Meet the Team

Bob Clark
| 843-816-3336

It was over 50 years ago when Bob first walked on the Sea Pines beach. His family has owned property in Sea Pines continuously since the late 1960’s. After graduation from Duke University in 1971, Bob heard John Denver’s song “Rocky Mountain High” and headed west where his entrepreneurial spirit and love of the outdoors led him to owning and presiding over three different start-up companies. After 26 years in Colorado, “multiple knee injuries” caused Bob to give up the slopes, and head east for the fairways of Hilton Head. His business and marketing background were key to Bob’s success since his joining Sea Pines Real Estate in 1997, where he has consistently been one of the company’s top selling agents, and then moved on to help establish Sea Pines Real Estate’s top selling real estate team, Clark, Cramer & Frank. Bob is an active member of the Sea Pines Country Club and lives in Harbour Town with his wife Lorane. They spend their leisure time playing golf, tennis, riding bicycles, and walking their dog on the Sea Pines pristine beaches. “I love this place and look forward to sharing my intimate knowledge of it with prospective buyers and sellers.”

linda-new-2Linda Frank
| 843-422-6230

It was in the early 1970’s when Linda’s first visited Hilton Head Island. With every trip she fell in love with Hilton Head more and more. She knew that someday it would be her home. Linda and her husband Forest have now been living here full time since 2007, and Hilton Head Island has never disappointed them. After working more than 25 years in the telecommunications business in Cincinnati, Ohio and in Honolulu, Hawaii, Linda is so thankful that she decided to transition to selling real estate in this place that she has grown to love. Since they were considered to be the best, Linda joined Sea Pines Real Estate in 2007, and is now a Broker and owner of Sea Pines Real Estate South Beach.

Linda is currently on the HHIMLS (Hilton Head Island Multiple Listing Service) Board of Trustees. She is the past President of HHAAOR (Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors), and a Board member there for several years. Because Linda firmly believes in continuing education within her profession, she holds several distinguished real estate designations including EPRO, ABR, RSPS. She also graduated from the Leadership Hilton Head program.

Linda would love to help you learn more about Hilton Head and find the primary, second or retirement home of your dreams or perhaps a great investment opportunity. “Hilton Head Island has so much to offer and it just gets better every day. It’s always a beautiful day on Hilton Head Island and a great time to buy! I love the location in the Lowcountry, the pace of life, and the ability to enjoy the outdoors year-round but still get a chance to enjoy the change of seasons. I certainly don’t miss long the commutes to work, heavy interstate traffic, or industrial pollution.”

Forest Frank
| 843-422-5476

Either Forest can’t figure out what he wants to be when he grows up, or he simply loves new challenges. Raised in Cincinnati, Forest earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati while he worked designing industrial dust and fume control systems. After obtaining his MBA, he went to work for IBM selling large computer systems and software. Seeing a market need, Forest set about the building of an industrial and commercial equipment finance company that funded over $1.2 billion of equipment for his clients. He “retired” from that venture, and settled into building and remodeling homes.

During this time, Forest has maintained two loves – his college sweetheart, Linda, and Hilton Head Island. Having vacationed on Hilton Head since 1967, and having owned property here since 1999, his Hilton Head love affair continued to grow. He and Linda made the decision to live here full time in 2007. Not ready to retire, they immediately joined Sea Pines Real Estate as agents, then brokers, and helped form Clark, Cramer & Frank in 2007.

He and Linda love beach walks, bike rides, and to dabble at golf. Forest occasionally satisfies his urge to build, and voraciously reads up on the latest trends in design and construction techniques. He has owned property on Hilton Head from Windmill Harbour to Sea Pines, and sold property all over the Island and in Bluffton. He knows the local real estate market as well as any, and better than most. Forest is adept at real estate finance solutions and the art of negotiation. He would appreciate the chance to help you buy or sell here in his Island paradise.

Laura Cramer
| 843-384-2358

There are few Sea Pines residents that have the experience and the knowledge of Sea Pines that Laura’s 53 year association with Sea Pines brings. Originally from St. Louis, Laura and her husband moved to Rochester, NY in 1961 where she was a college registrar and dean. The cold weather, however, was forbidding and in 1964 they came down to visit Sea Pines with their kids. Every summer after that they returned until in the late 1960’s when they bought their first property and moved here in 1976. Laura has been a top producer with Sea Pines Real Estate for 41 years. She feels that her success is due in large part to her love of the Island, and a firm belief in the value of Hilton Head area properties.

A graduate of Duke University with a Masters Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Laura has been actively involved in the community, having served on the Hilton Head Planning Commission, the Southern Beaufort County Regional Task Force and numerous Boards. She takes great pleasure in using her experience and knowledge of the area to serve her real estate clients. She is a long-time resident of Sea Pines, and has lived on the ocean in South Beach for over 30 years.

carol-sCarol Cramer
| 843-384-3202

Carol is originally from St. Louis and Rochester, New York. Upon graduation from Duke University, Carol’s French degree landed her a job driving a roller on a paving crew for Nello L. Teer in North Carolina, a position which was a promotion from her first one as “flag man.” She then returned to Rochester and, through Kelly Girl, obtained a clerical position at GMAC. But after expressing her envy of the men with company cars, she was allowed to try her hand at repossessing cars. Upon tiring from two years of repossessing cars out of snow drifts, she turned her sights to law. After graduating from SUNY at Buffalo Law School in 1982, Carol practiced law on Hilton Head until she joined her mother, Laura Cramer, at Sea Pines Real Estate in 2004.

Carol is a broker and principal at Sea Pines Real Estate South Beach and a member of Clark, Cramer & Frank, the leading sales team in Sea Pines. Carol has sold or listed property in Sea Pines, North and South Forest Beach, Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal, Indigo Run, Hilton Head Plantation, Windmill Harbour, Moss Creek, Old House Creek, Heritage Lakes, and several other neighborhoods on and off the Island. Carol has two sons. One, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon and Washington and Lee Law, is an attorney in Charleston, South Carolina; and the other, a graduate of Boston College, is a Ranger Qualified Captain in the US Army. Both were born on Hilton Head and are graduates of Hilton Head Prep. Carol loves dogs, especially poodles, music, the laughter of little kids, and the Lowcountry.

Susie Emanuelson
| 843-301-6145

Being pioneers on Hilton Head Island was a dream come true for Susie and her family. Following many visits, in 1972, Susie made the decision to leave Philadelphia and make Hilton Head, specifically Sea Pines, her full time home. Beach picnics, Family Circle Tennis and Heritage Golf tournaments, all played a part in making Sea Pines her island paradise. For 10 years, Susie owned and operated Slight Indulgence, a successful upscale jewelry boutique in Harbour Town, followed by 32 years in a senior sales management position with a luxury clothing company, Carlisle Etcetera LLC of New York. Strong networking skills, national contacts and a keen understanding of the value of personal relationships, all resulted in Susie leading the company in both recruiting and sales. Susie now turns her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of Sea Pines into giving others the opportunity to accomplish their real estate goals. Having owned and lived in 7 neighborhoods in Sea Pines, Susie is ready to partner with you in your search for your perfect home or villa. By all means, let’s get started. Come visit me on the beach!!

Carol Grindstaff
| 843-290-8494

I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina (Tarheel forever), and soon after graduating high school, I worked for Carnival Cruise Lines traveling the Caribbean and Mexico as a Croupier (Blackjack Dealer). I then traveled to England and through Europe for a period of time and ended up in Honolulu Hawaii. I lived in Honolulu for 17 years working in the hospitality industry for various hotel companies. I came to Hilton Head Island in 2006 and worked for the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. I enjoy the beach and I am an animal lover. Hilton Head Island has a very special place in my heart as I met husband here on the Island. He introduced me to the real estate industry, and my passion and excitement for it is overwhelming when I see a client’s goal of owning a home in “paradise” become a reality. My forte is paying attention to details and being organized, which transcends well into real estate. No two days are ever the same, and each day brings excitement and joy when you are able to help your clients fulfill their dream. Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry is a magical place, I would be honored to show you why.

Jeannie Lawrence
| 843-816-2275

It Would Be My Pleasure to Help You Achieve Your Real Estate Goals! Welcome to Hilton Head Island! My family vacationed on this beautiful island during the years that we lived in Atlanta and Nashville from 1969 until 1985. In 1985 a dream came true and we purchased a Schooner Court Villa on Calibogue Sound in Sea Pines. We enjoyed this wonderful spot as a vacation home until 1989 when another dream came true and our family moved to Hilton Head Island as permanent residents. We are truly blessed to be able to live and work on this lovely island! It would be my pleasure to be of service to you or your friends – whether buying or selling real estate or just planning that very special vacation. The best part of my job as a realtor on Hilton Head Island is making new friends and helping to make your dreams come true! Please stop by my office at South Beach or give me a call. Let’s begin now to make your dreams come true!

Mike Lawrence
| 843-422-3538

Mike grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and learned to love the Carolina beaches from an early age. He first visited Hilton Head with his family in 1967. Business opportunities have taken Mike and his family to Atlanta and Nashville but Hilton Head has always been the go to place for rest and rejuvenation.

A graduate of Washington and Lee University with an MBA from Emory, Mike spent the early part of his extensive business career as a partner in the Management Consulting Division of the Ernst and Young accounting firm. In 1989, the Lawrence family fulfilled a dream and moved to Hilton Head Island. After an early stint with the Sea Pines Real Estate Company, Mike became Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Sea Pines Associates, a previous owner of the Sea Pines Resort and Sea Pines Real Estate Company. He served on the Sea Pines Community Services Association Board for 14 years and as Chairman of the Board of the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce. This background has provided Mike with knowledge of the Sea Pines covenants, the inner workings of the Sea Pines Governance model and the Town of Hilton Head. As a real estate Broker and a Certified Public Accountant he is well equipped to serve the needs of clients interested in residential real estate, residential investment property, and commercial real estate.

jay_stidhamJay Stidham
| 843-422-2463

After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1989 with a degree in business/marketing, I moved from Ohio to Hilton Head in 1991 to pursue a career as a golf professional and worked at the Oyster Reef Golf Club. After attaining my PGA membership, I had an opportunity to change career paths and start a real estate appraisal firm. I have owned and operated my own real estate appraisal company since 1998 and have performed over 2500 residential appraisals. I am a Certified Residential Appraiser as well as a Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent. Thanks to my extensive appraising background, I have a unique knowledge of most every neighborhood on Hilton Head, Bluffton and beyond. I believe that once I know a buyer’s needs, I have the ability to help them find what they seek. I have been a South Beach resident since 1993.

barb_thompson_newBarbara Thompson
| 843-384-7449

Originally from Bronxville, New York, Barbara spent her professional career in New York City. After vacationing for several years, she relocated to Hilton Head in 1981. In Manhattan, she worked for Conde Nast Publications as a Merchandising Editor and later became involved in real estate. At Whitbread Nolan, she specialized in apartment/town home coop and condominium sales, Barbara has been a sales executive with the Sea Pines Real Estate Company since 1984 and is a Lifetime member of the Distinguished Sales Award. She enjoys the challenge of matching the needs of buyers with the right property and working with sellers to market their property to sell in today’s market.

barb_thompson_newMegan Georgopulos
| 773-297-2963

Megan grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. For the past 20 years, she has split her time working in the hospitality and real estate industries, honing her social skills while providing excellent customer service. She spent a handful of years as a licensed Realtor in Illinois with Coldwell Banker before hanging up her license in 2011.

Megan followed some family members to the sandy beaches of Hilton Head Island in 2013 and has never looked back. She spent some time in Charleston working as a catering event manager, as well as a leasing agent for a large apartment complex, before returning to Hilton Head in 2016. After being approached about returning to real estate as a marketing assistant, Megan obtained her South Carolina real estate license in 2017 and spent the next few years helping the agents at Sea Pines Real Estate with property listings, marketing strategies, and managing social media platforms.

Megan joined the Clark, Cramer & Frank team in 2020 and is excited to continue her real estate career with such an amazing and established group of agents. Whether you need to sell your property or you are ready to find your island dream home, Megan can’t wait to help with all your real estate needs!