The Kink Team

established in our values

progressive in our approach

The Kink Team’s mission is to serve people through excellence in real estate and remain at the pinnacle of the real estate market by pursuing quality and detail. Specializing in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, our experienced and ethical real estate professionals are focused on understanding each client’s unique needs in order to achieve a seamless process for them from start to finish and beyond the closing table.

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The Kink Team’s mission is to serve people through excellence in real estate and remain at the pinnacle of the real estate market by pursuing quality and detail. Specializing in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, our experienced and ethical real estate professionals are focused on understanding each client’s unique needs in order to achieve a seamless process for them from start to finish and beyond the closing table.




























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Phone: (281) 364-4828

Email: info@thekinkteam.com

Address: 2201 lake woodlands dr.

Diane Kink

Founder of the kink team

Diane Kink built a highly successful business over a 25 year period in The Woodlands, Texas. From being awarded Rookie of the Nation with Keller Williams Realty International in 2000 to CEO of The Kink Team, a $170 million residential real estate company, Diane has grown her business based upon solid models and systems taught by Keller Williams Realty. 

With a team of passionate staff and realtor® partners in pursuit of quality and detail, Diane and The Kink Team have risen to the pinnacle of the real estate market. The Kink Team brand has evolved throughout the community and luxury arena, selling the most expensive home in The Woodlands in 2021. In 2022, Diane and her team have been named among the top 10 by the Houston Business Journal, an honor received over the last 17 years. A recipient of the Keller Williams Millionaires Agent Award, Diane is also a member of the Keller Williams Hall of Fame and holds a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. 

Diane believes in exceptional service at every price point, sustaining high levels of service across the board. As an industry expert and market leader it is important to Diane to deliver personalized service.



Michael joined The Kink Team in early 2021, assuming the role of Director of Operations. With a stellar reputation for surpassing financial goals, fostering rapid expansion, and revitalizing operational structures in Fortune 500 Companies, Michael has been entrusted to lead a team of buyer/listing specialists and staff to achieve unprecedented success and ensure exceptional client satisfaction.

With over three decades of experience managing cross-functional teams in the restaurant, retail, and real estate sectors across the United States, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. His background in implementing technological advancements, system enhancements, automation, and superior service equips him to drive the team’s growth to new heights.

Committed to supporting the continued success of The Kink Team, Michael’s primary goal is to leverage his extensive experience and innovative strategies to propel the team towards even greater achievements. Through his leadership, Michael aims to cultivate a collaborative and high-performing culture that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of clients and colleagues alike. With a strong focus on excellence and innovation, Michael is dedicated to shaping a brighter future for the team and its clients.

claudia van harn

buyer & listing specialist

Representing The Woodlands homeowners and future homeowners, Claudia is committed to listening to her clients’ needs to navigate the selling and buying process by utilizing her keen negotiation skills to advocate on behalf of her clients to ensure a successful transaction.

Relocating to The Woodlands in 2009, Claudia is intimately familiar with the master planned community and understands the numerous intangible benefits of life in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, with its master planned community, culture, and diversity. She helps clients find their perfect home by providing extensive market knowledge and real estate experience to help each individual make the best-informed decision and guide them through a seamless experience.

Claudia’s real estate journey began in 2014 as her two children approached their school years. She is from Colombia graduating with an Engineering degree and pursued her passion for business and marketing to obtain her MBA from The University of Queensland in Australia. While balancing motherhood and chasing her professional goals, Claudia worked alongside her husband to build a successful family-owned business where she was the key contributor handling all business development and marketing efforts through face-to-face networking.

emily ward

buyer & listing specialist

Emily has called the Houston area home all her life. Growing up in The Woodlands she received her fashion and management degree from The Art Institute of Houston. Immediately after college she went into the commercial restoration business, traveling throughout the United States helping restore condominiums and hotels. It was during her time in the restoration business that she realized her love for real estate. Emily received her license in 2020 and in 2021 joined The Kink Team.

Not only is Emily knowledgeable about The Woodlands, she is also very experienced with the Conroe and Montgomery area having lived in both. She has a strong commitment to customer service; with a desire to exceed expectations when working with her clients. Emily values integrity, doing things right the first time and professionalism. Her biggest compliment would be to form lifelong friendships and the desire to manage their real estate needs indefinitely.

Haley maida

buyer & listing specialist

Haley Maida, a proud Texan, brings a unique and diverse background to her role in residential real estate. With a successful 20-year career as a singer/songwriter in the music industry, Haley made a transition to real estate, leveraging her expertise in sales to excel in her new field. Her real estate journey began by assisting investors in uncovering off-market properties

in the greater Houston area, showcasing her knack for identifying lucrative opportunities. Transitioning to residential real estate, Haley found her true passion and has never looked back since.

Haley takes immense joy in assisting her clients, whether it involves finding their dream home or effectively selling their property. Renowned for her warm and approachable personality, unwavering work ethic, and adept negotiation skills, Haley has become the go-to agent for many Houston residents seeking unparalleled service.

Beyond her real estate career, Haley maintains a deep passion for music and adventure, having embarked on a year-long journey with her husband to explore the world and immerse themselves in different cultures. Enthusiastic about Houston’s diverse culinary offerings, Haley enjoys both dining out and cooking up a storm at home. Additionally, her commitment to serving others extends globally, earning her recognition as a “Texan With Character” by CBS.

Holly wheeler


Holly is a top buyer’s agent for the Kink Team in The Woodlands. With over $20M in closed sales volume, she has been specializing in helping buyers relocate to the Woodlands and surrounding areas. She loves working with new home buyers as well as helping those much more experienced buyers who are looking to down-size or up-size depending on their family’s needs. She can help you find a great realtor in other parts of the country if you are moving out of the area as well. Holly really enjoys getting to know her clients and goes above and beyond what most clients expect.

She carefully listens to their real estate needs and advises them from contract to close. Holly will handle your real estate needs with integrity and professionalism. She knows the best compliment you can give is to refer her someone you know and love. Also, she works with many great vendors that can help you move, paint your house, remodel your kitchen, or check the HVAC system just to name a few. Give Holly the opportunity to help you on your next real estate transaction. The next level customer service you receive is what sets Holly apart from all the rest.

lisa cagle

listing manager

Lisa joined The Kink Team in 2012 as the Luxury Listing Specialist and provides hands on assistance to the team administratively and, more specifically, by building and maintaining client relationships while assisting them through the listing process. Her experience includes research, writing, and creating custom content personalizing each listing.

Lisa graduated from San Antonio College with a Paralegal Degree. After graduating, she lived in San Antonio where she met her husband of 25 years. Prior to working with The Kink Team, Lisa spent 16 years raising her children and enjoys hiking, boating and spending time with her family.

carolina day

listing coordinator

Carolina is a highly skilled professional with a solid background in marketing, celebrated for her resilience, enthusiasm, and steadfast commitment to nurturing enduring relationships. Throughout her career, Carolina has been distinguished by her dedication to providing exceptional experiences for her clientele, embodying a client-centric approach that sets her apart.

Having experienced life overseas, Carolina brings a valuable global perspective to her work, enabling her to effectively engage with diverse audiences and cultures. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she effortlessly bridges communication gaps and fosters connections across language barriers. Carolina’s unwavering pursuit of excellence and her innate talent for establishing meaningful relationships have positioned her as an indispensable member of The Kink Team.

Residing in The Woodlands for the past decade, Carolina has planted her roots in the community, where she shares a loving home with her husband of 25 years and their four children. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Carolina takes pride in her role as a dedicated wife and mother, finding fulfillment in balancing her career with her family life. As she continues to thrive in her career and personal life, Carolina remains committed to delivering exceptional results for her clients and contributing to the success of The Kink Team.

elizabeth briggs

operations coordinator

With a proven track record supporting the community, Elizabeth excels as the Operations Coordinator for the team. Her unparalleled dedication to cultivating strong relationships has set her apart in the field, making her a vital asset to The Kink Team. Known for her passion and commitment to delivering exceptional client experiences, Elizabeth’s client-centered approach has become the cornerstone of her career.

Having lived in Tomball for many years, Elizabeth has deep roots in the community and is proud to call it home. Alongside her husband, she has raised 2 children in a loving and supportive environment. Elizabeth’s innate ability to create meaningful connections extends beyond her professional life, enriching her personal relationships as well. With her unwavering dedication to excellence and her strong sense of purpose, Elizabeth continues to make a lasting impact in both her career and her community.

Linda dantin

transaction coordinator

Linda is the Kink Team’s Licensed Transaction Specialist. Since joining the team in 2011, Linda continues to successfully guide our clients from the execution of the contract to the closing table. Linda’s understanding of the transaction process is instrumental in navigating our clients through complex activities like the repair process, title requirements, contract requirements, deadlines, and finally, scheduling the closing itself. Her can-do attitude and attention to detail are critical to a smooth and stress-free transaction, and her track-record of success is an asset to our clients.

Linda has been a resident of The Woodlands and Magnolia for over 20 years. She and her husband Bob enjoy time with their growing family of 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

chris zedlar

client care coordinator

Starting out in the restaurant industry Chris quickly realized his passion for working with people. A desire to work more closely with clients and an untapped competitive driveled Chris to the real estate industry. Becoming a solo agent for Keller Williams in the Woodlands and a years’ experience under his belt Chris joined The Kink Team in the role of Client Care Coordinator.

Chris loves the daily challenge of connecting with The Kink Team clients and reaching out to help new clients with their real estate needs. You will likely meet Chris hosting an open house where he shares his real estate knowledge and can meet you in person.

Chris found that golf is the same in both states and any chance he has you can find Chris challenging his buddies to a round of golf. Any course he wins on, being his favorite course! Loving the outdoors Chris also enjoys running and travel, a safari trip in Kenya as his all–time best vacation.

Chris enjoys reading books, exploring original ideas while contemplating new and different philosophies where there’s always something new to learn.

kamron caldwell

client care coordinator

Kamron recently joined The Kink Team, working in the ISA department. Previously Kamron worked for a property management company assisting with day-to-day operations.

While there Kamron applied his social media expertise managing their social media campaigns. Kamron enjoys creating social media content which is often purchased by various recognizable brands for their platforms.

Kamron Caldwell grew up in Muncie, Indiana. He enjoys reading, watching football, going to the gym, and spending time with his loved ones. Kamron is an optimist and believes the Indianapolis Colts will win the Super Bowl every year. He values building relationships and learning from others.

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If you are ready to buy or sell your home or have questions about the process, contact us today!

(281) 364-4828


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