Thea Betz

Thea Betz


Medina Office

O: 330-722-3302
C: 216-372-1492


  • Licensed in Ohio since 1993
  • Grew up in Aliquippa, PA  ( known for J&L Steel Corp.)
  • Family built, owned and operated Hotel Barr, a landmark hotel (1950 to 1985)
  • Graduate of Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Worked in Advertising at Ketchum, McLeod & Grove, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lived in Buffalo, NY
  • Studied Real Estate at Bryant & Stratton Business College
  • Worked as Exec Asst., Legal & Real Estate, to the President of Benderson Development Corp., Buffalo, NY
  • Transferred with husband to Michigan
  • Studied Accountancy at Eastern Michigan University
  • Worked as Exec. Sec. to President & Vice President of Cleary University
  • Graduated with A.B.A. Degree in Business Administration - 1983
  • Treasurer Consultant for 32 co-op nursery schools (volunteer work)
  • Transferred with husband to Ohio
  • Worked as Office Manager at Granger Lake Condominiums, Medina, OH  (12 yrs.)
  • Studied for Real Estate License at Akron University - Wayne College
  • Worked as Realtor® for Realty One, then joined Russell Realty
  • A 2nd job was Sales Associate for Findley Fine Jewelry in Macy's Dept. Store
  • Received my Graduate Senior Appraiser designation (GSA) in 2005 
  • Instructor/Coach for Computer Classes at SeniorNet  (volunteer work)


  • Favorite Hobby/Activities: genealogist, piano, antiquing, travelling, cooking, wine enthusiast
  • Favorite Foods: Italian, Mexican & Chinese
  • My Family: Married 49 yrs. to Joel; Children Laura (Greg) and Mark (Leigh) Grandchildren: Deidre, Audrey, Bridget; Step Grandchildren: Kamron, Jazmine, Jeremy & Jordan
  • Served on Advisory Council for Medina County Office for Older Adults - 2010 to 2013.
  • Served as Diocesan Pastoral Rep for Wayne, Ashland, & Medina Counties for Our Lady of Grace Church to the Bishop of Cleveland - 2006 to 2009.
  • Served on Finance Committee - 2002; and then on OLOG Parish Council till 2016.
  • Member: Hinckley Chamber of Commerce