Meet Our Sales Team

Meet Jane “Jill” Pittman

Broker with Starfish Rentals and Realty
License #280738

Jill started her real estate career in December of 2014. Having been in management positions in the insurance industry for over 25 years, Jill brings a wealth of experience in customer service and a passion to help her clients fulfill their dreams.

Building relationships with her clients, allows her to understand their wants and desires. Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond ensures a successful and efficient transaction, whether the client is purchasing a home or selling one.

Jill graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1982, where she was the co-captain of the women’s golf team. In her spare time, you will find her participating in local charity golf events, watching her Tarheels, fishing on her dock or vacationing in Islamorada, Florida. She is a director on the Topsail Island Association of Realtors Board and helps lead the Special Events Committee.

Meet Cynthia “Cindi” Canupp
Broker with Starfish Rentals and Realty
License #299869
Cindi was born and raised in Asheville, NC and began a thirty something year career in accounting and tax preparation. That career started in a small public accounting firm in Asheville that led to accounting and tax software training position in Charlotte, NC.

After 15 years of traveling all over the east coast training CPA’s and EAs, she was recruited yet again into public accounting and in 2005 earned her Enrolled Agent appointment (Enrolled to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service).

In 2004, she and her husband purchased property in Sneads Ferry with intentions of building a retirement home in the future. Loving the beach as they did, those plans changed and the home was built just a couple of years later and used as their 2nd home. They became fulltime Sneads Ferry residents in 2015 (much too soon for retirement.) Cindi had a desire to become involved in real estate. She exceled in real estate school and became a licensed agent in North Carolina. Although new to the industry, she is devoted to helping her clients. She is very detail oriented and takes extreme pride in relaying prompt, accurate information. Fun fact; Cindi was raised in a family of aviators and made her first solo flight at the age of 15.

Meet Greg Gagnon

Broker with Starfish Rentals and Realty
License #293162

Born and raised in MD, Greg attended high school and college there. He also graduated in the top 3% of his class in an electrical school there. Greg attended real estate school in MD as well where he received the honor of the highest score ever recorded on that school’s final exam at that time. Greg prides himself as an adamant student no matter what the subject. His diligence reflects on the type of service that he's been providing to others throughout his entire professional career.

At home, Greg would claim to be a pretty boring dude. He loves God and serves Him first. Greg works hard to provide for his wife and children. 99% of his favorite activities are so because they are done with family. The other one percent is definitely sneaking away for some live music. Surfing has definitely become a personal and family favorite. He also loves lacrosse, baseball, football, and pretty much anything else he can watch or play. Greg played percussion for his home church band and hope to pick that back up soon in his new church.

Greg strongly believes that his work experience, active lifestyle, attention to detail, and relentless approach to customer satisfaction will make him the right fit for the task. No matter if that task is selling your current home or finding your dream home, Greg will work to make sure you get everything you need and more. Greg made a career out of working harder than everyone around him. Let him do the same for you and find Success With Greg!!

Meet Lisa R. Norman-Sparrow

Broker-in-Charge with Starfish Rentals and Realty
License #236166

Russell C. Sparrow Broker

Co-Owner to Lisa with Starfish Rentals and Realty
License #277539

Lisa is the broker-in-charge at Starfish Rentals and Realty. Having been in sales most of her life, Lisa is a passionate broker and creative sales person. Dedicated to running a smooth ship, marketing and managing the fleet of vacation and long-term rentals and finding you the property of your hearts desire! Call her super-woman, you will usually find her in the office, in the field or spending time with her family + dogs - working hard and playing hard! Lisa will go above and beyond to ensure you reach your goal and have a stress-free experience along the way.

Lisa began her real estate career selling and leasing commercial property in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Her husband and co-owner, Rusty, has spent his entire career building homes on the island and in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Together they work to take excellent care of the properties they manage.

"After several years of managing our own rental properties, we realized we really enjoyed meeting all of the wonderful people from all over the United States who were coming and staying in our vacation homes. So, we relocated to Topsail Island in 2011 and decided to formally open a vacation rental company. We saw their was a need for a customized-rental-approach and more personalized services. We work together with the Starfish Team work to ensure each tenant has a vacation to remember and each owner and each property receive the care, guidance and management necessary to ensure they have a strong rental season!"