Amy Roach

Amy Roach

Licensed Administrative & Marketing Assistant

2 Years Experience

License #: 475202434

  • 815-975-1777
  • amyroach@farmranchteam.com
About Amy
Amy was born and raised on a small family farm in Sandwich, IL where they raised crops, cattle and swine. Early on, she discovered a deep love for animals as she bottle fed baby calves, cared for pigs, dogs and cats.

She showed cross-bred steers in 4-H for 10 years and was active in FFA throughout high school. She attained both the State FFA Degree and American FFA Degree (awarded to less than 1% of FFA Members).

Amy pursued her love of animals by attaining her Associates in Veterinary Medical Technology from Joliet Junior College and then attained her license from the state to be a Certified Veterinary Technician. She worked in Veterinary Medicine for 18 years.

Needing a change of pace, Amy started her real estate career in August 2021 when she accepted the position as an Administrative Assistant. Her transferrable skills and “can-do” attitude made the switch to a different industry seamless. Amy jumped in with both feet and attained her real estate license in April of 2022.

Amy met her husband, Drew, in 2009 and married in 2014. They have made their home less than 2 miles from Amy’s family farm. She is thankful to be able to raise their two children in a rural community, teach them about farming, animals and the value of hard work. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming and gardening.

Growing up on the farm, a strong work ethic is a MUST!. Amy carries her work ethic into all areas of her life; she works hard not only for her family, but for yours!

Amy Roach and Dogs
Amy Rogus

Amy Rogus

Managing Broker / Team Lead / Listing Agent

9 Years Experience

License #: 471019735

  • 815-210-8633
  • amy@farmranchteam.com
About Amy

Amy grew up in St. Charles, Illinois so this area has always been “Home”. She started riding when she was 8 years old, and has gone from trail riding and open shows to showing on the Appaloosa Circuit at Regional and National levels.

Prior to selling real estate, Amy worked for a real estate appraisal firm for 12 years as the Office Manager. While she didn’t have her appraisal license, this job gave her invaluable experience as it taught her about appraising; how to choose comparable sales and make adjustments to arrive at a market value. It also taught her how to run a business; administrative duties, customer service, bookkeeping and managing.

Amy obtained her real estate license in 2014 and started selling residential homes. In 2018 she upgraded to a Managing Broker License and decided to focus on Farm & Ranch type properties. That is when her business really grew and she realized this was what she was meant to do.
Recently she formed the “Farm Ranch Team” and her goal is to continue to expand the team, as needed to keep up with demand. Amy is working towards her Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation thru Realtors Land Institute (RLI) and plans to expand her listings to include larger parcels of land.

Amy currently resides in Kendall County on the 5 acre farmette that she and her husband, Joe, built in 1996. They currently have Appaloosas, Quarter Horses and cats. She is a member of the National ApHC and Longcreek ApHC, NAR, IAR and RLI.

Amy lives in the type of property she represents and loves it! That’s what drives her passion for her specialization.

Amy Rogus Horse Jumping
Karen Monkemeyer

Karen Monkemeyer

Buyers Agent

9 Years Experience

License #: 475188716

  • 630-777-2637
  • karen@farmranchteam.com
About Karen

Karen was born and raised in Kendall County on a livestock and grain farm.  She attended Yorkville High School and has an Associates degree in Agriculture / Horticulture Production from Joliet Junior College.

Prior to receiving her real estate license, Karen worked in the horticulture industry as a landscape designer and also at the local nursery and greenhouse.  After that she worked many years at large grain and livestock farm in the farm management and accounting department.

Karen has 9 years of real estate sales experience and currently focuses as a full-time buyer’s agent.  She has knowledge and experience with land; zoning, soils and productivity.  She prides herself on knowing how to get the best return on your investment ground.  If it is a rural residence, farmette or farm ground, Karen has the confidence and expertise to guide you through writing an offer that will get your dream property bought. The added bonus is her knowledge of the immediate area.

Karen resides in Newark, IL with her husband of 42 years, Bruce.  She enjoys spending time with her family, attending church and singing in the choir.  Karen is also involved in pork production and sales.  She is founder of Blueprint Pork and Blueprint Swine Genetics, a family-owned business.  She attends county and state fairs to watch some of her prize-winning pigs being shown.  She is a Sandwich Fair Superintendent on the local pork producers board and the local historical museum board.

Karen’s passion is the great country living that she enjoys every day.  Her goal is to give you the very best professional real estate advice and service so you can enjoy it too!

Karen Monkemeyer and Pig


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