Your Local Experts

Alexandra Schrank
Team Leader

Heather Hines
Team Broker-In-Charge

Rachel Rambo
Executive Sales Agent

Brandi King

Jennifer Ruane
Team Coordinator

Hilary Drake Realtor

Hilary Drake
Buyer Specialist

Amanda Horner

Amanda Horner
Buyer Support Specialist

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Marissa Howard
Marketing Director

The Mountain Star Team

Why Choose The Mountain Star Team at RE/MAX Executive?

The Mountain Star Team is a group of knowledgeable and professional real estate agents, committed allies to negotiate on your behalf with the systems in place to streamline buying or selling your home with the backing of a trusted company, RE/MAX Executive.

What makes The Mountain Star Team the perfect choice to be your trusted real estate advisor is our commitment to excellence. We have the experience, system, support, resources, and skills to earn your business and to deliver the best real estate experience. Our basic principle: to be honest and creative in helping clients to achieve their goals, whether it is buying or selling or both. Staying true to our purpose and being of service to others, is what drives our success.

We are YOUR LOCAL EXPERTS. We keep you educated with current market prices and help you negotiate the best terms for your unique situation. We are a team of experienced professionals to help you through the process.

For sellers: We know how to get your house sold quickly and for the highest price. We have an eye for design and fashion. We’ve spent years working locally in the industry. We offer free consulting to our clients for remodels and upgrades as well as staging tips and advice. Whether you are selling raw land, a commercial building, your first or second home, a new build, an inherited estate, a vacation rental or any other income-producing rentals, we have the experience to help you understand the process, prepare your property for the market, and negotiate the best terms.

For buyers: We know the different neighborhoods and areas and stay on top of this ever-changing market. We listen to your needs and desires to help you make the right move. Whether you are buying your first home, vacation getaway, retirement home, dream home, investment property, farmland, commercial land, or hiring a builder and purchasing new construction. We have the experience to help you understand the process and negotiate the best terms. Contact us today for a complimentary no-obligation Buyers Consultation. 

We service those who interested in purchasing or selling real estate in Western North Carolina. Because we are interconnected with and represent the #1 Global Real Estate Firm, RE/MAX, we can help connect you with top real estate professionals throughout the world. 

Our strong points include:

  • Networking
  • Creativity
  • Marketing
  • Listening & Communication
  • Strong Negotiation Skills


What you can expect when you hire our team:

  • Honesty
  • Professionalism
  • Market Knowledge
  • Experience with Proven Results
  • Frequent Communication
  • Strong Business Connections

Alexandra Schrank


Contact Alexandra today to discuss your next move.


I moved to Asheville in 2010 to complete my undergrad in Business Management and soon after knew Asheville would be my new home. I immediately fell in love with what Asheville has to offer. The food and music scene is spectacular and I really enjoy the wide variety of outdoor sports and activities. There are many different hiking spots, watering holes, running trails, fishing hideouts, and camping grounds. Asheville has offered me a healthier, more holistic approach to living. I love the culture, the people, and the atmosphere that Asheville vibrates. This town is truly unique.

Hiring a realtor is an integral part of the process. You need a trusted professional who is educated and well connected to advocate for you. I will guide you through every step of the process. With a background in marketing and home staging, these skills add another layer of value to my clients, in particular, those looking to sell their homes in or near the Asheville area.

I have joined with RE/MAX Executive to develop the best expertise in my field. I decided to work with the RE/MAX brand because as I told you, I believe in being the best version of myself, and RE/MAX allows me to do that. My university background in Business Management established the foundation for my effectiveness as a realtor.

In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking, and sports with my family. I’m married and have 3 sons. We love to travel the world; we spent our honeymoon in Africa and ventured to Australia as a family for Christmas 2014. Read through my “Why Asheville” blog to learn more about me and why I choose to make Asheville my home.

I focus my work in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding areas including but not limited to Arden, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Candler, Enka, Fairview, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Leicester, Mars Hill, Swannanoa, Woodfin, Weaverville, and others. I love working with investors, builders and developers, first-time homeowners, relocation and second home buyers, and all varieties of sellers.

I love RE/MAX because it is home to hardworking agents. Give us a call today and let’s put our experience and professionalism to work for you. 

Heather Hines


Contact Heather today for a complimentary home analysis.


My personal philosophy in all areas of my life is to work hard and never give up. I had an impressive start to my career in Tampa, Florida in 2008’s, where I helped many homeowners stay out of foreclosure with much success. I am now leveraging my knowledge and years in the industry to list and close homes like no other. Research, communication and education set me above the rest.

My razor sharp focus as a licensed real estate professional helps me to educate my clients and walk them through the entire meticulous process. I strive daily to be the best realtor I can be for my current, future and past clientele.

Rachel Rambo


Contact Rachel today so that she can help you with your real estate ambitions.

I began my career as a paralegal and throughout the process of working in different areas of the law, I discovered that I took a special interest in real estate litigation. After much fascinating work in that arena, I later transitioned into transactional real estate closings. This would prove to be an enlightening step on the road to becoming a Realtor.

Because I dealt with several realtors and clients every day, I was able to see the unique relationship established when engaged in real estate transactions. It requires honesty, hard work, integrity, education, and accountability. These are some key elements of the personal growth I seek in every aspect of my life. As such, I decided that becoming a Realtor was truly where I would thrive and gain the most out of both my career and my personal life.

This business is not just in property, it’s in building relationships with people. This is what drives me. Helping others achieve their real estate goals is the most rewarding part of my job.

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Hilary Drake


Contact Hilary today to put your dream to work.

(828) 713-3882

Originally from Long Island, New York, I traveled through Asheville for the first time in 2003 and knew immediately that I was Home. Following graduation from Grinnell College and a post in Boston, I listened to my gut, took a faithful leap, and flew South, landing in Montford, Asheville’s Historic District. Throughout my years in town, I have worn several professional hats, serving in Development Departments for Arts and Human Service Non-Profit organizations and running my own business as a Yoga Therapist. As a long-time community member and homeowner with experience renovating, building, buying, selling, and leasing, I bring a wealth of connections, relationships, and resources to the Team. I am a hard working Connector who loves to make things happen. Mindfulness, honesty, kindness, integrity, and compassion drive my relationship-centered work in this world. Combining my diverse work and life skill set as a REALTOR, I pride myself on really knowing my clients, understanding their goals, and guiding them through a positive experience from start to finish.

As a volunteer, I serve on the Board of the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater / The New Studio of Dance. When not working with clients or volunteering my time, you will find me having fun on the Pickleball courts, ski slopes, practicing Yoga, dancing on my mini-trampoline, enjoying our rivers and mountains, and nesting at home with my family and pets. Together with my wife of 15 years, I am so grateful to be raising our two young kids in such a beautiful, welcoming, and dynamic community.

Amanda Horner

Amanda Horner

Contact Amanda today!

(828) 593-8268

By applying my degree in business management and marketing and my passion for the world of real estate, I am always ready to help my clients. Coming from a background of real estate investing, I understand the importance of the decision; whether it be buying your dream home, purchasing land for a farm, or committing to the ultimate fixer upper. When I’m not assisting clients, you will find me hiking with my dogs, camping with my husband, or biking through the parkway.

Brandi King

Jennifer Ruane


Contact Jennifer Ruane today.

Stand Out Service & Expertise

I moved to Asheville in 2002 after 10 years of a career as a Speech and
Hearing Therapist and a Special Education Teacher in Charlotte NC and
Western NY. I have always enjoyed working with the public so when an
opportunity in real estate was presented to me- I jumped in with both feet.
I have loved every one of my 17 years in this outstanding profession.

My reputation has been built on satisfied clients who seek honest and
ongoing communication in all matters of real estate. Buying or selling a
home, especially for first timers, can be intimidating. I use my experience
and joy of helping others to help make these transactions run smoothly. Many
clients have expressed that they now feel like family after we close a deal.

I spend my free time hiking these beautiful mountains, cooking, gardening,
supporting farm animal sanctuaries (as I am an avid animal lover), and
relaxing with friends.

Brandi King

Marissa Howard


I moved to Asheville in 2012 to follow a career in Autism. What I thought would be a short-term move turned into a change of career, buying a house, and no plans of ever leaving Asheville.

When I am not working on my marketing to-do list, I am hiking with my dog, taking or teaching a class at a local fitness studio, or trying new restaurants with friends.