Meet Our Team

 THE RYAN AND BRIAN TEAM OF EXPERT ADVISORS

Ryan PetersonHome Selling Specialist 

Ryan, a McAllen native, spent most of his life in Mission and graduated from Sharyland High School. After graduation he attended Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas, before transferring to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice. On a visit home, Ryan realized the significant growth in the RGV and the opportunities real estate investments had to offer. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he pursued a career in real estate. In 2006, Ryan partnered with long time friend, Brian Reed, the two now continue to excel in real estate with The Ryan & Brian Team of Expert Advisors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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; however, he soon learned of the investment potential of real estate and decided to pursue a career. After acquiring his REALTOR license, Brian partnered with long time friend, Ryan Peterson. Today, The Ryan & Brian Team of Expert Advisors continues to grow every year as they provide their clients a unique 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, Sellers Experience 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 Team of Expert Advisors, 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 are 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

 

 

Cynthia Saenz, Buyers Experience Manager

Cynthia was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley and attended South Texas College & The University of Pan American working towards a bachelors degree after graduating from Mission High School. After years of being a domestic engineer Cynthia decided to re-join the workforce and was hired as an Administrative Assistant for The Ryan and Brian Team of Expert Advisors. While working with clients it brought back the passion from her childhood, when her father worked with a development company for many years. This passion definitely played a huge role in her choice in obtaining her Real Estate License. Now, as she serves in the role as Client Experience Manager, her goal is to not only help families find a house, but a home to build as their own.

She is the mother to 2 beautiful daughters, Makaelah & Myah, and son, Mateo, that keep her on her toes on a daily basis. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys working out and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

Luis CarrilloTransaction Coordinator

McAllen native, Luis graduated from McAllen High and attended UT PanAm to study Computer Science. As the Listing and Marketing Coordinator, Luis specializes in giving our clients the priority they deserve. He understands completely how big of a decision it is to put your home on the market and your home selling goal becomes his. Outside of the RnB Team, Luis’s hobbies included playing guitar and singing. His real enjoyment comes from spending time with his 3 year old son

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candace MooreMarketing Coordinator

As a newcomer to the Rio Grande Valley, Candace has enjoyed making this her home and getting to know the area. She graduated in 2010 from Texas State University with a degree in graphic design; and, not sure of what she wanted to do, relocated to the RGV to be near family and feels blessed to find a place with the Ryan and Brian Team of Expert Advisors. As the marketing coordinator, she finds great pleasure in making sure your property is more than well marketed and known among the area’s buyers. She doesn’t sit back and hope your property gets attention; she goes out and shines a light on it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bianca Pena, Administrative Assistant

Bianca is currently a student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley working towards her degree in psychology and has plans to work with children in need after college. She works with the Ryan & Brian Team as an administrative assistant helping where needed and meeting clients. Bianca spends most her free time enjoying the company of her dogs Lola, Simba, Mila, and Jaxx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Mena, Home Buying & Selling Advisor

Born in McAllen, TX and having grown up in the Rio Grande Valley, Kathleen has had the opportunity to witness first-hand the transformation of her small home town into one of the fastest growing cities in America. She loves watching new businesses being created by local entrepreneurs, creating jobs for the community and bringing a new taste of innovative ideas to the RGV.

Whether she is working with families who are relocating to the RGV or families who are born & raised here, Kathleen feels it has been one of the greatest blessings to use her experience to guide them through the home purchase process, negotiate the best deal possible and hand them keys to their new home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Marroquin, Home Buying 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magali Ortega, Home Buying Advisor

Magali was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating with honors from Lyford High School, she attended The University of Texas at Brownsville where she studied Psychology and History. Soon after she was hired as an Assistant Manager for a retail clothing store, her passion to help people grew. Her joy continues to be working in a position that enables her to use her skills, expand her knowledge, and assist others. It made her happy to help people find their perfect outfit and seeing how confident and great they felt. That’s when real estate really started to pique her interest. She knew it was the time to make the move. Can you imagine how she feels now when she helps people find their perfect home? It was worth every hour of extensive training it took.

For quiet time she enjoys documentaries and visiting museums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

Listen I started shopping for an investment property in the McAllen area around 2007. I was looking up properties and as soon as I mentioned to the agents I contacted I was from Massachusetts every one of them got me off the phone quick. Too much work for them to work with me!! Then I contacted this guy who finds out I am from MA and asks me what I am interested in takes my address. At the time he had no Idea I was serious about buying and he got right to work! That was Brian! He sent me pics o…
Keith