Success Stories
“Woodland Developments & Realty was always available to us to address our concerns and devise us throughout the process. Both Gary Nathan and his staff gave us the confidence that everything possible was being done to sell our property.”
Susan Wisely & Richard Theis, November 2018

Lake Links
Sawyer County has some of the most pristine lakes in northern Wisconsin. Each year thousands of visitors descend on our area for the food, festivals and fun.

Gary Nathan | Broker

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 699-4040 cell | (715) 634-2884 fax

Gary Nathan Real Estate BrokerMy wife, Shari, and I have lived in Hayward since 1980. We owned and operated funeral homes in Hayward and Spooner until 1997 when we had the opportunity to make a change in lifestyle. Woodland Developments & Realty was started in 1999 in our home on Grindstone Lake.

In 2003, the need for an office in town prompted the development of the Woodland Court office complex on Railroad Street. Our personal service to families through the funeral homes and my community involvement laid the groundwork that has carried over into my current real estate career.

I am blessed to have a wonderful support team and work with clients who I truly consider friends. My experiences as an owner of several different businesses and having worked in corporate development and acquisitions, as well as real estate development and sales, gives me added knowledge and expertise. Whether you're looking to sell or buy, I will work hard to make it happen.

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Barbara Bolitho | Sales Associate

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 492-3104 cell | (715) 634-2884 fax

Barbara Bolitho Woodland Development & RealtyI have enjoyed living in the Hayward area since 1998 with my husband Jim and three furry kids. I am an accomplished professional Realtor at Woodland Developments & Realty since 2003 as an Accredited Buyer Representative, and I bring a wealth of experience. My prior 25 years working for Naegele Outdoor Advertising as a Certified Professional Secretary for the Naegele family helped strengthen my organization and communication skills to become a highly motivated, committed individual with an excellent work ethic and an enthusiastic approach to all I do which ensures successful results.  I look forward to assisting you in selling or buying your property.

I believe in giving to the Hayward Community: celebrating 10 years at The Park Center as a co-chair volunteer; organizing a monthly Girls Night Out for the area women to socialize and network; and volunteering at the Northwoods Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity. I attend Hayward United Methodist Church, enjoy going to movies, gourmet dinner groups, walking, kayaking & snowshoeing with the Women of the Woods & Water, plus road trips to visit our five grandchildren.

Matt Albrecht | Sales Associate

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 699-4459 cell | (715) 634-2884 fax

Matt Albrecht Woodland Development & Realty As lifelong residents of the Hayward area, my wife, Amber, and I are very grateful to be able to serve the community that we love. It is also a privilege to be able to raise our two children, Tyler and Tenley, in this beautiful northwoods atmosphere. In addition to my work as a real estate agent at Woodland Developments and Realty, I am also a 3rd grade teacher in the Hayward Community School District. I truly enjoy working with people of all ages to help them reach their goals. Whether you are looking to buy or sell property in the Hayward area, I would be honored to work with you and help to make your dream a reality.

Stacy Hughes Anderson | Sales Associate

(507) 458-7925 | (715) 634-2884 fax

Stacy Hughes Anderson Woodland Development & RealtyOriginally from Minnesota, Stacy and her husband, Neal, are now enjoying being full-time residents of Wisconsin! They bought lake front acreage in the Hayward area in 2006, created their own beautiful log home from 2009-2011 and have come to realize their dream of living “Up North”! Stacy manages their vacation rental company (Lake Wind Inc.), which assists lake home owners in making good income from their homes while sharing them with other families. Having worked in her ‘previous life’ as a psychologist, and continuing to play gigs in the area as a professional musician, Stacy is also excited to join Woodland Developments and Realty as a Real Estate Associate, assisting Gary and the rest of his Team with helping folks realize their own “Up North” dream!

Mike Hansen | Sales Associate

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 558-1452 cell | (715) 634-2884 fax

Mike Hansen Anderson Woodland Development & RealtyMy wife and I are native to Wisconsin and thirty-plus year residents of Hayward where we have enjoyed life, rearing children, and serving our community. I have worked in building trades for the past forty years, serving the Hayward area as a residential builder, general contractor, and property manager.

I am proud to work together with the Woodland Developments & Realty team in assisting you in your endeavors to buy or sell property in the Hayward area. I believe my combined experience as a builder, contractor, and property manager along with my knowledge of the area and passion for the outdoors are great assets to help you accomplish your real estate needs. Thank you for choosing Woodland Developments & Realty and me.

Scott Horton | Sales Associate

(715) 634-2110 | (608) 797-0149 cell | (715) 634-2884 fax

Scott Horton Anderson Woodland Development & RealtyMy wife, Lisa, and I were drawn to the Hayward area because of its abundant woods and water resources and we live on nearby Callahan Lake. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point with a BS in Forestry Administration and also work for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Hayward. I started my real estate career in my hometown, La Crosse, Wisconsin, with a major real estate firm in addition to providing forestry consulting services. In my free time, I enjoy being on the water fishing the numerous area lakes, trying to complete the many home projects that I have started, and hunting for deer and ruffed grouse.

Northwest Wisconsin is truly blessed with a multitude of fine fishing lakes and thousands of acres of public hunting land. Let me use my natural resource knowledge and my lifelong home building/buying/selling experience to help you buy or sell. My pledge is to always provide clients and customers with the highest level of integrity and due diligence with every real estate transaction. Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your real estate needs or just to talk fishing or forestry. Thank you for stopping by!

Tim Gardner | Sales Associate

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 558-4679 cell | (715) 634-2884 fax

Tim Gardner Woodland Development & Realty Tim has lived in Hayward for the past 45 years with his wife, Sue, and raised their 2 sons, Jeffrey and Kevin, here in the Hayward School System. Tim has volunteered and participated in many area activities and community service over the years.

Tim taught school for 35 years, 33 of those in Hayward. He graduated from UW-Eau Claire and received his Master's Degree from UW-Superior. He has been a Realtor for the past 13 years.

Tim and Sue have 3 beautiful grandchildren, 2 boys and 1 girl, and enjoy spending as much time as possible with them. He also enjoys spending time road biking, pontoon rides on Smith Lake, walking, hiking, and time with family and friends.

If you are looking to buy or sell Tim has the experience to get the job done. Communicating well, listening and keeping you well informed are priorities.

David Lee | Sales Associate

(715) 558-3923 cell

David Lee Woodland Development & RealtyHayward, Wisconsin has been my home since 1990. I started visiting the area when I met my wife, Ronda, in college as she is from here. I grew up just west of Chicago and soon realized that Hayward is the place I wanted to raise our family.

My wife and I have three grown daughters, three son-in-laws and 3 amazing grandsons that we love to spend time with! I’ve been teaching in the Hayward School District for 29 years. I’ve always been involved in coaching and I continue to enjoy serving our community and our youth in this way. In my free time I love to golf, be on our beautiful area lakes, and spend time with our friends and family.

I’m excited to be part of the team at Woodland Development and Realty and I’m motivated to help you with all of your buying or selling needs. I’ll make your property goals my priority!

Cindi Marie Rahn | Broker Associate

(715) 558-2452

Cindi Rahn Woodland Development & RealtyCindi has held a Real Estate Broker’s license since 2004 when she moved to the area from Minnetonka, Minnesota. She has thirteen years experience with the Woodland team, and extensive knowledge of the area’s lakes, forests, and land. Cindi originally experienced the beauty of the area as a toddler, spending many summers at her family’s resort, Sunset Lodge, on Little Bass Lake near Lake Namakagon. 

When not helping people with their Real Estate needs, she enjoys biking, hiking, swimming, and cross country skiing. Cindi also teaches yoga at Nicole Nathan’s Hayward Fitness Fanatics Studio. She lives on Perry Lake in Cable with her Black Labrador Retriever, Kato. 

Jeremy Mavis | Sales Associate

(715) 558-2866

Jeremy Mavis Woodland Development & RealtyMy wife, Amanda and I, have lived in Hayward since 2003. I was a pastor at Hayward Wesleyan Church for 16 years where I ministered with children, teenagers, and their families. In addition to being a licensed real estate agent, I teach at a local charter school in Hayward called HACIL.

I enjoy traveling, cross country skiing, camping, exploring the Northwoods, and traditions and adventures with my family. I love living in the Hayward area and continue to enjoy both its people and the amazing natural resources of this area!

Amanda Mavis | Assisting Broker to Gary Nathan

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 558-3177 cell

Amanda Mavis Woodland Development & RealtyI am a Licensed Personal Assistant to Gary Nathan. In 2005 I obtained my real estate license to better assist our growing needs. I help manage day-to-day operations, client and customer care, and take the lead in marketing and advertising for our property listings.

I am available as Gary's representative to show, list, and sell properties as well as answer any questions you may have. Gary and I enjoy working as a team and feel that our combined knowledge, expertise, and experience greatly benefit both buyers and sellers.

Amber Albrecht | Licensed Assistant

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 634-2884 fax

Amber Albrecht Woodland Development & RealtyHello, my name is Amber Albrecht. I was born and raised in the Hayward area and fell in love with the Northwoods. After graduating high school I moved to the Twin Cities and started taking classes at Northwestern University but soon realized that back home and close to family was the place for me. My husband Matt and I love this community and feel it's a privilege to be able to raise our two kids, Tyler & Tenley here. I am a licensed assistant to Gary Nathan and my husband Matt Albrecht. I am part of a team that aims to provide you with excellent customer service. I work to make sure that all properties are marketed effectively, using both local and online resources. I look forward to working with you and hope to help make your partnership with Woodland Developments and Realty a successful one.

Brenda DeVries | Office Manager

(715) 634-2110 | (715) 634-2884 fax

Brenda DeVries Woodland Development & RealtyBrenda DeVries came to the area to take advantage of the solitude and adventure of Northern Wisconsin and ended up not only finding her home, but also helping both locals and visitors find their piece of paradise. As a licensed sales agent, she enhances the day-to-day operations of Woodland Development & Realty by helping to direct clients to appropriate resources, benefiting both buyers and sellers.

In her spare time, Brenda and her husband, Brian, enjoy exploring the conifer forests and winding rivers of the Northwoods. She can often be found hiking or snowshoeing remote paths, winter or summer camping, canoeing area streams, or testing her fishing skills on pristine Hayward waters. When you are looking to start your next real estate adventure, Brenda is here to help you find your piece of paradise. Brenda holds a degree from Northern Michigan University and has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry.

Nicole Nathan

Nicole Nathan Woodland Development & RealtyGary's daughter, Nicole, graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2008 with Health Promotion and Physical Education degrees and obtained her real estate license in 2015. She owns Hayward Fitness Fanatics where she teaches classes and meets personal training clients. Nicole purchased her first home located next to the Birkie trail and loves the Hayward area. You might see her helping at the front desk answering phones or showing property for her dad.