After working in the health care industry for 15 years, Mary Jo left United Healthcare as V.P. of Customer Service for the Southeast to stay home and raise her three children. In 2003, the family moved to St. Simons Island, fulfilling a lifelong dream to live in this wonderful beach community. Mary Jo attained her real estate license in 2007 and joined Signature Properties Group Inc. in 2014 where she serves as one of the company’s principals and Associate Broker.
“The high energy, team environment at Signature Properties Group provides and excellent platform to work with my clients focusing on their needs and preferences in a primary or secondary home decision. Outstanding customer service, professionalism and research-driven market knowledge are my attributes. For many, including my family, buying a home on St. Simons Island is a dream. I look forward to assisting you in finding that home that allows your dream to begin today!”
Married to Robert S. Prater, Sr. Vice President with UBS, and mother of Alison, Rob and Emily . Alison, graduated from Glynn Academy, the University of Georgia and currently is employed by Northpoint Church in Atlanta, GA. Rob graduated from Woodberry Forest School and now attends the University of Virginia. Emily attended Frederica Academy and now is completing high school at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C.
Active member of St. Simons Community Church; CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Secretary, Executive Board, 2014-Present. Frederica Academy Parent Council VP, 2009; Parent Council President 2010-2012. Woodberry Forest School Amici Committee 2012-2015. Woodberry Forest School Advisory Council 2014-2016.
Providence College, B.S. Health Care Administration