Meet The Team

Kelly Cook Real Estate Group 2016
Kelly Cook Real Estate Group is named after its founder, Kelly Cook one of the most successful realtors in the state of Arizona.  Kelly Cook Real Estate Group is a growing and expanding real estate team having a substantial impact in the Valley’s real estate market.  However, we are NEVER too big to give you the personal touch every client of ours deserves, as our team is center-focused on customer satisfaction first and foremost.  You will always have several direct lines of communication to Kelly Cook and/or one of our qualified agents at all times to ensure that you will have any questions answered and any concerns addressed from beginning to end.

Kelly Cook, MBA | Team Lead | Realtor®  Get to know me

Kelly's personal experience as a student athlete & collegiate football coach has provided valuable insight and experience that propelled him in the real estate industry.   As a student-athlete, Kelly played football at the University of Nebraska, participating on the offensive side of the ball at both Quarterback and Wide Receiver. During his tenure at the University of Nebraska, Kelly competed in two BCS Bowls, one Conference Championship game, and one National Championship game. After the conclusion of his football playing career and graduation from the University of Nebraska, Kelly served on the coaching staff at Nebraska and Ole Miss. In 2005, Kelly decided to take the skill set he acquired competing in collegiate athletics and apply it to the real estate industry here in Arizona.  Leadership, integrity, and work ethic are the core competencies of Kelly Cook and the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group.  These simple, yet profound intangibles have turned Kelly Cook Real Estate Group into one of the largest and successful real estate teams in Arizona. Kelly has helped hundreds of homeowners successfully sell their homes and help set them up with a game plan moving forward to ensure they are able to purchase another home just as soon as they are eligible.  Whatever your end goals are, we can help you fulfill that exit strategy and will do whatever it takes to make sure you become a satisfied client for life! Contact the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group today for a FREE consultation in person or over the phone to get started today!

Our Team

MARTHA ANDREWS - Luxury Specialist | Director of Group Luxury Division Get to know me

Originally from Texas, a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in business-real estate.  I worked with Trammel Crow Real Estate Company throughout the United States in marketing and property development.   I moved to Arizona with my husband after he completed his medical residency.  For the past 20 + years, I have dedicated myself to the North Scottsdale community and its schools while also raising my 4 children.  I have acquired a love and knowledge of the area that allows me provide information that is relevant to each clients individual interests.  I love helping people and making them happy.  I pride myself on being a good listener and truly care about my clients, in addition, my background in real estate marketing and sales has afforded me a great foundation for servicing the needs of my clients.

JARED STAIR - Realtor® | Buyer Specialist

I was born here in Phoenix, but moved away when I was very young. I grew up just south of Yosemite National Park in a small town called Oakhurst in California. I graduated from Yosemite High School in 2006, and in 2007 I moved to Phoenix and bought my first house. My parents raised me to believe real estate is the best investment you can ever make and that’s what I know and believe still.

Since I was 16 I have worked in the Hospitality business, mostly as a server or bartender at 5 star resorts. In 2014 I decided I wanted to change careers and received my real estate license. I now work with what I’d consider the best company out there, Keller Williams. I wake up each morning excited to meet wonderful new people every day while showing them amazing properties around the valley.

I found the career of my Dreams so now I can find you the Home of yours!

KYLE MASON - Realtor® | CA Expansion Partner

Kyle is a full time Realtor with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Team; with Keller Williams Realty based in Studio City, CA. Kyle works as Buyers Agent and specializes as a Listing Agent. As a 10 member team, they are a prominent authority on California Real Estate, closing over 140 transactions in 2015.

Every day, Kyle has the privilege and responsibility to connect buyers & sellers of Real Estate around the United States. As an rental property owner and real estate investor himself, Kyle understands the negotiation process and the time it takes to find that next great home or great real estate investment.

Kyle came to Keller Williams Studio City; after graduating college in Northwest, Ohio with a degree in sales and marketing in 2007. In 2008, Kyle took a job with a Fortune Top 20 Company; where he had a very successful career in sales and management for over 6 years in both Ohio and California before moving into real estate in 2013.

Kyle’s Experience and Success in sales and business defiantly derives from his… Latest Knowledge of the Real Estate Market, Training in Sales Marketing & Technology, Constant Positive Attitude, Ability to Adapt Quickly to Change in the Market, and his Genuine Concern to Truly Enhance the Lives of all People he is able to assist in business. When you are looking for a: Honest, Intelligent, and Thoughtful Realtor to put your best interest first, then Kyle is happy to help you when buying or selling your next home or real estate investment.

HANNAH COSTA - Realtor® | Listing Specialist

I love real estate and most importantly helping people! My experience in the finance industry and operating several dental offices have helped me dramatically in my career for real estate and truly helped me find my passion of specifically helping sellers get their homes sold for top dollar with a great customer experience. I can connect with my clients regarding the financial aspects of them selling a home, while organizing the entire process from A to Z.

I am originally from Texas, then graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Finance. I love spending time with my family as that is my first passion. I also enjoy volunteering for charities and other non-profit organizations as I'm always looking to give back.

TODD SIMON - Realtor® | Buyer Specialist

I am originally from Michigan. I moved out to Scottsdale after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management. I worked at two large aerospace companies in the Valley with increasing responsibilities up to managing 28 people.

I have lived here for over 11 years in both Scottsdale and Chandler. I love to cook! My team and I competed in multiple BBQ competitions in Arizona and California. We even won a Grand Championship among other awards for our product.

I love to serve and help people. I have a high sense of fiduciary responsibility to my clients. My goal is to make your real estate experience a memorable one. Your needs and wants are the ingredients that help me serve you the home of your dreams. I look forward to working with you!

JORDAN STAIR - Realtor® | Buyer Specialist

I am Truly passionate about Real Estate. I bought my first home when I was 18 and was hooked. I finally figured out that I should leave the Hospitality business and start a new career as a Real Estate Agent. I grew up outside of Yosemite California and moved to Arizona in 2007. I began my career in Real Estate with Keller Williams and quickly became the fastest growing Property Manager in the office. Striving for more I sold off my Property Management business and transferred to one of the highest grossing offices in the Valley. Shortly thereafter I was recruited by one of the top producing Real Estate Teams in Arizona, The Kelly Cook Real Estate Group. With our team closing over 130 transactions per year and working with a talented and experienced team, I have been given the opportunity to help more families find their dream home, provide greater benefits and a higher level of quality customer service.

I have a passion for what I do and love going to work every day! If you are looking for someone who loves what he does, and takes pride in the skills he has learned. Contact Me Day or Night, I'd love to meet you!

BRAEDON THOMSON - Realtor® | Buyer Specialist

I love hockey, but I am originally Canadian, so that shouldn't come as a shock! I also am passionate about helping people, selling real estate, and investing in real estate. My family moved to Arizona when I was a child, so I grew up here and love the Greater Phoenix, AZ area. I attended and graduated college at Northern Arizona University with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. I then moved to full-time working in the restaurant industry with the Fox Restaurant Concepts Company.

I love working with and helping people. That transitioned naturally to me switching careers into real estate. I get to do those same things yet I am working with clients in helping them sell or buy their largest asset as this is very important. I love the challenge everyday and hope to work with you in the future!

Kendra Stutzman - Director of Inside Sales

As a former hair designer and 3 time salon owner, Kendra knows how to put people first. “Put people first and the rest will follow” is one of her favorite sayings. This mindset has led her to be able to truly embrace the position on the Kelly Cook Team as the Inside Sales Director and Client Care Coordinator.

Originally from Michigan, Kendra now lives in Arizona enjoying the sunshine with her two youngest of 5 kids, Roman, 16 and Logan, 20. After years in hair design, she took a 5 year journey in Michigan new home sales where she got a taste of the real estate world and knew she had a passion for this as a career.

In her free time you can find her hiking and enjoying the Arizona sites, spending time with her kids and trying to convince her family to move this beautiful state.

As an Inside Sales Associate she lends her professional talent to this team, assisting clients and potential clients through their journey in real estate and supporting the team in their endeavors. “I am very blessed to be around such professional caring individuals who have bonded together for one purpose… YOU” When you put people first, the rest will follow.

STEVE COLLINS - Realtor® | Transaction Manager

Born and raised in Phoenix, Steve grew up in Scottsdale and has lived there for nearly all of his life. His first-hand experience with all facets of the area make him an ideal member of the team as a real estate specialist in Scottsdale and his background in IT and Management give him the skills and abilities to excel in his position as Transaction Coordinator. He has been a licensed agent for over three years and truly loves helping friends and family alike in all of their real estate needs.

In his free time he enjoys exploring the literary world through both reading and writing. He published his first novel several years ago and is currently working on his second. He is also deeply involved with a worldwide leadership program and spends much of his time mentoring and coaching people in their pursuit of their dreams.

AMY SHEPHERD - Realtor® | Marketing & Client Care Coordinator

My name is Amy Shepherd and I have had my real estate license for 11 years. I am currently in the process of getting my license in Hawaii. I have a BA degree in Administration and Management from Northern Arizona University. I am originally from Orange County California but relocated to Arizona for college and have been an Arizona resident for 29 years.

I am a huge dog lover, love to travel, play golf, ski and spend time with family and friends.

KRISTEN COOK – Accounting Assistant | Realtor®

Kristen has been in real estate now for several years specifically focusing on marketing, transaction support, and post-closing duties for our clients. She is dedicated to finding every possible marketing and advertising strategy possible to assist in the disposition of our client’s properties for top dollar in the shortest amount of time possible. We pride ourselves on our marketing plan and customer service after the closing of our client’s transaction and Kristen heads this up brilliantly behind the scenes. Just one of the aspects that makes the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group special is that our client’s have a dedicated person handling just the marketing of their property; while other people on the team handle other important aspects to ensure our client’s are receiving full-service from beginning to closing of the transaction. Kristen is a graduate of Ohio University and resides in Scottsdale with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, golf, and photography.

MICHAEL FREEMAN – Lender Get to know me

Michael brings years of real estate experience to the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group. He has worked in the title industry, but primarily in residential lending for the vast majority of his career. He has lived in several different states from Texas to Colorado to Arizona. He is licensed in Arizona, Colorado, and California making it possible for us to service our out of state clients in those specific areas. He is very customer service oriented, always putting his clients first and always doing whatever it takes to ensure our clients get the best terms at the best pricing on their loans. Mike is a huge asset to our team and does a fantastic job making a huge financial transaction for individuals and families, very simple, concise, and stress-free. Mike currently resides in North Scottsdale, and enjoys sports, traveling, staying in shape, and all outdoor activities in the beautiful Arizona climate.

JULIE LARRAZA - Title Get to know me

Julie Larraza has over 13 years experience in the title and escrow business. A Midwest native, Julie studied psychology at the University of Nebraska before falling in love with the Arizona desert transferring out to Arizona State University. Julie has a passion for learning and helping others is a natural fit for assisting realtors in growing their business. Basing her business on developing long term relationships that are mutually beneficial has allowed Julie to succeed in Business Development. Julie is a certified trainer for ARMLS which allows her the opportunity to work closely with agents on mls. Julie has served on the Scottsdale Luxury Home Tour for many years and has been selected as a Co-Chair for the Tour this year. Julie hikes nearly every weekend and enjoys Pinnacle Peak, Gateway Loop, Tom’s Thumb as well as many other trails in the area. A super sports fan, Julie follows the Cardinals, Coyotes, Suns and Diamondbacks! She also enjoys movies, reading and dining with friends. Julie is the mom of three! Her oldest son, Zac, is 20 and is student athlete at the University of Denver and is a renowned ice hockey player. She enjoys cheering him on whenever possible, in person, on tv or on the internet. Her second son, Alex, is 18 and is following his dream of becoming a United States Marine to serve his country. Her daughter, Jaysen, is 17 and attends Chaparral High School. Jaysen works at Xtreme Gymnastics coaching young children. Julie is excited to be a part of the Stewart Title team and the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group!

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