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Meet Our Team




Brian Reed, CEO and Broker

Brian was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from Sharyland High, he attended Texas A&M pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Soon after graduating, he was hired by a division of American Express Financial Advisors as a financial analyst. This provided Brian with extensive knowledge of the securities market while at the same time encouraging his interest in real estate due to it’s investment potential upside.  After deciding to pursue a career in real estate, Brian spent just over 2 years as a right away appraiser for Allen, Williford and Seale in Houston before acquiring his REALTOR license.  In 2006, Brian partnered with longtime friend, Ryan Peterson, to begin the conceptualization of The Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team. The RnBTeam continues to grow every year as they provide their clients with a memorable experience and are committed to providing their clients with unparalleled service.

Brian is happily married to his beautiful wife, Tania, who together have two daughters, Alana and Rachel. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with the family outdoors, fishing, hunting, and doing carpentry.

Tania Reed, Team Leader & Office Manager

Tania was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Reynosa Tamps, Mexico, which allowed her to experience and embrace the distinct cultures of both countries and to grasp the unique mix both provide the Rio Grande Valley. Tania graduated from La Universidad Valle del Bravo, where she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Tania has well rounded and diverse work experience, mostly in customer care and marketing. She has always had a passion for people and a gift of salesmanship.

Tania serves the critical role of Client Experience Manager for The Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team, and she is known for providing a level of superior client service. She is aware that purchasing a house can be one of the largest financial investments most people will make in their lifetime. Ensuring a client’s needs are met is not the only important thing to Tania. She understands that a satisfactory experience is more complexed and involves being available, understanding, and flexible and creating a partnership with each client. That is why she makes personal relationships the highest priority. Her goal and desire is to provide clients a first-class, memorable experience. Tania married Brian Reed in 2005, and they have two beautiful daughters, Alana and Rachel Grace, that keep their lives busy and fulfilled. Tania also has a passion for teaching dance and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle for her family.

Lisa Galvan, Transaction Coordinator

Lisa was born in California and moved to Texas with her family where she was raised. She graduated from Donna High School in 2004. She was a homemaker until she moved to Nebraska in which she pursued a job in sales. When Lisa moved back to the RGV, she got a job as a customer service representative where she got promoted to Manage that office. Lisa became intrigued with real estate when she decided she wanted to purchase a home. She explored careers in real estate and decided to pursue a career in mortgage. She became a licensed loan officer assistant where she assisted families on becoming homeowners through the loan process. Lisa took a break from lending and later joined Ryan & Brian real estate team as Transaction Coordinator. In Lisa’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her two kids Aaliyah & Jordan by cooking homemade meals for them, going shopping, watching movies, and fishing. She loves playing ball with her Grandpup Boo and taking her to the park and Lisa visits her parents on the weekends where they enjoy a good BBQ and karaoke!
As Transaction Coordinator for the Ryan and Brian Real Estate team, Lisa bridges the gap in communication between the team of agents, clients, lenders, & title companies to get to closing.

Sabrina Rodriguez, Marketing Coordinator

Sabrina was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, after graduating high school she went on to attend Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.  There she earned her bachelors degree in Mass Communication and gained knowledge to help her begin her career in marketing. After graduation, she moved back home to the RGV and gained experience as a marketing assistant and working with social media. Sabrina is passionate about marketing and communicating with others through all different means! In her free time, Sabrina likes to try new coffee shops, read and check out local markets and art shows!

Michelle Gonzalez, Listing Coordinator

Michelle was born in McAllen, Texas and later raised and graduated high school in Corpus Christi.  She currently attends South Texas College and is working towards an Associates of Art degree.  Michelle has over 6 years of experience in business and human resources management with a focus on property management and inspections.  She excels in both individual and collaborative business settings and serves as the administrative assistant. She performs a multitude of duties to support The Ryan & Brian Team to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently.
Michelle is happily married to her husband, Jason, who together have a beautiful daughter named Hailey. 

She enjoys gaining knowledge and wisdom from each individual she comes across by turning every interaction into a positive one.  Out of the office she also enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, fishing, hunting and cooking.

Jessica Marroquin, Home Buying & Selling Advisor

Jessica was born, and raised in Harlingen Tx. after graduating from Harlingen High she attend TSTC where she studied Business Management. She was intrigued with the thought of helping people make one of life’s biggest decisions. As a Buyers Specialist, she takes pride in helping, and dedicating her time to help families find a place they can call Home!

Elias Garcia, Home Buying Advisor

Elias was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. During his high school years he realized he had a unique skill for leadership and entrepreneurship and a passion to help others. Because of this he decided to pursue a career with the Ryan & Brian team as a home buying specialist. Elias graduated high school with an associates degree and attended UTRGV. He owned his first business at a young age and became part of the leadership team at Chick-fil-A. This allowed him to build his people skills and networking skills to begin his career in real estate.

Elias loves spending time with his family and friends, going to church, and exercising.

Pedro Ayala, Home Buying Advisor

Pete is a Rio Grande Valley native who lived in San Antonio for 4 years and attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where he received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. After graduation he worked as a fitness instructor directing up to 30 people a class. In 2021 that’s when he realized he wanted to make a drastic change and pursue real estate. Even though real estate was a new adventure for him and wasn’t familiar, he was excited as ever to pursue something new. He has always found joy in helping others and being a realtor is his new found passion. Buying a property is going to be one of the biggest transactions for most people. You can trust that Pete is always going to do everything and anything he can to make the process memorable and as smooth as possible. In his free time Pete loves spending time with dog Rocky, hanging with family, and working out.

Alejandro Pardo, Home Buying Advisor

Alex was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas. After graduating from Economedes High School, he attended UTRGV and earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology. While waiting to apply for medical school, Alex attended a real estate conference in Chicago. This conference sparked Alex’s interest in real estate. He started with Lacks Furniture as a Customer Service Associate to start saving money for his real estate investment goals and was soon promoted to the sales team. Soon after, Alex completed his real estate courses while working full time at Lacks and continued to develop the necessary skills to be an excellent real estate agent. After passing his exams, Alex then joined the Ryan & Brian Real Estate team to to work alongside many seasoned real estate agents and provide outstanding customer service to home buyers.



Joaquin Hinojosa, Home Buying Advisor

Joaquin is a seasoned real estate agent who covers the entire Rio Grande Valley. With a background in medical device sales, Joaquin brings a unique perspective to the real estate industry. Prior to his career in real estate, Joaquin played professional baseball with the New York Yankees. He is also a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. Joaquin has a passion for helping people find their dream home and is committed to providing exceptional service to his clients.

Lauren Roel, Home Buying Advisor

Lauren is a dynamic professional with a background in marketing and a passion for real estate. After 6 years of successful experience as a marketing specialist, she had decided to embark on a new journey by pursing her real estate license at South Texas College. As she transitions into the real estate industry she is eager to apply her marketing expertise to help clients navigate the real estate market effectively. She is excited about the possibilities that lie ahead with the Ryan and Brian Real Estate Team and looks forward to growing and succeeding in this industry of professionals!!

Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds solace and joy in staying active and maintaining a healthy life style! She believes that a healthy body and mind are essential for success in both professional and personal realms.

Athena Vasquez, Home Buying Advisor

Athena was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from Sharyland Pioneer High School, she attended UTRGV and then transferred to The University of Texas at Austin to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Education. While substitute teaching for 2 years since graduating, she found herself often revisiting her passion for Real Estate. While being a substitute teacher across the RGV, meeting many teachers and students along the way, she studied and took her exams in order to obtain her Real Estate license. After obtaining her license, she went in search of a strong and passionate team to join, which led her to the Ryan and Brian Real Estate Team and is excited for what her future holds since joining!

In her free time, Athena likes to spend time with family and friends, workout, and attend concerts!


As first time home buyers, Ryan Peterson was patient enough to show my wife and I a wide variety of houses and guide us in purchasing the best home for us. It’s been over two years since we bought our first house, and we continue to love our home more and more each day. Thanks again to the Ryan & Brian Team.