Experienced, Focused Realtors Invested in the Madison, Wisconsin Community

With a combined 20+ years of living and working in Madison, investment in community isn’t something we take lightly. When we’re not working, you’ll find us actively involved as a youth program volunteer, community gardener, actor in local theater, rabid recycler, library patron, neighborhood association member... you get the picture. We're proud to call Madison home — and we're committed to nurturing healthy communities in everything we do.

Jessica Riphenburg head shot Jessica Riphenburg Jessica is the founding Realtor of Roost Realty. She’s worked with buyers and sellers in the Madison area since 2007 and is an expert at interpreting and negotiating the finer points of real estate transactions. Clients appreciate Jessica's proactive approach and steady professionalism. She also has a natural flair for design and enjoys infusing her work with creativity! Jessica has lived in Madison since 2004. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, hiking, camping, canoeing, ice skating, and crafting.
Emily Hickey head shot Emily Hickey A Wisconsin native, Emily lived on both coasts (and briefly aboard a Great Lakes ship!) before returning to Madison to make it home in 2006. She enjoyed a rewarding career in the green energy industry before joining Jessica to start Roost Realty. Emily treats each transaction as if it's her own! She lives with her husband and two daughters in a 1920's bungalow. Emily and her family love to travel in their spare time and have put many miles on their trusty motorhome. These days, sailing on Madison’s lakes has given them a new reason to stay in town.
Alise Wasserburger head shot Alise Wasserburger Alise Wasserburger is a born and raised Madisonian. She attended Verona Area High School and graduated college from UW-Madison in 2008 with an Art History degree. Over the last 10+ years Alise has worked in the building and design trades. Her experience ranges from lighting and flooring design to windows, siding and doors. Alise’s love of the “home” and helping others create a home they love inspired her to become a real estate agent. Alise hopes to use her past home building and design experience to give buyers and sellers the finest possible representation in our ever-changing market. In her spare time Alise enjoys traveling, yoga, water sports, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Emily Hickey head shot Kari Gollup Kari was born and raised in Cottage Grove. She enjoys helping people achieve their dreams through buying & selling real estate all over South Central Wisconsin, and it shows! Kari's warm personality and concern for each and every detail shine through her work. Prior to launching her real estate career, she enjoyed working as a dental hygienist in the Madison area. In addition to spending time with her three kids, Kari’s interests include photography, reading, biking, and canoeing. She also loves the chance to participate in dental hygiene mission trips to Central America.
Jorna Cychosz head shot Jorna Cychosz, Transaction Coordinator Jorna has worked in an administrative capacity since 2008. She joined the Roost team in early 2014 to learn more about the exciting world of real estate. Jorna likes helping clients move seamlessly from the accepted offer stage to their closing date with every "t" crossed and "i" dotted. Jorna enjoys her family immensely when she is not working, which mainly means frequent dance parties with her sons and husband and many hours of playing trains. Growing up in the Madison area and now owning a home here, Jorna has always considered Madison her home and couldn't fathom living anywhere else!

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