About Us

 

The Mackinac Properties Team


Cheryl Schlehuber, Broker-Owner

Phone: 906-643-9242
Fax: 906-643-0909
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GRI, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, RSPS, Broker and owner of Mackinac Properties and Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals which she founded in 1998.  Licensed since 1992, she brings a wealth of area knowledge to the table. Having lived in Mackinac County since 1969, Cheryl has a love and well-rounded knowledge of the Straits of Mackinac region. She is active in the community having served 9 years as President of the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and 9 years on the Mackinac County Planning Commission,  the original St. Ignace Special Events Group.  She is currently a board member of the  Water Wonderland Board of REALTORS , (past president and 2002 REALTOR of the year),  Great Waters Center of Lifelong Learning,  Mackinac County Economic Alliance (MEA) and Downtown Development Board (DDA).  She was also voted “Citizen of the Year” in 2000.   In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends & family, enjoys travel,  golf, tennis, Pickleball, skiing, kayaking and most outdoor activities.  She loves to travel anywhere and especially internationally, discovering new places and lifestyles, always giving her a fresh perspective of the world around us.


Jim Clapperton

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Associate Broker, GRI.  A UP transplant many years ago, Jim came to our area to visit and never left. With a diverse background in small business and sales he enjoys working with people and the challenge of finding the right home or business opportunity for his real estate customers and clients. Jim serves this community in several capacities including working for Michigan Job Works, serving on city council for the City of St. Ignace and several committees including the library board. 



Tammy Shepard

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Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, e-Pro, CCS & CRS. Tammy was raised in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and attended Brooks College where she received a Degree in Interior Design. She has been listing and selling real estate since 1996 and holds licenses in Nevada, Michigan and Virginia. She loves to snow ski, water ski and enjoys everything about the outdoors. Her husband Paul was raised in the St. Ignace area and the reason we chose to relocate back to the area after having two beautiful children and deciding there was no better place to raise our kids. After having the first of her two boys, she took 4 years off of work to be a stay-at-home mom. Although she loves spending most of her time with her family, she’s happy to be back working again in such a beautiful place as the Straits of Mackinac area.

 Shannon Turkette

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Welcome Shannon Turkette to the  Mackinac Properties Team. Shannon  moved to the St. Ignace area with her fiance Russ Franz (a native of the area). Shannon comes from the Traverse City area where she worked for Traverse City Eye Consultants as an Optician for many years and raised a family. Shannon and Russ have taken on several home renovation projects since their move north. Interests include music, kayaking, hiking, exploring the area, learning to play the Bass and spending time with family and friends. A lifelong visitor to the Upper Peninsula, she is excited to begin a new career working as a licensed REALTOR.

Jessica Gentile

Phone: 906-643-9242
Fax: 906-643-0909   

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Jessica is Cheryl’s Licensed Administrative Assistant .  She and her husband Robert West moved to the region where he is the district supervisor for the Hiawatha Federal Forest.  Jessica has worked as a veterinary assistant in Baltimore Maryland for 11 years where she also did some pet sitting in people’s homes. She’s a huge animal lover and has offered that pet service through the Mackinac Properties office.  She’s looking forward to working in the real estate industry and can be found on the front line at our downtown office.  Her sunny disposition, great sense of humor and attention to detail is great addition to the team.


Melissa Townsend Nixon

 

Office: 906-643-9242  

Mobile: 989-492-5199

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Welcome to the newest licensed sales associate of the Mackinac Properties Team, Melissa Townsend Nixon! Melissa has a dynamic background having lived more than half of her life in Europe with long stints in Germany, the UK and Switzerland, the latter being where she completed her advanced education in International Marketing & Business. Her early experience was in building and running the operations division for a leading competitive intelligence consultancy based in Geneva before setting up her own intelligence research agency in the UK, serving the needs of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Melissa’s interest in real estate began in the UK where she and her husband renovated two properties one which was a Victorian property from the 1800s. After moving back to the US in 2012, she and her husband continued that passion and have since renovated several older (one historic) properties here in Michigan, including in St Ignace. Melissa is inquisitive by nature with an exceptional drive to deliver results not only for her business clients but for her real estate clients alike. In her free time, Melissa can most often be found walking and tending to her many acres of woods at home with a perfect evening consisting of a home-cooked dinner and engaging in her favorite hobby – antique/vintage jewelry – she even runs a small vintage jewelry shop on ETSY.com called RhinestoneCafé!

Morgan Gugin

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Morgan (Peterson) Gugin was born and raised in St. Ignace and recently was married to husband Adam who they share their home on Chain Lake with their 2 dogs, Max and Ruby.  Morgan is the calmest one of the team and the assistant property manager under the owner.  She handles the day to day business of Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals.  She processes all our leases for long term and short-term rentals including commercial leases and will help you book the best property for your needs.  She’s also our backup for administrative needs in the real estate office.   If you have any questions about putting your property in our pool of inventory, she’s the one to speak with.  If you want to fine tune your needs for your next vacation, she’s got you covered.   Welcome back Morgan! 

Jim Schlehuber

Phone: 906-643-9242
Fax: 906-643-0909
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Born and raised in St. Ignace and enjoys hunting, fishing, hunting, fishing, hunting, fishing….you get it. Having served the city of St. Ignace for over 30 years as Chief Operator of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant, he has a great knowledge of the area. Retired in 2009, he can be seen around town with signs hanging out of his truck, as a volunteer  or heading out to a favorite fishing or hunting spot. He is married to the owner Cheryl and works with the real estate team showing properties and as field coordinator. He has a vast knowledge of the public and private lands and lakes and is a pretty darn nice guy too. Licensed REALTOR since 1999

 

If you are interested in being part of the Mackinac Properties Team or would like to look into being licensed or even just taking real estate related classes, check out the  online educational offerings available with the link below or call the office for more details.

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