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 Lewis

Meet Abbey!


Just down the mountain, Abbey grew up in Kings Mountain, NC, an area known for the turn of the Revolutionary War. She and her husband were high school sweethearts, and grew up in the same Church there! In 2021, she graduated college a year early at Appalachian State University with a BSBA degree in Digital Marketing. Falling in love with the High Country after spending her childhood spring breaks in Blowing Rock with her grandparents, Abbey and her Husband, Jared decided to call Boone Home. They are involved at the Watauga Humane Society, and have two Siberian Huskies, Ori and Indigo, who they enjoy spending their weekends with adventuring the Blue Ridge Mountains. They, along with their friends, love to spend the High Country Summers exploring rivers, lakes, and any kind of water to have fun in.

Jared and Abbey are also foodies, and can give you the best tips on where to find all the best restaurants, bars, food trucks, and more in the area. Married in September 2023, they love all the High Country has to offer young couples and friends. They also love to grill for all their friends and host game nights.

Abbey’s favorite part of marketing here at BHHSVP is being creative and challenging the status-quo on reaching the perfect buyers for your NC high Country Home. She appreciates all the unique features homes have to offer, and will put her all into making sure she produces the best products for your property!


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 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


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Jeff Vermillion

Jeff grew up in North Carolina (Charlotte and Hickory) and spent a lot of time in the
high country for ski trips and travel soccer games. He’s happy to be back in the
mountains enjoying outdoor sports, spectacular views and small-town hospitality.
Jeff has had some unique work experiences, working summers at Disney World in
Orlando while earning a BA from UNC Chapel Hill. After college, he began his
professional career as a Property and Casualty Insurance Broker at Lloyd’s of London
in the UK.
To pursue his international interest, he graduated with an MBA from the International Business Program at the University of South Carolina where he learned to speak Portuguese and began working in South America. Upon graduation he stepped into a Latin America Regional Marketing Manager role for American Express and lived in in Miami and Brazil for six years. Further leveraging his international background, he lived in Shenzhen, China for 12 years and learned to speak fluent Mandarin. In China, Jeff founded his own Import/Export company and worked as a Sales Representative selling American made furniture to high-end retail stores and interior designers in Asia.
Jeff held his Florida Real Estate License for 8 years while living in South Florida. He
returned to the NC mountains in 2022 where he lives in Banner Elk with his
girlfriend, Anne-Lindsay, and their dog, Wilson.

tennis, guitar, jazz piano, mountain biking, golf.
Cities lived in:
Charlotte, Hickory, London (UK), Orlando, Miami, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Delray Beach, Shenzhen (China), Raleigh, Banner Elk.

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.


Melissa Boone

Joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties in 2009, Melissa Boone graduated with a marketing degree from Appalachian State University. She obtained a North Carolina Real Estate License in 2010 and currently serves as Team Manager for Team Vincent, a three-person agent team here at Vincent Properties. As Team Manager, Melissa works alongside Jay and Chad Vincent to assist with buyers, sellers/listings, and overall team marketing and communications. Team Vincent has been voted the BEST Real Estate agent/team in Watauga County THREE times, while our firm has been voted BEST Real Estate firm FOUR times!

Melissa’s love for the outdoors and for the mountains gives her a passion for working with local properties and people in the High Country. She enjoys being a part of our unique, scenic area and supporting the local communities. Melissa, alongside her husband Adam and their two sons, live in Boone with their ‘coyote mix’, Kyah, and their bloodhound, Winston. In her free time, Melissa enjoys exploring the area with her family and pups!

A Few words from Melissa’s fan club

“Hi Melissa. As we have said to you in the past “you done good”! Vincent Properties did a truly remarkable job of marketing our property. Their team of professionals guided the entire process to a seamless and satisfying conclusion.”

Don & Jean S.

“Jay, Chad, Katie, and Melissa – Team Vincent – are outstanding professionals and a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the North Carolina High Country. The team effort resulted in a quick sale of our property in Valle Crucis with all the details from listing to closing handled effectively and efficiently.”

Lee C. 

“Working with Jay Vincent and Melissa Boone buying our new vacation home near Boone, NC was a very rewarding experience.  Their professionalism and responsiveness was outstanding and allowed us to close on our home in less than two months.  Jay’s knowledge of the local situation allowed us to resolve several issues which could have delayed the process considerably.  Shared wells and radon mitigation systems were just two of the issues.  Melissa’s timely response in completing paperwork, answering questions, recommending local services, and making suggestions was invaluable in completing the process.  In addition, their assistance and guidance in obtaining switch over of the utilities and other services was much appreciated.  For someone who hadn’t done a real estate transaction for almost thirty years, they made the process as painless as possible.  I would recommend them to anyone needing real estate services in their area.”

Gene M. 


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