Tim Smith

License #: 01346878
Tim Smith’s name is synonymous with the coastal Orange County real estate market, where his well-established reputation and unmatched market knowledge have made him a frontrunner in Southern California’s residential real estate industry. As the leader of Coldwell Banker’s #1 Team in Orange County and the desert with sales volumes of over $790 million in the last three years, Tim prides himself on his personal service and attention to his clients’ every detail, which has lead him to a large base of referral and repeating clients. Distinguished buyers and sellers entrust Tim to guide them through every step of the real estate process, and he ensures all objectives are being met with exceeded expectations.

Tim brings two decades of real estate experience to every transaction, where he specializes in coastal communities from San Clemente to Huntington Beach and inland to Shady Canyon®. Tim’s expansive network, unparalleled client service, and proven marketing strategies have made him an elite member of Coldwell Banker® brand’s Presidential Premier group, which represents the top 1% of sales associates internationally. Additionally, his highly-producing team has been named Coldwell Banker’s #1 Real Estate Team from Orange County to the Desert for six years in a row.

Tim is passionate about giving back to the local community and is actively involved in several charities throughout Orange County, including Miracles for Kids, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. He resides in Dover Shores with his wife Amber and their children, Brixton and Sloane.

Whitney Collins

VP of Operations
License #: 01899358
Whitney is the VP of Operations at The Smith Group, where her many duties consist of ensuring a seamless transaction process for all of our valued clients – from initial appointments through the close of escrow. With an expert approach to managing the ever-important details for dozens of properties at one time, Whitney utilizes a vast array of finely honed skills to ensure The Smith Group continues to efficiently meet client’s residential real estate goals. Whitney’s diligent work ethic, tenacious attitude and comprehensive understanding of the industry make her a vital member of The Smith Group. Prior to joining the team as the Marketing Coordinator over four years ago, Whitney served on the sports and entertainment team of a public relations company where she proved her ability to develop key media relationships that resulted in measurable success for each client. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from San Diego State University where she graduated with honors. She resides in Corona Del Mar with her husband Nick.

Greg Bingham

VP of Sales
License #: 01309137
Greg Bingham masterfully manages the elite agents of one of Orange County’s top producing real estate teams, The Smith Group of Coldwell Banker Previews International. Greg wears many hats as manager of the highly productive team – coach, motivator, expert problem solver and accountability partner. Under his guidance, agents are equipped with the tools necessary to succeed & thrive in Southern California’s competitive real estate market.

Since 2001, Bingham has worked as a real estate agent in the Southern California beach areas including Long Beach and coastal Orange County. In 2003, he joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Long Beach and in 2005, Greg took over management of the 84 agent award-winning office. With the acquisition of his office in 2008, Greg joined his profitable practice with the expanding Coldwell Banker Los Angeles and Orange County companies and returned to working directly with his clients. He was recruited by the company again in 2010, when he returned to management to lead the top producing office in Orange County, Newport Beach. Since 2004, Bingham has earned awards as one of the top agents both locally and nationally. From 2009 to present, he has ranked among the Top 1% of all agents in the country for both homes sold and total sales volume. Since 2009, he has sold over 145 listings totaling over $50 million in real estate.

As a firm believer in continuing education and furthering personal and professional knowledge, Greg applies this to all facets of his. Every day is a learning opportunity. At various times in his career, he has worked with and learned from some of the highest achievers: Entrepreneurs, Olympians, Professional Athletes and Coaches. Bingham has many years of experience in marketing and promotion. As the former Executive Director of Special Olympics, he has devoted innumerable hours to youth sports and to children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. Associated with Special Olympics he has served on the local, statewide, national and international levels. He has two children, Dustin and Ryan.

Amy Calvert

Listing Specialist & Sales Partner
License #: 01859117
Raised in Mission Viejo, mother of a beautiful daughter and wife to a Laguna Beach Police Lieutenant, Amy has spent nearly 15 years in coastal real estate. Her passion for real estate began with residential finance. Working with Industry leaders and for two large Irvine-based real estate offices, she experienced first-hand the excitement and gratification of fulfilling the goals of home ownership and with that passion made the move to residential sales in 2008. Prior to joining The Smith Group, Amy committed five years to one of the top producing teams in Laguna Beach. Highly-motivated and detail-oriented, Amy brings with her the passion and dedication she has for finding her clients the perfect home and ensuring exceptional client service.

Annie Beckius

PR & Marketing Coordinator
With a background in marketing and graphic design that includes previously launching and overseeing her own freelance design business, Annie Beckius draws upon her instinctive eye for detail and organization as Marketing Coordinator with The Smith Group of Coldwell Banker Previews International. Working closely with the team, Annie coordinates the many aspects that help present a residence in its finest light, from professional photography, filming and copywriting, to coordinating special events and listing activities. She originally hails from Lincoln, Nebraska and is now enjoying her sixth year as a resident of Orange County.

Alexander Smith

Online Marketing Specialist & Website
Alexander earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development (BYU) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (University of Utah). For a decade he worked as a therapist and advocate for several agencies in Salt Lake City, Utah. He finished his tenure as the Director of Counseling Services on campus at Salt Lake Community College. He wore many hats, including, teacher, club advisor, clinical supervisor, educator, therapist, and speaker.

In 2012 Alexander decided to pursue a new career along cyber highways, and relocate his home to Southern California. Following his passion for the online economy he joined the Smith Group in 2013 to direct their online presence, website, email marketing, and social media. He is fascinated by the power and reach of online marketing and has graduated from Marie Forleo’s B School: the world’s first online business school for modern entrepreneurs. Alexander loves watercolors, mornings, classical piano, the ocean, yoga, travel, food, and live theater.

John Yasko

Sales Partner
License #: 01875420

John Yasko has been with The Smith Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage since 2010. Raised in Orange County, John earns long-term loyalty of his clients by utilizing his extensive corporate negotiation experience for his clients’ advantage while maintaining outstanding personal service. His proven track record with buyers, sellers and investors has earned him widespread recognition from both his clients and the Coldwell Banker Corporation. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Previews International, John was a Regional Manager for a company with over $15B in annual sales and named to Forbes Top 25 corporations. He was awarded multiple prestigious distinctions throughout his career including the President’s Award. John earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in Real Estate Investments. Outside of a successful career, John remains active in the local community and is the founder of Nextdoor Dover Shores. He also is a graduate of the Newport Beach Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy. John and his wife of 23 years, Vickie, reside in Dover Shores with their three children.

Cristi Ulrich

Sales Partner
License #: 01140294
Cristi brings a very diverse background to The Smith Group. Cristi is a graduate of UCLA and received her MBA in Finance from USC. As a Vice President of Union Bank, Cristi was a merger and acquisition specialist. She also worked on private debt placements in the venture capital subsidiary. Cristi is a Previews Property Specialist selling luxury homes from Long Beach to Newport Beach since 1993. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. Cristi has lived in Huntington Harbour since 1984 where she and her husband raised their three children. Her clients appreciate her wealth of knowledge about her market area and praised her for her caring work ethic. Cristi is active in her community and known as a participant and contributor to most community events. She is in the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic and passionate about bringing music, art and dance programs to children throughout Orange County.


Al Gels

Sales Partner

License #: 01436554

Al has been a vital team member of the Smith Group since 2011 representing Sellers and Buyers in the luxury market in Southern California.  After a successful career in corporate sales and marketing, Al inevitably entered the family business of Real Estate.  Al has been licensed as a real estate Broker since 2004, taking after his Father, who practiced as a Real Estate Broker for 35 years. Al joined the Smith Group after spending 7+ years as an independent Broker specializing in land transactions for utility scale solar electric generation projects. Throughout his professional career, Al honed his skills working for and selling commodities to Fortune 500 companies with unmatched attention to relationships, service and detail. Al earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and practiced public accounting as a CPA before entering the corporate world; he remains a Member of the American Institute of CPAs. Al is active in his community as the Founder and Lead of NextDoor, Newport Heights/Cliffhaven.  Al and his wife, Lisa, have lived in Newport Heights for 23 years while raising their two children.  Al enjoys cooking and tending his edible garden.

Colleen Martin

Sales Partner
License #: 01843603
Colleen’s residential real estate career started after transitioning from her years in commercial real estate. Her diverse background in sales/marketing in the commercial spectrum has given her the analytical and creative skills needed to assist in negotiating successful transactions for clients. Colleen received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from USC. In her professional career as a Clinical Therapist she took pride in assisting her clients through life’s changing moments. She utilizes her communication and listening skills developed from her former career to assist her clients completing a smooth transaction. A longtime resident of Southern California, Colleen is very knowledgeable with Orange County’s coastal cities.

Tom Williams

Sales Partner
License #: 00390631
Tom brings a very diverse array of skills to The Smith Group. He has held licenses as both a California Real Estate Broker and B-1 Contractor since 1970, and is well versed in all aspects of the real estate industry. Tom’s unique contribution to the group stems from his 35 years of experience as one of coastal Orange County’s most successful and respected custom homebuilders. Tom completed the construction of over 2,000 classic custom homes. Tom’s unique “hands-on” homebuilding experience proves invaluable to both buyers and sellers of homes as they look for professional advice on innovative ways to remodel or expand older homes after purchase, or advice on how to effectively bring a home up to “state-of-the-art” standards that allows the seller to command maximum price at sale. Tom is a graduate of USC, holding both a BS in Civil engineering and an MBA in Finance.

Mahlia Rittenhouse

Sales Partner
License #: 01920332
A Laguna Beach native, Mahlia joins The Smith Group after half a decade in the global corporate hospitality industry. A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, she holds a B.A. in Global Studies with an emphasis in Socioeconomic and Political processes and brings an international perspective and heightened sense of customer service to the ever-globalizing real estate industry. Passionate for local knowledge and full of optimistic enthusiasm, Mahlia’s adept communication skills help her target and execute client’s real estate needs. Her personal passions include travel and sustainability.

Bud Mastropaolo

Sales Partner
License #: 01976149
Bud Mastropaolo is a Huntington Beach native. His focus is to serve the Orange County Coastal Real Estate Market. He joins the Smith Group with almost three decades of sales experience. Bud’s keen eye for market trends, understanding local residential dynamics, and a strong business background are among his assets. He loves the coastal life and truly feels at home in the beach cities. Surfing, enjoying a great meal out, or giving back to the community, he thrives on relationships with friends, family, and clients. Bud’s involvement and leadership with charities is unsurpassed. He’s currently active in Orange County with CHOC, John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Wood Racquet Foundation, and Paddle With Purpose.

Christine Barraco

Sales Partner
Christine Barraco The Smith Groupchristine@timsmithgroup.com
License #: 01860410
Christine combined her graphic design degree with her passion for real estate by joining Coldwell Banker’s #1 Orange County team. Christine brings over 8 years of residential real estate experience with a fresh, determined and highly motivated work ethic to every transaction. With a focus on client service and experience in delivering consistent results, she is setting a new standard in client driven real estate. With a reputation for hard work and attention to detail, her communication, unique marketing, and unrivaled motivation make Christine a perfect fit for an already efficient team. As an Orange County local resident, her most imperative objective is helping both buyers and sellers accomplish their most important goals.

MOBILE: 949.287.3852

TJ Walsh

Sales Partner
License #: 01829780
TJ Walsh joins the Smith Group with nearly a decade of expertise in the luxury real estate industry, where he has primarily specialized in the Laguna Beach market. TJ has continually earned the trust of both buyers and sellers with his expert market knowledge, honest approach, and continual drive to produce the best results for his valued clients. Keeping a high caliber of customer service his ultimate priority, TJ makes it his objective as a real estate agent to provide his clients with the most comprehensive information available to assist them in making the critical decisions that buying or selling a property can entail. Prior to working in real estate, TJ spent several years as a broker on Wall Street while running a successful development business. His expertise in the finance industry proves to be a great benefit to his clients who rely on his expert negotiation skills and financial advisement during the transaction process. As a result, his clients can expect a higher level of accountability than any they’ve previously experienced in the real estate industry. TJ currently resides in Laguna Beach with his wife & 2 daughters.

Brian Sperry

Sales Partner
License #: 01478815
Brian Sperry joined The Smith Group with over 10 years of unparalleled experience in the commercial, residential and development real estate sectors. Sperry has successfully facilitated over 200 home sales throughout Southern California in the last five years alone, working with both buyers and sellers to provide first-class service and a wealth of market knowledge to his valued clients. With his tenacious drive, Sperry’s commanding objective is helping clients achieve all their real estate goals with the best results possible. His expert negotiation skills, utmost professionalism, and vast experience make him a trusted and frequently referred agent in the Orange County marketplace.

Before entering residential real estate, Brian was a top producer at  Sperry Van Ness, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate brokerage firms. His role at the company included advising numerous private and institutional clients on the sale of retail properties throughout California. During this time, Brian developed his keen knowledge of real estate underwriting and markets.

Brian lives in Irvine, California with his wife Danielle and their two children. Brian is an active member of Gen Next. He is active in his church and enjoys traveling and cooking.  Brian is a graduate of the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in Orange, California.

Tara McNabb

Sales Partner
Tara McNabb, Sales Partner at The Smith Group
License #: 01871729
Enjoying the experience of purchasing her first home in Seattle at the age of 20, Tara McNabb knew in an instant that she was destined for a career in real estate. When she earned her license, it was “love at first sale.” Eight years later, she was drawn to the beauty and world-famous weather of Orange County, where she resides in Newport Beach and loves spending time on the shore with her dog. Tara’s knowledge of Orange County’s coastal communities is a genuine benefit for buyers and sellers who need an insider’s point of view to its various neighborhoods and amenities. A hard worker, she has made a name for herself as a dedicated and determined real estate specialist who places the needs of her clientele above all else. In her free time, Tara enjoys outdoor sports, including soccer and beach volleyball, and donates her drive and energy as a volunteer at the local animal shelter and boys and girls club.