MEET THE PARTNERS

About The Partners

If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you’re considering living or investing here, you’ve probably experienced some of the area’s extraordinary possibilities: country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Northern California is your real estate destination, you’ve arrived at the right spot. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home – or to sell an estate – expect nothing less from us than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

With a combined 40+ years of real estate experience, I think you’ll find that we are up to the task. The Elite Partners epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and service throughout each and every transaction they have. The Partners have been responsible for over $1 Billion in sales over the last 15 years and have ranked in the top ten worldwide within RE/MAX. Whether you’re ready to move into your first home or move on to the next one, The Elite Partners are with you at every important moment along the way.

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Local Offices

With offices located in Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County our Partners are everywhere you are.

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Homes Sold

Collectively the Partners have sold more than 4,450 homes in the last decade. We know a thing or two about selling homes.

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Elite Partners

With offices located in Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County our Partners are everywhere you are.

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Happy Clients

Our clients love us. This is more than our profession; it’s our passion because our family never forgets how much home truly means to you and your family.

Managing Partners

WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS

Don McDonald

Founding Partner & CEO

Don founded the Elite Team in 2006. As a dynamic leader and creative marketing guru, Don leads the partner’s marketing and business development efforts. After building one of RE/MAX’s Worldwide Top 10 Teams from 2007 through 2011 Don Joined RE/MAX Gold’s leadership team as their Director of Marketing and from 2015 through 2018 Don was Vice President of RE/MAX Gold the largest independent real estate company in California and #9 largest in the world. Today Don is back doing what he loves most helping agents achieve their very best results and working hand in hand with the Elite Partners The only thing that has changed is our name. We are now The Elite Partners still delivering outstanding customer satisfaction results!

Donovan Schemke

Managing Partner & President Residential

Sharp and focused, Donovan Schemke is a second generation Realtor with a strong mind for business. Practicing Real Estate for 15+ years, Donovan brings a sales background from the computer sector and has been well trained by corporate management in both sales and technology. Additionally, Donovan Schemke and his mother Pam have been among the Top Producing Realtors in Solano County. for over 40 years. Donovan clearly, understands the mindset of home buyers and sellers and has a thorough knowledge of the regional marketplace, which is what allows us to connect exceptional homes to exceptional lives.

Serving The Following Counties

Solano | Napa | Yolo | Sonoma | Marin | Lake

Erica Bergstrom

Partner - Realtor
707.272.5222
Lake | Napa | Sonoma Counties
DRE License# 001215931
www.EricaBergstromHomes.com

Mike Martin

Partner - Broker Assoc.
707.592-1272
Solano | Napa Counties
DRE License# 02020020
www.MikeWMartin.com

Robin Jaurique

Partner - Realtor
707.333.3009
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01436290
www.RobinJaurique.com

Dana Adona

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.688.3491
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01796510
www.DanaAdona.com

Denise Kilker

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.695.6172
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01939014
www.DeniseKilker.com

Adrean Hayashi

Partner - Realtor
+1 925.384.8888
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01523018
www.AdreanHayashi.com

The Schemke Team

Partners- Realtors
+1 707.803.0308
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# Pam: 01131343 & Donovan: 01348670
www.ValleysAndVineyards.com

Victoria Gindele

Partner - Broker Assoc.
+1 707.6972.3030
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01215931
www.VictoriaGindelehomes.com

Paul Ponitkoff

Partner - Broker Assoc.
+1 707.344.8115
Solano | Napa Counties
DRE License# 01814133
www.PaulPonitkoff.com

Kelley Jacob

Marketing
+1 707.815.6631
Serves All Areas
www.ElitePartnersRealEstate.com/Marketing

Dawn Wagner

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.365.8242
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License#01428443
www.DawnWagnerHomes.com

Kim Liew

Partner - Broker Assoc.
+1 707-816-1337
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01414566
www.LiewRealEstate.com

Lea Loux

Partner - Realtor
+1 415.314.4810
Sonoma | Marin Counties
Commercial
DRE License# 02006092
www.LeaLoux.com

John Wilkerson

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.365.8061
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01484728
www.JohnWilkersonHomes.com

Melinda Capp

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.321.2552
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01726029
www.MelindaCappHomes.com

Steve Cohn

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.775.4738
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01211151
www.SteveCohnHomes.com

Marie Sherman

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.365.8061
Lake County
DRE License# 01215391
www.MarieSherman.com

Holly Reed

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.999.8616
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01974383
www.HollyReedHomes.com

Petra Bergstrom

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.272.5822
Lake | Napa Counties
DRE License# 01215391
www.PetraBergstrom.com

Peter & Carmen Gray

Managing Partners - Commerical
Direct: 415-839-8339 | Cell: 248-935-9853
Califonria
DRE License# 02035568
www.CarmenGrayTeam.com

Our Next Partner

Is This You?
+1 707.580.3499
Solano | Napa | Yolo | Sonoma | Lake Counties
DRE License# 01215931
www.elitepartnersrealestate.com.com/join

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Only Best Stories

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