Meet the Team

REALTOR CalBRE #02018249

Phone: 831-261-6468



Real estate has always been my passion, and the beautiful Central Coast has been my home for nearly 20 years.

As a realtor, I enjoy helping people find their dream home, get the most value from selling their existing home, and connecting investors with properties that complement their portfolio.

Your satisfaction is my number one goal. I do my best to earn your trust with exceptional results, and I work hard to make the process enjoyable and expedient.

With a sales and customer service career spanning more than 25 years, I’m adept at finding and assessing opportunities, negotiating the most advantageous deals possible on behalf of my clients, managing service providers to deliver, and proactively communicating throughout the process.

My experience serving on the Planning Commission for the City of Salinas gives me a deep understanding of local development and land use complexities, such as water restrictions, zoning issues and the challenging regulatory environment in Monterey County.

Through my professional work, as well as volunteer service for Rotary, Salinas Valley Half Marathon, YMCA, Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofit organizations, I’m well connected and know our community.

I am an avid cyclist and a member of the Don Chapin Monterey Bay Racing Team. I live in Salinas with my wife, Karen Nardozza. We have two rescue dogs who we enjoy taking on hikes in Ft. Ord and Garland Park. And we have a rescue parrot, Haley, a yellow naped amazon who is nearly 30 years old and may live to be in his 60s or more.

REALTOR CalBRE #02026191

Phone: 831-917-4707



Real estate has always been a passion of mine. My family owns and manages several properties in Monterey County. As a 3rd generation Monterey resident, I have had the privilege of growing up in one of the most beautiful and sought after areas in California. From a young age, I was exposed to the type of dedication and work ethic required be successful. My experience in fine dining while working at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club has given me valuable knowledge in customer service, which transcends into real estate. My goal is to bring satisfaction to each of my clients, while making the process stress free and enjoyable. In my free time I enjoy golfing, working out, exploring the outdoors, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and friends.

REALTOR CalBRE #02042071

Phone: 831-277-2595



I am a native Californian and graduate from the University of California Irvine. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Ecology, with an emphasis on planning, policy and design. After graduating, I worked as the Southern California leader for America’s Domestic Peace Corps, also known as AmeriCorps. At AmeriCorps, I helped non-profit organizations reach their potential and to become the most successful as possible.

I later moved to the Monterey Peninsula to be closer with my family. My 16-month-old daughter, Harper, and I are very involved with Pacific Grove’s Parent's Place; an education center for new parents. One of my most recent projects was restoring the facility’s garden for children to utilize for educational purposes.

My true passion is Real Estate. Real Estate allows me to align the values that I possess, which are: caring about my local community and the people that live in it. My goal is to provide the highest level of market knowledge, paired with exceptional service to all of my clientele so that they make educated and intelligent decisions for all of their Real Estate needs.

REALTOR CalBRE# 02026513

Phone: 831-277-5755


Business Manager

I love being the right arm of the Ruiz Group! With over 30 years of office management experience in a variety of industries, my current role spans marketing and property showings, to keeping the office running smoothly and managing our financial strength. I pride myself on providing the highest level of customer service to our diverse set of clients.

My husband is a licensed contractor and many weekends are spent working together on our home in Monterey. I love spending time with my family, gardening and walking on the beach.

Phone: 408.234.1354
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As a former Realtor and previous senior escrow officer, Jessica brings experience from all aspects of the real estate process to serve you. Jessica prioritizes giving critical information to her clients, helping them make informed and educated decisions throughout any real estate transaction.

With more than 15 years of experience as an escrow officer, Jessica has an eye for detail and understands all facets of the real estate process. She is punctual, prompt and always readily accessible to her clients as she seamlessly guides them through each transaction. Jessica’s core values revolve around honesty, hard work and sincere dedication which is what allows her and her clientele to achieve their goals together.