Empowering Our Students
Director, Pre-license Instructor
Dorothy has been licensed as a Salesperson since 1997; she gained her Instructor's License and Broker's License in 2004. Education has always been a special and important component in her real estate career as well as teaching. Not only does education build knowledge but confidence and professionalism in your career as a real estate agent. Real estate is a service-intensive industry, an agent needs to understand how to work well with people and have good communication skills.
Dorothy enjoys teaching real estate courses, watching her students grow and become successful professionals.
School Director of Middle Georgia Academy of Real Estate
Georgia Licensed Real Estate Instructor
ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
CRS - Council of Residential Specialists
GRI - Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
REALTOR® of the Year, 2016
Active Life Member - Middle Georgia Association of REALTOR®
Jessica brings a passion and enthusiasm for helping others achieve their goals to clients and students alike. Her energy and creativity first landed her a position as a social hostess living and traveling aboard Carnival Cruise Lines in 2003 followed by four years as a publicist for nationally renowned clients including Mrs. Smith’s Bakeries, March of Dimes, and various national-headlined concert series in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Nashville.
Her desire to make a difference led her to earning a master’s in early childhood education from Wesleyan College followed by 13 years of teaching elementary students in Bibb and Henry Counties, as well as adult learners as an adjunct professor at Mercer University where she earned her specialist and doctorate in curriculum & instruction, and freshmen in orientation courses at her alma mater Georgia Southern University. It wasn’t until Jess settled down with a family of her own that she sought her current career chapter in real estate due to its ability to continue serving others while allowing for a more flexible schedule and unlimited income opportunities.
Currently, Jess is in her fifth year of real estate in GA where she has successfully sold more than 100 homes and has been recognized as a Best of the Best nominee, Rockin’ Realtor, and a multi-million-dollar top listing and selling agent. She is an active member of the Middle Georgia Board of Realtors®, a proud new member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA), the Macon Historic Preservation Society, and serves on the board of trustees for The River Edge Foundation. She has consecutively been awarded the Coldwell Banker International Society of Excellence placing her in the top 7% of agents worldwide and top 13% in North America in 2021 and top 2% in North America and top 3% in GA for units sold and top 8% in North America and top 6% in GA for annual gross commission. She holds certification in Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Marketing and is a designated Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE).
In her spare time, Jess loves to travel and hike in nature with her adorable Kindergarten daughter, Charlotte and her Florida-recruited environmental engineer husband of seven years, Keith. They have 6 rescued fur babies including Harley, a doxie-hound, Annie, a chihuahua-shepherd, and kitties Pumpkin, Sunny, C.C., and Elsa. She is blessed to have her parents, Dr. Angel and Joanne Garcia, and her brother, David, living in Macon as well. She looks forward to helping others find their real estate “Success with Jess!”