Meet Our Agents | ReeceNichols North Star | Lawson, MO and Lathrop, MO
ReeceNichols North Star

ReeceNichols North Star


[email protected]


Mary Van Winkle

Mary began selling real estate in 1972. Mary’s parents and grandparents all owned farms and her love of riding horses on all of the farms was the beginning of her passion for selling real estate. Mike and Mary still own part of her family farm that has been in the family for 172 years. This is their fourth real estate location since opening their business 41 years ago. They are grateful for the community support they have received over the years and look forward to continued years of service at our new location.

Mike Van Winkle

Mike’s passion for real estate began in the 1950s behind the handle bars of a Goodall mower mowing many of the yards in Lawson. Mike began selling real estate in 1972. Mike & Mary's three children, Chris, Cindy and Andrea, were all encouraged to get their real estate licenses after high school and all three have been licensed. They are grateful for the community support they have received over the years and look forward to continued years of service at our new location.


Cindy Spicer

I have been a licensed Realtor since 1999 & am a lifelong resident of Lawson, MO. I am a graduate of William Jewell College with a BA Degree in Communication & Sociology. I am also a graduate of the MAR Leadership Academy. I have been married to my husband Brent since 1993 and we have two handsome sons Sterling & Stanton. Real estate has been a part of my life since I was a young child when my parents opened up their first real estate office in 1972. It is now my passion & I have been a consecutive Top Ten Agent over the years & in 2013 sold over 11 million. As a Buyer & Seller Specialist I will provide you with the exceptional real estate service you deserve. I will listen to your real estate needs & will do my best to deliver that service. I appreciate and enjoy helping my clients and look forward to meeting and working with you!


Cliff Reed

My name is Cliff Reed. I have been married to my wife Darlene for 23 years. Between us we have 3 children: Dewayne (Sonny), Aaron, and Janet. We have three awesome grandchildren. A grandson, Loren (12), and two granddaughters, Elizabeth (9) and Tinady (2). We enjoy spending time outdoors and spending time with our family and friends.

I have had my real estate license since 1995. I also worked 32 years at Liberty Hospital as a carpenter until the downsizing in May 2013, and worked residential construction as well as remodeling prior to that, so I have experience in residential, and commercial new construction and renovation. I am accredited as a buyer's representative, as a short sales & foreclosure specialist (ABR, SFR). I believe in putting my clients' needs & interests first and foremost in all transactions. Contact me to put my experience to work for you. I am "SELLING MISSOURI ONE YARD AT A TIME."

Martha Findley

Hello, I am Martha Findley. My husband, Drexel of 51 years and I have 3 children, 9 grandchildren, & 2 great-grandchildren. I have done many things in life such as elementary teacher, business owner & operator, and now real estate broker/salesperson. My husband and I have had rental properties from 1974 to present day. I love helping clients find the right property for their needs or helping them sell their property for the best price possible. I strive to provide the best customer service possible. I hope to meet you soon and help you with your real estate needs.

Ron Akers

My relatives have a long history of citizenship in the Lawson community. That must be why I feel good about seeing our community grow and thrive with the many changes we have seen. So many of the people I have seen come into the community over the years, have contributed so much to make it what it is today. I enjoy Real Estate knowing that the new families are going to benefit from what Lawson has to offer as well as having the opportunity to contribute to our city. My wife Jane and I along with ReeceNichols North Star welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Jeana Smith

Jeana joins our team at ReeceNichols North Star. She is a graduate of Excelsior Springs High School, has an Associate of Business Management degree from Platt College in St. Joseph, MO and has a Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation Psychology from Central Missouri State University. She worked previously at Excelsior Springs Job Corps as the General Bookkeeper for 9 years. After receiving her Bachelor's she worked for Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare in Clinton, MO for 15 years in a variety of positions, with most of it in Outpatient Mental Children's Services working with children with mental illness and their families. She moved to Lawson in 2013. She has one daughter who is married and has three children, who also relocated to Lawson in August of 2013 to be closer to her. She enjoys time with her family, reading, exploring new places, flea markets and spending time with friends. She is looking forward to getting to know more members of the community.


[email protected]

Tarik Wilkes

I'm excited to become a part of the ReeceNichols family! I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. The catalyst for me to pursue real estate was my mentor Cindy Spicer who identified the potential in me at my previous job. Prior to working at ReeceNichols, I worked at Sprint Cellular and she highlighted that she like how I treated her and was informative during the transaction. Cindy asked me if I’d consider becoming a real estate agent. I’m thankful that situation has occurred because I love being able to help people and I know buying and selling houses is an eventful and memorable moment for many people.

During my free time I love spending time with my family, working out and reading to help me develop as a person and in real estate. Thank you for welcoming me and I hope to cross paths with many of you at some point!

Gary Stroud

Gary obtained his real estate license in 199. He has worked full-time with Sterling Bearing, an engine parts warehouse, and is a part-time auctioneer. His interests include hunting, shooting, and collecting guns, and working on the farm. He has been married to Shannon Baker Stroud for 31 years and raised their son and daughter in the Lawson and Excelsior Springs areas. Gary looks forward to helping you with your real estate needs! 



[email protected]