Meet Our Team
Our team of professionals has a significant breadth of experience and expertise. Though our clients may work primarily with one member of our team, their needs are often served by other staff members who are consulted behind the scenes to serve our clients best interests. Feel free to contact any of us to discuss your real estate needs or questions. We look forward to serving you.
David S. Kreager
Cell: (269) 352-1381
David Kreager is a partner and managing broker of Michigan Lifestyle Properties, a full service real estate brokerage in southwest Michigan, which also does business as Gull Lake Realty. He is a leader in the marketing of lifestyle properties in Michigan, including waterfront property, log and country homes, horse properties, golf course homes and condos, historic homes, and others. The Michigan Lifestyle Properties websites, such as Michigan Lake Homes, Michigan Log Homes, Michigan Country Homes, and Michigan Horse Properties, are top-ranked in organic searches for a wide variety of search terms. David has 40 years of sales management, marketing and real estate development experience. The majority of his professional career was spent in the financial services industry, with American Express Financial Corporation. He has represented properties for sale all over Michigan, and enjoys the creative process required by special and unique properties. David grew up in the Detroit area, attended Michigan State University, and lives with his wife on Lake Michigan, just north of South Haven.
Ryan Johnson, Partner/Associate Broker
Cell: (269) 720-1345
Ryan is a native of the Gull Lake community in Richland Michigan. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1999 with a Natural Resource degree in Commercial Recreation & Tourism. He started his real estate career 20 years ago co-founding a Lansing based real estate appraisal company where he actively appraised both residential and agricultural type properties with an emphasis on partial interest full narrative type appraisals for local units of government, government agencies, private landowners and conservation groups. Ryan is currently a licensed Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser & Real Estate Broker. He has been actively selling real estate since 2012. He partnered with founder David Kreager, Gull Lake Realty & Michigan Lifestyle Properties in 2020. Ryan currently represents properties all over the State of Michigan assisting buyers and sellers with a variety of property types including, residential, land & farm, lakefront and country estates.
Kelley Blacken, ABR®, Realtor®
Kelley is a native of southwest Michigan and knows very well the unique qualities that make the area a great place to live and vacation. A veteran of the real estate business, Kelley has extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and lakes of the region. For over 20 years, she published The Condominium & Apartment Guide, an invaluable resource for apartment dwellers throughout southwest Michigan. The marketing experience that Kelley gained from that endeavor, combined with United Country Real Estate’s unique marketing resources and capabilities, enable Kelley to serve her clients extremely well. She particularly enjoys working with buyers and sellers of Gull Lake, Gun Lake, Wall Lake, Pine Lake and other lakefront properties, as well as log, golf, and unique country homes. And as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative®, Kelley is well-qualified to work with buyers throughout the entire process of purchasing their dream properties. Kelley and her family live in Barry County.
Reno Campbell, Realtor®
Cell: (269) 760-3383
Steve ‘Reno’ Campbell: I have lived on or around Gull Gull Lake all my life. Being a member of Gull Lake Country Club for over 40 Years has been a contributing factor that led me to real estate. I have been enjoying this for the past 16 years. I have sold several homes ranging from $700,000 to $2,500,000. The most satisfying part is making new friends by selling or listing their homes. I know the lake as well as anyone and can promise you we’ll have fun.
Jenni Hoeksema, Realtor®
Cell: (269) 217-9550
A native Michigander, Jenni is a graduate of Central Michigan University, and worked for a number of years as the Small Business/Marketing Director for both the Ypsilanti and Battle Creek Chamber of Commerces. Jenni and her husband have since lived in southwest Michigan for almost 20 years, where they raised three children, all graduates of Gull Lake High School. Jenni is very community-focused, having devoted time and energy to a wide variety of organizations, including the Gull Lake Community Schools, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, and others. She is an experienced Realtor®, and is very well qualified to work with both buyers and sellers of a variety of property types, including Gull Lake executive homes, Gull Lake and other lakefront homes, country homes, and other residential properties. Jenni enjoys spending time with her children and pets, reading, bird watching (nature), photography, walking and traveling.
Will Howson, Associate Broker
Cell: (269) 615-5660
Will Howson has been involved in renovating and investing in real estate since the age of 20. After graduating from Michigan State University he attained his real estate license and got to work implementing innovative marketing plans for his sellers and offering first class service to buyers.
Since 2015 Will has successfully closed over 104 transactions for buyers and sellers. He’s dedicated to superior customer service and unmatched expertise in all segments of the market. We offer comprehensive relocation services through our affiliation with the United Country. United Country Michigan Lifestyle Properties’ marketing programs, family environment, and long-term relationships with clients are also company hallmarks.
A company is only as good as its people. Striving for excellence has become a tradition with United Country. It shows in the performance of every United Country realtor and each member of the support staff. With a strong and experienced support staff, United Country Michigan Lifestyle Properties assists with every facet of a sale or purchase. Will Howson knows the real estate business inside and out and has unmatched in knowledge of the residential market in the Southwest Michigan.
Cell: (417) 225-0239
Callie Rainey is bringing her vibrant energy and marketing expertise to the West Michigan real estate market. As a former anchor and reporter, Callie has gathered a deep-rooted understanding for the area, as well as communication and social media skills that will undoubtedly catch the eyes of prospective buyers. From growing up in the Ozark Mountains to living on one of West Michigan’s most desirable lakes, Callie can resonate with what buyers are looking for. Contact her today to see how she can assist you.
Cell: (269) 615-4572
Emily is a Michigan native and grew up on Grosse Ile. She has a passion for land conservation that has matured from building forts in the woods as a girl, to assisting in the conservation of over 7,000 acres across southwest Michigan. Emily received a B.S. from Calvin College, majoring in biology with an environmental studies minor. She received an M.S. from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources that focused on ecosystem management with an emphasis in conservation. Emily worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service both in Colorado and at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge before starting her career with the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. For the last 15 years, Emily has enjoyed helping people conserve their land and stewarding the land already conserved. Emily, her husband Brook, and their 3 children reside on a small farm in Barry County. When she is not driving the kids to soccer, she enjoys reading, baking, and going for long walks with her dog.