ASU Interns

We are proud supporters of Appalachian State University Mountaineers! One of the many ways we show our support is by providing learning and real-world experience opportunities through marketing and business internships. We enjoy the time they spend with us and the bright ideas they bring to the table. Below are the individuals that we have been blessed to work with!



Ariel P.

Summer 2018

Meet Ariel! Ariel worked at Vincent Properties as an ASU Marketing Intern. Ariel attended Appalachian State University, majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Professional Selling. She is from Hickory, NC, and chose to stay close to the mountains for school. She remembers coming to Boone and Blowing Rock as a kid to enjoy Kilwins ice cream and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Ariel enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking, and reading.

Ariel was the President of the American Marketing Association collegiate chapter at Appalachian State. She is thankful for the opportunities, and friends the association has brought her. Another important aspect of the club is making sure it creates friendships and bonds between members.

Outside of School & Work 

In the High Country, Ariel’s favorite things include tubing down the river, exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking in the Gorge, and going to App State football games. Ariel loves meeting new people and is always eager to build new friendships. 

She played competitive soccer from the time she was 5 years old until her Freshman year at App State. She finished her soccer career after playing on the club team. Ariel enjoyed participating in intramural soccer and volleyball. Ariel says “soccer taught me more than I ever learned in a high school classroom. It taught me to be a friend, to be a team player, to be a leader, and that hard work always pays off”. 



Grace L.

Summer 2018

Grace was a rising senior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing during her time at Vincent Properties. Grace decided on this route due to her love of reading and writing and her excellent people skills. Being a Mountaineer has almost become a Lewis family tradition. Grace’s parents both graduated from ASU. It is clear that their college experience paved the way for rewarding careers, as well as life-long friends.

She spent much of her high school career involved with the National Technical Honors Society, Prom Committee, and Young Life. Grace paved the way to success in her college life through these experiences. Grace was gotten involved with many clubs on campus. She devoted most of her time as Vice President of her sorority, Chi Omega. Grace enjoys being a leader to those around her. She wishes to give back to the organizations and community around her.

Outside of school and work

Grace enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes to run in her free time and play with her chocolate lab, Hemingway. In the fall, Grace looks forward to game days at The Rock and hikes on the Blue Ridge Parkway with friends. Snowboarding at Beech Mountain is one of her favorite high country winter activities.



Rebecca Stone

Rebecca S.

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Rebecca majored in Public Relations with a minor in English at App State. Rebecca is originally from Indian Trail, North Carolina- a small town southeast of Charlotte. She really enjoys spending time with her family and her two loving golden retrievers at home. In the High Country, Rebecca likes to spend her time skiing, hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway, attending local concerts with friends, and cheering on the ‘Neers at football and baseball games.


Abbey Wray

Meet Abbey!

Abbey grew up in King’s Mountain, NC, and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2021 before joining the Vincent Properties team as our Marketing Director. She has a degree in Digital Marketing and fell in love with the High Country. Abbey enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Jared, and their two huskies, Ori and Indigo. They love going out hiking and having fun in Boone and Blowing Rock.

Gracyn Faucette

Gracyn Faucette is from Whitsett, North Carolina and loved vacationing in the High Country the majority of her life. Currently, Gracyn is a student Appalachian State University, majoring in psychology with a concentration in business. With this degree she hopes to have a future career in Human Resources or Marketing. 

In her free time, Gracyn enjoys watching college football & basketball, particularly cheering on the Mountaineers in Kidd Brewer Stadium and a fan of the UNC Tar Heels men’s basketball team. As an active member of the Theta Alpha chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Gracyn supports five different philanthropic organizations with the main one being the Alzheimer’s association. Each year, Gracyn participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Hickory, North Carolina.

In addition, Gracyn Faucette enjoys traveling and hopes to go to Europe after she graduates from college. Montana is one of her favorite destinations to visit, and she hopes to return there sometime next summer. Gracyn aims to continue working for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties, and contributing to growing their brand through Social Media. 



Lucy Marks

Meet Lucy!

Lucy grew up in Pennsylvania and attended college at Northern Michigan University before transferring to Appalachian State University in 2020 and joining the Vincent Properties team as our Listing Coordinator. She majors in business marketing with a concentration in sales at Appalachian State and hopes to use her degree in a professional sales or real estate career. In her free time, Lucy enjoys hiking, skiing at Beech Mountain, and watching Pittsburgh Steelers football with her boyfriend, Abe.

Lynn Vincent

Lynn Vincent is the accounts manager and matriarch for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties, which is one of the few remaining family-owned and operated businesses in the High Country. Lynn moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the mid-1970s with her husband, Jay Vincent, but has always been a true southern gal after spending most of her summers on her grandfather’s farm.

Although she has always had a hand in their family real estate business, Lynn worked with Watauga Hospital and Medical Center while raising her and Jay’s three sons. Now, when she isn’t “holding down the fort” in both home and office, Lynn loves spending time outdoors with her horse, Cody, and pups Lexi, Moses, and Gabby. Lynn Vincent is also a proud grandmother of three beautiful granddaughters, two grandsons, and two grand-puppies, Thor & Finn.

Team Henderson & Perry

Team Henderson and Perry love working with people, so real estate was the perfect choice for the next chapter in their lives. Vickie brings dogged persistence and passion to meet their clients’ needs, whatever they may be. She’s an absolute wiz with the technology that Realtors® use and she has a great ability to sort through all the clutter and detail that makes some Realtors® cringe! Ben compliments Vickie’s skills with a knowledge of the High Country and the people in it. Sometimes it seems like he knows just about everybody!

Between them, Ben and Vickie have been involved in dozens of real estate transactions. As a result, they know what it takes to make a transaction work from the beginning to the end of the process to the end. Whether your goal is finding a second or dream home or selling a current property to clear the way for your next chapter, Team Henderson and Perry will not disappoint. To them, it’s all about service!

Before becoming a Realtor®, Vickie Perry spent the last 30 years in Wilmington, NC. Prior to her ‘retirement’, she worked for 21 years as a Nuclear Customer Project Manager for General Electric. Vickie moved to Blowing Rock in 2018. Vickie is a mother to two grown sons and a ‘dog mom’ to fur babies Abby, Buddy, and Becca.

During Ben Henderson’s 40 years in the High Country, he’s had multiple careers: public health project manager, owner of Bare Essentials Natural Market and non-profit development director. Ben and his wife Mary have been together for 37 years. His passions are his family (including dog Izzie), good food, exercise to work off the food, hiking, and community service.

Check out our most recent sales on Zillow!


“I am so grateful to Ben and Vicki for hanging in there and helping me through some rough patches while trying to sell an old house in need of repairs. Their support and many suggestions helped me navigate a long and winding road to the sale. They were both professional and caring.”-Julie S

“My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Team Henderson and Perry. They made us feel so welcome when we met in the office. They answered any and every question we had without hesitation. They were extremely responsive to our calls, texts, and emails. They made out entire experience pleasant and stress free. I would highly recommend their team to anyone!”-Lori I

“I found Ben by calling about a property that we were interested in. I quickly knew that he was the realtor for me. He was friendly, kind, and knew everyone and everything about the area. But why wouldn’t he? He’s lived in the area for 40 plus years! Little did I know, his teammate, Vickie, made this experience twice as good!!! She is smart, detail oriented, and has never met a stranger. Their teamwork allows for work to be done at twice the speed. I HIGHLY recommend them to help you with your home search. The knowledge they have about houses and the people they know in that area, make buying a home or property a fun process!!! They truly just want to help. I will be recommending them to anyone and everyone that is looking in the HIGH COUNTRY. :)”-Dana and Thomas Q


Click here to read more reviews about Team Henderson and Perry!



Team Vincent

Best of the Best Awards for Vincent Properties and Chad Vincent of Team Vincent


We are Team Vincent. Our unique team consists of a father and son duo, Jay and Chad Vincent, owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties with over 60 years of combined experience. Melissa Boone, our Team Manager, is a Licensed Realtor® and Professional Photographer. Together, we are consistent top-selling REALTORS®, providing our clients with the quality expertise and commitment they deserve.

We ensure our client’s success whether it be the timely sale of a listing, finding the perfect mountain property, or assessing investment opportunities. While our team is a small group effort with big results, it is part of a much larger real estate firm, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties. Our office is located in Blowing Rock, NC, but we proudly serve all of the High Country including  Boone, Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, Linville, and  West Jefferson.

With our experience, dedication, and knowledge of the High Country Market, we provide excellent service by:

  Ensuring the success of the sale/ purchase of your home, lot, acreage, commercial property, or luxury estate.

   Provide exceptional customer service, marketing, and personal attention.

   Actively communicate with prospects and out network daily to create opportunities.

   Utilize Unique traditional, and current trends in marketing, advertising, and sales.

    Syndicating your listing to thousands of potential buyers in our exclusive database.

    Marketing your property on multiple top real estate and specialty websites. This includes several Multiple Listing Service Platforms, amplifying your property to agents across the country and internationally.

In 2020, Team Vincent was named as a top half of 1% of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network agent team and was awarded a Chairman’s Circle Diamond award from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

A few words from our past clients:

“The team at Vincent Properties handled the sale of our home with excellent care and professionalism. They provided quality advice and always responded promptly to any questions or concerns we encountered. It is obvious the team understands the market in the High Country. We had complete confidence that they had our family’s best interests in mind through the whole process. We would highly recommend the team at Vincent Properties to handle any of our real estate needs.” -J. Kimak


We highly recommend Team Vincent with Vincent Properties for all of your real estate needs in the High Country. Chad Vincent, a member of Team Vincent, spent the past year assisting us with realizing our dream of owning a mountain home in the Boone/Blowing Rock area”


“In a good real estate transaction, there is always a WOW factor.  The WOW factor for us was the support we received from Team-Vincent.  We were constantly amazed by the assistance and encouragement we received during this process.  The Team was always available with timely information and answers to our many questions.  The best decision we made in selling our home was selecting  Vincent Properties.” -Bob B


Click here to read more votes of confidence from more Team Vincent past clients!


Linda Klatt

Linda Klatt serves sellers and buyers, with both residential and commercial properties, throughout the High Country. She entered the field of real estate following a career as director of international student and scholar services at Baylor University, where she was responsible for providing services to over 400 international students and scholars. This required travel throughout the world and, more importantly, listening carefully and problem-solving to help students and scholars have the best experience possible in a new environment. She brings the same excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail to the real estate profession. Linda is committed to superior customer service – helping you find a wonderful home or helping you have the most positive experience selling a home you’ve ever had. Her business motto is: “It’s ALL about relationships! And excellence, high standards, hard work and negotiating firmly and respectfully.” Linda will fight for your best interests wherever that should become necessary. Her goal is to become your trusted real estate advisor for life. Having lived in a number of states – Texas, California, Connecticut and North, and South Carolina – she has a deep appreciation for the importance of connections to family and friends, to meaningful work, and to living where people feel valued as neighbors and friends. Linda is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, and the High Country Association of REALTORS®. Linda is also a member of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and the Luxury Home Marketing Institute. Her education includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University and advanced training in facilitation skills from the Institute of Cultural Affairs. She is certified in International Human Resource Management and is both a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a Certified International Property Specialist. Outside of real estate, Linda enjoys reading, traveling, and music. She especially enjoys spending time with her family, which includes eight young grandchildren who keep her challenged and happy. Linda has traveled internationally to Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Austria, Thailand, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Portugal.

Linda with her husband.


Linda with her grandchildren.



Reviews from Linda’s Fan Club

“We had been dreaming of a high-end luxury mountain vacation house for years to enjoy with our family in Western NC, but realized the market was extremely competitive. We first selected another well rated agency ourselves, but after 5 months of intense searching and viewings with several rejected offers, we realized we needed a more experienced agent. We were introduced to Linda Klatt, a very experienced agent who lived herself in the area of our search. From the first call she was extremely professional and kind and listened to us and took the time to talk for over 30 minutes. Within few minutes she said she understood why we were struggling to find the home we wanted in the outrageously competitive luxury mountain market and she suggested some very intelligent changes in our overall approach. Within 24 hours, rather than having to search for homes ourselves and gather all the information and comparative values and recent sales, we were receiving very detailed information from Linda about prospective homes that were very close matches to what we wanted. She was able to provide detailed information about the area and locations from her specific personal knowledge of the area. After only 2 weeks we found a true luxury “gem” but living 3 hours away, we were not able to view the home within 1-2 days to lock down. Linda offered to view the home herself immediately and provide a video walk through. We were so so comfortable with Linda at this point, that on her recommendation, we made an offer sight unseen. She coached us into a very competitive bid against other offers and within 12 hours, we were celebrating an accepted offer. Linda stayed in close contact daily through the closing making sure everything went smooth. 30 days later, we owned a stunning luxury mountain vacation dream home! Thank you LindaCan’t say enough positive. 6-Stars to Linda for her professionalism and calm patience and wisdom and expertise. “
– Stephen & Jessica Clary

Denise Jarvis

After Graduating from Gardner Webb University, I started my career as a Realtor in 1988 in California. While there, I won Rookie of the Year for Northern California and Nevada. In 1991, I moved to Georgia and opened my own real estate office. I loved showing my clients large tracts of land on the back of four wheelers, and learned so much about tall Georgia pines and red Georgia clay! In 2000, I did what I always told my parents I would do, and I moved to the North Carolina High Country in my home state. I started selling real estate here in 2007. As a Wilkes County native, I know all the backroads. trails and mountain tops in Ashe, Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes counties. I enjoy my days horseback riding, dirt biking, and spending time with my 2 children and 3 grandchildren.


Ben Henderson

Ben Henderson has had the good fortune to live more than half his life in the High Country. He discovered the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1970 and has called the area home since 1979. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, he received a BS degree in Community Health Education from ETSU and a Master of Public Health Administration degree from the world-renowned Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. He spent the first 20 years of his adult life working with public health agencies in North Carolina.

In 1997 Ben became General Manager for Bare Essentials Natural Market, a business he and his wife Mary owned. Under his leadership, Bare Essentials Natural Market became a community and business institution and resource. In 2016 Ben and Mary sold the business and have remained active in religious, non-profit, and business communities in the High Country.


Mary and Ben met in 1984 and have been married for 34 years. They’ve built four houses and remodeled one in the Aho community. Ben and Mary have a rescue dog, Izzie (aka Izzie Bella, Lil’ Stinker, Tasmanian Devil Dog, and Precious).

His passions are his wife, Izzie, good food and exercise to work off the food, weight-lifting, walking, hiking, and community service. Ben became a Realtor® to make a difference in people’s lives…it’s what he’s been doing for most of his professional career. He knows what it takes to make a transaction work from the beginning to the end of the process.


Vickie Perry and Ben Henderson formed Team Henderson and Perry to help sellers and buyers make their dreams come true in the High Country! We are here to help. Check out our most recent sales on Zillow!


Votes of Confidence from Past Clients of Team Henderson & Perry

” I am so grateful to Ben and Vicki for hanging in there and helping me through some rough patches while trying to sell an old house in need of repairs. Their support and many suggestions helped me navigate a long and winding road to the sale. They were both professional and caring. “- Julie S

“Ben was very helpful when I was trying to sell my rental doublewide. He found contractors to improve the property and provided advice about the paperwork involved. I greatly appreciate his help and am very glad the sale went thru so smoothly.”  -Linda L

“Ben Henderson was wonderful to work with, he was diligent, always accommodating, and basically held my hand through the whole process. Ben is a kind, delightful, extremely hard-working man and I can’t praise him highly enough.”- Adrienne F

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