Team Mekong - Covering homes in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Siegel - Property Manager & Team Lead   Jennifer Siegel is a native Washingtonian who holds a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Trinity Washington University. After moving every few years growing up in her military family, Jennifer finally settled in Manhattan as a Vice President and Project Manager for JPMorgan Chase until her native New Yorker husband relocated them overseas - first to Prague, Czech Republic and then to Shanghai, China, where Jennifer was able to leverage her project management skills as a GSO at the U.S. Consulate in charge of property and travel. Jennifer enjoys reading, music and virtually anything on Bravo, along with spending time with her two energetic young boys.

Jennifer Siegel - Property Manager & Team Lead

Jennifer Siegel is a native Washingtonian who holds a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Trinity Washington University. After moving every few years growing up in her military family, Jennifer finally settled in Manhattan as a Vice President and Project Manager for JPMorgan Chase until her native New Yorker husband relocated them overseas - first to Prague, Czech Republic and then to Shanghai, China, where Jennifer was able to leverage her project management skills as a GSO at the U.S. Consulate in charge of property and travel. Jennifer enjoys reading, music and virtually anything on Bravo, along with spending time with her two energetic young boys.

Chris Higby - Property Manager   Born in Georgia and raised in Southern California, Chris has lived in the District for over a decade. He has split that time working on the Hill and in private sector lobbying/government relations roles. He and his family recently finished a three year tour in London, England where he worked as a lobbyist and policy officer for an energy trade association. Chris holds a BA from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of Southern California. His interests include playing mediocre golf, and even more mediocre guitar, skiing, cooking, and running.

Chris Higby - Property Manager

Born in Georgia and raised in Southern California, Chris has lived in the District for over a decade. He has split that time working on the Hill and in private sector lobbying/government relations roles. He and his family recently finished a three year tour in London, England where he worked as a lobbyist and policy officer for an energy trade association. Chris holds a BA from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of Southern California. His interests include playing mediocre golf, and even more mediocre guitar, skiing, cooking, and running.

Erlan Ibrayev - Property Manager   Erlan was born and raised in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in English teaching and translation. With his Foreign Service wife, he has served in Moscow, Adana, Bishkek, Minsk, and Jerusalem, performing a variety of EFM jobs ranging from Management Assistant to Postmaster. In between overseas assignments, he has made his home in several of DC’s neighborhoods, including Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and Petworth. He now lives in Arlington with his wife and three children. Erlan speaks Kazakh, Russian, Turkish and Arabic.

Erlan Ibrayev - Property Manager

Erlan was born and raised in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in English teaching and translation. With his Foreign Service wife, he has served in Moscow, Adana, Bishkek, Minsk, and Jerusalem, performing a variety of EFM jobs ranging from Management Assistant to Postmaster. In between overseas assignments, he has made his home in several of DC’s neighborhoods, including Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and Petworth. He now lives in Arlington with his wife and three children. Erlan speaks Kazakh, Russian, Turkish and Arabic.

Janelle Mingus - Property Manager (Washington, D.C. and Maryland)   Janelle was born and raised in Kentucky where she also attended Transylvania University, receiving her BA in Biology. Fun fact, Transylvania means 'across the woods', but the university has learned to embrace other references too! Janelle graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health with an MPH in Epidemiology. For 10 years, she has lived and worked abroad with the Foreign Service in Brazil, India, Mexico, and currently Maryland. While stationed abroad, Janelle worked as an EFM within the Mission as a Consular Assistant and CLO, as well as a consultant for HIV programs within the local economy. Before the Foreign Service, she lived in DC working on international HIV prevention programming. Janelle is an award-winning, global health professional with extensive experience in public health, diplomacy, and program management. An excellent communicator, she has leveraged her varied experiences over the years to fine turn her program design, implementation, and evaluation skills to best serve her clients. In her spare time, Janelle enjoys reading, visiting the park with her 2 kids and dog, and improving her Spanish.

Janelle Mingus - Property Manager (Washington, D.C. and Maryland)

Janelle was born and raised in Kentucky where she also attended Transylvania University, receiving her BA in Biology. Fun fact, Transylvania means 'across the woods', but the university has learned to embrace other references too! Janelle graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health with an MPH in Epidemiology. For 10 years, she has lived and worked abroad with the Foreign Service in Brazil, India, Mexico, and currently Maryland. While stationed abroad, Janelle worked as an EFM within the Mission as a Consular Assistant and CLO, as well as a consultant for HIV programs within the local economy. Before the Foreign Service, she lived in DC working on international HIV prevention programming. Janelle is an award-winning, global health professional with extensive experience in public health, diplomacy, and program management. An excellent communicator, she has leveraged her varied experiences over the years to fine turn her program design, implementation, and evaluation skills to best serve her clients. In her spare time, Janelle enjoys reading, visiting the park with her 2 kids and dog, and improving her Spanish.