The Rising Tide Team

Servicing Wilmington and surrounding areas since 1998

What separates our team from all the rest is our skill sets and experiences of the real estate process. From home building, to general contracting and home staging, our current and previous business involvements have prepared us to create the best real estate endeavor for you. Thank you for stopping by our website and contact us today to receive more information and to see why it’s so easy to love Wilmington and its neighboring areas!

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, or Carolina Beach?  Curious about the buying or selling process?  The Rising Tide Team is committed to helping you find the right home.


Sherri Ingle

Sherri grew up in Asheville, North Carolina surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. In 1989 she headed to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington earning a BA in Communications in 1993, She never looked back falling in love with Wilmington and the southeast coastal lifestyle.

In September 1993, Sherri married Gene Ingle, moving west to the foothills of the mountains to Hickory, NC. However, the coast and all it offered drew the two of them back to the beach in 2002.

In July of 2008 Sherri began her real estate career.  As the Great Recession began, she learned how to navigate the ever-changing waters of the local market building a thriving business during the worst real estate market in 30 years. At heart she is a teacher, endeavoring to provide the most information so her clients can make the best decision possible for their real estate needs. The market is always changing, and Sherri looks for patterns of change and sharing with clients the pulse of the market.

As a leader within The Rising Tide Team, Sherri assists in team training, education and has created a support system for agents to flourish and grow to become better agents. Her teacher’s heart is valuable to each member of the team.

Gene and Sherri have two adult sons.  Aside from work, which Sherri loves, she also enjoys boating, swimming, paddle boarding, walking the loop, reading, leading Bible Studies, and participating in what, her family affectionately terms “forced family fun”!

With Sherri as your agent and trusted advisor, you will experience the exceptional from an agent with extensive local knowledge, effective communication, and negotiation skills as well as an agent with your best interest at heart. Contact Sherri today.



Matt Steiner

Helping people find joy as well as celebrating the successes of others are the major reasons why I got into real estate. When purchasing real estate, whether the transaction is for your first home or you’re a seasoned home buyer/investor, you can trust that I am here to help create a joy-filled, successful experience. Buying or selling a home should be an exciting time in your life, and I am honored to be a part of these occasions.

After moving to Wilmington from Columbus, Ohio to attend UNCW, I knew the city had captured my heart. Not only did I meet my wife here, but also found a city that had everything I wanted for my future home. After graduating with concentrations in entrepreneurship and operations management I took a job with PPD as a financial analyst. This experience equipped me with the skills and experience to venture into business ownership and start up a frozen yogurt shop. After successfully owning and operating Kicking Kiwi Frozen Yogurt Bar in Goldsboro, NC, my wife, and I decided to sell the business. Immediately following the sale of our business, we moved back to Wilmington. We now call Wilmington home and are proud to be a part of Intracoastal Realty and The Rising Tide Team.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Clare, son Asher and daughters Colbie and Gabby. You will be able to find me at the beach, playing outdoor basketball, and running the loop (probably with our boxer, Ralph). When I’m not enjoying Wilmington’s outdoors, I am most likely rooting on my favorite sports teams. You will also find our family at Port City Community Church, where we are active members.

I look forward to working with you.



Gene Ingle

I was born and raised in Hickory, NC.  I began spending my summers at Oak Island, NC at the age of seven - that is when I fell in love with the beach.  I attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington and graduated in 1993 with a major in Communications. 

After graduation I moved back to Hickory with my fiancée, and we found ourselves in the car every weekend headed for the coast!  The chance to move back to Wilmington presented itself in 2002.

Since my move back to the coast, I have been the Sales Manager for a local marine dealership. I have managed to find plenty of time to fish and visit the beach with my family. 

As much as I enjoy being around boats, I could not resist the opportunity to join Intracoastal Realty.  My wife and two boys love the area as much as I do, and I look forward to being here for the rest of my days.



Steven Smiley

Steven is a proud Wilmington native who enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife, Chelsea and their son, Zander. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from UNC-Wilmington. Before beginning his career in real estate, Steven spent several years in small business lending at Live Oak Bank.

Whether buying or selling, call Steven for all your real estate needs. You will surely enjoy the fun and passion Steven shares with his clients.








Casey McKinney

While vacationing in Wilmington as a child, Casey fell in love with the area and all that it had to offer. Moving here from Raleigh, North Carolina in 2002, Casey has made Wilmington his home and could not imagine being anywhere else. When not working and spending time with his wife, friends, family, and his two dogs, he is usually outdoors doing a little biking, surfing, or playing golf.

Casey is proud to be a part of Intracoastal Realty's team of real estate professionals. He feels that his personality and background in customer service has given him the experience to be a great REALTOR. There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, loyalty, in-depth knowledge of the market and community, effective negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network, all of which are trademarks of how Casey works.  He has also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting his clients first. This means keeping himself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to his clients' needs. For an honest and hardworking agent with years of local knowledge, contact him today to help assist you with all your Real Estate needs.



Daphne Rivenbark

A native of Fayetteville, NC, Daphne attended Methodist College where she studied business and accounting. She relocated to Wilmington, NC in 2000 with her husband to raise their two children.  After working in the field of Massage Therapy for ten years, she opted for a career change in 2005 and obtained her real estate license as well as her Brokers license.

Daphne joined Intracoastal Realty in 2006 and works closely with both buyers and sellers. She brings an extra level of professionalism to The Rising Tide Team, ensuring that every real estate transaction is a positive experience. In her free time, Daphne works closely with several animal rescue groups, enjoys going to the beach, boating, and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Contact Daphne for all your real estate needs.






Angie Pool

"I really strive to make a difference" ~ Angie Pool

I enjoy must to be good at selling real estate. Real Estate is a “people and places” business, and I believe I have the skills and experience for matching these variables. I put my energy and business savvy into making my clients' transactions not only successful, but pleasant. I listen and I strive to deliver.

A real estate transaction isn't always a short or simple process. Because it can take time-- and really test your patience-- I want my clients comfortable and confident with me. It's a partnership until the job is completed. They get all of me as long as it takes. I've been with Intracoastal Realty since 2001, and I chose this firm's umbrella to stand under because it has represented integrity in southeastern North Carolina real estate for over 30 years. The Intracoastal Realty name speaks for itself. And Wilmington and the beach are such pleasant atmospheres to live and work.

My husband, Murray and I have been married since 1989. We have three grown children and six grandchildren. Outside of our family, I love sports, reading, traveling and our three goldendoodles......who “rule the roost” when we are home!



Catherine Casteen

Catherine Casteen is a third generation native of Wilmington providing a local’s unique knowledge of the area for her clients. A graduate of John T. Hoggard High School in 1995 and later from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2000, Catherine pursued a career as a preschool teacher for several years before pursuing her real estate career and joining The Rising Tide Team.

Catherine and her husband, Lee, have three children: Trey, Noah and Natalie. They spend their free time on the water and enjoying all Wilmington has to offer.

Catherine’s passion is helping others. She has strong communication skills and understands the importance of communication in the real estate transaction. Couple this with her knowledge of the local area and her love for the benefits of living in the Wilmington area, Catherine brings a unique experience to both buyers and sellers.



Abby Vallecillo

A native of North Carolina, Abby grew up on Lake Gaston, an hour and a half north of Raleigh. Living in such a rural area for most of her life, she was excited to attend Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, where she enjoyed experiencing city life. Upon graduating in 2011, she moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW, where she got her teaching license and her Master’s in Spanish.

After finishing her studies, Abby taught at the International School at Gregory in downtown Wilmington for one year. She then spent the next four years driving across the bridge to teach Spanish in Brunswick County. While teaching was fulfilling in many ways, Abby knew that she was meant to do something else. She started learning more about the real estate industry and quickly decided she wanted to become a Realtor. She’d always been interested in learning from other Realtors. Living in the Historic District in Wilmington, known for its beautiful homes filled with character, solidified her love for all things real estate.

Abby enjoys spending time with her husband, Will, and their two dogs, Piper (golden retriever) and Grady (chocolate lab), in her free time. They can often be found going for long walks in their neighborhood or visiting Carolina Beach State Park to hike and let their dogs swim. On the weekends, they love trying out Wilmington’s many exceptional restaurants. They also enjoy hanging out with friends and visiting their family in Beaufort, NC.

Abby has always enjoyed getting to know and helping others. Her Spanish background and extensive travels through Central and South America have allowed her to meet people from all over. In addition, she has enjoyed participating in numerous overseas mission trips. And although she loves traveling whenever she gets the opportunity, she knows that there is no place in the world like Wilmington. Her passion for and knowledge of the port city is evident to everyone who works with her. Abby would be honored to help you sell your home or find your dream home.



Johnny Arntsen

Born into a “real estate family,” Johnny is a Wilmington native who attended Hoggard High School and in 2009 graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance, as well as Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

Johnny has an unrelenting love for real estate expressed by his passion for helping others discover and fulfill their real estate goals. He is a member of The Rising Tide Team, a group of top producing agents with unique skillsets varying from home building to HOA management and home staging. Whether first-time home buying or selling a longtime family home, Johnny's mission is to steward every client with absolute diligence and care.

Johnny’s love for life extends beyond real estate. His foremost joys are God and his family. Johnny and his wife Mary have a heart for adoption and foster care and love to travel doing missions work globally as well as locally.

Contact Johnny for all your real estate needs.



Lauren Frick

Lauren moved to Wilmington, NC in 2009 from Richmond, VA. She immediately fell in love with the Wilmington area and the exceptional quality of life that comes with coastal living.

With over 10 years of marketing and advertising experience, she decided to use her skills to pursue her love for real estate assisting her clients in the sale and purchase of properties.

Lauren has a passion for understanding her client’s needs to help them find their perfect property. She knows communication is key to any great relationship and promises to keep her clients well informed as well as listening to their needs and wants during the process.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys paddle boarding, boating, interior decorating and spending time with her husband, son and golden doodle. She hopes to help you with your real estate needs in one of the most beautiful locations on the east coast! She sees Wilmington as a “forever place.”



Bob Fannon


I am dedicated to my career and clients as a full-time Realtor. I am committed to serving my clients with honesty, professionalism and knowledge of the greater Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, and New Hanover County markets. I pride myself for going the "extra mile" for all my clients. I make it my goal to find the perfect residential or investment property for all my clients.


Bob has been in the Wilmington area since 1980 where he met his wife Mary Beth of 30 years and raised their two children. His earlier career was in logistics/warehouse operations in the textile and airfreight industries.  Bob comes from a real estate family where his father, John "Son" Fannon was a well-respected Auctioneer and Broker in East Tennessee. Bob's brother, Joe Fannon is a Real Estate Appraiser/Broker in the Smoky Mountain area of Tennessee and his sister Lois Fannon Jost is a top selling agent in the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach Florida area. You could say that real estate is in his blood!

When Bob is not selling, he can be found on the Golf course or walking the loop at Wrightsville beach. He’s always ready to swing a club for a good cause.



Melissa Rahe

A North Carolina native, Melissa grew up in Fuquay-Varina and planted roots in Wilmington upon graduating from UNC-W where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing.

Melissa’s professional career includes working in the mortgage banking industry, in telecommunication sales and in the non-profit sector, employed by the American Red Cross as Assistant Director of Blood Services. After marrying her husband, Dan, and the birth of her 2 sons, Melissa took on the title of domestic engineer. She stayed active with the PTA, volunteered as room mom, and helped with the Child Advocacy and Parenting Place Gala for many years. Being a present figure in her children’s lives was her priority.

Prior to joining Intracoastal Realty in late 2018, Melissa had ample experience applying real estate practices to her personal life. She and her husband sold two personal residencies and designed and self-contracted two homes. Overseeing the construction of their homes from the ground up garnered her interest in pursuing a career in Real Estate.

Melissa is an avid lover of tennis, and you can find her playing in a friendly round robin or competing in a USTA match whenever she has the chance. If she isn’t hitting the courts, she’s on the water with her family spending a lazy afternoon at Mason’s Inlet, fishing in Page’s Creek or watching her sons surf at Masonboro Island.

Melissa’s attention to detail and her background in marketing, sales and new home design and construction as well as her extensive knowledge of the Wilmington area make her an asset to her clients.



Jim Busby

Jim’s connection with the area began in the early ‘70s when he first visited Wrightsville Beach with family friends.  It continued in 1983 with his first purchase of beach property and construction of a vacation home, and culminated in 1997 when he and his family – wife Kathy, son Brad, and daughter Kristen -- officially “transplanted” from Charlotte to Wrightsville Beach on a full-time basis.

Real Estate Development and Sales – After moving to the coast Jim became a licensed contractor and real estate broker and has been involved in real estate development, construction and sales in the area.  He has built a number of high-end homes at area beaches and Landfall.  Jim was the managing partner and majority owner of the SeaWatch development at Kure Beach.

As an “absentee” owner of vacation and investment property for more than 35 years, and more recently as a full-time resident in the area, Jim understands both the joys and challenges that out-of-towners face when identifying and purchasing coastal property on a “long-distance” basis.  His knowledge of the various market segments, special requirements of coastal construction, and rental potential of properties, enables him to play an invaluable role in evaluating different options.

More About Jim - A native of Salisbury, Jim graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1976 with a BS in Business Administration.  In 1977, he co-founded Datasouth Computer Corporation where he served as a director and executive officer for 21 years.  He is actively involved in the Wilmington community and serves on the Boards of Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, and in the past on the boards of Cape Fear Builders Guild, Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank, Junior Achievement of Cape Fear, and the Greater Wilmington Chamber Foundation.  In addition, he has served on the PTA boards at Wrightsville Beach School and Noble Middle School, as well as the president of the Hoggard High Athletic Booster Club.  Jim is also an active member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church where he has served on a number of committees.

Professional Affiliations

  • Cape Fear Regional Association of Realtors
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
Contact Jim today for professional assistance in evaluating your buying options.



Lin Spears

Lin is a North Carolina native and graduate of the Poole School of Business at North Carolina State University. After graduation, he enjoyed a lengthy career in banking specializing in all aspects of real estate lending and most prevalently, residential mortgage lending. During his career, he held an active North Carolina real estate license acting in leasing and management of residential and commercial income property as well as boat slips and slip sales.

Having lived and worked in Southeastern North Carolina for over 30 years with his wife raising three daughters in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, Lin knows the value of the community and the amenities citizens of the area enjoy.

Understanding the value of community service, Lin is involved with numerous professional, educational, and civic organizations. He is currently a sitting Board Member appointed to the City of Wilmington Housing Loan Review Board which ensures lower income citizens have access to homeownership and home retention funding.

On the private side, Lin and his family are active parishioners at St. James Episcopal Church serving at teachers, vestrymen and preservationist of Mount Lebanon Chapel in Airlie Gardens. When not working, you will find Lin and his family enjoying outdoor activities especially water related and boating activities.

Lin’s knowledge of the area, knowledge of lending practices, his communication and negotiating skills allow him to better service his clients to effectively experience the exceptional when buying or selling properties in the area.



Adair Flynn

Adair Flynn is a native of Rock Hill, SC, and has lived in Wilmington since 1995 when she and her husband Jeff moved here from Columbia, SC.  She attended Columbia College where she studied marketing.

Before having three children, Adair worked in radio advertising where her passion for working with people was born.  She has spent the last 10 years as a teacher at Jenkins Pre-school academy.

In her free time, Adair loves boating, gardening, and exploring Wilmington's outstanding restaurant scene.

Adair decided to launch a career in real estate after realizing how much she missed working with people and the impact she could have in helping people with the important life stage of buying or selling a home.


Lyn Manning

Before moving to this beautiful coastal town of Wilmington, 15 years ago, I spent my life in Annapolis, Md…. another coastal city. Shortly after moving to Wilmington, I chose to affiliate with Intracoastal Realty Company, simply because they are the best in every category!!!

As the leading real estate firm in the Wilmington area, Intracoastal Realty provides a level of support and market expertise that is unprecedented.  My clients are benefiting from expanded resources, and my connection to a large network of top-producing REALTORS® and listings. Additionally, many years of sales and marketing in corporate life have added to my success in real estate.

Every listing will receive a free staging consultation.  I also offer a full warehouse of furniture, if needed, just to get that "model home" look for your home! I want your home to look FABULOUS in photos, in person, and on the Internet! It’s my personal marketing tool that no other real estate agent offers.  And I've been staging homes for 23 years with a proven track record for getting homes SOLD!

Which is why I am known as “the agent that stages!!!!”



Noelle Feshuk

Noelle was born and raised in Philadelphia and lived "down the shore" in South Jersey before moving to Wilmington in 2015. She is a graduate of Duke University. Although her loyalties lie with the Blue Devils, she is equally excited to cheer on the other ACC teams as a Tarheel and Wolfpack Mom!

After graduating from Duke University, Noelle became the Museum Program Assistant at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington DC. Later she worked as a media buyer at an ad agency in Philadelphia which she attributes to honing her negotiating skills.

Noelle spent over twenty years managing three dental practices with her late husband, John, until a debilitating stroke changed the trajectory of their lives. Relocating to Wilmington to start a new chapter was the best decision for her family. The beautiful beaches, vibrant downtown, beautiful parks and unlimited choices for dining and shopping made the move all the more welcoming.

Noelle is the proud mom of five amazing children, three college graduates from Tulane and NC State, a college senior at UNC Chapel Hill, and a high school junior. In her free time, Noelle loves to stay active with Zumba, yoga, spin, and tap dancing. She credits a positive attitude, perseverance, and a grateful heart for keeping her grounded.

Noelle’s outgoing personality, listening skills, and attention to detail along with a keen sense when negotiating make her a great match for assisting anyone buying or selling property. Let her show you the Wilmington she fell in love with and you will definitely “experience the exceptional “when working with her.



Michelle Edwards

A graduate of East Carolina University, Michelle grew up in Washington, NC, and has always had a passion for Eastern, NC, its beautiful waterways, and of course the ocean. When not working, she prefers to be on a boat or at the beach. The Wilmington area has always been a favorite with its quaint historic downtown, modern vibe with the breweries and diverse restaurants, beautiful parks, shopping, and other amenities. She knows Wilmington fits so many lifestyles.

Michelle has spent the last 11 years in sales, marketing, and business development. She is excited to bring her expertise in sales, marketing, and business development to the Rising Tide Team and Intracoastal Realty. She enjoys the team environment and the additional support it brings.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters as well as going to the area beaches or quite possibly enjoying the waterways by boat. She also enjoys the food scene, and the eclectic vibe Wilmington has to offer. She says, “There is so much to do in Wilmington.”

Michelle continually impresses her clients with her area knowledge, communication skills, and ability to find great properties from which her clients may choose. Her sole purpose is to listen to her clients' needs, wants, and wishes to make their buying and selling experience exceptional. Contact Michelle today. Her energy and attention to detail will win you over as you move through the buying and selling process.



Logan Locklear

As a North Carolina native, Logan is passionate about helping others to call this beautiful state their home as well. Raised in the small town of Fuquay Varina, right outside of Raleigh, she understands the value of building community and family.

Logan attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington and studied both Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship, as well as working in the customer service industry throughout school. Her innate social nature and curiosity led her to work with Target, the second-largest discount store retailer in the United States, as an Executive Intern. With Target she was able to lead a team of 100 individuals, while ensuring guests expectations were exceeded.

Having now lived in Wilmington for four years, Logan considers our Port City to be her true home. Logan has established a vast network of friends from every walk of life and continues to build her web of lifetime connections. She plans on nurturing these connections through her career as a broker and establishing mutually beneficial relationships.

As a Licensed Affiliate Broker/REALTOR ® with Intracoastal Realty, Logan’s drive to succeed matched with her commitment to enhance client relationships make her eager to go above and beyond to help you reach your dreams.

Whether you are buying, selling, or listing, Logan does not want to just be your agent/broker; she wants to be your friend, your ally, and your trusted advisor. Contact her today with any of your real estate needs.



Murray Pool

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union........."

A REALTOR must provide service, integrity, and credibility. He must.

  • North Carolina Real Estate Broker since 1990.
  • 20 years experience as a Financial Consultant; retired from Smith Barney in 2005.
  • 12 years experience publishing a sports magazine and over 20 related books.
  • 10 years experience as a political party leader (county and district) and 4 years as an elected official.
  • Served two terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
  • Extensive experience serving on various boards; continuous civic and volunteer work.
  • 1969 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., U.S. History.
  • 1974 Graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures School.
  • Head basketball coach at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC for five years.
  • Loves dogs, avid reader, strives to make a difference.



Casey Barth

Raised in Wilmington, Casey Barth is a native of the community, giving him a firm knowledge and understanding of the Wilmington market. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was a four-year starter on the football team as the place kicker where he was a two-year special teams captain and holds six school records.

He received two undergraduate degrees in Management and Society, as well as Communications. Continuing his professional football career, he went on to sign as an undrafted free agent for the Atlanta Falcons in the Summer of 2013 and then with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football league in the Spring of 2014.

In his previous role working for an international furniture distribution company, Casey served as the director of business development where he provided clients with sales presentations and innovative insights on new product development. Having constant interaction dealing with logistics in China, Casey gained the experience of what it takes to negotiate and close transactions at any length!

Casey enjoys everything outdoors whether it is paddle boarding, running the loop, or throwing the football. Anytime there’s an opportunity to get involved in sports in the area, you will undoubtedly find Casey there.

Never losing his passion for the Wilmington area, he is a member of The Rising Tide Team where he can truly express his passion for some of the best real estate in the country! Contact Casey today for innovative solutions for your coastal home buying, rental property, and property investment needs.



Connor Barth

Growing up here in Wilmington, NC and now living full time on Wrightsville Beach, Connor has a true passion for this wonderful area and everything that it has to offer. He graduated from Hoggard High School where he was named All-State and first team All American at placekicker his senior year. He went on to have an outstanding career kicking the football all four years at UNC Chapel Hill, where he was then signed as an undrafted free agent to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. He went on to have a fantastic ten-year career kicking the football with the longest stop being with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009-2015 and his final two years in 2016 and 2017 with the Chicago Bears.

Having lived here most of his life Connor has a great understanding of the real estate market and the different communities surrounding the Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach areas. He is very active in the community and plans to continue to live here as his brother Casey Barth and his wife and mom and dad are in the area as well. When he is not practicing real estate, you will find him out on the water paddle surfing or on the boat. He has a wonderful eye for photography where he shoots aerial and in water ocean photography. Some of his work can be found in the Oceanic Restaurant down on the South End of Wrightsville Beach or on his website