Our Team

Kevin Yoder
CEO / Lead Agent
Before starting in real estate in 2002, Kevin worked in various sales and sales management roles in telecommunication and home security, including cutting his teeth selling home security systems door-to-door in Atlanta, Georgia in the late nineties. Kevin moved back to his hometown, Grand Rapids, Michigan and started his real estate career in 2002. He acted as a solo agent for 8 years and in 2010 he started The Yoder Team and operated under the umbrella of Keller Williams Realty. Yoder Real Estate was opened in January of 2017 and he and his team haven't looked back since. Kevin and his team are now on track to do 250 homes sales in 2018, which is a 40% increase from the previous year. Kevin attributes the companies success to hiring surrounding himself with great people modeling after other great teams around the country. Kevin's other endeavors include a recent appointment to VP of Public Relations for a local Toastmasters Club, where he hones his public speaking and leadership skills. He's an avid real estate investor and enjoys traveling and reading. But his true inspiration is his family; he and his wife, Jenni, have 3 children, Lucy, Lilah and Henry.
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Jon Dornbos
COO
Jon has worked with small businesses for over 10 years. Coming from the automotive aftermarket industry, he joined our team in March of 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. He enjoys leading the team through management of day-to-day operations. His hobbies include staying physically active through running and lifting weights, making music on the keyboard or piano with the worship team at his church, and enjoys baking cookies, cupcakes, pies and anything sweet for friends and family.
Emily Anderson
Director of First Impressions
Emily earned her Real Estate license in 2015 and loves working in this fast-paced and ever-changing industry. "The best part of my job is being able to help people during what is usually one of the biggest transitions of their lives. I also love working with my Team at Yoder Real Estate and being surrounded by positive people that strive to be the best versions of themselves every day!" Emily's other full time job is being a wife to her husband, Ryan, and momma to her two children, Jack and Libby. Her hobbies include gardening, exercising, and spending time with her family at the pool and camping in Northern Michigan.
Alyssa Johansson
Listing Coordinator
Alyssa grew up in the small town of Auburn, MI and moved to Grand Rapids in 2011 to pursue a degree in Photography from Kendall College of Art & Design. She joined Yoder Real Estate in 2015 and enjoys helping home sellers throughout the entire process of getting their homes prepared for the market. Alyssa spends her free time with family, friends, and pet kitties, listening to music and podcasts, and traveling with her camera.
Deanna Holman
Closing Manager
Deanna is a veteran, alongside Chuck Norris. Not that she actually met him, but they were both Air Force Security Forces members. After separating from the military, Deanna was allured by her handsome husband, Bryce, to move up north to his neck of the woods (far from her roots in Northeast Tennessee). While growing accustomed to the climate change, Deanna graduated from GVSU with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She then went on to obtain another Bachelors in Project Management. Then, Kevin hired Deanna on April Fools Day (no joke!), and the rest is history. When Deanna isn't busy bringing our clients to closing, she enjoys quality time with her husband (still handsome), her son Eli, and her two dogs: Pelee & Izzy. She also enjoys mastering her roux for gumbo.
Dan Bradley
Listing Partner
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Nick Taylor
Buyer Specialist
Nick Taylor was raised in rural Jackson, Michigan attending Northwest High School where he had a major focus on athletics (Football, Baseball, Bowling). He continued his education at Grand Valley State University where he majored in Marketing and quickly became a co-founder and President of Club Bowling of GVSU. Mulitple coprorate internships led Nick to realize that working in a corporate structure with very little contact with the end consumers was not something enjoyable, and led to him pursuing a career in real estate - where he specializes in working very closely with families and individuals seeking the perfect home!
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Christopher Holt
Buyer Specialist
Christopher has always had a passion for three things in life; food, farming and real estate. Through those passions, he has held various titles, such as educator, project manager, director, consultant, general manager, investor, facilitator, leader and innovator, just to name a few. He has been involved in food service professionally since the late nineties, starting out as a dishwasher and line cook, eventually working his way up to being a restaurateur, owning a bar and two different restaurants. He was also an early proponent and educator in the “farm to plate” movement. He did this by creating and vertically integrating various restaurants, farms and nonprofits throughout Ohio and Michigan. He even created and directed the first farm to plate program at a postgraduate university in the United States! As for real estate, Christopher entered the field in 2003, when he bought his first income investment property. His passion for the industry flourished as he grew his investment portfolio through buying, selling and renting other properties. This eventually inspired him to become a licensed Realtor. He brought his talents to Grand Rapids in 2015 and decided to join the number 1 real estate team in west Michigan, Yoder Real Estate; helping to contribute to an already world class experience.
Alexia Hipsher
Buyer Specialist
Alexia was raised in Newport Beach, California. While attending Mater Dei High School she had a major focus on lacrosse and debate. She continued her education at Grand Valley State University on the Varsity Lacrosse Team. Alexia has spent months volunteering in Ghana and is passionate about traveling. She has always enjoyed meeting new people and socializing. After deciding she wanted to work in an enviornment where she could help people (and watching an excess of HGTV), she knew that helping families find their perfect home would be a great fit. While being active in the real estate industry, Alexia has realized she is most passionate helping buyers achieve their goals and find the home of their dreams as a buyer specialist.
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Ricky Otto
Buyer Specialist
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George Rajah
Inside Sales
George has just moved back from 2 years in Chicago and is in the final year of his Economics Bachelors. George took the last 2 years off from pursuing his degree to start a company in the financial industry in Chicago. George has lived in the Greater Grand Rapids area his whole life except his previous 2 years he in Chicago. He has been in Inside Sales for 5 of his 7 professional years. George started in the Automotive Industry before moving to Chicago to start his business and finally getting into the business of Real Estate in the beginning of 2018. George enjoys Bouldering, Cooking, Reading, and spending time with his family.
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Thomas Fry
Buyer Specialist
Thomas was born and raised in South West Michigan where he grew up working with his father building luxury homes on Lake Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University where he studied Marketing, Real Estate and Economics then went on to work in property management in Southern California. Thomas has a passion for self-development and helping others meet their goals. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit, whether apartment or home, for his clientele. When he is not working, Thomas enjoys spending time with family, being on the boat on Lake Michigan in the summer and skiing at Boyne Mountain during the winter.
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Austin Miller
Buyer Specialist
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Jon Topp
Buyer Specialist
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