The Dedicated Team Behind Our Real Estate Firm
Don McMasters has been a licensed realtor in New Mexico for over 9 years. Prior to his career as a realtor, he spent 8 years in the mortgage business and owned his own brokerage firm. Don knows that being able to obtain a loan to purchase your dream home is instrumental in the closing of a real estate deal. His experience in the mortgage business is a great asset for a realtor and for his real estate customers.
Selecting the right professional to help you with your real estate needs is not always based of years of experience, certifications and continuing education. It is based on the right chemistry and level of professionalism of the Broker, are you comfortable with the Broker, can you communicate well, and can you relate?
It is important to Don that you know a little about him, beyond his real estate career. Born in Oklahoma, he traveled to New Mexico via Texas and has lived in New Mexico for over almost 30 years. He is multi-lingual, speaking both Texan and Oklahoman. He is a Vietnam-Era Marine, has held a private pilot license, a golfer and can whistle Dixie. He believes in the Golden Rule and treat others as he would like to be treated.
Don will do his best to find the right property for you at the right price!
Darien Ross was born and raised in Western New York. After taking an early retirement from Eastman Kodak Company Darien pursued a second career in Real Estate here in Lincoln County and was licensed in 2005.
Darien is the mother of 2 daughters, one who is a speech pathologist in California and the other is a Technical Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force. She has ridden and shown horses all her life and now enjoys competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Darien is very active in community service being the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign director for Lincoln County for 9 years, she coached the Lady Warriors high school soccer team for 5 years as well as youth soccer. She is the president and founder of Hoofbeats 501C 3 organization and very active with the HMYP and the Main Street restoration project.
Darien attributes her many years as a multiple million-dollar producer from the years of customer service training that she received over the 30 years working in the Research division at Kodak. Darien also is the Committee chair for the Ruidoso Lincoln County Board of Realtors and Professional Standards Committee member.
Whether you are buying or listing a full-time home, vacation home or horse property Darien’s vast experience will lead you through the transaction making it as smooth as possible.
Misty Strickland grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, spending her youth enjoying the nature and outdoors of the beautiful and amazing Sacramento Mountains. She began her real estate career in 1994 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as an Associate Broker. Misty worked as a Legal Assistant and Paralegal for many years, and also under the Small Business Administration as a Certified Loan Closing Specialist. In 2006 she received her Qualifying Broker’s License.
After 20 successful years in the Albuquerque metro area real estate market, the allure of her hometown of Ruidoso, her passion for the mountain lifestyle, and the closeness to her family, brought her back in 2013, as an Associate Broker with Pinnacle Real Estate & Development.
Misty’s unique background of real estate, legal and economic development experience provides her with a wealth of knowledge. Her mission is to provide all of her customers and clients with the highest level of service possible, with integrity and professionalism.
She enjoys hiking in the mountains, photography, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to new places.
Misty specializes in residential, investment, and vacant land properties, and looks forward to having the opportunity of assisting you with your next real estate transaction.
Christine Citarella is one of the most successful Real Estate Brokers in New Mexico. She started her career as an Account Executive in the male-dominated promotional products industry 40 years ago and went on to become one of the Top Sales Achievers in the US years after year.
That sales and marketing success has easily translated to her real estate career with Pinnacle Real Estate. Her high energy level, commitment and follow through with her clients, and extensive knowledge of the Ruidoso and Alto real estate market has put her consistently among the top performers in Lincoln County.
Christine is a member of the Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club and enjoys golf and pickleball in her spare time. Her clients continually comment on her warm and outgoing personality, personal commitment and follow through which result in doing business with her a very pleasurable experience!
Angela Moebus was born and raised in Ft. Worth, TX. She enjoyed family trips to Ruidoso throughout her childhood and soon fell in love with the charm of this small mountain town. Her parents bought their own place in Alto in the 80’s giving her even more reason to continue to travel to this Mountain Oasis until making it her home in 1994.
Angela, who had been affiliated with another local real estate company, has been an associate broker since 1997 and joined Pinnacle Real Estate at its inception in 2005. She is involved in every aspect of Real Estate from buying and selling to constructing.
Together, she and her husband Dale, a building contractor, built the home they currently reside in and are planning their next one. They have raised 3 beautiful daughters here and share a passion for the mountains, the culture and the local community.
Angela loves meeting new people and showing real estate about as much as riding her mountain bike on one of the many local trails. If you asked Angela, she would say that she is “Living the Dream!” Let her show you why she chose to raise her family here.
Looking for that perfect mountain lodge or that cozy cabin off the grid? If so, let Shane Zimmerman find your perfect dream home! As a former collegiate tennis player and coach, Shane moved from Dallas to Ruidoso with his family in 2012.
A true mountain man at heart, Shane enjoys hunting, hiking, camping & spending time outdoors with his wife and two kids. So, if you’re ready to pull the trigger on your mountain dream home, give Shane a call today!
Peggy Marx is a very ambitious Real Estate Broker whose goal is to provide you with the best real estate experience possible.
She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and has lived in Durango, Colorado, San Francisco and Orange County, California, (with brief stints in Virginia and Oklahoma due to her affiliation with the military). After all of her travels, Peggy realized that there is no place like this area of New Mexico. We truly live in a hidden gem.
If you are in the market for a new home or looking to sell your property, let Peggy work for you to get the process done speedily for the best possible price.
Camille B. O'Donnell is an accomplished broker/agent who brings a strategic yet personable approach to her clients! A New Mexico native, Camille recently moved back from Maryland to offer her same white glove, one on one service specializing in home buying and selling, investment and commercial properties, luxury homes, and multi-residential properties. Now she brings her passion and sharp attention to detail to help clients in Ruidoso, Alto, Capitan, Cloudcroft, Hondo, and surrounding areas. Camille takes a lot of pride in her services and has built a reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer care.
Camille has a BA in Journalism, then studied commercial real estate becoming an expert in the subtle art of negotiating property purchases. Camille is a member of many US real estate associations and stays active in her community supporting local issues, youth groups, Walking with Purpose-women’s bible group and national anti-bullying campaigns. Camille has received numerous favorite Realtor awards, including recognition for her exemplified successes, (over $100 million in individual sales throughout her career) skills, creativity and leadership in the real estate industry.
Leslie Sisk moved to Ruidoso in 2004 after investing, in what she thought would be, a vacation home. She grew up snow skiing and spending her summers in the Sacramento mountains camping with her family at Bonito Lake. She fell in love with this “mountain oasis” in the New Mexico desert.
Leslie is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She has over 15 years’ sales expertise with pharmaceutical/medical device companies. Her knowledge, experience, and skill set provide excellent service to her clients.
Leslie understands that finding the right property is a collective effort between buyer and broker. Whether a first-time homebuyer or expanding your investment portfolio, let Leslie help you find yours in this beautiful place she calls home.
Brett Nichols has been a Realtor in the Ruidoso area since 2008. Brett has been in the area for 26 years and is very involved in the local community. Brett is a father of three amazing children along with his amazing wife of 11 years.
Brett enjoys the outdoors and likes to get out on the mountain. He thoroughly enjoys this beautiful community and all of the recreation it offers. Brett looks forward to serving your buying or selling needs!
Julie specializes in selling homes and land in Ruidoso and Alto, New Mexico. She has over 22 years of experience selling real estate in Texas and now in New Mexico.
After buying and selling on two of the top real estate teams in Dallas, Texas, she developed strong negotiating skills, the art of impeccable customer service, and the key to a smooth and flawless transaction. Whether working with home owners to sell their personal homes, working with investors refurbishing properties, or working directly with builders, Julie is always a step ahead which gives her an edge.
“My goal is to combine experience, enthusiasm, and state-of-the-art technology to guide my clients through a “seamless” transaction. I take great pride that they become clients for life!”
Prior to moving to the beautiful area of Ruidoso, Julie and her husband lived in Dallas. Julie graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, where she majored in Marketing Communications and minored in Computer Information Systems. After graduation, she worked for Jackson Hole Property Management in Wyoming before coming back to Dallas to get her real estate license.
Julie is a sustaining member with The Junior League of Dallas where she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Twice Blessed House (Baylor Scott & White), The Family Place, Dallas Natural History Museum, and Equest.
Julie is currently a member of the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors and serves on their Finance and Policy committees. She is designated as a New Home Specialist, Negotiating Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and an Historic Home Specialist and has held her Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. She holds her New Mexico and Texas Real Estate licenses.
She and her husband are members of the Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club and in her time off, enjoys a good game of golf, hiking with her Australian Shepherd, Scout, and being with friends.
Julie Dyess Pursley
Representing Lincoln County buyers and sellers, Jessica’s enthusiastic attitude and caring nature is ideal for identifying each client’s desires and skillfully guiding them to fulfill their real estate goals. Raised in the Alto area, Jessica deeply understands and appreciates the many unique benefits of life in Lincoln County with its unmatched beauty, culture, and amazing lifestyle!
Educated at Hardin-Simmons University and New Mexico State University, earning both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree, she returned to the Ruidoso area in 2005. She and her husband, Nathan purchased Ruidoso Mortgage Company in 2006, and work closely daily attempting to make each real estate transaction as smooth as possible for buyers and sellers.
A very active and connected community member, she regularly golfs in the Alto Lakes Golf Association and offers summer baking classes to local children. She is well informed regarding neighborhood options, local schools, community events and current real estate happenings.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys traveling, and spending time with her three children.
Whether you're a buyer, a seller, or an investor, Jessica thinks of her clients as family. She is here to keep the process fluid, successful, and as low-stress as possible.
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