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Joe Rahn-Sales Associate

Helena, MT

Joe was born and raised in Great Falls Montana. Growing up in Central Montana, Joe found a love and appreciation for Montana’s diverse landscapes at a young age. Whether fishing, hunting, backpacking or flying, Joe always found a true sense of self in the outdoors. He has been fortunate enough to have worked in many facets of the Montana outdoors, including wildland firefighting, aerial wildlife surveys, guiding both sportsman & river rafts and working on farms and ranches. He was also a Montana State Trooper on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Joe graduated from the University of Montana in 1989 with a degree in Business Marketing and Wildlife. After college he joined the US Army, Where he became a pilot, flying both airplanes and helicopters. Joe was Deployed to Iraq as a C23 Sherpa pilot. Joe also spent 9 years in Alaska flying airplanes and helicopters all over Alaska’s vast wilderness. In 2007 Joe took a job back in his home state of Montana as a wildlife pilot for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, where he is currently the Bureau Chief Pilot for the MT FWP Aircraft Bureau.

Joe’s diverse background, both as a wildlife professional, ranch hand and sportsman has given him comprehensive knowledge of Montana’s lands, creating a tailor-made resume for working as a land specialist with Ursus Montana Realty. Joe and his wife are blessed to have raised their children in this great state and embrace the rare Montana values that go along with it. His integrity and honesty & devotion to country and state are evident in all Joe does for his clients. Joe knows the Montana wildlife and landscapes like no other and can help guide your adventure in finding the right property for experiencing everything Montana has to offer.




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.




Doug Schlender-Sales Associate

Glen & Bozeman, MT

Growing up in the midwest, outdoor recreation in the form of hiking, fishing, boating and hunting has always been a passion and guiding principle of Doug’s idea of living. In that love for all things outdoors, he developed a great affinity for good land in beautiful places, especially in the mountain west. Doug wasn’t born here, but “I got here as quick as I could.” 

Doug moved his family to SW Montana in 1986 to take a job building musical instruments, i.e. guitars and mandolins. The needs of a growing family necessitated starting a home construction company, and Doug has nearly 40 years of experience in construction trades and general contracting, building numerous timber frame homes in SW Montana. Doug has bought several remote, undeveloped ranches in Montana and transformed them into beautiful places to live. Therefore, he has extensive experience developing remote properties from the very start of the process through completion of homes and out buildings in the timber frame tradition.

That experience has led to a thorough understanding of why and how people can turn their dreams of owning and developing beautiful places into a thing of great value and substance. Doug understands your vision very well and can help you get there, whether it’s buying a cattle ranch, horse property, game range, small recreational property, or a house in town.
It’s your home, and helping you realize your dream is Doug’s highest priority.






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.