Brittainy joins 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 has a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and an MS in Marriage, Family & Child Therapy from University of Phoenix.
Brittainy is a dedicated professional with a passion for helping others. Most recently, she obtained her Arizona Real Estate License 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, sports, and all things outdoors. Her favorite quote is from Van Wilder “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive!”
August 12th, 2019
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 “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.
Mary has been selling real estate for over 30 years, with more than 1,600 transactions closed, totaling over $735 million in sales. She specializes in single-family homes, condominiums, and new construction development. Her strengths in determination of value and negotiating strategy instill client confidence and ease the surrounding process. Mary focuses on achieving the best possible outcome for her clients while maintaining an understanding of the emotional and financial demands of each transaction.
Mary has built a loyal clientele by demonstrating exceptional market knowledge, outstanding customer service, together with the utmost integrity. Mary prides herself on her client-centric philosophy which requires continual honing of skills and adaptive ways of doing business. She stays ahead of the curve on market inventory and employs the most current technologies and systems to identify and close on prime opportunities while negotiating the best possible results.
It is Mary’s mission to ensure each client receives an unparalleled amount of personal attention, diligence, and industry expertise. Her clients have peace of mind and confidence that they are working with a professional who has their best interest at heart. She is focused on building long-term relationships. Her interaction with clients doesn’t end at the closing table—it begins there.
Mary holds two brokers licenses: Arizona since 2005, and Illinois since 1986.
Mary is married and currently has one Irish Jack Russell Terrier, “Finn”. She and her husband, Randall, have designed and built many new construction homes. Mary is a supporter of many programs bringing food and art programs to children in need. She is also a supporter of Curt’s Café, a program designed to work with at risk youth. She has supported and worked with many organizations that encourage racial equality in our world. She also supports programs that help our seniors age in place with grace and dignity.
Mary Ann Kelley has called the “Valley of the Sun” home for 33 years. Her career as a real estate professional was a direct result of her personal successes in residential real estate complemented by skill sets achieved over her colorful career path.
Professionally, Mary Ann has enjoyed positions in the fields of Hospitality Management, Law, and Advertising. A graduate of Cornell University with a Business degree, Mary Ann held management positions with Hyatt Hotels and The Waldorf Astoria Collection’s Arizona Biltmore Resort in Food & Beverage Operations, Catering Sales & Purchasing. These roles demanded excellence in communication skills, task orientation, and customer service.
In the 1990’s, Mary Ann obtained an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Sciences. She worked in the Commercial Litigation departments at Snell & Wilmer and Beus/Gilbert. Keen attention to detail and systematic organization of materials was critical to her success.
Mary Ann has a passion for all things “real estate”, endeavoring in her own remodeling projects, interior design, and landscaping. Over the years, she has collaborated with general contractors, designers, and numerous trades. It seemed only natural that Mary Ann obtained her real estate sales license and enter an industry that she loves.
Having worked in the Luxury Real Estate market for 15 years at two highly acclaimed brokerages: Coldwell Banker Success (where she enjoyed a banner “rookie” year with top production), and as an Associate Broker at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty “Private Client Group”, Mary Ann delivered impeccable service and representation. She continues to work with passion, integrity, and commitment.
Mary Ann enjoys hiking, fitness, and gardening. She and her husband, Bruce, live in Paradise Valley. Their grown children live in New York City and Los Angeles. A friend to the community, Mary Ann has been involved in numerous professional and service organizations.
Professional & Personal Associations:
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s President’s Circle; Top 5%
Luxury Home Tour Board Member 2013 – 2018
Luxury Home Tour Co-Treasurer 2016
Dream Home Tour Director 2014
Luxury Home Tour Chairman 2013
Luxury Home Tour Director 2011
Luxury Home Tour Statistician 2008 – 2010
Scottsdale Association of Realtors, Member
National Association of Realtors, Member
Cornell & Notre Dame Clubs of Arizona
Valley Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Arizona
St Vincent De Paul Society Volunteer
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Volunteer
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day walker; 180 Miles +
Phoenix Rescue Mission Volunteer
Brophy Mother’s Guild Lifetime Member
Paradise Valley Women’s Association: Evening Social & Fashion Show Chair
PVCC Nine-Hole Group
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.
November 2nd, 2017
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. With the economy waning, Monica saw an opportunity to take her home-renovation experience along with her business skills and create “something” to ride out the economic wave. It is here she made the transition into a REALTOR® got her first immersion into architecture, navigating Tucson’s historical neighborhoods and focusing on working with investors to relocate them to Arizona from far-away places.
Two years later she arrived in Scottsdale and further laser-focused her attention onto property management. With her background, she 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. She has a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Art History playing right into what she loves doing today at azarchitecture. She wouldn’t admit it as a teenager, but for fun she studied maps and geography.
Whether she’s working with someone on their first small rental, managing a palatial estate or selling a contemporary new build, Monica values every client as if it’s her only consideration.
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 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, since 1983, 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.
November 1st, 2017
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 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 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.