Broker-in-Charge: Julie earned a B.A. in Political Science, and she double-majored in History, and minored in Religion in 1983; and she earned a Master's in English in 1993, with a concentration in Pop Culture Literature and Writing. She began selling real estate in 1984 in Charlotte (see "Background)). Aside from enjoying helping people with their real estate needs, Julie also is a published author. She has been active in the creative-writing community in Ashe County. In September of 2012, Mountain Memoirs: An Ashe County Anthology, made its debut. Julie was also one of the editors as well as contributors.In 2015, she published an addiitonal collection, with her writing friends, titled Reflections of the New River. For years, Julie had dual careers: not only did she broker, but she also was a Writing Lecturer at the University of North Carolina for nineteen years, and then she taught at Appalchian State University for four years.She retired from teaching in 2015.
Pam came to Ashe County from the State of Florida, where she began her Real Estate career in 1988. With ambitions to know the market inside and out, she then became a State Certified Building Contractor. She has experience in Land Acquisition, Comptroller, Site Selection, and Design & Construction from multi-million dollar developments to single-family home investments. This experience proves to be invaluable when evaluating Real Estate for her client’s investment strategies or their personal home dreams. Pam and Joe, her husband, owned and operated their own Construction Company, Real Estate Company and Property Management Company for many years. As members of the West Jefferson Business Association, they are participating in the revitalization of the Business District as commercial property owners. Pam also has a B.A. in Business Administration from The College of Santa Fe.
Anne Goss is a Ashe County native. It is hard to believe that she is one of twelve children! She was raised on a farm, and she has some great stories to tell about that. She was the sales person of the year for Julie E. Townsend, Real estate Services in 2015. She is a mother, grandmother, and a very young great-grandmother, as well as a cat lover. She is also an incredible cook/chef. A number of years ago, Anne earned a degree from Wilkes Community College in Business Administration. If you want someone who knows the County, Anne is your man!
As a native of Ashe County, Martin was recruited right out of high school to play baseball for the St. Louis Cardinal's Minor League system. After an injury, he moved back to Ashe County and opened-up the first gym the County had in 1981. Little's gym is still in operation, and it is the largest gym in the County. He is a consummate body-bulder. Debbie, his wife, owns the renowed "Dancing Debbie's." Martin also began selling real estate in 2001, and he joined forces with Julie in 2008. He is very active in his church: West Jefferson First Baptist, and he began "Shoes for Kids," with Melody Rector. This organization makes sure that children have new shoes for the school year. Martin also helps with New Hope, a camp ground for children who suffer from cancer.