Building Relationships, Delivering Results.

More than just real estate professionals, we are part of the community. Living and working within the Wilsonville area, we are best prepared to provide the excellence that you deserve.

In today’s complex world of Real Estate, it is not enough to just “list properties”. Real Estate must be marketed to both agents and the general public. In order to stay on top of all the details, we have structured a “team” approach that allows us to deliver the extraordinary service we are committed to providing.

Meet The Team

Rick Brainard

 Owner & Principal Broker

A former professional basketball player and proud father of two young boys, Rick believes that consistent communication and availability are key to meeting his client’s needs. Committed to building lasting relationships, Rick has consistently been awarded the prestigious Hasson Company Top Producer Award and PMAR Master’s Circle Double Diamond Award.

When Rick is not out finding that perfect home, he enjoys golf, cars, time with his kids and those precious few date nights with his wife of 25 years.

Kiesha Brainard

Owner & Operations Director

As Operations Director, Kiesha manages many of the behind-the-scene details that support The Laue Team and its clients. With strengths in finance and customer care, Kiesha brings an additional level of depth and service to the Team.

Wife of Principal Broker, Rick Brainard, Kiesha spends most of her time trying to keep up with the couple’s two growing boys and cherishes rare moments spent reading a good book or sitting over coffee with a friend. Kiesha also enjoys writing and has been featured in a handful of magazines and on a number of local blogs.

Debi Laue 

Principal Broker 

Daughter of Wilsonville’s first mayor, Debi Laue has always called Wilsonville home. And with nearly 40 years in the real estate business, Debi is a recognized expert who is committed to her clients’ real estate needs.

Winner of both the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Master Circle’s Realtor of the Year Award and the Wilsonville First Citizen Award, Debi has a long and successful history serving Wilsonville area buyers and sellers.

When she does step away from real estate, Debi enjoys hiking and family dinners, and stays actively involved in her community.

Nic Wilson


With an 18 year background in public service as an Army veteran, police office and crisis negotiation supervisor, Nic brings a calm and thorough approach to all of his clients. With extensive communication, Nic guides his clients through the home buying process with clarity and understanding.

Nic, his wife and 3 daughters are Wilsonville residents who love being part of the community. His favorite activity is gathering with friends and neighbors while his daughters enjoy the outdoor on our precious beautiful Oregon days.

Kat Granum


A Wilsonville native and active community member, Kat is an experienced real estate agent with a strong commitment to her clients. An organized and disciplined professional, Kat’s impeccable service and strong negotiation skills have led her to multiple appearances on Hasson Company Realtors Top 40 list, as well as the Portland Metropolitan Area of Realtors Diamond-Platinum designation.

When not working with her clients, Kat enjoys time with her husband and three young children in their Villebois neighborhood. She loves hosting neighborhood parties, running, BurnCycle, cooking, connecting with old friends, making new ones and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Mary Watts

Broker & Transaction Coordinator

Mary Watts is an integral part of the Laue Team’s comprehensive approach to client care. Active in The Laue Team’s step-by-step transaction coordination, Marys’s attention to detail ensures the smoothest buying and selling experience for all Laue Team clients.

A Wilsonville native, Mary and her husband, Jeff, enjoy the wonder of watching their young son grow. Her favorite activities include biking, hiking, running, and exploring new and unique restaurants in PNW.

Ches Allen

Broker & Marketing Director

A double major in Marketing and Business Management, Ches brings an extra depth of training and experience to the Laue Team. Focused on promoting each home through print, social media and digital marketing, Ches’ attention to detail and extensive knowledge ensures that your home receives maximum market exposure.

Born and raised in the Sherwood area, Ches and his wife, Maddi, enjoy raising their daughters and spending time with family and friends. An avid soccer fan, Ches enjoys cheering for the Portland Timbers and seizes every chance to enjoy the outdoors.

Melissa Nichols

Client Services Director

As Client Services Director, Melissa ensures that both buyers and sellers receive a concierge level of care during a transaction and beyond.  With a background in interior design, Melissa’s expertise also makes her invaluable to sellers as she provides expert staging advice and pre-listing guidance.

A lover of all things decor related, Melissa’s free time is often spent wandering store aisles dreaming up new ways to decorate spaces or cuddled on the couch watching Hallmark movies.  She and her husband, Justin, are longtime residents of Wilsonville, and cherish time out with friends or home alone with their two kitty cats.