Duncan Martin

CEO | Association Executive

Duncan comes to the High Country from Texas where he has been active in the real estate industry since 2003. Before that he had a highly decorated military career in the United States Navy. He has lived all over this beautiful country from North to South and East to West and has a huge passion for real estate and the real estate industry. He is a certified NAR Designation / Certification instructor, a Certified Mediator as well as being a trained Ombudsman.  Some of the other skills he has acquired over the years are computer geek, photography/video nerd and musician.  In his youth he has also worked as a cowboy, a lumberjack and a trapper.  You will see him wandering the High Country with his camera, easily recognizable in his cowboy hat. If you see him be sure to introduce ‘Yosef’ !

Shannon Marsh

MLS & Information Specialist

Shannon has been with the Association since 2013 and greatly enjoys working with Realtors and her co-workers. She studied Business Administration at CCC&TI. Serving as the MLS Coordinator and Information Specialist, Shannon is the primary contact for our MLS systems. She sends out weekly communication via the “Matrix Monday” and "Tuesday Tips." She is a mother of 3 children. Outside of work Shannon enjoys spending quality time with her family, working on her home and anything outdoors.

Amanda Bevins

Membership Director

Amanda processes new membership applications and serves as the primary membership contact. We are glad to have Amanda as part of our team!

Heather Bowen

Communications Specialist

Heather joined our team in March, 2021 and initiated the position of Communications Specialist. She works on our social media, outreach, and event promotions. Heather is a native of Watauga County and loves living in the High Country. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, gardening, painting and going on adventures with her husband, their son and two dogs. 

Angela 'Angie' Hicks

MLS Assistant

Angie is our MLS Assistant, and dedicated to helping our members with a smile!

Michael Cooper

Governmental Affairs Director

Michael Cooper is a native of western North Carolina, with family from Wilkes, Ashe and Watauga. He grew up in North Wilkesboro and is a 2008 graduate of Appalachian State University. His first job in college was covering sports for the Watauga Democrat. He is an attorney who spent three years practicing law in the High Country before working in state government. We are excited to have him on board to help us with promoting Property Rights and Homeownership.