Our Agents

Christa Wolner

I am the Broker/Owner of Connect Real Estate Group! I have lived 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. Along with my agents we are continuously looking for fresh ideas to market properties, and 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

Adam Huiras

My name is Adam Huiras, and I have been a Realtor for 6 years and property developer for 12 years. I've lived in North Mankato for 23 years, and I specialize in investment residential and commercial properties.  I'm very familiar with local government requirements in regards to construction from bare land to a finished building for occupancy.  I pride myself on my ability take a project from concept to completion.   

(507) 381-1767
(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

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

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

Brandon Gieseke

I was born and raised in the Southern Minnesota community, and I have been a Mankato Resident for over 15 years. My family and home are both very important to me, and as a result I am passionate about helping others find somewhere they can call home too. I take pride in building relationships within the community, and value friendliness, honesty, and drive. I got into real estate for the satisfaction of helping my client achieve their goals, and for the smile on their face when they are handed the keys to their dream home.

(507) 340-6999
(507) 779-7319

Joe Huiras

Originally from the Sleepy Eye area, Joe moved to Mankato after graduating high school to attend Mankato State University. He then proceeded to make Mankato his home for over 15 years. When he had spare time, Joe loved being outdoors- kayaking, camping, wood cutting, and socializing with his family and friends. Trust and living by the "golden rule" was something he prided himself on when working with clients. Joe was happily married to his wife Stacey with whom he fathered two beautiful and active daughters.

In December of 2017 Joe tragically passed away after a year long, hard-fought battle with cancer.

We leave Joe's presence on our site as dedication to our lasting love and admiration for a dear Realtor, co-worker, and friend.