...Sentry Residential. Our mission is to honor and serve those who have served by making their home ownership dreams our first priority. We know that buying and selling real estate can feel like a battle. If you get knocked down, you need to trust that your team is there to help you stand. Though it may feel like you are under fire, when the pressure is high, we rise to the occasion...together. We know that the most daunting missions are overcome by the power of your team! At Sentry Residential, we stand shoulder to shoulder with you, providing a victorious real estate experience.
WE ARE ...
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
34th President of the US
4 Star General (Ret.)
MIKE CHIESL - Co Founder & President
US Marine Corps Veteran
Mike, born in Minnesota and raised in Texas, graduated from the US Naval Academy where he started as a linebacker on the football team. After graduation, Mike was commissioned as an Officer in the Marine Corps. After five years of service and multiple combat tours, he was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal as well as the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal. His service continues today with many community and charitable outreach programs. Mike started his real estate career prior to appearing on the television show Survivor where he made it to be one of the final 6 contestants. Most important to him is his lovely wife Molly, and their three adorable children. By putting service and education first, he has been blessed to support clients in over 600 home purchases and sales. Mike is a top 1% agent in the nation, serving buyers and sellers with a focus on quality of service and attention to detail.
JOE WORTH - Co Founder & CGO
US Air Force Dependent
Joseph grew up in a military household with his father as a flight surgeon with the USAF. Joseph learned much about duty, honor & service through long before starting his career with Fortune 50 company J&J. While being trained in management, Joseph earned his MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business. He began learning real estate while flipping investment homes. After transitioning into investment banking, Joseph felt led to start a full time real estate career and became licensed as a broker in 2007. Eventually this decision would lead to a great business partnership and the birth of Fathom Realty, where he served as President of the company for five years. Fathom would eventually become a five time Inc. 500 company and Joseph would help open 62 Fathom markets across the nation during his tenure. Joseph is a husband, father and author who is passionate about unlocking destiny and helping others step into their God given calling.
DANIEL DEVILLE - Co Founder & CEO
US Air Force Dependent
Daniel was blessed to grow up in a military family with military values. With his father a Vietnam Air Force Veteran, he understood from a young age the importance of hard work, and commitment to something bigger than himself. After his father's military service, he went into Real Estate, where he spent 35 years as an executive, eventually at Coldwell Banker. In his early career, Daniel launched or ran large consumer brands, some that you likely know. For a season, he dabbled as a leader in Global 100 and Fortune 500 companies before the start-up bug would bite again. Sentry Residential grew out of an immense passion for serving those who have served. This is a core part of the military-first real estate brokerage that Daniel owned with co-founder Mike Chiesl. In running one of the nation's top real estate teams together, they realized that military members and vets across the country deserved to be consistently protected and served in their real estate needs.
TRAVIS WINFIELD - VP Training
US Navy Veteran (Ret.)
Travis' military career began when he enlisted in September 1992. He served tours on 16 vessels and locations during his illustrious 24 year career. In June of 2016, Travis Winfield made the challenging decision to retire from the Navy and pursue his passion in the Real Estate profession. After retiring from the Navy, he started growing his business and team into one of the Top Producing Real Estate Teams in Southern California. His team is unique in that he only hires Military, Veterans and their families. His civic contributions, awards, and accolades are innumerable, but his greatest achievements are his wife and two beautiful children. His dedication to training and educating his ship-mates transfers over into Sentry where he leads our training and development programs. The power of the combined knowledge of our agents is harnessed through Travis to create limitless possibilities.
ANDY PIEDRA - Principal Broker: DC, MD, and VA
US Air Force (Vet.)
Andy comes to Sentry Residential after serving in the United States Air Force on active duty for eight years and a follow-on career as a Federal Employee for the Department of Defense for another decade. With multiple deployments to the Middle East and Central Asia, Andy returned and commenced a career in Real Estate in 2008. Andy is a graduate of Indiana University and the American Military University with a Bachelors in Business Management, an MBA and a MA in Slavic Languages. Andy bootstrapped his own brokerage, the Veterans Realty Group, in the Washington, D.C. area, which consisted primarily of Military Veteran and Spouse real estate agents, a clear mirror image to Sentry’s values and model, thus the two firms merged in early 2020. Andy Piedra is honored and excited to take on the responsibility of marching with a team of like-minded professionals to revolutionize the real estate experience for our military and their families.
“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.”
Agent Success Manager
Rita is a proud Navy spouse and mother of three. Rita has been working with Sentry since 2018 as their Agent Success Manager. She started out as an agent then decided to help with the growing needs of a startup company by becoming the transaction and compliance manager for the CA branches. As Sentry grew, Rita began managing the onboarding process for all future Sentry Brokers and agents. She is your point of contact when you have questions regarding Backagent, funding requests, commission plans, and capping status. Rita prides herself on being easily accessible to all agents and brokers during their business hours whether they are in Hawaii or Florida.
Business Development Manager
Michelle Washington is an experienced professional skilled in Recruiting, Business Development, and Technical Training. She is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and energy to support and encourage others to work hard and succeed. As the Business Development Manager, she is your first point of contact for introducing potential candidates that are interested in learning about being part of Sentry Residential. She is a proud Navy spouse and inspired daily by her Active Duty husband and four children. In her free time, Michelle likes to be on the softball or baseball field coaching, scuba diving, and traveling the world.
Jacob found his way into Sentry after encountering Co-founder and CEO Dan Deville on run where they discovered that Jacob’s background in accounting and finance was the perfect fit for one of Sentry’s needs. Jacob graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Accounting, originally on the fast track towards public accounting with an audit position at a local firm, an opportunity to work under a mentor changed the trajectory of his career. Jacob has never looked back and since then he has has the opportunity to work extensively in multiple businesses to refine his financial and business acumen while still finding time to Mt. Bike and run.
Marketing and Agent Onboarding
Having grown up in Tucson, Arizona, Kelsey Huebner is a University of Arizona graduate who comes from a family of military and whose husband is in the Marine Corps. With a passion for marketing, she received her Bachelor's Degree in Retailing and Consumer Sciences in 2019 and moved to California shortly after. She and her husband now reside in Hawaii on military orders. Kelsey takes care of the marketing for Sentry Residential and will be the main point of contact when assets are needed by agents.
As a California native, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and heading to Disneyland any chance she gets. On the weekends, you are likely to find her soaking up the sun in Lake Havasu. Kayla is a Biola University graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She also has a passion for photography and meeting new people. Bringing energy everywhere she goes, Kayla is excited and eager to be a part of making your experience working with Sentry Residential exceptional and unparalleled!