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Jen Dillard Founder 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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Colleen Sabo Licensed Broker in OR + WA

Colleen Sabo originally hails from the outskirts of Seattle, Washington. Colleen grew up exploring all of the recreational opportunities that the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. She graduated with a B.A. in Economics, she moved to Hood River, Oregon making it her home base while she traveled the globe as a professional Kiteboarder. After almost a decade of traveling and competing alongside the world's best kiteboarders, all the while coming home to Hood River in between events and photoshoots, Colleen learned tha...

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Boni Romero Licensed 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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Ronda Bresin Licensed 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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Chrissy and Brock Wood Chrissy: 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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Zoe Wood Licensed 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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Lacy Carse Licensed in WA

Lacy Carse grew up in the small town of Lyle, Washington, born into a family of well respected Contractors and Realtors. After working on a Scottish Highlander cattle ranch, Lacy decided to pursue a career in Real Estate. She got her start as an assistant to one of the busiest realtors in the Columbia Gorge before branching out on her own. Lacy has now been licensed and selling real estate for almost three years. She enjoys working with clients, guiding them and alleviating stress throughout the process of buying and s...

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Rae Surbaugh Licensed Broker in OR + WA

Rae is known for her patience, cool head for negotiations, and ability to make the real estate process fun and educational for buyers and sellers. She cut her teeth in the Bay Area’s fierce real estate market on a top 1% team. She is thrilled to bring the skills and experience she developed to her clients in the Columbia River Gorge. Rae has a passion for helping her clients understand every step of the transaction, so they feel empowered to make the right decisions for their unique needs. She believes that real e...

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Kesia Barone Licensed 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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Kiya Marketing Director

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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Whitney Walker Licensed Broker in OR + WA | Director of Operations | Assistant to Jen Dillard”

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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Mackenzie Carse Staging Manager

Mackenzie Carse has been working with the JDRE Team since November of 2022 as the Staging Manager. Mackenzie's passion for interior design is evident in every project she takes on. She has a keen eye for detail and knows exactly how to make a space look its best. Her work with the JDRE Team has been nothing short of exceptional, and she has quickly become an invaluable member of the team. Despite not pursuing a degree in interior design, like she thought she would, Mackenzie has never lost her love for the field. In f...

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