Meet The Team

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Shanyelle Young

TITLE : BROKER, OWNER, & FOUNDER

PHONE : 860-593-0599

EMAIL : Shanyelley@gmail.com

Shanyelle is the Broker, Owner, and Founder of S Young Realty & Associates. She began her real estate career over 19 years ago as an agent for Gillette Real Estate which ignited her evolution to be the experienced and compassionate Realtor and Broker that she is today. Shanyelle is a graduate of The University of Connecticut where she earned her degree in Economics and Sociology. She was recently recognized as a winner of the prestigious Hartford Business Journals 2021 Women in Business Award, characterizing her influence as an accomplished woman in Real Estate.

Shanyelle has been able to utilize her influence within real estate to affect crucial social change and initiate important discussions related to various social issues she is passionate about. Her excitement for public education is exhibited through her role on the University of Connecticut Alumni Council focused on support underrepresented students at UConn.

She is also dedicated to advancing housing equity throughout the state of Connecticut through her position on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Realtors Association. In line with her passion for advancing racial equity in Real Estate, Shanyelle serves as a member of the National Association of Realtors Fair Housing Committee. She recently stepped into the role as President-elect for the Central Hartford women council of real estate chapter.

Shanyelle has been a member of the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield, CT for 21 years, where she has served as a Sunday school teacher for the Children’s and Women’s Ministry and now as an advisor of the Diaconate Bereavement Ministry. She also holds a CT Insurance Agent license, allowing her to assist her husband of 28 years, Brent Young, in his Insurance Agency in Manchester, CT.

Shanyelle’s greatest blessings are her 3 children. She is a mother of 27-year-old twins, Brent Jr. and Shaylyn. Brent is a Dr of Chiropractor and Shaylyn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Autistic children and a children’s book author. Her youngest son, Shane, recently graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Business and is currently an Investment Banking Analyst with Goldman Sachs in New York.

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OLGA ACOSTA

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-798-4692

EMAIL : lmolgaacosta@gmail.com

Olga has been a Realtor since August of 2018. Her real estate practice is one that puts the client’s best interest at the forefront of everything she does. This means she takes seriously her fiduciary responsibilities. Her clients know they can trust her with their private information supplied during the course of conducting business. Olga is a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Realtor who can work with individuals from diverse economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. She is transparent, ethical and a consummate professional. In addition, Olga is meticulous, detail oriented and a student of the real estate process.

Olga enjoys spending time with her family, loves cooking and eating a variety of foods.

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Ronda Burrell

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-209-6552

EMAIL :  RBurrell1228@gmail.com

Ronda is an integral member of the S Young Realty team. She has an extraordinary track record, working with buyers, sellers, renters, and investors in the Tri-State area. Her three years of experience as a Realtor has exposed Ronda to many different scenarios in which she has professionally assisted her clients through the process of buying, selling, or renting a home. Ronda prides herself on her ability to listen to her clients’ requests and connect them with opportunities that best match their needs. She maintains a virtual open-door policy to ensure a responsive and personable service to each of her clients. Ronda is an integral member of the S Young Realty team.

When Ronda is not helping her clients, she enjoys spending time with her three children and seven grandchildren. Ronda also deeply values her relationship with God.

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Amberly Castrillon

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-518-1039

EMAIL : AmberlyCastrillon@gmail.com

Amber is a key member of the S Young Realty team. Despite receiving her realtor’s license just over a year ago, she has proven to be a tremendous asset to the team with her extensive knowledge of the Greater Hartford area. When in the office, you will most likely find Amber staying on top of the latest industry trends, giving her the ability to provide a plethora of resources and information to her clients. This, along with her meticulousness tenacious spirit, have helped her close multiple deals during the market downturn for both seasoned home owners and first-time home buyers.

When asked to provide a fun fact about herself, Amber said, “My favorite food is thin crust pizza.”

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Tanisha Drawhorn

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-983-3042

EMAIL : TDrawhorn@icloud.com

Tanisha is a long-time member of the S Young Realty team, joining the firm in 2017 after receiving her Real Estate License. Tanisha has comprehensive knowledge in areas of buying, selling, and renting in Connecticut’s Hartford County. Tanisha is passionate about the intersection of realty and education. With this passion, Tanisha works hard to provide thorough step-by-step guidance in all client interactions, and all real estate transactions.

Outside of real estate, Tanisha enjoys planting new vegetables in her garden, reading the latest travel guides, and going to the bowling alley with her family.

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Jennifer Troxler

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-463-4494

EMAIL : Troxler17@hotmail.com

Jennifer Troxler is the most senior member of the S Young Realty team. After becoming an expert in buying and selling residential homes, Jennifer shifted to specializing in commercial leasing and purchasing. Jennifer is a conscientious, trustworthy advisor; she works to go above and beyond to educate her clients and offer creative solutions to fulfill their wants and needs.

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Tonya Beamon

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-250-6827

EMAIL : Tonyabea@gmail.com

 

With several years’ experience int he real estate industry,  Tonya is very knowledgeable about the local real estate market, and passionate about helping her clients find the home that suits all their needs.

Her genuine and thoughtful spirit allows her to connect with her clients. Her willingness to go the extra mile to deliver desirable results have earned her the confidence and trust of homebuyers. Further, Tonya’s strong family values have distinguished her as an essential resource for every family that needs to buy their dream one or sell their current one seamlessly. She is dedicated to making sure all her clients are well taken care of from start to finish.

When she is not helping someone find their next home, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Tonya especially appreciates spending time with her daughter, traveling, and working out at the gym.

Sharon Gray

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-324-3144

EMAIL : Shal2020@yahoo.com

Sharon joined The S Young Realty team in May 2022. She brings a  wealth of knowledge from the Mortgage Industry where she has a deep understanding of Loan processing, Mortgage underwriting, and Quality controls of loans.

Sharon dedicates most of her time as a Realtor to helping First Time Homeowners purchase their dream home. She demonstrates patience, care, and compassion for her clients. She goes above and beyond her tasks, is a  good listener, and offers her clients an outstanding customer experience. Whatever your Real Estate goals are, Sharon can help!

In her spare time, she enjoys enjoy watching her daughter compete at her collegiate Track and Field Meets, She loves to travel, hike, and bike ride. At some part of the day, you can find Sharon at the gym or in Spinning class. She strives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

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Kewanna "ki ki" Carlton

TITLE : REALTOR

PHONE : 860-922-8039

EMAIL : kewannac1023@gmail.com

Kiki is a newly licensed realtor with over 20 years of customer service and almost 10 years of sales experience in the Property & Casualty Insurance and Retirement Income fields. She is a relational and motivated real estate professional desiring nothing less than the best for her clients. Ki Ki will work relentlessly to make buying, selling, and investing in real estate simple. Sellers and buyers can look forward to an efficient, energetic and a professional service.
 
When she has time to spare, she spends it with family and friends. Kiki has a love for traveling to places with blue water and white sand. She’s also a habitual Bruncher and is called “The Serial Bruncher” by many.

 

Lauren Lewis

TITLE : Consultant

PHONE : 203-809-5394

EMAIL : Laurenclewis21@gmail.com

Lauren is the latest addition to the S Young Realty team. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with her degree in Communications, Lauren was accepted into a prestigious marketing rotational program. There, she learned the fundamentals of the marketing practice and got hands-on experience across some of New York’s best agency’s. This experience has given her the knowledge capital to do it all; edit content, post on our social channels, write copy for our website and provide strategic insights to create a more seamless client experience. Lauren values hard work, organization and storytelling; all qualities she brings to her work.

When Lauren is not consulting for our firm, you will find her walking her dogs, Milo, Baloo, and Brewster, or working out.

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