The team

The team at Pineland Property Group is ready to push the envelope for you when it comes to buying or selling your home. With a mission to provide the best-in-class real estate experience to each client, our agents follow a fresh and honest approach to the process.

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in a lifetime. Our team is dedicated to making this process as seamless as possible. We bring knowledge, integrity, ethics, and pride in what we do.

Ashley Donovan

Ashley has spent her career in the business of people. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University where she met her husband, Mark, Ashley worked for six years in sales and human resources at Automatic Data Processing. In 2014 she took a break to start her family, then returned to the workforce in 2017 as a real estate transaction coordinator. She quickly learned the ins and outs of the industry and fell in love. Ashley has launched, owned, and operated real estate, property management and mortgage companies over the last several years and in 2021 became a mortgage loan consultant working with Main Street Home Loans in Pinehurst. She truly understands what it takes to power the back office in business, provide structure and a productive work environment for its employees, as well as ensure a positive client experience.

Having called The Pines home since 2010, Ashley knows the area, the people, and the trends of the local market. With her tenure in real estate and the encouragement from her husband and friends, Ashley decided it was time to launch her own firm, Pineland Property Group.

Ashley and Mark have three gorgeous children, Harper Grace, eight, Ellington and Henry, three.

Kristina graduated from the California state Polytechnic University with a degree in Psychology. She worked as a Behavioral therapist for children with autism and other neurological disorders for eight years in California and Colorado. Kristina started her real estate career after she had her son, Samuel to allow her flexibility as a new mother. Kristina loves working with first-time home buyers and military families. She understands the military lifestyle because she has lived it herself for the past 17 years. She has extensive experience with VA loans, military buying and selling from a distance and investment properties. She is a vivacious, “people first” type agent. Kristina will always go the extra mile for her clients. Hearing from them that the transaction went smoothly is her greatest compliment, almost as good as receiving a referral from prior clients!

Kristina has been married to Rusty for 14 years. He is currently a Special Forces Soldier. They have two children, Samuel, eight and Julia, three. They are their greatest accomplishments! In the couple’s free time they enjoy staying at the beach, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and CrossFit. They also love finding homes to invest in!

Kristina is an owner and Broker-in-Charge at Pineland Property Group. Being a military spouse, you are thrown together with a whole conglomerate of people, some you click with and some you REALLY click with. Kristina was lucky enough to meet Ashley through mutual friends and their military husbands who worked together. They just naturally clicked. Ashley approached Kristina and proposed an idea that was crazy. “Let’s open a real estate firm, I’ll handle operations and you will be the Broker in charge.” Kristina was happy in her career with a firm she loved and didn’t intend to leave. But knowing Ashley for all these years, she knew, whatever Ashley touches turns to gold. Kristina has the upmost respect for her and with their work ethic along with Jessica’s tenure and experience, they cannot lose. They are bringing Moore County a Veteran, Native American and Woman owned business. Together they are a hard-working trifecta, and they love what they do! Come and see for yourself what sets them apart!

Kristina Webster

Jessica Marsh

Jessica knew from an early age that she wanted to be a real estate broker. After graduating from UNCW, she immediately started working on obtaining her real estate license. She ended up falling in love with Wilmington, and it became her home away from home for almost a decade. In the earlier years of Jessica’s career, her focus was on new construction. She worked directly for the builder/developer on representing new home communities. Later, she moved to Raleigh where she worked for a very well-known firm focusing predominantly on the listing side of the business. Pretty soon though, she started to miss home. Life has a funny way of bringing you back to your roots… And that’s just what happened when she returned home to Moore County in 2015. Jessica has had the pleasure of watching this wonderful place grow and change, it’s come a long way from when she was a kid! There is no other place she would want to raise her son.

After almost 17 years in real estate, the opportunity to partner with two amazing business-oriented women presented itself and they decided to create Pineland Property Group. Experience takes time to acquire. The team at PPG has the tenure to excel in any market and advise their clients through a smooth transaction. Jessica’s experience combined with her long running knowledge of the area makes her the ideal broker for identifying and navigating her client’s needs, whether that’s finding their dream home, second home, or next investment property. Jessica looks forward to continuing to serve her clients and for Pineland Property Group to be a leader and giving back to the community and contributing to this beautiful place we get to call home.

Lindsey Sievers

Originally from the Midwest, Lindsey and her family moved to North Carolina in 2018 after spending three years in Germany and 3 in Colorado before that. Lindsey’s love for the mountains and the beach has made North Carolina the perfect home for her, her husband and their two young boys.

Before getting into real estate, Lindsey spent five years raising her children at home. Previously, she worked for 10 years in the HR and recruiting industry, where she was responsible for finding the perfect employees for dozens of employers. Now, Lindsey dedicates herself to finding the perfect home for families of all sizes and is grateful for the opportunity to serve her North Carolina neighbors.

Whether looking to buy, sell or rent, clients can rely on Lindsey to find the right home for their needs. Being a military spouse herself, Lindsey understands the challenges that go along with moving every few years, and she would love the chance to make that process as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Lindsey chose to work at Pineland Property Group because she believes in who and what they are. She truly believes that if you chose a company/job that you LOVE, you'll never work a day in your life. PPG and her colleagues fit that motto perfectly!

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Jodi Franklin has a background in property management, real estate investing and is a licensed realtor here in North Carolina, as well as Tennessee.  As a military spouse who has moved several times, she is an expert at guiding clients with their buying, selling or renting needs. She believes that real estate is an opportunity to help build wealth and stability. She has an eye for investment opportunities and loves brainstorming ideas and putting together financial scenarios for her clients.

Originally from Massachusetts, Jodi and her husband, Ben, have lived all over the world as a military family. She is a mom to Taylor, Madison and Jackson and her two fur babies, Pepper and Rascal. When she isn't working for her clients, she is usually chasing her youngest, enjoying the great outdoors or DIY-ING her home!

Michelle's reason for choosing PPG was simple: community. PPG works as a team to put the client's needs first, ensuring that buying and selling does not have to be stressful or confusing. PPG is a collection of supportive, smart, and compassionate brokers. We genuinely love each other and work together to give our clients the best experience. Additionally, one of PPG's founding tenants is a commitment of charitable service to our local community. For these reasons, Pineland is the only home for Michelle. 

Jodi Franklin

Mandi Akrami is a realtor who entered the real estate industry by learning the ropes initially as a transaction coordinator. As a military spouse and mother of four, she brings a unique perspective and deep appreciation for the community she serves, and is determined to make a positive impact in the real estate business. 

She loves PPG because of the empowering environment it fosters, with a team of strong women as her coworkers. Mandi loves the supportive and collaborative atmosphere, and core values that PPG embodies, and she believes it enables her to thrive professionally. 

She is committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring smooth transactions for every client, especially those within the military community who may face  unique challenges and requirements.

Mandi Akrami

Tricia, a transplant from NJ, has called North Carolina home since 2013. She and her husband, Randy, first resided in Laurinburg before moving to Pinehurst when they began their family. Tricia has enjoyed a fulfilling career in childcare her entire adult life. If wasn't until she began a second job as a loan signing agent, handling closings as a notary, that she realized her passion for real estate. Tricia had just one meeting with the Pineland crew and knew this was her path.

After some consideration, Tricia left her career in childcare and embarked on a new journey as a transaction coordinator with PPG! When outside of the office, Tricia and her husband, Randy, are busy with three boys and three dogs. You'll find them either on a baseball field or at many of Moore counties local watering holes! Red's Corner is a family fav!

When asked why Tricia chose PPG she said, "I am so honored to be alongside the most empowering team! Each day with this group is filled with laughter and I look forward to growing with PPG!"

Tricia Hernandez

Meet Jenn Virdier, a seasoned professional in the real estate industry since 2005. With a loving husband of 13 years and three wonderful children. Jenn finds joy in the diversity of her journey, having called Illinois, California, New Mexico, Georgia, and now North Carolina home. Beyond the realm of real estate, her passions include archery, puzzles, and immersing herself in a good book. Jenn cherishes moments with friends, making her life a rich tapestry of experiences.

“Choosing Pineland Property Group is about embracing the opportunity to write a new chapter in the story of my career. In this chapter, growth, innovation, and alignment with my values are the guiding principles.”

Jenn Virdier

Taryn is an enthusiastic explorer with an eye for detail. With a deep appreciation for the art of yoga, she finds balance and inspiration in her daily practice. Taryn's love for nature and exploration fuels her quest for picturesque hiking trails and unique coffee shops.

As a talented artist, she channels her creativity into painting and crafting, while also having a knack for organization and creative use of space. She enjoys turning any room into a work of art.
With a heart of hospitality, she strives to create memorable experiences that bring friends and family together. Wherever Taryn goes, she leaves a trail of sparkle and joy, brightening the lives of those around her.

“I felt at home from the moment I first walked through the doors of that cute office in downtown Southern Pines. I have been surrounded by people with ambition, creativity, and a love for real estate. I love our team!”

Taryn Clark

As a seasoned Moore County resident of a decade, I bring a deep-rooted familiarity with the area coupled with a fresh perspective to the realm of real estate. While my journey into real estate may be relatively recent, my connection to Moore County runs deep. From uncovering exclusive off-market lots for builders to create their magic, to facilitating seamless relocations for clients from Maryland to the West Coast, I pride myself on being a trusted guide in navigating Moore County's real estate landscape.
Beyond the world of property, I am a fluent Spanish speaker who thrives on exploration. Whether it's discovering hidden culinary gems at local hole-in-the-wall eateries or savoring the finest wines, I embrace life's adventures with gusto. With my blend of local expertise and global curiosity, I am dedicated to helping clients find not just a house, but a place they can truly call home in Moore County.
“I joined Pineland Property Group because from the moment I walked in, I felt embraced and valued, as if I had found my second family within the real estate realm. Their warm welcome and inclusive atmosphere made the decision easy, paving the way for me to thrive and grow within the industry.”

Blendi Rife

Michelle DiPietro is PPG's triple threat, a real estate investor with a background in property management, she is a licensed real estate agent, and an interior designer with her firm, Meyer Greer Interiors. As PPG's "Real Estate Stager", Michelle, a full-service interior designer, specializes in home staging, virtual staging, short-term rental design and installation, commercial spaces and more! She is able to partner with realtors to turn their listings into visual masterpieces!

Originally from Washington D.C., Michelle and her husband Mike have lived in North Carolina on and off since 2012. She is a proud military spouse and mom to two daughters, Fiona and Sloane, and two labradoodles, Sacky and Holly. When not brokering and designing, you can find Michelle traveling or reading (mostly thrillers and historical fiction with a dash of smut).

Michelle's reason for choosing PPG was simple: community. PPG works as a team to put the client's needs first, ensuring that buying and selling does not have to be stressful or confusing. PPG is a collection of supportive, smart, and compassionate brokers. We genuinely love each other and work together to give our clients the best experience. Additionally, one of PPG's founding tenants is a commitment of charitable service to our local community. For these reasons, Pineland is the only home for Michelle. 

Michelle DiPietro

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