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Faira was founded by three friends who all endured complex home sales and knew they could contribute their expertise to improve the process. By combining proven economic principles, modern technology and the best interests of buyers and sellers, a new solution emerged and they called it Faira. The name Faira is derived from one of our founding principles: to build fairness into everything we do.

Kamal Jain

Kamal Jain

CEO and Founder

A technologist and economist, Kamal specializes in designing business models for the internet. Kamal now works to align the interests of home buyers and sellers with Faira.

Our Marketing and Sales Team

Katrina Wisner

Katrina Wisner

Director of Marketing

Katrina has been working with startups for over 15 years. By combining creative, technical and analytical skills, she knows how to get a new idea off the ground. Before she and her family bought their craftsman in Seattle, Katrina logged 100s of hours on real estate sites wishing for a "make an offer" button.

Bill Drews

Bill Drews

Director of Client Relations

Bill has 20+ years in Sales and Sales Management, working at US West (now Qwest) and other real estate-related companies: Trulia, Realtor.com and MarketLeader. He also has an inactive WA Real Estate Broker's license. As a former corporate trainer, Bill talks to customers about Faira's new process, why it works and how it will save them money.

Lisa Stromme Warren

Lisa Stromme Warren

Director of Communications

Lisa brings more than 15 years of journalism experience with her to Faira, working in newsrooms across the country as an executive producer for broadcast. She recently won an Emmy for her coverage of the Amtrak train derailment in DuPont. Her communications strength will put Faira's message into a megaphone to reach more eyes and ears than ever before.

Christopher Ellis

Christopher Ellis

Marketing Associate

After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, Christopher joined Faira in early 2017. Initially spending two years on the Operations team, he now works in Marketing where he handles social media, copywriting, market research, and more.

Joseph Lindloff

Joseph Lindloff

Client Relations Manager

I have served this great nation of ours for over fifteen years in both the Army and Air Force. I have worked as a Signal Support Specialist for an Infantry Stryker Battalion, a Surgical Tech-Medic with a fast forward surgical unit and most recently served with the 86th Aerial Port reservist squadron out of McChord AFB. Further have over 10 years of experience working in Client Relations, Account Management, Business Development, and Customer Acquisition. I currently hold a Property & Casualty license used mainly for commercial business operations and real estate insurance coverage. I frequently participate and train with a real estate investment group as I have a love and passion to grow my knowledge of the real estate industry both residential and commercial. I am an alumni at California State University, Northridge with a BA degree in Media Management and a minor in communications.

Matt Prindiville

Matt Prindiville

Client Relations Manager

Matt has been working in sales for 15+ years and has dedicated himself to Client Relations. Previously working with Fortune 500 corporations to retain their most valuable clients, he understands how important trust is in every business relationship. Believing that the key to loyal long-lasting clients is honesty, integrity and clarity, he joined Faira in 2019. He believes Faira’s dedication to their clients, their business transparency, and their innovative e-commerce platform is the quickly approaching future of the industry.

Our Product Team

Amanda Gatlin

Amanda Gatlin

Director of UX

Amanda brings 12+ years of experience as a product designer. Amanda has bought and sold homes and is an advocate for improving the entire experience. She holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. Amanda’s past work experience includes Microsoft, T-mobile and EveryMove.

Ricardo Oliveira

Ricardo Oliveira

Director of Engineering

Ricardo was employee no. 1 at Faira when he joined in late 2014, after working at Microsoft for 6 years building Office 365 and Windows Phone Services. Ricardo has a BSc in Computer Science from UNICAMP, one of the top universities in Brazil.

Malik Nur

Malik Nur

Senior Front End Engineer

Malik has 9+ years of experience in back end and front end development. Before joining Faira he worked in companies like McGraw-Hill Education, True Blue, OSCE and many others. Malik earned his Computer Science degree from Westminster University in London.

Tristan Fernando

Tristan Fernando

Senior Software Engineer

Tristan has over 10 years of experience in software development. Before joining Faira, he worked at a startup called EveryMove for 4 years before it was acquired. Tristan also worked at Microsoft for 5 1/2 years on SQL Server Reporting Services. He earned his degree in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jooneil Ahn

Jooneil Ahn

Software Engineer

Jooneil is a recent graduate from the University of Washington. After interning at various other compaines during school, he has chosen to begin his software engineering career at Faira.

Pierce Heyerdahl

Pierce Heyerdahl

Front End Engineer Intern

Pierce is a new addition to the team. As a current Highline College student, he is working on an AS with a focus on computer science. Along the way he has developed an interest in web development and has chosen to pursue that interest starting at Faira.

Joe Hinkley

Joe Hinkley

Front End Engineer Intern

Joe Hinkley is Faira’s newest intern. He joined us just after completing a coding boot camp with General Assembly in April of 2019. Before becoming a web developer, Joe went to Shoreline Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Audio Engineering and interned with a few of Seattle’s most prestigious recording studios.

Our California Real Estate Team

Laura Rahmil

Laura Rahmil

Managing Broker

Laura has a strong passion for real estate and been working in the industry since 1983 across the U.S. in Chicago, Florida, and California. She also had a successful career as an executive with two international companies, as well as a consultant of her own company. Laura had traveled around the world for business and pleasure and speaks a number of languages.

Angela Meisenheimer

Angela Meisenheimer

Realtor®

Angela is experienced in sales, marketing, promotions, and customer service. She brings over 12 years of expertise in listing and selling real estate properties in California. Angela is excited and delighted to be part of Faira’s team of optimistic innovators who love working with clients and today’s technology.

Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes

Realtor®

Matt has been working as a realtor and in the home improvement industry for the past 8 years. He has worked both in the Bay Area and Fresno/Clovis area serving both buyers and sellers. Previous to his real estate endeavors, he worked in the solar industry serving both commercial and residential clients. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Environmental Technology emphasizing renewable technologies. He joined the Faira team because the concept of an online platform that enables buyers and sellers to be more involved in the process of purchasing and selling themselves is fascinating to him. He believes this idea has great potential to grow exponentially and wants to be a part of it. Outside of work he enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, reading, cooking, and serving in the community.

Cindy Nguyen

Cindy Nguyen

Realtor®

Whether you're purchasing a home as a seasoned home buyer, investor, or first-time home buyer, Cindy brings her commitment and experience to all her clients. Her willingness to do all she can for her clients ensures a smoother, more enjoyable purchasing process. Cindy lives in Sunnyvale, CA and is originally from Danang, Vietnam. She speaks both English and Vietnamese fluently.

Samantha Trevino

Samantha Trevino

Realtor®

Moving is easier With a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Military Relocation Professional (MRP) designee. I will assist with one of the most important decisions in your life. My priority is to take you step by step in getting you to the next chapter in life. Together we will find the perfect home. Locally or in a new city. Together we will make it happen. If you're a senior looking to sell your home and relocate I can help! Sí hablo español!

Larry Cadena

Larry Cadena

Realtor®

Larry brings with him over 30 years of industry experience from title insurance, & mortgage loans, to real estate sales all while striving to deliver outstanding customer service in every transaction. Born and raised in the Southern California Larry is excited to be a part of the Faira team and looks forward to servicing all of your real estate needs.

Stephon Carradine

Stephon Carradine

Broker

Stephon Carradine is a licensed real estate Broker with over 20 years of real estate sales and sales management experience. His keen understanding of the real estate industry and his skills as a business coach and speaker have attributed to Stephon helping hundreds of Agents and clients reach their real estate goals.

As the former Broker/Owner of a national real estate franchise, Stephon is positioned to offer counsel and expertise at the highest level. Prior to entering the real estate business, Stephon worked as a Marketing Representative for IBM. Stephon began his professional career in the United States Marine Corps where he served for 7 years.

A professional real estate “lifer”, Stephon has provides unparalleled service to his clients, and unwavering dedication to the Agents he coaches.

Jaime Haze-Miller

Jaime Haze-Miller

Operations Coordinator

Jaime is a licensed real estate broker with experience in real estate, mortgages (both wholesale and retail), customer service, training, and management. She is a strong believer in Faira, our technology and the need to simplify the buying and selling process for all involved. On a personal note, Jaime describes herself as having a deep passion (read as obsessive) for all animals. Whatever you do, do not ask her about her four legged friends or two-winged or anything else!

Patrick Newbold

Patrick Newbold

Realtor®

Patrick has a long history of real estate, real estate financing, and home improvement experience. As a real estate professional, Patrick has held a California Real Estate license since 1990, closing thousands of real estate and finance transactions. As a home improvement professional, Patrick has many years in helping home owners change the look of the exteriors and interiors of their homes to enhance their investments. Renovating, selling, and seeing the spectacular outcomes of his projects brings Patrick a great sense of accomplishment. Ongoing communications and personal contact, market updates and staying on top of the sales process provides the best possible experience for buyers and sellers. Making sure that the process is smooth and seamless is the cornerstone of Patrick's success.

Tony Kim

Tony Kim

Realtor®

Tony has been a real estate agent for last 16 years in the San Francisco Bay area. He grew up in the Bay Area and knows each neighborhood like it is his own. His years of experience in the real estate world and his local knowledge will help his clients make the best decisions in the fast-changing housing market.

Lydia E. Fleming

Lydia E. Fleming

Broker

Lydia brings a wealth of real estate knowledge, experience, inspiration and innovation to every transaction. She is your creative problem solver. Lydia is guided by a single good, to serve your real estate needs through unmatched service, advice and a commitment to do what's right for you. Buying or selling, let her guide you through the process smoothing the way for a rewarding experience. Lydia says that the best part of her job is the amazing people she has the pleasure to serve, building lasting relationships. "I am ever grateful to you my clients, past, present and future. Thankfully Blessed."

Maria Abasolo

Maria Abasolo

Realtor®

Maria is hard-working, honest and strives to help her buyers, sellers and investors meet all of their real estate objectives and goals. She has strong personal and professional ethics and always has her clients’ best interests in mind. She will be with you in the beginning, during and after the transaction. She approaches each client relationship as an opportunity to assist a new friend. Maria was born in the Philippines and moved to California at a very young age. She speaks both English and Tagalog. During her free time, Maria enjoys reading, listening to music and spending quality time with her family.

Olga Alan

Olga Alan

Realtor®

Olga is a licensed real estate professional and has more than 15 years in the real estate business. Her clients vary from buyers and sellers to investors and landlords. Olga works the field in regular sales, auctions and REO bank owned properties. She has a Master's degree in Business Management plus a Property Management certificate. She currently lives in San Diego, CA and is originally from Moscow, Russia. She is fluent in both English and Russian.

Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Realtor®

Our Washington Real Estate Team

Chris McQuillan

Chris McQuillan

Director of Operations
Managing Broker

Chris has over 15 years of real estate sales experience in both big box brokerages and smaller boutique offices. Half of this time was in California where he was rookie of the year and ranked in the top 4% in Prudential California Real Estate in various years. Here in Washington he was the first agent to ever sell a home above $5,000,000 in a busy Seattle Windermere office of a 100 agents. Chris came to Faira because he realizes the need for change within the industry. Real estate needs to be streamlined for both buyers and sellers.

Kevin Hoover

Kevin Hoover

Designated Broker

Designated Broker with more than 17 years experience at John L. Scott Real Estate and Windermere Real Estate helping clients define, manage and execute their goals buying and selling homes, condos, and investment properties in cities, towns and neighborhoods all around greater Seattle and Bellevue-Eastside. A native Seattleite, Kevin joined the team in 2017 to aid in refining and further developing the real estate brokerage side of Faira while contributing to and experiencing the rapid growth of its innovative model.

Whitney Little

Whitney Little

Managing Broker
Training & Development Coordinator

Before joining Faira, Whitney co-developed a Seattle Real Estate team that ranked within the top 10 internationally in sales volume for all of Keller Williams in its first two years. In addition to her experience as a Broker, Whitney brings 10+ years experience working in advertising, with clients ranging from Alaska Airlines to Mitsubishi. She believes that transparent communication is key to a successful buying and selling experience, the hallmark of her service being high ethical standards and hard work.

Shannon Pence

Shannon Pence

Operations Manager

Shannon is passionate about bringing a top-notch customer experience to the tech and real estate industry. In her downtime, she can be found spending time with her rescue dogs and exploring restaurants with unique food offerings.

Matt McGaffey

Matt McGaffey

Director of Buyer Programs

Matt brings a wealth of unique skills to Faira. With a true appreciation for the Faira approach, Matt joined the team with an enthusiasm for progressing real estate in a direction that truly serves the customer.

Fabiana Dodson

Fabiana Dodson

Operations Associate

Sheryl Wingate

Sheryl Wingate

Broker

Sheryl has over 20 years of customer service and over eight years in real estate. A love of people comes first for Sheryl. She has a genuine interest in helping clients reach their home ownership and sale goals. Outside of her career, you'll find Sheryl actively participating as a board member of her kids PTSA and rooting on her favorite local sports teams. Her confident, go-getter attitude has helped her achieve success in the market. Sheryl is ready to help you find success too!

Christine Veteto

Christine Veteto

Broker

Christine brings 15 years in residential real estate with eight years focused on the fast-paced world of new construction. She holds years of design experience with several west coast Fortune 500 companies and ten successful years partnering with high profile San Diego-based businesses building showcase interiors.

As a client, you'll take note that Christine goes above and beyond expectations. She employs the art of impeccably listening to her client’s needs and consistently delivering with ease and expertise. She recognizes it is the details that create the biggest impact resulting in winning offers, successful sales and long-term relationships. In this competitive market you’ll be in good hands with Christine.

Jeremy Whiteman

Jeremy Whiteman

Broker

Jeremy has been in the Seattle area for over a decade. Throughout this time, he has worked passionately in military engineering, technical support, and real estate sales. He focuses on helping his clients achieve their real estate goals by listening to individual needs and customizing a solution designed to maximize results.

Shawn George

Shawn George

Broker

Shawn is passionate about the use of technology to transform lives and businesses. He is also passionate about helping people in their real estate journey, from buying their first home to retiring comfortably with real estate as part of their portfolio. Shawn joined Faira because he believes in its mission to bring fairness, efficiency and openness to the real estate transaction. With an education in engineering and entrepreneurship, and having worked in both technical and business roles from medical device startups to Microsoft, Shawn brings a breadth of knowledge and a customer-obsessed attitude to help Faira's clients experience a seamless real estate transaction and beyond.

Ann Crumley

Ann Crumley

Managing Broker

I've been a Broker for over twenty years with over a thousand homes sold, but every client is unique, special, and important. I pride myself on balancing tough negotiation with fair ethical practice. Communication is very important to me and I work hard to keep my clients in the loop every step of the way. Winning the day in negotiations is exciting but it's only the beginning. Often negotiation continues throughout escrow, expert management of your sale or purchase is very important to me. I look forward to working with you for all your real estate needs.

Michael Kairys

Michael Kairys

Broker

I am blessed to have had an incredible career in real estate over the last 19 years. I started this journey with unmatched ambition and a dream. Why so many people trusted a 28 year old kid with such a big decision, I never understood. I am incredibly thankful, and I've been able spend all these years trying to prove they made a good decision. Now a little older, a family of seven, sports, minivans, and a completely different life from where I started I can humbly say thank you to each of you who entrusted me to represent such a major part of your life. I often wonder how I am so blessed to be able to work with old friends every day, and the new friends that are referred my way. God Bless all of you and thank you so much!

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Broker

Our Arizona Real Estate Team

Greg Mona

Greg Mona

Designated Broker

Greg is a licensed real estate broker in the metro-Phoenix, AZ market. He has been the lead for a very active and successful real estate team for the past 10+ yrs. Greg's day to day real estate sales and operations experience coupled with an extensive corporate background, including business building, is the perfect combination for Faira's Arizona market.

Maha Kapageridis

Maha Kapageridis

Broker Manager

Maha grew up in NJ and worked in NYC for 12 years before moving to our wonderful state of AZ in 1993. She worked as an IT Project Manager for companies such as Random House, TIAA-CREF, Honeywell, NYC District Attorneys Office, and Accenture and has her MBA in Marketing. She lived in Greece for 7 years, is tri-lingual, and has two teenagers! She became Realtor in 2008 in NJ and now in AZ since 2013. She has extensive market knowledge; she is a trusted advisor; is client focused; and is a timely effective communicator. That is why her clients refer her to their friends and family.

Molly Larson

Molly Larson

Realtor®

Molly has lived in Scottsdale for 15 years raising a family and volunteering in the community. Prior to that, she made several cross-country moves and she understands how important it is to find a realtor with integrity, loyalty and a hard work ethic. Molly has been involved in real estate investing, as well as several years experience in the IT industry doing marketing and contracts management. The Faira platform is a perfect fit for Molly’s background in IT and real estate.

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