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The Power of a Team

Tom Burk

President & Managing Broker

Tom Burk is the President and Managing Broker of Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty. He is a 40-year veteran of residential real estate and is currently, or has recently been, licensed as a Principal Managing Broker or its equivalent in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Alberta, Canada. In addition to Sotheby’s International Realty, Tom has been associated with the REMAX and Coldwell Banker brands as an agent/broker or executive over his long tenure. During that time, Tom has spoken to countless audiences including the National Association of Homebuilder’s International Builders Show, the University of Montana and many Real Estate companies and associations.

First licensed in 1981, Tom built a substantial career providing value for consumers, developers and home builders alike. In 1999, Tom was recognized as one of the top 2 REMAX agents worldwide for transaction volume and was also the top agent in REMAX’s top office, systemwide. Soon after, he left his private real estate practice to enter the renowned Queen's University School of Business MBA program. He completed his studies at Queen’s in 2001.

The following year he was given the opportunity to become CEO of one of America's largest Coldwell Banker companies, located here, in Montana. After several years with Coldwell Banker, Tom took the opportunity to serve as Vice President of the Western Region of Coldwell Banker LLC. and report to its home office located in Madison, New Jersey. Tom’s role was to consult with and assist the 35 largest Coldwell Banker companies in the western United States.

In 2020 Tom was given the opportunity of a lifetime to return to work in his Whitefish home and work with the Tomlinson Group of Companies based in Spokane WA. His role today is as President of Glacier Sotheby's International Realty. Tom’s stated goal for GSIR is simple and clear. He wants this company to create unparalleled value for consumers and agents alike. As Tom often states, “at GSIR we love our agents and we love to help them achieve everything they can envision for themselves and for their valued clients. Come speak with us anytime. We love to talk real estate.”

Shirley Moorman

Director of Operations

Located in the Whitefish office

As the daughter of a Real Estate Broker, I have always worked in the real estate industry. Born and raised in Eastern Montana, I attended college in Sacramento, CA and obtained a degree in Accounting. I then began my career with a large mortgage servicing company in investor accounting for FNMA backed mortgages.

When I moved back to my home state of Montana, I continued my career as a mortgage loan officer, eventually ending up in Bigfork. I expanded my real estate resume by working as the personal assistant to a Real Estate Broker at Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty in 2007, and moving on as Office Manager for GSIR in 2009.  I 2015 I accepted my current role as Director of Operations., she utilizes her analytical, communication and customer service skills.

Outside the office, Shirley enjoys kayaking Western Montana’s lakes & rivers and relaxing with friends and family. She also nurtures her creative side as a metalsmith and designer of handcrafted jewelry.

Alisha Lee

Director of Accounting

Located in the Bigfork Office

Bernie Fasso

Office Administrator

Located in the Lakeside Office

I joined Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty August, 2015, as an Office Administrator. My background is varied but always focused on customer service.  I worked for many years at the City of Seattle, Department of Construction and Land Use as a construction permit application intake specialist.  When I relocated to Whitefish, I started my career as a legal assistant and paralegal.  I then held a position as Personal Concierge before settling in at Glacier Sotheby’s. Currently, primary duties include reviewing new listings and transactions for completeness and compliance, creating and maintaining electronic files, and generally assisting agents as well as numerous other duties as assigned.

I’m not much into winter sports, however, I do enjoy most summer sports Northwest Montana has to offer.  Nearly three years ago we moved from Whitefish to Polson.  Drastic change, but we love it. At home, you’ll often find me in my studio sewing or crafting.

Hillary Vrana

Digital Marketing Specialist

Located in the Whitefish office

Jenna Joki

Content Marketing Specialist

Located in the Missoula Office

I joined the Glacier Sotheby's International Realty team in the summer of 2020, as the Content Marketing Specialist. With my father as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser and more family in other avenues of real estate, I grew up with more knowledge than most without even knowing it.

Born and raised in Helena, MT, I became accustomed to the art culture and lake living that Montana brings to many of us. Not venturing too far, I attended Montana State University to study Graphic Design. My past time at a marketing agency in Bozeman MT, equipped me to bring my experience with design, client relations, and management to Glacier Sotheby's International Realty where I implement the brand into all advertising opportunities that cross my desk.

Outside the office, I can be found with my husband and two dogs out hiking, at the lake, on the ski hill or hunting with family and friends. Montana is my home and I hope to help make it yours too.