The Thank You Heroes Family
Colleen has been in real estate and more importantly, expertly in lending for over 25 years and knows everything there is to know about lending and then some! She can smell out a “rat” in a lending deal a mile away and will always bring it to light, but also knows a good deal when she sees it. Nothing gets past her and it is her passion to care for the client and make sure they get the best deal available. Her grandfather also proudly served in WWII.
Dave is “Pop” (he hates when you call him that) and he’s been in the real estate biz for over 20 years now; he KNOWS real estate! Name any place in San Diego, and I can guarantee he’s lived there and can tell you all about it! Dave is an expert at pointing out possible "red flags" in a property that most people miss. He is our go to guy in all things to do with real estate processes, laws, and contracts.
Aaron actively supports and provides counsel at CRASH; San Diego’s leading behavioral modification program which helps people to start a new life in recovery. He is the the main creator of Thank You Heroes!, along with Dustin. He is “honored to serve those who serve” and has an ultimate goal of creating what he calls a “CRASH II” ; a fully sustainable non-government owned program which further protects the benefits of recovery and creates an atmosphere more susceptible to success in a smooth transition into our community and all completed with God as our guide.
Heroes Enrollment Manager
Lisa is a veteran of the US Air Force and a registered nurse. Her stepdad served in Vietnam on the Midway; the aircraft carrier that is majestically retired right here in our San Diego Harbor. Her grandpa served in the Army Air Corps and was a member of the Air Apaches of the 345th Bombardment Group under General MacArthur WWII. Her father served 2 tours in Vietnam as a US Marine and is a recently retired police Major and commander.
Amra is a loving mother of 3 amazing boys and a proud law enforcement wife. Prior to becoming a federal agent her husband served as an AE in the U.S. Navy. Amra is extremely active in her boys’ life and volunteers her free time as a manager and tournament director for their soccer club, Poway Vaqueros. Amra and her family are Ramona residents; she says there’s no other community like it and invites everyone to come on out! Amra is our no nonsense, get ‘er done the right way and right now kinda agent…she is amazing!
Craig is a San Diego County native who grew up in Encinitas, and now lives in the French Valley with his wife Sophia. Craig has a passion for animal rescue, and his pets Bodhi (a rescue dog saved from the streets of Calexico) and Smoke (a cat Craig literally grabbed off the freeway) are a true testament to that. Craig comes from a strong background in car sales and management, but he felt that he needed a job change to something more philanthropic and meaningful. A real "people person," Craig loves working with his clients and enjoys helping them fulfill exactly what they need.
Dustin served San Diego for over 10 years as a lifeguard! He has two beautiful little ones loves exploring all that San Diego has to offer with them. Dustin’s mom worked as a customs and border protection officer for over 20 years and is now a spokesperson for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement here in San Diego. His grandpa was a Chief Officer in the Navy for 30 years and his grandma’s brother was a pilot in WWII, shot down over Italy and triumphantly survived as a POW for 3 years! He also helped create the Thank You Heroes Program and serves as one of its Directors.
Tracy was born and raised in San Diego but now lives in Temecula where she loves the small town feel! She is the proud mother of an active duty Marine son named Ezekiel. When she is not busy helping clients she is spending time with family, camping, hiking, hanging out with her dogs, and enjoying the beautiful Southern California weather. She believes it is not only her duty to represent her clients to the best of her ability, but to also educate her clients through every step of the process and she truly understands the stress that comes with buying and selling real estate. As a full time Realtor, Tracy will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience a pleasant one!
Born and raised in Orange County, Stephanie has a vast and expansive knowledge of the Orange County market and surrounding areas. She has been a licensed Realtor for 8 years and is skilled at helping clients through the process of selling one home in order to purchase another, and explaining the home buying process to first time home buyers so their first experience in purchasing is a memorable one. The home buying and selling process isn't always easy, and can come with some challenges, and she understands the importance of working through those challenges by eliminating stress on her client and making them feel confident and at ease. With so many Realtors to choose from, she prides herself in making sure each of her clients individual needs are met by custom tailoring their home buying search
to their specific goals and assisting sellers by getting them the most from the sale of their home.
Heroes Team Member
Eliseo "Cheo" Nunez
I wake up everyday with a passion to live and the golden ticket in my reality for living is to give back. Giving my love, time and energy isn’t a hobby but a lifestyle. Before working for this amazing team, I worked for a local Charter School mentoring and job training young adults. I’ve been blessed to do some public speaking in Washington D.C and I also worked side by side with Senator Ben Hueso to pass laws for employment in California. In 2014 the City Council awarded me with my own day! My mentality is always, "the sky's the limit!" I just love giving back and that’s why working for The Thank You Heroes Home Rebate Program is a perfect fit for me.
I’ve been told I have a cute accent! (originally from the UK). Arriving in San Diego 16 years ago I got married in Las Vegas to the love of my life Stephen, who served in her Majesty’s Royal Air Force for 19 years. I have 2 Daughters, 2 step children and 2 wonderful grand-kids. For most of my life I have helped and given back to others, from the age of 14 volunteering with down syndrome kids and helping a seniors organization with meals on wheels, and now being a CASA for Voices for Children (advocating for foster kids). After 3 years working in real estate I joined the Thank You Heroes Home Rebate Program.My spare time is taken up with photography, keeping fit and being with my grand-kids who help me play and feel like a kid again.
Joey has been with the Thank You Heroes team since November 2016. Joey started as a tech guy for the program but grew to be a Agent on the Thank You Heroes Team. He came down to San Diego for college and attended USD where he was on the Baseball Team. His family’s military background consists of his Grandfather, who was an Officer in the Air Force. His Step-Grandfather was a Major in the Marines. Also, Dad is co-founder of non-profit, Adopt-A-Chaplain, which supports our nation’s chaplains by ways of care packages and prayer. Joey has a high energy personality that ensure that your Heroes transaction goes smoothly and closes with the least amount of hassle!
John is a U.S. Navy veteran serving four years aboard the Uss Long Beach in San Diego John has three adult children and the oldest John jr is a veteran as well. I Purchased my first home at the age of 23 And my love for real estate began. I have purchased several properties in the last 30 years bought and sold. I currently reside in Central California Visalia. It is my goal to assist and help veterans with a safe place to access their benefits to purchase homes throughout Central California . In my free time I enjoy traveling and sports.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Breana is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan and now a full time Realtor and Small Business Owner in San Diego. Since 2012, Breana has specialized in multi-family renovations, acquisitions and property management. In her previous role as a Regional Property Manager in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas she became familiar with the communities and knowledgeable about multi-family investments.
For the last 7 years prior to becoming a Realtor, Breana worked as a real estate marketing specialist supporting top producing real estate brokers. She continues to develop her craft and techniques via the latest seminars and expos. This allow her to utilize her extensive background and skills to optimize exposure and success for her clients to always receive the best.
Working with Breana, you can rest assure your property or offer will be presented in the best way possible, making your transaction hassle-free. Breana and the Thank You Heroes Team are here to make your life easier.
Heroes Team Affiliate
Brit Coupens is the son of a Marine Corps Sergeant and grew up in Nebraska and Colorado. A 1980 graduate of Colorado State University, he moved to San Diego in 2000 to be closer to family after many years in the energy business.
Brit began working as a real estate appraiser in 2002 and upgraded to Licensed and then Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser by 2005. Though he no longer accepts appraisal assignments, he has maintained his certification and his license is current and in good standing. This is helpful when asking for reconsideration of appraisals which may be less than accurate and may reduce loan benefits or preclude a loan completely.
In 2013, Brit became a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator in California, specializing in reverse mortgages. He enjoys working with seniors (reverse mortgage borrowers must be a minimum of 62 years old). The reward for him is the improvements in his clients’ lives based on bettering their financial circumstances. Though a lifelong civilian, Brit served as President of the Coronado Council of the Navy League of the United States.
I am Vincina (Vinny) Morineau. I was born in Italy and was adopted and came to the United States at 9 years old. I have been married to David for over 19 years. David proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam war; worked at Donovan state prison for 10 years, is a chaplain with the Rock church and both David and I serve as marriage coaches with the Rock church. It's amazing to see the transformation in people's lives when God is involved!! We have raised three beautiful Children in a blended family who have brought much joy to our lives. David and I have been involved in real estate since 2004- as realtors and investors!! I joined as a Heroes Agent because my heart is to serve those silent heroes (like my husband) who enable us to have the prosperity, freedom and a lifestyle of our choosing. My clients become friends because we ALWAYS put their interests and need first - which in turn makes our lives more meaningful! It is an absolute privilege and pleasure to be a Thank You Heroes Agent!