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The Friendswood Development Company Team

Ashley Ciotti
Ashley Ciotti
Strategic Planning Analyst
Ashley Ciotti serves as Strategic Planning Analyst for Friendswood Development Company. A Katy native, Ashley graduated from Texas A&M University with a Masters of Land and Property Development and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning in December 2015. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys the great outdoors, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Strategic Planning Analyst
Brad Garner
Brad Garner
Project Manager
Brad serves as Project Manager for Friendswood Development Company.  Prior to joining Friendswood in 2014, he worked as a consulting engineer on a wide variety of land development and public works projects ranging from Texas to California, Hawaii, and the Middle East.  Brad is a licensed professional engineer and graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Civil Engineering.
Project Manager
Brian Gibson
Brian Gibson
Community Development Manager

Brian Gibson serves as a Community Development Manager for Friendswood Development Company.  Brian joined Friendswood Development Company in August of 2003 as a project manager.  While attending The University of Houston, he worked as a project manager in the civil engineering field.  Brian graduated from The University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer licensed in the State of Texas.  Brian has been married to his wife Kathy for 22 years and enjoys whatever his three daughters want to do!

Community Development Manager
Carlos Castrejon
Carlos Castrejon
Project Manager
Carlos graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and joined Friendswood Development Company in January of 2016. While at Texas A&M, Carlos was actively involved with Just4water, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing self-sustainable and economical water solutions for developing nations. Originally from Acapulco, Mexico, Carlos has been living in Houston for over 10 years.
Project Manager
Colleen Halamicek
Colleen Halamicek
Contract Manager, Tax Analyst

Colleen currently serves as Contract Manager and Tax Analyst for Friendswood Development Company. A Nebraska native, Colleen pursued a design degree at University of Nebraska and earned her BBA in Accounting from University of Houston. Prior to joining Friendswood in 2006, Colleen spent ten years as an accountant in the oil and gas industry and custom homebuilding industry. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and time with family and friends.

Contract Manager, Tax Analyst
Dane Plumley
Dane Plumley
Project Manager
Dane joined the Friendswood team in July 2015 with experience in Land Development engineering and project management.   He graduated in 2005 from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  Dane is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.      
Project Manager
David Danielson
David Danielson
Landscape Design Manager
David serves as the Landscape Design Manager for Friendswood Development Company. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, David joined FCD in June 2015. David holds a BA in Fine Art from New England College and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University, where he also served as Graduate President of the American Society of Landscape Architects student chapter.
Landscape Design Manager
Ethan Springer
Ethan Springer
Project Manager

Ethan graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and joined Friendswood Development Company in June 2014 as a Project Manager. While at Texas A&M, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Ross Volunteer Company, as well as a Terry Foundation Scholar. He is actively involved in several non-profit Christian organizations.

Project Manager
Jeb Kolby
Jeb Kolby
Land Development Manager

Jeb joined the Friendswood team in 2014 with experience in design and development projects within several market sectors.  He holds degrees in civil and structural engineering, both from Texas A&M University, is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and is a LEED accredited professional for new building design and construction.  He loves spending time outdoors with his family, traveling, and international relief work.

Land Development Manager
John Hammond
John Hammond
President

John Hammond is a proven land development veteran with over 30 years of experience in the Texas, Virginia and Maryland markets.  John started his real estate career with Friendswood as an Acquisitions Manager and has led the company as President since 2002.  As President, Mr. Hammond leads a team of experience professionals responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, planning, conceptual design, engineering, construction and marketing of Friendswood’s portfolio of communities.

Prior to joining Friendswood, Hammond served as Project Manager for H. B. Zachry Company where he worked on several large scale petrochemical facilities in Texas and Mississippi.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, his Professional Engineer’s license from the State of Texas, and an Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.  More recently, John has taken his 30 plus years of real estate experience to the classroom at the University of Houston. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Bauer College of Business Graduate Real Estate Program.

President
Jorge Coello
Jorge Coello
Senior Staff Accountant
Jorge, a Houston native, graduated from University of Houston with a BBA in Finance/Accounting. Serving as Senior Staff Accountant he joined Friendswood in February 2017 with 5 years of experience in the real estate industry . He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and obsessing over cars.
Senior Staff Accountant
Kate Davis
Kate Davis
Controller
Kate Davis began her career in land development in 2013 and joined Friendswood in 2016  as the Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Friendswood, Kate spent 3 years with a manufacturing company as Controller and 3 years at Deloitte as an Audit in Charge. Kate graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA in Accounting. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, fishing and scuba diving.
Controller
Kayla Stewart
Kayla Stewart
Senior Land Analyst, Marketing Coordinator

Kayla graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Finance in May 2014. A Houston native, she joined Friendswood in June 2014 as a Land Analyst and Marketing Coordinator. While at Texas A&M, she served as the president of the Diamond Darlings.   She enjoys traveling, cooking, and recreational sports.

Senior Land Analyst, Marketing Coordinator
Laurn Randell
Laurn Randell
Acquisitions Analyst
Laurn joined Friendswood Development Company in 2017 and serves as Acquisitions Analyst. He attended Texas State University as a student-athlete and graduated with a BBA in Finance. After three years in commercial construction, Laurn later attended Texas A&M University, serving as President of the Aggie Real Estate Association and graduated with a Masters of Real Estate. Laurn is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf.
Acquisitions Analyst
Leticia Torres
Leticia Torres
Project Administrator

Leticia Torres has proudly served Friendswood Development Company since 2005. In this time she has assumed many roles such as:  filing clerk, receptionist, and accounting clerk. As of 2015, Letty was promoted to Project Administrator where she will face great challenges and gain new experience, something she’s looking forward to. Leticia enjoys cooking, shopping and spending time with her family.

Project Administrator
Margaret Reynolds
Margaret Reynolds
Project Administrator

Margaret currently serves as Project Administrator for Friendswood Development Company. Margaret worked for Lennar Homes for two years and then transferred to FDC in 2003 as a Job Cost Analyst. She loves to reconcile accounts, recover Mud receivables, and working with all the project managers. Margaret enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time with her family, grandchildren, and pets.

Project Administrator
Michael W. Johnson
Michael W. Johnson
Senior Acquisitions Manager, Marketing Director

Michael currently serves as Senior Acquisitions Manager and Marketing Director for Friendswood Development Company. A Houston native, Michael has worked for FDC  since 2007. He is an active member of GHBA’s Young Professionals and a Young Leader for ULI Houston. He has a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Senior Acquisitions Manager, Marketing Director
Monica Vega-Duffield
Monica Vega-Duffield
Acquisitions Planning Assistant, Executive Assistant

Monica Vega-Duffield - Acquisitions Planning Assistant and Executive Assistant to the Division President for Friendswood Development Company since 2003. She is a Houston native and is an active volunteer for Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic, Lennar Special Olympics' Program and Houston Ronald McDonald House.

Acquisitions Planning Assistant, Executive Assistant
Nanette Peavey
Nanette Peavey
Project Analyst

She joined FDC in 1984 and had various accounting assignments prior to being named Controller in 1996 . Nan has a BS degree in Accounting from Iowa State University, a MBA from the University of Houston, and a CPA with the State of Texas.  She is originally from Michigan and enjoys traveling to visit family and friends around the U.S and spending time with her children and grandson.

Project Analyst
Robert Santini
Robert Santini
Community Development Manager

Robert began his career in land development in early 2013, joining Friendswood as an Acquisitions Manager. Born and raised in College Station, he completed degrees in Urban Planning and Land and Property Development at Texas A&M before moving to the big city. Robert's free time often consists of carpentry projects, running with his lab, outdoor adventures, and serving at his church.

Community Development Manager
Sawyer Blackburn
Sawyer Blackburn
Senior Acquisitions Manager, Lot Sales

Sawyer joined the Friendswood Development Company team as Senior Acquisitions Manager in 2012.  Prior to joining Friendswood, Sawyer spent 8 years at Pulte Homes in the Land Division and 3 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Audit Associate. A native of Katy, he graduated from Florida State University with a BBA in Accounting and from University of Texas with a Masters of Accounting.  Sawyer stays busy with his 3 children and keeping up with the Florida State football team.

Senior Acquisitions Manager, Lot Sales
Shukri Abughazaleh
Shukri Abughazaleh
Acquisitions Analyst
Shukri serves as an Acquisitions Analyst for Friendswood Development Company. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and has a passion for real estate development. Mr. Abughazaleh graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and worked for several years as a consulting engineer in the Houston area prior to joining Friendswood Development Company. Shukri is also a graduate of the University of Houston’s Graduate Real Estate Program where he earned his M.B.A. Mr. Abughazaleh enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter at home, church, in the community and at local health-conscious food markets.
Acquisitions Analyst
Tara Booker
Tara Booker
ARC Administrative Coordinator

Tara serves as ARC Administrative Coordinator for Friendswood Development Company.  She has resided in Houston since 2000, and has worked with Friendswood Development Company and Lennar Homes since 2004.  Tara graduated from Lonestar College-North Harris in 2012 with an Associate in Arts (AA).  She is still pursuing her Bachelor's in Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice.  She is married and has two boys, who she enjoys spending all of her time with.

ARC Administrative Coordinator
Veronica Vega-Capistran
Veronica Vega-Capistran
Land Development Administrative Assistant

Veronica Vega-Capistran has served as a Land Development Administrative Assistant for Friendswood Development Company since 2006. Veronica works closely with the project managers coordinating and overseeing all steps of the contract process. Born and raised in Houston, Veronica is actively involved in her church community. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends outdoors.

Land Development Administrative Assistant
Yolanda Barajas
Yolanda Barajas
Acquisitions Administrative Assistant
Yolanda joined FDC in 2016 after 10+ years working with real estate attorneys.  She is excited about the challenge of gaining new knowledge as to the process of acquiring and developing of land and viewing the end result. Yolanda loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Acquisitions Administrative Assistant