Marissa Winstead has lived in Alexander County since 2003 along with her husband and business partner Marshall and daughter Paige. She is Co-Owner of Cooper Southern Properties and serves there as President and Broker-In-Charge. Marissa has been recognized by Catawba's “Business To Business” as one of the “Top 20 Entrepreneurs Under 40 Years Old”. Under her guidance Cooper Southern Properties was chosen as Alexander County's 2007 Small Business of The Year and presented with the “Reader’s Choice Award” for our county’s “Best Real Estate Company” 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Marissa grew up in the North Carolina Mountains as a child which she still loves today. She and her family later relocated to Rock Hill S.C. where she graduated High School. After high school she served four years in the US Army and there earned her Associates degree from Maryland University. While in the military she developed a love for running which still continues today. She is now an accomplished athlete who participates regularly in many running and cycling events. She recently qualified and competed in the Boston Marathon which has been one of her long time goals. She is a member of the Apple City Road Crew running group and coaches the Alexander County Road Runners Youth running group. Coaching these youth groups is one of her life’s passions. She has been active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. Those include the Alexander County Chamber Board, The United Way Board, and the Rotary Club Foundation.
Marissa has invested and committed to helping make Alexander County and the surrounding areas a great place to live and looks forward to helping others discover our little piece of heaven!