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James moved to the Flathead Valley in 2012 after completing a business finance degree at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. He developed insurance products and systems for a well-respected global insurance broker before entering commercial development and real estate. Being actively involved in and owning several small businesses has been his greatest education. James connects growing companies with new spaces, investors with long term cash flow solutions, and real estate buyers with sellers. Creating value to each connection and finding opportunities where others are not looking is what sets him apart.
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Katie van Kempen
In 2016, Katie and her family moved to Kalispell from northeastern Washington after visiting friends here and falling in love with the area. She has a well-rounded familiarity with the real estate industry, having worked for many years as an administrative assistant in title and escrow, residential real estate, and real estate appraisals. Katie's real estate experience led her to Bridgewater in 2018 where she continues to expand her knowledge with the commercial side of real estate and the personal goal of obtaining a real estate license in the near future. When not working, she enjoy Montana’s great outdoors with her husband and two boys, who are avid hunters and fishermen.
We recently hired Nigel for his extensive P.R. experience and cheerful disposition. Nigel gave up a lucrative career as an Ewok in the Star Wars series in order to spend as much time at Bridgewater as possible. Nigel enjoys his position as the official greeter to all who visit our office, and also enjoys one-on-one interactions with his food dish. When he is not greeting customers or napping, Nigel also serves as head of security. Nigel’s presence is in high demand, but he only schedules in-office appointments.