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Have you ever wondered who actually chooses a Real Estate Agent off the back of a bus or bus bench? ‘Better Call Saul’, right? We thought you might want to get to know us a little better first. Check out our Master Craftsmen, Artisans and Apprentices of Real Estate here…totally beats a bus bench.

  • Bob Dameron

    Founder, Broker

  • Tina Dameron

    Founder, Principle Realtor®

  • Alisa Edwards

    Broker Associate & Realtor®

  • Brian L. Alvarado

    Realtor® & VP Marketing

  • Adrienne Salerno, Esq.

    Los Angeles Broker Associate

  • Donald Byrn

    Realtor® & Property Manager

  • Aimee Baeza

    Realtor®

  • Dan Larson

    Master Craftsman Realtor®

  • Carolina Houston

    Realtor®

  • Nima Ghaheri

    Realtor®

  • Harmoni Kelley

    Realtor®

  • Jose Castaneda

    Broker Associate & Realtor®

  • Angelo Oriol

    Realtor®

  • Ashley Rose

    Marketing & Support Coordinator

  • Danicka Brown-Frazier

    California & Illinois Realtor®

  • Rick Menolez

    Realtor®

  • Emily McGowan

    Realtor®

  • Missing Bear

    Team Mascot

Bob Dameron

Founder, Broker

bob@dwellwellca.com
619.239.3584
CA DRE 01457831

Home = Nature

Bob has a diverse professional background ranging from real estate to engineering. Bob earned his masters degree in civil engineering at UC Berkeley and his MBA from San Diego State University where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. He is our resident smart guy! Bob and Tina met at Harbor High School in Santa Cruz, California in their teens. They both attended UC Davis where they earned their undergraduate degrees. They married in 1981 and have two grown daughters. Bob keeps active with his many interests including: flying (he is a recreational pilot), skiing, backpacking, golf, and even a few triathalons. “Adventure Bob” looks forward to expanding Dwell Well Realty and founding an Dwell Well Real Estate Syndicate in the next year.

Tina Dameron

Founder, Principle Realtor®

CA DRE 009926347
619-987-7985
tina@dwellwellca.com

HOME = Sanctuary. Home might be security or family or garden for you, it’s personal and different for each person. Tina believes there’s an alchemy, a kind of magic when people and the right home come together. She says the right home nurtures and supports. Finding or selling a home is a one on one process, it’s matchmaking and takes time. She calls it ‘craft real estate’. Getting to the heart of what home means to each client is her life’s work and as ring leader and President of Dwell Well Realty what she’s dedicated to teaching.

Home has always been very important to Tina. Even as a child in Santa Cruz, CA, she was fascinated with floor plans, décor and grew to love architecture, design, and entertaining in her homes. The mechanical engineering degree from UC Davis was a detour on the way to @DwellWellTina; it gave her mad math skills she uses today to nail home values and see emerging trends.

When Tina isn’t practicing her craft, you can find her off with Adventure Bob on a sailboat somewhere, exploring the world of good food and wine, or chilling with family and new grandbaby. ‘Life is a beautiful journey’!

Alisa Edwards

Broker Associate & Realtor®

alisa@dwellwellca.com
619.309.9644
CA BRE 01400085

A personal home buying experience gone wrong was the catalyst for Alisa to jump ship from project management to helping people with homes, and now it’s her dream job. Alisa lives her life by the mantra: Keep Calm and Carry On. There is not a hurdle in life or business that she doesn’t find a way over, around or under. Alisa knows and loves our city for the niche neighborhoods, diversity in architecture, and that small town feel wearing big city britches. San Diego is so easily navigated, wonderfully eclectic, and that bit of culture sprinkled on top. In helping clients and creating win-win situations, Alisa’s vision includes a warm smile, persistent positivity, a wealth of real estate knowledge and a get ‘er done attitude. Away from the office, Alisa enjoys running with friends, cheering on the local high school sports teams, rocking out to 80″s music and “nailing it” with her Pinterest inspired cake decorating.

Brian L. Alvarado

Realtor® & VP Marketing

CA DRE 01927147
T: 619-254-5078
E: brian@dwellwellca.com

Home = Us

Brian L. Alvarado is a Real Estate Executive by day, and a military spouse, gadget geek, and amateur kitchen genius by night. He is the Vice President of Marketing & Property Management at the San Diego based boutique firm, Dwell Well Realty where in 2017 he not only held the highest number of transactions but also broke brokerage history with the shortest residential escrow, closing an escrow in just four days. He is currently serving at Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center as a Naval Ombudsman aboard Naval Base Point Loma and as the San Diego Network Lead for Hiring our Heroes Military Spouse Professional Network, a program of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This program is dedicated to providing a forum for professional development, community support, information sharing, and networking to address the unique challenges faced by career-minded military spouses. He is the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Navy Spouse of the Year® and has been recognized by the American Military Partner Association with their National Community Service Award as well as the recipient of the 2016 Vanguard Equality Award from Equality California.

Adrienne Salerno, Esq.

Los Angeles Broker Associate

CA BRE 01959758
T: 213.949.4820
E: adrienne@dwellwellca.com

Home = Warmth

Adrienne is the epitome of “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” as she joins Dwell Well Realty not only as our Los Angeles Broker Associate, but also the daughter of the founders of our company. After a career in law (a Southern California Rising Star for Environmental Litigation in Super Lawyers Magazine 2014), Adrienne has now returned to her roots by joining the Dwell Well Realty team. With real estate in her blood, Adrienne has spent many years hanging around the real estate office, putting up Open House signs, and talking the “shop talk.” It’s no wonder she felt the calling to lead the Dwell Well Los Angeles team. With a lifetime of experience in Southern California, Adrienne can help you find everything from the perfect home with an outdoor kitchen to the coolest hole in the wall taco shop for the best fish tacos in town! Los Angeles is home to Adrienne, her husband and their two puppy-kids and they all love the energy this city thrives on. The diversity in this city is what attracts most people to Los Angeles. With its many neighborhoods with influences from distinct cultures, you can snack on pupusas and then head over to a speakeasy for a cocktail, all within our city of Los Angeles. To Adrienne, home = warmth and she looks forward to helping you find the warmth in your new home.

Donald Byrn

Realtor® & Property Manager

CA DRE 01954328
TEL: 619.204.3447
EMAIL: donald@dwellwellca.com

Constantly meeting new people and networking is Donalds biggest drive. Mix that with an obsession with real estate, makes being a Realtor Donald’s dream job.

After being a paralegal for 5 years practicing bankruptcy law, Donald made the decision to make the change to help people find a forever home.

Growing up with a family who invested in residential real estate, Donald has helped with income properties in Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and Paradise Hills for years.

Helping with everything from showings to mowing the grass, Donald is a one-stop shop when it comes to investment properties. As a certified Property Manager, Donald has managed properties in Otay Mesa, Carmel Valley, and everywhere in between.

Born and raised in San Diego, Donald knows what’s best about living in SoCal. From beach life in Imperial Beach to city life in Little Italy, he knows which areas offer the best living experience for your lifestyle.

Aimee Baeza

Realtor®

aimee@dwellwellca.com
760.562.9864
CA BRE 02022519

Aimee is a people person who has an incredible entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to her work. She has a degree in Psychology and Human Development from UC Davis, which makes sense seeing as she loves meeting new people and developing new and meaningful relationships.

Shortly after graduating, Aimee attended a Pastry of Arts school and started her own online chocolate business called Good Temper Chocolate. In addition to chocolate, Aimee loves to spend her time painting and is a self-proclaimed #plantlady.

Like Dwell Well, Aimee calls North Park home and loves exploring the area. Whether it’s to try new coffee shops or browse through the historic neighborhoods, living in this area has helped her become familiar with everything North Park and South Park have to offer.

When it comes to real estate, she truly enjoys working with first-time homebuyers. This is because she is dedicated to helping people find their ideal home and enjoys being the first person they ever work with to achieve this dream.

She is very knowledgeable when it comes to all San Diego neighborhoods, so if you ever have any questions, get in touch with her. She’s always willing to help!

Dan Larson

Master Craftsman Realtor®

CA BRE 01437731
TEL: 619.865.1817
EMAIL: dan@realestatebydanlarson.com

Home = Memories

Dan Larson has been preparing for this day since the 3rd grade. An early understanding of curb appeal allowed Dan to outpace all his classmates in a fundraising drive, delivering his first award as “Top Flower Seed Seller.”

Fast forward to Dan’s selection as Sales & Technical Trainer for a major airline. Dan’s leadership and skills helped open new international route destinations with well-trained sales agents.
Dan lands a job as National Sales Manager with San Diego’s top-tier hotels. Selling group and convention business, contract negotiation expertise and high-impact presentation skills allowed Dan to achieve numerous sales awards.

The last 15 years, Larson has been helping clients realize superior outcomes in real estate. Through boom and bust, seller and buyer markets and rapid advancements are technology, one thing hasn’t changed – a home purchase or sale remains one of life’s most important decisions. Experience, talent, hard work and a tireless advocacy for his clients has earned Dan a loyal following.

A resident of San Diego since 1979; Dan’s owned property in Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Mission Hills, Downtown San Diego and now calls Kensington home. Dan has helped clients from San Francisco to Santee, La Jolla to La Mesa and points between.

Carolina Houston

Realtor®

carolina@dwellwellca.com
619.400.7276
CA DRE 02045282

Direct Website: carolinahouston.com

With a mother who has worked in real estate throughout her whole life, it is no wonder Carolina has real estate in her blood. When you are born the daughter of “The Queen of Real Estate” in Cabo San Lucas, you end up picking up a thing or two. Everything from property management to commercial real estate and now in her favorite role as a residential real estate agent, she loves it all. Carolina interned at Dwell Well Realty right out of college and we are thrilled that she decided to join us as her career is flourishing. As a downtown property owner herself, Carolina is the epitome of a modern, metro young professional.

She is bilingual and binational, a world traveler, and a lover of local fare. From the craft brews of North Park, to the Dog Beach at Coronado Beach where she loves to take Lola Maria, her beloved Schnauzer, you’ll find Carolina enjoying the best that San Diego has to offer and bringing her clients along on the adventure. At Dwell Well Realty, home is not just a place, but a feeling too, and Carolina is a model for that mission statement.

Nima Ghaheri

Realtor®

nima.ghaheri@gmail.com
619.397.8100
CA DRE 01850020

Nima moved to the beautiful city of San Diego in 2007 from Dayton, OH, and fell in love with both the city and with Real Estate. Over the past 10 years he has worked vigorously for his clients while he grew his brand and reputation. Nima just announced this year that he has joined the amazing and progressive Real Estate Company of Dwell Well Realty where he has added a robust set of additional skills as his professional development continues.

Nima graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2002 with a B.S. in Sociology, and continued his education by graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2005 with a Masters Degree in Health Administration.  He then worked in the Strategic Improvement Department of a large-scale health-care system in Dayton, OH before making an inspired move to the world of real estate. And he hasn’t looked back, not even for a second, and its a good thing because Nima has the perfect balance of temperament, skill, and ease to be the best in the business!

Nima and his family, including his wife Renee, live in and love the North Park Community and love being connected to their neighbors.  He volunteers at North Park Main Street Organization, where he is  involved with the Business Development Committee.  Things he LOVES (not necessarily in this order):  Disneyland, Ohio State Buckeyes Football, Cincinnati Bengals, Poker, Finding new Restaurants, Playing Tennis and golf, weekend getaways.

Harmoni Kelley

Realtor®

harmoni@dwellwellca.com
619-866-5540
CA DRE 02037457

Direct Website: CLICK HERE

Home = Harmony

Love, Home & Harmoni…there just isn’t any better way to describe a Dwell Well Realty agent. With our heartfelt mission to always put the relationship before the transaction, Harmoni Kelley is that mission personified. With her signature smile and calming demeanor, Harmoni has the unique ability to take what can sometimes be the most stressful purchase of one’s life, and find the peace in the eye of the storm. Her love for home and harmony for life makes her the perfect addition to our Dwell Well Realty family.

Harmoni is putting down roots in San Diego, a city she has grown to love and call home after being a Texas transplant via Tennessee. She spent most of her years in Austin, a city rife with great food, a vibrant art community and a thriving music scene, which made for an easy transition into southern California living. Along with a degree in Radio/TV/Film from UT Austin, she is a self-taught, national touring bassist and vocalist and is currently a touring bassist for international country music superstar, Kenny Chesney. Not many people get to find two careers to love in one lifetime but Harmoni has done just that. Real Estate and Music…two things most of us wouldn’t ever want to live without.

Jose Castaneda

Broker Associate & Realtor®

jose@dwellwellca.com

619.518.5002

CA DRE 01235027

Direct Website: CLICK HERE

Home = Peace

Jose finds himself at Dwell Well Realty looking to be part of the change in the atmosphere around Real Estate as it moves towards a more collaborative experience. And we could not be more excited about his 20 plus years in the business, compliance knowledge, and sheer personality that he brings to the firm.

Jose started his career in real estate in 1998, just after he left a job managing a Minuteman Press print shop. The position was very demanding and taught him the very important lesson that “details are most important” and to “never leave a job until it is complete” because once you go to print there is no changing the mistakes and money is lost! This attention to detail became deep rooted in him. He chose real estate because he always loved the detail in architecture. He wanted to learn more about buildings and the relationship with the land they rested on. The thoughts about how amazing it was that man could make such structures like Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Falling Water’ still roam around in his head.

Jose’s energy takes him from his career in real estate to his hobbies in sports like boxing, cycling, and surfing. He is a world traveler, nature and design aficionado. You can count on three things when working with Jose, the job will be done right, patience like no other agent and you’ll have fun along the way!

Angelo Oriol

Realtor®

CA DRE 01927147
TEL: 619.890.1718
EMAIL: angelo@dwellwellca.com

At Dwell Well Realty, we expect the highest level of relationship oriented business from our Realtors® and Angelo is the top notch in that arena. Partnered with sharp negotiating skills and a calming personality, Angelo is just down right awesome at building relationships with his clients, service members, and peers. Sometimes it takes a precise mix of shark and dolphin to be successful for our clients and Angelo knows that formula.

We are excited about having Angelo’s skill set and San Diego roots on board with us here at Dwell Well Realty. He knows San Diego’s ins and outs like only a true local can. Including our sports teams and where to find the best local brews!

Ashley Rose

Marketing & Support Coordinator

E: ashley@dwellwellca.com
T: 619-239-3584

Home = Cozy

Bringing five years of digital marketing experience to Dwell Well Realty, Ashley is an Arizona State University graduate with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Having grown up in the Bay Area, she saw first-hand the boom of the real estate market at the start of the Silicon Valley/Technology Industry empire. This unique market is what initially piqued her interest in Real Estate, but felt as though getting her degree in marketing would not only benefit her in the future, it would also help when she gets her license – Real Estate is all about marketing, isn’t it?

In the past, Ashley has worked for full-service marketing agencies where she won various awards including the PROADS “2016 Best Marketing Campaign”.

When Ashley isn’t at the office making videos, researching new tactics and helping agents, she enjoys biking the boardwalk in Pacific Beach and reading a book on the sand. She also loves traveling up to Lake Tahoe and going snowboarding in the winter and taking her Jeep off-roading in the summer.

Danicka Brown-Frazier

California & Illinois Realtor®

CA DRE 02058279
T: 312-617-7723
E: danicka@dwellwellca.com

Danicka Brown-Frazier comes to us from Chicago, Illinois, and holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics complementing her tenure management experience; which she effectively applies to the needs of her clients who come to her to assist with their Real Estate desires. As an avid quantifiable achiever, Danicka has maintained being a top producer over the past 9 years.

When asked how she’s been able to impress upon the Real Estate Industry, Danicka says that her ability to be relatable with her clients, gracious with her colleagues and courageous in negotiations is the winning formula.

Through strategic networking, and always being mindful of the ‘inner circle’ law, Danicka specifies that the people around her are both valuable and instrumental to her success. By working in the best interest of her clients; getting them the best deals available, she has become a highly sought after agent. Danicka is a Realtor who listens, cares, and is professionally driven to yield the best results in marketing her client’s property and/or in finding her client’s real estate dream home.

Danicka specializes in helping 1st-time homebuyers through the often complicated task of buying and enjoys the satisfaction of walking them to the closing table.

Rick Menolez

Realtor®

rick@dwellwellca.com
858-212-5722
CA DRE 02057661

Home = Love

Rick Menolez could be the unofficial Mayor of the San Diego beach neighborhood, Pacific Beach. Not only is Rick on the board for the neighborhood, he is also an advocate for the area and a huge supporter of local businesses. The soundtrack to his life is even “Summertime” by Will Smith. He lives in the quintessential California beach neighborhood with his wife, daughter, dog, two cats and fish. With his deep love of humanity, environment, and living life to its fullest, its no wonder why we at Dwell Well Realty had to have him as a part of our team. Rick makes everyone he works with feel like a friend right away and is the perfect mix of brilliant real estate agent and a guy you’d like to have happy hour with!
In addition to working in real estate, Rick is an extremely talented hairstylist who is color/design certified and an official Redken Artist. When Rick isn’t selling houses or styling hair, he runs triathlons, goes paddle boarding and enjoys going to concerts. Above all else, Rick loves to follow his passions and live life to the fullest. He strives to be the best dad he can be (he is even coach of his daughter’s soccer team) and enjoys a good IPA.

Emily McGowan

Realtor®

emily@dwellwellca.com
619-500-6289
CA DRE 02070906

Home = Craft

Helping others has always been a passion of Emily’s. After years of teaching at UC San Diego, she decided to focus her energy on real estate. She loves instilling confidence in people and watching them succeed whether it be in a classroom or with their financial goals.

Read her blog, list or buy a home with her, or collaborate on a project and you’ll see how inspired she is by smart investing, planning housing development for the future, and helping people feel right at home. From craft brews to craft real estate, Emily knows the importance of taking as much time as needed to perfect the process and the product.

Like all Dwell Well Agents, Emily believes that a balanced lifestyle is very important. She loves spending time on the patio enjoying the hammock with a pint of home brewed beer, tending to her plants, and taking her adorable Corgi to dog beach.

Missing Bear

Team Mascot

T: 619-239-4584

E: info@dwellwellca.com

Home = Wherever You Take Him

Missing Bear is the Dwell Well Realty Office Mascot. If you visit our office in North Park, you’ll greet him on the couch or hanging out upstairs in the Loft. Unless of course it is the night of the annual Dwell Well Realty White Party where every year, he goes ….. missing. Someone always takes off with Missing Bear each year! He has turned up in Mexico wearing a sombrero and having a cerveza and he has been taken and held for ransom. But we always get him back and he keeps us smiling at the office. Will you be the next to take off with Missing Bear?