Kristi Matthews

Kristi is a native Phoenician who comes to azarchitecture with a high level of skill in customer relations and social media.

After attending the University of Arizona she honed her customer relations skills in retail, joining azarchitecture after obtaining her Arizona Real Estate License in 2013.  As our “go-to” Marketing Assistant, she’s kept busy handling all the details here from A-Z including property showings and events.

Jack London

Jack has finance and economics degrees but has left Wall Street permanently, favoring the desert life instead. There was no better place to begin his appreciation for historic and modern living than Manhattan. He found where those two genres can live in harmony in a three story converted factory loft overlooking the famed skyline. The high-rise views and tree-lined streets of the Roosevelt Historic district are now his home and he found another mix of old and new in a 1927 modernized duplex.

Jack is involved in the neighborhood associations and actively promotes all of the new businesses and transformations of downtown Phoenix, as well as Tempe and Scottsdale. Specialties include lofts, condos, and townhomes in the metro areas of the valley as well as the historic districts.

Brooke Hoelzen

Brooke is a proud Phoenician of 37 years with extensive knowledge of Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Midtown and Uptown Phoenix.

Brooke has gained a great customer service background throughout her career, beginning in the hospitality industry, owning her own newspaper for 15 years, and most recently spending 20 years in the Real Estate Education industry. She brings this emphasis for great customer service to every client with the mission to make every transaction as smooth as possible with great communication and service.

Brooke is excited to join the azarchitecture team and shares their passion for great Arizona architecture. She particularly enjoys Mid-century Modern, contemporary and historic district architecture, and is even restoring her own modern ranch in the Willo historic district in downtown Phoenix.

When she’s not restoring her home, Brooke enjoys yoga, theater arts music and scuba diving in far off islands.

Brooke shares her home with her husband, Nate and her two children, Jack and Ava. They all share a passion for animal rescue and have two rescue dogs and a rescue cat.

Monica Holtzhauer

Monica moved from Fairfield County, Connecticut to Tucson in 2006, seeking wide-open spaces and a bucolic place for her children to attend high school. In keeping with her eclectic background and creating “something” from the humdrum, Monica’s decision to migrate fit right in with her history of bold moves, albeit quite a culture shock coming from the New York City area!

She arrived in Scottsdale four years ago and has spent the last seven years in real estate. Monica focused on working with investors, supervising projects, and relocating people to Arizona from far-away places with the same idealized vision she shared toward the Valley of the Sun. She has a background in property management and is dedicated to a high level of professionalism and accountability – just one part of her bright personality with a “no-drama” approach that goes the extra mile with her clients.

Monica has a passion for learning about other cultures and excavating new places. History, music, food or art usually have a part in what she calls fun.


Tricia Bailey

A well versed professional, Tricia was a designated relocation specialist in Seattle, Washington, representing clients from Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, and other major northwest companies. She is a skilled negotiator rooted in a fast paced market where homes often sell in just DAYS!

A past resident of Arizona for 25+ years, and an owner of a local architecture firm, she and her late husband counted architectural icons Ralph Haver, Al Beadle, and many others as personal friends! She is delighted to call Arizona her home once again!

Tricia shares a high level of ethics, creativity, and enthusiasm, as well as deep personal knowledge of architecture.

When she is not out selling iconic homes, Tricia enjoys fine art painting focusing primarily on portraiture.

Lori Frisbie

Lori is a rising star in the industry; a REALTOR® whose vibrant enthusiasm fills a room. She is also a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) with strong ties to our community, and volunteers with many organizations throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Lori is a second generation Arizonan and has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from ASU (Go Devils)! After graduation, she became a professional graphic and mural artist. She then moved to Hudson Valley, NY where she was an Art Specialist/Craft Shop Manager in the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division at West Point Military Academy, which serves the cadets, soldiers, families, civilians, and veterans of the West Point Community.

Lori returned to Phoenix in 2010 and became a licensed practitioner through The Centers for Spiritual Living. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies through The Holmes Institute. She is a revealer of hidden potential in people, empowering others with positive energy and proven leadership.

Lori’s intuition, professionalism and personal commitment is evident through the stellar service she provides her clients. She has won several awards for outstanding service, including a Merit Award for sales. Her mission is to serve with joy as a beneficial presence in the world.

Lori has been married to her longtime sweetheart, Tom, for 34 years, and has three accomplished, grown daughters and two dogs. And get this: she’s the grand niece of ET Wright; if you aren’t familiar with him check out our blog post! She is passionate about unique Arizona homes and is inspired when homes are preserved and reimagined for future generations.

Kristen Ashhurst

Kristen Ashhurst is an East Coast native with a strong connection to the arts. She has lived all over the world and traveled even more extensively but has found a love for the quality of life and “dreams made possible” in the Valley of the Sun. She has a long, extensive career in the hospitality industry as well as in sales. These experiences have helped to shape her connection to clients and willingness to go the extra mile for those she encounters.

When Kristen first started in real estate, she knew she wanted to grow and learn as quickly as she could in this new industry. Shortly thereafter, she saw Alison Hamlet speaking at a forum and decided instantly that this was the person she could learn best from and assertively asked for help and the opportunity to work together. For the past few years, the two have built many joint client successes as a result.

Kristen also has a unique and highly creative spirit with a heart for animals and an ear for music. She is trained as an Opera singer at the New England Conservatory and the University of CA, Irvine and performed in many venues. Although her team is still awaiting her to burst into song during a signing, they see her “creativity of thought” in action daily. She is a nature lover, truly outdoorsy and an adventurer at the end of the day, pushing herself to new heights, whether running a 200 mile team relay race or hiking to the top of Mount Sinai in Egypt. For her clients, this “Just Do It” attitude establishes a mentality of success as Kristen finds out-of-the-box ways to problem solve for them.

Bridget Lawrence

Bridget is Alison Hamlet’s Transaction Manager and “organizer extraordinaire of all things”! The two met when she decided to move to Arizona from Nevada when her husband got accepted into law school. Bridget hired Alison as her real estate agent in Arizona to buy her a house, and she was sold on the process and experience. The rest is history.

At that time, Bridget was inspiring high school mathematics students in her advanced classes. Though she loved the challenge and opportunity to work with high school students, she dreamed of venturing into the business world and diversifying her skills. She has been a real estate investor since she was in her early 20’s! Her background in teaching and as a serious athlete taught her to be a successful communicator, great at building relationships and a team player with a strong will to win! Although highly analytical and smart, she has a creative side as well that compliments the Alison Hamlet team. When the opportunity arose to work with a highly qualified business professional like Alison, Bridget jumped in with both feet. When you choose to hire the Alison Hamlet team, you are signing up with a group that will both meet your goals and exceed your expectations.

Alison Hamlet

Alison graduated from the University of Arizona, earned a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University and moved to the Phoenix area in 1995. In architecture school she embraced form and function and fell in love with the idea of design and it’s ability to enhance one’s life. From cool contemporaries to charming historic homes, Alison is able to see and bring to life the unique story behind each property. Alison is passionate about sustainable living. She actively serves as a GREEN designated realtor and supports the US Green Building Council in its efforts to bring more high-performance home education to the real estate industry and consumers. She is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and the Paradise Valley Luxury Home Tour.

Business person first, REALTOR® second, Alison is “serious as the day is long” in her approach to her clients’ success. Beginning her career as an award-winning political science teacher, she transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry and rose through the ranks to an executive leading mergers, acquisitions, organizational development and labor negotiations. In that fast-paced, high-octane world, she developed the ability to quickly assess needs and find effective solutions and strategies. With this fine-tuned skill set, she has taken the real estate industry by storm. Alison believes that architecture can transform peoples’ lives and her number one goal is to develop that WIN for her clients.

Alison shares her own home with her husband and daughter, two rescue puppies, two rescue tortoises, and her chickens. Urban farm-life is her sanctuary, along with many other adventures, including traveling and discovering new places and people all over the world.

Kathy Rios

Kathy has been active in the real estate business for over 11 years now and takes pride in delivering a high level of customer service to her clients. Dedication to service is more than just lip service with Kathy: she is committed to answering phone calls and promptly responding to all text messages and emails! Tech-savvy, she often shares images and videos to help her out-of-state clients. Kathy holds REALTOR®, ePro, CHMS, RSPS, CPRES designations.

You’ll find her always on the move: holding open houses, or busy working on marketing for her listings while interacting with sellers, buyers, and renters. “I really enjoy analyzing pricing, and coming up with strategies to target the right buyer for each house”, and finding just the right home for buyers? “The best part of the job!”.

Arlee Reach

Arlee has spent her life studying, acquiring, appreciating, and selling her passion: fine design and unique lifestyles. From her early days at UCLA where she studied environmental design, to her days selling Knoll residential and commercial furniture, to her own firm – It’s All About Time, LLC, – which managed outsourced concierge and management projects for more than a dozen high and mid-rise residential condominium communities, Arlee has shared a keen appreciation for design and managed to couple it with her professional approach to customer relationships.

In her current position at azarchitecture Arlee specializes in urban lifestyle properties – homes, condos, and town homes – in Phoenix, Scottsdale, PV, and Tempe. She is an avid collector of contemporary art and photography, and has been a longtime member of Contemporary Forum and InFocus support groups at Phoenix Art Museum. She, her spouse, and Terrier, Henry, live in a contemporary condo in mid-town Phoenix. Arlee will make it her personal mission to help you locate your own perfect lifestyle environment here in the Valley.

Ryan Puddy

A native Phoenician, Ryan has been a licensed real estate agent for nearly 13 years. At azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson, Ryan uses his personal, hands-on approach for clients to help them achieve a shared dream of owning a unique home. He has a passion for the architectural market, as architecture and design are integrated into his daily life; Ryan has renovated a number of homes and has that unique ability to visualize the potential of a home’s design. His expertise in design can help guide you in choosing your next home to maximize investment potential, or help you stage your home for utmost appeal.

Ryan’s geographic focus spans the core areas of the Phoenix market, including Central Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, but his true specialty lays in hillside properties. Hillside specific areas include Camelback Mountain, Mummy Mountain, Piestewa Peak, and Phoenix Mountains Preserve-adjacent homes. Whether you’re in the market for a contemporary hillside property with panoramic views, a Piestewa Peak Foothills ranch home, or a custom Mid Century Modern in the Town of Paradise Valley, call Ryan Puddy, “The AZ Mountain Man” to help you attain your dream!