Michelle Benedict is a long time Lake Tahoe local dedicated to the community, her kids and her real estate brokerage, Pinnacle Real Estate Group of Lake Tahoe. Michelle moved to Lake Tahoe in 1984, after graduating from the University of Oregon (and growing up in Virginia and Minnesota). After traveling through most of the United States and other parts of the world she has not found another spot she would want to call home. A valued asset in the educational community, Michelle has volunteered literally thousands of hours to the schools the past 10 years. A strong involvement with her children, Sarah and Todd led her to this venture. As a founding partner of Pinnacle Real Estate Michelle is also the office "CEO" for the office and manages all of the agents and their files. She enjoys spending time with potential Tahoe home owners and making sure she find the right neighborhood and the right home, whether they are first time home buyers, vacation home buyers or a family looking to relocate to gorgeous Lake Tahoe.
888.827.8957 Nationwide Toll-Free
888.827.8957 Nationwide Toll-Free
Broker Associate/California and Nevada
Victor Maus moved with his family to Tahoe in 1962 when he was in the 4th grade. He met Debbie
Perona (Victor’s wife to be) in Lake Tahoe in the 7th grade. Victor received a BA in Public Administration from San Jose State University in 1975, and a BS in Business Administration in 1976. Victor has been a Licensed Real Estate Broker in both California and Nevada for over 25 years, and a licensed general building contractor in both California and Nevada for over 30 years. Victor’s past ownership of his own Real Estate Company and construction companies has resulted in an estimated 90 million dollars in real estate transaction and property development experience. In 2006 he became a proud member of Pinnacle Real Estate Group of Lake Tahoe.
Cell 530 541-7688
Realtor®/California and Nevada
Cindy MacLean has built a reputation for outstanding customer service, attention to detail, communication and professionalism. With over 15 years experience in healthcare, and medical sales, her passion for helping other combined with her love for Lake Tahoe were a perfect combination for a career in real estate. Cindy traveled extensively throughout the world in the early nineties with her husband when he was employed as an Officer for Princess Cruises. They feel very fortunate that they are raising their three sons in one of the most beautiful places on earth. They enjoy all the activities that the Tahoe lifestyle affords, snow-skiing, biking, camping, and hiking with their two Labs. Cindy feels that involvement in the community is very important. She is currently serving as a Director for the South Tahoe Association of Realtors and Chairperson for the Community Service Committee. She is also involved in PTA and the Tahoe Art League. Cindy feels that communication and follow-up are keys to a successful transaction. If you are considering buying or selling real estate, you can count on Cindy to go above and beyond to assist you with your needs, and to guide you through every step of the process.
Don Souers was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA where his goal, from age 10, was to find a better place to live. Prior to his "planned escape," he met and married high school sweetheart, Theresa Walston. In 1978, they moved and settled into Eureka, CA where they enjoyed a life on the ocean and amidst Redwood trees. While employed with United Parcel, Don pursued his passion for fishing, hiking and exploring. After 17 years in Northern California, UPS transferred Don to South Lake Tahoe where he held the position of center manager. Having always had a dream to be in the Southern Sierras, this transfer was a gift. During the first few years in South Lake Tahoe, Don's wife began a career in real estate and he began to learn the trade through osmosis. During the early 1990's, Don was given notice that he was being transferred once again. This was not such welcomed news. He had one daughter in high school and another getting ready to start. It seemed as though the kids had just settled in following the last transfer. The family had long conversations in regards to the future and as a result, Don made the decision to leave UPS, join Theresa in the real estate business and start all over
The partnership was ideal as Don and Theresa each expanded their individual skills and soon became one of the area's most successful and recognized real estate teams. Together they reached national recognition in their production and service levels and put both children through college. In 2006, Don and Theresa joined their long- time business associates to open the Pinnacle Real Estate group. Don continues to find a balance between a career he loves, his passion for the outdoors (hiking, skiing, fishing, canoeing . . .,) his family and his granddaughter. All in all, it's a great life.
530 545-0423 Direct Cellular
Theresa Souers met her husband, Don Souers during a high school English class in 1970 and it has been forward moving ever since. They married in 1974, moved to Eureka, CA where graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in teaching physical education. During their 17 years in Eureka, Don & Theresa had two children, daughter Jaime (now a business partner) and son, Scott. Theresa became a leader in the area's fitness industry during the 1980's & 90's aerobic fitness craze, training instructors and teaching classes through private clubs and the adult education programs. In 1991, she and Don were transferred through Don's employment, United Parcel Service, to South Lake Tahoe. New to the area, she found herself once again teaching aerobic classes at a private club as well as the local community college. During this time, while pursuing an interest in photography, she was recruited to come work for a local real estate brokerage. Once making the decision to pursue such a career, there was no holding back. Theresa grabbed "horse by the reigns" and was determined to learn the industry inside and out.
During the past 15 years, Theresa and Don acquired a reputation as hard-working agents with a strong ethical background. Their production levels reached national recognition and Theresa was often asked to speak at statewide and national real estate meetings.
Theresa's professional affiliations include: president of the local real estate association, Realtor® of the Year, State MLS Rules Committee member, California Association of Realtors'® Director, Education Committee chair and Presidential Advisory Committee for the multiple listing services. In 2006, Theresa and Don joined business associates, Dana and Michelle Benedict to open the Pinnacle Real Estate Group of Lake Tahoe. Theresa continues to explore the joys photography brings her, a desire to travel and relishes time spent with her first granddaughter, Aubrey.
530 545-0718 Direct Cellular
Flip "Ronald" Walker
Realtor®/Vacation Rental Property Manager
Flip Walker is a long time local in South Lake Tahoe and is committed to the local community. Flip currently serves on the South Tahoe Little League Board (member since 2007) and the South Lake Tahoe Multiple Listing Service advisory committee (since 2002). Flip entered the world of real estate in 2001 and in 2006 moved to Pinnacle Real Estate Group with the founding partners. Since then Flip partnered up with Dana Benedict to open Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways a premiere vacation rental company.
Born and raised in Marin County Flip has had many diverse careers in sales and working with the general public and is committed to customer service. He has worked in the grocery industry for 30 years and was in top management throughout his grocery career (Lucky Markets and Albertson’s). Now retired from the grocery industry he is dedicated to accomplishing great tasks, his honed skills with customer service and his awards he has received throughout his career give him the strength to accomplish any new tasks that may arise. Flip has also owned and operated four clothing stores in Marin and Sonoma Counties which he sold to pursue his dream of living and raising his family in Lake Tahoe.
530 314-1007 Direct Cell
Realtor®/California and Nevada/E-pro Certified
South Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place with so much to do. People come here from all over the world, fall in love with the area and never want to leave. That’s exactly what happened to me. Originally from Brazil, I’ve always had a dream to live in the United States. Upon graduating in a university in Brazil with a major in Marketing and Advertising, I moved to South Lake Tahoe to work at Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort. While working at Sierra I met my husband James Dozier and I’ve decided this is where I belong.
I began my Career at Coldwell Banker, where I was given a wonderful opportunity to help others find a place that they too will love calling home. Recently I’ve decided to join Pinnacle Real Estate Group and I’m very proud to be on their team. They’re support and marketing tools are essential to ensure my success and drive me to the top.
While living in South Lake Tahoe for over 6 years I’ve been able to fully experience and learn about the area, enjoying all that this town has to offer. I enjoy playing tennis, walking my dog, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, boating and spending time with friends and family. As a Realtor I understand the importance of giving back to the community that I love so much, that is why I decide to join the Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe performs many community service projects in South Lake Tahoe to help serve children.
I am proud to say that my honest enthusiasm, relentless drive, passion, and communication are what set me apart. I know what it takes to sell your home. I’m on top of the most innovative marketing strategies to get you the best price possible in the shortest amount of time. I have earned the e-PRO Internet Professional Certification from the National Association of Realtors®. I have a passion for technology and I always strive to learn and apply the latest technologies in my business to help my clients more efficiently.
I strongly believe that being a Realtor in Lake Tahoe I don’t just sell houses, I sell a lifestyle. My job is to help people achieve the lifestyle they envision for themselves through buying or selling a house.
530 721-2552 Direct Cell
775 473-9652 Fax
Mark Salmon came to Lake Tahoe in 1995 after growing up in Southern California. For nearly a decade he worked in the lumber industry in Tahoe and gained a huge knowledge of building materials and techniques for residential and commercial projects. He created lasting relationships in the building community with contractors of every expertise. It wasn’t long before he pushed up through the ranks to later become the highest grossing salesman in the West Coast for Meek’s Lumber Company.
During his early years at the lumber yard, he met his future wife, Amber. Mark and Amber soon brought two daughters, Bailee and Morrison, into the world and family became their true driving force to becoming successful. Mark enjoys playing an active role in their children’s sports and activities, but feels especially fortunate to have had the freedom to be around them so much during their childhood.
In late 2006, Mark joined Pinnacle Real Estate Group which was a new independent brokerage comprised of a collection of top producing teams with over 20 years experience in Lake Tahoe real estate. Since then, Mark has become an intricate member of the Pinnacle Team with consistent production in even today’s tough market. It doesn’t matter if its land, residential or a commercial project, Mark has dealt with all the nuances involved in the complex world of Tahoe real estate. His enthusiasm and wisdom of the real estate market will assure confidence in every transaction for both buyer and seller alike.
530 318-7637 Direct Cell
530 318-6993 Direct Cell
Diane J. Corvo has been the Real Estate business since 1989. I have been a Broker/ Realtor for the last 10 years. My position in Buying and Selling Real Estate is to make the transaction happen with the ease of my experience. I will “Listen” to your needs and that is my way of getting the Best Scenario and try to make all parties as happy as possible. Your Trust in me is everything and being trustworthy is my most important factor in all my dealings. If you “trust” your Realtor/ Broker, then you’ll come out, knowing you didn’t leave anything on the table.
Jamie Souers has lived in South Lake Tahoe since 1990 and grew up in a family of accomplished Realtors®. Prior to forming the Pinnacle Real Estate Group of Lake Tahoe, Jaime's real estate team, The Souers Tahoe Connection, had earned national levels of recognition with one of the country's most recognized real estate franchises. Over the years, this recognition has included awards representing superior client quality service and sales performance.
As a graduate of Humboldt State University, Jaime holds a degree in Sociology and a Minor in Family Studies. She has also received a California Multiple Subjects teaching credential from National University and has previously taught grade school in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District. Jaime's experience also includes working for one of South Lake Tahoe's largest vacation rental management companies giving her additional insight to the needs of property investors in Lake Tahoe.
When working with Jaime Souers, you will have the benefit of energy, quality service, and dedication combined with the expertise of an experienced family real estate team.
Real Estate Associations and Services:
National Association of Realtors®
California Association of Realtors®
Northern Nevada Regional MLS Member
South Tahoe Association of Realtors®
Community Service Committee, 2006-2008
Professional Standards Committee, 2006
Education Committee, 2005
Scholarship Committee, 2007
530 545-2684 Direct Cell
Ryan Daniel Anderson
Ryan Daniel Anderson
I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota. I grew up loving the great outdoors, enjoying many camping and fishing trips with family. The Boy Scouts were what first sparked my entrepreneurial mindset as a youth, selling popcorn door to door to earn money to go to summer camp. In Boy Scouts I earned their highest rank called Eagle Scout. To this day I still live by and promote the Scout’s principles of honesty, integrity, loyalty, morality, and conservation mindedness. While attending the University of Minnesota Duluth I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a technology marketing emphasis. After college I traveled to California to master a sales career. My sales career brought me to Lake Tahoe in 2002 to further business development for the Gallo Sales Company. The level of professionalism and degree of knowledge gained while working with Gallo has been a huge part of the future successes in business that I have attained. Seeing the momentum of the Real Estate Markets in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s prompted me to return to school to earn my California Real Estate License in 2002. I then sold real estate for Marriott and Century 21 earning many awards, among them the distinguished Sapphire Award for sales volume excellence. The advancement in technologies and the markets of the late 2000’s led me to focus my energies on building my business around the web and the vast reach that it provides. This coupled with the long list of contacts acquired through my career has helped me to be successful through the many ups and downs of the real estate market. Some of the activities I enjoy when I am not helping folks buy and sell real estate are snowmobiling, snowboarding, standup paddle boarding, fly fishing, mt. biking, whitewater rafting, sailing, video, and photography. If you have questions on real estate and want honest, straightforward answers don’t hesitate to call or email me.
530 416-9966 Direct
Gigi Haskins Your Realtor with an International Touch!
Born and educated in Berlin, Germany Gigi lived in England,
France and Spain before coming to America. She worked as a Flight Attendant with Pan Am for 25 years, traveled the world and meet so many interesting and diverse people.
In 1996 she moved from the Bay Area with her two teenagers to South Lake Tahoe, in her words “the most beautiful spot on earth” and she should know! Nature has created a true masterpiece! Since 1999 she has been successfully working in Real Estate
putting her great people experience to work. She credits her success to her ability to listen to her clients, focusing on their needs and wants and her great consulting and negotiating skills.
She loves the great outdoors, hiking with Shadow, her border
Collie or just sitting quietly by the Lake soaking up the sun.
Not only can she converse with you in English, French, German and Spanish but she also will treat you like you were family and your money like it was hers.
Let Gigi make your dream come true and find you the perfect Tahoe Get-Away!
530 208-8801 Direct Cell
Dennis & Marilee Lindsay
Dennis & Marilee Lindsay, Formerly owners/broker of Lake Tahoe Realty, one of the oldest firms in the Lake Tahoe Basin, now joins forces with Pinnacle Real Estate Group. The Lindsay Team has been in Real Real Estate for more than 30 years with sales and property management experience. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Their hobbies include vintage automobile racing, camping, and fly fishing. They are professionally coached in the business of real estate and receive the lastest and most powerful negotiating techniques, marketing methods as well as up to minute market trends. “We are excited to have joined the Pinnacle Real Estate Group and look forward to putting our experience to work for you.”
Contact Dennis and Marilee Lindsay:
Dennis 530 318-2369
Marilee 530 208-7007
For several years now, Veronique has adopted Lake Tahoe as her third home, bringing with her a cosmopolitan touch. Multi-lingual, she offers a unique and personable dedication to her clients. She has worked within the industry since 2005 following the receipt of a Bachelors in Geography from Sacramento State University during which time she was also active as a student-athlete. Her portfolio of clients is vast: from corporate clients located through out the country, investors or simply her "heavenly neighbors." Veronique is ready to serve you in your real estate needs and can orchestrate the entire transaction of home buyer and selling like a symphony.
Effective, action & result-oriented, Veronique will hold the compass to finding the property that fits your wants, needs, and... location, location, location!
Veronique will not find only help you find your dream house in Lake Tahoe, she will find the home to house those dreams. And to cap it all, in doing so bring you the elevated and crispy air only the angels breath.
Cell 530 516-5555
Fax 530 725-8643