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Introducing The Carnahan Group…
The Carnahan Group is made up of highly trained Realtors that are all working for you.

How many Realtors does it take to buy or Sell a home efficiently? That all depends on how many services you want and how quickly you expect to receive those services.

All professionals surround themselves with highly trained staff that come together to provide complete coverage and care. When you go to the doctor’s office or to your attorney you expect to interact with staff that helps to accomplish your goals. Shouldn’t you expect the same level of service from your Realtor?

You really owe it to yourself to interview Cindy. There is a difference and after you meet with Cindy to discuss your goals, you will agree that Cindy is the best person to represent your interests in the market place and The Carnahan Group is there to cover all of the bases carefully and quickly.

Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker has lived in Wichita almost his entire life and has grown to appreciate the lifestyle that we enjoy here. In 2003 Brandon Joined the Real Estate industry as a Real Estate Sales Assistant with Ritchie Development Company. His time spent helping residential clients build their dream homes in Wilson Estates, Rocky Creek, and Reeds Cove paved the way for a life-long career.


After serving for 2 years with the Ritchie Development Company, Brandon was offered an unbeatable opportunity to mentor under one of Wichita’s most successful real estate agents, Cindy Carnahan. Since 2005, Brandon has enjoyed the opportunity to serve with The Carnahan Group as they’ve grown into Wichita’s leading real estate team.


In addition to his experience selling new residential, and resale homes, Brandon has extensive experience with the downtown condo market. One of Brandon’s first callings was to sell a new lifestyle in down town Wichita called The Lofts at St. Francis. This condo development took off with great success! Brandon welcomes the opportunity to help you on any Real Estate related purchase.

Brandon is a graduate of Goddard High School and Wichita State University. He completed his college education in Business with dual degrees in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Brandon was also named the Carney Scholar for the School of Entrepreneurship. He is also an alumni of Beta Theta Pi fraternity where he still volunteers time towards the efforts of the local Wichita State chapter.When time allows, Brandon also enjoys playing golf and other recreational sporting activities with his friends and family.

Involvement within the community is also a high priority for Brandon. He currently is serving for following organizations:


2011 Class - Wichita Business Journal Top 40 under 40

2010 Class - Leadership Wichita (Wichita Chamber of Commerce)

Wichita Wagonmasters

Wichita Children’s Home – Advisory Council

Junior Achievement – Board Member and Instructor

Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas – Business Plan Advisor

Young Professionals of Wichita

New Spring Church


Brandon’s direct line: 316-630-0189 ext. 3201 - Your message pages him automatically

DeeAnna Carlson
DeeAnna Carlson knew she was destined to work in Real Estate as she grew up with it her entire life...Her father, James Hardman, Jr. owned Hardman Real Estate and Development, Inc. in Parsons, Kansas.  She worked there throughout high school and while attending Labette Community College for two years.

DeeAnna moved to Wichita where she graduated from Wichita State University in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing and Management. After graduation, she joined J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. as the Advertising Coordinator where she worked for five years before finding her place with The Carnahan Group in 2006.

DeeAnna joined The Carnahan Group as their Marketing and Listing Director, and a short time later went on to get her Real Estate license.  Even though she enjoys showing and selling homes her true passion is the marketing/advertising of each listing and working closely with each seller to get their home sold quickly at the highest price possible.  DeeAnna is a licensed REALTOR and would be happy to help you with all your real estate needs including finding that home of your dreams.

DeeAnna is married to Tyson Carlson of Arkansas City, Kansas, who works for a local bank. DeeAnna and Tyson have two sons, Braedyn and Carter, and a cocker spaniel named Freckles.

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Leslie Wessel

Leslie.jpgLeslie was raised in Abilene, Kansas until moving to Wichita to attend Wichita State University. Her hard work growing up on the family Greyhound farm paid off after being awarded the prestigious Jabara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship. Leslie completed her undergraduate degree from WSU, receiving the designation of Summa Cum Laude from the W. Frank Barton School of Business. She studied Entrepreneurship with a focus in Real Estate. Leslie decided early in college that Real Estate was right for her. She began her real estate career at Ritchie Development Corporation in 2004. After obtaining her real estate license she began helping people build their dream homes as a New Home Sales Consultant Assistant. Leslie served in many developments including Chestnut Ridge, Rocky Creek and Pine Meadow.
Leslie joined the Carnahan Group in 2006 adding her skills and knowledge as a contract compliance and closing coordinator. Leslie and Judy worked together to ensure that the closing process went smoothly for all buyers and sellers from contract to the closing table. Leslie mastered these skills and insists that there was no better way to learn the intricacies of the closing process than to do so with such an experienced group of Realtors who handle so many transactions every year.

She now serves as a full-time sales agent with the Carnahan Group ready to provide unbeatable customer service for you. Leslie also enjoys working with first time home buyers and people interested new home building.  She is a Zillow Five Star Agent and a Certified Military Specialist. Just email or call her if you are interested!

Leslie married her college sweetheart, Kris, in September 2006 and they live in College Hill with their son, Kaston born in 2011 and Schnauzer, Opal Mae.

Leslie is also very active with Young Professionals of Wichita, Junior League of Wichita, and United Way Young Leaders!  She has also enjoyed being involved with Wichita Art Museum Contemporaries, Wichita Children's Home, Downtown Daycare, Junior Achievement, Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas, Business Plan Judge for WSU's Entrepreneurship program, JLW's Holiday Galleria, and St. Thomas Aquinas MOMs Group as of late. To say the least, she enjoys giving back by volunteering her time and talents!

Leslie's direct line: 316-461-4375 mobile 


Katie Brown

Katie was born and raised in Wichita. Katie and her family have been in Wichita, supporting and helping it grow for five generations. Katie graduated from Sedgwick High School as an honor roll student and Presidential Scholar. Her parents, Scott and Sarah, own and operate Beck’s Farm Peach Orchard just north of Wichita.


Katie graduated from Wichita State University earning a degree in Entrepreneurship with an emphasis in Real Estate and a minor in Management. She is a Barton Scholarship recipient and a Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) alumna. She is also very active within the community. Katie volunteers for the American Heart association as a member of their Passion Committee and has been involved with Young Professionals of Wichita,  the Kansas Humane Society, and The League of Women Voters. In 2012, Katie was an American Heart Association “Go Red for Women Better U Challenger.”


Katie joined the Carnahan Group as an intern in 2006. After 2 years of hands on learning, she was invited to join as a full time sales associate. Katie is able and ready to assist you and be your advocate throughout the home buying or selling process. Katie prides herself on upholding the highest standard of service. She is a high-energy professional, who is focused on delivering quality of service, integrity and trust. She believes that communication, accessibility and integrity are essential.


In 2012, Katie became a broker associate and earned the e-Pro designation. Katie shows and sells homes and acreage throughout Wichita and the surrounding cities. She is available 7 days a week to assist you with any real estate needs. Katie resides in Sedgwick with her husband Cody and children, Ella and Logan. Katie enjoys gardening, home remodeling, scrapbooking, Music Theatre of Wichita, laughing, and spending time outdoors with her yellow Labrador Retriever.



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Katie's Direct Line: (316) 734-4873    

Clarke Carnahan

Clarke.jpgClarke grew up right here in Wichita; he attended the Wichita Collegiate School from pre-school all the way through high school. They call that a “lifer”. After graduating from Collegiate Clarke attended the University of Kansas where he joined the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and majored in History. After graduating from KU Clarke worked briefly in Dallas, Texas before deciding that it was time to come home. Since November 2009 Clarke has been back in Wichita selling real estate like his mother and grandfather before him.

Clarke enjoys all sports, but his passion is golf. In his time at Collegiate he played on two state championship teams, and since then he has developed a true love for the game. His other passions include Skiing, hunting, and fishing, as well as anything outdoors. Last but certainly not least Clarke loves to root for his Jayhawks and Shockers on the hardwood! He’ll always throw some love to the Wildcats on the gridiron, as Kansas is forever home!

Clarke is active in the community as well. He donates to many charities, and has ambitions of starting his own charitable organization. Clarke has been a part of the Wichita community his entire life, and growing up here has afforded Clarke the opportunity to understand the lifestyle that Wichita has to offer and how that lifestyle can exceed your expectations. Selling real estate has always been a part of Clarke’s life, and now he is becoming a part of others’ lives by helping them realize their dreams of home ownership.

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Clarke's Direct Line:  316-644-9208 mobile

Kathy Rosell

Kathy - 06.03.09.JPGKathy Rosell grew up in Topeka Kansas and graduated from The University of Kansas with a degree in Elementary Education.  She moved to Wichita in 1992 with her husband, Jon, and their three sons, Evan, Scott and Alex.  Jon is The Executive Director of the Sedgwick County Medical Society.  Kathy retired from teaching at Wichita Collegiate School after 15 years great years.  Kathy taught first grade and elementary science before getting her Real Estate Sales license and joining The Carnahan Group.  Kathy has grown up with real estate, as her family has owned a Real Estate business for many years.   She is  ready to assist you with your housing needs.  If you have concerns about schools or simply want to be connected to the community…Kathy Rosell can hook you up.  In the office we tease her constantly about knowing absolutely everyone in Wichita!  Kathy is a great ambassador for Wichita, with a tremendous wealth of knowledge about educational opportunities in public and private education.  If you are new to Wichita, let Kathy help you filter all of the options with regard to education. Kathy also enjoys community involvement including The Wichita Childrens Home, Eastside Community Church and Pi Beta Phi Alumae Club.  At The Carnahan Group we all bring unique abilities to round out the perfect team.   The Carnahan Group focuses attention on our buyers and sellers using a very unique process to buy and sell homes.  Kathy is the teacher in the Carnahan Group….the go to person for everything educational!


Kathy's direct line: 316-630-0189 x 3204 This number will page her automatically.

Theo Hanson

Theo has loved Wichita since moving here in 1983. She has a uniquely diverse background in many facets of real estate. Beginning as a loan officer, she developed a desire to enter real estate sales. She was first licensed in Oklahoma and,  within two years, earned her Brokers License and owned and managed her own real estate company where she specialized in Residential and extensive Farm and Land properties. During ownership of that company she became a Certified Real Estate Instructor, teaching for College Credit at Northern Oklahoma College


Theo moved to Wichita as managing broker for a major residential resale and new home construction brokerage. She has since developed other major residential developments in Wichita, all the while maintaining her considerable activity in resale. She has completed studies Real Estate Appraisal at Wichita State University in an effort to better inform and represent clients.  Theo is the original owner and manager of the Wichita Prudential franchise and sold that company in 2000 to join the J.P. Weigand organization.


Consistently a member of Wichita Area Association of REALTORS® Presidents Club, Masters Circle and J. P. Weigand’s  Top Producers, Theo holds numerous designations including Certified Residential Broker, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist and Graduate Realtor Institute. She particularly excels  in working with Relocation Clients and has over 30 years of experience in this area.


Theo is an active member of Summit Church and enjoys hobbies of Bridge, Cooking, Gardening and Staging Homes for  Successful Marketing.

She does it all, and she does everything with the excellence that her clients have come to expect. She brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the table and is particularly tuned in to “customer service”.  She has a Unique Understanding and Appreciation of her Client’s needs  and past clients, both buyers and sellers, will quickly affirm, “Experience is Everything”.


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Cindy Carnahan

Cindy has lived in Wichita her entire life and has spent 34 years selling Residential Real Estate. Cindy was educated in the Wichita Public Schools, attended Wichita State University and obtained a degree in Elementary Education from Wichita State University. She was A Tri-Delta at WSU and went on to teach in the Wichita Public Schools briefly before going to work with her mother and father in a family owned Real Estate Company, The Ed Clarke Company Realtors. For 14 years Cindy followed her father to open houses and to closings learning the best of business. At 72, Ed Clarke retired and Cindy decided to broaden her experiences by going to work for her biggest competitor and the largest Real Estate company in Wichita…J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. Cindy has studied her competitors in order to hone her skills in negotiating and thus represent her clients by having an edge, an understanding of the marketplace, and the styles of negotiating represented in the industry. As the number one Realtor in Wichita for the past several years, Cindy is your best advantage in the purchase or sale of a home in Wichita…

How can Cindy help You?

  • Top sales associate for J.P. Weigand and Sons, Inc. for the past 17 years
  • Top sales associate in the greater Wichita area for 1989, 2001, & 2002, 2005, 2007,2008,2009,2010
  • Graduate of the Real Estate Institute
  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • Masters Circle since 1984 
  • Graduate of Leadership Kansas - Class of 2010

Who is Cindy?
Her grandfather owned Bennett Music, a full service music store and her father was in charge of contract termination for Olive Ann Beech after the war. He was the managing broker of Wheeler, Kelly Hagny Residential Real Estate Division . Ed Clarke was instrumental in the development of The Village, Rockwood,& Woodlawn Village. Cindy and her father went to open houses together each Sunday as she was growing up. Her Father called it…”Visiting” he taught her the values of caring deeply for her clients, and the wisdom to lead them with understanding.

Cindy’s mother, Corinne had a degree in History from Wichita University, was a life Master at Bridge, a darn good golfer, and Kansas State Tennis champion…but mostly a devoted wife and mother. Cindy has two brothers, Rick, a retired general surgeon in Amarillo, Texas and Bruce, a retired Army Colonel. Bruce is a graduate of West Point and retired as the Army expert on conflict resolution, and The Eisenhower chair of the National Security Studies at the Army War College in Carlysle Pennsylvania.

Cindy married her husband John in 1979 and says he was “the hardest deal she has ever closed.” John is a general Dentist and also grew up in Wichita. John attended Kemper Military Academy, Kansas University, and the University of Missouri Dental School at Kansas City. John entered the Army Dental Corps after Dental School and spent two years in Alaska. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Colonel in the Air National Guard. Cindy and John have a son Clarke who graduated from Wichita Collegiate School and is now a senior at the University of Kansas. Clarke is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, he is an avid golfer and loves to fish. Clarke leaves Sunny, the devoted Labrador retriever behind to watch out for Cindy and John

Cindy currently serves on the Board of Directors for Via Christi Regional Health Systems, Ulrich Museum Alliance  and The Wichita Children’s Home. She has served as a Trustee for the Leukemia Society of America, Music Theatre of Wichita.  Cindy is a Sustaining member of the Junior League of Wichita as well as an active member and past regent of Wichita Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She has been the moderator for University Congregational Church. Cindy is an avid gardener and a member of Junior League Garden Club.

For the past 3 years, Cindy has attended The Strategic Coach program, a group of entrepreneurs providing process and direction for future business models located  in Toronto, Canada. Recently, Cindy was awarded the Sustainer of Year award for the Junior League of Wichita for outstanding volunteerism. She has also served as a sustaining advisor to the Junior League Holiday Galleria committee, a fundraising effort to raise money and awareness for children's literacy. Cindy is also passionate about the Wichita State University - Students in Free Enterprise, a competitive team of collegiate entrepreneurs who help children learn the fundamentals of managing money and entrepreneurship. 

Cindy started a group called Spirit, a musical ensemble that started by singing in her clients homes at Christmas. Spirit sang at the White House and has recorded 9 CD’s that have been sold to benefit children’s charities…”Children after all stand closest to the true meaning of Christmas.” Spirit has raised over $200,000 for kids.  Spirit retired in 2004 after 17 years of spreading Christmas cheer.

As a past tour guide for “Witness Wichita” Cindy knows and can show off Wichita.
Cindy’s mission statement is a pledge that her father gave her many years ago…

I pledge myself…

  • To protect the individual right of Real Estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it.
  • To be honorable and honest in all dealings.
  • To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence.
  • To act fairly towards all in the spirit of the Golden Rule.
  • To serve well my community, and through it my country.
  • To observe the Realtors Code of Ethics and conform my conduct to its lofty ideals.

The Carnahan Group knows Wichita…
We would like to know you


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