MEET THE STAFF OF SUNSET PROPERTIES

Welcome to the Beach!

Carol Walters

Carol Walters - Accounting



I have lived in the area 30 years now. My favorite thing about living at the beach, aside from the beach is boating. I've worked with Sunset Properties since 2015 doing Accounting and Human Resources.

Eddie Walters

Eddie Walters Managing Partner and Sales Broker


Prior to becoming the managing partner at Sunset Properties, I owned a local brokerage and property management firm for 30 years. Since January 2014, I've enjoyed the new challenges of vacation rental management and the opportunity of meeting so many of our homeowners and long time guests.

Kalina Cifelli

Kalina Cifelli - Maintenance Coordinator


When people ask me where I’m from it’s always a loaded question. Typically I just say I’m Polish! My parents were born there and I speak the language so that’s the easy answer. I was born in NY, lived in NJ and then our family moved all the wa to the desert in AZ. I moved to the beach in 2009 and honestly haven’t regretted it one bit! I’ve spent over a decade in the maintenance/service industry, and now I’m grateful to be able to be a Maintenance Coordinator at Sunset Properties. It brings me joy to have confidence in my work and make sure owners and guests alike are as comfortable as possible!  

Al Ward

Al Ward - General and Vacation Rental Manager

Both I and my wife are natives of southern Brunswick county and have 3 married children with 4 grandchildren. I love the perfect mix of rural living and beach life. I can easily enjoy a day in the country or on the water in my boat. The views are awesome. I have worked full time in real estate since 2005 and joined Sunset Properties in 2013. I work with homeowners and as GM help to facilitate operating in all departments.

Pam Ducummon

Pam Ducummon - Housekeeping Manager


I started at Sunset Properties in September 2012. Before that, I lived in New York relocating here to be closer to my parents in 2011. My favorite thing about living at the beach is the ability to go whenever I want and it's only a few minutes away. I work in the housekeeping department, closely with the cleaning staff to make sure your house is sparkling clean.

Ashley Chambley

Ashley Chambley - Reservations Manager

I have lived in Brunswick County for most of my life. I enjoy the slower pace of beach living but love having easy access to the larger neighboring cities for shopping and entertainment.  I started with Sunset Properties in 2009 and held a few different positions. I am currently Reservations Manager and handle accounts payable. I enjoy speaking with our guests and assisting with their beach vacation plans.

Mary Hanke

Mary Hanke - Reservations


I have lived in Sunset Beach for four years, and do not miss the snow. Sandmen/women are so much better than snowmen/women. My favorite thing about living at the beach is the more relaxed way of life, and, hello, the beach! I'm able to go whenever I want when I am not at work that is. But oh, I work at the beach too. I started at Sunset Properties in 2000, right before the pandemic took hold. As a reservationist, I help our excited guests plan their beach vacation. I enjoy answering their questions so they can relax and know that we have them covered!

Kevin Hanke

Kevin Hanke - Maintenance

I moved to Sunset Beach from Ohio in the fall of 2016. My favorite thing about living at the beach is it's like being on vacation all of the time. I started with Sunset Properties in 2019 and work in the field assisting with guest maintenance issues.

Renee Meier

Renee Meier - Housekeeping Manager


I have lived here at the beach for 7 years after vacationing here for 17 years. My favorite things about living at the beach are the warmer climate versus back up north in Indiana. I mostly enjoy being able to walk the beach every morning with my golden retriever, which she looks forward to every day. I enjoy the much more laid-back, slow pace of living here at the beach. Started with Sunset Properties in 2019 in reservations, then in 2020 moved over to the maintenance department, and this year beginning to work in the housekeeping department.

Peggy McGuinness

Peggy McGuinness - Vacation Rental Manager

I have lived in Sunset Beach for 20 years. I moved from NJ and other than family, I have never looked back. The best part of living at the beach for me is proximity to the ocean. I grew up vacationing at the Jersey Shore and memories of long summer days at the beach invoke joyful memories of childhood summers and family vacations. I work with owners and guests to ensure the best vacation and property condition possible.

Kelly Pettit

Kelly Pettit - Reservations


I was born and raised in Brunswick County and this will always be my home. My favorite thing about living at the beach is the moments I have with my family walking and talking on the strand. There's no better therapy session than that. I started my Sunset Properties journey in January of 2020. As a reservationist, it is my pleasure to reserve homes for our guests as well as researching vacation options. I also enjoy answering questions from our guests over the phone and through email. My favorite part about working here is being able to welcome our guests to the island on check-in day. It's always good to put a face with the name of the person who has allowed me to be part of the excitement of their upcoming vacation.

Elaine Nelson

Elaine Nelson -
Annual Rentals Manager & Reservations

I've lived in the area since December 2014. The lifestyle, the smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves, the peace are my favorite things about living at the beach. I started with Sunset Properties in December 2015-Best Day Ever! As a Reservationist, I work hard to ensure our guests have happy memories when they leave and look forward to welcoming them back year after year. As the Leasing Manager for our long-term rentals, I enjoy helping tenants find a place to call home.

Tom Seletyn

Tom Seletyn- Maintenance


I relocated here from West Virginia. I started with Sunset Properties in April 2018. I work with the Maintenance department, helping to prepare properties for rental and assisting guests during their stay.

Sev Severson

Sev Severson - Maintenance Director

I've lived in the area for about 4 years, but have been visiting for the past 21 years. I like the pace of life and really like the weather in the fall and spring. I was blessed enough to have joined what I feel is my second family to me in January 2018. As the Maintenance Director, my main role is to handle the logistics of anything maintenance-related. From something as minor as a bulb replacement to major issues such as HVAC repairs, I work closely with our maintenance coordinator and techs in preparing houses for rental and assisting guests during their stay. It is important to ensure that service requests are handled in a timely manner so communicating with guests and owners is a critical aspect of my job.

Randy Walters

Randy Walters - Vacation Rental Manager


I've lived here at the beach for over 40 years. My favorite thing about being here at the beach is being close to my family. I started with Sunset Properties in 2015 as the Maintenance Supervisor. Currently, I am the Vacation Rental Manager in our Ocean Isle Beach office.

Heather Sisneros

Heather Sisneros - Reservations

My family moved to the area in 2020. We've been here about 6 months! My favorite things about living at the beach are the sun, sand, and surf! No snow!! I started with Sunset Properties in 2021 in the Reservations department. I'm enjoying helping families plan their vacations!