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AGENTS

Tara Halmes-Sales Associate

Cascade, MT

Born and raised in Western Montana, Tara spent her youth assisting her parents with their businesses. She was fortunate to have spent time in the outdoors working on her parents’ cattle ranch and every Fall hunting in the mountains. During the summer months, she worked as a wildland firefighter, working across the state, where she became familiar with all the landscapes Montana has to offer.

 After graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman with degrees in elementary education and special education, Tara moved to Cascade with her husband, where she worked as an elementary teacher. Later, she returned to her business roots and began her career in real estate. In her spare time, she assists her husband with his outfitting business and helps work on their family cattle ranch. 

 Tara has built extensive relationships with fishing and hunting clientele and Montana’s diverse agriculture community, along with a strong local network across the entirety of the state. Tara’s diverse ranch and recreational Montana lifestyle helps her understand her client’s needs whether buying or selling.

Carol@ursusmontana.com406-660-1084

 

 

Carol Hildreth-Sales Associate

Dillon, MT

As a real estate agent in Dillon, Montana, Carol has represented clients all across Beaverhead County since 2001. 

Carol was born in Seattle and first came to Montana as a youth, nine to be exact. Her time was spent back and forth between the city and country while growing up, but Montana was always home to her. After graduating from West Seattle High School, she joined the U.S Army and served in the Military District of Washington D.C. and the Armed Forces Far East Headquarters in Japan. The Rocky Mountains eventually beckoned her back home where she happily raised her three children.

Carol worked for the Beaverhead County Department of Revenue in the Appraisal Assessment Division, gaining experience in deciphering deeds and surveys to have property ownership correctly assessed and taxed, while mapping the results. This experience along with some cattle ranching piqued her interest in real estate, creating a natural transition into the world of real estate. Carol has the local knowledge and marketing experience to successfully negotiate your buying, selling or investing ventures and looks forward to doing so. Carol likes people and will work hard to make your real estate dreams come true.

Tavia@ursusmontana.com406-868-8471

 

 

Tavia Kohles-Sales Associate

Missoula, MT

Born in Montana and raised in the small town of Ulm, Montana, Tavia was fortunate to spend her early years exploring all the best kept secrets this expansive state has to offer. She moved to Missoula in 2012 to attend college at the University of Montana where she earned her degree in Philosophy with an emphasis in Pre-Law and a minor in Communication Studies. She fell in love with Missoula and decided to call it home.

 Shortly after graduating college, Tavia began her real estate career as a licensed assistant. She then quickly became a specialized buyers’ agent and after flourishing doing so, she decided it was time to utilize her vast experience to represent clients in every capacity possible.

 Tavia has always been passionate about learning and believes it is important to stay up to date on the ever-changing and diverse Montana real estate market. She believes a house is more than just a piece of property. It is a home. When working with clients, Tavia never loses sight of how important that is. She carefully considers all the needs and wants each client has as individuals.

 When she is not analyzing the market or assisting clients, she enjoys spending her time on the river, getting a taste of local establishments, and immersing herself in the community. She is a firm believer there is so much to explore in this wonderful state, and is proud to call it home!

406-465-7854

 

 

 

 

Carl Mayes-Sales Associate

Helena, MT

Born and raised in Montana, Carl brings a wealth of sales knowledge to his real estate career. His accomplishments in the corporate sales world are second to none, he was the top Lithia car dealership salesman 5 years in a row, the top Lithia finance manager 3 years in a row and a top 10 finance manager corporate wide. You could say Carl mixes his pre-workout with coffee! Carl now brings all of his sales experience to his real estate clients as a referral agent along with a strong motivation to always do what is right! 

In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and working out, holding 24 different state and national weight lifting records and 1 pending world record, Carl is no stranger to hard work.