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Our Team

Our Team

Lauren Edens

Listing Manager


Bio Coming Soon!

Miles Edens

Buying/Listing Specialist

License Number: 345728

Having grown up in the Powell community, Miles Edens is a true Knoxville native. He's a graduate of Johnson University with a business degree specializing in nonprofit management. Prior to becoming a Realtor, he spent six years assisting families in the Knoxville area through community outreach. After purchasing his first home at the age of 22, Miles knew a career in real estate was right for him. He sees his work in real estate as an opportunity to serve others as they walk through major life transitions, while also having a positive impact on our city. Miles understands that buying a home is one of the biggest investments people will make and views representation of his clients as a true privilege. He works diligently to provide clients with the results they deserve.

Jordon Erickson

Buying/Listing Specialist

License Number: 373109

Jordon has always had a passion for helping people in life. Whether it be helping people cope with hard times, help them find their fun, spontaneous side with his infectious personality or just having someone there to call for justice, Jordon will always be there. With a college degree specializing in law, his goal has always been on the side of the people. Jordon decided to get into real estate to help people find their dream home with the least amount of stress as possible. He promises to always work hard for his clients and make their home buying experience as stressless as possible. He looks forward to growing with the Young Marketing Group and gaining many client turned friends along the way.

April Ganser-Belew

Lead Buying Specialist

License Number: 333744

April Ganser is our lead buying specialist. She is originally from Pleasanton, California, but has lived in Tennessee for the last 9 years. Having had a passion for homes since childhood, April became a licensed Realtor two and a half years ago. As an agent, April’s number one goal is to ensure that her clients get the best home selling/buying experience possible. "Regardless of if you are buying or selling, real estate is the biggest purchase/investment anyone is going to make in their lives, and it should be an enjoyable experience. Without my clients, I don’t have a career, so taking care of them- and more importantly, getting to know and have fun with them during their real estate transaction- is whats most important to me, by far."

Miranda Motley

Buying/Listing Specialist

License Number: 370126

Miranda Motley was born and raised in East Tennessee and has called Knoxville home for most of her life. With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Miranda decided to make a change and follow her passion. What sets Miranda apart from other agents in a competitive marketplace is her effortless ability to make everyone feel like they are her sole priority and the most important part of her day. Attentive and personable, she truly believes in creating trusting partnerships by making sure clients are fully informed and supported through every step of the process, with confidence and honesty. She puts forth the individualized effort to understand and deliver on each client’s specific needs.She loves helping her clients start their next chapter. Whether they’re relocating, investing, remodeling, expanding their family, or downsizing, she makes sure their needs are her priority. She has a dedicated heart, a strong work ethic, and understands the value of delivering quality service. In her free time, Miranda loves attending sporting events, concerts, and traveling. Some of her favorite local spots include Balter Beerworks, Lakeside Tavern, and The Walnut Kitchen. “Honesty and attitude are two of my most important values. I feel most strong relationships are built on trust and honesty. And like my mom always said - your day goes the direction of how the corners of your mouth turn!”

Jeffrey Openshaw

Listing/Buying Specialist

License Number: 360637

Jeffrey Openshaw is from Knoxville, TN. He has deep roots in real estate, beginning his love for the business at a young age. "In a way, I’ve been in Real Estate since I can remember... Growing up, we moved every two years for dad’s job. And every two years we had a new house… I still remember the excitement of helping my mom “go, house hunting.” There’s something about starting fresh, decluttering and keeping only what matters most that’s always appealed to me. It’s funny how a new home does that to ya. I hope to instill that that excitement and enthusiasm to my clients.” When he’s not busy helping his clients, Jeffrey enjoys spending time with his family, training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and eating at his favorite Italian restaurants (Altruda’s or Emilia’s specifically).

Katie Padgett

Luxury Specialist

License Number: 338968

Katie Padgett is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. Her family moved to Powell when she was 7 years old, and she has been living in and loving East Tennessee ever since. Katie started in real estate in 2016. She is someone who puts her client's needs above all and works hard to make sure they are happy. "What is most important to me in my job is to always be available and knowledgeable for my clients so they can feel at ease when making such a big life decision. The most rewarding part is helping close friends and loved ones find their dream home!"

Jason Strange

Listing/Buying Specialist

License Number: 342111

As a Realtor® licensed in Tennessee, Jason provides Strategic Marketing and Transaction Management services to his clients across many East Tennessee markets. His business is built on Dedication, Communication, Determination, & Trust while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of his client's Real Estate needs. "Just as the Real Estate industry evolves to become more innovative and efficient, so do I." An East Tennessee native for over 30 years, his knowledge of the area's geography can assist you with all of your Residential Real Estate endeavors! In addition, he provides exceptional Real Estate services to ensure you feel confident with your decision to hire him. "Rest assured I will listen to you! With an understanding of your needs & wants, I will do my best to help you achieve them all." As a Tech Enthusiast, Aspiring Chef, & Athlete, he believes: "If you Work Hard you can Play Hard."

Hope Strange

Buying/Listing Specialist

License Number: 349987

Hope Strange grew up in Speedwell, Tennessee, and she has lived in Knoxville for the past 10 years. Hope may be a newly licensed Realtor, but her experience in real estate started long ago when she began assisting her husband, Jason, with his deals. Hope loves helping people, so she is a natural in this business. In her free time, Hope loves spending time with her family, friends, and pets (especially at the lake)! "Finding my clients the perfect home is the most important part of my job."

Melanie Young

Licensed Assistant / Transaction Coordinator

License Number: 349501

Melanie Young is from Elizabethton, Tennessee, and has lived in Knoxville since 2011. She started as an unlicensed assistant in 2018 but quickly fell in love with the real estate business and decided to get her own license. As transaction coordinator, Melanie's job is to keep everyone on track, make sure deadlines are met, and communicate with all parties involved to keep the transaction smooth. In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and loving on her pets. "I'm here to help in any way I can, and I make it my business to solve any issues before they begin. I love working with this great team and can't wait to see it continue to grow!"

Carl Young

Team Lead / Listing Specialist

License Number: 337543

Carl Young is the Team Lead and Lead Listing Specialist for Young Marketing Group. Carl grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee, and has lived in Knoxville on-and-off for over 15 years. Carl has a long history of sales and marketing. He was with Verizon Wireless for 12 years as a Retail Sales rep and promoted to Manager of the Turkey Creek Verizon Wireless store in Knoxville, TN. He soon became a District Manager over the Western NC region with Verizon and then converted to strategic outside Government Sales. Carl began his career in real estate in 2016, and he began Young Marketing Group at Keller Williams Realty in Knoxville in 2018. His specialties include marketing for buyers in specific target markets in different states. YMG provides cutting-edge marketing techniques and professional support to help sell homes quickly and for top dollar. YMG markets to the greater Knoxville area as well as the Tri-Cities, ensuring a bigger audience for all listings. Carl's goal with each and every client is to make sure that their experience in the buying or selling of their home is smooth, professional, and personal.
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