MEET OUR TEAM
I’m a Chattanooga native and a longtime advocate and investor working particularly in the revitalization of downtown. Living & working downtown in the ‘90s before most would step foot in the city, I led the reinvention of Loveman’s as downtown’s first successful residential development. I saw a ghost town when I looked outside the window of my downtown residence in the evening, but I believed the city had potential. Instead of dark, empty streets, I saw a vibrant, energetic downtown where people lived, worked, and played. After 30 years in the real estate industry, I opened my own brokerage in the bottom level of Loveman’s and, with Ryan, have grown the brokerage to span 3 offices and over 140 agents. Over my 40+ year career, I have held virtually every office at Greater Chattanooga REALTORS including President and REALTOR of the year.
A love for my hometown and perhaps a genetic predisposition for the real estate industry compelled me to leave the corporate world and join Darlene to form the Darlene Brown Ryan May Team. After graduating McCallie School in Chattanooga and Samford University, I spent nearly 20 years in business, marketing and sales at Coca-Cola Bottling Company United. I returned home with a greater appreciation for our city, its unique beauty, opportunities and quality of life. I am invested in Greater Chattanooga Realtors serving on MLS Committee and the Board of Directors. Building relationships across the industry and city, and having a reputation for both ethical and profitable business growth has been a priority for me.
As the trusted real estate advisor for my clients, I understand that selling and/or buying a home is complex and deeply personal. There is also a lot at stake financially and personally. This perspective on the process and the responsibility felt towards my clients drives me to truly be an expert at the job. I understand the market, the players, and all of the variables involved in a real estate transaction. I want to make sure you feel supported and that you have a trusted advisor by your side.
I began working for Darlene in 1996 as an Office Manager but took time off to raise five children, continuing to work from home part-time in multiple real estate facets. Later, after working as a closing coordinator for many years, in 2020, I began working for the Darlene Brown Ryan May Team full-time. My ability to multi-task and attention to detail allows me to help the team with paperwork, setting appointments, marketing as needed, and organization in general. I love being behind the scenes and assisting the team in serving their clients with smooth transactions to find their dream homes.