The Dan Faulkner Group
Born in Redmond, Dan is a native of the area. Attending local schools, including the University of Washington, as well as experiencing all that the area has to offer, has given Dan a unique perspective on the Eastside and Seattle. This breadth of knowledge of schools, parks, commutes, and neighborhoods, makes him able to tend to your needs in a very in-depth way.
Graduating from the University of Washington in 2005, Dan initially had plans to go to law school. However, the real estate business pulled him in, and starting straight out of college, he’s never looked back. His favorite part of being in real estate is building the relationships with his clients. For him, there’s nothing better than seeing his clients grow into their homes and truly getting to know them and their families.
In his spare time, Dan enjoys reading, hiking, running, martial arts, and watching football (Seahawks and UW!). He is also involved with several local non-profits, including the Foundation for Venezuelan Education and Culture, Youth Eastside Services, and Coalition: Humane.
Andrea Perun, Operations Manager
Andrea joined the Dan Faulkner Group in the summer of 2013. Having been raised in Issaquah she was excited to work in a community she loves so much. Prior to working for Dan, she spent 7 years working in retail banking. Dan and Andrea first met when he was a customer of hers at a local bank. He was so impressed by her interpersonal skills that he approached her with a job offer when the opportunity came about. As soon as Dan told her about his relational approach to business she was in! Andrea was also looking forward to utilizing her organizational and task management skills in the role of executive assistant and has since been given the role of Operations Manager.
Andrea, her husband Justin (married in 2011), and adopted dog Nox currently live in Kirkland. Justin works in sales at a business leadership and development company. He’s originally from the Midwest and even though he’s a Steelers fan, Andrea’s pretty set on keeping him. Nox is likely a shepherd-pit mix who was found on the streets of Houston as a puppy. He was adopted by Andrea and Justin in February 2017. Since then he has gone from the street life to the sweet life.
Besides working with the Dan Faulkner Group, Andrea also volunteers her time as the Vice President of a local nonprofit that reaches out to women in Seattle’s sex industry. She and her husband are also actively involved at their church. In her free time, she loves to spend it with her friends and family, usually around a dinner table. She also enjoys cooking, baking, cheering loudly for the Seahawks, reading Harry Potter and watching NCIS.
Kelsey Keener, Lead Buyer’s Specialist
Kelsey is also a Washington native, and having spent many years South of I-90, she brings valuable experience and expertise to an area that has seen a surge in buyers. This works out well since she is the lead buyer’s specialist for the Dan Faulkner Group. Prior to signing on with Dan, she has over 5 years of lending experience and over 6 years in investments. Needless to say, working directly with clients is something she has always been passionate about. She is thrilled that her role takes her out from behind a desk and into the field. As some of her personal hobbies include gardening, crafting and antiquing she loves the fact that exploring a variety of homes is part of her daily routine!
A 1930’s farm house in a dairy town is where Kelsey calls home. She resides there along with her husband AJ, daughter Elizabeth, dog, and cat. She loves the small town community and how much space she has now for her garden! AJ works in construction management so even though both their jobs take them all over they love the home they’ve created together and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!
Greg Willis, Buyer’s Agent
Greg started with the team in 2016 and brings vast customer service experience from his 15 years working in Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos. The majority of his work experience in Las Vegas was at the 5-Star service rated Wynn and Encore Casinos where he managed several different departments over the span of 10 years. Greg’s innate 5-Star service-oriented philosophy transitioned perfectly into the Real Estate world. His daily focus is to exceed our client’s expectations by proactively communicating and anticipating their needs.
Greg and his wife Regina met while working together at Wynn Las Vegas in 2006. When living in the desert, they took full advantage of what the local outdoor area offered and frequently traveled to parks such as Zion National Park, Death Valley, Red Rock, Mammoth Lakes, Mt. Charleston, Bryce Canyon National Park, and of course, their favorite, the Grand Canyon where Greg proposed in 2010. Not only did they enjoy traveling to nearby desert parks, but they also traveled to Japan for their friend’s wedding, sailing through the Caribbean twice, and island hopping in Hawaii (where Regina’s from).
In 2013, Greg and Regina married in Olowalu on Maui (Regina’s hometown). Shortly after, they decide to relocate to Western Washington to be closer to several of her family members and to start a family of their own. In May of 2016 they welcomed a happy and healthy baby girl, Esme Lanakila Willis. Since the new addition to their family, Regina has taken some time away from her hospitality management career to focus on taking on the biggest most important responsibility of her life… Motherhood.
When Greg is not diligently working for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family and showing Esme all the outdoor beauty the PNW has to offer. In the summer, the family (including their two small rescue pups) enjoy sightseeing around the San Juan islands and beyond. In the winter, Greg enjoys the steep slopes on his skis while the rest of the family stays close to the fireplace sipping on hot cider. Greg looks forward to exploring more of the PNW with Esme as she grows older. He hopes she will share in his passion for hiking, skiing, and just getting dirty!