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Our Leadership

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Janine Ward

Janine has been a broker for almost 20 years, starting in Portland and later in Bend. She's taken her passion for helping Buyers and Sellers, to coaching the brokers at Keller Williams as the Brokerage Team Leader/CEO. Having been with Keller Williams for over 14 years, she knows the value of KW from all different levels and makes a great spokesperson and coach for the brokerage.

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Lorraine Abney

With 25 years experience, Lorraine brings a wealth of knowledge to all of our agents. Her #1 focus is working with our brokers so they are operating at the highest level for their clients. After working with other brokerages from bookkeeping to office manager, she has found herself at home with Keller Williams in Central Oregon as our Principal Broker. 

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Bruce Hardie

As our Operating Principal, Bruce sets and directs the vision of our Central Oregon brokerage. He began his real estate career in Spokane, WA in 1994. Today, Bruce follows his passion of teaching and developing other Brokers’ businesses as the of Regional Director for the Keller Williams Northwest Region with 37 offices and over 7,400 Associates and is part of the Keller Williams International Faculty.

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Barbara Barany

Barbara has been practicing real estate for almost 11 years, and joined Keller Williams in 2019. After seeing substantial growth in her business with the KW systems and models, she expanded her practice to teaching others and helping them grow their businesses. Being a Productivity Coach has been the perfect fit for Barbara and taken her to a new level both professionally and personally, following her passion for teaching.

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Jess Fernandez

Jess decided to make the transition to real estate and join Keller Williams Realty of Central Oregon after a decade in the nonprofit world where she gained skills specializing in CRM management, event planning, social media, and design. She is excited to take her love for helping others to assist our agents to grow their business.

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Nina Farstad

Nina embraced a new role as the Keller Williams Market Center Administrator while continuing her practice in real estate. Her transition to this pivotal position is a testament to her leadership skills and comprehensive knowledge of the real estate market. Balancing her administrative duties with her ongoing real estate practice, Nina remains dedicated to her clients' needs. Her commitment to both her career and cherished family time underscores her balanced approach to life and work in the beautiful Oregon landscape.

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