The Team
These dedicated professionals are eager to serve you.
We operate with the highest of standards and integrity.


David & Tracey Coddington
Claire Amanno
Craig Comen
Birdie Holmes
Alana Joaquin
Robert Kelsey
Scott Vorhees

 
David & Tracey Coddington


David Coddington, DRE lic. #01261496
Tracey Coddington, Business Owner/
Retired Real Estate Agent


Phone: 707-937-5071 ext.11
Fax: 707-937-1637
Cell: 707-357-3579
David Coddington- Broker
DavidC@mcn.org
Tracey@mcn.org


Pausing... captivated by the splendor of the sun descending into the sea. Inhaling the fresh clean air while listening to the eternal music of ocean waves forming and unfurling at the water's edge. Whoosh! An osprey makes its precise dive into the water, ascending again toward the now brilliant heavens with its catch.

It is in relishing moments like these that bring memories to David and Tracey Coddington of their decision to move to Mendocino County 30 years ago. They both wanted to pursue their life long passions of homesteading from the ground up and of raising their children in a harmonious community atmosphere. Their dreams included growing organic gardens and orchards, being creative with their hands and imaginations, and living in a healthy environment. Being lovers of the outdoors they enjoy the many opportunities to interact with their environment: hiking, fishing, ocean diving, boating or just be present in the beauty of Mendocino's natural world.

Together David and Tracey combine their talents to introduce and educate buyers to the Mendocino Coast real estate market. Having lived in the county for so many years, they know this area better than almost anyone and use their insider's perspective to the advantage of their many contented clients. For buyers who haven't lived in rural areas, it is essential to call upon David and Tracey's 30 years of living in Mendocino County.

For Sellers, they provide the best possible service and market exposure in property sales. With steady correspondence, they keep their clients well informed of market trends, current conditions and available properties. Their goal is to combine their attention to detail in real estate with their experience in building and developing properties. They enjoy introducing people to the wholesomely dynamic Mendocino lifestyle and the exceptional community that they feel blessed to call home.

Call them now to take your first step in becoming part of the Mendocino Coast Community.



Claire Amanno


Claire Amanno, DRE#02055686
Office: 707-937-5071 ext.12
Cell: 707-357-3574
Fax: 707-937-1637
Claire@BigRiverRealEstate.com

Vision • Integrity • Knowledge
My introduction to the Mendocino Coast began in 1982, when I moved from the Bay Area to open an inn. My plan was to practice living in the country before making the big move to Australia, where I had land near Brisbane. Once ensconced on the coast, I was drawn in by the peaceful beauty and welcoming community. Australia was set aside to establish roots here on the Mendocino Coast and I've never looked back.
Since then I have continued to deepen my connection to the area via several types of businesses and enterprises. My experience encompasses retail development and management, marketing, estate sale management, and through a variety of volunteer associations.
Community is the anchor of this unique and amazing place we call home, and I am happy to join the community of caring professionals at Big River Realty. Let me assist you in aligning your vision of home with our community.

 

 

Craig Comen


Craig Comen, DRE#02036136
Cell: 707-813-7117
Office: 707-937-5071 ext.16
Fax: 707-937-1637
Craig@BigRiverRealEstate.com

I first came to the Mendocino coast in 1985 to visit my parents who had moved here from Cambria , California. I instantly fell in love with the beauty and majesty of the area, and knew that I would live here someday. In 1992 I enrolled in the Marine Science program at College of the Redwood in Fort Bragg, and spent the next two years studying everything about the North Coasts Ocean and land habitat. After graduating with an AS in Marine Science I moved south again, to work in sales and marketing for Patagonia clothing,but returned full time in 2000 for good. I have bought and sold homes in many areas of the Mendocino Coast, and have gained much appreciation and knowledge of the distinct flavors it has to offer in regards to climate, peace and quiet and beauty. I have owned and operated Kayak Mendocino for 17 years, and have taken many visitors and residents up close and personal to the rugged coast and through the sea caves of the Little River headlands. It is my pleasure to serve as an agent for those looking to purchase and sell homes, as it is such an exciting step in their lives, and I know how important good service is through this process.

 

 

Birdie Holmes


Birdie Holmes, DRE#01361234
Cell: 707-357-4085
Office: 707-937-5071 ext.15
Fax: 707-937-1637
Birdie@BigRiverRealEstate.com

A long time appreciator of architecture and home décor, Birdie Holmes began her real estate career in 1988 by establishing a property development company, Whole Earth Enterprises, with her husband Howie, who designs and builds residential homes. After completing several homes for their personal use, the couple started vacation renting their projects, which led to Birdie being licensed as a real estate agent in 2002, and expanding the family rental business to include home sales. Birdie and Howie continue to enjoy all aspects of real estate property development, sales and home rental management.

 

 

Alana Joaquin


Alana Joaquin, DRE#02036136
Cell: 707-799-9447
Office: 707-937-5071 ext.13
Fax: 707-937-1637
Alana@BigRiverRealEstate.com

I am in love with living on the North Coast. I grew up in Santa Rosa, but the coast was clearly calling to me. The air is refreshing and the stunning mix of redwoods and rolling ocean is pure paradise. I relocated to the Mendocino coast in 2011 with my partner whose family has been a part of this community for the past 30 years. After 10 years of fine dining experience, I decided to pursue the Real Estate world as this is a familiar endeavor with many of my family members already in the industry. Working in the Mendocino Village is quite the treat considering the view, diversity of people and the pursuit of mind and body health.

I am excited to be a part of the Big River Realty team and have the opportunity to help people find their dream home in this unique corner of the world.

 

 

Robert Kelsey


Robert Kelsey, DRE#01953586
Home: 707 964-7649
Cell: 707 513-0454
Office: 707-937-5071 ext.17
Fax: 707-937-1637
kelsey@mcn.org

I came to the Mendocino Coast with my family while still a teenager in 1970. I loved the surrounding beauty and opportunities to explore them. I’ve worked in construction for many years here in Mendocino. There is such a wide variety of homes on the Coast: there seems to be something for everybody! I’m happy to have the opportunity to join Big River Realty and look forward to helping you find whatever you might be looking for in real estate.

 

 

Scott Vorhees


Scott Vorhees CTC DRE#01955981
Office: 707-937-5071 ext.10
Fax: 707-937-1637
Scott@bigriverrealestate.com

I first discovered the Mendocino Coast back in 1988 when a friend in Sacramento recommended the area as a vacation get-away for my partner and I. We were immediately smitten by the beautiful vistas and the relaxed feeling of the community. We followed-up that first trip with an annual visit for the next 10 years. Then in 1998, we knew that we could no longer wait to make this area our permanent home. Becoming members of this community was the best decision we ever made.

During a 13-year stint as the office manger for a local medical office, I had the opportunity to come to know so many wonderful individuals in the community and to become even more enamored by this gracious and supportive population. Every year, we participate in numerous special celebrations, fund-raising events, and community activities that make the Mendocino Coast a magical place to live.

In 2011, I was fortunate to land the position of office manager at Big River Realty. This new venture became an instant perfect fit for me. Now, as a licensed REALTOR®, I can bring even more opportunity for service to the office, the community, and future home-owners to the area.

 

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