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REALTOR, Listing Specialist 


Ken is a home town boy who grew up in Cookeville.  He attended Welch College in Nashville TN where he met his wife of 43 years, Anita Ellis Haney.  He and his wife Anita have 3 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.  His extensive background of over 40 years of serving people and his adventurous nature has served him well.  Ken is excited to have the opportunity to be a team player with Skender-Newton Realty.   Let Ken help you find your dream home!  

JENNY HOLMES                                                                  REALTOR, Listing Specialist


Jenny is another 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 3 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.  

HEATHER CONNER                                                              REALTOR, Listing Specialist


Heather is a life long resident of the Upper Cumberlands.  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 be working with the Skender-Newton Team!






REALTOR, Buyer 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 Specialist


Missy Haney moved to the Upper Cumberland area almost 13 years ago. She and her husband Eric have been married for 16 years and have 4 children, Savannah, Ellis, Carson and John Hughes.They moved to the Cookeville area from East Tennessee. Missy takes pride working at Skender Newton Realty and specializing in Buyers needs! She has a passion for helping people buy their dream home!! Her free time hobbies include spending time with her family and attending her boys youth sports activities.Call her today or stop in the office to chat with her, she would love to be your Buyers Agent!!  

REALTOR, Buyer Specialist


Jessica  has spent her whole life in the Upper Cumberland area being born and raised in Livingston.  She graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2008 with a degree in Finance.  Her background in the insurance industry coupled with a passion for client satisfaction was the motivation for her to obtain her real estate license.  She is excited to be a part of Heather's team and hopes to make the home buying process a wonderful experience for buyers.  She is married to Daniel,  a pharmacist at an independent pharmacy in Cookeville.  Her family includes three children;  Lillian, Samuel, Caroline, and a goldendoodle named Clive.    Her free time hobbies include; gardening, exploring a nearby hiking trail with her family, and having her nose in a good book.

REALTOR, Buyer Specialist


Brandi moved to Cookeville from the gulf coast area in fall of 2005. She has been married to her husband Chris for 22 years and they have 3 children together, Cameron, Demi & Luke. She and her husband have built and sold several homes together since living in Tennessee. Brandi is a buyers agent and specializes in finding the perfect home 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 Specialist


Raised in the Upper Cumberland, Stephanie loves this beautiful place she calls home. She, along with her husband and son, love to enjoy all that this area has to offer. Stephanie is a 2017 graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in business management. Outside of her family, Stephanie's passion is geared towards helping others. She is happy to assist you and your family in finding your dream home, land or commercial property. Come on by or call her today so she can help you live your dreams!


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 6 yr old 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!!


Listing Concierge

Savannah Willis adopted Cookeville as her hometown when she was seven years old. She married Isaiah Willis and they have a bundle of joy named Abel.  Abel is going to be one year old this year! They are excited to be laying down roots for their family here in Cookeville. Savannah loves the real estate profession and hopes to follow in her mother, Missy Haney’s footsteps.  She is so excited to be a part of this team and looking forward to a bright future in the real estate world.

Closing Coordinator

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

REALTOR, Closing Coordinator


Candy was born at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia but raised in the small town of Livingston, TN.  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. 


Director of First Impressions

Lyndie was born and raised in the Upper Cumberland.  She was born in Livingston and at the age of 5 moved to Cookeville.  Lyndie has been working in real estate for 10 years and loves the real estate profession. 









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Heather Skender-Newton, REALTOR, Broker

Skender-Newton Realty
License #263185

Heather Skender-Newton, REALTOR, Broker, GRI, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, PSA
Skender-Newton Realty

Firm #263185/Lic #272220

*Purchase price up to 90% of appraised value up to $175,000. Subject to acceptable property condition & location. Seller(s) agree(s) to list the property for a minimum of 180 days with Heather Skender-Newton at the guaranteed sale price.  See agent for details.