Andy Werner, Jr.

Meet Our Team

We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry. We listen carefully to understand your Real Estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for you. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your Real Estate goals.

As is often said, Real Estate is about location, location, location. We have extensive knowledge of the Gaithersburg, MD area and can help you find the right home for you or the right buyer for your home.

Andy Werner, Jr., Associate Broker & Team Leader

  • Licensed in Maryland, DC and Virginia
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • ePro
  • RE/MAX Hall of Fame (2000)RE/MAX Chairman’s Club (2002-Present)
  • RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement (2003)

Andy is a native of Maryland and has been a Montgomery County resident since 1978. He has been serving the Real Estate needs of people in the Metropolitan area since 1989.

He understands that selling or buying a home can be an overwhelming experience, requiring a strategy unique to the needs of each individual. He LISTENS to you and weighs your needs against your lifestyle choices and financial considerations. Whether your search is due to personal or corporate relocation, a desire for a vacation or retirement home, or an investment opportunity, he will help you find the best value for your money.

While a business major at the University of Maryland, Andy juggled a full academic course load, a part-time job, student government activities, as well as membership on the University Bowling team, thereby demonstrating the ability to manage his time, a real necessity in the Real Estate industry.

As a member of the Maryland & DC Boards of Realtors, Andy keeps you INVOLVED, INFORMED, and IN-TOUCH throughout the entire process. The sense of pride he derives from ” A JOB WELL DONE” is evident by the many long lasting relationships he has formed with past clients.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Tina Grohowski, Salesperson

  • Licensed in Maryland
  • RE/MAX President’s Club (2001-2002)
  • RE/MAX Executive Club (2003)
  • RE/MAX 100% Club (2004, 2015)
  • Accredited Staging Professional (2007)
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (2009)

Tina received her Maryland real estate license in March of 2000. Since then, she has helped dozens of folks, find and settle into new homes. Tina was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and graduated from Springbrook High School. She received her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from The George Washington University. While attending college, Tina was active in organizing activities and concerts for the students and was the Treasurer of the Program Board which at the time had a $125,000 budget. After graduation, she worked for Victoria’s Secret as Store Manager for eight years. Even though she enjoyed her work at Victoria’s Secret, her dream was to be self-employed. So in the spring of 1999, Tina entered the world of real estate and has never looked back.

Before recently moving to her wonderful single family in Germantown, Tina lived in Washington, D.C. for eleven years. Her personal interests include: traveling, cooking, gardening, live music & spending time with her partner Norm and their Miniature Schnauzer’s Roxy and Winston.

Laura Patterson, Salesperson

  • Licensed in Maryland
  • Member of NAR, MAR, & GCAAR, ABR, SRES
  • RE/MAX Executive Club (2016, 2017)

Laura offers her clients an outstanding level of service with her number one goal being to give her clients the best real estate experience of their lives. She is known and well respected by clients and colleagues alike for her tenacity, perseverance, honesty and fairness. She’s built a reputation for quick and timely responses to each client’s needs and concerns. The results of this reputation are clearly spoken by past and present clients in their referrals and reviews.

As a native to Montgomery County, you can rely on Laura for the knowledge of communities and to quickly know how to assist you with what you’re looking for, whether it be in Montgomery County or the surrounding counties. Prior to earning her real estate license, she worked in the software security industry for 25 years. This experience allows her the ability to be tech savvy, which in turn, benefits her clients for technical resources.

It’s simple……”treat others as you’d want to be treated”. As cliché as it sounds, it holds true when building a positive and trusting relationship with people. In this business, it’s very important to Laura to have this motto. She is an Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR®, and a member in good standing of Maryland Association of Realtors, MAR®, Metropolitan Regional Association of Realtors, BRIGHT MLS ®, and National Association of Realtors, NAR®.

If you’re ready to establish a long-term business-friendship relationship contact Laura for all your real estate needs. You’ll be happy that you did.


Bryan Taylor, Salesperson

  • Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

After beginning his career in property management and investment, Bryan made the transition in Real Estate in the Maryland and D.C. METRO area. Bryan helps his investors, buyers and sellers in making educated decisions about Real Estate.

Bryan works hard to make sure each rental, sale and purchase transaction runs as smoothly as possible. He has researched various markets extensively. His experience performing Broker Price Opinions for many national corporations help him provide more accurate analyses for his clients.

Bryan joined Andy Werner & Associates in the summer of 2012, bringing with him an array of clients, from first time buyers to commercial clientele.

Diane Jones, Salesperson

  • Licensed in Maryland

Diane was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She migrated to North Carolina for a spell before landing in Maryland where she has been living since 1989. She started her real estate career in 1993 with her husband, Arthur Eustace at Century 21. She and Art had a five year contract with HUD to service their foreclosure listings; roughly 4000 homes were listed and sold during that time frame. The amount of knowledge gleaned from that experience is immeasurable. No doubt she has some stories to tell! Her background makes for a perfect fit on our team since we often manage a sizeable REO inventory.

When Diane is not happily working with buyers and sellers, she enjoys spending her free time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys golfing, listening to live music with her husband and caring for their dog Cassie.

Vanda Lorungrochana Gale, Salesperson

  • Licensed in Maryland, DC and Virginia

Vanda  received her Maryland Real Estate license in 2003. She brings 16 years of enthusiastic and dutiful service to the Andy Werner & Associates Team.

Vanda was born and raised in North Potomac and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in studio art. She is driven by the desire to help people and focuses that energy wholly on delivering exceptional care to her clients. Vanda’s patient demeanor, calm affect and knowledge of local markets allows her to help her clients find their “just right” home.

Vanda currently resides in Montgomery County with her husband and 9 year old son. Vanda enjoys painting, reading, bowling, gardening, traveling and walking in the woods.

Norman Leibovitch, Customer Service Manager

Norman joined Andy Werner & Associates in the winter of 2009 and currently serves as Customer Service Manager for our extensive REO/foreclosure property inventory. This is no small undertaking, at any given time we service numerous distressed properties located from Baltimore to Southern Maryland and points between.  His responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating parties for evictions, assessing property damage and weekly property preservation checks to insure our assets are secured and properly maintained.

As a Montgomery County native, former business owner specializing in interior design and a licensed Realtor® on our team for several years, Norman’s transition into his current role was a natural one. With over 30 years of experience in various aspects of sales and customer service related job, Norman has honed his organizational skills and has a strict attention to detail. We are lucky to have him on our team.

Kim Walsh, Client Care Coordinator

Kim is our new Team Client Care Coordinator. She joined our team in September 2017 & we couldn’t be happier. Kim brings to the table decades of Sales & Management experience; her most recent position was managing not one but two busy Orthodontic offices.

Kim always had passion for all things Real Estate; she completed a Real Estate course and passed her exam back in the 80’s plus she also took a class on Real Estate Appraising with the intention of getting into the business but life took her in another direction. Instead, Kim helped her husband run their auto repair shop located in Rockville and decided to raise a family

They have 3 grown daughters – plus 3 dogs, 5 cats & 2 rabbits. You could say she is a professional nurturer! We are so lucky to have her taking care of business for our busy Team. Thankfully, Kim is a multi-tasker by nature and has lots of other very useful skills including but not limited to: bookkeeping, communication, conflict resolution, finance coordination, collections & excellent customer service. Kim was born in DC, lived out west for a time but has been back in Montgomery County for 40+ years. She and her husband reside in Rockville.

Nikki Werner, Salesperson

  • Licensed in Maryland

Nikki received her Maryland Real Estate License in 2002 but has been a member of the Andy Werner & Associates Team since 2000. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in English and Literature. Nikki is currently pursuing her M.A. in Library and Information Science at Maryland’s iSchool. In addition to being a licensed REALTOR, Nikki assists with the marketing and administrative details in the office. What she enjoys most about working at Andy Werner & Associates is interacting with clients. Nikki currently lives in Howard County and enjoys reading, the outdoors, cooking, and traveling with her family.