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Jen Dillard
Jen DillardFounder of the JDRE Team | Principal Broker in OR | Licensed Broker in WA

Jen Dillard is the lead agent of the JDRE Team, affiliated with Real Broker, LLC. Jen and her team are proud to serve clients at all budgets and at every stage of their home buying journey. Jen’s professional accomplishments include hundreds of successful transactions, many happy clients, and a reputation as a straight shooter in the markets in which she operates. What separates Jen from the rest of the pack is her considerable experience, not just as a real estate professional, but as a buyer, developer, and ...

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Chrissy  and  Brock Wood
Chrissy and Brock WoodChrissy: Licensed in WA | Brock: Licensed in OR + WA

Chrissy lives and breathes real estate. Like most things, when she does something she strives to always make it the absolute best experience for her clients. She conducts her business with the utmost sincerity and integrity, while always making sure to add in a splash of fun to her client experience. Working with buyers, sellers, and clients relocating to and from the Columbia Gorge has been one of the most rewarding jobs she’s held, which is evidenced by the numerous clients that have become great friends. Chriss...

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Boni Romero
Boni RomeroLicensed Broker in OR + WA

Boni Romero, licensed in both Oregon and Washington, was born and raised in Hood River. By growing up in the Gorge, Boni has strong ties to his community. After graduating from Hood River Valley High and college coursework he went into sales. In both the telecommunications and automotive sales industries he refined his negotiation skills. With his extensive background in sales he is a strong negotiator in both English and Spanish. Now married and having children of his own to raise in the community, he enjoys providing...

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Brian Buckingham
Brian BuckinghamLicensed Broker in OR + WA

Brian is a native of the Greater Seattle Area, his roots firmly planted in the lush landscapes and vibrant communities of the Pacific Northwest. While he ventured beyond his hometown during his ten-year tenure in the Marine Corps and stint in The Dalles, OR, before purchasing his own home in Dallesport, WA.  Brian's heart always gravitated back to the beauty of the Great Pacific Northwest. A true outdoors enthusiast, Brian's life found new purpose when he discovered the Mid-Columbia Region. It was a serendipitous lov...

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    Anthony Leiter
    Anthony LeiterLicensed Broker in OR + WA

    Anthony, a proud Columbia Gorge native, was born and raised in the scenic surroundings of the Columbia River Gorge. Graduating from Glenwood High School in WA, he carries a deep connection to the region. Since 2016, Anthony has been excelling in the real estate world, bringing a genuine passion to his work. His focus is on making the real estate process smooth and enjoyable for his clients. As a motivated and dedicated professional, Anthony possesses a profound understanding of the real estate landscape inside and o...

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      Zoe Wood
      Zoe WoodLicensed in WA

      Zoe has 20 years of trusted experience in the real estate business in The Columbia Gorge. She knows more about the local history of most markets and houses than just about anyone (especially in Trout Lake) and is truly a wealth of knowledge—she knows the "dirt" as she says. Growing up her father had one of the largest lumber mills in The Gorge located in Trout Lake (Hollenbeck Lumber Co.). She knows her stuff when it comes to timber properties, types of trees, and large acreage properties. She has also been very succ...

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      Kesia Barone
      Kesia BaroneLicensed Broker in OR

      Kesia was born in Hood River and grew up surrounded by the wonderful community, whether it was in the lobby of her parent’s hotel, or on the jobsite of one of their development projects. After living in Canada, Scotland, and Hawaii, Kesia calls The Gorge home again, splitting time between Portland and Hood River. After a childhood of watching her parents design, build, and renovate homes and commercial buildings in Hood River and BC, she went to architecture school and now runs her own architectural design compa...

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      Ronda Bresin
      Ronda BresinLicensed Broker in OR + WA

      Ronda comes to JDRE with over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Development, Brokerage, Acquisitions and International Finance. She has a successful track record in identifying both domestic and international opportunities for her clients. She is a powerful negotiator and solutions oriented. Ronda has a B.A. In Psychology and Business Accounting, as well as her Oregon and Washington Real Estate Broker Licenses.

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      Whitney Walker
      Whitney WalkerLicensed Broker in OR + WA | Director of Operations

      Whitney was born and raised in the Walla Walla Valley. She decided to move to The Gorge in 2021 to be closer to her family. She has absolutely fallen in love with all of the beauty and activities that The Gorge has to offer. Not only is she the JDRE Team Director of Operations but she is also Jen Dillard's Executive Assistant and is licensed in both OR + WA. Whitney is dedicated, hardworking, patient and extremely organized. She loves being able to put those skills to use and support the agents on the team. She...

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      Kiya
      KiyaExecutive Assistant to Jen Dillard

      Kiya, a true local of the Columbia River Gorge, has dedicated ample time to immersing herself in the charm of our delightful tiny towns scattered along the river's length. However, it was the town of Lyle, WA, that captured her heart and became her beloved sanctuary. Growing up in the gorge, Kiya developed an unwavering affection for the abundance of outdoor activities it offers. As an ardent hiking enthusiast, she revels in the exploration of the myriad trails that wind their way through the gorge. Yet, what sets her ...

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        Lalo Garcia Angulo
        Lalo Garcia AnguloCreative Director

        As the Creative Director at The JDRE Team, Lalo's focus revolves around capturing the essence of every home hitting the market. His journey in videography began in 2017, initially within the world of fitness branding. In 2023, he committed himself entirely to this passion, teaming up with esteemed companies like The JDRE Team. He is all about crafting compelling visuals for real estate listings, blending his expertise in video with a newfound love for photography. Collaborating closely with our talented stagers, he ...

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            Amanda Jewel
            Amanda JewelStaging Manager

            Amanda was born, raised, and lives in The Dalles, Oregon and is proud to call the Columbia River Gorge her home. Amanda got her start in interior design work early on in life when her very first job, a retail store manager, offered her the opportunity to regularly use her creative visual talents and keen eye to set the stage of the store and draw buyers in. Giving her customers the opportunity to visualize themselves in the products and clothing they sold. After a few years of that she took a long break in sales and d...

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