Meet OuR Teachers & STAFF
Raised all over the south, Kathy Oakes, an Army Brat eventually landed in East Tennessee. She met her husband Jeff at the University of Tennessee. In 1997 they moved to Johnson City for her husband to Pastor a church and where they raised their four children. In 2004 Kathy, who had helped her Grandmother with rental properties for years decided to get licensed. She attended D&D School of Real Estate with the founder, Dick Clemmer. She immediately fell in love with the Real Estate Industry.
Kathy’s accomplishments are many and received many accolades in her career as she became a Broker (also through using D&D School of Real Estate), in sales and Service including the Prestigious NETAR REALTOR ® OF THE YEAR. She is a graduate of the Real Estate Institute as well as NETAR’s Leadership Academy 1 and 2. Kathy led her local Real Estate Board to creating an Education Award and remains a lifelong learner committed to her own growth and the growth of others.
Kathy is also a Certified Business Leadership Coach through MAPS (Mega Agent Productivity Systems) where she coaches agents who own or run a Real Estate office across the country. Her mission is to ‘GROW PEOPLE, AND GROW PROFITS TO IMPACT THEIR WORLD.’
In 2019 Kathy and her husband, Jeff Oakes, bought D&D School of Real Estate from the late Dick Clemmer. He was a business mentor in Kathy’s life and they shared a passion for education and raising the bar in the Real Estate Industry. She will continue to pour into creating relevant content, updating content and making the educational process engaging and purposeful for Agents.
Pam is a lifelong resident of Johnson City, Tennessee. I was born in the old Johnson City Memorial Hospital and never left. I graduated from Daniel Boone High School then D&D Real Estate School in 2008. Before becoming a Realtor, Pam was a trainer at a local company in Gray, Tennessee for over ten years. So, training is a passion that she’s always had and is excited to continue that part in the real estate industry.
Pam met her husband, Ben Hurd at ETSU back in 1989, married in 1991 and had our daughter, Brandi Hurd in 1993. We now own our own Realty office in Johnson City, Tennessee that has grown to over 40+ agents in the 3 years that we have been open. God has blessed our company and our family in so many ways. We are thankful for opportunities that has been given to us. Most of our time is spent in the Realty world but we are also very involved with our church. Ben is the Pastor at Harvest Time Baptist Church so if we are not doing real estate we are at the church or spending time with family including our new grandson, Skyler Cash who is almost nine months old.
Michael Walker has built one of the most successful real estate practices in our Northeast Tennessee region. From his leading edge marketing and real estate sales technology to being one of the region’s top producing Agents, Michael has earned the respect of colleagues and clients for the exceptional results and professionalism he delivers.
Michael has sold hundreds of homes in our area. Under Michael’s leadership, Michael Walker Realty & Auction has succeeded in a highly competitive marketplace through his drive and ability to assemble and empower high-performing individuals. The Realtors and Staff of MWRAA provide unrivaled market knowledge coupled with unparalleled client service. This practice is a day-to-day standard for not only Michael’s personal Team but for each Agent at MWRAA.
Michael is licensed as both a Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer and has a long record of successfully guiding local and national clients with their real estate and auction needs. With active clients closing on a weekly basis, Michael, his Staff and Agents are capable of handling your transaction seamlessly from start to finish. You will find that Michael epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. He is a family man with a devotion to God, his Wife and their 4 Children. Being an entrepreneur by nature, Michael enjoys taking on the challenges that arise from the day to day obstacles that present themselves when buying and selling real estate and is empowered to handle these obstacles with the professionalism and devotion that his clients deserve.
Bethany has been a licensed Real Estate Agent for almost six years. During that time she has worked in many roles on a Real Estate team. She has a love for education, contracts, and systems. In 2018 she transitioned into a full time Transaction Coordinator role where she assists other agents in their administrative and compliance needs.
After nearly 15 years in the real estate industry, Jacque Lowe still gets excited when she secures a real estate transaction. Along with a love for the real estate process as a whole, Jacque is most known for the connection that she forms with her clients and fellow Realtors.
After being a Realtor for 10 years, Jacque earned her Broker license. She quickly found she had a passion for education within the industry and realized she wanted to lead, teach, and train Realtors for the betterment of the industry. To better make an impact, Jacque is also a certified Real Estate Instructor at the local real estate school. With experience in all aspects, including commercial and residential sales and leases, Jacque is also knowledgeable in investment properties.
In Jacque’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her best friend and confidante, Jerry, and her two amazing kids Abigail and Blake. She also enjoys drinking coffee, eating cake, and traveling to the beach.
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Troix was born and raised here in Johnson City and in her lifetime has come to recognize the unique beauty of the Tri-Cities, and enjoys going on hikes and floating on the Nolichucky river with her loved ones.
At the age of three, Troix was already watching HGTV and was obsessed with the House Hunters show and the Property Brothers. When she was older she developed a hobby of building and designing homes in simulation video games. By the time she had graduated from David Crockett High School in 2017, she knew real estate was the lifepath destined for her.