Dustin was an All-American swimmer at Florida State University. He spent 14 years as a Special Education Teacher and High School coach. In addition to being a realtor, Dustin is the Head Coach/Owner of the Tiftarea Tidal Wave Swim Team which serves nearly 100 swimmers.
In his spare time, Dustin competes in endurance sports, attends FSU games with family and Friends, and tries to squeeze in the occasional golf game. He is a member of the Tiftarea Board of Realtors, the Tifton Elks, and the FSU Varsity club.
CENTURY 21 Smith Branch & Pope LLC is proud to welcome Dr. John Cole as a member of our Team. Previously affiliated with Murray Webb and Webb Properties, Cole has an extensive background in commercial and farm real estate. John looks forward to bringing that knowledge to our ever expanding market.
Dr. Cole was born in Albany, GA , October 27, 1938, reared in Baconton, and was the son of Mildred and John Cole, Sr... He attended schools in Baconton and Camilla....graduating from Mitchell County High School, Camilla, in 1956. Cole is has been married to his wife of 50 years (Judy DuPriest from Sylvester)...They have 2 children, Jay and Rae, and 5 grandchildren....living in Albany and Atlanta...
Cole attended the University of Georgia and graduated with BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Medical Microbiology in 1966. He was then employed by UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in Tifton from 1966-1998, when retired as Department Head and Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology...Cole was active in numerous medical and scientific organizations....publishing in books and other scientific literature....he was active in the laboratory performing diagnostic and research work on infectious diseases affecting both animals and humans....While in Tifton, he has been active in civic (Kiwanis), church (Methodist), and other community affairs...he is a member of Gridiron Secret Society, UGA....He enjoys hunting and horseback riding....He serves on the Board of SunTrust Bank, South GA...and is a member of the Tiftarea Board of Realtors and Albany Board of Realtors....
He has a farm/agricultural background.....His great grandparents settled in the Lester-Gumpond communities in the 1850's....the farms they established then remain in the family today...They are named Pretty Pond Plantation, Inc (AKA Old Home Place and Lena B. Jackson Farms. Inc ...These farms (Timber and Pecans) are still in existence and Cole has actively assisted in managing the property since the 1970's...In addition, he served as Grand Marshall of the 2013 Baconton Pecan festival....
Lindy Dorminy Bengston's biggest asset is her enthusiasm and passion for selling real estate in South Georgia. Lindy grew up in Tifton, attended Florida State University on a swimming scholarship and owned a very successful upscale bridal boutique in the Tampa Bay for 12 years. After selling her bridal business, she moved back to Tifton with her husband, twin boys and little girl. In addition to selling real estate, Lindy and her husband coach the local year round swim team known as the Tiftarea Tidalwave.
Having grown up in the timber and agriculture business, Lindy has honed her real estate skills in that particular area of expertise. Lindy's vast knowledge of her hometown neighborhoods, businesses, and rural properties in Tift and surrounding counties, make her an expert at selling residential and commercial properties as well. She is committed to serving and promoting her beloved hometown and will work well beyond your highest expectations.
Lindy is active on the Tiftarea Board of Realtors, Tiftarea YMCA Board of Directors, and various local charities. She was the Coordinator for the Tift Regional Medical Anti-Tobacco Community Outreach Campaign, Chair of the YMCA Father Daughter Annual Event, and on the committee for the Hearts and Diamonds Gala benefiting the Tift Regional Medical Center. She is a member of the Florida State University Varsity Club and FSU Alumni Association.