Every Step Of The Way

We’re Here To Help.

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.

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.

Makenzie Lewendal

Supervising Broker | Owner

Makenzie (Kenzie to her friends, family and clients) grew up in the building industry and has always had both a passion and a penchant for real estate. She’s no stranger to hustle and takes pride in being available to her clients whenever and wherever they may need her. Makenzie believes it’s a great privilege to be by their side as they make truly life changing decisions.

Jake Lewendal


With a father for a builder and a mother for a real estate agent, Jake also grew up well acquainted with the building industry. His ability to truly listen to his clients’ needs is what enables him to constantly deliver on what they value most. For Jake, the most rewarding part of his job is hearing clients say that he’s made the process easier than they could have ever imagined.

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.

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. As the newest member to our team, 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.

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.

Matthew Locati

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).

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.

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!

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