Gabby Benton and Maureen McManus

Gabby Boardman Benton is a lifelong Augustan who saw a need in the Masters housing rental business for a different approach- a boutique style company which focuses on providing an exemplary customer service experience for both her homeowners and her renters. Combining her experience in hospitality, special events, and real estate with her natural enthusiasm and outgoing personality, seven years ago, Gabby founded Made Fore a Pro.

Having grown up in the "backyard" of the National, Gabby has always been an avid golf fan. Her love for Augusta has led to a strong involvement in the community, including serving as a board member of the Augusta Training Shop, the Morris Museum of Art's Gala board, and the Wilson Family. She is a current member of the Augusta Country Club, Good Shepherd Church, Young Professionals of Augusta, and the Southeastern Tourism Board, among others.
Gabby's greatest joys are her two children, Wheatley and Robertson, three and two years old.

Maureen McManus is a co-owner of Made Fore a Pro and chief operating officer. She has been with the company since its inception. Maureen started as support staff and quickly rose to a sales position after her first rental season. Her keen sense of the housing market can partly be attributed to her mother, Ann Marie McManus, who has been one of the top 5 real estate agents in the Augusta area for over 30 years and is a senior vice president with Meybohm Realtors.

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Virginia Claussen

Virginia Claussen is a native Augustan and Gabby’s cousin. She began working for Made Fore a Pro in March of 2016 when she moved home to Augusta after 5 years in Los Angeles where she worked as a brand manager for international high-end designers. Augusta is Virginia’s passion, and in addition to working with Made Fore a Pro seasonally, Virginia currently serves as Chief Image and Creative Officer at Copenhaver Consulting, Creative Director of "There It Is With Deke Copenhaver" talk radio show on WGAC (95.1 FM/580 AM), and Co-Founder and Community Manager/Coordinator of Augusta Innovation Zone. She specializes in social media marketing, branding, sales, public relations, buying, and community building. Virginia’s strengths are myriad, but one of our favorite things about her is her ability to remain calm and calm those around her. She’s outgoing, thoughtful, captivating, loving- the total package, and we are so lucky to have her!

Katie Johnson Douglas

Katie Johnson Douglas joined the Made Fore a Pro team in January of 2017. A native Augustan, Katie’s family has been involved with the tournament her entire life, and she is excited to get to work with clients from around the world. Katie is a graduate of Valdosta State University and holds a BS in Organizational Leadership. She is married to Jason Douglas and currently resides in Columbia County. In addition to Made Fore a Pro, Katie is the executive assistant to the owner of Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid. Her sales experience makes her very qualified to work with Made Fore a Pro, but it is her enthusiastic and bubbly personality that we are most excited about!


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Made Fore A Pro

2209 Crestwood Dr,

Augusta, GA 30904

Phone. 706-831-4065

Email. gabby@madeforeapro.com