Our Team

Mike Falconite – Founder / Owner


Mike Falconite grew up in Cairo, Illinois, where his father was always stirring up some dirt. Mike’s father, Joe Falconite, owned and operated a heavy equipment company. Mike took control of the company and moved to Paducah with his family in the 1980’s. He grew the business to 55 locations, in 16 states, employing over 900 people. Mike then sold the company in 1995 and never looked back when starting up Falconite Development. Mike’s motto is, “the more you build, the more you learn.”
When Mike is not looking for the next real estate venture, he is spending his time hunting, traveling and enjoying time with his family. Mike has two children, Nicki Roof and Joe Falconite, plus seven wonderful grandchildren.

Nicki Roof – Co-Owner


Nicki Roof has grown up working along side her father, whether in equipment or real estate ventures. She is a Paducah native and is enjoys following in her father’s entrepreneurial footsteps. Nicki is well versed in  the ins and outs of the Paducah area. She oversees all aspects of the company. When Nicki is not helping open a new shopping center or finding new tenant, she is spending time traveling with her husband, Kenny, and her two children, Ellie and Jack.

Angela Riley Turner – Office Manager / REALTOR


Angela is the “go to” person for just about anything relating to Falconite Development. She has worked for Falconite for over a decade and is very passionate about every aspect of her job and the company she represents. Angela holds an associate’s degree along with her real estate license. She is a Paducah native who loves her hometown and genuinely loves watching it further grow and develop. During her spare time, you can find her spending time with her husband and two boys. Her family enjoys spending time at the lake, camping and boating.

Dawn Wientjes – Principal Broker


If you’re looking to do anything with real estate Dawn is your gal. Dawn is the Principal Broker for Falconite Development Group, handling to sell or lease all Falconite owned properties as well as taking on new clients to help with their real estate needs. Dawn grew up in Metropolis, Illinois and attended Western Kentucky University on a Women’s Golf Scholarship. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, she entered Graduate School where she earned Master’s Degree and her Kentucky Real Estate license. She began selling real estate as she completed her final year of grad school. Dawn joined Falconite Development Group in December of 2014 and two years later she became Falconite’s Principal Broker. While Dawn specializes in Commercial Real Estate and New Construction Houses you can call Dawn with any and all your real estate needs!

Wendy Wheeler – Residential Project Manager / REALTOR


Born and raised in the Mayfield area, Wendy Wheeler brings over 25 years of experience and wisdom to all her real estate transactions. Her love for interior design, lead Wendy to Falconite Development as the residential project manager. She later added a real estate license to her resume. Wendy can sell or build the house of your dreams!

Kathleen Washburn Gillespie – Sales Associate / REALTOR


Kathleen was born and raised in Paducah. After living in the Carolinas and Florida, she and her husband, Nick, decided there was no better place in the world than Paducah to raise their daughter Grace and moved home in 2016. Kathleen, growing up in a real estate family, says that “real estate is in her blood” and could not be happier working as a realtor in her hometown. When Kathleen is not working, you will find her either in her garden or on her yoga mat and you will likely see Grace digging in the dirt or practicing yoga right beside her.

Holly Graziano – Commercial Leasing Manager / HUD Licensed Manager


Holly was born and lived in Dalton, GA, before moving to Paducah during middle school. She and her family adopted this town as their home. Holly has been around the real estate business of Paducah for over ten years and has watched all the changes and growth that makes up this town today. Along with managing the many commercial leases for the Paducah, Holly also manages our HUD contracted apartment complex in downtown Paducah. When she is not working in our Paducah office, Holly manages our business center in Huntsville, AL, and several other industrial properties across the southern states. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and her two four-legged family members. Holly also enjoys traveling, sunsets, and the pure beauty of nature.

Amanda Johnson – Sales Associate / REALTOR


Amanda is a lifetime Paducah resident, who grew up in Reidland and has been a proud resident of the Fountain Avenue neighborhood since 2004. She has always loved “all things houses,” and after successfully renovating several homes for resale she decided to pursue real estate on a professional level.  Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Murray State University and a real estate license. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, decorating and staging homes, managing her local vacation rental, and searching for her next project!