Meet the board

Co President - Leslea Knauff, Realtor,
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Direct: 410-823-6111
W.I.R.E 443-840-9473 (443-840-WIRE)

A Towson University graduate, Ms. Knauff previously had her own accounting firm and dealt with high-level clients, such as publishers and non-profits. Having been a licensed realtor since 1997, Leslea is an ABR, Accredited Buyer's Representative. The majority of her clients are investors, but she has also transacted sales in residential, land, lots and farms. Ms. Knauff is passionate about her children and loves to share her knowledge of real estate.

Co President - Cheryl Boone, Realtor,
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Direct: 410-493-5846
W.I.R.E 443-840-9473 (443-840-WIRE)

Cheryl has been a member of WIRE since 2005. A mother of three grown children, for fun she plays tennis, participates in duathlons and runs in charity events. Cheryl is active and interested in many aspects of real estate.  A Commercial real estate agent with Coldwell Banker and has earned the designations of ASP (Accredited Staging Professional), CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and NAR's Green designation. She is in the process of getting the commercial designation of CCIM. A member of The Club for 2 years where she is mentored on property rehabilitation and CEO Space's Club President for Baltimore for 2011. Participation in several associations that include; MAREIA (MD Atlantic Real Estate Investment Assoc) where she is taking classes for a PHP certification (Property Housing Professional), Baltimore REIA, and was President of the Adagio Condo Association for 3 years.  Currently has Residential & Commercial properties and land investments in OC, MD, Balto City, Balto Co, VA, FL & AL. She is in Lifeonaire which is a select group of real estate investors from around the US participating in personal and business vision planning. After completing  a year long Apprenticeship coaching program on buying Commercial properties she is now helping her mentor teach others to do the same. You can also follow Cheryl and fellow women investors at WIRE's growing meetup site here.

Honorary Male Representative - Don Miller Jr., 
Associate Broker,  Keller Williams Select Realtors
Direct: 410-737-1500 (office of Excel Auction)
W.I.R.E 443-840-9473 (443-840-WIRE)

Don was an original founding member of W.I.R.E along with his two partners Dawn Sheehan, Founding President and J. Brown (deceased).  Don is married to his most cherished friend and wife Sharon and has a daughter. Don has been an active real estate investor since the mid 80's and continues to hold a portfolio consisting of residential and commercial real estate.  He has primarily been involved in the real estate auction industry, originally with Express Auction as a co-owner and now Excel Auction as sole owner. He was licensed as a Real Estate Broker in Maryland prior to transfering his license to Keller Williams Select Realtors in Ellicott City in 2010 to capitalize on the strenghts of both companies. In addition he works in partnership with CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designated Renowned Commercial Agent, D. Scott Smith, in managing and listing commercial bank owned real estate (REO) in the Mid-Atlantic area and has successfully completed the incredibly rigorous 4 part CCIM curriculum.  Don is a former professional thoroughbred race horse jockey, winning over 2,850 races and the 1983 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course over the course of a 16 year racing career. He was elected into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Don's passion is finding incredible deals and either renovating for resale or holding in portfolio.