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, where she graduated with her BFA in Photography in 2014. 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
Dan has always been driven and passionate about achieving his goals. He worked in the uniform industry for 16 years and managed a branch for for 3 of those. Dan started in the Real Estate industry in 2017 and since he has started has been involved in 45+ sales. Dan is a father and has many busy days with sports and school work with his son Danny. Dan is excited everyday to go to work for clients and himself to get better and do better.
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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. Multiple corporate 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.