Marc Ruyak , Owner, Broker (218) 838-1862

Marc grew up in the Remer/ Longville area, and graduated from Northland High School in 1986. After graduating, Marc attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After 4 years of training and schooling, he graduated and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Air Defense, which included tours across the United States, as well as serving in the Gulf War.

After leaving the US Army, Marc worked for Michelin North America for 14 years, in several locations across the US and Canada. In 2006, Marc decided to return to his home town. He purchased a local excavating business, which he still owns and operates today. In 2015, Marc purchased Thunder Lake Realty, and is now the Owner/Broker.

Marc and his wife Kerry, have two children together. He and his family enjoy everything that our area has to offer. From maple syrup and wild rice harvesting, hunting and fishing, to camping and hiking, they enjoy it all. The family also has a passion for serving the community with integrity, honesty, and dedication.

Kerry Ruyak joined Thunder Lake Realty as a Realtor in May of 2016. Kerry was born and raised in Anoka, MN, but spent many weekends and summers coming to the north woods to spend time with her grand parents in Longville, MN. She spent 7.5 years active duty in the U.S. Navy being stationed in Alaska and Hawaii. After her time serving our country, she returned home and went back to school while working weekends in Longville. Kerry's family all lives in the area, so this was a great place for her to settle with her husband Marc and her their two little girls. Kerry is a registered nurse who loves to meet and work with new people. She is a caring person who enjoys the great outdoors, loves gardening, cooking and spending time with family.

Barbara Bertrand , Associate Broker/GRI (218) 244-3693

Barbara Bertrand has combined her 12 plus years of corporate business experience with 25+ years of negotiating real estate sales as a basis to serve you in all aspects of your real estate transactions. Barb has "farmed" the Thunder Lake Area specifically for 23 years, listing and selling more real estate in that area than any other real estate broker. It is critical that you are represented by a broker who knows the woods and water surrounding Thunder Area, as you already know how special that particular area is. "Living the Dream 24-7-365" in Northern Minnesota, Barb enjoys fishing, hunting, golf, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, as well as a little rock ‘n roll once in awhile!

Scarlet joined the Thunder Lake Realty team in January of 2016, and is currently an agent. Having been raised in the Federal Dam/Longville area, she knows the people, lifestyle, and the area well. She graduated from Northland High School in 2005, and had moved to the East Coast where she worked for Aflac Insurance for several years.

In 2011, Scarlet and her husband Bryan moved back to the area. They have 3 amazing children together, and enjoy traveling, snorkeling, camping, fishing of all kinds, hunting, bonfires, and raising their kids.

Scarlet is dedicated and passionate about working with and coaching the youth of the community. She coaches junior varsity volleyball for Northland, has been involved in both the Junior Olympic program through Central Lakes College and the Northland Elementary volleyball program.

"I love to help people, and I love to listen, and I enjoy a challenge!" So if you're thinking about starting a new chapter in your life, whether you're thinking of buying, selling, or wanting to know what's next, give Scarlet a call! She's ready to get to work for you.

Shem is a 18 year veteran teacher at Northland Community Schools where he is also the head coach for the track team.  He has been a volunteer EMT with the local Remer Area Ambulance Service for 9+ years.  Shem is also very active in the community by serving in the Northland Remer Lions club, Northland Booster Club and is on the Remer City Council.  Shem is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War serving in the United States Marine Corps and is a member of the Post 772 VFW.  Being a part of this community is something Shem has always enjoyed and raising his family here has been very rewarding.  He and his wife Mary, have 2 children, Hannah 20 & Lucas 16.  Shem is very dedicated, enthusiastic and eager to work with buyers and sellers in the northland area whether it's for a home/lake cabin, land, business or whatever you are looking for. 

Mary Daugherty , Administrative Assistant (218) 566-3100

Mary's lived in the Remer area for 17 years along with her husband, Shem who is a teacher at Northland Community Schools and their 2 children, Hannah who is a college graduate and Lucas who is a junior at Northland Community Schools. Being married to an educator, the small class sizes for Mary's kids is very important and beneficial. She considers herself to be an outgoing person and has always enjoyed getting to know people here and learning about Remer's history. She loves living in this great small town being transplanted from Bemidji.  The community was and still is very welcoming and there is always something going on.  She is excited to be joining the Thunder Lake Realty team and looks forward to meeting you!