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 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 Carrillo, Transaction 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 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 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.
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…
Ryan and his incredible team helped us sell our home extremely fast. The house went on the market on a Friday and we had an offer on the table by the next week! They were on top of everything from start to finish, and kept us in the loop throughout the entire process. We are truly blessed to have worked with such honest and trustworthy people that definitely had our best interest in mind.
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.
Our realtor, Jessica, was amazing she definitely made the whole process smooth. We are totally grateful for all her help.
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.
Ryan Peterson and his Team of Expert Advisors successfully listed and marketed my home and were able to find a qualified buyer within 3 months but on top of that were able to sell my home for $10,000 more than I would have ever gotten if I hadn’t signed with them. After closing on my home with Ryan, I learned the importance of hiring an expert in the industry to handle one of the biggest transactions in my life!
The team was excellent! They were not only professional but did their homework. I was able to get my property under contract in a month and sold for OVER asking price!
My husband and I worked with Ryan and Brian while selling a home and purchasing a new home. They were enthusiastic, hard working, efficient and extremely professional. And they were able to get us out of our old home and into a new home quickly! I would encourage anyone wanting to buy or sell a house or other property to team up with the Ryan and Brian Real Estate Team!