About Us

Cedar Creek Realty was founded in 1996, in Bardstown, KY, by retired US Army Veteran, Dr. Jim Beavers. Jim recruited an experienced, professional team of proud, hardworking real estate agents with deep ties to public service throughout the Bardstown-Nelson County community, the state of Kentucky, and our great nation.

Cedar Creek Realty agents are dedicated to building long-term relationships with their neighbors and clients, while expertly addressing each client’s residential and commercial real estate needs and desires.

Jim and the Cedar Creek team of realtors are committed to taking excellent care of their clients, neighbors, and friends through hard work and decades of experience. Since several agents are US Veterans, you can expect their strong work ethic and high level of integrity to be unsurpassed in the real estate industry.

We’re with You – All the way Home! 


Our Team

Dr Jim Beavers

A veteran of both the US Air Force and the US Army, Jim’s Real Estate career has benefited from a career as a School Administrator. Jim closed-out his career in education as the Head Principal at local Kentucky schools. 

 Jim gained valuable experience working for a great Real Estate Broker, Bob Hayes, of Bob Hayes Realty and later at Re/Max in Louisville, KY. In 1996, Jim made the decision to open his own Real Estate Brokerage, and Cedar Creek Realty was born. 

For more than two decades, Jim has diligently sought opportunities to fully engage with his community. He and his team of professional realtors are active participants in the Bardstown Downtown Business Association, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, and various local charities.

Jim grew up working on local farms and joined the military at age 18. He is a proud, retired US Army Veteran and a founding member of the Bardstown – Nelson County VFW. When Jim is not helping his clients and assisting other Veterans, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing the occasional “gig” with his rock-and-roll band. Jim is a life-long native of Bardstown, where he currently resides with his wife Cindy. He gladly confides what an amazing place it is to call his Old Kentucky Home.

Cedar Creek Realty is located at 227 N. Third Street in Bardstown, KY, and Jim and his team are excited to continue their committed service to this special, most beautiful region of Kentucky!

Courtney Schnitzler

Courtney joined Cedar Creek Realty in 2021. She comes from an analytic background, making her detailed, organized and one to provide all options clearly. Courtney has a passion for home improvement and land management. If you are looking for a home to personalize and call your own, or if you are looking for new ground to turn into your whitetail, waterfowl or quail haven, your vision can become a reality with Courtney and Cedar Creek Realty.

Angela Stowe Mattingly

Born and raised in a small suburb of Boise, Idaho, Angela moved to Kentucky in 1999 to raise a family. Her two biological sons are proud soldiers in the Army National Guard, one of her adopted daughters recently graduated from high school, and her other adopted daughter will be 15 in September of 2019. She and her husband are recently married and are residents of Nelson County, just outside the most beautiful small town in America, Bardstown, Kentucky.
Angela completed the Kentucky requirements for real estate sales associate through A-Pass Weikel Institute in January 2019 and is eager to serve her community to the fullest capacity with Cedar Creek Realty. With numerous options for realtors in Nelson County and the surrounding areas, Angela is confident in her ability to prove herself as the realtor to sell your current home or business and to relocate you to your next location. With almost a decade serving others through her former position on staff at a local church, as well as a lengthy history in proficient customer service, there leaves no room for doubt that she will go above and beyond normal expectations to meet your real estate needs and wants.

Angela Compton

Angela Compton is proud to be joining Cedar Creek Realty in her 4th year of real estate. Prior to real estate, Angela spent 23 years teaching preschool. Transitioning from preschool teacher to realtor has been quite a journey for her!
It began over 30 years ago as a young woman working in the field of property management. Angela loved working with the public and encountering people of all walks of life looking for a home, no matter how temporary. She met a realtor who planted the seed in her mind and heart that she should become a realtor.
Angela’s life went through many transitions which was not conducive to the profession. She wanted to become a realtor whom her clients knew and trusted. In 2015, she finally felt she was settled enough to devote the energy she needed to build relationships with her clients and obtain her real estate license.
Angela sometimes worked three jobs, while raising her children and attended real estate school. In May of 2016, she passed her licensing exam and began her official journey in real estate. Within this journey, she has worked with some phenomenal realtors and brokers. Since then, she has realized how important it is to find a team with whom to share her values and vision. She found that brokerage to be Cedar Creek Realty, because everyone carries the same vision of treating others with honesty and integrity. Jim Beavers is a local, hardworking broker with the goal of being the trusted name in real estate in Bardstown and Kentuckiana. He values each affiliated Realtor as an intricate part of the team with gifts and talents to bring to the table, full of potential, and eager to invest into them to bring that potential out. Angela is very happy and proud to have found her home in Cedar Creek Realty, and she looks forward to continuing to serve her current, past and future clients with all of their real estate needs.