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.

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. 


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!

Joel Hartman


Paul Heinlen

Associate Broker


Locally born and raised, Paul has always been passionate about helping others to see the benefits of living in the Brainerd Lakes area.  In his free time, you’ll find him on one of the many local lakes catching his limit, working at getting another hole-in-one on a local golf course, or maybe just hanging out with his family and friends.  Paul is devoted to God and his church and commits to volunteering with some of the many area charities and ministries.  You can trust in Paul’s experience with over 15 years in real estate, knowing he will go the extra distance in assisting you with your real estate transaction.  When you are looking for a realtor you can count on, don’t think twice:

 "Just Call Paul.” 218-838-1534

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.

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.


Rod Windjue


Jennifer Werhan


Jennifer grew up and graduated from Wadena Deer Creek HS in 1998. After high school she attended college and upon graduation in 2002, she had earned a Business Administration and Legal Administration Degree.  After college Jennifer worked for several attorneys in Fargo/Moorhead area, and started her own daycare in 2005 in Detroit Lakes.   Moved to Brainerd in 2012 and started real estate career in the summer of 2013 working as an independent working with sellers and buyers and joined the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group in December of 2017 as a buyers agent.

When Jennifer isn't working she spends time with friends and her 4 children, Allyson, Connor, Owen and Blake.  They spend time in lots of activities with school, church and just having fun out in nature as they love to be at one of the local lakes or out in one of the parks!  Jennifer enjoys shopping local and trying out all the new and different restaurants.

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. 

Cayle Winkler


Cayle has worked and lived in the Brainerd Lakes area for 18 plus years and has enjoyed every second of it. Growing up here, Cayle posses a wealth of knowledge about Brainerd, the surrounding areas and the lakes in and around the area and knowledge of locally owned and operated businesses, schools and everything else that the area has to offer. Along with strong community ties, Cayle is genuine, reliable, up-beat, hard working, driven and eager to learn his industry, earn your business and get to work for you.

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!

Sean Mello


After graduating from Brainerd High School, I moved to just south of the Washington D.C. area where I spent several years working in Planning and Zoning. I enjoyed being privy to what the future held for the area as well as having a hand in shaping the community. During this time, I worked closely with realtors and their clients, helping them to establish a firm sense of clarity regarding prospective properties. It was this experience that ignited my passion for real estate.

Naturally, I jumped at the chance to come back to my hometown to be a part of such an outstanding team. Exciting things are happening here at Exit Lakes Realty Premier! 

Marci Kotzenmacher


I was born and raised on a farm in rural South Dakota where I developed a strong work ethic and a love for the outdoors.  A couple times a year I like to go back to my roots where my family still farms and runs a hunting lodge.  I have been living in the Brainerd Lakes area since 2005 and the area felt like home the moment we moved here.  I worked in construction management when I first moved here and discovered a love for homes.

I began working in real estate in 2016 and have a great passion for what I do.  I love the adventure of helping others achieve their dreams of home ownership. In my first two years in real estate I helped over 80 people and families find their new home in the area.  Whether it is a first time home purchase or you are moving up, down-sizing, or looking for your dream vacation home, I am excited to help and confident I will make the process a great one!

I have an incredible, supportive husband Mike and two beautiful daughters, Alli and Bailey.  When we are not working, we love camping and enjoying the lakes this amazing area has to offer. 

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