Meet the Team

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.

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 1960s. After graduation from Duke University in 1971, Bob headed west. His entrepreneurial spirit and love of the outdoors led him to own and preside 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 Hilton Head’s fairways. His business and marketing background was essential 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, pickleball, riding bicycles and walking their dog on Sea Pines’ pristine beaches. “I love this place and look forward to sharing my intimate knowledge of it with prospective buyers and sellers.” Bob’s real estate practice is truly a family business as he is joined by his son Jake and wife Lorane who are both licensed realtors and part of his everyday operation.

Debra Hutton
| 216-598-5140

Debra moved to Hilton Head to escape the Midwest polar vortexes and enjoy the sandy beach life. She began a career in Real Estate after working as a psychologist in Cleveland, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan for over 25 years. Debra received an undergraduate business degree from Emory University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Sea Pines with her husband, Max, a retired vascular surgeon. She has immersed herself in the Sea Pines community joining the Women’s Group of Sea Pines and serving on the membership committee of Sea Pines Country Club. Despite her affinity for the low country lifestyle, she still considers herself a long suffering Brown’s fan – with the ever present sentiment that this will be our year! Debra enjoys using her business and people skills to deliver a high-quality professional and individually tailored real estate plan to all her clients who are interested in buying or selling a home.

carol-sCarol Cramer
| 843-384-3202

Carol is originally from St. Louis and Rochester, New York. Carol’s family started visiting the Island in 1964. Upon Carol’s graduation from Duke University, her French degree landed her a job with Nello L. Teer Construction Company in Durham where Carol drove a roller on a paving crew. Carol ultimately

returned to Rochester and worked as a Field Representative for GMAC, auditing car dealers’ floorplans and repossessing cars. Two years of repossessing cars out of snow drifts were enough for her, however, so she went to law school and in 1982 happily accepted employment on warm, sunny Hilton Head Island where she has lived since. After practicing law for years, Carol, joined her mother, Laura Cramer, a seasoned Sea Pines Real Estate professional.

Carol is the Broker-in-Charge and a principal at Sea Pines Real Estate South Beach and a member of Clark, Cramer & Frank. She and her husband, Dave Egelhoff, are Sea Pines Country Club members. In addition to Sea Pines, Carol has enjoyed selling or listing properties in many other areas on and off the Island.

Carol has two sons, one a graduate of Carnegie Mellon and Washington and Lee Law, who is Corporate Counsel for Cox Enterprises, Inc., and the other, a graduate of Boston College who also holds a Masters in Organizational Development who is a Ranger qualified Company Commander in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Camp- bell, Ky. Both were born on Hilton Head and are graduates of Hilton Head Prep. Carol loves dogs, especially poodles, music in general and playing piano, and very much enjoys the lifestyle and vistas of the Low Country.

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

Linda and her husband, Forest, first started visiting Hilton Head Island in the early 1980’s. As happens for so many families, it became the vacation destination each year thereafter. If they tried another beach locale, it just wasn’t the same. They had to get their annual Hilton Head “fix”. This story resonates with so many of the visitors here because it is their story too. Linda enjoys helping her buying clients fulfill their dream of owning property here and she also equally enjoys helping her property owners sell their homes, often because they need something bigger, smaller, closer to the beach, with a different view, etc. Becoming a real estate broker and brokerage owner is a second career for Linda, after more than 25 years in the telecommunications industry working mostly in Cincinnati, Ohio and the last few years in Honolulu, Hawaii. Selling real estate on Hilton Head is definitely more fun for Linda! Linda was born in Cincinnati, grew up in Charleston WV, and then returned to Cincinnati to go to college at the University of Cincinnati – go Bearcats! She has family in Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky, all of whom are happy that they have a family member in Hilton Head! Linda was active in serving on the Boards of both the Hilton Head Association of Realtors as well as the Hilton Head Area Multiple Listing Service for a number of years. Linda and Forest are members of St Luke’s Church, and also the Sea Pines Country Club.

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!

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.