MEET THE BOLD TEAM
A native of Czech Republic, Jana came to North Carolina after finishing her education in Brno, CZ. Jana met her husband Chris in 2006 in Chapel Hill. Since then, Chris and Jana have been on an incredible journey - including the birth of their twin boys in 2012! Jana's desire to help others has been apparent throughout this journey. When Chris and Jana got married, rather than accepting gifts for themselves, they chose to raise funds to fulfill the wish of a young girl with cancer and sent her to Disney World.
Jana and Chris’s home is usually bustling with activity. Their twin boys, Max and Mason, keep levity and a sense of wonder at the forefront. Jana relishes the time spent outdoors with Chris and the boys - constructing tree forts, building bonfires, hiking trails, and enjoying outdoors is part of their DNA. The newest addition to the family is Rocky, a Mini Labradoodle who adds furry cuteness to the mix! Jana loves to travel and cherishes weekend get-aways to the NC coast or heading west to the Appalachian mountains.
Jana and the beginning of BOLD Foundation: In 2016, when the boys started Pre-K, Jana realized there were numerous underserved and vulnerable children at the school. She started buying books and school supplies; boxes of snacks and classroom items awaiting drop-off to teachers became commonplace filling her living room. Further, as the months grew colder, winter temperatures exposed the fact some students were lacking adequate clothing and jackets for the frigid weather.
During the holidays that year, the Ehrenfelds heard the school was only able to find donors to purchase gifts for 30 of the 117 families in need and discovered the school was ready to tell the other 87 other families they would not be able to help. Jana jumped into action offering to buy holiday gifts for the remaining 87 kids and personally shopped for every child's wish list. Jana gifted them warm coats, hats, and gloves along with surprise Christmas presents. Thus, out of Jana’s desire for children to thrive in life, BOLD Foundation was conceived.
Fast forward: BOLD Foundation has formalized and expanded to reach and regularly serve the wider community of Chatham and Orange Counties. Jana continues to be the heartbeat and driving force to help, serve, and care for others - especially children.
Chris Ehrenfeld was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but was drawn to North Carolina by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC, Chris decided to make Chapel Hill his permanent home.
In Chris’ 20+ years in construction in the Triangle region, he has been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate transactions. Chris is a licensed General Contractor. Chris is passionate about home construction from the sketch on the napkin all the way through the clients moving into the home of their dreams.
Chris is recognized throughout the Triangle as a leader in business in the community where he lives and works, as evidenced by his numerous awards including Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40, Inc 5000 fastest growing companies, TBJ fast 50 and more.
Chris is an active leader in his community. Chris has served as the Chair of Chatham Education Foundation, Chatham Economic Development Corporation and Central Carolina Community College Foundation. Chris is also an active board member of the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Research Triangle Regional Partnership.
During his free time, you will find Chris enjoying the beautiful outdoors of North Carolina with his family, which includes his wife Jana and grade school aged twin boys Max & Mason. While Chris and Jana stay busy with their family and business endeavors, they still make it a priority to give back to the community through their non-profit, the Bold Foundation. The family looks forward to many more years of continued philanthropy, happiness, and prosperity in Chatham County.
Growing up in Pittsburgh under the iconic dark blue and white Penn State flag, Jason was eager to study there. Graduating in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, he quickly excelled in the telecommunications field.
His journey to helping Bold Construction become one of the area’s premier builders began in 2003 when a business opportunity with his best friend, since preschool, Chris Ehrenfeld, opened up. After relocating his family to Chapel Hill, Jason became an integral part of the development and building company’s ownership, leading the team in client relationships, project management, and business development. Jason is a licensed General Contractor.
Jason can be found spending time with his two children, Carter and Tatum, playing a round of golf or volunteering with local nonprofits. On weekends, you will frequently find Jason using a hammer or saw to help build homes for Chatham Habitat for Humanity, where he recently served as Chair of their Board. Jason is also an active member of University Presbyterian Church where he has served as a youth advisor, served on the board of trustees, and served on the building committee and is currently a Sunday School teacher. When asked about his motivations and drive, Jason responds that he wants to help each child have the same opportunities as his own children have – a safe place to live, access to proper nutrition, character-building activities, and fun, memorable activities.
Not only does Jason reside in the Chatham County, Chapel Hill area, but he has also invested his time, business interests, and energy into the continued growth of the local economy making Chatham County one of the best places to call home.
Jill, co-owner of Bold Real Estate, is a renowned agent with an impressive sales career of over a dozen years. In 2016 & 2017, Jill had a sales volume of almost $30 million, making her the #1 agent in all of Chatham County. In addition, according to the Triangle Business Journal, of the over 12,000 real estate agents in the Triangle, Jill consistently ranks in the TOP TEN in sales. Her extensive background in finance will help you make good investment decisions. She knows how to negotiate the sale for you: One area where you need a professional representing you.
She has worked in financial services with high-net-worth clients and can use her knowledge of investing to help you “invest” by buying or selling your home or property. Jill enjoys her grandsons, traveling, cooking and being involved in business with her sons. She has a strong desire to treat you like family and help you “make a BOLD decision to move on” with your life..
A native of New Jersey, Kristine attended Rowan University with a major in Early Childhood Education. After teaching kindergarten for one year, she discovered her passion for real estate and subsequently bought her first home at the age of 21 then flipped and sold her first investment property at the age of 22. Ever since then, Kristine has been involved in numerous aspects of the real estate business.
After cutting her teeth in the New York City rental housing business, she obtained her New Jersey real estate license and began working in new construction sales. Later, she moved into the mortgage business with a national lender.
She began a career at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) in 2007 when she relocated to North Carolina’s Triangle. At Wachovia/ Wells Fargo, she served in a series of real estate focused positions from running an underwriting division to heading up a closing department to managing a loss mitigation site.
Kristine is the proud mom of a 9 year-old son and 6 year-old daughter. In her spare time she loves remodeling and decorating houses, shopping and traveling. Kristine is also passionate about philanthropic endeavors and has worked with Triangle organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Dress for Success and Rebuilding Together and sits on the board of directors for The Bold Foundation.