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The Team

Felicia Lewis – Team Lead

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Felicia Lewis is considered to be at the forefront of the new wave of modern California Realtors, utilizing the latest innovations in technology and social media that perfectly complement her extensive network of connections and her amazing knowledge of the market. Known as a leader and fierce negotiator, San Diego native Felicia understands how to represent her clients – always coming to the table with a winning game plan of strategic data and market know-how.

Felicia and her team at Felicia Lewis Group know that a home is not just a residence, but also an expression of the homeowner’s lifestyle and vision. They strive to go the extra mile for each and every one of their clients and are committed to setting new standards of extraordinary service. They understand the world of real estate is constantly changing, requiring cutting-edge technology and creative thinking. Felicia is also phenomenal on maximizing the potential of every home, whether it be through strategic cost-effective remodeling, landscaping, or design, and she has at her assistance a vast array of relationships in the industry.

Whether you are buying, selling, or relocating, Felicia and the Felicia Lewis Group are here to help. They are boutique, well-connected, and have the inside scoop on many houses before they even hit the market, ensuring their clients see these properties first. Their goal is to guide you through the entire real estate process from start to finish and stay by your side every step of the way. Felicia and her group of sales partners at Felicia Lewis Group have a simple yet elegant philosophy for their success – be the expert in the area, connect buyer and seller better than anyone else, and provide the most exceptional experience possible, one client at a time.

Kristi Burningham

Kristi Burningham

Kristi is an active member of the San Diego community and works with integrity and a passion for interior design that gives her a unique position in the real estate market. With her communications degree from Brigham Young University and Home Staging Certification, Kristi uses her extensive knowledge and experience to help sellers transform their homes to maximize value and return on investment. When working with buyers, she helps her clients visualize a space they can call home and focuses on making them comfortable and secure during what can sometimes be a complex, stressful process. Kristi knows how important communication is to her clients and want to earn not only their business but also their respect and friendship as well. When not making her clients’ real estate dreams come true, Kristi can usually be found working out, skiing, or enjoying the warm San Diego weather with her family.

Carly Rubin – REALTOR®

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Carly may just be San Diego’s biggest fan. She moved down to San Diego from Agua Dulce, California (where “The Flintstones” was filmed!) years ago, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University. Prior to transitioning to Real Estate full-time, she was the Manager of the Sales Training Department at Houzz, the leading website and app for home remodeling and design. Years ago, Carly purchased an investment property of her own in San Diego, which urged her to shift her focus to helping others invest with success. Carly is efficient with strong and clear communication, and brings a simple and consultative approach to her clients. She joined the Felicia Lewis Group after experiencing first-hand the commitment to detail and the passion that Felicia invests in her clients. When she is not making her clients’ Real Estate dreams a reality, Carly is usually traveling, cooking up the latest foodie trend, or outdoors and in the water in sunny San Diego!

Valerie Arteaga-Director of Operations

As Director of Operations for the Felicia Lewis Group, Valerie is trusted with the responsibility of flawlessly maintaining the day to day functions of the business.

Her career in real estate began back in 2008 where she was the transaction coordinator for a real estate brokerage in Encinitas. As her passion and knowledge for everything Real Estate grew, she met Felicia and knew immediately she was someone whose core values aligned with hers and joined her team.

Now in her third year with the Felicia Lewis Group, Valerie has earned the reputation for being a dedicated and hard-working member of the team and known amongst their clients for her exemplary customer service.

With her diverse background, and in conjunction with her communication skills and expertise in the industry, Valerie has the tools and skills essential to support every client’s needs.

Jessica Shaffer – Director of Marketing

Jessica graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was a member of the nationally ranked San Diego State Dance Team and managed all the team’s social media accounts and marketing. In addition to having a wealth of experience, Jessica is passionate, driven, creative, and willing to take on any challenges. As the Chief Creative Officer, Jessica plans to take Felicia Lewis Group’s marketing, growth, and social media strategies to the next level with the same innovative success she had at San Diego State.


Sean Cahan


Sean Cahan is the President of Cornerstone Mortgage Group and brings over 13 years of experience to our privately-owned bank, headquartered in San Diego. As president, he oversees the operations and production of over 650 million dollars in loans annually.

Under his leadership as President, Sean has led a significant transformation of the company and has grown the business from a single local bank to a prosperous nation-wide company with eight branches, licensed in 21 states.

As President, Sean not only manages the entire operations side of our company, but he also holds his portfolio of clients and has achieved the #1 Top Producer award at Cornerstone three years running. This hands-on approach allows him to undoubtedly match each borrower with a loan product that fits their individual needs, every time.

Sean was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Washington State University.

Marika Iler – Loan Officer


I have a gift of being able to connect with people and truly love the lending and real estate business. Helping people with the biggest investment of a lifetime is very rewarding and often results in clients who become my friends for life.

I obtained an MBA from the University of San Francisco in 2002. Since then, my focus has been originating residential home mortgages. I have worked as an in-house loan officer for a local real estate office and have also held the position of Sales Manager for a mortgage banking company, but decided that working directly with the consumer and my referral partners and originating loans are what I love to do most.

Building strong relationships with real estate agents and clients have always been my number one priority. I aim to consistently educate my clients on their financing options, rather than sell them on one. Excellent communication is crucial in the lending industry and I return all phone calls and emails promptly.

I am actively involved in three business networking groups: Women’s Organization Networking in Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Association and Soroptimist of International of Poway, a non-profit that helps out women and girls who have been victims of abuse.

I am a native of San Diego. My passion is international travel. Leisure time is spent hiking, running or doing pilates. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends at the beach or skiing in the mountains. I have a very spoiled Shih Tzu named Bella who I adore!