Welcome Tanner Malmkar to the Woods Bros family

Tanner Malmkar
Tanner Malmkar

Tanner Malmkar joins our Lincoln Country Club office. He was born and raised in North Platte, NE and graduated from North Platte High School. He moved to Lincoln a year ago to pursue his real estate career. He also works part time as a driver for FedEx and worked with HappyFeet as a soccer coach for young children. His hobbies include sports, volunteering, scuba diving, and traveling. Tanner can be reached at 308-530-3345 or tanner.malmkar@woodsbros.com.

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Matt Hardesty named assistant manager

Matt Hardesty
Matt Hardesty

Woods Bros Realty announces the appointment of Matt Hardesty to assistant managing broker.

Hardesty is the first grandson of the late Gene Ward, a longtime Lincoln Realtor and Woods Bros Realty managing broker. He will work in his new role to coach and support Woods Bros Realty agents, while he continues to help his clients buy and sell real estate in the Lincoln area.

Hardesty was born in Southern California, grew up in Lincoln, and graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School. After returning to California and spending several years as a construction project manager, Hardesty and his wife, Whitney, moved back to Lincoln to begin their family. Hardesty holds several Realtor designations, strives to maximize his education and recently took part in the HomeServices Leadership Academy. He has extensive knowledge of construction & real estate sales, and believes in a much higher level of service to his clients.

Welcome Diane Brehm to the Woods Bros family

Diane Brehm
Diane Brehm

 

Diane Brehm joins the Wilderness Hills office. She was born in Lincoln, also lived in Colorado and California before returning to Lincoln to live. She had been a RN for nearly 24 years, working on the ground floor of technology with the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Programs at Bryan Hospital. She loves spending time with family and friends. She has volunteered for many organizations such as; Clinic with a Heart, Friendship Home, Stuff the Bus, Safe Quarters, Food Bank, Matt Talbot Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and volunteered at Center for People in Need. Diane can be reached at 402-770-4524 or diane.brehm@woodsbros.com.

Welcome Dylan Plihal to the Woods Bros family

Dylan Plihal
Dylan Plihal

Dylan Plihal joins the Country Club office. He grew up in Shelton, Nebraska and is a recent graduate (December 2015) from the University of Nebraska – Kearney with a bachelors degree in business administration with a marketing management minor. His hobbies include sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family. Dylan can be reached at 402-429-7080 or dylan.plihal@woodsbros.com.

Welcome Tessa Warner to the Woods Bros family

Tessa Warner
Tessa Warner

Tessa Warner joins our Woods Bros Country Club office. She earned a bachelors degree in journalism and a masters degree in marketing, communication and advertising, from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Although she is a native of Arlington, Nebraska, Lincoln has become her adopted home town after living here for 15 years. Tessa has spent the past few years living and working in the downtown Lincoln area. She serves on the Lincoln Haymarket District Corporation and Downtown Lincoln Association boards, and was appointed to the Parking Advisory Committee by Mayor Chris Beutler. She has also been active in Special Olympics of Nebraska, Junior League of Lincoln, and P.E.O. Tessa can be reached at (402) 499-0115 or tessa.warner@woodsbros.com.

Welcome Amanda Henn to the Woods Bros family

Amanda Henn
Amanda Henn

Amanda Henn joins the Country Club office. She grew up on a farm in northeast Nebraska. She received her Associates Degree in Office Technology from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. After 17 years opening and managing multiple medical practices, she returned to school and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business through the accelerated program at Bellevue University.

Amanda is involved with the American Heart Association and is Chairwoman of the Lincoln Circle of Red chapter. She is a member of Southwood Lutheran Church and is involved with Adams Elementary school where her children attend. Amanda can be reached at 402-613-2854 or amanda.henn@woodsbros.com.

Welcome Bethany Guzinski to the Woods Bros family

Bethany Guzinski
Bethany Guzinski

Bethany Guzinski joins the Grand Island office. She has lived in Grand Island, Nebraska her entire life. She enjoys bicycling, ‘retro-vating’ her home, dabbling in woodworking and helping friends with various projects. Bethany can be reached at 308-391-1835 or bethany.guzinski@woodsbros.com

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Welcome Sandi Osterman to the Woods Bros family

Sandi Osterman
Sandi Osterman

Sandi Osterman joins the Woods Bros Lincolnshire office. She grew up in Lincoln, NE, where she has had 18 years of experience managing commercial and residential real estate. She has many hobbies, ranging from stock study to photo memories; however, her favorite is health & wellness. She enjoys spending time at the lake and creating memories with family and friends. Sandi can be reached at 402-730-7025 or sandi.osterman@woodsbros.com.

Woods Bros Realty Foundation for Giving supports local charities

­­Members of Woods Bros Realty’s Foundation for Giving committee recently gave local charity organizations $16,400 in funds raised throughout the year.

The Woods Bros Realty Foundation for Giving was established in 1987 by Pace Woods, Sr. to support those less fortunate in local communities. Every time a Woods Bros Realty sales professional closes one side of a transaction, the agent makes contribution to the Foundation, which is then matched by the company.

Each fall a committee of agents—selected by their offices to serve four-year terms—reviews all the requests and determines funding. A Woods Bros agent or employee must sponsor each request accepted by the Foundation.

“Humbling, tear jerking and inspiring,” said committee member Jayne V. Debus in a plea to Woods Bros Realty agents for additional donations. “Only a few words to describe the past two days of listening to the needs of so many less fortunate people. Thank you for all your generous giving and your time to these worthy causes.”

This year, the transaction donation total was $11,800, with a last-minute appeal from the committee that raised an additional $4,600. Since the inception of the Woods Bros Realty Foundation for Giving, more than $347,200 has been donated.

“It is so awesome to see how many organizations are out there to help our friends, family and neighbors have the most successful lives possible,” said committee member Tyler Reynolds. “What may seem insignificant to us could mean a life changing experience for someone else.”

Charities receiving 2016 donations include: Bridges to Hope, St. Monica’s, Lincoln City Libraries, Food Bank of Lincoln, Lincoln Arts Council, Capital Humane Society, Hope Harbor in Grand Island, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Habitat for Humanity – Lincoln, Voices of Hope, TeamMates, Friendship Home, Huntington Elementary School, Lincoln Children’s Museum, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, Elliott Elementary School, The Bridge Behavioral Health, Cedars Youth Services, CASA for York County, Make a Wish, Seward Youth Center, Habitat for Humanity – Grand Island, Pinewood Bowl Theater, and Young Life.

Woods Bros Realty Foundation for Giving members in 2016.
2016 Foundation for Giving committee members were (left to right): Russ Quick, Cindi Hahn, Co-Chairpersons Arla Meyer and Judy Sasek, Betty Sims, Shelly Nitz, Susan Vacarro, Staff Representative Nickie Casburn, Tyler Reynolds, Pat Schmit, Linda McCall and Jayne V. Debus.

Welcome Sweney Tidball to the Woods Bros family

Sweney Tidball
Sweney Tidball

Sweney Tidball joins our Country Club office. “Sweney?” What kind of a name is that? It’s a family name according to Sweney. He said, “family is what drew me back to my hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska.” He grew up here, graduated from Lincoln high school, then Berklee College in Boston, Massachusetts. After a 15 year music career based in Austin, Texas that took him around the world, he has finally found his way back to home in 2015. He joins his father, John Tidball, also a Woods Bros agent. With a business based on integrity, Sweney and John are here to provide their clients the most honest help when you need it the most. Sweney says, “with a breadth of experience and the best tools of the trade, we’re here to put our clients’ needs first.” Sweney can be reached at 402-570-2235 or jamessweney.tidball@woodsbros.com

 

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