A 4th generation Montanan, born in Bozeman, educated in Central Montana, and a 1982 Montana State graduate. Married to Sheri for 26 years, two children attending college and one in high school. Involved with family operation in production agriculture; dry land grain/hay, irrigated crops, and commercial beef cattle since 1980. Experience in Ag leases, land auctions/sales and 1031's. Have served on various local and state boards. Active volunteer with community efforts. enjoy outdoor activities and Montana's many scenic opportunities. Sales Associate since January 2009.
Born and raised in Petroleum County. 1985 graduate of Winnett High School. Earned a Clerical Office Certificate from the Vocational Technical Center in Billings. Married for 24 years and been a part of the Kiehl family ranch for 23. Very active on the ranch which is primarily cattle and sheep. Raise our own feed on the irrigated portion of our ranch. Have a successful outfitting business (Flat Willow Creek Outfitters) that we pride ourselves in game management. Our daughter Cassie is currently pursuing a dental hygienist degree and our son Preston is enrolled at MSU Bozeman in the Pre-Vet program. I have been involved in Real Estate since 1999. Love being outdoors and enjoy the great Montana skies.
Besides conducting auctions with United Country Shobe Auction & Realty, Kyle also sells cattle on a regular basis at several livestock markets in Montana, includeing Lewistown Livestock Auction. In 2010, he won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship at the Oklahoma National Stockyards in Oklahoma City. He is also a PRCA rodeo announcer, working key rodeo events such as Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming. His country music band, "Kyle Shobe & the Walk 'Em Boys" is popular around Montana and the surrounding states, playing at fairs, fundraisers, weddings and community events. Kyle provides complete auction services for purebred livestock auctions, and through Shobe Auction & Realty, he assists with auctions ranging from farm & ranch equipment sales to western art and real estate auctions. In addition to working as an auctioneer in the field, Kyle shares his auction knowledge and expertise of the business as an instructor at Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana. Kyle is a former President of the Montana Auctioneers Association and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, National & Montana Associations of Realtors, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Livestock Marketing Association, Montana Angus Association, Montana Red Angus Association and the Montana Stock Growers Association. Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wyoming. He and his wife Jodie have 4 children. www.KyleShobe.com
Raised on a cattle ranch in SE Montana, Dave graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Agricultural Education. After a term of service in the US Army as a helicopter pilot and aircraft maintenance officer, he served as a County Extension Agent for Montana State University for 30 years.
Of that 30 years, 22 were spent in central Montana, working with ranchers and farmers on issues related to wheat and barley production, beef cattle production, weed management, range and pasture management, soils and soil fertility management, farm and ranch management, and integrated resource management.
Over the years, he has worked with hundreds of families associated with the 4-H/youth development program. He has a vast and in-depth knowledge of agricultural production and marketing in central Montana, an area that relies heavily on agriculture as the base of the economy. He is called on to consult on agricultural production and management issues, and to mediate lease agreements.
After retiring from MSU Extension in 2013, Dave joined Shobe Auction and Realty in Lewistown, MT, so he could continue to serve ranchers and farmers. He is skilled at analyzing production capabilities and income generating opportunities on central Montana farms and ranches.
He has lived in central Montana since 1983 and is active in many aspects of the community including the hospital board, Leadership Central Montana and Kiwanis. He and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 44 years. The have two grown children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, gardening, and visiting new places around the country.
Kathy specializes in niche properties including Country Homes, Luxury Homes, Horse Properties, Farms, Ranches and Recreational Lands & Log Cabins. Her passion is uniting local sellers with local & nationwide buyers utilizing United Country's 300+ owned websites, #1 website United Country.com, buyer database of over 500,000 active buyers, "Page 1" Internet presence, EXCLUSIVE national & international United Country Catalogs and weekly national newspapers and magazine advertising.
Kathy is a firm believer in the TEAM approach and the NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL marketing that United Country Real Estate brings to the table. With over 500 United Country offices nationwide, Kathy was awarded the #10 United Country real estate agent in the United Country franchise in 2012 along with her team member, the late Ron Combs, and continues to excel in the local markets.
Kathy was born and raised in Southwest Montana on her family’s farm, located 75 miles west of Bozeman, Montana, where she helped operate their irrigated hay, barley and potato farm. She was active in 4-H for many years as a member and as a 4-H leader. Graduating from Carroll College in 1986, Kathy married her husband Doug and began a career in Health Care which lasted for 20+ years.
With Doug and their two children, Kurtis and Kristin, Kathy moved to Lewistown Montana in 2006. She received her real estate license and joined United Country Shobe Auction & Realty in 2007 to continue her passion in providing honest, trustworthy & professional service to the public. Surrounded by wheat farms, cattle ranches and outstanding recreational lands to hunt and fish, Kathy’s love for the Lewistown, Montana “way of life” brought her back to the lifestyle she so enjoyed growing up in Southwest Montana.
In 2014 Kathy received her Broker's license for real estate. She is a proud member of the National Association of Realtors, the Montana Association of Realtors, the Lewistown Chapter of the Billings Board of Realtors and the United Country Shobe Auction & Realty team in Lewistown Montana, which has been in the top United Country Offices for the last 4 years. She has been instrumental in implementing the national marketing plans designed specifically for larger properties including farm, ranch and recreational properties. "No one can market your property like we can”....Broader Exposure for your properties"!
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Jayson was born and raised in western North Dakota on a family farm. He is a 1971 graduate of Minot State University with a degree in Medical Technology. He graduated from Western College of Auctioneering in 1980, and entered the auction business full time in 1985. He became a licensed Realtor in 1990 and obtained his Broker license in 1993. He is currently partners with his son Kyle in the family owned United Country Shobe Auction & Realty.
Jayson is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lewistown Rotary, and the Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce.
Professionally, Jayson is a member of the Montanan Auctioneers Association, the National Auctioneers Association, Lewistown Board of Realtors, Montana Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Jayson and his wife, Debby, have 3 grown children, son Kyle and wife Jodie, son Justin and wife Julie, daughter Kari Beth and husband Whit and three wonderful grandchildren.
When not selling auctions or real estate, Jayson enjoys attending rodeos; calling square dances and listening to his sons play in their country band.