Our Team


Tommy Garten

Tommy started in the Real Estate and Auction business at a young age.  He became a partner of Greenway’s Real Estate and Auction in 1974.  In 1986 his father passed away and became Owner, Broker, and Auctioneer of the company.  He is a 1970 graduated from Covington High School, 1972 graduated of Ferrum Jr. College with an Associate Degree, and a 1974 graduate of James Madison University with a B.S. in Marketing.  After completing his degree, Tommy graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering.  He has since owned and managed several successful businesses here in the Alleghany Highlands.  He has been awarded the Covington High School Alumni of the Year, served as Board of Trustees at Ferrum College and appointed by Governor of State of Virginia-Auctioneer Regulator Board.  He has first-hand experience in owning and managing livestock and agricultural real estate.  Tommy’s experience, professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail are the foundation of his success.  He resides in the Alleghany Highlands with his wife, Marybeth.  They have two sons and three grandchildren they enjoy spending time with.


Matt Garten

Matt Garten has grown up in the Real Estate and Auction business. Since the age of 3 he could be found on Saturdays at his father’s feet holding up items for sale while the chant rang out. From there Matt moved into setting up sales, displays, listing sales, and taking bids while in high school and college.

In 2000 Matt obtained his auction license and began officially “crying” bids for Greenway’s.  Matt now holds auction and Real Estate Broker’s licenses in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.  He specializes in Auctions, and Commercial Real Estate sale and leasing.


Donna Keyser

After lengthy careers as both a certified massage therapist at The Homestead renowned resort and later as a legal assistant for a local family law practice, Donna began a new career as an accountant with Greenway’s Real Estate and Auction in the summer of 2012. She obtained her license as a real estate agent in October, 2013.

Donna thrives on remaining extremely active in her teenage daughter’s activities, while being a very dedicated office manager/sales agent with the Greenway’s family.

She welcomes a chance to work with you, whether assisting you in selling your home or in finding your dream home.


Aaron Hanshew

After working in the Audio Visual Fields @ The Homestead Hotel, Stonewall Jackson and Omni Hotels, Aaron continues to work heavily in the Information Technology field working with Computers, Graphic Design and Security. He resides here in the City of Covington with his wife Kayla and Daughter Adalynn. 

With a passion for antiques he joined the Greenways Auction team in 2016 working closely with Auctions, Aaron plans to pursue his real-estate license in the spring of 2018.


Kristen Garten

Are you ready to buy your dream home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains? Kristen is ready to help you! As a lifetime resident of the Alleghany Highlands, Kristen has created a large personal and professional network through business, civic, and volunteer experience in the area.  As a graduate of Roanoke College with a BBA concentrating in marketing, Kristen has used her knowledge for the successful promotion of a number of community events and businesses, including her own photography business, Kristen Garten Photography, over the past several years.  With her personable manner, photography skills, and knack for marketing, she can help you get your property sold for top dollar!


Tara Brewster

Professional, hardworking and enthusiastic makes a great Real Estate Agent.  Tara strives to uphold these three words on a daily basis.  She started working as an agent with Greenway’s Real Estate and Auction in 2006.  She’s a 2001 Covington High School graduate and a 2006 Radford University graduate with a B.S. in Business Management and Minor in Economics.  She resides here in the Alleghany Highlands with her husband Larry, son Jaxon, daughter Larrah, and adopted daughter Leteashia and dog Cooper.  She has been a high school girls’ basketball coach for 15 years with the past 12 years at Covington High School.  Tara is active with the American Heart Association as well as other community organizations.  The Brewster’s are natives of the Alleghany Highlands.  They love kayaking and fishing the rivers as well as hunting in the great mountains.  If you are looking to sell or buy a home, let Tara go to work for you!                    


Sharon Rice

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Bio coming soon.


Robert “Dizzy” Garten

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