Taylor Team Information
Lance was born in the small lake town of Mountain Home in Northern Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas (Go Hogs!). Lance comes from a long line of real estate professionals. His grandfather started his own brokerage in 1968 and his father took over in 1981. Lance also has 2 brothers who are top producing agents for Keller Williams Realty in Northwest Arkansas. He worked as a buyer’s agent in college while studying finance and engineering and was first licensed in real estate at the young age of 18. His energy, enthusiasm, and hard work combined with his extensive knowledge and background in the industry make him a viable asset to the Taylor Team. Lance briefly left the real estate industry to pursue his other passion of product development and LED lighting design. He traveled to Asia and worked with manufacturing partners and distributors to bring energy efficient lighting technology to the United States and other countries. Lance moved to the North Dallas area in 2009 to find a better life for his family, with two young daughters who always keep him busy when he’s not selling.
Lance feels that his place on the Taylor Team is to provide the highest level of service to all his clients, thus raising the bar in terms of service and positive experiences. “Great service in any industry is a challenge to find. My goal is to bring a concierge level of service to my clients in the North Dallas area.” Lance specializes in working with first-time home buyers and sellers, investors, and luxury buyers and sellers.
Outside of working, Lance spends time with his wife Christie and their two daughters and is passionate about playing music, including keyboard, guitar, and harmonica. He is also an avid snow skier, wakeboarder, and scuba diver. In addition, Lance can be found playing ping pong, cornhole, or finding new adventures to travel on. Lance enjoys being very involved in his church in McKinney.
Christie was born in Lexington, KY but lived in Ohio, Arkansas, Tennessee and even as far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was young. It wasn’t until she moved to Texas in 2009, though, that she felt a connection and wanted to put down roots…she credits Texas with stealing her heart.
“Moving so much growing up taught me a lot about adapting to different situations, cultures and circumstances…I feel fortunate that I was pushed at a young age to be happy and thrive even when I am out of my comfort zone.” She goes on to say, “I love the Dallas area because I feel like it is a huge melting pot of people from all over the world. However, it still carries that southern small town charm in its DNA. Even though our area has seen tremendous growth and is still growing rapidly, people still take the time to wave at their neighbors and offer a helping hand…I just love that that is who our city is!”
Christie has been a licensed real estate agent since 2012 and has since sold multi-millions in the DFW area. Christie has extensive knowledge in selling and buying residential properties including luxury, first-time homebuyers, condo/townhomes, and everything in between. Christie says “Real estate for me is SO much about the people I have the opportunity to work with, and that is why I just love what I do! I am blessed to help families get into the home where their memories are made or help them move on from their current home to the next journey in their life. I mean, what could be cooler than that? I’m just so thankful!”
In her spare time Christie enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband Lance, singing on the worship team at her church, traveling to anywhere that has an ocean and reading inspirational/motivational books.
Tiffany was born in Pennsylvania but got to Texas as soon as she could! Tiffany’s husband joined the US Air Force and their growing family enjoyed living overseas for 13 years, from Japan to Italy to Germany, with a short stint in California, before coming back home to Texas to be close to family and re-enter the real estate field. Real estate is in her blood; growing up in the business with her mother working as a loan officer in lending and eventually made the transition to real estate, earning her broker’s license. Tiffany obtained her real estate license at 18 years old and has an extensive history of sales, property management, and transaction coordination. Our clients are instantly drawn to her warm personality and her strong desire to help facilitate each transaction as smoothly as possible, helping not just the clients but everyone on our team as well on a daily basis.
Tiffany is the mother to four amazing children, three sons and one daughter, as well as her precious fur baby, Givens. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time at the lake, water skiing, snow skiing and spending quality time with her family.
Taylor joined The Taylor Team as a graphic designer and marketing coordinator, and quickly took on the role of Listings Coordinator soon after, loving the daily changes and challenges of the real estate industry. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she moved to McKinney in 2015. It was clear that graphic design was to be her passion almost immediately upon taking her first graphics class in her first year of high school. Upon moving to Texas, Taylor worked as a dog groomer for a few years while attending school for graphic design. Working with the Taylor Team quickly became more than just a graphic design job. She is constantly learning new things about marketing, real estate, and the growing North Dallas area. Looking for creative ways to present information to clients and providing unmatched service and support to sellers is a daily goal for Taylor, and she aspires to grow in her current position with the Taylor Team, learning more about the industry as she goes.
In the rare times Taylor is not in front of her computer designing, she can usually be found with her nose buried in a book. Taylor and her husband, Casey, welcomed their daughter Aria in December 2019; they love quality family time, along with their Siamese cat and two standard poodles.
Jackelyn grew up in the North Dallas area and graduated from the University of Oklahoma – School of Architecture with a degree in Construction Science/Construction Management. She has been licensed in the real estate industry since 2007. Jackelyn brings a high level of customer service and area knowledge to her clients, as well as a passion for real estate and our local markets.
Jackelyn loves to spend her free time with her two children and husband, as well as traveling to new places. She is close to her parents,who also live in the area.
Jacquie grew up in North Dallas, & received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at UNT. She spent a total of 13 years teaching, & had the pleasure of teaching at the International School of Helsinki, Finland while living there with her husband & 3 children. Jacquie & her family relocated 7 times throughout 7 years with her husband’s job, living in in CT, IL, FL, and Finland, until moving back HOME to Texas 8 years ago. In 2018, Jacquie earned her real estate license. She enjoys spending time with her husband of over 26 years, three wonderful children, and their Golden Retriever. She enjoys spending her personal time running, painting landscape pictures, and watching her daughter play Collegiate softball.
Scott was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Houston in 1996. He has a 30-year background in the insurance industry. Scott started out as a licensed solicitor in his father’s multi-line agency, where he serviced clients’ auto, home, life, health, and commercial insurance needs for ten years. During these years, he discovered a strong desire to help people protect and maintain their sense of security. He worked to expand his industry knowledge and hone his skills, earning his designation as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).
In 1999, Scott transferred to the operations side of the insurance business, where he has managed the defense of litigated property and casualty claims for over twenty years, protecting clients from exposure to their personal assets from thirdparty lawsuits. He moved to the North Dallas area in 2015 with his wife and daughter. They also have a daughter in Houston, and a son in Austin. As his father taught him, Scott built the foundation of his insurance career on servicing his clients’ needs as if they were his own. He is excited to now have the opportunity to assist the Taylor Team in their efforts to raise the bar and provide a concierge level of service to the needs of first-time home sellers and buyers, investors, and luxury home sellers and buyers.
Scott also enjoys outdoor activities, such as running his dogs and Jeeping. Since moving from Houston, he and his wife like to spend time together exploring all that their new home in North Dallas has to offer, and they are very happy to have found a church home in McKinney.
A native of Morocco, Afaf grew up in Casablanca before moving to Seattle, WA at a young age. Texas has been Afaf's home for the past 15 years. She understands what it's like to be in her client's positions, as she moved quite a lot as a linguist in the U.S. Army, in addition to family-related moves. Afaf has a background in education as a French high school teacher, and loves education. To be the best agent possible for her clients, Afaf continues her real estate education to keep her market & industry knowledge current! Afaf always goes the extra mile, bringing a genuine interest, dedication, & passion to get her clients exactly what they want!
Clay was born and raised in Garland, Texas. After earning a degree in Acting Performance at KD Actors Conservatory in Dallas, he signed with Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas and with BLVD Talent in Austin. He appeared in both national and regional commercials, including Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Lotto, and earned a role on Fox's TV series, Prison Break. Other areas of study and experience on his winding path from acting to real estate include everything from pre-employment screening and criminal background investigation, time in the insurance industry and multiple areas of construction to graphic design. Clay’s experience and knowledge spanning across a wide array of industries and areas of study and his unwavering faith and eagerness to help others seem to have fatefully led him to the real estate industry and ultimately to the Taylor Team at Keller Williams.
Clay also sings, plays the trumpet, guitar and drums and has written and composed songs. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Hailey, and their family and friends.
Cynthia was born in Verona, Italy; she grew up living in the US and spending summers in Italy as a child. She moved frequently, living in multiple cities including Green Bay, WI; New Orleans, LA; Lexington, KY; Bentonville, AR; and as far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cynthia and her husband, Gary, team up to provide a broad-based real estate service approach. Together they raised their four children, a daughter and three sons.
Cynthia has always had a love o afdventure and meeting new people, nurtured through extensive travel engaging with different cultures, customs, personalities, and backgrounds, providing her with a unique characteristic in relating with others and building quick bonds with her clients. Cynthia is always working to understand their needs and desires in a home purchase.
Before getting her real estate license in 2014, Cynthia studied and worked in the interior design field, engaging with top designers and furniture home décor centers. In addition, she founded and operated a home staging business. Each experience adds a keen sense of understanding and associated approach to improving a home’s desirability and marketability.
In her spare time, you will find Cynthia hanging out with her family and enjoying being “YaYa” to her three beautiful granddaughters! Cynthia has a warm spirit and loves adventure! She loves a good road trip in her camper, cooking, hiking, and a good laugh! She is active in her local church and is passionate in serving and supporting others and looking for the good in all situations.
Gary was born and raised in Lexington, Ky and graduated with a BBA degree at Morehead State University. He began his career with a multi-billion-dollar national retailer in NYC, eventually purchasing everything from men’s suits to women’s shoes. Later he was employed with Wal-Mart Stores, eventually serving as Vice President for the International Division. He has traveled to over 20 countries, living in three, and four continents during his previous work tenure. Gary moved to Dallas, Texas in 2009 founding a products development company servicing major national retailers. Today, Gary teams up with his wife, Cynthia, to service real estate buyer’s pursuit of finding their special home in the DFW area. Collectively they deliver a one-two punch to exceed client’s expectations. You work with one and the other is complementary!
Gary understands the significance of a home investment and its correlation to gaining family wealth, as he has firsthand experience owning and selling multiple residential and investment properties. When you first meet Gary, you instantly know that he has your best interest in mind. He absolutely loves to interact with people and has an infectious excitement and enjoyment in viewing potential homes and obtaining that special property. He always shares with his clients upfront “We are going to be well prepared and skilled in our search and approach, however we are going to have fun!”
Gary displays a keen sense for listening, understanding, and applying an effective course of action for each client’s home search. Undoubtably derived from his multicultural experience and business acumen. He strongly believes the real-estate purchase experience is informative and collaborative process built on personal relationships, not a short-term business transaction. When Gary is not helping his clients, he is enjoying family time with his daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren. He loves to golf, boat, fish, camp, travel and explore.
Mike grew up in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, with most of his childhood spent in and around Rockwall. After college, he specialized in customer service, recruiting, marketing, and sales. Mike was also the lead singer of a band that toured the country. He has been a pastor for the last five years and loves serving people; he is drawn to real estate because he is passionate about helping people in their daily lives. He strives to build relationships with others so that he can help them thrive in life.
Mike understands the value of family with a wife of 15 years and four incredible children. He loves sports, traveling and adventuring outdoors.
Being raised in Dallas all her life, Paige knows the area well and has a heart for the needs of people! She dove headfirst launching a career from coordinating national conferences, overseeing marketing strategies, and previously selling homes during tough economic times. Recently, the staffing industry was good to Paige, and she was able to meet a fantastic group of clients.
She has been extremely excited to dive back into real estate and grow with limitless potential. Paige is eager to build a fun foundation together as well as building a relationship for the future. Most would describe Paige as enthusiastic, trustworthy, kindhearted, and she is currently involved in animal rescue when possible.
Paige’s husband and fur babies are her world and keep her laughing. She has the mindset to achieve goals and work hard to exceed your expectations.
Savanna grew up in Orange County, California, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in communications & psychology.
After graduating, Savanna worked as a Transaction & Client Care Coordinator for a large real estate team before becoming a full-time agent herself. Licensed in Kansas, Missouri, & Texas, Savanna's diverse real estate background allows her to understand all aspects of a transaction and provide her clients the highest level of service and knowledge. She has quickly fit into the close-knit family that is The Taylor Team! Savanna loves to spend her free time with her friends, family, and two dogs.