Every Step Of The Way

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Every Step Of the Way

We’re Here To Help.

Meet Our Change Makers

We believe it’s a great privilege to be beside you as you make what will be one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. It’s a privilege we honor by valuing each of our clients individually. We’re dedicated to hearing your desires and matching you to your dream home appropriately. We won’t ever whip you through a rolodex of houses hoping one sticks. Instead, we work hard to curate quality listings that match your needs and surpass your highest expectations.

When we work with you, our end goal is never to just get your name on the dotted line. To us, your signature is the byproduct of something much bigger. It’s the result of working with a happy client who we’ve helped find exactly what they were looking for. It means that we met all the unique needs that are specific to you and your family. And it’s knowing that we made the process easy, understandable and most of all enjoyable. We strive to achieve this by building real relationships with our clients where trust and communication serve as the foundation for our entire process. It’s our aspiration to make your real estate venture something you walk into confidently, and look back on warmly.

Gallatin Real Estate Joy Vance Owner and Broker

Joy Vance

Broker | Owner

Joy offers her clients extensive experience in finding distinctive Montana properties. You will benefit from working with a diverse agent with experience in Residential Sales, Commercial Real Estate, Multi-Family, and Legacy Properties. An integrity-driven professional with over 25 years of business success on a local and national level, Joy leverages her past business success to negotiate real estate deals on behalf of her clients. Known for her innovative and creative marketing approach, Joy works hard to ensure her clients have complete trust in her to handle all their real estate needs.

Marilyn de Kleer


When it comes to her work, Marilyn lives for happy clients. She’s a veteran to the industry with nearly two decades as an agent. Marilyn got her start in real estate when she and her husband (who was a builder) moved to Montana in 1991 and began constructing spec houses. She earned her license in 2008 and has been assisting Bozeman buyers and sellers achieve their goals ever since.

Gallatin Real Estate Mark Blackford Realtor

Mark Blackford


Mark’s deep understanding of Montana’s land, people and properties comes from his close up experience with holistic Montana ranching. A native to our great state, Mark’s passion for all things outdoors translates on a daily basis into his role of land and ranch property specialist. Mark brings with him a deep appreciation for his home state to better serve our clients who are looking to settle under the Big Sky.

Gallatin Real Estate Lauren Taylor Realtor

Lauren Taylor


Lauren was born in Wyoming with Southern roots, but raised in Bozeman after her family made the move here in 2001. Her parents have owned and operated J&K Contractors in Bozeman since its inception, so it’s safe to say real estate, building, buying and selling were and are frequent topics at the dinner table. It has always been Lauren’s dream to make her way into the family business so when her dad encouraged her to get her real estate license, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to work alongside her family. Lauren has several years of experience in customer service, hospitality and management. As a result, communications, public relations, and organization come easy to her. Her goal is to bring her knowledge from her upbringing in the construction business and her experience in customer service, hospitality, and business management to the real estate field. She strives to provide honest, consistent, efficient and excellent service to her clients. It is Lauren’s number one priority to exceed expectations rather than simply meet them.

Gallatin Real Estate Matthew Locati Realtor

Matthew Locati


Matthew Locati—a nationally recognized award-winner for “Outstanding Effort & Accomplishment in Real Estate”—joins Gallatin Real Estate, bringing with him many successful years as a Realtor, investor, land developer, property “flipper,” and landlord. When you meet Matthew, you will probably be impressed initially by his “Montana mountain man” beard, but much more than that; his unmatchable energy, witty sense of humor, and strong character, which embody so much of Montana’s good nature and small-town family values. Real estate has been a lifelong pursuit and passion for Matthew and he truly enjoys helping his clients capitalize on their hopes and achieve their dreams, whether through home ownership, purchasing/selling real estate, design-build projects, investment portfolios, tax deferred exchanges or property development. When not busy negotiating on his client’s behalf— working on marketing strategies, studying finance, reviewing real estate market changes, or in the office managing transactions—Matthew can be found next to a beautiful Montana stream or river covered in sunscreen and mosquito repellant, untangling himself from his fly line, pretending he knows how to fly fish. Don’t hesitate to contact Matthew today. He looks forward to meeting you, working with you, and working hard to answer any of your real estate questions and needs. (Leave all fly-fishing questions to the professionals).

Gallatin Real Estate Rebecka Pearson Realtor

Rebecka Pearson


For the past 12 years, Rebecka has had training and experience in a diverse range of mental health treatment from inpatient hospitals in Philadelphia and Denver to schools and full time private practice in Bozeman and Big Sky. Dr. Pearson forged a successful business locally over the past 6 years specializing in treating anxiety, depression and trauma. Prior to moving into mental health, Rebecka created and ran a successful horseback riding program for children and adults and herself competed along the east coast.

Rebecka recently made the transition to real estate in an effort to continue to use her knowledge and skills in helping people identify and move toward their goals in the most efficient manner possible. She hopes to bring her warmth, honesty and ability to connect with people to the arena of helping people buy, sell or invest in the right properties for them. In an effort to continue to support causes near and dear to her, Rebecka has pledged to donate a portion of her commission from each sale. For each transaction, you the client will have the opportunity to chose from a list of local non-profits that also speaks to you to receive this donation. In this way, we are all giving back to the community we live in and love!

Originally from Pennsylvania, Rebecka was raised on a 70 acre working farm with her three younger siblings. She earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and holds a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. A deep love for animals and the outdoors inspired her move to Big Sky Country where she loves to hike, bike, ski and ride horses whenever possible.

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Susi Dokken


Susi spent nearly 20 years as an international pilot for United Airlines, her dream since she was a young girl until she retired and traveled the world with her husband and three young sons in 2003-2004.  They were looking for an adventure but they were also looking for a new place to live and explore.  They briefly contemplated a sheep farm in NewZealand and a vineyard in Tuscany but eventually came back to the United States to keep searching.  Then they found Montana and fell in love.  Susi had lived in 6 states and briefly in Florence, Italy and thought she would always keep moving to new places but that was before she found Bozeman and her wandering soul found serenity.

Bozeman is unlike anywhere she had visited or lived.  It is a vibrant college town with a fast-growing economy and an extraordinary airport, tech center and it is vacation central. It is 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park and 15 miles to 2 major ski resorts and is surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges with pristine streams to fish on the valley floor. The Bozeman lifestyle is the envy of a nation. You are minutes from trails to hike, mountains to ski, streams to fish, and rocks to climb.  Bozeman is young, ambitious, historic, casual, inspiring, and rejuvenating.  Let Susi share her passion for SW Montana and help you find a place to call your own.

Gallatin Real Estate Madison Austin Realtor

Madison Austin

Realtor® | Buyer’s Specialist

Madison was born and raised in a small town in Michigan, then spent the past 12 years in Arizona. Now residing in Bozeman she brings an effective combination of small-town charm and fast-pace city hustle. She likes to win (for her clients) but does so with a calm demeanor and a smile. Not only does she like to win due to her competitive nature as a result of her successful collegiate basketball career, but she is also known for her excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard, listen and follow through for her clients and community. Madison strives to ensure that the buying or selling process is fun, easy, and stress-free. Her clients can count on her any time of day to go above and beyond to meet their needs and get the deal done!

Gallatin Real Estate Hayley O'Neill Realtor

Hayley O’Neill


Hayley is originally from Northern California, but fell in love with Montana when she attended MSU, making it her permanent residence after graduating. Born and raised around real estate and construction, Hayley instinctively found her way into the business, and continues to grow, as she works towards a Masters of Business Administration in Real Estate. While working in sales during college, it taught Hayley how to professionally and effectively negotiate for her clients as well as perfect her customer service skills. With her ability to take initiative and put her clients first, Hayley always surpasses her clients expectations!

Gallatin Real Estate Elizabeth Dellwo Realtor

Elizabeth Dellwo


Elizabeth is a fifth-generation Montanan. She has been a business owner in Downtown Bozeman for over 12 years giving her great insight to the hidden charm and wonders of the area. With her business background and having been raised in small towns all over the state she has the perfect mixture of hustle and small town hospitality. Connecting with and helping her clients is what brings her the most joy. She will always go above and beyond.

Gallatin Real Estate Adrienne Bohannon Realtor

Adrienne Bohannon


Adrienne worked for MTV, VH1, and BRAVO TV in production management. Meeting deadlines and problem solving were imperative. She moved to Bozeman in 2013 and helped local businesses grow with the use of TV and digital advertising. She knows what it takes to leverage marketing to help her clients get what they need. Her most recent adventure was taking on luxury real estate, she fell in love with helping people in their next chapter in life. Adrienne is passionate, driven, and will work hard to get the best outcome for her clients. As a just shy 10 year native, she knows Bozeman, Montana.

You can find her enjoying time with her son, playing softball, working-out, and finding the newest listings.

Gallatin Real Estate Chad Biggerstaff Realtor

Chad Biggerstaff


A fourth generation Montanan, Chad was born and raised in Billings before moving to Bozeman to attend Montana State University. After graduating with Business Marketing and Management degrees, he relocated to Seattle to work for Boeing as a project manager in the 767 airplane program. Chad was recruited back to Bozeman in 2003 to work as a project manager in the booming custom home market in Big Sky. After having worked on 20 different custom home and condo projects, he seized the opportunity to move into the Big Sky Program Director role for the local nonprofit Eagle Mount. For 8 years he ran the ski and snowboard program dedicated to getting people with disabilities out on the slopes at Big Sky Resort. He also helped create and build the EMBLEM Camp program providing week long recreation camps for veterans with disabilities. In 2018 he founded his own property management company Lone Peak Vacation Rentals and in 2020 also returned to building custom homes in Bozeman and the surrounding area.

Chad is thrilled to bring his knowledge and experience of custom home building and property management to the Gallatin Real Estate team. The adaptability he learned in teaching people with different disabilities to ski and snowboard make him a creative problem solver eager to help meet all of his client’s needs.

Bozeman Realtor Alyssa Nolan

Alyssa Nolan


Originally from Richmond, Virginia with time spent living in various locations along the way, Alyssa arrived in Montana in 1983. She is extremely knowledgeable about the distinct and varied communities that make up this “Last Best Place” and can offer valuable insight when choosing your next home. Her experiences mean she has a strong ability to relate to and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and understands the needs and concerns of clients who are relocating. She is passionate about providing the highest possible level of service and making sure that you have the tools and information you need to have a successful real estate transaction. Whether you are buying or selling, Alyssa has the knowledge and experience to make sure your real estate transaction is a seamless one.

Roxene Gillette

Office Manager

Roxene is a Montana native who grew up in beautiful central Montana on a 6600 acre ranch. She worked her first cattle drive when she was 5 years old and was cooking for the crew by the time she was ten years old! College and the city lights beckoned after high school and off she went to Miami where she was in business school, subsequently working on an Italian cruise ship sailing between the ports of Miami, Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas. After traveling Europe she returned to her beloved Montana and spent ten years as a corporate retail manager, after which she opened her own business in the Gallatin Valley which she spent eighteen years running before engaging in an encore career with the airlines for the past nine years.

Roxene is excited to join the team at Gallatin Real Estate where she can support this vibrant team in helping provide honest, consistent, efficient, and exceptional service to our clients!

You can find Roxene hiking with her golden retriever, Mia, in her free time. Exploring, traveling and enjoying the incredible area we are so fortunate to live in are her passions.

Kaila Pelzer


Kaila grew up in a military family, moving every three years to a new state or country. After visiting Bozeman for years, Kaila knew she wanted to plant her roots here and start her own legacy in Montana. Kaila worked as an environmental scientist but found her passion in helping others and fostering new relationships. She is authentic, genuine, determined, and wants to serve as a guide for her clients in the buying and selling processes. With her meticulous and analytical thinking, affection for assisting, and love for real estate, Kaila is the best advocate for her clients.

In her free time, you can find Kaila working on a renovation project in her home or spending time outdoors with her husband and two Australian Shepherds.

Rachel Van Maanen


Rachel has been passionate about improving people’s lives for as long as she can remember. And she knows homes are an important detail since they’re the ultimate recharging station and the place where family and friends can connect. From starting her own cleaning business in Bozeman, to constantly rearranging her room as a child, she has an eye for detail and knows the value of matching a home to a lifestyle. She has been in Bozeman for 8 years and has grown familiar with neighborhoods and their unique offerings. After learning her passion of enhancing people’s lives and her love of homes matched perfectly with being a Realtor, she’s so excited to join Gallatin Real Estate and make people’s dreams come true!

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