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)!



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.



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.


Andrea Hossley

Andrea Hossley


Andrea was raised in Williston and returned to Vermont to raise her two children in her beautiful home state. She loves all that Vermont has to offer, from outdoor recreation and family fun to unparalleled quality of life. Andrea is a people person, smart and quick to understand customers’ needs. A former local business owner, her background includes sales, business administration and customer service. Andrea is thrilled to work with Ridgeline Real Estate Company and is dedicated to helping you find your perfect home.



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!


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Lindsay Kittell


Lindsay grew up in Bristol, Vermont and currently resides in Middlebury with her husband and teenage son. Since she graduated from Champlain College in 2001, Lindsay has worked in various roles including Business Development & Marketing, Project Coordinator for commercial construction projects as well as contract and permitting administration in the Architectural, Construction Management and Engineering industry. Lindsay is extremely organized and accustomed to keeping project information flowing to reach the ultimate goal of “on time and on budget”. These skills allow Lindsay to be attentive to the unique needs of her clients and complete successful real estate transactions! In her personal time, she and her husband enjoy renovating, remodeling and custom building projects to save money and create new unique pieces. She has a keen eye for how to improve a space that will translate well to my future clients.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


Katelyn Chevalier

Katelyn Chevalier


Katelyn joins Ridgeline Real Estate Company with nearly 10 years of customer service experience. Katelyn started working in the hospitality industry in 2012, and in 2017 decided to expand her career into real estate by obtaining her Real Estate license. With her previous experience as both a Realtor and administrator, Katelyn knows the ins and outs of the residential real estate world. Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys spending time with her closest friends and family and is most passionate about traveling, hiking, skiing, and simply spending time outside – whatever the activity of the day is!



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.



Amanda Headley

Amanda has been training for this job her whole life. From customer service to managing a team of 150 people, Amanda can get the job done. She is tenacious as well as trustworthy. Her clients are her top priority. She has a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing. She is organized, detail-oriented, and dedicated to you if you are lucky enough to work with her. As someone who has purchased a home from across the country, if you are relocating, she can lay the course for a painless transition. When she is not helping her clients buy or sell property, you can find Amanda listening to music, hiking in the woods, or skiing and snowboarding at Smuggler’s Notch.



Dakota LaFlam


Dakota has spent years providing a variety of customer services. Having been a snowboard instructor at Bolton Valley Resort and informing customers about animal nutrition at Pet Food Warehouse, he has a focus on educating people. He aims to help his clients make informed decisions so they can sleep well at night. The majority of his career has consisted of positions within local businesses. Dakota takes pride in contributing to his community and has chosen to carry this value over to Ridgeline Real Estate



Rebecca Racine


As a third generation Vermonter, Rebecca has a deep rooted love for the beauty Vermont brings with each season. Rebecca holds a degree in Business Management and has a background in hospitality, publishing sales and the fashion industry. Through her experiences, Rebecca realized that her favorite part of each industry was building the relationships with her clients and the people she met along the way. Her excitement since beginning her real estate career in 2017, comes when she partners with her clients to see their dreams through and builds a lasting friendship for many years to come. When not working, Rebecca resides in Hinesburg with her husband and 2 extremely active children. She is an official hockey mom to both of her kids and can be found bringing them to the dozen of other sports and clubs they love to do. She is an active community volunteer, volunteering both as a Girl Scout troop leader and troop communications director as well as volunteering with Hinesburg's Friends of Families group.  A self described country gal, she loves spending time in the beautiful Vermont countryside with her ladies (chickens) at her feet. She loves sharing her love of Vermont with her clients!


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Katy Daley


Katy is a born and raised Vermont with a love of this beautiful state. She pursued her real estate dreams to help others achieve their home dreams. She loves the hustle and bustle of the real estate industry, and is eager to help others navigate it. When she is not working, she is home with her husband, their three beautiful children, and their pup, Baxter. They love to be outdoors, and exploring this beautiful state and all that it has to offer. Let Katy show you the way to your new home


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Dan Holtz


Dan is a serial entrepreneur with decades of experience in high tech, food manufacturing, and durable goods. He had his fifteen minutes of fame in 2012 with an appearance on ABC's Shark Tank. Over time, Dan realized that his passion was working with people, instead of managing them. This calling led him to real estate. Leveraging his diverse business experience in due diligence, negotiation, and sales, Dan enjoys helping folks navigate what is often the largest and most complex transactions of their lives. On a personal level, Dan is authentic and direct, but also patient and ready to listen. He lives by the lake in Colchester with his wife, Katrina, a rotating cast of four kids, and Queen Bea, one very spoiled cat.


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