I am a third generation Realtor and native to Sonoma County with many deep family roots in San Francisco! My family background of realtors in Sonoma County and in San Francisco have given me knowledge of both regions.
I am an Alumnae of St.Johns's Catholic Grammar School in Healdsburg, Class of 79' and I'm a Alumnae of Ursuline/Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, CA., Class of 83'.
After high school I worked in the Mortgage Business locally then moved to San Francisco. As a young adult I lived in the North Beach District in San Francisco and worked on the Waterfront in the tourism business for two Iconic Companies, Cable Car Charters Inc., a family owned company, no longer existing today, although a sister company does exists in Healdsburg since 1994, called Cable Car Classics Inc. The other tour Company I worked for was Hornblower Yachts Inc., located on the Waterfront, owned and opereated by a family friend Terry Macrae, a company that is well known to many for fun happy dining cruises on the SF Bay!
I also traveled to Europe and attended an American Institute in France briefly in 1986, then attended Anthony's Real Estate School both in San Francisco and finished up in Santa Rosa to obtain my Real Estate license in 1987. I immediately went to work for Coldwell Banker in Santa Rosa for 1 yr, Wright Realty for 10 yrs, Prudential for 7 yrs, C-21- Martin Levy for 1yr, Sothebys for 7 years, Vanguard Properties for 5 years and now recently I've joined Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties who has recently invested in the Northern Bay area all the way up to Healdsburg, where we have a brand new office just off the Plaza, where you can find me most of the time. I've enjoyed and learned much from all the offices and brokers I've worked for through my many years in the business but change is the one thing you can count in life and each change has become yet another chapter in my career.
Time is ever changing in our industry and those people we work with change and move around too, hence this latest change for me to work for BHHSDrysdale Properties where my esteemed colleague Paul Gold-Nocella now works. I worked with Paula at Vanguard Properties for years and now she is co-broker and owner of BHHS Drysdale Properties from San Francisco north who partnered with Gretchen Pearson who was primarily in the East Bay and is now currently established throughout the whole northern bay area. BHHS Drysdale is far reaching with 42 offices that are local not to mention their international connections! Lastly BHHSDrysdale Properties is affliated with Warren Buffet, a highly well known, well respected businessman in California and throughout the United States whom owns the Berkshire Hathaway Brand name. I've watched the documentary on his life and I was quite impressed!
I was married in 1988 to Matt Etchell at St. Rose Church in Santa Rosa, a local builder at the time and now is in the transportation business, www.cablecarclassics.com. We rode a motorized cable car on our very first date! We raised our four children in Healdsburg, where they attended St. John's grammar school. A couple of our children attended Healdsburg High and a couple of them went on to Ursuline & Cardinal Newman. We are now grandparents 5x. Grandchildren are truly precious and grand-dogs too! Matt & I today, as our children are all grown, love to spend our lazy days or free time together enjoying biking and hiking on trails in Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco counties. We both feel blessed for our life here in the wine country.
Since 1987, I have Listed and Sold, City and Country Residential Properties. 300-400 acre Ranch Estates, City and Country Buildable Parcels, Vineyard & Estate Land, Boutique Winery Estates and Commercial Properties including: Restaurant Buildings, Downtown Retail Buildings and a 19 Bed Senior Care Facility, plus recently worked on a family spec house in Healdsburg that we sold in 2018. I have also facilitated and orchestrated Tenant Improvements with Sub-Contractors for clients, leasing or improving their Commercial Spaces throughout the Northern Bay Area. I've Listed or sold property in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Jenner, Windsor, Healdsburg, Geyserville and Cloverdale. I also occasionally Co-List properties with my well known father Phil Wright Sr., Broker and owner of Wright Realty in Windsor who is respected throughout the bay area for his many years of knowledge in the Real Estate World since the 70's. Our team together of knowledge and years of experience are here to serve our community as I have a larger marketing base to offer with the BHHS Drysdale brand and franchise which helps us to compliment each other with our different strengths we bring to the table for our clients.
In my younger years growing up here in the Country on the Russian River, I worked summers for a dear family friend, 'Bob Trowbridge', his canoe operations were another fun people business that was very memorable to me. Many people I saw at the weekend canoe operations and BBQ dinners we held on weekends were people who came from the City to the Country for summer sunshine! Later at the age of 23, I followed in my Father's and Grandfather's footsteps into the world of Real Estate, which is very much a people business! I've enjoyed selling Real Estate for more than 30+ years in the Northern Bay area.
Through my years in the business I have been involved with, volunteered and supported various charities. Meals on Wheels, Catholic Charities, Habitat for Humanity, Children's Village, Wounded Warriors, the Redwood Food Bank and Relay for Life. I currently serve on the St. Rose Parish Council and have a great respect for Fr. Dennis O'Sullivan, who resided as priest at St. John's in my grammar school years and was the priest at my wedding hence has been a long time friend of our family. I am a parishioner of both St. Rose and St. John's Parishes.
Healdsburg's quaint charm in the Wine Country, and San Francisco, the City by the Bay, are both on most people's radar in Northern California! Tourists and Residents alike share homes in both regions as both are beautiful, fun places to reside! These two places compliment each other like Wine and Cheese! Some say you leave you Heart in San Francisco and you leave your Soul in the Country! It would be my great pleasure to help you in either region as I have an excellent team of associates I partner with when necessary depending on your region and needs in order to give you the immediate attention and service you deserve!