Jaime moved from Houston to Nacogdoches in 1996 to study art at Stephen F. Austin State University. She immediately fell in love with the town and decided to stay, even before meeting her future husband, Jay. Jaime and Jay have been married for 18 years and have a daughter, June, plus their fur children, male cats Cletis and Quinn. Jaime has 16 years of experience in property management, leasing, and bookkeeping for family-owned residential and commercial properties. Jaime and Jay co-own Nacogdoches Architectural Restorations, LLC, which was originally formed to renovate the Old Mize Factory. She and Jay love to give back to the community by restoring and renovating old homes. Their first project was lovingly restoring an original Dietrich Rulfs home. Jaime enjoys being active in local organizations and believes volunteering shows a commitment to the community. She is the Secretary for Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers and has served on boards for Nacogdoches Junior Forum (past President), Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful, Dean’s Circle, and Federation Of Women’s Clubs (past First Vice President). She’s a member of Christ Episcopal Church and volunteers at her daughter’s school. She loves spending time outdoors and going on road trips with family and friends.
Born on a tobacco farm in Kentucky, raised in Copley, Ohio, schooled at Ohio University, graduated with High Honors with a business degree and Honors in English, married in Athens, Ohio, to Bruce Roach and via Jefferson City and St. Louis, Missouri, Bethalto, Illinois, San Angelo and Bryan, Texas, finally settled down in Nacogdoches in 1968 with then Dr. Bruce Roach and three children, Velicia, Chris, and Eric. She received her real estate license in October, 1979, and her Broker's license in January, 1980, and since then has been a successful real estate broker with several firms in Nacogdoches before settling down in 1996 with Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc. Gay acts primarily as a listing specialist, but also enjoys working with Buyers at any phase of their home-buying experience. Gay has been actively and continuously involved in the Nacogdoches County Board of REALTORS®, serving as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director, in addition to service as a member or chair of many important committees. She was elected REALTOR® of the Year in 1983, and has been a consistent top producer of real estate sales in Nacogdoches County. The pause that refreshes for Gay is her involvement in Duplicate Bridge, where she has reached the rank of Sapphire Life Master.