Our Agents

Christa Wolner

I am the Broker/Owner of Connect Real Estate Group! I have live and raised my family in the Mankato area my entire life. I know the area and the surrounding communities, I am your neighbor and your local expert on homes, schools and neighborhoods. I love this community and what I do. I have been in the Real Estate market since 2009, in 2015 I opened my own office, Connect Real Estate Group, when along with my agents we are continuously looking for fresh ideas to market properties, we spend a great deal of time working for sellers to get their properties expertly marketed and ultimately sold!

(507) 327-6300
(507) 779-7319

Joe Huiras

Originally from Sleepy Eye, area, I moved to Mankato after graduating high school to attend Mankato State University and have made Mankato my home for the past 14+ years. I am married to my amazing wife Stacey and we have two beautiful and active daughters. When I have spare time I love being outdoors kayaking, camping, wood cutting, and socializing with family and friends. I'm attending Mankato State University part time completing a degree in Finance.  My passion for Real Estate began when my wife and I turned our first home into a rental income property. I really enjoy meeting, working with, and getting to know clients. Trust and living by the "golden rule" is something I pride myself on when working with clients. The home selling and buying experience is one of life biggest decisions and deserves the best representation.

(507) 304-1558
(507) 779-7319

Mike White

I have lived in the Mankato area since 2002 and have been active in Real Estate since 1992.  I am the Broker Associate for Connect Real Estate. I have been married for 32 years to my wonderful wife Dawn.  We have raised 3 daughters who are all married and provided us with a combined total of 6 grandchildren.  My hobbies are working around the house & chasing the grandchildren when we get together with them each week.  I also work with the youth each week at our local church.  My passion is helping you find your first home, sell your existing home, and/or moving up or down in size of your home to meet your needs. I look back at the sale of my first home, and the many times after that as I personally have bought and sold for my family and the joy it brought to us.  I very much want you to have that same joyful experience in your next buying or selling process.  I would love to hear from you, and you can give me a call/text or email to get started today!

(507) 380-4606
(507) 779-7319

Kellie Krumwiede

I was born and raised in Fairmont, just under an hour south of Mankato.  I moved to Mankato in 2004 when I began attending Minnesota State University and stayed when I was finished.  I currently reside in Eagle Lake.  I love the Central/Southern Minnesota area and believe it is great place to call home!  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, and working on small craft projects. I am also an avid runner during warmer weather and participate in many 5K's and the Mankato Marathon 10K every year. I also have an extremely spoiled fox terrier named Mollie at home.  

My passion for real estate emerged during my own home search.  The number of decisions, choices and questions I had was overwhelming!  I realized it’s extremely important for buyers or sellers to have good support and communication with their agent during this sometimes confusing process. I am a driven, honest, knowledgeable, and attentive person.  I continue to educate myself about the real estate industry and all of the changes so, when you chose to work with me, you know you’re getting the best service possible. I pride myself on treating my clients the way I would expect to be represented, and always being able to provide or find an answer for my clients.  I am committed to help you succeed in your goals and am excited to share in this process with you!

(507) 399-9889
(507) 779-7319

Chris Cousins

Not only am I Mankato’s most bearded REALTOR, I am a Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI), a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®), a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), and a certified e-PRO. What that means is I have taken more training than the average agent to be able to better serve you. Real estate is my passion and I will continue to expand my knowledge making sure that my clients always get what they deserve. If you are looking for a friend in real estate who won’t stop until they find the perfect home for you, I’m your agent!

(507) 382-1489
(507) 779-7319

Dan Hawkes

I obtained my real estate license in 2007 after a 12 year career as a direct outside sales representative for Midwest Wireless. However, my real estate and business experience actually started 20 years prior to that as an owner and operator of my farming operation in Madelia, MN. With this history I have several years of experience in working with all size businesses, and with lenders.  I have the experience needed in negotiating, purchasing and sales, which I believe puts me in a unique position to assist you in buying or selling your current property.  I also own and actively manage several investment & rental properties all over southern MN.  So whether it be a farm/land, commercial, investment or your own personal residence – I am here to help you reach your real estate goals.

(507) 380-1964
(507) 779-7319

Jackie Derner

I lived and worked in Mankato for over 25 years and have since moved to the rural area of Cleveland, a few miles East of Saint Peter, and am loving the country!  I am involved and have been for many years the area bowling association, look forward to my pontooning every summer and spending quality time with my granddaughters.  My career in Real Estate started with the process of selling my own home and seeing all of the paperwork and processes involved, I love to make sure all of the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed!   It was the best opportunity to meet new people and provide a knowledgeable home buying or selling experience.   I believe there is a perfect home for everyone and am willing to do the work to help you find it!  

(507) 382-3390
(507) 779-7319

Adam Huiras

Realtor for 6 years and property developer for 12 years.  Lived in North Mankato for 23 years. I specialize in investment residential and commercial properties.  Very familiar with local government requirements in regards to construction from bare land to a finished building for occupancy.  Basically I can take a project from concept to completion.   

(507) 381-1767
(507) 779-7319