Our 2024 Board of Directors

Jamie McManis,  President

Jamie is the managing Broker/Owner of Liberty Realty in Corning, Iowa. She has been involved in real estate since 2016 and has completed the NAR Commitment to Excellence course and earned the C2EX endorsement as well as the PSA certification. Jamie is committed to being involved at our local and state level including serving on committees at the state level.
Jamie and her husband, Jason, reside in Corning.  They have 6 children and recently gained a daughter in-law in the summer of 2023!  The couple also own and manage EDGE Ag Solutions, a precision agriculture business in Corning. Together they are committed to helping others grow and succeed and enjoy being a piece of the puzzle that helps others achieve their goals – whether that is through buying or selling a property or improving a producer’s performance.
Outside of real estate, Jamie is very active in her community.  She is the recent past-president of the Adams Community Chamber of Commerce, Adams Community Economic Development Corp (ACEDC) Board Member, Corning Rotary Executive Board Member, VACC Youth Ministry Leader, and volunteers on many other local boards in the community.  Jamie’s favorite thing that she does and the position she is most thankful for is being able to homeschool her four youngest children!  In her personal time, Jamie enjoys attending church, traveling, and spending time with her family.  She’s an avid reader and has been known to play a prank or two!  Jamie describes her life as a sum of “The Four F’s” – Faith, Family, Future, Fun!  She tries to keep her efforts balanced and focused in those areas; and in doing so, feels she has been very blessed!

Randy Ouren, President-Elect

Randy Ouren, who grew up in Harlan, Iowa, spent his first 10 years after college working in mortgage lending, banking, and some real estate sales in various SW Iowa towns. He has been owner-broker of Ouren Real Estate, started in 1954 by his father, since 1988 and is a GRI/CRS. He has seen much change in real estate practice going from one page to 8 page offers, listings on one side of a 3×5 card to 5 pages, from typewriters, single page copiers, and fax machines to the internet, email, and texting. He wonders what is next. 

Lyndsey Lamb, Secretary/Treasurer

Lyndsey grew up in rural southwest Iowa where she learned that hard work pays off. “You learn to respect animals as they provide a food source and sometimes they are your best friend or even your county fair project. You learn to drive at a young age and I’m not talking about automatic transmissions! You roll up those sleeves, get dirty, and get going – it’s the only way jobs will get done.”

Lyndsey graduated from Griswold High School and attended Iowa Western Community College and graduated with an Associates of Applied Sciences in Management & Supervision in 2004. She then furthered her education at Bellevue University with a Bachelors of Science in Management in 2008.

Lyndsey received her Iowa Real Estate License in 2011, and Florida license in 2020, and is working on her Nebraska license for 2023. Lyndsey lived and worked in the Atlantic until 2014 when she relocated to the Des Moines area. “I strive to be the best full-service REALTOR by building a reputation of choosing the ethical way by my commitment to honesty and integrity for my clients.” She is a member of 3 MLS; West Central Iowa – Des Moines Area – and Englewood Area Board of REALTORS®. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, scuba diving, live music, traveling and trying new restaurants.

Carrie Riesberg, Director

Carrie is the Broker/Owner of Riesberg Realty in Carroll, IA.  She graduated from Iowa State University and had the opportunity to live in several areas throughout the world.  Some of her work experiences include: building houses in the Costa del Sol area of Spain, sales and marketing in northern England, and sales and recruitment in Dallas TX. .  After several years of world travel and international work experience, she has gained a new appreciation for where a person wants to call home.

Carrie moved to Carroll Iowa in 2007 and is proud of her community.  She is extremely active in her community and has volunteered and led several local events.  She has a deep passion for her faith and also leads several events at her local church.  Carrie and her husband Jay, together have three children.  They are licensed foster parents and usually have several additional children in their home throughout the year.  Carrie believes that hard work, dedication and compassion are key to a successful Real estate career.  She believes that going above and beyond for her clients is an expectation not a goal.

Melissa Ihnen, Director

Melissa Ihnen has been involved in the real estate business since 1988 when she started as the office manager for Meyer & Gross Real Estate Company. Now the managing Broker/Owner of that same company, she has experience in all aspects of the business. She holds the CRS, GRI, CNE and e-PRO designations, earned the C2EX endorsement, and is a past President of the WCIRBOR. 

She and her husband are life-long residents of Cass County and live on their century farm. She’s been involved with Boy Scouts for 23 years and is the proud mom of two Eagle Scouts, is active in her community, is past President of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce and currently sits on that board, serves on the Cass County Board of Adjustments and the Cass County Planning & Zoning Commission, and is a member of First Lutheran Church. In her spare time she enjoys flower gardening, bowling, a little traveling and time spent with family and friends. 

“Real estate poses many challenges but offers many more rewards, and I’m excited to be a REALTOR®!” 

Dee Dino, Director

Dee Dino joined Rubey Realty in Red Oak, Iowa in 2019.  She lives in Clarinda, Iowa with her significant other Jeremy Baumli. Dee has one grown daughter who is married and resides in Texas.

Dee has a rich history in education, small business, and ranching, although Real Estate is really her passion. She has lived in Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Texas, Missouri and now Iowa. She graduated from Texas A&M in 1993 and earned a master’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 2010. She prefers small town living and serving others.

Michelle Crill, Director

Michelle is native to Southwest Iowa; however, she spent many years in the commercial furniture industry traveling nationally. Being a leader in the commercial furniture industry for over 20 years gave Michelle the leadership and sales experience to set the stage for her next phase in life.   In 2020, Michelle decided it was time to start a new adventure in Real Estate. This enabled Michelle to partner with Todd Crill Auctions and still utilize her sales and management experience. This partnership gives local clients a single source of contact to streamline all of their needs.   In 2022, Crill Real Estate was established, located in Creston, IA,  Being part of the local community is important to Michelle.  She is now on the Board of Directors of the Creston Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Afton Community Club.  Michelle also manages twenty four 55+ apartments in Afton, IA. 

Michelle and her husband, Tood, have two daughters, Casey Jones and Taylor Decker, both living in Iowa. The latest addition to the family is their granddaughter, Parker.  When she has a free minute, which doesn’t happen often, you will always find Michelle enjoying the life of a “Nana”. 

Kiki Scarberry, Director

As a dedicated Director on the West Central Board of Directors, Kiki Scarberry brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the real estate industry. Her journey in real estate, marked by a successful tenure as the owner and broker of Our Town Realty, has been defined by her passion for community development and her expertise in the property market of southwest Iowa. Kiki’s insights and leadership skills are instrumental in shaping the strategic direction of the board, ensuring that it continues to serve the evolving needs of the real estate community.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kiki is a well-known figure in her community, actively participating in various local organizations and initiatives. Her roles as a city council member and a participant in several community boards reflect her dedication to fostering growth and development in the region. Kiki’s approach to leadership is characterized by her commitment to open dialogue, collaboration, and a deep-seated belief in the power of community engagement in driving positive change.


Kirstie Thomas, Director

Originally from Clarinda, IA. Kirstie Thomas has been a licensed Realtor in Iowa and Nebraska for 2.5 years. Her dad, Chuck Thomas (who is the Broker of Thomas Realty) has been in Real Estate her whole life, so when it came time to become a Realtor, Kirstie had a wealth of knowledge and support behind her.

She has managed to build strong relationships in the southwest Iowa community and proudly serves her hometown area for real estate needs. 

Kirstie has the ambition and drive to ensure her clients success on every transaction. She also works hard to maintain a kind and professional rapport with other agents. Most recently, Kirstie was voted the fast growing agent out of 1 million other agents on the Homesnap Platform. 

In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, friends, and traveling! She also has a small Pomeranian named Brody who usually accompanies her on her travels.

Kirstie hopes to join the board of directors with goals of making a positive and meaningful impact in her position. And plans to bring a lot of new and great ideas that she is looking forward to sharing! 

Dave Wiges, Director

Dave & his wife Carol have three children and raised several foster kids that are grown and have families of their own, but still refer to them as mom and dad, and come “home” for holidays, etc., and celebrate life events together. They have a daughter at home that they adopted as an infant. She is a Junior in high school and keeps them on the go with her sports and activities. They also have 3 grandchildren that keep them on their toes. As an avid Iowa State fan, they spend a lot of time traveling to football and basketball games,  rarely missing a football game and have been season ticket holders for more than 20 years. 

Dave has lived in Denison for approximately 30 years, 20 of which he spent in the automotive business, as a used car manager, general manager, and dealership owner.  He spent approximately 8 years as a marketing consultant for Berkshire Hathaway Media, managing the web and print advertising accounts of approximately 80 active clients. During that time, he was frequently asked to consider getting involved in real estate, and in the spring of 2019 made the commitment to become a real estate agent, and quickly found it to be a perfect fit for him. “I truly enjoy working with buyers and sellers to help them achieve their real estate goals, and take it very personal, treating clients like I would want to be treated. I take pride in being able to tell my clients that I am available from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. to accommodate their busy schedules”.

Dave previously served on the Board of Directors for The Crawford County Chamber and Deployment Council, and is currently an officer on the Board of Directors for the WESCO Foundation in Denison.