Meet Our Team

Leaving our mark on real estate & our local community.

Christopher Hannan

General Manager & Managing Broker

Chris Hannan. From Audit Clerk through Global Financial Controllership to Real Estate in 30 years. Cat lover, Chelsea supporter, traveller, roller coaster rider, 'snapper' of photos, maker of videos, writer of ‘stuff’, painter of abstracts, player of the four string bass. More Importantly blessed to be the first among equals-proud leader of the best management coaching and mentoring team in REAL ESTATE. My job is all about finding you your dream home and making the move seamless stress free and FUN. General Manager WITH A PURPOSE to serve my team and YOU. Our story and my story is to tell YOUR STORY. We have a 'drama free' and DREAM ACHIEVER environment.Oh! Love cooking and baking and alone time in the wilderness. And I hail from London-so there's that-pip pip old chap!

Karley Laughrey

Marketing Director

Karley is one of our newest additions to the management team here at Coldwell Banker NOW. She started with us as an Administrative Professional and worked her way to Marketing Director in just two years. Coldwell Banker has helped her grow into the professional she is and has allowed her to leave her mark on the 757. Karley prides herself in helping others and connecting with those around her. She is originally from a small town in Pennsylvania and attended Shippensburg University to receive a degree in Business Administration – Marketing. She absolutely loves living in Virginia Beach, it has now become HOME. In her free time, she loves to relax on the beach, try new local restaurants, and make memories with her husband and son.

Dawn Ambrosini

Managing Broker/REALTOR®

As a Managing Broker with over 16 years of experience in the industry, she enjoys helping experienced agents and new agents in this challenging and ever changing Real Estate Industry. ``When you are passionate about something, you cannot help but get others excited.`` Outside the office, she enjoys cooking, and lives an active lifestyle spending time with family and friends. Some of her favorite activities include, riding her bicycle, outdoor concerts and taking her crazy pup for a walk. Favorite food? Sushi. She's from Pennsylvania, so her favorite team is The Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to her boys, She is a really nice person – after she's had her coffee.

Cheri Richards

Managing Broker/REALTOR®

When I first arrived in this area in 1989 I began a new career working for a Technical school. After many years in that career field, I made a life changing decision to sell Real Estate. BEST DECISION EVER!!! My very first year in Real Estate I was awarded Rookie of the Year by the Virginia Peninsula of Realtors. THIS IS WHAT I LOVE TO DO!!!

``Let me Help You Make All The Right Moves``

Buyers: Relocating to this area? Whether it is your first home or your forever home, I can walk you through the buying process step by step and no question is too small. We will go over everything you can expect along the way to home ownership from finding that perfect home, making a fair offer, getting a home inspection, to the final walk through. I will be there with you every step along the way.

Selling your Home MARKETING! Presentation is everything! I will work with you to put your home out there in it's best possible light with the use of professional photographers to capture your home's beauty to be shared with potential buyers. It is true, especially in Real Estate, ``a picture is worth a thousand words``. I will prepare a current market analysis of your home before listing and continuously provide you with first hand knowledge of recent home sales in your neighborhood and current listings. I will use all marketing avenues available to me to get your home in front of as many potential buyers across the country as possible. Buyer and agent feedback will be provided following showings and we will discuss where we are receiving the most views through use of social media, and possible new strategies to get your home SOLD!!! Need an agent to assist you at your new location? I can help you with that too.

Christine Hill

Managing Broker/REALTOR®

When Christine was young, she wanted her parents to live the dream of home-ownership and made it a goal to sell her parents their first house. She completed that goal as one of her first sales sixteen years ago. Christine tested the waters with other companies and now firmly believes that there is no comparison to the commitment to the agents’ success that there is here at CBNOW. Many of the agents in her office have been there 15 years... that speaks volumes! CBNOW offers endless cutting edge tools to help her promote and build her business. When Christine was ready to progress, the management team helped her grow. Her GM believed in her and backed her with the education and tools needed to be successful in her new management role for her office, and continues to push her to grow and reach higher goals. She believes in the CBNOW vision and loves being a part of building our brand. Christine and CBNOW work to be the best they can be and look forward to continuing the legacy of commitment and longevity. That's what it means to be part of the BLUE.

Linda Martin

Office Manager

Linda was born and raised in Virginia, and raised her two beautiful daughters in New Kent. She has worked in data processing for mortgage companies, managed offices, and substitute taught in the New Kent County schools. While her daughters were going to school, she spent a lot of time supporting and following them around to the many different sporting events that they were involved in, to the beach, historic places, and enjoying the mountains. She now has 3 grandchildren that she loves spending time with.
She has been with Coldwell Banker for over 14 years. She was hired as the Office Manager of the Williamsburg office in 2006. She has truly enjoyed working with the agents throughout the years. Linda has learned a lot about real estate, met many wonderful home buyers and sellers, and has watched a lot of amazing children while their parents were conducting business. She loves the variety of duties that she performs each day.

Kim Rente

Administrative Professional

Christi Shea


Christi has been with Coldwell Banker since 2007. She started as an office administrator and then did a short stint in the Relocation Department before moving into Accounting and Human Resources. Christi grew up as a Navy “brat” and lived in California before moving to Virginia. She eventually ended up in Massachusetts where she met and married her husband of 28 years. She has two grown children. In her spare time she enjoys photography, acrylic pour painting, and researching her family genealogy.

Shannon Britt

Accounting Specialist

Shannon has been with Coldwell Banker for just under 20 years. She started out as an agent working with one of the company’s top agents. In 2005, she became office administrator for the Norfolk Branch then moved to our corporate office. Currently she works in the Accounting, Payroll and helps where ever she is needed.
Shannon was born and for the most part raised in Virginia. She spent a year and a half in Kansas with her grandmother and graduated from the same high school there as her father and grandmother. After graduation, she moved back to Virginia and eventually landed in Hampton Roads. She has lived here for the last 30 years. She is married to her wonderful husband of almost 20 years and has 3 children, 2 daughters and a son along with 2 beautiful grandsons. Family means the world to her and she hopes that she treats everyone like they are family. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, working on her genealogy and trying new foods and learning about history when she travels.

Betty Hawkins

Administrative Professional

Betty has been with Coldwell Banker since 2005, first as a realtor, and in her current position since 2011. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 41 years, and they have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, at home or at her happy place (Emerald Isle, NC). She enjoys traveling and spending as much time outdoors as she can, taking long walks, riding her bicycle, and gardening. Her home has always been the beautiful Franklin/Southampton County.