ALICIA RALSTON | BROKER | REALTOR | Certified GREEN
208-850-7638 | email@example.com
After 14 years on corporate America’s fast-track, Alicia opted in 2004 to leave behind a management career in the environmental/construction industry and pursue her passion for real estate. Following her heart, she applied her education, business/life experience, and entrepreneurial aspirations, and designed and built Ralston Group Properties – a sustainable, high-integrity Idaho real estate brokerage that clients trust and value. Alicia enjoys an exclusively referral-based business indicative of the trust and confidence of Ralston Group clients.
A graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Marketing and Communications, Alicia excelled in academics while enjoying a full ride scholarship as a student athlete. Before entering the real estate business, she worked for Fluor Corporation and Boise-based Morrison Knudsen contributing to and helping manage several of the largest, most technically challenging environmental restoration projects in the world. Here she developed practical experience with responsibilities in strategic planning, project management, business administration and finance, marketing and communications – all foundational skill-sets for a real estate brokerage.
Deeply committed to community both on a personal and professional level, Alicia has quietly supported many organizations ranging from Idaho’s Big Brother-Big Sister’s program, the US Green Building Council, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Alicia was the 2012 St. Jude’s Home Give-Away Realtor), and other local entities that provide food and shelter for the disadvantaged.
Alicia has lived in the Boise valley for many years with husband David. With lab “Bogey,” they enjoy the Idaho “work hard/play hard” lifestyle which includes spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the great outdoors while fly fishing, golfing, hiking and skiing. Their son Chris, living in Austin Texas, enjoys a thriving career in design. Full Bio and Client Testimonials
SCOUT O’GARA | Realtor | GRI
208-830-7111 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Scout O’Gara has an enthusiasm for her real estate business that is contagious. Her passion for helping her clients is grounding, and she focuses on helping each client make educated decisions as they navigate their real estate journey. She and her husband moved to Boise from California in 1995 and have made Eagle home since 2000. A graduate of Fresno State with dual degrees in International Marketing and Enology (the scientific study of wine making), she’s earned the reputation of being one of the Treasure Valley’s most knowledgeable, trusted and respected Realtors.
Scout’s early experience in the Boise-area real estate market helped her develop a lot of the perspective that makes her a great Realtor today. Working in escrow at First American Title she gained an in-depth knowledge about how to navigate the technical aspects of land ownership and how to help her clients protect their real estate investments through the selection of excellent title insurance. Scout further expanded her industry knowledge by working in commercial real estate with Colliers International before joining Group One Sotheby’s Real Estate, redirecting and focusing her energies solely on residential real estate.
At Ralston Group, Scout specializes in helping clients buy and sell homes in Eagle, Boise and Meridian. She has continued her real estate education, earning the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation. A perfect fit for the ethos of Ralston Group, she’s invested in and passionate about each of her clients’ successes. In short, it’s not just “another transaction” with Scout, but personal and deeply meaningful. As someone who moved often growing up in a military family, her life experience has given her genuine empathy for the stressors of buying and selling a home. Above all, she understand the difference between a house and creating a home. Clients universally use words like “knowledgeable”, “kind”, “patient”, “helpful”, “safe” and “stress-free” when describing their experience with Scout. Scout enjoys a 100% referral-based business.
Scout is actively engaged in contributing to our community. She’s served at PTA and PTO President at Seven Oaks Elementary School and at Eagle Middle School, as well as having served on the board of the West Ada Education Foundation. Scout co-founded the local chapter of Ride for Joy, a therapeutic equine assisted program for children with disabilities as well as veterans and active duty service members seeking to improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Continuing in her passion for horses and helping people, she volunteers with “Mini Joys”, a therapeutic equine assisted program facilitated by miniature horses.
As passionate about life as she is helping clients realize there real estate goals, she and her family love living the Boise lifestyle. Free time finds her hiking in our foothills or golfing one of our many beautiful golf courses, relishing a great meal at one of the Valley’s great restaurants, or reading a good book. Scout and her family enjoy traveling, and she speaks fluent Spanish. Full Bio and Client Testimonials
JILL DONAHUE | Associate Broker | GRI
Jill Donahue epitomizes that which is best about Idaho and the real estate industry – deeply etched “small-town values” coupled with being the consummate real estate professional. Born and raised in beautiful Grangeville, Jill has served the Idaho housing and real estate markets for the past 30 years, and has earned the reputation with clients and peers alike as one of the most competent, highest integrity, and trusted agents in the Treasure Valley. She’s a perfect fit with Ralston Group!
After graduating from the University of Idaho with B.S. in Business-Marketing, Jill’s early career included diverse housing-related assignments. She obtained her real estate license in 2003 and joined McLeod Realty (later acquired by Windermere Capital Group), before affiliating with Group One Real Estate in 2006. She very successfully grew her residential real estate practice based on tried and true principals of competency, honesty, reliability, and above all always guided by what’s in the best interests of the client. She’s advanced her real estate expertise by gaining her Associate Broker’s license in the State of Idaho and obtaining professional designations – Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI); Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE); and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).
Jill’s specialty expertise tends to focus on serving clients interested in access to the Boise foothills trails system, our vibrant downtown area, and the river/greenbelt – essentially the Boise lifestyle! Her market knowledge and the trust she earns with clients and colleagues alike is evidenced by the fact that over her career 95% of her client-base is from referrals and repeat business.
Jill is an avid reader, loves to garden, hike in the foothills, and spend time with family and friends in McCall. Jill’s children, Ben, and Molly, are both married and are pursuing careers in law and nursing, respectively. Active in many community initiatives, Jill served on the Board of the Learning Lab and United Cerebral Palsy; assisted her daughter in raising two puppies for the “Guide Dogs for the Blind” organization; and has long supported Boise’s public school system. Full Bio and Client Testimonials
AMY BERRYHILL | Realtor
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Amy Berryhill is widely recognized as one of the Treasure Valley’s best professional Realtors. Born and raised in Boise, Amy’s well known for her experience and commitment to excellence in housing and real estate, having worked locally in the residential market since 1996. Clients and industry peers alike know and trust her for her Idaho values, market knowledge, and proven abilities to problem solve.
Amy joined Ralston Group in 2014. She originally entered the housing/real estate industry in 1996 where she joined O’Neil Enterprises, serving as Community Director, a sales and marketing position for new home construction for the Surprise Valley subdivision. Later she served on the sales team for the Rockhampton and Harris Ranch developments with Thornton Oliver Keller. She was with Windermere for 11 years where she specialized in Boise downtown to the Boise East Side, focusing on residential housing, including condominiums, vacation and investment properties, and re-locations.
With nearly two decades experience, Amy is a skilled practitioner at local market analysis, negotiation, and all transactional aspects of real estate – she’s a pro. However, what differentiates Amy from many of her peers is her passion and intuition in truly understanding client wants and needs, and her ability to provide them the tools, applied knowledge, and even emotional support to guide them to successful outcomes in selling or buying property. Recognizing that every client has differing objectives and accompanying life-circumstances, she always goes the extra mile – that’s reflected in the fact that well over 90% of her client-base comes from referrals and repeat business.
Amy personifies Boise’s healthy life-style and is a highly accomplished multi-sport athlete. Placing in the US National Championships, racing for Team USA, and eventually competing in the World Championships in Denmark, her commitment to excellence is evident both in her personal life, and as a professional Realtor. Amy’s family is well known in Boise – her dad Mike Gibson is a prominent family physician, and her husband John is the founder, owner and operator of the landmark downtown restaurant Berryhill & Co. and BACON. Son Gibson is excelling at the College of Idaho, playing basketball for the Yotes. Amy loves to spend time with family and friends, staying fit, enjoying get-away weekends in McCall, and helping John keep the restaurants Boise’s very best. Full Bio and Client Testimonials
PENNY LEOPOLD | Realtor | Sun Valley
208-309-1130 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Leopold and the phrase “Sun Valley real estate” are virtually synonymous. She’s widely recognized by clients and peers alike as one of the most knowledgeable, effective real estate professionals in the Wood River Valley and throughout Blaine County.
After graduating from the University of Washington with degrees in Sociology and Society and Justice, Penny worked at Nordstrom HQ in sales and as an assistant buyer. Here she honed her skills in negotiations, sales, and fostering trust-based relationships. Following many years in sales-related enterprises on a national scale, as well as supporting the family commercial real estate business, she joined Windermere in 2003 and earned a reputation of honesty, integrity and respecting confidentiality. In 2007 she was recognized for her contributions and was selected for the prestigious Realtor of the Year award and was a runner-up in 2009.
Penny works primarily in residential, but also engages in commercial real estate in Sun Valley, and throughout the Wood River Valley and Blaine County. Her residential work ranges from exclusive residences and high-end second homes, to ranch properties and “fixer-uppers”. Regardless of scale, she places high priority on the fact that real estate is a business transaction, and always goes the extra mile to ensure her clients truly understand the business transaction, make informed decisions, and are positioned to ensure that their purchase or sale is right for them. It’s no accident that over 90% of Penny’s clients are referrals!
An active member of the Sun Valley community, Penny has served as a Board member of the Ketchum Community Library, and supports various initiatives within the Blaine County School District, Camp Rainbow Gold, and affordable housing. Penny and her husband Norm enjoy quietly helping those in need. Full Bio and Client Testimonials
CURRIE BUCHER | Realtor
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Growing up in the South, Currie Bucher always had an appreciation for family, honor, tradition and trust. Now gratefully and firmly entrenched in the Boise community, Currie is putting her roots to good use, advising clients with her strong commitment to integrity and authenticity.
An honors graduate of Vanderbilt University, Currie began her career in the marketing and advertising industry. Rapidly rising through the ranks, she eventually became a Media Buying Director, where her main role was negotiating contracts, managing large budgets, conducting market analysis, creating and implementing marketing strategies and managing performance.
Today, all of those skills are put to good use in her role as a realtor, a role she relishes as it gives her the opportunity to partner with and advocate for clients in need of a solution-oriented advisor. Currie has a true passion for people, developing genuine relationships that last far beyond the sale. She radiates joy in her work and relishes sharing in her clients’ happiness when she assists them in finding their perfect home or moving on to their next chapter.
Now living in The Highlands and endlessly appreciative of their relocation to Boise, Currie and her husband Matt are blessed with young daughter Mary Boone, and are committed to making The Treasure Valley community a better place to live. An active member of the Cathedral of the Rockies, Currie also serves as a board member for IWISH and is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. When life permits, Currie loves to read, cook, travel, and watch college football. Full Bio and Client Testimonials
PAIGE SHAFER | Realtor | GRI
208-841-8301 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Paige Shafer is not your average real estate professional – far from it. A second-generation Realtor, she’s learned from and worked with the best in the Treasure Valley. Evidence of her accomplishments includes having a 100% referral practice, and being recognized as a Circle of Excellence Top Producer.
With 20 years in local real estate, she’s an expert in the Boise market. Over the years, her practice has strategically focused on targeted areas including the North End, the Bench, Northwest, Southeast and East Boise. Her desire to excel in these areas and not dilute her focus geographically elsewhere has fostered her reputation for consistently delivering client satisfaction, and earning the respect of industry peers. Her professional certifications include Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification.
A skilled practitioner of market analysis, negotiation, and all transactional aspects of Boise real estate, Paige understands the distinction between selling/buying a house, and helping clients create a home. Her role as client advocate strikes the perfect balance of serving diligently as “project manager”, while intuitively lending genuine emotional support throughout the process until a client’s desired outcome is achieved. Clients trust Paige for good reason – she’s authentic, smart and always has their back.
Giving back to the community is part of who she is, making it a practice to donate a percentage of her commissions to Interfaith Sanctuary, a year of shelter. Living in Boise’s North End with her husband and two incredible children, Paige serves on the Board of Trustees for Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, and previously for the Musicians Fund of Boise. When downtime permits, she loves to read, travel, camp and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee and newspaper on the family patio. Full Bio and Client Testimonials
SUZANNE BERGMANN | Real Estate Agent
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Suzanne Bergmann is proof positive that there are indeed career “second acts” in life! She personifies someone who’s worked hard, has a wealth of life experience, and possesses all the innate skills and personal values to make her a welcome addition to The Ralston Group Team.
Suzanne holds a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Sweet Briar College. Suzanne joined a multi-service law firm and was responsible for legal support to its active and dynamic real estate practice. Her responsibilities included administration of and attendance at all residential closings, preparation of sale, purchase, and mortgage loan documents, title searches, and maintenance and disbursement from the Real Estate Fiduciary Account. Fifteen years in Washington, D.C. followed, the first of which was spent working for NationsBank spin-off AMRESCO, where she coordinated obligations on behalf of sellers and resolved property title, survey and related issues in the settlement process. Additional responsibilities included integration of asset managers, the legal department, brokers and other agents in the closing process. Suzanne’s early work in real estate fostered a lifelong love of the field.
In 2005, Suzanne and husband Michael decided that they’d try something completely different and moved to Boise even though they had no prior connection to the city: it has been home ever since and they couldn’t be happier about it. Suzanne’s commitment to family and community has continued and deepened here in Boise. She is presently serving her second term on the Board of the Idaho Humane Society and she is a past President of the Parents’ Association of Riverstone International School. Suzanne’s natural communication gifts, coupled with attention to detail, hard work and market/transactional knowledge ensure that her clients are in the very best hands. Suzanne enjoys meeting and working with interesting people from diverse backgrounds. She genuinely loves real estate, the peace of mind that comes to a seller from a smooth sales process and the joy that the right house can bring to a new owner. You’ll always know that when you work with her, you have a trusted, honest and careful ear, one that not only listens but more importantly hears what you have to say. That’s what Suzanne would want for herself and so it’s what you will always get from her.
In their free time, you’re as likely to find Suzanne and Michael backcountry flying, working out at the Y, cooking a great plant-based meal or taking advantage of everything else this City of Trees makes so easy to enjoy. Full Bio
DAVID RALSTON | Strategy, Recruitment, Coaching
208-761-5397 | firstname.lastname@example.org
David and Alicia are a great team – both as life partners and at Ralston Group Properties. David focuses primarily on supporting “back-office” activities that are important to ensuring a sustainable, quality-conscious brokerage. His business experience is extensive and provides added depth in strategically planning and delivering RGP client services. David’s contributions to the team include business planning, administrative/compliance support, marketing, and agent coaching/professional development.
A graduate of Penn State University with a degree in psychology/social science, David has lived in Boise for over 30 years. Working in the environmental/energy sector, he spent 17 years at Morrison Knudsen (MK)/Washington Group International where he held various senior management positions, including serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Federal Project’s Division. Later, he co-founded and served as CEO for 12 years at The KeySource Group, a strategy consultancy and retained executive search firm serving major clients in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. He’s participated on numerous Boards including as Chairman of a joint venture with a British government-owned partner with annual revenues in excess of $200M. David’s core expertise is best summed up as strategic thinking/planning, complex problem solving, and guiding people and companies to realize their full potential.
With wife Alicia and lab “Bogey,” he spends most of his downtime in the outdoors. A proud father of grown son Chris, David is an avid skier, photographer, reader, fly fisherman, supports various community outreach programs for the disadvantaged, and is eternally grateful to be living life to the fullest in Idaho. Full Bio
TERI STEIN | Community Liaison
208-830-7222 | email@example.com
Teri Stein is a 3rd generation Idahoan and arguably, is the quintessential “ambassador” for Idaho and the Treasure Valley. Born and raised in Boise, Teri has fostered trust-based relationships with everyone she comes into contact with – she is well known, highly respected, and has contributed in many meaningful ways to help our community realize its full potential. A blend of best Idaho values with a distinctly cosmopolitan flair, Teri is a beautiful person both inside and out, and a most welcome addition to the Ralston Team! Teri no longer practices real estate, but instead puts all of her energy into her family and our community. Teri ensures Ralston Group stays abreast of community events and developments, and serves as our liaison with many organizations. She is not a licensed realtor.
In 1996, Teri diversified her professional interests and secured her Idaho real estate license. She joined McLeod Realty, which after being acquired became a part of Windermere Capital Group, and also spent time with Market Pro, before joining Ralston Group Properties as a community liaison.
Teri and her husband, Ed Miller, are visionary community leaders. Ed is the co-managing partner of the Givens Pursley law firm, and has extensive experience in land use and real estate development matters. Married for over 21 years, they’ve both been instrumental in actively and generously supporting key community initiatives that have made Boise such a great place to live. Given Teri’s friendship with the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, she was recognized with this award in 2014 – a fitting tribute to her mother as an early pioneer of protecting women from domestic violence, Teri has continued the Stein/Miller family legacy of compassionate giving to our community. Full Bio
MELINDA MCCASLIN, NMLS# 4580 | Lender – Branch Manager | Guaranteed Rate (NMLS# 2611)
O: 208-488-4293 | M: 208-631-9194 | firstname.lastname@example.org | rate.com/melindam
Melinda’s integrity, professionalism, and expertise coupled with her heart and soul puts her in a special category of people in the mortgage industry. Melinda earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS degrees in Finance and Marketing from the University of Utah. She has extensive knowledge of market conditions and keen analytical, strategic, and organizational skills developed as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Melinda and her team specialize in customized loan programs for medical professionals, attorneys, and self-employed borrowers.
Melinda has served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home Society of Idaho and Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, and she is very active in many Boise School organizations, including Idaho Voices for Children.
Melinda spends much of her free time with her two daughters, Hanna and Lily, when they are home from college. Her favorite activities include downhill skiing, water-skiing and biking. When she is not outdoors, she enjoys music, reading, and discovering new local artists and galleries.
A TRADITION OF TRUST