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'. Went to Anthony's Real Estate School in San Francisco & Santa Rosa and got my License in 1987 after some travels in Europe where I attended briefly at an American Institute in Aix in the south of France in 1986.
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 Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Sonoma, Jenner. I've also worked with clients in the Napa, Marin, San Francisco, Mendo and Lake Counties. 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 experience and knowledge in the Real Estate World and land developer 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 that we each bring to the table for our clients.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY WAS RANKED 5 ON FORTUNE 'S 2020 OF THE WORLD'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES UNDER APPLE, AMAZAON, MICROSOFT AND WALT DISNEY! PRETTY IMPRESSIVE AS NOT MANY REAL ESTATE COMPANIES CAN SAY THAT OR BEAT THAT OR HAVE RANKINGS OF THIS CALIBUR AND ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH A MAN OF SUCH WEALTH & KNOWLEDGE IN THE REAL ESTATE WORLD AS WARREN BUFFETT. HE IS AN ICON AND IS A TRUSTED MAN IN THE BUSINESS & FINANCE WORLD.
I got married in 1988 to Matt Etchell at St. Rose Church in Santa Rosa, a local builder at the time and is now also 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. Our oldest son Matt Etchell Jr., a college graduate is a licensed contractor also now and our daughter Lorraine Etchell just graduated with her Masters from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architect and is completing her internship to take her test in another year to be an architect. Our younger sons John & Ridge work for us. 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 free time together walking or picnicing at the beach mostly plus biking and hiking in Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco counties. We both feel blessed for our life here in the wine country and enjoy the Marina District in San Francisco and Crissy Field where we frequent on many weekends! We also love to travel all over.....
I worked briefly for a year 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 and has now taken on a partner and is looking forward to retirement in the years ahead.
. 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 the summer sunshine! Later at the age of 23, I followed in my Father's and Grandfather's footsteps into the world of Real Estate, they sold both in Sonoma County and San Francisco, very much a people business! I've enjoyed selling Real Estate for more than 30+ years in the Northern Bay area.
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 plus of course there is the Napa Valley! I am currently a Healdsburg, Geyserville, Calistoga and Tiburon Chamber member. Tourists and Residents alike share homes in all these regions as they are such beautiful, fun places to reside! These places complement 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 any of these regions as I have an excellent team of associates I partner with when necessary, depending on your region and your needs in order to give you the immediate attention and service you deserve! https://www.bhhs.com/luxury-collection