Your Priority One Realty Agents
Growing up in Northwest Missouri I have a passion for the homes, land and people that make up our community. My passion started at a young age when I realized that I had the desire to help people. Not only did the challenges that can come with buying or selling intrigue me, but the drive to help families and community members face those challenges and make sure they were receiving the best service possible.
With over 30 years of experience I still find that I have the desire to help. Through my knowledge of tax laws, local market conditions and neighborhood profiles I am able to help make the tough decisions easier and uncertainties become more certain. I am an ethical business professional and will work with you to make the right decision for you and your family. I will use my successful experiences to meet your personal real estate wants and needs through market research and careful analysis of sound facts and figures.
As the broker and owner of Priority One Realty I pride myself and the members of my team on our knowledge of this business. Working with you and your family to buy or sell your home, farm ground or investment property is our pleasure.
Having been born, raised and educated in Maryville I have a very good understanding of Maryville and the Northwest Missouri community. I am very happy to call Maryville my home. I graduated from high school, the home of the Spoofhounds. I also graduated from Northwest Missouri State University, home of the Bearcats and the 2015 National Football and Basketball Champions!
My wife of 40 years and I have two sons, who I am proud to say are both Eagle Scouts. We owned and operated a family retail business for 27 years until 2003 when we decided to try something different. I went into real estate and she went into banking.
I was active with the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years, holding just about every position there is at the local and district level. In 2008 I was award the Silver Beaver, which is the highest award a volunteer can be awarded at the council level.
Another position I am currently heavily involved with is the baseball and softball assignor for Northwest Missouri Officials Association. I assign umpire crews for 24 high school baseball and softball teams. I also umpire myself and have been chosen to work the state playoffs 10 times in the last 20 years.
In my free time I enjoy hunting and fishing and an occasional round of golf.
One thing you will discover when working with me is that I don’t believe in being pushy or high pressured. I feel my job is to show my clients as many properties as it takes to find their dream home and then be with them every step of the way during the buying and selling process. Hopefully along the way we can all have fun and enjoy the experience!
Rural northwest Missouri has always been my home. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University, where I started working in 2005. I have always enjoyed helping people, which is one of many reasons I began my real estate career in 2016 when I had the opportunity to join a great team. I have a passion for real estate and truly enjoy working with my clients on their real estate journey. Everyone’s journey is different and I work hard to assist each client uniquely. I am used to working hard from growing up on a farm and being taught work hard, play hard.
My husband, Jack, and I both work full time at Northwest Missouri State University and have two daughters, Jaylin and Kayla. I enjoy playing sports, attending my daughters’ activities, being outside, baking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. I love meeting new people and creating lasting friendships, and look forward to working with you on your real estate journey. The best things in life are not things, they are people.
Originally from Essex, Iowa, a small family-friendly town, it was easy to transition into Maryville’s community and want to make this my permanent place of home. With my husband, Aaron, being a Maryville native and an owner of J & L Heating and Cooling I have always felt more than welcome in the Maryville community.
I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have been teaching preschool for seven years now and love being able to interact, meet, and help new students and families every year. I started working in real estate because I want to be able to not only continue, but expand my opportunity to help others in the community and surrounding areas. I am very excited and thrilled to be able to help other families find new places to call home, and to continue to grow the family-friendly community that Maryville has to offer.
Megan is an equine enthusiast who also enjoys helping clients with their real estate dreams.
Megan is a Nodaway County native and attended Northeast Nodaway High School and Northwest Missouri State University, where she earned a B.S. in Agriculture Science.
Megan and her husband own a farm and enjoy raising cattle and various row crops. They also enjoy petting and playing with their rescue dog, a Cocker Spaniel named Izzy. As mentioned before, Megan loves horses and enjoys spending time barrel racing and trail riding.
Megan has always enjoyed helping people meet their goals. She has sale experience with the Cattle Feed industry as well as with Oils and Propane. She also worked for Northwest and helped organize and run the Transportation Department.
Having found and purchased her dream property, she is very excited to help others do the same!
Ashley grew up in southwest Iowa. She is very familiar with the surrounding area from Bedford and Clarinda to St. Joseph and everywhere in-between. She has lived in Maryville for over a year now and is in love with the community. Her son Carter attends Maryville RII School district. When she’s not working at the office, Ashley enjoys spending time with her son and dog Jezzi, exploring Maryville parks and of course the occasional Netflix binge.
Before beginning her career in Real Estate, Ashley has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years with a focus in restaurant management. This experience has taught her how to create the best client/guest experience possible. Honesty, integrity, problem solving and great attention to detail are just a few of the skills she has developed along the way.
Ashley joined the team at Priority One Realty in November of 2018. It has always been her dream to rehab houses and be involved with the buying and selling process. It is this passion that will make her a great choice as your Realtor. After all, the process really does revolve around you and she will do whatever it takes to make your experience unforgettable.