caryn_gildea-color_400Windermere Homes & Estates is thrilled to welcome Caryn Gildea to their team. Caryn is an experienced realtor, who has spent over the last decade devoted to helping home buyers find their dream homes. Clients have claimed loyalty to her stating, “While it can be overwhelming and stressful to purchase your first home, our experience was nothing but wonderful. Every home that she sent our way was personalized to every detail that we were looking for, and we found our dream home, she negotiated it perfectly. We have no problems on issues through the entire process. She was always available, in contact, and helpful beyond anything I would ever expect from a real estate agent. She listens carefully to her clients, and takes pride in finding the perfect home. She is honest, reliable, and has integrity and respect for her career. She is the only agent I will ever work with!” (Zillow Review)

Caryn prides herself on delivering a service of always doing what is in her clients’ best interest. She believes in honesty, trust and staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the real estate market. Most importantly, she understands how crucial it is to get her clients into their dream homes and on the seller’s side, the best offer for their properties. “Having an agent that is so involved in making her client’s needs her personal responsibilities really sets Caryn apart from her colleagues,” Rich Johnson, co-owner.

Caryn is available to help you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise for your local market. Her office is based out of the Windermere Homes & Estates Fallbrook office located at 746 S Main Avenue, Fallbrook 92028. She can be contacted at 760-644-3322 or by email at

dawn_surprenant_400Windermere Homes and Estates is reaching new heights with new agents and Dawn Suprenant, is an exciting addition to the company’s growth. At Windermere Homes & Estates, we foster an environment that grows a community and realtors who are ready to take on the market by storm. Dawn encompasses all that and more. She values the beauty and lifestyle of the California coast and as a teacher by trade before her real estate career switch, Dawn puts educating her clients on the market and the real estate process first.

“It’s always exciting to have new talent in your company, especially with someone who is a constant professional and understands hard work. Dawn will be successful, I am more than confident in that and the reason for that success is going to be because she is a hard worker and understands the importance keeping clients informed with updates and knowledge,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner.

Dawn is a University of Arizona Almuni – Go Wildcats! She is based out of the Scripps Ranch Office and is appreciative of any inquiries/questions about the real estate market in the greater San Diego region.

lori_lynch_400Windermere Homes & Estates is delighted to have signed on a new agent to their Aviara (Carlsbad) office. Lori Lynch joins the company with 15 years of real estate knowledge and experience. Originally from Sacramento, California Lori has been calling San Diego “home” for the past 25 years and is a full on So-Cal girl now. She has always been recognized for having excellent customer service skills, a tremendous work ethic, and always keeping a positive attitude.

Lori is a saleswoman by trade and consistently ranks in the top 5% amongst her peers. At her previous company she was the #1 salesperson in the Southern California Division. She is also consistent in customer satisfaction, receiving 98% or higher on all customer service rates. Lori’s approach to working with clients is having open communication and ensuring that their needs and wants are being met during buying/selling process. She is an expert in relocation and has very strong negotiating skills. “Lori has extremely high energy and enthusiasm. She’s not just here to show homes, she’s here to put clients IN homes. She’s going to be a great addition to the team,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Prior to working in real estate, Lori worked as a government employee and has two kids. She is an Alumni of the Cal State University Sacramento and loves both the mountains and the beach. When she can’t hit the slopes, she can be found enjoying the sun and the beach. Lori’s office is located at 6965 El Camino Real Suite 107, Carlsbad 92009 and can be reached at 760.207.1648 or by email at

_8006848-edit_400_01Windermere Homes & Estates is growing and is excited to have Shannon Herbert as the newest addition their family. Hailing from the Del Mar Office, she is an experienced real estate professional who has bought and sold real estate in Texas and California. As a representation of her work ethic, she strives for 100% client satisfaction before, during, and after the sale.

“Shannon is always looking for ways to better serve her clients in anyway she can,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Shannon has a passion for working with people, and helping them find their dream home. In the early 90’s she decided to get my real estate license in Austin, Texas and specialized in residential sales and leasing, while also pursuing sales and leasing in the commercial venue. As her referrals grew and she found that she was able to engage in my other passion which is design. Soon she began working with home builders and clients on new and established construction, staging their homes, and making textile selections for them.

“My clients found that it was extremely helpful to have a full service Realtor® that could stage the home they wanted to sell, and assist with interior design selections in their new home!” says Shannon. Making another dream come true was moving to California! The architecture as well as the serene mountain and ocean views, make for a great day at the office. Today, she lives gratefully with my husband and their three dogs in San Diego, and loves every minute of it! Her my ultimate goal is to help people sell their home or find a new one! It is no secret finding a home is not the challenge, the internet has provided us with some good information. The toughest part is finding a stellar Realtor whom you trust and that will do everything in their power to negotiate for you, with your highest and best interests in mind – which is exactly what Shannon does for her clients.

chip_gremillion_400Windermere Homes and Estates is reaching new heights with new agents, Chip Gremillion is an exciting addition to the company’s growth. At Windermere Homes & Estates, we foster a learning environment that promotes technology savvy realtors who are ready to take on the market by storm. Chip encompasses all that and more. As twenty-six year desert resident he provides buyers and sellers with a broad knowledge of the markets in the greater Palm Springs Desert Resorts area.

Chip embraces technology and understands what video and media can do for his sellers. Coupled with exceptional marketing skills, he brings to his clients award winning video production and presentation. Prior to licensing as a realtor, Chip formed Orgininamics, Inc. a video production and marketing company and launched the award winning nightly television program, Real Estate Showcase.

In 2005 he was selected as “Small Businessman of the Year” for the California Senate District 37 for his pioneering work in utilizing Video on Demand to enhance the real estate market on cable television and the Internet. Chip is recognized as the first to develop a dedicated 24/7 Video on Demand channel showcasing most of Southern California real estate. Ready for the next chapter in his life, always having an interest in real estate becoming a licensed Realtor was the next logical step for Chip. And we’re excited he is here!

“It’s always exciting to have new talent in your company, especially with someone who is a constant professional and understands hard work. Chip Gremillion will be successful, I am more than confident in that and the reason for that success is going to be because he is innovative in his approaches and understands the importance of what our clients need,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Chip is based out of our Palm Desert office located at 73-725 El Paseo Drive, Suite 23A in Palm Desert, CA and is appreciative of any inquiries/questions about the real estate market in the greater Palm Springs Resorts area. He can be contacted at 760-219-3225 or by email at

mark_weissmannWindermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Mark Weissmann to their Palm Desert Office. Mark has a background as a CEO of a nationally known marketing firm whose clients have included several Fortune 100 and 500 companies including; the National Basketball Association, the Olympics, Sony Corporation and major projects and national events.  Mark’s marketing background has blended well with his Real Estate career in the Coachella Valley and representation of a solid base of clients. He enjoys introducing them to the Coachella Valley, the area country clubs, trendy projects being built and overall the great areas that the region offers.  Mark currently represents a highly experienced new home builder that he has helped to introduce to the area. Based on a current global marketing knowledge and employing contemporary digital technology, Mark reaches Buyers from throughout the nation, Canada and other countries.  Sellers have benefited from Mark’s knowledge of the market and creation of successful marketing strategies that Mark employs. As the Board President of an HOA, Mark has a full awareness of a vast number of HOA communities and what they can offer.

“We are honored to welcome Mark Weissmann to our Windermere Palm Desert office.” Says co-owner, Brian Gooding, “He is a true pillar of the community and comes with a wealth of real estate and area knowledge.”

Mark is the Co-Founder and Tournament Director for the nation’s pre-eminent major collegiate golf tournament, The Prestige at PGA WEST. The Prestige at PGA WEST hosts many of the highest rated major collegiate teams in the world and many of the most talented collegiate players.  Several of the world’s greatest players have played in The Prestige at PGA WEST and have identified it as their favorite major collegiate tournament. Many corporate leaders attend The Prestige at PGA WEST.

Having major experience in marketing, Real Estate and an understanding of country clubs and HOA communities provides Mark with knowledge and experience to offer concepts and ideas to attract solid buyers and solidify relationships that can end in the culmination of a new homeowner and new club member.

Mark has been active as Past Area Chairperson of the Board for the American Diabetes Association and Past Chairman of the American Diabetes Association Golf Classic in addition to serving on other non-profit Boards.

pam_piskulickWindermere Welcomes Pam Piskulick and Alison Fenn to the Scripps Ranch office. Pam has been serving clients in the San Diego area for the past 15 years. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Pam is a professional in every manner and ensures that her clients have the most successful experience possible.

She has lived in San Diego since 1978, has three grown children, two of which live in town, one is in Dallas. She has been married for 35 years and her husband, Rick, a real estate appraiser for 32 years, which is always a great source of knowledge in the Real Estate market. Pam also enjoys exercising and motivating those around her to obtain an optimal healthy life. Alison Fenn is a licensee Realtor® and Pam’s assistant. She is a mother of an active two year old, and has lived in San Diego all her life. Alison has a real passion for Real Estate. Windermere is excited to welcome both Pam and Alison. Both are professional Realtors committed to delivering our clients the results they need, want and deserve.

Pam Piskulick

alison_picture_400Alison Fenn (Pam’s Assistant)

patrick_lane_and_sherry_mcdanielWindermere Homes & Estates opens a new office in Big Bear and proudly welcomes Patrick Lane and Sherry McDaniel. Combined the two have been selling real estate for the past twelve years. Annually they have been selling over 30 properties in both Big Bear and Palm Springs.

Patrick and Sherry are an unstoppable team! They have been recipients of the Quality Service Award for the past 5 years. Sherry is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and has a Luxury Home sales designation and Patrick has earned his Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification (RSPS). Patrick also was the managing broker for their previous company and serves on the local board of directors for their Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s awesome to have such a motivated team with us, especially those who are so successful in their markets,” Brian Gooding, co-founder.

Before working in real estate, Sherry pursued the skies with American Airlines, while Patrick ruled the roads with the Ford Motor Company. They are based out of two locations: Palm Desert office located at 73-725 El Paseo Drive, Suite 23A in Palm Desert, CA and in Big Bear Lake at 42692 Moonridge Road. Whether you are looking to buy or sell or just have questions about the real estate market in the greater Palm Springs Resorts and Big Bear areas, contact Patrick Lane and Sherry McDaniel.

bob_schaller_2759Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Bob Schaller to their Rancho Bernardo office. Whether you are buying or selling Bob will expertly navigate you through the process from start to finish. Prior to becoming a realtor, Schaller worked in advertising, eCommerce, smart home technology, food and beverage and Dot-com startups. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in advertising from San Jose State University.

Originally from the Bay Area, Schaller moved to San Diego in 2001, and has lived in Carmel Mountain, Rancho Peñesquitos, Scripps Ranch, and currently resides in Poway with his wife Margy. Schaller volunteers with the Poway Rodeo, where he and his wife co-chaired the ushers department for the past two years. Schaller was recognized twice for his volunteer efforts in the Neighborhood Watch Program he started when he lived in Scripps Ranch.

“I find the best way to navigate a torrent is to take it slowly, one step at a time,” said Schaller. “In a business fraught with a lot of tension, timelines and foreign jargon, my calm demeanor and personal commitment to integrity bring a reassuring experience for buyers and sellers.”

menoula_and_lenore_740Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is excited to welcome Lenore Knutzen and Menoula Stanitsas to the WHE family.  With over 37 years of combined real estate experience and knowledge, they bring a professional approach and high level of expertise to their clients.

Lenore holds a degree in Marketing and has been serving clients in Scripps Ranch and the San Diego community for the past 25 years.  It is her attention to detail and commitment to education that makes her a top professional in the field.  She holds designations as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Negotiator and is a Graduate of Real Estate Institute (GRI).  She has received the Five Star Award designation for 9 consecutive years from San Diego Magazine.  This is an accomplishment few other agents have achieved.  She prides herself in her professionalism, integrity and commitment to each of her client’s needs.  “Lenore is a professional and exceptional agent.  We are honored and thrilled she is joining our Scripps Ranch office.  We look forward to a long and successful relationship.” said co-owner/Broker Rich Johnson.

Menoula holds a degree in Communication from UCSD and has enjoyed meeting and exceeding her client’s real estate expectations for over 11 years.  When working with buyers, she devotes her time to helping families find homes that meet all their needs and criteria. Whether it takes a day or six months, finding the right home is her only concern.  An avid gardener, Menoula loves remodeling projects and has a passion for home decor. When viewing properties with her clients, she uses her past remodeling and decorating experience to suggest changes to help create a vision of what can be, making her a top agent in San Diego County. “Menoula’s expertise in real estate and experience with public relations make her a wonderful Realtor.  We are excited to have her as part of our WHE family.” said Johnson.

Both Lenore and Menoula will be working in the Scripps Ranch Windermere Homes & Estates office.