The best way to describe Vaughn is as a serial entrepreneur.
He’s a very dedicated, focused, and hard-working person, with a real passion for Real Estate Investing.
He likes to work with driven and intelligent people who think outside the box, inside the box, and right on the edge of the box.
Vaughn moved to Greenville, SC from Lakeland, FL in 1998 to join the Furman University Men’s Soccer Team where he was a member of the most successful team in Furman Soccer history in 1999 and graduated with a degree in Health & Exercise Science.
Vaughn has a beautiful wife named Ashley, two wonderful kids, Mya & Brooks, and three fur babies (dogs), Blue, Chippy, and Gabbie!
Vaughn loves spending time with his family and friends as well as watching Manchester United play soccer and Clemson play football. When he can do both at the same time, he is in his happy place!
Kelsey oversees the marketing department and the underwriting department here at REI Junkies.
She loves matching a seller with a problem property to an Acquisitions Specialist who has a solution.
Prior to joining our team, Kelsey worked in the world of financial planning, both in Boston and here in Greenville.
Originally from Maine, Kelsey came down to Greenville to attend Furman University and fell in love with the Upstate.
She graduated from Furman in 2005 with a degree in Political Science.
Kelsey and her husband Ben have been married for 16 years and have 5 sons; Connor, Caleb, Eli, August and Judson.
She and Ben serve with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Furman and have various other ministry commitments.
She loves to walk the Swamp Rabbit Trail and is passionate about really good bagels.
Michelle leads the team that markets our properties to buyers, whether that buyer is an investor or a first-time home buyer, or somewhere in between.
She enjoys cultivating relationships with all types of buyers.
Michelle holds a degree in Business Administration from Bob Jones University and has experience in many fields, including Accounting/Tax Prep, Property Management, Retail, Catering, and Cleaning.
She is the proud Mama of three teenaged boys who tower over her; Owen, Micah, and Jack; and spends a lot of her spare time watching them play basketball, baseball, and soccer.
She also loves cooking, playing games, decorating, and organizing.
Kristin has the pleasure of implementing the day-to-day functions of the business and doing a lot of “behind the scenes” tasks.
Before working with REI Junkies, Kristin worked in a lot of different industries and positions such as Office Management, Event Coordination, Children’s Pastor, Account Management, Vehicle Titling, & Accounts Payable/Receivable.
She also holds certificates in Child Development and Child Safety.
Kristin has been married to her husband Henry for almost 17 years and they have two daughters, Bailee and Zoe, and one son named Cooper.
In her spare time, Kristin loves to spend time with her family playing games and having movie nights.
Her favorite places to be are at church, snuggled by a fire drinking coffee, or sitting on a cabin porch in the mountains.
Ben is a part-time Acquisitions Specialist and loves creating relationships with sellers to help them sell their properties.
His “day job” is as Campus Minister with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Furman University, his Alma Mater.
However, with an extensive sales background, Ben loves using his relationship-building skills in his spare time with REI Junkies.
Ben is the proud husband of Kelsey and father of five knuckleheads.
In the little extra time he has, Ben coaches basketball, flips houses, leads worship at church, builds furniture, supports Paladin Athletics, and wishes he could golf more.
Ben loves making new friends wherever he goes, so if you’re ever in the office, be sure to say hey!
Alexis joined our team in 2021 as an Acquisitions Specialist.
He is in charge of finding and helping clients through the process of selling their property.
He loves creating a personalized offer to better fit his client’s wants and needs.
Prior to joining our team, Alexis worked at Swamp Rabbit Cafe for 3 and a half years. He worked his way up from a dishwasher to a team lead for the last year and a half.
Alexis attended Greenville High school where he was an Ace Award winner.
In his spare time, Alexis enjoys traveling and hanging out with his parents, friends, his brother Jonathan, and twin sister Karina.
Alexis lives by the words “Don’t take life too seriously, nobody makes it out alive!”
As Dispositions Specialist and Lead Driver, Garry both helps us find properties and find buyers for them.
Hailing from Michigan, and with a military background, Garry has worked in many different industries.
He and his wife Karen have four teenage children.
In his spare time, you can find Garry hanging out around a fire or a cornhole board with good friends or cheering on his beloved Michigan Wolverines and their favorite son, Tom Brady.
As Owner Finance Specialist, Mariana works with the Dispositions Team to help identify home buyers who, for whatever reason, are not able to obtain traditional financing.
She believes that everyone deserves to own their own home if they have the desire to and are able to afford it.
She loves to help make that dream come true for deserving families in our community.
Mariana also owns a cleaning business and loves spending time with her family in her free time.