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

Ryan Garland’s unparalleled ability to understand the Real Estate market, and to consequently shift his strategic thinking is the very foundation on which he has built his stellar career.

Ryan started his lending carrier in the traditional SFR (Single Family Resident) space. Due to Ryan's ability to establish relationships with HNW clientele (High-Net-Worth) and his passion for distressed assets, he began the Paradyme brand. Ryan successfully facilitated and closed an average of 150 short sales and REO transactions a month during the 2008 recession period. Strictly focused on “workout turnarounds" or known as flips. Both in the SFR and Commercial sectors. Operating as an LP, Ryan was voted #1 Top Originator in California for 4 years straight. Ryan also made top producers magazine. A nationwide publication. Ryan has been involved in over 1.5 Billion in real estate distressed transactions.

Paradyme's objective and core passion are in line with "Impact" investing. Ryan’s forward-thinking leads in today’s capital environment. From Health and Wellness to building material that is better for the environment, our focus is in sustainable assets planning for 20-30 years down the road. A true wealth mindset mentality. Along with, filling a direct need for housing and workout-turnarounds for small businesses with Real Estate Holdings. With more than a dozen projects in the pipeline at any given time, (average of 250 Million) his diversified platform structure is what most alternative investors are looking for in today’s volatile market place. Ryan is recognized throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside Counties. (Southern California) And, with recession-resistant market ventures such as Multi-Family, for rent SFR communities, Office and other specific Commercial opportunities, Paradyme’s fundamental principles of integrity, transparency and exceptional client relations are a component that all investors continue investing and write reviews about.

Advisory Board

Lin He

Advisory Board

Dr. Lin He came to the United State to attend graduate school in 1992 and got his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering in 1998. In 2008, he started to invest in real estate to take advantage of the opportunities presented during the housing crisis. Between 2008 and 2014, Dr. He bought hundreds of distressed properties in foreclosure and/or bankruptcy as well as non-performing mortgages. Wanting to control the whole investment process, Dr. He built a design-build company, Rellion Inc. (http://www.rellioninc.com/) that specializes in high-end home improvement and development. Along the way, Dr. He personally won Best Design awards three times and his company won Best Service awards three times on Houzz.com. His unparalleled mastery of mortgage workout, foreclosure, bankruptcy, design, construction, and brokering makes him uniquely positioned in distressed investment. His end-to-end approach provides great solutions to all parties in distressed situations to be untangled and move forward. Recognized as an authority in real estate investment, Dr. He has been extensively featured in various news media, including CNN, Reuters, Bloomberg, LA Times, and US News and World Report. Residing in the beautiful city of Newport Beach, Dr. He and his family enjoy all things Coastal OC has to offer.

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.

John McMonigle

Advisory Board

Renowned across the nation and throughout the world for his unparalleled expertise and success, John, along with his celebrated team at Agentinc., have made history by selling properties totaling more than $7 billion over 15 years. John is often called upon by the media as the foremost expert in real estate and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Access Hollywood, The Insider, HGTV and other major networks, as well as countless print interviews in some of the country’s most respected publications. From 2004 through 2008, The Wall Street d named The McMonigle Team the number-one real estate team in the world. In addition to his profound sales achievements, John is known for his trend-setting marketing strategies, which have set new standards for industry advertising and sales around the world. He is also recognized as an expert in real estate development, with the nation’s top builders and developers utilizing his expertise, keen business instincts, and innate ability to understand and outperform the market to sell their properties. Genuinely committed to giving back to the community, John is a proud supporter of the Toys for Tots Foundation, CHOC Children’s Hospital and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Jerry Henberger

Advisory Board

Jerry is the President of Agent Commercial, a division of Agentinc, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in America. He empowers his commercial brokers and agents with state-of-the-art tools, groundbreaking technology, and a support structure designed to serve the specific goals of our clients. We are taking a direct road to becoming the leaders in the sales of office, medical, retail, industrial, manufacturing, distribution, mergers & acquisitions, and multi-family properties. As an example, our hospitality buyers and sellers of estate wineries, golf courses, hotels and restaurants benefit from detailed market research, marketing programs, financial resources, property management and professional real estate services. Jerry founded Millennium Technologies, which at the time, was rated as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Entrepreneur Magazine. He earned national contracts with Disney for ride automation and the United States Navy as a sub-contractor, automating the Aegis class naval ships automating shipboard control systems. Jerry has served as the Director of Development for Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chief Development Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, and as the Executive Director for the Parkinson’s Association. His contributions were recognized by San Diego Metro Magazine and was named one of the “Top Men Who Makes a Difference”. Jerry holds brokers licenses in real estate, financial services, insurance and investment fields.

Executive Team

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 serviceand success for our clients, unequalled intheindustry.

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, Ms. 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, Ms. 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. Ms. 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 and Institutional Lending

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.

Paradyme Team

Robyn Nelson

Client Relations Manager

Robyn Nelson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Paradyme team. Having worked intimately with people for over 25 years, her career is characterized as consistently creating and maintaining trusting, long-term relationships with every client. Robyn’s background in client relations, operations management, business administration, tax administration, accounting, contract negotiations, and effective communication makes her a true asset to Paradyme’s vision and goal.

As the Client Manager of Investor Relations, Robyn, a.k.a. “The Money Mover,” manages all contributions and distributions for each investment. The liaison and go-to person for Paradyme's family of investors, her focus is to make sure investors are placing their money in a fund that benefits them most. She then facilitates the movement of funds into the appropriate investment accounts. Cash or self-directed IRA's, Robyn will make sure your funds are tracked and placed correctly. Born and raised in Southern California, she has traveled the world and is a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Robyn studied Business Operations Management at California State University, San Bernardino, and has lived in San Diego since 2010.

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.

Danielle "Dani" Parks

Investor Relations

Helping people is Dani Park’s very essence and the thread which connects her career path. Dani started as a Special Ed teacher and then transitioned into the Real Estate industry 17 years ago. With a skill set and vibrant personality which organically took Dani to the luxury segment of the market, she has had the privilege to assist dozens of Ultra High Net Worth individuals, celebrities and major corporations with their real estate needs, whilst helping hundreds additional clients with their residential and commercial dreams. Sashaying from event to event, meeting with clients and partners, Dani is the epitome of Paradyme’s core commitment to constant communication and accountability.

Dylan Keetle

Senior Loan Officer

Kim Owens

Senior Loan Officer

With over 20 years of mortgage lending experience and an emphasis on fast, reliable, one on one customer service, Kim has built solid relationships in the real estate industry, as well as investor and client relationships. She takes pride in treating her clients like family and with special care, with availability, open communication, transparency, and honesty. She works directly with her clients from beginning to end, ensuring that they receive the very best service in achieving their homeownership goals.

From mortgage banking to processing, to originating, she has a thorough knowledge of the mortgage process thru and thru. She specializes in Conventional, Jumbo, Non-QM, VA, and FHA financing.

In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family and animals, either at home or anywhere near the water!

Nicole Welch

Private and Commercial Lending Assistant

Tawni Fischer

Loan Processor

Kaveesh Sujan

Assitant Loan Manager

Drew D'Andrea

Investor Relations Assistant

As Paradyme’s Administrative Assistant, Drew D’Andrea’s administrative skills are paralleled only by her upbeat energy and bright smile. Drew brings to Paradyme her 10 years of administrative experience, but her “do whatever it takes” attitude is what truly stands out. Drew supports our Investor Relations department as well as the Marketing department and is always willing to lend a hand where needed.

As a mother of two and a self-proclaimed “race wife” Drew is very active in the local community, volunteers at her children’s schools, and enjoys focusing on fitness and health, and wellness.

Makenna Mullins

Marketing Assistant

Legal Team

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.

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