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As a top Realtor, I do not work alone! I have a whole team of people working tirelessly in your best interests. Each member of the team has a specific area of expertise.



Realtor, Business Partner and Operations Manager

Bruce has over 20 years of experience as a practicing real estate attorney. He has a BA from the University of Michigan and a law degree from University of Detroit. 

Bruce has been Elizabeth’s real estate business partner since 2002. In addition to his duties as a partner, he shows property, works on bringing deals together and shepherding them through closing. 

Bruce and Elizabeth married in 2001. Together they have four grown children.


My team also includes agents Peggy Carroll, Jan Nelson, Nancy Arnold and Scott Nelson, as well as my office staff including Chanda Wilbanks, Rachel Howard, Samantha Negri and Darcy Berwick.




Peggy has lived in Ann Arbor since 1987. She has a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. After working in Development at the Ross School for 25 years, she began her real estate career in 2003.

Peggy and her husband, Dennis, have been buying and selling properties in Ann Arbor since 1997 as part of their investment property business. She has two daughters and two wonderful grandchildren.




Jan came to Ann Arbor from Northern California in 1982. In 2007, after raising a family and starting a successful business as an eldercare specialist, Jan decided to follow in her father's (a real estate developer) footsteps by selling real estate as a member of Elizabeth's team.

Jan is married to Stewart Nelson, a retired commercial pilot and commercial insurance salesman with Kapnick Insurance in Ann Arbor. They have two grown sons, Matt and Scott. Jan is an active member of PEO and an alumna of Delta Gamma sorority at the University of California Berkeley.




Scott was born and raised in Ann Arbor. He attended California Lutheran University in Southern California where he was on the varsity water polo team and received his BA in marketing. Before joining Elizabeth's team, Scott worked as a real estate photographer. In 2014, he decided to put the camera down and follow in his mother's (Jan Nelson) footsteps and become a full time realtor.




Nancy came to the Ann Arbor area in 1997.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and has spent 20 years in the health and fitness field. She was employed as the Athletic Trainer at both Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and Canton High School and as a Personal Trainer at a Liberty Athletic Club.  She joined Elizabeth Brien’s sales team in 2013.

Her dedication and attention to detail will allow her to deliver excellent customer service to her clients. Nancy has been married to Jim Arnold for 15 years. 



Office Manager

Chanda keeps the office running smoothly, taking care of phone lines, email, faxes, contracts and scheduling showings. She also handles all the closing schedules and documents. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from EMU, and joined the team in 2008. She has worked in different aspects of the real estate world for the last 13 years.




Administrative Assistant

Rachel is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She joined the team in 2012, and is in charge of pre-listing work, including compiling CMAs and scheduling sign orders, contracting work and photos. She also handles Elizabeth's calendar.

Rachel married Marcel Howard in 2012, and they have one son, Mason.



Marketing Manager for Luxury Homes and Online Specialist

Samantha has been part of the team since 2001. She photographs, prepares and manages the marketing for Elizabeth’s luxury listings. She also manages Elizabeth’s internet advertising and promotion.

Samantha has been married to Jason since 1993 and has five children.



Marketing Manager

Darcy joined Elizabeth in 2010 as her main photographer. She creates original print marketing and also updates Elizabeth's listings online. She is our resident "techie" and a devoted mother of two.

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