Meet the Team
Adam Hergenrother (CEO/Realtor) is Vermont’s #1 Keller Williams Realty agent, an entrepreneur and real estate marketing mastermind. Adam’s extensive background in finance, marketing, and negotiation benefits both buyers and sellers in achieving the best results for YOU. Adam’s experience has grown dramatically in assisting clients with buying and selling property over the past couple years. He often speaks at national real estate conferences to share his systems for success.
Sarah Hergenrother (Realtor) graduated from the University of Vermont, which is located in the heart of Burlington on Lake Champlain. With over 9 years of real estate experience, an Accredited Buyer Representation designation and a Vermont broker license, Sarah will provide you with superior real estate advice and award winning service. Sarah enjoys skiing, Lake Champlain, the outdoors and spending time with family.
Keeley Higgins (Realtor/Listing Manager) grew up in Vermont’s Mad River Valley and has been living in the Burlington area for over 9 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Champlain College in 2004 and started working in the real estate industry shortly after. She assisted a top producing team for many years in many different capacities from marketing and listing coordination to closing activities. She took a break from real estate in 2008 to work for a marketing/PR firm but was back working in real estate later that year. Realizing real estate was her calling, Keeley got her Vermont real estate license in early 2011. In her free time she likes to spend time with friends and her pit bull/lab named Clover, see live music, cook with local food from her farm share, bike, snowboard and volunteer at various non-profits.
Jonathon Templeton (Realtor/VP of Commercial Assets/Buyer Specialist) has lived in Vermont his whole life! He knows the market and is ready to help you find your next home. He grew up in the real estate family and looks forward to helping you find the perfect home. When he is not working he enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, golfing and tennis.
Shannon Benway (Realtor®/Listing Specialist) grew up in Vermont and graduated from Norwich University. She’s lived all over the state and loves making Burlington her home. After years in hospitality management, Shannon has brought her leadership and service skills to something she’s passionate about: real estate. She has energy and enthusiasm to share, and a natural ability to create opportunity. She shares her free time with friends and family, attending community events, catching live music, exploring new places and enjoying the outdoors.
Blair Knowles (Realtor/Listing Specialist) is a transplant from Houston, Texas and is thrilled to call Vermont her home. Before working at Keller Williams, Blair worked in customer service and marketing for a non-profit and was affiliated with the real estate industry working in tenant and lease management. Blair has biked across the continental U.S. and is an avid yoga practitioner and instructor. Blair’s interests include investment properties, co-housing, and co-operative living.
Tom Martin (Realtor/Buyer Specialist) is an ambitious, passionate UVM graduate with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. Prior to joining The Adam Hergenrother Team, Tom served as an Operator and Business Owner for a local business and understands the importance of client satisfaction and people relations. Tom has a strong sense of culture having worked as an ESL Educator in Thailand for six months. Through excellent customer service and real estate experience, he looks forward to helping clients find their dream home. As a native Vermonter brought up on a sugaring farm, Tom appreciates what all four seasons have to offer, from competitive endurance racing on the mountain, to strategy games with his friends.
Michael Allen (Realtor/Showing Partner) is a lifelong resident of the Burlington area, having lived most of his life in Burlington and Winooski. Michael knows the area very well, and loves it! He has traveled around quite a bit, and enjoys seeing new places, yet when away from Vermont he yearns to be home. Michael earned his real estate license in 2004, and has had the privilege of helping buyers, sellers, and investors reach their Real Estate goals. His greatest satisfaction comes from seeing his clients reach their desired results, and knowing they are happy and totally satisfied. Michael cherishes time with his wife and infant son, being active in his Church, getting outdoors, and racing sailboats on Lake Champlain.
Alli Ryan (Realtor/Listing Manager) originally from Massachusetts, graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2007 with a political science degree and fell in love with the Green Mountain State. Initially in the health care sector, Alli found and transitioned into her true passion – Real Estate. After living in California for the past few years Alli is happy to have returned to Vermont and all of its beauty. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, going on bike rides, traveling, gardening, seeing live music, spending time with her family and living a simple, natural life. A licensed Realtor, she is happy to help and eager to assist you with your Real Estate needs!
Carissa Castro (Administrative Assistant) joined The Adam Hergenrother Team after working as an Administrative Assistant for Universal Properties Central Mass (a division of Hergenrother Industries). She was also a Customer Service Representative for the Seattle Times Co. Carissa is committed to providing excellent administrative support. Her attention to detail, follow-through, and customer service skills are a tremendous asset to both the team and our clients. Carissa is very involved with her church and serves at Victory in Quezon City where she is part of the music ministry. She also leads and mentors a small group of single, professional women. Carissa lives in Manila, Philippines with her daughter, Zoe, and her mother, Marite. Her albino cat, Chichi, keeps Carissa company while she works.