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BRUCE TYBURSKI
Team Leader

With over 17 years of real estate experience, some of our clients have jokingly nicknamed him the “doctor of real estate.” With his masterful negotiating skills, endless knowledge of the current real estate market & an unstoppable team behind him, he can’t go wrong! He truly is the un-exhaustible Bruce Almighty!

 
  TANYA TYBURSKI
The “Tanya” in Bruce & Tanya
The one who started it all! With over 20 years of real estate experience, she’s the backbone of the Bruce & Tanya team. Tanya hand picked her team of professionals, matching their passions with their jobs. She has her hand in everything!
 
 

SUNNY HAMMERLY
Licensed Realtor

From the minute Sunny was born, she was destined to be a realtor. With both of her parents in the business for as long as she can remember, she literally grew up around the world of real estate. She spent her childhood days living in West Springfield, where she graduated from West Springfield High School. After graduation, she moved onto George Mason University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Interpersonal Communications and Marketing.

While attending college, she started working for Bruce & Tanya as an assistant but quickly moved her way up to a licensed realtor in 2003. She enjoys working with both buyers and sellers and feels that she can see both sides of the transaction which benefits her clients tremendously. She’s an extremely friendly, down-to-earth agent who truly has her clients’ best interest at heart and loves her job.

 

Sunny married her husband Seth in 2005. The two currently live in West Springfield with their two boys, Ethan and Dylan. Most of her free time is spent with her energetic kids at local recreation centers and parks and catching up with friends. She also feels blessed that she gets to spend so much quality time with her mom, dad and younger brothers and sister who live just minutes from her house.

 

 
 

JESSICA MCCAIN
Licensed Realtor
Jessica is also another native of Northern Virginia. Some say real estate is in her blood.  Both her Mom and great aunt are real estate agents and her grandfather has been an investor for over 50 years.  With over 13 years in the real estate business, Jessica first started as an appraiser in the late 90's. This helps her today to give her sellers accurate assessments of market value and great negotiating skills for her buyers. Jessica has been a member of the Bruce & Tanya team for over 8 years and has done just about every job for them all the while learning every aspect of the business.  She prides herself on her customer service skills and making the process as smooth as possible, she's sure she can help you find your dream home. Jessica lives in the Kings Park West neighborhood of Fairfax with her two wonderful kids Nathan and Lindsay. 

 
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KAT NISSEN
Licensed Realtor and Fluent in 3 Languages

A 20 year resident of Northern Virginia, Kat has been in real estate sales since 1994, when she worked for several prominent new home builders. Kat completed her undergraduate work at DePauw University and obtained a master’s from Middlebury College. She resides in Fairfax Station with her husband, a business attorney, their daughter, and their crazy long haired Chihuahua.

     
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ROSA SALTZMAN

Licensed Realtor
With over 13 years of experience selling homes in Northern Virginia, Rosa Saltzman brings an energetic professionalism to the team, while helping her clients make the right moves in buying and selling real estate.

 
  SETH HAMMERLY
Licensed Realtor

Seth grew up on the West Coast and was serving time in the military when he was transferred to Northern Virginia over 10 years ago. After his military career, he joined the Bruce & Tanya team as a “sign guy” but moved up to office assistant and then ultimately to a licensed Real Estate agent. Because of his sharp eye for detail, his strengths are in home inspections and walk-throughs. Working together, Sunny and Seth make a great team and their combined work provides their clients with the ultimate in service.
 
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SARVENAZ SOLTANI
Licensed Realtor

Born in Tehran, Iran, Sarvenaz moved to the area when she was 10 years old. After graduating from college, she was working full-time as a teacher when a close family friend asked her to come work at his real estate business, where she worked for 5 years. Until 2011, when Sarvenaz decided to get her license and work on her own in the real estate industry. Now in 2013, Bruce and Tanya couldn't be happier to have her join our team!

 

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DONALD BRASHER

Licensed Realtor
Donald has been working in real estate for the past 13 years. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1992 and transitioned into the real estate industry after 4 years of working in banking and finance. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Donald has been living in the NOVA area since 1994 and currently resides in Alexandria. In his spare time he enjoys boating, golfing, tennis, snow skiing, fishing, and hiking. Bruce and Tanya couldn't be happier to have him join our team in 2013! 

 

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SARAH JERNIGAN

Licensed Realtor
A Kentucky native, Sarah moved to Northern Virginia to be close to extended family and to attend college. She sold new homes for 4 years and has returned to real estate because she missed helping people find their dream homes. She currently lives in Springfield with her husband and rescue black lab. Inspired by her pup, she volunteers with an animal rescue in her free time to help save other dogs from the rural south.

 

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CHRIS WALTERS

Licensed Realtor
As a lifelong Northern Virginia resident, Chris has detailed knowledge and a thorough understanding of the local real estate market. A graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, he followed his dream in 2009 becoming a full-time Realtor after spending six years originating mortgage loans for local residents. Chris takes pride in listening to his clients carefully, understanding their needs, and working relentlessly to accomplish their goals. Most of his free time is spent gardening, cooking, and with his two Labrador Retrievers.

 

 

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MAX TYBURSKI

Licensed Realtor
Growing up in a real estate family, Max has the knowledge of the area and the process of buying and selling that far exceeds most people's expectations. He has lived in Northern Virginia all of his life and attended Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke. Following that, he went to George Mason University and Rowan University. He previously worked for Keller Williams and is now working alongside his family at Bruce and Tanya.

 

 

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RONNIE GALLIER
Licensed Realtor

Ronnie was born in Fairfax and has lived in various homes around the Burke and Springfield area before settling into his current home in Cherry Run. He developed his super friendly "get along with everyone" attitude by growing up as the middle child of three sisters and two brothers. His mom also runs her own day care program, so being around people is something he is used to. He graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2008 and then went on to attend Northern Virginia Community College. After graduation, Ronnie started working at Bruce & Tanya and Associates in order to get a head start on his real estate career by learning from the ground up. He has since proven to be a versatile employee currently working toward a goal of one day becoming a successful real estate agent in Northern Virginia.

 

 

 

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DENISE JOHNSON
Licensed Realtor

Denise is a native "Washingtonian" and grew up in Maryland. As a military spouse her family made 10 moves before settling here in Northern Virginia. Each of these experiences has provided her with a clear understanding, knowledge and insight into what it takes to make a successful move from start to finish and in all sorts of circumstances. With her involvement in the residential appraisal field for over a decade she has a great deal of experience in handling the concerns and issues that are involved with locating or relocating to this wonderful, yet complicated place to live. She is a licensed Realtor® and a Military Relocation Professional®.

 

 

 

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DONNA ZINNECKER
Licensed Realtor

Donna has been a Northern Virginia native since 1985 and has been a licensed real estate agent for 25+ years. Her area of expertise includes being a buyers agent, first time homebuyer agent, listing agent and relocation specialist. Donna holds an Associate Broker License and works very hard to receive this designation with initial extension training and follow up continuing education every two years. From 1993-2009 Donna managed a Mortgage Broker firm. Since 2009 she has been a full time Realtor.

 

 

 

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BRIAN HUNTER
Licensed Realtor

Brian has been a licensed realtor for 13 years, all in Northern Virginia. He was raised in Springfield and has been a resident of the area for 35 years. He has an extensive knowledge of the Virginia Sales Contract, and works tirelessly for his clients to negotiate the best possible outcome during their transaction. People love working with Brian because he is results driven and detail oriented. He is always in constant communication with his clients, which is what makes him an outstanding realtor with countless references. He specializes in every aspect of a real estate transaction from start to finish.

 

 

 

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CANDY WATTS
Licensed Realtor and Certified Residential Appraiser

A graduate of West Springfield High School, Candy earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Information Management with a minor in Accounting and Marketing while serving her country in the United States Army for over 20 years. Candy returned home and began a successful residential real estate appraisal company in 2002 while working part time in real estate sales. She understands the complexities of the real estate markets in the Northern Virginia area and why home prices can vary significantly between adjacent neighborhoods, cities and counties. Candy is also a Military Relocation Professional and understands the unique needs of military families. Her extensive residential real estate appraisal and sales experience provides potential buyers and sellers with exceptional tools to make informed decisions. Candy lives in Alexandria with her husband, son and Sheila, her very energetic Australian shepherd.

 

 

 

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Katharine Binkley
Licensed Realtor

Katharine was born and raised in Northern Virginia, the daughter of a Northern Virginia builder. She attended her first real estate settlement when she was three years old. Following her dad around, she toured houses in every stage of completion, and sat through many a kitchen table discussions with builders and designers about what makes a great house. Katharine scouted sites for choice locations and understood terms like title search, points, and square footage long before she knew that being a realtor was her calling. As a licensed Realtor, Katharine's biggest delight is discovering the type of home a client would like and helping them transition to that perfect house. Through her years of experience, Katharine is a problem solver who knows how to manage multiple tasks effectively, communicate with clients and is thorough in her follow-through. If you are searching for a realtor who doesn't give up on what you want, you've found the right Realtor.

 

 

 
 

SHELLY MARTIN

Operations Manager
Our resident Georgia peach. Shelly comes to us from Atlanta where she has over 15 years real estate experience both as a sales agent as well as marketing and operations management. Here in Virginia, Shelly keeps the Bruce & Tanya team running smoothly as our team operations manager.  Shelly and her new husband Matt moved to Northern Virginia in 2010 and love all that our area has to offer!  They enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with their chocolate lab and love to get out fly fishing any chance they get!

 
 

HEATHER WELLS

Accounting
Heather has lived in Northern Virginia for the better part of her life.  She attended Cardinal Forest Elementary, Washington Irving and graduated from West Springfield High School.  She handles an assortment of duties for the Bruce & Tanya and Associates team.  She currently resides in Gainesville with her husband and two boys.

 
 

KELLY COLVIN

Listing Coordinator

Born in North Carolina but raised in New York, Kelly moved to Virginia five years ago and hasn't looked back. Kelly assists the Bruce and Tanya team as the Listing Coordinator, which she enjoys very much. She is a proud dog-momma to her three dogs and is very active with non-profit animal rescue transports and several rescue groups. When she's not working, Kelly enjoys everything this area has to offer from boating, to sightseeing and even exploring new restaurants. She couldn't be happier to join the Bruce and Tanya family.

 
 

ELISABETH BIXBY

Marketing Coordinator

Born in Germany, Liz moved to the area at the age of four and has lived in Northern Virginia for over 20 years, attending Orange Hunt Elementary and Lake Braddock Secondary School. She graduated from James Madison University in May of 2013 where she majored in Media Arts and Design and minored in German. Her experience and passion is in marketing, public relations and design. In her free time Liz loves to run, cook, and hang out with friends.

 
 

SANDY FLEMING

Closing Coordinator

Sandy was born in Quito, Ecuador and is fluent in Spanish. She has lived in Burke for the last 18 years. Sandy has over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate industry as a Settlement Officer in Northern Virginia. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, boating and attending sporting events.

 
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JOSH
Client Services Manager

Josh, like many of our team members, is a true “hometown guy”; he has lived in Burke his entire life.  He is the youngest of 3 kids and loves to play sports.  While attending Lake Braddock Secondary School he played basketball but truly made his mark as the pitcher for his baseball team.  After graduation, he worked at Interstate Van Lines as a mover before moving into a position on the Bruce & Tanya team.  In his free time he enjoys challenging his friends at video games and is currently planning his second skydiving excursion.

 

 
 
Our team has an astonishing combined total of over 175 years living in Fairfax County.
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