Leadership

The Power of a Team

Pat Donovan

Real Estate Professional

Pat Donovan is broker/owner of Glacier Sothebys International Realty, an enterprise he co-founded in 2004 to serve the needs of buyers and sellers from outside the state of Montana. As a founding partner of Iron Horse Golf Community in Whitefish, Pat saw firsthand the value of the Sothebys International Realty brand in both exposing local real estate to the national and international market, and in giving local owners access to the markets where buyers of these high end luxury properties are typically found. Since inception, Pat has been listing broker for the over 275 lots and 50 Member Cabins in the Iron Horse Golf Community, plus re-sales of many of those properties.

Today Glacier Sothebys International Realty remains the leading force in marketing in Iron Horse, and has branched out to extend representation to luxury properties of all kinds across the state of Montana. Pats love of the real estate business began in commercial development and leasing in 1983 in Dallas, Texas, following a succe ssful all-pro career with the Dallas Cowboys. This experience in larger markets and other boom cycles is an important factor in his ability to put local market fluctuations into perspective. As a Montana native, Pat has a real appreciation of where the local real estate market has been and offers unique insight into trends and fads. Pat and the team he has assembled specialize in all types of unique luxury properties throughout Montanas Flathead Valley, with focus on Whitefish Lake, Iron Horse and a number of other luxury developments in the area. Pat attended Stanford University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is a past president of the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce and remains active in the Whitefish communi ty. He is a full time resident of Whitefish, where he enjoys many outdoor activities including golf, hunting, biking and snow skiing.

Ross Pickert

Real Estate Professional

Ross has served as President & Managing Broker for Glacier Sothebys International Realty since 2010. He has been a licensed Realtor since 1986 and a Whitefish resident since 1992. Ross has developed a wealth of knowledge in the industry which assists his clients in making educated decisions.He has extensive experience in the sales and marketing of new communities, new & existing homes, waterfront properties and commercial/investment including 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges.Ross currently serves on the N orthwest Montana Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors.

He has also served in the capacity of President, President-Elect, Secretary and a multitude of committees during his 20 year tenure with the association. Ross is a certified mediator through the National Association of Realtors and has been Chairman for Ethics hearings for NMAR.During his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, ice hockey, river rafting, and biking with his wife and three children.

Shirley Moorman

Operations Director

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

Moving back to her home state of Montana, she continued her career as a mortgage loan officer, eventually ending up in Bigfork. Shirley expanded her real estate resume by working as the personal assistant to a Real Estate Broker in 2007, and moving on as Office Manager for GSIR in 2009. In her current role as Operations Director, 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