About Our Team

In many ways buying and selling resort property is different from selling traditional property. Our clients often do not live on the Emerald Coast and therefore must rely on our unequaled work ethic, superior inventory knowledge and strong negotiation skills to ensure the best deal possible when buying or selling property.

If you are considering buying or selling real estate anywhere on the Emerald Coast we would love to apply for the job!

We have a track record of success having helped people buy and sell millions of dollars worth of real estate in Destin, South Walton County and Panama City Beach. (The At The Beach Team ranked in the top 1-1/2% of local realtor for sales volume in 2007  through 2013).

We are professional in our approach, aggressive in our efforts and strong in our negotiations skills for you. We get you the price you want under the terms you want.

We believe in the importance of communicating with our clients throughout the buying or selling process.

For Sellers: You will always be up to date on how we are marketing your property, when showings are scheduled, exactly what is happening with contract negotiations and finally, you will always know the status of your closing and when you will receive your check!

For Buyers: You will always be up to date on properties that meet your criteria as soon as they come on the market, any issues with covenants, codes or HOA issues, what is happening with contract negotiations and finally, you will always know the status of your closing and when you will receive your keys!

Whatever your goals are you can relax and feel confident working with Keller Williams Realty’s AT THE BEACH TEAM knowing that your real estate experience will be a seamless, pleasant and profitable one!

John Moran

John Moran – Listing Specialist

Main Office: 850-654-3325

Office Fax:  800-866-8493

Mobile or Text: 850.217.7618

E-mail: JohnMoran@AtTheBeachTeam.com

John is fully committed to achieving the highest possible price for his sellers. Through his in-depth analysis and knowledge of the Emerald Coast market, John offers concise, timely and accurate market information, while defining emerging trends and worthwhile investments. John is also privy to many “off the market” opportunities that aren’t publicly known!

In addition to an impressive sales record and sales career, John is professionally coached and just like with a great sports coach John is held accountable to his sales goals and always pushed to achieve top results – and he delivers!

John’s listing program is unique and unrivaled. Other agents might be afraid to tell you the truth and tell you what they think you want to hear. That can equal properties that languish on the market or even become stigmatized because they are not properly priced and marketed. When you list with John and the At The Beach Team, be assured your pricing and marketing will be right on target to sell in today’s market!

Kris Moran

Kris Moran – Residential Specialist

Main Office: 850-654-3325

Office Fax:  800-866-8493

Mobile or Text: 850-376.1268

E-mail: KrisMoran@AtTheBeachTeam.com

Buying a property on the Emerald Coast is buying a lifestyle, which is why Kris thinks of herself as a “dream maker” rather than a “home seller”. She believes that there is something here for absolutely everyone, no matter what your needs or desires. Kris spends the time to really listen to her clients and prides herself on the effort and caring she gives to each and every person she works with. As a Buyer Specialist, she is an expert in this marketplace and has put in the time to know this area inside and out and where to buy and why. She not only knows the properties that are “officially” on the market, but many others that are not.

Kris believes that the best barometer for measuring her real estate success comes not just from her impressive sales performance, but from words that come directly from her client’s mouths. For Kris, it’s common to hear such compliments as “you’ve ruined us for any other realtor,” “you’re so easy to work with and to trust,” and “you’ve made the process smoother and more fun that I could have ever imagined!”

An extensive current market analysis is always provided so that you know you are going into this process with access to all of the information needed to make an educated and knowledgeable decision, whether you are looking to buy or sell. Kris can also assist a seller in fully optimizing marketing appeal, whether that is through suggestions for furniture placement, paint colors, staging or just knowing which highlights to point out that enhance a property’s appeal.

Originally from North Dakota, her Midwestern charm is projected through her mannerisms and sincerity. Kris has been selling real estate with a commitment to excellence since 1999 and is constantly raising the bar and setting new standards of excellence. When not “hard at work”, Kris is with her husband and two adorable children, or enjoying her hobby of photography!

Her long list of sales and repeat clients are your guarantee of success. When you work with Kris and her team, you are getting the best marketing systems, marketing research, network of prospective buyers, and first view of new properties. Plus, the best administrative support and follow-up to your transaction!

Kris Moran

John Skinner – Listing Specialist

Main Office: 850-654-3325

Office Fax:  888-684-1528

Mobile or Text: 850-543-5763

E-mail: JohnSkinner@AtTheBeachTeam.com

When buyers and sellers trust John Skinner with their real estate needs, they are rewarded with his dedication, attentiveness, and efficiency in getting the job done right. John navigates every client through the real estate process with confidence and ease. Key to his effectiveness besides his market knowledge and negotiating savvy is his ability to forge strong relationships with clients that last over time. “I enjoy getting to know my clients and working with them through the transaction process. It is especially rewarding to find that perfect property match; one that suits their financial constraints and enables them to appreciate this area of the country.”

Eager to excel at what he does, John continually challenges himself and finds solutions for any given situation, simple or complex. Prior to entering the world of real estate, John spent 6 years in Atlanta and Houston selling technology solutions to some of the largest corporations in the world. This experience, in conjunction with his unique drive, passion, and dedication to the practice of real estate has helped him develop impressive negotiation and interpersonal skills. “I have found my Real Estate clients to be of a similar mind-set to business owners and executives. Investing in real estate involves both emotional and financial considerations.”

John understands that hard-work and creative adaptability produce results in real estate as and that is what he offers his clients and customers—results. John prides himself on his communication skills and strives to bring his clients and customers only the highest level of service. His youthful energy and constant availability make him a pleasure to work with and are at the root of his strong and rapidly expanding referral network. “As your Realtor, I make myself available seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. Together, we will find the right buyer or the property of your dreams. I constantly track the market in order to offer the best service possible to property owners and potential buyers. I closely follow what has sold and what is available on the market. Tracking both trends from analytical and personal perspectives helps me bring the every changing market into focus. For sellers, I strive to recommend the most advantageous property selection and negotiation strategy based upon relative value, uniqueness and historical data. I strive to help buyers find what is comfortable to them and satisfies their perception of value.”

Although John enjoys his business and the people he meets, he also finds it important to have interests outside of real estate. “I can honestly say that there is no more beautiful landscape or quality people than you will find on the Emerald Coast.” In his free time, he partakes of all the wonderful opportunities the Emerald Coast has to offer. He particularly enjoys fishing and training for marathons. One of his greatest pleasures is cooking fresh seafood with friends and sitting down to a fine dinner together.

Gail Pelto – Listing Specialist

Main Office:  850.654.3325

Office Fax:  850-654-2959

Mobile and Text:  850-374-0454

Email: GailPelto@AtTheBeachTeam.com

Gail Pelto adds her more than 25 years of successful sales experience to the exceptional talent pool within the At The Beach Team.  Rooted in honesty, integrity and the willingness to work hard, it’s that ‘whatever it takes’ attitude that helps her consistently achieve her customers’ goals.  As a listing specialist that translates into getting the best price for her customer’s property and doing so in the shortest amount of time possible; getting the job done equals customer satisfaction and that’s at the top of her priority list every day.   A native of Michigan she says, “Years ago, the Emerald Coast’s serenity and beauty combined with the gracious hospitality of its residents attracted my family and I like no other place we’d ever been”, and she proudly calls Destin her home.


Gil Erikson – Listing Specialist

Main Office: 850-654-3325

Office Fax:  850-654-2959

Mobile and Text: 340-626-6814

E-mail:  GilErikson@AtTheBeachTeam.com

I was born and raised on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. I’m very fortunate to have been able to travel to almost all the islands throughout the Caribbean. I graduated from Jacksonville University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and I have enjoyed success in a variety of business pursuits. As a second generation real estate agent I still have my Brokers license in the Virgin Island and now I am excited to be a part of Keller Williams Realty’s At The Beach Team here in Destin. So many great beach activity options here and I enjoy them all with my wonderful wife and daughter. Helping people own a piece of paradise is a great way to make a living.

Courtney Moher – Residential Specialist

Main Office: 850-654-3325

Office Fax:  850-654-2959

Mobile and Text: 614-218-0137

E-mail:  CourtneyMoher@AtTheBeachTeam.com

Courtney is excited to bring her youthful spirit and customer service experience to her clients in their search for their new homes! With a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising (FIDM) she was able to learn and familiarize herself with how to utilize marketing strategies to customize a client’s search for their ideal property.

In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time keeping abreast of new fashion trends. She also shares a deep passion for animals. You can find her enjoying her daily dog walks around town. Also, Courtney has a fascination with the world outside of the United States which has led her to travel from Europe to South Africa and more.

Courtney prides herself on her British birthright, and brings that requisite old world charm to the real estate industry.  Her familial ties to her father, who lives locally, has drawn her to serve the community, here, in Destin.

John Skinner, Sr.  – Residential Specialist

Main Office: 850-654-3325

Office Fax:  888-684-1528

Mobile or Text: 850-687-3440

E-mail: JSkinnerSr@AtTheBeachTeam.com

You can trust that John Skinner, Sr.  will always provide buyers with an exceptional experience while searching for that perfect place in the sun.  With a work history that includes both real estate and hospitality, John knows this the importance of taking care of his clients.  The Skinner family moved here in 2001 after vacationing here since 1970. His bottom line: “I am very acquainted with the area and have excellent people skills. My enjoyment is being with my wife, Judy, our two sons and their families who also reside in the area.  I enjoy many outdoor activities including cycling, and travel frequently to Central America and Haiti on Mission trips.”

Paola Navedo Bio

Paola Navedo – Marketing Specialist

Main Office:  850-654-3325

Office Fax:  800-866-8493

Mobile and Text:  917-822-4681

Email: PaolaNavedo@AtTheBeachTeam.com

As Marketing Specialist, Paola makes sure that all of our clients’ properties are easily accessible via our At The Beach Team websites and social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Linkedin, You Tube, et al.  Her attention to detail is only surpassed by her commitment for success in order to meet and exceed our client’s goals.  A native of New York, Paola and her husband live in Navarre along with their three dogs…all 275 lovable pounds of them!

Deisree Adams Bio

Desiree Adams – Administrative Assistant & Closing Coordinator

Main Office: 850-654-3325

Office Fax: 800-886-8493

Email:  DesireeAdams@AtTheBeachTeam.com


Desiree Adams joined the At The Beach Team in September 2010 as the Administrative Assistant and Closing Coordinator.   Desiree manages the office, all paperwork, listing packets, and coordinates closings for At The Beach Team.  Being from a military family, Desiree had the great opportunity to visit and live in a variety of exciting and exotic places.  Settling down in the local area in 1994, Desiree spends her free time cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband, 5 beautiful children, and one NEW grandchild!