Our People

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Mark Fields

President, Broker-in-Charge

828-777-0452 | [email protected]

Mark Fields is a versatile marketing and sales executive with over 30 years of international business experience in real estate investments, business development, and conservation innovations. He is president of both Mark Fields & Company, a Real Estate brokerage in Asheville, NC and Patagonia Land Company, an exclusive broker for high net-worth, fortune 1000 clients seeking real estate investments in Central and South America. A US citizen and licensed real estate broker (NC), he works primarily with buyers and sellers of luxury properties, farms and ranches. Read More

Carol Vare

Marketing Assistant

828-253-2491 | [email protected]

Carol has lived in the Asheville area for 20 years raising three sons, working in sales and marketing, and serving the North Buncombe School District PTO and Band Boosters. Born and reared in suburban Philadelphia, she worked as a travel agent for 10 years and has traveled extensively throughout the world. In the late 1980’s, she left for sunnier horizons and landed in New Mexico where she enjoyed the desert and mountains and unique New Mexican cuisine. Eventually she yearned for the four seasons and landed in Asheville where she fell in love with the oldest mountains in the world, the 2500 flowering species and has watched our mountains come alive with music, food and culture. An avid bike rider, hiker and yoga enthusiast, Carol now calls Asheville her forever home. Read More

Kimberly Baldasaro

Executive Coordinator

828-253-2491 | [email protected]

Kim moved to Asheville from Atlanta in July of 2016. Raised on the beautiful beaches and waterways of the Florida coastal town of Jupiter, she also developed a lifelong love for the Blue Ridge Mountains during yearly, family vacations. Read More

Shane Peters

Broker Associate

828-691-9267 | [email protected]

Shane Peters has spent the last 20 years establishing roots in the Asheville region. Drawn to the mountains of WNC by the culture and natural beauty, he has been a homeowner in the Black Mountain area for the last 16 years. As an owner and manager of several rental properties, he has a solid understanding of what is required to locate an investment property, renovate, and operate a successful rental business. Read More


Ken Rudolph

Broker Associate

828-215-3078 | [email protected]

A North Carolina native, Ken has lived in the Asheville area for almost 30 years. While attending NC State University in the 1970’s, Ken fell in love with Asheville while rock climbing and backpacking many of Western North Carolina’s Mountain scenic areas. His love of mountains took him west to graduate school at the University of Utah, where skiing and river running were favorite pursuits. That same love of mountains and the outdoors took him to the Pacific Northwest where sailing and skiing complemented a career in education at the University of Puget Sound. Eventually the beauty and culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains called him home and he returned to Asheville in 1989. Read More

Angelia Peterson

Broker Associate

828-575-3813 | [email protected]

Angelia was born and raised on the coast of North Carolina. From an early age, she developed a love and passion for the mountains while enjoying many family vacations throughout Western North Carolina. During her husband’s time in the military, she was fortunate to live in places like Hawaii, Upstate NY, and Virginia but after his time in the military came to an end, Angelia and her family returned to the east coast and have called Western North Carolina home for the past seven years. Read More

Neekou Gardner

Broker Associate

828-772-6302 | [email protected]

Neekou’s educational background is truly unique. She is a graduate of both Wake Forest University School of Law and Leiden Law School, which is ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide and is the most prestigious law school in The Netherlands. Through her extensive legal education, Neekou has obtained a wealth of knowledge in regard to contracts, negotiations and property law. Read More

Lydia Manhold

Broker Associate

828-808-2642 |
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Morgan Kay Sherman

Broker Associate

828-747-4040 |
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Living and being part of this vibrant community is what life is all about. These beautiful Western North Carolina mountains and the people here just draw you in and make you want to stay forever. After living in Texas, Hawaii, and the Sierra Nevada’s I finally found my forever home here in Asheville. The changing of the seasons and the beauty that surround Asheville continue to astonish me. The Western North Carolina area is a mecca for hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing, skiing, snow boarding, golfing and many other outdoor sports. Read More