Meet Our Team

Janelle Merwin Bond
Janelle Merwin BondOwner/Broker
Janelle Bond is the Owner and Broker of Pat Merwin Realty, and the granddaughter of the late Patricia L. Merwin. Following her Grandmother’s wishes, Janelle received her Real Estate license in 2004. She attended Clarion University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education, and is a Certified Educator in Pennsylvania. Janelle grew up in New Bethlehem where she currently resides with her husband Chris and two daughters Isabelle and Adyson. Phone: 814.275.2497 Email: [email protected]
Christopher Merwin
Christopher MerwinAssociate Broker
Christopher is the grandson of founder Patricia Merwin. He received his high school diploma from Redbank Valley, his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Massachusetts School of Law.

Christopher has been a licensed Massachusetts attorney since 2011 and a licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker since 2014. He was an Associate Broker of Buyers Brokers Only, LLC during his time in Massachusetts where he specialized as a buyer’s agent. Christopher was a founding partner of Manzi, Seccareccio and Merwin, P.C. located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Prior to attending law school, Attorney Merwin was employed by the Clarion County District Attorney’s Office. In that capacity, he developed his passion for law and the criminal justice system.

Christopher enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, golfing and traveling. He currently resides in New Bethlehem with his wife Jesse and son Lucas.

Ryan Wells
Ryan WellsAgent
Ryan Wells has been serving the Redbank Valley and beyond as a licensed real estate professional since May of 1994 at Pat Merwin Realty. His years of experience in residential, commercial and land sales have allowed him to develop lasting friendships with every customer and client he serves. Born, raised and still residing in Distant today, Ryan has been a team member of The Leader Vindicator newspaper for twenty-eight years. He is currently the general manager of that operation. For the few hours he is not working, you will most likely find him in the woods, on his mountain bike, in his running shoes, or hiding at his camp! Ryan looks forward to meeting all your real estate needs. Phone: 814.275.2497 Email: [email protected]
Holly Gardner
Holly GardnerAgent
Holly Gardner was born and raised in the New Bethlehem area. She knows all the neighborhoods inside-out and can help you select the best one for your family’s needs. Holly also uses the latest internet marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers. When not practicing real estate, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys at youth sporting events, like football and baseball, and enjoys cooking and decorating her home. Why choose Holly as your real estate agent; she really listens to you and will work tirelessly and honestly on your behalf. Phone: 814.275.2497 Email: [email protected]
Bradley J. Kirkwood
Bradley J. KirkwoodAgent
Bradley J. Kirkwood has been a lifelong Armstrong County resident with an intimate knowledge of Kittanning and its surrounding boroughs. His interest in real estate began with the purchase of his first house and has continued to grow. As your agent, you can expect Brad to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the buying and selling process. In addition to his interest in real estate, Brad is also a full-time Physics and Engineering instructor for Union School District in Clarion County where he serves as a coach for both the battlebots program “BotsIQ” and “Team America Rocketry Challenge”. When possible, he likes to go camping and fishing with his wife Amy, daughter Hailey, and son Lucas.
Renee Rapp
Renee RappAgent
Renee Rapp is a long time resident of the Clarion County area, born and raised in the Shannondale area, attending Redbank Valley High School and currently residing near Limestone with her fiancé Jeff. Renee likes to keep busy. She obtained her dental hygiene licensure from Westmoreland County Community College and Bachelors Degree in Public Health Policy Administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology. After working in private dental practice for a few years Renee advanced her career into digital dental imaging and continues to work full time educating dental professionals. In 2013 Renee opened Valley Flowers and Gifts, a small primitive gift shop providing fresh flower services to New Bethlehem and surrounding areas. Renee’s interest in real estate started with the purchase of her own commercial building and continued to grow as she purchased her residential home and more rental properties in the New Bethlehem and Clarion areas. When Renee is not busy working she enjoys being outside and being active, whether it is riding her Harley or kayaking with friends on the Redbank creek she enjoys the great Pennsylvania wilds! As an agent with her own personal experience in residential and commercial real estate Renee will be able assist you in all your real estate needs. Phone 814.229.0587 Email: [email protected]
Tricia Ortz
Tricia OrtzAgent
Tricia Ortz is a lifelong resident of New Bethlehem. She graduated from Redbank Valley in 2003 and continued on to graduate with a Bachelors degree from Clarion University. After graduating from Clarion she worked as a career counselor until her son was born. Once he went to school, she started working for the United States Postal Service. Tricia enjoys keeping busy and working long hours. When she gets a day off, she enjoys being outside doing anything in nature. Tricia likes to live by these words “The house you looked at today and wanted to think about until tomorrow may be the same house somebody looked at yesterday and will buy today.”
Andy Byers
Andy ByersAgent
As a real estate agent and a member of The Andrews Byers Team, Andy’s number one goal is to meet the needs of his clients. He realizes the expectations and trust his clients place in him and he strives to exceed these expectations daily.

Andy studied the fundamentals of Real Estate at Penn State University. He holds a BS in business and his Master in Management from Liberty University. In 2020, he retired after serving 21 years in the Army National Guard. Andy has been involved in real estate since 2004 when he bought his first home. As an investor, he has had the opportunity to be involved in several different types of real estate transactions and is very well rounded in the business.

Andy specializes in the marketing and selling of residential/commercial properties. He also focuses on land acquisitions and sales. If you are ready to sell or buy, contact Andy 814.221.0909 or [email protected]

Donna Byers
Donna ByersAgent
As an agent and a member of The Andrew Byers Team, Donna’s focus is on residential real estate. When it comes to buying or selling a home, her goal is to deliver for her clients. She is hard working, dedicated, and meticulous. She will listen to what her clients need and make a plan to fulfill those needs.

Donna currently resides in New Bethlehem, Pa. She became interested in real estate while helping her son with his rental business. Her background is in parts management and photography. She was the owner of a photography business which enables her to showcase your home in a professional light. “A picture is worth a thousand words” says it all.

Whether her clients are buying or selling a home she will be there to help guide them through the process every step of the way with an understanding of their wishes and a goal of results. To learn how she can help you, call 814-221-3619 or email [email protected]