Faculty List

Ensuring the efficiency of our courses also means having the right person in our faculty to ensure that the right information and education as well as training are given to real estate license applicants.

Below is the list of our wonderful Subject Matter Experts and a short bio about them.

Kent Strobel — Kent graduated with honors from The Citadel in 1968. He taught in the Horry County school system and is a former member of the Horry County Board of Education. Kent owned and operated a manufacturing corporation for 18 years and was one of the founders of a business brokerage company. He has been licensed in real estate since 1984 and has been an instructor with Fortune Academy since 2001.

Kay Kerr — Kay Kerr, Realtor®, currently of Pharr Realty in Pharr, Texas, is a nationally recognized author and speaker. Prior to RE/MAX Austin Advantage, she served as President of Staged to Sell Properties, Inc. for 10 years among many other leadership positions in real estate, corporate sales and finance. She is listed in Who’s Who in Industry and Finance, Who’s Who of American Women and has also served as past President of the Austin chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors®.

Cecil Van Harden — Van was first licensed in 1981, and a Broker since 1985. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration. Van served several years as the Broker-in-Charge of a large general brokerage operation. Most of his assignments, however, have been in the sales management of planned residential communities in the Myrtle Beach and Charleston markets. Van has also accumulated over seven hundred days of teaching experience as a substitute for Horry County Schools. He has been affiliated with Fortune Academy since 2004.

Helga Ganger — From Wall Street N.Y. to Main Street Ma., Helga has seen much of the country. She started her real estate career in the early 1990′s in Newport R.I. where she sold and leased investment properties. In 2005 she opened Beck & Call Homes a boutique real estate brokerage in Charleston S.C., where she also taught licensing classes at Trident Technical College. After recruiting over 30 agents, she sold the brokerage and returned to New England. Helga holds no place closer than her beloved Massachusetts with its rolling hills, windswept coast, and cultural grit. She originally hails from New York, attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and graduated with a B.A. in English.