• ABOUT •
At Trotta Montgomery Real Estate, we aim to provide exceptional service to our market as we help clients buy, sell, offer for lease, and lease residential and commercial real estate. Our agents are carefully mentored in an independently and locally owned environment to be shining examples in our industry. Through our company, we are committed to making our neighborhoods and our city better places to live, work, and play.
Jennifer Montgomery Principal Broker/Owner
As a local real estate agent and broker for almost 20 years, Jennifer offers a specialized perspective to downtown and around town residential and commercial customers. She brings buyers and sellers and landlord and tenants together through her knowledge and understanding of architectural style, history, real estate economics, and community within downtown and around town neighborhoods and retail districts of Knoxville.
Raised in a family of real estate agents, brokers and developers, real estate was a natural career choice for Suzy and she has been helping people buy and sell homes in the greater Knoxville area for the past 11 years. The founder of the popular local Knoxville real estate blog, All Around KTown, Suzy also appears monthly on WBIR news at 5, where she weighs in on the state of the local real estate market. Suzy has also been voted Best Real Estate Agent in Knoxville several times in (the now defunct, may it rest in peace),
Laurel Strozier, Affiliate Broker
Laurel was born and raised in Knoxville. She has lived in many of its unique neighborhoods and enjoyed its green spaces, making her an excellent choice for helping you plant your roots in the area or to attract buyers for your home. After graduating from Maryville College with a B.A. in International Studies, she worked as an English Professor at the National Agricultural University in Honduras for two years. Since returning to Knoxville, she has worked as a Spanish medical interpreter in early childhood development, obstetrics, and dentistry. After buying her first house, Laurel developed a passion for real estate and now owns several rental properties. Her goal is to help Knoxvillians achieve their homeownership dreams, especially Spanish speakers.
Laurel enjoys reading, playing tennis, cuddling with her two cats, and has a seriously impressive house plant collection.
Laura Holland, Affiliate Broker
You may be asking, why is a middle school librarian from Elizabethton, Tennessee so passionate about Knoxville Real Estate? The answer is simple but comes in a few different parts First, while Laura will always call Elizabethton her home, Knoxville is where she feels at home. She has been a native for going on nine years, and Good Ole’ Rocky Top is where she plans to stay. Secondly, she LOVES houses: old (especially) but new, too. Growing up, she always had a question about some house on some street and expected some answer! She is a librarian and loves teaching research and technology to students; however, her passion for houses has never gone away. In 2015, she embarked on her first renovation project (that took a while longer than she would ever admit on record). This fixer upper experience it made her love houses and made her appreciate Knoxville even more. So after she finished her Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she immediately began taking the steps to become a real estate agent. The rest...well it’s history!
Nicole Robinette, Affiliate Broker
The oldest of seven children, Nicole was born and raised in Bristol, TN. She has lived all over Tennessee in everything from a 1910 Bungalow to a 1925 Mediterranean, so she knows a lot about real estate and home styles. After earning a B.A. in Music in New York and an M.A. in film and video from the University of Memphis, Before following her dreams to sell real estate, Nicole worked in television broadcasting, non-profit and higher education, and customer service. She loves helping seller and buyers and also enjoys selling vacant land as well as houses.
When she’s not hard at work in the real estate trenches, Nicole is at home in North Knoxville with her spouse, 1 dog, 1 cat, and 2 fish. She also plays keyboard and sings in both “Mojo Tweed” (a blues band) and is a keyboardist, singer and writer in the musical duo “News at Eleven.”
Tracie Hellwinckel, Affiliate Broker
Tracie moved to Knoxville in 1996 for the outdoor life and quickly made Knoxville her home. She graduated UT with her Masters in Education in 1999 then ran off to PeaceCorps. Because she has lived all over Knoxville, Tracie knows her way around town, and she loves exploring Knoxville's various neighborhoods while sharing her expertise. She moved to the Parkridge neighborhood in 2004, where she currently resides with her son, dog, and four chickens.
Tracie's main focus is customer service. She finds that her greatest talent is connecting people with their goals, then assisting them in attaining those goals.
When she isn't immersed in real estate, Tracie enjoys yoga, walking in the woods, camping, traveling, gardening, and cooking.
John Dudley, Affiliate Broker, ABR, SRS
John has lived in the Knoxville area for nearly 15 years. After graduating from Carson-Newman University with a BS in Education, John began teaching at a private school for at-risk teens. He has lived in North Knoxville for almost 10 years with his wife and two children. John enjoys woodworking, gardening, studying WWI history, playing soccer, and cheering for Liverpool FC on the weekends. John and his wife purchased their first home in 2010, which is what inspired his journey into real estate. He is committed to giving you the most accurate information to make the best decision for you and those you love.
Margaret Lon-Britton, Affiiliate Broker
Margaret was born in Poland and has travelled to Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, United Kingdom Belize, St. Maarten, and Anguilla but now chooses to call Knoxville home.
Coming from a corporate background with an MBA, Margaret brings her business experience working with companies like Google to her real estate transactions. She combines this business know-how with a love of historic homes, beautiful architecture, and working with people to provide excellent customer service and professional passion for all of her clients.
When she isn’t helping customers buy or sell homes, Margaret loves to thrift shop, make her own natural skin care products, and spend time with her husband and young son.
Brittany Nolan, Affiliate Broker
Brittany was born in Knoxville and has a passion for all things K-Town (Go Vols!). Raised in West Hills, she has a natural love for mid-century modern homes and has grown to love, and live in, historic homes.
With a background in retail management and a former career managing a Fortune 500 company, Brittany is extremely customer and client focused, working to put her buyers’ and seller’s needs first.
Brittany loves animals, cooking, gardening, crafts, and being out on Knoxville’s beautiful lakes. When her lab, Ella, got sick, she became very involved in the Knoxville Canine Cancer Walk.
She currently lives downtown with her husband and Ella.
Jim Bristow, Affiliate Broker
After spending a decade delivering and managing IT and Healthcare services in corporate America, Jim felt the urge to take his talents local and act on a long time desire to pursue a career in Real Estate. As a client facing professional, Jim’s philosophy to customer service excellence blends subject matter knowledge with deliberate communication, hard work and precise execution. For up to date Knoxville market Real Estate information, check out Jim’s video summaries at http://thedataagent.com/market-updates/
Originally from coastal Virginia, Jim holds a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master’s in Business Administration. After moving around the Southeast completing their respective educations and pursuing career opportunities, Jim and his wife settled in Knoxville where she is tenured faculty at the University of Tennessee. They live in Sequoyah Hills with their two high maintenance, but well loved rescue dogs. Outside of his passion for Real Estate, History and things of old, Jim likes to sail and ponder the next DIY project for his home
Heather Kirby, Affiliate Broker
Heather is a native Knoxvillian, so she feels a special love and connection to her hometown. She studied art history at the University of Tennessee where she developed her appreciation for architecture and its underlying history. For two years, she was a resident manager at a wilderness lodge in Big South Fork where she honed her business and accommodation skills. From there she worked for the Knox County Library System for 13 years where she successfully commingled with a wide variety of people and expanded her research expertise. Heather's change in career to real estate was a natural choice with her background experience. She is friendly and honest and thrives on work that allows her to communicate and focus on the details. Whether a client is a buyer or seller, she believes in a creative, cooperative approach to negotiation and problem-solving where relationships are built and where everyone leaves the table feeling that their core needs have been met.
Heather is a well-rounded person with many interests. She is a real animal lover, for she is a proud momma of cats and dogs, all of which are rescues, and she works with horses and is an aspiring equestrian. She enjoys gardening, home improvement, literature, art, and film. She is an outdoors enthusiast who loves to hike, swim, kayak, and snow ski. She loves to travel, especially abroad, and she has an affinity for Ireland and everything Irish.