Our People

Staff

Sandy Bernier

Sales Coordinator

O: 803.602.3705

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Sandy Bernier

Sales Coordinator

Office: 803.602.3705

sandy@wolfeandtaylor.com

Sandy joined Wolfe & Taylor in January 2015, the first employee hired when The Wolfe Company merged with Preferred Properties of Columbia. She grew up working for her parents’ real estate business in Massachusetts and continued in the field when the military brought her family to Columbia in 1994. Sandy’s goal each day is to help Wolfe & Taylor’s agents succeed, and she has the experience to make it happen.

Gabriel Brown

Rental Maintenance Technician

O: 803.771.4567

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Gabriel Brown

Rental Maintenance Technician

Office: 803.771.4567

gabriel@wolfeandtaylor.com

Gabriel joined Wolfe & Taylor's property management division in summer 2018 as the rental maintenance technician. He is responsible for helping maintain hundreds of rental properties across the Midlands and is often the one to answer tenant calls to our 24-hour emergency line. Gabriel is HVAC certified and has a background in apartment maintenance. Originally from Charleston, he played football at Georgia Military College before moving to Columbia. He and his wife Sadarriel have two wonderful sons, Ashton and Amin.

Ella Davis

Office Assistant, Carolina Walk

O: 803.708.4872

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Ella Davis

Office Assistant, Carolina Walk

Office: 803.708.4872

ella@wolfeandtaylor.com

Bob Frierson

Community Manager, Saluda River Club

O: 803-490-1172

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Bob Frierson

Community Manager, Saluda River Club

Office: 803-490-1172

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Bob owned Frierson Landscaping in Lexington for 36 years before selling it and retiring in 2017. Fortunately for Wolfe & Taylor, his retirement was short-lived, and he became the Community Manager at Saluda River Club in 2019.

A Lexington native and third generation landscaper, Bob earned a degree in horticulture from Clemson University and started his company the month after graduation. He also played a little football, notably as an offensive linesman on Clemson’s 1981 championship team.

Bob and his wife, Jan, have two adult children and are the proud grandparents to three adorable boys.

Emily Giffin

Property Manager

O: 803.602.3694

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Emily Giffin

Property Manager

Office: 803.602.3694

emily@wolfeandtaylor.com

Emily Giffin worked for several years in the insurance industry before joining Wolfe & Taylor as HOA Coordinator in 2019. A licensed property manager, she is the point person for nine communities that Wolfe & Taylor manages in Columbia, Lexington, and West Columbia. She is an organized, creative, and quick problem solver, able to handle myriad issues for neighborhoods big and small.
 
Born in Maryland to a South African mother and an English father, Emily moved to New Jersey and then Columbia, graduating from Ridge View High School. She and her husband, Forrest, live with three precious girls, a new baby boy, and a shaggy dog named Opal.
 
Emily volunteers as the Office Coordinator of Extra, organizing Secret Santa and lottery ticket purchases, which have resulted in $16 in communal winnings to date. 
 
In her free time… LOL there is none.

Todd Shull

Facilities Manager, Carolina Walk

O: 803.708.4872

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Todd Shull

Facilities Manager, Carolina Walk

Office: 803.708.4872

todd@wolfeandtaylor.com

Regina Soles

Property Manager

O: 803.569.1512

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Regina Soles

Property Manager

Office: 803.569.1512

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Regina manages day-to-day operations for half of Wolfe & Taylor’s rental portfolio. She has over 25 years of experience as a licensed property manager and enjoys working with both owners and residents. She came to Preferred Properties in 2009 and moved to Wolfe & Taylor after the 2015 merger.

Originally from Oklahoma, Regina has since adopted a South Carolina accent, along with eight dogs and cats who live with her and her husband, Jesse. They have six children and two grandchildren between them. She sings in the Spring Valley Baptist Church choir and loves yoga, hunting, fishing, and kayaking on Lake Murray with her daughter.

Betsy Taylor

Office Manager

O: 803.602.3697

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Betsy Taylor

Office Manager

Office: 803.602.3697

betsy@wolfeandtaylor.com

Betsy oversees day-to-day office and staff operations and assists clients with their rental and homeowner association needs. A Columbia native, she and her husband Steve have worked together since he opened his property management firm in 1990. They have three grown children and an extremely cute grandson named Taylor.

Ricki Thurman

Accounting Assistant

O: 803.602.3694

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Ricki Thurman

Accounting Assistant

Office: 803.602.3694

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John Turner

HOA Maintenance

O: 803.771.4567

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John Turner

HOA Maintenance

Office: 803.771.4567

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Shiela Wall

Property Manager

O: 803.569.1511

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Shiela Wall

Property Manager

Office: 803.569.1511

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Shiela is our resident problem solver and website guru, answering rental questions and keeping our properties up to date online. She is the friendly voice you’ll most often hear when you call our office, and she enjoys helping people find a place to live. A graduate of Spring Valley High School, Shiela joined Wolfe & Taylor in 2017 after working for several years as a manager at a staffing agency.

She has three dogs and a cat, loves video games, and once built a computer out of spare parts. Following her mother’s recipes, she makes delicious Korean food.

Cecilia Williams

HOA Coordinator

O: 803.569.1494

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Cecilia Williams

HOA Coordinator

Office: 803.569.1494

cecilia@wolfeandtaylor.com

Cece is from Colorado and grew up in Lexington. She joined Wolfe & Taylor in 2019 as the front desk receptionist and became the HOA coordinator in 2021. She is the point person for 15 communities that Wolfe & Taylor manages in Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, and Lexington.

Cece is a wonderful community volunteer and a member of the Junior League, where she serves on the committee that works with special needs children. She and her husband, Brody, have been foster parents for several years. They have three children, including one foster child they hope to soon adopt. They spend as much time as possible on Lake Murray with her parents.