Cathy Braun - Associate Broker/CDPE®
Cathy Braun has been an Ely girl from day one! She learned the meaning of hard work, dedication, and responsibility as she grew up in Ely with her parents, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. The love for Ely's small town values, scenic outdoors, and activities has kept this small, hometown girl from looking anywhere else for the perfect place to raise her 5 children. Cathy has been selling real estate in the Ely area for 15 years & is ready to assist those who can benefit from her expertise.
Cathy has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation. Certified Distressed Property Expert Cathy has completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. Short sales allow the distressed homeowner to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even if it is lower than what is owed on the property.
You can reach Cathy at email@example.com.
Chris Eilrich - Owner / Broker
I grew up in the Mankato area but have always called Ely home. In my youth, I would spend the summers, weekends, and any chance I had working at and managing Ely area resorts and campgrounds.
After graduating from Ridgewater College with a degree in Drafting, I moved to Ely with my wife Laurie and started working for a local survey company. I spent six years surveying, where I developed my knowledge of real estate and land development and I'm excited to share that knowledge with you.
In 2006, my childhood dream of owning a resort was fulfilled when my wife and I, along with our three children purchased Fenske Lake Cabins right off of the scenic Echo Trail. I am an active member of the Ely Community and currently serve as President of the Ely Chamber of Commerce.
I have been selling real estate in and around Ely since 2004. I understand how important and exciting buying a home or property can be and surround myself with all the necessary professionals to help you through the process. From the time you start looking at property, to the closing and even after, I will be there to make it a smooth and enjoyable experience.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on any of my listings.
Don Stocks - Realtor
Don Stocks has been a licensed realtor since 2005. He was born in Chicago, but spent his summers in Ely at the family-owned resort since 1957. After receiving his degree in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois – Urbana in 1969, Don moved to Ely on a permanent basis. Married to his wife Connie of 28 years, they continued as owners and operators, with their 2 daughters Jordyn and Jaymie, of Jack Pine Lodge on Snowbank Lake until 2005. They have since retired and reside on Shagawa Lake. Don’s love of people, the great outdoors, and Ely has given him a wide respect of the area. He also was the local assessor for the Town of Fall Lake for 15 years leaving him with a great knowledge of property values. With his many years of experience, he welcomes you to Ely.
You can reach Don at email@example.com.
Gary Roderick - Associate Broker
Gary Roderick - Associate Broker, has 37 years of licensed real estate experience. Gary grew up in the Minneapolis area with a construction family background. He originally visited Ely in the 60s canoeing, participated in sled dog racing in the 70s, and built a family cabin near Farm Lake in 1980. Gary moved to Ely permanently in 1989 and started Boundary Waters Real Estate Company in 1990.
Gary and his wife Maggie live outside of Ely on 100 acres of wooded wilderness land on White Iron Lake. They are very fortunate to have both their son and daughter living in Ely as well. Their first grandchild was born July 1, 2003.
A great family project has resulted in the building of 2 remote cabins on a roadless part of their property. These cabins are available to rent. For a great wilderness experience in a secluded private setting, check out their website at bwca-getaway-cabins.com.
To purchase Ely area real estate, build a cabin, or enjoy your remote cabin getaway, contact Gary Roderick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gil Knight- Realtor
I first visited Ely in 1965 as a 14-year-old Boy Scout on a canoe trip and knew immediately this was where I belonged! I worked for 2 summers as a canoe guide at the Charles L. Sommers High Adventure Base on Moose Lake in the late 60s. I moved here year-round in 1972 and attended Vermilion Community College earning a degree in Natural Resource Technology.
From 1973 to 1989, I was a wilderness ranger and recreation technician on the Superior National Forest. I then attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and completed a Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Journalism in 1992.
My other passion at the end-of-the-road, has been WELY Radio. In the mid 70s and early 80s, I worked there as a DJ and advertising salesperson. In 1995, Charles Kuralt retired from CBS and bought our little station. One of the proudest moments in my life was when I was asked to become his News Director!
Sadly, Charles wasn’t with us very long. In the late 90s thru 2001, I returned to the station as host of the Morning Show. To this day, I occasionally sit in on a program as a guest host.
My life experience has provided me the opportunity to serve, on a call when needed basis, as a Public Information Officer on National Incident Management Teams since 1997. I have worked on forest fires, floods, disease outbreaks, the space shuttle Columbia recovery and various hurricanes, including Katrina.
The real estate bug hit me in 1999. I decided that my love and knowledge of the area, my desire to see this country developed in a positive way, and my communication skills made for a good combination. I enjoy helping folks find their perfect piece of paradise.
Giving back to the community has always been very important to me. I currently serve on the Ely Chamber of Commerce Merchant's Board, the Dorothy Molter Museum Board and am the President of the Vermilion Community College Foundation.
I can be reached at email@example.com.
Kris Schmidt - Realtor
Kris and his wife Sue have lived in Ely since June of 2000 having moved up here from Minneapolis. Prior to that, they spent many summer weekends at Sue’s family’s place on Burntside Lake. In the winter, they split their time between their house in the woods overlooking Cedar Lake and skiing in Colorado. They have 3 grown children, one of which – Alex, moved back to Ely after 2 years of college in Minneapolis. They also share their lives with a yellow lab named Daisy.
Kris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Schulze - Realtor
Hi Everyone! I am excited to be a realtor with the WildWoods Land Company team.
I grew up on the Tower end of Lake Vermillion. With 4 grown children, I understand how life's needs can change in the blink of an eye. Spending my life in northern MN has made it easy to share my knowledge and experiences of this area with others. My husband Jeff and I owned and operated Timber Wolf Lodge on Bear Island Lake for 10 years and moved on to Schulze Excavating, Inc. and have been working this family business every since.
I have been in the Real Estate business since 2004 working with sellers and buyers with different types of real estate needs such as vacant land, residential, seasonal, commercial, lakeshore and remote cabins. As a full time realtor covering the Ely area it has given me a wealth of wonderful and sometimes adventurous experiences with places and people. I always enjoy helping people. I look forward to each new client and many more years of introducing people to the Ely area.
You can reach me at email@example.com.
Mark Larson - Associate Broker
Mark joined WildWoods Land Company in 2012. Mark is a MN Licensed Real Estate Appraiser. He came to us with a wealth of Real Estate Knowledge as he previously owned and operated Border Lakes Realty in Ely, MN since 1992. He has a degree in Natural Resource Wildlife Management and has experience working in the outdoors formerly with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the MN DNR. He has lived in the Ely area since 1985 and resides on Wolf Lake with his wife and 3 children. All of Mark's experience paddling the BWCA, love for the outdoors, and enjoyment in working with people makes him a perfect fit for all your real estate needs.
You can contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wendy Johnson - Realtor
It took only one trip into the BWCA, at the age of fourteen, to be smitten by the pristine wilderness & its wildlife. Fortunately this area has been “my dream home” for the last 32 years! If you are ready to venture, let me simplify the “dream” process for you. With more than 9 years as an experienced, full time professional I am always knowledgeable of the area’s real estate offerings for Buyers ready to set down stakes. And when it comes time to portage on, I ensure Sellers to maximize their property’s marketing potential for a quick, efficient sale.
Having founded & operated Kasson Mfg. Inc, in Babbitt, I have 23 years of knowledge in the wood industry. In its national/international sales & marketing of billiard tables, I embedded the philosophy of “keep it simple for the customer to do business while delivering the best product” – a philosophy that I continue to carry through into my real estate career today.
If considering buying or selling, call me. I will provide you the prompt, energetic attention you deserve with quality results.
You can also contact me at email@example.com.
Wes Crawford - Associate Broker
I am a native Texan who moved to Minnesota in 1989. In the summer of 2000, the natural beauty of the BWCAW and the Ely area lured me away from the Twin Cities; moving here was one of my best decisions. This pristine wilderness has kept me motivated to share our neck-of-the-woods by helping you find the property of your dreams. It makes no difference the size or type of property, or whether you are buying or selling. I'll spend whatever time is necessary with you to ensure that you will be able to make intelligent, fully informed decisions. If it is a remote property you are interested in, you can feel confident that with my GPS skills and mapping software, I can get us there and back! I'll also be able to help you navigate through the complete, sometimes complex, buying or selling experience. Give me a call or drop me a line - I would be happy to assist you with your real estate needs. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website www.bwcaland.com.