Our Team

Al Parham - President/Chairman, Managing Broker
Since founding the company in 1986, Al Parham has directed the growth of River Oak Realty, Inc. from a small residential sales company to an established real estate brokerage firm in the Jacksonville area boasting a property management inventory of over 500 properties. Al serves as President of River Oak Realty leading the company through its 25 year milestone. Al has been in the real estate business since 1984 and was the President of the Clay County Association of REALTORS® in 1992. He and his wife are members of Westside Baptist Church.

Phone: (904) 276-3000 Email: theparhams@comcast.net
Tara Brooks -

REALTOR®/Property Manager
Tara is a life-long resident of Florida, and has lived in the Clay County area since 2006. She worked in the real estate industry for several years as an administrative assistant, before deciding to obtain her real estate license in 2014. Being new to the Realtor side, Tara is excited to meet new clients and begin her journey assisting with all of their buying, selling, and property rental needs. If you are looking for a motivated, dedicated, and hardworking Realtor, call Tara today.

Phone: (904) 309-2528
Email: tbrooks@RiverOakRealty.net
Richard Conrad

- REALTOR®/Property Manager
Rick has been a Real Estate professional since 2013 and brings with him 35 years of experience and knowledge in the customer service business. Since obtaining his professional license Rick has concentrated his efforts in the Property Management business where he thrives on face to face contact with customers and property owners alike. With a very diverse background, Rick and his wife, Jami, have served as missionaries in Cuba, Honduras, Brazil, Bolivia, and most recently in the Philippines with his community church. It is this passion for helping others, his direct approach and interpreting requirements that makes him successful in the property management field. Rick is a Father of 4 grown children and a Grandfather of three.

Phone: (904) 563-5715
Email: rconrad@RiverOakRealty.net
Jennifer DiVona - REALTOR®/Property Manager
As a fourth generation Florida native, Jennifer has lived in Duval and Clay Counties since 1974. She first acquired her real estate license in 2005 and then went on to manage multifamily housing in 2006. In 2013, she came back to her passion of helping customers obtain their dream of finding a home. She works with her clients every step of the way, from financing, inspections, negotiations, and support. Customer care is serious business for Jennifer! She is a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) working closely with military families that need to relocate to our area or are relocating to another area. Her father was in the Navy for 23 years so she understands the challenges and rewards of military life. Jennifer is married to her husband who is currently in the Air National Guard since 2008 and previously served on active duty for 8 years in the Air Force.

Phone:(904) 718-9814
Email: jdivona@RiverOakRealty.net
Bob Dickinson, GRI, CRS - REALTOR®
Robert E. Dickinson, GRI, CRS. Bob is a retired Command Master Chief, United States Navy and senior member of our team. He is a graduate of the Realtor Institute and a Certified Residential Specialist with an extensive background in property management and sales. Bob is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Florida and Maine. In 2016 he was awarded the coveted designation "Realtor Emeritus: from the National Association of Realtors.

Phone: (904) 613-5681
Email: xbobal@aol.com
Joseph Elgin - REALTOR®
A retired veteran of the United States Navy Joseph now specializes in residential real estate transactions with buyers, sellers, and investors. Joseph provides the highest level of customer service, individualized attention, and making real estate an enjoyable experience. Always striving to understand your real estate’s needs, he maintains the utmost levels of integrity, confidentiality, and respect.
John Latham -

REALTOR®/Property Manager
John, a life long resident of Florida moved to the Jacksonville area in 2011. John obtained his real estate license in 1979 and for the last thirty years plus, has provided exemplary service to tenants and property owners alike. In 2011 John took over the management of the Latham Real Estate Property Management division and continued to develop and grow the business. John has an outstanding career in customer service and looks forward to continuing his relationship with new and past tenants, property owners, buyers and sellers.

Phone: (904) 613-1269
Email: jlatham@RiverOakRealty.net
Daniel Macary - Field Representative
Hailing from Connecticut, Daniel has been a resident in the great State of Florida for ten years. Daniel has the responsibility for inspecting our rental homes to ensure compliance with leases and Home Owner Association covenants. On behalf of our property owners, Daniel also undertakes preventative maintenance inspections.

Phone: (904) 563-5443
Email: dmacary@RiverOakRealty.net
Charlotte Moore, GRI -

REALTOR®/Property Manager
Since becoming a Real Estate Professional in 2009, Charlotte has adapted many exceptional skills through her training and Real Estate experience in order to serve her customers with the utmost respect care and diligence they deserve. Among many other achievements, Charlotte obtained her GRI (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute) designation in 2012. With hard work and dedication, she specializes in working with buyers and homeowners to provide them with the knowledge they need to make informed real estate decisions whether buying, selling or renting. Her passionate and fun loving personality guides her through making sure every customer’s experience and expectations are exceeded. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting real estate professional to represent you, give her a call today. Disappointment is not an option!

Charlotte was born and raised a south Georgia girl, but has been a Jacksonville native since 1994 when she and her husband relocated to the beautiful City of Jacksonville. With dedication to and a strong passion for honesty and integrity, Charlotte thrives on making sure her customers and their friends and families are customers for life! She's known for always throwing a little fun in the mix, because Charlotte believes real estate should NEVER be boring.

Phone: (904) 651-0998
Email: cmoore@RiverOakRealty.net
Steve Nelson - REALTOR®
Steve is a North Florida native and has served this area for the last 25 years as the CEO of Gateway Mechanical. The company is one of the best HVAC company's in the area boasting hundreds of regular customers. They earned this status due to their continued exceptional customer service, honest evaluations, and extensive knowledge. After all these years of working with businesses and homeowners in the area he has now decided to expand his services to assist these same people with the purchasing and selling of their homes. He is an expert of the terrain of the North Florida from Ameila Island to Ponte Vedra and wants to help you today!

Phone: (904) 813-2872
Email: snelson@RiverOakRealty.net
Ben Parham - Broker/Advisor

Current Responsibilities
Ben Parham serves as a Designated Broker and Advisor for River Oak Realty, Inc. In this capacity, he designs and recommends business systems for the company's sales and property management divisions to enable the company to better serve its customers.

Prior to joining River Oak Realty, Ben worked as a Senior Systems Engineer for KDM Systems, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. While at KDM, Ben provided national security consulting services to the U.S. Government and its foreign government partners. He was also the President and Managing Broker of Metro Denver Realty, Inc., a company which he founded specializing in residential sales and property management. Ben served in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Technician (Technical) where he was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy Achievement Medals, and a Good Conduct Medal.

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colombia College. He has been a practicing real estate broker since 2000 and holds current broker licenses in both Florida and Colorado.

Ben is an active member of the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS®. In 2012, he served as Treasurer, Chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee, Vice Chairman of the Forms Task Force, and in 2010, served as Chairman of the Grievance Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of REALTORS® from 2011-2012, an organization composed of over 100,000 members, where he sat on the Property Management Committee. Ben is the 2018 President for a local chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.

Phone: (904) 276-3000
Email: bparham@RiverOakRealty.net
Terry Parrish - REALTOR®
Terry was born and raised in Jacksonville and entered the United States Marine Corps after high school. After 22 successful years,he retired from the marines as a Signals Intelligence / Electronic Warfare Operations Chief and Language Specialist. After retirement, Terry worked with a major defense contractor in the United Kingdom as a Sr. Systems Engineer and Project Manager. Following his time in the UK, Terry transferred to the Northern Virginia area as a Systems Engineering Technical Advisor (SETA) for a niche Systems Engineering firm. After completion of his contract Terry obtained his license upon returning "home" to Jacksonville so that he could pursue his interest in Real Estate. Terry has successfully managed million dollar projects for U.S. government customers, now let him successfully manage your home, investment or commercial property needs by providing the same level of care and expertise. Whether it be your first home or your dream home, let Terry help you find the keys to your new front door!

Phone: (904) 827-3300
Email: tparrish@RiverOakRealty.net
Jennifer Peffer - Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Jennifer Peffer brings over 20 years experience in customer service, accounting and management to our team. Jennifer is a dedicated bookkeeper with extensive experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, data entry, payroll and office administration. She is accurate and organized with strong problem-solving skills, extraordinary attention to detail and willingness go above and beyond to assist everyone. Jennifer is a fast learner with proven adaptability to new technologies and applications. Jennifer is the behind the scenes backbone to our everyday operations.

Phone: (904) 276-3000
Email: jpeffer@RiverOakRealty.net
Dana Pittman - Director of Operations
Married to her best friend, Dana has two beautiful children with whom she shares her enduring love for being on the water, hiking and camping. She is also a huge fan of shopping. Born in North Carolina, she has spent the past 34yrs in Florida and the last 12yrs in Clay County. Dana is a licensed Sales Associate and Property Manager. She brings a strong knowledge and over 15yrs experience in Property Management. She has led companies through start ups, survival, turnaround and growth modes. Dana is known for her intuition and diligence while employing encouragement and genuine concern as she creates a positive experience for both sides in any property transaction. Her business approach is direct and successful; she listens to the clients needs and matches them to the right property, then ensures an honest and efficient transaction.

Phone: (904) 910-9422
Email: dpittman@RiverOakRealty.net
Mark Thomas - REALTOR®
Born and raised in Michigan, Mark has been a Clay County resident since 2005. He has been married to his wife Lyssa for 25 years and has two wonderful children. He just recently decided to pursue his long time passion and start a new career in real estate. With a lengthy career in the sales industry, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola and Mars Candy. His passion for outstanding customer service, upbeat personality and love of people led him to this new chapter in his life. He is looking forward to helping you find your dream home or sell your existing one.

Phone: (904) 214-7973
Email: mthomas@RiverOakRealty.net