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Meet the Team

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CARLTON H. BROWN, SR.

Founder, President and CEO

Carlton H. Brown Sr. earned his Bachelor's degree at the prestigious California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After a series of business ventures, he graduated to establishing and owning four retail franchise stores, which he managed for five years. A born leader, he is very popular and is known for his contagious enthusiasm, his ability to motivate others around him, and his strong perseverance despite obstacles.

 

Mr. Brown was a top salesperson for both BMW automobile sales and a large timeshare company for over five years, setting the standard at each company with record-breaking sales and earning top commissions. He is a Licensed Manufactured Home Sales Agent and has a great deal of expertise with Green Building, solar heating, real estate, marketing and construction. He is a member of prominent realtor associations like NAREB, NAR, CAR, CAREB and SDAR.

 

An environment advocate with a mission to make a difference in someone’s life, Mr. Brown founded a non-profit organization, Petrahouse, Inc. and Green Sustainable Solutions. His goal is to bring forth housing solutions to our neighbors in need. "Sharing the Dream" is a Dr. Martin Luther King foundation Mr. Brown supports each year. With a heart for uplifting the neglected, he has served on the Board of Directors for the local Boys & Girls Club, Little League Baseball, and Prado Road Day Center for the Homeless.

 

Mr. Brown is a 25-year Deacon at his local Christian church. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren and traveling with his wife, because of the time freedom his business affords him.

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CRYSTAL BARRY

CFO and Planning Director

Crystal Barry is a native of Southern California. Crystal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from California State University, San Bernardino, a Master of Business Administration from National University, and a California Real Estate Brokers License with over 10 years of sales experience.

 

She is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) who takes a Holistic Approach to financial planning by helping people pursue their life goals through proper management of their resources. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Membership of her local Toastmasters Club. She is also a director on the board of the San Diego National Association of Real Estate Brokers. During her free time, she enjoys reading, journaling, photography, and trying out new recipes.

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SABRINA CARNELL-WILLIAMS

Grant Consultant

Sabrina Carnell-Williams hold a Masters degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.), International Global Studies from University of Phoenix. Ms. Carnell-Williams is the President of Grant It First Consulting Services.  She provides high-quality professional consulting services for non-profits, small business owners, community organizations and individuals. Her services focus on seeking grants for projects/programs that are major concerns throughout most communities and nationwide.

 

Her goal is getting to know the organization's needs and priorities to provide consulting services, research, submit proposals and writing a winning application. She has extensive, qualified experience in the specific areas of expertise your project demands.

Ms. Carnell-Williams' vision is to fund services to help organizations achieve their goals and gain economic growth.

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MAYARANI SMITH

Mobile Home Lending Specialist

For the past 20 years, Mayarani Smith has provided mortgages for first-time homebuyers, investors, and those with less than perfect credit. She is employed with Canyon Mortgage Corporation as a Senior Loan Officer Broker/Lender for Commercial, Residential, Construction and Hard Money mortgages. She holds a designation as a National Commercial Real Estate Advisor and Certified Real Estate Investment Planning Specialist. She is the Regional Vice President of NAREB, Region II for New York and New Jersey and is the NAREB National Membership Co-Chair. Having owned Mayarani Consultants Inc, her computer-consulting firm for over 30 years, working in the investment banking Mergers & Acquisitions departments with Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, CS First Boston, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns among others, sharpened her excellent customer service skills providing a unique consultative approach. Mayarani’s diverse background and knowledge propelled her career into hosting exceptional homebuying/investing educational training sessions held at adult education centers, church ministries, colleges and many other national and community forums.

Mayarani is a Notary Public in the State of New Jersey. She continues to receive Customer Service Satisfaction Awards, received a Multicultural Certification for lending, a Certificate of Professional Recognition in Homebuying Education Training, including Native Homebuyer Education Methods: Training the Trainer. She remains an active member of the Greater Allen Cathedral Church in Jamaica, NY for over 20 years. Awards: Honorary Presidential Award -Dedication to NAREB; Community Service Award - the IBPO Elks of the World. In addition to her current mortgage experience and document signing experience, she is a Certified Credit Consultant. Mayarani holds an Associate Degree from Seton College, Yonkers, NY.

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JOHN MARTIN

In-House Lender

John Martin began his mortgage lending career in 2004, after serving 22 years in the United States Marine 
Corps. He remembered the emotions of his first home purchase, including highs and lows. He wished he 
had known more and now wants to make your mortgage experience a more straightforward process. John 
and his team have helped countless homebuyers achieve their dreams by securing V.A., F.H.A., and 
conventional home loans.


To learn more, please give John a call and/or email. He is always ready to "Serve."

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WILLIAM BUCHANON

Consultant

LEGEND OF THE GAME. An All-American and rated top cornerback prospect of the decade while at San Diego State. Willie certainly lived up to the expectations when the Packers made him their first pick in 1972. With his tremendous athletic ability and dedication, he became a starter during the preseason and was named the A.P. Defensive Rookie of the Year. Willie, an all-pro candidate, was selected to the Pro Bowl squad for his outstanding play in 1973, 1974, and
1978. Willie holds 2 N.F.L. records Most Interceptions (4) and Fumble Recoveries (3) in a game. The San Diego Padres drafted him in 1969. Willie played 7years with the Green Bay Packers and four years with the San Diego Chargers.

Willie managed to accomplish the following: Sporting News All-Time College Team, San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Green Bay Packers All-Time Team, City of Oceanside Hall of Fame, San Diego State Hall of Fame, San Diego Hall of Champions, California State Junior College Hall of Fame, Oceanside High School Hall of Fame.

Willie, a Community Activist, born in Oceanside, working on projects through the Buchanon Youth Foundation, has been involved with youth activities designed to teach our youth leadership skills, commitment, and good sportsmanship that will enhance their everyday life through athletics.

Owner/Broker of Buchanon & Associates, a professional real estate service company that is involved in real estate for over 35 years. Willie serves as an Elder & Church Administrator at Beracah Faith Ministries International in Temecula, CA.

Married for 42 years, two children, and eight grandchildren.

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MARIA C. LOPEZ

Spanish-speaking HUD / FHA Courses

Maria C. Lopez has been in the Real Estate industry since 1996.  She is committed to increasing homeownership by empowering consumers with the best tools and resources necessary for them to achieve maximum success.  She focuses on creating awareness and achieving the goal of better-educated consumers. 

 

She is a proud mother of two:  Tomas Flores Jr. and Lisette Flores.  She is an investor, landlord, property manager, experienced agent, home owner and Realtor.  Maria has lived in Oceanside, CA since 1987. 

 

Maria helps both buyers and sellers with all their real estate needs.   She stands ready to exceed client's expectations through real life experience, industry knowledge and thorough communication.   Maria can be reached at (760) 803-4696 or mariaclopezrealtor@aol.com.

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ADAM STONE

Team Attorney

Adam Stone is a graduate of Adrian College and California Western School of Law, and licensed in California as an attorney and real estate broker.  During his legal career, Adam gained vital experience throughout California both in and out of court. Adam embraces the challenge of resolving legal issues and disputes with a client-oriented, cost-effective approach. In real estate, Adam uses a similar approach to close deals for his clients using an array of creative problem-solving tactics. Adam's philosophy is to consistently advocate for his clients' best interests with a professionally-tenacious attitude.

Born and raised in southeast Michigan, Adam now lives in central San Diego and spends most of his free time with his wife (Emily) and dog (Uvita). When he is not advising on the law, Adam loves to be outdoors, converse about sports and real estate, and travel to new places.

Currently, Adam is focused on using his legal and real estate acumen to guide his clients and community into property ownership. As an entrepreneur and investor himself, Adam enjoys helping clients construct accessory dwelling units and other value-add housing options. We invite you to contact Adam at www.aostonelaw.com to find out more.

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MIRIAM FAJARDO

Virtual Assistant Director, CHB LLC

Miriam Fajardo studied Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in the Philippines. For more than 15 years, she worked with different BPO companies, servicing various businesses such as title insurance and car leasing. Her work experience includes technical training, supervision, and team management. Before shifting her career to freelancing, she was a Channel Manager handling operations.

As an independent contractor, she works directly with business owners in the US and in Canada. Ms. Fajardo values customer service, quality and integrity. She finds it extremely rewarding to receive good feedback and referrals from her clients. She also welcomes any ideas for improvement.

She loves to spend quality time with her family. Through life's challenging times, she holds on to her faith that "God is always in control." 

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