A little about me

After growing up in Andrews NC, the mountains have always held a special place in Katy’s heart.  Her love of the outdoors led Katy to become a whitewater rafting guide on both the Nantahala and Pigeon rivers.  She loved the adventure and meeting new people from all over the country who came to the mountains to enjoy the cooler temperatures and natural beauty of the area.

After 10 years as a guide and with an innate desire to help people, Katy turned her attention to the field of physical therapy.  She obtained her license as a Physical Therapy Assistant and worked at facilities in northeast Georgia as well as at the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

In 2008, Katy met her husband, Bryan Dearth while watching a UNC vs. Duke basketball game.   Although her first love had always been Duke basketball, Bryan quickly took over that position and they married in 2011.  Bryan is the son of Allan Dearth; together with his father and his brother, Bryan owns and operates Allan Dearth and Sons Generator Sales & Service.  Katy and Bryan live in Highlands and have two children, JJ and Corena.

Real estate was always a hobby for Katy.  In 2019, she decided to make the leap into real estate as a career.  Katy began as an assistant with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty, but quickly realized she loved it and decided to obtain her real estate license.  Katy has always enjoyed helping people and solving mysteries.  To Katy, real estate is the ultimate puzzle; finding the perfect home for a client is one of the greatest challenges with the reward of knowing she helped someone else find their own slice of heaven in these mountains. 

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