Lauren Camarda, raised in Novato, has an extensive knowledge of both Marin and Sonoma counties. She credits her strong work ethic and sense of responsibility to her family, who established North Bay Produce in 1969, one of the Bay Area’s largest vegetable and fruit distributors.
From the age of 4, Lauren took a fancy to horses and began riding lessons at Sunset Corral in Novato. As her passion for horses grew, Lauren, while in middle school, went on to obtain a special work permit allowing her to work at Mary’s Pizza Shack to help pay for her equestrian endeavors. Trail riding, team roping, team penning and gymkhana disciplines led Lauren to pursue barrel racing at state and national levels, where she has won numerous awards.
Lauren is a self-motivated young professional with hands-on skills gained in part from working as an administrative assistant for a commercial general contractor handling all aspects of the business from answering phones to bidding for new projects. After taking classes at Santa Rosa Junior College, Lauren landed a position with the City of Petaluma as its youngest sworn employee in a Public Safety Dispatcher role. This highly intense and fast-paced job required focus, compassion, and responsiveness. Though not always easy, Lauren felt being a dispatcher was one of the most rewarding journeys in her life. Lauren credits these experiences to her excellent communication skills and love of working with people.
“I chose to join Terra Firma Global Partners because it was founded on ethical principles placing client and community needs first. I feel like it’s the perfect place for me!”
Seeking a change of pace and desire to raise a family, Lauren went to work for the family business, knowing that one of her main goals was to use her negotiating and people skills in a real estate career. When she’s not helping her customers, Lauren enjoys volunteering for the Gravenstein Schools Foundation and the Magnet Program Foundation, riding horses, and spending time with her husband and their two children.