Team Mission Statement

 Attitude of gratitude.  

This sums up our mission statement as a team.  We are honored, blessed & thankful that our clients, friends & family choose to do business with us.  We love what we do & we want to show you how passionate we are about real estate & helping YOU ACHIEVER YOUR REAL ESTATE DREAMS! 

About Us

Will Swygart - Realtor®


My name is Will Swygart but my friends and family call me Tater. I was born on a small farm in Pendleton, OR in 1978.  I have been blessed with two amazing parents along with a great sister and brother.  Pendleton was where I may have been born but I came home when my family moved to Nampa, ID in 1983.  I went kindergarten through high school graduation in the Vallivue School District.  I am very proud and thankful for this.  GO FALCONS!! 

Through the years I have learned a lot about service, commitment, sacrifice, hard work and patience through various jobs. I soon became a real estate agent for Re/Max.  I have loved every job I have ever had but helping people with their dream homes is where I found my calling in life.  Being a real estate agent is not a job.  It's an honor and a privilege.  I was able to learn the ins and outs of real estate over 6 years.  In 2008-2009 when our economy took a turn for the worse I made a change.  I went to work ­for Wells Fargo for 7 years and was able to gain experience in 4 different departments.  To say I learned a lot and met many great people is an understatement.  The experience is one that changed my life for the better.  Knowing that real estate is my passion I came back to the industry in April of '16. The day before my birthday my real estate license was renewed.  What a gift that was!!  I am so very grateful to be back doing what I love.  

Outside of work you can find me anywhere my family and friends are.  Camping, playing softball, watching my nephew’s play baseball, or at my niece's dance recital.  Life is a gift and I want to live it to its fullest whether I am working or playing.  As my great Uncle Bryan Musgrove liked to say "I like to work hard & play hard".  If I can ever help you, your family or friends with ANY real estate needs please let me know.  It would be as I said, an honor and a privilege, for me to help you achieve your real estate dreams.

Michaela Ailshie - Realtor®



I’m a Real Estate Agent licensed in Idaho. I have a son, Austin and longtime partner who is the love of my life, Nick. We have a German Shepherd named Roscoe who we love to spoil. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching football, reading, and being outdoors. I’ve been making customers my number one priority for over 18 years. My background is in banking/finance where I’ve gained experience in many roles, including 5 years of residential and commercial real estate experience. I’ve always had a passion to work in real estate and help others achieve their goal of owning their own home. After going through the experience of building my own home, I knew I needed to become a Real Estate Agent. I’ve earned many awards over the years based on the excellent service I provide. It’s my personal mission to provide exceptional service by going above and beyond to make the overall experience positive and memorable. My friends and family would describe me as someone they can count on, is easy to talk to, and is compassionate. I take pride in what I do. I’ll ensure my clients are well equipped with the knowledge needed based on their transaction so they’re able to make the best decision and at the right time for their family. I take pride in matching my clients with the right properties. My network enables me to open doors for my clients on all sides of the transaction. I make it a point to be involved and stay involved throughout all stages of the real estate process. I’ll guide you every step of the way.  

Carissa Simmons - Assistant


 I just joined The Swygart Realty Group in October 2018 as the Administrative Assistant. I am absolutely excited to grow & learn with this fantastic team.  This job has the potential to be the future that I have dreamed for myself & my boys. 

I was born & raised right here in Boise, Idaho.  I am the proud mother of two wonderful boys Paul (8) & Cash (3).  Yes Cash is name after the great Johnny Cash!! Beyond my sons, I have a huge & very close nit family that I am very thankful for.

I went to high school at Borah.  Go Lions!!  After high school I was lucky enough to spend some time in some great places beyond our wonderful Treasure Valley.  Dothan Alabama, Portland Oregon & Seattle Washington were all amazing experiences for me! While living in Portland I attended Heald College. 

My Work experiences includes a wide range of experiences. I have management experience with Piercing Pagoda (Zales) & Radio Shack. I also have experience with job coaching, business ownership, & freelance blogging.  These were all tremendous learning opportunities for me. 

On April Fools day (2018) I decided it was time to come back home (only fools do not realize how great our valley is!!).

Our team is here to help you with your real estate dreams.  Lets get started in chasing your dreams today.  Contact any of us & we will jump in your boat & start rowing towards your goals!

Valerie Hanks - Transaction Coordinator


 Val has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005.  Her first seven years in the industry were spent in the Magic Valley working with developers in subdivision marketing and lot sales, representing builders and specializing in new construction.  Val's background in public relations, human resources and business management propelled her as she recruited agents for her affiliated brokerage and assisted in their expansion to open an office in a new market center in her hometown.

Val made her way to the Treasure Valley and began working as a Transaction Coordinator  with the vision to offer solutions and connect agents to resources to help them leverage their time and grow successful businesses while utilizing her strengths of building efficient systems and contract compliance.  Serving as a liaison between all parties in a transaction to see deals through to a successful closing is of great reward to her.  

When she's not expanding her thrift store wardrobe or restyling furniture, you can find Val and her family experiencing all of the awesomeness that Boise has to offer; hiking, boating, and festivals.  Val's sweetheart Gabe, is in the construction industry and together they have five children that they enjoy traveling and adventuring with.

Hailey Lohman - Transaction Coordinator


 Hailey graduated from Centennial High School and attended the Honors College at Boise State University.  Coming from a real estate family, she began working as a transaction coordinator in 2014.  Her standard of excellence has been invaluable in our growth.  Hailey has perfected management of a smooth transaction and she fills many roles on our team with ease. Hailey has assisted in closing over 600 transactions. We are lucky to have her on our team!  Hailey has volunteered with the American Red Cross and has enjoyed time volunteering with hospice patients.  She loves to spend time on the golf course, reading and going camping.  She is a PADI certified scuba diver and is a mermaid at heart.  Hailey married her husband Tyler in 2017.  They live in Meridian with their two pooches, a miniature Australian Shepherd, Blu, and Staffordshire Terrier, Thor.