Chase International names top agents of 2015, and more Tahoe Basin business news |

Chase International names top agents of 2015, and more Tahoe Basin business news

Alison Elder of the Chase International Truckee office was named agent of the year for the Lake Tahoe area for the fifth consecutive year
Courtesy / Jeff Dow |

Chase International recently recognized its top agents of 2015, with Jack Coté of Chase’s Reno office honored as agent of the year in the Reno/Carson Valley area. Alison Elder of the Truckee office was named agent of the year for the Lake Tahoe area for the fifth consecutive year.

Chad Kendall was named rookie of the year and JoAnn Corriera was referral agent of the year. Both worked out of the Reno office. Also recognized from the Reno office were Michelle and Mike Sturge for number of listings taken, and Tina and Terry Ross for most volume sold.

Jeremy Jacobsen, of the Truckee office, earned the title of rookie of the year for the Tahoe area, and Paul Windt of the Zeyphr Cove office was named referral agent of the year.

“It is a true privilege to work with all of our award-winning agents,” said Craig King, Chase International chief operating officer. “They have reset the bar in today’s competitive real estate marketplace by being hard workers, strong leaders and innovators. Their success is contagious.”

Honored with Chase’s Heart Centered Hero Award were Michelle Sturge, Doug Rosner and Megan Warren for their contributions and dedication to their communities. Sturge works on the annual Tuna Drive for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada while Rosner is a staunch supporter of South Lake Tahoe’s H.E.R.O Scholarship Fund. Warren is active with many charities and outreach programs in the North Tahoe area, including Project Mana, LUNA Chix, the Bear League and the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with nine offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 310 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International, visit


Houzz, a website designed for home remodeling and design, named Tahoe City’s Todd Gordon Mather Best of Houzz 2016 for Service.

The award recognizes the top three percent of professionals with the most five-star reviews for projects completed in the past year. Houzz is a leading web platform for remodeling and design, bringing together 35 million homeowners and home professionals in an inspiring, uniquely visual community.

“I’m honored to be a 2016 recipient of this award for my past work,” Mather said. “I appreciate that my clients feel they’ve received excellent service and are willing to state that publicly. My clients mean a lot to me and I trust it shows in my level of service to each of them.”

Mather has an impressive 14 five-star reviews on, and he has worked with hundreds of clients in the Tahoe area, creating award-winning homes and professional environments. His work ranges from projects that blend aesthetically and seamlessly with the natural surroundings to designs that can best be described as interpretively daring. Some of Mather’s projects have been featured in Utah Homes & Garden, Park City Magazine and Utah Style and Design.


Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is proud to announce Steven Hemphill as the new director of marketing and sales as of January 2016. Hemphill was previously employed at Sierra-at-Tahoe as the communication manager before leaving to work at K2 Sports as the digital and social manager. While at K2, Hemphill helped grow digital presence and executed a wide variety of global digital campaigns. Hemphill has also worked at Freeskier Magazine where he was an assistant editor.

“Steve has a tremendous skill set that includes public relations, digital management, content production, customer service, athlete management and more,” said Sierra-at-Tahoe’s general manager John Rice. “He also has a passion for people and getting them on snow. He’s going to make a great addition to the team and we’re excited to have him.”

In 2014, Hemphill was recognized by Ski Area Management Magazine as a top individual in the snow sports industry under 30 years of age.

“I’m thrilled to be back at Sierra-at-Tahoe,” Hemphill said. “It’s an incredible mountain that embodies what the soul of skiing and snowboarding is all about. Whether it’s your first time or you are a local, Sierra-at-Tahoe has something for everyone. I couldn’t be more excited to continue pushing the mountain forward.”


Chris Pavich was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. After attending the University of Nevada, Reno and earning his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life West Chiropractic College, he returned to South Lake to start Kingsbury Chiropractic. A ribbon-cutting event celebrating Kingbury Chiropractic’s grand opening happened last month. The business is located at 276 Kingsbury Grade, #1050, in Stateline, Nevada.

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