Our Realtors

GirardPHOTO2Girard Kelly, Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

Girard Kelly is a resident of Allegany County, in the Southern Tier, and has been for most of his life.  During the past 15 years he has completed many land acquisitions, subdivisions and has sold land in the Southern Tier, including sales in the housing market.

He was employed by a municipality for almost 20 years, many of those years in an elected official position as the Highway Superintendent. He also has 30+ years experience working in agriculture.

Girard is the President of the Allegany County Chamber, a member of the Lion’s Club, Sons of the American Legion, the Conservation Club, and elected Town Councilman for the Town of Angelica.

Girard is an outdoorsman and during his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family on the property they own. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, motorcycle and 4-wheeler riding.  Girard has two adult children (a daughter and a son) and a grandson.

Girard  has vast experience in sales of land and houses so whether you are looking to buy or sell in the Southern Tier, he will be happy to assist you in fulfilling your needs.

If you want someone who will get the job done, contact Girard at 585-466-3446 (c), or by email: girard@nylandquest.com

Daniel Heisey, Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

Dan is from Steuben County, Southern Tier where he grew up on a family farm and he and his family currently reside in Hartsville, NY.  Dan attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and graduated in 2011 with a Double Major in Business Management and Accounting.  He spent the following years in the Northeast acquiring land rights for several different companies.

Dan is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time helping on the family farm.  His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and basketball.

Dan enjoys the freedom of owning and managing his own land.  He thoroughly enjoys meeting clients and learning their desires to find the property of their dreams. With a strong understanding of rural properties, Dan can also assist you in finding the right buyer for your property.

Contact Dan at 607-661-0029 (c), or by email:  dan@nylandquest.com

melissa-stephensonMelissa Stephenson – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Certified Buyer Representative, Marketing Manager

Melissa has lived in Upstate New York for the past 20 years. Before joining NY Land Quest, she worked for several non-profits while living in New York, specializing in technology and resource development.

Melissa is a poet and writer and has had several poems published in literary journals across the United States. She enjoys hiking in the spring and summer and snowshoeing in the winter. Fall is Melissa’s favorite season, and she loves driving the country roads to photograph the colorful leaves and light.

Along with being a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and a Certified Buyer’s Representative, Melissa is responsible for advertising and marketing all of our quality NY properties. She is also responsible for maintaining our website.

You can contact Melissa at 607-351-9621 (c), or by e-mail: Melissa@nylandquest.com

Brian Jackson – Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Certified Buyer Representative

Brian was born in the Finger Lakes Region and has lived in the Tompkins County area for most of his life. Brian and his 2 young sons reside in North Lansing. Brian attended Alfred State as an Electric Service Tech and is a 2002 graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College with a Business Degree. Brian has been self-employed for a decade and has worked in the automotive business with a background in sales and construction and enjoys meeting new people. He has remodeled older homes and completed site planning for new homes as well.

Brian has a vast array of hobbies including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, welding and is very knowledgeable about forests, farms and orchards. Family time is spent camping, gardening, biking, sightseeing and sporting events. His family has increasingly lived a life style of sustainable agriculture with pasture raised pork and organic gardening for the past ten years and takes an interest in alternative energy and permaculture.

Brian is a land owner who understands what it means to own and enjoy a piece of property. He looks forward to talking with you and helping you find your own piece of paradise. He is in his natural element in the outdoors.  I truly enjoy just spending time outdoors whether it’s walking land with clients, cutting firewood with my family or scouting creek bottoms for fossils with my boys. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a property, country acreage, building lot, Farm, Orchard, recreational camp or residential home I would love to help you find it!

Brian can be reached at 607-280-1058 (c), or by e-mail: brian@nylandquest.com

Mike's PhotoMike Dunn, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Being outdoorsmen and sportsmen ourselves, we spend a tremendous amount of time researching, evaluating and preparing our properties for our customers.  Living and working in the Southern Tier, we appreciate the rural nature and natural resources this area has to offer.

Hiking, hunting and fishing the Southern Tier is Mike’s passion.  While growing up in the foothills of the Tug Hill Region, Mike spent summers camping with his family, learning the love of nature from his grandfather.  After obtaining a degree in Forestry from Syracuse University ESF, he has been in the land business for the last 20 years.  Mike is currently a resident of Geneseo NY, and is a former resident of Angelica NY.

New York Land Quest’s philosophy is to provide quality properties at reasonable prices with our client’s satisfaction our primary concern.  This is Mike’s philosophy as well.  With this philosophy in mind, Mike has assisted many clients over the years who end up being repeat customers and lifelong friends.

If you are searching for your next property, call Mike at 716-397-5791 (c), or by email:  mike@nylandquest.com

norm-niggliNorm Niggli, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Norm was born and raised in Chenango County, New York.  He grew up in a family that made a living in the trades and a life in the fields and streams of upstate New York.  His fondest memories are of fishing, camping and hunting outings; catching a beautiful native brookie in the pool beneath a woodland falls, his first buck, fireside stories and in later years sharing these same experiences with his sons.

After graduating from Albany State University, Norm worked for twenty-eight years, becoming Vice President for a hundred year old seed company that sells seed to businesses, home gardeners, farmers, landscapers, greenhouses and golf courses.  For the last thirteen years, Norm has been a realtor specializing in the buying and selling of rural property in upstate New York.  He also lives on a small lake in upstate New York in a home he remodeled himself, enjoying family time with his wife, sons and seven grandchildren.  All of his many interests and joys involve his love and appreciation of the outdoors, nature and rural life.

Norm says he stays young and excited by serving his clients and sharing their joy and love of the land.  He loves walking your lot or hiking your hill and sitting down to enjoy the views, listen to your needs and share his insight on your property.  He looks forward to helping you find your Dreamland!  Seeing your satisfaction and feeling your appreciation for a job well done is his greatest reward.

Contact Norm at 607-237-1949 (c), or by email:  norm@nylandquest.com


Amy Werner, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Amy was born and raised in Allegany County and has lived there her whole life.  She has two children, one in high school and one in college.   She enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves photography and seeking adventures in the outdoors.  She is an enthusiastic member of the community and currently serves as vice president on the board of education for the Genesee Valley School District.

Amy earned her degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Alfred State College and has worked in the field for 23 years.  She also serves as an instructional support technician for the sciences at Alfred State College.

She has made a high level of commitment to her real estate education and is a licensed professional realtor specializing in residential properties.

With her work/life experiences, she pays particular attention to detail, is dependable and has a strong passion to help people.  She is excited to be working in the real estate market and is ready to help you find that perfect home.

You can contact Amy at 585-610-8934 (c), or by email:  amy@nyhomequest.com


Travis Thurston, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Travis currently resides in Cattaraugus County and grew up in Allegany County, Southern Tier.  Travis has always had a true love for the outdoors and the many activities it offers such as hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking and so much more.  Travis volunteered in 2011 for the US Army as a Military Police Officer where he was stationed in Louisiana with the 272nd Military Police CO.  While in the military he received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and continued his education after his military service and received his Master’s in Science/Administration Justice & Security.

Ready for a new challenge, Travis received his real estate license and has joined New York Land Quest.  Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication are philosophies Travis strives for in all aspects of his life.

Travis understands the importance of customer service due to working in sales for nearly two years.  During this time he learned the importance of providing feedback immediately with information requested, meeting people’s personal needs and most importantly, honesty.

With the skills and dedication he has picked up throughout the years, Travis will work tirelessly on your behalf to sell your real estate or to help you find your perfect piece of land or forever home.

Contact Travis at 585-386-9413 (c), or by email:  travis@nylandquest.com

Scott VanRoy, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Scott grew up in the Catskills exploring the woods and waters, spawning his lifelong interest and passion for all things wild.  An avid fly fisherman and bird dog enthusiast, Scott is interested in sharing his outdoor knowledge to help you sell or purchase a property of your dreams.

With more than 20 years of business development and client relationship experience in private and public industry, Scott has learned to listen to his clients’ needs and help them achieve their goals.  Honesty and professionalism drive his approach, and he wants to help you benefit from his experience.

Scott graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh and now lives with his wife in Averill Park in Rensselaer County.  He is the father of 3 grown children who share his passion for the outdoors.  They’ve spent years camping, hiking, fishing and exploring mountains and open spaces, from the Catskills to the Adirondacks.  Scott assists in managing an 80 acre outdoor sporting camp, is a member of QDMA, and has experience with 480-a applications, a NYS property tax savings program.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out and chat with Scott regarding your real estate needs and dreams.  He can be reached at 518-369-0487 (c) or at scott@nylandquest.com.

Keith Egresi, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Keith has spent his entire life in the Finger Lakes Region living in the peaceful town of Pulteney, NY. Keith, his wife, and two young boys reside next door to the 3rd generation family farm he was raised on, overlooking Keuka Lake. It is there he developed a strong passion for agriculture, the outdoors, and country living at a young age.

Keith is always on the go and spends any free time in the outdoors, managing properties of his own for quality hunting. He enjoys working in the vineyards with his father and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and boating. He is a volunteer fireman in the local community and President of the local NWTF Chapter.

Whether you are looking to sell or buy a home, farm, lake cottage or country property Keith has the expertise needed to guide you along the way. He brings to the team over 10 years of experience negotiating land acquisitions across several states. Living in the farmhouse he remodeled himself, Keith understands all aspects of a quality structure.

Both buyers and sellers benefit from his familiarity of the region. Keith prides himself on taking an honest and straight forward approach. He is eager to assist and understand the desires of all clients.

Contact Keith at 607-329-5172 (c), or by email:  keith@nylandquest.com.

Angie Moore, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Angie Moore has been a member of the Southern Tier community since 2015 and is very excited to be turning her community focus toward real estate. With a passion for real estate, rural living, and community connections she is ready to help with your property buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the New York LandQuest family, Angie carries the values of hard work, integrity, and a “never give up” attitude into everything she does. These values and her love of land and home were instilled in her as a young girl growing up on a dairy farm. She spent many hours with her family working, hunting, fishing, and camping.

When she isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys traveling to new places, hosting farm stay guests at the late 1800’s farmhouse she helped remodel, and best of all, spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is passionate about learning and is currently studying business as well as social media marketing to ensure that every client’s (seller’s) property is successfully marketed to a specific target audience. Whether you are looking for recreational land, a house to call home, or looking to sell your property, she will work diligently to help you reach your goals.

Contact Angie at 801-499-6385 (c), or by email:  angie@nylandquest.com.

Jim Wilson, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

James (Jim) Wilson was born and raised just outside of Nashville Tennessee, and graduated from Belmont University in June of 2000 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Management.  Jim moved to New York in 2009.  He has spent the last 15 years in the natural gas industry acquiring property rights, facilitating the sale of private and commercial properties, and assessing the values of property based on current market trends.  Jim is an avid hunter and fisherman, and his general love and enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors is easily recognized.

Contact Jim at 615-812-1286 (c), or by email:  jim@nylandquest.com.

Dani Hoeverman, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Contact Dani at 845-901-3560 (c), or by email:  dani@nylandquest.com.

Join Our Team

If you are an experienced licensed real estate salesperson contact us for a confidential discussion about a possible opportunity with NY land Quest, LLC. You must have a passion for Land and the Great Outdoors. You must be honest and trustworthy and be willing to work hard for results. You must enjoy working on your own and making money while working from your home office. Call Girard Kelly – Broker/Owner 585-466-3446.