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Caleb Webster

(503) 740-9660 •

Caleb is proud to call Portland home. While he’s lived on multiple different continents, spent most of his life in other countries and traveled much of the world, the Northwest has captivated his heart like no other place.

Caleb began his career in real estate as an investor in multifamily and mixed-use properties. His passion to help others find financial freedom through real estate eventually led him to get his real estate license. Whether you buying your first house or your fifth apartment building, Caleb is committed to bringing his full arsenal of skills to serve his clients and provide solutions to their real estate needs.

Caleb tries to ski, is moderately ok at hiking and fakes the surfer vibe. When he’s feeling generous he also occasionally flies his friends to breakfast in Bend in his 1970’s Cessna 172.

Dustin Miller

(503) 927-0181 •

Born and raised in Portland, Dustin is well-versed in the up-and-coming PDX neighborhoods. Dustin joins the RareBird team as a broker with over 10 years of experience in new home construction and remodeling. He has a deep understanding of what makes a quality home and has worked behind the scenes on interior concepts and designs for award winning Street of Dream homes. Dustin is dedicated to his clients and uses his strong negotiation skills to get them the best deals. His passion for real estate shines through his vibrant personality, and his honesty and integrity give his clients the confidence they need during the home buying process.

In his spare time, Dustin is a competitive marathon runner, surfs on the Oregon coast, snowboards on Mt. Hood, and volunteers at local charity organizations and events.

Jarrin Benson

(503) 505-1718 •

Jarrin Benson grew up on a wheat farm in North Dakota, on acreage his great-grandparents had homesteaded. While learning the business of farming, he was always more interested in the business of owning and leasing the land. From the first time his father took him to a farm estate sale where thousands of acres of land were auctioned, he was hooked on the business of real estate. His broad range of entrepreneurial experience – from producing records to operating a world-class event production company – provide him with a unique set of skills when serving the needs of his clients. Clients appreciate his clear communication and sharp insight when brokering deals. Jarrin is passionate about Portland and the Pacific Northwest and takes every chance he gets to explore and experience his favorite corner of the U.S.

Jean Rychlik

(971) 303-1860 •

Jean has worked in real estate since 1997, and has represented buyers and sellers of properties worth $60K to $3.5M. She is an experienced project manager, designer, and stager, with a B.S. in Marketing. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Jean focuses on assisting seniors with the enormous task of downsizing.

In her free time she likes to travel, attend her son’s heavy metal performances, and spend time with friends and family.

Jeff OBrien

(503) 720-1104 •

Jeff, a native of San Diego, relocated to Oregon in the ’90s in pursuit of a better quality of life after obtaining a degree in Urban Planning from San Diego State University.  Jeff is dual-licensed as a Real Estate Broker and Certified Residential Appraiser.  With over 20 years of experience in real estate valuation throughout Oregon and SW Washington, he is intimately familiar with each neighborhood and submarket throughout Portland, Vancouver, Salem, and Mt Hood.  Jeff has many years of experience in residential renovation, income property management, land development, as well as collaboration with others to maximize real estate investment returns.

As a father of four Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.  On his spare time, you will likely find Jeff in the outdoors hiking, skiing, surfing or playing soccer.

John Sheldon

(503) 539-9094 •

John has always loved the world of real estate, and brings the team at RareBird a wealth of experience and firsthand knowledge. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, he partnered with his entrepreneurial father for 14 years, closely observing how his dad would buy and sell businesses, but always keep the real estate. Whether it was commercial or residential, John learned that successful real estate investing takes insightful analysis, managing risks, and continuing education.

After moving to Portland and working in the high-tech industry, John began to invest in cash-flow properties as a way to build residual and retirement income. Now, as a broker, he uses his expansive knowledge of the Portland market and his experience as an investor to better serve his clients. John brings talent, a unique perspective, and a network of support to each real estate transaction.

Kristen Ellis

(971) 280-9844 •

A native Oregonian and a natural people-person, Kristen’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to the world of real estate. Her experience owning two storefront businesses has informed her clients-first approach. Kristen prides herself on forging strong relationships with each of her clients and providing phenomenal service that fits their individual needs. Nothing makes her happier than serving as the best representative for her clients and helping them find their forever home or newest investment property.

A mother of two, Kristen loves to cook organically and bring everyone together in one place to share a feast. With her family, she travels all around Oregon exploring the great outdoors hiking, camping, and rafting.

Lester Harman

(503) 741-5345 •

After a successful career as a market research account executive and firm partner, Lester brings his analytical and business acumen to the real estate profession. As a native Oregonian, he is very knowledgeable about the unique character of many neighborhoods that keep Portland charmingly weird. Approaching life with the objective of finding balance, Lester is committed to establishing win-win, symbiotic relationships with his clients and serving their individualized needs.

Lester enjoys running half-marathons around the country, skiing, hiking, singing in the church choir, and volunteering for his daughter’s school and athletic teams.

Lucas Bennett

(503) 341-1441 •

Originally from the East Coast, Lucas spent most of his young adult life working and living in Shanghai, China where he studied the language and sharpened his business acumen. After moving to the Portland to be closer to family and friends, he began investing in Real Estate, focusing on value-add properties in developing neighborhoods.

After receiving his Oregon Real Estate Broker’s license, Lucas joined the RareBird team in 2015. With his passion for business and a hands-on approach, Lucas has begun to build a strong portfolio of investment properties, and an even stronger network of investors and friends in the PNW.

When not out hunting for the next deal, Lucas enjoys soccer, practicing his Mandarin, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

Miho Hatanaka

(503) 765-7129 •

Originally from Japan, Miho prides herself on bringing integrity, perseverance, and a commitment to personal responsibility to every real estate transaction. She loves meeting new people and listening to their stories – learning about different ideas and opinions.

Miho recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from the East Coast and found that the people in Portland shared similar values including her love of food and nature.

She grew up watching fixer-upper TV shows and visiting Home Depot with her father. She loved building and crafting alongside her father, working on weekend home improvement projects. Miho has brought her creative spirit and enthusiasm for homes to the world of real estate.

Miho enjoys nurturing and connecting with her community by actively participating in community events, activities, and volunteering. Additionally, as a foodie, she loves trying out new foods and restaurants around Portland.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time out in nature, sailing, reading and traveling. Miho is passionate about health and nutrition; she believes good health is an essential asset for all human beings.

Nevin Yu

(503) 929-1298 •

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nevin watched the Hong Kong real estate market boom into one of the most valuable in the world. After moving to the U.S. to attend University of Oregon, Nevin saw a similar potential in Portland and decided to dive into the real estate world here! He is passionate about buying and renovating properties into long-term holds as a way to create wealth. Nevin began his career flipping houses, and has transitioned into building apartment complexes and other new construction.

In his spare time, Nevin loves traveling and cooking. He also enjoys working on his home, playing video games, as well as tennis and golf.

Robert Chown

(503) 473-2905 •

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Ron Smicker

(971) 533-4678 •

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Sang Vu

(409)-983-0340 •

Sang Vu RealBird Real Estate Broker

Sang Vu began his real estate career years before becoming a licensed agent with RareBird, as a world traveler and a real estate investor. Born and raised in Vietnam, Sang took the world by storm by studying abroad in Australia for 7 years, then in the U.S., in the Oil & Gas and Nuclear industries. Fluent in Vietnamese, Sang enjoys putting his personal investment experience to work for his real estate clients. Sang earned a degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. In his free time, he serves his community as a church usher.

Say Teoh

(971) 263-1760 •

Say Teoh - Rarebird Real Estate

Say grew up in Singapore, and came to the US for college at University of Texas, Austin. After graduate school, Say landed in Portland and worked for Intel as a yield analyst. After 10 years working for Intel at various sites such as Dalian, China, and Phoenix, Arizona, Say decided to hang up his engineering hat and pursue his real passion in real estate. Say enjoys buying houses in distress and fixing them up, improving the neighborhood one home at a time. Say is fluent in Chinese and has helped multiple Chinese speaking clients in purchasing their dream home or investment properties. In his spare time, Say enjoys spending time with his friends and family.



Slaten Bickford

(971) 251-0216 •

Slaten RareBird Real Estate

Slaten joined the RareBird team with over 5 years of real estate investing experience, and more than 15 years experience in property rehabilitation due to natural disasters. Slaten helped communities along the Gulf Coast after the hurricanes of the mid-2000s, then in post-Katrina New Orleans, and in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. Since 2011, Slaten has used his skills to invest in real estate, starting with fixing and flipping houses (you can see his handy work here), and more recently expanding to multi-family and small commercial investing.

Slaten graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1999, and has also worked in finance in NYC, a dot com in SF, and briefly taught English in the Canary Islands. You can often find him running the trails of Forest Park, cycling the West Hills, playing ice hockey, and teaching his kids how to ski.

Tyler Combs

(503) 545-4177 •

Tyler has been involved in Real Estate since 2009, and became a Real Estate agent in 2013. With an analytical approach to real estate steeped in a philosophical goal to improve the quality of housing throughout the metropolitan Portland area, he has succeeded in mastering the puzzle of redevelopment through an approach of integrity and honesty.

Originally from Portland, Tyler’s involvement in the community extends beyond his role with RareBird and as a licensed real estate broker. He has led youth soccer clinics in Oregon, as well as Uganda and Kenya, and also serves on the Union Gospel Mission Board of Directors. He enjoys writing, design, tech, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He studied English communications and psychology at Corban College.

RareBird Staff