Our Team


Ron Lynn Mitchell

Vice Chairman/President, Horseshoe Bay Resort

Mitchell is a veteran community developer with over 30-years experience in the real estate development business and political leadership in Texas. In his role as Vice Chairman, Mitchell is responsible for ensuring Horseshoe Bay Resort and Resort Realty’s developments are in compliance with local laws and regulations. Mitchell works closely with developers and builders through the entitlement, planning, design, and zoning process. Mitchell has been with Horseshoe Bay Resort since its inception in 1974 and previously held positions as President and COO , General Manager, and Director of Marketing/Membership & Sales.

Mitchell earned his BS at Texas State University and attended graduate business courses at the University of Texas. Active in a large number of community and industrial organizations as a Board Member, Director, Officer or volunteer, Mitchell has received recognition and awards from several chambers of commerce, service, educational and government organizations.

Phone | 830.598.2420
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Mike Gordon

Director of Sales

Mike received an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and earned his Master's degree from Florida State University. Mike serves as the Director of Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty and is the Broker of Record.

He has been a Horseshoe Bay Resort Member and a licensed Real Estate Broker and Realtor since 1981. He says it is a distinct pleasure to provide professional real estate services to guests staying at Horseshoe Bay Resort, as well as to represent our honored Horseshoe Bay Resort property owners.

Mike’s goal is for Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty’s emphasis on customer service and dedication to ethics, integrity and professionalism to propel the firm and its agents as the Hill Country’s realtor of choice.

Phone | 830.596.9506
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Jodi Bostic

Being a local native of the Hill Country and having a father that is a successful general contractor, I discovered my interest in the building industry at an early age. I was intrigued not only by the construction techniques and planning that went into a project, but also the finished product and the personal touches that made each project unique and personal.

While in college, I directed my training toward the real estate market by taking as many courses as possible that were relevant. I worked side by side with a Texas Realtor while attending school to expand my understanding of the principals of the business and also the qualities that made for a successful representative for both the company and the client.

Since college, I have been Marketing Director for Sigma Mortgage Group, which helped me fully understand the lending process, and an Administrative Assistant for Hunter-Kelsey of Texas, property tax lenders. Both of these positions have developed my understanding of the Real Estate Industry, the necessary processes, and the contract requirements.

I have continued with my Continuing Education in order to stay abreast of the ever-changing laws, guidelines, and regulations of the industry.

My goal, as a Real Estate Professional, is to make the Client’s dreams come true. I feel that it is my responsibility to develop a relationship, understand their needs and do my very best to deliver the best customer service possible.

The Christesson Team

The Christesson team has been in the Horseshoe Bay area since the early 90’s; first as vacation home owners and then in 2005 as permanent residents. They have intimate knowledge of the “come-for-fun” and the “stay-for-a-lifetime” lifestyles. They are excited to share this knowledge and the real estate possibilities with those looking to buy property as well as those looking to sell.

Ron is a graduate of Western State Colorado University. As a career consumer marketing professional in the beer industry he worked twelve years with Coors in operations, sales, new products, sports marketing and brand management. He moved his family to San Antonio in 1988 working with a new company importing the Mexican beer Corona Extra. Under his direction Corona became the #1 import in the country and numerous other brands became leaders in their respected categories, most notably the now Texas favorite “Shiner Bock”. Along the way he received numerous accolades including “Marketer of the Year “by Advertising Age magazine. Ron has also owned and managed a ranch specializing in pure bred cattle and developed and two restaurant franchises prior to retreating to Horseshoe Bay. Always passionate about life he has been a ski instructor in both the US and Europe, a free style skiing competitor, a hang gliding pioneer, an Ironman finisher (yes, that Ironman), and an instrument rated pilot. He is now a frustrated 18 handicap golfer and enjoys working with the area golf associations. Everything he does is done with passion and focus. His passion these days is sharing and showing the amazing hill country, lake, golf and properties to clients looking for a week-end retreat or the perfect new home and helping those who want to sell property, After all you can’t play golf seven days a week (although many do).

Wendy attended the University of Texas, San Antonio. A Colorado native, who felt at home when she moved to Texas. She has been in Public Relations/Corporate Communications with companies such as Coors and the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. She has a gift for making people feel comfortable in all situations. Time off to raise her boys lead to many volunteer opportunities and she was on the speaker’s circuit for Stonecroft Ministries. Helping people find their special place and guiding people through the sale or purchase of their property is a natural extension for someone like Wendy, who wants everyone she deals to feel like they are her only concern.

Patti Cohen

Patti Cohen earned her college degree and post graduate work in the field of education. After 4 years of teaching, she went to work in new home sales and construction. Since 1982 she has worked in many areas of the Real Estate industry, including mortgage lending, land acquisition, community development, market analysis in numerous states including Texas, floor plan and architectural design, model home marketing, sales training and marketing.

Caring about people and attention to detail are important aspects of the kind of real estate professional Patti represents. Her passion is assisting people in making sound decisions while purchasing or selling properties.

Trent Edge

After vacationing in the area for several years, Trent moved with his family permanently to Horseshoe Bay in 1998. Growing up as a teenager in Horseshoe Bay, Trent has a vast knowledge of the area and all it has to offer. After pursuing opportunities in other parts of Texas for a few years, his love for the Texas hill country drew him back to Horseshoe Bay.

Trent is a certified audio engineer and much of his previous experience lies in multimedia technology. He has managed sound for a broad range of events, from local bands playing S.X.S.W, to speaking events for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Trent’s extensive background in all things technology allows him to use the latest advances in the digital world to market his listings online, where they reach the maximum amount of exposure. When Trent is not on the computer or out showing properties, you can find him wake surfing on Lake LBJ or playing one of Horseshoe Bay’s four golf courses.

Trent looks forward to building a personalized relationship with each of his clients, providing them with individualized attention and guiding them through the home-buying or selling process from beginning to end. He places the utmost importance on listening to each client’s desires, needs, questions, and concerns.

Trey Franklin

Trey is a native of the area and has resided in Horseshoe Bay for over 20 years. After several years as the head golf professional at Slick Rock and later Ram Rock and Applerock golf courses, he joined the Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty team in 2001.

With a degree in Real Estate Finance from Texas Tech University and his experience in and knowledge of the area, Trey is an excellent asset to the Resort Realty team. He attributes his success in real estate to hard work, ethics, honesty, knowledge and a desire to serve his clients well. Respect for, and individual attention to, all of his clients has created long-term relationships that he truly values.

Bridget Gates

Bridget is a native Texan and has resided in the Highland Lakes for over 19 years. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she was the Human Resource Director at Tektronix Inc., Director of Customer Service at Dell Computers and operated her own Healthcare Insurance Agency.

Becoming a Realtor in 2004, Bridget recognized that service and education were inseparable. She then set out to advance her knowledge, skills and ability by acquiring the most sought after advanced education available. To date, Bridget has received the following Real Estate Designations:

GRI – Graduate Realtors Institute
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
CNHS – Certified New Home Specialist
ALC – Accredited Land Consultant
SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Bridget specializes in Waterfront Homes throughout the Highland Lakes with special attention to Lake LBJ. She has also brought to Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty her vast knowledge of the surrounding areas. She can help you find that dream home or advise you on virtually any real estate transaction that you may require.

The Goebel Team

The Goebel Team offers over 20 years of real estate experience in the Highland Lakes area. Waterfront and golf course homes along with Texas Hill Country homes and ranches are their specialties. As a husband and wife team, they are able to offer you more coverage on your property, have two “sets of eyes” for available properties and offer continuous feedback. Their professionalism and “ease to work with” will make your real estate transaction pleasurable.

Brad is originally from South Texas, Cuero and attended college and played football at Baylor University. He then went on to play professional football for 5 years and then retired from the NFL and moved to Horseshoe Bay. He has sold ranches from the Texas Hill Country to South Texas and has many years of waterfront sales experience on Lake LBJ. Brad has closed over $150 million in sales and is annually one of the top producers in the area.

Kristi is originally from East Texas, Longview and attended college at Texas A&M University. She then went on to work in Houston and the Gulf Coast area with an Oilfield Service company as a Marketing Specialist and then managed staffing firms in Houston. Her marketing background has made her successful in listing and marketing properties from the Austin area to the Highland Lakes Area. Listing and marketing homes are her strengths along with helping owners stage their home for the market.

Mali Hanna

As a longtime resident of the Hill Country/Austin area and a member of both the Highland Lakes Association of Realtors and Austin Board of Realtors, Mali thoroughly understands our ever-changing market. She utilizes her tech savvy skills and tools to help streamline the real estate transaction. Mali’s sales and marketing experience enable her to reach the ultimate goal of making the process of buying and selling homes enjoyable, trouble free and financially advantageous for her clients.

She believes it is more important than ever to have a real estate professional on YOUR side, who will help guide you through every step of the way and continues to do so after the sale as well. Her friendly, gregarious attitude and attention to helping people by going the extra mile, is what motivates her.

Mali takes pride in being involved in the community where she lives and is honored to be a part of the strongest team in the Highland Lakes area.

Larry Hines

Larry first visited Horseshoe Bay in the summer of 1974 and quickly realized the Horseshoe Bay community would have the lifestyle that can fulfill dreams that include golf, tennis, water sports, and other outdoor activities.

After graduating from Texas Tech University, Larry spent 38 years in the field of Education, including principalships in elementary and secondary schools in Midland, Lubbock, and Richardson. He is now a full-time resident of Horseshoe Bay. He believes he is in real estate to serve others and to facilitate the attainment of one’s dreams in buying and selling homes and properties at the right price in Horseshoe Bay.

Marge Hoff

Originally from Chicago, Marge and husband, Don, were transferred to Houston in the early 70's.

Marge has over 28 years of experience in full time residential real estate and worked extensively with Exxon/Mobil, BP, and Conoco Phillips transferees while in Houston.

She and Don have been full time residents of Horseshoe Bay for the past 4 years and have been property owners for over 30 years.

I love to show clients all the amenities Horseshoe Bay has to offer and assist them in finding the perfect property to suit their needs. Horseshoe Bay is a lifestyle, not just a place to live.

Ray Hogan

Ray’s specialty is distinctive waterfront, golf course and hill country properties in the Horseshoe Bay area. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and a resident of Horseshoe Bay.

Ray believes firmly that Horseshoe Bay is the best that the Texas Hill Country has to offer in terms of community, lifestyle, golf, tennis, water and proximity to Austin/San Antonio. Ray’s solution-oriented business background complements his ability to assist customers with finding that “perfect” home or home site. He devotes his real estate career to providing both buyers and sellers the very best professional real estate services possible.

Rick Joppie

Rick earned a BS in Marketing at Ferris State University and has completed numerous additional courses in Real Estate, management, sales and marketing from institutions such as Champions Real Estate School, the Wharton School of Business and other independent programs. Rick is a licensed Realtor ® and an active member of the American Advertising Association, the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the Highland Lakes Board of Realtors.

Service before, during and after the sale has become Rick’s trademark. Finding the right property at the right price or making sure your property is staged and priced correctly to sell, are the most important goals when working with his clients.

Shirley Kaye

As a multi-million dollar Real Estate Agent with extensive waterfront property knowledge, Shirley Kaye prides herself on excellent client service and relationships. Finding that special property for a client drives her desire to do the best job possible whether it be in Horseshoe Bay or surrounding Highland Lakes area. Her experience as Horseshoe Bay Membership Director for three years gives her an understanding of the Resort’s Membership and how clients can benefit. Being a Corporate Area Manager for Manpower Inc. for 20 years in Austin/San Antonio, built her client relationship and organizational skills.

She is proud to say the Texas Hill Country and Lake LBJ is her home and one of the most beautiful areas to live in the country.

Linda Klepper

Linda is a 3rd generation realtor and a native of the Texas Hill Country. She has been enjoying Horseshoe Bay since it was first developed. Linda has been selling Horseshoe Bay Property for the last 21 years where previously she specialized in ranch sales. Giving her clients ultimate service, she has developed a strong referral business A multi–million dollar producer, Linda always puts her clients first and is always available. Linda's goals are to find her clients that perfect place and follow through from start to finish.

Kathleen Kokernot

Kathleen Kokernot grew up in the Texas Hill Country. Her father was a home builder who specialized in quality custom homes and remodels. Kathleen graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in Sports Management. Her career started out working in a fast paced, upscale environment ensuring her clients delight and complete satisfaction. Kathleen quickly moved up and began a career in sales for Horseshoe Bay Resort. However, with encouragement from friends and family, Kathleen decided to turn her true passion for helping the community and people by becoming a Realtor. Today, she is ready to help you make the best home buying or selling decisions to benefit you.

In her free time, Kathleen and her husband are avid golfers and dedicated to the community. Grateful for an amazing group of people and her friends in Horseshoe Bay, Kathleen makes sure that new residents are welcomed in a way that has become customary here in the Hill Country of Texas, she is here to serve you.

Kay A. Lowe

Kay grew up in Del Rio, Texas, daughter of a five-generation ranching family that is still in ranching today. She moved to Houston after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained her Broker’s license in 1979.

Kay specializes in waterfront properties and works closely with her clients, giving special attention to every facet of their transactions, whether buyer or seller.

Kay considers Horseshoe Bay a “hidden gem of Texas” and is ready to assist you with any real estate needs, whether an intimate golf course town home, large waterfront estate, or anything in between.

Kay has been awarded one of the top ten individual Realtors in all of the Austin and surrounding areas by the Austin Business Journal for 2012. Her listing and sales volume was close to $20M in 2011. Being a multi-million dollar producer in the Resort is an honor that is well earned and a result of much hard work and dedication to the business. Kay has become one of the leading waterfront Realtors in Horseshoe Bay.

Becky Miller

A native Texan, Becky grew up in East Texas, Athens and attended college at UT Tyler. Afterwards, she became the owner/operator of Becky's Hallmark Shop in Corsicana, Texas. For 13 years she enjoyed serving her customers and meeting their needs. She left the retail industry to be a stay at home mom, where she says she was actually never at home. Through volunteering at EISD programs, heading up multiple PTO fundraisers and church ministries, she was able to utilize her keen organizational skills. Her extroverted personality, genuine love for people is exuberated through her contagious smile.

She is married to Mark and they have two sons, Jack and Caleb. Their love for the Texas Hill Country first brought them to Horseshoe Bay as vacation homeowners and in 2013 they relocated from Ennis, Texas and became permanent Horseshoe Bay residents.

She would consider it an honor to be able to assist you with your real estate needs. Whether it be buying, selling or prepping to sell, she is there for her clients 110% and will go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with your real estate experience.

Judy Nissen

If you are ready to get a taste of life in the Texas Hill Country, I invite you to check out the Horseshoe Bay area. You will come for the amenities, but you will fall in love and stay for the people. Living and working in Horseshoe Bay for more than eight years, I have grown to love my church, my neighborhood, the golf, the bridge groups and the wonderful community of people that I am privileged to know. I am eager to share this contagious lifestyle with you.

I encourage you to sample this life at Horseshoe Bay Resort and the Texas Hill Country. Here, you can enjoy golf at its finest, world-class tennis courts, beautiful pools, hiking and ridging trails, a 32 mile constant level lake for all your boating and fishing fun as well as the great weather.

I am passionate to help people with an enthusiasm for sales that cannot be beat. I will work with you every step of the way until we find the perfect home for you and your family.

Kim Parten

Kim graduated with a BS in Business from the University of Kansas. While living in Houston for the first 13 years of her career, Kim learned the marketing business from the ground up, working for Pennzoil Products Company.

With a love for people and a passion for detail, Kim brings an enthusiasm to the business which is obvious in every transaction she handles.

Tari Pilgreen

Tari is a native Texan and has been a resident of Horseshoe Bay since 2012, along with her husband James. Her love for people, real estate and education enhances her client’s experience in a positive way.

Along with receiving a BA from West Texas A&M and an AASCJ from The Victoria College, Tari has received the SRES Realtor designation and has been self-employed for over 23 years. She is a Texas Master Florist and a successful drapery designer. These experiences help make Tari an asset for Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty and her clients, whether they are buyers or sellers.

David Poelzl

A native Texan, David played collegiate tennis at Galveston Junior College before attending Texas A&M University. He has over ten years' experience in customer service as a tennis professional at country clubs in Arlington, Dallas and at Kapalua in Maui, and as a restaurant owner/operator in Maui.

Because of his extensive background working with the public for 25 years, David believes positive customer service and attention to detail are the keys to success. His philosophy includes dedication, hard work and commitment to developing ethical, honest business relationships. David is committed to presenting the beauty of Horseshoe Bay and the advantages of living here to his personal and professional contacts. He and his family have chosen to live in Horseshoe Bay because they are excited about the future and appreciative of its past.

Ginny Rhodes

As an alumnus of Memorial High School in Houston, the University of Oklahoma and Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Ginny still professes to be a Sooner and Longhorn fan year-round, with the exception of OU/Texas Weekend.

A eleven-year veteran of Horseshoe Bay property sales, Ginny has been involved in real estate and the related fields of commercial development and institutional REO disposition since the early ’80s. Her market savvy and attention to detail make her one of Horseshoe Bay's top producers. She believes the true test of recognizing a great property is seeing it from the course or lakeside, not the street, and that it is just as important to consider the properties for a client's enjoyment now, but also resale in the future.

A multi-million dollar producer for the past 11 years, Ginny is an effective communicator whose integrity and professionalism win accolades with clients and co-workers alike. Dedicated to her business, HSB Women's Golf Association and her social contacts, Ginny's insight into and network in the area are invaluable.

Gay Lynn Wheeler

Gay Lynn Wheeler is a 5th generation Texan raised in Monahans in West Texas and she has lived in the Highland Lakes area for over 20 years. She has been active in her Central Texas community as the past Director of the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce, the past chair of the 4th of July Aqua Boom festivities in Kingsland for 6 years, and she has owned and operated a furniture store in Kingsland for 15 years.

It’s all about family and business with Gay Lynn. She follows in the footsteps of her father who was a Texas real estate broker for 47 years, her mother who was a Texas real estate agent and is a long time resident of Kingsland, and her brother who is a Texas real estate broker and a Certified Property Manager.

Gay Lynn studied music at Texas Tech and Texas Women’s University and she has taught piano and voice lessons for over 30 years and continues to do so. She also works part-time as an accompanist and vocal coach for St. Paul's Catholic Church. Along with music, she is a member of the Community Services Committee of the Highland Lakes Board of Realtors.

Gay Lynn worked in the banking and mortgage financing business in Texas for 12 years, in oilfield sales, and in art design and sales. Gay Lynn is a member of the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance and she has enjoyed being a resident of Horseshoe Bay for the past three years. Gay Lynn is excited to be part of the Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty Team and she looks forward every day to the opportunity to help people find their little piece of heaven in Horseshoe Bay and the Highland Lakes area.