Who We Are
Tamra Kelly is an experienced rancher and real estate broker licensed in Arizona and New Mexico. Her “hands-on” background in ranching includes meeting with government officials to discuss operating plans, negotiating ag loans with lenders, vaccinating, cutting and branding calves, pulling a windmill or rotating cattle between pastures, adds authenticity to her representation of ranch buyers and sellers. Born and raised in Arizona, Tamra and her family have a long history in agriculture.
Her ranching experience began at a young age with her grandfather, who worked cattle and broke horses with legendary cowboy and actor Ben Johnson. She grew up spending time at Castle Hot Springs in Morristown, Arizona working with her grandfather who ran cattle almost a century ago in the Central Arizona desert. Her parents worked in agricultural farms in several states ranging from Texas to California. Currently, Tamra along with her husband and children own, operate and work several cattle ranches in Central and Eastern Arizona. Tamra not only understands problems and issues facing cattle ranchers, but she also lives them.
Tamra couples this “hands-on” ranch experience with an exceptional higher education and work history to provide a seasoned, diligent and competent approach to selling ranch real estate. As a Certified Paralegal with a degree from Yavapai College, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Public Administration, Tamra has transferred her twenty-five-year experience working in the legal and business fields to selling ranch and farm real estate. Currently, her sole focus is representing buyers and sellers of ranch and farm real estate in the Southwest. You will find her friendly and personable, responsive to your needs and concerns while maintaining the highest work standards providing a diligent and ethical commitment to your ranch real estate needs. Using her experience in law, business and real estate, coupled with her hands-on ranching experience, she is able to help find and properly transfer the perfect cattle ranch, farm or horse property for prospective buyers. In addition, this same experience allows Tamra to properly communicate the attributes and operation of a seller’s cattle ranch to prospective buyers increasing the probability of sale for a client listing their cattle ranch with Tamra Kelly.
Thomas K. Kelly is an attorney, rancher and real estate agent. After practicing law for 25+ years, Tom retired to focus solely on working and operating the family cattle ranches and working with his wife, Tamra in her real estate business. During his career practicing law, Tom provided legal representation for ranchers and other users of public lands. He has litigated a myriad of legal issues facing today’s agricultural producers ranging from water rights, public lands grazing, endangered species, private and public lands access, wilderness and contract claims. Representative clients included the Arizona Cattle Growers Association, Mohave Livestock Association, Ballot Issues Coalition, the Arizona Trappers Association and numerous cattle ranches in both federal and state courts. Today, Tom spends his time focusing on working his family cattle ranches, tending to the livestock, hay production, beef sales, and breeding requirements. As a native of Arizona with over 30 years experience in the cattle business, Tom works with Tamra in assisting clients to navigate the maze of governmental rules and regulations to properly transfer ownership of agricultural properties. This can be one of the difficult tasks for ranchers and farmers. Having Tom Kelly on the team is an added benefit when you decide to choose AG Lands Southwest as your ranch real estate broker.
For over 30 years, Laurie Gosney has been involved in the equine and cattle industry, sand/gravel/ready mix construction, and oil and natural gas. All businesses that were land intensive and were specialized in use.
From growing up on a ranch west of Longmont, Colorado, to married life raising her family on a ranch in Bayfield, Colorado, Laurie has experienced all the demands of ranch life. Family ranch life teaches you to wear many hats; operations, sales/marketing, and finance as well as the 2am call to birth a calf out in the cold.
A great part of Laurie’s life has been spent showing in the National Cutting Horse Association, team roping, and ranch sorting/team penning. She gained great understanding of the facility needs and demands during her years of training and exhibiting, resulting in the culmination of winning a NCHA World Championship.
Currently, Laurie lives in Cave Creek, Arizona with her many equines and her ever faithful sidekick, Lucy the Dachshund. In her free time, she continues to ride and spend time with her family and grandchildren in Bayfield, Colorado. Over the past years, Laurie has put her life experience to work in real estate. Laurie looks forward to utilizing her years of experience to find you the perfect ranch property to fulfill your expectations.
Tad Bryant grew up working on cattle ranches in Central and Northern Arizona. After high school he found himself working for the United States Forest Service on fuels and fire crews as a seasonal employee during the summers and back to day working and helping on his family ranches the remaining time of the year.
Brian Murray grew up in a ranching family from south-eastern Arizona. After graduating from High School in St. David, Brian attended Cochise College where he was a member of its rodeo team. After graduating from Pima College in Tucson, Brian spent more than 20 years employed by the Arizona Department of Transportation and Cochise County. Brian and his wife, Heather raised five children and currently own and operate their family cattle ranch in Bowie, Arizona. Now that he is retired, Brian enjoys taking care of his cow-calf operation, spending time with his grandchildren and building and repairing stock trailers. Brian‘s hobbies include team roping, cow dog training, hunting and catching wild cattle. With 15 years of ranch real estate experience, Ag Lands Southwest welcomes this Arizona native to our sales team. “Ranchers working for Ranchers” – with Brian we are committed to serving the needs of both buyers and sellers of agricultural properties in Arizona and New Mexico.
Angela is an Australian who left ‘down under’ and found herself a ranchers wife and mom here in Arizona. While Angela may have been born in Australia, it is Arizona’s beautiful, diverse country and wholesome lifestyle that has stolen her heart and where she loves to call home.
After marrying Arizona native, and lifelong rancher and cowboy Larry Don Leist in 2014, Angela has been given a crash course in Arizona ranching, everything from digging out springs to catching wild cattle, cooking the perfect chicken fried steak and wrangling babies in between. Angela, with her husband Larry Don and now, combined, four children run a successful cattle operation between Kingman and Wikieup, Arizona. This experience and first hand knowledge of the challenges and rewards of ranch ownership pushed Angela to pursue a career in pairing buyers with the piece of country that suits the needs of each individual.
Angela and her family are also involved in many equine pursuits, between junior rodeo, running barrels, roping and riding outside horses for the public. This has blessed her with the opportunity to explore more areas of this sun kissed state as well as given her an eye for the needs of those looking to purchase ranch and farm properties.
If you are buying or selling, Angela is committed to getting to know you and fitting you with the piece of property that you can call home. “Ranchers working for Ranchers”