Our team of Lake Almanor real estate agents is ready to help you reach your goals by making your needs our number one priority. We recognize you have a choice when it comes to working with a real estate professional, and our team of agents looks forward to earning your trust and helping you discover the smarter way to buy or sell a home.

Our combined real estate experience and unparalleled knowledge of the region are at your service.

Wendi Durkin


I love Lake Almanor! I was raised in the community of Chester until my early teens. After college, my husband and I had the opportunity to move back into the community we love. We have had the great fortune of raising our two boys here and look forward to many years to come. My local knowledge of the area has been my biggest asset in assisting buyers and sellers. I look forward to the opportunity to work for you!

CA BRE# 01149091

Joyce Ruschhaupt


Joyce has been a licensed California REALTOR® since 2000. Joyce earned her “Brokers” status in March 2007 and came to real estate from owning her own travel company, where she promoted airline charters, cruise ships, tours, and the many general facets of the travel industry.

Almost by accident, Joyce found Lake Almanor after being pushed out of Mendocino’s Little River Airport by fog in September of 1999. Such was her delight with the area and the lake that she purchased a lakefront lot on Goose Bay in Lake Almanor West. During that first visit, she started making plans to fulfill a dream of relocating to “a room with a view” overlooking Mt. Lassen and the Lake. Groundbreaking and construction of her home began in mid-2000 and was completed in August 2002, just in time for the celebration of her daughter’s wedding on the front lawn. In June 2006, her dream of full-time residence and Realtors® at Lake Almanor became a reality.

Now it’s her chance to help you do the same. Whether your dream is a getaway spot, a retirement oasis, a financial investment, a bare-ground dream space, or an up-market mansion, don’t hesitate to call her for assistance with your real estate needs. You’ll love working with her.

CA BRE# 01296009

Gina Richer


Gina recently retired from International Business Machines (IBM) as Senior Business Development Executive. During her 40-plus year career there, she gained experience in the management of Software and Services Development, Software Marketing and Sales, Strategic Planning, Business Development and Partnership Alliances, as well as acquisitions and divestitures.

She and her husband moved to Lake Almanor in June 2007. She continued to work remotely for IBM until April 2010 when she retired. Before settling in Lake Almanor, she and her husband had researched all over the Western US for five years prior to deciding on Lake Almanor, buying a lot in Foxwood in 2005 and beginning the building of their “Dream Retirement Home” where they now live full-time.

Gina and her husband, along with her daughter, son-in-law, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, love it in Lake Almanor. Gina has a lively and outgoing personality, which led her to get bored with retirement, so she obtained her Real Estate License and would love to tell you why her and her family chose Lake Almanor to make their home.

BRE# 01888047

Bruce Puhl


With more than 30 years living in the Chester/Lake Almanor basin and a love for the area that has never waned, Bruce is always happy to introduce others to this most beautiful part of the state. Whether your vision is country living at its finest or just a little piece of rural life, Bruce can help you find just what you see in your mind’s eye – fitting a property to your needs, not vice versa. Here, you can set your own speed-of-life, and that is what this rural life is all about.

BRE# 0758413

Kari Oswold


Kari is married and a mother to her three beautiful kids. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she started her sales career with more than a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Kari’s family has spent every summer at the lake ever since she was born. Her love for Lake Almanor brought her family here full time in 2005. Kari’s comprehensive knowledge of the area, outgoing personality, and desire to work hard is a perfect blend to help make all your real estate dreams a reality.

BRE# 01933882

Mary De La Rosa-Pabon


Mary is married and a mother of two children. She has been in the Chester/Lake Almanor area for more than 15 years and is well established in the community. She understands the dynamics of the area, and would love to help you find your new home.

OFFICE: 530-259-5687
CELL: 530-375-7487
BRE# 02021167

Contact the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today!