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Meet Our Instructors

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Scott Burkett
Loan Originator, PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company
(Bio) 

 

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John Buttery
Associate Broker and Sales Manager, Jaqua, REALTORS®
(Bio)
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Lee Crossley
Sales Manager, Jaqua, REALTORS®
(Bio)

 

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Brett Cummings J.D.
Attorney, Willis Law
(Bio)

 

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Charlie Etter
Attorney, M. Charles Etter P.C.
(Bio)

 

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Dan Jaqua
Broker/Owner, Jaqua, REALTORS®
(Bio)

 

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Dan Johnson
Office-Group Administrator, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
(Bio)

 

 

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Rich LaPorte
REALTOR®, Century 21 C. Howard
(Bio)

 

 

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Jason Machnik
Attorney, Willis Law

 

 

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Angela McMillan
Director of Marketing and Special Events, GKAR

 

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Greg Miller
REALTOR®, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

 

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Marcia Miller
Associate Broker, Miller Connection Realty
(Bio)

 

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Paula Novess 
Director of Professional Standards, GKAR
(Bio)

 

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Ryan Rider 
REALTOR®, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
(Bio) 

 

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Al Rowe, ABR/CRB/CRP/CRS/GRI/E-PRO/5 STAR 
Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Advantage
(Bio)

 


Instructor Bios


Richard Brandt

Senior Examiner, Attorneys Title Agency, LLC
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: ---

Scott Burkett

Loan Originator, PrimeLending
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: ---

John Buttery

Associate Broker and Sales Manager, Jaqua REALTORS®
Course(s): Local Licensing, Real Estate 101, Real Estate 101 Pre-Licensing
Accolades: 20+ Years GKAR Risk Management Committee; 44+ Years Real Estate Experience; 2009 President, GKAR Board of Directors; 2011 GKAR REALTOR® of the Year; Alumnus, Real Estate Alumni of Michigan; Graduate, Real Estate Institute

Lee Crossley

Sales Manager, Jaqua REALTORS®
Course(s): Real Estate 101, Continuing Education
Accolades: 19+ Years Real Estate Experience; 2016 REALTOR® of the Year; Member, Richland Township Board of Review and Planning Commission; 2010 President, GKAR Board of Directors; Past Member, GKAR Community Relations Committee, Membership Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee; Member, GKAR Grievance Committee; Member, GKAR Risk Management Committee

Brett Cummings J.D.

Attorney, Willis Law
Course(s): Real Estate 101 and Continuing Education
Accolades: ---

Charlie Etter

Attorney, M. Charles Etter P.C.
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: ---

Dan Jaqua, Broker/GRI/CRS/CRB/ABR/CRP/RAM

Owner, Jaqua REALTORS®
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: 2014 President, GKAR Board of Directors; 21+ Years Real Estate Experience; Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), National Association of REALTORS®; Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), National Association of REALTORS®; Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®), National Association of REALTORS®; Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), National Association of REALTORS®; Finalist, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI); “Business Leader Under 40”, Western Michigan Business Direct Weekly; Alumnus, University of Michigan

Dan Johnson

Office-Group Administrator, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Course(s): Real Estate 101 and Continuing Education
Accolades: ---

Rich Laporte

REALTOR®, Century 21 C. Howard
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: ---

 

Marcia Miller, Broker/Owner/ABR/GRI/CRS/SRES

Associate Broker, Miller Connection Realty
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: 18+ Years Real Estate Experience; 20+ Year Member, GKAR; Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Education; Past Director of Urban Development, City of Gulfport, Mississippi; Former Comptroller and Executive Director, Gulfport Community Development Commission; Former Treasurer, Gulf Coast Veterans Affairs Federal Credit Union Board of Directors; 6+ Years Kalamazoo City Planning Commission

Paula novess

Director of Professional Standards, Compliance and Procedure
Course(s): Real Estate 101 and Fair Housing
Accolades: Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Michigan University, State of Michigan Real Estate License

Ryan Rider

REALTOR®, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: ---

Al Rowe, ABR/CRB/CRP/CRS/GRI/e-Pro/5 Star

Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Advantage
Course(s): Real Estate 101
Accolades: 10+ Years as GKAR Instructor; 35+ Years Real Estate Experience; 1989 and 2005 Owner of the Year Award Recipient, RE/MAX; 1989 and 2002 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, RE/MAX; Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), National Association of REALTORS®; Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), National Association of REALTORS®; Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®), National Association of REALTORS®; Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), National Association of REALTORS®; President, 1995 and 2003 GKAR Board of Directors; Director At-Large, 1990-1996 and 2001-2003 GKAR Board of Directors; 1998 REALTOR® of the Year, GKAR

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