Our Team

Buddy Hucks, MAI,SRA

Buddy Hucks

Buddy Hucks is the President of EF Hucks and Associates and EF Hucks Consulting, LLC.  Buddy has almost 35 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal experience. 



James McNeill, MAI

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Jim McNeill is a member of the Appraisal Institute and holds the MAI and SRA designations. He has has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University. He holds appraisal licenses in both North and South Carolina, and has been a property appraiser for over 35 years.

Edward Kelly

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Edward Kelley is a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser who has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel in Business Administration.  He has been active in real estate sales and appraisals since 1976.

Craig Sturgill

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Craig Sturgill has been actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting since 1986.  He is a state certified general appraiser in South Carolina and North Carolina.  He graduated with honors having attended Lorain Community College and Kent State University.

David Curry, MAI, CCIM

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David Curry is a commercial real estate appraiser/broker/consultant/investor with over 20 years of experience appraising in Horry and Georgetown Counties. David holds the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation and is a Past President of the South Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition. In addition to David's experience as a real estate appraiser and in appraiser leadership, David is a licensed real estate broker, holds the CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors. This follows his service as an MLS Committee Member from 2014-2017.

Amit Patel

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Amit Patel is a Certified General Appraiser and has a BS degree in Real Estate and Finance from the University of South Carolina. He is a Candidate for Designation of the Appraisal Institute.

Russell Elmore

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Russ Elmore is a Certified General Appraiser and has a BS degree in Real Estate and Management from the University of South Carolina. He has been an appraiser since 2006 and is a Candidate for Designation of the Appraisal Institute.

Scott Cloer

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Scott Cloer is a Certified General Appraiser and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College.  He has been an appraiser since 2007.

Joel Vaught

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Joel is a researcher and data analyst assisting the appraisal and consulting teams.  Joel has an Associates Degree from Eagle Summit, a Bible College accredited by Hillsong University in Australia and is on staff at Crossroads Community Church in Conway, SC.

Brian Killeen

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Brian Killen is the newest addition to EF Hucks and Associates, Inc. He is a Certified General Appraiser and has a Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, and Marketing degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Brian has been an appraiser since 2005.

Rob Cenci

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Rob Cenci is a Licensed Residential Real Estate appraiser who started his professional career in banking after studying Business Management at Ohio University. He became a Licensed Residential Real Estate appraiser in 1992 making 2018 his 26th year of appraisal experience.

Mandy Barnhill

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Mandy Barnhill is the Office Manager of EF Hucks and Associates. She has an Associates Degree from Eagle Summit, a Bible College accredited by Hillsong University in Australia. Mandy has over 10 years of customer service experience.