About us

History & Vision

History: WELLINGTON ADVISORS was founded in 2005 by Sherrie Parker with 30 years of accounting and CFO experience in a variety of industries including commercial and multi-family management companies. WELLINGTON set out to be a trusted partner supportive in all aspects of owning real estate, from purchasing to managing, and through disposition. In the beginning, WELLINGTON focused on supporting clients who owned real estate yet were still active in their own careers. These clients needed a firm who would seek the clients’ best interest rather than their own. This spirit still holds true today. No matter the type of client our loyalty, drive, and analytic expertise are equally appreciated by first-timers all the way up to sophisticated REITs.

Vision: We are always looking to grow, but are more concerned with seeking our client’s best interest. Our honest, data-driven, straightforward assessment and feedback always come first, regardless if it causes us not to land a new business opportunity. We’re in it for the long-haul and protecting our client-first reputation will outweigh manipulating numbers or telling people what they want to hear just to get the business. This is reflected in our “You Deserve the Best” mantra, and is the same way we’d want to be treated. It’s just the WELLINGTON way!

Team Wellington

Skill Set



Acquisitions and investment

Financial Reporting

Budget Forecasting

Asset Management


& Vendor Partners

Meet the Team!

Sherrie L. Parker, CPA

Founder & President

Sherrie is responsible for maintaining and preserving the Company’s goals and objectives which ultimately provides our clients with success and satisfaction. She oversees the property management operations and the financial infrastructure which includes financial reporting to clients, investors, and financial institutions. Sherrie possesses over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of property management, corporate accounting, financial management, and forensic accounting.

She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a current member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Apartment Association. Sherrie is a Licensed North Carolina Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Broker-in-Charge for Wellington Advisors in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. She was selected as “The Top 50 Entrepreneurs of the Triad” in 2012 by Business Leader Magazine and elected to serve as the 2013 and 2014 Treasurer of the Cumberland County Apartment Association.

Elizabeth Whelan Christiansen, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth is responsible for overseeing Accounting for Wellington and its clients. Elizabeth is effective at leading teams to develop financial reports/analysis, facilitating closing processes, and supporting special projects. Elizabeth began her career in Public Accounting working as an Auditor for Dixon Hughes Goodman. This experience developed her skills in coordinating responsibilities and expectations between our team and the clients, as well as managing ongoing client relationships. Elizabeth holds a BA in Management and a MA in Accounting from UNC Chapel Hill. She is also a Licensed North Carolina Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a North Carolina Broker.

Lisa Yurtkuran

Director of Human Resources

Lisa’s role as Human Resources Manager consists of managing payroll as well as the overall provision of human resource services, policies and programs for the entire Company. Her objective is to provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that focuses on quality, productivity, safety and goal attainment in an empowering environment. Lisa’s 30 years of broad experience includes sales, training, employee benefits, management, employee relations, payroll and human resources.

This experience, along with her natural urge to share information and problem-solve, enables Lisa to effectively serve the needs of Wellington’s team members, so they’re able to focus on successfully servicing our residents and providing our clients with efficient and profitable management. Lisa’s doctrine is to provide the same thorough and exceptional level of responsiveness that she herself expects. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Towson University and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Robert Alexander

Director of Service & Construction

Robert has 25+ years of Multi-Family Maintenance experience. Of his many years of experience, Robert encompasses 18 years of Regional capacity, or greater, so his ability to manage numerous projects at one time is a tremendous strength. Robert has vast amounts of knowledge and experience with CAPEX renovations scopes, HVAC repairs and replacements, as well as experience with repairs to the numerous types of plumbing and electrical we see day to day in the varying vintage of assets under management. Robert also works closely with vendors from all fields through contracts negotiations. Robert holds the Universal Refrigerant License, as well as North Carolina and South Carolina Pool Certifications.

Lauren Gibbs

Regional Manager

Lauren joined Wellington Advisors in 2019 and currently serves as a Regional Manager. In this role, she is primarily responsible for overseeing and improving daily operations throughout her portfolio, which is comprised of about 1,800 units and heavily concentrated in Eastern NC and Coastal SC. While her current portfolio is geared toward new construction lease-up communities, she has years of experience in improving operations within a stabilized community, as well as student housing, heavy interior renovation projects, property repositioning, and large capital improvements.

Lauren possesses over 15 years of multi-family experience and holds both the NALP and CAPS designations from NAA. In addition, Lauren is a Board Member of the Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association and the Chairperson of the Publicity/Events Committee with the GFAA. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her husband and three daughters and visiting family in her home state of Michigan.

Donald Pereira

Regional Manager

Donnie Pereira is our Regional Manager currently overseeing 10 properties in our Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro markets. Donnie assists with operations such as, financial reporting, annual budgets, owner meetings, hiring, and developing team members. Donnie has been in the Property Management industry for 15 years and currently holds his Accredited Residential Manager, ARM, and Certified Property Manager, CPM, credentials from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Alan Riley

Human Resources Coordinator

Alan Joined Wellington Advisors in 2019 and serves as Human Resources Coordinator. He is responsible for employee onboarding, administrating company accounts and records, and assisting with payroll. Alan holds a BA in both Economics and History from UNC Chapel Hill. He is also a North Carolina Notary Public and North Carolina Provisional Broker.

Madison Cutler

Senior Operations & Marketing Manager

Madison joined Wellington Advisors in 2021 and serves as Senior Operations & Marketing Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of training for all Wellington employees while also supervising the portfolio’s marketing to optimize their online and offline performance. She supports the regional and on-site teams to assist in special projects, transitions of new acquisitions, and marketing needs. Madison has over 8 years of experience in the property management industry, including, leasing, resident relations, on-site management, conventional multi-site management, and new development in the Carolinas.

Kelsey Martin

Marketing Support Manager

Kelsey joined Wellington Advisors in 2021 and serves as Marketing Support Manager. She is responsible for assisting with comparative market analysis, training and support for team members and brand management. 

She works with the on-site teams and Regional Managers to assist in all aspects of marketing including rebranding, social media, community websites, marketing materials and outreach marketing. Kelsey studied Business Marketing and minored in Hospitality Management at East Carolina University. She has 7 years of student housing and conventional multifamily experience in the property management industry including on-site management, leasing, training and marketing.