began her real estate career in 1997. She has worked varied areas of the real estate brokerage business including new construction, house flips, investment properties, property management, commercial and residential sales. In 2007 Janet formed her own company serving as broker in charge. In 2014 she joined Allen Tate as Branch Leader-Broker In Charge and most recently joined Intracoastal Realty as Sales Manager-Broker In Charge of the Barclay Point office.

Email: | Direct: 910-239-5919


Glenn Neighbor - Broker-In-Charge, Porters Neck Office

Glenn's real estate career was the established with the vision of providing services which far exceed the typical broker. This service has been further enhanced by Glenn’s decision to work with the number one company in Wilmington, North Carolina, Intracoastal Realty. Glenn's extensive background in construction and real estate, coupled with the tools, team and proven track record of Intracoastal Realty; allows him to provide a total expertise other people are simply not qualified to offer. Glenn has made Wilmington his home since March of 1995. He and his wife Stephanie, their two daughters Alexandra and Kaitlin (and many lovable pets), currently reside in the Porters Neck area. As a family, they are always very active. Spending time together is of utmost importance. Where and how they do this is never boring! Running, biking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, yoga, swimming, boating, flying and soccer just to name a few. Soccer may take the biggest commitment as not only do the girls play but Glenn also coaches!

Email: | Direct: 910-297-7426


Tobin Henry - Broker-In-Charge, Ocean Isle Beach Office

Tobin grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College where he was starting center on the LR Bears Basketball Team. Prior to joining the Intracoastal Realty Management Team, Tobin had a wide range of real estate experience ranging from being a top sales producer to a senior management executive for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, formerly Prudential Carolinas Realty. Tobin has received many awards for his outstanding sales and management performance including the coveted Vane Mingle Award from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, the Prudential Cornerstone Award and the Prudential President Circle Award. He has earned several real estate designations during his career including CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), and GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute). Tobin is committed to providing his sales associates with the proper training, coaching, resources, and professional guidance to become successful top producing real estate sales associates.

Email: | Direct: 910-393-4001


Lisa Britt - Sales Manager, Topsail Area Office

A native of North Carolina and offers 15+ years of experience in land development, new construction, property management, and residential real estate. Having worked in every facet of real estate, Lisa brings a special connection to everyone she meets with her experience. People are her business and it starts with the first hello. Lisa loves helping people bring their vision to life, whether they're looking for lifestyle, location, community or all of the above! A devoted wife and mother of two accomplished sons, Lisa has deep roots in her community and loves spending time with her family and two miniature dachshunds, especially on the beach! Real estate isn't Lisa's only passion; she is also a local artist who has contributed her artwork to the Yahweh Center Children's Village, Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Cape Fear Community College.

Email: | Direct: 910-200-4941


Mary Ann Euverard - Broker-In-Charge

Mary Ann began her real estate career in 1977 in the greater Akron, Ohio area. After transferring to Wilmington in 1979, she continued her successful sales career until 1993 when she became the managing broker for a local company. She has worked as a Broker-In-Charge for several local real estate firms before transitioning into her present career at Intracoastal Realty. 

Email: | Mobile: 910-233-0005