Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Heather Cook
Heather started her career in the financial services industry over 30 years ago, moving to estate agency 1990s. Heather opened Parrys Abergavenny with John Parry in 2004, subsequently purchasing the remaining shares in the business in 2012 and the Parrys Monmouth branch in 2017. Heather was delighted when Vivienne joined her as a Partner in 2013 to run the lettings side of the business. Heather is passionate about the business, providing an excellent service and working in local towns where there is a great sense of community.

Heather Cook

Partner 

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Vivienne Reece
Vivienne has over 25 years’ experience in the estate agency industry and joined Parrys in 2005 and has specialised in residential letting and management for the past 15 years. Having studied law at university, Vivienne enjoys the complexities of lettings and to further develop her skills and knowledge, qualified as an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2015, in addition to being a Member of the Residential Association of Lettings Agents. Vivienne is proud to be a Partner in the business and thoroughly enjoys working with such a professional and dedicated team. After a busy day in the office Vivienne likes nothing more than relaxing with a good book or attending local yoga and Zumba classes.

Vivienne Reece

Partner 

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Management Team

Lyny Wood-Cole
With over 30 years’ of experience in estate agency, Lyny was an original member of the Parrys Abergavenny team. Lyny has an extensive knowledge of the area having previously worked in Ross on Wye and Monmouth. Lyny describes herself as ‘one of the lucky ones’ who can honestly say she loves her job and looks forward to meeting new people and having the privilege of visiting their homes. Lyny lives on her small holding at the foothills of the Black Mountains and her hobbies include gardening, tending her pet sheep, Kune Kune pigs and chickens. Lyny has two adult sons, both of whom she is very proud.

Lyny Wood-Cole

Sales Manager 

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Ben Watkins
Ben has worked in the Lettings industry since 2009, in Abergavenny before relocating to Cardiff to work for one of the city’s most reputable and long standing firms in 2013, covering mostly the more prestigious Cyncoed and Lisvane areas. Joining the Parrys team in 2016, Ben was delighted to be working in his hometown again and bringing back an ethos of hard work, professionalism but most importantly providing a straightforward honest service. Always looking to improve Ben quickly sat and passed the NFOPP course in Property Management Practice and joined the association of residential letting agents (ARLA/Propertymark). Outside of work, when not spending time with his wife and two young children Ben can be found running in the Black Mountains.

Ben Watkins

Sales Manager

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Melanie Greenall
Melanie has developed a successful career in sales over the past 25 years, the majority of which has been spent selling residential property. More recently she has focused on selling our larger, unique, Fine and Country properties, allowing both our buyers and sellers of such properties a dedicated point of contact with an intimate knowledge of the area and our portfolio.

Melanie Greenall

Fine & Country Sales manager

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Sales Negotiators

Hywel James
Hywel is a local lad, who moved away for University and to travel the world. He eventually missed the green, green grass of home and moved back to Abergavenny to be near the hills. He has had many years of customer service experience and brings with him a wealth of local knowledge as well as previously working for a land agent and auctioneers. When he isn’t viewing or negotiating on properties, you’ll find him running (walking quickly) up hills for fun.

Hywel James

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Katie Garn
Katie was born and raised in Monmouth, she attended Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls before studying a Business Degree at University. Katie had been working within estate agency for several years before starting with Parrys as a Sales Negotiator. Katie has a great deal of knowledge regarding the local area and exceptional customer service. When she is not focusing on selling houses she is spending quality time with her family. Earlier this year Katie was selected as a Fine & Country Ambassador and completed a three day trek in Nepal to raise money and awareness for the families suffering from the earthquakes, helping assist those in need and charitable events is something Katie feels very passionately about.

Katie Garn

Sales Negotiator

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Sally Rodney
Sally moved to Monmouthshire 22 years ago with her husband and young family. Originally from Pembrokeshire she relocated from London to get back to Wales. Sally is a passionate individual whose verve and enthusiasm for selling houses is infectious. Sally prides herself on finding the right house for the right person, she has extensive knowledge of the area and has enjoyed working in both Chepstow and Abergavenny before taking up a more regular role in our Monmouth showroom. Outside of the office Sally is a keen gardener who also enjoys walking her dogs, horse riding and playing tennis.

Sally Rodney

Fine & Country Sales Negotiator

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Liz Turnbull
Having worked in the property industry in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire since 1999, Elizabeth has been working at Parrys in Abergavenny since moving to Wales four and a half years ago, now on a part-time basis. She has extensive knowledge and experience in property sales and in progressing sales through to completion, delivering outstanding professional customer service. Outside of work Elizabeth enjoys looking after her 3-year-old Grandson for 2 days a week and, in her spare time, driving is her form of relaxation.

Liz Turnbull

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Rosie Grubb
Rosemary joined the established and well respected Estate Agents, Coles Knapp and Kennedy in Ross-on-Wye some 36 years ago, working from their Ross, Coleford, and Newent offices. When they were taken over by a Building Society, she worked for the charity Victim Support as County Co-ordinator until previous proprietor John Parry invited her to join his new business, and she has now been with Parrys for 24 years. For the last 11 years, Rosemary has worked part-time in the Monmouth office, where she is able to draw on her extensive experience. Rosemary’s interests include current affairs and natural history and her love of wildlife has been a joy to her all her life

Rosie Grubb

Senior Sales Negotiator 

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Business Support Team

Katie Hoyle
Katie is one of our Teams youngest members, but comes with strong links to local businesses and families in Abergavenny. Katie was educated in the area, before gaining a Sports Scholarship by Welsh Swimming, which then involved moving to Swansea. Katie stayed in Swansea for her A Levels and proximity to the National Performance Centre, and excelled both educationally and in her sport. She represented her Country on many occasions, both home and abroad. Following her retirement from competitive swimming, Katie moved back to her home town, and since September 2017 has been a lively member of the Parry\\'s Team. She is currently completing her Propertymark NAEA qualifications. Katie is usually your first point of contact at the Parrys office and welcomes everyone with a smile.

Katie Hoyle

Administration

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Joanne Shooter
Joanna was born and grew up in Hertfordshire before attending university in Southampton where she met her husband who had lived in Wales for most of his childhood. They moved to Abergavenny in 2006 and she started working at Parrys in 2012 after completing a Business Management Course with the Open University. Joanna has worked for both the Sales and Rentals side of Parrys in an administrative role over the years but has recently taken on the role of Rentals Finance and is currently studying for her bookkeeping qualifications. When she isn’t at work she can be found playing taxi driver or referee to her 3 children!

Joanna Shooter

Lettings Finance

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Rebecca Gould
Perusing her passion for Design and Technology, Becky shares her time between the Abergavenny and Monmouth Showrooms. Amongst Becky’s many attributes her flair for styling and presentation ensures our Fine and Country Brochures, Marketing Literature and Website Content excels amid our competitors. Originally from and remaining in the Abergavenny area, Becky knows and loves the natural beauty of Monmouthshire.

Rebecca Gould

Design and Marketing

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Management Team

Lyny Wood-Cole
With over 30 years’ of experience in estate agency, Lyny was an original member of the Parrys Abergavenny team. Lyny has an extensive knowledge of the area having previously worked in Ross on Wye and Monmouth. Lyny describes herself as ‘one of the lucky ones’ who can honestly say she loves her job and looks forward to meeting new people and having the privilege of visiting their homes. Lyny lives on her small holding at the foothills of the Black Mountains and her hobbies include gardening, tending her pet sheep, Kune Kune pigs and chickens. Lyny has two adult sons, both of whom she is very proud.

Lyny Wood-Cole

Sales Manager 

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Ben Watkins
Ben has worked in the Lettings industry since 2009, in Abergavenny before relocating to Cardiff to work for one of the city’s most reputable and long standing firms in 2013, covering mostly the more prestigious Cyncoed and Lisvane areas. Joining the Parrys team in 2016, Ben was delighted to be working in his hometown again and bringing back an ethos of hard work, professionalism but most importantly providing a straightforward honest service. Always looking to improve Ben quickly sat and passed the NFOPP course in Property Management Practice and joined the association of residential letting agents (ARLA/Propertymark). Outside of work, when not spending time with his wife and two young children Ben can be found running in the Black Mountains.

Ben Watkins

Sales Manager 

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Melanie Greenall
Melanie has developed a successful career in sales over the past 25 years, the majority of which has been spent selling residential property. More recently she has focused on selling our larger, unique, Fine and Country properties, allowing both our buyers and sellers of such properties a dedicated point of contact with an intimate knowledge of the area and our portfolio.

Melanie Greenall

Fine & Country Sales Manager 

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Sales Negotiators

Hywel James
Hywel is a local lad, who moved away for University and to travel the world. He eventually missed the green, green grass of home and moved back to Abergavenny to be near the hills. He has had many years of customer service experience and brings with him a wealth of local knowledge as well as previously working for a land agent and auctioneers. When he isn’t viewing or negotiating on properties, you’ll find him running (walking quickly) up hills for fun.

Hywel James

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Katie Garn
Katie was born and raised in Monmouth, she attended Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls before studying a Business Degree at University. Katie had been working within estate agency for several years before starting with Parrys as a Sales Negotiator. Katie has a great deal of knowledge regarding the local area and exceptional customer service. When she is not focusing on selling houses she is spending quality time with her family. Earlier this year Katie was selected as a Fine & Country Ambassador and completed a three day trek in Nepal to raise money and awareness for the families suffering from the earthquakes, helping assist those in need and charitable events is something Katie feels very passionately about.

Katie Garn

Sales Negotiator

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Sally Rodney
Sally moved to Monmouthshire 22 years ago with her husband and young family. Originally from Pembrokeshire she relocated from London to get back to Wales. Sally is a passionate individual whose verve and enthusiasm for selling houses is infectious. Sally prides herself on finding the right house for the right person, she has extensive knowledge of the area and has enjoyed working in both Chepstow and Abergavenny before taking up a more regular role in our Monmouth showroom. Outside of the office Sally is a keen gardener who also enjoys walking her dogs, horse riding and playing tennis.

Sally Rodney

Fine & Country Sales Negotiator

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Liz Turnbull
Having worked in the property industry in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire since 1999, Elizabeth has been working at Parrys in Abergavenny since moving to Wales four and a half years ago, now on a part-time basis. She has extensive knowledge and experience in property sales and in progressing sales through to completion, delivering outstanding professional customer service. Outside of work Elizabeth enjoys looking after her 3-year-old Grandson for 2 days a week and, in her spare time, driving is her form of relaxation.

Liz Turnbull

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Rosie Grubb
Rosemary joined the established and well respected Estate Agents, Coles Knapp and Kennedy in Ross-on-Wye some 36 years ago, working from their Ross, Coleford, and Newent offices. When they were taken over by a Building Society, she worked for the charity Victim Support as County Co-ordinator until previous proprietor John Parry invited her to join his new business, and she has now been with Parrys for 24 years. For the last 11 years, Rosemary has worked part-time in the Monmouth office, where she is able to draw on her extensive experience. Rosemary’s interests include current affairs and natural history and her love of wildlife has been a joy to her all her life

Rosie Grubb

Senior Sales Negotiator 

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Business Support

Katie Hoyle
Katie is one of our Teams youngest members, but comes with strong links to local businesses and families in Abergavenny. Katie was educated in the area, before gaining a Sports Scholarship by Welsh Swimming, which then involved moving to Swansea. Katie stayed in Swansea for her A Levels and proximity to the National Performance Centre, and excelled both educationally and in her sport. She represented her Country on many occasions, both home and abroad. Following her retirement from competitive swimming, Katie moved back to her home town, and since September 2017 has been a lively member of the Parry\\'s Team. She is currently completing her Propertymark NAEA qualifications. Katie is usually your first point of contact at the Parrys office and welcomes everyone with a smile.

Katie Hoyle

Administration

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Joanne Shooter
Joanna was born and grew up in Hertfordshire before attending university in Southampton where she met her husband who had lived in Wales for most of his childhood. They moved to Abergavenny in 2006 and she started working at Parrys in 2012 after completing a Business Management Course with the Open University. Joanna has worked for both the Sales and Rentals side of Parrys in an administrative role over the years but has recently taken on the role of Rentals Finance and is currently studying for her bookkeeping qualifications. When she isn’t at work she can be found playing taxi driver or referee to her 3 children!

Joanne Shooter

Lettings Finance 

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Rebecca Gould
Perusing her passion for Design and Technology, Becky shares her time between the Abergavenny and Monmouth Showrooms. Amongst Becky’s many attributes her flair for styling and presentation ensures our Fine and Country Brochures, Marketing Literature and Website Content excels amid our competitors. Originally from and remaining in the Abergavenny area, Becky knows and loves the natural beauty of Monmouthshire.

Rebecca Gould

Design & Marketing

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