Heather Anderson Chavana
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.
Brandi Kira was born in Baton Rouge, LA. While she has lived all over the world, Brandi proudly calls Houston “home.”
Brandi’s strong management background includes achievements across a variety of industries. With experience in restaurant, retail, and outside software sales, Brandi has strengthened her leadership, communication, and organizational skills while displaying flexibility and consistency.
Brandi has been with The Matthews Team for over six years and has embraced many roles within the team. In her previous role as Relocation Director, Brandi exemplified superior customer service and a true understanding of anticipating the client’s needs. In her current role as a Marketing Representative, Brandi grows and builds relationships and makes new connections while continuing to bring her charisma, energy, and passion to her position.
In her spare time, Brandi enjoys having fun and going on adventures with her young son. She loves to learn about other cultures and foods through travel.
In her 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 23 years. They are the proud parents of three boys – Cole, age 20 (a college sophomore), Ben, age 18, a high school senior, and their sweet little addition Beau, who is 8 and in the second grade. In her free time, you will find Christine on a football, baseball, or lacrosse field supporting her boys as they play their chosen sport. 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!
Elite Properties/Relocation Coordinator/Realtor®
Courtney Cameron was born in Galveston and grew up in southern Brazoria County, but now resides in the Spring/Woodlands area.
As a Licensed Realtor, she brings over 10 years of customer service and inside sales experience to The Matthews Team. Courtney loves meeting and interacting with new people and strives to achieve success in all aspects.
In her free time she loves to travel, go for a run, try new restaurants with her fiancé and daughter, and enjoys the outdoors.
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!
Jennifer Jacobson was born and raised in the Corpus Christi, TX area and moved to Houston in 2002. She began her real estate career that same year working as a part time real estate assistant for a predominant team in the Lake Conroe area. During this time, Jennifer also completed a degree in Business Management, graduating in 2003. Despite being a college graduate, Jennifer’s passion for real estate grew stronger as her knowledge & experience within in the real estate field flourished sparking her to become a full time agent shortly after graduation. Since then, Jennifer has spent the majority of her time in real estate within the RE/MAX family and became a member of the prestigious Matthews Team in 2010.
Joining the team initially as a Buyer Specialist, Jennifer spent her days diligently researching and targeting on and off market properties for her clients, providing them extensive information and knowledge about the entire buying process. Her focus on the needs of each individual client, vast knowledge of the local market, and sincere desire to exceed expectations lead her to her current position as The Matthews Team Relocation and Elite Properties Director. While her role within in the team has shifted, Jennifer continues to provide her clients with a true white glove service like no other. She is well versed in the relocation process of numerous Fortune 500 companies along with having vast knowledge in the luxury home market. Her continual growth and ability to adapt to the ever-changing world of real estate has allowed her to provide many Elite clientele and corporate transferees the luxury of transitioning into their new surroundings with ease.
Jennifer is also the proud mother of a son and daughter who are currently attending Texas A&M University and the University of Louisiana. In her spare time, she finds herself juggling quick trips to visit them and enjoying watching her daughter play Division 1 volleyball. While she may seem to be always on the go, her excellent multitasking skills ensure both work and family needs are always met.
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. She has worked in the team’s Pending Department, Listing Department, and Pre-Listing Department. She currently works closely with the team’s seller clientele to assist them in getting their homes ready to go on the market. She also works closely with landlords to help screen potential tenants for their homes. Kim has the flexibility and knowledge to assist with any part of the home buying or selling process.
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.
Lani Wilson has been with The Matthews Team since 2010. She sees herself as an advocate for the sellers that The Matthews Team represents. Relying on many years of experience as a licensed real estate agent as well as her knowledge of the latest market trends, she is able to adjust the marketing strategy and approach to a seller’s home and their current situation while keeping the seller updated each step of the way. Lani evaluates feedback from showings, provides detailed market updates, and offers professional price opinions based on market conditions. Lani’s goal is to generate an offer on your home, at which point, she discusses strategies to negotiate the offer to the best terms possible. She also offers guidance from contract execution to closing, working with sellers on repair negotiations, moving preparation, and with last minute closing details. Communication is her top priority – she is available via phone, email, and text. She prides herself on quick response times.
Outside of work, Lani enjoys spending time with her husband at their home in Cypress. They are the proud parents of four adult children and a little Shih Tzu named Ryder. Lani and her husband spend their free time supporting local restaurants and establishments, listening to live local musicians, wine tasting, running/walking, and traveling – one of their favorite destinations is our family-owned small island with a tiny cabin 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.
Joining the team in 2021, Michael Romano is the newest addition to our Buyer’s Agents. Michael comes to us from an extensive background in Apartment Leasing and Management. His passion for helping others and wanting to take the next step in his career led him to obtain his Real Estate License.
Michael’s enthusiastic, can-do attitude and highly driven nature is equally matched by his hard work ethic, communication, and focus on streamlined processes to make a home sale or purchase as low-stress as possible.
Michael grew up in the Houston area and attended college in San Antonio, where he earned his associate degree in Business Marketing. Michael stumbled into the Apartment Industry while in college & that is where his love of helping others developed and eventually pushed him to the path of Real Estate.
In 2020, Michael returned to Houston to grow his real estate career and things have taken off from there! Since joining The Matthews Team, Michael has helped numerous Tenants and Buyers citywide. If the Houston MLS covers it, Michael will be there!
When he’s not selling real estate, Michael enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, walking/biking/running with his dog, Brody, and enjoying the many great parks and recreational areas that Houston has to offer.
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.
Mike Paiz was born and raised on the north side of Houston. In 2001, he graduated from MacArthur High School. Always one for exciting challenges and the desire to have something that constantly kept him on the go, Mike then pursued a career in the automotive industry as a tow truck driver for a collision center. After seven years behind the wheel, he decided it was time to make a change.
In 2010, Mike joined the world of real estate. After some time as an independent Realtor, he was offered a position with The Matthews Team. Mike is a “jack of all trades” for the team and is a large part of the team’s success, given all of the “behind the scenes” work he is always doing. Not only is he the team’s courier, he is also skilled in professional photography and as a licensed Realtor, he assists with buyers and sellers as needed.
In 2018, Mike begin flipping homes. He locates investment properties in need of rehab, purchases & remodels them, and then sells them.
In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and watching any DIY type shows, as he is always on the lookout for his next big project.
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.
Renee Martin was born & raised in upstate New York. In 1984, she traveled to Texas on a Greyhound bus to visit a friend (who happened to be her future husband). Once she stepped foot in Texas, she knew she had found her new home.
In 1989, Renee obtained her real estate license and launched her career as an independent Realtor with RE/MAX. With her outgoing personality and problem-solving skills, Renee quickly realized her true talent and specialty was representing sellers and achieving successful closings.
Renee joined The Matthews Team in 1992. She is nearing thirty years of service with the team and is well-versed in every stage of the real estate transaction. She is a true expert in all contract negotiating terms, contingencies, listing & pending timelines, and repair negotiations. Her experience throughout the years, along with her problem solving and critical thinking abilities, give clients the security and confidence they need to head favorably to closing. She is dedicated to assuring that the team’s clients have the very best representation and treats each client with respect to their unique circumstances. Renee understands that this is one of the biggest financial & emotional decisions a person will make in their lifetime.
Outside the office, Renee enjoys boating on her favorite lake, going to concerts, cooking Italian specialties for her family, hosting crawfish boils, and sponsoring large events for her friends & family.
Samantha is a native Houstonian. She began her career in real estate in 1999, working as an administrator & office manager for a prominent area real estate office. At that office, she assisted over thirty Realtors with the intricacies associated in closing a real estate transaction.
Samantha then joined The Matthews Team as a Buyer’s Agent in 2011, specializing in helping buyers find the right homes to fit their needs. As needs shifted over the past few years, Samantha adjusted to an office position in which she now focuses on responding to and assigning incoming buyers, assists with training new Buyer’s Agents, and tracks incoming leads. As needed, she still shows homes and works directly with the team’s buyer clientele.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys spending time working at her family’s land. She enjoys family time with her two daughters and is also always ready to enjoy a good, hot cup of coffee with family or friends!
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.