NWAR Leadership & Committees

2023-24 Officers of the Association

Ed Raasch


Years in RE:  26

What attributes do you feel you can offer other NWAR members by serving: I believe that my years of experience in the business gives me a broad perspective of many different issues that we as Realtors face. I hope to be able to lend some insight and share some wisdom with my colleagues. It is my belief that we need to work toward common goals and listen to all viewpoints as we establish those goals.

Tom Bird


Years in RE:  18

Community is what it’s all about!  I have served on the Minocqua Chamber Board of Directors, as a Chamber Ambassador, on the Events Committee and even built a few 30’ snowmen.  I also volunteered over 13 years in various roles with the Cross Country Cruisers Snowmobile Club.  I love this community and the entire Northwoods.  Be active and get involved!

Kim Brixius


Years in RE:  26

Licensed in 1997, I am currently a Broker Associate with an alphabet soup of experience behind me.  I believe in community and strive to be an asset in all endeavors and in whatever capacity called upon.  I look to be an asset to those in my personal and professional life and therefore, hope that my varied experience can be a benefit to the NWAR board as well.

Andy Harris

Past President

Years in RE: 11

2023-24 Association Directors

Tynan Anderson

Years in RE:  11

I am a good problem solver and learner. I like to solve problems and make our profession stronger on a daily basis; which is why I felt the best way to accomplish this was to get involved with the board and do what I can do to make our organization stronger as our world evolves and we move into the future. I think learning from our senior members and bringing in some fresh new thoughts as a younger professional is a great recipe for success as an organization.

Judy Barr

Years in RE: 28

With the ever-changing rules of the industry whether it be NAR, our own local MLS, zoning issues, contract modifications within the WRA it is imperative that we as an association, individual agents and brokers stay current.  Continued education is a must so that all members can continually adapt.  With 28 years of experience in the local market and 4 additional years of experience in Illinois I believe it is important to have a seasoned broker on the board to help guide and direct but listen and continue to learn from the newer members coming into the industry.  I served on the NWAR board back in 2006 and served on the Professional Standards Committee several times.

Kristin Gullickson-Wild

Years in RE:  26

I believe that it’s not only important, but also a duty, to be involved in your profession as well as your community. During my 25 years in the Realtors Assoc of South Central WI I was an member of numerous committees and organizer of events both as a Realtor and in my community serving on Village boards, Chamber of Commerce, Lions club and the High School music booster program.  I am currently a member of the Lakeland Rotary and am looking forward to being an active Director and member NWAR and my Minocqua community.

Ryan Hanson

Years in RE: 18

Cliff Kolinsky

Years in RE: 8

Cala Neu

Years in RE: 7

Janel Pagels

Years in RE:  26

I enjoy teamwork, learning and helping others; which is why I decided to volunteer for our Board. I hope that my years of experience can be a benefit while I continue to learn from my peers in these upcoming years.

Chris Raasch

Years in RE: 26

NWAR Committees

Volunteering on a committee is a great way to become more involved in your association!  Committee volunteers make valuable connections with other REALTORS while expand their professional expertise, and committee service is a good stepping stone toward earning a seat on the Board of Directors!

CLICK HERE for details about each committee's role in our organization.  Some committees may only take an hour or two of volunteer time each year, while some can take a day or two.  Please contact the the Chairperson below or NWAR office if you'd like to find out more about serving on a committee.

Committee NameChairperson
Bylaws ReviewJohn Morris
Christmas PartyLinda Long Wohlleber
EducationBen Parsons
Fair Housing & DEIVanessa Giles
FinanceKim Brixius
Golf OutingErik Johnson
LegislativeAdam Redman
Membership/OrientationCheryl Eskridge
PersonnelEd Raasch
Professional StandardsTynan Anderson
Public RelationsBonnie Byrnes
RPACKristin Gullickson-Wild
ScholarshipAndy Harris
Strategic PlanningTom Bird