Meet The Team

2019 team photo 


There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work.

In our experience as real estate professionals, we've found that it's not just about the facts. Providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to our clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the entire Greater Lansing areas, please contact us at


Kathy Birchen

REALTOR®, Associate Broker - CRS, GRI, ABR, QSC®, e-PRO, CBR, CNE, SRES

  • Office:(517) 381-1760
  • Mobile:(517) 719-1900
  • FAX:(517) 853-1759

About Kathy Birchen

Kathy is a long time area resident, has been a REALTOR® for over 20 years, and knows the greater Lansing market well. Kathy is a partner in Birchen and Dutcher one of the area’s top producing teams serving the real estate needs of all buyers and sellers including first time buyers, move-up buyers, luxury home sellers, and investors. Kathy is Quality Service Certified® and has earned an impressive array of educational credentials all of which benefit her clients. Her consistently high production thrives on the strong referrals of past clients. Her testimonials can be viewed on

Chad Dutcher

REALTOR®, Associate Broker - QSC®

  • Direct:(517) 214-8484
  • Office:(517) 381-1760
  • FAX:(517) 853-1759

About Chad Dutcher

Chad is a longtime area resident, a Realtor for 15 years, and knows the market well. Chad is Quality Service Certified® and is a partner in Birchen and Dutcher, one of the highest producing teams in the market area. Chad works successfully with buyers at all price points including 1st time buyers, investors, and move-up buyers. Chad’s consistently high production is built on client referrals and his testimonials can be viewed on

Jeanna Schaberg


  • Direct:(517) 853-6286
  • Office:(517) 381-1760
  • FAX:(517) 853-1759

About Jeanna Schaberg

Jeanna is a lifelong resident of the greater Lansing area, and an East Lansing resident for the past 21 years.  As a licensed REALTOR® for over 17 years, she has helped both buyers and sellers navigate the real estate market.  “I especially love working with the first time home buyer.  There’s something magical about helping someone realize their dream of home ownership, and so rewarding when they call and are ready to move up!”  Jeanna currently specializes in working with buyers as a member of Birchen & Dutcher, one of the area’s top producing real estate teams.  Let Jeanna’s knowledge and experience help you find that special place called home.

Elizabeth Fleckenstein


  • Direct:(517) 881-6698
  • Office:(517) 381-1760
  • FAX:(517) 853-1436

About Elizabeth Fleckenstein

Liz grew up in Holt and moved back to that area with her family. She is active in the community and very familiar with the Greater Lansing real estate market. She studied Communication and Vocal Music Performance at Western Michigan University and still enjoys composing and performing music in her spare time. The personal connection and customer service aspect of real estate was what originally drew her to this career. The Birchen & Dutcher Team is excited to have her with us!

Heather Damerow


  • Direct:(517) 881-3696
  • Office:(517) 381-1760
  • FAX:(517) 853-1797

About Heather Damerow

Heather was born and raised in the Lansing area and resides in Bath. She knows the area real estate market well. Before beginning her real estate career, Heather had a successful business career as a mortgage loan officer and owned a local business. Her connections in the industry make her an excellent resource for all your homeownership questions and needs!


Brenda Clark

Administrative Manager

  • Office:(517) 381-1760

About Brenda      

Brenda has been a resident of East Lansing for over 55 years. She enjoys performances at the Warton Center and is Spartan hockey, football, and basketball fan.

Brenda joined Birchen and Dutcher after over 35 years in the banking industry, to broaden her knowledge in real estate and start a new and exciting venture. Customer service and attention to details are important to her as she meets the challenges of an active real estate practice.

Brenda states her “other job is keeping up with my husband and two children!”