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Ellen DeProto, General Manager

Ellen DeProto
General Manager

After graduating from University of California, Santa Cruz and traveling the world, I moved back to my hometown of Guerneville and started working at the family business. I am passionate about creating a positive, fun-filled work environment and I love to see this positivity pay forward to our clients, vendors, and guests. Every day brings a new challenge and I strive to meet each one with ingenuity, integrity, and empathy. I currently live in Santa Rosa with my husband and son. My hobbies include playing music, hiking, soccer, teaching Zumba, and reading.

Megan Perkins, Account Management

Megan Perkins
Account Management

I moved to Guerneville in 2005 with my husband and I started working at Russian River Vacation Homes at the end of 2009 – just in time for Thanksgiving! I love being active in the community, gardening, and the arts. The diverse, inclusive, fun and funky Russian River area suits me. My hands are always busy with some project: guerilla gardening with California natives, felting a water-inspired wool scarf, hunting through antique shops, and trying restaurants and recipes. Cali, my bull terrier/jack Russell mutt, comes to work and will “make eyes” at you until she gets a treat or two from the bowl at my desk.

Jordan Lebovich, Property Management

Jordan Lebovich
Property Management

I have lived and worked in a number of cities in the US, England, Holland, Austria and Germany, but I love living and working in West Sonoma County the most.  For most of my life I have worked with the built environment, the homes and buildings where we live and work.  Now I get to find vacation homes for guests from all over the country and show them the beauty and recreational opportunities that we have in Sonoma County.  

Kim Murchie, Guest Relations

Kim Murchie
Guest Relations

The Russian River Valley is such a uniquely beautiful place. There are so many opportunities for fun! This is a great area to enjoy wonderful people, as well as the peaceful solitude of your own self. Soaking in the sun, walking in the towering woods, exploring the river and coastal beaches, cozying up during the rainy months... We have so many lovely ways to spend our time out here. I’m so happy to help people find their ideal spot to enjoy the Russian River! There’s something special for every season. I am so fortunate to be part of the great team at Russian River Vacation Homes.

Mercedes Floyd, Maintenance & Reservations

Mercedes Floyd
Maintenance & Reservations

I grew up in Napa Valley learning about real estate by working for my father who was a real estate appraiser. I started working in customer service at a young age and lived in a few different places in California (San Francisco and Manhattan Beach) trying to find a place that I could settle. In 2017, I moved to Sonoma County and fell in love with the Russian River and decided to start a family. On my days off, my family and I love utilizing the beautiful natural wonders that Sonoma County has to offer.

Catie Gray, Reservations

Catie Gray

I grew up in Half Moon Bay but spent weekends and summers visiting Guerneville. I lived in Sacramento while earning my bachelor’s degree. I moved to Guerneville full time after graduating from Sacramento State. The easy-going and rustic lifestyle is a welcomed change. I have a passion for supporting the local community and natural resources. In my free time, you’ll find me painting, exploring parks, or anywhere where there’s live music.

Patricia Gerlach, Owner

Patricia Gerlach

Over 40 years ago I chose the Russian River as my home.  Through the years it has been a pleasure to share this beautiful place with my friends and family, and through our business, with the world. It is even nicer that I can do this while working with my family. As the bookkeeper for Russian River Vacation Homes, I strive to maintain our records with the greatest accuracy and clarity.  I am an active member of our community. Presently, I serve as treasurer for the board of River to Coast Children’s Services, which supports the healthy development of children and families. 

Michael DeProto, Owner

Michael DeProto

I have been managing property in Sonoma County for over 40 years. As a licensed real estate broker and active community member, it has been my goal to provide safe and clean homes and commercial spaces that make people happy to be in them. I have been instrumental in renovating many properties, most recently the renovation of a large block of storefronts in Guerneville. It is my goal to enhance the owner’s investment in the property and the tenant’s enjoyment of it. I am a member of several community organizations including local chambers of commerce and real estate industry groups. I have been a member of Russian River Rotary for over thirty years, where I have served as President, secretary, and treasurer and worked to increase fundraising and contributions to schools and students. I am proud of the longevity and growth of my property management business and have clients who have been with us for over forty years.