Emily Coon, Customer Service
Emily was raised in the Quad City area. She attended the University of Dubuque and graduated with a B.A. in 2014 and her Masters in 2016. Emily also is a licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa. She has been the Office Manager at Oak Helm Partners since May of 2016. Emily is an animal lover with two dogs of her own.
William Davis, Sales
William is a Quad City native and graduated from Bettendorf High School in 2008. William has been involved in Real Estate and Property Management since 2010. He has his L.E.A.P. certification from the City of Davenport. He also currently attends Western Illinois University-QC, where he majors in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources. He is the proud father of a four year old boy. Together, they enjoy going to the Zoo and Museums.
Christie Gibson, Sales (563) 529-8179
Christie is a long time resident of the Quad Cities, she has been with Oak Helm Partners for a total of 8 years. Christie considers herself very family oriented and loves to travel. Her experience ranges from property management, to contract sales, maintenance and customer service. You can give her a call anytime with questions regarding buying a home and setting up a showing of our homes.
John Howes, Financing
John is a long time resident of the Quad Cities. He graduated from college in 1950 with his B.A. from the University of Iowa. He is a veteran of the Air Force and was stationed in Germany. John has been with Oak Helm Partners since 1953 when he joined his father. John spends his winters in Sarasota, FL but still continues to work from afar. He enjoys spending time with his family and still continues to be a driving force of the company.
Benjamin Schmitt, Sales (563) 528-4019
Ben is originally from Illinois, but is an Iowan by choice. Ben attended the University of Dubuque and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Business Administration in 2013. He has been working for Oak Helm Partners since February 2016, and he is a licensed Realtor in the State of Iowa. Ben is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and fall is his favorite season. Contact Ben about any homes listed on our website, or any other questions you may have!
Dawn Tauge, Accounting
Dawn was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 1982 then she joined the United States Navy in 1987. Dawn attended WIU and graduated with a BA in Accounting. She has been with Oak Helm Partners since 2009. She is an animal lover and in her spare time she likes to spend time with her dogs, cats and turtle. She also enjoys gardening and working in her yard and going to Florida every year.
Kayla Thorndike, Customer Service
Kayla has lived in Iowa her whole life. She attended Kaplan University and graduated with a B.A. in 2013. Kayla has been working for Oak Helm Partners since April 2013. Kayla is a very family oriented person and loves to be outside.
Aretha Williams, Accounting
Aretha was raised in the Quad City area. She attended St. Ambrose University and graduated with a B.A. in 2013 and a Masters in 2015. This is her second time being employed with Oak Helm Partners. She was originally employed from December of 1999 through August of 2005. She rejoined the Oak Helm family in August of 2011. Aretha bowled for St. Ambrose where she was affectionately known as Grandma Bee and enjoys a good book in her downtime.