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An amazing and talented team.


Roland A. "Ron" Rants

Founder and Chairman

Ron founded The Rants Group in 1973. His knowledge of the Thurston County Real Estate market comes from his many years of living and working in this community. Ron holds a Finance degree from the University of Washington (avid Husky Fan). Ron currently is involved in many community organizations including The Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County, which he is a founding board member, The Roundtable of Thurston County, which he co-founded (the Roundtable is a group of community leaders committed to improving the cultural and economic future of the capitol area). He also travels with the Medical Teams International and Mexican Medical Missions which provide medical and habitat assistance to third world countries. Ron has three children and six grandchildren.


Patrick C. Rants, CCIM, CPM

President and CEO
Designated Broker

Since 1988 has touched just about every type of property in each part of its lifecycle: development, leasing, management, sale, and redevelopment—and unplugged a few toilets, too. Outside the real estate world, Pat plays soccer weekly and will continue to do so until his knee gives out entirely.


Danielle Rants, CCIM

Vice President
Commercial Leasing and Sales
Managing Broker
Property Manager

Danielle is a third-generation principal at The Rants Group. Having joined in 2013, Danielle is involved with brokerage and property management in the commercial real estate division, as well as operations of the whole company. She strongly believes the messier the desk, the more success.


Carolyn Graden, CCIM

Commercial Leasing and Sales Managing Broker
Property Manager

Carolyn understands the intricacies of Commercial Real Estate because of her broad experience in sales, leasing, and property management since 1996. Carolyn enjoys scrutinizing contracts and the construction side of real estate—not everyone’s idea of a good time. Carolyn loves traveling with her husband. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” is her motto.


Shelley Foltz, CCIM

Commercial Leasing and Sales Managing Broker

Shelley has extensive brokerage experience and has represented numerous Landlords, Tenants, Sellers, and Buyers during her career in commercial real estate.  She attended the University of Washington and received her Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2010.  She is the past President of West Olympia Rotary Club and serves as current chair of the Endowment Committee and served for three years on the board of the South Puget Sound Community College Foundation Board. Shelley is married and has two daughters.


Becky Samuelson, CCIM, CPM

Commercial Leasing and Sales
Property Manager

Since 1989, Becky has been involved in commercial property management, development and rehab, leasing, sales, and even mortgage financing. Her favorite part of the industry is not the real estate itself, but the relationships made along the way. While real estate is a love, Becky’s true passion lies with her two kids who keep her entertained and grounded.


Jeri Snyder

Commercial and Leasing Sales Broker
Residential Rental Department Manager
Property Manager

Jeri joins The Rants Group with several years of experience in managing residential and commercial properties and has an extensive customer service background. She has proven herself to be very effective at working with both tenants and property owners. 

Jeri grew up in Fairbanks and had the privilege of living in a few other beautiful states, such as Hawaii and North Dakota. When Jeri isn't serving our clients, you’ll find her out and about, exploring our amazing region. She enjoys many outdoor activities like hiking, camping, fishing, yoga, and a great cup of local coffee.


Todd Miller, JD

Commercial and Leasing Sales Broker
Property Manager
Maintenance Dept. Manager

Todd began working in the commercial real estate industry as an attorney representing owners and tenants before earning his broker’s license and joining The Rants Group. He wants to help clients find value in their real estate deals, whether an owner leasing retail space or a tenant seeking a large industrial space. Outside of work, Todd is interested in fitness, golf, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.


Zeke Rehn

Commercial and Leasing Sales Broker
Property Manager



Ian Zarosinski

Commercial and Leasing Sales Broker
Property Manager

Before joining The Rants Group in the fall of 2023, Ian spent three and a half years with KBC Advisors in the Greater Seattle Area, where he served as an Associate Transaction Manager and Project Coordinator, coordinating and brokering real estate transactions across the United States and Canada. In this position, he successfully closed multimillion-dollar lease transactions, including Build-to-Suit projects and industrial properties, while fostering positive landlord-tenant relationships.

Ian's earlier experience includes a four-year tenure with CBRE in Seattle, where he served as a Lease Administration Analyst for the Starbucks Account, administering sales reporting and rental payments for a portfolio of retail leases. His diverse skill set includes proficiency in Sequentra and Adobe Acrobat and expertise in cash flow analysis, comparative market analysis, lease negotiations, project coordination, and more, making him a valuable asset to our team.



Residential Rental Broker
Property Manager

Before joining The Rants Group, Dani graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and worked primarily as a wellness coordinator, personal trainer, and kickboxing coach. Working with people is not only a skill she takes pride in but something she enjoys daily. Outside of her career, she can be found spending quality time with her family, friends, and her dog & cat. In addition, she loves staying active, exploring the outdoors, and traveling often.


Pierina Olivari

Account Assistant

Pierina joined The Rants Group in 2002. She is responsible for receipting rent payments, preparing deposits and all data entry for accounts payable and accounts receivable. She is responsible for the day to day bookkeeping for all of our property management accounts which includes both commercial and residential. Pierina graduated from South Puget Sound Community College (2003) with her Associate of Technical Arts degree in the Paralegal field. She is married to Luis Cobena and has four children.


Billy Christensen

Marketing Manager

Originally from Whidbey Island, Billy joined The Rants Group with experience in the commercial real estate industry dating back to 2005 and over two decades of experience in freelance graphic design. Most recently, Billy worked with Kidder Mathews, Colliers International, & Hodges, Gilliam, & Dana Investment Real Estate. In his free time, he enjoys time outdoors with his family, hiking, camping, watching soccer, and attending Seattle Sounders FC matches.


Theresa Bergh

Administrative Assistant

With more than 20 years in the customer service industry, Theresa joins The Rants Group with over seven years of experience in property management and over three years as a practicing realtor.

In her free time, she enjoys yoga and playing with her French Bulldog (Rocco), which she loves to the moon and back.


Keri Francisco

Administrative Assistant

Ryan Delude


After a successful tour in the Pacific Islands, winning several arm wrestling championships, Ryan has planted his roots in Olympia to pursue his life long quest of fixing anything broken. While his cape may be hard to spot in his flurry of tool-wielding action, Ryan’s mark can easily be identified by his high-quality repairs. Everyone agrees that Ryan is a Swiss Army Knife with a corkscrew… so confident in fixing anything, he comes ready to celebrate a job well done... even before he starts. 

In his spare time, he summits Mount Rainier with his wife ‘The Undertaker’, enjoys Irish Dancing, and long walks on the beach.


Ray Jones