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About Carnahan & Associates Real Estate

The Carnahan name has been in the Manhattan/Wamego area since 1855 when Samuel Carnahan arrived in Kansas and helped to settle the Carnahan Creek community where Tuttle Creek Lake is now located. The still standing house (pictured above) marks these origins. As long-time natives to the area, we hold a strong value in serving our clients' specific needs. Our team works together to market our Sellers’ Properties and to help our Buyers find the perfect property.


Meet Our Team

Each of our team members is a licensed REALTOR® in the state of Kansas and will go above and beyond to give personal service and care.

Joni Chrest


Joni Chrest is a native of Concordia, KS and has lived in Wamego, KS since 1989. She is married to Richie Chrest and has a son, Kent, who is a Senior at K-State and a daughter Emmalee, who is a Junior at Drury University.

She has been very involved in the Wamego Community by serving as a mentor for three different groups of high school students and by serving on many different committees at the Wamego United Methodist Church, of which she has been a member since 1995.

Joni has been a Property Manager at the Wamego Housing Authority since 2008. She has been a licensed Barber since 1983 and has owned and operated her own Barber shop since 2005.

Joni joined the team at Carnahan & Associates in February of 2014, and has experience helping both sellers and buyers.

Joni’s love for helping others and her attention to detail are just a couple of her strengths. These strengths have been very instrumental in adding to her success as a realtor!

Joni would love to assist you with all of your real estate needs.

Contact Joni
Cell: 785-456-5817
Office: 785-456-9000

Roxanna Linnebur



Contact Roxanna
Cell: 620-485-4289
Office: 785-456-9000

Tom Nelson


Contact Tom
Cell: 785-458-8328
Office: 785-456-9000

Dave Carnahan

Broker & Agent

David graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agriculture. After a successful career in production agriculture, he started his real estate career in 2003. Since 2006, David has been the Broker of Carnahan and Associates Real Estate. He has received the Masters Circle Award numerous times for being in the Top 5% of agents in the Manhattan Association of Realtors.

Contact Dave
Cell: 785-313-4546
Office: 785-456-9000

Brian A. Keller


Brian is a proud native Kansan, having grown up in the south-central Kansas farming community of Halstead.  There he learned a strong work-ethic and sound moral values in a hard-working farm family.  After high school, he earned BSB and MBA degrees from Emporia State where his love of the Flint Hills region first began.  He has called Wamego home since 2000.  He has one son, Matt, who is a senior student-athlete at Wamego High. Brian considers Matt his pride and joy!

Brian has always enjoyed working with and helping people.  The rewarding part of the real estate business for Brian is providing great service to help his clients sell or buy a property.  He strives to be organized, accountable, and a dedicated and trust-worthy agent who does the right things in the right way with the result being successful outcomes for his clients.  It is of the upmost importance to Brian to earn his clients'  trust and confidence.  Brian is a member of the Manhattan Association of Realtors, Kansas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.  He is a member of the First United Methodist Church and an active Wamego High sports enthusiast, especially when watching Matt play.  He enjoys exercising, spending time with his son, watching sports, and being outdoors.

Contact Brian A.
Cell phone: 785-844-2641