Our Staff

Parks Real Estate has two offices in Columbus and Laurel to better serve you. Click the plus sign next to each location to read about our amazing agents. To send a message to the main office of either Columbus or Laurel, click here.

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Joyce KellyJoyce Kelley – Broker/Owner
Office: (406) 322-4115
Cell: (406) 780-1371

A resident of Columbus Montana, I am a 1981 graduate who came to Rocky Mountain College on a basketball/track scholarship. I graduated with a degree in geology and 2 minors, math and economics. In 1983, I married Tim Russell who I met at Rocky. We have four children; three boys, Kane, Sean, Seth and one girl Chloe. Tim is CEO of the Stillwater Community Hospital in Columbus and has been there for 18 years. I attended the University of Tulsa, OK, in 1981-1983, where I pursued a master’s degree in geophysics. During this time, I worked at the Amoco Research Center. In 1984, I moved to Dallas, TX, where I worked for Standard Oil Company as a staff geophysicist in the exploration department. In 1987 and 1988, I worked as a contract geophysicist for Mobil Oil Research Center. In 1988, I relocated to Columbus, Montana initially working as a contract geophysicist for Equitable Oil. In 1990, I started selling real estate part time for Todd Realty which soon thereafter became Parks Real Estate. In 2004 I bought out my partner Audrey Parks to become broker-owner of Parks Real Estate. Whether it’s Montana land for sale, homes or a ranch, I can find your ideal property with expertise.


jennifer france - Our StaffJennifer France – Broker
Office: (406) 322-4115
Cell: (406) 321-2071

A native Montanan from a ranching family, I was born and raised in Missoula. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University in Bozeman. I joined Parks Real Estate in 2005 and became a licensed realtor in 2007. Working with people is my passion and helping buyers and sellers to achieve their goals and make informed decisions is my prime focus. I take pride in closing every transaction in a professional manner and work hard to make sure every detail is understood. I am an active member of Kiwanis and on the board for the Museum of the Beartooths in the Columbus Community. My family is constantly taking advantage of all the outdoor recreational activities our state has to offer. Let my experience, professional expertise and knowledge of the area work for you to find the perfect home.


2x3 Jill ExnerJill Exner – Broker
Office: (406)322-4115
Cell: (406) 321-0832

I was born & raised in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. I met & married my husband Jeff in 1989. Jeff’s job as a miner moved us to Spearfish, South Dakota in 1991 to work for Homestake Mining Co. and then to Columbus, Montana in 1993 to work for Stillwater Mining Co. We fell in love with Montana’s “Big Sky” and have called Columbus home ever since. We raised out two sons Tanner and Brady in the Columbus community with both of them graduating from Columbus High School. We love all the outdoor opportunities South Central Montana offers; hiking, rafting, snow skiing, boating, fishing & sports just to name a few! I worked as the Administrative Secretary for Columbus High School for 11 years prior to getting my sales license in 2010. I completed my broker’s license in 2014. My knowledge of Stillwater, Yellowstone and Carbon Counties along with my love for our area, experience and continued education in real estate give me the knowledge to market and sell your property or help you find your Montana dream property!


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Office: 406-322-4115
Cell: 406-321-4663

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, I moved to Granby, Co in 1999 where I worked as a contractor salesman at Alpine Lumber.  I moved to Columbus in 2007 and purchased Stillwater Lumber Co.  My time owning the lumber yard  allowed me the opportunity to get to know so many people in our community.  I met my wife Lindsey in Columbus and together we have 5 kids.  I have 3 boys and she has a daughter and son.  Lindsey is a middle school teacher and counselor.  Our kids keep us busy with sports and outdoor activities.  We love the water and all Montana has to offer. Loving the life here in Montana, I’d love to help you in your journey of finding a home in America’s “Last Best Place”.

 

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Sean Russell – Sales
(406) 321-2101

I grew up in the real estate industry and bring extensive knowledge of the local surrounding areas, business management, previous sales experience, and an outdoor enthusiast. I have a passion for coaching you through all real estate transactions.

I was born and raised in Columbus, MT, graduated from Columbus High School, and then went on to Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND. Graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a minor in Management. During college, I started as a rental coordinator for Clean Harbors. I was then transferred to Greeley, CO to assist with a new branch startup.  After Colorado, I took a position with Xylem Dewatering as an outside sales representative and moved back to Billings, Montana. In the meantime, I received my real estate license to continue my desire to work as a real estate professional.  I am married to my beautiful wife Teryl who I met while attending Dickinson State and we now have our lovely daughter, Kenley.

I have a love for the outdoors and try to find time to take part in all the recreation that our beautiful state offers. Whether it is fishing, hiking, skiing, rafting, or golfing I enjoy being outdoors with family and friends. Let me help you discover your next investment in the area where I grew up, and what has always been home.

 

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Joyce KellyJoyce Kelley – Broker/Owner
Office: (406) 322-4115
Cell: (406) 780-1371

A resident of Columbus Montana, I am a 1981 graduate who came to Rocky Mountain College on a basketball/track scholarship. I graduated with a degree in geology and 2 minors, math and economics. In 1983, I married Tim Russell who I met at Rocky. We have four children; three boys, Kane, Sean, Seth and one girl Chloe. Tim is CEO of the Stillwater Community Hospital in Columbus and has been there for 18 years. I attended the University of Tulsa, OK, in 1981-1983, where I pursued a master’s degree in geophysics. During this time, I worked at the Amoco Research Center. In 1984, I moved to Dallas, TX, where I worked for Standard Oil Company as a staff geophysicist in the exploration department. In 1987 and 1988, I worked as a contract geophysicist for Mobil Oil Research Center. In 1988, I relocated to Columbus, Montana initially working as a contract geophysicist for Equitable Oil. In 1990, I started selling real estate part time for Todd Realty which soon thereafter became Parks Real Estate. In 2004 I bought out my partner Audrey Parks to become broker-owner of Parks Real Estate. Whether it’s Montana land for sale, homes or a ranch, I can find your ideal property with expertise.


seanSean Russell – Sales
(406) 321-2101

I grew up in the real estate industry and bring extensive knowledge of the local surrounding areas, business management, previous sales experience, and an outdoor enthusiast. I have a passion for coaching you through all real estate transactions.

I was born and raised in Columbus, MT, graduated from Columbus High School, and then went on to Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND. Graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a minor in Management. During college, I started as a rental coordinator for Clean Harbors. I was then transferred to Greeley, CO to assist with a new branch startup.  After Colorado, I took a position with Xylem Dewatering as an outside sales representative and moved back to Billings, Montana. In the meantime, I received my real estate license to continue my desire to work as a real estate professional.  I am married to my beautiful wife Teryl who I met while attending Dickinson State and we now have our lovely daughter, Kenley.

I have a love for the outdoors and try to find time to take part in all the recreation that our beautiful state offers. Whether it is fishing, hiking, skiing, rafting, or golfing I enjoy being outdoors with family and friends. Let me help you discover your next investment in the area where I grew up, and what has always been home.


TimTim Russell – Sales
(406) 321-3062

I joined the team at Parks Real Estate following 32 years in health care administration, the last 27 as CEO at Stillwater Billings Clinic in Columbus, Montana. I met my best friend and wife, Joyce Kelley, at Rocky Mountain College. My childhood years were spent in Billings; I am a proud Laurel High School graduate and along with Joyce raised four amazing children in Columbus. As a family, we greatly enjoy Columbus and the surrounding area and appreciate the life style available to those of us lucky enough to live and work in this great state of Montana.

“As a family, we have long looked to real estate as not only an opportunity to create a home from a house, but we also recognize and fully believe in the value real estate assets can bring to your financial future. As a result, I greatly look forward to joining Parks which has been a strong, viable part of our family for many, many years.”

Too many hobbies; I especially love hanging with family and friends, fishing and exploring the backcountry, music and arts, and wrangles horses for Joyce to ride.


PiusPius Schenker – Sales
(406) 633-3490

I grew up in Switzerland near the city of Lucerne. I graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Design and a Master Degree in Computer Science. In 1985 I started my own Technology Consulting business in Zurich Switzerland. In 1992 I immigrated to the United States where I married my darling wife Michele in Pennsylvania. In 1995 we moved to Colorado and in 2014 to beautiful Columbus, Montana. I worked mainly as an independent Technology Consultant but was always interested and intrigued with real estate.

I am thrilled working in the real estate industry. I am licensed in Montana and Colorado. Today, I work as an independent Real Estate Associate with Parks Real Estate in Columbus and Laurel, Montana. I specialize in the buying and selling of South Central Montana’s fine homes and land. I strive to set the standard for efficiency, professionalism, and ethics. Ready to start when you are – there’s no pressure – just give me a call and we can talk