Your Local Experts

Alexandra Schrank
Partner & Listing Specialist

Heather Hines
Partner & Listing Specialist

Rachel Rambo
Team Coordinator

Bob Gilkeson
Lead Buyer Specialist

Brandi King

Brandi King
Buyer Specialist

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.

Bob Gilkeson


Contact Bob today so that he can make sure you find the right place to call home.

Buyers, First-Timers, Relocation, Investment Properties

I have been married to my wife Cathy, for 27 years. We have three children; Tori, Jonah, and Will. We love to travel, hike, eat great food! I play golf, basketball, and love watching college sports. I’m privileged to work at the Masters golf tournament every year. My previous career was in social work helping at-risk youth and foster families. The skills I learned there help me to relate to my clients now. Listening, giving feedback, and having genuine empathy for my customers is a top priority. In my spare time I volunteer with youth at my church. They keep me young and I hope that I make some positive impact on their lives as well. At RE/MAX Executive, I have a career with the autonomy to do something rewarding, and the freedom to enjoy family and help others. I would really appreciate the opportunity to help you with any real estate needs you might have. It is my pleasure to help clients find just the right place to call “home.”

Brandi King

Brandi King


Contact Brandi today.

I was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Tampa, FL. I moved to Orlando to pursue an education at the University of Central Florida. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Hospitality Management.

I spent 10 years in the hospitality industry before craving more. I ran a yoga studio & float center with my husband and friends for 2 years in Florida and facilitated multiple yoga teacher training programs.

After my husband and I decided to part ways with the business, we took our savings and moved to our dream city, Asheville. Air BnBs were our transient dwellings until we found a steady income and home.

I became pregnant with our second child while working full-time at the Omni Grove Park Inn. I obtained a doula certification and entered the Real Estate world during my pregnancy in order to help families work towards building their most comfortable life. I got my license 8 days before giving birth!

I have spent my whole life making people smile in small ways in the hospitality industry. I LOVE to see the huge smile someone has when they close on a home that will create a lifetime of happy memories (or income!).

I live in Asheville, NC with my husband and two young boys. I spend my free time practicing/teaching yoga, sharing my knowledge as a doula and enjoying hikes in nature with my family.

My passion is to help others live their best life – let me help you live yours!