Shawn Charles was born and raised in Mexico, Missouri. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Missouri - Columbia in 2009. He enjoys spending time on the farm with his dog, being in the tractor, hunting, watching Chiefs and Mizzou football games, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He’s a member of QDMA, NWTF and NRA.
Shawn has been finding and managing land investment properties since 2009. His love and passion for hunting led him to search for and find desirable land purchases for family members. These land purchases allowed him to pursue a farming career and start a hunting outfit to help others experience quality, successful hunts.
Shawn’s personal experience as a hunter, farmer and land investor gives him a unique perspective. He excels in finding and understanding real-estate opportunities. Shawn is the go-to person for both sellers and buyers to help with transactions of farms, land and recreational land investments in Missouri. Shawn is licensed in Missouri.
Thanks for letting John introduce himself. John Dyer graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1998 with a BS in Agriculture and a minor in Business. In 1999, he obtained his real estate license and started the commitment to bringing buyers and sellers together in this natural treasure we call land. John’s understanding of clients who hunt, those who farm, those who invest and those who own land for mere pleasure have entrusted him in the execution of land transactions in a timely and hassle-free environment. His personal insight of land ownership in rural Missouri gives him the opportunity to teach and pass on the highs and lows to his 2 children. Land is a great gift from which children can learn life lessons and enjoy memories for years to come. God has provided John with a loving wife, 2 healthy and crazy kids and a way of life that is not work when you love what you do. In 2013, John was ranked #14 in land sales and in 2016 he was ranked #8 in land sales within the United County system. John’s greatest attribute is having current & past clients turn into what he calls good friends. John is licensed in Missouri.
Evan lives in the rural town of Hermann, Missouri, known for its scenic bluffs and local wine. He grew up, right outside of Hermann, working on his family row crop operation and learning at a young age that hard work and dedication were needed to be successful. Evan now resides on his family farm. He enjoys spending his days with his family, friends, and most importantly, his loving niece and nephew. You will find him chasing turkeys, geese, and whitetail deer. He also enjoys spending his free time in the summer riding four-wheelers and floating on the Gasconade River.
Evan graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Growing up in the country gave Evan a passion for being outdoors and he took his passion to the next level by choosing a career in Real Estate. He now thrives on helping clients find their dream properties, including recreation/hunting ground, tillable/pasture farm, or any other type of property imagined. Evan is committed to providing top-notch customer service while establishing lifelong friendships. He always keeps his clients' best interests as his number one priority. Give him a call today at (314) 550-7487.
As a lifelong outdoorsman as well as a landowner, Ken brings over 25 years of experience buying and selling farmland for both investment and recreation. He has gained a thorough knowledge of the types of properties that investors, hunters or people seeking a place to relax and get-away for the weekend are looking for. Ken is experienced with the various Government programs available to landowners (i.e.-CRP, EQUIP, etc) that help the owner develop the land as well as provide income . Let Ken help you find the farm you have always wanted! Ken is licensed in Missouri.
Eric, a lifelong mid-Missouri native, is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in finance and banking with an emphasis in real estate. Eric and his wife, Sarah, and their two girls, Caroline and Charlotte, make their home in Columbia and can often be found cheering on the Missouri Tigers or going to local concerts. With the knowledge and experience he has gained as a licensed realtor since 2009 and his 3+ years of experience as a commercial and farm Real Estate Appraiser, Eric can assist either buyers or sellers in several spheres of the real estate market. His career as a realtor is supported by his passion for creating productive relationships and the satisfaction he gains in helping customers achieve their goals. A graduate of United Country’s Associate Power program, Eric can customize an individualized real estate plan by blending all the offerings of the United Country national marketing programs with his own local expertise. Eric was a top 100 sales volume agent and a top 40 listing agent out of the 5,000+ United Country agents in 2020.
I grew up on a family farm in Rural Clark County, where I still currently reside with my wife and two children. Growing up in the whitetail trophy rich area of Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa, the outdoors have been a huge part of my life especially deer hunting. Helping you find that perfect hunting farm, piece of great tillable ground or the perfect weekend getaway recreational piece is what I love to do! I will make you priority #1 to get that accomplished. Matt is licensed in Missouri and Iowa.
Justin Pollard is a multi-million dollar sales agent with United Country Missouri Land & Home and a recipient of the Pinnacle Gold Award of Excellence for real estate sales volume. Justin has evolved into one of the leaders in agricultural-based properties, focusing on large, highly tillable investment properties and recreational properties nationwide.
His extensive network of contacts includes investment companies, independent investors and local landowners, as well as real estate agents and brokers across the country. With established contacts, capabilities and a plethora of resources at his disposal, Justin provides unmatched service to his clients.
On a personal level, Justin was raised in Shelby County, Missouri. Growing up he was very involved in both 4-H and FFA. When Justin wasn’t raising and showing cattle, he was playing sports. Justin attended Northwest Missouri State University where he was a member and officer of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. In 2002, Justin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor in Commercial Agriculture.
Justin currently resides in Macon with his wife, Megan, and their children, Allison and Rhett. When not assisting buyers and sellers, Justin enjoys spending time with his family showing livestock, hunting, coaching and attending sporting events.
Contact Justin at (660) 346-8840 for your real estate needs. Justin is licensed in Missouri.
Sterling was born and raised in Northern Boone County and started watching land market values and investing in land at a young age. He started working in his family’s business at the age of 10 and learned the value of hard work and treating people with integrity. Sterling has owned multiple successful businesses throughout the years. He also spent a number of years in the mortgage business and is an accredited Business Broker that has helped negotiate the sale of businesses as well. His network of realtors, bankers and landowners will definitely play to your benefit. With his extensive business background, Sterling knows how important it is to stay up on real estate values and knows what it takes to get a deal done.
On a personal level Sterling loves hanging out with his wife and two kids, loves bowhunting for Whitetail Deer, serving in his church, checking out new land properties, and loves to hear and play traditional Country Music. Sterling’s diverse business background will be a great asset to assisting you with your next real estate transaction. Sterling is licensed in Missouri.
Thoenen is a Mexico Missouri native and graduated from William Woods University
in 2012 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. He received high
honors and was selected by professors as a Distinguished Scholar in Accounting.
No stranger to investments and property management, Stephen has owned several
properties in Central Missouri including homes, land, and commercial real
estate. After selling his well-established accounting firm in 2020, he joined
Central Missouri’s largest public accounting firm Williams-Keepers as a
Controller Services Supervisor.From
the Columbia office location, he continues to learn and develop his skill set
in financial advising which ultimately gives grand insight and knowledge to his
role as sales associate for United Country Real Estate.
resides in Columbia Missouri with his wife, Brianna, and their two daughters,
Henley and Ava. He thoroughly enjoys golfing and cheering on the University of
Missouri Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Saint Louis Cardinals. He can often be
found spending time with his family or working on home improvement projects.
Newly licensed in Missouri, he is very much looking forward to bringing his
experience and expertise to this new role. Stephen is eager to assist both
sellers and buyers in all aspects of real estate.
Troy is a lifelong resident of Cooper County MO. where he resides with his wife. He has two grown children who spent their youth working with him on their family farm. Years of operating the family farm gave him extensive knowledge in farming and cattle operations. This hands on experience was key in Troy consistently being one of the top sales leaders in agriculture income producing and recreational properties nationwide. Troy’s expertise for buyers is finding properties whether they are listed on the market or not. Troy’s expertise for sellers is to ensure that their property has the best nationwide exposure. Troy is licensed in Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas.
Troy covers all areas of real estate because he is able to represent sellers and buyers. He has experience with large institutional investment clients as well as individual sellers and buyers on a national basis. His advice to sellers: “Selling your property is not just throwing up a sign as it was 30 years ago, it’s about recognizing that each piece of property is unique and must be marketed correctly.” It is important to consider whether a property should be auctioned or marketed traditionally thru listing and his expertise in this area is invaluable for a seller to make the right decision. His advice to buyers: “I can’t stress the importance of sitting down one on one with potential buyers and working out exactly what they are looking for, it’s all in the details, the wants and the needs.” Personal interaction, education and communication is key for buyers.
Troy has a very simple philosophy, treat people like you want to be treated while being honest and trustworthy and this is what has contributed to Troy becoming theUnited Country Franchise # 5 sales associate nationwide in 2012, # 3 sales associate nationwide in 2013 and # 4 sales associate nationwide in 2017.Troy is licensed in Missouri and Arkansas.
Matt was born and raised in Cooper county MO. During high school Matt worked for several area farmers expanding his knowledge of farming operations. After high school Matt started his construction career.
Matt was a union carpenter on many large projects in Missouri for a period of 5 years before starting his own construction company. Matt specialized in custom and spec home construction throughout central Missouri. Matt ran his business for almost 15 years before acquiring his real estate license. Matt has specialized in agricultural and land sales for his clients since 2012 and prides himself of working honestly and professionally for all his clients. Matt looks forward to assisting you with your buying and selling needs.
Matt was named the #2 in sales volume for the United Country Missouri Land and Home in 2014. Matt is licensed in Missouri and Kansas.
Jason grew up on a cattle farm in Cooper County, Missouri. This way of life taught him about working hard and seeing the benefits of that hard work. A double major, Business Administration and Marketing was the reward for his hard work in education at Columbia College. The combination of farming life and getting his degree has taught Jason many skills that he now carries over to the real estate business. Personally, Jason is an outdoorsman - hunting and fishing are at the top of his list with a passion for chasing giant whitetails. He enjoys meeting new people and gaining knowledge of all types of properties, which are the items that attracted me to the real estate business. He is proud to be part of one of the top agencies in the nation, United Country Missouri Land & Home! Jason is licensed in Missouri.
Cody has been a Missouri native his entire life. He has served as an EMT for the past 5.5 years working both a full time and a part time job. Additionally, Cody has been in the United States Air Force Reserve for the past 5 years serving with the Fire Protection Unit at Whitman AFB. Cody was deployed to Africa from January 2021 to August 2021. Cody has his Associate’s Degree in both Conservation Biology and Fire Science. Cody is also the owner and operator of Enhanced Aerial Imaging, that provides captivating photos and videos of all his properties. He finds that each property is so diverse that aerial photography is a must have for selling properties to show their fullest potential. When not busy working, Cody enjoys hunting turkey and giant whitetails with a special passion for bow hunting. Cody is licensed in Missouri.
The auction business has been the focal point of a professional career centered around the cattle industry for Wes. Being raised on a farm in Audrain county sparked a work ethic that has taken him around the country to over 1,000 farms and ranches and 700 auctions as an auctioneer, ring man, sale manager, or consultant. It’s an understanding of people’s needs and desires that makes working such a diverse landscape possible. Wes manages a successful monthly publication for the Missouri Cattleman's Association and is partners in a purebred Angus consulting firm. Wes has put sales and long term business plans together for people of all walks of life working in a professional and prompt manor to execute a successful sales strategy. While work takes a lot of time from his young family and church he is dedicated greatly to them both and holds traditional American values dear. Wes is licensed in Missouri and Kansas.
Phil Weidinger, a mid-missouri native, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance/Banking, Economics). He then moved to the Kansas City metro area for 4 years. During this time he earned his real estate salesperson's license where he gained experience in transactions involving rehab properties. Phil's passion for the mid-Missouri way of life brought him back to central Missouri in the spring of 2017.
Phil's background allows him to provide value to either home buyers or sellers. Home buyers appreciate his renovation knowledge and eye for detail when touring potential homes. Home sellers appreciate his up to date knowledge on the Columbia/surrounding markets and clients often times discuss with him potential home improvements before they list their home. Phil is proud and humbled to call several past clients close friends. In his free time he enjoys traveling home to help his father on their cattle farm. He resides in Columbia.
Jenny is a Columbia, Missouri native and a graduate of the University of Missouri. Jenny has worked in the banking, lending, and real estate industries. She has gained several years of experience in administrative work, bookkeeping, and real estate marketing. At United Country Missouri Land and Home, Jenny designs and distributes several types of marketing materials to promote our office and agents. She is also responsible for the entry and upkeep of our listings and auctions to various websites, and she keeps track of the marketing done for each listing/auction. Jenny lives in Columbia with her husband, Chris, and their daughter, Annabelle. In her spare time, Jenny loves to read, crochet, and bike on the trail.
For Kurt Hollenberg, broker/owner of United Country Missouri Land & Home and United Country-Commercial, an active engagement in the farming industry at a young age sparked his interest in property ownership. Family entrepreneurship is also in his heritage. As a licensed realtor since 1995, running a real estate brokerage allows him to combine both—he’s proud that today his wife and oldest son are part of the organization.
Kurt is intentional about promoting a team atmosphere in the office, built for the purpose of customer satisfaction. In turn, Kurt’s agents and customers have described him as being, “fair, dedicated, sincere, knowledgeable, and professional.” Kurt describes himself as “driven”. His business philosophy is simple: “Communication is key,” he says. “There should be no assumptions---ask and ask, again. And above all—listen.”
Kurt’s involvement with The REALTOR Land Institute, and his United Country franchise affiliation, allows him to visit regularly with brokers throughout the nation. Constant exposure to new marketing ideas, leadership strategies and industry practices keeps him current, transferring this knowledge to his team and ultimately the customer. Working with a widely varied customer base over the years, Kurt has assisted client types ranging from the Boone County Commissioners, Callaway Bank, The FDIC, MFA Oil, Inc., and Midwest Trust to many individual investors and corporate farming operations.
Under his professional care and guidance, for 11 consecutive years, Kurt’s team has been a Top 10 Office in Sales Out of 500+ United Country Offices internationally. In 2022, his office ranked in the Top 20. Currently, Kurt is United Country Real Estate’s National Farm Director and also has served as the Past President for the Missouri chapter of the REALTORS Land Institute. Kurt has obtained his Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) certification. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family—especially fishing with his grandkids and working on the farm with his youngest son, helping in the family cattle operation. Kurt is a licensed broker in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska.