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.
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, MO. She joined United Country Real estate, at the corporate headquarters, 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.
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. 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.
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.
Alicia grew up in the Des Moines, Iowa area before relocating to Missouri a number of years ago. She brings several years of real estate experience to our office from her previous position in Kirksville, MO. Alicia’s background in customer service along with her attention to detail allow her to focus on client needs and provide for smooth transactions.
In her off hours, she enjoys fishing, hunting and antiquing with her two sons. During the winter, you can usually find her mat side coaching youth wrestling and during the spring you’ll find her at the ballfields. She has a talent for photography, and loves to explore Kansas City and beyond!
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 near Osawatomie, 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.
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.
Bruce Kessler has had many years of experience in commercial and mortgage finance, real estate investments, land, and commercial real estate and resides in Kansas City. But his first love is fishing and hunting and travels often to relatives Angus cattle ranch the Ozarks to hunt ducks/turkey/deer and fish for trout and smallmouth in the Niangua river and many Ozark streams.
He teaches kids to fish at Bennett Spring Park with experience as an Eagle scout and member of the heart of America fly fishing club and wilderness waterway canoe club. He will leverage the experience listed below to represent your best interests in buying or selling real estate and joined United Country due to the company’s vast capability in 48 states and foreign countries with outstanding auction services.
*MBA 1976 ( Finance and Business planning emphasis)/BA 1973 ( Biochemistry/Economics)—University of Kansas—courses in RE finance, economics, and appraisal— appraised a development property on Kenneth road in Kansas City, Missouri. ChFc in 1994 from the American College which is part of the Wharton School in Pennsylvania.
*Oppenheimer Industries VP- Farm/Ranch/Development land sales and sale of Cattle as tax shelters, sale leaseback of the Balboa Bay Tennis club in Newport Beach, California--- an under 35 limited partnership private placement-- to convert ordinary income to capital gains for investors which provided a low interest rate loan for the California developer.
*Coldwell Banker—Sale of apartment projects in Kansas City mostly for condo conversion such as the Tuileries, Pinebrooke, and other commercial investment properties.
* BC Christopher-VP of tax investment department, syndicated 15 private placement apartments mostly In the southwest and oil/gas/equipment leasing/cattle partnerships and many types of limited partnerships and sub S corporations. Grew the revenues in five years from $50 K to $5 Million in five years.
*SR VP with US Shelter in apartment syndication raising capital for a public fund and some private placements in apartments residing in Dallas and San Francisco covering Hawaii, Alaska, and the southwest raising capital with EF Hutton and Drexel Burham, departed when the real estate market crashed and the resolution trust owned most of the apartment in America.
*Syndicated self- storage units in Dallas but returned to Kansas City to join my father in business consulting as a pivotal moment in our family life and my mother’s dream.
Kessler and Kessler—Partnership with father in estate planning for family companies dealing with business continuity using trusts and insurance to fund estate taxes--Rainmaker of the firm who made 10 K cold calls to close $100 MM of insurance inside irrevocable trusts with many other prominent developers and private and public companies in the Midwest--- sold $75- 100 MM of insurance sold to pay for estate taxes.
Campbell Ranch—Developer of a Master Plan in the east mountains of Albuquerque ( Highway 13 to Santa Fe) of residential lots / light industrial/ expensive homes that started in Montana as the largest wheat farm in America. Designed the web site, gave seminars to the top 50 realtors in the region to drive them to our gated community sell houses/lots/ranchettes, exploded lot sales with a personal 12 % closing ratio until the market collapsed nationwide which was the reason for departure, QB of the Overlook gated community and sold 10 acre lots in San Pedro Creek as horse sites, featured on the Discovery Channel for our wild horses.
Departed to join Wells Fargo in residential private mortgage banking/subprime jumbo loans and financed homes in a polo community in Sheridan, Wyoming. The collapse in the housing market beginning in 2006 caused me to move back to Kansas City to join an equipment leasing company to move away from the field of real estate which led to the formation of Kessler Capital Consulting in 2011 which finances working capital, equipment, SBA ,equity, refinanced an $8 MM IRB for a manufacturing company, and specialized in the oil/gas industry with Kruse Assets as a financing arm for oil field equipment and drilling rigs from 2011- present.
The finance experience may help you to buy properties with creative finance to make dreams come true for you !
Gail Murphy grew up on a farm near Adair, Iowa. After high school, he went to and graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with a B.S. in Ag Econ. Gail later earned an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Gail has his Real Estate, Insurance, and Securities licenses. Pending are is CFP, CEBS, Appraisal License, Real Estate Broker, and his PhD in International Marketing. Gail also has experience in farm management.
Gail’s work experience includes sales and marketing for Monsanto and Grain Processing and Kent Feeds; a quality control manager for Ralston Purina; and a sales marketing and human resource manager for Farmland Industries. Gail has taught business classes at William Jewell College and at Park University where he taught MBA students. His current self-employment is with Equity Financial Resources which he has worked at since 1987 specializing in writing business plans and matching his clients with appropriate financial resources.
Gail has been married to his wife, Louise, since 1965 and has three children and five grandchildren.
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.
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.
Mr. Terrel joined United Country Real Estate in January 2007 and brings an extensive real estate and auction background to the company with 30 years of professional auction and bid calling experience across the United States. He serves as the President of United Country Auction Services where he oversees the management and operations of the largest integrated real estate and auction company in America. Terrel is also the Lead Auctioneer and a Broker for United Country – Heritage Brokers & Auctioneers based in the Northland of Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Terrel is a former Board of Director of the National Auctioneers Association and is Past Chairman and President of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association. In 2007 he was named the Oklahoma State Champion Auctioneer and in 2010 he was named the Kansas State Champion Auctioneer. In 2019, Mr. Terrel was inducted into the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Associations Hall of Fame.
Mr. Terrel is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University and holds the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation. He is a graduate of both the Missouri Auction School and the Texas Auction Academy, where he is a certified instructor.
Terrel also is Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer of a nationwide oil and gas marketing company (MineralMarketing.Com), which specializes in oil & gas lease consulting, marketing and mineral rights sales. His experience in corporate management the leasing and direct sales of oil and gas mineral properties has allowed the company to grow their operations into fourteen states across the U.S.
During his career, Shawn Terrel has become recognized as an industry authority on conducting online auctions and live internet auction simulcasts. With over 4,000 auctions under his belt, Mr. Terrel has facilitated many of these events incorporating online internet auction technology solutions. Primary area of expertise include: agricultural, recreational, residential and commercial real estate; oil and gas properties; heavy equipment and industrial assets. Terrel has called auctions which resulted in more than $50 million dollars in a single day’s sales price.
Mr. Terrel is a (Retired) Senior Field Artillery Instructor with the Oklahoma Army National Guard where he has over 21 years of service. Terrel resides with his wife Lucinda and two children Kaitlin and Nicholas in the Kansas City, MO area.
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.
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.