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Heather Skender-Newton, REALTOR, Broker​

Skender-Newton Realty
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REALTOR, Listing Specialist


Jenny is a home grown Listing Specialist, born and raised in Cookeville.  A graduate of Cookeville High School and Tennessee Tech, she couldn't imagine being anywhere else!  Jenny and her husband JP have three amazing children, Nathan, Connor, and Katie.  Jenny brings loads of laughter, an upbeat attitude, and fun to the SNR office.  She looks forward to helping you with your next move.


REALTOR, Listing Specialist


Heather is a life long resident of the Upper Cumberland.  She enjoys the outdoors, farming and spending time with family on the lake.  Heather and her husband Jonathan were both born and raised in Jackson County, and now raise their three children Bryce, Jackson, and Ella on a small farm there.  She is very excited to potentially be your key to getting a property sold!


REALTOR, Listing Specialist

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Katy was raised in South Carolina.  But with her family being from the Manchester area, she was excited to claim Cookeville as her home. She moved here in 2015 to be with her husband, Brandon Farley, who was born and raised in the area. Since then she has graduated from TTU in 2016 in Business Management and grew their family by one with a son, Ripken.  She then ventured into real estate in 2017. Katy is very eager to provide you with the best experience while selling your property!



REALTOR, Listing Partner 

Originally from Independence, Ohio, Nick, his wife, and their fur baby moved here in 2018. Nick and his wife fell in LOVE with Cookeville and the people here from day one!

He served in the US Navy from 2008 to 2012, was an EMT, and has a Degree in Computer Information Systems. He has experienced more than the average person and has been around the world, but has found his home in Tennessee. 

"I love my job here at Skender-Newton Realty, I’m sure I can make you feel as welcome as they have all made me feel, since I started working here! I’m a goofy guy, but the military in me will make sure you are more than well taken care of!"


REALTOR, Listing Partner



REALTOR, Buyer's Specialist


Tyler Wilson was born and raised here in the Upper Cumberland area. He graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Degree in Marketing in 2008. After graduating college, he lived abroad. Once he returned to the area he decide to start his career in real estate.  He achieved his real estate license in 2013, and strives to help people make this beautiful area home.


REALTOR, Buyer's Specialist


Missy Haney moved to the Upper Cumberland area almost 15 years ago. She and her husband Eric have been married for 19 years and have four children. They moved to the Cookeville area from East Tennessee. Missy obtained her real estate license in 2013 and is one of the founding members of Skender-Newton Realty. Missy takes pride in being a Buyer's Agent and specializing in buyers needs. She has a passion for helping people and prides herself in having a servants heart. When she meets her clients she gladly calls them friends after working together. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and attending her boys football and wrestling youth sports activities. She also has four English Bulldogs that she loves! Call her today or stop by in the office to chat with her, she would love the opportunity to be your buyers agent!


REALTOR, Buyer's Specialist


Brandi moved to Cookeville from the gulf coast area in the fall of 2005. She has been married to her husband Chris for 24 years and they have three children together, Cameron, Demi & Luke. She and her husband have built and sold several homes together since living in Tennessee. Brandi is a Buyer's Agent and specializes in finding the perfect property to suit your needs. When not showing property she loves to travel and spend time on the lake with friends and family. Give her a call today and she will help you find the perfect home you're looking for!




REALTOR, Buyer's Specialist


Born and raised in the Upper Cumberland, Ryan has always been proud to call this area home. He and his wife Devin, along with his twin sons Ashton and Ethan who are in elementary school, are very involved in both their church and community. Ryan has a passion for people, and serving others. He prides himself in excellent service, and quick follow up. He is ready to help you find your home, land or commercial property. Come on by or call him today!


REALTOR/Buyer's Specialist


Tammy is a real estate professional specializing as a Buyer's Agent at one of the top firms in the Upper Cumberland. She was born and raised in the Cookeville/Baxter area and lived here all her life except for a few years spent in the Nashville area. She obtained her real estate license in 2012 and throughly loves her job.  She has three children and is a BeBe to some very special littles. She is also a dog mom to two cute pups.

In her practice of real estate, she is well known for great customer service, communication, attention to detail and ensuring a positive experience for all parties. She thoroughly loves her work, and enjoys the fantastic people she gets meet everyday – many of whom become her neighbors and friends. ‘I have the best job in the world. It’s like I’m hitting the lotto every day; you just never know what will happen when you go to work in the morning, and to me that’s very exciting.’

She loves Tennessee… She loves the people, seasons, culture and all the outdoor activities available to us.

In her free time, she loves to read, hit the gym, catch a game, pet some dogs, watch a movie, go to the lake, meet up with some friends and talk about life and browse the local stores to find some neat treasures.




REALTOR, Operations Manager

Having been raised in the Upper Cumberland and the historic town of Granville, Michelle was privileged to enjoy the beauty this area has to offer. After graduating Tennessee Tech University in 2004 with a degree in Marketing, she began her sales career. In 2008, she received her real estate license and began selling real estate full time.  She joined Heather prior to the opening of Skender-Newton Realty and now helps manage the day to day operations of the business.  




Anne was born and raised in Cookeville.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart Andy Garrett for 16 years and they have a rambunctious little boy  named Max. They first met Heather when she and Andy purchased their first home in June of 2008 and Anne was so impressed that she jumped at the chance to be part of Heather's team in 2012!   Helping Heather's clients during one of the most stressful events of life is something that she enjoys. Being a part of Heather's team while her business grew to the point of starting Skender-Newton Realty is something that gives her great satisfaction. The friendly and family oriented atmosphere makes coming to work every day fun!!




Buyer's Closing Coordinator

John Ross Watkins was born and raised in the Upper Cumberland. He is from the city of Livingston, where he graduated from Livingston Academy in 2006. John Ross has always had a passion for real estate. He loves to help clients to make their experience of buying and selling your home a simple and easy process. 


REALTOR, Listing Closing Coordinator

Candy was born at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia but raised in the small town of Livingston.  She currently resides with her family in Cookeville and plans to remain in the Upper Cumberland for years to come.  "With all of the beautiful places like Cummins Falls and the family events that Cookeville offers, why would I want to leave?" Candy's determination, dedication and love of helping others can clearly be seen in her professionalism and work ethic. When she's not working or cheering for her son at wrestling matches, Candy and her family can be found spending their down time watching the wildlife from their porch or entertaining family and friends with backyard BBQ's. 


Listing/Marketing Coordinator

Lyndie was born and raised in the Upper Cumberland.  She was born in Livingston and at the age of five moved to Cookeville.  Lyndie has been working in real estate for ten years and loves the real estate profession. 

CHEYENNE WILLIAMS                                       

Director of First Impressions

Cheyenne has always called the Upper Cumberland her home and enjoys everything this area has to offer.  She currently calls Livingston her home where she enjoys spending time with her love Ethan and their dog Jersey.






REALTOR, Inside Sales 

Justin was born and raised right here in Cookeville. He's always had a competitive drive to be the best that he could be and he felt Skender-Newton Realty was just the place for him to achieve his dreams and help people while he was doing it. Cookeville is his home and he can't wait to help you make it your home too.

Ryan Burroughs

Inside Sales

Ryan was born and raised here in Cookeville. He enjoys golf, baseball and spending time with family. Ryan and his wife Nadia were both born and raised in Cookeville, and now raise their four children Aydison, River, Elsie, and Poppy. He is very excited to be assisting our future clients!

Cameron Maniscalco

Buyer's Specialist Assistant - Team Maniscalco

Cameron has grown up in the Cookeville area. She is a graduate of Cookeville High School and now attends Tennessee Tech University majoring in education. She is a member of Kappa Delta and is very involved in community service with her sorority. In her down time she enjoys traveling, days at the lake and spending time with her kitty Ivy Rae.

Kayln Conner

Buyer's Specialists Assistant - Team Risher


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