Meet the Team
Kristen Rishe | Our Broker
Kristen Rishe was born and raised on her familys’ farm. Growing up, she worked in the fields and the greenhouses which gave her a strong work ethic. Some of the area’s most colorful characters are always around the farm to lend a hand. This sense of community strengthens her ties to the North Fork past and present.
Greenport is where Kristen, her husband Greg, claim as home. Kristen began her career in real estate in 1996. She quickly became a top producer and shortly thereafter became a managing broker. In 2011, Kristen, as Broker/Owner, opened North Fork Real Estate Inc. Kristen excels in assisting people discover their own starting place on the North Fork. She enjoys helping people overcome the fears inherent in both buying and selling a home. Seeing the strong connections people make with the land here on the North Fork has become Kristen’s passion.
Kristen Rishe knows that her deep reaching roots on the North Fork, whether you are looking to buy or sell, will help you.
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53935 Main Road
P.O. Box 956
Southold, NY 11971
Sheila and her husband relocated from the city over 25 years ago, making the choice to first start a local business in Cutchogue and then spend wonderful days raising three great sons on the beautiful North Fork. Sheila quickly became very active in local community pursuits including coaching baseball and summer soccer teams. She has been a volunteer on the Mattituck-Cutchogue Little League Board. She continues fundraising for local charities, schools and organizations in Southold and Riverhead as well. Sheila has been chairperson for numerous charitable events including local garden and fashion shows as well as golf and fishing outings. In addition to her volunteering activities, Sheila began her own design business which included designing beautiful and festive settings for homes, businesses and country clubs.
The love of architecture and beautiful surroundings was a natural lead-in for Sheila’s venture into the real estate industry. Over the years Sheila has combined her knowledge and deep affection for the East End with her real estate skills and talents, confident in her ability to help potential buyers find their own piece of heaven right here on the North Fork and assist sellers in professionally marketing their homes in any type of market.
Sheila has over ten years’ experience in the local North Fork real estate market. She has won many awards and earned the prestigious honor of being top producer. Sheila also wins her clients trust, confidence and return business with her professionalism, honesty and integrity.
Nicole (Nicci) joined North Fork Real Estate, Inc. as a real estate agent with a background in Real Estate, Marketing and Project Management. In 2006, after a military assignment in Northern Italy, Nicci and her husband, Shawn, returned to the States where Shawn is now assigned to the Air Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, NY. Being a military spouse and experiencing multiple moves, Nicci has firsthand knowledge of the trials and tribulations of relocating. Nicci chose real estate after personally experiencing both the good and bad aspects of buying and selling homes knowing that she could assist others in avoiding the negative experiences.
Transitioning to her real estate career in 2006, Nicci focused on representing homebuyers, sellers and high-end properties throughout the East End of Long Island. Boundless energy, integrity and an unwavering commitment to all her clients’ needs are what makes Nicci a well-respected, experienced and sought after real estate agent. Her knowledge, articulate communication skills, attention to detail, and organized manner have been significant assets to both North Fork Real Estate, Inc., and her clients.
Living on the North Fork since 2006, Nicci and her husband, Shawn, are raising their two children to be actively involved in the North Fork Community, something that is very important to the Fitzgerald family. Colin attends the middle school in Mattituck where he runs on the Cross Country Team, plays Lacrosse and is also actively seeking the rank of Eagle Scout. Trevor is a student at Cutchogue East Elementary School and actively involved in soccer, basketball, lacrosse and running.
LICENSED ASSOCIATE BROKER
Erin joined North Fork Real Estate, Inc. as an associate broker with two decades of experience. She has enjoyed promoting the area she loves by helping many others to secure their homes here. She grew up on the North Fork and comes from a family whose roots stretch back more than 100 years.
Erin’s love of her community and her dedication and integrity enable her to acquaint new buyers with the area. She especially enjoys introducing buyers to the area’s wealth of resources such as beaches, vineyards, parks as well as welcoming second home residents. Erin is a licensed associate broker who has been listing and selling properties since 1999. Her experience in all areas of the real estate process will insure her clients a smooth transition to a new home.
Erin would love to share her passion for the North Fork with you.
“After all these years, I’ve finally made it home”
After growing up on the North Fork, I spent the last decade and a half in the fast paced world that is NYC real estate, working with some of the most well known developers and managing some of the most prestigious properties in the City.
For close to 10 years, I worked for one of the largest management companies in North America, First Service Residential, responsible for consulting and opening over a dozen new development projects for some of the most well respected developers in New York.
Despite quickly climbing the “corporate ladder”, I still always dreamed about returning to the North Fork.
When I bought my house in Greenport in 2014, that dream came a little closer to reality. I “headed east” with my North Fork wife, Jayme, every weekend, not just during the summer, but year round. It was almost as if we travelled to the city for work every Monday morning and returned “home” each Friday night.
In 2016, I joined one of the most well known commercial developers in the world, Tishman Speyer. The challenge was to open Tishman Speyer’s first ground up residential project, a 2,000 unit luxury rental property in Long Island City, NY. I guided the asset to become a premier property in NYC, beating all internal and external projections.
When our daughter was born in 2017, we continued to split our weeks between NYC and Greenport however it became even more clear that the North Fork is where we wanted to be full time as we raised our daughter.
Though the Covid Pandemic was an incredibly difficult experience for everyone, it was truly the catalyst that ultimately led to our full time return to the North Fork and we finally took the leap this April.
For those who know us, this year has been an unimaginably difficult one on a person level, but the love and support from our family, friends, and North Fork community has been overwhelming. This has only further galvanized that this is exactly where we want to be surrounded by the people we want to be with.
After all these years, I’ve finally made it home.
As for my next chapter, I am so excited to be joining North Fork Real Estate full time. I will look to use my skills and experience, coupled with my deep history and passion for the North Fork to serve our community in every way possible. Whether you are looking to sell, buy, rent, invest, need management services, or anything in between, you can count on me to be the fiercest advocate for you and this amazing place I call home.
Nancy Hartmann joins North Fork Real Estate inc. with 25 years business background. Nancy has worked from Wall Street to Main Street.
Nancy spent her childhood summering on the east end. Her love of water, farm land and the rural setting of the North Fork was such an attraction, in 1995, Nancy and her husband Steve, brought their family to Cutchogue full time.
Nancy, as a mother of 6, is very involved in many local fund raising and community projects. She is a member of the North Fork Country Club. She is involved in the fund raising for Our Lady of Mercy School. Nancy is also an avid swimmer.
Nancy would love the opportunity to show you the North Fork and share with you the same love she has living here.
After enjoying childhood summers on the North Fork, Diane and her husband moved to Cutchogue full time 25 years ago and raised their three children here. Prior to joining North Fork Real Estate, she owned a direct marketing company, working with major clients throughout the metropolitan area. Her experience in all phases of running a successful business translated well to Real Estate, with her honest communication, loyalty to clients, and conscientious eye for detail.
Diane has served as an officer on the Board of Directors of the North Fork Chapter of the Long Island Board of Realtors, providing education to its members and running a fundraiser for local charitable organizations. She is currently on the Board of Directors, and is Chair of the Parent Group, for East End Disability Associates, which serves over 700 individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities on the East End.
Diane’s knowledge and love for the uniqueness of the North Fork towns and all that they offer, from the amazing local produce, exceptional wineries and beautiful beaches to the neighborhoods that suit every need, make her an agent that you can depend on to buy or sell your own piece of paradise.
Lori Quillin joins North Fork Real Estate as a licensed real estate salesperson. Along with her husband, She is also part owner of Kevin Quillin Landscape and Lawncare, Inc. and has a certificate in home staging from ASP Home Staging. Lori was also one of the top sales representatives for Starlight International Inc. from 1996 to 2004.
Lori was born and raised in Greenport, NY and has experienced the vast changes that have taken place on the North Fork over many years. Living on the east end her entire life has allowed her to become a recognizable face and personality of the area. Lori and her husband, Kevin, raised their two sons in the Southold School District. Lori has spent much of her time enjoying what this beautiful area has to offer. In her spare time Lori enjoys kayaking on our endless waterways, tasting the wines of many local vineyards, enjoying the landscape through biking, walking and running, and tending to her vegetable garden.
Maggie’s love for the North Fork is evident the minute you meet her. Life and opportunity have enabled her to travel to and live in several places. After graduating from Fordham, Maggie’s work and travel took her to exotic and faraway places. Maggie’s fascination with real estate really took hold when she and her husband bought their first home in Southold 20 years ago. Maggie, John and their two daughters Fiona and Siobhan truly believe that the North Fork is “one of the most beautiful places on earth”!
Maggie has served on the board of Southold Library for ten years, the last 4 years as President. Maggie also generously gives her time to CAST, fundraising for Our Lady of Mercy and Mcgann -Mercy High School and is the current owner of Coast a Southold Gift Shop that features what else, but North Fork treasures!
Maggie began looking for a new career that would blend her interest in land preservation, her commitment to the community and love of the North Fork. Real estate seemed to be the most natural step in both Maggie’s professional and personal endeavors.
As a licensed New York State Salesperson Maggie strives to share her extensive knowledge of the local real estate market in a professional yet personalized manner. Her passion and enthusiasm for the North Fork shines through in everything she does; and whether you are buying or selling, you will be pleased with the level of excellence and honesty Maggie brings to the table with regard to all of your real estate needs.
Maggie knows how important it is to find the right real estate agent when you are focusing on an investment property or and as your home. With her media background, Maggie provides personal and knowledgeable service and listens to your needs. As a consistent and unwavering professional expect thoughtful advice, guidance and honesty when you contact her. As a service industry Maggie will carefully guide buyers and sellers through a complicated process with humor and integrity.