About Us

Lakeside Real Estate Group has been introducing families to the leisure living of the Tellico Lake area since 1989. It is the place that we call home, and our commitment is to this community and its residents.

Lakeside Real Estate Group

We offer unsurpassed real estate service to both buyers and sellers in East Tennessee. Lakeside Real Estate Group is dedicated to the growth and success of this community, and we provide our customers and clients the highest level of professionalism in the industry.

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Jan Tucker – Broker

Jan has been selling Tennessee real estate since the early 1990’s. Born and raised in Northern New York, she relocated to East Tennessee. Jan began her real estate career in Tellico Village. She enjoys reading, golfing and playing with Tucker, her precious Miniature Schnauzer. Jan is a licensed Broker in the State of Tennessee. She is an e-PRO® Internet Professional, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), and a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS®) Jan is a multi-million dollar producer with over 11 Million in Listings and Closed Sales in 2020.

Visit Jan’s personal real estate website at www.jan-tucker.com. Call her, you’ll be glad you did.


John Webb – Affiliate Broker

After working and traveling extensively across the United States and much of the world, John and his wife Suzanne settled in this beautiful area where the scenic shores and waterways of Tellico Lake blend with the beautiful peaks and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains. With experience at Rarity Communities and now Lakeside Real Estate Group, John knows value – both in the region (no state income tax and the second most inexpensive property taxes in the nation, excluding Alaska) and in specific properties. If you’re interested in a home or a homesite in Tellico Village, Rarity Bay, Rarity Pointe, Tennessee National, or the surrounding area, please allow him to assist you. John promises to make your interest and concerns his number one priority.


Dwayne Archer – Affiliate Broker

Dwayne is a native East Tennessean, born and raised in the Fountain City (Knoxville) area. Upon graduating college, he spent 13 years owning and operating a family HVAC business before deciding to enter another line of work. After deciding to pursue a career in real estate sales he spent two years at another brokerage before coming to work for Lakeside Real Estate Group. In addition to selling real estate in Tellico Village, he is actively selling in and around the surrounding area. Dwayne is married, has two children, and lives in the Karns community. Dwayne is active in coaching youth baseball, Boy Scouts and traveling to watch his daughter compete in gymnastics. When not involved in any of the above he can be found camping, hunting, or fishing with his son and friends. If you’re looking for a Realtor that will put your concerns first, Dwayne is your man.


Roy Espenscheid – Affiliate Broker

Roy and his wife moved to Tellico Village in 2005 and have loved every minute of the time here.  It is now “home” for them.

As he says,” I flunked retirement.  I got bored and wanted to get back to work dealing with people because I enjoy it”.  He spent his last years before retirement working in executive positions that required constant customer interaction and selling real estate is just a carryover of that experience.

Roy knows very well the process people go through when looking for their retirement location.  He had purchased a lot several years before moving to Tellico Village and had his home built.  Growing up and living in the south and then living in Michigan for several years gave him the weather part of the “where do I live” equation, so he relates well to the things customers are looking for.  If Tellico Village doesn’t offer all that you are looking for then we will be surprised.

“I try to treat customers the way I want to be treated and work very hard to exceed their expectations.  I care about people and the transition they are making and want it to be as smooth as possible”.  Please call Roy with any Real Estate needs you might have.


Leona Saidak – Affiliate Broker

Leona’s expertise in the Tellico Lake area market is unsurpassed. She started her career as a Realtor when the community was first developed — no roads, no utilities and no maps. Leona learned the inventory literally from the ground up, and she has been successfully meeting customer’s buying and selling needs since 1985. As a successful Educator, Counselor and participative citizen, Leona knows what needs to be done, how to get it done, and how to best represent the interests of her clients. A strong negotiator, she has an outstanding reputation for customer satisfaction and leadership in this market and in the local industry. If you want it done right, she is your Realtor!


Pam Hardy Cooley – Affiliate Broker

I moved to East Tennessee from Virginia in 1975 to work and study Mechanical Engineering. While in school, the engineering company I was with gave me the wonderful opportunity to work on many of their projects, one of which was the 1982 World’s Fair. I was on-site almost every day and I had a lot of fun working on such an important civic project.

I came to realize during that time that I was very much a “hands on person.” In 1986 I became a personal assistant to one of the top real estate agents of Cooper Communities, the developer of Tellico Village. It was an exciting time to be living and working in this new community, and I am able to share my extensive knowledge of Tellico with the buyers and sellers I work with.

In 1987 my son was born. What a treat it was for him to be able to grow up in Tellico Village, I think he was the first baby. In 1993 I left the developer and went out on my own, which was a great experience for me. In 1999 Cooper opened a resale division for Tellico Village. They called me and I helped that area of the company get started. I was their #1 producer from 1999-2009. In 2010 Cooper decided to close their real estate division, and I am now very happy to have joined the team at Lakeside Real Estate Group.

In my leisure time, I enjoy playing tennis, boating and golfing. If you need an agent to help you in your search of property, and an agent able to give you the knowledge that most buyers want, give me a call. I specialize in homes, townhomes, and home sites. Please give me a call.


Travis Hardy – Affiliate Broker

Hi Folks! Last year I decided it was time to retire. Boy was I mistaken! I soon realized retirement was not for me. I have been helping people discover the beauty of Tellico Village living since the Village was founded over 33 years ago, and I am happy to say I am back in the job I love. Come by, or call me anytime.


Bonnie Hughes – Affiliate Broker

Bonnie, a southern girl from Mississippi, fell in love with this area after visiting the Smoky Mountains for the first time in 1985.

Shortly thereafter she left a career in civil service to follow her dreams to live in this beautiful place of East Tennessee. From 1986-1991 she built, owned and operated a Cabin Rental business in the mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Then one day in 1991 she discovered a place called Tellico Village. Well, she fell in love again. Soon she sold her business and built a home in Tellico Village. In 1991 she obtained her real estate license and has been selling in Tellico Village and the surrounding area ever since. The first 10 years she worked with the Developer, Cooper Homes, in new home construction. She enjoyed helping people visualize their dream on paper, then through construction, until the day they were given the keys to their new home. The last 10 years she has specialized in resale properties and has seen a lot of dreams come true in helping people find that perfect home, townhome or building site to build their home.  She continues to look for new ways to market Tellico Village and properties. Not only is she knowledgeable and professional, she is personable. She is a great listener and will always look out for your best interest. Her motto is “Always treat people the way you would want to be treated.” Whether you are looking to buy or wanting to sell, you can depend on her. You can reach Bonnie on her cell at


Bill Cooley – Affiliate Broker

Originally from Washington State, I moved to the Knoxville area in 2002. Spent approximately 34 years working for Reynolds Metals/Alcoa and finally retired in 2007.

I started my Real Estate career in March of 2008, because I knew I could make a difference on how people approached this hectic process of selling or buying a home. What  I bring to the table is Loyalty, Compassion and Integrity, these are important pieces of the puzzle to help folks though this process.

Highlight of my career is coaching my daughter in 2000 to the  High School 4A State Championship in Girls Fastpitch at Kelso, Washington. To top this off, we had 4 girls get Full-Ride Scholarships at the Division 1 level.

Lastly, I work with an incredible team of Professional Realtors, that I know make a difference everyday in someone’s life! Give me a call at:



Travis Hardy Jr. – Affiliate Broker

Travis began his real estate career at age 18. He was raised in Tellico Village and was blessed with everything Tellico Village has to offer. Travis has seen the Village grow over the past 26 years and still appreciates this special place. He has grown up around Real Estate transactions since childhood, as both his parents are successful Realtors®. Travis is an active member at the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing System.  His broad knowledge of Tellico Lake and surrounding areas is supreme. His combination of communication and technical skills along with experience will get the job done for you.  Accomplishing your real estate goals is his chief objective, and he knows what it takes to satisfy clients. Please call Travis at:


Ashley Cook  –  Affiliate Broker

A native Tennessean, Ashley began her sales career at an early age, learning the business from the ground up. Starting work at Darter Steel in Lenoir City, she not only juggled outside sales for the company, but also managed the purchasing of materials for both the company and their clients.

 Needing a change and a challenge after 10 years, she joined Cook Bros Homes in 2013 with the idea of Business Development & Sales in mind. Ashley quickly made a difference with her eye to detail, her ability to think outside the box, and her desire to see Cook Bros Homes succeed. During the early part of 2016 she worked diligently to get her real estate license and hung her license at Lakeside Real Estate Group to bring Cook Bros Homes to the forefront of the industry, and to provide her clients the very best service. 


Alden Williams – Affiliate Broker

Raised a “Tar Heel”, Alden graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and “entered” the USAF during the Vietnam War.  Most of his 20 year career was spent as an instructor fighter pilot (2,800 takeoffs and landings) and operations officer.


Alden was the Tactical Air Command chief pilot on the low altitude night terrain infrared navigation system for the F-16.  His last assignment was the Targeting Officer for Central Command Air Forces for Southwest Asia.  He had permanent flying assignments in 5 states and 3 countries.  Alden earned a Master’s Degree in Asian History while in the Philippines and graduated from Squadron Officer’s School, Air Command & Staff College, and Air War College.  After leaving the service, he ran an Air Force Junior ROTC program at Haywood High School in Brownsville, TN for 14 years.  There were over 200 cadets per year in the AFJROTC and the program helped many young people broaden their horizons and achieve a better life.


After moving 16 times, Alden decided to enter real estate and give clients the treatment he often wanted but did not receive.  He remembered the good experiences and improved on the bad ones.  Alden is a graduate of Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer Representative and Senior Real Estate Specialist.  He was the leading sales person at Village Realty from 2008 – 2015.  During his free time, Alden and his wife of 40 years, Jane, enjoy tennis, golf, and spending time with their children and two grandchildren. Give him a call.


William Webster – Affiliate Broker

Many people move to East Tennessee because of the moderate climate, the scenic hills and mountains, fishing and boating on the rivers and lakes, great golf courses and other recreational sports and activities. Many choose the area because of the relatively low cost of energy, property taxes and affordable housing. When William was planning his retirement, he and his wife Cindy, considered all of these prior to relocating to East Tennessee. William began a 35 year career with State Farm Insurance immediately after graduation from the University of Tennessee. He received several management promotions and accepted a number of corporate initiated relocations. William learned the importance of working with the right Real Estate agent and company with each move. Retirement didn’t mean ‘quit working’ it meant another opportunity to do something enjoyable and meaningful. William decided to change careers and use the knowledge learned in his previous work, applying it to his new career in Real Estate. His experience in property, contracts, negotiations, communications, interpersonal skills, ethical behaviors and management give William an advantage in the market. His volunteer work in the community has allowed William to become familiar with the area and the people. Williman’s work ethic, experience, energy and willingness to do what needs to be done in a very professional manner can make the process of buying and selling a home a successful and pleasant experience.


Barry Corle – Broker

Barry is a retired financial and strategic planning executive from General Motors and moved from Michigan to Tellico Village in 1999. He loves the outdoors and meeting and interfacing with friends, family and new people which led him to immediately obtain an Affiliate Broker’s real estate license. He later obtained a Broker’s License, and with close to 19 years experience, he very much still enjoys working with a diversity of people and making their dreams come true within Tellico Village and surrounding areas. Barry has two daughters and a son and loves spending as much time as possible with them in their Boston, Philadelphia and East Knoxville homes as well as when they visit Tellico Village. Barry has served on the Tellico Village Property Owners Board of Directors (POA) and is quite knowledgeable about the workings of the Village and all that it has to offer both now and in the future. His hobbies include golfing, boating, singing and reading a good book, all of which lends itself to an active social and community life both within and outside the Village. He would welcome serving you to meet all of your real estate needs. Just give a call at (865) 680-6392 or email him at barrycorle@gmail.com. You’ll be glad you did!


Michelle Ham – Broker

Michelle has been in the real estate industry for the past 21 years.  She began her career in San Diego as an escrow assistant, moved to title and finally settled into being an agent. Licensed in 3 states, Michelle has built teams, coached agents and developed systems to ensure the success and integrity of every transaction. Over the years she has empowered her clients by sharing with them critical market knowledge, her experience and professionalism.  Knowing that buying, selling and/or investing in real estate can be stressful and overwhelming at times; Michelle puts her clients’ needs first and is skillful at guiding them through the process.  After moving to Tennessee, she quickly obtained her affiliate brokers license and got to work! With a desire to focus her business in the vibrant community of Tellico Village where she lives, Michelle made the move to join Lakeside Real Estate Group. Michelle is excited to continue providing her clients with world class service and expertise that only 21 years in the industry can provide!


Marty Smith– Affiliate Broker

I love living in East Tennessee, especially the Tellico Village lifestyle! My hometown is just outside of Detroit Michigan. I attended Henry Ford Community College, and shortly after that I decided to join the US Air Force. My tour ended after 6 years in Athens Greece.


I moved to London, England and started a career in the Customer Services industry supporting Blue Chip companies. Many of these were in the Data/Telecommunications fields. After 25 years in Europe I decided to move back to the States. Having worked for the Tellico Village POA, has enabled me to meet, and get to know some of the most interesting people, from every part of the US and beyond! I love Pickle Ball, Grilling, Boating and just hanging out with friends!


Call me today, 24/7, and I’ll work extra hard to make sure that your Real Estate transaction/experience is a complete success!!


Lucia Findley – Affiliate Broker

My background includes a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.  My former career in banking and investor relations taught me the importance and benefits of good communication. Interacting with people has been the most gratifying part of my professional life. I have over 12 years of combined experience in mortgage lending and real estate.


I was born and raised in Lima, Peru (where I met my husband Tom) and have 2 adult children. In addition to English, I speak Spanish and Portuguese.


I love East Tennessee and promoting it as what it is; an incredible destination for living, with beautiful scenery, friendly people, great weather with four distinct seasons and, compared with many other US cities, a low cost of living.


Selling or buying a home is always an exciting experience but one that can be stressful. I’m here to help my clients go through the process with the least stress possible and with the most benefits for them. Each purchase or sale is unique, and I have the skills to get my clients to their specific goals. Principles that guide my work are honesty, integrity, hard work and a high level of empathy with clients. I’m proud to be part of the team at Lakeside Real Estate Group, a real estate firm with a strong work ethic and the highest level of professionalism in the industry.


I truly believe in the importance of giving back. I am actively involved with the Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village. I enjoy reading, swimming, dining out, and traveling with my husband during our vacations.


If you want to sell, to buy, or just want to know more about real estate in the Tellico Lake and surrounding areas, call or text me at (865) 809-9857 or email me at Lucia.Findley@gmail.com.

865. 809.9857

Candace Collins – Affiliate Broker

A native of Knoxville Tennessee, Candace has lived and worked in Atlanta and Orlando but returned to the beautiful mountains and lakes in East Tennessee and her hometown of Lenoir City. She has spent the majority of her career in the hotel industry working with Marriott, Hilton, IHG branded hotels in senior level positions, most recently as Vice President Operations | Sales and Marketing for a management and development company with a portfolio of 30 hotels.


Candace is an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee in Business Administration and Marketing. She is a licensed realtor and member of the National Association of Realtors@. With her corporate experience in sales, marketing, business to business and hospitality, she brings a unique understanding and knowledge of buying and selling. Her strengths include developing relationships, determining client needs and selling to meet those needs.


Candace handles new home sales for the Epcon Communities, The Grove at Chatuga Coves in Tellico Village and The Grove at Cedar Hills in Lenoir City and is pleased to assist buyers and realtors with buying homes in these brand new developments.


Candace enjoys spending time with her daughters, Jordan and Lauren, family and friends and a pup named Tuxx.

407.417.3862 (cell), 865.325.2500 (office)

Beth Engel – Affiliate Broker

Beth is a second-generation Tellico Villager.  Growing up in nearby Maryville, Tennessee, she watched as Tellico Lake was established and the Village developed.  Her family purchased a lot in 1986 and have been residents since 1994.  Beth and her husband met at the University of Tennessee.  After college, they married, and their careers took them to many areas around the country.   In 2019 they said good-bye to corporate life and have settled in the Toqua neighborhood.


Prior to Tellico Village, Beth spent over a decade in real estate in Maryland and Pennsylvania.  She prides herself on developing a top producing group who specialize in helping clients buy and sell residential real estate.  Finding buyers their dream home for their next chapter is especially rewarding. Strong communication skills, negotiating and assisting sellers prepare their home for sale are keys to selling a property for top dollar.  In addition to over a decade of real estate experience, she has also earned the specialist designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.


When Beth is not working, she can be found on the water, trying new local restaurants, traveling or spending time with their 2 daughters.


Call her anytime or email bethengelrealtor@gmail.com


Dennis Dertz – Affiliate Broker

A warm hello to all Tennesseans new and old, and thank you for welcoming me to this amazing community we call Tellico Village.

My real estate experience began in 1985 in south suburban Chicago with the purchase of my first home and spending a year as an agent with Century 21. At that time however (14%-17% interest rates), people were choosing to keep their homes and add on instead of sell. That is when my other career took off. I became a residential remodeling contractor and right up through today I have proudly and successfully served over 800 families.

I had the opportunity to spend 4 years in Hawaii (Kauai), from 2016 to 2020. Much of that time I worked as a full time agent with Coldwell Banker and Keller Williams. January 2020 I chose to relocate to Tellico Village. It was by far one of my very best decisions. You could say I traded “Oceanfront” work for “ Lakefront” work. Far more peaceful.

I love to negotiate all matters of real estate and look forward to faithfully serving every one of my clients. If you have an interest in buying or selling property, coffee will always be on me. You can reach me on my cell at 808-855-0675.

Dennis M. Dertz, Toqua resident.



Cindy Lennex – Office Administrator

Our Office Administrator is a true East Tennessean! She grew up watching the construction of the Tellico Dam, and her knowledge of the area, its history, and its beauty is unsurpassed. She completed her education in Loudon, and she began her career in the real estate industry over 35 years ago in a key support role with Cooper Communities, the original developer of Tellico Village.