Meet Our Team: The right broker makes all the difference

Adam Speer, GRI | Managing Broker - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181

Adam has been a Price County resident and home owner since 2002, he has been a member with the Birchland Team since 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation. After serving three years as the Aquatic Director of the Phillips Community Pool, Adam decided a career in real estate would be a positive challenge that would allow him to continue his relationships with the wonderful people in the area. He has earned his GRI designation from the Wisconsin Realtor’s® Association, and most recently, became a licensed Broker. Adam enjoys volunteer work and plans to continue his involvement with the Phillips Area Aquatic Foundation, Inc. and the Phillips Chain of Lakes Triathlon. In his spare time, Adam and his wife, Kristi, spend time in the outdoors and with family. He welcomes the opportunity to assist sellers and buyers with their real estate needs and dreams.

Jim Gabrielsen, CRS, GRI, CRB, RRS | Broker/Owner - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181

Jim, along with his wife, Carol, own Birchland Realty Inc. Jim is an honor graduate of UW-Eau Claire and has been full time in the real estate business since 1973. He has received the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the Certified Residential Broker (CRB) designations from the Realtors National Marketing Institute and the Recreation and Resort Specialist (RRS) designation from the Worldwide Recreation and Resorts Sales Council. He served on the Board of Directors of the Northwoods Association of Realtors from 2003 to 2005 and President of the Greater Northwoods Multiple Listing Service and served on many state and regional committees for the Realtors association. Jim enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He and Carol have two grown children. Jim’s mission is to provide friendly, professional service that creates clients for life.

Pete Bushman, CRS, RRS, SFR | Broker/Manager - Park Falls Office | Park Falls (715)762-3276

Pete is the Park Falls office manager and has over 40 yrs. experience at Birchland in sales/appraising with over $92 million in career sales and listings sold. Pete is a graduate of UW-Superior with a Bachelor of Science Business Management Degree and is a Wisconsin Certified Residential Appraiser. In 2018 Pete received the National Association of Realtors coveted Realtor Emeritus status recognizing individual members 40+ years of membership and service to the real estate profession. Pete also has received the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation from the Realtors National Marketing Institute, the Recreation and Resort Specialist (RRS) designation from the Worldwide Recreation and Resorts Sales Council and the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification by the National Association of Realtors. Pete and his wife Nancy, both life-long residents of Park Falls, have three children. Pete is a retired Captain of the Park Falls Fire/Rescue Dept. after 35 years of service.

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Ken Hoffman | Broker Associate - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181

Born and raised in Brantwood, Ken has a background in agriculture and logging. He received his education through Nicolet College in Rhinelander and joined Birchland in 1987. He is a member of the Brantwood Credit Union loan committee, has been a hunter safety instructor and 4-H leader. He is married to Dorothy and has four grown children.

Debbie Weinberger | Sales Associate - Park Falls Office | Park Falls (715) 762-3276

Debbie has been with Birchland Realty since 1984. She enjoys working with sellers and buyers as they work toward their real estate goals. She and her husband Ron have three grown children and are life-long residents of the area. Debbie and Ron enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

Brenda Kreiner | Sales Associate - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181

A resident of Price County since 1984, Brenda joined the Birchland Team in October 1996, as a part-time Office Administrator, then became a Sales Associate in January 2005. Brenda and her husband John have three grown sons. Brenda has also been involved in the Northwood’s Players. Brenda and John are avid motorcycle enthusiasts and enjoy riding in their spare time.

Brent Zierer | Sales Associate - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181 or cell (715) 820-3436

Brent and his wife, Christy, are both life-long residents of Phillips. They have 3 school age children that are active in many school and community events. Brent is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire and has a varied background that includes experience in home construction and logging. In his free time, Brent enjoys hunting, fishing and is an avid bow hunter.

Rich Clinton | Sales Associate - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181

Rich has lived in the Phillips area since 1988, having been raised in Cadillac, MI. He has four children and has been married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy, since 1985. He believes that Phillips is the best possible place to raise a family. The small town and great schools creates a safe and nourishing environment for children to thrive and parents to relax. Phillips was recently voted one of the top 25 places to live for the outdoors person. When not chasing his children, he enjoys waterfowl hunting, fishing, grouse hunting, camping, goose hunting, snowshoeing and deer hunting. Rich also finds time to be active in coaching, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and has 18 years of carpentry experience.

Dave Nicolaus | Sales Associate - Park Falls Office | Park Falls (715) 762-3276

Dave’s background and experience comes from 28 years of working with the mortgage banking industry and a variety of affiliations with many different civic and community organizations statewide. He worked with several of the local financial institutions in the Park Falls area before retiring in 2007. He looks forward to bringing this background and skill set to the real estate market with effective results. Dave and his wife Andrea relocated back to the hometown area of Park Falls in 1992 where Andrea was born and raised. They both enjoy camping, hiking, gardening and many outdoor activities that entail the beautiful scenery of the Northwoods. Together they share a good portion of their time with their two children’s families, four grandchildren and their extended family and friends throughout the area. 

Jeff Moenssen | Sales Associate - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181

Born and raised in Prentice, Jeff has been a lifelong resident of Price County and a member of the Birchland Team since 2015. He has a background in sales, advertising, and digital media and has transitioned those skills to the real estate industry to better help property buyers and sellers. Jeff believes in community involvement, and has spent time serving as a member and President of the Prentice Lions Club, and a director of the Price County Fair Association. Jeff is an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan, and in the summer enjoys golfing, hiking, and being out on the water. 

Paul Ross | Sales Associate - Park Falls Office | Park Falls (715) 762-3276

Born and raised in Park Falls, Paul has a background in business development, sales, and marketing. Paul graduated from UW-La Crosse with a Business Administration degree. Along with his wife Kara, Paul returned to Park Falls in 2011 to become a part of and expand the family business, Flambeau View Greenhouse, with his mother and father. Paul decided real estate would be a nice compliment to the Greenhouse as he enjoys working with people and providing customer service. In his spare time, Paul enjoys following all the Wisconsin sports teams, fishing, hunting, and enjoying time in the Northwoods. 

Tom Hegeholz | Sales Associate - Phillips Office | Phillips (715) 339-2181

Tom and his wife Cheryl live in Prentice, WI and have two grown children and three wonderful grandchildren. Tom has been a resident of Northern Wisconsin all his life except for a few years while attending college. He grew up in Sheldon, WI and Winter, WI where he graduated high school. After graduation, he left to attend college at UW-Eau Claire and then in Fargo, ND. Tom has been in the banking business for over 35 years. He was Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Dairyland State Bank in Bruce, WI for a number of years, and continued in banking until December of 2015 leaving as the CEO of Fidelity National Bank of Medford and Appleton. He is a Graduate from the UW-Madison Graduate School of banking. Tom has been a person always involved and interested in his local communities. He was the Charter President of the Bruce-Blue Hills Jaycees at 21 years of age. He has been a member of the Lions Club for 42 years in for different northern Wisconsin towns he has lived in, and held every office at one time or another. He has been a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Dan Ericksen, GRI | Associate Broker - Winter Office | Winter (715) 266-2203 or Cell (715) 661-0968

Dan started his real estate career in 1996. He then concentrated his efforts in valuation of properties that included farms, residence, commercial buildings, vacant lands and industrial properties. Dan has the Resort & Second Home Property Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Pricing Strategy Advisor designations from the National Realtors Association. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a B.S. in General Business Administration and has a MAOM from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife Robin live in Sawyer County for the enjoyment of FOUR Seasons of activity, recreation and the beauty of Northern Wisconsin.

Mailing Address:
Birchland Realty Inc.
P.O. Box 175
Winter, WI 54896