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Meet The Team


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

Chief Finance Officer, Education and Financial Literacy

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.


Sabrina Carnell-Williams

Chief Operating Officer, Director and 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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Willie Buchanon

Real Estate Agent, 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.


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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Ray Williams

Budget Director, Receivership Program

Ray Williams holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource’s from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Morris College. A native of Florence, South Carolina, Ray enlisted in the United States Marine Corps following graduation from Morris College. Ray served his country faithfully for twelve years as a Marine Corps Officer having completed two tours to Iraq during his time on active duty.

In 2006, after leaving the Marine Corps, Ray became a member of the Subway Restaurant family as a Business Consultant.  Ray had many responsibilities in his role with Subway Restaurants. Those responsibilities include Brand Ambassador for Subway, conducting Marketing Plans and Profitability reports for the company, ensuring that Subway adhered to compliance standards, restaurant sales, and conducting lectures and monthly evaluations designed to improve the efficiency of Subway Sandwich Shops.

In addition to his duties at Subway, Ray was hired as an Adjunct Professor of Business for Central Texas College- Camp Pendleton campus. In this role he taught Human Resource Management, Introduction to Business, Small Business Management, Principles of Management, Leadership and Leadership Communication courses.

Ray is married to Inez Williams and they have one daughter, RaShawna who just completed Graduate school at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Maria Lopez

Real Estate Agent, 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

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Deirdre McFarland

Operation Director, High Desert NID

Deirdre McFarland completed Associates Degree in Real Estate with a 3.8 GPA at Victor Valley College, Victorville, California. Her real estate classes include Real Estate Economics, Real Estate Office Administration, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Appraisal, Practices and Principles.

She is a licensed California Realtor, a California Notary Public, and a Certified Loan Closing Agent.

DeeDee, as what her friends and colleagues fondly call her, is self-motivated and an enthusiastic professional; has a strong ability to organize and prioritize working with heavy work-loads and deadlines.

You can call or text her at 951-505-5997 or send her an email at

DRE# 02172355
California Notary Public, #2352412

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John Martin

In-House Mortgage 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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Yahaira Martinez

NID Counselor, High Desert

Yahaira Martinez is a Realtor® at Keller Williams Victor Valley Market Center.

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Lisa Jones

Real Estate Agent, HUD Certified

Lisa B. Jones is a Certified Notary Public, Loan Signing Agent, and have completed National Signing Services course required for Fidelity Title. She is also a Licensed Psychiatric Technician. In 1992, she finished her Associate of Arts degree in San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA.

Lisa got her NNA Certification from NSA Training through the National Notary Association. She has a clear understanding of Notary services and Loan Signings, and she is trained in Specialty loan processing.

Currently, Lisa Jones is a Notary Signing Agent in Sun City, AZ. At the same time, she also works in Patton State Hospital and in All About People Nursing/Registry as a Psychiatric Technician.

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Cardell Williams

Credit Restoration Guide

Cardell Williams is the Founder of Global Solutions and is married with 4 children.

He and his family rented for 20 years after finally becoming home owners. This sparked a passion to help other hard working families with their credit so they can experience home ownership in a fraction of the time.

Cardell and his team are committed to helping hard working families nationwide live their best credit lives through education and application.

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Leonard Milstein

Real Estate Broker, Retired Lawyer

Leonard Milstein holds a degree in B.A. Political Science in University of California, Los Angeles in 1966. He finished Law, J.D. in University of Santa Clara in 1969.

After practising law for over 30 years, including owning and managing up to three law offices simultaneously, Leonard is now a retired lawyer.

Leonard Milstein is also a real estate broker. You can reach him at 805-550-5141 or at


Tiffany Pesonen

Real Estate Agent

Tiffany Pesonen holds a Master of Science Degree in Security Technologies - Critical Infrastructure from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix - San Marcos Campus.

She is a graduate of Associate of Arts in Administration of Justice and Associate of Arts in Humanities from Palomar Community College/Saddleback Community College. Tiffany also studied abroad and finished Associate of Arts in International Language - Spanish.

In 2018, Tiffany became a Licensed Phlebotomy Technician and in 2020, she graduated with a degree in Associate of Sicence in Respiratory Therapy.

Her work experience includes Healthcare, Real Estate, and Operations Management/Human Resources.

Gifted with a wealth of knowledge, Tiffany also loves to do volunteer activities. She participates in the “Toys for Tots” and “Adopt a Child” programs every December. She also participates in church activities like the Grace Church Trunk or Treat and the Pier Outreach.

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Gabriel Mosley

Air Limo Taxi

Gabriel Mosley is the Founder and President of Mosley Aviation Services and a Certified Flight Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor.

He began flight training in 2004 while in high school. In 2012, he had the opportunity to fly as a safety pilot with Chalk2 LLC, flying in a chase aircraft for general atomics unmanned aircraft program. In 2016, he also enrolled in the Commercial Flight Program at Mt. Sac.

Gabriel gained experience from being a Private Pilot Ground Instructor at Rotors and Wings (141 Ground School) in Laverne, CA from 2016 to 2017. He was a Program Coordinator and Instructor at Excelsior Charter Group in Victorville, CA from 2017 to 2019. 

In his nearly 17 years of flight experience, Gabriel logged over 500 hours as Pilot in Command flying cross country in aircraft varying from Cessna 150, 172, 210 and Mooney Executive. Through complex airspace systems, he learned to effectively lead and serve as a pilot in a crew environment.

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Adam O. 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 to find out more.


Miriam Fajardo

Virtual Assistance Director

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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Barbara Beauford

Security Services

Barbara Beauford holds a degree in Business Marketing in Mira Costa College in 2016, minor in Vista Adult School ROP Fair Housing, Communications, and Landlord Tenant Laws. She also studied Psychology and Real Estate Appraisal in Palomar College in 2007. Barbara Beauford is a certified Leasing Consultant.

Currently, Barbara is an Administrative Financial Secretary and an Unarmed Security Patrol at Friendly Church of God in Christ. She works as an Armed Security Officer and Administrative Manager in Arrakis Professional Services, and in Mini Miracles Daycare.

Barbara is a Licensed Evangelist at Vista Jail Ministry. She is also active with the church's out-reach ministries and community services such as Food and Clothing Pantry and the food distribution from North County Food Bank to Los Colinas Women's Prison Ministry.

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Pastor Morris Woods

Chairman of the Board

Pastor Morris Woods is the head Pastor at Friendly Church of God in Christ. As a pastor, he is responsible for the leadership of the church and for preaching, teaching and training members for kingdom work. He focuses on the knowledge of God according to His Divine Word and a personal relationship with Him through prayer and obedience to His Word.


Donald Anderson

Construction Supervisor

Donald Anderson describes himself as a hands-on guy. He's in the construction business for 50 years. Donald is an expert in flipping houses, taking contracts with customers in retail and commercial, and chasing public works projects.


Michael Washington

Construction Lead

Michael Washington is a skilled plumber with experience in planning and performing independent preventive maintenance and emergency repairs on plumbing systems. Even before he got his license to do plumbing, he was already doing jobs in the construction field for family members.

In 2018, Michael Washington got his certification for Plumber Pre-Apprenticeship at San Diego Job Corps / Home Builders Institute in Imperial Beach, CA. He is also an OSHA-10 Certified.

Michael worked in San Diego Job Corp, D.W. Plumbing & Electrical, and in California Coast & Country Homes. He's been with Green Sustainable Solutions & Consultants for 2 years. He is a lead man from installation team, plumbing journeyman, and remodeling specialist. Michael also reads specifications and blueprint compliance.

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