A little about me

and why I love real estate

Susan is proud to be a native Tarheel, but as a military brat she also spent many years growing up in Kodiak, Alaska. Her father was a helicopter pilot in the Marines and then the U.S. Coast Guard, which allowed her to experience and appreciate both the South East and the Pacific NorthWest. After spending most of her High School years in Kodiak, her family was stationed back to Elizabeth City, NC. When the time came to choose a college to attend, Susan longed for something that reminded her a bit of the beautiful mossy forests of Alaska and the mountain culture that she had grown to love. Upon arrival in Boone in 2002 she immediately felt like she had come home. Although Susan is not a “true Wataugan,” she now considers the High Country of North Carolina her home. Susan loves to travel and even spent a semester abroad in County Cork, Ireland. Susan graduated from Appalachian State University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in History, Secondary Education. Susan met her husband, David Stelling, while attending ASU. David is originally from Georgia and is a Professional Fly Fishing Guide and Outfitter in North Carolina, Tennessee and Alaska. Susan has dedicated the past 10 years of her life teaching at risk youth in western North Carolina in the award winning Blue Ridge Academy. Located in Avery County, it is a progressive and holistic approach to public education on a secondary level. Susan and David had their first child in 2015. Sophronia Woods Stelling is the light of their lives and both are grateful to have the awesome experience of parenthood. Susan and David feel fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places and supportive communities on earth. The High Country is a wonderful place to not only vacation, but also to raise a family. Susann decided to expand her career portfolio and became a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina this past year. Susan is eager to begin this new journey and excited to bring the joy of living in the High Country to her future clients.