Tressa joined Terra Firma’s Napa County Offices in 2016, 10 years after receiving her real estate license. The well-traveled wife and mother of two, brings to the job strong interpersonal skills and a passionate commitment to serving customers.
“Buying a house is the largest purchase most people will ever make,” she says. “Treat everyone with respect. Making the buying or selling process easy for clients by learning how to anticipate their needs is key.”
When Tressa moved to Napa 24 years ago, she started working in the wine industry that has helped her gain the knowledge of the area and her personal passion for wine. Her husband Kevin, who owned a general contracting business, introduced her to the world of real estate through R.H. Hess Development, a full-service real estate firm with nearly 40 years of experience in both residential and commercial projects.
The Ohio native went to school in the Buckeye State and the Big Apple where she studied Fine Arts. Before falling in love with California, Tressa spent a few months hiking in the Land Down Under (“Fun fact: I was a missing backpacker in Australia!”) Now the Realtor ranges from Napa to Calistoga, where her housing knowledge and passion for wine make her a popular tour and home guide. She can’t say enough about the family dynamics at Terra Firma Global Partners.
When not serving clients, Tressa likes to spend time with her family. Annual trips to the city at Christmas and spending time in Tahoe have special memories. Tressa has two college-age daughters, Desiree and Stella. Both participate in athletics at their respective schools. One even has a hand in bottling her first wine, a Cab-Cab Franc blend. Besides wine, Tressa’s passions include art, hiking, the ocean and, of course, people. Tressa contributes her success to supportive family and friends.