Meet The Team
Meet the team keeping real estate simple.
Doug Priest Real Simple Housing

Douglas Priest

Broker/Program Director
California & Wyoming
CO DRE# EA.100038921
CA DRE# 01177645
WY DRE# RE-15688

Doug has a depth of real estate knowledge not often found in an individual. First obtaining a real estate license in 1994 as a student at the University of California, Davis, Doug has been involved in the real estate business in multiple sectors. Whether it was in sales, financing or affordable housing development, Doug has the experience necessary to be an asset to his clients.

In addition, he has been awarded a patent, State and Federal grants in excess of $5 million and received start-up business funding from private investors. In his current position as a Real Estate Broker, he provides the guidance necessary for his clients to move seamlessly up the real estate ladder to financial success. He has served on a number of advisory boards including Better Business Bureau, Mile High Youth Corps, Colorado Governor’s Energy Office and California State Fair.  He is certified with Freddie Mac as a CreditSmartinstructor and with the Department of Energy  to resell homes with solar systems.

License History:

  • California Real Estate Brokers License 1994-Current (#01177645)
  • Colorado Real Estate Employing Broker License 2012-Current (#EA100038921)
  • Wyoming Real Estate Responsible Broker License 2020-Current (#RE-15688)
  • Nevada Real Estate Broker Salesman 2009-2016 (#143085)


  • University of California Davis, BS Managerial Economics
  • Colorado College, Mathematics Major


  • US Patent #US7032356 (Sustainable Building Block) 2005
  • Mile High Youth Corps Outstanding Employer Partner of the Year 2012
  • American Water Ski Association Nationally Ranked Top 10 Amateur (Men’s III Overall) 2005
  • Western Region Waterskiing Champion (Men’s II Jump, Trick, and Overall) 2004
  • Yolo County Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year

Boards (Past):

  • Better Business Bureau – Boulder County Advisory Board (2012-2016)
  • Mile High Youth Corps Employer Advisory Council (2010-2016)
  • Colorado Governor’s Energy Office Advisory Committee (2010-2011)
  • Children’s House Pre–School Treasurer (2013-2014)
  • California State Fair Advisory Board (2004-2006)
  • Yolo County Farm Bureau President (2005)
  • Yolo County Farm Bureau Director (1997-2005)

Colorado Team

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Ryan Kelley

Associate Broker
(720) 837-8984

Ryan is focused on customer service and he draws from a wide range of experiences to be a valuable resource to his clients.  Whether from his experiences in AmeriCorps while attending the University of Miami and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, or his work at US Bank, Ryan is here to help.   He is yet another Real Simple Housing program professional with experience in both real estate finance and sales. He currently owns Standard Bike Repair, where he is a the local bike repair guru educating young and old on how to make repairs to their bicycles.  To say he is well loved and respected in the community is an understatement.  Ryan is currently transitioning to real estate.  He has become hooked on Keller Williams’ high level of training standards. Education is important to Ryan and he is happy to share his knowledge with his clients.  He is proud to be working in the Real Simple Housing program as he is able to utilize his strong work ethic and moral compass to benefit his clients.  Ryan’s enjoyment transitioning from bike repair to real estate is evident in his contagious smile.

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Jessica Bonilla

Associate Broker
Greeley/Fort Collins
(720) 326-6964  | Se Habla Español
Jessica Bonilla is entering her first year as a Realtor and is ready to service the community’s needs . Jessica has 7 years of sales experience working with Auto and Home insurance and has made the transition to Real Estate. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Jessica grew up in Greeley and is very familiar with Northern Colorado. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s in Science in Exercise from The University of Northern Colorado.  She loves Colorado and is always seeking adventures in the outdoors with her Alaskan Malamute. She enjoys reading, working out, and cooking. She is passionate about the needs and goals of her future clients. Jessica is excited to put her valuable skills to work to help her community. 
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Michael Maes

Associate Broker
Wellington/Fort Collins
(970) 308-5264

Michael has been an active member of Fort Collins/Wellington for over 15 years now.  He is excited to be turning his community focus towards real estate. With a passion for service, Michael is ready to help with your home buying needs.  As a proud member of the Real Simple Housing family. Michael carries the value of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything he does. When Michael isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and being outdoors. Michael was raised in Fort Collins and lives in Wellington. With his insider knowledge, he can work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice. If you are in the Wellington/Fort Collins area, contact Michael to experience the dedicated customer service you deserve.

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Cristian Meraz

Associate Broker
Sterling/Fort Morgan
(970) 978-0280
Se Habla Espanol
Cristian Meraz was raised in Fort Morgan, Colorado. A town where everyone knows everyone. He attended Aims Community College from 2013-2016. Cristian comes from a background of 10 years in the hospitality and food industry. This allows him to bring exceptional customer service to the table when working with his clients. Cristian entered the Real Estate world in order to help hardworking, first time buyers make their dreams come true. He saw how hard his single mother worked growing up and knew that people like her needed someone who would have their best interests at heart! Cristian lives in Sterling, CO with his family. He spends his free time hiking, swimming, rafting and being the best dad possible.
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Erika Carrillo Flores

Associate Broker
Se Habla Espanol

I was born and raised in Mexico. Being the youngest of six, I had to learn to navigate life at a very, early age. Our family was close-knit, and it taught me how to be strong and caring.  My first job as a flight attendant in Mexico City with Aero Mexico, taught me the customer service skills which I still use with my clients to this day.

I moved to Colorado in 2014 to start my family. Since I moved here, I fell in love with Colorado.  The beautiful natural sceneries and its community-focused residents.  While in Colorado, I attended FRCC majoring in interior design and during that time I started two businesses. I love the entrepreneurial spirit the United States offers its citizens and I enjoy the opportunity to my build my business.  Through it all, I’ve learned that having the right professional by your side will ensure your experience will be successful.

One of my hobbies is to visit open houses and see their interior design.  Housing designs amaze me, and I can see each homes’ special features which others can miss.  After years of being fascinated by real estate, my husband encouraged me to continue serving our community by helping others buy and sell their homes.  Working as a real estate agent brings me incredible happiness and excitement because it allows me to help others.  I am here to help with the process of buying your first home, an finding an investment opportunity or your purchasing your forever home. As your real estate agent, I will always guide you to ensure you receive the full benefits of the transaction and you will know that I work solely for you.

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Paul Talafuse

Employing Broker Associate
Languages: English

Paul has been a realtor since 2011 and during that time he and his team have helped over 200 people buy or sell their home.  Paul has also worked as the Employing Broker at Keller Williams where he managed no less than 100 agents.

Paul specializes in helping our buyers and sellers in the financial aspect of the process and keeping in touch with the lender for our buyers so he can explain where they are in the process and helping them understand what is required to get approved. He helps our sellers in analyzing the offers and explaining the contract/s and how one offer can be stronger than another and also keeps in touch with the lender for the buyer of our listing to know that the buyer is qualified to follow through on the purchase.

Matthew Talafuse

Employing Broker Associate
Languages: English

We are different from most real estate professionals. With over 19 years combined experience we have built our business on results, and we are confident we can deliver for you. Thank you for choosing us to list your property. We are looking forward to working with you to get you the best possible price, in the shortest time, with the least amount of inconvenience to you. Most agents simply list homes. We market them. We sell them. From listing to closing, we are committed to working closely with you to navigate the entire sale process; taking the time and using our expertise to understand the unique selling points of your home and neighborhood. That means that we will sell your home smoothly, for top price. We will actively target the types of buyers most likely to want your home. We will advise you about the home repairs and improvements that will maximize your asking price. And we will advertise your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

California Team

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Rachel Modesitt

Call Center Director
(209) 890-4597
Se Habla Espanol

I was born and raised in Colorado, but spent time or traveled through all 50 states at one point or another during my childhood. I have spent most of my career working for Oppenheimer Funds, which is no longer in existence. I was a customer service representative, a quality control specialist, retirement plan specialist, and estate planning specialist. I spent much of my time working on training new representatives, and received countless awards for quality service. I am so excited to use my knowledge regarding call center management to start this new endeavor with Real Simple Housing/Keller Williams. The most exciting part is that my family and I moved to Ecuador in 2019, and the technology available today allows me to run this call center from the southern hemisphere! It has also allowed me to improve my Spanish. I am passionate about helping people, and this is a natural extension of my previous roles. I am very excited to be able to be a resource for those seeking help with their real estate needs.

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Rohini Parab

Mountain House/South Bay
(408) 832-2220
Languages: Punjabi, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telgu

As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast.

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Arooj Syed

Morgan Hill/San Jose
(408) 717-0024
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Arooj Syed lives and works in the South Bay Area.  She moved to the area over 16 years ago.  Arooj is a high school teacher at Liberty High School in San Jose where she works helping at-risk students achieve their high school diplomas.  She ensures that all of her students receive rigorous academic coaching in all subjects and they develop a plan for graduation.  Arooj develops these same success plans for her clients.  Paths to homeownership are not always easy, but Arooj has the experience and patience to see her clients through the process to their success.
When she’s not helping other families she is focused on being the best mom to her own family.   Arooj’s caring nature explains why her clients continue to come back to work with her.  Arooj focuses on her clients’ needs and works accordingly those needs.   Her desire to learn, explore new arenas and utilize her problem-solving skills has led to success as a real estate agent.  Arooj’s goal is to help clients find their safe havens and better their lives, just as she has done for years as a teacher.


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Anthony Davis

(209) 423-1299
Languages: English

Anthony M. Davis is a Real Estate Professional who loves helping buyers find the house of their dreams and assisting his clients through the home buying and selling process. His years of experience comes with a high passion for listing property and getting top dollar for his sellers in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of effort from his clients. “Service before commission” is a mantra that he holds very close to his heart and keeps integrity at the forefront of any transaction he’s involved in.. His passion for homeownership stems from understanding that owning residential Real Estate is the key to building individual and community wealth. In his words… “A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door and the way that you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It is about the people that I have the opportunity to serve.”

Adam Phillipy

Elk Grove/Lodi
(209) 294-8878
Languages: English
Adam Phillipy has been an active member of his community for 8 years now and he is excited to be able to combine his community focus with his passion for real estate.  Adam’s passion for service in the San Joaquin and Central Valley area developed while he was an insurance agent.  Adam is able to help his clients with their home buying and selling needs.  As a proud member of the Keller Williams family, Adam carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything he does.  When Adam isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for his clients, he enjoys spending time bowling, golfing and enjoying his family.
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Denise Deagon

Eldorado Hills/Folsom
(916) 220-9711
Languages: English
My extensive experience in contract negotiation, marketing and customer relations allows me to work with you to achieve your Real Estate goals.
Our family lived in Sacramento before moving to Cameron Park. With Folsom Lake, ski slopes, and many family activities so close by, both places have been a gem to live in. I have raised three children in Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills, where they’ve had the opportunity to grow up in an amazing community.  With years of experience in business, to include extensive contract negotiation, sales, marketing and client relations These skills allow me to give the best service available, and to negotiate effectively.  *I will work hard to get the best price possible when you’re ready to sell your  home.  Residing in the Sacramento and El Dorado Counties has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge of the schools, housing, recreation, and businesses. This makes a tremendous difference when selecting the areas where you’d like to live.  I will carefully listen to your needs to ensure I match you with your dream home.  For fun, I like to water ski, snow ski, and walk my dogs on the beautiful trails.  I enjoy being involved in our community, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. John’s Women Children’s Program, and working with local fundraising events.

Wyoming Team

Annie Wood

Business Manager
Languages: English
Annie is a native Wyoming resident having been born and raised in Cheyenne.  After graduating the University of Wyoming with her Masters in Business Administration, Annie has worked to build businesses in Southern Wyoming.  Annie’s knowledge and relationships in Southern Wyoming propels the businesses she works with to the next level.  She is an avid outdoors person spending time with her family camping , boating and enjoying everything Wyoming has to offer.
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Nikaila Seaberg

WY DRE# RE-15810
Languages: English
I was raised in Cheyenne and love the small-town vibe it offers. In the Summer, you can find me at a concert or enjoying the vast outdoor activities Cheyenne has to offer.  I’m either at the lake, hiking, fishing or on the lake with my paddle board.  My husband and I own a CrossFit Box (CrossFit Frontier) which we have owned for the last 10 years.  My two active girls stay busy competing in gymnastics and soccer. My previous sales experience and work in the insurance industry allow me to better serve my clients.  After living in Cheyenne for over 30 years, I have developed a lot of great connections in Cheyenne which help my clients.  I look forward to helping you sell your home or buy your perfect property.
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Joseph Mivshek

WY DRE# RE-14494
CO DRE# FA100056656
Languages: English

Joe Mivshek has been with Keller Williams Ft. Collins for over 5 years.  His wife is a native Ft. Collins resident having grown up in town.  Joe has four kids and they are active in the community with sports, music and the schools.  Joe and his family produce 54 parent newsletters in Larimer County for the schools and donate the advertising revenue back to the schools.  Joe’s family has provided the local Ft. Collins’ school district with over $1,000,000 in eight years.

Joe has coached youth sports for 40 years, starting during high school in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  Aside from real estate and the School Newsletter Company, Joe developed the Kids Nite Out program throughout Colorado, started up Cuppys Coffee Shop and had an Allstate Agency.  As the lead in Colorado he has developed a network of investors that he communicates with often.

Joe works with buyers, sellers and investors of all types from first-time home buyers to large commercial investors.


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