The Agents at Exit Lakes Realty Premier


Chad Schwendeman

Owner / CEO / Associate Broker

I have been a top selling Realtor in the Brainerd Lakes Area for over 14 years. I pride myself on giving the very best service, aggressive marketing and excellent communication. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Brainerd Lakes Area, please don't hesitate to email me at or call me direct at 218-831-4663.

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Adam Kalenberg


Adam is a lifetime resident of the remarkable Brainerd Lakes Area. After graduating from Brainerd High School, he attended Bethel University in St. Paul where he earned his master’s degree in psychology. Before Joining the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group, Adam was an associate pastor and board member at Mount Ski Gull.  Since joining Chad's team he has been a consistent top producer, closing over 100 million in his career.  In 2018, he received the prestigious million dollar circle designation placing him in the top 4 realtors in North America for Exit Realty.  His passion is helping sellers through the home selling process by providing expert advice and quality service.  Beyond work, he enjoys family time with his beautiful wife Jacqueline and daughters Madison and Lauren.

Amanda Lumley


Amanda Lumley is a Listing Partner on the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group and has been in the Real Estate industry since 2006. For much of her career, she specialized in working with buyers and helping individuals and families find their perfect home, which has been a tremendous asset in transitioning into her role as a Listing Partner. One of Amanda's strengths is connecting with her clients and making their goals her top priority. She strives for excellence and kindness and believes relationships, respect and determination are the key to her success.

Amanda is married to her husband Keith, a teacher in the Pequot Lakes School district and she has four daughters. They spend all of their downtime on the lake or entertaining friends and family. 


David Grell


I grew up on beautiful Lower Cullen Lake and spent my days exploring the surrounding areas. This ingrained knowledge of the Brainerd, MN area lakes has made me a uniquely qualified member of the Chad Schwendeman Estate Group. Today, I still spend my days exploring this beautiful area, fishing, hunting and camping with my wife Heather and my two boys Andrew and Jack.

My love for the real estate business and my genuine passion for helping people inspired me to become an agent in the spring of 2005.  I have the experience, business background and local know-how to help guide you in making the best possible decisions. I also have specialized training in real estate negotiation, this means having a real professional on your side to net you the most amount of money!  

Jeff Isom


I have been very active in the Brainerd Lakes community since 2003. I moved to Brainerd from Coon Rapids in 2003 and held Management Positions at Best Buy, Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters, Gander Mountain and in Sales at Lake Country Toyota.  I am a very active outdoorsman and enjoy Hunting, Fishing and Shooting Sports.

After 25 plus years in Sales and Sales Management, I transitioned to Real Estate. My drive for my clients and work ethic to help achieve my clients’ goals sets me apart.  Real Estate to me is about people and making sure the biggest transaction of their lives goes smooth and as stress free as possible.  It’s a journey and I want to make sure we have some fun along the way.


Joel Hartman


Joel Hartman has lived in the Lakes Area all of his life and feels his knowledge of the area is a HUGE asset for Buyers and Sellers. Joel is married and has two children. Joel Hartman is the Trail Maintenance Director for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail System. Joel is a avid mountain biker and feels his connection with the mountain biking industry benefits his Sellers in finding Buyers for the Lakes Area. And on the flip side, Joel Hartman's connection with mountain biking also assists the many bikers looking for vacation properties near the trail.

Tyler Hendrickson


Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Crosby-Ironton, MN. Tyler began a Home Construction/Property Management career in high school and maintains his own Property Management business in the local area today. After working nearly a decade in the gaming industry at Grand Casino Mille Lacs Tyler decided to take his talents to Real Estate. Tyler and his five year old son Kaleb enjoy there Rabbit lake home and frequent local community events. Looking to buy, sell, or rent a home Tyler Hendrickson has the expertise to help you make the right decision.

Randa Haug


Homegrown in Colorado Randa moved to Minnesota shortly after high school. She lived in the Twin Cities for 7 years and then planted roots in Up North after many vacations in the lakes area. Randa has a passion for this community and what it has to offer the variety of families that seek to live here or simply come and create memories!

Randa was looking for a career that allowed her to fulfill her passions – helping people and her community. Becoming a Realtor was the answer! After 7 years as an independent agent we are grateful to have Randa on our team.  As a result of her desire for helping people and not to mention her crazy love of our community and team, we call her our Lead Buyers Agent. She has spent the last 5 years sharing her experience and problem solving abilities with team member and every client through her market knowledge, attention to detail and expert negotiation skills.

Randa and her husband Brian have shared more than 25 years together. During that time they sought to connect with and grow the community they call home. They are most proud of the work and love poured into raising three amazing young men; Alec, Ian, Sam. In her free time, Randa enjoys spending time with family, paddle boarding and boating.  If not at home you will find her at the cabin, taking in a summer sunrise or sunset!

Wes Hendrickson


Wes Hendrickson grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area and graduated from Brainerd High School in 2004. After high school he attended Northwestern University in St Paul, MN. Upon graduation in 2007, he had earned a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Psychology with minors in Bible as well as Family and Marriage Counseling.

Wes is passionate about helping people. He loves to be the guy that can provide answers and can bring value to whatever situation he encounters. He is incredibly skilled at what he does and we are grateful to have him on the team. Through hard work and service to our clients, Wes has thrived at The Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group and proved himself as an expert in his field. He has served on the team for over 2 years and teamed up with Lead Buyers Agent - Randa Haug.

When Wes isn't working, he spends time with his family and friends. Wes is a wonderful dad to his twins, Oliver & Lucy, as well as his youngest, Della. If not showing clients homes, you will find him playing or wrestling with his kiddos, out for a run on some of the streets or trails in Baxter, or enjoying a meal at one of the many fine dining establishments in the area!

Jackie Kalenberg


Jackie Kalenberg was born and raised in Rochester MN. She graduated from Rochester Mayo in 2008 and went on to pursue an education in Psychology at University of Wisconsin- Stout.

Jackie joined the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group in 2016. In her job as a Buyer’s Agent, Jackie has found a whole new passion that allows her to thrive in her strong work ethic and exceptional care for her clients and co-workers. Jackie has always enjoyed helping people and she sees her career in Real Estate as an incredible opportunity to help others achieve a major dream in their lives.

Jackie is married to her amazing husband Adam. They have two beautiful daughters- Madison and Lauren. They are an active family who loves to be on the lake, and cuddle up by the fireplace in the winter. In her free time, Jackie enjoys spending time with their family, being on their boat, and traveling to the mountains. 

Rod Windjue


Rod lives in the Brainerd area with his wife Heather and their children Halle and Gage. 

Rod is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and relocated to the Brainerd Lakes area nearly 12 years ago. When asked about relocating to Brainerd, Rod recalls making summer family trips and thinking about how much he loved the Brainerd Lakes area. "I remember thinking someday I hope to have the opportunity to live and work here and I am proud to tell anyone how much I enjoy the community and all the Brainerd lakes area has to offer.  We are very fortunate to live here.”   

Rod built a successful career as a sales and territory manager ensuring he understood his client’s needs and worked tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He brings this work ethic and commitment to find his client’s the right home for their family. "For most, this is the biggest purchase of their life and I am honored when Buyers choose me to help guide them through the buying process”.

Chris Hanson


Chris was born and raised in Spicer, MN. Growing up, playing any and all kinds of sports was very important. Having an active lifestyle, it seemed fitting to obtain an exercise science degree, which he did in 2014 from Minnesota State University Moorhead. After graduating, Chris moved to Baxter, MN where he married his amazing wife Ashley and they bought a home together. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as taking full advantage of many activities the Brainerd Lakes area has to offer. After communicating to Saint Cloud and working in the health and fitness industry for three years, it was time to make a change. Helping people has always been rewarding to Chris, so he decided to help buyers find their new primary or vacation home as a part of the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group. Working with and meeting new people everyday makes the real estate industry fun and interesting for Chris. "The most rewarding feeling is seeing and hearing my client\'s excitement when they get the home they always wanted." Call or text Chris today at 320-905-3700 to find your new home!

Amanda Cline


Amanda lives in Baxter with her three little boys ages 12, 10, and 5. They spend a lot of time outdoors, on the lake, and on the ski hills in the winter.
Amanda grew up in the Chicago area, and attended Illinois State University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in both special and elementary education. After teaching in Peoria, IL and Kalamazoo, MI for six years, Amanda left teaching to raise a family, and relocated to Nisswa, MN in 2007. Real estate has always been a huge interest for Amanda, and when life presented some changes she decided to make a career of helping people find their perfect home. Counseling and working with her clients is a very rewarding part of this job, and an area that comes natural to her.
Non-profit work has always been close to Amanda's heart. Nisswa school PTO, Nisswa Women of Today, and the Brighter Days Foundation are all organizations that she has contributed a lot of time and effort into.

Sue Vanek


I am a lifelong resident of the Brainerd Lakes Area. My husband and I raised 2 children
and have now transitioned to our empty nester life. We enjoy being active in our
community and taking advantage of all the benefits "Up North” living has to offer.
My employment history has always had a focus on helping others navigate challenges.
Prior to joining the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group, I worked 5 years in home
health care and 15 years in management and marketing for outpatient mental health
and substance use disorder clinics. In these roles I learned the importance of effective
communication, resource connection, collaboration, problem solving, and patience.
Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions made in a person’s life.
The process can be overwhelming. My goal is to make the experience a
positive one.

Sam Klinger


Sam Klinger was born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Most of his time was spent outdoors hunting, fishing, and enjoying all the activities the Brainerd area offers. After working for an Alaskan fishing lodge and exploring the Alaskan outdoors, Sam moved back to the Brainerd Lakes area to be closer to family.


In his role as a Buyer’s Agent, Sam brings high energy, tireless work ethic, and knowledge of the Brainerd Lakes area to help his clients find their perfect home.  He enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life as he guides them through one of the biggest financial decisions of their life.


In addition to a growing career in real estate, Sam also volunteers as a Mission Township fire fighter/first responder.  He enjoys being an active member in the community through volunteering, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Brenna.

Savannah O


Growing up in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Savannah dreamed of turning family vacations in the Brainerd Lakes Area into something permanent.  After graduating, she moved to the area full time and has been an agent with the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group since 2018.

Savannah worked exclusively with Chad for two years as his acquisition specialist. She now puts her knowledge of identifying investment properties and negotiating purchases to work for all of her buyers. There is no greater honor or privilege than finding the perfect property for the families and investors she assists.   

As a proud member of the Exit Lakes Realty family, she carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does. In addition to making home ownership dreams come true for her clients, Savannah enjoys spending time mountain biking, hiking, and boating.  

Kody Ruedisili


Kody Ruedisili was born in Detroit, MI and grew up in Jupiter, FL. Most of his time was spent on an athletic field or at the beach. After graduating high school in south Florida, he attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC on an athletic and academic scholarship. He earned two bachelor of arts degrees in finance and economics while playing D1 baseball for the Terriers. After graduation, Kody played two seasons of professional baseball which included stints in Palm Springs, Detroit, Quebec City, and Cleveland.
In his role as Buyer’s Agent, Kody brings his tireless work ethic, optimism, and passion for helping others find their dream primary or vacation home! He has always enjoyed helping people achieve their goals and views his career in real estate as the perfect opportunity to help others reach a major milestone in their lives!
With his father being the tennis pro at Grand View Lodge and Camp Lincoln/Camp Lake Hubert for 40+ years, Kody has been spending the summers in the Brainerd Lakes Area his entire life. He enjoys getting outside as much as possible. Whether that is wake surfing on the way to dinner or skiing in the winter, Kody loves taking advantage of all the lakes area has to offer.

Hayden Reichenbach


Hayden grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area spending the majority of her time outdoors. Hayden has a passion for helping others. Whether it is helping someone find their dream home or nurturing animals on the farm, she is always ready for the challenge. She graduated high school from Brainerd and started her real estate career not long after. When she is not working you can find her on the lake or anywhere outdoors enjoying the company of family and friends.

Tami Evanson


Tami Evanson attended University of Minnesota before finding her home in the Brainerd Lakes Area in 2001.  Tami has 20 years of experience as an IT executive with a focus on strategy, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and process improvement.

Leveraging that experience paired with a passion for real estate, she is a strong advocate and trusted partner for her clients. With a passion for service and a love for the Brainerd Lakes area, she values a flexible, low pressure approach to finding the home you dream of, paired with analytical and negotiation skills to make that dream a reality.

In her down time, Tami enjoys time on the lake with her family.  Tami is also active in local volunteer organizations focused on mental health crisis support and prevention.

Jayson Geditz


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