Marc Ruyak , Owner, Broker (218) 838-1862

Marc grew up in the Remer/ Longville area, and graduated from Northland High School in 1986. After graduating, Marc attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After 4 years of training and schooling, he graduated and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Air Defense, which included tours across the United States, as well as serving in the Gulf War.

After leaving the US Army, Marc worked for Michelin North America for 14 years, in several locations across the US and Canada. In 2006, Marc decided to return to his home town. He purchased a local excavating business, which he still owns and operates today. In 2015, Marc purchased Thunder Lake Realty, and is now the Owner/Broker.

Marc and his wife Kerry, have two children together. He and his family enjoy everything that our area has to offer. From maple syrup and wild rice harvesting, hunting and fishing, to camping and hiking, they enjoy it all. The family also has a passion for serving the community with integrity, honesty, and dedication.

Kerry Ruyak joined Thunder Lake Realty as a Realtor in May of 2016. Kerry was born and raised in Anoka, MN, but spent many weekends and summers coming to the north woods to spend time with her grand parents in Longville, MN. She spent 7.5 years active duty in the U.S. Navy being stationed in Alaska and Hawaii. After her time serving our country, she returned home and went back to school while working weekends in Longville. Kerry's family all lives in the area, so this was a great place for her to settle with her husband Marc and her their two little girls. Kerry is a registered nurse who loves to meet and work with new people. She is a caring person who enjoys the great outdoors, loves gardening, cooking and spending time with family.

Shem is a 20 year veteran teacher at Northland Community Schools. He has been a volunteer EMT with the local Remer Area Ambulance Service for 11+ years.  Shem is also very active in the community by serving in the Northland Remer Lions club, Northland Booster Club and is on the Thunder Lake Town Board.  Shem is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War serving in the United States Marine Corps and is a member of the Post 772 VFW.  Being a part of this community is something Shem has always enjoyed and raising his family here has been very rewarding.  He and his wife Mary, have 2 children, Hannah 22 & Lucas 18.  Shem is very dedicated, enthusiastic and eager to work with buyers and sellers in the northland area whether it's for a home/lake cabin, land, business or whatever you are looking for. 

Denise Green, Associate Broker (218) 244-1015

Denise brings with her 30+ years of experience in property management and 13+ years as a real estate professional. She learned to love the area at a young age having spent summers as a child at the family farm where days were spent snapping beans with grandma and swimming in the area lakes. She is now happy to declare Remer “home”!

Denise is looking forward to assisting clients & customers in need of buying or selling property through Thunder Lake Realty again.

Bryan was born and raised on the sunny beaches of North Carolina.  Years ago he visited & fell in love with the natural beauty of northern Minnesota.  He decided it was a wonderful place to raise his family.  He lives in Remer with his 3 children.

Prior to coming to Minnesota, Bryan was an insurance broker.  He honed his sales technique and was honored as the “Top Insurance Agent” in his region 4 years in a row!  While in North Carolina, he also worked on the rehabilitation of the decommissioned USS North Carolina.  Bryan currently enjoys a challenging and rewarding career with Ruyak Enterprises, Inc. but wanted to add an additional skill to his resume.  So, he recently became licensed as a REALTOR.

One discussion with Bryan will prove to you that he is honest, sincere and is well versed at creating positive, productive relationships.  Bryan’s dedication and calm approach help to make difficult decisions seem stress-free.

In his spare time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his family exploring the Northwoods and working on projects in and around his home.  He also finds time to engage in his favorite hobbies of scuba diving and restoring antique vehicles.

Whether you’re buying, selling or simply exploring the possibilities of owning property in northern Minnesota, contact Bryan to assist you in accomplishing your real estate endeavors.

Mary Daugherty , Administrative Assistant (218) 566-3100

Mary's lived in the Remer area for 19 years along with her husband, Shem who is a teacher at Northland Community Schools and their 2 children, Hannah and Lucas. Being married to an educator, the small class sizes for Mary's kids was very important and beneficial. She considers herself to be an outgoing person and has always enjoyed getting to know people here and learning about Remer's history. She loves living in this great small town being transplanted from Bemidji.  The community was and still is very welcoming and there is always something going on. She is excited to be on the Thunder Lake Realty team and looks forward to meeting you!