Meet our knowledgeable team, committed to serving you for all of your real estate and mortgage needs.
John Paul Sazon
Son of Orlando and Thelma, John Paul grew up in the real estate business and had the opportunity of acquiring knowledge firsthand. He is a UCR alumnus and holds a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and sociology. He worked as a marketing director at Tokyo Ultra Lounge in Hollywood and a mortgage placement agency in Newport Beach. He is a licensed real estate broker and incorporated the business in two thousand nine.
Sr. Loan Officer
Thelma is a licensed mortgage loan originator and real estate Broker who is the head of our Loan Department. She specializes in delivering expert services in funding residential mortgage loans including FHA, VA, and Conventional. She is fluent in Tagalog and has over twenty years of experience.
Sr. Loan Processor
Michael is a graduate of Centro Escobar University in the Philippines and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is fluent in Tagalog and has over 15 years of experience processing loans. As our Senior Loan Processor, Michael’s responsibilities range from pre-
qualification all the way to loan funding.
Grant has been a licensed real estate agent since two thousand twelve and has made over forty million in multiple real estate transactions. His transaction history includes traditional, flips, trustee sales, land deals, commercial, leases, home additions and remodels. Grant is fluent in Mandarin and has graduated from University of California in Riverside where he earned his Bachelors in Business Administration and also earned his Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Blue. As of June two thousand seventeen, he teamed up with our hard money lender, Nick Wing, and started their newly investment branch, Level Up Equity.
Nathaniel Hartmankok is one of the two very skilled “Nate”s in the office. A very resourceful agent who has a background in many industries. If you are looking for someone who can cover all bases, Nathaniel is just the right guy! Specializing in sales most of his career, he has mastered many trades and hobbies which makes him easy to connect with. Despite no one in his family knowing any language but English, Nathaniel learned Spanish as a second language, and is learning Arabic and Tagalog now. Aside from Real Estate, Nate loves regularly partaking in extreme sports, playing music, and making art.
Shannon Hutcheson joined Cristal Cellar in 2018. Her dynamic personality, professional demeanor and passion for helping people are a perfect match with the company’s values. Utilizing her years of Marketing and Business Development experience along with her construction knowledge allows her to be responsive to her clients’ needs throughout any transaction. Shannon attended California State Polytechnic University Pomona and majored in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. She is a Southern California native, long-time West Covina resident and area specialist.
Michelle obtained her AA degree from Mt Sac in Walnut and is a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles with her degree in Biology. She has worked as a Health Inspector as well as an Air Quality Inspector throughout LA, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. Her knowledge of those areas along with the vast experience she gained has made her current position as a licensed Realtor extremely valuable. She has been licensed over 6 years with experience from Short Sales to the Luxury Market. She is an active member of her community and has recently obtained a certification as a California Probate Specialist.
A San Diego native with a background in Psychology, Patrick joined the Cristal Cellar team immediately after finishing his college degree at the age of 25. He was one of our very first associates to extend our services throughout San Diego county and surrounding areas. With a strong passion for building meaningful relationships and ‘sealing deals’, Patrick takes pride in providing the ultimate client experience through knowledge empowerment, clear lines of communication, and implementing unique strategies. “Bridging the gap between dreams and reality.
Matthew has joined Cristal Cellar in 2017, he believes that real estate is not only helping clients with their real estate needs but creating a relationship with them that will last a lifetime. Matthew strives to exceed every expectation that is presented in front of him. Known for being a personable, hardworking and tenacious individual. Matthew demonstrated his tenacious and hardworking skills by opening escrow in his first month of obtaining his real estate license. He attended college and got his Associates of Science in Marketing Management which is one of his strongest attributes in real estate. Along with marketing he has extensive sales experience as he is an excellent entrepreneur and has created a successful food/catering company, and local business marketing company. Matthew resides in Walnut, CA where he and his family established roots and were raised. He continues to give back to his community, he has been part of the Walnut High School Football coaching staff, St. Lorenzo Youth Ministry, and volunteers at high school sporting events.
Kimberley is a customer service expert with over twenty years of experience working for some of the top quality customer service companies in the world. She brings her expertise to the real estate world by developing lasting relationships with her clients. Kimberley believes in creating an experience with her clients rather than just helping them buy or sell a house.
Joanna Daher has been in the Real Estate business for 5 years and has been involved in over 100 transactions as an agent, assistant, or as a transaction coordinator. She went to Cal Poly Pomona for business with an emphasis in management, got her salesperson license, and since then has been providing quality customer service to clients and agents. In her downtime, she likes to visit the local beaches, read a good book, and explore different red wines.
Based in San Diego, Eunice is an agent who specializes in residential real estate. She believes in strong work ethics, determination, and the need to exceed her client’s goals by finding their perfect dream home. Her passion for families and her love of helping people are what brought her into the real estate field. As a dedicated agent, Eunice is committed to working above and beyond her client’s needs. She believes home is a place where most of our important memories are created, remembered, and cherished. Contact her today to help you reach your goals in finding or selling the right home for you.
Alejandro has been licensed for 2 years and specializes in helping veterans and the Latino community. Alejandro obtained his license while being active duty in the United States Marine Corps and attending Miramar College. Before becoming an agent Alejandro has been stationed in Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Naval Air Station Pensacola. Being from Tamaulipas Mexico Alejandro is fluent in Spanish.
Victor Robles has been with Cristal Cellar for over 3 years and in the industry for even longer. With roots in real estate investments at one of the largest private equity firms in Southern California, he gained extremely valuable experience that which he applies to all aspects of his work here at Cristal Cellar. He is very driven and knowledgable; always seeking new ways to save his clients the most money. When Victor isn’t in the office, he’s probably at a skatepark, or finding/making new music!
Specializing in ALL aspects of real estate, from loans to sales; investments to interest rates, Nathan Topete is one of our knowledgable agents here at Cristal Cellar. He studied entrepreneurship in college, and after being a hard-working automotive technician decided to get his foot in the door with real estate. Within his first week of being licensed, Nathan had a deal in Escrow, and within the first year owned his first rental property. He is a trustworthy, consistent, living example of commitment to his clients and continues to provide excellent service on a daily basis. When he is not in the office, Nate enjoys being with friends, discovering new local venues, and riding motocross.
Jonathan is the specialist responsible for the majority of our successful real estate marketing material. Majoring in business with his emphasis in marketing, Jonathan obtained his BA at Cal State Fullerton. Being a graduate with honors of such a prestigious business school, and two years of sales experience, Jonathan displayed his grit early on here at Cristal Cellar, where he began his career in 2017. Whether he is in the field getting drone shots or holding a long-distance lens on a hike, photography is his true passion.
Real Estate agent / Operations Manager
Brian Jimenez took his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for homes to the world of real estate and joined Cristal Cellar in 2017. He is one of the few Spanish speakers in the office with almost a decade of experience in property management and legal expertise. Brian has a reputation for treating his clients with substantial respect making sure to achieve the best outcome in every transaction making the process fun, easy, and stress-free. As your realtor, Brian will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying, selling, investing or renting, he will work tirelessly to promote your best interest!
Real Estate agent
Evelyn Santos-Ibarra is a Real Estate Agent who specializes in San Diego area real estate. She believes that your home should tell the story of who you are and should be a reflection of what you love. As a San Diego native, she can offer invaluable insight into all the different neighborhoods. Her expertise lies in project management, a passion for interacting with people and providing solutions to her clients’ needs. While Real Estate is her main passion, she has experience with event planning, business development, and managing an office. By having a diverse background, she is able to connect and help people on a more personable level. Her professionalism also accompanies a cheerful and positive attitude. She is dedicated to exceeding her customers’ expectations and producing results. It is her main goal to make each transaction a positive experience and to educate her clients throughout the process by answering any questions that arise. No matter what your personal goals are, whether you are an investor or starting a family, Evelyn can help you sell your home or find the right home for you.
Real Estate agent
Kalista Igersheim joined Cristal Cellar in 2020. After many years of working customer service related jobs, she decided to step into the real estate industry. Kalista graduated from Edinboro University with a BFA in applied media arts. Ambitious by nature, she is constantly striving to do the best she can do for herself and others. Her strong work ethic, professionalism, and passion for helping others make her a great fit with the Cristal Cellar real estate family.