Dan Crisafulli was born and raised in upstate New York. He attended college on Long Island where he studied business and music theory. After college Dan moved to Boulder, Colorado where he became a touring musician. Often on the road for nine to ten months out of the year, touring offered an opportunity to interact with thousands of people from all walks of life.
Using the skills and discipline acquired from this, Dan seeks to facilitate a unique, stress-free buying experience.
In his free time, Dan is an avid reader, health and fitness enthusiast and enjoys topics such as philosophy and self-improvement.
Beth Lovell, Broker, has worked in residential Houston real estate sales for over half her life. Born & raised in Houston, Beth joined the industry at the very young age of fifteen, working part-time for a Realtor during high school and into her college years. Beth came to work for Ronnie & Cathy Matthews in 1998 and has watched the team grow and expand over the years. She has worn many hats for the team, working in both their Pre-Listing and Pending Departments and taking on the position of Broker as well.
Beth is passionate about Houston real estate. She served as the 2018 Chair of the Houston Association of Realtors’ MLS Advisory Group and remains an active member of the group today. She is also devoted to dog rescue and is the Board Chair for Corridor Rescue Inc., a street dog rescue that takes hundreds of abandoned & dumped dogs off the Houston streets each year, rehabilitates them, & finds them loving forever homes.
Beth has been married to her husband, Ben, for eighteen years. Together, they raised their two children, Stacy & Lena, and they have a rescue pit bull, Sami, whom they consider their third child. Beth’s favorite pastimes outside of real estate include cooking & baking for her family & friends, shopping, attending classic rock concerts, and taking road trips around Texas with her mother and her aunt.
In her 20 years in the real estate business, Christine Langston has first and foremost strived to be someone in whom her clients and colleagues can put their trust and faith. Christine uses her unique negotiating insights to tirelessly advocate for her clients. A born-and-bred Texas girl, Christine offers a seasoned knowledge of Houston and its surrounding communities, and she has an intimate understanding of what makes each distinct residential niche special. Above all, Christine values relationships over transactions, and much of her business comes from repeat clientele or referrals. Christine has been married to her high school sweetheart, Larry, for 28 years. They are the proud parents of three boys – Cole, age 25, Ben, age 23, and their sweet little addition Beau, who is 13 and in the seventh grade. In her free time, you will find Christine on a football or baseball, field supporting her boys. Christine also has a love for interior design, which gives her a unique and important perspective when working with her clients. Christine has a passion for helping people find and/or build their dream home, regardless of budget. As an experienced Realtor, Christine understands that buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life, and she views her personal representation and guidance of clients through this process as a true privilege!
Originally from Austin, Erin Plummer is a 2013 graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design and works diligently to keep up-to-date on the latest graphic design trends.
Erin has been with The Matthews Team for several years, with her primary focus being on creating informative graphics that are also eye-catching and unique.
When she is not working on graphic design projects, Erin enjoys backpacking, painting, and seeing live music.
Heather Anderson Chavana
General Manager/Broker Associate®
Heather was raised in a small town in East Texas. She graduated high school with a class of only 32! She then attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches before moving to Houston.
After managing tanning salons, she began her real estate career with The Matthews Team. Heather has worked in the team’s Listing Department, REO/Foreclosure Department, and Pending Department. Currently in the Pending Department, assisting buyers & sellers from contract execution to closing, Heather explains that this is her favorite part of the transaction. She enjoys assisting her clients meet the deadlines set forth in their contract and also enjoys the consistent communication with her clients that the position brings She finds assisting clients under contract rewarding.
In 2016, Heather became a co-owner of RE/MAX Legends and in 2018, Heather took on the role of General Manager for The Matthews Team. She also obtained her Broker’s License and is a Broker Associate for the team.
Heather prides herself in her work ethic and communication. She makes herself available to her clients seven days a week. She is extremely detail oriented, timeline driven, and always in “go” mode!
In her free time, Heather enjoys time with family. She is married and has a daughter & two stepsons as well as a dog named Paco, all of which keep her very busy. She loves to work out, watch or play sports, and participate in outdoors activities. When possible, she enjoys traveling and short weekend getaways.
Janet Dziedzic is a native Houstonian. She initially worked as a Computer Operator at the Kroger Company’s Houston, TX corporate office. After taking time off to start her family, she returned to work as an Assistant Director for a childcare center, where she shared the responsibility for the well-being of 100+ enrolled children and was state certified in safety measures, food service, & sanitation. Janet’s favorite part of this position was the children’s excitement of starting in a new classroom as they grew older.
Once Janet’s two sons were of full-time school age, she ventured out to try a new field of work and accepted a position as a Realtor’s assistant at a local RE/MAX office. Janet assisted with property management of the agent’s rental properties, answered phone calls, and helped with bookkeeping. She then obtained her real estate license in 2001 to expand her duties working under this agent and began holding Open Houses and working with home buyers. In 2004, she joined Ronnie & Cathy Matthews’ team. She has worn many hats for The Matthews Team, from Listing Agent to Buyer’s Agent to Builder Marketing Director. Janet is very versatile and always willing to handle whatever task is needed.
Janet has been married for over 30 years to her husband Anthony. Their two sons are now grown. Janet’s hobbies include fishing, road trips, hanging out with friends, and spending quality time with her family. Janet has survived cancer twice and is currently still undergoing treatment. She has the drive and determination not to let cancer defeat her! Her motto is “Every day is a new blessing for which God provides. Make it count.”
Juan “Jay” Alfrido was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, but was raised in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Houston and has extensive experience in both the insurance and real estate industries. He has been with The Matthews Team for almost twenty years. Jay is fluent in Spanish, a key aspect in enabling him to assist international clientele.
As a Listing Specialist, Jay stays abreast of market conditions to provide the most up-to-date home sale strategies to the team’s clients. He is well-versed in the relocation process of numerous Fortune 500 companies and offers his expertise in pricing, marketing, and staging homes. He is centered on a realistic approach to maximizing the client’s home value while also staying focused on current market conditions.
Jay is an outdoor enthusiast and has several eco-friendly pursuits, including cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, golf, and competing in local outdoor events. His passion for achievement is reflected in his service to our clients to appropriately price their home for the market, resulting in an optimized sale and successful closing!
Kim Lindke was born in Houston, but grew up in the small town of Caldwell, TX. She then moved back to Magnolia, which she enjoys because it provides small-town vibes with access to the big city.
Kim joined The Matthews Team in 2013. Having worked in the team’s Pre-Listing, Listing, and Pending Departments before becoming a Buyer’s Agent for the team, Kim is well-versed in all aspects of the home buying and selling processes. She has not only worked with sellers & landlords over the years, but with buyers as well, making her well-rounded and giving her flexibility and knowledge to come to creative solutions when working with her clients.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys road trips with her family, getaways to the beach, lake, or river, crafting, and spending time with her friends.
Director of Elite by The Matthews Team/Realtor®
Lani Wilson is the Director of Elite by The Matthews Team at RE/MAX Legends and has been designated by the Luxury Home Council as an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS). With over thirteen years of experience with The Matthews Team, Lani has the proven track record of successfully serving homeowners like you by listening to, meeting/exceeding expectations, evaluating comparable sales, determining a competitive list price, and preparing your home to go on the market. Lani keeps a watchful eye on the latest market trends, develops a marketing strategy and approach to your home and your unique situation while keeping you updated each and every step of the way. By evaluating showing feedback, providing detailed and frequent market updates, and offering professional price opinions based on current market conditions, Lani’s marketing techniques include targeted social media ads, advertising on multiple websites, shooting and editing eye-catching videos of your home, and featuring your home on our team’s website while keeping you up to date throughout the process. Lani’s goal is to generate an offer on your home at which point strategies are discussed to negotiate the offer to the best terms possible in order to reach our shared goal of getting your home under contract and obtaining top dollar for your home. Once under contract, Lani will consistently provide weekly updates while navigating you through your real estate journey from the sale pending process to closing and beyond. Communication is key – Lani is available via phone, email, text and prides herself on quick response times and excellent service.
Lani has served on RE/MAX Legends’ board since 2017. She welcomes a challenge, is resourceful, and possesses excellent and creative problem solving, negotiating, and customer service skills. As a respected team leader, Lani successfully collaborates with her colleagues to provide unparalleled, professional, personalized service to clients. With a true passion for real estate, Lani Wilson and The Matthews Team welcome the opportunity to be of service to you.
Lani was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but moved to Texas in the mid-1980’s and has called Cypress home ever since. Outside of work, Lani enjoys spending time with her husband and family at their home in Cypress. Together, they are the proud parents of four adult children (two Aggies (whoop!) and two Longhorns – hook ‘em!) and a little Shih Tzu named Ryder. Lani and her husband spend their free time supporting local restaurants and establishments, listening to live local music, wine tasting, running/walking, and traveling – one of their favorite destinations is their family-owned tiny cabin on a small, private island in northern Minnesota.
Business Development Specialist/Realtor®
Marla Monaghan was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business from Central Michigan University. Shortly after graduating, Marla took a position with a major automotive manufacturer, and she eventually transferred to Houston. Once here, Marla fell in love with Texas and all that Houston has to offer. While working in a large corporate environment, she acquired strong people skills, building healthy professional relationships based on the customers’ needs and ultimate goals.
Marla joined The Matthews Team as a Buyer’s Agent in 2005. Her depth of market knowledge and passion for delivering on clients’ expectations has garnered her a strong track record of success over the last several years. Marla’s priority is to help clients locate the right house to call home. She listens attentively to capture the needs and wants of her buyers, does extensive research, then puts together numerous scenarios in order to meet and exceed expectations so that each buyer has the best experience from start to finish.
When Marla is not working with buyers, she is out helping to find business opportunities and ways to spread the word about The Matthews Team.
Michelle Stetson was born in Port Sulphur, LA. She moved to Texas at the young age of five years old. She was raised in Oak Ridge. She has lived in The Woodlands & Conroe, but currently resides in Montgomery.
Michelle attended North Harris County Community College, where she studied Accounting. She has over thirty years’ experience in accounting & human resources. She enjoys the daily challenges that are presented to her in her bookkeeping position, and she values that every day is different. She enjoys working closely with The Matthews Team’s General Manager to help make the team the most effective, efficient team possible.
When Michelle isn’t working, she spends the majority of her time with her mother, daughter, son-in-law, and her granddaughter. Her family is extremely important to her. She is a very proud Momma – and a very proud “Gummy!” Michelle also likes to build things with wood and enjoys crafting & gardening. However, her most favorite thing to do is baking cookies with her granddaughter.
Patti Romano is a native Houstonian. She attended Sam Houston State University, where she earned a B.A Degree in Vocal Performance. While simultaneously teaching and singing professionally, Patti met a real estate broker who was developing an upscale acreage community for luxury homes in Conroe. At the time, he suggested she obtain a real estate license and sell for him.
Patti jumped on the opportunity and has been selling real estate ever since. Patti joined The Matthews Team in 2000 with a focus on working with buyers. She has helped numerous clients repatriate from all over the world.
In 2021, Patti became an Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) for Dave Ramsey, a huge honor which Patti is very proud of. She attributes her energy, work ethic, morals, professionalism, and negotiating skills as key reasons why she was selected as an ELP.
When not engaged in her passion of selling real estate, Patti enjoys time spent with her family and her close friends. She enjoys good music, good food, reading, singing, traveling, spending time with her dogs, Cosmo & Coco, and taking long walks.
Yani Paiz was born and raised in Houston. In 1999, she graduated in the top 10% of her class and received an academic scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Yani then continued her education at the University of Houston, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Elementary Education.
Yani then worked in the restaurant industry, where she refined her customer service and management skills. In 2012, she was given the opportunity to work with special needs adults and then went on to work for a well-known hospital system, which she did until she transitioned to her current career in real estate.
Yani had been interested in real estate for many years, but decided to take the leap in 2020. Her many years in customer service, her stellar personality, and her go-getter attitude, have been key reasons that Yani has been successful in her role as Buyer’s Agent for The Matthews Team. Yani absolutely loves real estate and the joy of helping others!
When Yani is not visiting with clients about their housing needs or showing homes to potential buyers, she loves to spend time with her husband and her children. She loves to travel and most importantly, she loves being a mom.