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Brent  Sager

Brent Sager was raised locally in the Tri-Lakes area and graduated from Forsyth High School in 2006. From there he pursued a career in Retail Management. Brent gained most of his sales experience while working for Petland stores where he started in 2008 as a Sales Associate. He was quickly promoted to Store Manager and after running the store for just two months, Brent had increased sales by 20%. One year later, due to his can-do attitude, customer service skills, and high efficiency, he was promoted to Manager of the ...

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Charlie  Gerken

A third generation Realtor®, Charlie graduated from Branson High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, with an emphasis in Advertising & Promotion, from Missouri State University. For five years, Charlie was the Marketing Director for Butler, Rosenbury & Partners, the largest architectural firm in Southwest Missouri. His responsibilities included coordinating design qualification statements for multi-million dollar projects; many of which today are Branson's biggest attractions! In 2005, Charlie re...

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Claudia Bluto

Claudia was born and raised in the border town of Juarez/El Paso, TX. She went to school in Mexico but grew up speaking English and Spanish as she has family in both sides of the Rio Grande. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from UACJ in her home town of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. While in college, she was an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher in the Children’s Department for her father’s private trade school “Gregg Academy” which was started by her grandmother in the 1960’...

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    Dave  Dove

    Dave was born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas where he was the middle of five children. Growing up, Dave spent many years being homeschooled and worked vigorously in his family's restaurant. In the last decade and a half, Dave has lived and worked in the Branson area. Before becoming a REALTOR®, he was employed by Johnny Morris at Big Cedar Lodge where he spent many years in the food and beverage department, managing the Buzzard Bar Restaurant and Devil’s Pool Restaurant from 2004-2017. In 2015, he attended clas...

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    Denece Ward

    Denece was born in El Dorado, KS. After relocating several times during her childhood, she met and married her husband Rob in 1989. A job relocation brought her and her family to southeastern Missouri in the early 90’s where they would live for the next 25 years. Denece and Rob fell in love with Table Rock Lake and purchased a second home on the lake in 2001 where they now reside full time. After moving to Missouri, Denece started a line position for a commercial lighting manufacturer. She would spend the next 25 ...

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      Duane  Gerken

      Born and raised in Independence, Iowa, his family moved to Phoenix in 1962 where his father started a successful real estate firm. After graduation from high school, Duane served in the U.S. Navy Seabees and upon returning from Vietnam, in 1971 he and his wife Kay moved to the Branson Tri-Lakes area. With a construction background, Duane started developing subdivisions and established a real estate office, Gerken & Associates in 1975 with his wife Kay. Since 1975, Duane continually furthered his real estate knowledg...

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        Eugene Podgornyy

        Eugene was born in Ukraine and raised in Russia. In 2003 he attended Omsk State University with a focus in Hospitality Management. Eugene and his family migrated to the US in 2008 and chose Branson as their home. After arriving in Branson, Eugene took his first job as a dishwasher in a local restaurant. After a few years and several promotions he became Kitchen Manager. He had worked hard to develop the skills in management and customer service. Over the next several years, Eugene would go on to work at several high...

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          Jeff  Gerken

          A Branson native and third generation Realtor®, Jeff graduated from Branson High School and attended Missouri State University in Springfield where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Entertainment Management. After graduation, he put this degree to work at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede in Branson where he was Merchandise Manager for over three years. His responsibilities included inventory tracking, ordering, concession and staff management. Jeff has a Missouri Salesperson and Broker’s license and is a partner...

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          Jodi Cameron

          As the oldest of five, Jodi was born and raised in Houston, TX. She spent most of her time on the ballfield, playing third base for one of the most competitive leagues in the area. Although softball was her passion, Jodi’s true love was spending time at the family ranch outside of the big city. She enjoyed fishing, riding three wheelers (They didn't have 4 wheelers back then), driving the tractor, and running free with her siblings and cousins. In 1993 Jodi’s family relocated to Branson and she followed just a c...

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            Jon  Holloway

            Born in San Jose California, Jon moved to Branson Missouri in 1983 with his family as they started a new venture in life. Jon’s parents owned and operated Stormy Point Campground & Resort for 19 years and sold it in May of 2002. Jon graduated from Reeds Spring High School in May of 1993 and went on to attend college at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma where he majored in Accounting and Finance. In the fall of 1994, he transferred to College of the Ozarks and graduated in May of 1997 with a B...

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            Kay  Gerken

            Kay and her husband Duane moved to the beautiful Ozarks and have made it their home since leaving Phoenix in 1972. They opened Gerken & Associates in 1975 and have maintained their reputation as one of the leading real estate firms in Branson. An active member in the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors®, Kay served as Board President in 1991 and received the Realtor® of the Year Award in 1992. She was instrumental in forming the local Board Leadership Academy. In 2017, she received the “Distinguished Service Award”; t...

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              Misha  Bond

              Misha was born and raised in Ukraine. In 2003, he received a scholarship to the National Finance University. A few years later, as part of a student exchange program, Misha made his first trip to the US. He spent his entire summer in a small town in Missouri called Branson. During his stay he fell in love with the community but ultimately returned home to finish his education. Misha graduated with a Bachelors in Finance in 2008 and soon took a job at a local bank in his hometown. The dream of making Branson his home...

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