Ryan Reynolds got into real estate in 2005 when his family made the decision to move back home to Olympia from Phoenix, AZ. Like several young parents, the choice of having our kids growing up close to their grandparents, aunts/uncles, and cousins, outweighed the excitement of living in the year-round sun.
He and his wife Christy grew up here. Both of them were born at St. Peters Hospital and they are both Tumwater High School grads. The choice to raise their kids in the Olympia area may have been the best one in their lives so far.
Because of their commitment to family and location, real estate has been an additional blessing. Assisting people every day with their housing needs and becoming more and more involved within the local communities to learn how to not only preserve, but better our community, truly fulfills them.
Thomas Schrader grew up in New Ulm, Minnesota and is one of 7 siblings. He served in the United States Air Force for three years and was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Following his time in the Air Force, he attended the University of South Carolina (USC), obtaining a biology degree while also studying microbiology/immunology in graduate school. He was on the USC Basketball team and a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
He started in Real Estate Sales in Malibu, CA, where he worked for 9 years before relocating to Olympia with his wife Tiffany, a Tumwater High School alum, to raise their two children who also graduated from Tumwater High School in 2010 and 2011.
Upon relocating to Olympia in 1994, he moved his Malibu development business here, Sandpiper Homes & Development. Notable projects at this time included the Thurston County Coroner’s Office, Lacey Senior Center, Fire District #3 Stations #32, #35, and #36, and the Port of Olympia offices.
In 2005, he joined Triway Enterprises (Tri Vo), in a commercial development and residential sales role. He worked on development projects that included Cabela’s, Lacey Gateway City of Lacey, Horizon Point, Cooper Crest, and The Reserve at Cooper Point.
Tom joined RE/MAX Parkside Affiliates in 2017, and primarily works in Commercial & Residential Sales & Development. It was in 2015 that he and his wife purchase the Old Chambers Prairie Grange at the corner of Yelm Highway and Henderson Boulevard. The Schrader’s worked with Seattle-based Starbucks to re-imagine the historic building while preserving the historical features that make it a unique property.
Tom has been on the board of directors for the Thurston County Realtor’s Association for 6 years, served as commercial director for 4 years, president in 2021, and WA State Director in 2021. His hobbies include traveling, golf, community events, church, training for his private pilot’s license, and enjoying time with his three grand kids.