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MOR4Kids - MOR Committee

Stephen Cooney

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LaVonne Miller

U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Jim Bachand

Missoula Organization of REALTORS®
Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Braaten

Marsh McLennan Agency

Brandon joined the Personal Insurance team in the Bitterroot in 2019. He comes from 11 years of experience educating our youth as an agriculture education instructor and serving as an FFA advisor. His passion is developing long-lasting relationships with all people. He most enjoyed watching his students achieve success and proficiency in something they had worked so hard to achieve or learn. Now, as a professional in the insurance industry, he considers it his responsibility to help people protect their personal property, liability and investments. He strives to take a comprehensive look at personal insurance from life insurance and Medicare to home and auto.

Brandon is a 3rd generation Montanan. Both his husband and himself take pride in being multi-generation Montanans with strong ties to our farming and ranching communities. Along with working hard, they enjoy recreating in snow during winter and on the lake in the summer. Sharing the outdoors with their son is a priority of theirs.

Paula Crews

Keller Williams Western MT
Vice Chair

Paula Crews brings experience in real estate since 2006, excellent customer service, a commitment to work hard, listen and follow through. She provides quality service to build relationships with clients and more importantly, maintain those relationships by communicating effectively.

Paula consults with many real estate professionals, title companies, attorneys, architects, civil engineers, surveyors, financial institutions, investors and contractors to verify design studies, plans and cost estimates; these connections and experience makes her effective in studying, evaluating residential and commercial real estate property and bare land.  

Paula works with residential and commercial property owners as well as builders and developers and has three promises for her clients: 

1. She will be punctual.  

2.     She will be honest.  

3. She will follow through on her commitments.

There are three things she does with and for her clients: 

1. Consult with you…she will guide you in the decision-making process.  

2. Negotiate for you…she helps you make sound financial decisions.

3. Handle all the Details for you…she will ensure the real estate process is understood

        by and handled properly for you.

Bottom Line, she is going to get the job done properly and not let you down!

Paula, worked as a broker/owner at a local agency for 10 years, she now hangs her license with Keller Williams, a national firm to ensure her clients get the best platform for buying and selling. Paula is a native of Western Montana and lives with her family in Missoula. She looks forward to helping you in the future with your real estate needs.

Corey Dostal

Missoula Real Estate Photography

Judy Gudgel BMR

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Season Hollaway

eXp Realty LLC

Hello friends! I have lived and worked, in and around the Missoula area for 30 years...after a few excursions out-of-state over the years, I moved home for good in 2016!  I am thrilled to have joined the eXp family in the fall of 2022! The support, knowledge, and resources that I have access to, and can share with you, is something I consider invaluable. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest, and sometimes stressful, life events we can experience. I am here to walk you through the process from making or accepting the offer to inspection to closing and beyond, we are a team!

Outside of real estate, I'm a friend, daughter, and mom, currently raising my children in this beautiful state. We enjoy hiking, camping, floating the river, Griz football and spending time with our framily (friends whom have become family!)

Western Montana truly has so many gems to offer, it's a privilege to live and work here! I look forward to working with and getting to know you. It is an honor to share my home state with you, while helping you find the perfect place to call home, or guiding you through your selling journey! Call, text or dm and let's get started!


Chay Hughes

Keller Williams Western MT

Chay Hughes has been in sales for 27 years and a full-time, licensed REALTOR for over fourteen years. In 2020 she received her Brokers license. She started her real estate career as a licensed assistant to a top producing agent, which honed her skills in all aspects of the business. Chay is a Keller Williams BOLD graduate. Clients appreciate her eye for detail and superior customer service. She was in the top 3 of Keller Williams Western Montana in 2017 and 2018. In her free time, Chay loves to golf and play pickleball.  Chay also gives back to her community as a member Missoula Organization’s Chair of MOR4Kids, previous board member Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula and the YWCA. She raised her two grown children in Missoula where she has lived for the past 26 years. Call Chay today to discuss your real estate needs.

Member of the Missoula Multiple listing service

Member of the Missoula Organization of Realtors

Member of the Montana Association of Realtors

Member of National Association of Realtors

Chair of the LIVE Missoula Committee (MOR for Kids)

Obtained GRI designation (Graduate Realtor Institute)

Certified Short Sale Specialist (SSS)

Missoula’s Choice Realtor Finalist 2013

Missoula’s Choice Realtor Winner 2014

National ERA Circle of Success award winner 2012, 2013, 2014

National Keller Williams Gold award for top sales 2016

National Keller Williams Triple Gold for top sales 2017 - #3 in Keller Williams Western Montana

Kristy Lake

First Security Bank

The only thing Kristy Lake enjoys more than fishing is hooking up her customers with the perfect home loan. Growing up fishing and boating the waters of Flathead Lake, Kristy fell in love with the great outdoors. This Missoula-born fishing enthusiast was raised under our Big Sky to be an accomplished hunter, hiker and overall outdoors person, too. And did we mention that she loves to fish? 

When not on the water, Kristy enjoys helping clients realize their goals – whether it’s buying a first home, moving up to their dream home or investing in Montana’s booming real estate market. Kristy first joined First Security Bank as a Loan Processor, quickly moving up the ladder to Mortgage Loan Assistant.

She is now a full-fledged do-it-all Mortgage Loan Originator. 

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Colleen Lehman

MCPS FRC Coordinator
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Jesse Lund

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Julie Lynch

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService
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John Maki

Direct Source Cabinets

Sonya McCloney

Missoula Organization of REALTORS®
Membership Director

Carly McDonnell

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService
Past President

Carly is a full service real estate broker, advisor and Realtor member who's been practicing since 2014.  Marketing expertise, photography, staging advice, market knowledge, contract expertise and problem solving skills are integral services she provides. She strives to make real estate transactions transparent, smooth and positive experiences. 

Carly stays involved with our community and on top of local industry changes by serving on the board at the Missoula Organization of Realtors, their MOR4Kids Committee, and their Public Affairs Committee. She'll serve as President of the organization in 2023. 

Missoula is Carly's lifelong home. She and her husband reside in central Missoula with their pups, Edie and Roxy, and their son Logan.  

Brianna O'Leary

Engel&Volkers WF Stevensville

Going the extra mile and taking pride in her craft is how Bri O’Leary defines her real estate career. Bri holds herself to high standards in all she does in both her business and personal life. She puts her heart in all she does, hence her slogan “Homes with Heart.” 

When not dedicating herself to her work she can be found enjoying time with her husband and three children, three dogs, riding horses, apologetically trying new foods, or traveling both Montana and the international world. Having a degree in both Spanish and Secondary Education through the University of Montana, Bri spent nine years dedicated to teaching high school at two local high schools, showing her ability to communicate in more than one language and her passion for education both in and out of the real estate world. Her passion for growth and education shows as she teaches weekly Spanish and emotional support lessons in her son's elementary school. Bri is also highly involved in MOR4Kids, a local committee of Missoula Organization of Realtors dedicated to serving students of all local schools. 

Bri O’Leary was raised in a tiny, rural town outside San Diego, California just north of the Mexico border, but has called Missoula home for the last 11 years as it provided the perfect combination of country living she was used to and the “big city” amenities that she lacked growing up. Bri is a PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) and has a wide variety of personal experience living in all quadrants of Missoula and surrounding outskirts as well as the Bitterroot Valley and is eager to share that knowledge with you. She looks forward to working with you and helping you realize your next real estate goal! Reach out to Bri O’Leary, 406-546-2125, with all your real estate needs.

Jauna Poindexter

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

As a top producer at Berkshire Hathaway, my focus is continuing my education to provide my buyers, sellers, and builders the absolute best in service. With over a decade of experience, and an extensive sphere of clients, and service providers, I am very well-versed in all areas of your Real Estate needs. With deep roots in Missoula, I have a commitment to my community, and giving back is a priority. I have been involved with MOR4Kids for a decade serving on the board and helping children in need. I actively volunteer with Red Sleighs over Montana, and The Museum of Mountain Flying, and participate in our company's community volunteer efforts. I'm so grateful that I get to raise my children here, spend time outdoors with my family and dogs, and just enjoy all that Montana has to offer. I love my job, love to laugh every day, and turn clients into lifelong friends.

Kendra Richardson

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Kendra obtained her Real Estate license in 1999 and has worked at Berkshire Hathaway HS MT Properties since 1998. Kendra strives to be honest, compassionate, and hardworking for her customers. Kendra attended the University of Montana graduating with a Business Finance Degree with a minor in Office Systems Management. Growing up in Havre, MT Kendra realizes how important her community is. She is actively involved with her kids, plays volleyball, loves Orange Theory and spending time with her dog Zeke. Real Estate is her passion which drives her to be successful and accountable.

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Lynn Stenerson

Stockman Bank
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Kristina Wahlberg-Tarran

Windermere R E Missoula
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