Russ Rhoads has been a Lakeland REALTOR® and Real Estate Professional for 19 years. He earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Muskingum College in Ohio. Prior to beginning his Real Estate career, Russ had been a Lakeland business owner for 16 years. As a business owner, Russ knows the importance of attracting the best companies to Lakeland, helping them attract the best employees, & helping those new residents to Polk County find their dream homes. It is Russ’s reliability, dependability & integrity in service to his customers make him one of Lakeland’s finest Real Estate Professionals.
Brian Stephens has been a licensed REALTOR® in Polk County for over 18 years. Growing up in a builders family, he has been around the real estate business all his life. He enjoys serving his clients with Honesty and Integrity and counts it a blessing to help others whether they are buying or selling their home. Brian graduated from Polk Community College in 1985 with an A.S. degree and he graduated in 1991 from Florida Southern College with a degree in Marketing Management. He and his wife Jean, have 3 children, Rachel, Andrew & Matthew.
Jessica Zinke’s commitment to providing excellent customer service skills is evident by her abilities to stay relative in an always changing business world. Her high standards with over a decade of entrepreneurship is combined with passion and her maternal instincts. These attributes are what makes her an excellent choice when purchasing or selling properties.
Jessica discovered her love for real estate when she built her first home, over twenty years ago. Jessica grew up between California and Montana; coming from a multi-cultured background she also spent many summers in Panama with her extended family, this is where she not only became fluent in Spanish, she experienced what a home, what family was across the world. She learned how to mold different worlds, making them each home.
Jessica’s goal is to assist other parents like herself exceed when wanting to start new beginning; whether it is purchasing their first dream home or making sure families receive top value when moving on.
Rusty Shinault was born and raised in Southwest Michigan, and moved to the beautiful city of Lakeland, FL in January 1981. He acquired his Real Estate license in Jan 2005, and has been a full-time Realtor ever since. Prior to Real Estate, Rusty worked in Customer Service within the transportation industry, and held management positions, overseeing the day to day operation of warehouse facilities. After successfully passing the FL Real Estate exam, Rusty discovered selling Real Estate was the most rewarding career and has enjoyed every day of it. It is not always easy, but in the end,Rusty feels it is very rewarding knowing he has helped his customer to buy their perfect home and invest in their piece of the American Dream. Rusty’s goal is to treat everyone as he would want to be treated. As a professional Realtor, Rusty knows it is his duty to treat everyone honestly and fairly in every transaction.
Gary Cleveland is a true Florida native and a designated REALTOR®, a member of the Lakeland Association of Realtors, Keller Williams Realty Lakeland and The Rhoads Stephens Real Estate Group. At an early age, Gary learned the importance of filling the needs of the customer and meeting their expectations. Gary served in the military and attended the University of Florida receiving both his Bachelors Degree in marketing and his MBA. In 2001 Gary began planning for his next career. Now, after thirty years at Allstate, Gary sold the insurance agency and is excited to be a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty. Gary has a heart to serve our community, the desire to meet the needs of his clients and the skills to bring you a Better Real Estate Experience.
Kenton J. (Ken) Loar is a career marketing veteran whose travels have taken him around the world and back again. His most recent engagement, prior to entering retirement, was to serve as Managing Director of NTT Communications’ Global Professional Services Group, headquartered in New York City. Prior to that he served as a Client Manager for IBM and managed account teams serving multinational clients for some thirty-two years.
After a failed attempt at retirement, he resettled in Lakeland to “watch my grandchildren grow up and to re-establish a meaningful work focus that does not entail passports or food that I cannot identify”.
He happily joins the Rhoads Stephens Team and looks forward to working with clients, teammates, and the entire Keller Williams family.
Silja’s passion for real estate and experience in customer relations, marketing, and business development is the perfect combination to help you sell or buy your dream home in a thriving community like Lakeland. Having relocated to different cities and countries over the past years gives Silja a unique insight into the needs of those who are searching for a home in a new area. Silja is actively involved in the Lake Morton Neighborhood Association, has a keen interest in historic preservation, and serves the community through Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE).
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Pat Shannon has worked in the real estate industry and has held a Real Estate License for 19 years. With an educational background in business and her working knowledge as an administrative assistant and office manager, her expertise has been instrumental in the success of a multi-agent team for more than 14 years. In 2006, Pat was awarded the Lakeland Association of REALTORS Administrative Assistant of the Year. She has been a Lakeland resident and homeowner for 34 years and knows all the advantages that Polk County can offer.
Lucas is from Dayton Ohio and has lived in Lakeland Florida since 1990. Lucas graduated from Lake Gibson High School class of 2000. He obtained an Associates degree in Psychology from Polk State College in 2003. Lucas is a designated REALTOR®, a member of the National Association of Realtors, Lakeland Associations of Realtors, Keller Williams Realty Smart and the Rhoads Stephens team. Lucas entered the Real Estate market in 2019 from the digital marketing industry where he handled advertisement management and design for small businesses. Lucas also has experience helping clients with Life Insurance and Medicare. Lucas is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and works hard to ensure his clients have a great experience whether they are buying or selling a home.
Kyle Shannon is a true Florida native and a designated REALTOR®, a member of National Association of Realtors, the Lakeland Association of Realtors, Keller Williams Realty SMART in Lakeland and The Rhoads Stephens Group. Kyle is a graduate of Harrison School of the Arts and Florida State University. He spent five years living in South Korea, teaching English and traveling throughout South East Asia. Kyle taught English Literature at the International Baccalaureate Program at Haines City High School for 2 years before turning his attention to computer IT, building computers and marketing. Kyle obtained his Real Estate License in 2019 and joined the Rhoads Stephens Group. With his excellent communication skills and attention to detail, he is here to assist Buyers and Sellers with finding or selling their dream home, investment property or assisting them with New Construction.