Board of Directors

Members of the GKAR Board of Directors have duties and responsibilities to govern our Association. The Association counts on Directors to participate as it deliberates issues that impact Members' daily business lives.


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2024 Officers


Bill Evenboer, President

Office: Evenboer Walton, REALTORS®
Member Since: 1987
Term: 2023-2024

Greetings to all our members and business partners, and to our clients who we serve. In 2024, I look forward to serving you to the best of my ability and to continue the great tradition of leadership that has always been part of our Association. As GKAR's president for 2024, I consider it an honor to serve. Best wishes for a great year.

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Tammy Dykema-Halloran, President-Elect

Office: Keller Williams Kalamazoo
Member Since: 2016
Term: 2023-2024
Accolades: RPAC Director Liaison 2023; Advocacy Committee; RPAC Major Donor; Michigan REALTORS® RPAC Trustee 2022-2024; Michigan REALTORS® Broker Summit Committee 2023 & 2024; President of the Gun Lake Business Association 2023, Secretary 2024; Women's Council of Realtors, Southwestern - Past President; Women's Council of Realtors, Michigan - Special Projects Committee 2024

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Looking forward to ensuring that our membership feels heard and respected.


Shelly Pattison, Treasurer

Office: RE/MAX Advantage
Member Since: 1990
Term: 2023-2024
Accolades: ABR, GRI, SRS, SSFR; GKAR Board of Directors: President 2013, Treasurer 2023-2024; GKAR Committees: Budget & Finance Committee, Commercial Committee; 2022 REALTOR® of the Year

It is a pleasure serving as Director and Treasurer of the Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS®. We are a great Association and I am honored for the trust you have placed in me as Treasurer. I am committed to contributing my best to the continued success of our Association. 

2023 Directors-at-Large


Charlie Bradford, Director-at-Large

Office: Jaqua, REALTORS®
Member Since: 2014
Term: 2024-2026
Accolades: AHWD; CTA; e-Pro; Community Relations Committee 2016-Present (2021 Chair); Advocacy Committee 2016-2019, 2023 (2019 Chair)

I am honored to serve on the board of directors and to help give my fellow REALTORS® all the tools support they need to be successful in their businesses and in their communities.

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Marissa Harrington, Director-at-Large

Office: Keller Williams
Member Since: 2015
Term: 2022-2024
Accolades: Associate Broker; MLS Committee 2018; Membership Committee 2020; Professional Development Committee 2019-2021, Vice Chair 2021

I am excited about the possibility of continuing to help our association serve the community in a professional, empathetic, and equitable way.



Alex Jeffries, Director-at-Large

Office: Century 21 Affiliated
Member Since: 2014
Term: 2023-2025
Accolades: Associate Broker; Community Relations Committee 2015-Present (2017 Chair); Michigan Realtors YPN Task force 2021 - Present (2023 Chair); Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity Committee 2023; Professional Standards 2020-2022; Grievance Committee 2018-2019; Budget and Finance 2017; Lockbox Task Force 2017; C2EX; MRP; PSA

I believe in the work that is done at GKAR and I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve our members and the communities we represent at the Board level!


Chuck Kinnane, Director-at-Large

Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Member Since: 1999
Term: 2023-2025

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Jeff Lee, Director-at-Large

Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Member Since: 1990
Term: 2022-2024
Accolades: 2020 Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS® President; GKAR Board Director 10+ years; Professional Standards Committee; Budget & Finance Committee; Community Relations Committee; Professional Development Committee; Executive Committee; 24 years - Walk to End Homelessness Committee; By-Laws Review Committee

It is a pleasure to work on behalf of each and every member.

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Erin McEntee, Director-at-Large

Office: Century 21 Affiliated
Member Since: 2005
Term: 2022-2024


Jodi Noble, Director-at-Large

Office: Jaqua, REALTORS®
Member Since: 2002
Term: 2024-2026

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Steven Revor, Director-at-Large

Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Member Since: 2011
Term: 2024-2026

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Jason Veenstra, Director-at-Large

Office: eXp Realty, LLC
Member Since: 2009
Term: 2023-2025
Accolades: Associate Broker, GKAR Director-At-Large 2020-Present, MichRIC Manager 2020-Present, Budget and Finance Committee 2019-2020, MLS Committee 2018-Present, Numerous Task Force Committees 2018-Present; e-Pro

Past Presidents

2023: Lisa Faber
2022: Joy Watts
2021: Rick Crepas
2020: Jeff Lee
2019: Bill Evenboer
2018: Suzzette Deaux
2017: Suzzette Deaux 
Natalie Rowe
2015: Greg Miller
2014: Dan Jaqua
2013: Shelly Pattison
2012: Bill Evenboer
2011: Nancy Fish
2010: Lee Crossley
2009: John Buttery
2008: Gary Brown
2007: John Jackson
2006: Earnie Best
2005: Rick Hoffman
2004: Marty Wagar
2003: Al Rowe
2002: Rich Kurth
2001: Wayne Wilkinson
2000: Jim Rigdon
1999: Vicki Peck
1998: E'Toile Libbett
1997: Bob O'Reilly
1996: Sue Cornell
1995: Al Rowe
1994: Nick Pratt
1993: James E. Walker
1992: Lonnie L. Palleschi
1991: Gary E. Clay
1990: Kathy King
1989: Patrick L.D. Stanley
1988: Phyllis A. Bogren
1987: E. Michael Kilbourn
1986: Woody L. King
1985: Lonnie L. Palleschi
1984: William H. Reed
1983: Kenneth M. Bertolissi
1982: G. Dudley Cutler
1981: Samuel H. Cupps
1980: Charles A. Foscardo
1979: Thomas J. Tobin
1978: John H. Moore
1977: Robert L. Walton
1976: Frank Stokes
1975: Jerry M. Carlson
1974: Rod O'Brien
1973: Philip P. Perry
1972: John W. Bosch
1971: Lowell I. Swanson
1970: John B. Olheiser
1969: Meryl Weimaster
1968: Robert Steinman
1967: Philip C. Keelan
1966: Dale O. Wheeler
1965: Bruce R. Perry
1964: Robert E. Greene
1963: B.W. Borkenstein
1962: Robert E. Early
1961: Tyrus R. Carter
1960: C. Ray Clapper
1959: Clarence Hawthorne
1958: Orville B. Schroeder
1957: Orville B. Schroeder
1956: David R. Satin
1955: Lowell A. Swanson
1952-1954: Edgar G. Minckler
1951: Hugh K. Nicolls
1950: Carroll Hickok
1948-1949: Frank A. Saville
1946-1947: Arthur C. Early
1943-1945: Leman R. Wilson
1938-1942: Harry A. Hurni
1936-1937: W.H. Vanderbilt
1933-1935: Arthur C. Early
1931-1932: Walter E. Allen
1926-1930: L.C. Wright
1922-1925: Sanford Wiltsey
1921: Oscar E. Burnham
1921: L.E. Shirley
1920: Sanford Wiltsey
1918-1919: Leroy Hornbeck
1916-1917: A.C. Corstange
1914-1915: Harry Den Bleyker
1911-1913: E.W. Vosburg