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Our Team


Vista Sotheby's International Realty

Recognized as industry leaders and experts throughout the Southern California marketplace, our agents are uniquely positioned to guide their client’s real estate objectives quickly and successfully. The direct affiliation with Sotheby’s auction house and Sotheby’s International Realty® offers the company an unparalleled global reach. The partnerships they have secured give the properties we represent prime exposure to a network of more than 21,000 associates in 69 countries and territories.

Our goal is to provide the absolute best in professional knowledge and to give our clients the guidance needed to make the best in today’s market. When you choose Vista Sotheby’s International Realty to list your current home or find your next one, you are putting your trust in a partner with over 30 years of experience. You are gaining a source of expert local knowledge, along with a commitment to supporting our communities. Our agents and support team have a reputation for thorough transactions, integrity and exceeding our client’s expectations.



The Senior Leadership Team



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Rick Edler

Chief Executive Officer
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"What is right in the long term is right in the short term. Period." ~ Rick Edler

As Co-owner and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Edler is focused on Vista Sotheby's International Realty's vision of delivering a world-class brokerage experience built on the foundation of leadership, integrity, and service. With a wealth of experience in the industry and the resources of the global network of Sotheby's International Realty, Edler provides the framework and direction for his company's continued growth and success as a leader in the South Bay luxury real estate market.

Prior to his role as co-owner and CEO of Vista Sotheby's International Realty, Edler was ranked one of the United States' top Realtors. In a sales career that spanned nearly 25 years, Edler delivered over $1 billion in sales. His success comes from his honest approach, professionalism, and creativity. He is highly respected in the real estate community for his ability to build solid working relationships across the industry.

Edler believes in giving back to the industry that has afforded him such opportunity and is active in several professional organizations. He currently serves as (founder?) of the Sotheby's International Realty West Coast Alliance, where he brings together leaders in real estate to share best practices and promote networking opportunities. He is co-founder of AgentBridge, the world's largest network of elite agents, a member of the National Association of Realtors, and has served as President of the Palos Verdes Board of Realtors. Additionally, Edler sits on the Marymount California University Board of Trustees and Premier Business Bank Board of Advisors.



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Holly Barberi

General Manager
In-House Counsel
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Holly Barberi joined the Vista Sotheby’s International Realty team in early 2019. After being General Counsel for other real estate brokerages for almost thirteen years, Holly changed roles such that she now incorporates both her legal and management skills as she assists Vista Sotheby’s International Realty in looking toward the future of real estate.

Holly graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2000 and practiced in Texas before returning to her native California in 2004. Over her almost two decades in the law, she has worked in private practice and in‐house with an emphasis on corporate, real estate and business law. However, Holly’s business skills have moved her beyond legal work and into general company management. She provides answers and assists agents at every turn on the road to a closed escrow as well as accompanying on their journeys as real estate business “owners” within a brokerage setting.

Holly is very proactive in keeping up to‐date on the changes in the real estate industry by publishing articles both inhouse and in various industry magazines. In addition, she speaks at company sales meetings and special events designed to keep agents, support team members and brokers informed of the latest trends in the market.


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Andy Jolls

Chief Operating Officer
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Nothing will work unless you do. ~John Wooden

Andy Jolls serves as Chief Operating Officer for Vista Sotheby's International Realty. In this role, he leads the brokerage's many day-to-day functions, including operations, finance, and technology. Jolls' focus for the company is to drive strategic growth and lead generation with the primary goal of helping agents increase their sales productivity.

Jolls passion for the real estate industry began at an early age. In 1999, while studying at UCLA, he was hired for a part-time position with South Bay Brokers. Earning his real estate license in 2000, Jolls immediately began working to modernize the brokerage, implementing new technologies and business practices. His initiatives led to his appointment to the company's management team. In 2015, South Bay Brokers merged with Vista Sotheby's International Realty, and Jolls was promoted to his current role as Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to his work within Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, Jolls is involved with several professional organizations dedicated to advancing the real estate industry. Currently he serves on the Realogy Broker Tech Advisory Council, a selected group of fifteen industry leaders across Realogy's brands, who focus on bringing functional, efficient technology to the real estate industry at both the brokerage and client level.

A true Southern California native, Jolls resides in Rancho Palos Verdes with his wife and two daughters.



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Erika Medina

Director of Brand Awareness
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Erika Medina serves as the Director of Brand Awareness and Company Promotion at Vista Sotheby's International Realty. She works alongside the Senior Leadership Team to develop the direction and strategy of the company's branding, marketing, and agent success services. 

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Erika was raised on the principles of authenticity, hard work, and respect for others. Her family moved to Mission Viejo when she was a teenager, and Erika immediately fell in love with everything the Southern California lifestyle offered. An avid basketball player throughout high school, she learned that commitment and teamwork paves the way to success.

Erika graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a bachelor's in science in Human Services. She began her professional career in sales and customer service at Home Depot, one of the world's top retail companies. After eleven years with the company, she made the move to Vista Sotheby's International Realty. Erika quickly identified the exclusive opportunities and innovative marketing tools the Sotheby's International Realty brand provided to increase her company's market share and agent success. In 2019, she was promoted to her current role as Director of Brand Awareness and Company Promotion, one of the largest departments at Vista Sotheby's International Realty. After hand-picking a team of exceptional and experienced design and marketing specialists, her department fully supports the over 250 Vista Sotheby's International Realty agents with any and all of their marketing needs.

"Our little blue sign has the power of the world's most trusted global real estate brand guided by the local market knowledge and leadership support that Vista Sotheby's International Realty provides for its agents and their clients...no other real estate company even comes close."

Exceptional Brand. Exceptional Agents. | We are Vista Sotheby’s International Realty.


Support Team



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Alicia Sutton

Listings Coordinator
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You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

How did you get to the South Bay?

I was born and raised in Redondo Beach

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

The beaches are my favorite part

What is your favorite room in your home?

My living room

What is your favorite home style?

Beach cottage style



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Alina Jarrin

Digital Marketing Associate
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The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters. ~ Audrey Hepburn

How did you get to the South Bay?

I grew up in Palos Verdes, attended college at USC, then came back to the South Bay to work for Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

Hiking along the PV cliffs, hanging out at the beach

What is your favorite room in your home?

Living & dining rooms, because I love hosting dinner parties and having my friends over

What is your favorite home style?

Spanish Villa & Coastal Modern



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Camelle Williams

Marketing Associate
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If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

How did you get to the South Bay?

I was born and raised. I have lived most of my life in Long Beach.

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

To be honest I love hanging out at Fry’s Electronics. I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to new gadgets.

What is your favorite room in your home?

My room. It’s the one place that is my comfort and all my own.

What is your favorite home style?

Definitely, Spanish style ever since I was a kid.



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Catherine Gardener

Admin. Assistant
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

How did you get to the South Bay?

I am originally from the valley and was transferred here by my previous company. I’m never going back!

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

Riding my bike on the strand is one of my favorite things to do here.

What is your favorite room in your home?

In my apartment, my favorite space is the cozy living room where togetherness, conversation, music & TV happens and where the rescued fur babies romp.

What is your favorite home style?

I seem to enjoy the look and feel of classic beach cottages the most.



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Evelyn Wright

Bookkeeper
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What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine. ~ Oprah Winfrey

How did you get to the South Bay?

Twenty-five years ago I moved to here from New Jersey. I’ve lived in Torrance ever since and I love it.

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

The warm sunshine and sunsets have kept me here. Whenever I miss the snow we drive to Big Bear or Arrowhead for a weekend. Only to return to our beautiful beaches.

What is your favorite room in your home?

My favorite room in the house will always be the kitchen. There is something about cooking that brings us together. We get to share our day while preparing meals or snacks for our family and friends. To me the best stories are shared and laughter around the island in the kitchen, especially while trying out new recipes.

What is your favorite home style?

As a previous home owner of a Victorian Home style home and Ranch style home twice, two in New Jersey and one in California, I prefer the Ranch style home.



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Janae Butcher

Sales & Closings Coordinator
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The sole reason we are in business is to make life less difficult for our clients

How did you get to the South Bay?

Born and raised in the South Bay

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

Go to the park with my kids or go on a hike. My family loves to go to Handel’s ice cream

What is your favorite room in your home?

The living room—that is where my family always hangs out together

What is your favorite home style?

Farmhouse—I like old reclaimed woods and vintage looks



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Laura Atamaniuk

Admin. Assistant
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What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. ~David Henry Thoreau

How did you get to the South Bay?

I have lived in South Bay since I was 9 years old. I left, for a bit but came back to this great place!

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

The beaches and hiking trails

What is your favorite room in your home?

The kitchen, because it is open with a great room and lots of sunshine comes in

What is your favorite home style?

Mediterranean style



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Linda Schroder

Director of Compliance
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Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. ~Jesus Christ

How did you get to the South Bay?

I was born and raised in the South Bay. I’ve raised my family here and now I’m watching my kids raise their kids here. Very blessed!

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

I like to hike and bike – whether on the Peninsula or at the beach... love them both. I just love being outside!

What is your favorite room in your home?

My sitting area in my bedroom. I like to curl up with a good book, watch a good TV show, read to my grandkids and spend quiet time with my creator.

What is your favorite home style?

English country cottage with touches of beachy chic



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Adam Schmitz

Marketing Associate
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Do, or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda

How did you get to the South Bay?

Who wouldn’t want to live in the South Bay!? I moved to the area after college, and was immediately drawn to the relaxed beach lifestyle. I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else, and consider it my forever home.

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

I love spending the day at the beach with my family. It’s the one place where we can all truly relax. A close second would be riding bikes on the strand.

What is your favorite room in your home?

The kitchen is by far my favorite spot. I enjoy cooking, and the kitchen is the place that family and friends naturally gravitate to, so we spend most of our time there (the fact that it leads straight to the backyard is a huge bonus).

What is your favorite home style?

Mid-century modern is my go-to, but I also enjoy the contemporary modern industrial look you often find around the South Bay.



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Alex Kearns

Graphic Designer
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Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso

How did you get to the South Bay?

By total chance. I moved to LA about 3 years ago (after 5 years in San Diego, and 2 years in Aspen, CO) and randomly ended up at a coffee shop in El Segundo and loved the area. I ended up living in El Segundo for two years, and now live Manhattan Beach. 

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

I love going to the beach and surfing!

What is your favorite room in your home?

My living room. It’s where I make memories with the people I care about the most. I’m fortunate to be able to see the ocean from there as well!

What is your favorite home style?

​Little beach shacks or spanish style. 



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Marreon Stokes

Digital Marketing Associate
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"As you think, so shall you become." -Bruce Lee

How did you get to the South Bay?

I grew up in Los Angeles and moved back here from Las Vegas in 2018 to advance my professional career.

What is your favorite thing to do in the South Bay?

My absolute favorite activity in the South Bay is hiking the Palos Verdes Riviera, trekking the beaches and meditating in serene hideaways.

What is your favorite room in your home?

My favorite room in my home is the living room. The living room connects everyone together and makes me feel like king of the castle.

What is your favorite home style?

My favorite home style is a three way tie between modern, Spanish and Mediterranean with a coastal backdrop that will take your breath away.