Meet The Team

When it’s time to buy or sell your Central Ohio Country Club home you want to be sure you are working with a dedicated team of professionals who have extensive knowledge of the area. At The Raines Group, not only can we provide market knowledge and exceptional service, but we combine years of experience to specialize in helping you move through the buying or selling process as smoothly possible.

If you are buying a Central Ohio Country Club home, we will work with you from your initial “wish list” through move-in day. If you are selling a Central Ohio Country Club home, we will give you tips about how to make your home stand out from the crowd, market your home to a worldwide group of motivated buyers, and manage every aspect of your transaction from listing to closing. Meet the dedicated professionals who make up Central Ohio’s #1 Real Estate Team.

Meet Our

Leadership Team

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Sandy Raines Founder & CEO

Drawing on her coaching background, Sandy has applied her team-building experience to The Raines Group, emphasizing a synergistic approach to working with clients by providing support staff devoted to operations, marketing, client relations, and special projects; a team member is always available to talk with buyers and sellers. A dedicated leader, Sandy takes time daily for personal and professional growth through various memberships, such as Platinum Partners with Tony Robbins, and derives great pleasure from mentoring and watching her team members grow, learn new skills and provide exceptional service to the group’s clients. 

Sandy has been a speaker at the National Association of Realtors on Marketing and Selling Luxury Homes, is a founding Board member of the Institute for Luxury Marketing and was awarded the Best Overall Marketing for North America at the Luxury Conclave, sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. 

Sandy and her husband, Ron Cadieux, live in Central Ohio with their golden retriever, Webster, and malti-poo, Angel. Their daughter, Laura, is a Senior Analyst at Rocket Fuel in Chicago, IL; son Nathan is studying business at The Fisher School of Business of The Ohio State University. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys traveling and experiencing the joys of everyday life with her family and friends.

  • Direct: (614) 418-7417
  • Office: (614) 855-8700
  • Fax: (614) 643-6067
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Ron Cadieux Managing Partner

Ron grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Loyola College, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Michigan State University. Ron’s diverse career background includes working as an organizational psychologist and brand strategist for large companies including Coca-Cola, Victoria’s Secret and The Limited Brand as well as The Ohio State University and Michigan State University. He moved to Central Ohio in 1983 and obtained his Ohio real estate license in 2001, joining The Raines Group shortly thereafter as a licensed sales agent and broker.

Ron is an expert at helping clients navigate the emotional aspects of buying and selling a home: leaving memories behind, packing and moving, negotiating the transaction, easing children’s anxieties and establishing relationships in a new location. In addition, as Managing Partner, his strategic planning skills have helped The Raines Group become the #1 Real Estate Team in Ohio. Ron and his wife, Sandy Raines, have a son, Nathan, attending The Ohio State University and a daughter, Laura, an Analyst at Rocket Fuel in Chicago, IL (University of Michigan alumna), setting the stage for a lot of friendly family rivalry. When not working with The Raines Group, Ron spends time playing with their dogs, Webster and Angel, reading, working out, skiing, traveling and playing tennis.

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Stephanie Masterson President & Real Estate Consultant

Stephanie is a life-long resident of Central Ohio and currently resides in the New Albany Links subdivision in New Albany. Having grown up in Canal Winchester, she has also lived in the other local communities of Pickerington, Blacklick and Reynoldsburg. Stephanie obtained an Associate's degree in Real Estate from Columbus State Community College, as well as a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University.

Stephanie joined The Raines Group at its conception in the spring of 1998. She obtained her Ohio real estate license in the fall of 1999 and Ohio Brokers license in the winter of 2007. In her current role as President, Stephanie most enjoys helping people meet their dreams by exceeding expectations, delivering world class service, and providing operational excellence.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys international travel with her husband Greg, daughter Finley and son Gabe. They are members of St. Matthews Church in Gahanna and truly enjoy giving back to their community.

Meet Our

Sales Team

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Karla Ballenger Real Estate Consultant

Karla is a Central Ohio native who currently resides in Lewis Center. Karla's educational background includes studies at both Columbus College of Art and Design and The Ohio State University. She obtained her Ohio real estate license in 2001 and has been part of The Raines Group since April 2002.

In her current role as a Real Estate Consultant for buyers and sellers, Karla works with clients to find homes that match their values and lifestyles. Her strong business acumen, aesthetic vision and highly developed negotiating skills give her clients an advantage when buying or selling a home. Karla’s strengths include contract negotiation, market knowledge and exceptional client service. 

In her spare time, Karla enjoys working out, running and spending time with family and friends; she's especially fond of spoiling her niece and nephews.

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Lisa Gibbs Real Estate Consultant

Lisa earned an Associate’s Degree in Marketing and Sales, as well as a Bachelor’s of Business from the University of Toledo. She obtained her Ohio real estate license in 2002 and joined The Raines Group in May of 2003. In her current role as a Real Estate Consultant for buyers and sellers, Lisa is committed to finding clients their perfect home as well as negotiating the most favorable terms for her clients who are selling. She lives with her husband, Ed, and their two children in the Hampsted Village community of New Albany. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, walking, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

  • Direct: (614) 582-3646
  • Office: (614) 855-8700
  • Cell: (614) 582-3646
  • Fax: (614) 855-8706
  • Email: Lisa@TheRainesGroup.com
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Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre Real Estate Consultant

Jean-Luc grew up in Montreal, Canada and has lived in New York, Georgia and Washington, DC, as well as Germany and Sweden. He began playing professional hockey at the age of 20 and moved to the Columbus area in 2000 to join the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets. In May 2009, Jean-Luc obtained his real estate license and joined The Raines Group.

Jean-Luc lives in New Albany with his wife, Jennifer, an Ohio native and their daughter, son and Boston Terrier. He enjoys golfing, playing with his kids and traveling.

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Darcie Barton Real Estate Consultant

Darcie knows the Columbus, Ohio area well as she grew up in the city of Hilliard and Dublin. Darcie and her family currently reside in Powell. She has over 21 years of sales and management experience. Darcie is passionate about Real Estate and makes her client's needs her #1 priority. She is proud to be associated with The Raines Group. Together, they offer exceptional support and a positive client experience.

In her spare time Darcie enjoys renovating her current home, camping, riding dirt bikes, reading car enthusiast-related material, and spending time with her family, which consists of her husband Brian, daughter Katelyn and son Corbin. Her four-legged family members include cats and dogs Cosmo, Gizmo, Poka and Mojo.
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Renee Mougin Real Estate Consultant

Renee has made Columbus her home for the past 27 years after relocating from Northern California to open a fitness and wellness company in Dublin, OH. The experience of owning and operating a business for 20 years helped her discover a passion for working with clients and helping them achieve their goals. Her passion and skills translated seamlessly when she decided to begin a new journey in real estate. Renee is a Real Estate Consultant for The Raines Group where she works with both buyers and sellers throughout the greater Columbus area. She is delighted to be on such a prestigious team.

 Renee currently lives in Powell, where she raised her two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and hanging out with her two rescue dogs, Lily and Rosie.

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Marian Halliday Real Estate Consultant

Marian grew up in Toronto. She has spent over 20 years as a Retail Merchandising Executive for companies including Victoria’s Secret, Holt Renfrew and Marks & Spencer UK. Marian was recognized for building profitable businesses while always striving to improve current performance with an eye on what was coming next.

She joined The Raines Group in 2015. Her passion for understanding the customer, knowing the competition and experience in design/trends are valuable skills that translate effectively when helping clients navigate buying or selling homes.

Marian has a son, Andrew who works at Apple in Chicago while completing his film degree at The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and a daughter, Jacqueline who is a freshman at Ohio State University majoring in Business and Marketing. When not working at The Raines Group, Marian is a passionate moviegoer and also enjoys concerts, Broadway shows, traveling (especially exploring new destinations) as well as spending time with friends and family.

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Elia Hughes Real Estate Consultant

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Davonne Powley Real Estate Consultant

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Nicole Ribich Real Estate Consultant

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Stephanie Wetzel (Miggo) Real Estate Consultant

A native of Gahanna, Ohio, Stephanie graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Consumer Affairs and joined The Raines Group in 2013. Stephanie enjoys working with first time homebuyers, helping them find the perfect home and seeing the excitement on their faces when the transaction is complete. She currently lives in German Village and spends her leisure time walking her dogs, Zeke and Slick, relaxing with family and sampling new restaurants in the Columbus area.

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Jami Blosel Real Estate Consultant

Meet Our

Operations Team

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Emily Ferguson Director of Operations

A native of McArthur, Ohio, Emily has been a Columbus resident since 2010. She attended the Ohio State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with specializations in Real Estate, Urban Analysis, and Investment Finance. She joined The Raines Group in 2014, where she has had the opportunity to learn in several different roles.

 As Project Manager, her focus is to develop solutions that enhance the client experience. She loves the feeling of seeing a project through from start to finish, collaborating with others to implement new systems, and tackling challenges that arise in the ever-evolving Real Estate Industry.

 Emily lives in Uptown Westerville with her husband Calvin and their pet dachshunds. She spends her spare time renovating her 1920s home, managing her blog, and thrifting.

 

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Melissa McCoy Marketing Manager- Unlicensed

A native of Long Island, NY, Melissa has been a Columbus resident since 2009, having attended The Ohio State University from which she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Marketing specialization. She is a dedicated Buckeye fan and enjoys exploring all of the attractions and amenities Columbus has to offer.

Before joining The Raines Group in 2014, Melissa worked for a Real Estate Virtual Assistant company specializing in social media, blogging, and listing marketing. As the Marketing Manager for The Raines Group, Melissa is in charge of all of the property marketing, social media, direct mail, video marketing, company websites, and more.

Melissa currently lives in Gahanna with her husband, Matt and her dog Sophie.

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Ruth Rhodes Client Care Manager

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Tracy Bush Client Care Manager

Tracy grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and currently lives in Columbus. She spends her spare time traveling, reading, swimming, playing tennis, and spending time with family. 

Tracy obtained her real estate license from Hondros College in 2005, and joined The Raines Group in May 2011. She enjoys being immersed in a market that is fast-paced and ever-changing which offers her new challenges every day. Tracy loves helping others and making a difference in their lives while being a part of The Raines Group – a positive team that works together to provide exceptional service to our clients.

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Chris Hart Client Care Manager

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Teri Moore Director of First Impressions- Unlicensed

A lifelong resident of Central Ohio, Teri lives in Newark with her husband Bill their 2 cats, Benny and Jonas. Teri has two beautiful children, Elissa and Mike, and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. She also enjoys travelling, reading, and gardening.

Teri joined The Raines Group after retiring from a 39 year career with AEP. She enjoys the fast paced and supportive environment of being on a team.

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Jenifer Caltrider Director of First Impressions- Unlicensed

Jenifer has lived in many different cities including Colorado Springs, CO; East Liverpool, OH; Overland Park, KS; and Marietta, OH.

She relocated to Central Ohio in 1987 where she now resides in Gahanna. Jenifer has three beautiful children and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren whom she loves to spend time with.  She also enjoys house/pet-sitting, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and being active in her church and choir.

Jenifer joined The Raines Group in June 2013 and works at our front desk. She enjoys the enthusiasm among all the team members and feels grateful to be a part of this team!

  • Direct: (614) 418-7417
  • Office: (614) 855-8700
  • Fax: (614) 855-8706
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Amy Dutiel Client Service Assistant- Unlicensed

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Amy came to Ohio for work 10 years ago and now lives in Upper Arlington. As Client Services Assistant, she helps sellers get ready to put their homes on the market. Amy is proud to be part of The Raines Group team and especially likes working out in the field and getting to know the group’s clients. She lives with her boyfriend, Adam, and three daughters, Kaitlyn, Mikalah and Emma, and enjoys creating scrapbooks of her girls’ activities and milestones.