Meet the Team
Key Staff - Taunton
Having started for well known independent West Country Estate Agents Gerald Probert in the late 1980's, John opened the Taunton office of Wilkie May & Tuckwood in the summer of 1991 working alongside the founding three partners Chris May, Bob Tuckwood and Ken Wilkie. Having worked at every level within local estate agency businesses from 'tea boy' to Managing Partner, John now advises on all aspects of property acquisition and sale along with portfolio management and specialist property advice. Based in the Taunton office though covering the whole region he is always contactable on the main office number.
David McCaffrey MNAEA
David joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood in 1999 on a Youth Training Scheme and has been with the company ever since. During Davids 18 years with Wilkie May & Tuckwood he has worked solely in the Taunton office where he has gained a wealth of property experience and local knowledge.
Rebecca Adams MNAEA
Conveyancing Coordinator / P.A
Rebecca has been with the team since September 2009 and within her time with the company has excelled in her role. Her main responsibilities are managing the administration of the office as well as liaising with buyers and sellers taking on the often unrecognised and unenviable role of conveyancing coordinator . Once a sale has been agreed, it is Rebecca's role to ensure that it is progressed through to an exchange of contracts as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
Ellis is the newest member of the Taunton team and has joined as a Negotiator. Ellis grew up locally and now lives in Wiveliscombe, In his spare time he enjoys basketball and gym work. Ellis recently finished A-Levels at Richard Huish College in Taunton before deciding he wished to pursue a career in the property industry. Ellis has an enthusiastic approach to work and a willingness to learn, he is already an integral part of the team.
Sarah joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood in July 2016 having completed a 2 year course at Somerset College of Arts & Technology. Sarah is responsible for the busy administration of the Taunton office but is also the friendly, efficient and often first point of contact buyers and sellers.
Darren Pilton CeMAP
Independant Mortgage & Protection Advisor
Darren joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood in 2018 and comes with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Darren has lived in the Somerset area for all his life, so is well equipped in helping you buy your new home. From finding a property, obtaining the best mortgage deal, saving you money on your home and life insurance, Darren, completely independent, specialises in first time purchases, home movers, remortgages, buy to let, bridging finance, capital raising, shared ownership, shared equity and section 106 property.
Residential Sales Manager
Jack started working in Estate Agency in 2007 at Wilkie May & Tuckwood as a junior negotiator. In 2014 he was appointed as office manager of the Wiveliscombe branch and subsequently at the larger office of Cullompton in 2015. In 2018 he re-joined the Taunton team as the residential sales manager. With a background in customer care, Jack takes great pride in his work and has a passion for all things property related. Having always lived in Taunton and the surrounding areas, Jack has extensive knowledge of the County town and its amenities and truly believes in community involvement. Outside of work Jack has a one year old son and is a keen runner. He recently completed the Great North Run for local charity, Stand Against Violence.