Our Team

Welcome to Ridgeline Real Estate Co, Vermont’s local full-service brokerage. Whether buying or selling your first home or your tenth, our team is here to help you achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out to anyone on our team, they are happy to answer any questions you have!


Blair Knowles


Blair has an unquenchable passion for real estate as a vehicle for opportunity and for community good. Blair began her real estate career in Vermont in 2013 at Keller Williams Vermont and went on to form her own team at the firm in 2015, The Knowles Group. In 2020 Blair and her team left the brokerage at Keller Williams to form their own brokerage, Ridgeline Real Estate. Outside of Ridgeline Real Estate Blair is a property owner and a landlord in Vermont. She is also an avid yoga practitioner (catch her every Tuesday teaching yoga at Sangha Studio in Burlington)!

(802) 735-7353


Chelsea Rublee


Growing up in northern Addison County, Chelsea has a love for days on the lake, the quietness of dead end roads and supporting coffee shops in Vermont. With a background in communication, working one-on-one (or two-on-one) together to achieve your goals is her specialty. Chelsea believes being a realtor means being a teammate to her client(s). She works to make sure every client of hers is knowledgeable and confident to navigate the steps and challenges of the current market & the homes you see with her. All in addition to supporting you with the best technology and resources to get you where you want to be.

(802) 777-9216


Cody Vernet


Cody is our Chief Operations Officer and manages all the back-end operations for the company. He makes sure everything runs smoothly, from client relations to managing listings to maintaining systems. He also creates and manages all the marketing activities for the company. A native Vermonter, he lives in Hinesburg. When not at work, he can be found skiing, running, or taking photos of the beautiful landscapes of Vermont.

(802) 324-3332


Christiana Pepin


Christiana's dedication to helping people started long before her real estate career and her unwavering passion assisting people buy and sell real estate is obvious. The depth, complexity and uniqueness of each transaction makes this the perfect career for Christiana. Her true excitement for real estate, and the uniqueness that Vermont brings to homeowners, is clear to all of her clients. No task is too big or small for the Vermont native, and you'll find her driving all over the state for her clients.  In her down time, you'll find Christiana exploring the different terrain Vermont has to offer, and hiking with her dogs. She is an avid gardener, and enjoys experimenting with different plants and recipes from her personal outdoor produce aisle.

(802) 747-8128


Kristen Mills


In addition to a healthy dose of tenacity, Kristen has a strong passion for connecting with and helping people. She began her real estate career as a licensed assistant in 2016 learning the business from the ground up, and has since experienced tremendous growth in her career by helping sellers, first and second time home buyers and people relocating to Vermont. Outside of real estate, you can find Kristen volunteering her time as a mentor with the Essex CHiPS program, navigating parenthood with her husband Andrew and son Calvin, hanging with her dog Jackson, and enjoying the occasional powder day on her snowboard!

(802) 585-0605


Taylor White


Born and raised in Jeffersonville Vermont, Taylor is a passionate full-time Realtor and a 7 year veteran volunteer firefighter with the Cambridge Fire department.  As an agent, Taylor works alongside her clients to find the right strategy to help buyers find a home, and help sellers move on to their next adventure. Taylor uses her knowledge and experience to consider out-of-the-box strategies and uses her thoughtful problem-solving skills to get everyone to the closing table. She has deep knowledge of current market trends to help you make an informed decision every step of the way

(802) 760-9815


Julie Danaher


As a UVM graduate with a major in community development and applied economics, I bring to you my passion for numbers and also my design and problem solving skills.  I am a native Vermonter, currently living in South Burlington.  I love VT and appreciate so much the beauty I've been able to see from traveling around the state- one of the many perks of the job:) When not engaged in real estate, I am hanging out with my friends and family enjoying a board/card game.  I love riding bikes, reading great books on growth, and helping my Connections womens group reach their potential.  Thank you for considering myself and my team and we look forward to being a part of your journey.

(802) 310-5823


Brendan Driscoll


Brendan is an experienced real estate professional with a broad background in investing, constructing, and managing land and properties. He was raised in Fletcher, VT and left to pursue college and a career building signature bridges across the country as a civil engineer and construction manager. Upon completion of the Champlain Bridge connecting Vermont and New York, he decided to stay in Vermont to become an entrepreneur in the fields of construction, agriculture, real estate investing and real estate development. His experience and knowledge of construction and real estate offers value to buyers and sellers alike as they enter the market. Brendan enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience by educating clients to help navigate their real estate transactions. His personable nature and responsive communication style make working with Brendan effortless. Brendan feels most at home in the woods working, tracking and exploring. He lives in an 1865 farmhouse in Fairfax with his wife Christa. She owns a graphic design and letterpress studio.

(802) 825-5105


Kerry Dawson


Kerry brings over 12 years of excellence in customer service to Ridgeline Real Estate. Her exceptional attention to detail, organizational skills and approachability provide clients with thorough and thoughtful services, and a smooth path to closing. Since obtaining her real estate license in 2016 Kerry has assisted in closing over 200 transactions and is well-versed in helping clients navigate all the logistical aspects of the real estate process.

(802) 299-6585


Maranda Bessette


As a native Vermonter of Vietnames and French Candian descent, Maranda grew up in Burlington's vibrant Old North End. Through the last decade working and establishing a family in the service industry as a bartender, Maranda has found her true passion; helping families find their forever home. When not working, Maranda loves hiking, waterfall endeavors, traveling, and hanging out with her paralyzed pup Blue and Naomi. Maranda currently lives in Burlington with her boyfriend and dogs.

(802) 373-6803


Tracie L. Carlos


Tracie has over 23 years of experience helping families buy and sell residential real estate. She has been awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” by her fellow colleagues due to her belief and advocacy that everyone deserves a place to call home and work with many local community organizations. Tracie has lived in Chittenden County for over 27 years with her husband, collies and two sons (who have since moved out into their own homes). She loves living in Vermont and being very active in our community.

(802) 598-3361


Silas Pierpont Hale


Born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, Silas has a vast appreciation as well as an inside-out knowledge of the state and all it has to offer. After spending six years in the service industry, Real Estate was the natural next step. He loves meeting and working with new people and prides himself on his customer service. Outside of work, Silas loves golf, road trips, and cooking.

(802) 777-1897

Artboard 19-100

Nicole Berteau


Nicole was born and raised in Richmond, Vermont, therefore her knowledge of the quaint state is endless. Her compassion and drive for assisting people started long before real estate, this is what makes real estate the perfect career for Nicole. She enjoys developing personal relationships, as she realizes buying or selling is more than a transaction. Outside of work, she enjoys being active with her puppy and family or in the gym!

(802) 363-3480


Nicole Talbert


As a Vermont native, Nicole has several connections with the local community and is passionate about giving back and uplifting Vermont’s growing demand for housing.  With eight plus years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nicole has the tools to succeed in real estate - with exceptional customer service, detail-oriented time management and utmost professionalism at the forefront of her development in her career. She takes pride in her organizational skills, natural leadership, and effective open communication.  She believes all of these tools will allow her to be successful in helping others during the buying and selling process. Outside of work, she has built strong self-discipline and the ability to motivate others through competitive sports and coaching teammates in the CrossFit community in Colchester.  You may also find Nicole outdoors enjoying a plethora of physical activities across Vermont’s unique and beautiful landscape.



Jacob Safari


Jacob Safari brings a wealth of knowledge to Ridgeline having worked in education and human services in Vermont communities. He hails from the midwest and has resided in Vermont since 2012. He is a natural problem solver, and takes a detailed, empathetic approach to assist buyers and sellers and their families, whom he realizes are undergoing one of the biggest most important transactions of their life. Jacob is happiest at his work when his clients are happy.

(802) 377-0353

Invalid Email
Invalid Number