Meet the 2022 RLI Texas Chapter Board

Albert N. Allen, ALC

Albert N. Allen, ALC

President

Albert grew up in a South Texas ranching family, graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Land Economics and served as an officer in the US Army. He is a 5th generation Texan whose family ancestors fought in the battle of San Jacinto. He has been involved in the appraisal, buying, selling and brokerage of real estate (particularly rural property) all of his adult life.

Albert formed Allen, Williford & Seale (AWS) which eventually became the largest independent appraisal firm specializing in right of way valuation and litigation support in the nation. In 2015, Albert sold his interest in AWS and joined his wife Debra in forming Allen Realty Advisors. They are active in the brokerage of fine quality rural land near Houston.

Albert is a member of the Realtor Land Institute (RLI), Texas Land Brokers Network (TLBN), Texas Alliance of Land Brokers (TALB), and the International Right of Way Association (IRWA). He is a licensed real estate Broker in the State of Texas.

He holds the ALC (Accredited Land Consultant) designation. He is currently President of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) Texas Chapter.

Albert is a past board member of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) and a past International President of the IRWA. While an appraiser, he held the CRE (Counselor of Real Estate), MAI (Appraisal Institute) and SR/WA (Right of Way) designations.

Albert is uniquely qualified to assist buyers and sellers with high end rural properties in Texas.

Norma Carleton, ALC

Norma Carleton, ALC

Immediate Past President

As a Native Texan it only made sense that I would relocate from the City to the Country eventually! I moved to a little 50 acre farm in Walburg, Texas in 1992 which was my very first introduction to "LAND" & the best move I’ve ever made! I obtained my Real Estate License in the Great State of Texas in 2003 and naturally my first listings fell under the Farm & Ranch Division. Prior to my Real Estate Career, I spent 12 years working in Procurement for the Manufacturing industry in the Telecommunications & Medical Device Field in the Austin, Texas area. In between those to careers I was Blessed with the opportunity to be a "Stay At Home Mom" by far the hardest, yet Most Treasured Job I will ever have!
My home place "Carleton Farms" is where I have spend the last 26 years Building My Faith, My Family, & My Real Estate Business. I obtained my ABR = Accredited Buyer Agent designation 2003. I joined RLI in 2008 and have served on the National Education Board for several years, appointed the Chair Position 2016. I have served on the RLI Texas Chapter Board of Directors 2014 -2018. Awarded the ALC designation 2016. I am a Member of TWA = Texas Wildlife Association and serve on their Woman of the Land Committee. I am a Member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, & The Williamson County Board of Realtors. I have been awarded The 5-Star Real Estate Agent 2012*2013*2014*2015*2016*2018 by Texas Monthly Magazine based on "Excellence in Customer Service" representing Buyers! I’m currently licensed under Keller Williams Realty - Georgetown. I look forward to working with you soon.

Lani Rust

Lani Rust

President Elect

Clark Real Estate Group
1359 W South Loop Ste D
Stephenville, Tx 76401

Lani Rust grew up in the small town of McGregor, Tx just outside of Waco. Her family farmed and raised cattle on their family farm just outside of town. Lani developed a love for horses at a young age and began competing in horse shows, barrel races and rodeos. She continued rodeoing through high school and college. Lani graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness. While at A&M she was actively involved in the Texas Aggie Rodeo Club which helped organize the annual All-Aggie Rodeo, as well as the college rodeo it hosted each year.

After graduating from Texas A&M, Lani moved to Stephenville, Texas with her husband and his family, which are heavily involved in the cutting horse industry.

Being involved in rodeo and the agricultural community helped instill a strong work ethic and moral code which helps Lani succeed in helping her clients with their real estate needs. To Lani, a great day at the office includes getting to spend time with clients and drive across a beautiful piece of land.

Lani still enjoys running barrels or showing cutting horses. Her other interests include playing basketball, snow skiing and watching her kids play sports. She and her family are actively involved with their church among other groups in the community. Lani lives just outside of Stephenville with her husband and their two girls which attend Stephenville ISD.

Wendy Johnson, ALC

Wendy Johnson, ALC

Secretary

Wendy Johnson brings a broad range of experience in Farm and Ranch, Agricultural Land, Land Development, Recreational, Hunting and Iconic Properties in Texas. She implements strategic and tactical marketing and sales campaigns. Leveraging her Broker’s license and Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation through Realtors® Land Institute, “The Voice Of Land”, and past Paralegal of 15 years, her knowledge and expertise of the marketplace along with a comprehensive network of professionals, ensures that each transaction is well represented.

Founder of United Country Texas Landmark Properties she has grown company’s sales 250% year after year.

She owned/managed a profitable Equestrian Facility in Illinois, f/k/a Oak Knolls Stables, where she trained, and competed with her horses on the World and National level, inspiring other equestrian enthusiasts until she relocated to the Lone Star State.

She lives the lifestyle she represents.

Megan Turnipseed

Megan Turnipseed

Treasurer

Biography:

Hailing from Plano, Texas – just north of Dallas – Megan graduated from college in 2008 with her Bachelor’s in business and quickly after obtained her real estate license. After years of helping home buyers and renters, she branched out to land sales. Equipped with her Brokers license she now leads her own team at Turnipseed Real Estate Group with Keller Williams. The team specializes in land sales, farm and ranch properties, typical residential sales in Williamson, Travis and Burnet counties, and development/commercial endeavors. Megan’s commitment to clients align perfectly with Turnipseed Real Estate Groups own passion to be your one stop real estate resource.

Experience:

Broker Associate
Licensed Obtained in 2016

REALTOR
Obtained in Aug. 2008

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Business
Southwestern University | May 2008
GPS: 4.0

Leadership/Awards:

• Keller Williams ALC - Agent Council Member for 3+ years
• Current Committee Chair for Career Development with KW Georgetown
• Past Committee Chair for Technology with KW Georgetown
• 8 Time BOLD Graduate
• GREEN designation, Texas Affordable Housing Specialist, Home Staging Specialist
• Currently awaiting approval for TREC approved course "Farm & Ranch Overview for Residential Realtors"
• TREC Approved Trainor
• Educator / Instructor within office & Market Center for new & growing agents
• Platinum Top 50 Finalist 2017
• #2 in office GCI, Units & Volume for Teams in 2017

Catherine Cole, ALC

Catherine Cole, ALC

Past President and Director

Cathy Cole’s clients benefit from over twenty seven years of experience buying and selling private residences and some of the region’s most spectacular farms and ranches. During that time, she has amassed a record of success that includes over 100 Top Producer titles, and the South Central Board of REALTORS® recognized Cathy as their first two-time “REALTOR® of the Year 1997 & 2005.” In 2013 and 2014 she was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Realtor and Heritage Texas Country Properties was awarded the same award for Best Real Estate Company in the south central region. Again this year Best Real Estate Company for 2018. She is owner of Heritage Texas Country Properties and knows that being a graduate and a trainer of Texas Realtors Leadership Program is being put to full use now more than ever.

Born in Chicago, IL and after growing up in Pasadena, CA she lived in Southern California, London, Italy, Africa, the Middle East and Houston, Cathy settled with her family in Brenham over thirty years ago. She understands the needs of clients who want to purchase a property on the other side of the Brazos River and those who are relocating to the other side of an ocean.

Energetic and enterprising, Cathy provides personalized service for buyers and sellers and finds the right property for each client. Her job is only complete when the buyer or seller is satisfied. Cathy treasures each client, but she is especially proud of the dozens of individuals and families who have trusted her to manage their real estate transactions multiple times.

Her dedication to the “country life” and work for clients buying and selling amazing rural properties earned her the honor of serving Immediate Past President of the Texas Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute, currently Director of the Realtors Land Institute, National Board, the most trusted, accomplished and highest performing land experts across the state. She is also a founding member and past Director of the Texas Land Brokers Network, an organization dedicated to networking and education of land professionals.

Cathy has also been a member of Political Involvement Committee for the Texas Association of Realtors for five year and serves on the Land Use Committee. Cathy’s own colleagues recognize and respect her dedication to both her personal and professional integrity, which was why she was asked to serve on the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ Professional Standards Committee for eight years. She has served on several other committees as well. Currently Cathy serves on the Texas Association of Realtors Nominating Committee and is a Government Affairs representative.

A dedicated mother and grandmother, Cathy believes that strong communities begin at home. Cathy volunteers countless hours to charities to help ensure that Washington County and surrounding areas are better places to live and work. Cathy says the best advice she ever received was to “be honest and love my work”. Past Director of Washington County Chamber of Commerce and has served on several task forces. Member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Brenham Country Club Ladies Association and Board.

Known as the “Dirt Girl”, “Come home to your heritage” is Cathy’s belief and extends to her clients, peers and family. The four “F.s” are a standby for her: Faith, Family, Friends and Fun…” These now are extended to the “nine F’s” with the addition of: Focus, Fortitude, Freedom, Forgiveness, and Future…

BG Pierce, ALC

BG Pierce, ALC

Director
Kasey Mock

Kasey Mock

Director

KW Land & The Mock Ranches Group

Kasey Mock has served as the Director of KW Farm & Ranch & Land since its inception in 2014, leading the company from startup to now being one of the fastest growing, networks of land specialists in the country. He founded The Mock Ranches Group in 2014, and in 2017 Kasey was awarded the National Rising Star Award from the Realtors Land Institute. In 2018 Kasey was named the National Recreational Land Broker of the Year by RLI & Land Report’s APEX Awards, and was recognized as an Apex Top Producer in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Kasey is a Co-Founder of the Land Broker CO-OP, and is a Business Productivity Coach with MAPS Coaching. Kasey holds a Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University. He lives on a small ranch in Driftwood, TX with his wife, Elizabeth and their two children, Maddox and Caroline.

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Robbi Flack

Robbi Flack

Director

Robbi Flack graduated from Texas Christian University in May of 2018 with a business degree in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. She has experience working in real estate throughout her college career, providing an excellent foundation for her entrance into the industry. Robbi’s experience with management and marketing gives her an advantage beyond her years. In 2 years as a full time real estate agent, she has alone sold several thousand acres in the East Texas region, in excess of $16M, and assisted on other HLP sales. She has a proficient knowledge of the East Texas real estate market, and is well versed to assist both buyers and sellers.

Chip Bubela

Chip Bubela

Director

Chip Bubela brings deep Texas roots, a lifetime spent around ranches, a love of the land, and experience in land and investment properties to his position at Bubela & Associates, Inc. Bubela began his career as a real estate agent in 2007 focusing on residential real estate in Austin. In 2010 Chip expanded into the rural market and opened Bubela & Associates, Inc. in Schulenburg. Bubela & Associates, Inc. has become a regional firm with offices in Austin, Schulenburg, Flatonia, and Hallettsville. He personally oversees all transactions associated with the business and mentors his team of licensed real estate agents. Chip is an Accredited Land Consultant helping individuals and families build wealth through investing in real estate. Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) aren’t just land sales professionals, they are the most prestigious, the most experienced, and the highest performing land sales experts in their area. ALC agents like Chip can help novice and seasoned real estate investors build investment portfolios, self-directed IRAs, 1031 exchanges, and much more.

Jessica Rumbaugh

Jessica Rumbaugh

Director

Jessica Rumbaugh is a licensed real estate broker and owner of Texas Land and Home Real Estate, which focuses on Rural Residential Properties, Equestrian, Farm and Ranch, as well as Hunting and Recreational property. She founded the company alongside her husband Ben, who is also a Realtor as well as a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.

As a 4th Generation farmer and rancher, Jessica carries a lifetime of agriculture experience and expertise. Raised in the small South Texas farming community of El Campo, TX, she developed a passion for showing horses competitively and has won major titles at the Houston Livestock Show, Fort Worth Livestock Show and over 50 World Championship Titles, including 2 AQHA World Championships in Versatility Ranch Horse Competitions. Jessica’s father owned and managed a trophy whitetail hunting operation in Mexico for many years, and she assisted with multiple aspects of marketing and client logistics for many years. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009, and became a licensed Realtor in 2014. Jessica currently holds NAR designations as an Accredited Buyer Representative, Pricing Strategy Advisor, and e-PRO and is putting the finishing touches on her Accredited Land Consultant application for submission.

Passionate about serving and giving back, Jessica volunteers to serve in her community as much as she is able, having the honor of several years of teaching children’s religious education classes at her church. In the real estate community, she currently serves on RLI’s Future Leaders Committee and is also on the 2022 Texas Realtors Young Professionals Network Committee. She was also honored with the 2021 Texas Realtors – Realtors to Watch Award.

Jessica also feels strongly about protecting and advocating for the agricultural industry, and follows in her grandfather’s footsteps, serving on a number of agricultural committees and boards at the local, state and national level as well. She currently serves as a board member on the Travis County Farm Bureau board, having previously served for a few years on the board for Wharton County Farm Bureau. In 2019-2020, she was appointed to serve a two year term for Texas Farm Bureau on their state Young Farmer and Rancher Advisory Committee. Jessica is also a member of American Farm Bureau’s Grassroots Outreach Team which works to advocate for agriculture through promoting ag education and positive legislation for the ag industry. In 2020, she was awarded the Texas Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture award and went on to finish in the Top 10 at the American Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Ag national competition. With a love of the land and all things agriculture, Jessica is honored to serve on the Texas RLI Board of Directors.

Renee Harvey, ALC

Renee Harvey, ALC

2021 National RLI President

Renee Harvey has been a licensed broker for over 35 years with offices currently in Northeast Texas. She is the owner and broker of Century 21 Harvey Properties, with three locations, sponsoring 27 broker associates and agents. Harvey Properties holds the Farm and Ranch, Commercial Investment Network, and Fine Homes and Estates designations from Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Her agency has attained the prestigious Centurion Award for sales production from Century 21 Real Estate Corporation for several years. Renee is a founding member of the Land Broker Coop. She is also licensed in Oklahoma and Colorado and has served in various capacities on local and state boards that help to define our industry.

Service to Realtor Land Institute

• 2021 National RLI President
• 2020 RLI President Elect
• 2020 RLI Business Policy Issues Committee Member for NAR
• 2017 RLI Business Policy Issues Committee Member for NAR
• 2011 – 2015 and 2017 RLI Board Member
• 2016 RLI Branding Task Force Member
• 2016 RLI New Logo Task Force Member
• 2015 RLI Governmental Affairs Vice Chair
• 2013 – 2014 and 2017 RLI Education Committee Chair
• 2012 RLI Education Committee Member
• 2010-2011 RLI Texas Chapter President
• 2010 National Land Conference Planning Committee Member

Renee currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, Paris Junior College Foundation Trustee, and Chairman of the Board of Paris Regional Medical Center. She has served her community as Past President of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman of the Lamar County United Way, Past President of the Children Advocacy Center, Past President of the Paris Board of Realtors.

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