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Real Estate in the Lake Norman and Surrounding Areas

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The Faces Of ROOST™ Real Estate

Kim Butler

Real Estate Buyer Specialist

License Number: 301321

Kim began her career in real estate after ten years of owning and running a successful home accessory business. The years of showing her merchandise at the High Point Furniture Market is what originally introduced Kim to North Carolina, and eventually led to her family relocating here from Long Island, NY. The transition from home accessories to real estate was a natural progression, aided by Kim’s passion and belief that “home” is a warm, loving place that works perfectly for its owner. Kim's energy is a prized asset both to her client's and self alike. Her drive and continual positivity serve her client's needs no matter what circumstance may arise. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time out on Lake Norman with her family and rooting for the UNC Tarheels in all sports (her daughter, Courtney’s alma mater) and the New York Jets (her son Jack’s favorite team).

Doug Catropa

Real Estate Buyer Specialist

License Number: 288941

Doug Catropa is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Buyer’s Specialist. With a background in health care and small business, Doug has a vast knowledge of the understanding of peoples' needs and desires. He brings with him an element of customer service that is unsurpassed. Doug maintains, “I enjoy helping people to purchase their home while offering a "no pressure" assistive approach. I certainly don't like to be pressured when buying something." Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Doug spent 20 years serving the needs of his patients as a registered X-ray technologist. He also worked in many leadership positions in the healthcare industry. At the same time, he owned and managed a local, small business. Doug is no stranger to working hard for people, and it shows with his clients. Doug and his family moved to the Lake Norman area in 2005. They left behind the Florida sunshine to experience the beauty of four seasons that the Lake Norman and Charlotte area has to offer. The fresh water lake, the incredible array of autumn colors and the mild winters sold Doug and his family on this area. They enjoy boating, kayaking, bass fishing, camping and ATV trail riding.

Matt Crepas

Real Estate Buyer Specialist


Matt Crepas recently relocated from the Charleston area and is a valued member of the ROOST™ Real Estate Team. As a Buyer Specialist, Matt spends a lot of his time getting to know his clients and familiarizing himself with their needs. He works very hard to anticipate their wishes and what works best for them -- be it schools and recreational facilities for the children, shopping and entertainment for the adults, accommodations for visitors, or a combination of all of the above. With our established, streamlined home-buying process, Matt will set up a detailed, personalized home search, keeping you informed of new homes hitting the market that fit your specialized criteria. Matt is especially great at working with out-of-town buyers who are not able to tour a property personally but still want a private video tour; he will also coordinate and be present at a home inspection, walk-through and/or closing, if the buyer cannot be present. Matt's concierge services after the closing have been much appreciated by his clients and in turn, they have referred others to Matt who desire the same first-class services. Let Matt and ROOST™ help you with your next home purchase. Matt resides in Cornelius with his wife Samantha and daughter Lilly. When Matt is not helping his buyers find the perfect home, he and his family enjoy going on adventures in the Lake Norman area, or visiting family.

Oliver Cross

Real Estate Listing Specialist

License Number: 293235

Oliver Cross is a valued member of the ROOST™ Real Estate Team. Coming to us from specialty retail, Oliver has always had a focus on customer service. Oliver started his real estate career in 2016 in our Office Support section, then went on to obtain his Real Estate License. In Oliver’s first year as a Real Estate Broker, he was nominated by Carolina Regional MLS as “Rookie of the Year.” In 2018, Oliver was given the award of “Top Buyer’s Agent” in Lake Norman by Homelight.com. Oliver recently moved into a Listing Specialist role with the Company. He can now look at a home for sale from a buyer’s perspective, based on his experiences serving buyers for the past two years. Let Oliver do all of the legwork and make the sale of your home as stress-free as possible. When you choose to list your home with ROOST™ Real Estate you are choosing the most trusted local real estate agency! We are ready to use our connections, along with our knowledge of the current market, and future market trends, in order to get you the most amount of money for your home. In Oliver’s spare time, he stays busy either with his wife and 2 small kids or you can find him running and cycling through town! He also has been known to play a round of golf here and there.

Candice Farnie

Real Estate Buyer Specialist

License Number: 256483

Candice began her career in real estate at the age of 21. In the years since, she has taken on many roles within the industry, including new home sales, listing agent, and now that of buyer specialist. This wide range of experience allows her to help clients through the buying process in a way that allows them to see all perspectives. Candice believes that real estate shouldn't be confusing and feels her educational background in psychology and counseling give her an understanding in dealing with people through this BIG life step. In addition, this gives Candice an edge in being able to anticipate what will work best for her clients through the entire transaction, start to finish. Candice says that "serving her clients in a concierge manner instead of selling them, has allowed for repeat clients, that become like family". Candice and her two children reside in the Lake Norman area. When she is not serving her clients and helping them to find their dream home, Candice loves to take her kids on new adventures in the area.

Leigh Hurley

Client Services


Leigh joins the ROOST family as a Client Services Specialist. Leigh graduated with a BA in Communications from George Mason University and a Masters degree from Gonzaga University. Before moving down to Lake Norman from the Arlington, Virginia area, Leigh served in the Arlington County, VA Treasurer’s Office as Assistant Deputy for Operations. Prior to moving over to local government, Leigh held various jobs working in the banking industry, most recently with EagleBank, where she held the role of AVP in Business Development. Leigh is a “People Person;” she loves working with people and getting to know them, as well as being involved in the community. She is very excited to join the ROOST™ Team and looks forward to assisting our clients in listing and selling their property. As a Native of Florida, Leigh loves to spend time at the beach – Jensen Beach, FL being her favorite. However, spending the majority of her life in the Arlington/Alexandria area, Leigh also enjoys hiking, traveling and spending quality time with her friends, family, husband and the most adorable poodle in the world, Chloe Poodles. Leigh also has a passion for interior design, which she enjoys from time to time, occasionally with a glass (or two) of red wine. Her secret talent is reading vanity license plates though; there is rarely one that goes unsolved before the light turns green!

Cheri Lofquist

Real Estate Buyer Specialist

License Number: 181632

Cheri is a licensed real estate broker and buyer’s specialist. She is a member of The National Association of Realtors. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Cheri worked as a special education teacher for twenty-one years. Her passion, communication, organization, and patience serve her well in her real estate career. Cheri believes that real estate should not be a difficult process. She believes buying a home should be fun and enjoyable. Her commitment is to understand the personal needs of her clients. She wants to find the right home, in the right place, at the right price for her clients. Her goal is to provide you with VIP service. She strives to provide a positive experience for each and every client. Customer service is her #1 goal. Cheri is a Michigan native that resides in Cornelius with her husband, son and Goldendoodle. When Cheri is not helping her clients find the perfect home, she and her family love travel, boating, sports and being outdoors. She also loves cheering on the Michigan State Spartans!

Cindy Meekhof

Listing Coordinator


A recent transplant to the Lake Norman area, Cindy spent the majority of her life living in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. Moving a few years ago to be closer to her two sons, Cindy confesses that although Michigan will always be a special place for her, she does love the weather here in NC. Cindy comes from a family with great ties and a love for the the sport of auto racing. Her father, two brothers, boths Sons, and herself have all worked, or work, in the racing industry. Melding passion with a cause, Cindy volunteers with a children's charity that uses auto racing to raise funds for the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital; which provide opportunities for kids to "forget" their illness, even if briefly, with special events. Cindy's background is in construction and customer service, as she and her husband owned a residential construction business for many years. Additionally, her customer service side stems most recently from working for a company that produced consumer shows. No matter where she is, Cindy brings with her a passion and professionalism that is second to none, making her a great fit for the team at ROOST Real Estate!

Ally Merriman

Real Estate Buyer Specialist

License Number: 307154

Ally Merriman recently joined ROOST™ as a valued member of our Buyer Specialist Team. As a former client (both as a seller and a buyer), Ally knows first-hand the professionalism and personal commitment that our agents put into their work. Ally takes time to get to know her clients so that she can then show them the properties that are best suited for their needs. Ally and the other members of the ROOST™ Team follow an established, streamlined home-buying process which includes setting up a detailed, personalized search; keeping their clients up-to-date with new properties that hit the market and fitting their specific needs. As a professional and knowledgeable Buyer Specialist, Ally will work with her buyers until they have found the perfect home, and see them through to closing and beyond. Ally lives in the Statesville area with her husband Travis and toddler son Hunter, who keeps her running.

Jennifer Mikesh



Jennifer started her career in real estate after relocating to North Carolina from New York in 2006. Her past experience includes a degree in drafting and design, as well as ownership of her own business for the five years previous to moving, as a home therapist. In particular, Jennifer describes work with her former company as a challenging yet rewarding endeavor that taught her much about working with people and helping them achieve positive results through incorporating communication and teamwork. These factors, in addition to growing up in a family owned and operated business, started by her Grandparents, have contributed to Jennifer's success in her current business. Working alongside her husband, John, she brings with her vast knowledge and common sense when it comes to dealing with all aspects of business ownership. Moreover, Jennifer has the uncanny ability to pay attention to "all" the details, a main characteristic in a successful manager and business person alike. Jennifer is someone whom you can trust to get things done right, the first time, and runs a company you can rely on for all your real estate needs. Jennifer and her family live in Mooresville, North Carolina and enjoy the diversity that the Lake Norman area offers their life.

John Mikesh


License Number: 253319

Originally from upstate New York, John Mikesh has always had a passion for all things “home.” Prior to settling into his career in real estate, John worked in the fields of construction, interior design and architecture—each of which serves him well when advising his clients. From the moment he began his career in real estate, John fell in love with the profession, finding that it was a natural fit for his personality and complemented his ability to understand peoples’ needs—even when they themselves may not. In addition, it drew on his past experience, while quenching his interest for all aspects relating to the home. After deciding he wanted to provide more for his family, John and his wife, Jennifer, sought to relocate to a more vibrant economy with greater lifestyle opportunities. Lake Norman was just the place! Once settled, John quickly began carving out his share of the market. Year-after-year he continues to be one of the top Realtors in his market. He has also been featured in multiple issues of Charlotte Magazine as a “5-Star Professional,” holds awards from every training program he has taken, is a nationally recognized best-selling author on the subject of real estate, and continues to set challenging goals for the future. ROOST™ Real Estate is built upon a strong set of core values that recognize the importance of enhancing the client experience. Every member of the company shares in the commitment of achieving this goal. A true reflection of John’s determination can be summed up in one of his favorite quotes by Abraham Lincoln: “Good things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” John and his family live in Mooresville, North Carolina and enjoy being connected to the community they serve.

Mandy Miles

Real Estate Listing Specialist

License Number: 283164

Mandy Miles is a licensed real estate broker and REALTOR. She brings a passion for exceptional customer service to the home buying experience. Mandy recognizes the excitement surrounding this milestone, and is dedicated to building relationships with her clients founded on strong communication, honesty and integrity. Focused on delivering value in every step along the way, she is devoted to creating a positive experience that will best serve the needs and interests of her clients. Prior to beginning her real estate career, Mandy spent over 10 years working with successful dental practices in sales, marketing, and management roles. While homes and healthcare may not seem to be directly related, Mandy finds an undeniable link between these fields in relation to customer service. She believes wholeheartedly in the difference between a “process” and an “experience”, and takes pride in having the opportunity to show her clients that difference. Originally from Williamsburg, VA, Mandy discovered the Lake Norman area while attending a business conference hosted by LKN residents. She determined then that this was exactly where she wanted to be, and through a series of very fortunate events, made that dream a reality. Mandy feels blessed to call this community home, and has a genuine excitement and desire to help other families do the same. Mandy resides in Mooresville with her husband and children. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially during their two favorite seasons -- boating and football.

Denise Moyer

Real Estate Buyer Specialist

License Number: 282051

Denise Moyer comes to ROOST as a Buyer Specialist. She relocated to North Carolina from Pennsylvania in 2013 after her husband accepted a position in the racing world. Once in North Carolina, she received her broker’s license in real estate and recently became a member of the National Association of Realtors. Prior to real estate, Denise worked as a cardiac stress technician for over 10 years. She assisted in training, writing policies and procedures and working with patients. She enjoys opportunities to educate, assist and support others to reach their goals, making real estate a perfect career path. Denise feels there is an opportunity to learn something in every life experience. Denise now lives in Iron Station along with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking the North Carolina waterfalls, working outdoors, and visiting family back in Pennsylvania.

Rose Rich

Executive Administrator


Rose Rich recently joined ROOST as our Executive Administrator. Rose has an extensive background in real estate, having worked as a real estate paralegal in law offices for many years, both in Florida and North Carolina; she has also been a licensed NC real estate broker for more than ten years. Rose is very familiar with the entire home-buying and home-selling process, from before contract to after close, and can handle any issues or problems that may arise. Her knowledge and background of both the real estate side and the financial side of the business make her a perfect fit for our company. Originally from the Syracuse, NY area, Rose spent the past 12 years in the western part of the state, where she managed an Edward Jones Financial office servicing over 600 clients. She was the recipient of many awards in the past several years for customer service excellence, and last year received an award only granted to the top offices in the country. Rose and her husband Michael live in Historic Terrell, NC, have two grown sons (each from a previous marriage) and three “fur babies” -- cats Lucy, Blackie and Ellie. They enjoy traveling, hiking, serving their community through their church, and visiting Rose’s huge Italian family.

Michelle Wiger

Real Estate Buyer Specialist

License Number: 310933

Michelle Wiger recently joined our team as a Buyer Specialist. Michelle has an extensive background in the financial industry, handling major marketing campaigns for large corporations. She has an extensive history in the financial industry as a marketing specialist for several large companies. Michelle has also worked on several Client Appreciation Events for ROOST over the past several years. Michelle brings with her a strong work ethic, as well as a desire to help her clients find the right home, in the right neighborhood, for the right price. Having been a homeowner for many years, Michelle knows the ins and outs of home ownership and the challenges that buyers face as they go through the home buying process. Michelle, husband Brad and their two boys moved from Minnesota several years ago to make the Lake Norman area their home. In her spare time, Michelle is involved in a foster care support ministry that she co-founded and leads; this ministry assists children and families in the child welfare system. Michelle is also an active member and volunteer in her church.