Meet the RE/MAX of Gulf Shores Team

Our RE/MAX of Gulf Shores team is ready to assist you in your search for The Peninsula home of your dreams. Our sales staff has more than 89 years of combined experience in residential real estate and has helped hundreds of families and investors find the home that is right for them. Whether you are searching for your primary home or a secondary residence, the RE/MAX staff has the experience to serve you.


John Andrews

john-andrewsOffice: (251) 968-7800
Direct: (251) 752-2220
Fax: (251) 948-3005


John Andrews is the qualifying broker at RE/MAX of Gulf Shores at Peninsula.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, John graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a major in history and political science. After a tour in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he returned to Alabama to join his brother and father in the real estate construction and development business, where they built homes, apartments, and developed residential subdivisions in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile.

John and his father, Milton Andrews, along with Joe Raines, developed The Beach House, the first condominium on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

From 1976 to 1993, John syndicated 22 apartment complexes in the Southeast and spent 3-1/2 years in the Middle East providing housing and logistics support for contractors in the aftermath of Desert Storm.

John was licensed as a real estate broker in 1973 and currently serves as Associate Broker of RE/MAX of Gulf Shores at Peninsula with the Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Graduate Realtor Institute, Certified Distressed Property Expert designations.

John is a licensed real estate instructor and is active in the Baldwin County Association of Realtors, having served as Chairman of the Education Committee, Chairman of the Grievance Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors.

John and his wife Susan presently live in The Peninsula.


Susan Andrews

susan-andrews-gulf-shoresOffice: (251) 968-7800
Direct: (251) 752-2221
Fax: (251) 948-3005


Susan’s adventurous spirit consistently lands her as one of Alabama’s top real estate executives.

Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Susan fell in love with the Alabama Gulf Coast while visiting her brother who was stationed at NAS, Pensacola. Her real estate career began in 1983 with the Regatta and Royal Romar Dunes Condo development and marketing.

Susan’s ever expanding client and prospect data base in the Gulf Shores area gives her a distinct advantage as well as her previous involvement with entities including J. P. King Auctioneers, Gold Coast Realty, and Coldwell Banker.

In 1992, Susan pursued an adventure when offered a position with Al-Ayoub Marr-Bell as Director of Manpower Operations in Kuwait City. This experience propelled her skills to a new level and gave her a greater understanding of the human spirit.

With her return to the states, she joined RE/MAX of Gulf Shores and formed the A Team with husband, John Andrews. The A Team’s achievements include some of the highest designations within the RE/MAX family, including the Platinum Club and Chairman’s Club, several years in a row.

Susan is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and RE/MAX’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Her latest adventures include tennis, biking, the challenges of Yoga, and connecting adventure seekers like herself with homes and condos that exceed their expectations.


John Ricks

John Ricks, RE/MAX of Gulf ShoresOffice: (251) 968-7800
Direct: (251) 978-7118
Fax: (858) 300-5388


I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and moved here to Pleasure Island in 2001. I spent over 20 years in the hardware and building material business before deciding to move to the area in which I had wanted to live since I was a child. My parents spent their honeymoon in Gulf Shores 55 years ago, so I have been coming to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach literally all of my life.

I began investing in real estate in the mid-70´s and bought my first property while in college at the University of Alabama. My Dad helped me remodel it and get it ready to rent. I bought my first Orange Beach condo at Harbour Place in 1998. My wife and I made a deal – we made every decision together except the decorating. It worked out well and we were hooked on this beautiful beach community.

Since then, we have owned a variety of condos in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach condos and Fort Morgan beach condos. We’ve also owned vacant lots and single family homes. The point I’m trying to make is that I believe in real estate as an investment and I have first hand experience in investing, which I’m happy to share with you.

As a full time REALTOR® and a top producer in real estate in Baldwin County, Alabama, I’d love to help you make your dreams come true. Whether your dreams include owning a vacation condo in Gulf Shores AL, investing in Orange Beach condos or selling your Fort Morgan beach condos, I can help you get the best price and terms.

Buying or selling real estate is a significant undertaking and every client has unique priorities and interests. I promise to listen, be sensitive to your needs and provide superior, personal service every step of the way. My hope is that you will then come back to me for all your real estate needs and refer your friends and family as well.

Make your dream of buying or selling Orange Beach condos, Fort Morgan beach condos, condos in Gulf Shores or real estate in Baldwin County Alabama a reality.

Nicole Smith

Office: (251) 968-7800
Direct: (251) 948-1228
Fax: (251) 948-3005


Raised in Louisiana, educated in Dallas, and trained in California, I am proud to represent Gulf Coast Property Owners and Buyers who are dreaming of owning a piece of our coastal paradise along the shores of Alabama and Northwest Florida. From Gulf Shores, Alabama to Pensacola, Florida, I go the extra mile to ensure excellent service and it get it “Sold with a Smile!”
Silicon Valley’s energy and innovation provided multiple opportunities for growth in professional experience and appreciation of an outdoor lifestyle. The high-stress startups, long commutes, and distance from my southern family took their toll though. Having fond memories of soft, white, sandy beach vacations in balmy Gulf Shores, Alabama I chose to pursue my dream of a developing a creative beach-side life. Sketching and painting on by the sea, that is a dream to me.
Stoked with business acumen and tech savvy, I made a giant leap of faith into the sea and chose coastal real estate in 2005 so that my life’s work would allow me to be creative and help people make their property dreams come true. With my career in financial analysis and accounting, I am well-equipped to provide accurate and relevant information to support my clients’ decision-making. Whether you’re dreaming of buying or selling in Alabama or Florida, my relentless quest to fulfill your dreams will ensure that I will be an advocate for you, making the process pleasant and thorough.
RE/MAX of Gulf Shores serves property owners, investors, home buyers, and dreamers along the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Northwest Florida. We provide you with the extensive knowledge of our coastal real estate market, property financing opportunities, and the professional expertise that comes from century of combined years of local experience. Our brokerage is vested in applying these skills on behalf of our clients, whether buying or selling, to achieve a successful closing. I believe my professional strengths rest in clear & honest communication, creative & ethical business strategies, and comprehensive operating systems enabling me to best serve your all your real estate needs.
As a Licensed Real Estate Sales Professional in Alabama & Florida, I specialize in waterfront property and new construction from Fort Morgan, AL to Pensacola Beach, FL, including the coastal communities of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, Elberta, Lillian, and Pensacola. Come explore the Coastal Lifestyle from Gulf of Mexico beaches, inland bays, bayous, and the Intracoastal Waterway, to the lush golf course communities at The Peninsula on Fort Morgan and Lost Key in Perdido Key. No matter what your dream looks like, you can be sure I’ll bring joy to the process and you’ll be “Sold with a Smile!”

Monica Suarez Canady

Office: (251) 968-7800
Direct: (251) 968-7800
Fax: (251) 948-3005


Monica’s positively enthusiastic motto is to” live life doing what you love, where you love, with who you love, while you can!” She was born in Ohio and is a graduate of Kent State University. Monica has over 15 years of experience in exceeding client expectations in health care, administration, project management and servicing all levels of customer needs.

Monica and David moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 2014 from Tampa, Florida. A career growth opportunity for David brought them happily from Birmingham to Gulf Shores, AL. They have 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren. The coastal lifestyle and beautiful weather has allowed her to participate in hobbies which include: teaching indoor cycling, running, fishing, hunting, boating, biking, entertaining, traveling, reading and just sitting watching a beautiful sunset here in Gulf Shores.

So if you are looking for the next “Time of Your LIFE”, come on down to The Peninsula in Gulf Shores and meet with the Director of First Impressions of the RE/MAX of Gulf Shores team to own your piece of “PARADISE”!


Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner

Office: (251) 968-7800
Direct: (251) 229-2210
Fax: (251) 948-3005


I am a graduate of Marquette University from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The corporate world brought me to Atlanta in 1989. Soon after that I began investing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach real estate, after 25 years of weekly business travel, I knew where I wanted to put down my roots and what I wanted to do.. become a RE/MAX Realtor living in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

I believe the best way to serve my clients is to use state-of-the-art technology, along with my personal knowledge of the area, to provide my clients the information and advice they need to make educated decisions buying and selling real estate on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. I look forward to work with you to list, buy or just for friendly advice. Tom


Chris Stovall

Office: (251) 968-7800
Direct: (251) 978-9113
Fax: (251) 948-3005


I’m a 1974 graduate of LSU with a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics. I enjoyed  a 25 year  career in Marketing and Sales management with several fortune 500 companies, including Monsanto and Spectrum Group,  in numerous locations across the U.S. I started my own Manufactures Rep Group in Atlanta.Ga  in 1998 specializing in  Lawn and Garden products for several factories. In 2002, I moved that business to Orange Beach after traveling the area for several years,  and enjoying the sugar white sands and ” lifestyle ” the area enjoyed, Soon after, in 2005, i got my Real Estate license and have enjoyed selling investment properties, Condo’s, and Primary or Second resident Homes ever since.
With my wife Sheryl, we form the “Stovall Team” with over 46+ years of experience in selling Real Estate.

My focus, as an Area specialist, is to find the best values in the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores/Ft. Morgan  communities for my clients. 
I truly want everyone to enjoy the “Lifestyle” this area represents—I hope you will let me find you that special place. 


Sheryl Stovall

Office: (251) 968-7800
Direct/Cell: (251) 978-9112
Fax: (251) 948-3005
email: or


I began my career in real estate in 1981. After having two wonderful children, I was looking for a career to serve and help others.
I started my 35+ career in real estate in Atlanta, Georgia. I listen to my clients and made many dreams come true.  My real estate business grew into corporate clients and custom builders. I received the “Phoenix Award” from the Atlanta Board of Realtors in 2000.
I love what I do and have lived in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area since 2002. Everyday is challenging and wonderful facilitating clients dreams.

If you are looking for that agent that can find your special place on the Alabama Gulf coast–I’m your agent.



Paul Russell

Office: (251) 968-7800
Direct/Cell: (251) 767-8436
Fax: (251) 948-3005


From first time home buyers to retiring couples, I specialize in helping clients find the perfect fit.  With an extensive background in finance and home equity credit, clients can relay on my experience in the mortgage realm to help smooth the less-than-fun part of the process. 

Raised in Tuscaloosa, AL, and educated at UAB in Birmingham, I have called the Gulf Coast and Eastern Shore home since 2002.

Investing in Real Estate and interior design have always been my passions, so helping others with this just comes naturally.

I enjoy helping buyers find the right fit whatever stage they find themselves, and helping sellers realize the most from their homes and investments.  I understand that Real Estate is not a one size fits all.