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

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

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

Sheryl Near

Broker Associate

828-337-5599 | [email protected]

Sheryl Near, originally from Chicago, Illinois, has lived in Asheville, North Carolina since 2004. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, Sheryl was the General Manager of Country Clubs and Resorts in the US and Caribbean delivering luxury lifestyle
services and hospitality to Members and Guests. Read More

Tracy Veteto

Broker Associate

828-712-5530 | [email protected]

Like many of his clients, Tracy fell in love with Asheville first as a visitor, before deciding with his wife to make it their home and raise their family here. That was over fifteen years ago, and he has never looked back.Read More

Laura Crutchfield

Broker Associate

828-989-2904 | [email protected]

Laura Crutchfield was born in Frankfurt, Germany and lived for many years in Berlin, where she had a successful first career as a stage actor at two of Europe’s most renowned companies: the Berliner Ensemble and the Schaubühne. Her career took her all over the world, and brought her into contact with extraordinary people of all backgrounds and interests. She is fluent in German and English and speaks basic French and Japanese. Read More


Drew Kitt

Broker Associate

828-216-7234 | [email protected]

After relocating to Asheville 20 years ago, Drew walked into A Far Away Place on his first day strolling around downtown. At this unique export-import retail business, Drew met owner Mark Fields, where they immediately bonded and have been good friends ever since.Read More