Meet the Florida Barter Team


Scott M. Whitmer - Owner

Scott Whitmer founded Florida Barter in 1982. Scott grew up in Central Florida attending St. Margaret Mary elementary and Bishop Moore High School. He earned a football scholarship to Georgia Tech. He graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. Scott has served as a Board of Director of the International Reciprocal Trade Association. He was elected to the IRTA Hall of Fame in 2010 and is currently serving as the Vice President. Scott is married to Sana Whitmer and has four children and a granddaughter.

Joyce Bingman, CTB - Travel Broker

Joyce, a Certified Trade Broker, celebrated her 20th year anniversary with Florida Barter in January. She joined forces with Florida Barter in 1995 and has always headed-up our Travel Department. She has received the coveted Broker of the Year Award multiple times - NATE Organization in 2006 and IRTA (Universal Currency) Organization in the years 2011 and 2013. She has been instrumental in Florida Barter’s Travel Department being ranked in the Top Five Worldwide in both organizations. She enjoys spending time with family, travel, reading and the arts.

Melissa Birmele, CTB - Trade Broker

Melissa has been with Florida Barter since 2005 and is currently working on a degree in Business Administration. She has two children and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cooking and entertaining.

Riley Whitmer, CTB - Business Development

Riley attended Florida Atlantic University, after college spent time working in Tennessee and Indiana. He was born and raised in the Orlando area and grew up in the barter industry. In his free time he enjoys going to the beach, gym, and spending time with family and friends.

Sana Whitmer

Originally from Morocco, and a graduate from the University of Ibn Zoher - English Litterature, Sana was invited to participate in the Walt Disney World Exchange Program. As a Licensed Real Estate Broker, She enjoyed helping buyers and sellers with their Real Estate Needs. Sana has been living in Orlando for the past 23 years. She is married to Scott Whitmer and together have a handsome son, Trever. Sana loves helping people. She also loves cooking and working out.

Cathy Lagrange, CTB - Tampa Bay Branch Manager

Cathy started working for Florida Barter in 2006 as a Trade Broker. Cathy has an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising and was a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator for 12 years. She loves baseball, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Debbie Wilson - Sales Executive

Debbie graduated H.S. in Michigan and moved to Florida to start her career. She is new to Florida Barter and brings over 20+ years in the advertising & marketing field. Along with her former involvement in the Largo Chamber of Commerce, she looks forward to working in her community to enhance business owners networking and introduce them to great new opportunities. Debbie enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and attending local arts & crafts venues.