CONWAY — Dick Badger, senior partner, has announced that Ben and Shannon Jones have joined Badger Realty as agents.
The couple, married in 2014, will work together on sales and listings.
"We're pleased to have Ben and Shannon join us," Badger said in making the announcement. "As we've seen, having a couple work together can be extremely good for business."
Ben Jones and his wife and business partner, Shannon, moved to the Mount Washington Valley in 2015.
"When we were living in Massachusetts, we would come up to New Hampshire most weekends to hike and sight-see. We've hiked 25 of the state's 48 4,000-footers, and love the challenge," Ben said.
"We stayed in North Conway one weekend and fell in love with the valley. We started looking for houses that night."
Ben grew up a student athlete in Melbourne Beach, Fla., where he played baseball, fished and volunteered on his travels to South America, South Africa and parts of Europe.
He played NCAA Division I baseball at Liberty University, later transferring to Belhaven University, where he earned a B.S. in business administration. He went on to work in the financial services industry; he has an investment background, and holds current licenses in life and health, and property and casualty insurance in both New Hampshire and Maine.
Shannon grew up in Cocoa Beach, Fla. An avid equestrian, she spent years showing horses on the Space Coast Hunter Jumpers circuit. Originally an archaeology major at the University of Leicester in England, this University of Florida graduate holds degrees in both crime scene technology and physical anthropology. She worked as a forensic technician at the Brevard County Medical Examiner's Office and Criminal Justice Services.
Shannon is an avid reader, gardener, amateur photographer and published writer. She was also a licensed Realtor in Florida, and is pleased to be back in the industry.
"Helping a client find the right home is such a rewarding experience. It's a great feeling," she commented.
"Real estate allows my wife and me to combine our skills," Ben said. "We're a strong team. We know each other's strengths and weaknesses. Working together, we're able to provide a higher level of service than we would on our own."
The couple live in Center Conway with their two rescue dogs: Tempest, a wire-haired Jack Russell terrier, and Sullivan, a Schnauzer mix.