Shawn Terrel CAI, AARE, UCMA
brings a very extensive farm, ranch and commercial marketing and sales
experience to our team. He has more than 30 years of real estate
brokerage and auction experience across the United States. As a
professional auctioneer, he has managed well over 4,000 live and online auction
events. Shawn has in-depth experience in the areas of farming, ranching, livestock
production and similar real estate acquisitions and divestitures. Early in his
career, he developed and operated one of the largest equine training and adoption
facilities in America working with the State of Oklahoma and the U.S. Bureau of
In additional real estate, Shawn Terrel
is a co-owner of MineralMarketing.Com which is a nation-wide oil and gas
mineral asset marketing company based in Oklahoma. His expertise in both real
estate and oil & gas mineral rights has allowed him to develop a substantial
portfolio of high net worth investors and rural property owners. His expertise
in the energy sector provides his farm and ranch clients an expanded reach to
His qualifications to serve your
needs, he is president of United Country Auction Services, which is the largest
rural land marketing company in the U.S., with over $9.5 billion in annual
sales, Graduate of Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University,
Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), United Country Master Auctioneer
(UCMA) designations, former Board of Director of the National Auctioneers
Association, Past President, Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association, and is a Nationally
recognized multi-state Champion Auctioneer.
Darrin has lived in Western Kansas all his life. He recently moved to the Kansas City area but will continue to have a home in Western Kansas to facilitate his real estate activities and farm projects. Darrin has been in the Agriculture industry for 40 years with a family owned business. Also he has farmed in Gray County Kansas. He has also owned and operated other businesses outside of agriculture. He has been very active in the communities in which he has lived. He has been in real estate since 2005 and has served on local and state boards. He enjoys refereeing NCAA football and local high school football games. Darrin enjoys working with people and helping them with their real estate needs.
Vaughn comes to Heritage Brokers & Auctioneers as a U.S. Army Veteran, stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS with more than 39 years’ service to our country. He has served all over the world, including multiple combat deployments.
Vaughn is a native of Southeast Kansas, growing up in the small rural town of Columbus.
He attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, earning his B.S. Degree in Automotive Technology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Acquisition & Procurement from Webster University in St Louis, MO.
Vaughn is joining the Auction Services Team, where he brings Leadership, Dedication, Passion, Hard Work Ethic and Strong Desire to provide a great Customer experience. He has owned and operated two automotive related businesses and understands treating customers as you want to be treated, with dignity and respect. He has a passion for all things related to the Auction Experience, from selling, to buying, and auction set-up and has thousands of positive reviews over the years through his eBay online selling.
Vaughn and his wife Meriam have 7 Children and 4 Grandchildren. They enjoy attending their Local Church every week, running, fishing, hunting, bowling and vintage cars, namely their 55 Chevy PU & 71 Fiat 500.
Derek grew up along the Platte River and central plains of Nebraska. Here he spent a good deal of his free time chasing pheasants through the extensive CRP fields, falling in love with archery hunting deer, and learning to talk to turkeys. Many trips hunting along the Missouri River and the Loess Hills of Missouri during the rifle season lead Derek to northwest Missouri. He graduated with a biology degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
After meeting his wonderful wife, Jenna, they settled down in Lee's Summit MO, and have two boys, 6 and 4, and a ball-of-fire 2-year-old girl. "I have always had a strong connection to Missouri after all the rifle season openers spent at a cabin in the Hamburg Bend area in the northwest corner. Those days in the deer stand with my father, brothers, and friends, deeply engrained a passion for whitetails and deer hunting. Growing up in Grand Island, Nebraska, I was fortunate enough to be involved with wildlife and conservation programs when I was young, and develop an appreciation and respect for all wildlife ecosystems. I joined United Country because they are made up of a group of men and women with the same passion from the top of the organization to the bottom. The United Country brand has been a huge influencer in rural America for a long time. Serving farmers, outdoors enthusiasts, and rural homeowners since the early 1900’s.”
Derek, with his servant centered demeanor, is here to make your experience with United Country a pleasure. Whether you make your living off the land or live your life on the land, give Derek a call.
Ian grew up in Fort Scott, Kansas, where he developed a love for the outdoors at a young age. During his high school years, Ian spent as much time as he could bowhunting. The passion that Ian developed for the outdoors and for hunting continues to this day.
Ian earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Fort Scott Community College and then moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where he began his career as a police officer. Ian worked for the Bartlesville Police Department as a patrol officer, a field training officer, and a detective. While living in Bartlesville, Ian earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Before joining United Country, Ian continued his work in law enforcement in the Johnson County, Kansas area.
Ian and his wife, Megan, live in Lousburg, Kansas, and have one daughter, Maggie. Ian continues to bow hunt whitetails every fall but has also developed a love for waterfowl hunting. Once the whitetail rut starts to wind down, Ian shifts into chasing ducks and geese with his lab, Gus.
Ian is ready to take the same dedication of service that he learned in his law enforcement career and apply it to helping clients find their dream property.
Raised in Paola, Kansas, Nick has a passion for helping small towns flourish. He has always lived in eastern Kansas where he attended Baker University on a basketball and football scholarship. After college, he married his high school sweetheart, Amanda, and they have 1 son together, Noah, with another child on the way. His first career path was in parks and recreation where he developed great management, organization, people skills and communication skills. Nick would help run tournaments and leagues where they would see thousands of people visit his ballparks daily.
Nick is passionate about sports, hunting, fishing, and anything where he can be active or outside. Nick currently resides in Paola with his growing family. Nick is ready to take his leadership and passion into the real estate industry and help families find their dream properties.
Donna Chamness began working as a real estate
salesperson in 1995 with a local Kansas City company. She soon expanded her
career by obtaining her broker’s license and becoming co-owner of an office in
rural Cass County. She joined United Country Real Estate, at the corporate
office, in August of 2012. Her current role there is Onboarding Manager,
working with new, existing, or transferred franchise owners. She helps them get
familiar with the United Country brand, marketing, training opportunities, and technology
platform. Being able to work with UC affiliates all over the country, as well
as internationally, has helped her gain a wealth of knowledge about the
industry and valuable tips in marketing various niche property types.
Her previous career experience includes working
for a major stock transfer company with its home base in Kansas City, MO. There
she had many roles including processing transactions on mutual fund and
retirement accounts, monitoring high-dollar trades for accuracy, and managing a
group of mutual fund representatives. Before leaving the company she was
promoted to quality assurance analyst, working with a team of developers and
testing new software functionality.
Donna is a lifelong member of Missouri, growing
up on a farm, outside the small rural town of Drexel. She comes from a large
farm and ranch family with members throughout Cass, Jackson, Johnson, Bates, and
Vernon Counties. In her off hours Donna enjoys hiking, bicycling, working in
her yard, DIY projects, weekends on the lake, spending time with her family, and
spoiling her grandchildren.
Real estate has been a passion of hers ever since
purchasing her first home and 10 acres right out of high school. Over the
years, she has bought, remodeled, and sold multiple properties and weathered
many market ups and downs. Donna understands the needs of buyers and sellers as
well as the importance of listening and communication. She believes in a strong
work ethic and prides herself in being able to provide an excellent level of
customer service and follow-up to her clients.
Yve Rojas is a dedicated Auctioneer and Realtor. She understands and invites the unique art of communication and relationship building. Please contact her in her new role as Client Liaison and Realtor.
Subsequent to a significant career as an actor, Yve struck out on her own to build what is now a thriving business as an award winning auction professional. Real estate and auctioneering place her in a position to be a great asset to Heritage Brokers & Auctioneers. She believes it is an honor and a privilege to be a passionate and knowledgeable representative for her clients.
In addition to being a devoted mother of two daughters, Yve has been an Auctioneer, Speaker, Specialty Auctioneer, Professional Ringman at Adesa, and Host of the NIADA.TV Automotive Industry News Broadcast. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Auctioneers Association. In 2016 she was named the Kansas State Champion Auctioneer. In 2019 and 2014 was the 2nd runner up in the International Auctioneer Championship.
Yve Rojas is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University and holds the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation. She graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering and received her designation as Colonel after receiving both a general diploma and a secondary diploma in bilingual auctioneering. She is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and the Kansas Auctioneers Association (KAA). Yve is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a former member of the Board of Directors at both the Unicorn Theatre and Rose Brooks Center. She also holds a Bachelor Of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In Missouri she is licensed as a Realtor. She also holds Auctioneer Licenses in the states of Texas, Wisconsin, Florida and Indiana.
Meet Evan Crawford: A dedicated Realtor with a passion for
both homes and history. Hailing from the vibrant city of Seattle, Evan's
upbringing instilled in him a deep admiration for architecture and culture. Now
rooted in Kansas City with his wife and a baby on the way, Evan embraces every
opportunity to explore the city's diverse offerings, especially the local
With a background enriched by years in the building
materials industry, Evan possesses a discerning eye for quality homes. His
expertise shines especially bright in the realms of historic and residential
real estate. Committed to your satisfaction, Evan is driven to find the best
possible fit for your business or family, all while ensuring you receive the
most favorable deal.
Evan's ultimate aim is to simplify your journey, so you can
put the focus on your new adventure. Whether you're looking to purchase, sell,
or simply seeking an engaging conversation, Evan is ready to stand by your side
through it. Don't hesitate – connect with Evan today and unlock the doors to
your real estate aspirations!
Michelle grew up and made Smithville, Mo her home to be close to family. She has 2 grown boys who are both very successful, one very sweet and the cutest granddaughter and two very spoiled cocker spaniels, HollyBerry and Journey.
Michelle has a love for nature and the outdoors and that can be seen in her photography. She has a love for migrating birds, among a list of other animals. Michelle enjoys dirt racing and wrenching on the car as her sons enjoyed racing go karts early in there careers then moving from stockcars to bmods. She has a love for classic cars as seen in her 1966 2+2 Fastback she drives.
Michelle enjoys being busy and has a hobby business creating. She hand routes cedar signs along with painting signs, searching for vintage items to collect or resale and will help assist with Estate and Garage sales.
Michelle has a strong background in owning and operating a business and loves to help others. She understands the needs and wants of her clients and can not wait to assist you in your process of listing and selling your property and finding your next or first property.
AJ grew up in Kearney Missouri, he spent his childhood in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and even just messing around in the creek. The best part about school every year was in November when dad would pick him up from school early and head up north for opening weekend deer camp. While 15 years of AJ's life was spent playing baseball with full aspirations to play at the college level, he decided right before graduating high school that his passion for the outdoors was too strong to turn away.
AJ got his high school diploma from Kearney High School, and chose to immediately carry on with his passion for the outdoors. With his knowledge of animal species, hunting of all game, and habitat/ food plot management, it is his ultimate goal to share his knowledge and passion.
Lucinda Terrel has played a vital role in United Country | Heritage Brokers & Auctioneers since the company was founded. She serves as the Office Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company. Lucinda also works in the companies Auction Services division as the head cashier and operational supervisor. Her expertise in these roles provide for smooth, accurate and timely registration services, an accurate checkout process and detailed seller transactional reports which have become expected of our professional auction company. Lucinda’s love of the real estate and auction business and her compassion for helping people makes her stand out as a professional. She works tirelessly to ensure clients and listings are well cared for and treated with the upmost respect and integrity.
Lucinda is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association Auxiliary and Kansas Auctioneers Association Auxiliary.
Lucinda and her husband Shawn have been blessed with two children, Kaitlin and Nick, who also help in the business, as needed. Lucinda enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, in her spare time.
Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Alicia packed her bags and planted her skills in Missouri, marking her territory in the world of Real Estate and Auction sales. Armed with wisdom from her early days in United Country's Kirksville office, Alicia is the secret sauce to our smooth operations.
Don't be fooled by her desk prowess – Alicia's customer service wizardry and detail obsession are truly Jedi-level. She's the mastermind behind hassle-free transactions, turning chaos into a choreographed dance of contracts.
But there's more to Alicia than ink and paperwork. Off-duty, she's the queen of the great outdoors, dragging her fiancé and two strapping teenage sons on fishing escapades, hunting expeditions, and treasure hunts at antique shops. Her latest protégé? A baby girl destined to be a nature junkie. If that's not all, she's the official cheerleader of her boys' football and wrestling showdowns, ensuring her vocal cords get a workout too.
With well over 20 years of experience as a photographer, Alicia frames life's fleeting moments with the finesse of an artist, turning memories into masterpieces. She's done everything from portrait to sports photography, and often shoots real estate listings for our office as well!
Alicia's not just about spreadsheets and shutter clicks, though. She's a weekend warrior, exploring every nook and cranny of Kansas City and beyond. From culture to cuisine, she enjoys finding hidden gems like it's a treasure hunt. So, if you're lucky enough to spot Alicia juggling contracts at work or chasing nature's wonders with her crew, know that you're in the presence of an admin extraordinaire with a heart full of adventure and a smile that captures her enjoyment of life.
Wes grew up on a farm in Glasgow (rural central Missouri). He grew up hauling hay, cutting tobacco, working fields and raising every type of animal imaginable. When the work was done and it was time to play it was horseback riding, hunting and fishing, especially frog and raccoon hunting.
After leaving the farm, he did many different types of construction jobs and worked as a heavy machine operator before going back to college and receiving his degree in civil engineering. His focus was on geotechnical engineering-which mostly means playing in the dirt. He has inspected many large construction projects across the country as an engineer.
Wes and Laura have been married for 26 years, have four children and one very new granddaughter. His spare time is spent learning new things and spending time with his family. Wes and Laura work as a team and dream of helping those looking to conveniently sell and looking to find the perfect property. He prides himself on working hard and listening to clients needs while always keeping their best interests in mind.
For over 30 years, families and businesses have turned to Mike for his expertise in residential, land and commercial real estate, with an understanding that the client's needs are his #1 priority. Mike has encountered almost every situation in real estate and has the wisdom to know the approach that is in the best interest of his clients.
In 1980, Mike founded Regan & Co. Real Estate in Garden City, KS, with a mission to treat all clients with honesty and integrity. Regan & Company received numerous awards and recognition, including the People’s Choice Award. His patience to listen and understand what is important to his clients has attributed to his continued success.
In recent years Mike's work has focused on farm and ranch, land and auctions. He is a member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI), serving as an officer for the Kansas Chapter. He is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Kansas Association of REALTORS®, Garden City Board of REALTORS®, and Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®. He is a graduate of Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, CO and Regis University in Denver.
In his personal life, Mike enjoys researching his Irish ancestry and being involved locally as a member of the Kansas City Irish Center. Mike is also a dedicated cyclist, having completed "Biking Across Kansas" 11 times and counting. But most of all, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Chris, and their three grown children, and seven grandchildren.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell a property, or perform an auction, contact Mike via phone or email to begin exploring your investment opportunities and options.