Executive Leadership


Dede Jenkins, CEO

Dede Jenkins, a second generation REALTOR®, began her real estate career in 1972. Her previous experience includes the role of managing partner of the Owens Commercial Brokerage and Management subsidiary in San Antonio and operating the research department of a major regional commercial brokerage division in Austin. As Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty, Dede makes client satisfaction and agent success her top priorities.

Rick Jenkins, CFO


A graduate of the University of Texas, Rick has a professional background which includes commercial real estate development and construction, office investment partnerships and representation of institutional clients all over the United States. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for supervision of all accounting, budgeting and financial planning for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty.

Rick Ellis, General Manager

Rick Ellis is a University of Texas graduate starting his 21st year in real estate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty. A broker for 19 years and a member of several real estate associations and holds multiple designations. Rick also holds the BHHS Luxury Collection Specialist designation and is also certified to teach real estate by the Texas Real Estate Commission and is currently the Senior Vice President with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty in Austin. 


Chris McCambridge, Director of Relocation Services

Chris McCambridge has 25 years of relocation industry experience. While not a native Texan, she, as they say, got here as fast as she could. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and taught high school English before moving to Texas. Her knowledge extends to managing corporate listings and counseling relocating employees. She also has extensive experience managing REO properties. She is a certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and a member of the Relocation Director's Council. She is also a licensed REALTOR® and a member of the Austin Board of REALTORS®. In her spare time, Chris has completed 10 Ironman triathlons.

 Jeff Walker, Director of REO Services

Jeff Walker has all the appeal and proximity of a local REALTOR®, but with the experience of a realty giant! He will guide you through every aspect of the purchase, sale, leasing, and management of residential real estate in the Austin area. Jeff manages our REO department and specializes in foreclosed properties. A Native Austinite for more than 45 years and a REALTOR® for more than 18 years now. Jeff Walker provides that "hometown" knowledge - rarely found elsewhere.  

Katie Sharp, Assistant Manager

Katie has been a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty management team and a REALTOR® since 2002. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both her real estate career and agent support. One of her main areas of focus is communicating each step of the way of the home buying process to her clients. She also takes pride in training other agents on all the many Berkshire Hathaway technology platforms which highlight our superior marketing strategies. A California native, Katie moved to Austin with her husband Chris in 2000 and she is the proud mother of two fabulous boys. On most weekends, you will find her at the baseball fields cheering for her boys!

Allan Hanson, Director of Training

Allan joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty team as our Training Director in April of 2010. Allan joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty as a Sales Associate in February of 2005 and has maintained an annual multi-million dollar sales quota since then. Allan has spent many years teaching at St. Edwards University and Austin Community College and his passion for training was a perfect fit to help us reach a new level of training for our agents. Prior to his teaching career, Allan had a very successful career in banking during the 1980’s.


Jenna Zamrik, Onboarding & Marketing Specialist 

Jenna Zamrik joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty team as our Administrative Assistant in 2016. Jenna has since been promoted to take on two extra roles, she is now our Onboarding Specialist and Marketing Coordinator. Her love for Real Estate business has sparked! As a recent newlywed, Jenna and her new husband just bought their first home and she’s developed a love for cooking. As a native Austinite, Jenna has a passion for live music, great food and beautiful scenery. What most people don’t know about Jenna is she is the second born out of 9 children and considers herself a minimalist.

Christine Pease, Onboarding & Marketing Specialist 

Christine Pease joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty's team in July 2018 and we like to call her our "Wizard of Light Bulb Moments." A central Texas native and a graduate of Texas State University-San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Christine’s path led her to Real Estate in 2014 and she hasn’t looked back. Christine's most recent accomplishment was obtaining her Real Estate License in August 2018. Christine’s biggest passion is her family to include her loving husband and most loyal dog, Luca. Don’t let us forget to mention her love for the great outdoors. What most people don't know about Christine is she played soccer for 10+ years and won many state championships with her select team based out of Lampasas, Texas.

Daisy Gregg, Administrative Assistant 


As one of the Onboarding Specialists and the Round Rock Admin Support for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty team, Daisy is kept busy! She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Psychology Degree. She uses that knowledge to train the agents with excitement and helps anticipate their needs.  She offers administrative support and a huge smile whenever you need it! What most people don't know about Daisy is she met her husband, Colin, while playing tennis together in high school and they have been together ever since. She loves reading and playing with her dog, Riley. While in college at UTSA, Daisy was President of PAWS, Protectors of Animal Welfare & Safety, where she organized events and volunteered at local shelters.

Kari Kelm, Administrative Assistant

Kari recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty team in August 2019, where she offers Administrative support to the talented staff and agents, and acts as the company’s director of first impressions. She graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art, specializing in Graphic Design. Kari has over 14 years of customer service experience and 5 years of designed experience. Kari enjoys working out, specifically running, spending time with her boyfriend and kids, and would love to one day get to travel to Seattle, New York and many of the cities throughout Europe!










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