The Whiteman Team at
William Raveis Real Estate
LEIGH WHITEMAN, Team Leader, Seller and Buyer Specialist,ABR,GRI, Realtor/Broker
Email – Leigh.Whiteman@Raveis.com
A Guilford native, Leigh attended Guilford High School, lived in New York City, Paris, France and Chicago before attending Mount Holyoke College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and went on to perform, choreograph and teach in the New York area. Leigh returned to Guilford and became a Realtor in 1988. She has earned the designations of Graduate Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer Representative and became a Connecticut Real Estate Broker in 2002. Leigh is a Guild Member of The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. The Whiteman Team was formed in 2003. Leigh has assisted well over 1000 families and individuals buy and sell homes and make prudent investments in real estate.
Leigh married her partner for life, Jef Ruchti in 1977. They have two children, a son, Graham and daughter-in-law Jenny, a daughter, Blake and a granddaughter, Kyla and grandson, Robin. Leigh loves to hike (especially on the Na Pali in Hawaii) and is an avid reader. Leigh has volunteered in the schools and on numerous community projects, including serving as the President of the Board of Directors for the Shoreline Arts Alliance and as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the VNA Community Health Care. She has served on numerous committees of the local Board of Realtors including serving as a member of the Board of Directors.
KIMBERLY STODDARD: Team Member, Administrative Manager, Realtor
Email - Kim@thewhitemanteam.com
Kim is a native of Guilford and graduated from Guilford High School. She attended Middlesex Community College and Branford Hall for Business.With a natural predisposition to organization and genuine interest in helping people, Kim has worked in a variety of disciplines: secretary for RFP Associates- a career consulting firm; bookkeeper for a charitable, non-profit woman’s organization and an international men’s barber chain; Senior Regional Program Manager for Clinical Mobility- a national mobile medical company.
Since 2006, Kim has been the Administrative Manager and more recently, a Realtor, Listing Coordinator and Closing Coordinator for The Whiteman Team.
Kim lives with her Domestic Partner Kevin Minckler. She has six children, a daughter and son-in-law, Stephannie and Chuck and Grandson Chase, a son and daughter-in-law Mark and Alexandra and Granddaughters Victoria and Lilith, a daughter and son-in-law Morgan and Corey, a son Joshua and his partner Ian, a son Jason and Grandson Elijah, and a son Sam.
KELLY WHITEMAN: Team Member, Realtor
Kelly Whiteman has been a Connecticut resident since 2012. She is originally from Oneonta, New York. She spent a semester in Perth, Australia and studied the coral reefs in San Salvador for two weeks before graduating with a Biology Degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
She was a familiar face at KC’s Restaurant & Pub, a family-owned restaurant in Guilford, from 2012 to 2019. She most recently held the General Manager position at KC’s, as well as tending bar and waitressing, which allowed her a greater opportunity to interact with and form closer relationships with her customers.
When she was younger, Kelly began to express a special interest in houses, drawing floor plans in her spare time and making sure she got the grand tour whenever she visited a new home. At the start of 2018 she made the decision to pursue her real estate license, and within 10 short weeks she had completed and passed the Principles and Practice course and the state test. To gain a higher understanding of her new career, she interned with Leigh Whiteman for three months, which allowed her to take off running.
Over the past few years, Kelly has successfully helped many Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, and Renters with all of their real estate needs. Kelly was excited to find that her career in real estate allows her to share her love of houses with others, while helping them to find their dream home. She especially enjoys helping new homebuyers find their first home and making the selling process easier for those selling their parents’ home, especially if they aren’t local.
Kelly enjoys making greeting cards, playing board games, solving Escape Rooms, or throwing a Frisbee with her dog, Daisy. She currently lives in Branford with her husband Nolan, Daisy, and 2 cats, Iris and Velcro.
Tim Galvin: Team Member, Realtor
Tim was born and raised in Guilford, CT. After Guilford High School, Tim attended Elon University. He has since lived in Vail, CO and then Brooklyn, NY. But his love of the CT shoreline has brought him back to the area and he is thrilled to get back to his roots.
Tim has background in management and business, as well as customer service. He is passionate about working for the clients he represents and helping them make the most informed choices.
He also has experience working with his hands doing home improvement and as a landscaper. These jobs have given him a great appreciation and a keen eye for the homes along the shoreline. Tim enjoys playing golf, skiing, and you may see him around the area playing drums in his band.