With experience in all elements of real estate—from brokerage to renovations to property management and beyond—we can see the bigger picture behind our work. We thrive on creating value within each of our properties, curating even the smallest details to give both residents and partners an inspiring and fulfilling experience.
Each Land Quest team member brings a unique perspective based on their
diverse professional backgrounds.
As the visionary behind Land Quest, Ryan is passionate about all aspects of real estate. He loves transforming rundown properties into the nicest buildings in the neighborhood, working with investors to build portfolios, and turning vacant land into space that invigorates a community. He has been part of the Kenosha/Racine community for decades, giving his time and resources to support local organizations including Habitat for Humanity, HALO, Kenosha Dream Playground, Great Lakes Community Conservation Corp, the Racine YMCA, Uplift 900, and First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship.
An innovator with an eye for detail, Brandon serves owners and investors as Land Quest’s Director of Operations. He’s at his best when he’s running numbers, analyzing data and developing action plans to solve pressing issues. Brandon’s favorite part of the job is that the Land Quest team is encouraged to try new things, and that the team is aligned on a shared vision. Beyond his expertise in real estate and portfolio management, Brandon is also a skilled music producer.
During Kristen’s tenure at Land-Quest, she has climbed the ladder quickly. She started out as an administrative assistant and worked her way up to a property manager. She currently manages 200 units and oversees a maintenance tech and admin. Some of her favorite things about Land Quest include the family atmosphere and the ability to be herself. She loves pizza and going on adventures with her two kids.
As a property manager, Cayla collaborates with Land Quest’s leadership, maintenance staff and residents to create a sense of community in every building. She sees each day as an opportunity to explore something new and to further refine her knowledge of the real estate industry. To the dismay of much of the Land Quest team, Cayla is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.
Shelly comes to Land Quest with 25 years of real estate experience. She holds the prestigious CPM designation and has worked in all facets of real estate including development, property, and asset management. Her favorite part of working in the industry is helping people and making an impact. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling to tropical destinations.
As a property manager, Kellie collaborates with Land Quest’s leadership, maintenance staff, and residents to create a sense of community in every building. She sees each day as an opportunity to explore something new and to further refine her knowledge of the real estate industry.
Dean’s daily task is to transform neglected buildings and homes into fresh, exciting living spaces. As Land Quest’s construction coordinator, Dean tackles construction challenges on a diverse set of projects throughout Kenosha and Racine. Previously, Dean ran multi-million dollar construction jobs in commercial real estate. He brings an outgoing personality and a sense of organization to each project and client interaction. Outside of work, Dean enjoys golf, hiking and spending time at the lake.
Lain is a construction expert who draws on experience as a custom home builder, concrete foreman and leader of crews of up to 60 workers. Since 2003, he has renovated hundreds of Land Quest properties, making tired buildings look fresh and welcoming. When the work week ends, Lain enjoys motorcycling, camping and visiting America’s national parks.
Markele thrives when faced with a challenge—which is why he’s been the ideal person to help Land Quest transform damaged properties into beautiful places for residents to call home. His favorite part of work is collaborating with his teammates to solve big problems. After work, Markele likes to recharge by singing karaoke, eating chicken wings and watching old episodes of “Golden Girls.”