Broker~In~Charge specializing in Daufuskie Island, SC since 2003
Owner/Operator – White Eagle Conference Center, Hamilton, NY
Program Director - American Management Association – Hamilton, NY
Administrator and Associate Professor - Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY
Full-time resident of Melrose since 2003
Native of North Syracuse, NY
Married to Susan Welch with one son, Kyle
Graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Graduate School at Ithaca College and Cornell University
Chair, Melrose ARB
Trustee, Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation
Volunteer, The Daufuskie Island History Museum
Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors
Former Daufuskie Island Councilman
Former Chair & Executive Committee, Chenango County Chamber of Commerce
Former Member Executive Committee, Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
Former Member Executive Committee, Leadership Greater Syracuse
Real Estate Broker on Daufuskie Island. Realtor since 2004
Sr. Vice President and Global General Manager- Dendrite International
Vice-President Mitsui OSK Shipping Lines
Full time resident of Bloody Point since 2003
Member of Melrose Club since 1986
Married to Dianne. Three children, Joanna, Kristen and Stephen
Four grandchildren, Alexa, Ava, Jake, and Jenna
Undergraduate Seton Hall University
Graduate school Seton Hall University
President, Bloody Point Property Owners Association
Daufuskie Island Councilman
Board member Melrose Club, Inc
Board Member Daufuskie Island Leadership Council
Board member and Finance committee chair, Gill-St. Bernards School
Vice-Chairman American School of the Hague
Member, Rutgers University Advisory Board
Tom and Maryrose Heffner lived on Daufuskie Island in Haig Point for 23 years raising three sons (TJ, Sean, and Dillon) who were educated at the Daufuskie Island Elementary School and the Hilton Head Island complexes. Tom was regularly recognized among the top five percent of Re/Max agents in North and South Carolina. He was also inducted into the Re/Max Hall of Fame.
He helped found Daufukie Properties Realty, LLC to with a goal of establishing a real estate firm that focused solely on Daufuskie. Tom has consistently been a leader on Daufuskie Island in listing and selling property. His unique experience as a Daufuskie Island and Hilton Head Island property owner assert his credentials at the top of multi-island producers in the lowcountry.
Heffner's additional experience as a Bank of America foreclosure specialist also proved essential in guiding buyers through the difficult foreclosure and short sale markets that dominate the national market. His multi-island and multi-property ownership through the years will help you discover the islands from the islander's perspective!
Karen brings a wide diversity of experiences and education to DPR. With degrees in business management & marketing, health science and physical therapy earned over the years, Karen has been able to blend the theoretical with the practical starting with a real estate career on Long Island, NY, and her work in health care before returning to her real estate "roots" here on Daufuskie.
And since her arrival with husband George in June of 2015, they have plunged into volunteerism making strong contributions to the Community Farm and the Front Porch while finding time to help the Historical Foundation and the Nature Conservancy whenever the need arises.
On Daufuskie, it is about the lifestyle. Karen has been able to incorporate her love to ride horseback, bicycling along the moss-draped roads and walking the beach into daily life. Karen is constantly amazed by the natural beauty of them and so glad she now calls Daufuskie "home".