Who We Are


In Memory of Terry

In 2012, Susan Vaughan celebrated 10 years in business as Terry Vaughan & Associates, Inc. and decided to develop a new logo and a second location as Vaughan & Associates, Inc. Through the years Susan has sold vacation lake homes to many clients with primary residences in the Woodlands.  Also, some primary lake residents have decided to move closer to the city and landed in The Woodlands.  There is a natural crossover between Lake Livingston and The Woodlands, hence the second location on Six Pines Drive in The Woodlands.

Like so many others in Lake Livingston, Susan lived in Houston prior to moving to Cape Royale in 1997 and started Terry Vaughan & Associates, Inc. with her husband, Terry, in 2002. Since then they have assisted hundreds of families in finding the right home for weekends or retirement in a wide price range.

 After 25 years in Convention Sales with major hotel chains including Hilton, Omni and Four Seasons, Susan utilizes her sales and marketing skills in building her real estate business, in promoting listings and matching the right buyer based on the customer's needs. Her experience in negotiating contracts assists in creating easy transactions between parties.

Susan is a member of the Houston Association of Realtors  where she is ranked in the 150 Top Producers out of 25,000 licensed agents. In addition, she has been named by Houston Business Journal. a Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals in the greater Houston aream

She serves on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Coldspring/Oakhurst COISD Education Foundation, San Jacinto County Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and Cape Royale Property Owners Association Treasurer.

Susan is active in many community events in Coldspring and Cape Royale from sponsoring the Cape Royale Civic Association Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting local charities, to the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.

Susan graduated from Univerity of Alabama with a B.A. in Communication. She continues her education in real estate and has obtained several designations to better serve her clients looking for a second home or retirement property.

GRI - Graduate Realtor Institite
RSPS - Resort & Second Home Specialist
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Sandra McQuiggin - Joined Vaughan & Associates, in 2013.  Sandra served as the Community Manager for Cape Royale Property Owner's Association for two years where she and her husband, Rick, reside. Prior to that she spent 20 years with Rockwell Management in Houston where her duties included on-site operations, marketing, budgeting and customer relations in multi-family management, then leasing commercial real estate and finally assisting in developing a real estate division within Rockwell to assist families relocating to Houston. She obtained a real estate license in 2005. Her broad spectrum of experience honed her communication skills and is an asset in leading buyers or sellers through the real estate transaction..

Sandra is very involved in her community and currently serves as the Treasurer of The Cape Royale Board of DIrectors. She previously served five years with the Coldspring/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce where she oc-chaired the 2014 Wolf Creek Car, Truck & Bike Show.

Emily Schmitt, Realtor - Prior to joining Vaughan & Associates in September 2016, Emily worked for a Lloyd's of London insurance group specializing in oil and gas underwriting. Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Management obtained from Loughborough University, England. Emily is active in the local community and currently serves as Treasurer of the Cape Royale Civic Association. She has resided in Cape Royale with her husband John since 2013.

Julie Vaughan Peterson, Realtor - Julie is our neighborhood agent in northwest Houston, specializing in the Champions Forest area, Spring and The Woodlands. She has over 20 years of industry experience including serving as a licensed mortgage loan officer for 12 years, apartment leasing agent and Realtor. Her knowledge of the finance process helps assist buyers through a smooth transaction.

Julie has a BA in Communications from the University of Houston. She and her daughter Emily reside in Champions Forest.

Suzanne Locke, Realtor - Joined Terry Vaughan & Associates in 2007.  Suzanne has an extensive career in the hospitality industry with Sheraton Hotels, Embassy Suites and Resort Management of American where she served as Account Executive, Director of Sales and Marketing and Staff Trainer for golf resorts in the southwest. Suzanne's communication skills and extensive customer relations background contribute to her ability to cultivate trusting professional relationships and provide exemplary customer service for clients and associates.