Meet our team of award-winning realtors
Tanya Gollott Swoope
Tanya Gollott Swoope began her career in the real estate industry in 1992 when she worked with Barbara DeLano Real Estate as a sales associate. After several years of success, she began Gollott Lyons Real Estate in 1996 covering the Mississippi Gulf Coast for real estate sales, sales of historical properties, investment properties, commercial sales, land sales and industrial sales. Tanya’s commitment to the real estate industry is evident in the way she continually promotes the real estate industry through her own business and through all of the many community organizations in which she has been involved in.
After beginning Gollott Lyons, Tanya became a repeat recipient of high sales volume and multi-million dollar producer awards. In 1998, she was given Lifetime Member status for the Multi-Million Dollar Producer Award and continues to amass high-marking awards and accolades every year.
Lydia Seymour Pickard
Lydia Seymour Pickard is a well-established multi-million dollar producer who joined Gollott Lyons Real Estate in 1998. In addition to listing and selling residential properties, Lydia is also responsible for listing and selling land, investment properties, and commercial properties. Rising quickly in the real estate industry, she received several awards and accolades for high sales.
Lydia’s background includes bookkeeping, a career in which she managed while raising four children and wearing many hats, including homeroom mom, field trip driver and supervisor, bingo caller, bazaar worker, Brownie leader, CCD teacher, and also on many church committees.
Sarah Pitalo Rider
Sarah Pitalo Rider joined Gollott Lyons Real Estate in 1998 to handle listing and selling of residential properties, as well as property management for the group.
As a top-performing real estate agent, Sarah’s single desire is to help families find a house that can become a home. She tries to ensure that her clients are guided to the home of dreams and strives to follow the Gollott Lyons motto, “Investment in Integrity.” Buying or selling a home is not an easy task and Sarah tries her best to make the experience a great one. Because of her efforts, she is a 16-year member of the Million Dollar Club and a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Roundtable.
Judy Abide joined Gollott Lyons Real Estate as an agent in 2011. Prior to joining the group, she spent 30 successful years as an interior designer. Judy’s role at Gollott Lyons includes all aspects of the business, from staging for photographs to closing. Her passion is connecting the dots for all of her clients, to help assist them in both buying and selling homes. And with a strong background in the interior design industry and a consistent sales record, she is a great asset to any home-selling team.
We welcome Burton Swoope to our team of fantastic Realtors! Burton joined Gollott Lyons Real Estate in 2016. Burton was in the Ready Mix Concrete Industry most of his adult life. In his
Burton has a degree from Mississippi State University in Business Administration with an interest in agriculture. As a hobby, he owns a farm which houses a wide variety of animals.
As one of the newest members of the team, Burton is looking forward to helping friends both old and new with buying or selling their real estate. Tanya Swoope is Burton’s wife and together they have four grown children and are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
Welcome one of our newest Realtors, Sheri! Sheri Munter joined Gollott Lyons Real Estate in 2016. After living in many parts of the country, she settled down in Biloxi to make her home. She worked as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker, HPW in Raleigh, North Carolina, and also spent eighteen years in investment banking at BancorpSouth. Sheri has also been a Museum Manager for the City of Biloxi and is very active in numerous community organizations.
As a Gollott Lyons Real Estate agent, Sheri is committed to matching the perfect home to each buyer and to make the transition flow as smoothly as possible. She is dedicated to assisting her clients in every step of the buying and selling process to ensure a successful experience.
One of our team members is Tanya’s son, Patrick Lyons. Patrick was born and raised and still resides in Biloxi, Mississippi. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, he began his career in banking and spent most of his career as a consumer/commercial lender. Most recently, in banking, he managed the foreclosures of the Special Assets Department of The Peoples Bank. He was responsible for over $12 million dollars in real estate assets, as well as marketed properties for the bank and listed properties with realtors. Patrick knows the ins and outs of the loan process and can guide buyers smoothly through the home selection, loan approval, and purchasing sides of the transaction.
Patrick is married to Kimberly Broussard and they have two children, Lexi and Luke, plus their golden retriever, Louie. A favorite vacation spot for the Lyons family is Disney World! Patrick is also a Travel Agent specializing in Disney Vacations. Kimberly teaches middle school and has for the past 13 years. Lexi is an active dancer, soccer player, and tee ball player, with her father being her coach. Luke is not yet active in any sports or activities, but he is currently in training for tee ball. Patrick is family oriented and well-known in the Gulf Coast community. Let him make your home buying dreams a reality!
Gollott Lyons Real Estate is pleased to announce Kacie Pelaez Denny as it’s newest real estate agent. A life-long resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast who has made Ocean Springs her home, Kacie’s roots in this community run deep. She was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Kacie graduated from Mercy Cross High School, and later the University of Southern Mississippi. She brings with her over 15 years experience in the Marketing field, having served as Director of Marketing for two large casino cooperations. Kacie is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of Ocean Springs, a member of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and a graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast Class of 2016. Eager to take her career to the next level and continue to grow her love for this community, Kacie has joined Gollott Lyons for its reputation of community involvement, integrity, and great career development.
She is married to A.J. Denny and they are the proud parents of two children, Donovan and Collins.
Diane Moore has been an agent in the real estate business for over 33 years. She has also been a multi-million dollar producer for 32 of those years. Moore attained the Summit Club (nationally) for referrals, and is lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Lynn O’Keefe is the firm’s newest member, becoming a realtor after owning The Paper Moon. She brings years of experience in customer service to the brokerage and plans to share her love and enthusiasm for the Gulf Coast with others as they search for the perfect place to live, work and do business.