Meet Our Team

Dionne Pope, REALTOR®
CA DRE#01476057
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Originally from Marin County, California, I grew up in a Real Estate family. I attended college in Santa Barbara, where my focus was as a pre-med major and a surfing minor. The beauty and comfort of Northern California called me back, and I attended college in Sacramento. While on the Water Ski Team at CSUS, and throughout my college years, I spent every possible weekend in Truckee, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, and boating. I moved to Truckee with my daughter in 2004 and have loved our life here. Working For You…Listening to and acknowledging clients’ needs is a crucial function in selling Real Estate. At the same time, sharing with you my professional experience, I never lose sight of the fact that the experience is yours. With over 25 years of Sales / Management / Operations experience, I can confidently negotiate on your behalf. Resources…As your Listing Agent, I work with professional Staging Designers, Subcontractors, local Inspectors, and Appraisers to heighten your home's competitiveness in the market. As your Buyer’s Agent, I provide in-depth market reports on your area of interest to ensure you pay fair market value, are aware of the area trends, and are a well-informed buyer.

Chelsea Prado, REALTOR®
CA DRE#02083612
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Chelsea has a deep-rooted passion for life in the mountains and all that the Tahoe area has to offer, regardless of the season. Her love for the region, coupled with her extensive knowledge, makes her a valuable asset for her clients in their home-buying journey. Chelsea's connection to mountain towns began in her youth when she excelled as a competitive alpine ski racer. Competing in the NCAA Division I and participating in the national Collegiate Ski championships has taught her dedication and discipline. Post-college, her coaching adventures led her to Vail, Colorado, and eventually brought her to the Tahoe. Here, she met and married Mike Prado, a fellow ski racing coach and Tahoe City native. Their shared passion for the mountain-based lifestyle is at the core of their family life as they raise their two daughters in Tahoe City. Chelsea's enthusiasm for house hunting led her to obtain her Real Estate License with Tahoe Agent Group. She carefully selected TAG as her team of choice, Tahoe Agent Group, having been voted the Best Brokerage in Tahoe & Truckee for four consecutive years, is known for its impeccable reputation. Chelsea is not just a professional, but a caring agent. Her approach is built on trust and integrity, ensuring her clients' real estate goals are met, whether they're buying or selling. Chelsea acknowledges the significance of these goals and stands by her clients through every step of the process. Her extensive exploration of the Tahoe region, fueled by her active lifestyle, equips her with a profound understanding of the area. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or seeking a unique upgrade from your vacation home, Chelsea is ready and willing to guide you on your real estate journey.

Michelle Carlini, REALTOR®
CA DRE# 1161289  |  NV B.S.143431
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Michelle was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, and has worked in the real estate industry for over 25 years. Licensed in California and Nevada, she relishes helping first-time homebuyers find their dream home and fulfill their goal of homeownership.
Michelle is highly talented in guiding and educating clients, from first-time homebuyers to seasoned investors, in obtaining the property that best suits their needs. Throughout her career thus far, Michelle has been able to grow and adapt along with a constantly changing industry by moving into new markets and replicating a successful system, resulting in many successful closings on the client's behalf. To date, she has successfully brought hundreds of homebuyers and sellers to the closing table. Living a balanced life is vital, and in her time outside of work, Michelle loves to meet up with friends for a bit of girl time and shopping, buying gifts for her husband, son, daughter, and two fur babies.

Lora Nevin, Transaction Coordinator
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As a key member of the Tahoe Agent Group since its inception, Lora Nevin’s meticulous attention to detail and exceptional customer service play a crucial role in achieving the team’s objective of delivering top-notch service to both buyers and sellers. Leveraging her extensive background in events management, PR, and marketing, Lora enhances the team’s ability to execute successful projects and promotions for clients. Lora’s positive organizational skills create a smooth progression of escrows, navigating each transaction with precision. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Lora has called Truckee, CA, home for many years. Beyond her professional commitments, she enjoys hiking, indulging in camping adventures, and cherishing quality time with her family.

Malia Pope, Social Media Coordinator
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A lifelong Truckee local, Malia shares her insight into all the fun and hidden gems in and around Lake Tahoe. She has seen the buying and selling aspects of real estate in our area and understands the market draw to live in this beautiful area she calls home. As the team's social media coordinator, Malia has a keen eye for social media marketing, managing and executing the Tahoe Agent Group's online presence, and engages across various social media platforms. The benefits extend to our seller's listings and capture critical relationships for our buyers. Malia excels in her college career and enjoys skiing and boating with friends and family during her winter and summer breaks. She is the team member whose insight and forethought continue to add value and new avenues for us to explore.

Heather Hilliard, Real Estate Agent / Business Collaboration
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With a strong foundation in real estate, Heather Hilliard is a name you can trust in the world of property transactions. Born and raised in the picturesque mountain town of Big Bear, she comes from a family of successful realtors, with her grandmother running the most thriving real estate office in the area. Heather’s roots in the industry run deep, and she has harnessed the knowledge and expertise passed down through generations. With over a decade of experience as part of the Tahoe Agent Group, Heather has been a consistent asset to the team, providing invaluable insights and a keen understanding of the ever-evolving community projects, town ordinances and event opportunities to give back to our area nonprofit organizations and businesses. Her passion for helping our community members and new comers find their dream homes, coupled with her commitment to achieving the best results, make Heather Hilliard an asset to building longtime client relationships. Whether clients are buying or selling, Heather’s dedication to add local knowledge, and family legacy experience will ensure a successful real estate journey.


Dionne Pope’s friendly, knowledgeable and well-rounded experience was exactly what I was looking for. I had two objectives when working with Dionne. I was looking for a stunning property and also looking to relocate. Dionne’s smart quick action allowed me to make good decisions and both objectives were met beyond my expectations. Dionne made it easy. I can thank her for my smooth experience with Martis Camp. She’s the best in the business!

Jay Prigge

Young, fun, extremely knowledgeable, never pressured. Always made us feel like we were her only clients. She was never on the phone with anyone else while with us, was available to show us property immediately and always gave us her full attention. Wow! What a gal. She handled negotiations and closings smoothly and again, always put us and our interests first. Thank you Dionne.

Mary and Scott Werschky

We give Dionne Pope the highest of recommendations! Dionne possesses all the qualities you seek in a realtor: she knows the market extremely well, she is diligent, has excellent follow-through, and is very kind and personable. Dionne also has a strong business sense and negotiation skills. She is a professional with a no-nonsense style that we really appreciate. Her guidance in remodel and referrals were exceptionally helpful. She clearly takes pride in her work. From start to finish she was there for us all the way. It is a pleasure working with her and would highly recommend her to all potential buyers and sellers.

Pete Davern and Dawn Neustel

Dionne, We wanted to thank you for all your help in finding us our perfect Tahoe Donner home. If it had not been for your persistence in searching for us, we would have not been fast enough to get this home! With 6 offers coming in after us, we were indeed lucky to have had you on the “watch!” We appreciate you taking the time to really listen to what we wanted and did not want in a home. It is safe to say, that we found the perfect house for our needs and wants. Not only was your service exceptional in the buying stage, but also during the stages that followed- finding home services, meeting technicians when we could not be home, follow up phone calls with questions to the seller, the list goes on and on. We would recommend you to anyone and everyone we meet who is looking to buy a home in the Lake Tahoe area. We look forward to doing business again with you in the future as we have found the best realtor in the area. Thank you again for all your hard work, professionalism and friendship!

The Macktinger Family

Tahoe Agent Group recently handled the sale our primary residence in Truckee. Our experience with Dionne and her team was exceptional. When you are selling a home of 20 years where you raised your kids and had innumerable amazing memories, the process can be emotionally very difficult. Dionne and team walked us through all the expectations, handled our staging, managed vendors and other agents to ensure that the experience was minimally intrusive. We spent a good amount of time strategizing on objectives of the sale, goals and ambitions which allowed us to operate on a shared set of expectations. We were able to position the property in the most optimal manner and the transaction moved very quickly to conclusion allowing us to move onto our next life chapter. Dionne and team delivered true professionalism and sensitivity to the selling process, supporting us through any number of secondary aspects of the sale such as moving, storing of furniture, assessment of small chores, and alignment of resources. My wife, Heather, and I would absolutely recommend working with Dionne and the Tahoe Agent Group for your real estate needs.

Robert Sullivan

Dionne Pope lifts selling a home to the level of artistry. A consummate professional with rich knowledge of both market factors and human relationships, she guided us through every facet of the complex process with ease. While the decisions were always in our hands, each one was fully informed thanks to her high level of expertise. She made us feel simultaneously like close family and VIP clients and was constantly available to us. We admired her gorgeous home staging and ability to manage the myriad of our needs before we even knew we had them. We can’t begin to list the number of ways Dionne went beyond our expectations and did it all with grace and enthusiasm!

Reenie McMains

The experience we received from Dionne Pope and her team was far more than we had expected. From the get go our conversations centered around us sharing our interests, thoughts and expectations while she shared her expertise of the area and market. It took us a while to narrow down the area we wanted to be in which meant we looked at multiple properties (some multiple times) and multiple areas/neighborhoods. We never felt rushed or that we were wasting her team’s time. Dionne and teams' main goal was to make sure that we were comfortable. They were willing to take the time and do what it took in order to give us such an experience. In the end (but it really wasn’t the end..see below) when we found a property we were interested in, she brokered a deal far better than we had expected. From the moment we were in escrow - they informed us about the process and kept in touch with us every step of the way. They had a plethora of resources we could pick from - during and post sale - inspections, neighborhood resources, etc…. It was such a positive experience. Our relationship didn’t end at the close of escrow - five plus months later Dionne is still checking in and providing valuable resources. We can’t thank Dionne and her team enough for their professionalism, local knowledge, and mostly, their personal touch. Dionne truly made us feel as if she was looking for a property for her very own family.

Margaret Edwards

Michelle sold our house for us. She was wonderful and her experience helped us navigate a difficult situation. She is very professional but also genuine and friendly. We would recommend her for anyone listing a house to sell.

Cherie Bouma