Meet our Real Estate Brokers

Matrix Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage based in the greater Seattle area. While our company’s main emphasis is consulting on sales and marketing for real estate developers, many of our brokers also work directly with individual buyers and sellers of real estate. With years of experience, our brokers are focused on neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound region. Learn more:

Warren Ballard

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Warren began his real estate career in 1974 selling new construction properties and became an assistant office manager within two years. In 1977, Warren was one of the founding owners of Kamas Realty, Inc., which quickly became a market leader in the new construction market. Warren operated as the lead for the account management teams for many of their condominium/townhome properties.

Warren sold his interest in Kamas in 1981 to pursue other endeavors. In 1985, he returned to the Seattle real estate market. He specialized in land sales for a Bellevue Real Estate firm for one year and then joined Williams Marketing to lead land acquisition for developers. The company grew quickly and in 1989, Warren was promoted to Vice President. He continues to work with builders and developers as a Developer Representative and team leader. He has over 30 years experience and has been through many different markets. He has the ability to quickly generate new ideas and create a successful marketing and sales program for our buyers.

Warren is an avid fly fisherman and lives with his wife in Bellevue and Palm Desert.

Tanya Foster

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Tanya launched her real estate career in 2000 and has developed into a seasoned agent specializing in the downtown Seattle and northend markets.  She has the ability to put you at ease with one of life’s major purchases and has a knack for making the process not only fun but seamless.  She is a natural born people person and leader with a tenacity to negotiate with polite determination on your behalf.

A native of New Zealand she enjoys travelling back every other year in addition to golfing, cooking, boating and gardening.  She has been a local resident of Snohomish for the last 16 years and lives with her two dogs and son, Hunter.



Larry Gildersleeve

Business Development

As co-founder and former principal of The Excell Group, Gildersleeve quickly acquired a strong client base resulting in the company’s recent recognition among the largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the Puget Sound area. Previously, he was Managing Director of The Ryness Company’s Washington and Oregon divisions. During his tenure, Ryness was the nation’s largest independent seller of residential real estate.

Gildersleeve has over 25 years of senior management experience in various marketing, sales and operations positions with public companies, including Hilton, Wyndham, MeriStar and Trendwest. He received a BS degree from Western Kentucky University, where he currently serves on its advisory board, as well as an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Doug Gordon

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Director of Sales and Builder Relations

Doug started in the sales industry at 19 years of age and then, in 1996, made the life altering decision to enter the real estate world and found an industry that truly motivates and excites him. He has specialized in new construction sales for the majority of his career but has also been successful at resale, relocation services and office management, gaining his Managing Broker license in 2001. He joined the Matrix team in 2011 as a Community Sales Manager: working with prospective buyers and their agents, negotiating offers, writing purchase & sales agreements, managing sales through to closing and working with the construction team to meet closing deadlines. The active pace and constant challenges of the real estate market keeps Doug energized and helping folks buy new homes has always made him feel truly satisfied.

In 2020, Doug was promoted to the Director of Sales and Builder Relations with Matrix Real Estate. This new role is a natural evolution of his nearly 25 years in the real estate industry. Working directly with the builder he advises on land acquisition, model selection, pricing and marketing. Doug also manages the team of Community Sales Managers to achieve the highest level of customer service. He is excited to have the opportunity to expand his role and bring the best value and highest quality homes to the Puget Sound market.

Doug has lived in the Puget Sound region since 1976 when his family moved from the San Francisco Bay area and settled in Bellevue. He graduated from the University of Washington and raised three great kids. He married his wife Tatyana in 2016 and added three step-kids, who are mostly grown and have started their own careers. Hobbies include travelling, hiking, reading, gardening and enjoying time with family and friends.

Michelle Kuper-Smith

Licensed Real Estate Broker


Michelle is here to offer you superior service and to provide you with the most up to date information when selling or buying your property. Whether it is a cozy condo you’ve been dreaming of or a dazzling Eastern Washington dwelling, Michelle will surpass your expectations with her skill and dedication.

As a real estate agent in Southern California and with over fifteen years’ experience in the financial industry, Michelle knows the importance of due diligence and good communication skills and she definitely shows it when working with her clients.

Michelle’s passion for the beauty of the Crescent Bar area led her here over twenty years ago and she currently lives here for half of the year with her  “Goldendoodle” dog. Let Michelle share with you her true love for the “Columbia River Lifestyle” when purchasing your next property!

Erica Lightley

Licensed Real Estate Broker

As a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident I started working in real estate in 2000. My real estate career started in marketing and swiftly moved to sales in 2002. I have worked with buyers and sellers of condominiums and single family homes in neighborhoods ranging from Columbia City up to Lynnwood and all the neighborhoods in-between.

I truly enjoy helping clients navigate the buying or selling process and being a part of such an exciting time in their lives.



Chaun Mackey

Matrix President and Licensed Real Estate Broker

Since his days at Washington State University, Chaun Mackey has known exactly what he wanted to do:  work with developers to sell and market their real estate. For the past 25 years that is exactly what he has been doing – helping major developers and financial institutions in the greater Seattle area to achieve their sales goals.

Right out of college in 1992, Chaun went to work as a community sales manager for Polygon Homes where he got his feet wet working for Dave Harding. He progressed to Windermere Yarrow Bay as an independent account manager and community sales manager. From there, he became director of sales and marketing for McCaugherty Companies where he managed the entire development and sales process for over 400 units in five multi-family projects.

Chaun joined Mike Miller at Miller Condominium Marketing in 2002, and his energy and drive propelled him to the position of president. He is now a founding partner of Matrix Real Estate, and also serves as president of Matrix, overseeing the daily operations of the company.

With a natural knack for understanding the financial side of the business, Chaun has a keen awareness of developers’ goals and strengths. He works diligently with developers and financial institutions to understand their strategic and financial goals and help them meet their goals with sales and marketing programs.  He is an innovator, always on the leading edge of what’s new and possible in terms of buyer financing and he is always in-the-know on special programs that financial institutions are bringing to the marketplace.

Chaun has great long-term partnerships with research analysts, lenders, banks, title and escrow companies, and he inherently understands the competitive marketplace. A true sales coach, his knowledge and energy motivate sales teams to perform at their best.

Chaun has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Washington State University. In his spare time, Chaun enjoys being in the mountains, snowmobiling with friends and traveling abroad.

Kim Martinez

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Community Sales Manager

I became a real estate broker in 2004. My career in real estate began as a way to work flexibly, and be available for my two young sons. My first 10 years in the business was focused on resale, helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. I have gained a wide variety of experience from first time buyers to equestrian properties, investment homes to condominiums, and everything in between.

More recently, my focus has shifted to new construction sales, with RM Homes. Being a community sales manager is both challenging and rewarding, in this fast paced and ever changing market.

I pride myself on honesty, integrity, and strong communication. I enjoy working with people and building lasting relationships. I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading a good book, and hunting for antiques.

Alex Medina

Real Estate Broker

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Alex Medina has over 20 years of customer service experience with fortune 500 companies, 20 years marketing experience, and 20 years sales experience. Alex buys and sells residential and commercial real estate all throughout Western Washington and world wide. Alex has worked with VA, first time home buyers, new construction and next home buyers to provide them the best experience possible. Alex is rated 5 stars on Zillow for customer experience and received a shout out from Pro Bowler Tyler Lockett for his efforts. Alex was raised in Seattle and is a life long resident. Call Alex for any questions about buying or selling your residential or commercial property.

Mike Miller

Matrix Partner and Designated Broker

With a passion for real estate and a knack for surrounding himself with an exceptional team, Mike Miller is a consummate real estate professional. As a founding partner of Matrix Real Estate, he is continuing to fuel his drive for helping developers find the best marketing and sales team for their communities.

For the past 27 years, Mike Miller has dedicated his professional life to Seattle-area real estate. In 1995 he recognized the opportunity for a niche-specialization in condominium marketing when he joined Faye Torgerson at Coldwell Banker Bain Associates in Bellevue. Within five years, from his start as a community sales manager, he was promoted through the ranks to senior management at Torgerson and Associates and then in 2000 Mike purchased the company from Faye and formed Miller Condominium Marketing.

For the next fifteen years, Mike grew his company, renamed MCM Group, into one of the most well-respected and largest-volume condominium marketing firms in the greater Puget Sound area. Specializing in for-sale multi-family product, MCM Group’s diverse portfolio ranged from Tacoma to Everett, including low-, medium- and high-rise condominiums, townhome communities, and both new construction and conversions.

Mike was instrumental in merging MCM Group to form Matrix Real Estate, which now has a diversified product focus including single family, townhome and resort communities throughout Washington State.

Mike has a warm presence and leadership style that naturally draw people to him, allowing him to form long-term partnerships and retain the best sales and management teams. One of his credos is “no ego” – with everyone working on the same team for the benefit of the developer and the community.  He particularly enjoys working in a team environment, collaborating with the development and design team from early site and product development through project sell-out. His ability to oversee the big picture while managing the fine details ensures that nothing falls through the cracks.

In addition to being our expert in-house sales manager, Mike has also taught CSP (Community Sales Professional) classes for the local Master Builders Association.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from City University, and was named the William A. Bain Associates “Rookie of the Year” in 1990. Today he enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and being where the sun shines.

David Muir

Licensed Real Estate Broker

As a Washington native, I’m familiar with how our community is ever changing. I’m inspired and passionate about helping clients meet their real estate goals. Between listening to your needs and my desire to be helpful,  I’m committed.  I will be a rock for you during the home buying process.

My enthusiasm and my experience with new construction practices and methods will give you the peace of mind to be able to set expectations and meet deadlines.

While I’m not assisting clients and following market trends, my hobbies are my family, cooking, and traveling.

Faye Torgerson

Licensed Real Estate Broker

The spring of 2010 marked the beginning of my 23rd year in residential real estate. I tried to retire in 2001 but quickly found out that you can take the girl out of real estate, but you can’t take real estate out of the girl. I had an ongoing “crush” on Crescent Bar for over 10 years, spending a week or so every summer in the area.

So, when asked to join the sales and marketing team to represent and sell Sunserra at Crescent Bar in 2004, I was all over the opportunity. Little did I know I would “fall in love” with the community and purchase a home. I now live here April through November, have made many friends and continue to enjoy listing and selling other people’s homes. My current focus is the resort community of Crescent Ridge Ranch in Crescent Bar.

My years of experience give me the knowledge and personal business associations to deal with almost anything. I treat my client’s decision making as if it were my own. I love people and I love challenge. It is my daily pleasure to celebrate the Columbia River lifestyle and to introduce other individuals and families to the opportunity to enjoy a little slice of paradise. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your real estate decisions. I can promise you one thing for sure – we will have fun and laugh along the way!!”





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