Meet the Team (orig)


He is the top residential real estate investor in his community, has been a full-time investor since 2003. Josh has bought and sold over 600+ properties since 2003. He is laser-focused on the distressed property niche including his 6 revenue pillars. Those 6 revenue pillars are Bank Foreclosures (REOs), Short Sales, Lease Options, Buyers, Marketing and Raising Capital.
While his home base is Northeast Ohio, Josh regularly partners up with other investors and even students to close deals in 25 other states. So no matter where you live, Josh is the man to show you how to find, structure, negotiate, and close real estate deals for big profit.
SREC goes beyond teaching how to do a deal and teaches how to build a business in real estate.


Kyle Garifo is a native of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL in 1998 as well as participating in collegiate football and baseball. After graduation, he went on and earned his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology where he then achieved the title of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor after two years of supervised clinical work. He practiced individual, group, and family therapy full time until 2007 when he decided spending time with his young children was a top priority. So, he quit on a Thursday and closed on his first REO project the following Monday, rehabbing a project that ultimately took him seven months to buy and sell!
As a full time real estate investor since 2007, Kyle has created multiple companies including Sky Equity, LLC, a lending company for rehabbers in the Chicago area, Forty One Properties, LLC and Pin High Properties, LLC which are companies used to hold his portfolio of rental properties. AZ Home Solutions, LLC was also created to conduct a myriad of real estate transactions including back to back short sale closings, note buying, lease options, lead generation, and now, predominantly property rehabilitation. Kyle finds that his extensive experience listening and helping people as a clinical therapist reminds him what real estate is all about; creating winning situations for all parties to benefit from.
In the last six years, Kyle has been involved with over 250 real estate transactions. Kyle lives in Algonquin, IL with his wife and three kids.


DK Kim is a SREC Maverick Mastermind Member, full time flipper, investor and real estate attorney in his market of Orlando, Florida. He comes from a varied background where he utilizes his banking, finance, legal and real estate skills. DK was one of the founding members of GulfShore Bank in Tampa. In addition, he serves as the Treasurer for his homeowners association.
DK is also a licensed Realtor and works with several private lenders and investors throughout Florida for residential and commercial real estate investments. He buys and bids on HUD properties in the ENTIRE state of Florida and has flipped over 50+ HUD Homes.


Darren Mancuso started investing in real estate in 1992 with a few rental properties. In 2006 he started flipping properties with a business partner. They flipped 25 house from ‘06 to ’10. In 2012 they started relief properties with Darren as the controlling member. They are on track to do 15 to 20 flips in this year alone.
Darren got his real Estate License in 2014. He’s had great success with selling these properties doing 2 flips a month and has sold the last 6 properties over the asking price in a week or less using our Property Launch formula.
He currently lives in Strongsville with Katie, his wife, and Claire, his daughter who is 1. He has an interest in getting involved in purchasing commercial property. In his spare time Darren enjoys boating and going to the lake.


Mike Gleba is the Chief Marketing Officer and oversees all marketing and sales initiatives at SREC. An internet entrepreneur since 7th grade, Mike has worked in or owned several online businesses and has spent his last 15 years in real estate related businesses. Mike lives with wife and two boys, and spends a lot of spare time playing guitar, reading, and going to concerts.


Roberdo Flanders here. I hail from New York, am married to a New-York Brooklynite, and have two wonderful children. My family and I moved to Cleveland in 2007—though my heart will always stay with the Knicks and Yankees—in a pursuit to advance our education and careers in the accounting and legal fields, respectively, in a city like Cleveland where one could afford a decent education and way of life without susceptibility to foreclosure.
My responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer include all aspects of accounting including but not limited to payables, receivables, payroll, financial statements, human resource management and other projects as assigned from time to time. I have experience in working for both not-for-profit and for-profit based businesses and contribute such experiences to everyday tasks at Strategic Real Estate Coach without obfuscating my colleagues and peers. Notwithstanding “priceless” moments at the office (especially during tax season), working for Strategic Real Estate Coach has truly been a God-send, I love my S.R.E.C. family.


Dan Fradenburgh is the Chief Technology Officer at SREC and Freeland Ventures, in charge of automation, digital architecture, app development, IT health & stability, customization & administration of ecommerce platforms.


Remy Gareau is the Audio / Video Manager for SREC. He is responsible for the production of Digital Media and coordinating the A/V and lighting for SREC Live Events, as well overseeing the A/V department.
He attended Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida and has over 12 years of experience in Film, Television, and Video Production.
Remy enjoys traveling with his wife, playing music in dive bars around Cleveland, and watching TV with his two dachshunds.


Sheila Arthur and her husband of 25 years have been Clevelanders their whole lives. She has a 19 year old son and a dog named Oreo. Sheila has been with Strategic Real Estate Coaching for over 7 years. Started her career with SREC as a negotiator and worked her way up to Customer Service Director. She has always been in customer related jobs first as a Claims Manager, then as a Mortgage Loan Processor and now with Customer Service. Sheila is committed to helping others reach their real estate goals.


Jennifer Pennington is the Customer Service Rep and Accounting Assistant at SREC.
Jennifer grew up in the “Smallest City in the USA” Parker, PA. She resides there still today with her two children, Taylor and Mickey, and her longtime boyfriend Rob. She has been in the service industry since her first job in high school. She loves working with people and is always willing to go that extra mile to help someone in need. She is just starting her career at SREC, but looks forward to many happy years here.


I am the General Manager for Freeland lending and am responsible for all of the day to day operations.
I was born in Cleveland Ohio but have lived all over the southern United States a real “warm weather” guy. I met my wife in Fort Lauderdale, FL and shortly after we were married we moved to Phoenix where we lived for 20 years before moving into to Cleveland to be near family. My wife and I are big sports fans we love all of our sports teams, going to concerts, trying new restaurants and just getting out and discovering new places in our great state to visit.
I have over 15 years in the real estate and lending industries and have performed virtually all of the functions necessary to buy or lend on a piece of real estate. In our business we only interact with our clients for a short period of time but we can really make a difference in their lives and that’s the part that keeps me going.


Jan Cottingham is a Loan Closer at Freeland Lending. She coordinate closings and track our loans paying off.
She grew up in Cleveland Ohio. Lived in California for 17 years. Has a lifetime experience of working in the Real estate/mortgage industry.
Jan enjoys family and friends, the metro-parks in the Cleveland area, sporting events, and local restaurants.


Carrie Rego is the Controller for Freeland Ventures. With her analytic mind and attention to detail, she helps keep any financial details at her disposal in order. Carrie has worked in many different sectors in the accounting field and loves property and financial services accounting the most. Give her a $1 discrepancy and she will find it!
Carrie was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and loves all things Cleveland sports. She also loves trying new restaurants (and old favorites) and loves to travel. She lives in Seven Hills with her boyfriend, two dogs & two cats. In her free time, you will probably find her cheering for her Cleveland sports teams (win or lose), working out, playing corn hole, throwing darts, going to live music venues, playing with her dogs, and watching good movies.