Traci started her career in broadcasting much before Real Estate. Born and raised in Southern California, she grew up in Huntington Beach and went to Marina High. With her outgoing personality and upbeat attitude it’s no wonder she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen . From her early days in high school as editor/contributor to the paper Traci has loved to write. Traci graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and business administration, a minor in Spanish and a year of studying abroad under her belt. She started writing copy for her college radio station, then magazine writing for PBS and landed her first job writing and producing at KFMB in San Diego. While working in radio, Traci started filling in for the TV newsroom. She was hooked and within months she was a full time writer and back-up producer. Over the next 13 years Traci worked as field reporter at VCNN-TV (Oxnard), Senior Feature Reporter at KSPR-TV (Springfield) and Senior Crime Reporter at WOAI-TV (San Antonio), NBC affiliate. She was an impressive personality with a sharp intuition for news. It was in San Antonio where life took a turn… she was in an accident and had to take a year off for various surgeries. During her recovery, Traci studied to get her real estate license. She returned to California, chosing Ventura to be her home, and got her California RE license. It wasn’t long after that Parker Ann made her debut. Traci loves to work out, read, enjoy good wine and spend crazy girl time with Parker Ann.
Karen has extensive experience and knowledge of the Ventura County area. She has lived locally her entire life and watched the many changes this county has undergone. As a dedicated professional, she strives to meet the needs of her clients on every level, going the extra mile every time. Her ability to rise to the occasion as a strong businesswoman coupled with her natural caretaking instincts make her a perfect fit for real estate. Karen was named Realtor of the Year for the Ventura County Association of Realtors, she was President of the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors, a State Director for California Association of Realtors (CAR) and a National Director for National Association of Realtors (NAR). She served and chaired many committees for all 3 levels and has been recognized by all of the cities in Ventura County, Ventura Board of Supervisors of Ventura County, California State Assembly, California Legislature Assembly, and Congressional Recognition from Lois Capps Office, Member of Congress, and the State Capitol Governor’s Office. One accomplishment that she is most proud of is supporting ownership programs that help provide affordable housing throughout the state. Working with cities and counties throughout the state manifested this goal through a model called “Housing Opportunities Made Easier” or “HOME”. Consistently a Top Producer, Karen also co-owned Realty Executives Real Estate Firm and has been the sales manager for Troop Real Estate in Ventura. Her 25 years experience in the Real Estate market, her professional accomplishments and public service to the residents of Ventura County are priceless. She also has many designations: (SFR) Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certified, (CDPE) Certified Distressed Property Expert, (SRES) Senior Real Estate Specialist, (CNE) Certified Negotiation Specialist just to name a few… Karen has a bright sense of humor and loves to spend time with her large extended family, especially her nieces and nephews! She has served on the board for many local charities and agencies as an extension of her passion for grass roots change. She met her husband-to-be as a young girl and now, after more than 30 years of marriage, she and Jeff enjoy the great outdoors, cooking and travelling together.
Deborah started out life on the east coast and hails from Rumson, New Jersey. Her beauty and love of theater would eventually lead her to the west coast. She studied theater arts at UCLA and found herself right at home in any capacity – acting, directing, behind the camera or editing, Deborah was a natural. Right out of college Jimmie Komack and CBS put her under contract and developed a show for her. She starred in many movies of the week and guest starred on many series in the late 70’s and 80’s. She was also the much coveted Miss Clairol spokesperson for Canada. After her first child was born, Deborah took a role on General Hospital because the hours allowed her more time with her daughter. She ultimately went back into nighttime television until she was pregnant with her third child. Deborah decided that it was more important to spend her time raising her children and so she gave up the profession she loved but has never regretted it. Her four amazing children are her favorite people on the planet. Deborah has been a Top Producing Real Estate Agent for the past 12 years. Having started in Ventura and venturing to Beverley Hills for five years with the prestigious agency Hilton and Hyland, Deborah missed the relaxed wonderful lifestyle of Ventura and returned to Troop Real Estate with the Blake Mashburn Group four years ago. These days Deborah loves spending time with her kids and irresistible grandkids. She also likes to hike, enjoys a plant-based diet, travel, go to the beach, yoga and Pilates.
A native of California Maggie grew up in various parts of Ventura County. After
graduating high school in Oxnard she attended college in Santa Barbara, married and
started what would be several years of living in 5 different states, spanning both coasts
throughout her 25 year marriage. She made her way back to Ventura, California from
NJ with her only child Quin after the marriage ended. Throughout those 25 years
Maggie moved over 17 times and found one of her passions to be homeownership,
renovating, decorating, design and making a house a home for all to enjoy. Although
sometimes arduous, she was a natural at purchasing properties, improving them wisely
for her family’s needs and re selling for a profit as her spouse’s career dictated yet
another move. Having successfully bought and sold over 5 properties in as many states
in different stages of the market, Maggie honed her skills at buying and selling real
estate by implementing her knowledge of the key factors to selling properties and what
homeowners and potential homeowners are looking for. Her homes almost always sold
the first week on the market, with multiple offers at or often over list price. Maggie is
committed to ongoing education, keeping up with market statistics and earned her
Pricing Strategy Advisor designation and continues to seek more designations in order
to assist her Clients in the best way possible.
Maggie truly began to understand the meaning “Home is where the heart is.” While her
main purpose was focused on being the best wife and mother, the desire to make a
career from her passion with “home” began. Once back in California and now being a
ever make. While working in the field of real estate can be challenging, Maggie’s
lifelong interest in people, connection and integrity make the career choice very
rewarding. She thrives on connection and making sure her clients know that their
satisfaction and needs are of utmost importance. Her goal is to have clients that turn
into friends for life! When she is not working, Maggie loves to work on her home and
garden, listen to live music, spend time with friends hiking, walking on the beach, or
downtown and especially enjoys time with her daughter when she is home on college
breaks. In addition, Maggie has been actively involved in volunteering for the Ventura
Botanical Gardens on their fundraising teams with the vision of building a world class
garden here in her hometown of Ventura. Maggie promises to make working with her
“One of Your Best Moves.”.
co-host in training
Parker Ann brings joy where ever she goes! This energetic young lady has many interests including gymnastics, music, art and don’t forget One Direction!! Parker Ann is an excellent student and loves adventure – she is fearless in life and loves to talk (…no wonder with an amazing mom like Traci Baldwin!) We love the perspective she brings to our show each week with “Parker’s Point” – look out world!
Tom Spence has over 30 years of experience working in Ventura County radio. Spence is the perfect balance with “the girls” and has been known to occasionally give his lively opinion on different topics. As the regular morning show personality on KVTA, Spence brings his award winning radio expertise to the production of Girls on the Air.