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 Principal

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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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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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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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

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Angela Centofanti Real Estate Consultant

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Emily Benedict Real Estate Consultant

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Jenna Crowley Real Estate Consultant

Jenna was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from New Albany High School. She attended Miami University where she received a Bachelor's degree in Communications.

The Raines Group is a perfect fit for Jenna because it's close to home, provides a structure for her business and she loves the support she gets as a team member. Her specialty is negotiating contracts and she brings a competitive edge for her clients in a difficult market where there are multiple offers. She especially enjoys helping her buyers visualize a space and make it their own. She is familiar with the greater Columbus market and specializes in New Albany and the downtown area.

Jenna lives in New Albany with her husband Kevin, and two sons, Jackson and Crew and their goldendoodle Stella. She spends her spare time at Pure barre, where she is an instructor and hanging out with family. Jenna and her husband own The Lox Bagel Shop, specializing in handcrafted bagel sandwiches.

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Jenny Bilchack Real Estate Consultant

Originally a native of northeast Ohio, Jenny lived in Florida for 12 years. It was there that she earned her real estate license and cut her teeth on the industry selling both residential and commercial properties beachside. She decided to move back home three years ago, this time to the Columbus area. Jenny got word of The Raines Group's outstanding reputation and was thrilled to join their team in 2018. In her time there, Jenny has come to love the respect, camaraderie, accountability, and opportunity that permeates the environment. She knows she has a team that she can turn to for advice and support while keeping her client's best interests in mind.

Jenny maintains a dual license in Ohio and Florida and works with both buyers and sellers. This variety of clients, properties, and environments along with years of managing rental properties have given Jenny expertise that allows her to guide investors and sellers alike. Jenny specializes in first-time home buyers, relocations in and out of central Ohio, and rural land and home renovations.

In her spare time, Jenny is an avid gardener, loves to travel, and will catch a wave any time she can- whether it's Lake Erie or the Atlantic ocean, by the water is her happy place.

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Krista Lofthouse Real Estate Consultant

Krista is a Cincinnati native and currently resides in the Westerville area. She studied fashion merchandising, design and business at Indiana University, which lead her to Columbus, Ohio. With over 20 years as a retail merchandising executive, she understands the market, the customer and has strong negotiation skills. Krista is also a certified home stager and works closely with her clients to prepare their home for a successful sale.

After years of experience driving profitable businesses and working to meet her customer's goals, real estate was a natural progression for Krista to do what she loved. The Raines Group was the perfect fit because of their energy, high standards and proven results. 

Family is everything to Krista. She is the youngest of 8 and has 3 boys with her husband Nick.  Conner is at St. Charles Preparatory where he plays water polo and swims. Jack and Sam are at St. Paul School and enjoy swimming and soccer. In her free time, Krista enjoys yoga, running with her dog, traveling and cooking. 

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Steve Simonetti Real Estate Consultant

Steve has lived in central Ohio for over twenty years and attended Dublin Jerome High School. He left Ohio to study at the University of Denver and was a member of the D1 men's lacrosse team. He moved back home and currently lives in downtown Columbus near the North Market.

Prior to joining The Raines Group, he worked as a mortgage loan officer with JP Morgan Chase. Along with his years of experience working closely with clients to meet their goals, real estate was a natural progression.

Steve joined The Raines Group because he loves the team's chemistry and is looking to take his real estate career to the next level. He knows the Dublin and downtown markets very well and looks forward to assisting his clients discover their dream home in the central Ohio real estate market.

His family includes his dad Steve, Sr., stepmom Aimee, sisters Erica and Sofia and a brother Nick. He likes to spend his spare time working out, watching movies and giving back to the local lacrosse community. He is a huge dog lover and is looking to adopt soon.

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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Jodi Carcamo Marketing Manager, Unlicensed

Jodi moved to central Ohio in 2012 and currently resides in Lewis Center with her husband, Ernie and her son, William, cat Cleo and dog, Wilbur. Her daughter, Josephine attends Ohio State University and is a member of the NROTC program. She grew up in beautiful Pensacola, Florida and attended Troy University and the Hall School of Journalism where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She is a military spouse of twenty years and has been lucky enough to call eight states and Germany home.

As marketing manager, her focus is to support and promote The Raines Group team each day.  Her favorite thing about working at The Raines Group is everyday is different and each day presents a new opportunity to help our team succeed.

Outside of work she enjoys photography, hiking and traveling to new places. 

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Chris Hart Client Service Manager

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Justin Werner Client Service and Staging Manager

Justin is a lifelong native of Columbus, having previously lived in New Albany and currently downtown. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Capital University and his real estate license from Hondros College of Business.

He joined The Raines Group because of their excellent reputation and passion for results. Through exceptional client service with consistent communication and attention to detail, he makes the home buying and selling process experience for everyone involved. By preparing homes for sale through staging, he helps as many potential buyers envision how they would utilize, and maximize the space available. 

In his spare time, Justin enjoys cooking, finding new restaurants, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends.

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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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Mary Ann O'Brien Director of First Impressions- Unlicensed

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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.

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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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Ditche Esguerra Virtual Assistant