Meet Our Team

Where Personal Experience Meets Determination

At Hayden Jennings Properties, we are a family staff of realtors, HOA and residential property managers here to help you with your residential real estate needs.

Hayden Jennings Properties has been serving the Charleston, South Carolina real estate market since 2005 with a focus on top shelf Charleston and Mt Pleasant property management and sales. As licensed Brokers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, we have the ability to help buyers navigate a variety of real estate opportunities from vacation homes to investment properties and property management in Mount Pleasant and Charleston. Contact us today and let us evaluate a property for you!

If you come by the Hayden Jennings Properties office in Mt. Pleasant., you’ll find the A-Team. Property management in action. From left to right: Emily, Claire, Hayden, Jenny, & Michael.

“The leader is the person who brings a little magic to the moment.”

Hayden Jennings


Working primarily as a buyer’s agent, Hayden has over two decades of real estate investment experience, purchasing his first rental properties in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the early 1990s. Hayden currently owns and manages dozens of Charleston-area residential rental properties, and he understands the unique matters involved in purchasing real estate as an investment. His continuing effort to be the most knowledgeable resource for buyers in today’s real estate market includes extensive education accumulated over the years, as well as acquiring the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) designations. Hayden has been recognized as a Realtor of Distinction for the last 10+ years. He also completed the Negotiation and Leadership Course at Harvard Law School in 2014. The greatest benefit a client who works with Hayden will have is the comfort in trusting someone who will guide them to their ultimate choice with an uncommon level of integrity.
Hayden grew up in Hickory, North Carolina before attending Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. A graduate of Wake Forest University, he has owned and operated his real estate investment company for 20 years. Before settling in Charleston, Hayden managed Ziggy’s Music Club in Winston-Salem for 15 years. Hayden has a passion for traveling and food and loves the culinary delights the Holy City offers. You may see him riding his bike downtown to a restaurant or occasionally playing guitar at the Windjammer on IOP. Even with his busy schedule, he finds time to give back to the community by volunteering at Burns Elementary School, mentoring and reading to the children, as well as volunteering for the National Park Service on Fort Sumter tours (sharing his strong grasp of Charleston’s captivating history) and serving on the Board of Assessment Appeals for Charleston County.
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 843-814-8061
Fax: 855-491-5802

Emily Kornahrens

Office Manager

Emily grew up in Charleston and most definitely calls the Lowcountry home. As the office manager extraordinaire, she is the captain of this ship at Hayden Jennings Properties.  She is most likely who you will talk to if you call the office.  She manages the short term rentals we have in downtown Charleston and additionally assists with long term rentals and sales.  She could maybe even be a contractor at this point with the knowledge she has from coordinating repairs at all of the properties we manage.  We are grateful for all she does.  She has skills and she keeps us smiling.  Outside of the office, you can find her hanging out with her son, her family and friends, possibly on some grand adventure in a kayak, a fishing boat, or a golf cart, or at the beach just chilling.
Office: 843-971-8778
Fax: 855-491-5802

Michael Ouzts

HOA Manager & Sales Agent

Originally from Columbia, SC, Michael moved to Charleston to attend The Citadel. After graduating, he began his work in Homeowner’s Association Management and he’s experienced at it, having done it for over 10 years now. Michael also has his sales license.  Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing golf and kickball and taking advantage of all that Charleston has to offer with his friends and family.
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 803-920-4573
Fax: 855-491-5802

Claire Witbeck

Property Manager & Sales Agent

Claire grew up in Charleston, SC and moved back here in 2013. After spending almost a decade in the US Virgin Islands working in tourism and boat charters, she joined the Hayden Jennings Properties team and continues to provide great customer service.  She has her property management license and handles most of the long term residential property management at HJP.  She’s happy to help owners get good tenants and to help prospective tenants find great homes to live in and rent. She also has her sales license.  Claire lives on James Island and enjoys spending time with her kids, surfing, SUP-ing, riding bikes, hiking/camping, listening to live music and just plain ole relaxing and hanging out with friends.
Office: 843-971-8755
Cell: 843-996-2263
Fax: 855-491-5802

Stephanie Duke Boles

Realtor & Closing Coordinator

After 10 years of restaurant management Stephanie joined the HJP team, earned her property management license, and then her Real Estate Sales license. She enjoys doing closing coordinating for the company as well as having a passion for putting families in homes. Outside of work, Stephanie spends much time with her husband Dan and their 2 young children, Freya and Llewyn, in their home on James Island. Away from the family, she enjoys hiking, surfing, motorcycling, and listening to live music.
Office: (843) 971-8778
Cell: 843-640-4655

Thomas Cottingham


After many years of vacationing in Charleston, Tom is thrilled to now call it home. Following his retirement from a successful 21-year career in law enforcement, he made the decision to relocate his family from Long Island to Charleston for a better quality of life. Tom, his wife, and two teenage daughters were impressed with all the Charleston area has to offer by way of culture, history, great schools, beaches, and friendly residents. With his passion and enthusiasm for real estate, Tom’s goal is to negotiate and execute a stress free transaction. Tom enjoys golfing, boating, and fishing with his family. He also volunteers his time with the Wando High School Booster Club.
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 843-810-7914

Matt Erickson


Matt comes to Charleston from Chicago, IL. The cordial lowcountry environment and awesome weather made his transition flawless.  He is trained in Orthopedic and Emergency Medicine and currently dedicates time away from the office working at a local urgent care clinic. Matt’s real estate focus is Investment Properties. He has started and currently owns several successful businesses in the Real Estate Industry including Charleston Avenues. In his free time, he and his family enjoy the outdoors, exploring local restaurants and bars, and cherish this wonderful place he calls home, Charleston, South Carolina.
Office: 843-971-8755
Cell: 815-543-1470
Fax: 855-491-5802

Andy Bimonte


After moving from New York, Andy and his wife Kim now have been residents of the Charleston area for more than 10 years. Andy has 7 yrs experience in the Real Estate industry and he also has extensive sales background in media, publishing and food service sales. Andy certainly welcomes the opportunity to assist clients through the entire buying or selling process whether you are a current resident or looking to relocate to Mount Pleasant Charleston area. Andy can be a great asset to those that are looking to relocate as he moved from New York and has firsthand knowledge of the entire relocation process and can relate to clients wants, needs and concerns. When not working, he enjoys time with family, golf, cooking, traveling, supporting the arts and writing/performing music as an accomplished guitarist.
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 843-276-4129
Fax: 855-491-5802

Carolyn Freeman


Carolyn joined Hayden Jennings Properties when she decided to turn real estate into a profession, not just a hobby. She and her husband, Bill, had long ago decided that Charleston would someday be their home. After selling their respective businesses in Saint Louis and their two children successfully navigating their own careers, Carolyn and Bill made the permanent move to the Holy City. Carolyn has a long, successful career in sales and is thrilled to be helping others find their little piece of paradise! Her joy for all things Charleston and her knack for making everyone she meets a friend make Carolyn a natural in the business of real estate. She and her family enjoy golfing, tennis and the beach. After years of midwestern winters, Carolyn finds joy in every palm tree, cool ocean breezes, and the absence of a shovel in her shed.  Her daughter, son in law and their two children have even chosen to follow her and her husband to Charleston and have moved here permanently…Charleston has become her family’s new home.
Office: 314-324-5710
Cell: 314-324-5710