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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.

Matthew Gilliam


License Number: 437899

Hey there, meet Matt Gilliam, your friendly neighborhood real estate pro and proud member of the Trisha Cook real estate team. He's all about helping folks find their dream homes and can't get enough of Savannahs downtown's charm, its world class golf courses, the beautiful parks, those towering live oaks, the beautiful beaches, and amazing restaurants. Matt's got the inside scoop on the local real estate scene and has a knack for matching people with their perfect properties. When he's not making real estate magic happen, you'll find him teeing off on the golf course, hitting the hiking trails, or just chilling on the beach with his wife Susie and their trusty sidekick, Maverick the German Shepard. With his warm and approachable style, Matthew is your go-to guy for all things real estate. He's dedicated to serving the community and making sure everyone finds their slice of paradise.

Brendan Hegarty


Samantha Hepworth


Samantha, originally from Columbus, GA, has had the opportunity to call many places home, including Anchorage, Alaska, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, during her husband's service in the Coast Guard. She graduated with a Bachelors in Marketing in March of 2024. With a robust background in customer service, Samantha approaches her work with unwavering dedication to her clients. Having experienced the challenges of relocation firsthand, she understands the importance of reliable assistance. Additionally, she brings valuable experience in real estate through her ventures in flipping houses, where she honed her negotiation skills, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail. These experiences have equipped her with the ability to navigate transactions seamlessly and ensure every step of the home buying/selling process meets the highest standards Outside of her professional endeavors, Samantha enjoys exploring the area with her family, and tending to her garden.

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.

Kayla O'Quinn


Introducing Kayla, your dedicated real estate professional in the charming city of Savannah, Georgia. Since relocating to this vibrant area in 2019, Kayla has immersed herself in the local real estate market, combining her passion for helping clients find their dream homes with her love for the unique beauty of Savannah. Kayla's deep-rooted appreciation for the real estate business stems from her genuine desire to guide clients through the exciting journey of finding their perfect home. She finds immense joy in matching individuals and families with properties that not only meet their practical needs but also capture the essence of their unique lifestyles. Moreover, Kayla's enthusiasm for the area is evident in her understanding of the local neighborhoods, amenities, and the rich history that Savannah has to offer. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Kayla brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her real estate endeavors. Her educational background has honed her negotiation skills, strategic thinking, and attention to detail, ensuring that her clients receive top-notch service and representation. Beyond her professional pursuits, Kayla treasures her time spent relaxing by the pool or on the beach, cherishing moments with her husband and their two wonderful children, Easton and Maisie. Additionally, she enjoys embarking on rejuvenating cruises, which fuel her adventurous spirit and zest for life. Kayla's unwavering dedication to her family and her community is a testament to her caring nature and commitment to serving others. As your trusted real estate partner, Kayla is wholeheartedly devoted to fulfilling the diverse real estate needs of Savannah, making each client's experience as seamless and rewarding as possible.

Jackie Schott

Agent Partner

License Number: 438915

Born and raised amidst the sunshine of Florida, Jackie is no stranger to the allure of stunning landscapes and the importance of finding the perfect place to call home. In 2005, Jackie made the decision to relocate to the charming city of Savannah, GA and never looked back. Upon moving, she fully immersed herself in the local community, gaining extensive knowledge of the diverse neighborhoods, architectural styles, and hidden gems that Savannah and its surrounding areas has to offer. Her deep understanding of the area translates to an invaluable advantage when it comes to assisting clients in finding their dream homes. With her meticulous eye for detail and extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 17 years, she brings a unique perspective and unparalleled expertise to the world of real estate. Beyond her professional endeavors, Jackie is equally passionate about serving her community. Over the years she has served on several nonprofit committees including the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, American Red Cross, Savannah Food and Wine Festival, Tourism Leadership Council, and the 200 Club. In addition, she is a member of the Junior League of Savannah where she served as President for 2020-2021. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau. When Jackie isn’t helping clients navigate the real estate market or volunteering in the community, you'll likely find her baking up everything from cakes, cookies, and pies or traveling with family and friends. Investing in a home is one of life's biggest decisions, and Jackie knows precisely how exhilarating and potentially overwhelming this process can be. With her passion for helping others coupled with her extensive knowledge of the area, you can trust Jackie and The Trisha Cook Team to guide you every step of the way. When the time comes to turn your dream home into a reality, reach out to Jackie and The Trisha Cook Team - a real estate agency who genuinely cares, understands, and is dedicated to helping you find a place where you can create a lifetime of memories.

Scott Shields

Partner Agent

License Number: 438865

Scott Shields grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. During his college years his family moved to Virginia where he met his wife, Christine. Scott and Christine are the proud parents of three children (one grandson) who have all graduated college and left the nest. While raising their children Scott and Christine were actively engaged in their lives as they pursued a variety of interests in sports, dance, and the sciences. In Virginia he started a career in Computer Software Sales that led them to Tampa, Florida and ultimately Atlanta, Georgia. After nearly 30 years as a successful Software Sales Representative and Manager, Scott is transitioning his career into real estate with plans to continue his commitment to customer service. When not working Scott enjoys a good DIY project, hanging on the beach with his wife and cheering on the Atlanta Braves.
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

Realtor and Office Manager


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.
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