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 go on adventures with her boyfriend and pup.

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.

Melissa Gwaltney

Managing Broker/REALTOR®

Before joining the real estate world, Melissa worked in Anthem BCBS for 16 years as a supervisor for claims, customer service, and provider service. After buying her first home, she became intrigued with real estate and all it had to offer. It wasn’t until after a few more homes bought and sold that she decided to go full force into the real estate industry. 22 years later she is still at it and loves it more each day. Her outstanding commitment and passion for real estate and the Coldwell Banker brand has led Melissa to her management position at the CBNOW Peninsula Office. As she works towards getting her GRI and Broker’s license, she continues to educate herself on the Coldwell Banker tools, industry wide information, and social media trends. She is true blue all the way and she thanks CBNOW for giving her a path to grow!
Melissa’s family is her world and there is nothing she enjoys more than spending time with them. In addition to her amazing husband, she has a daughter and son… along with two “bonus” sons whom she loves like her own. Also has four grandchildren (with a 5th on the way) ranging from 2 to 11 years old. She loves crafting and going to the beach when she has free time!

Christine Hill

Sales Manager/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.

Mariah Burge

Onboarding & Resource Professional

Mariah has joined our CB Family as Administrative Professional for the Newport News - Peninsula Office. She has a background in administration and customer service! In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, her boyfriend and her fur baby. She also loves going to the beach, working out and watching Netflix. We are happy to have her on our team!

Jennifer Burrell

Relocation Director

Jennifer has been with us over 2 years in the Relocation department. She has recently also taken on the role as Administrate Professional of the Norfolk/Corporate office. Jennifer has proven herself to be dependable and hardworking as she masters both roles. Jennifer was born and raised here in the 757 into a Navy family. She has 2 sons and a loving dog Molly and is very family oriented . She has a wicked sense of humor. In her downtime she can be found cooking, reading, eating and sharing spicy memes.

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.

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.

Danielle Craig

Administrative Professional

Danielle recently started working as the Admin for CB NOW in the Virginia Beach office. She was born and raised here in VB, so naturally she loves the beach & seafood. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her pup, and anything outdoors. In her down time you can usually find her by the pool or at the beach soaking up the sunshine!