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Who We Are

Our team of local experts will guide you through the home-buying process. We are committed to professional service. Because our Agents have the support of a full-time staff, they are always ready to help find your right home and get the best price.

 ·       Full-Time Sales Team and Administrative Staff, which means our Agents have more time to concentrate on your relocation and home purchase.

 ·       Our extensive database facilitates networking between agents, buyers and sellers.  The home you want may not yet be on the market yet will find it through proactive calling.
Client Success Stories
Our Team

Joanne Curtin

Team Lead

License Number: 242987

The Joanne Curtin Real Estate Network was started and continues to be operated by Joanne Curtin, along with husband and business partner, Tom. Early into her professional career, Joanne knew work could be more than just a “job,” and took proactive action to learn about investment and wealth building. After reading the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, she made the bold decision to leave her teaching post and move into the real estate business in 2001. Soon after, she joined Keller Williams and was immediately surrounded by dozens of agents that were “thinking big” about their careers as a business, not just a real estate transaction. With the help of her real estate coach and her passion to build wealth, she earned the opportunity to co-own the Keller Williams Realty Consultants Roswell Market Center after just two years with the company. She’s since grown her portfolio to include several investment homes and a commercial property. She also leads The Joanne Curtin Real Estate Network, a top-producing team in the Southeast that consistently sells more than 150 homes each year. Through her team, Joanne is able to continue her passion for education, training and professional development to her agents. Never one to stop learning, Joanne continues to attend sessions and training, is a member of the coveted Gary Keller's top 100 Mastermind group and a certified Quantum Leap instructor. Originally from Dalton, Joanne resides in Milton with her husband and business partner, Tom, and their two children. When Joanne isn’t out selling or learning new real estate technology, she is teaching and consulting with others or learning new ways to wealth build. And Joanne loves to create family photo albums! As well as share great pictures of homes with her community to inspire and enjoy.

Christy Smith

Agent Partner, Realtor

License Number: 386393

Christy is a Georgia Native and grew up in Marietta. She has lived in various parts of Northern Georgia including Alpharetta and Woodstock, where she now resides with her husband and daughter. Not new to real estate, Christy bought her first home at age 22. Christy gets real estate at a high level and as a Curtin Team client she has purchased and sold a home with the Team before joining. After working in the corporate world for almost a decade, she wanted to turn her track record of success and love for real estate into her career. Work with Christy and you’ll see why the Curtin Team trusts in her passion and dedication to helping others. Christy loves helping clients, traveling, being outdoors, and reading, but most of all she loves spending time with her family and watching her sweet daughter grow.

Jamie Merando

Realtor & Home Transformation Director


Jamie Merando is our Home Transformation Director and has been in Real Estate since 2003. She brings her experience of working in new construction, home selections, project coordination and collaborating with architects, developers, builders and contractors to our team. After graduating from Penn State University, Jamie and her husband, Jay, moved to Roswell, Ga. Jamie, Jay and their two boys, Colby and Camden now reside in South Forsyth where they are actively involved in their church and local sports programs.

Melinda Nawn

Agent Partner, Realtor


Melinda brings an extensive professional background from the financial services industry. She transitioned to a Real Estate sales career and first joined Keller Williams Realty in Ohio. When her husband’s job brought her to Atlanta she quickly grew to love Southern hospitality. Earning the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf, Melinda offers candid advice and thrives on finding buyers just the right home for the right price. And having lived in six states, Melinda understands the relocation process and brings contagious energy and enthusiasm to make her client’s experience easy and stress-free. In her spare time Melinda enjoys travel and live music. She lives in a “house divided” with a son at The University of Alabama and a daughter at The Ohio State University.

Michelle Worley


After a long-term corporate career, Michelle decided to follow her passion of real estate and joined The Curtin Team as our Inside Sales Agent.  In this role, Michelle works with our clients to proactively connect Sellers with Buyers by prospecting daily until the house is sold.  Whether it be reaching out to our extensive database or inviting neighbors to your open house, she makes sure that news of a Curtin Team listing is spread throughout the community.  She has the ambition for getting results for our clients and meeting their needs.   Michelle also helps find off market properties for Curtin Team Buyers.  Her strategic thinking helps clients find the best results for their situation.  Michelle is a Georgia Native and graduated from Kennesaw State University.  She now resides in Alpharetta with her husband and two children.  She loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Kanani Briggs

Agent Partner, REALTOR®

License Number: 405616

Kanani comes to real estate from a career in sales and marketing in the medical diagnostics industry and most recently as a Life and Business Strategist for women. She was a Curtin Team client when her family relocated here from New Jersey and was so impressed with the Curtin Team's follow-up and commitment to the community that she now is part of the team! She is passionate about serving others while also making a positive impact in the world. Kanani was born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in 7 states so she is no stranger to the moving process! She has a particular interest in helping families who are relocating to our area. Kanani lives in Alpharetta with her husband, Scott, two teenage sons, Dominic and Riley, and two rescue dogs, Hutch and Rocky. Kanani is also very involved with the Young Men's Service League and enjoys volunteering in our community with her sons. Kanani blends her business background, life coaching tools, and her commitment to serving others to help others make their best real estate move. She is dedicated to making the home buying and selling process a positive experience.

Jess Garris

Director of Operations, Realtor


As the Director of Operations, Jess handles all the details once your home goes under contract all the way through to the closing of your home. Her high focus on small details and exceptional customer service skills will ensure a smooth transaction. Jess has been a licensed agent since 2004 and has been involved in many aspects of the industry throughout her career including residential sales, new construction, title, and rentals. When searching to make the move from Florida to Georgia in 2012 she chose Roswell to raise her family. She enjoys spending time with her talented daughters and watching Florida State football.

Leah Grignon

Transaction Coordinator


Leah received her Bachelors degree from The University of North Carolina Wilmington and has held a variety of positions in the Real Estate industry since 2011. Previous experience includes Commercial real estate administrative support focusing on land, retail and Industrial in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining the Curtin Team, Leah was a licensed Community Association Manager for residential communities in St. Augustine, FL. Leah relocated to the East Cobb area with her husband and daughter and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Tom Curtin

Operating Partner


Tom and Joanne own and operate the Curtin team together. Prior to real estate sales, Tom managed corporate marketing and sales for DirecTV's Southeast Region. Tom has a business degree from the prestigious Honors Program at the University of Georgia. He applies knowledge from previous marketing positions to the real estate business. Tom and Joanne have a daughter and son. When Tom's not at the office, you can find him with his family, hiking, at church, playing soccer, traveling, or simply enjoying life and the blessings we all share. Tom is a native of Roswell and graduated from Roswell High School where he played soccer.
Preferred Lenders
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Ken Kilinski

Ken Kilinski

Mortgage Planner / Principal
NMLS# 170393
Direct: (404) 255-6565
Fax: (404) 255-6565
9040 Roswell Rd. Suite 325
Atlanta GA 30350
Ken Kilinski, a native of New Orleans, graduated from the University of Alabama with a major in Marketing & Information Systems. He joined the team with over 21 years of real estate and mortgage experience. He closed more than $26 million in mortgage loans per year and has received several awards in customer service and sales achievements. Currently residing in Marietta, Ken enjoys tennis, fishing & the interaction with people. He seeks to understand the needs of each client & strategic partner bringing unparalleled value to the relationship. His passion for people built on trust excels each unique relationship to the strongest level.
Ben Thornton

Ben Thornton

Capital Mortgage Solutions
NMLS# 279007
Direct: 770-450-9717
Cell: 770-826-7035
Fax: 800-695-6016
1905 Woodstock Road Building 600 Suite 6200
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Our mission is to serve our customers with honesty, integrity and competence. Our goal is to provide home loans to our clients while providing them with the lowest interest rates and closing costs possible. Furthermore, we pledge to help borrowers overcome roadblocks that can arise while securing a loan.

With a decade of mortgage experience, you can trust that we have your best interest in mind.  Our staff is equipped with industry knowledge to help navigate a smooth lending process.  

Whether you are purchasing or refinancing, we are the professionals to help you. 

We look forward to serving you! 

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