Meet Our Agents

 

Meet The

Sonja Huntsman, Kirstin Kozlowski, Luanne Mandeville, Kendall Cooper, Adam & Dana Marcroft and Kellie Bronson England have joined together to provide exceptional real estate service for our clients. Our team has a well-defined structure designed to optimize individual strengths while providing mutual support.  Together, we have more resources to tap with enhanced marketing, effective solutions to challenges and multiple perspectives for reaching our clients’ goals.  Our team leverages the combined experience and contacts of each of us to seamlessly move our clients’ transactions to closing.

Sonja has created the Elevate Team within Keller Williams Sun Valley Southern Idaho. Her team is growing and continually striving to reach new heights in customer satisfaction. This elevated level of service and living at elevation (6000 feet) embodies the team name. 

 

 

Meet Sonja

With Sonja’s 20+ years’ experience in the Sun Valley area, she brings excitement to real estate with her enthusiasm, outgoing personality, and willingness to be of service. Sonja has completed education about international property sales (CIPS), second homes and resort market sales (RSPS), Eco-friendly home (Eco-Broker®) sales and luxury home sales. 
She is a seasoned communicator who speaks openly her clients, evaluates their needs and addresses questions and concerns.  Over time, she has found all the “ins and outs” of the valley.  With this knowledge, she can deliver a variety of alternatives for each person’s needs.  

On a more personal level, Sonja represents the lifestyle of mountain living. She was born and raised in Lake Tahoe, California, and subsequently relocated to the mountains of Sun Valley.  She was an avid ski racer since childhood and worked as a professionally certified ski instructor at Sun Valley.  Other outdoor interests include telemark skiing, snowshoeing, mountain/road biking, SCUBA diving and hiking.  She is involved and supports many of the Wood River Valley community events that are dear to her heart.

 

Meet Kirstin

A true professional and an adventurous spirit, Kirstin was born and raised in Alaska. She settled in the Wood River Valley more than 25 years ago following her graduation from the University of Colorado. Little did she know that with the purchase of her first property in Ketchum that the Wood River Valley would become the foundation for her wonderful and active life. The invigorating mountains, close-knit community and relaxed pace of life make this a special place for her and her clients.

Kirstin provides exceptional customer service and has a broad business background, including property management of her own rental properties.  Her experience as a Registered Nurse helps people succeed in their most challenging, stressful, anxious, exciting, and perhaps painful times.   She is very connected to the community and is always excited to share her knowledge and love of the Wood River Valley with her clients.

 

 

Meet Luanne

Luanne has enjoyed Sun Valley as a visitor for over 40 years and moved here permanently in 2003—a dream-come-true for her.  Sun Valley’s magic is easy to appreciate.
As a respected real estate professional since 1980, Luanne has been helping people live out their dream lifestyles.  With the majority of her business generated by referrals from satisfied clients, Luanne’s reputation as a sensitive real estate advisor is widely known and appreciated.  

She takes the time to listen to her client’s parameters and requirements.  Her attention to detail and clear communication make real estate transactions smooth and efficient.  She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.

Luanne is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the advanced real estate degree held by only 3% of licensees nationwide. She is also a Resort and Second Home Market Specialist, a Senior Real Estate Specialist and holds the E-Pro designation in technology. 

 

Meet Kendall

Kendall Cooper, a life-long visitor to the Sun Valley/Ketchum area and Chicago native is the Elevate Team’s newest member of its full-time agent staff. Kendall is a graduate from the University of Vermont in Psychology and Natural Resources where she was a scholarship NCAA Division I athlete in field hockey and a USASA National runner-up snowboarder in halfpipe. Kendall worked for Smith Optics in marketing after college and is a seasoned snowboard instructor with the Sun Valley Resort. Kendall brings a wealth of local area knowledge both in matching the real estate needs of her clients and the environmental beauty the region offers to prospective clients.

Kendall’s creative, caring, and enthusiastic nature is used to match each client’s desires as well as skillfully featuring a residence that best fits those client’s desires and characteristics. Whether you are looking for a quaint vacation home, luxury residence, farm/ranch, or a family home, Kendall can direct you to the most appropriate locations, property types and pricing that best fits you and your family’s needs and budget. Kendall’s marketing background enables her to showcase seller’s homes to their best advantage.

Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is her passion. Her client dedication and love of the area are what motivates her most. No one works harder for her clients than Kendall. Her passion for the Sun Valley area and sharp attention to detail help buyers search for the property that meets their desires and help sellers get the most value for their home.

Meet The Marcrofts



Real estate agent Adam Marcroft was born and raised in the Wood River Valley. Adam graduated from Wood River High School in 2001, and Hailey has always been home and the ideal place for Adam to raise his family. A multi-generation “local”, Adam has a unique knowledge and feel for this wonderland in which we live and love.

Bringing extensive knowledge of the real estate market, Dana Wendland offers her clients an outstanding level of service. Her formal education and training in the field, in tandem with her many years of experience purchasing, owning, and selling property, allows Dana to excel at every level of the real estate transaction.

 

Meet Kellie

Kellie grew up in the Wood River Valley and her family has deep Idaho roots dating back 4 generations. Her family homesteaded Fisher Creek in the Stanley Basin area, now referred to as, “one of the oldest residences in the entire state of Idaho*”.
 
At the young age of 18 she started her career in the real estate industry as a front office receptionist. In 2008, she was blessed with the opportunity to experience many adventures through traveling as she worked as a flight attendant for SkyWest.  In 2014, her journey lead her back to where her heart has always been, here in the Wood River Valley.  She soon began her own business assisting several real estate offices and realtors in their businesses. With over ten years of real estate knowledge, Kellie obtained her Realtors license and is passionately pursuing her vision of being a part of the Elevate Team and growing in her real estate career.  
 
In her own words, “I have passion for helping anyone in need and a deep love for animals, people, exploring and country living.  My intention in life, both personally and professionally, is to create with honesty, build with integrity, grow with humility and share gracefully.”        
 
*Kellie’s Family History In Idaho…. “ShawCabin(1902)
An earlier generation of Preston Shaws was the second family to homestead in the upper Sawtooth Valley. Frank Shaw came to the area as a mining engineer, but determined the ore wasn’t rich enough. By then, Frank and his wife had fallen in love with the area and its scenery, so they decided to stay and ranch. Their cabin was known as the “Friendly House.” Mrs. Shaw kept a guest register listing people from every state in the Union, as well as from several foreign countries. This cabin was moved to its current location in 1992 from Fisher Creek.”
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