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Doug Alston
REALTOR® – Broker-In-Charge
License # RB-23243

Kerstin Alston
Principal Broker
License # RB-22131

Together we have over 50 years of experience in sales, management and negotiations and we use these valuable skills to make sure our clients are making and accepting the right offer. Doug began his real estate career in San Francisco selling all over the Bay Area until 2008 when a career opportunity for Kerstin with Nordstrom bought us back to Honolulu, the place we have always considered to be our home. Doug pursued and built a successful career selling real estate with ISLAND SUN REAL ESTATE PROS focusing on the west side of Oahu. Then in 2013 Kerstin joined what has become TEAM DOUG DID IT.

The Difference

What makes us different from other agents is our shared passion for all things real estate and building long-term relationships with our clients. Showing buyers houses or holding open houses is the easy part anyone can do it! We are here for our clients where a seasoned professional can save you time and money. We will share knowledge about the communities we live in, valuable information to make educated decisions from our experience, and most importantly, help make the process as easy and stress free as possible. Our advice is honest and trust-worthy. Our priority is satisfaction, not commission.


The Matz Home Team

Barbara Matz
REALTOR® – Associate
License # RS-80394

David Matz
REALTOR® – Associate
License # RS-80478

David and Barbara Matz have been married for 21 years and have a combined sales experience of 31 years.

Barb was born and raised in Slovakia, Europe and moved to Atlanta, GA when she was 17 to attend her senior year of high school as an exchange student. After HS, she attended college where she met David and they married in 1996. She has a degree in business management and administration and attended photography school. She speaks the Slovak and Czech language fluently. She has always loved numbers, photography and interior design and after having her 3rd son, she decided to begin her career in real estate. In 2006, she obtained her license in GA and in 2017, in Hawaii.

David was born and raised in Atlanta, GA; however, lived in Hawaii briefly during his high school years. He attended college in Atlanta and pursued a business degree. David has been in sales his whole adult life. In his prior sales field, David was able to achieve top sales status and move up quickly through the company while earning top awards. It was always his dream to one day move his family back to Hawaii. It was an easy task because his wife Barb and 3 sons have loved the islands as much as he has.

After moving to Hawaii in 2015, Dave and Barb immediately began familiarizing themselves with the island of Oahu. Being in the real estate field in Georgia since 2006, in 2017, they decided to continue their journey of real estate in Hawaii. Their philosophy is simple: clients come first. Their professional cohesion and balance is evident in both, business and life, and they complement one another to always deliver exceptional service to their clients. They believe in constant communication and keeping their clients fully informed through the entire process and beyond whether selling or buying, while creating long lasting relationships. They don’t measure their achievements through promises but rather through solutions.


Jessel Riccardini
REALTOR® – Associate
License # RS-80315

Jessel was born and raised in the Philippines where she earned a BS in Marketing and Sales with a concentration in Hospitality and Hotel Management. After a short time working in Hotel Event Sales and Management, she started her worldwide journey that eventually led her to Hawaii. Working for an international cruise line, she traveled the ports of the Western Mediterranean working in hotel operations and management on the ship. After a season at sea, she returned to the Philippines and utilized her keen marketing skills to become a regular top sales associate for one of the leading telecommunications companies in the Philippines. In 2005 she relocated to California, further honing her expertise in sales with the US leader in telecom. After many trips to Hawaii for vacation, she followed her heart and in 2009 made it her permanent home. Arriving in Hawaii offered new challenges; she accepted a position with Hawaii Medical Center West, again quickly raising to the top of her new profession of medical finances. When HMCW closed, she accepted a position with the Veterans Administration (VA) at Tripler Army Medical Center, serving the financial needs of our Veterans. She excelled in medical financials, but eventually took a sabbatical to raise her son. Desiring a return to sales and marketing, she entered the Hawaiian real estate market in 2017. Jessel is passionate and tenacious in everything she pursues, this includes guaranteeing you will get the best representation, regardless of selling your home or buying your dream home. There are few if any realtors who will provide you the attention to detail and personal representation that Jessel affords. She is an avid fitness buff, winning and placing in many local and national competitions. When not working, furthering her education or working out, she loves spending time with her husband, son and dog doing just about anything with them.


Walleska Vélez
REALTOR® – Associate
License # RS-79230

Walleska Vélez was born in Germany into a military family. She has lived in 2 countries, 5 states, and 1 U.S. territory. After completing her Degree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she moved to Hawaii and rejoined her family at her fathers’ last duty station. She is now a wife to a local entrepreneur, and a mother.

Since making Hawaii her permanent home 17 years ago, she has acquired an extensive professional background in Sales and Customer Service. As your Real Estate professional, her #1 goal is to provide an exceptional Real Estate experience to all of her clients. She does this with her commitment to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This also means helping you understand each step of the buying or selling process. She does not just “sell” homes, she simply guides her clients through a predetermined series of events to ensure a smooth, stress-free Real Estate experience.

Walleska knows how important it is to get the best offer for your property, or best deal on your new home. Therefore, she makes it her responsibility to help you achieve these goals. Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, investment property, a first time home buyer, or just relocating to a new neighborhood, she can help make all your homeownership dreams come true!

“Wally YOUR Hawaii Agent!”

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Michael A. Britten, M.B.A.
REALTOR® – Associate
License # RS-83496

After honorably retiring from the United States Navy with 20 years of service, Michael Britten knew exactly how he wanted to continue to serve the public interest. Born in Ohio, Michael has lived in Virginia, Louisiana, Japan, Spain, the Middle East, and O’ahu, Hawaii, which is home.

Michael knows every neighborhood on O’ahu, Hawaii and has committed himself to helping clients find their perfect home too. It is because of this passionate desire, which led Michael to continue to serve the public interest as a real-estate agent.

During his travels in the United States Navy, Michael discovered the true meaning of honor, courage, and commitment. Being the people’s person that he is, Michael
has always had a personal gratitude for service to others, going the extra mile, and helping others achieve their goals.

Michael is a trusted resource for both home buyers and sellers. He specializes in understanding the local real estate market, helping clients maximize his expertise to find their perfect home, and providing good humor along the way.

Michael currently resides in Wahiawa, Hawaii, with his wife Karen. They have two daughters and two sons. Michael received his Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Human Resource Management, with academic honors, here in Hawaii, from Wayland Baptist University – Hawaii Campus. In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking, and teaching personal trainer classes.


Tesia Worley
REALTOR® – Associate
License # RS-84836

Born and raised local girl Tesia Worley is best known for her community involvement and public service. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools, published author and business owner. Her passion for business is driven by filling a need and keeping people happy.

Attending open houses at the age of 14 and seminars fresh out of high school were clear signs of an interest in real estate. After 10 years in business and 5 years working for the news, she met Doug and Kerstin. It was essential to Tesia that she continued to serve her community and with real estate she’s doing just that. Whether she’s hiking on the east side or surfing on the west side, Tesia knows the islands like the back of her hand. Living in Hawai‘i is what people say is “living the dream”, there’s a reason why she never left. Let her make your dream of living in Hawai‘i come true and call Tesia for all of your real estate needs. She is professional, reliable and fun to work with.