Meet Our Team
The Hometown Experts

Team Leader

With over 25 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!

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!

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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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.


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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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.




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.



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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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.




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.





Licensed Realtor

Donald has extensive knowledge of the Northern Virginia real estate market and works tirelessly to negotiate the best outcomefor his clients. He is a skilled listener to clients' real estate needs and preferences. With 20 years experience, he is a master at providing insightful advice and guidance, making your real estate transaction as stress free as possible.



Licensed Realtor and Fluent in Spanish
Originally from Panama, Yaztka moved here when she was four and has lived all throughout the metropolitan area. She has spent the 17 years in the Northern Virginia area. Yaztka has a passion for all things real estate especially investing. Throughout her real estate career she has established an impressive portfolio. This edge gives her an eye for what's a great deal and how to get it sold. She understands that this is one of the biggest purchases of your life and will treat you like family. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.



Licensed Realtor
Martin has been serving the Greater Northern Virginia Real Estate Market as a full time Realtor for the past 2 decades and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the market at hand. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Martin served a tour in the United States Navy and then served as a professional Firefighter for almost a decade. He resigned from the Fire Service to raise his son as a single parent and worked corporately as a negotiator and national account executive until he decided to pursue a career in real estate. Educationally he earned a degree in the Fire Sciences, followed by a focus on general business practices, tons of real estate classes and a lifetime of real world experience. His corporate background taught Martin the art and science of successfully negotiating with anyone under any circumstance. That experience combined with two decades of on the street real estate sales has made him exceptionally good at it. However, he considers his greatest accomplishment to-date to have been the joy of raising his son who grew up to become a United States Marine and a fine young man! Martin enjoys the great outdoors and loves to golf, fish, camp, kayak and he volunteers in the community on a weekly basis. He truly believes in the dream of homeownership and he will work tirelessly to ensure that you reach all of your real estate goals & dreams!!!   



Operations Manager
Our resident Georgia peach. Shelly comes to us from Atlanta where she has over 19 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 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!



Listing Manager

Nika has worked in the real estate industry since 2007 as a DOFI, Administrative Assistant and Operations Manager, focusing on REO/Bank owned properties. Nika has lived in Northern Virginia for all of her life. In her spare time she likes to do anything that requires her to be outside and is a huge NFL fan!


Chantelle Muschette
Closing Coordinator

Chantelle has been working in Real Estate for 4 years, first starting as Administrative Assistant as well as assisting in Property Management, then as Closing Coordinator. So she knows the ropes! Chantelle is originally from Australlia, living here in Virginia for 22 years. She is married with 2 boys who definitely keep her on her toes! She loves motorcycles photography and is always ready for a new adventure!

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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 three 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 hanging out with friends, playing sports and is currently planning his second skydiving excursion.



Detroy Baliey-Harper

Client Services

Born and raised in Alexandria, VA, Detroy has been a member of the Bruce & Tanya Team since the fall of 2015. As part of the client services department, Detroy is tasked with the responsibilities of on-site advertising and property staging. He works to ensure that property we list is well taken care of and ready for every showing! Detroy is an avid Eagles fan and you can typically find him cheering on his team every given Sunday.


Jack Tyburski

I.T. Department
Jack has lived in Northern Virginia all of his life, attending Lake Braddock Secondary School and GW Community School. As a Tyburski, he has learned many areas of the real estate industry. In his spare time Jack enjoys watching professional basketball (especially the Washington Wizards), hanging out with friends and dabbling in technology.



Elaine has done front office work at the Georgetown Club, Law Offices and a computer company, just to name a few! So she is and enthusiastic and innovative professional with extensive experience in customer service, administration and event planning! She loves interacting with people and enjoys making them smile. She loves spending time with her husband and family enjoying Washington Nationals baseball games!


Bill Fields
Marketing Manager

Bill joined the team in 2014 and serves as the Marketing Manager as well as on the Bruce & Tanya Outside Service Team. Before graduating from Robinson Secondary School, Bill grew up a Navy Brat. Born in Charleston, South Carolina he lived in California, Maine, Connecticut, before the family settled in Burke, VA in 2001. In his free time he enjoys sports, camping, and grilling.


Taylor Riley

Taylor joined the team in early 2017 and serves as the primary marketing team member. She has lived in Burke her whole life and graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School before she moved on to pursue her soccer career and business studies at Bridgewater College. After graduating with a BA in Business Administration, she joined the Bruce & Tanya Team and has loved every minute of it! In her free time she coaches soccer, watches the NFL, attends DC United games, and, fun fact, has a twin sister!


Elisa Stephano

Elisa is the youngest member on our team and a versatile apprentice. She too was born and raised in Burke and graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2015. Elisa was a figure skater for about 10 years and received a gold medal from the United States Figure Skating Association. In her spare time Elisa teaches swimming lessons at South Run Rec Center. She also enjoys long walks to the refrigerator, on the beach, and around Cherry Run neighborhood. She currently is studying at Northern Virginia Community College and hopes to transfer to George Mason University to study communications. She has been a member of our team since May 2016.

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