2020-2022 RSCK Board of Directors Candidates
RSCK presents the 2020-2022 Board of Director Candidates. There are eight candidates for five openings this election cycle, and those candidates are listed below. After candidates completed the required application, the Leadership Development Committee verified their qualifications as established by the Board.
Voting ends on September 12th at 9:00 a.m. Results will be announced at the RSCK Annual Meeting on Friday, September 13th at 9:00 am.
J.P. Weigand & Sons
Wendy has lived most of her life in the Midwest and embraces the ideals and characteristics that are highly valued in the native state of Kansas. She started her love for sales early in life, convincing her family to buy her rocks! Wendy has since built a successful career in relationship selling over the past 28 years. She has worked in every aspect of sales, including retail, fundraising, entrepreneurial sales, and real estate.
Wendy is dedicated to her family, including her husband and high school sweetheart (who is a member of our aviation community in Wichita), her two sons, and their Boxer. Both sons have attended and attend Maize High School. Wendy, an athlete herself, enjoys everything from tennis, weightlifting, running, and cycling. She also enjoys reading and discussing the current read with her monthly book club. Wendy is an alumnus of Kansas State University and loves watching KSU sports (Go Cats!) and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Wendy has been recognized with honors as the J.P. Weigand 2017 Rookie of the Year, $1,000,000 Listing and Sales Club, $2,000,000 Sales Club, and the RSCK Rising Star Award. Wendy is the current Chairperson of the Community Involvement Committee for RSCK and has volunteered for the committee for the past three years.
Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty
Wendi has lived and worked in the Wichita area for the better part of 35 years – moving to the United Kingdom, Austin, Texas and Kalamazoo, Michigan, but always finding her way back to Wichita. A majority of her career has been spent in the Financial Services industry, but three years ago she decided to take the leap and become a REALTOR®! She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, Overseas Division, where she attended Commencement in Heidelberg, Germany. She traveled extensively throughout Europe while attending school.
Wendi has been an active Community Volunteer for most of her adult life. She recently served on the Maize USD 266 School Board from July 2009-July 2015. The last two years on the School Board was spent in roles as the Vice President and followed by President. She has also served on the District 5 Advisory Board- an extension of the Wichita City Council, for four years. She’s been a Youth Horizons Mentor and has attended the Business & Education Alliance Committee Meetings sponsored by the Greater Wichita Partnership.
Wendi is married and has two grown daughters. She is a big believer in the power of Positivity and serving others. In her spare time, Wendi enjoys traveling, playing golf, reading, and yoga.
ERA Great American Realty
Samar started her real estate career in 2007 with Realty Executives Center. With a background in sales, service, and management, paired with her passion of helping others, real estate seemed to be the perfect fit. Samar got her broker’s license in 2018 and is currently an associate broker with ERA Great American Realty. Samar is a volunteer trainer and mentor at ERA and loves growing top producing agents. She feels it is important to assist agents in their growth because it benefits the entire real estate community. Her belief is that more is accomplished when we work together for the greater good of our industry and community. Samar has a strong work ethic and incredible time management skills. She is often asked, "How do you do all of this?" The answer is always the same, “I schedule everything and just do it!" Samar has been recognized as a top producer with her company as well as earning Masters Circle and Presidents Circle with RSCK.
When she is not helping clients, you can find Samar enjoying her family and friends. With a desire to give back, Samar is very active in the community. She is involved with YMCA Strong Kids, Board Member of the East YMCA, member of Andover Chamber of Commerce, Supporter of LLS, ALS, St. Jude’s, and the Junior Achievement Program. Samar married her high school sweetheart, Jake Edenfield and they have a 15 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. Her favorite pastime is watching her son play competitive basketball and football with his other biggest fan- her sweet 3 year old daughter!
Reece Nichols South Central Kansas
When it comes to residential real estate, Dani has the experience and expertise necessary to deliver the results you deserve. Dani brings over 15 years of real estate success and over 30 years of contract negotiation and residential home construction experience to your transaction. Straight talk and Integrity are the cornerstones of her business. Dani utilizes technology to enhance productivity, NOT as a substitute for hard work and personal service.
She is a graduate of Wichita State University and is passionate about the City of Wichita. Dani has a proven track record you can count on and a long list of client endorsements confirming her dedication to their best interest. Dani has been recognized as a “Best Real Estate Agent” in major market publications twelve times by clients and peers for her excellence in residential real estate. She is member of the National Association of Realtors and is licensed in Kansas and Texas.
In 2016 Dani came home to be near her aging mother and brought her success skills from the Dallas market to Wichita. Her former team leader had this to say about Dani: “Determination is the key to Dani Hanna’s success. I don’t think I have seen a more focused individual when given the task of meeting her client’s real estate needs. I have seen Dani create her own market many times by keeping in mind the future needs of her clients and putting deals together out of thin air. This work ethic and creativity in business is what makes her consistently a top producer.” – Kevin Caskey, Dallas City Center Realtors
Awards and Designations: Advanced Historic Home Specialist, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, 6 times recognized by D Magazine as a Best Real Estate in Dallas, 6 times recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a 5 Star Award Winning Agent, Listed by Advocate Magazine as a Top 25 Agents of East Dallas, Over 100 Million in sold production!
McCurdy Auction, LLC
Braden holds titles and certifications in: CAI, AARE, AMM, Chief Executive Officer, and Auctioneer. As a leading REALTOR® and real estate auctioneer in the industry, Braden McCurdy has an unparalleled approach to successful real estate transactions. With his visionary leadership and drive for success, he has brokered over 250 million in sales dollars since becoming licensed twenty years ago. He is an active member of the National Association of REALTORS, Kansas Association of REALTORS, RSCK, and served as the past president of the South Central Kansas MLS and past director of the Kansas Association of REALTORS. He is a Wichita Business Journal and has served on the election committee.
Having grown up in the auction industry, Braden is passionate about the real estate industry and continuously looks for new ways to increase the success of his clients’ property sales. Braden has a long record of successfully assisting accountants, attorneys, bankers and other corporate sellers. He has been recognized annually with the Master’s Club Award from the REALTORS® of South Central Kansas for no less than $5 Million in annual sales since 2004. His specific areas of expertise include: counseling individuals and corporate clients with regard to investment opportunities, risk analysis, and monetary returns. He is credited with developing McCurdy Auction’s web-based content management system for real estate auctions to better handle large volumes of real estate auctions and transactions, allowing the McCurdy team to better serve their clients’ needs and goals.
He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and holds three NAA designations; Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) and Auction Marketing Management (AMM). Braden spends time in Washington, D.C. advocating for the auction industry for the National Auctioneers Association. Braden currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Auctioneers Association and also serves nationally as one of three instructors for the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate designation.
Braden graduated from Southeast High School and Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Marketing and Management. Throughout college, Braden was an active member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, ACE (Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs), Interfraternity Council, and Student Activities Council.
Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate
Monica Miller has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2005 and currently hangs her license at Coldwell Banker Plaza with her primary focus on residential property. Shortly after getting her license, she discovered the importance of volunteering in the both the local and state associations. She is a KAR Right Track: Leadership Academy graduate. She has experience in leadership at RSCK, KAR and is a past president of the Butler County Board of REALTORS®. She is currently a director for RSCK and KAR, the Zone 4 VP at KAR which serves RSCK and our councils, and as a state Communications Director for RRC/CRS. Her committee experience includes: Director Liaison for RSCK Governmental Affairs Committee, MLS Committee, past chair of Governmental Affairs Committee at KAR, past chair of Professional Development Committee at RSCK, and KAR Professional Development.
Monica is a lifelong member of the Wichita community where she lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs. She is “Wichita Proud!” She is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity and Susan G. Komen Mid-Kansas. Monica strongly believes in giving back to her community and making it a great place to call home. In her free time, Monica enjoys being outdoors, camping, canoeing, and spending time with her large extended family.
Marv Schellenberg is the founder and president of RE/MAX Premier and Schellenberg Development Company. Schellenberg Development Company (SDC) is comprised of commercial, residential and senior housing communities throughout the Wichita area.
After receiving his real estate license in 1978, Marv started Premier Realty in 1988 and founded Schellenberg Development Company in 1989. He later purchased the RE/MAX Franchise in 2000 and formed what is now known as RE/MAX Premier. Marv has successfully developed more than 16 residential and commercial communities in the Northwest Wichita area including Reflection Ridge, Fox Ridge, Hampton Lakes, Forest Lakes, and his newest development, Estancia.
Marv currently is a member of the Wichita Area Builders Association, REALTOR® Political Action Committee, the National Association of REALTORS®, and currently serves on the RSCK Board of Directors as well as the RSCK Government Affairs Committee.
Marv holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Tabor College. Celebrating 38 years of marriage this year, Marv and his wife Andrea have four children, all of whom are involved in both RE/MAX PREMIER and Schellenberg Development Company.
Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate
Steve is an associate broker at Coldwell Banker Plaza, US Auction Team, and Plaza Commercial Real Estate. Steve graduated from Friends University in 1986. Soon after that, Steve entered his first career, which was in orthopedic surgical device sales.
In 2001, Steve was first licensed in real estate and became active in the Wichita market. Steve quickly developed a team concept when that was a new concept. Steve has been involved with different companies in the supervising broker capacity, training, and mentorship.
Locally, Steve is an active member of the Wichita Downtown Rotary Club, VP of the Wichita Farm & Ranch Club, and active on his church security team. Steve has served on the RPAC committee with RSCK. This year Steve is honored to be part of the 2019 KAR Right Track Leadership Academy that will conclude at the KAR Convention in Wichita in October.
Together, Steve and his wife have nine children ranging from 14 to 31 years of age, as well as six grandchildren.