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Meet the Team

Featured Agents

Shannon Anderson

Agent Partner

License Number: 359930

Shannon is a Savannah native, with over 11 years experience in residential real estate. She credits a long-time family friend, and mentor for seeing great unknown potential in herself. Shannon started off as Admin in Foreclosures and soon realized Real Estate was her passion. Receiving her schooling from the oldest Real Estate school in Savannah, Shannon quickly became loved throughout the Realtor community; as ethical, knowledgeable, and organized. Born and raised in the area, Shannon knows the surrounding counties like the back of her hand. She uses her expansive knowledge to excel in Resale, New Construction, and distressed properties. “I take pride in my work and my number one goal is complete client satisfaction! At the end of the day, I want you to feel as though I am your friend and not just your Realtor. From start to finish, I'm by your side every step of the way.”- Shannon’s biggest supporters are her family. In her free time, she loves working with their church and enjoying outdoor activities, such as swimming and camping, with their two dogs. Contact her at (912) 658-3304 or Shannon@TheTrishaCookTeam.com

Courteney Boles

Agent Partner


Courteney grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and moved back to her parents' hometown of Savannah in 2005. She went to Armstrong and graduated in 2011. Courteney started in the real estate industry in 2015, working for a local builder. Her purpose is helping people with one of their big 3's, finding a new home. She truly believes in exceptional customer service and see the biggest value of teamwork. In her spare time, She loves hanging out with her family and watching Marvel movies as often as she can.

Trisha Cook

Team Leader, Chief Visionary Officer

License Number: 328637

Trisha grew up in Savannah, Georgia, entered the real estate arena in 2007, and has been serving the residents of the Savannah area ever since. She joined Keller Williams Realty in 2011. Trisha and her husband, Allen, love to travel in their free time. When she is not working, Trisha also enjoys spending time with her kids, grand baby, and their furbabies, Copper and Chipper. Trisha is extremely active in the goings-on of the community and runs the "It's Cooler in Pooler" Facebook page to keep residents informed about news in the area. She is also a KW Triple Platinum Award Winner and receives numerous sales awards year after year. Trisha has been in the Savannah area for over 35 years and prides herself on knowing the ins and outs of every area that her clients may be interested in. Helping her clients realize their dream of homeownership and providing guidance and counseling throughout that process is the most rewarding part of her job! Contact her at (912) 844-8662 or trisha@thetrishacookteam.com

Samantha Engel

Agent Partner


Samantha was born and raised in New Jersey, but has lived all across the United States, including Hawaii and New York. She graduated Heald College, in Honolulu, with an Associates in Business Management. In 2015, after moving back to New Jersey, Samantha got her real estate licenses and focused on residential property. She moved to Savannah, Georgia in May of 2016 and spent the next four years working in residential property management. Her years in property management have given her a unique edge on locating, buying, selling, and managing investment opportunities. Samantha is driven to help her clients find their dream home or next investment opportunity. Currently, Samantha lives on Wilmington Island and spends her free time in her garage conversion woodshop creating things, taking her dogs on adventures, and camping (really glamping in their pop up camper.)

Nicholas Garner

Agent Partner

License Number: 407015

Nicholas grew up in California and joined the Army right out of high school in 2000, culminating as a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot. After being stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in 2016, Nicholas knew that the Savannah area was where he wanted to call home after retirement. On 1 Aug 2020, that dream became a reality, but so did the fact that he would no longer be serving his country. He figured that the best way to serve his community was to become a real estate agent and bring his values and beliefs from the military into this career to continue serving. His unwavering commitment and attention to detail are a few of the aspects that help set not only himself, but the entire Trisha Cook Team, above all other realtor companies in the area. Nicholas currently resides in Richmond Hill with his wife and twin boys.

Laura Hernández Silva


Laura is a proud Latina from Puerto Rico. Her roots and culture are extremely important to her. Although she has been living in the United States since 2015, she has stayed true to where she comes from and has kept her traditions alive. Being raised on a small Caribbean Island, Laura learned what hard work meant from a very young age and about overcoming struggles since nothing came easy. Laura earned her Bachelor's in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico in 2009 and after moving to Ohio she completed a Certificate in Human Resources Management at Sinclair University in Dayton. While in College she worked a few retail jobs, then was in the mortgage industry for almost 6 years and later held several roles in Human Resources. Laura loves the idea of making an impact in people's lives which is why she chose to become a Realtor. What she enjoys most is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships along the way. Her mission is to serve her community and as a native Spanish speaker, Laura hopes to give back to the Hispanic people as well.

Melissa Robinson

Agent Partner


Savannah Wheeler

License Number: 433638

While her name is Savannah (call it fate), she's actually not initially from Savannah! She's actually from Tampa, FL. Savannah has a background in Computer Science and served a 5-year stint as a Comms officer in the USAF. Savannah's husband is an Active Duty Infantry Officer and runs a boutique real estate venture on the side. They're both keen on guiding people through real estate decisions, and their hearts truly lie in education and ensuring a great experience from start to finish. Beyond real estate, Savannah is an avid rock climber, part-time web developer, book enthusiast, and aspiring philanthropist. One cause close to her heart is ending the homeless veteran crisis.

Mike Zelinski

Agent Partner, Realtor

License Number: 426482

Mike Zelinski was born in Virginia but raised in Memphis, Tennessee after his father left the United States Air Force. After 22 years in Memphis, Mike followed his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, joining the United States Air Force in March 2000. Serving as a Security Forces Senior Noncommissioned Officer, he was stationed in Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, Germany, Washington state, and finally Georgia. Mike also deployed five times to Saudi Arabia, twice to Iraq, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Mike was honored several times by the military with individual and team awards. His skills in leadership, teamwork, and serving the public contribute directly to his work in Real Estate and allow Mike to serve his clients with integrity and vigor. Having to make a total of 20 different moves in the span of 22 years, he understands the stress of relocation and how having the right help makes a difference. This has led him to want to help all his clients with their Real Estate needs. After 20 years of service, Mike is now retired from the Air Force and excelling in Real Estate. When he isn’t working, he’s building memories with his wife, six children, three dogs, and two cats. His favorite pastimes are to read, visit state and national parks, grilling, and finding local microbreweries in areas he visits.
Office Staff

Jiselle Bersabe

Lead Manager


Melanie Connelly

Listing Manager, Realtor


Melanie has been in real estate for 12 years and has a specific passion for working with sellers to sell their homes fast and for top dollar. When she's not working, she's either at Disney World or thinking about being at Disney World! Her two daughters and husband are the center of her world.

Allen Hayes

Closing Coordinator


Born and raised in Savannah, Allen has twenty years of experience in the construction industry and is also a licensed plumber. He began working with The Trisha Cook Team in 2013 and loves assisting our clients with the closing process! In his free time, Allen enjoys boating, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his wife and children. He's a dedicated UGA football fan, and you'll find him watching the games with his family every week of the season! Contact him at (912) 713-4472 or Closings@thetrishacookteam.com

Sally Hutton

Closing Coordinator


Erin Kitchings

Field Operations


A long-time resident of the Savannah area, Erin takes pride in her local expertise and ability to serve clients based on that knowledge. She realized her passion for real estate after spending several years in the cosmetology industry. In her spare time, she enjoys playing fetch with her son, Karl, listening to podcasts and practicing meditation.

Penelope Pesigan

Marketing Assistant


Penelope graduated from Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 2009 with a degree in Tourism Management. In her free time she loves reading science fiction books and spending quality time with her adorable kids.

Tiffany Torma

Inside Sales Associate


Tiffany was born in Texas at Fort Hood, lived in Germany while her father was stationed there, but has lived in the Savannah area for more than 30 years of her life. Tiffany along with her grandfathers, father, and sister has also served in the United States Armed Forces. During her time in the military and as a civilian, she worked as a paralegal for more than a decade. In 2016, she became a volunteer firefighter with Southside Fire Department and worked with the firefighters at the station on Wilmington Island. She trained with both the Savannah Fire Department and Bluffton Township Fire District and was hired to work as a paid firefighter with BTFD 2017. There she became nationally certified as both a firefighter and EMT. Tiffany holds an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts as well. When Tiffany is not working, you will find her on the soccer field coaching, hanging out with her kids, or dancing it up with her partner, Robert.
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