Our Team

Most agents are one-man shows with limited resources, time & energy, juggling several clients with little or no help and limited funds. With Yoder Real Estate, you get an entire TEAM of professionals all working for you! Nobody can be great at everything. Our team is extremely specialized in the industry. Wouldn’t you rather have a whole team working to sell your home, rather than a single agent?

 

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 company’s success to hiring and surrounding himself with great people. He modeled the Yoder team structure after other great teams in 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,  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 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
Emily was born and raised in Midland, MI and has always had a passion for people. She has an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help others achieve what they want to get out of life. With a degree in Family Community Services from Michigan State University (Go Green!), she brings to the table her many years of experience in Rental Property Management. Experienced in wearing many hats involving leasing, management, sales and coaching, she's developed a passion for improving the quality of peoples living situations and lives. Transitioning her talents from Rental to Real Estate, she's found her true passion for helping her clients make their homeownership dreams come true! In her spare time, Emily enjoys running, coaching cheerleading and creating jingles on her ukulele. Every year she looks forward to helping more than 75 families a year achieve their goals on getting into their dream home.
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Kelsey Ohle
Buyer Specialist
Kelsey has a background in theatre and film, both on stage and behind the scenes. This, combined with her sales background in various industries (medical, advertising, publishing) gives her a unique edge in Real Estate. She is very passionate about helping people and using her talents to help clients win. Kelsey is a mom of 3 great kiddos and in her spare time she focuses on her family, fitness, live music, theater, and sales training. Keep your eye out for her Red Jeep around the town!
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Justin Bruno
Buyer Specialist
Justin grew up in the small rural town in West Michigan town of Nunica. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 as an infantryman with the Army National Guard and graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2017. Justin likes negotiating for buyers in a competitive market and putting his buyers in a winning position to get their offers accepted. When he’s not helping clients find their dream homes, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing and hunting. He likes traveling the world, fishing and hunting in different places and learning their cultures.
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Leslie Miller
Buyer Specialist
Saying goodbye to her small-town roots in Illinois, Leslie endeavoured on the start of her great, Michigan adventure! She landed in Holland, Michigan where she graduated from Hope College in 2016. In her first career, Leslie served the community by licensing foster families and mentoring at-risk women and children. She soon realized she could easily combine her passions and expertise in helping individuals in her second career as a realtor! Leslie works tirelessly to see that her clients voices are heard, needs are met, and that their dream homes are lived in. When she isn’t negotiating deals or showing homes - Leslie loves trying out the areas latest restaurants and bars, slowly-but-surely improving her golf game, and soaking up all of Michigan’s warm, sunny days.
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