Meet Our Team
THE RYAN AND BRIAN TEAM OF EXPERT ADVISORS
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 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 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 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.
Kelly feels blessed to have been born and raised in the RGV and is truly in love with the culture. She is certified as a Medical Assistant but realized she had a heart for real estate and helping families find their place in the valley. She joined the Ryan and Brian Team in 2014 as the Listing and Marketing Coordinator catering to the sellers and giving them the priority they deserve. She understands completely how big of a decision it is to put your home on the market and your home selling goal becomes hers. People sell their homes for various reasons and under many circumstances. Kelly’s job is to help get your home sold using ideas that are outside the box, innovative, and have proven results. As a mother to one amazing little girl, Kelly knows family is very important and takes pride in helping your family get through this important chapter with ease.
Candace Moore, Marketing 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 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 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 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 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.
Ovidio (O.V.) Cavazos, Home Buying Advisor
Born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, Ovidio Cavazos has always been exposed to a multicultural environment. He is currently attending the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley and has been inducted into five different national honor societies. He also belongs to the top ten percent of alumni regarding academic performance.
Ovidio has been involved in his family’s business since childhood. As a former supermarket manager, he learned to acknowledge the essential needs and wants of customers. It is his intention to secure and ensure customer satisfaction by all means necessary. Now, as a Buyer’s Specialist, he brings his best qualities to the table to represent you exclusively in finding your perfect home at the best deal.
In Mexico last spring, we went USA house hunting via the internet. What we perceive as divine guidance led us to the competent team of Ryan & Brian. From the onset, we were impressed with their amiability, expertise and attention to detail. Their professional and reliable assistance assured us that we were in good hands. Not only did they find us the home of our retirement dreams in record time, but they provided invaluable personal insight on local business establishments, shopping areas, ch…
We not only sold our home but bought a home with The Ryan & Brian Team. We expected great service but were amazed to see it all in action from beginning to end. This team of experts work around the clock and always keep you up to date as things evolve. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and highly recommend them to anyone looking buy or sell their home.
We were eager to move and was able to get the property under contract in 2 months! We were able to work with a professional stager for our home and loved the input on our property. I have even been telling my friends about the great work the Ryan and Brian Team did for us!
The team was great in that there was one person in charge of each aspect of the. The team was quick with scheduling and getting my home sold. And, great with texting because you can’t always answer and they were texting between agents getting the showing. We are so happy we didn’t have to have 100 showings but had the home shown and under contract before the first day was up. I’d give them 10 out of 10 rating!
The most professional, reliable and cutting edge real estate team you’ll find in the RGV. I had a wonderful experience purchasing our family vacation home with the support and guidance of the R&B team. I recently had to replace a major appliance that was covered under the home warranty plan that Brian negotiated in our purchase contract. This would have been a significant expense for us has it not been for his guidance and expertise. Thank you
Jose was superb at customer service! Always available, willing to hear all our concerns/needs and blended professionalism and relatability perfectly!
I wouldn’t look any further for someone to represent you during this decision. Ryan and his team are true professionals that work well together to get your home sold for a competitive price! Our home sold in less than a month, for above asking. Beyond grateful for the dedication and effort in listing our home.
I was lucky enough to work with Kathleen Mena she was amazing. The entire team is great. They want you to get your dream home and will answer all your questions even at 10pm on a Saturday. I love my house and thank you for all the hard work you did.
Agent went out of her way to meet them outside of normal business hours and even at a Starbuck and willing to work around the buyers, making them feel really comfortable. After viewing a few homes, the agent had an idea of what they wanted and before their home was on the market, she had Robert and Maricruz in the home and ready to make an offer in a few short days.
Special thanks to Kathleen for being my real estate agent. Kathleen helped immensely through her professional work ethics.