About The Team

As a top Realtor, I do not operate alone! I have a whole team of exceptional people working in your best interests. Meet our team. . .

Denise Doonan grew up in the real estate business, but officially has been licensed for 17 years and full-time since 1997. Denise graduated from Fairfield University in 1997 with a degree in Economics and minors in Biology & Psychology. She has worked in every aspect of the business from detailed marketing to helping both buyers and renters find real estate to suit their changing needs. Today, Denise is the operations manager for Phyllis Doonan & Associates and prides herself in running a “unique environment in which top agents succeed and our clients are our number one priority”. Denise helps facilitate training in the office and keeps the office posted on economic and market changes affecting our clients
Valerie McNeil is a native of Stamford and enjoys working with buyers and renters. She finds pleasure in assisting sellers in achieving their goals whether it’s downsizing, relocating, etc! She is a member of the Faith Tabernacle M.B. Church where she is on the Annie M. Davis Scholarship and Finance Committee. Valerie graduated from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT in 1997 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Valerie enjoys sewing, baking and spending time with her family and friends.
Petia Tzenova is a native of Bulgaria and joined Phyllis Doonan & Associates in 2007. She has a great way of working with buyers and sellers and is fluent in both Bulgarian & Russian! Petia is a member of the Consolidated Multiple Listing Service, Mid Fairfield Board of Realtors plus the Connecticut and the National Association of Realtors.
Anita Ambrose moved to the area in 2001 from Medellin, Colombia and currently lives in Fairfield with her husband Matthew and their two young daughters; Sarah (3) and Madison (10 months). She started in the clothing and fashion industry having graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana with a degree in Textile Engineering and started classes at FIT in NYC until she found her calling in real estate. Following her mother and grandfathers footsteps as a realtor you could say it’s in her blood. She joined the team 5 years ago and is passionate about helping her clients find the right home. She is bi-lingual and loves guiding first time buyers through the process.
Mariann Funch recently returned to Stamford and offers first-hand experience with the Stamford real estate market and can guide you through your sale or purchase and relocation. Mariann is a graduate of the College of New Rochelle with a MBA from Iona College and two decades of financial experience.  She and her husband have two children and know the importance of living in a good neighborhood and community.  Mariann will provide you with personalized and customized service to help you achieve your specific real estate goals.

As a life long Fairfield County resident growing up in Stamford I have come to know and love the area. With many years in the service industry I have made uncountable life long friends and contacts in every field. After purchasing my first home at  23 my ever growing interest in the real estate world took off. I have since then taken my exceptional people skills and world wide experiences and honed them into helping bringing people and home together with as little stress as possible. From the first step of buying or sell you property and past the closing.
Ming and her family are living in Lower Fairfield County, CT with her adorable children. She is the 74th descendant of Confucius.

Ming was senior leader in Northern Trust Corporation headquarter in Chicago. Her education and working experience in assets & wealth management gives her the sensitivity in real estate market, pricing, trends, and investment returns. She loves to share her real estate knowledge with her clients. And she is always there to help her clients to make the right choices.

Ming believes honesty and integrity are the two most important qualities in all types of business practices. She always teaches the Confucian Golden Rule to her kids, "DO NOT DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD NOT LIKE TO BE DONE TO YOU."


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