Marissa Cooper Winstead
*Licensed Realtor and Real Estate Broker for North and South Carolina.
Marissa Cooper Winstead is Co-Owner of Cooper Southern Properties, Inc along with her husband and business partner Marshall Winstead. She has served as the President and Broker-In-Charge of the real estate firm since 2003. Marissa was recognized by Catawba County’s “Business to Business” program as one of the “Top 20 Entrepreneurs Under The Age Of 40” and under her guidance Cooper Southern Properties was chosen as Alexander County’s 2007 Small Business of The Year. Marissa and Marshall have also been presented with the “Reader’s Choice Award” for Alexander County’s “Best Real Estate Company” seven years in a row from 2014-2020.
Marissa grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and she still loves those areas today. After graduating from high school Marissa went on to serve in the US Army and enjoyed being stationed in Vilseck, Germany. Marissa earned her college degree from the University of Maryland. While in the military she developed a love for leading an active lifestyle and especially for running which continues today. She is now an accomplished athlete who participates regularly in many running and cycling events. She has qualified and competed in the Boston Marathon which had been one of her long-term goals. She has been a member of several running groups and has coached a youth running group for several years. Coaching these youth groups is one of her life’s passions and has enjoyed seeing several of the kids go on to become outstanding runners in their own right. She has been active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. Those include the County Chamber Board, The United Way Board, and the Rotary Club Foundation of which she is a “Paul Harris Fellow”. Marissa is very proud of her daughter who has also followed the Army path and is currently a cadet at The United States Military Academy at West Point. She will be commissioned as an army officer in 2022.
After operating their company in the mountain foothills for seventeen years Marissa and Marshall decided to follow another passion they have which is for the Carolinas’ coastal area. They have relocated Cooper Southern Properties to North Myrtle Beach and are helping their clients with homes along the coast from Southport to Murrell’s Inlet.
Marissa loves staying active and involved in the community. She has invested and committed to helping make North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas a great place to live and work and she looks forward to helping others discover this little piece of heaven!