The JSE Executive Leadership Team
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Owner/ Chairman of the Board
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Jeff Shipley grew up in Devils Lake ND, graduated from UND with a degree in Criminal Justice and was a police officer and private investigator before getting into Real Estate in 2004. From a young age, Shipley grew up around a family who invested, flipped and managed properties and always had a passion for the industry. He married Maria Shipley in 2004 and they have a yellow lab, Red. They enjoy pheasant hunting and spending time at the lake with family and friends.
Shipley started the FM Real Estate team in 2008 with just one agent and an admin team member. The team has now grown into one of the top Real Estate Teams on the planet. Being a true forward thinker, Shipley always had a vision of building a family of companies that would add value to the agents as well as create opportunities for others to build careers and businesses they are proud of.
The companies including Keller Williams franchises, A custom home builder, title work, and mortgage loan origination among others are now set to do over a BILLION dollars in gross volume and have over 300 team members across 3 states. Shipley was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2019 by the FMWF Chamber of Commerce. JSE Inc. was also named in the top 25% of the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies.
Linking to Jeff’s passion for Personal Growth, the companies are built upon the premise of “Work harder on yourself than on your job” and to Embrace Failure as a prerequisite to success.
Jeff’s top five favorite books are “The Traveler’s Gift” “The Four Agreements” “Shoe Dog” “Extreme Ownership” and “The Art of Exceptional Living”
Jeff’s mantra is “Live the Biggest Life Possible, Enjoy your Journey and NEVER give up.”
His favorite quote is: “It’s not what you get, it’s who you become.” – Jim Rohn
Jeff’s core strengths include focused prioritizing, strategic futuristic thinking, maximizing results, commitment to values such as honesty and integrity, and thriving on healthy competition. Because Jeff is extremely humble, our favorite office activity is to ask Jeff to accept an award, be in a photo, record a video or be forced to talk about his accomplishments and watch his reaction. Never gets old.
Staci is from Glyndon, MN, has a husband Cole and a 8 year old son, Landon and Penelope who is almost 3. Staci graduated from M state in Moorhead with an accounting degree. In addition to finance, she has previous sales experience as well.
Staci enjoys spending time with her family, which is very large, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and spending time at the lakes in the summer.
Her personal goals would be to focus on her physical health by working out and eating healthier and to work on less screen time.
Favorite Quote: There’s a little saying that my grandma used to say to us kids, “I can and I will”
Staci’s strengths are Inclusivity, positivity, creating connections with new people, communication and consistency. Staci brings a sense of peacefulness, sweetness and reliability to our team. As the “Velvet Hammer” on our team, she gets her job done no matter what- and gets what she needs from our teams in such soft but assertive manner that is admirable for the other “louder” personalities on the team. We still don’t know how she gets everything done that’s asked of her. She might be magic. We’re still not sure…. Stay tuned.
Executive Assistant to Owner and President
Laura Lesoine grew up in Fargo, ND, graduated from UND with a degree in Graphic Design and Communication. Laura has 19+ years of leadership experience in multiple fields such as retail, non-profit and the spa industry. Laura’s passion is helping others discover their unique abilities, live a life by design and create goodwill in the world. She is an instructor of Gary Keller’s Quantum Leap program and a volunteer for Hospice of the Red River Valley and Junior Achievement. She is currently writing her own personal growth/ mindset course geared toward middle school- college aged young adults.
When not enjoying her work at JSE Inc, Laura is spending time with her 3 children. (Gavin 11, Pearl 8, and Rosalie 5), She also loves spending quality time laughing with good friends and family, and “geeking out” over personal growth and mindset topics. (Fun Fact: She’s a “Firewalker” from Tony Robbin’s Unleash the Power Within) Laura’s favorite people to follow include Tony Robbins, Simon Sinek, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Oprah and Darren Hardy.
Strengths of Laura are positivity, maximizing talent and resources, futuristic thinking, and making strong connections and comfort with others quickly. Laura brings absolute joy to our companies, keeps the workplace fun and is often the one our teams go to for brainstorming, positive feedback and even to lift their spirits while grinding through the day. She truly cares for our people and their families and is slightly obsessed with babies. She works well under deadlines unless someone brings a baby in. Then the ability to focus and work goes out the window until the baby is out of her sight and she can no longer detect the “baby smell”