Meet Our Staff


Ken Herman, Rental Manager, Broker-In-Charge.  – 252-473-4210

Ken offers his skills in customer services to all guests, owners, and visitors. Knowing how to go the extra mile keeps Ken and Pirate’s Cove Realty ahead of the others. Ken is a North Carolina Real Estate Broker.

Sarah Winters, Rental Coordinator, Broker, REALTOR  – 252-473-4215

Sarah joined our team here at Pirate’s Cove in 2015.  Her love of the area and considerable experience in customer service are a winning combination to help our guests book their Outer Banks get-away. Sarah is a NC Real Estate Broker.

Dylan Gillespie, Vacation Specialist.  – 252-473-4205

After spending many years as an Outer Banks vacationer himself, Dylan joined our team in 2018. His knowledge of the area, along with many years of hospitality and customer service, make him a great fit at Pirate’s Cove.

Wendy Costello, Vacation Specialist.  – 252-473-4201

Originally moved to the Outer Banks in 1998 with her partner, Wendy fell in love with the area and community so much that she decided to raise her family here. After spending the better part of her career working with animals in the veterinary field and other various customer service related positions Wendy is a great addition to Pirate’s Cove Realty Team.

Brandon Edwards, Sales/ Rental Marketing Coordinator. – 252-473-4216

After growing up locally on the Outer Banks then moving west to Colorado, Brandon has once again returned east to be near the water. Joining our team in 2019 Brandon brings a well versed knowledge of the area and all it has to offer. Paired with an extensive experience in hospitality and customer service makes him a great addition to the Pirate’s Cove Realty team.

Ksusha Kroptova, Bookkeeper.  – 252-473-4217

Ksusha joined the Pirate’s Cove team as a marketing specialist to help with coordination, management, and execution of all the company’s’ marketing efforts and campaigns. After 2 years she moved to Accounting Department and recently  became the bookkeeper for Rentals and  Sales Departments.

Operations (Housekeeping & Maintenance)

Chris Dinwiddie, Operations Manager.  – 252-473-4211
We welcome Chris to our team as our Operations Manager for Pirate’s Cove Realty.

Teresa Silman, Housekeeping Supervisor.  – 252-473-4219

Amanda Morgan, Operations Coordinator.  -252-473-4212

Elizabeth Cloninger, Sales Manager and Broker in Charge.  – 252-473-3771

Tammy Johnson, Broker in Charge Pirate’s Cove Realty – KDH.  – 252-473-3052

Kara Hartleben, Associate Broker, Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)  – 252-305-9926

Kristine Bergin, Associate Broker, Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)  – 252-473-4207

Tony Chirico, Associate Broker  – 252-473-4218

Frank Brown, Associate Broker  – 252-473-4213

Brandy Foreman, Associate Broker  – 252-202-5910

Laura Mascia, Associate Broker – 252-256-3364

T-Mike Morrison, Associate Broker  – 252-207-9443

John Robbins, Associate Broker – 252-423-0516

Heath Haithcock, Associate Broker – 252-432-0187