Real Estate Experts & Coaches
Angela Gregg (aka “Coach Ange”) was a Mastery and Inner Circle students and has been a FortuneBuilders’ Live Group Coach since 2013. She, along with her husband, Coach Mike Gregg, own and operate Sturdy Foundations, Inc., their real estate business, which operates in Honolulu, HI and Colorado Springs, CO. She has served over 23 years in the United States Air Force and as a result has had the opportunity to invest both nationally and internationally. From her experience in the military and investing, Coach Ange knows the challenges and importance of organization when building a real estate business and working full time. With a BS in Psychology, MS in Human Resource Management, and an enthusiastic energy that is contagious, Angela has proven to be a great asset in her company as well as her coaching.
Coach Barbara Bauer-Chen joined FortunBuilders in 2015, and has been a licensed real estate agent in Virginia since 2015. Coach Bauer-Chen and her husband are active investors and have rehabbed numerous properties and held over half of them as passive-income rental properties. She and her husband focus on rentals (single family, college rentals, and mixed-use commercial) but also enjoy doing rehabs. Coach Bauer-Chen loves the design phase and seeing what can be created when working with great contractors. Further, she’s skilled at negotiating “subject-to” and other creative deal purchase options. Most of the investments in her portfolio are located in the coastal Virginia area as she started investing there while her husband was active duty and stationed nearby. She and her husband have since moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and have continued their real estate business there. Her first career was with the US Navy as an aviation hydraulics mechanic, master training specialist, and aerospace maintenance officer- primarily with P-3s and C-130s. Coach Bauer-Chen has lived in eight states within the US and also Japan.
Coach Chad Tate is an investor, developer, and community business leader in Charlotte, NC. Prior to his real estate career, Coach Chad spent 15 years as a Human Resources leader for two Fortune 100 companies. He began investing in real estate with his mother and sister in 2009 with absolutely no real estate experience. After joining Mastery, they quickly found success in raising private money and rehabbing. Coach Chad eventually became a sought-after speaker and leader in his local REIA and even went on to represent the REIA in his local Chamber of Commerce. By 2011, Chad and his sister, Carie, were leading FortuneBuilders bus tours in his local market as well as speaking for FortuneBuilders and other national organizations. Coach Chad and his team currently focus on development and new construction in the semi-luxury segment within his local market while also building a passive income portfolio through rentals and notes. In 2016, Coach Chad became the co-owner of the award winning REIA where he met Than Merrill back in 2009 when he joined Mastery.
David Fair is co-owner of SELL NOW RGV, a one-stop solution for real estate investing in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Having grown up in a family owned retail clothing business, he was not only involved in the day-to-day operations of retail, but also oversaw store expansion and renovations. Directing the leasehold improvement finish-outs of several commercial retail spaces helped him to hone his design and construction skills. After leaving the retail business in 2000, he entered the field of residential contracting. One day while calling on a supplier, who happened to also be a real estate investor, the topic of estate investing came up. With that conversation a new passion was born. They soon created a partnership focusing on wholesaling and rehabs.Looking to fill a void in real estate education, David, his partner, and another local investor co-founded the Rio Grande Valley Real Estate Investors Club in late 2002. Currently, David is the past president and serves as a partner of the club.David, an expert networker, has done a little of everything. His primary fields involve subject to, owner financing, wholesale/wholetail, and rehab. He is also fluent in Spanish.David enjoys helping people understand that building a real estate business is achievable for anyone who wants it. It takes dedication and hard work, but that’s what entrepreneurship is all about. You can’t give up!
Dennis has been with FortuneBuilders for most of their history. Having started investing in real estate over 40 years ago, he initially rehabbed a couple dozen homes in the late 1970’s part time, loved the business and went into commercial real estate full time. Being successful in commercial land development led him to helping and teaching others good business techniques. Currently, the Ol’Dawg is moving into semi-retirement but still owns and operates his Commercial Mortgage business, owns two other small businesses and does considerable real estate and small business consulting. Being personally involved in over one billion dollars of commercial transactions and having consulted on even more than that gives him a broad perspective. Dennis has been coaching and working with FortuneBuilders’ students since 2009 and has personally worked with over 3,000 students. Additionally, Dennis has taught Economics and Business at the College/University level for 17 years and has started 11 small businesses outside of his real estate investing. His experience includes having been President of the Board of Trustees for a college, served on numerous community boards and foundations, is currently on the Planning Commission for his city, and has been actively involved with community Economic Development for over 30 years. He is competitive, loves sports, and is an accomplished woodworker. He is a man of faith and is currently helping build an $8M new church using many FortuneBuilders’ techniques.
Dorian Green joined the FortuneBuilders family with his wife, Mandi Green, in 2012. After becoming a Mastery student graduate and applying FortuneBuilders’s systems and resources, Coach Dorian started by doing several residential renovation projects and wholesale deals while living in Aurora, CO. He has since expanded his business to his hometown, Cleveland, OH, where his intention is to help revitalize his native home. In his pursuits in Cleveland so far, Coach Dorian has successfully completed residential redevelopments, wholesale deals and has acquired rental properties. Dorian’s mission is to “Change Lives One Key At A Time” and his vision is to “Free Others As He Frees Himself.” His vision started with neighborhoods and assisting people with housing troubles and has now expanded to becoming a FortuneBuilders’ coach to guide fellow Mastery students.
Erica May is co-owner of CTM Investment Group and started her real estate career in 2007. In 2008 she moved to Columbia, SC and made real estate investing her full time job. Erica became a part of Fortune Builders in 2011. She has done numerous real estate transactions and her knowledge of real estate is in mobile homes/mobile home park investing, rehabbing, lease options, private money, rentals, REO’s and property management. Erica owns several passive income properties consisting of single family homes as well as mobile homes. She was fortunate enough to learn about the mobile home industries from one of her mentors Lonnie Scruggs. In 2012 Erica became co-owner of CTM Property Management and is also a licensed property manager in charge. Erica grew up in West Virginia and attended the University of Charleston on a soccer scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. Prior to real estate investing Erica was an accomplished Interior Designer. She worked on large projects all over the country for Marriott Vacation Club, Bank of New York, IBM, Nautica, University of Central Florida and Eli Lilly.
Tammy Merk began investing in real estate in 2008 in the South Florida area and has done countless transactions that include auction properties, foreclosures, REO’s, rehabs, wholesales, and private money lending. Tammy joined FortuneBuilders in 2014 and got her Real Estate agent license in 2015. Prior to her real estate career Tammy was an Electrical Engineer and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) for 15 years working for Fortune 500 companies such as Intel, Motorola, Siemens, and Office Depot. She later focused on strategy and process implementation, helping large corporate clients such as ADT security realign portfolios after their Tyco divestiture. Tammy and her husband absolutely love sharing their knowledge and experience to help others, and they love to give back to their community and church. They volunteer and serve on the development board with Big Children’s Foundation who help provide hope for at risk youth, and also with “4Kids” of South Florida and “His Caring Place” who are helping to solve the severe orphan crisis in Florida. Tammy was a trainer/speaker at the 2015 Real Estate Ignite event in Las Vegas and Tammy also did the Tuesday Case Study training where she went through the first two deals she ever did as a Mastery Student wholesaling for the first time!
Wayne Evers is a Certified Professional Performance Coach. Coach Evers is a retired Naval Officer who has been active in real estate investing since 1985. He been a licensed Real Estate Professional in Florida for the last 12 years and is the Broker/Owner of Evers Realty, LLC, a brokerage that focuses on all aspects of real estate with an emphasis on real estate investing. Coach Evers is proficient in Wholesaling, Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rental or Passive Income Properties and Tax Lien/Tax Deeds. Coach Evers enjoys helping people attain their goals, especially in the real estate arena. He takes pride in his ability to teach and help others learn through his own experiences. On a philanthropic note, Coach Evers gives back to the community through the guardianship of two profoundly disabled adults and is a member of the Knights of Columbus Catholic Men’s Organization. Additionally, he also enjoys working to improve needy communities (especially Blythe) through his expertise and resources in construction.