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Congratulations to our newly-elected 2020-2022 Board of Directors!
There were five openings and eight candidates this election cycle. Polls closed on September 12th with a 19% voting turnout. Learn more about our new Directors in their bios below.
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.
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!
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 40 Under 40 and has previously served on the 40 Under 40 selection 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.