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Are you a rebel? A dreamer? A builder of awesome stuff?

Whatever your thing is, Grounded has an agent who will be a great fit and a knowledgeable partner for your real estate or development journey. So, read on, and then reach out.
We would love to meet you!

Sam Allen


DRE# 01895613

I am passionate about the community and architecture of Sacramento’s historic neighborhoods. I love urban living and the walkable lifestyle it allows.  My background in environmental design, real estate investments and marketing provide me with the ability to expertly market your property. UC Davis Graduate, 2007 BS Landscape Architecture. Former Board Member of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association and Redevelopment Advisory Committee. Licensed California Realtor and Certified Negotiation Expert experienced in residential and commercial real estate sales and development.

Jessica Do

Broker of Record


DRE# 01996600

Jessica is an experienced Listing and Transaction Manager, who joined Grounded Real Estate in January 2019. Prior to joining Grounded, Jessica gained 5 years of experience working with another real estate team where she also obtained her license in 2016. Driven by her love for helping others, she takes pride in providing the best client/agent care service possible. As a Transaction Manager, her goal is to go above and beyond to ensure the listing and escrow process is as seamless as possible with exceptional attention to detail, consistent client check-ins, and coordination of timelines and inspections. Outside of the office, you can often find her trying out one of the many Thai restaurants that Sacramento has to offer, working out (Kickboxing is a current favorite!) or, traveling to any tropical destination.

Jasmine Do

Transaction Coordinator


Jasmine is Grounded’s newest addition to the Administrative team. Joining Grounded in early 2021, she has hit the ground running learning all things listing and transaction coordination, as well as helping maintain Grounded’s Midtown Studio! Graduating from UC Davis with a BS in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, she did a career 180, joined this crazy brokerage and hasn’t looked back! She has a passion for helping others, and loves to connect to everyone on a personal level. When she’s not running around the office, she’s cuddling her mini aussie Stella, going on food adventures or spending quality time with family and friends.

Denny McCarthy


DRE# 01990723

Living in Sacramento and watching the city grow and has given me the drive to help make this one of the best cities in California. I love helping people find their perfect home and helping them grow roots in the local communities. I have been giving impeccable customer service for 20+ years and like to use my experience to give clients a very down to earth and relatable experience.

Kimberly Peterson


DRE# 02005921

Kimberly Peterson has been with the Grounded team since 2016. After initially specializing in listing management and real estate marketing, Kimberly now works directly with buyers and sellers to achieve their unique real estate goals. This background enables Kimberly to expertly leverage Grounded’s sales, marketing, and business partnerships for her clients, helping sellers best prepare their properties for sale and guiding buyers through the inspection and escrow process with confidence, integrity, and warmth.

Kimberly sees each real-estate transaction as an opportunity for clients to intentionally curate a lifestyle that matches their vision for the future!  Whether a first-time homebuyer, adjusting to a new season of life, or managing a real estate investment portfolio, Kimberly goes above and beyond to provide her clients with opportunities, information, and counsel throughout the process.  In fact, she proudly received recognition from Grounded for offering the “Most Thoughtful Client Care” in 2019.

When not house-hunting, Kimberly is most likely to be found with her nose in a book, SUP’ing Lake Natoma, or biking the American River Bike Trail.  She’s a regular at Sacramento’s 2nd Saturday art openings and the 2nd Sunday Antiques Faire. Current local obsession: Asha Urban Baths.

Michelle Mills


DRE# 02197938

Michelle comes from numerous years of experience in customer and business management, where she excelled in building long-lasting relationships within the wine industry. Michelle has always been interested and passionate about real estate, as it runs in the family, growing up she would have numerous conversations with her grandfather about his real estate ventures and opportunities.

Michelle’s tenacity to learn and perseverance when problem solving to work through hurdles, makes her your perfect fit for closing on any house of interest to you. Furthermore, her ability to listen to future home buyers and execute on their needs, aids in making your real estate transaction a breeze, even when it feels daunting.

Michelle has a fun side, too! When she isn’t perfecting her craft, you can catch her on the volleyball court or at a local brewery with her husband and two rescue pups, Bruce and Lassen!

I look forward to hearing from you and hope to advocate on your behalf in finding your dream home!

Austin Cooper


DRE# 02088958

With a background in nonprofit management and client services, Austin is a connector when it comes to pairing individuals with services and products. That experience transfers well to the real estate industry. “I bought my first house a couple years ago and that was a special experience for me. So special that I decided to build my own career in real estate so I can offer that same experience and level of service to my own clients.” Rooted in Sacramento, Austin is no stranger to the different neighborhoods and deep culture that his favorite city has to offer!

Kristina Maahs


DRE# 01365631

Kristina loves Sacramento. The big trees, wide sidewalks and architecture, the fact that she can walk or ride her bike to everything she wants or needs. It’s an amazing city!

She is the past President of the Midtown Neighborhood Association and former Vice Chair of the City of Sacramento Development Oversight Commission. She works hard to preserve our neighborhoods through preserving historic architecture and promoting walkable/bikeable development.

She has been a Realtor over 18 years now and loves her work. She has helped her clients through many vulnerable times: divorces, death, new marriages and lots of new babies! She is happy to be their confidant and works hard to fulfill their life dreams through housing!

Adam Odello


DRE# 02157492

Born in Walnut Creek and raised in the East Bay, Adam relocated to Sacramento in 2006 in order to pursue a degree in Social Work from Sac State, which he obtained in 2012.

As a lifelong musician, well…drummer at least, Adam has played in venues all over the city, state, and country; and while attending school, also began to build his very own private music lesson business. As a top-tier educator throughout the Sacramento region, Adam maintained an active clientele of 60 weekly students, and a strong and steadfast commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

During the initial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Adam began to consider a new career path and ultimately decided to make the jump into the exciting and in demand world of real estate! Adam has either worked or lived in all of Sacramento’s core neighborhoods, and currently resides in Folsom with his loving wife Jennifer, and their two amazing children, Luca and Aria.

Tage Stimmel


DRE# 02151867

With an incredibly varied background centered around customer service and a Business degree from Sac State, Tage is a gal of all trades. While she excelled in the business realm, she found a natural progression leading her to Real Estate and we know she is going to be a fierce force to behold! Her deep family roots in Sacramento provide her not only with a passion for this city, but an intimate knowledge of it and all it has to offer.

Glynis Wood-Alberts


DRE# 01392312

She’s known Sam since, in her words, he was a “baby agent” and seems to know someone everywhere she goes! Glynis brings 17 years of residential real estate experience with her. She seems to attract strange and unusual clients – feel free to ask!

Originally from England she has lived in Sacramento for over 35 years and is not planning to go anywhere. She lives in the Pocket/Greenhaven area with her wife of 25 years, Terri Ramos. They have 5 daughters ranging in age from 35 years old to the youngest turning 21 this month. She is happy to have survived parenting 5 children. Glynis is so glad to work at Grounded. She brings with her a team spirit and a well developed sense of humor!

Michelle Groft


DRE# 02063968

As a former Marketing Manager for a top team in Burlingame, Michelle has a knack for creating stunning photography and lifestyle content. Follow her instagram, you won’t be disappointed (but you might lose a few hours scrolling). As a resident of Midtown, she can point you in the right direction for the best coffee and happy hours on The Grid or where to ride your bike with the fam.

Chelsea Hanson


DRE# 02141176

Northern California native and longtime Fair Oaks resident Chelsea Hanson has been providing phenomenal client services for over 15 years. After spending time in lending, retail management, and even serving tables, she decided to seek her real estate license in 2019. Since then, she has hit the ground running, assisting buyers and sellers throughout the Sacramento Area.

Chelsea’s approach to real estate is very personalized. She takes the time to truly get to know her clients and understand their real estate goals; then turns those goals into accomplishments. If you’re looking for a downtown high-rise apartment, a quiet country home in Cameron Park, or an investment property in Folsom suburbia, Chelsea can help! And if you need to sell your home and move on from here, Chelsea will make the process simple and stress free. She will go above and beyond, so you don’t have to.

When she’s not out house hunting, you can find Chelsea volunteering at the Front Street Animal Shelter, snuggling her old cat Leo, going on outdoor adventures with her long time boyfriend Tyler, or DIYing anything from crafts to furniture (she even owns a company that makes custom hiking packs!). She is known for giving the best handmade gifts and baking the most delicious chocolate chip cookies anyone has ever tasted.

Sherri Ewing


DRE# 02150404

Sherri Kelly is Sacramento raised and a current Oak Park resident. Sherri understands from personal experience how daunting the home buying process is but also how exciting it can be. A former Grounded client turned Real Estate Agent, she has the energy to make it a fun and memorable experience – from personalized house-hunting goodies to lunch with her clients to mull over listings, she will be there every step of the way!

Sherri puts her love for community and passion for event-planning and networking to use by raising funds and community awareness for local non-profits and small businesses to help make a positive impact in the Sacramento community. She also loves uplifting the accomplishments of her friends by championing, encouraging, supporting, and celebrating their success within the community.

In her free time you can find Sherri enjoying wine from one of Greater Sacramento’s many local vineyards, paddle-boarding or biking along the American River, traveling abroad or at home cuddling with her dog Cali watching Ted Lasso. If you’re lucky she may even crochet you a beanie and matching hand warmers!

Travis Groft


DRE# 02168780

Travis is passionate about the diverse community and small business culture that Sacramento has to offer. He loves the urban living and the walkable lifestyle that his Midtown neighborhood allows.

As a post 9/11 military veteran and wellness coach he has a service mindset and can easily relate to anyone he works with.

Travis takes pride in his ability to build road maps and understanding of the real estate buying and selling process allowing his clients to become very clear on their real estate goals and how they can achieve them.

Paige Tiffany


DRE# 01274146

Paige was born to be a real estate agent. She was raised in Sacramento, and in the industry. Her father was a real estate attorney, and she worked for him growing up. Fast forward several years, Paige gained vital experience as a Loan Officer and a Wholesale Rep. She also owned an online Real Estate business that had over 250,000 independent contractors under her umbrella.

Simply put, Paige knows all aspects of a real estate deal, and it shows. An award-winning real estate agent, she cares about the outcome of every deal and exceeds expectations to get the best results.

In her free time, Paige is a songwriter and member of the Recording Academy! You can also find her frolicking through the Napa or Sausalito Valley and spending time with her puppy, BonBon.

Shawn Sullivan


DRE# 02145685

Shawn is a native Texan and relocated to Sacramento from Austin in December of 2019. She has spent the last 23 years in the mortgage industry, working as a wholesale account executive, loan originator, loan processor, and most recently as an operations and business development manager. In the fall of 2021, Shawn decided to follow in the footsteps of her father and brother and dive into real estate, and plans to use her lending experience to assist in guiding her clients through the buying or selling process as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

In her free time, Shawn loves to travel, attend live music events, go wine tasting, watch her son at his various sporting events, and spend time with her family, friends, and two pups. She also enjoys exploring Sacramento and trying new restaurants, wine bars, and coffee shops.

Ryann Bayless


DRE# 02159641

Sacramento native Ryann Bayless is no novice when it comes to identifying what truly makes a great home. Being an interior decorator and estate sale aficionado, she has an eye for style and the needs of a homeowner. Ryann has a strong professional background, with more than 20 years in sales, management and negotiations mechanics. Long known for her strong ethics and tenacity, Ryann is your best choice when you want a realtor who will both seek the style and details you crave and advocate for your best contract. She loves entertaining and cooking for her friends and family, and enjoys finding exciting dining experiences with an interesting ambiance.

Scott Scoville


DRE# 02194482

After a long career of protecting and serving in Law Enforcement, Scott joined the ranks of Real Estate as an investor and realtor. He specialized in Buy & Hold Rentals, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s), and Short Term Rentals (Furnished Finders, etc.). Scott has purchased and rehabbed homes all over the region, taking dilapidated and unlivable houses, and turning them into the jewels that they were always meant to be. He was born and raised in this city, loves the architecture and just loves Sacramento! From working with first time buyers to seasoned real estate investors, Scott is here to serve, advise, and help each client reach their real estate dreams.

When Scott is not negotiating real estate deals, you’ll find him spending time with his wife Rebekah, and sons Sawyer and Hunter. He loves coaching baseball at Pocket Little League, swimming in the pool with family, going on hikes on the Auburn trails, and eating at the amazing restaurants around Sacramento.

Stephanie Hicklin


DRE# 02103510

Stephanie grew up in Sacramento. She has lived across the country, but always knew she would come back home to this diverse and evolving city. She loves that Sacramento is surrounded by many wine regions and amazing restaurants. It is the perfect location for food and wine lovers.

Stephanie enjoys the live music scene, musical theater and great outdoor activities the region has to offer. You can find her cycling to the many farmers’ markets or on the scenic bike trails. She also loves to take day-trips to locations such as Napa Valley, San Francisco and Bodega Bay.

Stephanie worked in the wine industry for many years when a realtor friend suggested she get her real estate license. With her love of design and architecture, her enjoyment of meeting new people and extensive sales experience, real estate has been a perfect fit.

Perry Arnold


DRE# 02204136

A Sacramento native, Perry enjoys sharing his passion for his hometown with others. Perry has been involved in real-estate since 2015 and is a home owner himself. He has a passion for restoring older and unique homes and is skilled at identifying the potential in houses others may overlook. Perry enjoys exploring the many different unique neighborhoods and communities the Sacramento area has to offer and gives great insight on which neighborhoods will fit with your style and needs.

Through Real Estate investing Perry found his way to becoming a Real Estate Agent, and is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Grounded family, Perry carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything he does.

When Perry isn’t helping his clients achieve their Real Estate goals, he enjoys DIY projects, working on classic cars, hiking, camping and spending time with his daughter. Perry Arnold lives in the Tahoe Park neighborhood and you can often find him actively enjoying the park with his spouse, daughter and dog Sadie.

Josh Hunt


DRE# 02082119

After many successful years literally serving others as an award-winning bartender, Josh kicked it up a notch by obtaining his real estate license in 2019. A Sacramento native, devoted husband & father, Tiki enthusiast, and a fan of our city’s amazing Midcentury architecture, Josh believes that serving his community and fellow humans is the secret to true joy. In addition to practicing Real Estate, Josh occasionally tends the bars at Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisene and The Waterboy, co-teaches a Chemical Engineering class at UC Davis, travels with his wife and their son Harrison, and paints (when he can find the time).

As your Realtor, you will find Josh to be responsive, honest, proactive, genuine, and affable.  Josh appreciates that the process of buying or selling a home can be emotional and stressful. You will find him to be caring and sensitive to your needs while guiding you through this process. Josh is proud to be a part of the Grounded family, giving him access to the latest tools, technology and community expertise to protect your interests and find you your dream home.

Shirley Thompson


Shirley got into real estate because she loves working with people. Realtors help people buy and sell the most important things – their homes! Her biggest thrill is finding the right fit for her clients while making lifelong friendships along the way! Shirley serves the greater Sacramento area, with a special focus in the East Sac, Midtown, and Elmhurst neighborhoods.

Her hobbies keep her motivated to keep moving – gardening, cycling, working out and reading. Give Shirley a call if you’d like to work with one of the friendliest agents around!

Julia Curry


DRE# 02203445

Julia is a California native who, after living in several other major cities around the country, knows she saved the best for last by moving to Sacramento 3 years ago. Being central to everything, by foot, bike or light rail, is the perfect urban fit for her and her family.

Julia studied theater at CSU Chico and spent decades working both on stage and backstage. But as the saying goes, she didn’t quit her day job! The true gem of Julia’s professional experience is the distinct variety of service and care positions she has held, cultivating her ability to understand and meet the needs of others.

The dream to be a real estate agent in Sacramento began when she and her husband turned a prior residence into a rental property. Julia was fascinated by all the research, rearranging, and refinishing, elevated by the thrill of finding the perfect tenants.  So she became an agent, and is currently in business at Grounded Real Estate.

Julia loves to explore midtown, downtown and beyond with her husband, 13-year-old son, and their Rottweiler, Mr. Lincoln. She finds fulfillment in the Compassion Team work she does, trying to bridge the gap for our neighbors on the streets. And she hopes to drive across the country someday soon, just to see all the details you miss from the sky.

Michon Barbagelata


DRE# 02162645

Originally from a small farming community in the Sacramento Valley, Michon grew up on a sheep ranch. At a very early age, she gained a strong work ethic and learned the importance of self-discipline.

At 23, Michon embarked on an around-the-world backpacking trip that lasted a year and a half. During this time, she became enamored with the art, architecture, and design preferences of the world cultures she visited. This exploration abroad seeded a desire to challenge herself and to find ways to continually learn and grow.

Upon returning to the US, Michon pursued a career in aesthetics. Being eager to see her clients genuinely happy and confident, Aesthetics taught Michon the importance of listening carefully to a client’s desires and vision to ensure she understood how best to meet or even exceed their expectations.

Following a successful 11 years in aesthetics, Michon decided to take her career in a new direction. A direction that allowed her to utilize her knowledge of and passion for design and architecture while helping others achieve their dreams and goals – Real Estate!

Michon is passionate, driven, and truly enjoys a challenge. She loves art, design, fashion, and traveling – having visited over 13 countries on four continents.

Marvin Hooker


DRE# 02104689

Marvin is a California native and the second of two children born into a Navy family where he had to move around pretty often. It’s fair to say he knows a little bit about looking for a home. He first lived in San Diego, then trekked on over to Memphis, the home of the blues. After a few years there he and his family hopped on a plane across the Atlantic to Naples, Italy where he lived for 7 YEARS! He moved to Turlock, CA in 2010 where he received his bachelor’s at Stanislaus State, GO WARRIORS! In 2017 he went on to pursue a master’s from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He had to get back to Europe while I could.

After completing his degree, he moved back to the Valley in 2018 and spent a few years working with marketing agencies to grow their business and started his career in Real Estate. He wanted to embark on his own journey to market himself and use his people skills as a REALTOR®. He made the move from Turlock to Sacramento in 2019 and has been expanding his business and knowledge of the Valley ever since.

Trust me when we say he is here to make sure that he helps you find the right place for YOU. He’s moved 13 times, having lived in apartments, duplexes, a single-family home, and even couch surfed in between. They’ve been in rural areas, city centers, and the good old suburbs. He understands the importance of a home and how stressful the process to find the right place can be. He will work hard for all his clients, who usually become friends, to try and get you all the things on your wish list and/or market your home and sell your home for the best price possible.

He has always put people first and that’s why he became a REALTOR®. He says, “I am so grateful to be a resource for people and be an agent who won’t judge or discriminate in the home buying or selling process.” Work alongside Marvin to talk about what’s important to you, not just in the home, but in the neighborhood, schools, and community that surround it.

Go make Moves with Marvin!

Tristan Romero


DRE# 02200103

I started as client with grounded and I thought it was an awesome experience. I knew I wanted to become a part of providing that same experience to future clients. Prior from Grounded, I have 4 years background in customer service I landed in sales a lot which gave me the passion for real estate investing. I am looking to create wealth for individuals and teach them how to use real estate as a means to create something special in individuals and families. My hobbies are working out, being in nature, and traveling with my beautiful girlfriend.

Serj Kaftajian


DRE# 02196340

Howdy! I’m Serj, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to help you find your dream home. With a genuine passion for assisting others, I’m ready to guide you through every step of your real estate journey. As a first generation American, I am firm a believer in the American Dream. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking for advice on selling your property, I’m here to provide expert guidance and support. Communication is at the heart of my approach. I believe that open and transparent communication is vital to building trust and ensuring a smooth and successful real estate experience. Throughout the hoops and obstacles, I will keep you informed throughout the process, provide timely updates, and offer guidance to equip you with everything you need to make your informed decision.

Michael Triglia


DRE# 01493778

Buying or selling a home is a big deal, it can be a life-changing experience. That’s why I always put myself in your shoes, I remember what it was like buying my first home, and then eventually selling it. The excitement, the nerves, the fire, all those emotions. My adoration of architecture has been with me my entire adult life, I love people and relationships, it was the perfect fit when I combined those things into a real estate career over 15 years ago. I always put customer service before anything else, knowing how important support is during a purchase or sale and beyond. When I meet people, it’s the beginning of a long friendship, I love this community, and the people here, and I aim to be a lifelong resource to you and your family for your every real estate need!

Aminah Cunningham


Hello! I’m Aminah. I was born and raised here in Sacramento and love my city very much. Watching this city grow and evolve is really exciting. I’ve always been fascinated with the world of real estate, architecture design, and even decorating. As a kid I always had my mom take me to open houses just for fun. I studied business at Sacramento city college, then realized that the idea of helping people find their dream home was my dream career. I’m so excited to finally be able to do that.

Some of my hobbies are thrifting, trying new restaurants, nature walks, and singing. I’m also a huge environmentalist!

Laura Costa


Meet Laura, your trusted real estate agent, whose diverse skill set will enhance your entire real estate experience. With a profound understanding of the importance of effective communication, she is dedicated to establishing a client-centric connection. Laura’s decade-long tenure as a property manager with the nation’s largest property management company, and the past 6 years in residential and commercial real estate sales, have bestowed upon her a wealth of industry knowledge that she’s eager to share with you. Beyond her practical expertise, Laura’s artistic nature seamlessly integrates into her real estate career, allowing her to uncover creative solutions to any challenge that may arise. Her easy-going demeanor and worldly experiences will immediately put you at ease from the moment you start working together. Whether you are selling your property, looking for your next investment, or searching for your dream home, Laura is the agent you can rely on. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with her today to embark on a rewarding and successful real estate journey!

Casey McClellan


My husband and I moved from New York City to Sacramento in 2014, where we purchased our first home in North Oak Park, a 1910 historic bungalow that we adore. This monumental purchase began my affinity for historic homes and real estate. One of my favorite things to do is explore the many neighborhoods that Sacramento has to offer on my bike or walking my dog. We love our neighborhood and the friendships that we have made in our close knit community. All of these events have inspired me to become a real estate agent. I strive to not only meet my clients’ needs but also to help them find their community.

Outside of the real estate world, I am grateful to teach at Sac State in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Member Board of Directors The Broadway Triangle. Adjunct Professor of Drama, San Joaquin Delta College.

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