Sonya Kern

Sales Associate


Sonya joined Terra Firma Global Partner’s St. Helena office in 2016, bringing to her residential agent role impressive people skills and robust real estate knowledge. When advising clients, she speaks as an owner of multiple homes, condos, vacation spots and commercial real estate investments.

“I have always felt the best investment a person can make is the purchase of real estate,” said Sonya, whose husband Tom also joined Terra Firma Global Partners as a commercial real estate agent. “Terra Firma is everything I believe real estate is about. I couldn’t imagine working under any other principles. The team approach to our clients is absolutely a dream come true.”

A resident of St. Helena, Sonya served as a registered nurse for nearly thirty years, an invaluable experience that enabled her to develop strong listening and organizational skills, a calm approach to emotional situations and a keen understanding of and belief in the vital importance of building trust, no matter what business discipline. For the better part of the last decade, Sonya was a Clinical Educator and provided Sales Support for B Braun Medical Inc., a German-owned company with U.S. operations based in Bethlehem, PA.

“I believe building relationships are the key to trusting an agent with your bricks and mortar whether you are selling or buying your first or 15th house,” she said.

When not serving her real estate clients, Sonya enjoys reading and knitting, spending time with friends. The Oregon native is usually on the go — and in the know — in her personal time as well. She has run five marathons and six Ragnar Relay races.

“From Napa to Calistoga, I have spent much of my time running trails, riding bikes with my husband, tasting wine and watching the growth of the area over the years,” she said. “We really enjoy dining in this fabulous valley and shopping local.”

favorite eats...

St. Helena Bistro

did you know?

using my imagination to remodel a house

little known secret

I was a barrel racing champion

greatest moment


frosty favorite


my community is

the Napa Valley

Client Experience

As a first-time home buyer I knew very little going into my purchase transaction. Sonya guided me through the process with excellent communication, information, and most importantly, understanding. She guided and encouraged with consideration and sensitivity for what I was looking for and my budget. D. Llorreda
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you Sonya. You are a true professional! I look forward to continuing our friendship. Erik M.
Will miss you-- your bright outlook, your awesome work ethic and fastidious cleaning!! JD
Sonya, you managed my staff and made them trust you beyond words. You listen, guide and made everyone so comfortable. Thank you!

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