Meet Our Team of Experts
David Stidham – President
With more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage and insurance industries, David currently serves as president of Gulf Shores, Alabama based IL Group, which includes IL Group Real Estate and Alabama Beach Vacations. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, his career started at a large regional bank, a private mortgage banking firm, and then partner and now owner of an independent insurance consulting firm. In addition to his insurance career, he is also a licensed realtor and is leading IL Group’s Real Estate Division in identifying new opportunities to help consumers find their very own piece of paradise. David is an expert in Baldwin County Real Estate and can make your dreams of owning a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach property a reality.
In 2003, David, his wife and 3 children relocated to the Alabama Gulf Coast to enjoy the laid back coastal living lifestyle. He and his family now live in Orange Beach and enjoy spending time watching the local wildlife and the natural beauty that abounds in this area.
Mike Steward – Qualifying Broker
Mike Steward has joined IL Group Real Estate and Alabama Beach Vacations as qualifying broker. Steward graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1990 and earned his Real Estate license in 2007, followed by his Broker license in 2009. Steward has more than 12 years of experience in real estate and property management and brings a wealth of knowledge to IL Group Real Estate and Alabama Beach Vacations. Steward will be leading the Company’s efforts to expand its real estate and vacation rental divisions.
Steward owns and continues to operate Vision Fox Business Consulting, a division of Vision Fox, LLC, which opened its doors in September 2018 and assists businesses that are seeking growth or preparing for acquisition and also works with more than 300 franchisors in 26+ industries to help locate talented entrepreneurs that are seeking to launch businesses in available territories.
Tobi Libbra – Qualifying Broker
Following 12 years as an owner/managing broker of an independent real estate agency in Illinois, Tobi Libbra’s family made the decision to move to the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama. After accepting a new position as the executive director for the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation and also acting as an associate broker for a local agency, she still knew something was missing. A year and a half later she found “her place” – that one where you know you are supposed to be – when she discovered IL Group.
As regional vice president at IL Group, LIbbra was responsible for consulting and marketing IL Group’s insurance products to financial institutions, mortgage servicers and independent insurance agents all over the country. The IL Group Real Estate (ILGRE) division was born after much discussion and careful planning with the owners. Together, they are determined to provide the same excellent service to real estate clients that have been provided to the IL Group financial clients across the United States. Libbra states, “I am both privileged and honored to be heading up our new real estate division as the qualifying broker of ILGRE. Everyone here at ILGRE looks forward to assisting with all your real estate needs on the Alabama Gulf Coast and we make a promise to provide our clients with the latest technology and discreet service they are looking for in an agency relationship. We never take for granted these wonderful beaches we get to call home and we look forward to sharing them with you!”
Ann Hale – Realtor
InHALE! ExHALE! You’ll breathe easy with Ann on the job!
Ann spent her youth in the Mississippi Delta, and moved to Memphis, TN as a young adult. In Memphis, Ann secured a job at FedEx where she negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for the company, as well as managed the Product Design and Development Team in Retail Operations. Her success at FedEx was evidenced when she was awarded the prestigious Five-Star Award – the highest honor at FedEx which recognizes team members who have enhanced service and profitability and exemplified the spirit of teamwork.
In 2003, after a twenty-one year career at FedEx, Ann followed her dreams to pursue a life-long desire to be a Realtor. Always fascinated by the real estate market, Ann was easily able to transition the corporate skills gained at FedEx to the real estate market. With the mindset of FedEx’s Absolutely, Positively, Overnight mentality, Ann possesses the sense of urgency, attention to detail, and goal of 100% customer satisfaction in every real estate transaction.
Ann and her husband live in Foley, AL and love spending time at their Gulf Shores beach condo. They have three adult children/spouses and six grandchildren, and are always eager to make memories with them!
Please call Ann anytime without obligation! She is ready to go to work for you today!
Jackie Madison – Associate Broker / Rental Manager
Your Alabama Agent
The beach has always held a special place in our hearts so in January of 2005, my husband and I packed up our 2 beautiful daughters, Sydney and Meg, and made the move from Wisconsin & Illinois! Shortly after moving here, I started my own brokerage company and in 2018, I made the decision to merge with IL Group Real Estate and I couldn’t be more excited!
I am very blessed to be able to raise our children in such a magical, safe, and friendly place, that sharing our community with clients is the perfect fit and I love it! I specialize in condos on our beautiful white sand beaches, but am very experienced and love to work with first time buyers and seasoned home owners all over Baldwin County.
I pride myself on my dedication to my clients and I am sure you will find that I am a very honest, results driven agent that is committed to you! I always say that my work isn’t done until you are proud to refer me to your friends and family! Whether you are looking to buy, sell or rent, I am your girl!
Farzaneh Tootiani, Associate Broker
Welcome to the Gulf Coast!
As an agent who fell in love with our beautiful area over 12 years ago, Farzaneh Tootiani brings 20+ years of finance and sales expertise to Gulf Coast buyers and sellers! She understands both processes can be challenging and sometimes complicated. Clients choose her time and time again for her knowledge of the area, skillfulness in targeting home searches, innovative marketing strategies, strong negotiating skills, and up-to-date feedback on market conditions and trends. Whether you are interested in selling your current home or considering buying a second home or investment property, her proven formula for success will have you achieving your goals in no time! Licensed in both Alabama and Florida, Farzaneh looks forward to working with you! Call 251-609-0074 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.