Meet The Salem Team


Brian Salem


Brian grew up in the Dayton area and moved to Cleveland after graduating from Bowling Green State University in 2001. Since then, he has made Cleveland his home. Brian took a chance with real estate in 2003 and after a short few months he realized his passion. There was nothing better than experiencing the excitement and pride of helping others with home ownership.

Now, Brian leads a team of full-time agents whose success is based upon Brian’s philosophy of creating an amazing client experience and building life-long relationships. The Salem Team is ranked in the top half of 1% of licensed real estate agents nationally and has been consistently awarded The Pinnacle of Performance by The Ohio Association of Realtors.

Besides selling homes, he volunteers with different organizations and makes it a priority to give back to the community that has given him so much. He also loves spending time with his family, boating on Lake Erie, cheering on the Browns, and working out with his favorite Peloton instructors.


Jackie Salem


As a Chicago native, Jackie has grown to love Cleveland because of the accessibility, affordability and wonderful people. Avon is now her home and has become an avid Cleveland sports fan.

With her passion for people and extensive background in new home sales, training, and lead management she comes with an understanding of what tools agents need and what experience clients expect.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, boating, and exploring.


Kristin McAdams - SRES


Kristin is a Miami University graduate originally from North Olmsted, Ohio. Her success is derived by keeping her client’s best interest as top priority with active listening and providing solutions to meet needs. Additionally Kristin has a specialty working with our senior population, and is backed by a SRES real estate designation and resources.

Whether buying or selling a home, Kristin is committed to making the experience as seamless and fun (yes, fun!) as possible.

She carries that same passion for helping others into her personal life, and is an active volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association and a member of the Association's Cleveland Area Chapter Board of Directors.


Cory Welsh


Instead of seeing how you fit into a home, how does a home fit into your life?

I help my clients blend location, design, and comfort to coincide with their lifestyle to create a special place called home.

Cleveland’s restaurants and nature; I can provide great insight into how your interests and hobbies resonate throughout our beloved city.


Brittny Tobia-Heller


With a strong background in business development and client management, Brittny’s goal is to provide the full customer experience. As a Cleveland native, you can catch her around town checking out all of the latest hot spots.

From being a dog lover, to a classically trained pianist & violinist her well-rounded background offers great insight and understanding for everyone she works with.


Rachael Turkovich


Home is more than a structure. It is a place that comforts you through all the ups and downs of life with love, support, and peace.

I have been fortunate to experience the meaning of home with my friends and family through trips to the West Side Market, days spent at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario, adventures in the CVNP and even just cozy nights playing board games. Cleveland is more than a city to rally behind, it is home - let me help you find yours.


Emmet DeSmit


Emmet is a born and raised Clevelander and proudly takes that everywhere he goes. He is a Bowling Green State University graduate who knows what it takes to be able to make the best client service experience. After working as a client service representative at the Cleveland Indians, he knows how to create a compelling experience with his clients that they will always remember.

Buying or selling a home can seem like an overwhelming experience, but he will be there with you every step of the way as we work to accomplish your goals. His client’s needs are his top priority and he will work to give you the best experience possible.

When Emmet isn’t working, you can find him cheering on our beloved Cleveland sports teams, running in the beautiful Cleveland Metroparks, training at his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club, exploring new restaurants and bars with friends or spending quality time with family.


Ada Roman


Ada Roman is a premier real estate agent in the Northeast Ohio area. She moved to Cleveland from Romania 25 years ago, and received a bachelors degree from John Carroll University in Business and Marketing.

Ada’s goal is to, “begin by listening to my clients’ goals and expectations. From there we work together to create a strategy that will meet those goals and exceed those expectations.”

She is determined to give a quality experience and to create long-lasting relationships with all of her clients, by giving every person VIP service.


Debbie Welsh


Debbie provides a unique talent to The Salem Team that is over and above the traditional agent. Debbie is also a Professional Decorator, Certified Stager, and an Investment Specialist.

Buyer and Sellers alike gain a distinct advantage when working with Debbie. She adds real value in each property she represents.

As a testament to her professionalism, Debbie was featured in Real Producers Magazine 2019.



Bill Craighead - Title


Bill is an experienced Managing Partner of Cleveland Home Title with over 24 years of industry experience.

He resides in Lakewood with his amazing wife, Diane and 3 beautiful children. He also volunteers in his community and coaches football and rugby.


Chad Bernard - Mortgage


Each unique financial and credit situation is a piece of the often overwhelming home purchasing puzzle. Allow my passion for what I do, assist you in piecing that puzzle together.

During my 20 years in this industry, the best part has always been the smile on my client’s face when they get the keys to their new home. Most of my business is based on referrals because of how strongly this matters to me.

Regardless of how many puzzle pieces you may hold , I would be happy to work with you to get you to your new home.


Derek Lindsay - Media


Delivering engaging, interactive, creative and powerful content that shows off how real and unique the people and businesses are in CLE!