Roess (pronounced “RACE”) and her family, although native Floridians, have spent every summer and fall in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and more specifically in Blowing Rock for the past twenty years. A legacy attendee at Ashley Hall School for Girls in Charleston and a graduate from Eckerd College (formerly Florida Presbyterian College,) Roess received an honorary doctorate from APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY in 2011.
Residing permanently in Blowing Rock for the past several years, Roess has been civically and socially active and has recently been reappointed by the North Carolina Board of Governors to serve her second four year term on APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY’s Board of Trustees, a treasured honor indeed. A lifelong Episcopalian, Roess has supported St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock as well as attending the Blowing Rock Methodist Church in the summer. She loves working with her friends in real estate by sharing her passion for the High Country!