Your Asheville Real Estate Team

Meet Our Team

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Mary has been a licensed real estate agent for more than 18 years, including managing more than 50 rental properties. She has a tremendous amount of experience selling properties as a builder/developer. With a knack for making everybody feel comfortable, Mary is able to help with everything from negotiating with contractors and sellers, to working with lenders.

John West, General Contractor & Partner


General Contractor & Partner

A general contractor, John has been in the real estate business for more than 30 years, and has built hundreds of homes in the Western North Carolina area. He is president of Blue Vista Inc, a construction company that develops communities in Western North Carolina, including many of Asheville's finest affordable neighborhoods. John is responsible for the construction division of Hi-Alta Real Estate.

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President & Realtor



After 25 years of public service in local government, Kevin began applying his in-depth knowledge of the local community and relationship-building skills to a career in real estate, including remodeling projects, building/developing, and property management. A highly skilled manager and trainer, he brings to the company an unmatched familiarity with the area, plenty of people and organizational skills, and an easy sense of humor.

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John likes to say that he caused the recession as he got his license in November of 2007 just as the economy tanked. He used this slow time to earn his SRES (Seniors RE Specialist) then became one of the very first ECO (Environmental Consultant Agents) in the US. He also gained the Green Realtor designation and continues to work on the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. Most folks do not understand what all the initials are about, but professionals in our industry know he has taken the time, energy and financial resources to stay current to better serve his clients.

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General Contractor & Realtor



Jennifer brings a variety of business experience to the Hi-Alta Real Estate family. With a degree in finance, Jennifer has a background in real estate, banking, business ownership and office management. She is always working hard to see that the needs of all agents, customers and tenants are met.

Following a career in public education, Alan joined the Hi-Alta Real Estate family in 2014. With over a decade of experience in residential construction/remodeling, Alan has a keen eye for structural integrity, efficiency, and aesthetics. He is committed to helping clients get the best value out of their investments and takes the time to ensure complete satisfaction during every step of the process.

Top Agent Magazine Article on Alan

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Before moving to Asheville in 2013, MichaelAnne lived in Savannah, Georgia for seven years where she received a degree in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her appreciation for art and architecture as well as her training as an interior designer make her a valuable asset to her real estate clients. MichaelAnne's knowledge allows her to help clients envision how they could create beauty and function in existing spaces, modify homes to better suit their needs, and prepare homes prior to sale. MichaelAnne's great love for the unparalleled beauty of Western North Carolina's landscape, her appreciation of Asheville's quirky culture, and her knowledge of the area's different neighborhoods make her an exceptional ambassador for the Asheville area.

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Debbie brings her business and finance experience to Hi-Alta Real Estate after managing her and her husband's plumbing company for over 30 years. Debbie is an Asheville native and knows the diversity of Asheville and can help her clients choose the area that will match their interests and needs.

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Maggie is an art loving Asheville native where she has attended AB Tech studying business and art. She has knowledge and expertise with the various home styles and structural designs of the area. She has background and experience with home construction and renovation. Give her a call to get started.

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Daniel was born and raised here and has a passion for this community. Whether in his role of developing sales and marketing strategies for small businesses, working in the community in Social Work for the past 13 years or volunteering with area organizations building and remodeling houses for those who needed assistance, he has been in the place to help those around him. He is bringing his skills of area knowledge, desire to better his community, and passion to work hard for those around him to Hi-Alta Real Estate. His goal is for his clients to walk away satisfied, knowing they got the best deal, whether buying or selling, for their home or property.

Angela comes to Hi-Alta Real Estate offering high-quality services for anyone looking to buy, sell or build homes in Buncombe County. She moved to Black Mountain in 2015 and recently started her own General Contracting business, Worthwhile Homes LLC, with her husband who has been building in the area for over 20 years. With a background in Public Involvement, Accounting and Business Administration, Angela brings great skill and diligence to our team. Angela is passionate about energy conservation and how to make efficient homes affordable for everyone.

Katherine Schneider

Katherine has a uniquely creative point of view for assisting you and your loved ones, either in finding an appropriate and affordable space to make your home, or to maximize the appeal and flow of your property to find a potential buyer. With a background in fashion design, she can help you elevate your desired property into a functional and beautiful space in which to abide.

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Jordan is an outdoor enthusiasts who spends most of his time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He moved to Asheville in 2004 and is proud to call this his home. Jordan has worked with families in a therapeutic setting for over 10 years. This extensive background along with his construction experience helps him to support families throughout the process of buying or selling a home.

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Stephen Smith

I am a compassionate and intuitive listener and my goal is to find what your heart desires to build your life with your loved ones. With my business degree and management experience I will work hard to find you the perfect home to build your foundation. After living in Asheville for almost two decades and building a family business, I am here to take care of you.

Brittany was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina, and grew up visiting the Asheville area. She spent 10 years in Columbia, first at USC, and then working in sales; when the opportunity presented itself, Brittany jumped at the chance to trade in the Columbia heat for the beautiful mountain views of Asheville.  Since moving, Brittany spends her spare time mountain biking, hiking, enjoying the lively music scene, supporting the wide array of local shops, as well as taking advantage of Asheville’s world class brewery and food scene.  Brittany’s proven successful background in sales and management has required her to hone her skills in negotiation, communication, market analysis, and strategic planning - skills that she leverages to get the most for her clients.   Whether you are a first time homebuyer, looking to relocate, purchasing a vacation home, or making a move in the WNC area, let’s grab a coffee (or a beer) and chat!

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Travis Alley

Having just moved back to Western North Carolina, Travis has enjoyed exploring Asheville with his wife and dog, and looks forward to discovering more with his clients. Managing a music store for three years helped Travis to realize his love of sales, and the fulfillment received from assisting someone in making the right purchase. Coming from 10 years bartending in the service industry, Travis enjoys working with people and building lasting relationships with his customers.

After a decade of work in mediation and conflict resolution, Jess brings his passion for helping people through major life transitions to the Hi-Alta family. His strong communication and problem solving skills coupled with his attention to detail provide his clients with a smooth process, but it is his calm, friendly demeanor that make it a truly enjoyable experience.  It is his aim to see every client happy and fully satisfied with their outcome.

We worked with Mary to sell our home last fall. Since this was our first home, we had a lot of questions and needed a lot of guidance. Mary was very helpful with all of our questions and did a great job in giving us direction in our home sale. I would highly recommend working with Mary to anyone looking to sell a home.

- Drew Cistola

I was looking for a commercial lot in downtown Asheville and could not find anything available.  When Alan got involved he started contacting property owners who had not listed their property as for sale, to see if they would be willing to sell.  Alan connected with a guy who ended up asking for a really high price for a small commercial lot.  Alan was able to negotiate the number down by $30,000 which allowed me to purchase the lot.  Even though it was not listed as for sale, Alan was able to streamline the closing and negotiations so that I could focus on other things while Alan finalized the purchase.  I recommend Alan to anyone looking to buy or sell property.

- Lakota Denton, Attorney

John Fisher helped me to such an extent that I came to consider him as a friend, not just a real estate agent. From his very first visit, he spent time with me informing me of what needed to be done. But, it wasn’t until a year later that I decided I was ready to sell the house, and we picked up where we left off. He helped not only with the house sale, but the necessary preparations to sell the house including the yard sale. I recommend him highly.

- Ed Sacco

We had the pleasure of working with Mary Duffy for both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home.  Since we had built our home almost 20 years ago, selling a home was a new experience for us.  Mary did a wonderful job explaining the process, answering all of our questions and helping us determine the best option when it came time to sell. 

Our experience with Mary in purchasing our new home was outstanding as well.  She worked hard to keep us informed along the way during construction and went above and beyond our expectations to help meet our timeline for closing on the home. 

I would highly recommend Hi Alta Real Estate and particularly Mary and her team to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell their home.

- Carla Trull

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