Navy to Navy Homes is a full service real estate and property management company formed to provide a higher level of real estate services for the often extraordinary relocation needs of military families. Our Veteran owned and operated team was founded by a 24year retired Navy Pilot, with almost two decades of real estate experience.

Our friendly and personal staff will provide unparalleled customer service to you with whatever your real estate needs may be. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent or property manage all types of real estate in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas, Navy to Navy Homes is the only call you need to make.

If you have a home need…Navy to Navy Homes is here to help! As much or as little as needed! No pushy gimmicks or contracts. In fact we have numerous reward programs to help you save thousands when you buy or sell a home and even discounts when renting a home. So let us help! Advice is always free, just give us a call and we will begin to help you solve your property management needs today!

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Meet the Team

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Mario Gonzalez »

Mario Gonzalez is the Founder and Broker of Navy to Navy Homes in Jacksonville, FL. A 24 year retired Navy Pilot, his sense of dedication to service is apparent in his real estate company. Navy to Navy Homes is a full service real estate brokerage that specializes in Property Management, Sales, and Relocation Services for military families in the Jacksonville area. Their continual focus on the customer and rewarding others has made them a local favorite in the Jacksonville real estate market. They offer their services to all members of the community and have special incentive programs for local community heroes (Police officers, fire fighters, medical personnel, military personnel and teachers), through the Homes for Heroes program.

Mario has Bachelors of Science from the US Naval Academy in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Arts in Leadership and Human Resource Management, from the Naval PostGraduate School. He taught various leadership classes at the Naval Academy and has instructed a variety of Naval subjects over his 24 year career. Training his agents and educating the community in all aspects of property management, is his passion.

He is an active volunteer with many local and national organizations that help veterans and military members, around the globe. He is currently a volunteer local youth soccer coach on Mayport Naval Base, working with many kids with deployed parents. His coaching has spanned from park and recreation soccer to Women’s College Lacrosse at the Naval Academy.

He continues to be active in numerous aspects of real estate. Since 1998 he has been an investor, homeowner, landlord, property manager, realtor and real estate advisor. He is an active member of NEFAR (Northeast Florida Assoc of Realtors) and sits on their EATF (Education Action Task Force) and has been named their Chair for 2015. He is an active member of NARPM (National Assoc of Residential Property Managers) and is the Education Chair for their local Northeast Chapter. In addition to being a Realtor and Broker, he holds the GRI and MRP designations and is an approved Florida Realtors Instructor for multiple subjects in Real Estate and Property Management.

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Melanie Warden »
Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Melanie has been a part of Team Navy to Navy since early 2018 as the office Bookkeeper. She is a proud daughter (and daughter-in law) of Navy Veterans and loves helping all our Heroes at N2N. If you have a question about your rental payments, owner disbursements, or vendor invoices you are sure to get great customer service from Melanie. Please reach out to Melanie at

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Marcy Camacho »
Office Administrator

Marcy has been part of Navy to Navy since August 2023, she is a proud navy spouse of ten years, Mother to 3 sweet boys and shes a die hard Dallas Cowboys Fan.

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Staci Chavez »
Realtor/Business Development Manager

Staci is a dedicated real estate expert with a heart for helping military families! She brings a unique perspective to the real estate world as a proud mom of four and a military spouse. When the Navy brought her family to Jacksonville back in 2017 so quickly began learning the city and now calls Jacksonville home! Having been helping families for many years, she understands the intricate balance between finding the perfect home and catering to the needs of a family. Her mission goes beyond transactions; it's about making dreams come true. Whether you're a fellow military family seeking a comfortable haven or a growing family in search of a spacious home, Staci is here to guide you every step of the way. Trust in her expertise and passion for connecting families with their ideal homes. Let's turn your real estate dreams into reality together!

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Ant Stroud »
Broker Associate/REALTOR/Talent Development Manager

Ant served in the Navy for 9 years on active duty, and has done 4 years as a reservist so far. His real estate journey started in 2016 and with him from start to finish, you are more than just a home buyer; you are family. Bernie has 14 years of real estate knowledge and is a power house like no other. The Ant Stroud Group combines years of experience and expertise with attentiveness to family members that you won’t find anywhere else. From the first tour of your potential house to the day the keys to your new home are handed to you, Anthony Stroud Group is here to answer any questions and ease all concerns for you. Searching for a new home or selling your current home can be a daunting process. With the Ant Stroud Group you are never alone, they take the journey with you.

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Bailey Jordan »
Broker Associate/
Realtor/Property Manager

Bailey Jordan is a long-time Jacksonville resident and proud graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She grew up as the daughter of a Navy Pilot, learning her way around this great city.

Her life-long interest in realty began around age five when her parents began investing in real estate. Eventually, her parents' dabbling fueled their passion, and their own property management company was launched in Jacksonville.

Bailey is well acquainted with a wide of range property management topics, but her true gift is helping people. As a Navy brat, Bailey understands the obstacles that come with relocation and the need for a seamless transition during such tumultuous times. As such, you are bound to receive amazing customer service whether you are buying, selling, or even looking for a rental property. Bailey is eager to help you, call her today!

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Jennifer Bray »
Realtor/Property Manager

Jennifer recently moved to Florida from North Carolina where she has practiced real estate since 2019. Her clients have described her as tenacious because setbacks or complications have not hindered her in the process. Thrives in high-pressure situations with a calmness to ease the nerves of others and strives to find resolutions that benefit all. Whether she’s helping her buyer find the perfect home or making sure her seller receives the best offer, she works diligently to ensure her trusted clients leave the closing table happy and confident in their transactions. When she is not working, she enjoys bible studies at church, exercising, riding her dirt bike, reading, and cross-stitching. She loves meeting new people and looks forward to helping her next client with all their real estate needs!

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Norm Rodriguez »
Realtor/Property Manager

Retired Veteran who has been familiar with the Jacksonville area since 2005. I enlisted in the United States Navy in 2002 serving in Naval Aviation for 20 years stationed in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida deploying from all over Europe and the Middle East. A father of two and a Lancaster, Pennsylvania native who has invested in Florida real estate since the age of 21 experiencing the buyer, seller, and landlord aspects of several properties first hand. I fully understand the excitement and overwhelming feelings of real estate. From the first time you meet me, my goal is to make you feel at ease representing your best interest through the real estate transaction and beyond.

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Ron Elliott »
Realtor/Property Manager

Ron is a native of Jacksonville, and the proud son of a career military father.

As a local, he is very familiar with all of North Florida from Fernandina to St.Augustine. Ron, and his wife, Kathleen, have 3 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and a new grandbaby.

After a long and successful career with BellSouth/AT&T, Ron retired and transitioned into real estate. His experience in project management, customer focus, and problem solving skills, along with a degree in Business Management will help him be your competent and professional Realtor. While offering full real estate services to all of the community, Navy to Navy Homes, through the Homes for Heroes Program, offers special incentives for our local community heroes including Police, Fire Fighters, Teachers, Medical and Military personnel, active or retired. Our brokerage focuses on service, and people over profits Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or investing in real estate, it can be a stressful and emotional experience, so let Ron help you make the process as smooth as possible. If it’s your first transaction, or if you’ve done this many times before, Ron would love to help you with your next move.

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Joanna Bradford »
Realtor/Property Manager

Joanna is an accomplished Realtor and Property Manager with a passion for helping others in their real estate journey. Originally from Mississippi, Joanna's life as a Navy spouse has taken her on over 10 moves, giving her a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities in the real estate market.

After finding her calling in property management, Joanna obtained her real estate license and has since dedicated herself to assisting others in finding their dream homes, managing their investments, and facilitating smooth transitions during relocations. With her extensive experience and knowledge, Joanna is passionate about utilizing her skills to help clients navigate the complex world of real estate.

Joanna is particularly excited about serving the Pensacola community, as it holds a special place in her heart with most of her extended family residing there. She and her husband have made the decision to put down roots and retire from the Navy at NAS Pensacola.

So whether you're in need of a rental home, seeking a reliable property management company, or looking to buy or sell your home, Joanna Bradford is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and expertise.

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Rob D’Alto »
Property Management Staff

Rob D’Alto is a Long Island, NY native with a strong passion for helping others and a very strong work ethic.  He took his Criminal Justice/law degree and became a Police Officer in 1999 and after serving the public for 21 years he decided to retire and move his wife and twin 10 yr old boys to Pace FL. Rob found his calling to start a new career when he was introduced to the wonderful Navy to Navy team.  He understands the importance of managing your investments/Homes and takes it very seriously. Rob as your Property Manager will take his years of experience in helping others to helping you with all your property management needs.

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Kathy Jordan »

Kathy Jordan is a Jacksonville native with a long and distinguished history of serving others in the Jacksonville community. She hit the ground running with Navy to Navy homes and has impressed everyone with her extraordinary compassion to help others with their real estate needs. Kathy has a way of always going that extra mile to help her clients with whatever their needs may be. Whether buying, selling, or renting Kathy has your best interest at heart. She is bound to impress.

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Nelson Ortega »

Nelson Ortega is a well-established Realtor and Property Manager with Navy to Navy Homes. As an owner of investment property himself, he understands Landlord concerns 100%. His passion for helping military members began as he was raised the son of an Army man. He started in this business on the Maintenance side so there is almost no housing need that he isn’t acquainted with and as such he is a wealth of information for saving money for our owners and tenants alike. He is passionate about helping others achieve their real estate goals whether it is renting, buying or selling. He is among the hardest working people you will ever meet in your life. If you aren’t a friend of Nelson’s yet, you will be after meeting him!

Se habla Espanol!

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Christy Pintar »

Christy Pintar has been a native to the Jacksonville area for the last 16 years. She has a heart to help others and will be sure to gain your trust when it comes to property management and finding the perfect rental home for your family. Christy is heavily involved with serving others through community services and church activities. She also serves those who are interested in buying or selling. Christy’s authentic and optimistic personality will leave you wanting to be her friend after meeting her if you are not already! She is ready to help you with whatever your real estate needs may be.

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Vanessa Hernandez »

Vanessa Hernandez is a fantastic addition to the Navy to Navy Team. She has a lifelong career of dedication to the military contingent here in Jacksonville. She has served men and women in uniform by working full time at both NS Mayport and NAS Jacksonville. She now continues her passion for helping others as a leasing and sales agent with Navy to Navy Homes. She is sure to greet you with a smile and Se habla espanol!

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Akime Heyward Deering »

Akime Deering is a 21-year transitioning U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer originally from Lena, South Carolina.  Molded with long-lasting family values combined with years of Naval experience, she is infused with a tradition of trust and integrity, creating remarkable and satisfying results for her clients.  Understanding the relocation process is an understatement for this young lady who comes with years of personal experience which is why she prides herself in ensuring you will have the smoothest evolution she can possibly deliver.  Her genuine passion for assisting others accompanied by her initiative and efficient work efforts creates a pleasurable experience for all parties involved.   Working with a Realtor from a company built on integrity and teamwork, each client benefits from years of knowledge and experience and that is exactly what you will acquire with her and the Navy to Navy team. 

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Marianne Marees Bach »

Marianne was born & raised in Jacksonville, where she lived all of her life until her recent move to St. Johns County. She is a High Honors graduate from the University of Florida. She is a sports enthusiast including her love of the Jags. Her dad was a WWII vet & she has a number of friends & family members, who served in the military. She has spent her life working in positions of leadership & service to others. You can count on professionalism, dedication, caring & great customer service from Marianne. She will make sure your housing needs are met.

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Lori Favre »

Lori Favre is a sixth generation Jacksonville, Florida native, and the daughter of an U.S. Army, Airborne Veteran, P.C.B.C. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of North Florida where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. As an active member of the community and volunteer, Lori gives her time at International Canine Narcotics Detection Center. She also gives time training animals for S.A.F.E. and P.A.W.S.

Lori has gained a substantial amount of experience and knowledge of the housing market over the past twenty-eight years while working in the civil engineering field. She was able to use these skills to become Vice President of North Florida Engineering Services, Inc. Through her journey, she has cultivated a passion for the real estate industry. As a realtor, Lori brings abundant energy, creativity, and dedication to her field. With a commitment to detail, she will do her best to provide a smooth and easy transaction for your next purchase or sale on the First Coast.

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Bryan Brayman »


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Mary Henton »

Mary Henton Realtor® & Investor with Navy to Navy. You will rarely catch me without a smile, some coffee, and a great attitude! I’m a military wife who works as hard as I play and being raised in a military family you can say I know exactly how hard it can be both in uniform and on the home front when moving. I’ve got a love for Real Estate that makes me a great Agent and Investor. I love helping people buy and sell homes so much so I even own personal Real Estate Investments! This keeps me sharp, up to date on new market trends and helps me to know what to look for, in not just a house, but a home. 

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Michael Jordan »

Michael is a passionate and meticulous agent ready to help find your next rental, starter home or dream home. After nearly one decade in the medical industry as a surgical technician for Mayo Clinic’s Neurosurgical department, Michael made the career switch to pursue his true calling in real estate. Michael knows Jacksonville like the back of his hand, and he is a reliable agent ready to serve you, whether you’re military looking for a short-term rental or ready to put down roots in your forever home.

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Shannon Smith »

Born and raised right here in Northeast Florida, I have always called Jacksonville my hometown! As an active member in the community for many years now, I'm excited to be a part of the real estate community. Raised on southern hospitality, my values include hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service. With over 12+ years experience in homeschooling my children, I can say there are valuable life lessons applicable for being a great realtor today and much joy to be found in serving others.

I enjoy the simple life by hanging out with my family & friends, attending church, going to the beach or traveling to the mountains. I also love to binge watch all DIY home channels searching for better ways to use space, organize or decorate. Call me to make your next house a home!

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Kelly Nye »

Bio Coming Soon!

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Tasha Walker »

LaTasha Walker is 20-year retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer originally from East St. Louis, Illinois. A lifetime of family values, coupled with years of Naval experience, have infused her with a tradition of trust and integrity, resulting in exceptional results for her clients. There is no doubt that she understands the relocation process, especially having years of personal experience. This is why she strives to take the extra mile to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. By combining her genuine passion for assisting others with her initiative and efficient work efforts, she creates a positive experience for all parties involved. It is in her hands and the team at Navy to Navy that you will acquire years of knowledge and experience

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Janet Parrish »

Janet Parrish is an expert in Real Estate and has over 20 years of experience. She is a multi-million dollar producer, specializing in Residential Real Estate. Janet also partners with Homes for Heroes, Inc ® , a nationwide network of real estate affiliates guiding our nation's heroes through the purchase or sale of a home while saving them money. Janet is the team Lead for the Jax Heroes Team that has given back over $130,000 in rebates through the Homes For Heroes program.

Janet has made North Florida her home for more than 24 years. She is an avid hockey fan with a rockstar goalie daughter. She is a grandmother and dog mom too to big furry rescues. After Heroes saved her bonus mom Janet started Hockey with a Hero rewarding extraordinary heroes with free hockey tickets to Icemen games.

Janet has extensive knowledge of the market, strong work ethic and loyalty to her clients.

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Dee Carroll »

Dee Carroll is an expert in Real Estate and has over 25 years of experience. She is a multi-million dollar producer, specializing in Residential Real Estate. Dee also partners with Homes for Heroes, Inc ® , a nationwide network of real estate affiliates guiding our nation's heroes through the purchase or sale of a home while saving them money. Dee is the the new construction expert for the Jax Heroes Team with 18 years of site agent new construction experion. The Jax Heroes team has given back over $130,000 in rebates through the Homes For Heroes program.

Dee has made North Florida her home for more than 30 years. She is a grandmother of 9. Dog mom to a Bernardadoodle. Dee is involved with grandkids; you can find her rooting at baseball games, school plays and other events.

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Lauren Favroth »

After calling Jacksonville home for the last 20 years, Lauren is determined to give back to her community by providing her knowledge and valuable skills to help find you and your family a perfect home. She loves helping people and has been in the customer service industry for the last five years, so she will be dedicated to making the home finding process stress free and as fun as possible. Lauren is very excited to continue her real estate journey alongside her father. As a Jacksonville native Lauren can’t wait to make her home your home. 

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James Gaylon »

James is a dynamic real estate professional who blends the warmth of Colorado's landscapes with the vibrant energy of Florida's real estate market. Coming from the Rocky Mountains, James carries a strong sense of community and a dedication to helping his clients fulfill their dreams. Having served in the United States Navy and experienced the beauty of Florida, James brings a unique perspective to his role, combining disciplined leadership with a genuine passion for guiding individuals towards their ideal homes. With an unwavering work ethic and a strong attention to detail, James guarantees that each client's real estate journey is marked by professionalism, integrity, and a touch of that Colorado spirit. Why wait? Give him a call today!

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Ualter Freitas »

Ualter Freitas is a U.S. Air Force retiree who dedicated 22 years of loyal service to this great nation. He spent his career as a civil engineer which translates well into the real estate profession. Ualter is committed and enthusiastic about what he does and is eager to help you achieve your real estate goals. An agent of the utmost integrity, knowledge, and understanding of macroeconomic factors affecting the real estate market, are key reasons why he is the agent you want on your side guiding you to make the right decisions no matter if you are a buyer, seller, or renter. Ualter is a member of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) and graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies. He is a property owner and investor who understands first-hand the meaning of ownership and the benefits of cash flow generated from real estate. This is why he partnered with Navy to Navy Homes, a full-service real estate brokerage that services all members of the community and specializes in Property Management, Sales, and Relocation Services for military families in the Jacksonville area. Special incentive programs are also offered for local community heroes (Police officers, fire fighters, medical personnel, military personnel, and teachers), through the “Homes for Heroes” program which gives back up to 25% of the agent’s commission. Ualter was born in Cabo Verde Islands, is fluent in Portuguese-Creole, Portuguese, and conversational Italian. In his spare time, he enjoys day and swing trading stocks and options, playing and watching soccer, and most importantly spending time with his family whether it’d be at the beach, on a hike, or just chilling and binge-watching movies on the weekends.

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Neusa Freitas »
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Mika Bickham »

Mika is a BBA graduate of University of North Florida and a first-generation college graduate who served in the Air Force as a security forces member. Not only did she serve in the military but she has also been a military spouse. Having the pleasure to serve both sides of the military is an experience that not many have.

Despite coming from a small town in Georgia where few people make it out, Mika is a role model for many. She is proof that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. She is an inspiration to her children, her community, and to everyone who knows her.

Proud to be a disabled veteran and a business major, Mika believes that her unique experiences and perspectives make her a valuable asset to her community. She is committed to using her skills and experiences to make a difference in the world.

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Kelly Burns »
Broker Associate/Realtor


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Jamale Cross »

Jamale L. Cross

Retired USN Chief Petty officer

Served 24 Years of Honorable Service

Widower to Volisa M. Cross married for 19 years

Father of three Christoper Sheppard, Shambreka Bussey, Latia Sheppard

Started at Navy to Navy Homes under the Skillbridge Program on January 10, 2023, Licensed in March 2023.

Hobbies include crafting, design, Photography, and woodworking.

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Mike Miller »

Welcome! I'm Mike, your dedicated Realtor serving the Jacksonville area with a passion for real estate and community service. I'm here to guide you through every step of your home buying, selling, or renting journey. But my commitment doesn't stop there – I have a servant's heart for the community. Alongside my beautiful wife, I am actively involved in various community initiatives, serving at a local church and lending a helping hand wherever it's needed. Integrity, dedication, and personalized service are at the heart of everything I do. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, seasoned investor, or looking to sell your property, I'm here to serve you with excellence. Let's work together to make your real estate dreams a reality!

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Christina Ramirez »

Christina is a Florida native from Labelle, a small town just outside of Fort Myers. At 21 she enlisted in the Navy and honorably served 14 years as an Air Traffic Controller. This experience instilled in her a profound sense of camaraderie and a commitment to serving others, values she continues to uphold in her Real Estate practice. Her dedication to her clients goes beyond transactions, as she strives to help them find not just a house, but a place they can truly call home. Let her guide you through your real estate journey with the same care and commitment that has defined her career in both the Navy and Real Estate.