Meet Our Instructors

Todd Van Horn
Director of Education

After listing and selling real estate in the tri-county region for the past 27+ years, Todd is now focused on helping the next generation of licensed agents, just as he did while employed as an educator in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. With a strong work ethic, TVH worked as a Realtor at night and on the weekends since the beginning of 1992; while during the daytime he served in the positions of teacher, coach, instructional teacher leader, dean of students, and lead principal of various grade levels. After obtaining his Superintendent License in 2014, Broker License in 2015, and Real Estate Instructor's license in 2016; he is now putting all three licenses into good use as Director of Education for Real Estate Educators.

Linda Brennfleck
Instructor

Born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh. Linda Brennfleck formerly managed a mortage office for a bank based out of Charlotte, NC which gave her experience in lending, appraising and marketing. She acquired her real estate license and worked in real estate sales for 20 years before joining a large local real estate firm as Manager and Business Coach of a branch office of 70 agents. Linda has been a licensed instructor for Real Estate Educators since 2005 instructing Pre-License Courses as well as a variety of Continuing Education courses. To quote Linda, "My passion for real estate and teaching goes hand in hand and enables me to do what I love to do which in turn gives me satisfaction and gratification that not only am I sharing my years of knowledge, I am also helping, guiding, teaching and inspiring others to fulfill their dreams of success."

Ed Carney
Instructor

Ed has been a licensed Real Estate Instructor in Pennsylvania since 2001. Ed was licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson in 1993 and has been licensed as a Real Estate Associate Broker since 1996. He brings to the classroom a wealth of real world real estate experience as a salesperson, branch office manager and instructor. Ed is proud of his ability to introduce and connect students in Real Estate Pre-License classes to the resources needed to complete the coursework and pass the Real Estate exam.

Joanne Crocker
Instructor

Joanne has been in the mortgage lending industry for over 20 years. She has worked as a loan originator for several large Real Estate Brokers and Lending Institutions. She was a successful Realtor® for 7 years prior to that. Joanne also has a BA in Marketing from Bay Path College located in Longmeadow, MA. In 1990 she began teaching Real Estate and Finance courses for LoDolce Academy for Real Estate. Joanne has been an instructor for Real Estate Educators since 2005 teaching Real Estate Pre-License and Continuing Education courses. Joanne loves teaching and incorporating her knowledge and experience in the classroom.

Sandra Giannuzzi
Instructor

Sandy began her career in real estate as a licensed professional salesperson in1992. In May of 2000, Sandy earned a BS in Elementary Education. For several years, she practiced real estate along with being a full-time classroom teacher. Sandy wants to share her love of teaching by incorporating her knowledge of real estate and experience in the classroom.

Bill Hammill, Jr.
Instructor

Bill Hammill Jr. has been a licensed real estate professional as a salesperson, broker/owner, trainer and educator since 1976. Since 1995 he has trained thousands of real estate licensees. Bill was the Director of Education for Real Estate Educators from 2005 through May 2019. He has written a variety of Real Estate Continuing Education courses and is a certified Accredited Buyer Agent Instructor. He also holds the Certified Career Development Specialist (CCDS) certification. Bill enjoys sharing his real world knowledge and experience in the classroom and his philosophy is to "Never Stop Learning!"

Marvin Levin
Instructor

Fran Pons
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Jim Skindzier
Instructor