Award winning team. We are the best in NC.

Meet The Instructors

Our award winning team of instructors is consistently ranked some of the best in North Carolina. We are dedicated to helping every committed student successfully achieve their real estate educational goals!

Charles Cosgrove


  • Originally licensed in 1991 with Fonville Morisey, is currently licensed as a Broker in Charge in North Carolina and has over 4,000 hours of classroom instruction
  • Office Manager & Director of Training in Pennsylvania & New Jersey. Owner/Director of a Real Estate School in Pennsylvania. Partner/Broker in North Carolina, Pennsylvania & New Jersey.
  • Memberships: Real Estate Educators Association, National Association of Realtors, North Carolina Association of Realtors

Vicki Ferneyhough

Assistant Manager

  • General brokerage agent with Fonville Morisey for three years
  • Real Estate Instructor with Fonville Morisey for twenty years teaching pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing education classes
  • Trains new and experienced agents in Fonville Morisey's "Business for Life" seminar

Scott Gibson

Vice President / Sales Manager

  • Scott grew up in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to North Carolina while attending Appalachian State University. He has a Bachelor's degree in Music.
  • Prior to real estate, Scott worked for BB&T on the Mergers and Acquisitions team responsible for training employees on systems and products.
  • Scott is consistently recognized by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for his students outstanding exam performance on the state exam.
  • In addition to teaching classes for the Fonville Moriey School of Real Estate, Scott serves as a Coach in Fonville Morisey's new agent Launch program.
  • Licensed by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to teach Broker Pre-licensing, Broker Post-licensing, and Continuing Education classes.

Dwayne Holloway

Broker Associate / Instructor

  • A native of North Carolina, Dwayne holds Bachelor Degrees in both Music (B.M.) and Design (B.F.A.) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also has a Master's Degree in Music (M.M.)from East Carolina University, and pursued doctoral studies in music at the University of Southern California
  • Dwayne is currently the Managing Broker for Triangle Real Estate Associates, LLC, an award winning, 5+ member Team with Fonville Morisey/Long and Foster Realty.
  • Dwayne is the former Director of Community Development for the NC Symphony.
  • Dwayne has held a NC Real Estate License since 1999.

Deborah Long

Instructor (DREI) / Broker

  • A Chicago native, Deborah has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Illinois and an Education Specialist degree with emphasis in adult education.
  • Deborah recently completed her doctorate degree. Her research was on the effect of ethics instruction on the moral reasoning of adult real estate students, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal and on radio.
  • Deborah has held a real estate license since 1977.

Sharon Pelt

VP of Career Development / Broker

  • Recruiting, training and teaching have always been passions of mine. I am very fortunate because now I get to do all of these as part of my role as VP of Career Development for Fonville Morisey. To help someone make a career change by giving them all of the information needed to make an informed decision is very gratifying. I often work with people through the process of getting a license as well as helping them find a sales office that is the perfect fit for them. When I walk in on the first day of a new associate training class and see that person sitting there, ready to get started, it really gives me an amazing feeling. I do know that there are so many people out there who want to change careers to one that will give them control over their time as well as their income. Perhaps they are considering real estate but simply don’t know how to get started and as a result put off making what could essentially be a life changing decision. That is what we do here; develop new careers in the exciting field of real estate in one of the best markets in the country. If you are thinking of making a career change, we would be excited to have the opportunity to talk with you at Fonville Morisey.

Sam Pyrtle

Vice President of Operations & Communications

  • North Carolina native - Born in Eden, NC and attended N.C. State University from 1988-1993.
  • Worked in the hospitality business for 10 yrs - specializing in the management of small luxury hotels. Worked for the renowned Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada, FL and the world-class Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands.
  • Resident of Raleigh, NC since 2003
  • Resident of Islamorada, FL for 7 yrs
  • Resident of Miami, FL for 3 yrs

Debbie Stogner

FM School

  • I joined Fonville Morisey as a real estate broker in 1985. After may years working with buyers and sellers as an agent, I transitioned to our corporate office helping transferring employees with their relocation process.
  • Sharing my love of real estate and my background in education have made a move to Career Development a perfect fit. If I can answer any questions you have on the process of becoming a licensed agent in North Carolina please give me a call.
  • We also offer both Postlicensing and Continuing Education courses which I would be happy help you with.

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