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Matt Thiesing

Established lawyer Matt Thiesing and veteran real estate coach Cynthia Williams chose recently to join a steadily-growing venture in the Charleston area as associates.

The professionals will be agents with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolina Sun Real Estate.

Thiesing changes careers after 16 years practicing law in South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kansas and Missouri. According to Carolina Sun Real Estate, he brings “exceptional client service, problem solving and negotiation skills to work for Charleston area residential and vacation property buyers and sellers.” He will be a residential and relocation specialist. Thiesing prides himself on “diligent, prompt and comprehensive client service,” the agency says.

A long-time Charleston area resident, Thiesing lives on the Isle of Palms with his wife, Christine, and two children. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kansas, receiving a degree in environmental studies, with departmental honors, in 1995. He graduated with honors from the Washburn University School of Law in 1998.

The licensed South Carolina real estate broker and certified South Carolina civil court mediator can be reached at 843-834-1162 or at

Williams, an experienced Realtor with 14 years of residential background, has held various real estate positions in her career. They include “mega agent,” productivity coach, assistant team leader and real estate instructor with Fortune Academy of Real Estate. She’s also an active member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.

In the Berkshire Hathaway office, Williams will ply her trade as a residential real estate broker specializing in helping clients buy and sell homes. She also will be a relocation agent for the company’s “trusted business partners.”

Williams moved to greater Charleston in 2013 from upstate South Carolina. The mother of two children, she lives in Charleston, according Carolina Sun Real Estate.

Professional wake boarder Abby Delgoffe has started heading up clinics and demonstrating her prowess on behalf of seven lake and mountain communities from Greenville to Asheville, N.C.

The Cliffs, which developed the neighborhoods, entered into an agreement with the wake boarder “to further the amenities and lake lifestyle for its members.” As one of Delgoffe’s sponsors, The Cliffs has also named her as its official wake board coach and member of the properties’ wellness team. Delgoffe will provide a series of “wake board weekends” on Lake Keowee featuring demonstrations of her greatest tricks and small group clinics for all ages and experience levels, the resort company says.

Delgoffe, who began wake boarding in college, turned pro in 2012. She took seventh place overall at Wake Games and earned a team division win. Delgoffe ranks 12th worldwide. The wake board tour “takes her around the world,” from the United States to Canada, Mexico, Japan and Portugal, The Cliffs notes.

The wake boarder’s first ties to The Cliffs developed when she hosted her first wake board clinic last summer on Lake Keowee, a 26-mile-long lake with more than 300 miles of shoreline in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina.

She hosted wake boarding demonstrations and a series of six clinics this past June.

“Our inaugural wake boarding event with Abby Delgoffe in 2014 created a ripple effect of interest,” says Matt Ort, director of health, fitness and recreation at The Cliffs. Last year, she “catered and taught to the needs of each person individually. She had riders from the ages of 9 to 70 standing on a wake board for the first time in their lives, and even had seasoned riders challenging themselves to new levels,” he says.

“This partnership further illustrates The Cliffs’ investment to lake living and the overall lifestyle within our seven communities,” Ort says. “We are really excited about building our relationship with Abby.”

Delgoffe says she’s “beyond excited to be partnered with The Cliffs as its wake board coach. Last year’s clinics were a great success, and I look forward to showing the members of The Cliffs the amazing world of lake life and wake boarding, especially on the gorgeous Lake Keowee.”

As a sponsor, The Cliffs will receive brand recognition at all of Delgoffe’s watersports events and competitions worldwide. The Cliffs will involve her in sales and marketing events, as well as include her as part of The Cliffs’ story, the company says.

The Cliffs’ private, luxury properties are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the western Carolinas. Members’ amenities include seven clubs, six wellness centers, 50 restaurant and private event venues, seven championship golf courses, marinas, beach club, cycling, paddle sports, tennis complexes, equestrian center, hiking trails, wake boarding, wine clubs, an organic farm and more than 4,000 year-round social activities. Homes at The Cliffs range in price from $500,000 to more than $4 million. Home sites begin at $150,000.

For more information, visit or call 866-411-5771.

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