Cheri Richards

Managing Broker/REALTOR®

Patrina Walker


Meet Patrina,

We asked her some questions to get to know her better. We hope you enjoy.

How would you like to be described as a realtor? That I am a team player and I care about the needs of my client. I respond as oppose to react. I am also resourceful, trustworthy and I go beyond what is required. Her favorite quote says, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Her golden rule is to have an attitude of gratitude. Legacy means leaving a mark in my community that can not be easily erased. She wants to live a life that when transitioned that her community will feel the loss. She would like to be remembered for being loyal and dependable. For being a women of faith and trusting God no matter what. As a company Coldwell Banker has provided the resource that needed to grow and maintain business. The resources which are provided by Coldwell Banker provides for her clients with relevant real estate information that impacts their buying/selling decision. This has allowed her to be a provider for her family financially and has helped for a healthier quality of life. What brings her joy? Helping others to overcome daily challenges and seeing them be the best version of themselves. She loves to sew and read. She also helps feed the homeless. Volunteering at a local non profits to help meet the needs of the community brings her much joy. She is passionate about serving others by loving on them just the way they are. We asked her does she bake or grill? Her response: When the Lord was passing out those gifts, I must have been in the restroom. I do like to work with my hands fixing and building though. Finally, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She mentioned she has not advocated for the cause yet but may do so in the future. She volunteers and participate in outreaches. She commitment to others is clear. She loves serving and can’t wait to connect with you.

Phone: 757-713-7770

Nichelle Wright


Meet Nichelle,

We asked her a some questions so you could get to know her a little better. For here at Coldwell Banker Now we have so many amazing agents a time to get to know them.

Her favorite quote comes from this scripture passage. John 3:16-for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. She lives by the Golden rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you. She would love to be remembered for loving God and loving people. She would like to be described as professional, trustworthy, and honest. Something Coldwell Banker values is longevity so we asked her thoughts on legacy. Legacy means leaving a positive and impactful example in the earth for others to follow during your lifetime and afterward. She mentioned that Coldwell Banker has given her an amazing opportunity to connect and network with a host of real estate professionals. Also, Coldwell Banker has been supportive not just for the her but her family by helping her real estate career with wonderful leadership, excellent opportunities to build business, and support during a time of personal health crisis. Her clients have described her as honest, knowledgeable and kind. One of our core values at CB Now is Joy. For her she feels joy when her clients housing needs are fulfilled and they show confidence to refer me their family and friends. Her hobbies include traveling and touring historic homes, mansions, and castles. Doesn’t that sound intriguing? She is involved in mission and humanitarian work through her church. She is passionate about bringing people’s housing dreams into reality. She likes US women’s gymnastic as well. She prefers to bake over grill and finally what causes does she fight for human rights.

I hope this gives you a glimpse of Nichelle.
She would love to engage with you!!

Phone: 757-812-4326

Karen Hibbard


Karen Hibbard has been a real estate agent for over 14 years and loves what she does! She greets every client with warmth and she can’t wait to help them find them their new home.

Coming from a large military family, Karen enjoys working with families, large or small, new or established, and she never leaves a stone unturned. Karen is very familiar with the Hampton Roads housing market. She is a successful member of the CB Now Team, and she shares her experiences in helping new agents when they come aboard. Your family is in very dedicated and capable hands when Karen is at the helm.

Karen and her husband, Rich, live in Williamsburg, where he is an established business owner. Karen’s parents live with them and they are raising their granddaughter, Autumn. Karen enjoys spending time with her family traveling in their RV, cooking and teaching her granddaughter to cook. She is charity minded – supporting the humane societies, CHKD and many church related activities. Give Karen a call and let her lead you through the purchase or sale of your home.

Phone: 757-810-7640

Melissa Gwaltney

Associate Broker/REALTOR®

Meet Melissa Gwaltney,
I have been helping individuals and families buy & sell real estate since 1998 from Richmond to the Peninsula! Prior to real estate I served in numerous customer service roles and worked myself into management at Blue Cross Blue Shield for 16 years. Communication and listening to people is what is important to me. Once I began helping individuals and families buy and sell homes, it became a passion and it has been in my blood ever since. In 2010 I moved to the Peninsula and married my high school sweetheart. I joined Coldwell Banker NOW in 2011 and absolutely love being part of this amazing family. In 2018 I was asked to step up into a manager role. I was still able to sell, as time allowed but most of my time was spent motivating, helping and supporting our agents reach their goals. I studied hard in 2019 & the first ½ of 2020 to achieve my broker’s license. Well, 4 months later I witnessed firsthand how life can change at the blink of an eye. My mother and best friend had a life changing stroke in November 2020. She went from independent living at 86 to a person with stroke related dementia. With this event I needed to be able to spend more time with her and my family. I knew I needed to allow myself the freedom to step back out of the manager role and happily jump back into selling real estate, which is truly where my passion is. Not only do I now have more time to spend with my family, I have more time to help individuals with one of the biggest investments there is, which is where my heart truly loves! We all need to find a balance in our lives and God has truly blessed my life by showing me the way, more so here lately! I am so glad I have followed HIS lead! As for this career, I choose to not only be one’s REALTOR but a REALTOR for life and a friend!

Favorite Quote: FEAR – You can either Fear Everything And Run or you can Face Everything And Rise.
What golden rule do you live by or not?
Be kind to everyone – Never intentionally hurt someone.
What is the one thing you would like to be remembered for? Compassion & love.
What does legacy mean to you? I want to leave a legacy to my family of love and laughter and to be remembered as someone who cares about everyone. I want to make a difference in their lives.
I hope you can hear her heart. This agent has met every challenge she has been dealt and she will do the same for you. This is who WE ARE at Coldwell Banker Now. A lot of heart and persistence to see the home purchase story all the way through.
And Now you know!

Phone: 804-347-5388

Julianna Molina


Meet Julianna.
She has a warm, easygoing personality and is living her best life as a mom and a wife.
She grew up locally in the Hampton Roads area and is currently a resident of Williamsburg, VA. The move to Williamsburg was actually her open door into the real estate profession. “Having such a great experience with my agent as a first time home buyer confirmed my desire to be that for someone else.” She worked with one of our CB NOW agents and she got hooked. This is what you call making an impact.
To help you get to know her a little better we asked her some questions. Her favorite quote comes from Theodore Roosevelt, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” She lives by the golden rule to treat others the way you’d like to be treated. She would like to be remembered one day as a loved and cherished mother, and, hopefully one day, grandmother. As a realtor she would like to be described as competent and genuine.
We asked her what legacy meant and for her it’s about building generational wealth. Working with CB NOW has been a great opportunity, and it has felt so welcoming to be a part of this family. What brings her joy? FAMILY and that includes pets too. Some of her hobbies include baking, traveling, reading and watching movies. She has participated in Meals on Wheels and Rotary Club Christmas Eve deliveries. As for sports she loves watching the Kansas City Chiefs or Women’s USA Gymnastics, Figure Skating and Snowboarding. Causes that she feels called to support are Organ Donation and The Heart Foundation. In her spare time she loves to bake. She is actually in the process of starting a side business home bakery – called Molina Macarons.
I hope this gives you a little bit of Julianna’s story. She is excited to work with you and hopefully bake you a little something too!
At CB NOW you know!

Phone: 757-777-5297

Laura Gayle


Meet Laura,

She is an award winning realtor who is passionate about real estate. And we also want to mention that she is a second generation realtor. So you could say its in her blood even though she got her start in 1993. She grew up in the real estate business with my father being a broker and land developer since childhood. She was a part of CBRAR- Chesapeake Bay & Rivers Association. She was there association executive for 3 years. Then went to work for the state at VAR-Virginia Associarion of Realtors. She was the liaison for 26 different local associations in that time. Wow!

We asked her some questions to get to know her better. We hope you enjoy. She lives by a couple mantras, “It is what it is and If it’s meant to me it will be.” Her golden rule is to be honest in every thing that she does. To be fair. To treat everyone the way she would like to be treated.

She would liked to be described as a realtor that gets the job done. Ethical, hard worker and devoted. We asked her what CBNOW has meant to her. This is what she had to say, “It’s opened doors to global clients. The training and educational materials are far superior to any other company I have worked with. The opportunities are readily available depending on your needs and desire. What brings her joy? Her family and happy clients!! She loves to travel, the beach, she mentioned she loves any and all water sports and bird watching. Her charity involvement includes her current position as the president of vpar charity foundation. Finally, she advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness for this is something close to her heart.

We hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little but more about Laura. She is a wealth of knowledge from her years of service and is ready to meet you any day or the week.

At Now you know!

Phone: 804-350-3876

Rafael Garcia


Meet Rafael Garcia,

We asked him some questions and we hope you enjoy his responses.

His favorite quote comes from Mother Teresa. `` Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier``

He lives by the Golden Rule ``No matter who I come in contact with, I always treat them the way I want to be treated.

He would like to be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who always inspired others to live by my Golden Rule. And to be remembered as an example of what one can achieve in life.

He would liked to be described as a Realtor as being Professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy, understanding, compassionate, and dedicate to meeting my client's expectations.

His legacy is going out of his way to help others not so fortunate, achieve their goals, help them improve their quality of life for themselves and their love ones.

He has been a member of the Coldwell Banker family for over 15 years and his family is so proud that he is a Coldwell Banker Realtor as they have witnessed first hand his success and the many friendly greetings he receives from previous clients and members of the community who stop to talk with him while shopping, eating out, just about anywhere. Even his wife asks him, “Is there any body you don't know?”

He believes many of his clients would describe him not only as their Realtor but as a friend with whom they shared a wonderful experience with, someone that they trust.

Life is what you make of it. We all like to be happy and what brings him joy is his family, friends and helping others become first time home buyers. Especially those who never thought they could be able to purchase a home because of poor credit scores. He guided them in the right direction and within a year or so later he handed them the keys to there new home. Now that brings him deep Joy, knowing that he helped them make their dreams come true. He also made another friend for life.

His hobbies are woodworking, gardening, and cooking and baking for him it is very relaxing. He mentioned in another life he would have been a Chef.

Having spent over 30 years in law enforcement my Favorite Charity is ``Tunnel to Towers`` and I am passionate about life., and making the best of it.

He is a Yankees Fan and an advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness.

My favorite Song: My Way by Frank Sinatra.

I hope you can hear after reading his profile that He is a lover of life. He enjoyed meeting new people are getting them from one place to the other. He has been serving his community is more ways than one and can’t wait to connect with to you.

Phone: 757-812-8844

Linda Martin

Office Manager

Meet Linda,
Quote – “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know, but if you listen, you may learn something new” - Dalai Lama

Throughout my life I have worn many different hats. MOM and Memaw are my two most precious and joyous hats. I have also been an “aunt mom” to my nephew after the death of his mother when he was 11 years old. Care giver to both my father and mother in their declining years until their deaths. Sister to my living sister and brother. And last of all team member to the agents in my office.

I hope and believe that my legacy is to my children, grandchildren and family who will remember the love I have always had for them, the giving and caring I have always shown them, and the hope for their successful futures I have always wanted for them.

Through the years I have worked for many companies, some were rewarding others I was just passing through to more things in my future. I started out in Data Processing when no one had individual computers and all data was 1 day behind. I substitute taught in the New Kent County schools which I truly enjoyed. Most of my jobs have been organizing offices and keeping them running smoothly. Coldwell Banker has been a great company to work for. They were very helpful to me when I was going through hard times with my parents illnesses through the years and when my sister was killed they were so patient and understanding of the many things that I and my family went through to bring my nephew to my home, the many needs that he had and the adjustments that we all had to make. I will forever be grateful for that. There are just not enough words to express my gratitude. I saw CBNow as a big family that believes in supporting families. When a company has that much heart, it showed. My job with CBNOW has always been a job that I have really liked a lot, learned a lot and when or if I retire it will be a job I will miss.

When I am not working I love working outdoors, gardening, etc, reading, needlework of many kinds, playing with my grandchildren, cooking, baking! (I hate housework!)

I am very passionate about helping others. I don’t have a lot but I have more than many. FeedMore and Habitat are the main charities that I personally support. I have also worked with Stuff the Bus, Purses for the homeless, Rescue for animals in the Williamsburg area, etc.

Williamsburg Office

Address: 1430 High Street, Bldg 12, Suite 201, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-345-0588