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.

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, 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.

Michelle Akers

PR & Marketing Coordinator
Michelle Akers at The Smith Group
License #: 01962955
As Marketing Coordinator for The Smith Group, Michelle’s top priority is providing the highest level of service through creative marketing strategies for her clients, collaborating with the team and overseeing listings from initial launch through the close of escrow.

Beginning her career in luxury real estate marketing at Coldwell Banker Rancho Santa Fe, Michelle brings a depth of knowledge in digital marketing, advertising, and public relations. Prior to joining The Smith Group, Michelle served as a junior sales associate where she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the many aspects of real estate. Innately creative with a passion for all things home design, Michelle is quick to identify a property’s unique traits and help communicate their stories to potential homebuyers.

Born and raised in San Diego, Michelle is a true southern California girl. She attended college in Santa Barbara and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at California State University, Northridge. Having moved to Newport Beach less than 2 years ago from San Diego, Michelle loves exploring coastal Orange County with her fiancé Bradley. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, surfing, and doting on her cat, Mango.

Maleny Rodriguez

PR & Operations Manager
License #: 01972597
As Operations Manager for the Smith Group, Maleny is trusted with the property on-boarding operation which begins with the completion of listing documentation and collaborating with vendors and service providers to ensure that all listings are show perfect. Following the launch of Smith Group listings, Maleny coordinates Smith Group events and private showings. A crucial sequence of events for activating Smith Group listings, Maleny’s attention to detail and superb communication skills have proved fundamental to the team’s success. Committing over 4 years to the Smith Group, Maleny has earned the reputation for being a dedicated and hard-working member of the team, and known amongst our clients for her exemplary customer service.

Purchasing her first investment property at only 21 years old, Maleny too, understands the concerns that face homeowners today. With her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in conjunction with her communication skills and expertise in the industry, Maleny has the tools and skills essential to supporting every client’s needs. With a diverse background in which she has resided in both Mexico and California, Maleny has developed personal passions in foreign travel, as well as, volunteering with underrepresented communities. Specifically, Maleny most enjoys dedicating her time to helping foster children.

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.

Tim Cassi

Sales Associate
Tim Cassi Headshot The Smith Group
License #: 02003685
Tim Cassi joins The Smith Group after 5 years as a top Sales Manager in Corporate IT Sales, consistently ranking among his company’s top producers. Prior to his career in sales, Tim received a Master’s Degree in Management with Merit from Durham University Business School (UK) where he also won a National Title in lacrosse. He also played NCAA lacrosse in college while double majoring in Business Administration and  Marketing. Tim’s sales experience and competitive nature are assets he brings to the real estate industry, along with his passion for results and his “never-say-die” attitude. He currently resides in Irvine with his wife and golden retriever, Izzy, and is active in the local community where he has been coaching lacrosse at CDM High School and for the Newport Beach Surf Dawgs youth program for over 6 years.

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

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.

Nicole Donovan

Sales Partner
License #: 01884702
Prior to transitioning into the world of residential real estate, Nicole enjoyed success as a Certified Interior Designer and entrepreneur, graduating from the Interior Designer’s Institute and forming Collins Design Group in 2003 and Designed Living International in 2006. Nicole brings a strong work ethic and second-to-none knowledge of Orange County’s coastal region to her clients. A lifetime resident of Orange County, Nicole has called ‘home’ a number of the area’s most sought-after communities, from Emerald Bay to Irvine Terrace to Newport Coast, having developed an intimate familiarity with what each has to offer. Nicole is passionate and knowledgeable when it comes to the local market place, producing an educated and efficient route to the realization of her clients’ most important objectives. Nicole fondly remembers working as a teenager working as a teenager toward the opening of her family’s dream, the Orange County Center for the Performing Arts. Her family’s philanthropic spirit resounds in Nicole and has led her to become a member of Harvesters and she serves as a committee member for CASA’s Black and White Ball, OCMA Contemporaries’ Art of Dining and The American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. Nicole also works with the United Way of Orange County and Human Options. Nicole resides in Turtle Ridge with her husband, Dr. James Donovan. She enjoys playing classical piano, snowboarding, and getaways to Carpinteria.

Elizabeth Davtian

Sales Partner
License #: 01329636
Elizabeth brings exceptional experience and credentials to her real estate career since 2006. After graduating Cum Laude with special honors with a Master’s of Science degree in Biopsychology and Social Cognition, Elizabeth became an R & D researcher for the pharmaceutical industry. She later moved into pharmaceutical and medical device sales and became an industry leader, winning numerous awards and accolades. Exposed to a long family history of real estate investment and property management, Elizabeth later delved into real estate after starting her family. Elizabeth actively partners with local and international agents, brokers, and other industry colleagues to effectively close deals in an accelerated timeline. Her professionalism, integrity, forthright communication, negotiation skills, local and international marketplace knowledge allows for streamlined closings and very happy clients. Her clients always come first. She and her family love long European travels, when time permits, and are big believers in healthy and fit lifestyles.

Kory Feltz

Sales Partner
Kory Feltz
License #: 01979084
Kory has been involved in the real estate industry since being a small child swinging a hammer with her father on properties being built for sale. She finally made real estate an official career upon moving to Huntington Beach in 2013, and works diligently to help buyers and sellers throughout Huntington Beach and its surrounding cities, as well as in the desert communities surrounding Palm Springs. She has intimate knowledge of investment properties and has created a broad network throughout the medical community. Prior to her work in residential real estate, Kory worked in marketing with a pathology group in the San Joaquin Valley and spent 15 years working in the operating room as a surgical technician. Kory is very involved in her community, serving as a board member of the Huntington Harbor Philharmonic Society, a member of Zonta International and as a volunteer at her two son’s school events.

Hunter Jack

Sales Partner
Hunter Jack Headshot
License #: 01879200
Hunter Jack brings his extensive real estate knowledge to The Smith Group after working with some of the top real estate brokerages in coastal Orange County. A Newport Beach native, Hunter graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in in Communications, where he was a two-time collegiate All-American athlete in tennis. A genuine demeanor, dedication to integrity, and solid determination have led to Hunter being involved in over $150 million in closed sales to date. Hunter prides himself on his ethical standards and vast understanding of the complex coastal market, contributing to his ability to serve his clients with the highest standards throughout the entire transaction process, especially in high-pressure negotiations, making him a favorite among discerning clientele.

Marci Surfas

Sales Partner
License #: 02019597
Marci Surfas offers vast knowledge of the real estate market from personal experience, as both the buyer and seller of many properties including homes in some of Southern California’s most distinguished areas. Following a successful career in the tech industry and taking time off to raise her family, Marci joined the Smith Group in 2016 after being a satisfied client for many years. She specializes in luxury residential real estate throughout Southern California, primarily focused on coastal area homes as well as investment opportunities. Marci is dedicated to ensuring the best buying and selling experience possible to her clients, from the first meeting, all the way through to the close of the transaction and beyond. Marci and her husband, Mark, currently reside in the village of Laguna Beach with their children.

Danielle Snyder Potter

Sales Partner
Danielle Snyder Potter
License #: 01844195
Prior to joining The Smith Group, Danielle’s tenure included over 15 years of executive real estate management with an emphasis in corporate development, sales and marketing. She has personally surpassed more than a half billion dollars in closed sales including new, resale and timeshare properties. Danielle has represented buyers from Las Vegas to Orange County, specializing in single family residential developments, vertical properties, and multi-use ventures, allowing her the opportunity to work directly with developers and shareholders. A highly motivated leader, Danielle’s demonstrated success in strategic planning, management, and coaching has contributed to her entrepreneurial spirit and diplomatic nature. Danielle has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and always maintains a winning attitude.

Michael Snyder

Sales Partner
Michael Snyder
License #: 01787178
Michael Snyder started his real estate career in Las Vegas at the age of 19 and within a few short years, he owned and operated his family’s real estate company, Snyder Realty. Since that time, Michael has become a recognized residential, commercial, investment, and land expert by staying ahead of market trends and conditions. For nearly 40 years, Michael has provided clients with a wealth of knowledge including strategic and analytical guidance to help them make smart real estate decisions. His advice and communication is always truthful, direct, and straightforward, which has created an extensive network of referrals. After the market shifted in 2007, Michael relocated with his family to Orange County while maintaining a strong presence in Las Vegas, and is now affiliated with Coldwell Banker’s #1 Southern California Team, The Smith Group, putting him in the ideal position to help clients in both markets realize the American dream. Michael’s ultimate goal is to have clients that become lifelong friends, and an extension of his family.

David Espino

Sales Partner
David Espino Headshot
License #: 02014458
David Espino has made a name for himself as one Orange County’s most innovative and creative agents, bringing a wealth of marketing, design, and technical expertise to his clients. Having worked 8 years in the custom manufacturing and design industry alongside top interior designers, he has the talent and unique ability to transform any home, helping both buyers and sellers realize a home’s potential. In today’s competitive, ever-changing marketplace, David is an expert at capturing an audience by first impression. With his years of technical experience in SEO marketing, David understands the complexities of online advertising and has the tools and knowledge to effectively execute and achieve maximum results. His strong will and work ethic paired with his extensive experience and talent make David indispensable to his clients. Being a third-generation Southern Californian, David has a great passion for the people, lifestyle, and experiences that Southern California has to offer.