Meet the Team

June 2013 croppedDustin Heggem

Dustin Heggem, Co-Owner, is Acuity Group's Primary Broker and is responsible for overseeing the staff and real estate agents at Acuity Group, as well as day to day company management.  Dustin has a strong Business Management background and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Mankato State University.

Dustin is the lead Listing Agent at Acuity Group and possesses all of the traits required to be an outstanding Realtor!  He is a go getter and is knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate transactions.  He is up to date on local market conditions and community trends, is well known within the community, and highly respected among fellow agents.  Dustin works hard for his clients, pays attention to details, and is a tenacious contract negotiator - he gets the job done!  Check out the testimonials from his very satisfied customers!

Dustin also has extensive experience in real estate development, new construction, remodeling and project management.  He is uniquely qualified to work as his client’s best advocate whether they are selling, buying, renting or building new.  His experience, skills and knowledge are valuable assets in the Property Management field when it comes to trouble-shooting issues and home repairs; saving the owners both expense and stress.  As a landlord of his own rental property, Dustin knows firsthand the inherent challenges of renting a property and maintaining good tenancy.

Dustin and his wife live in Rogers, MN, where they are raising their two children and are actively involved in the community. As an avid outdoorsman, Dustin likes to spend his free time, hunting, fishing and working on his never ending “cabin project” in Remer, MN.

Dustin would love to hear from you and can be reached via his cell phone: (612)242-1653 or email Dustin@ACGProperty.com.

head shot steph 2014Stephanie Danielson

Stephanie is Co-Owner of Acuity Group and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. Stephanie's responsibilities include; company policy development, customer and community relations, and short sale negotiations.  Additionally, Stephanie developed and oversees Acuity Group’s broad based print and online marketing strategies that promote Acuity Group’s properties for sale and rent.

Stephanie specializes in and performs all short sale negotiations for Acuity Group. Since 2010, she has successfully negotiated over 60 short sales and takes great pride and satisfaction knowing she has helped dozens of families avoid foreclosure.

Stephanie began her real estate career in 1998 and has completed hundreds of real estate transactions spanning all price ranges and property types. She is keenly aware of what it takes to excel in the real estate industry.

Stephanie is an experienced contract negotiator and possesses a solid knowledge base of the real estate process from start to close.   In fact, in 2005, with the help of her team at Danielson Professional Group, she earned the award as #1 Minnesota Real Estate Agent for Coldwell Banker affiliate offices.

Stephanie and her husband, Kevin Huggins, are empty nesters and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren whenever possible. Stephanie also enjoys entertaining, reading, nature walks, beach time, and going to the drag racing track with Kevin, who races his 67 Nova as often as possible!

Stephanie can be reached via her cell phone (612)242-8747 or email Stephanie@ACGProperty.com.

Sara Hill

Sara Hill has been in the Real Estate industry since 1998. Starting as a Realtor’s Assistant, she attained a firm knowledge of the real estate business from the ground up. This has guided her through the years and continues to be the foundation of her real estate expertise.

Sara joined Acuity Group in 2010 and began working in property management in 2011. She manages the real estate office and handles all accounting for the rental business. Property management presents new and interesting challenges each day and she loves the fulfillment it provides. Marketing, client relations, and keeping a real estate office current are all a part of her daily routine.

She is a graduate from the College of St Benedict with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and departmental distinction for her research work. Married in 1987, she raised her two children before re-entering the workforce in 1998. Currently, she and her husband enjoy living on their hobby farm in Ramsey, skiing in the winters, spending time at their cabin in the summers, morning jogs with her dogs and evening walks together.

Kelly Henchen

Kelly Henchen is a licensed Realtor and Property Manager who brings valuable experience and knowledge to Acuity. Since joining the company in 2011, Kelly has been in the real estate market every day and has attained a comprehensive knowledge of our local market. She owns her own rental property, providing her the first-hand experience of being a landlord. Additionally, Kelly worked for years in government housing which laid the strong foundation for her work in the private sector. As a Realtor, Kelly is acutely aware of current Real Estate and Rental Industry market conditions.

As much as she enjoys the rental aspect of Real Estate, Kelly loves working with buyers! She has helped many clients find wonderful homes and most enjoys this aspect of being a licensed Realtor. Finding that “perfect fit” home for her clients, negotiating the purchase agreement, and coordinating the smooth closing utilize her talents and result in highly satisfied clients.

Having grown up in Zimmerman and now living in Elk River, this is the area Kelly calls home. She and her husband, Michael, have found it to be a wonderful place to raise their sons, Trent and Bryce. When not at work, Kelly loves to travel, 4-wheel and summer camp, and take evening walks with their 2 Labs, Bailey and Hunter.

Kelly can be reached directly by email, Kelly@ACGProperty.com , or 763-633-3535

Nick Zerwas

Nick Zerwas is a licensed Realtor who also serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 30A. Nick grew up in Elk River, has deep roots in his community, and truly cares about the people who live here.  Nick feels as though he knows nearly everyone in town (and probably does)!

Nick enjoys all aspects of real estate. Whether working with a first time buyer, seasoned seller-buyer, or property investor, his focus is on meeting the needs of each individual client.

Through his political experience, Nick has learned the art of negotiation as well as the ability to deal with diverse groups of people.  He is committed to treating every client like family with the goal of earning their trust, confidence and business for life!

He, his wife Bette, and their son Jackson are proud to call Elk River home. When Nick isn't at the Capitol or working with real estate clients, he loves spending time with his family.

Contact Nick directly by email, Nicholas.Zerwas@gmail.com , or phone at (763)438-4558.  He’d love to hear from you!

Annie Deckert

Annie Deckert is a licensed Realtor who also owns Decklan Group, a Minnesota based economic development consulting firm.  Annie has over a decade of experience working directly with businesses from a site selection, economic development, planning and marketing capacity.  She has a diverse public and private work history giving her an incredibly valuable knowledge base.

Annie has both the technical and soft skills necessary to deliver results in the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate market.

Through her experience, Annie has formed relationships with developers, investors, builders and business owners across the State of Minnesota and beyond.  Her success is directly related to the trust and relationships she builds with her clients.

Annie, her fiancé Tim and two children Brooklyn and Gavin, are proud to call Elk River home.  When Annie's not devoting her time to her clients, she enjoys running, yoga and spending time with her family and yellow Labrador, Gravy.

Annie can be reached by calling her cell:  763-568-9498 or email:  Annie@ACGProperty.com

Cliff Rowe

Cliff Rowe became a licensed Realtor in 1980 while living in Duluth, MN and working for an HVAC company. At that time, he bought two properties for rental investment and that experience launched his real estate career.

In 1989, Cliff bought his farm in Nowthen, MN and married his wife, Amy. Here they raised their four children and built their business. Cliff continues to work in real estate, purchase investment properties, and run Berry Hill HVAC. Due to Cliff’s strong construction and mechanical background, he has been able to help many investor buyers make informed decisions when purchasing rental or resale properties. He is extremely valuable to buyers looking for a “fixer-upper”, as he lends his expertise to the cost of necessary repairs and/or improvements.

At Berry Hill Farm, Cliff and his family take pride in working together raising strawberries and pumpkins. With Amy and their children, they have made a wonderful place for people to come and pick berries in the summer and pumpkins in the fall, while enjoying a day full of activities on the farm. They also have a barn available for weddings and parties throughout the year!

Cliff is most proud of his family, who will soon all be moved out, leaving the couple as empty nesters. Our guess, though, is that their farm will always be a wonderful place they share with family and friends.

Please contact Cliff by calling, (763)286-9133, or emailing Cliff@ACGProperty.com.

Lynne Sampson

Lynne joins Acuity Group with 20 years of mortgage experience.  Starting as a part-time Receptionist while in high school, Lynne worked her way up to her last position as Operations Manager.  She enjoyed meeting new clients, collecting and organizing documents, thinking outside the box for unique borrowers or properties, and teaching others what she had learned.

In 2006, Lynne’s husband received a promotion which relocated their family from Utah to Elk River.  She gave up her career in the mortgage industry and became a stay at home mom for the next 10 years.  She loved being able to take her children to and from school, volunteer in and out of the classroom, attend school programs and be “on call” for whatever the days would bring.  As her children are now older and more independent, Lynne decided it was time to return to the work force.  She is excited about her position as Leasing Assistant, meeting new people, and being challenged in the rental and real estate industry.

Lynne and her husband, Mike, married in 2000, have two sons and a daughter, and are proud to call Elk River their home.  Lynne enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and yellow lab named Dakotah. When not at work, Lynne loves to read, travel and make people smile!

 

Kristi Stilwell

Kristi has lived in the NW Metro area the majority of her life and currently resides in St Francis with her husband and their two children.

She started her business career with Copper Sales in 1988 as a receptionist, moved into the billing/computer department and then proceeded to their purchasing/inventory division. After leaving Copper Sales, she held various office and administrative positions, which allowed her to learn all aspects of business relations.

Kristi has known and worked with Stephanie Danielson since 2002 performing receptionist and administrative tasks, marketing duties, website management and bookkeeping. Kristi is a loyal and talented team player who is always up to the task at hand.