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Meet Our Team

 THE RYAN & BRIAN REAL ESTATE TEAM 

Ryan PetersonTeam Listing Manager

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 Real Estate Team. 

Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys spending his time with his beautiful wife, Julie and their children, Calvin and Avery.

 

 

 

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, Client 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 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.

Abby Alaniz, Marketing Coordinator

Abby was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Abby graduated from the University of Texas Pan-American, where she attained a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Degree concentration in Graphic Design. Abby has well rounded and diverse work experience in marketing and graphic design. As the marketing coordinator for the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team, she finds great pleasure in making sure your property is well marketed and highly visible. She does not sit back and hope your property gets attention, she goes out and shines a light on it!

In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, going to culinary school, and serves on the Leadership McAllen Executive Board.

 

 

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 in 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 Real Estate 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.
 
 
 
 

Irma Mota, Transaction Coordinator

Irma was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from San Gorgonio High School, she attended San Bernardino Valley College to study Psychology. Irma has been in the Real Estate and Lending business since 2002. She started as a recep- tionist at a real estate office and eventually branched out into mortgage lending. Irma and her family recently moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 2021.

She found interest in the industry after buying her first family home. She realized she could help people through this important and sometimes scary process, especially to first-time home buyers. Her goal is to build long beneficial relationships with internal and external customers, striving to make the home buying experience easy and stress-free.

Why the Ryan and Brian Real Estate Team? She wanted to become part of a team that takes pride in their efficiency, time, and customer service. The staff is knowledgeable with a positive attitude and a “MAKE IT HAPPEN!” philosophy. She is happy to be part of the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team.

 

Magali Ortega, Buyer Team Coordinator 

Magali was born in Harlingen, TX and grew up in a small ranch in Lyford, TX. After graduating with honors from Lyford High School, she attended UTB (now known as UTRGV) where she studied Psychology. One of Magali’s main objectives has always been to serve others, especially those in her community. Magali is currently a part of the Border Workers United, a non-profit organization dedicated to curtailing violations of labor rights and she hopes to join
more organizations in the near future. Magali previously worked as a Buyer Specialist for the Ryan & Brian Team until she had to move out of town but is excited to be back with the team. Magali enjoys spending time with her amazing husband, Omar & her beautiful dog, Stormy. She enjoys and appreciates their time together, especially off grid, camping in the middle of the mountains..
 
 
 
 
 

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!

 

 

 

 

Daniel Navarro – Home Buying Advisor
Daniel is a Rio Grande Valley native who lived in Kingsville for three years and attended Texas A&M University of Kingsville where he received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science. After graduation he worked in a fast-paced environment in public service and event coordination which led him to the thought of pursuing real estate. With the support of friends and family he was able to fully commit his arsenal of tools and traits in networking and people skills to make the career choice a reality. He enjoys having barbecues with my family and the occasional tee time with his peers and colleagues. He is grateful for the support shown from everyone in his life and is excited for this new milestone and is motivated for an early success in this industry.

 

Jessica Molina, Home Buying Advisor

Jessica was born in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas and raised in the Rio Grande Velley. After graduating from Hidalgo High School, she attended UTRGV, where she played soccer and made lifelong friends. In 2013, she moved to Houston, TX, to pursue her career in the Energy Industry, where she worked for 8 years and gained ample experience in Marketing and Business Operations. She also volunteered as a coach for a nonprofit Youth Soccer Organization.  In 2021, she decided she wanted to make a career change, study Real Estate, move back to the RGV to be involved in the community she grew up in and be closer to her family.

On her time off, Jessica loves to spend time with her family and friends, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.

 

 

Humberto Miranda, Home Buying Advisor

Humberto better known as Beto is an RGV Native born in McAllen, TX. After graduating PSJA High School in 2007 he attended KAPLAN where he received a degree for RDA and business management. In 2015 he began his career in sales using insurance as a platform to help all those in need statewide. Beto would work during the day in the refineries statewide while helping his clients in the evening until he achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a realtor in 2021. With the help and support of his wife he was able to complete his realtor courses and pass his state exams to begin his career on the right foot with the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team

Beto married his college sweetheart, Krista, in 2012 while living in Austin and they have 4 children Isabella, Tessa, Taylor, and Max. In his downtime Beto likes to spend time at the range and play Tennis.

 

 

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 his Fiancé and dog Rocky, hanging with family, and working out. 

 

 

 

JC Cantu, Home Buying Advisor

The Rio Grande Valley in the great state of Texas is a wonderful place to live and work, which is why JC chose to come back home after spending nearly 20 years working in Los Angeles. JC was born and raised in Pharr before venturing off to St, Louis, MO, to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, and afterwards began working in Los Angeles as a Casting Director for over 100 feature films for many acclaimed directors such as Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, and Colin Trevorrow. After 15 years in the film industry, JC’s love of his family brought him back home to South Texas, where his passion for real estate and hopes to give back to the community helped him begin a new and exciting chapter of his life as a REALTOR®.

As a native of the Rio Grande Valley, JC has intimate knowledge of the area and a strong desire to help his clients and friends find the home of their dreams. His business model has always been built on communication, dedication, and transparency, which he has cultivated during his many years in Hollywood and through his current work as a home buying expert for the Ryan & Brian Team, helping many families find their dream home – and he’s confident he can help you find yours too!

JC is happily married to the great love of his life, and together they have two beautiful puppies, and enjoys cooking, HGTV, flipping furniture, and watching the dishes collect in the sink. 

Victoria Plata, Home Buying Advisor

Victoria was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from Mcallen High School, she went off to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. During her four years of college, she gained knowledge and experience in the customer service industry as a hairstylist. She became intrigued with real estate investing and pursued her real estate career to become acquainted with the market and process of purchasing real estate. Combining her customer service experience with her entrepreneurship nature, she pursued a career in which she could combine her business drive with her love of interacting with people. 

On her off time, Victoria likes to spend time with her family and friends, read fictional books and maintain an active lifestyle by going to the gym. 

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

We had used two other real estate companies and they could not sell our home. I was disappointed and frustrated with the agents and the promises they couldn’t keep.  Two years went by and they could not sale our home. We received a flyer in the mail from the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team and thought we would give them a try. I couldn’t believe it Ryan Peterson sold our home in 45 days. Not only was Ryan Peterson kind and patient with me but he also understood what we had been through. I’m really…
Mary