Kyle Gere

Kyle was born in California and raised as a Phoenician. In his youth, he moved over a dozen times throughout the Phoenix Metro Area, acquainting him well with different parts of the Valley. An entrepreneur at heart, Kyle attended college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in both Management and Marketing.

Since 2015, Kyle has been involved in real estate transactions in both Arizona and in Michigan, managing a portfolio of properties within the Medical Marijuana markets. His vast experience ranges from collaborating with architects, attorneys, sellers and buyers, lobbyists, along with governing bureaus in the commercial/industrial sector. Kyle successfully helped locate, negotiate, and close on several commercial properties that were licensed by the city for a medical marijuana dispensary, cultivation, and laboratory testing facilities. He is eager to transition his expertise from a business professional mindset into the residential markets.

He brings a refreshingly professional personality to the table when dealing with his clients. Inspired by modern and innovative architectural design, Kyle binges endless Architectural Digest, alongside his guilty pleasure: Selling Sunset. Kyle has a passion for Architecturally Unique Homes™ and the challenges that accompany them.

In his spare time, if he isn’t out hiking some of his favorite secluded trails or fly fishing in the Salt River, you can find Kyle investing in the stock market or playing with his dog, Kali.

Morgan Heidinger

Morgan grew up between Los Angeles, Phoenix, and London, where she was exposed to and developed an immense appreciation for the distinct cultures, art, and design of each city.

Morgan graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Philosophy and was accepted into the Sursum Corda Service Organization where she donated her time and compassion to those in need. While interning at a scouting agency in Beverly Hills with an incredible portfolio of beautiful homes to provide the sets for movies, photoshoots, and advertisements, Morgan began to deepen her appreciation for modern architectural design.

In 2012 she began to manage a portfolio of commercial properties, including historic buildings, in California, Utah, and Arizona. She transitioned into residential home sales where she enjoys connecting with clients and assisting them in achieving their real-estate goals.

In order to best serve her clients, Morgan believes in continued education and staying on top of technological advances. She has become a Certified iRep agent to help her clients navigate and benefit from the influx of the recent Real-Estate Investors that are disrupting the market. She is also in the process of becoming certified in Short Sale and Foreclosures (SFR). Morgan serves her clients with a high level of hands on customer service and holds herself to the highest ethical standards.

Morgan now lives with her husband Dan, daughter Ava, and rescue dog Sunny in Central Phoenix where they enjoy taking walks on the Murphy Bridal Path on Central, going to the local farmers market, hiking the Dreamy Draw Mountain Preserve, and dining at the many great restaurants nearby.

Brittainy Williamson

Brittainy joined the growing azarchitecture team after a long career as marketing director/office manager with a local dentist office, Studio B Smiles (the official cosmetic and team dentist of the Phoenix Suns and AZ Diamondbacks)! She has a versatile skill set with experience in patient education, counseling, management, customer service, marketing and sales, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. She also has extensive marketing skills and has negotiated advertising and promotional contracts with local and national magazines, the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Suns Dancers, the Phoenix Mercury, the Arizona Rattlers, and the ABC Show Extreme Weight Loss.

Brittainy is a dedicated professional with a passion for helping others. Brittainy has a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and an MS in Marriage, Family & Child Therapy from University of Phoenix. She obtained her Arizona Real Estate License in 2019 in order to serve azarchitecture customers to the fullest as a REALTOR®.

In her free time, Brittainy enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and daughter Marah. She also enjoys mountain biking, triathlon, paddle boarding, yoga and all things outdoors. If you want to know what our local trail system is like, she is your gal!

Professional Associations:

  • Scottsdale Association of Realtors, Member
  • Arizona Association of Realtors, Member
  • National Association of Realtors, Member
  • Luxury Home Tour, Member

Peggy Murphy

From the Golden Gate to the Grand Canyon State, Peggy has made Arizona her home since 1995. Originally from San Francisco, Peggy and her husband moved to Arizona with intentions of moving back to the city, but fell in love with the desert and decided to make Scottsdale their home.

After graduating from the University of the Pacific with a degree in Finance, she worked for investment firms and in the mutual fund industry until moving to Arizona and deciding to make real estate her career.

Peggy loves all things real estate, from design, architecture and landscape and has a wealth of knowledge to assist you in finding your perfect home. Peggy predominantly works in the Scottsdale area but has worked with clients and properties throughout the Valley. From new construction to Mid-Century to golf course communities, Peggy has expert knowledge of all types of homes!

She has been a licensed REALTOR® for 15+ years and that experience has enabled her to assist numerous clients with 1031 Exchanges, complicated investment projects, new construction and relocation.

In addition to working with clients throughout the Valley, one of Peggy’s passions is to help her fellow San Franciscans relocate to the beautiful desert. She has assisted many clients in finding their new home and is frequently in San Francisco, which enables her to meet with clients throughout the process.

Peggy and her husband have two sons and two dogs and enjoy everything the desert has to offer. If you are thinking about making Arizona your home, Peggy is the one to call!

Clayton Olsen

Clayton “Clay” Olsen is a rare Arizona native and, because of this, has developed an exceptional knowledge of local sub-markets, having also built an extensive network of relationships. In 2005 Clay obtained his real estate salesperson’s license and in 2008 became a real estate broker, followed by businessman, and real estate investor. Prior to joining azarchitecture, he was the designated broker of SDG Realty & Investments where he has helped numerous clients add valuable assets to their investment portfolios.

Clay grew up in Cave Creek and has done the bulk of his business in the north valley. He attended Paradise Valley Community College, where he studied civil engineering and business finance. After graduation he decided to take his career in a different direction and elected to get his real estate license to learn real estate investing from an inside perspective. Clay spent most of his career in residential resale with the past 5 years in multi-family commercial. He has owned and rehabbed many properties and enjoys investing in same.

As an investor of many single family residences and condos, and with the recent sale of a 12 unit property, Clay has come to place a very high value upon quality business relationships and understands the importance of strict underwriting standards and operating/renovation budgets.

Clay genuinely cares about his clients, and constantly strives to put their needs and goals above his own. He believes that this level of service is the key to building long-term relationships and a successful real estate portfolio for his clients.

An active member of his community, Clay is a partner with Pinnacle Forum, leads a community group of young men through Illuminate Community Church, and serves weekly at House of Refuge Sunnyslope. He had the honor of serving on the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® Commercial Services Committee in 2014. He leads a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending time with family, dirt biking, camping, hiking, golfing, and playing tennis.

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

As an established member of the azarchitecture team, Monica is accomplished in both property management and residential real estate sales. While her experience in residential sales and managing top-to-bottom renovations laid the foundation for her real estate career in 2012, she has also worked in the high-pressure world of property management. What makes her successful at all of these comes from a particular combination of talents, interests, and personal experience.

One of the key foundations to Monica’s success as a REALTOR® is her Master’s Degree in Education. Monica understands that knowledge is power and the ability to communicate information among all parties is key to a transaction’s ultimate success.

Her background in history and a love for design and architecture have followed her through multiple relocations—across the country, across the state, and across town. She has experienced firsthand the often daunting process of relocation and has the innate ability to understand her client’s needs.

In the realm of property management, Monica’s experience includes supervising major renovation projects involving multiple contractors, as well as having booked and managed up to 100 short-term/vacation rentals per year. At azarchitecture, she manages multiple properties on long-term leases.

With an expert team backing her up and growing the business, Monica and the team work every angle of the transaction. Monica oversees properties with the care and time she would her very own home. This work ethic and enthusiasm make it easy to work with Monica—she sees it as part of her job to make the transaction a positive experience for her clients.

An aficionado of all things in the “Valley of the Sun,” she can also speak to area statistics, cultural events, shopping, dining, building projects, sports and more!

Monica currently resides in Scottsdale and has two grown children. She regularly travels back to the East Coast where she spent many years of her life but hasn’t lost her Midwestern roots. Meeting people from around the world and learning their stories is her passion.

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.

Natasha Kolbo

After competing as a Division 1 and Professional track and field athlete, Natasha dove headfirst into the world of real estate and has been running full steam ahead ever since! As a trustworthy and driven REALTOR®, Natasha prides herself on keeping her focus squarely on her clients needs at all times. In fact, Natasha views her clients as more than just clients, she views them as friends in need of her help. Natasha is dedicated to her clients and works hard to help reduce the stress in every real estate transaction.

Natasha is outgoing, energetic, and wants each of her client’s to have a fun and exciting journey as she helps them achieve their real estate goals. Natasha loves to work with all residential real estate clients including first time homebuyers. Natasha is here to help her clients in every aspect of residential real estate from buying or selling to leasing or relocating and everything in between.

Many of Natasha’s clients are so happy with their experience that they keep in contact with her for years. Natasha knows how to set big goals and achieve them. We are excited to see her succeed as a part of the Alison Hamlet Team at azarchitecture.

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.

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 licensed since 2004 and active in the real estate business since 2006. She takes pride in delivering a high-level of customer service to her clients and is also an active user of ZIllow Premier Agent which brings her professionalism to an even broader audience. 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, SRES, and PPS designations. Kathy was also chosen by the Task Force at SAAR to become a SAFE (Senior) Ambassador, a designation she is very proud of.

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!”