Meet the North Woods Group
As your REALTOR® we will provide the expertise, professional representation, and superior customer service needed in today's changing market.
We will also provide important information that will help you understand the various factors involved in selecting a mountain home - what you should look for & what you should avoid.
And we will provide detailed information about Tahoe DonnerSM and other resort home communities within the Truckee area, and comprehensive information about any individual home listing that interests you. And we will work with you to find a home that will give you many years of enjoyment.
A partner of The North Woods Group will look forward to meeting with you to provide an over-view of Tahoe DonnerSM and/or our other Truckee resort home communities of your choice, as well as a tour of any properties of interest to you.
Simply send your request to sales@TDHomes.com or call direct (530) 448-8043 for immediate assistance.
Originally from Alexandria, VA, Jessica first came to the Lake Tahoe area in the Fall of 2002. Initially attracted to the area for its outdoor recreation, she soon fell in love with Truckee and knew that it was where she wanted to be permanently.
In 2003 she began working at Boice Countryside, REALTORS®, now known as Boice O’Neal Realty. She started out as the marketing coordinator for the brokerage but decided in 2005 that she was ready to move into sales. Soon thereafter, she joined forces with The North Woods Group, comprising of 6 other realtors, including our full-time webmaster who works daily to promote Group listings and capture buyer leads.
Jessica has vast knowledge of the multiple various communities in Truckee & North Lake Tahoe, and often finds herself dividing time between Tahoe Donner℠, Donner Summit, Squaw Valley, and Lake Tahoe's North & West shores. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and travel. This area offers so many wonderful activities and adventures, that it’s no wonder that “selling” property here comes naturally and is a true joy!
You may contact Jessie at Jessicaferguson@tdhomes.com.
Jessica Ferguson, REALTOR®
David settled here in the High Sierra in 1984 after a career as an international IBM mainframe computer consultant. His clients have found that his technical aptitudes and excellent communication skills facilitate both smooth and efficient transactions, as evidenced by his repeat business and significant referral base. David applies expert local knowledge and experience, and takes pride in dealing with the myriad technical aspects of the selection of the best mountain properties for his clients.
A world traveler, David was attracted to the healthy Truckee lifestyle, and the opportunity to indulge his appetites for skiing and backpacking right out his own back door. David applies his energy and passion to both his work and play.
He and his wife Lynette have recently completed the building of their brand new home in Tahoe Donner℠.
You may contact David at Davidhipkins@tdhomes.com.
David Hipkins, REALTOR®
Raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Bruce grew up enjoying the benefits of a resort community and its distinct approaches to life. Bruce spent 17 years as a youth minister reaching out to and caring for young people. He is a family man with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Bruce is experienced and well trained, with a business degree, a Real Estate Broker’s License, and coursework in business law. As a REALTOR®, he brings these experiences, training, and values to real estate. Blending his knowledge of the revitalizing benefits of a resort community with a strong desire to give personal service, Bruce has his own unique style.
Bruce has lived in Tahoe for 29 great years, moving to the Tahoe area in 1984 and has been a realtor since 1990. He first resided in Squaw Valley for 14 years where he developed a passion for skiing, then relocated to Tahoe Donner℠, the premier resort community of the Sierra.
Bruce continues to enjoy the recreational activities of Tahoe, both summer and winter, while working full time as a successful real estate agent. Bruce finds enjoyment in downhill skiing (involved with the Squaw Valley Ski School for 20 years), golf (with a 12 golf index), bowling (he has been the commissioner of local league for 13 years), and Fantasy Football league.
Living near Northern California wine country, it’s not surprising Bruce has a fondness for good wine, especially Pinots and Cabs. Bruce’s favorite travel destination is Italy, his favorite city is Venice (although he says San Francisco is great too!), and his favorite Island is Maui.
You may contact Bruce at Brucewatkins@tdhomes.com
Bruce Watkins, Broker
CA DRE #01074875
Dave moved to Truckee in 2000 to experience living in the mountains. The amount of snow combined with the high number of blue sky days made Truckee an easy choice. The availability of so many outdoor activities in the region quickly made it obvious that this will be home. For fun, Dave is an avid skier, boarder, fisherman, skydiver, speed flyer, paraglider and mountain biker. Dave is a world record holder in large formation head down skydiving and has traveled around the US and the world hosting events. He has also performed flying and skydiving stunts for motion pictures and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Ask Dave about his first skydive, it involved a mid air collision between two aircraft at age 17.
Dave joined real estate and the North Woods Group in 2006 after leaving the jet charter industry as a pilot. In real estate, Dave firmly believes that successful outcomes are directly related to good communication, availability, and anticipating issues before they become problems. Dave maintains a small client base, does not limit himself to working “business hours” and treats each client with respect and understanding.
You may contact Dave at Davedonnelly@tdhomes.com
Dave Donnelly, REALTOR®
David Wright is a native Californian who moved to the Sierra from Santa Cruz. He was a founding member with North Woods Realty, the first office in Tahoe Donner℠ back in '91. Being from the coast, his passions remain surfing, windsurfing, sailing his 34' sloop "SELKIE", Salmon fishing, SCUBA and free diving. A background in marine biology and a SCUBA instructor go with the territory. David served 4 years as a Carpenter's Apprentice, achieving his "Journeyman Card", then his General Contractor's License. As a contractor, he specialized in beachfront homes and Victorian renovations. He built a loyal clientele with his "Quality oriented attention to detail and superior customer service" reputation. That standard remains his banner as a REALTOR®.
David is an avid backcountry skier, and an "A" team member of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. Spring, summer and fall will find him hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fly fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and getting to his boat when time allows.
"Since I was 17 I have been involved in the housing industry - literally from the ground up. I am not your typical "salesman". In fact, I do not consider myself a salesman at all. I am an expert on functional & pleasing designs for our climate. I brilliantly and honestly market the positive attributes of properties I have listed. If buying from me, you will become acquainted with terms such as "micro climate" "snow load" "sun exposure" "snow shed from the roof" and "winter access". I match clients with wholesome properties. Making money is a by-product of what I do, not the focus - the focus is taking care of my clients."
David and his wife Susie live in Tahoe Donner℠.
You may contact David at Davidwright@tdhomes.com.
David Wright, REALTOR®
Bob attended the College of Marin and New Mexico State. He brings 27 years of business experience to the table. As a bank manger for 13 years, he focused on real estate finance and development. Bob has been associated wiith Boice O'Neal Realty, formerly Boice Countryside Realtors, for over 15 years, Bob has experienced every aspect of the real estate market. Bob enjoys giving back to the community, and is an active member of the Optomist Club of Truckee. He is also an avid San Francisco Giant's fans and a golf enthusiast.
"My goal is to make a strong effort to help my clients achieve their goals."
You may contact Bob at Bobc@tdhomes.com.
Bob Colquhoun, REALTOR®
Pete Griffin, Internet Marketing Coordinator for The North Woods Group
Pete's love for family life and the great outdoors combined with his experience in delivering high levels of quality customer service fits well within the service oriented field of vacation home real estate. Pete is a licensed Realtor® with a primary focus on web based marketing. Pete has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and a Masters in Public Administration.
You may contact Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 414-1213.
Pete Griffin, REALTOR®