Meet the Team
Hello. I am a REALTOR with Five Star Real Estate. I lead a small group of Real Estate professionals servicing the West Michigan area. I have been licensed and practicing real estate since 1979, shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan. I chose real estate as my career path because there were no limits on opportunity.
I am well known as a northwest area specialist, and my clients know me best for my high standards of performance, integrity, and honesty. That reputation and my team's philosophy of treating everyone like family has led to a successful business with many 2nd and 3rd generation family members all buying and selling with our team. Closing over 110+ a year, our team is consistently one of the top 10 Real Estate Teams at Five Star.
My passion both personally and professionally is helping build strong families, strong communities, and strong schools. Great education is a personal cause for me. I am a large supporter of many non-profit organizations, including West Side Christian School, West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids Christian School, Calvin Christian Schools, Indian Trails & Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camps, and Crossroads Bible Church.
When I am not working, I can usually be found spending time at my cabin in Bitely, MI on acres of God's beautiful creation. I enjoy a good craft beer from a local Grand Rapids brewery. I also enjoy volunteering my time for the West Side Christian School education foundation as a member of the board of directors, and as a member of the Promotions Committee at West Catholic High School.
I’m a West Michigan REALTOR with The Blahnik Group at Five Star Real Estate. I live in Cascade with my husband Patrick, my two teenage boys and our golden doodle Rylee. I have a thing for great design, dream frequently of where I will travel next and believe nothing is better than a Michigan sunset and chilled glass of Babich Sauvignon Blanc.
I am passionate about selling real estate and all that comes with it. I love teaching people about real estate and using my art and design background to help stage homes to ensure they really shine when they hit the market. Above all, I truly cherish the relationships formed while working with my clients.
I have been a licensed REALTOR since 2000, obtained my Brokers License in 2016 and I’ve learned a ton along the way. The one thing that has always remained true is that I treat my clients like family - they can expect to get the same advice I’d give my parents, my brothers or very my best friend. When we work together, you can expect that I will provide you with my best-educated and experienced advice. I will always put your goals first and be honest with you.
While I certainly love driving around West Michigan and showing all the homes that are currently for sale, I am not here to just help you buy and sell. I am also here to provide advice about your real estate whether it’s assistance in knowing when to refinance or which improvements will bring you the most value. It could just be talking about design and paint color over a great cup of coffee!
When I am not showing houses, you will find me cheering on the sidelines at a lacrosse field, at one of my favorite GR wine bars (Apertivo or Reserve) or reading on my deck prepping for our next book club. In the summer, you will almost always find me with my toes in the sand on the shore of Lake Michigan.
It would be an honor to guide you through your real estate journey!
Hi! I'm a transaction coordinator and a licensed REALTOR for the Blahnik Group. That is a fancy way of saying I focus on marketing our properties that are for sale and taking care of all the little things that need to happen between an offer being accepted by both sides, to the closing table, to handing over keys.
I've been in Real Estate since 2014 working as a leasing agent in Chicago before moving to Grand Rapids and becoming a licensed REALTOR in West Michigan around that time. Since then I've worked in property management, residential and commercial leasing, and residential sales. I enjoy working for a small team of experienced professionals that I can trust and bounce ideas off between. I think you'll like working with us too.
My wife Krista and I just adopted a ShiTsu named Alfie and we are renovating our little 160-year-old house in Midtown Grand Rapids.