Restaino Relocation Team


Nadya Nahirniak-Hansen

Nadya Nahirniak-Hansen is the Director of the Relocation Division of Restaino & Associates. She is a licensed real estate agent and a native of Waunakee, WI, and has been with Restaino & Associates since 1992. Nadya has worked in all aspects of relocation from coordinator, to consultant and currently as the Director of the Division since 1998. She has acquired the highest designation in the relocation industry, Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS). Nadya attended Madison Business College in the Business Administration Program. Nadya manages the division and its staff, develops and implements the relocation budget and is key in managing inventory properties through the corporations and third party companies the division works with. In addition to her duties as Director of Restaino's Relocation Division, she sits on the Board of the Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council and also serves as its President. Nadya is also the Conference Co-Chair on the Planning Committee for the annual Midwest Relocation Conference and has served as the Marketing Chair in past years. She also sits on the Board of Directors for UW Health Transformations. Nadya is a member of the Realtor's Association of South Central Wisconsin (RASCW), The Wisconsin Realtor's Association Downtown Madison Inc., (DMI), The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Madison Chamber of Commerce, BioForward. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council (WERC) The national Employee Relocation Council (ERC) and the Relocation Director's Council (RDC). Nadya says, "Our division prides itself in raising the bar for our corporations, transferees and their families. We love what we do and it shows in our client's continued confidence in us."

Gail Johnson

Gail Johnson is the Corporate Relocation Manager for the Relocation Division of Restaino & Associates, Realtors. She serves the distinct needs of corporations relocating employees to the Madison area. Additionally, she provides personalized recruitment and relocation services to BioForward which serves over 250 members. She also manages the Restaino & Associates Youth Scholarship in Biotechnology field. Gail brings over 19 years of sales and marketing experience in newspaper, magazine and television. She has a professional attitude, local knowledge of the community and is committed to making our client's relocation experience easier. She brings her own experience as a transferee to the Madison area to give employees and their families the confidence to adapt and prosper after joining the Madison community. Currently,Gail is a member of the Downtown Madison Inc., The Greater Madison Convention and Visitor Bureau, The Madison Chamber of Commerce, BioForward, The Wisconsin Technology Council, The Society of Human Resource Management along with multiple communities Chamber of Commerce Associations. Gail also sits on the advisory committee for BIO and on the Education Committee for the BioForward. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council and the National Employee Relocation Council. "You'll never have to worry about the details of your move, so you can focus on what brought you to the area. We don't stop when we've handed the keys, we make sure every detail is covered to make your transition to Madison a totally seamless experience."

Miki Smith

Miki Smith is a Relocation Services Manager with the Relocation Division. She is a native of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. She has a bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa and she is a licensed real estate agent with the SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) Designation. Miki handles all of the incoming and outgoing client referrals from the division's corporate clients, third parties and independent agents. She profiles the relocating transferees, assigns them to the appropriate agent and follows the transferee's progress from beginning to end. In addition to those duties, Miki handles the division's billing and data resource systems. Miki brings more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience in radio and direct mail. She has a professional attitude and she makes it a priority to fully understand her clients' needs. Miki is a member of Downtown Madison Inc. (DMI), The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Madison Chamber of Commerce, BioForward, The Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council (WERC) and The National Employee Relocation Council (ERC). She says, "I have respect for the process transferees are going through. I am committed to making that process as enjoyable and seamless as possible."