Not Just a Place to Live...........
It's a Lifestyle................
NORTH COUNTY PROPERTIES
A team of professionals
In downtown Geyserville
Former Southern Californian’s, Doug and Karen fell in love with Sonoma County in 1979 while passing through on their honeymoon. When they returned home, they packed up their wedding gifts and began a new life together full of adventures in the beautiful Wine Country. “We have never regretted our quick move 30 years ago.”
Karen obtained her real estate license in 1980; her broker’s license in 1986 and with the help of Doug (who obtained his real estate license in 1986) opened their own real estate office in 1987. Doug and Karen, who met while working at Security Pacific Bank, have always worked together.
Real Estate is not a part time job, but one which involves a tremendous number of hours both night and days, weekends and holidays, and that’s where a supportive family can prove invaluable.
Owning a business means getting involved with your community and associations, they are the arteries of your success. The NCP team does get involved and has been an active member or director for many aspects of their real estate industry, community and business, from Chamber of Commerce President to serving on several committees at Sonoma County PRMD.
Doug and Karen have many hobbies including golf and traveling but by far their favorite pastime is having family and friends over to enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by Doug or share a glass of wine out on their deck overlooking the Vineyard Club Lake where Karen has been president of the homeowners association since 1985.
A 50 year veteran of the wine industry, is a licensed realtor allied with North County Properties to assist in vineyard and winery acquisitions and sales. He is also the owner and President of Hemphill & Associates, a wine industry consulting firm that guides clients in a broad range of subjects including business plans, analysis of established wineries, use permits and winery design/project management.
Allan graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in enology. A minor in business administration reflected his interest in wine as an enterprise as well as an art. Allan currently serves on the Board of Directors and loan committee of Summit State Bank and on the boards of a number of premium Sonoma County wineries. Allan and his wife Sharon, reside in Sonoma County where they have raised their nine children.
Born and raised in Healdsburg, Dianne earned her BA from St. Mary’s College and a Certificate of Completion in Hazardous Material Management from U.C. Berkeley while raising two children as a single mother and is now the proud grandmother to one granddaughter. During her 25 year career as a Real Estate Broker in Healdsburg, Dianne has served on many professional committees such as the California Association of Realtors Board of Directors, California Associates of Realtors Regional Chairman, President of Northbay Association of Realtors and is a current member of Stewards of the Redwoods.
Dianne owned and operated Creekside Realty for thirteen years before joining the North County Properties Team in 2008. When not selling real estate or playing golf in her hometown of Healdsburg, Dianne loves to cook for family and friends and is an avid world traveler.
A fourth generation Sonoma County native Bridgett has a degree in Office Administration and has a background in office management and team support in the Public Works Construction and Architectural fields. She joined the North County Properties Team in 2007 after taking a ten year hiatus from the workforce to raise a family she has recently obtained her real estate license.