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Real Estate Staff


Charissa Joachimowski | REALTOR® and Rental Manager

Charissa Joachimowski Charissa has vacationed in Bethany since she was 8 years old and fell in love with the area many years ago. She chose to make this her permanent residence in April 1988. Charissa began working for Wilgus Associates, Inc's Summer Rental Department in 1988 and is proud to be part of the company for over 28 years. She is familiar with what will rent the best and what vacationers are looking for when they venture to the Bethany Beach area. Her awareness of the real estate needs, availability, and the market in Sussex County led her to begin Residential and Commercial Sales. Her greatest reward is in helping make other peoples "Dreams Come True." Being a mother of 3 girls and grandmother of three, she finds life very rewarding and Wilgus Associates, Inc. has been very accommodating to her family life. Charissa loves sunsets, nature, photography, fishing, boating and the tranquility of the bay and ocean.

Phone: (302)542-6369
Email: [email protected]

Crystal Smith | REALTOR® and Rental Agent

Crystal SmithCrystal is a life long native of Sussex County and attended Indian River High School. After graduating she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served her Country from 1994 to 1999 as a Security Forces Specialist (MP). After returning home, she continued in the law enforcement arena until starting at the front desk of the Rental Department. With her organization and professional nature, she quickly advanced to office administrator. Crystal is now a full time licensed REALTOR. She specializes in the rental market and has been with Wilgus Associates since 1999. Crystal resides in Millsboro with her husband Greg. She enjoys bowling and has awards for her many honor scores including a perfect game.

Phone: (302) 539-7511 x3008
Email: [email protected]

Kristy Conaway | REALTOR®

Kristy ConawayKristy is a lifetime resident of beautiful Sussex County, Delaware. In 1997, she graduated from Sussex Central High School. Three years later, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental health with a minor in biology from Salisbury State University. In August 2005, Kristy became a REALTOR and joined the wonderful staff at Wilgus Associates. Kristy, her husband, K.C., and daughter, Keelie, live in Georgetown. They are actively involved in their church. With most of their free time spent leading the young adult ministry and doing community outreach.

Phone: (302) 249-0238
Email: [email protected]

Kylie Givens | REALTOR® 

Kylie GivensKylie Wilgus Givens is a 2001 graduate of Indian River High School and a 2006 graduate of Goldey Beacom College where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Marketing Management. In 2007 she obtained her Real Estate License and joined her dad, Michael in the family business as the 4th generation of Wilgus Associates Inc. Currently, Kylie is a full time Real Estate Sales aget. Kylie also assists in the marketing and advertising division of Wilgus Associates and helps manage the company website. As a lifelong native to Bethany Beach she has a unique appreciation and understanding of the resort area. In her spare time she enjoys the beach life, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Call or e mail Kylie with any of your Real Estate needs.

Phone: 302-539-7511 x3002
Email: [email protected]

Michael Wilgus | Broker, President and REALTOR®

Michael WilgusMichael L. Wilgus is a 1977 graduate of Indian River High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of Delaware. Michael became part of Wilgus Associates in 1981 and has progressed within the company, beginning as a clerk in the Summer Rental Department, followed by becoming a Rental Agent, Real Estate Sales Agent, Associate Broker, Vice President of Wilgus Associates, Broker of Record, and in 2002 became the President of Wilgus Associates, Inc. Michael is a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) and holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation from the Realtors National Marketing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. He is also a member of the Ocean View Church of Christ, and a past President of both the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Currently, Michael sits on the Advisory Board of the Friends of the South Coastal Library and on the Board of Directors for BeBee Hospital, As a lifetime resident of Bethany Beach, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Sandy and his 3 daughters, Kylie, Jenna and Olivia.

Email: [email protected]

Teresa Rogers | REALTOR®

Teresa RogersAs a native of Sussex County, Teresa is familiar with all this area has to offer. From the beaches to the inland property, Teresa can help you find the home or property of your dreams. Teresa is very active in her community and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Call her for all your Real Estate needs.



Phone: (302)645-9215
Email: [email protected]

Administrative Staff

Cindy Hall | Administrative Assistance

Cindy HallCindy, originally from Baltimore began as a part time resident in Ocean View, DE in 1990 and became a full time resident in 2004. After retiring from the US Postal Service in 2008 with over 30 years of service she took a well deserved break for 18 months. In 2010 when her son was accepted at the University of Delaware she decided to go back to work part time. Cindy began her second career in 2010 with Wilgus Associates as an administrative assistant in the Sales and Insurance Department. Cindy lives in Ocean View, DE with her son Ryan and granddaughter Cali. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, time at the beach and winter vacations skiing and snowboarding with friends.

Phone: (302)539-7511 x3001
Email: [email protected]

Nancy Hitchens | Company Bookkeeper

Nancy HitchensNancy has been with Wilgus Associates, Inc. since 1996. She is the financial link of all departments of Wilgus Associates, Inc. aka “Controller”. The quality and integrity of the management and all the people she works with at Wilgus Associates, Inc. makes her proud to be a part of the extended Wilgus “family”. Aside from working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the beach, in the boat, and at any activity in which her children are involved.

Phone: (302)539-7511 x3044
Email: [email protected]

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