About Us

Jennifer Crosby

Jennifer Crosby

Owner/Broker

Jennifer is an award-winning Realtor in Colorado Springs. For well over a decade, Jennifer has consistently achieved the highest honor of being in the top 10% of real estate professionals in the El Paso County Area and is also nationally ranked. Because of her high volume of transactions, she’s been recognized as a “Peak Producer” of the Pikes Peak Region.

Jennifer takes a multi-faceted approach to business by looking at each transaction holistically, getting to know her clients on both a personal and professional level. Ensuring the best outcome for you is at the forefront of every transaction she is involved in. She has a vast network and strong relationships with home builders, building industry trades, and financial services professionals that will help to make your transaction seamless. Her level of professionalism and integrity is well respected within the business community and is recognized by those who willingly work with her on repeat home sales and home purchases.

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make for yourself and for your family. With the ever-changing regulations in the financial and home building industry, you will need solid representation to advocate for your best interest. Jennifer’s commitment to detail, knowledge of the real estate market, and the ability to handle contractual and financial details are second to none.

Jennifer is passionate about the Colorado Springs area and is passionate about service to the community. She is an active volunteer in many causes close to her heart and is especially supportive of service programs to our military. She is an advocate of supporting those who have given so much to ensure our freedom and does so at every opportunity.

Jennifer’s passion and commitment to the real estate industry are surpassed only by her dedication to her family. She is the proud mother of a son who serves in the U.S. Army, currently stationed at Ft. Hood, and a daughter who is an equestrienne and also plays basketball at one of the area high schools. Jennifer is an avid sportswoman, and in her spare time, you will find her hiking, working out, or fishing on one of the many lakes and rivers in the beautiful Colorado wilderness.

Let Jennifer help you achieve your dreams in homeownership. Contact her to see the difference that a dedicated team of professionals can make in helping you to achieve your goals.

Shannell Vela

Shannell Vela

Licensed Realtor

Shannell moved to Denver, Colorado from Washington State in 2012. In 2014, Shannell and her husband purchased their first home in Colorado Springs. After experiencing the market first hand, Shannell decided it was time to re-evaluate her sales management career and look into becoming a Real Estate Broker.

Shannell is now a full-time Associate Broker with Springs Home Finders. With 10+ years of sales experience, Shannell imbues honesty, integrity, loyalty, creativity, and a passion for going above and beyond for her clients. Shannell has an eclectic background in music, retail management, visual merchandising, and real estate. Since moving to Colorado, Shannell and her husband enjoy travel and adventuring with their two fur babies, Harlow and Stryker.

Since 2012 the couple has taken to Colorado and made it their goal to explore every gem in this state. With a vast knowledge of both the Colorado Springs and Denver markets, Shannell will commit to being the dedicated partner in helping you find your future home.

Cathy Rogers

Cathy Rogers

Licensed Realtor

Cathy Rogers is driven by her passion for Real Estate. Her focus is to truly understand who you are, your desires in a home, and where you want to be in the community. Her ability to combine your needs with the latest technologies and market research will exceed any expectations. Her knowledge of the market, school districts, and property values adds merit in knowing you are well-informed about the area you choose as your home. Cathy has vast experience in all aspects of real estate but specializes in First Time Home Buyers, New Construction Purchases, and Military Relocations. She prides herself on making the home buying experience enjoyable and as stress-free as possible for her clients. Her continued communication throughout the process of buying or selling a home will ensure you are fully informed.

Cathy’s relentless negotiating skills will deliver the best possible results and guarantee you are completely satisfied before finalizing the transaction. Her “client first” attitude complements her strong belief in serving others before self. She builds relationships through respect, trust, and honesty. Her main objective is for the client to be satisfied. Her goal is to create a feeling of well-being and support for her clients while making the whole transaction a positive experience and letting them know that we can have fun along the way.

Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney

Licensed Realtor

Sarah is a Colorado Springs native and a third-generation Colorado Springs Realtor! With extensive experience in the construction industry coupled with her knowledge of the area and real estate market, she quickly fell in love with her career as a Realtor.

As a wife and mother of three, Sarah understands the importance of finding a home that meets the needs of the entire family. Her attention to detail, determination to meet her clients’ needs, and a genuine concern for their satisfaction, are all assets that set Sarah apart from the rest. Sarah has a passion for helping people navigate the process of finding and selling their greatest asset.

When Sarah is not working on building her skill set, you can find her exploring the city for the best coffee spot, playing with her daughters, or watching her son, a barber student, practice his skills.

Chelsea Valentin

Chelsea Valentin

Licensed Realtor

Chelsea has been a full-time real estate agent since 2015, after “house hacking” her way through college. Her first home buying experience at the age of 20 really opened her eyes to all of the opportunities that real estate provides, not only from a financial perspective but also in building strong communities. Chelsea is a Colorado Springs native, veteran wife, and mother of 2. She is a 2020 Peak Producer, placing her in the top 10% of real estate agents in the Pikes Peak Region. She is constantly learning and improving so she can consistently provide the best possible service to her clients. In 2021 Chelsea and her husband, Dan, decided to join forces and create a real estate team, The Valentin Group. Together we will help you “fall in love with real estate.”

Daniel Valentin

Daniel Valentin

Licensed Realtor

Husband, Father, United States Veteran! After serving my country, I knew the importance of serving my friends, family, and neighbors. Utilizing your VA benefits could be one of the most important decisions of your life. I am constantly expanding my knowledge of the real estate industry to add value for my clients. Make sure you’re working with someone that can lead you!

Gayla Bustos

Gayla Bustos

Licensed Realtor

Gayla Bustos was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, where she met her husband, Arron, her high school sweetheart. After graduation, Arron moved his family to Oahu, Hawaii, where he served in the United States Army since 2007. In 2012, The Bustos family relocated to Colorado to further Arron’s service. Gayla became interested in physical fitness, health, and wellness. She earned several certifications in the fitness industry as a private physical trainer, yoga instructor, and sports nutrition. In both Hawaii and Colorado, Gayla ran multiple gyms until she realized her true passion in Real Estate.

As an army wife, Gayla experienced the unique challenges presented to military families regarding the VA loan and, of course, as first-time home buyers. This sparked a fire in her to help people understand the entire process and make them feel comfortable with this major commitment. Gayla Bustos joined Keller Williams in 2015. Since then, she has won several awards, including Peak Producer (TOP 10%) every year since 2016, Double Platinum with Keller Williams, and 1st team, Colorado region, and closed units for PPAR, highlighting her strengths and true passion in reality.

She has partnered with Brittany Winn, forming Property Mommies. At first, Property Mommies was just an informational Video Blog (Vlog) dedicated to helping educate home buyers and sellers by debunking myths and providing other self-help tools. But soon after starting the vlog, both Gayla and Brittany noticed the popularity and how a lot of potential clients would contact them to purchase and sell their homes.

Gayla is and has always been committed to her clients and is especially passionate about helping families serving in the United States Services. She started to specialize in “sight unseen” homes, “VA Loan” for her VA buyers, and First Time Home Buyers Programs. She is also one of the Top Listing Agents, not only in her team but also in her Brokerage Firm.

Brittany Winn

Brittany Winn

Licensed Realtor

Brittany is a native of Colorado who grew up in the Widefield area. What she loves most about living in Colorado is being close to her family and having her kids be able to grow up around their grandparents. She also says if she could live anywhere else in the world, it would be somewhere warm, and she would probably choose a vacation home on Anna Maria Island in Florida. Brittany is married to her high school sweetheart and has been married for ten years. Her husband Josh is in the Air Force, and they have two daughters, Amaya and Kylana. She is a huge animal lover and has four dogs, one cat, nine chickens, and three ducks. She got her real estate license in 2015 and has been enjoying the job ever since.

 Shannon Bays

Shannon Bays

Licensed Realtor

Shannon Bays is a Real Estate Broker on the Property Mommies Team at Springs Home Finders. She has held a Colorado Real Estate License for four years. With a passion for service in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas, she is ready to help with home buying and selling needs. She is a compassionate consultative agent that forms a bond with clients, and together they succeed. Shannon is well-rounded in her real estate career and enjoys being challenged with out-of-the-box transactions and situations. Not only does she do the “normal resale of buying and selling,” but she is also proficient in HUDs, Rent/Lease to Own, fix and flips, investor, and land transactions.

Shannon has a special place in her heart for the military, with two of her boys being active-duty military along with her husband being a veteran. She understands all the stresses our military service members and their families have to go through. She makes the home buying and selling process less stressful knowing these hurdles. Shannon is a mother of 7 (6 boys and 1 girl) and a wife. When Shannon isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing cards and board games, gardening, and puzzles.

Nazreen Kashani

Nazreen Kashani

Licensed Realtor

I’m a Colorado Springs real estate agent helping both buyers and sellers of real estate in the greater Pikes Peak region, including but not limited to Colorado Springs, Fountain, Falcon, and Monument. I am from Texas, and I speak Spanish! I love snowboarding, hiking, camping, and investing in real estate 😉

I hope to have the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs! I always have my client’s best interest in mind and provide excellent customer service. I believe in always doing the right thing, and I am passionate about finding people their dream home. I help people sell homes they are ready to leave and guide them through each step of the process. I am always available to answer all of my client’s questions and provide the best service.

Shannon DeGroat

Shannon DeGroat

Licensed Realtor

A Colorado native, Shannon has been living in the Colorado Springs area since she was twelve and graduated from Falcon High School. Always being in the industry of helping and serving people, she has turned her focus to real estate and helping others find their dream home.

Being an agent with Property Mommies, she holds the same values of hard-working, caring, committed, outstanding client service with every client she works with. When Shannon is not helping her clients find their dream home, she is spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and going to country concerts.

Kimberly Bourgois

Kimberly Bourgois

Licensed Realtor

Kim Bourgois has lived in Colorado Springs for 42 years. She grew up on Fort Carson and has lived in the Falcon community for 17 years. She worked at school district 49 for 13 years and enjoyed being able to be with her kids while she worked. Kim enjoyed helping the families and students.

In June of 2017, Kim decided it was time for a change and became a licensed real estate agent. In her first year, she was rookie of the year and has achieved being a Peak Producer for the past three years. Being a part of the top 10% of agents in the region is quite an accomplishment. Kim sold over 70 homes in 2020. Her goal is to help even more families in 2021. If you want to work with an agent who is knowledgeable in our crazy market, then Kim is your agent!

Kim recently decided to start her own team, The Bougie Group. Kim and her team believe that everyone is a little bougie and deserves to be treated the same no matter what your budget is! We look forward to making your real estate experience one you enjoy. Outside of real estate, Kim enjoys boating, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Be Bougie.. we all are!

Taylor Valentine-Wall

Taylor Valentine-Wall

Licensed Realtor

Taylor was born and raised in Colorado Springs, graduated from Falcon High School, and is now a proud member of Springs Home Finders. Taylor enjoys sharing her passion for her hometown with her clients. She had the opportunity to be Kim Bourgois’ assistant for two years and decided she enjoyed real estate so much she got her license! Since being licensed, Taylor has helped several families achieve their homeownership goals.

When Taylor isn’t busy turning your dreams into reality, she is spending time with her family. Taylor is also a cheer coach for Colorado Springs Wardogs. Taylor is dedicated to ensuring her clients are given top-notch customer service, listening to your needs, and making sure she finds you the home you love!

Melissa Whiteland

Melissa Whiteland

Licensed Realtor

Melissa Whiteland has been an active member of the Colorado Springs community for 11 years now, and she is so excited to be turning that community focus toward real estate. With a passion for service in Colorado Springs, Melissa is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Springs Home Finders family, Melissa carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does. Originally from Oklahoma, Melissa graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2006 and moved to Colorado in 2010. Since living in Colorado, Melissa has worked as an insurance auditor and as an administrative secretary in District 49. Melissa has volunteered countless hours for District 49 and the Stetson Hills community through PTA, sports teams, and events held in the community.

When Melissa isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, Mark and her 4 active children. Family is the most important part of Melissa’s life so she understands that a home is more than just a place to live- it’s where you make long-lasting memories with the people you love.

Kristyn Nordeman

Kristyn Nordeman

Licensed Realtor

Krystyn is a native of Colorado and has lived in this state her entire life. She is a mom to an amazing daughter and a bonus mom to an amazing son. She has been in and around the Real Estate industry for over twenty years. She is currently a police officer here in El Paso County. She also has twin brothers who are Fire Fighters, also here in Colorado. While attending college, she worked for a title insurance company for several years. However, she has always had a passion for giving back and doing more for the community. This led her to the decision to take a hiatus from title insurance and real estate to join the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

For many years she has seen, first-hand, the mixed emotions of pride and fear that her family experiences every time her brothers deploy to fires or when she walks out the door to work. She realized she wanted to do something to give back to the men and women who protect us every day, and to their families, who are their support systems. She knows that buying and selling a home can be a very stressful process. However, she can assure you that she will do everything in her power to make the process as easy as possible and make the experience as enjoyable as possible for all!

Syvena Fairbairn

Syvena Fairbairn

Licensed Realtor

Syvena Fairbairn was born and raised in Manitou Springs. She has extensive knowledge of the Colorado Springs area. She has her Master’s in Education and has spent the past 13 years working as a teacher and Instructional Coach. Her husband is a retired Air Force veteran, and they’ve been married for eight years. She has two stepchildren. One is in the Air Force Reserves, and her stepson just graduated from Falcon High School. He’ll be starting Adams State in the fall. She also has three dogs who keep her busy at home!

Syvena is thrilled to be a part of Arise Home Group at Springs Home Finders. She is eagerly awaiting to help you find your next home! She has lived in Manitou, Colorado Springs, and she has spent the last ten years in Falcon, so she knows Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas well. Syvena is committed to providing you with professional services based on her experience, knowledge, and skills. She will work tirelessly to make sure your home buying process is smooth and that you’re happy on closing day! Her clients come first!