Meet The Team

Samantha Malcolm

I grew up in New Jersey and relocated to be in the sunshine 25 years ago.  I attended ASU and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education.  Working in education and being around kids has always been a passion for me.  I taught high school for three years and loved it.  I made a career change in 2000 and decided to take advantage of the incredible real estate market in Arizona.  I have been a part of the Keller Williams family for 18 plus years and am proud to be a part of the Largest Privately held real estate company in the country!  They are always on the leading edge of technology and it has been a blessing to meet so many amazing people through this awesome company! I have my Brokers License and am proud to have been recognized by the Scottsdale Area Associations of Realtors as a recipient of 40 under 40, which is the top 40 agents in the association under 40 years old.

My husband Jason and I currently live in Scottsdale where we are raising our 5 children ranging in ages from 2-13.  I am very involved in our community and in addition to being a mom I love working with buyers and sellers in real estate.  I work endless hours to make my clients happy!  The most rewarding part of my career is when I receive a referral from a friend or client…there is no better compliment! 

Kelly Young

Kelly grew up in Springfield, Missouri. For college she decided to go to the Pacific Northwest where she graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelors in Communications. On a whim, and in an effort to get out of the rain, she moved to the sunshine state and landed in Tempe, Arizona. Since 2000 she has been a licensed realtor and the majority of her real estate career she worked for Shea Homes. Through this award winning company Kelly met her husband and they now live in Scottsdale and are busy raising their three boys ranging from 8-13 years old.
Kelly feels blessed to have met Samantha Malcolm who sold them their current home and has become a close friend. For over a year now Kelly has been having fun assisting Samantha with her marketing efforts, client gifts, large events and social media! Working as a team with Samantha is great fun and very rewarding!

Cydnie Stephenson

Cydnie is an Arizona native growing up in the North Scottsdale area. She attended the University of Arizona and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. After spending 4 years in Los Angeles after graduation, she and her husband decided to move back to Arizona to purchase their first home and grow their family. They welcomed their first daughter in 2021! Cydnie spent the last 3.5 years in the Escrow/Title industry and brings a great deal of knowledge to her clients with her background. She has always had a passion for real estate and interior design, with that being said she chose to pursue her dream of being an Agent in the Valley that she loves so much. Cydnie loves helping new clients and building new relationships. She is so excited to be part of the team!

Nicole Leier

Growing up on the move, Nicole found her passion for real estate at a very young age. She spent her childhood in over 5 different states including; North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. During each move, Nicole fell in love with the entire buying and selling process, and understands the difficulties that can come with moving across state lines. While living in Colorado, Nicole stayed busy, working on a property management team, studying towards a BS in Marketing at CSU, and starting a family of her own. Over the last few years Nicole decided to pursue her real estate dreams, by moving to Scottsdale, Arizona and getting her license. Nicole loves being on the team, and being able to work alongside Samantha, a driving force in the industry.

Lara Palles

Lara was born and raised in Chicago but chose to make Scottsdale home after visiting with her husband in 2007. Lara is a mom of three and an active volunteer with the local schools. Lara has a BA from Columbia College Chicago in Marketing, Theater and Film and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. While in Chicago Lara worked in commercial real estate at a small boutique firm that represented big box retailers. She later went on to practice law in Chicago and became licensed to practice in Arizona, where she has a small solo practice specializing in the legal needs of small businesses. Lara has always had a passion for building relationships and connecting people. Her love for the neighborhoods, schools and community of Scottsdale motivated her to focus solely on residential real estate. In April 2021, she joined Samantha Malcolm’s experienced team, Sold by Samantha, at Keller Williams Arizona Realty. Lara shares Samantha’s love for family and community, and is inspired by her daily life and work ethic. She is so happy to be part of such an incredible team.

Susan Schneider

Susan D. Schneider brings over 30 years of client relations, business expertise, and professional experience to her real estate career at Keller Williams Arizona Realty powered by Sold By Samantha.
Getting her Real Estate license in 2016 brought Susan’s background, experience and skills full circle, incorporating everything she knows and likes into one position. Her dedication, work ethic, strong negotiation skills, account management, attention to detail, and most importantly creating strong personal relationships has helped to bring her continued success throughout her career. She has always put her client’s needs first and will always do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Patricia Mazella

I am a native Phoenician and a people pleaser. I am able to leverage excellent leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to perform and build effective relationships. This gives me an edge to drive results. My goal is to make buying a home a fast and pleasant experience. I look forward to helping make your dream home a reality!