Our Team

Higher Ground Rainwater Systems of Asheville

“This is our community, too. We will come up with the best solution for you because we want to care for our neighbors.”

— Walt Dickinson, Owner & Founder



Walt Dickinson - Owner & Founder


Christopher Carroll - Home Services Manager

With Higher Ground Since April of 2012

Chris is Higher Ground’s most tenured employee making him the “Guru” of our daily operation. His deep commitment to client satisfaction ensures that our clients are cared for and problems are solved.

Originally from Fort Myers, FL., Chris is an Asheville enthusiast. He loves spending time outdoors either in a hammock or a kayak with his wife and their six year old boy.

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Walt Childs - Sales Manager

With Higher Ground Since July of 2014

Walt came to Higher Ground with over 20 years of executive sales and business development experience.


Patrick Sturdivant - Project Manager

With Higher Ground Since August of 2016


Samantha Greene - Office Manager

With Higher Ground Since June of 2015


Tracy Ezell - Office Assistant

With Higher Ground Since April of 2017

If you have ever called or emailed our office, you most likely have spoken to Tracy. Tracy is the lifeline of our office, but scheduling jobs and offering a kind voice on the other end of the line to our clients aren’t the only things Tracy brings to Higher Ground. Tracy has an artistic eye for detail, she is also our graphic designer and one of our bloggers and content writers.

Tracy is committed to a healthy lifestyle and is our daily office inspiration. She enjoys hiking our beautiful mountains and weekend worship with family and friends.


Kristina Heyes - Director of Marketing

With Higher Ground Since August of 2017

Kristina comes to Higher Ground with an extensive business background specializing in marketing, search engine optimization and business analytics. Kristina considers herself a ‘forever student,’ eager to both build on her academic foundations in business development as well as staying in tune with the latest marketing strategies through continued professional development.

Kristina is a local native to the Asheville area as an Enka High School graduate. She enjoys spending time with her family and filling her child’s life with positivity and nourishment.

Home Services Team

Installation Team