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Mary Fenton

Global Real Estate Advisor

With more than two decades of real estate experience under her belt, Mary Laughlin Fenton of Level 5 Real Estate brings to the table the type of heightened expertise that comes from a career of wearing many hats. An entrepreneur by nature, Mary’s professional experiences in a number of industries have honed and strengthened the business development, marketing, and customer service skills that have helped establish her as one of the leaders in the San Francisco real estate market.

Mary’s real estate experiences began when she worked for a commercial developer in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, which led to her opening her own brokerage that focused on commercial sales and high-end renovations. Upon moving to San Francisco in the mid-90s, she had successful stints in the tech startup arena before re-entering real estate. Today, she specializes in residential and income properties.

It’s no wonder Mary has been described as a jack of all trades. Her years of experience have given her the ability to accurately assess people’s skills and interests, and to recognize that each real estate scenario is as different as each client. Mostly, she’s a problem solver who’s skilled at capitalizing on opportunities and at guiding clients through the real estate process with professionalism, enthusiasm, tenacity, and loyalty.

As a long-time philanthropist, Mary believes strongly in compassionately contributing to the community. She donates her time and money to many causes, and for the past 15 years she has given a percentage of each commission to Conservation International, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect nature.

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Debbie Livingston


Debbie brings a winning combination of tenacity, deep insight, and a love of detailed work. Not coincidentally, she finds that the organizational and administrative skills she learned as a project manager serve her well in her real estate career. Drawing from both professional and personal experiences, Debbie goes to great lengths to educate clients on the entire process, often acting as a consultant in guiding them in the right direction.

Taking a meticulous approach to her work, Debbie manages her transactions behind the scenes like a highly-coordinated project, orchestrating all of the moving parts and people to make sure everything stays on track. A solution-oriented agent, Debbie knows that folding contingency plans into her overall strategy is a proven way to ensure that all bases are covered and transactions proceed smoothly and without a hitch.

When not building strong client relationships through her calm, personable nature, Debbie has a soft spot in her heart for animals in general and dogs in particular, supporting the Peninsula Humane Society and Muttville, a San Francisco nonprofit that finds homes for senior dogs. Originally from Hawaii, Debbie feels most at home when she’s in or near a tropical ocean.

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Hilary Saunders

Real Estate & Tax Lawyer, Broker-of-Record at Side

Acting as our broker and in-house legal counsel, Hilary is the person our agents turn to for legal advice. Before becoming a successful broker in her own right, Hilary practiced real estate law for 5 years at a San Francisco law firm, building a solid foundation of real estate knowledge.

Corey Alverson

Creative Director

Corey Alverson lived and worked in the midwest as brand manager for a law firm until moving to San Francisco in 2016. As creative director for Reside, Corey is a strong conceptual thinker with over 10 years of graphic design experience.

Ashley Bledsoe

Marketing Director

Ashley Bledsoe joins Reside as Channel Marketing Director following 7 years at San Francisco’s largest residential real estate brokerage. At Zephyr Real Estate, Ashley worked on agent marketing strategy, from developing novel online marketing channels to elevating and refining traditional real estate marketing efforts. Ashley is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the proud daughter of a top producing Virginia Realtor®.

Chris Dzoba

Director of Engineering

Chris started in software startups over ten years ago in North Carolina, eventually heading to San Francisco in 2013.  He now leads the engineering team, ensuring on-time delivery of features, high quality of product, and secure protection of data.

John Balladares

Marketing Engineer

San Franciscan, technology nerd, and knowledge enthusiast. As a digital marketing manager, John has led online marketing programs in web design, web development, lead generation, and SEO. At Reside he is part of a team focused on creating integrated marketing strategies for top performing real estate agents.