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    Real Estate in the Lake Norman and Surrounding Areas
    Buy a Home, Sell a Home and Luxury Homes.
    New Home Sales and Distressed Properties

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    The Faces Of ROOST™ Real Estate

    Andrew Morgan

    Listing Specialist & Broker-In-Charge

    License Number: 278241

    Andrew has a Real Estate background with deep family roots. His Grandfather owned and operated a Real Estate Brokerage for over 40 years, where his Mother worked as an agent for 20 years. Andrew's Father and Brother are also in the business so as he likes to say, "it was simply a matter of time before I chose Real Estate as a profession". Andrew's background previously came in Sports and Entertainment, where he managed hospitality services for professional sports stadiums and arenas all over the country. Andrew has called the Lake Norman area home for 10 years. He specializes in working with those looking to sell a property locally and takes great pride in helping his clients get top dollar for their home. He has also taken on the role as Broker in Charge of the ROOST™ Lake Norman office in Mooresville. Andrew lives in Mooresville with his wife Jodi and four children, Anna, Mathew, Miles and Elle.

    Chad Hetherman

    Real Estate Buyer Specialist

    License Number: 286722

    Chad has a passion and natural ability to work well with others and to provide them with localized knowledge of current market conditions. He prides himself in negotiating fiercely to get clients great properties at great prices. He is a firm believer that life is full of choices, chances, and changes and that often you must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change. Prior to his career in real estate, Chad was in the education world locally as a classroom teacher for three years and the Athletic Director for two years at a Lake Norman area middle and high school. He was also a Varsity Basketball and Varsity Cross Country coach for the school. The experience with athletics enabled him to connect with area schools, parks, and neighborhoods across the Charlotte area. Chad holds a Bachelors degree in Education with a focus in Social Studies and Communications. Originally from Michigan, Chad left the snowy North in 2008 and hasn't missed the winter-wonderland since moving to the warm shores of Lake Norman shortly after. Chad knows the area well since training for multiple half-marathons and one full marathon have pushed him to run the sidewalks and streets of many Lake Norman neighborhoods. He enjoys working out, traveling, and having a good laugh with family or friends. He prides himself in being discerning, resourceful, and resilient in both business and in life. Chad currently resides in the Northlake Area of Northern Charlotte but has also lived in Mooresville and Cornelius during his tenure in the area.

    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!

    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 entrepreneurship, Doug has a vast knowledge of understanding of peoples' needs and desires. He brings with him an element of customer service that is unsurpassed. Doug maintains, “One of the most rewarding aspects of being a real estate agent is the ability of helping others realize the joy and excitement in finding that perfect property!” 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 this 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.

    Eric Carter

    Buyer Specialist

    License Number: 298371

    A native of our Nations Capital, Eric and his family have been Lake Norman residents for over a decade. They can personally testify to the benefits of Southern living whether it be the genuine neighborliness you will find, the pleasant nature of all four seasons, or the convenience from shore to mountain top. Eric is husband to his lovely wife, Rubi, and father of two daughters, Sophia and Anabella. A natural communicator, professional point of view, and can-do attitude are characteristics that best describe Eric and are evident upon first encounter. A lifetime of service to others can be summed up in an age old expression...Exceed Expectations!

    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

    Sales Manager

    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.

    Kolleen Mikesh Organek

    Real Estate Buyer Specialist

    License Number: 267867

    Kolleen Mikesh began her real estate career at a time when many were leaving the profession. During the “great recession,” the real estate industry was challenged arguably more than any other and many who had been working in real estate for years, found themselves finding other passions. Kolleen, on the other hand, found her passion. By beginning her new career at a time when most people viewed the market as "challenging," Kolleen was able to lay a foundation that would set her apart from the rest. Developing her knowledge of foreclosures, short sales, and estate sales, Kolleen gained skills many Realtors today do not have. As the market has changed, Kolleen has adapted with it and has outstanding relationships with many local builders in new construction sales. She works with a diverse portfolio of clients from first time buyers to waterfront seekers, those moving up and those down-sizing. She is also an expert in the Uptown Charlotte market, condos and land sales. Kolleen values communication and is sure her clients have an unmatched experience as a result. Many of her clients consider Kolleen their friend today as she prides herself on meeting new people and creating long-lasting relationships. She is excited for the opportunity to meet someone new and show them how much fun it can be to buy a home. Kolleen lives in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Mandy Miles

    Real Estate Buyer 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 two stepchildren. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially during their two favorite seasons -- boating and football.

    Mylene Collins

    Real Estate Buyer Specialist

    License Number: 292292

    Mylene’s career in real estate began right out of high school in Coral Gables, Florida as a secretary for the developers of Marco Island. Not long after, Mylene became a licensed real estate agent. Her knowledge and experience in real estate expands to mortgage lending, residential building inspections and property management. She hosted her own bilingual home buying radio show and was presented with a syndicated cable show offer. She also owned and operated a mortgage and building inspection company. Mylene has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Park University. Mylene joins Roost Real Estate with a passion for helping others, unlimited patience and a keen sense for the needs and wants of her clients. She is an astute negotiator with the ability to bring everyone together in a pleasant and stress free transaction. On her time away from work, Mylene and her husband Harry enjoy working out, boating, fishing, hiking and traveling. Mylene and Harry live in Mooresville and are involved in the community and church. Together they have four adult children, Mylene’s pride and joy are her two daughters, Kristina and Caitlin, who are missionary serving others across our nation and throughout the world. Harry Jr. is an accomplished IT professional working and residing in Charlotte and Danielle attends college in Florida. Mylene is a student for life, setting and accomplishing goals drive her to success, living by one of her favorite quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “A dream without a goal is just a wish”.

    Sarah Mauney

    Buyer Coordinator


    Tammy Wagner

    Client Services


    Tammy Wagner is a client services specialist at ROOST™ Real Estate. Prior to joining ROOST™, Tammy worked in human resource recruiting and college admissions. Through her previous experience, Tammy gained a vast knowledge of sales and customer service—skills she now applies to her current position. Originally from Thomasville, North Carolina, Tammy moved to Mooresville in 2003 after also living in Virginia, West Virginia, and Asheville. According to Tammy, “The Lake Norman area is definitely the best place I have ever lived!” Tammy loves lake living, the small-town feel, the educational opportunities for her daughter and the close proximity to Charlotte. She is an expert in assisting clients get the help and information they need to list their home quickly and efficiently. Tammy lives with her family in Mooresville, NC.

    Travis Nicolaysen

    Client Development


    Travis started his career, at the early age of 19, in business to business sales in Detroit, MI. Originally from Northwest Ohio, Travis moved his family to Huntersville, North Carolina in 2009. When the opportunity presented itself to get into Real Estate, Travis jumped right in. With a passion and enthusiasm for helping families, Travis believes that success is realized by placing high value on human priorities, i.e. the customer over efficiency and valuing people over processes. As a result, Travis has earned a reputation as a selfless team player, who is determined to help families find the home of their dreams. In his free time, Travis enjoys playing superheroes with his son, Frozen dolls with his two year old daughter and date nights with his wife of 10 years. A sportsman at heart, fun for Travis includes being active in two softball leagues and golf every chance he gets.

    Oliver Cross

    Real Estate Buyer Specialist


    Candice Farnie

    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 is married to Matt, a commercial contractor, and they reside with their two children in the Lake Norman area.

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