Eric Thrasher, CLHMS, Owner

Eric has been involved in the real estate industry for the majority of his life, is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) and has earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD™ recognition for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties. He grew up in a home of interior designers that worked with luxury homes and property developments. Being owner of Thrasher Aparicio is a perfect fit. Partnered with RE/MAX Results, Eric is a top producing individual agent in the organization. From previous years as the owner of a franchising company, Eric and his company have painstakingly developed intricate systems and staffing to help deliver a world class experience to his clients. Eric has a passion for several non-profit organizations including, Erin’s House for Grieving Children and a portion of every closing goes to Children’s Miracle Network to support Riley Hospital. Eric’s group comes with a long history of work in the high-end service industry, technology, social media, finance and communications. Eric’s goal is to deliver a red carpet luxury experience to his clients. Eric’s passions are his wife, Gema Aparicio, and his children. He loves writing and playing guitar, traveling, interior design and the arts.

Gema Aparicio, Owner

Gema Aparicio is originally from Spain. She moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1997. After immigrating to the United States, Gema held several customer service positions in the financial industry. In 2006, she started her own Spanish translation and interpretation company. Gema has been a successful business owner for over a dozen years. Her customer service skills coupled with her entrepreneurial skills serve to support and lead RE/MAX Results Thrasher Aparicio staff in the provision of excellent care to their clients and business partners. Gema earned a Master of Science degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics, U.K., and a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. She has actively volunteered in the community for several years. Currently she is a member of the Stillwater Hospice (previously Visiting Nurse) Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee and volunteers at Erin’s House for Grieving Children. Gema is married to Eric Thrasher and loves spending time with family and friends, attending cultural events, and traveling. Gema has visited over 23 countries and is excited to see more of the world with Eric.

Karisa Owens, Group Administrator

Karisa was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has spent over 10 years in office administration and client/patient care with a focus in health and wellness and helping people reach their fullest potential. She has worked with Eric Thrasher for over 7 years. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and sons. As our listing specialist, Karisa will work with you to create the most comprehensive and appealing listing on the market. Her attention to detail will have your home sold in no time while delivering a world class experience.

Cindy Leonhardt, Group Administrator

Cindy was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has previously worked in several facets of animal wellness, providing needs for the clients and their animals. She is an avid volunteer at church and her children’s school. She enjoys spending her free time with her two children and two dogs, working out and enjoying the outdoors. As our transaction coordinator, Cindy will be your primary point of contact from the moment your home is listed and live to the moment when it closes. Cindy is highly organized and detail orientated. With the help of our systems and technology, she works behind the scenes to create a smooth and stress-free transaction on your home.


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