WiscoREIA Hosts

Get to know our brilliant WiscoREIA hosts


Green Bay Hosts:

Joe Gracyalny. Joe is a real estate investor in the Green Bay/Fox Valley markets. He has partnerships with other investors, as well as his own projects and views investing as a team activity. He specializes in underperforming small multifamily projects, but also has interests in creative financing, air bnb, and is always excited to learn something new!

Joe has a passion for education and helping young investors. He was a teacher and coach in Dubuque, IA for a few years, before moving back to his Wisconsin roots. As a teacher, he added a few rentals in the Green Bay area, and recognized the opportunity in real estate. He took the leap and hasn’t looked back. WiscoREIA provides the opportunity for him to be able to scratch that educator itch, as well as learn from the many people in the room.

Joe got his first project under contract in 2017 with his brother Kevin and has been growing ever since.  At 35+ doors and a few flips under his belt he’s focused on growing his rental portfolio, while having some fun along the way.

In his spare time you can find him reading books, playing poker, traveling, or engaging with other investors on Instagram @ duplex_joe


Mike Martell. Originally from Two Rivers, Mike and his wife Kathryn (from Brillion) have been married for over 30 years. They have three grown children all living in the upper Midwest. After 25 + years in the kitchen and bath industry working in sales and sales management for a couple of large companies, Mike retired to Door County with Kathryn in June of 2018.

Mike and Kathryn’s interest in real estate began in 1986 with their first duplex, an upper/lower in Wauwatosa, purchased on a land contract. Over the years they moved all over the Midwest chasing the corporate dream but always looking, buying, and updating properties, focused on kitchen and bath remodels. They purchased flips, buy and holds, tried their hand at land development, historic renovations and buying bank owned properties. Today they are focused on vacation rentals and private money lending.


After discovering the Milwaukee REIA in 2015 and attending meetings for 4 years, one of the first things Mike did after retiring was look up and join the Green Bay WiscoREIA. Mike is excited to be hosting the Green Bay meetings and giving back to the industry and the area.

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Madison REIA Host:

Chris Hake. Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks 

Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 


Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA which has 5 REIA’s across Wisconsin, bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 6 locations! 

On a personal note, Chris and his wife, Suzanna, have three children, Tyler, Tanner and Trelan. He also has two dogs, Kona and Hemi. Chris loves classic muscle cars (Corvettes), all outdoor sports, especially golf, and fishing. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor, Chris holds true to his core values and living his Life and Business Vision plan.

His personal and business motto is, “People before profits.”



Appleton Host:


Jason LundJason is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, mentor and REIA partner. Jason is a partner at WiscoREIA, a real estate investor association, and a founder of 920HomeBuyers.com, a real estate investment firm offering multiple investing strategies.

Jason has also founded a Coaching and Mentoring Group to educate individuals and families on how to grow their real estate investing business and how to manage life's tasks. Jason began his real estate journey in 2010 at the age of 30 with the purchase of a single family home in Green Bay, Wisconsin to buy, fix and sell.

He has flipped and wholesaled 500+ homes and has become a premier property investment firm in Northeast Wisconsin. Buying, fixing and flipping single family properties has always been Jason's preferred investing strategy, he also owns several rental properties.

He has also successfully completed several short sale negotiations. Through his experience with real estate investing, Jason finds under performing properties with high potential and transforms them into quality homes. Creating win-win situations for all involved by providing his investors and clients secure and hassle free returns, and new homeowners with safe and quality properties they can call home.


Geoff Possley. Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.



Kenosha Hosts:


Dan Yurkovich. Dan started his investing career in 2018 when he moved to Kenosha and bought his first property to “house hack” and begin building a rental portfolio. After struggling in real estate for 2 years, he eventually found WiscoREIA in 2020. Networking with other local investors at the monthly meetups, he quickly learned the potential to become financially free through real estate and dove in head first.


He started acquiring more rentals using the “BRRRR” method and eventually got into flips, wholesales, and creative financing. In June, 2022, Dan was able to leave his fulltime job as a mechanical engineer and start investing in real estate full time. He specializes in buying rentals with no money down and is always eager to learn new strategies to buy properties and help sellers in difficult situations.

Dan loves to share what he has learned with other investors and get those around him excited about the life-changing potential of real estate investing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, trying new food, playing sports and snowboarding.


Andy Baugher. Andy has been passionate about real estate for all of his adult life. In 2012, Andy purchased his first commercial property and then continued his real estate investing over the years by purchasing and holding multifamily properties in the Racine/Kenosha area. His main strategy as an investor is buy and hold, but he enjoys and dabbles in BRRR, hard money lending and investing in syndicated deals. Andy built his portfolio over the years while working a full time W2 job. In 2022, Andy “Retired” from the “9 to 5” to enjoy financial freedom and continue to grow his investment portfolio and businesses. Andy and his wife own a local full-service real estate brokerage and a property management company.

In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife (Meagan) and two young children (Ben and Jack) as well as working out, running and almost any other outdoor activity.

Andy enjoys sharing his knowledge and insight with others about real estate investing and is passionate about helping people use real estate to build wealth and reach financial freedom.





Eau Claire Hosts:



AJ Minaker. AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes. AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys. He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.

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Shaun Tutor: Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.




Wausau Hosts:


Derek Dombeck. Derek has been a successful Investor since 2002.  He’s been through the ups and downs of the markets and has the scars to prove it.

Derek has been involved in hundreds of transactions in his career.  He’s done wholesaling, flipping, landlording, lending and countless other investment strategies throughout the years.

Derek loves negotiating with sellers.  He loves to put together creative solutions for sellers that few other investors can put together.

Derek loves giving back to the real estate community. Derek is also a coach and mentor who has a passion for helping others be successful too.



Jeff Cichocki. Jeff has been a hard money lender since 2010 and a real estate investor since 2004.  As a hard money lender, Jeff manages a hard money investing fund.  Through both his personal ventures and lending through the fund, he has been involved in over a thousand transactions.  As a lender and investor, Jeff has seen and done just about every kind of deal imaginable; everything from a simple wholesale, to rehabs, rentals, subject-to, lease with the option to purchase, seller finance and lending.  Jeff has been involved in many creative purchase and sale situations.

Jeff loves giving back to the real estate community. He helps out as co-host at the Central Wisconsin REIA in Wausau.


If you’re looking for help with structuring a deal, getting your deal funded or looking to fund a deal, reach out to Jeff through the Contact Us Page.

If you need a Proof of Funds letter, you can grab one here.




Ashley Lang. Ashley is a real estate investor and owner of Clear Trail Properties. She currently owns and operates 6 short term rental properties in northern Wi and Upper Michigan, with 2 more coming on in the next 2 months. She has been in the hospitality industry for several years and thoroughly enjoys the science behind providing an unforgettable experience for her guests. Everything from where you buy your property to where you place your dinnerware is very important in the process of setting up the perfect short term rental.

When she is not working in her business, Ashley can be found coaching people about health, mountain biking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend Buck, their son Korbin and their 3 english bulldogs.






Sheboygan Hosts:



Geoff Possley. Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.



Peter Haase. Peter is a truth seeker, husband, father, entrepreneur, investor, and life artist. With the help and support of his wife Amanda he has owned a tavern, two real estate teams, a real estate brokerage, long-term rentals and short-term rentals.

His real estate experience started in 2007 when he and Amanda bought their first househack and completely renovated a 100-year old duplex so that they could live for free. From there they were hooked and purchased another 100 year old duplex so that Amanda could stay at home with their two daughters and home school them. That eventually led them to their dream of owning a beautiful property in Door County where they are able to spend time and also use as a short term rental.


As a real estate agent Peter has been a part of over 850 transactions in just over 10 years. He has been a part of two successful real estate teams that were the starting point of many successful real estate agents. He has a passion for helping others and cheering on their successes. Due to this he is currently mentoring agents at his brokerage Keller Williams Empower in Sheboygan.

In his life journey he discovered that thoughts create our reality and has been designing his dream life ever since. His #1 goal at this time is life freedom so that he can be with his family doing the things they enjoy together.



2065 American Dr, Suite A Neenah, WI 54956

‪For inquiries, please send a message to Francesca Jonker-Miranda, WiscoREIA Executive Director
(608) 616-5277‬‬ • membersupport@wiscoreia.com

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