Meet the Executive Home Team


Steve Thoele, Principal Broker/Owner  

Steve ThoeleSteve’s primary responsibilities are working with clients to successfully market and sell their homes as well as direct the marketing and management activities of the Executive Home Team.

Steve comes to the real estate industry with over thirteen years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, Steve was a Partner at Veber Partners, a Portland-based investment banking firm focused on advising companies on mergers & acquisitions, management buyouts, debt & equity placements, and other corporate finance related assignments.

Steve has proudly served the community as a volunteer and past board member of both the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) and Junior Achievement of the Columbia Empire (JA). Steve graduated with honors from Oregon State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Administration.

Currently, Steve resides in Sherwood Oregon with his wife Lisa and their daughter Gabrielle.


Lisa Thoele, Broker/Owner 

Lisa ThoeleLisa was born in Los Angeles to two native Oregonians. By third grade her family had relocated back to Oregon. She grew up in a small town in Oregon – Junction City. Lisa attended Oregon State University and earned a degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics. Upon graduation she realized that she enjoyed working with people more than with their DNA and struck out to gain some professional skills. Relocating to the John’s Landing area near downtown Portland, she worked as a legal assistant for five years and later as an administrator for a non-profit corporation. Throughout her career, Lisa always appreciated the people she worked with but had an entrepreneurial spirit and continued to want to eventually own her own business. She went on to open a storefront business in Lake Oswego.

After establishing the business, she sold it to pursue a career in real estate. Lisa enjoys helping family, friends and new acquaintances seek or sell their homes. She is a multi-million dollar producer but bases her success on exceeding the expectations of her clients rather than on volume production. Lisa left the company she previously worked with to join Keller Williams in July of 2004 specifically because of the values that the company supports and promotes – these values are a reflection of how she strives to live her life and conduct her business.

Currently, Lisa lives with her husband Steve in the Sherwood area with their daughter Gabrielle and two dogs. They enjoy the small town community of Sherwood. Lisa enjoys spending time with friends, supporting the arts and enjoying all the culture that the Portland area has to offer.


Jane Paulson, Principal Broker

Jane Paulson Keller Williams

When it comes to business, dedication to assisting real estate clients buy or sell properties for over 20 years, is the total focus for Jane Paulson!  Jane says, “Listing homes and getting them sold for my sellers; representing buyers and getting them the best money can buy; is what it’s all about!  Add a little fun, and it’s a great thing!”

Growing up on a rural cattle ranch in Eastern Washington, Jane later moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University.  After many years in the financial services profession, she entered the magical world of real estate at the beginning of 1992, and never looked back.  Jane had found a profession that was rewarding and inspiring. . .”the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.”  After the first 10 years in real estate, she had the opportunity to be one of the founding owner/agents to open the first franchise of Keller Williams Realty in the state of Oregon.  This highly successful company has been a very good investment for Jane, as an incredible working environment and place to help her clients realize their dreams of real estate ownership.

Over the past 20-plus years, Jane has the experience, knowledge, and expertise ready to be put to use for you.  She has been a multi-million producer, acquired her Principal Brokers license, the CRS, ABR, GRI designations, managed a real estate office, trained agents, and spoken at seminars.  Making memories with the family, volunteering and contributing to charities, exploring new places, golfing, reading, kayaking, and other fun adventures, are the things that balance out her life.

Come work with her at the Executive Home Team, and have a great experience selling or buying!


Karmen Ensinger, Buyer Specialist/Broker

Karmen's Picture-ResizedA Portland native and graduate of George Fox University, Karmen’s professional background includes a decade-long career in business development, consultative sales, marketing, and prospecting. Her commitment to exceeding customer expectations has won her “top producer” accolades and exposed her to a rich variety of industries and business cultures.

As a result of her experience and upbringing, Karmen has a strong business foundation, a big picture perspective, and a true appreciation for her hometown and everything it offers – from local recreation and seasonal activities to its unique neighborhoods and food events.

Known for her warmth, enthusiasm, and relationship building abilities, Karmen brings a wealth of business acumen and people skills to her role as a Buyer Specialist on the Executive Home Team.

In addition to family activities, Karmen enjoys horseback riding and hiking with her German Shepherd, Timber.


Alice Suyematsu, Administrative Assistant

Alice SuyematsuAlice comes to the team with a diverse business background. She works closely with our team to coordinate every transaction from start to finish. Alice assists in directing the teams marketing activities and works closely with other team members to keep the business running smoothly.

As a native Oregonian, Alice was born and raised in Corvallis and has lived in the Tualatin and Beaverton areas since 1984. She is married to Glen and they have two children, Jasmine and Nathan. The family spends their evenings and weekends playing soccer, football, basketball, baseball and softball.

She is an active volunteer in the community as past PSO President for her grade school and Team Coordinator for many sports teams. Alice loves to scrapbook and attends OSU Women’s gymnastic meets with her Mom and friends.


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