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!

Serving those who serve to protect us.

Serving Those

Meet the Team

Pic of Mario G
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.

Pic of Melanie Warden
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

Pic of Liz Lavanture
Liz Lavanture »
Office Administrator

Bio Coming Soon!

Pic of Bryan Brayman
Kelly Burns »
Broker Associate/
Realtor/Business Development Manager


Pic of Ant Stroud
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.

Pic of Bailey Jordan
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!

Pic of Jennifer Bray
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!

Pic of Norm Rodriguez
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.

Pic of Ron Elliott
Ron Elliott »
Realtor/Property Manager

Ron is a native of Jacksonville, and the proud son of a career military father. A local, he is very familiar with all of North Florida from Fernandina to St.Augustine. Ron, and his wife, Kathleen, have 3 daughters, a son-in-law 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, can offer 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 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 buy or sell your next home.

Pic of Joanna Bradford
Joanna Bradford »
Realtor/Property Manager

Joanna is originally from Mississippi. She married her husband and became a Navy Spouse almost 20 years ago. Now with over 10 moves, 4 children with most of her extended family in Pensacola, they have decided to put down some roots and retire out of NAS Pensacola. Joanna started working in a property management company a few years back and found her calling! Since receiving her license, Joanna has become passionate about using her experience of moves in helping others have smooth transitions, whether it be finding a rental home, having a great property management company to handle your investment or assist in buying or selling your home.

Pic of Rob D’Alto
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.

Pic of Kathy Jordan
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.

Pic of Nelson Ortega
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!

Pic of Christy Pintar
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.

Pic of Vanessa Hernandez
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!

Pic of Akime Deering
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. 

Pic of Marianne Marees Bach
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.

Pic of Lori Favre
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.

Pic of Bryan Brayman
Bryan Brayman »


Pic of Mary Henton
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. 

Pic of Micahel Jordan
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.

Pic of Kyle Raab
Kyle Raab »

Kyle Raab has deep roots in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach. Being born and raised here he has a great understanding of the area. Kyle graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Economics. Immediately following graduation he pursued a career in real estate. Kyle brings a young, fresh perspective to our team! He is hard working and is eager to attend to all of your real estate needs. Kyle has a passion for the outdoors and sports. He understands that everyone has a passion for something and wants to make sure that these passions and desires are met by helping them find the home that best suits them! Renting, buying or selling he will get the job done with a smile on his face! 

Pic of Shannon Smith
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!

Pic of Seun Odeyinde
Seun Odeyinde »

Originally from Nigeria West Africa, Seun came to the United States with his Dad and brother to be with his Mom and sister who were here in the United States. He started high school in White Plains, New York, and joined the Navy after graduating High School. He was stationed in San Diego, California on the USS Essex throughout his tenure in the Navy. He served in the United States Navy fueling various aircraft on the flight deck, and performing security watches on fuel stations on the flight deck and throughout the ship.

Upon leaving the Navy, Seun decided to enroll in the Aviation program at Jacksonville University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Management and started a career as an airport operations specialist at the Jacksonville International Airport. During his career at the Jacksonville International Airport, he acquired a certificate as an Airport Certified Employee in operations (A.C.E) and became a Certified Member (C.M) of the American Association of Airport Executives.

As of April 2021, Seun decided to switch careers and get into the Real Estate industry. He completed his real estate training at the Florida Real Estate Institute and has decided to be a part of the Navy to Navy family. With this new career venture, he is willing to help people who are looking to purchase their first property and assist them with the necessary knowledge that comes with owning a home, buying or selling properties.

Pic of Kelly Nye
Kelly Nye »

Bio Coming Soon!

Pic of Kelly Nye
Scott Gilliland »

Bio Coming Soon!

Pic of Tasha Walker
Tasha Walker »

Bio Coming Soon!

Pic of Ashley Krites
Ashley Krites »

As a Realtor, Ashley listens to her customers wants and needs in order to achieve the very best outcome in every transaction. Ashley strives to ensure the home buying or selling process is professional, fun, easy, and stress-free. Her customers can count on her whenever they have a question or concern. 

Ashley enjoys assisting those relocating to Northeast Florida or purchasing a second home along Jacksonville’s beautiful first coast. Ashley strives to demonstrate the highest level of integrity, commitment, and also brings a little fun into every real estate transaction. While working in partnership with you, to understand your needs and to best represent your interests, Ashley will help you realize your Real Estate goals quickly and positively. Ashley has been an agent since 2018 and in 2019, She earned her Military Relocation Certification (MRP). As a military spouse herself, she understands all the challenges associated with military moves and puts every effort into making military moves as streamlined as possible. 

Pic of Janet Parrish
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.

Pic of Dee Carroll
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.

Pic of Leroy Favroth
Leroy Favroth »

Leroy Favroth, Jr. served as a Senior Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy for 22 years now, and is so excited to be turning that drive and focus toward real estate. With a passion for service in the Jacksonville area, Leroy is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Navy to Navy Homes family, Leroy carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything he does. When Leroy isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for his clients, he enjoys spending time playing a round of golf or routing for his hometown football team. Originally from Baton Rouge, Leroy currently resides in Jacksonville with his family and has experienced all the many changes that have come with time over the last 20 years. Leroy embodies what it means to be a real estate agent and will always represent you and your best interest throughout the real estate transaction and beyond.

Pic of Lauren Favroth
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. 

Pic of Cassandra Harvey
Cassandra Harvey »

Cassandra is a San Diego Native wife and a homeschool mom of Five who recently Moved to Jacksonville in 2022 where she fell in love with real estate. It all started when her husband was in the Navy and they had to PCS’s after every couple of years. Their tours started in San Diego, then to Chicago, Virginia and ultimately back to San Diego. She understands what PCS’ing can do to a family dynamic and how stressful it can be, that is why when her family finally moved to Jacksonville, FL she was determined to get her real estate license and be that solid resource for military families. After receiving her license, she decided to join her brothers already success real estate group “The Ant Stroud Group” where she is thriving. After finding success as a REALTOR® she also expanded her knowledge and became the groups transaction coordinator. On top of providing exceptional real estate services, she is a proud Homes for Hero affiliate. Which allows her to give back to those who have served not only our nation but local communities as well with a big fat thank you check once the transaction is complete. She looks forward to hearing your story and how she can help you and your family.