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About The Vineyard Life

The Vineyard Life understands that you have many options when you decide to buy or sell real estate on the island. Our team is eager to share their expertise and experience, whether your dream is in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, Chilmark or beyond.

And, we know that owning or renting on “The Vineyard” is more than a place and the values associated with homes and properties are connected with a casual, classic coastal lifestyle.

While our clients may come to us to find their home, they stay because the Vineyard life finds its way into their hearts. The diversity and charm of the various communities, and overall lifestyle mean something different to each and every one of our clients who experience this unique island.

Let us help you find your Vineyard life.


Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Sales and Rentals

Founded in February of 2019 and based in Edgartown, MA, THE VINEYARD LIFE is a trusted community of experienced Real Estate Agents that specialize in real estate ownership, sales and rentals. Our online experience offers a quick glance a properties across the island for purchase and vacation rentals, but we hope you will stop in during office hours or make an appointment for a meeting, showing or open house.

Local Knowledge – Worldwide Reach

Our partnership with eXp Realty provides the resources of a worldwide Real Estate Brokerage with over 27,000 agents with understanding of the Island’s market that our local Agents bring to every transaction.

While our clients won’t need to work directly with eXp Realty, behind the scene, they support us with an extensive real estate knowledge base that provides our clients the kinds of resources not offered by traditional agencies. TVL meets local needs, however, with substantial understanding of local island real estate trends and properties.

Unlike traditional real estate agencies or franchises that require an agency to conform with strict management and marketing processes, eXp Realty encourages local agents to develop their own brand because local agents know their market better than off Island organizations. This is our way of making the transactions smooth and professional for our customers and clients who seek transparency, ease and trust in the sales process.

If you are considering a change of scenery and would want to join The Vineyard Life or eXp Realty.



Our Agents

The TVL team is committed to representing our discerning clients buy, sell and rent properties on Martha’s Vineyard.

Caring, conscientious, ethical and knowledgeable, our team helps clients and customers effectively deal with every detail involved with renting, buying and selling real estate on Martha’s Vineyard. Real Estate transactions on the Island can be different than many other locations areas because many transactions are second homes, or the buyer/seller handle the transaction remotely.

The experienced real estate professionals at The Vineyard Life are longtime island residents who take special pride in their ability to find the perfect property for prospective buyers and renters – and to help island home sellers position their properties for a timely and successful sales transaction.

All of our professional Real Estate Brokers carry the Realtor Designation, which ensures our agents are well trained and abide by the NAR Code of Ethics.


Meet Our Agents and Staff


Janet Leigh Scott

Founder / Realtor®

I fell in love with the magical island of Martha’s Vineyard long before ever stepping foot on it’s shores. Once I arrived, I decided it would be my forever home; and in 2001, it became just that – my Edgartown Dream. My background i s in the corporate world and I have incorporated the strengths that made me very successful in that environment into my career in Real Estate on Martha’s Vineyard. My mission is to provide my clients with unparalleled service, attention to detail, flexibility, accompanied with strong listening and communication skills. *Experienced Professional, Change Agent, Lean Six Sigma Advocate *Proven Track Record in Negotiations, and Talent Development *MBA and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified At The Vineyard Life Brokerage by eXp Realty, your freedom of choice is respected. What you want counts, we cater to your desires, and that’s what makes us unique.


Tjark Aldeborgh

Associate Broker / Realtor®

A life-long Vineyard summer resident, I had the opportunity to move to the Island from Vermont in 2008. I started Homes on Martha’s Vineyard (HMV), a full-service real estate sales and vacation rental agency. As Managing Broker for HMV and now with The Vineyard Life brokered by exp Realty, I have developed a thorough understanding of the unique nature of the MV real estate market. Prior to entering the real estate industry, I worked management-level positions in a variety of advertising, hospitality, non-profit and technology-based industries in New York City, Boston and Vermont. My professional experience includes: Director of Communications for the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce/Vermont Hospitality Association; managing a full-service advertising agency, publishing a recreational magazine and being paid to ride snowmobiles in Alaska and Vermont as Communications Manager for a 45,000-member non-profit organization. While my professional background has been diverse, my focus has remained the consistent – be passionate about what you do in a location that you love with people you respect. Living on Martha’s Vineyard has allowed me to continue this lifestyle. I chose to work at The Vineyard Life because its agency philosophy aligns with my personal beliefs and my goal is to help my clients realize their dreams of the Vineyard Life.


Kimberly Biggs

Real Estate Agent / Realtor®

Kimberly moved to Martha’s Vineyard year-round from Chatham, NJ in 2010 after spending numerous summers here with her family. She made the move so the children could be closer to their grandparents and be raised in a wholesome, safe, community based environment. Kimberly is a homeowner in Vineyard Haven and resides with her 3 children, boy/girl twins Dylan and Anabelle, and daughter Ashley. She frequently can be found cheering on her active children at the Hockey Rink, Lacrosse or Track fields, or riding ring at the barn. Kimberly is also the owner of the children’s Boutique Bibi’s located on Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Her meticulous attention to detail, customer service, communication, and thoroughness are why clients seek her out to help them find the right property that fits their needs. Kimberly is a licensed sales agent, Realtor® and member of the Cape Cod and Islands MLS.


Emerson Christy

Real Estate Agent


Kelley Conners, MPH

Real Estate Agent

Kelley’s family are long time summer residents in Edgartown, beginning in 1986 and continuing today. In addition to being a real estate agent, Kelley is a women’s health and wellbeing coach and healthcare communications consultant, empowering women in all of life stages to live and work well as the arc of the career continues to extend. Her coaching approach helps women design the second half of their life which is based on the science of positive psychology; Kelley’s six step coaching program, called REVEAL, is supported by women’s collective stories and is available for women’s organizations and corporations seeking wellbeing engagement strategies. Kelley is the President of Boston Women Communicators. She is also a yoga and mindfulness teacher for at-risk women and young girls in Boston. And is a member of The Commonwealth Institute, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.


Joni Jackman

Real Estate Agent / Property Management

Joni has been a long time summer resident on Martha’s Vineyard – 14 years. In 2019 she took the plunge and moved to the island on a year round basis. Joni’s prior background in construction dovetails with her passion for all things real estate. She is a Certified Property Manager, authorized to work anywhere in the US, and holds her real estate license in both MA and New Hampshire. Joni’s other loves include her adult children and grandchildren. When not in the office, Joni can be found playing tennis (USTA member) or paddle boarding on the numerous ponds and inlets on the island.


Joe Farina

Visual Communications Manager

Joe is a full time Martha’s Vineyard resident, having move to the island in 2009 to try out island life. He never left! Joe has a varied background in the film industry and currently does all of the film work for The Vineyard Life, including aerial videos, lifestyle videos, and 360 degree videos of both our listings and our rentals. When not filming Joe can be found coaching the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s baseball team, bowling or playing in the summer baseball league.


Joanna Fairchild

Real Estate Agent

Joanna has been a year round resident of Martha’s Vineyard since 1995. Prior to live on the island, Joanna was a pubic relations and event executive in Boston, MA. She managed her own consulting business and held positions at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, the Sheraton Tara Hotels, Reebok International, Harvard University, Bank of America and Arnold Worldwide Advertising. Once on Martha’s Vineyard, Joanna started a business in Oak Bluffs called High Rollers, providing roller skating fun to the summer tourists. In 2005 She founded Vineyard Coach & Concierge, a transportation and event planning company. In 2013 Joanna sold her company and now combines her love of being a wedding planner with her passion for real estate. In addition to real estate sales and rentals, Joanna is an ambassador for the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Vineyard Hills Homeowners Association.


Emmett Mullin

Associate Broker

Emmett retired from his work life in Boston, MA and moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 2013 with his wife. Their two grown daughters have careers and still live in the Boston area. Emmett has a varied background with extensive experience developing and managing relationships with institutional clients over his entire career. He has worked closely with large pension funds, endowments and foundations, as well as with the institutional consultant community, and has multiple longstanding relationships in the business. Emmett began his career as an attorney and moved into structuring and managing private real estate partnerships before transitioning into institutional asset management. Emmett’s original passion for real estate brought him back into the business for both residential and commercial sales and rentals. He and his wife live in the Katama area of Edgartown.

Contacting The Vineyard Life

Reaching one of our agents is as easy as a quick stop at our prime Edgartown location:

Stop into our office at: 32 North Water Street, Edgartown (corner of North Water and Winter Streets).

Our mailing address is: 243 Edgartown / Vineyard Haven Road, Box 9000, Edgartown, MA 02539

Office Phone: (774) 549-9374

Sales: Info@thevineyardlife.com
Rentals: Rentals@thevineyardlife.com