Sam started Senna House Buyers with a mission to build a business that impacts the lives of its clients and team members in a positive way. He fell in love with real estate after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Engineering. After exploring his options of starting an investment company he became disillusioned by the house buying companies in the market because they were not run by professionals and had no standards for customer service. So in 2012 Senna House Buyers was started by Sam and Robert Craven to deliver an exceptional experience for their clients.
Sam has been featured in internationally syndicated podscasts, radio shows, infomercials and news articles for our unique people centered approach to building real estate investment business. Sam also travels a few times a month to cities across the US to educate people on how they can start their own real estate business.
When not working Sam enjoys travel and overlanding with his wife, working on his cars and spending his weekends at the race track.
For over 35 years Robert has served as an executive, senior manager or consultant working with companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100 operations. These efforts were most often centered on the organizational change, business development and team development required to revitalize operations that were distressed or in a transitional stage. Full bio on www.linkedin.com
Robert has been married to his wife, Elaine for 39 years.
Mat Trenchard earned an accounting degree from University of Houston – Downtown. Right out of school, he went to work at KPMG as a public auditor. He quickly found that his career path did not align with the vision he had for his life. Shortly thereafter, Mat realized his true passion was working with people and found an interest in real estate.
Following his position at KPMG, Mat went on to become the CFO of one of the top property management companies in Houston where he oversaw their accounting and finances. While Mat learned quickly how to analyze the numbers behind real estate investment, he wasn’t tapped into his passion for working with people. Mat joined Senna House Buyers in a sales role and found immediate success because of his ability to connect with other people. He has a unique ability to think outside the box to find creative solutions to any type of situation. Over the course of the next couple of years, Mat continued to take on more responsibility and apply his unique skill set to help grow Senna House Buyers. He has proven to become an invaluable asset to the team and has become a partner in the company.
Mat enjoys spending time with his wife Shanna and son Aiden. He loves being outdoors and is an avid runner, triathlete and plays lacrosse for the Houston Heights Lacrosse Club.
Red has been with Senna for 4 years. She loves real estate because it means she can come to work with Sam every day. Her real passion in life is sniffing butts, greeting customers and going on camping trips with her parents. When she isn’t sleeping on Sam or Mat’s desks she is sleeping in someone’s chair or throwing the rope around the office to entice someone to play tug with her.
Alex graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 with his Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering. After a brief stint in the energy industry, he transitioned into his real passion: investment real estate. Alex has been with Senna House Buyers since March 2016. His favorite part about working at Senna House Buyers is being able to creatively structure deals to solve seller’s problems. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights and country western dancing.
Andrew will eat BBQ with you and buy your house, in that order.
Born and raised in Ohio (O-H!) he moved to Houston three years ago. He has adopted our Texas lifestyle by exploring all the great BBQ joints our city has to offer.
Andrew has a background in finance and a passion for real estate. He joined the Senna team in 2017 combining his experience with his passion. In his free time you can find Andrew playing golf at various local courses, spending time with friends and family, or watching the big game.
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Liz joined Senna House Buyers in December 2017. She is a native Houstonian and adores her city. Starting in real estate in late 2012, her experience comes from the Title Insurance side of the industry. She works with our sales team, clients, is the liaison for transactions, and goes above the call of duty for the team! Treating everyone with kindness and having a positive impact on the people around her is a daily priority. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her family including her pug dog and fluffy cat. She enjoys music, reading, exploring the ever-changing city, and trying new things!
Lucy joined the company in October 2016 as the Office Manager. She is the primary point of contact for all things related to closing properties; working directly with buyers and sellers to facilitate a smooth transaction. Lucy graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK with a degree in Mass Communication. This is her first experience in real estate and she’s really jumped into the business with both feet, loving every minute! She enjoys working for Senna because of the tight bond in the office, “It’s like my 2nd family! I enjoy the team dynamic, the fun and hard work we put in, and how we take care of our customers.”
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, keeping up to date on all things Houston sports, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Erin’s natural-born talent is connecting with people. She brings energy, passion and sincerity into every setting. Her 13 year success in sales is a direct-correlation to her uncanny ability to get along and connect with all-people. When you conduct business with Erin, it’s guaranteed that you will unknowingly become a life-long friend of hers. She is exceptional at building relationships, and most importantly, maintaining them. She is also competitive natured and brings a healthy winning spirit into all transactions. In Her Spare time you will typically find her somewhere on the water or on a patio with family and friends with a margarita or Dos Equis in hand….football season you can always find her representing the TEXANS at NRG for every home game!
Kyle joined the Senna Team in February of 2017. After getting into real estate and having some success on his own he decided he wanted to join a team doing big things. He brings over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry where he lead a staff of over 100 and prides himself on delivering phenomenal service to our clients. Kyle loves working with Senna House Buyers because no two days are the same and the passion and enthusiasm the team shows day in and day out makes work seem like play.
Clarissa VanHousen is the Marketing Coordinator for Senna House Buyers. Her responsibilities include the marketing programs, lead generation, and brand management. In her previous position she spearheaded market development for a Houston based medical device company. Her passion for real estate and direct marketing led her to this position at Senna.
Clarissa’s strengths include her creativity, leadership, and diverse thinking skills. She thrives on team building and its collective efforts that lead to company growth and success.
Clarissa earned a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with minors in Business and Psychology from Texas A&M University Class of 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys riding or running on the Houston White Oak Bayou bike trail, spending time with her dogs, exploring new cities, and football.