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 attributes the companies success to hiring surrounding himself with great people modeling after other great teams around the country. Kevin's other endeavors include being 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
Seller Conceirge
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.
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 and friends, listening to music and podcasts, and traveling with her camera.
Deanna Holman
Buyer Conceierge
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 greatly excelled and transitioned into being a Listing Partner. 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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Julie Woltil
Buyer Specialist
Julie is originally from Montreal, Canada, and has lived on both coasts, New York and California, before settling in to Grand Rapids, MI in 2015. She is passionate about research and statistics, which led her to earn her Ph.D. in psychology, and has been a college professor for the last 9 years. She has always loved researching homes for family members, and finally decided to bring her research talents to real estate! When she is not working with families in finding their perfect home, Julie loves going to pub trivia with her husband Derek, and joining in for family board game night with her four children, Addie, Lucas, Jacob and Brielle.
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Emily Laursen
Buyer Specialist
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Kelsey Ohle
Buyer Specialist
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Justin Bruno
Buyer Specialist
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Leslie Miller
Buyer Specialist
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