Meet the Team

 
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Carla Buffington

✆ (510) 735.6605
CalBRE# 01344049
carlaandmaria@pacunion.com

 

WORK HISTORY

Realtor®, Pacific Union, Christie’s International Real Estate Berkeley and Oakland. Consistently in the top 5% of all area Realtors®. Manager, Pacific Union, Orinda/Danville offices. Senior Director, Procurement Gap Inc. Responsible for $300M annual budget, managing 65 employees, negotiating contracts and vendors. District Manager, Gap. Operations and management of 10 stores.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Contributor to KQED, Alameda. County Food Bank, Klaus Foundation.

EDUCATION

University of California, Davis, BA. Social Work/Minor Political Science.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS /DESIGNATION

National, California, and Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors®. 2014 Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist.

TRAVELS

Bhutan; Hong Kong; India; Laos; UAE; Oman; Qatar; Spain; Italy; France; Belgium; Canada; Mexico; Thailand; Ireland; England; Scotland.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS

Have ridden a bicycle from SF to LA; was run over by a car as a child.

INTERESTS & PASSIONS

Traveling, cooking, reading, cycling, art, theater; movies, fashion, baseball, family, animals, wine, people, real estate.

BUCKET LIST

Go to Cuba; figure out a way for my mom to meet her favorite Giant; travel for a month a year.

PERSONAL

Married for the first time in 2013 to Jeff; three step-children Hayley, Jessica (identical twins!) and Scott; one four legged child named Abbey.

Maria Cavallo-Merrion

✆ (510) 919.8841
CalBRE# 01493849
✉ carlaandmaria@pacunion.com

 

WORK HISTORY

Realtor®, Pacific Union, Christie’s International Real Estate Berkeley and Oakland. Realtor®, Prudential California Realty, Berkeley. Top Producer. On-Line Account Executive, VNUGlobal Media. Developed and managed high-tech accounts across the USA. Sales Associate, VNU Global Media. Created international marketing schedules and collateral for clients on a global level.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Advisor, Think College Now Elementary School in Oakland; contributor to KQED, Planned Parenthood and Doctors Without Boarders.

EDUCATION

San Francisco State University, BA. Mass Communications.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS /DESIGNATIONS

National, California, and Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors®.

TRAVELS

Canada; Costa Rica; Italy; Greece; France; Spain; Germany; Switzerland; Holland; England; Austria; Hungary; Czech Republic; Thailand.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS

First language spoken was Italian; youngest winner on KYUU radio show.

INTERESTS & PASSIONS

Running, traveling, enjoying wonderful foods,  fashion, movies, reading, singing, dancing, family and friends,  red wine, real estate.

BUCKET LIST

Travel to South Africa; spending the holidays in Italy; participate in a triathlon.

PERSONAL

Married to Paul; two children Lucas and Mila; four legged child named Roxie.