Stephanie is a native of Dallas, Texas. Prior to moving to Wilmington in 2017, she and her family lived in Charlotte, NC for 18 years. Stephanie is the Vice President of Education for Intracoastal Realty. In her role, she oversees training and agent development for Intracoastal Realty, including the company’s exclusive Pathways to Excellence training program for new and seasoned agents. She is also the Director of the firm's real estate school, Intracoastal Real Estate Academy. A career sales trainer and former real estate agent herself, Fessel has enjoyed a highly successful real estate career since 2001, most recently serving as Director of Learning for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Southwest Florida and North Carolina Regions. Prior to that, she held positions as Director of Professional Development for Allen Tate Realtors in Charlotte, NC and as Director of Career Development for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Charlotte, NC. She and her husband, Dennis, reside in the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington. They have three grown children, one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, one Yorkie, a son-in-law actively serving in the United States Army in Fort Bragg; and four grandchildren. She enjoys eating Mexican food, traveling, spending quality time with her family, and enjoying her favorite cocktail while basking in the sun at one of Carolinas’ fabulous beaches.