Our Support Team
In addition to our great agents, we have a wonderful support team to assist you in every aspect of your purchase, sale or relocation.
Pat McCandless - Broker, Co-Owner, Training Director
Chris Earl - Supervising Broker, Co-Owner
Since Pat and Chris purchased the company in 2013, they have remained faithful to our company’s original vision: Stay true to your independence and true to your community. They encourage and appreciate our agents’ volunteer efforts in Douglas County, and they support many local charitable organizations and events. Pat and Chris are both engaged in our business every day. They are a true resource for our agents, offering one-on-one advising, problem-solving and coaching.
Brenda Childers - Accounting Coordinator
Real Estate transactions require accurate and timely handling of the money involved. Brenda is meticulous with all the details ensuring that everyone is happy at the end of the process. She’s quick to ask a question if she needs more information to get the job done, and she’s a pleasure to work with.
Katy Clagett - Transaction Coordinator
Dobie Morris - Transaction Coordinator
Blake D. Shmalberg - Transaction Coordinator
Our transaction coordinators are second to none at helping our agents and their clients go from listing to closing. They work well as a team throughout this complicated process, and have honed their skills at checking every detail for accuracy. They are in constant communication with our agents, which helps ensure a successful transaction for each client.
Roger Dannevik - Support Team
Signs seem to magically appear when a home goes on the market, but at Stephens, Roger is the man that makes this happen. He knows the streets of Lawrence – and the sign room of Stephens – like the back of his hand and keeps our listings visible to consumers all over town.
Michala Karn - Office Coordinator
Michala keeps our office running smoothly and makes sure our guests receive a warm welcome. She does everything from maintaining supply inventories to organizing office events. Her desk is the welcome hub of Stephens; the place where you can find vital information or find a friend to discuss your day.
Lisa Stofac - Marketing & Technology Coordinator
Real Estate is fast-paced and technology is an important part of our business. Lisa helps our team keep that technology working smoothly. She also coordinates our marketing initiatives and our social engagements. If our team has a question, they can always ask Lisa. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will point them in the right direction.