Residential Brokerage Team

Gulf States Real Estate Services utilizes a TEAM approach to address each challenge and responsibility at hand. We make internal and external communication with our clients, third party consultants, and others our top priority. We allow each staff member and our clients access to expertise possessed by each division of the company when a difficulty or opportunity is presented. This way we help TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY!

Trent Anthony


Trent Anthony is a lifelong native of Tangipahoa Parish. After serving in the military, he obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, majoring in History and Political Science. While working in the service industry for 20 years, he established many contacts in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa who have become close friends and clients.... more

Terrie Hughes


Terrie Hughes began her real estate career in 1979, leasing and managing apartment complexes for Lake Development Management Company. She moved into commercial management for Darryl Berger Investment Corporation and then Stirling Properties. In 1995, Terrie was voted the Nation’s Best Shopping Center Manager. Three years later, she transferred to the... more

Karen Morgan


Karen Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from LSU in Fashion Merchandising. Her decision to enter the field of real estate evolved from her love of design, decorating, landscaping and renovating. Karen came to Gulf States Real Estate Services with experience in residential sales with success that comes from her excellent negotiating and... more

Beth Lemonier

Business Development Director/REALTOR®

Beth Lemonier has over 35 years’ experience as an accomplished results-oriented sales and marketing professional. A Louisiana native, Beth holds a degree in Marketing from St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans. She has been a licensed Realtor since 2003 with a very successful sales tract record and experience in both residential and commercial real... more

Jody Hawkins


Jody Hawkins's love of real estate comes from her love of the true meaning of home. A native of Louisiana, Jody has also lived in Tennessee, where she worked as a realtor for seven years earning her Accredited Buyer's Representative, Certified Residential Specialist and Graduate Realtor Institute designations. A licensed realtor since 2000, Jody has also... more

Cynthia (Cindy) Elias


Cynthia (Cindy) Elias is new to the real estate industry. She is a graduate from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. For 30 years she has helped individuals and small businesses with their financial and tax needs and is excited to launch her real estate career by assisting existing... more

Merrick Lanaux


Merrick Lanaux is a Hammond, Louisiana native and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in 2009. He was a 4 year starter at wide receiver for the SLU Lion’s football team from 2005-2009, ending his career as a top 10 record holder in several receiving categories. With a bachelor’s degree in general studies, Merrick began his professional career as... more

Katie L. Toups


Katie Toups, a longtime Northshore resident, has an extensive professional background in sales, marketing and management. Katie is a licensed realtor and began her real estate career in early 2013. Since then she has received numerous corporate sales and recognition awards. While working at D.R. Horton, America's largest national builder, Katie has also... more