Our Team

Ed Hillis, Highlands Cove Realty

Ed Hillis

Broker

Highlands Cove Realty is a second career for Ed. For 36 years he was a General Manager at Crown Automotive, with a focus on customer relationships. After living in the Highlands/Cashiers region part-time since 2003, he finally “retired” here in 2009 and fell in love…More

Office Phone: 828.526.8128
Office Fax: 828.526.1918
Cell Phone: 336.669.1406
ehillis@highlandscoverealty.com

Jennifer Blake

Broker-In-Charge

Jennifer transitioned to Highlands Cove Realty from the Highlands Cove Country Club, where she was Food & Beverage Director for almost three years. Like Ed, she decided to turn her passion for the Old Edwards lifestyle into a new career and joined Mountain…More

Office Phone: 828.526.8128
Office Fax: 828.526.1918
Cell Phone: 828.226.3030
jennifer@highlandscoverealty.com
Darlene Conley, Highlands Cove Realty

Darlene Conley

Broker Associate

Darlene is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Finance and Economics. Prior to raising a family, she worked the financial industry…More

Office Phone: 828.526.8128 ext 202
Office Fax: 828.526.1918
Cell Phone: 404.427.2448
darlene@highlandscoverealty.com
Bill Gilmore, Highlands Cove Realty

Bill Gilmore

Broker Associate

Bill has experience in Highlands, NC real estate as owner of The Glendale Group, LLC in Georgia, which specializes in Highlands’s vacation rentals…More

Office Phone: 828.526.8128
Office Fax: 828.526.1918
Cell Phone: 404.455.5712
william.gilmore@comcast.net
Sheila Welch, Highlands Cove Realty

Sheila Welch

Property Management Coordinator

Sheila is a Franklin, NC native and has been working with local real estate firms for 15 years. She joined the firm in 2010 as a Rental Assistant and was promoted to Rental Manager in 2013. Since then, she has continued to grow with the firm and recently received…More

Office Phone: 828.526.8128
Office Fax: 828.526.1918
Cell Phone: 828.342.0695
sheila@highlandscoverealty.com
Ashlee Maitland, Highlands Cove Realty

Ashlee Maitland

Intern

Ashlee grew up in the Highlands/Cashiers area where she graduated from Highlands High School. While attending Highlands High School, she was a member of the National Beta Club and goalkeeper of the women’s varsity soccer team….More

Office Phone: 828.526.8128
Office Fax: 828.526.1918

David Bock

Builder/Broker

David and his wife Debi built their first Highlands home in 1998 as a family retreat to escape from their busy life in Atlanta. The next year David moved his home building and development business to Highlands. As a licensed General Contractor as well as a Realtor, David shares more than three decades of residential real estate experience with his clients. “My family loves the time we spend together in Highlands. I can help your family find their special mountain retreat.”

Office Phone: 828.526.8128
Office Fax: 828.526.1918
Cell Phone: 404-558-1900
david.bock@outlook.com

Brittney Simyon

Brittney was born and raised in the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Western Carolina University and fell in love with the mountains and her husband, Rob. She never imagined she would end up back in the mountains of Western NC. As a new member of the Highlands community…More

Office Phone: 828.526.8218
Office Fax: 828.526.1918
brittney@highlandscoverealty.com

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