Unparalleled Expertise

163 Years of Combined Real Estate Experience


Expertise from over 20 years and 1,000 transactions of  lending for real estate projects from Fix & Flips to Ground Up construction.

Concierge Service

Comprehensive approach to provide a full range of service including funding, raising capital, real estate development, investment advising, and fund management.

Wealth Management

Paradyme’s wealth advisors are knowledgeable investment experts. Our experienced team will help walk you through the process and advise you along the way.

Client Relations

Our client relations team goes above and beyond for each investor, sponsor, and developer that we serve. Our main differentiator in this industry is that we care for our clients every step of the process.


Our easy-to-use, innovative software, and cutting edge technology makes the process of investing simple, even for those new to investing.

Marketing / Branding

Full in-house marketing team providing photo/video, social media reach, content and branding for each project, developer, and sponsor.

Our Team

Over 1,000 Transactions Totaling Over $1.5 Billion in Real Estate Investment Projects and Developments Combined

Ryan Garland

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

A rising star in the world of California real estate, Ryan has literally done it all—from brokering a billion dollars in mortgage transactions to engineering and helming large scale construction projects. He was ranked a Top Producer in the country for five years and was the #1 Top Originator in California for four. But Ryan saw a different path moving forward and consequently decided that the country was ready for a brand new CRE investing mindset.

Venturing beyond the bounds of a strictly “millionaire’s club” mentality, Ryan created a financial management firm that would democratize real estate investing by integrating a cutting-edge technology driven approach with an attitude open to capitalizing on opportunities that not every CRE investment company might be able to. The Paradyme approach is one that—even in the face of a global crisis—seizes opportunities by filling critical gaps.

In 2008 in the face of total economic upheaval, Garland and company focused on the emergent “flip” market and in the process, turned what could have been an investor’s nightmare into a lucrative investing protocol. And in 2020 and 2021, the same mindset applied as Paradyme sought out those deals that made sense in an economic downturn hastened by a worldwide pandemic. Where banks and institutional lenders were dropping off the map when it came to construction and distressed asset private debt lending, Paradyme answered the call. With a series of new funds, we helped certain regions of the country get back on track while enabling our fund investors to experience measurable returns.

John Macaskill

Advisory Board

Evan Kinne

Advisory Board

Mr. Kinne, Senior Vice President at George Smith Partners has arranged in excess of $2BB in total capitalized value of complex debt and equity financings. Recent notable transactions that Evan and his team have completed include several large-scale hospitality developments, multi-family, industrial, and mixed-use projects that required multiple capital sources and substantial financial structure. Prior to joining the firm, Evan was a Vice President at Watertower Group, a boutique advisory focused on dynamic and innovative companies shaping technology, consumer internet and digital media. Evan has advised over 20 internet, technology, and media companies on series A-D equity capital formation and M&A. Evan’s other experience includes: Director of Business Development at RadPad, an LA based venture capital backed Real Estate technology company, Operations Officer at Wilkinson Baking, and several other early stage and venture capital backed companies. Evan started his business career as an accountant. Evan received his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and focused on Real Estate Finance coursework. He also holds or has held multiple professional certifications including Series 63 and 82, Kiazen, Six Sigma Black Belt, and others. Evan is active in his community and is currently focused on helping his undergraduate alma mater, where he was Student Body President, raise capital for a major improvement project. For fun, Evan enjoys being outdoors, skiing, cycling, traveling, and spending time with his wife. He is a Category 1 endurance mountain bike racer, and has enjoyed racing for nearly 20 years, completing many races, including the Leadville 100.

John Finton

Advisory Board

John Finton is one of California’s preeminent ultra-high-end home builders, with an unrivaled portfolio of luxury residential projects worldwide valued at over $2B and a loyal clientele comprised of captains of industry and A-list entertainers. PARADYME is pleased to have now added Finton on as the Lead Construction Advisor, also serving as a member of the Advisory Board. As Founder and President of Finton Construction, John has exceptional skills in bidding, sales, design and planning, material selection and marketing, which will fit into the day-to-day work he will be doing with Paradyme. John’s unparalleled experience ranges from ultra-luxury, high-end homes, to affordable multi-family construction and developments; and has led to collaborations with global visionaries in pursuit of impact strategies, ESG, and health and wellness innovations, something we seek and undertake at PARADYME. Not only does he have a long-established development portfolio, Finton was an advisor for Bank Of America during the 2008 Recession, for their distressed asset departments, focusing on workout turnarounds.

Kara Garland

Chief Operations Officer

Kara is the COO of Paradyme Investments, and the Riverside County Empire Builder for Agent Inc., a Newport Beach, CA based real estate brokerage. Kara’s life mission of giving back and empowerment permeates Paradyme’s culture. Championed by Paradyme, Kara founded The Salvation Foundation, uniting corporate responsibility and global philanthropy with the support of like-minded investors, corporate donors, non-profits and international empowerment networks.

With two decades of experience in Banking, Real Estate, Business Development, Public Relations, Human Resources, Health & Fitness and Life Coaching, Kara is the consummate multi-disciplinary professional who has fueled the responsible growth of every company she has worked with. As Co-Founder of Paradyme, Kara leads the Marketing, Business Development, Investor Relations and Operations departments, channeling her vast experience in senior management to create a world-class team, dedicated to a level of service and success for our clients, unequalled in the industry.

With the expansive experience Kara has gained whilst working in multi-faceted industries, she is now shifting her focus to the continued growth of Paradyme and its current ancillary
companies, Paradyme Funding and Paradyme Investments.

Doug McAllister


Doug is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McAllister Strategic Group, Inc., where since 2004 he has been advising startups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies, evaluating, supporting and facilitating initiatives from corporate strategic planning, turnarounds, leadership training, business scaling and real estate development. Due to his extensive government experience, most notably serving as the Mayor for the city of Murrieta, CA, he also became the Director of Government and External Affairs at Verizon Telecommunications, Inc.

With close to four decades of business experience in a variety of roles facilitating business expansion, crisis resolution, organizational leadership, consulting, executive coaching, strategic planning, negotiations and team building combined with his considerable background and success in the area of private sector/government relations due to over a decade of (appointed and elected) public service interacting, crafting and implementing policy with all levels of government, Mr. McAllister’s focus is to position Paradyme to redefine success in the industry. Mr. McAllister has evaluated, supported and facilitated projects representing well over a billion dollars of private and public funds. His proven track record, alongside his significant reach and influence, are the pillars of his ability to identify and evaluate opportunities for Paradyme, anticipating and mitigating risk, while also assisting Ryan Garland to guide Paradyme toward continued robust growth. Mr. McAllister holds a BSL (BA) from Ozark Christian College and an MA from Hope International University, both degrees focused on the management, mobilization, and motivation of people.

Joanna Dreier

Director of Operations

As Paradyme Funding, Inc.’s Director of Operations, Joanna Dreier brings with her years of experience in account management, operations, customer service and retention and process management. Prior to joining the team at Paradyme, Mrs. Dreier managed a small financial services company that financed home mortgages, provided insurance services and wealth management, along with a real estate division.

Before this, Mrs. Dreier grew a startup corporate housing company from inception to a global presence in just four years. As a highly motivated, solutions-oriented professional with sound time and resource-management skills Joanna continues to be instrumental in implementing and executing strategic administrative and operational initiatives within Paradyme to enhance productivity, quality, client service and overall bottom-line performance. Mrs. Dreier holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and a Master of Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.

Patricia "Patti" Brooks

Director of Traditional Lending- Senior Loan Officer

Patti has been in residential lending since 2001, a seasoned, professional Loan Officer with years of experience in both the purchase and refinance environments. She has always held that clients and service come first. Over the years Patti has funded loans for realtors, financial professionals, investors in residential and multi-unit properties, and every type of family there is. Patti is a firm believer in education and ethics, and that genuine service to clients and colleagues benefit all involved. An LO’s relationship with each of their clients, is the most valuable asset to their business and success. She started her career as a Loan Officer in 2002 with The Mortgage Guild and then in 2005 she became the Senior Loan Officer for Global Mortgage. She currently fulfills two roles at Paradyme. She is the Manager for Paradyme’s Traditional Lending Division and the Senior Loan Officer. Patti’s residential lending career has been within two top-producing companies. With each company, she has consistently been a top producer and/or within the top producing loan officers.

Steve Hayden

Director of Private and Commercial Lending

Since launching his mortgage career in 2003, Steve Hayden has enjoyed working with investors in the real estate space, securing financing for their single-family residential, commercial, and multi-family projects. Since then, given to his ability to underwrite and identify financially sound projects, Steve has funded hundreds of profitable deals. Steve has worked with reputable mortgage companies, including United Loan Center, AAA Mortgage, and Oak Hill Mortgage, where he managed the operations of over 20 agents. Specializing in the sub-prime market, his experience encompasses every aspect of the traditional lending industry including origination, processing and successfully funding transactions. After the 2008 mortgage melt down, his focus shifted to non-traditional and commercial lending, to which he brings his sub-prime expertise to bear, bolstering his impact as a hard money lender. Today he is still constantly learning and keeping up to date with the financial markets while lending his expertise to builders, developers, and loan officers in his vast network. His clients appreciate that he is 100% transparent, accessible and prioritizes communication with them. They know that they have someone looking out for their best interests.

Ray Vasquez

Art Director

Music, photography, and architecture are main source of inspiration of Ray’s creative. He uses each during the ideation process and focuses that energy to develop each concept through final execution.

After graduating from The Art Institute in San Diego, Ray started his career as a graphic designer for the Costco Connection. In 2001, with two years of editorial layouts and illustrative work under his belt, Ray moved to Newport Beach for the Art Director position at SMP Clothing and launched national advertising campaigns in the surf, skate, and motocross industries. In 2003 as a freelance Art Director for DIRECTV Ray created national advertising campaigns and direct mail assets for their NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN HD, and Mega March Madness packages. 2006 landed Ray the Art Director position for CAPS Association, one of three marketing partners for Kawasaki. Within 2 years Ray earned the Creative Director title, responsible for creative on all Kawasaki product brochures, and delivering exceptional photography assets used globally to market the entire Kawasaki product line while successfully managing a $1.8M account. Starting in 2013 Ray held the Art Director title at DeanHouston, Inc. Tasked with leading ideation and brainstorming efforts, he directed and actively participated in design of all marketing collateral and was responsible for pre/post-production of studio and on-location photo shoots including budgets, scouting, vendor negotiations, and client management.

In July 2021, Ray accepted the title Creative Director of Marketing with PARADYME and a plan to rebrand the PARADYME aesthetic, creating a cohesive, progressive look and feel on all marketing fronts.

Sunshine Armstrong

Investor Relations

Leonard Grose

Investor Relations

As one of Paradyme Investment’s Investor Relations, Leonard Grose brings over a decade of experience in hospitality, operations, leadership and customer service and retention. Prior to joining the team at Paradyme, Leonard spent almost 7 years as the Director of Operations for Europa Village Wineries & Resort, where he was an integral part in the strategic planning, development, capital raising, hiring, training and business development.

As Investor Relations, Leonard assists in finding, developing, and fostering clients to investment opportunities that best fit their needs. The liaison and go-to person for Paradyme's relationship with Europa Village, he has worked with closely with their team to continue to help fund and build what will truly become one of the most spectacular winery resorts in California and upon completion of the resort, will undoubtedly garner international acclaim. Born and raised in Wyoming, he has traveled the world and is a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served 3 combat tours, with 1 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan. Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University San Marcos in Criminology and Justice Studies.

Dylan Keetle

Broker Associate-Senior Loan Officer

Dylan is a Senior Loan Officer with Paradyme since the opening of Paradyme's traditional lending department. He started his real estate career as a realtor at the age of 18 but after several years he decided that he wanted to move into the lending side of real estate. He quickly obtained his NMLS license and became one of the top producing loan officers before making the switch to Paradyme. Dylan's work as a realtor gave him a different perspective in terms of lending to better understand the realtors and clients he works with. Dylan enjoys working with first-time homebuyers and investors, being that he owns several rental properties himself. In his few moments of spare time, he is an airline pilot for Allegiant Air and flies the Airbus A320, Dylan has been flying since the age of 11 years old!

Makenna Mullins

Marketing Assistant

Makenna comes to Paradyme with a bachelor's degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design from California State Long Beach. Makenna also has a passion for photography and has been doing it professionally since 2018. Before joining Paradyme, Makenna was the photographer for a newspaper called Epoch Times. Since then, she has been doing freelance work in design, as well as photography.

As Paradyme’s Marketing Assistant, Makenna’s primary focus is creating content for social media, managing Paradyme accounts, and growing Paradyme’s reach through social media presence, as well as a company.

Breanna Sherohman

Executive Assistant to COO

Breanna Sherohman is an experienced Executive Assistant who manages the schedules and communications of Paradyme’s COO, and lends her creative eye to the marketing department, and is an essential part of all of Paradyme’s events. With over 10 years of assisting senior executives, she takes pride in her ability to be adaptable, dependable, and proactive within her work environment. Her talent involves aligning business objectives with comprehensive administrative knowledge to achieve maximum operational impacts, conserving time, and boosting efficiency.

Outside of work, Breanna is an avid bookworm, dog mom to 3 large breeds, and Jeep/off-road enthusiast.

Tawni Fischer

Loan Processor

Frank Luna

Director of Education

Tim Wilkinson

Co Director of Education

Steve Anapoell

Attorney At Law

Steve Anapoell is an experienced business transactional, securities, and tax lawyer whose practice focuses on private equity, fund formation, joint ventures, private securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served as lead corporate and securities counsel in the design, structure, or documentation of some of the largest private real estate offerings in the United States, involving approximately $2 billion.
Steve represents acquirers, sellers, and others in connection with a wide variety of both public and private transactions. With an advanced law degree in taxation, Steve brings together a deep understanding of both corporate and tax issues to provide his clients with comprehensive and
integrated solutions to their business and transactional needs. Clients regularly look to Steve for his business-oriented and innovative solutions to overcoming structural roadblocks, as well as his understanding of the corporate, tax, and business issues they confront. His extensive experience in these areas allows him to assist clients with entity formation, financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other business endeavors in a tax-efficient manner and to avoid costly pitfalls. Additionally, Steve is recognized as one of the top EB-5 program securities attorneys in the United States and is considered a thought leader in the industry. He served as lead corporate and securities counsel for the largest EB-5 securities offering in the United States, represented one of the world’s largest restaurant franchisors in designing protocols and deal structure to enable franchisees to use EB-5 capital to develop and operate additional locations, and represented the City of Miami in structuring the organization and implementation of its EB-5 Regional Center.

Martin Mullen


Mr. Mullen is the managing partner of Rowe Mullen, LLP. He has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of areas, including real estate and commercial transactions, real estate financing, land use and regulatory proceedings, general business transactions and litigation, including: Representation of corporations, businesses and individuals in contract and transactional negotiations. Representation of businesses and individuals in real estate transactions and real estate litigation. Representation of corporations, businesses and individuals in commercial disputes, trials and arbitrations. Representation of clients in land use and regulatory proceedings, including developmental approvals and condemnation actions.
Representation and counseling services in connection with real estate financing and purchase transactions.

Admissions and Associations:
United States Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
All California Trial and Appellate Courts
United States District Court: Southern and Central Districts
California State Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association

University of Texas, Juris Doctor, with Honors; Order of the Coif, 1988
University of Iowa, Bachelor of Business Administration, with Honors, 1985

Mr. Mullen has negotiated in excess of 1,000 transactions, and has successfully litigated
many hundreds of legal disputes. Please visit www.rowemullen.com to see a sampling of Mr. Mullen’s extensive list of results and accomplishments.

Affiliated Partners