Jim Filippi
707-880-2555
DRE# 02014153

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Agents

Nicole Solari

Broker Owner

707-486-5400
DRE# 01952567
nicole@solariteam.com

Broker Nicole Solari has been obsessed with real estate ever since she can remember, and in 2013, she left a successful career in tech to pursue her passion full-time. Technical savvy, insatiable drive, and devotion to exceptional client service quickly put her among the top-producing agents in Solano and Napa Counties. But when it became clear that her unique brand of client-centered service required a different business model than the production-driven, big brand agencies, she launched The Solari Group. A Georgia native and graduate of the University of Georgia, Nicole brings her natural Southern charm to managing a growing roster of agents. With offices in Napa and Fairfield, the Solari Group is now one of the premier agencies in Solano and Napa counties. Clients say that Nicole is a dedicated, attentive, highly-skilled negotiator that has their best interests at heart and the knowledge and connections to make their housing dreams come true. Nicole holds GRI, CRS, SRS, SPRES, and NARPM certifications and is on the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Her management companies, Keyrenter Solano and Keyrenter Napa, and her design firm, Napa Valley Modern Staging and Design, are invaluable resources for her clients. As a member of the Napa Chamber of Commerce, Nicole is always learning more about her community. Her time outside of work is devoted to her family-including her rescue dog Aubie. She also enjoys running and good food.

Maggie Celestini

Realtor®

707-592-8532
DRE# 01878565
maggie@solariteam.com

Maggie Celestini is a real estate specialist and a top producer who has extensive knowledge of the local market. She grew up in Italy and South America, which gives her a multicultural perspective and fluency in Spanish and Italian. Her mission is to consistently go above and beyond her clients’ expectations, and she makes it her business to educate them throughout the real estate process so they have the knowledge to make the most informed decisions. Her easy-going personality, positive and relaxed attitude quickly puts buyers and sellers at ease. Clients know she is an expert who will look out for their best financial interests and negotiate contracts to their benefit. They also appreciate her thorough understanding of financing options and the legal aspects of real estate. A UC Berkeley graduate, Maggie has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and an Associate’s Degree in Business from Solano Community College. During her 25-year career at Levi Strauss & Co., she traveled the world, working closely with international business partners while establishing herself as a personable, customer-focused professional and skilled negotiator, skills she brings to her real estate practice. Maggie enjoys the outdoors, cycling throughout Solano County’s valleys, hiking in Hawaii, running at Lagoon Valley, and spending quality time with family and friends. She lives with two animals, two grown children, and her husband.

Dylon Baker

Realtor®

707-330-0152
DRE# 01990381
dylon@solariteam.com

Living in Solano County for most of his life has given Dylon Baker an in-depth knowledge of the community. That’s one of the reasons why his buyers find their dream homes and his sellers get the best offers. Clients remark on his diligence, honesty, preparedness, and real estate expertise. He is dedicated to providing service that never stops. From the beginning of the transaction to its end, Dylon shows up at the highest level. Before Dylon began his career in real estate, he was in the home remodeling industry. Running hundreds of projects taught him how to see through the ordinary to create the extraordinary. He now uses that talent to help clients understand the potential value within the houses they’re considering buying or selling. Dylon has the drive to match his clients with the home that they love while making the entire process as easy as possible!

Jason Traylor

Realtor ®

707-205-9070
DRE# 01994474
jason@solariteam.com

Jason Traylor has years of customer service management experience under his belt. He ran several high-volume Starbucks Drive Thru stores in Southern and Northern California and he also owned his own landscaping business. These experiences taught Jason several important skill sets, including marketing, graphic design, and the importance of a strong social media presence. Jason started his real estate journey doing curb appeal consulting and flipping landscapes. Jason is a driven and grounded person with a genuine heart to do good. He works hard and loves when his clients become lifelong friends. He wants his life to have meaning and helping people reach their home buying or selling goals is very rewarding to him. Jason is not in real estate to get rich; rather, he wants to better provide for his family and make a difference in people’s lives. When not helping achieve their real estate goals, he has been married for nearly 19 years and is the father to two children.

Evan Petit-Frere

Realtor ®

707-439-6476
DRE# 02075199
evan@levelupbrokerage.com

The city of Travis Air Force Base is where real estate agent Evan Petit-Frere calls home. Coming from a military family, Evan understands the importance of uniformity, transparency, and integrity, especially when helping his clients make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. In Evan’s eyes, clients are more like family or a brotherhood where service comes before self. He listens intently to help clients get clear about their criteria and what’s most important to them. Clients consistently feel like he has their back in tough negotiations that deliver the most favorable terms for them, and because of that, he is able to form long-lasting bonds. That is why he makes it his duty and obligation to go above and beyond to deliver the quality service clients deserve. After spending seven years in the customer service and technical field with AT&T, Evan decided to leverage his knowledge, experience, and transparency to pursue his dreams in the real estate field. After meeting with Nicole Solari and the tight-knit, cohesive Solari team, he knew it was a perfect match. Being backed by a strong, knowledgeable group has given him the opportunity to excel and “level up” at a much faster pace. Evan loves being around people and in his free time, you can find him enjoying Solano County’s cultural beauty with his fiancé and two sons. He loves hiking, dancing to live music, local events, and trying great restaurants in and around the surrounding area!

Gwen Broussard

Realtor ®

415-724-8036
DRE# 01725684
Gwen@levelupbrokerage.com

Mario Moreno

Realtor ®

415-533-4140
DRE# 02052784
mario@solariteam.com

Mario Moreno started his career in real estate as a loan officer in 2003. He became well-versed in the industry and helped many clients purchase homes until the financial collapse of 2008, when he was forced out by economic necessity. He then joined his brother in the transportation business, eventually managing a fleet of over 40 vehicles and drivers. In 2011, he founded a transportation corporation and worked in collaboration with FedEx Ground. Mario had always enjoyed the real estate industry, so when the market began to recover in 2013, he started buying, fixing, and selling houses. In the process, he learned about legal procedures, marketability, construction costs, how to determine a home’s real value, and about the many other aspects involved in flipping properties. Opportunities grew, and in 2015 he founded Moreno Properties. Mario worked diligently and found that many houses were in excellent condition and priced reasonably but were not suitable for flipping. He realized that selling these properties as a real estate agent would be more effective and joined The Solari Group, a firm with great marketing and advertising strategies, in 2018. Mario’s extensive real estate knowledge, his experience in both buying and selling homes and investment properties, his passion for the industry, along with the support of a solid team make him a prime negotiator who always obtains the best value for the buyer and an equitable stress-free sale for the seller.

Kevin Oretga

Realtor®

707-366-8065
DRE# 01950561
kevin@levelupbrokerage.com

Kevin is a licensed Realtor at The Solari Group. He specializes in first time home buyers and investment properties. He primarily works the Solano County market.

Jim Filippi

Broker Associate

707-880-2555
DRE# 01448068
jim@levelupbrokerage.com

When I first embarked on my residential real estate and finance career, it was to be your advisor, rather than your typical real estate professional who just takes your order. I’ve spent the last 15 years enhancing myself through education and industry experience, in order to deliver a better experience to you. I accomplish this through Service, Experience, and Relationship. SERVICE I am unique in the services I provide my clients. By working with a practitioner who is a licensed Realtor and a licensed loan originator, you don’t have to deal with multiple professionals to obtain the same goal. I may have a few professional titles, but unofficially, and rather more importantly, I’m a professional guide. This may sound a little out of place considering you aren’t touring the Serengeti, but rather, you are buying or selling a home, or obtaining a mortgage. Think of it this way, if you were to drive across the country to visit the Statue of Liberty, you likely couldn’t get there by jumping in your car and driving. It is probable that you’d consult a map, or use GPS navigation of some sort to guide you to your destination. Your real estate transaction is usually the largest and most complex deal you will experience throughout your life. For that trip to be successful, you need a professional to guide you there. This is where I come in, to guide you through selling your home, searching for your new home or obtaining mortgage financing. EXPERIENCE It may seem a little presumptuous to be a self-proclaimed professional. In the legal world, an expert is one who possesses special skills or knowledge about a particular subject. To that end, I’m not your typical agent, so let me highlight what makes me your professional. EDUCATION: I hold a Juris Doctor degree, two Bachelors of Science degrees, one in Business Administration, the other in Law, and an Associates of Science degree in Administration of Justice. I am also taking the California Bar Exam in July 2019. LICENSING: I hold a Real Estate Broker license, the highest license offered by the California Department of Real Estate. I am also licensed as a mortgage loan originator by the California Department of Business Oversight. CERTIFICATIONS: I am certified as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) and a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) by the National Association of Realtors, and a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist by the Institute of Consumer Financial Education. ACHIEVEMENTS: I have been selected as an MVP by my peers at multiple employers and have received awards for excellence in customer service. RESPONSIBILITIES: I have been a leader in the mortgage and real estate industry since 2007. As a Team Leader and Branch Manager, I’ve been selected to lead real estate and mortgage professionals in our area. VOLUNTEERING: I serve as a board member and law enforcement liaison for the Northern California Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (NorCal COPS), which serves to assist families and co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. In addition, I have been selected as an Honorary Commander for Travis Air Force Base for the 2018-2020 term. RELATIONSHIP We will work together, first to provide you with an award-winning customer experience, but ultimately to build a lasting relationship. I stay connected with my clients long after the closing and continue to be your resource for everything residential real estate and financing related. If you have a question 10 years after you close, give me a ring! My business is referral-based, which is something that cannot be done without delivering what I promise. By providing a WOW experience to my clients, they have awarded me by returning for future transactions and referring their family and friends. It’s time for you to see why Real Estate and Lending are Better Together. So, allow me to guide you to your new home. Call me today!

Garrett Forbes

Realtor ®

707-975-0896
DRE# 01975558
garrett@levelupbrokerage.com

Garrett Forbes epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. He grew up in Napa Valley. He started working in the fashion and entertainment industry for over a decade; traveling to various cities around the world. Establishing great connections with a wide spectrum of diverse clients. When working with me you can count on my loyalty, honesty, and knowledge. My commitment to volunteering allows me to give back to our community, in hopes of making a difference. I recently raised money and volunteered for the Solano Association of REALTORS Foundation Scholarship Committee 8th Annual CRAB FEED. I am involved in both Napa and Solano County communities. I support the Chamber of Commerce in Napa, American Canyon, and Vallejo. I believe strongly in giving back to the community.

Teri Buchanan

Realtor ®

707-815-1336
DRE# 01326975
teribuchanannapa@aol.com

Senior Real Estate Specialist Teri Buchanan provides concierge-level real estate services to first-time and experienced Napa and Sonoma Valley buyers and sellers. Her real estate experience in San Francisco and the North Bay exceeds 20 years, and she knows the Napa and Sonoma Valleys like a native. Before becoming a Realtor, Teri was the managing partner of a San Francisco marketing communications firm, where she supported real estate developers and allied professionals for years. She found her way to Napa in 1992 and has called it home ever since. Her clients routinely say, “Teri is the best agent I ever worked with.” And that’s her goal – to be the best agent any client has ever worked with. Having relocated herself, she knows the stresses and joys of starting fresh. She tailors her services to make each transaction as stress-free as possible, and Teri’s service is always top-notch, whether her clients are buying an entry-level condo, selling a large family home, and downsizing locally or out of town.

Grace Sawyer

Intern

707-343-5588
Grace@levelupbrokerage.com

Natasha Antonioni

Realtor®

707-759-6125
707-506-6272
DRE# 02015113
natasha@solariteam.com

Natasha has always had a passion for helping people reach their dreams. She takes pride in assisting others and has gone from not only helping individuals reach their real estate goals but also families. In her current role as a real estate professional with The Solari Group, Natasha leverages her talents and experience to provide her clients and her team with the best service. Her experience includes distinguished branding, high-tech marketing techniques, personal touches and excellent negotiation skills. Having bought, sold and renovated multiple homes of her own, Natasha understands the ins and outs of home ownership, getting a premium value and the need to make the process as smooth and stress free as possible.

Hayley Baker

Office Manager

DRE# 02060064
hayley@solariteam.com

Hayley recently moved to Solano County from the East Bay, making Vacaville her home. She enjoys hiking, camping, baking and spending time with her husband and two dogs. She is a detail oriented person and wants to make any home buying process as easy as possible for everyone involved.

Jaclyn Strickland

Sales Assistant

707-366-4715
jaclyn@solariteam.com

Jaclyn, originally from Ohio moved to California to grow her career where she had already built a solid foundation as a sales assistant. Her goals are to help people and continue to work on her own personal growth. As a problem solver, she loves the constant challenges in real estate. Not too long ago, for a birthday celebration, Jaclyn climbed "Stairway to Heaven" in Hawaii. Throughout her hike, there were many times she wanted to give up and not climb another step. Even though this was such an enduring task she knew she could make it. That taught her that there is not a stair she can't climb to achieve anything she wants. It has always been a dream of hers to follow her great grandmothers legacy of helping families find their dream home while building long lasting relationships.

Jeremy Forcier

Lender

415-717-7155
NMLS#: 290878
jeremy@jeremyforcier.com

I grew up in Northern California, attended Sonoma State University and settled down in Sonoma County where I live with my wife and three children. I currently serve on the board of directors and am involved in many organizations such as COTS and The W Foundation. I believe that being involved in the community is essential for a better learning and living experience for generations to come. Along with being a mortgage professional, I am a food and wine enthusiast. I love sharing moments in time with people I know, and don’t know, so that I can live a life full of perspective. I don’t believe that anything in life is impossible. With a good attitude, anything can be accomplished!
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The Solari Group
Nicole Solari
DRE# 02014153

Solano Location
4820 Business Center Drive, Ste 140
Fairfield, CA 94534
707-486-5400

Napa Location
1700 2nd Street Suite 222
Napa, CA 94559
707-819-9119

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