RE/MAX Concepts | 661 NE Venture Drive, Waukee, IA, 50263

Meet the Team

Why The Cornerstone Collective?

In building, the cornerstone is the starting piece of the foundation. A basic element, that without it the rest of the foundation would not stand. That is what we strive to be in your real estate experience, foundational. We want to set the standard for what real estate companies should offer. We want you to feel supported, heard, and protected when you work with anyone on our team. We understand that each conversation we have has the ability to impact someone’s future financial goals, mindset, attitude, and lifestyle. We take that responsibility seriously.

We seek to set the standard for the real estate industry by being worth knowing, rather than just well known.

We define success in life by having these four things:

  • Exceptionally satisfied clients
    • Deep Relationships (in all facets of my life)
    • Continual Growth
    • Contribution to Others

Our mission is to help you build wealth through personal, impactful, real estate experiences.
We love truly exceeding the expectations of a client and seeing the JOY in them when everything comes together better than expected.
We’d love the opportunity to earn your business.

Kelsey Russell, owner of The Cornerstone Collective located in Waukee, Iowa
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The Cornerstone Collective

Kelsey Russell | OWNER | REALTOR ®

Kelsey founded The Cornerstone Collective in 2017. She grows people. The Cornerstone Collective, empowered by RE/MAX Concepts, is a full-service real estate company that helps clients through transitional stages + enables them to build wealth. Kelsey knows that everyone has a different financial strategy for preparing their families for the future. She believes that owning real estate should be part of their strategy, and she wants to show you why.

She wants everyone she works with to find true value in knowing her, being around her, and trusting that they can count on her. Take advantage of her experience in real estate investment property, strategic planning, contract negotiations, sales/marketing strategies, and more. Whether you are looking to sell, buy, build, or invest, Kelsey will be looking out for what is right for YOU. Kelsey has lived in the DSM metro for over 22 years, and she would love to help you.

Kelsey loves real estate because she gets to make an impact. Every call that she makes, every home she enters, and every appointment she schedules has the ability to drastically change someone’s situation. Whether this is improving their quality of life and financial stability through smart, diverse investments, adding some joy to their day with a phone call just to check in, saving them from future trouble by advising on what choices NOT to make, or providing calm, trusted direction through some of life’s biggest investment decisions, she is here. Ready to serve and protect clients. Each and every day.

Outside of real estate, Kelsey has a passion for yoga, spending time with her family and German Shepherds, catching a country concert or new movie, exploring new places, hiking, boating, skiing, or anything outdoors!

Kyle Kuhns
(515) 238-9678‬


Kyle brings a dynamic skill set to his real estate clients! He owns Dreamstyle Homes and owned a flooring company in years past. His skill set in contracting, renovations and project management brings a lot of unmatched knowledge to the table! He loves finding good investments and helping clients work through the numbers and logistics of any repairs/updates needing to be done throughout the process of selling or buying!
Kyle grew up in Winterset and he loves giving back to the Des Moines Metro community. He’s helped rebuild homes for client who have lost theirs, is invloved with several local charities, and loves connecting good people!
Kaleb Martin, agent with The Cornerstone Collective Real Estate Team serving the Des Moines, Iowa metro.

Kaleb Martin
641) 208-1731‬

Kaleb is passionate about real estate. As a dedicated professional in this dynamic industry, he’s committed to helping you navigate the exciting world of buying, selling, and investing in real estate.
His approach to real estate is rooted in integrity, transparency, and a genuine desire to meet your unique needs and goals. He believes that successful real estate transactions are built on trust, communication, and a thorough understanding of the market. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest industry developments and market trends, ensuring that you have the most relevant and accurate information at your disposal.
Kaleb grew up in small town Bloomfield, Iowa two hours southeast of Des Moines. He moved up to Des Moines right out of high school, eager to grow in the “big city”. In his free time he likes to work out and play below average golf.

Taylor Olson

Taylor has been an active member of his community for over a decade. While serving the unique and diverse citizens of the Des Moines metro, he is focused on treating his clients with respect, honesty, and integrity.

With a passion for service, Taylor excels in communication and problem-solving. Whether buying, selling, or investing, Taylor is ready to assist and exceed your expectations as a client.

As a proud team member of The Cornerstone Collective, and RE/MAX Concepts, you can trust that Taylor will prioritize your interests, meet your needs, and leave a positive lasting impression.

When Taylor isn’t making home ownership dreams a reality for his clients, you can catch him at one of the city’s historic venues enjoying live music or playing bogey golf at one of the municipal courses.


George has been serving the community as a realtor since 2020. George has always had a knack for problem-solving, negotiating, and getting people what they want.

This makes George a triple threat in the real estate market. Not to mention he also speaks Spanish. These qualities and his no-quit attitude make George key to helping you find the next place to call home.

George is a goal-oriented professional who has worked in management for eight years and found his true calling in real estate. His success has largely been attributed to his hard-working ethics and being known as a peacekeeper. He continually works to improve his education knowledge and provides his buyers and sellers with the best service.

Born in California but raised in Des Moines, George now resides in Ankeny with his four children. George is dedicated to providing the best and most unforgettable service to his clients!

Amanda Jackson

Amanda has resided in the Urbandale area for over 25 years and loves the unique qualities Des Moines has to offer! She is fully devoted to serving her community and building relationships with clients that last long after a transition is complete.

Her first priority is to make her clients feel comfortable and confident in their life changes. She listens to her client’s individual needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction. Amanda has a strong sense of style and a keen eye for detail in marketing and home staging.

Her passion for helping families create a warm and loving environment fuels her motivation to provide top-notch care to each client she serves. She realized she couldn’t change the world, but the right property can change somebody’s world, and that’s a great start.

In her free time, Amanda finds joy in playing with her son in their backyard, completing DIY home projects, and remodeling her home as a weekend warrior. With over 8 years of experience in various departments at The Home Depot, she is not shy around power tools or new projects.

Madison Ward
Marketing Strategist

Madison graduated from Iowa State University in 2017 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. During her time at Iowa State, Madison was a reporter and editor for the Iowa State Daily. Following a year and a half long internship with Kemin Industries, she joined RE/MAX Concepts as the Digital Media Specialist in 2018. She specializes in social media strategies and graphic design and became a licensed real estate instructor in 2019. Madison became the RE/MAX Concepts Marketing Strategist in 2021. She lives in Des Moines with her boyfriend Grant and their two dogs, Bruce & Bucky.

Mimi Davis Director of Branding The Cornerstone Collective located in Waukee, IA

Mimi Davis
Director of Branding

Mimi joins the team with over 15 years in Marketing. She joined The Cornerstone Collective as the dynamo of all things marketing and branding. Her unique experience in property management, land, and construction is a true asset to the team. She combines all her skills and experiences to specialize in assisting the team and clients buy and sell their homes, real estate marketing, and social media.


Justin Scavo

Dynamic Motion LLC (DY/MO) was founded in 2019 by Justin Scavo, MBA. They work with businesses creating engaging digital content to promote brand recognition and marketing objectives. Whether it’s creative video, commercial photography, or interactive virtual tours, they provide the right solution for each unique situation. Justin’s creative background in graphic design and business promotion ensures the right product is delivered to accomplish your specific goals.


Alexa Miller
Agent Care Representative

Alexa is our Agent Care Representative (ACR) and has six years of experience assisting agents. She processes our listings and sales paperwork to ensure compliance. Alexa graduated from the University of Iowa in 2015 with a degree in Communication Studies. She currently lives in Adel with her husband and pets.