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 $525 million in life time 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.
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
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.
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.
November 1st, 2017
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.
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 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.
February 23rd, 2017
Born and raised in Phoenix, Alexis had the good fortune to have lived in London for two years when her husband Patrick, a local architect, was transferred “across the pond”. Back in the Metro area, Alexis brought her unique talents and personable skill-set to azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson first as Marketing Director of three years before transitioning into full time sales.
Alexis graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication from the College of Architecture and Design and is looking forward to connecting with other “Sparky” Alumni. She is always exploring new frontiers. Her passion helping others and background in marketing, business development and design allows her to provide superior customer service as the Marketing Director at azarchitecture. She has won numerous awards for marketing, branding and advertising including AMA Spectrum, LMA, MarCom and Hermes. Most recently, in 2018, Alexis obtained her Arizona Real Estate License in order to serve azarchitecture customers to the fullest as a REALTOR®. She is a member of the Paradise Valley Luxury Home Tour and participates in the Desert Mountain & Carefree Ranch Luxury Home Tour.
Her interests include graphic design, architecture (especially remodeling Mid-century Modern homes, the most recent being the home she shares with Patrick, a 1950 ranch in Arcadia “Lite”), art, fashion, music of all genres, and yoga. When she has “spare” time, she enjoys spending time with Patrick and their beloved cattle dog, Bella, as well as visiting their first grandchild. Alexis is also Luxury Home Tour Ambassador and Member, as well as past Membership Chair and Board Member of the Contemporary Forum, a support organization of the Phoenix Art Museum, and member of the Museum.
Awards and Recognition:
American Marketing Association Phoenix Spectrum Awards
First Place – Brand Identity: Product or Service
First Place – Print: Magazine Advertising
Your Honor Awards – Legal Marketing Association
First Place – Identity/Branding (Projects Totaling Up to $20,000)
MarCom Awards – Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
Platinum Award (highest honor) Advertising
Platinum Award (highest honor) Branding Refresh
Hermes Creative Awards – Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
Platinum Award (highest honor) Advertising
Professional and Personal Associations:
Luxury Home Tour, Ambassador/Member
Phoenix Association of Realtors, Member
National Association of Realtors, Member
Scottsdale Arts, Starry Night Gala Committee Member 2019
Contemporary Forum, Membership Chair/Board Member 2017-2018
January 17th, 2017
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!”