Our Agents

Karen Andrews

Owner/Broker, Realtor®

Karen Andrews is the owner and Broker of Andrews and Associates Real Estate, one of the most successful real estate companies on the Central Coast.

Karen moved to Shell Beach 45 years ago after vacationing here and never wanted to leave, and never did! Having an eye for a great location, strong community and a beautiful area, Karen and her late husband built the Shell Beach office ... Read More from the ground up. “I knew this area would be booming one day and saw great potential! I love working with people and forming relationships so I knew real estate was the right choice for me. It was the best decision of my life to get my real estate license and open this business, I could not be happier!”

Still going strong over 30 years later, Karen has an amazing rapport with her clients, colleagues and the associates of the office, whom she considers family. Karen will go above and beyond for anyone, no matter what the case. She is looked up to by many to be one of the most positive, smart and caring people in the field making her a true benefit to any transaction! She cares deeply about people and has a fabulous reputation throughout the community making her and her name a huge asset.

Karen serves on the Grievance Committee for Pismo Coast Association of REALTORs® and has served for many years, in many positions. She is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Pismo Coast Board of REALTORS®, Women’s Council of REALTORS® and our local Shell Beach Improvement Group. Karen is also a very passionate Board member for a local non profit organization, Dream Makers. Dream Makers are San Luis Obispo community members and businesses who volunteer their energy, support, and talent to bring light and joy to terminally ill adults and their families by making dreams come true.

“Everyone here appreciates being here and that makes for a wonderful community that I love to live in, enjoy and work for!” Read Less

Christina Andrews


Christina Andrews is the proud daughter of Karen Andrews and has been a part of the real estate and development industry her entire life. Christina was born and raised in Shell Beach and achieved her real estate license being enthusiastic on taking the best care of her clients as possible. Her tremendous amount of knowledge for the area and her ability to create close relationships with clients an... Read More d everyone in the transaction makes her a remarkable agent. She has an innate ability for pricing homes making sure her sellers are at the most attractive price point on the market striving to get them exactly what they are looking for.

"My primary goal is to make, both my seller’s and buyer’s experience, a smooth and happy transaction. This area is truly special to me and I want each of my client’s to feel as happy as I am to call this home. I am not satisfied until they get exactly what they are looking for!”
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Cheryl McGinty

Broker Associate, Realtor®

Cheryl McGinty, a Broker Associate with Andrews & Associates, has been a successful REALTOR® since 1994 and achieved her California Brokers License in 1998. Prior to her career in real estate, Cheryl climbed the ladder in the banking industry as vice president of Security Pacific Bank at the age of 22. Cheryl offers professional Real Estate services for both Buyers and Sellers, specializing in ... Read More coastal and luxury ocean front properties. Impeccable professional integrity, hard work, and a reputation for providing exceptional service has contributed to her tremendous success in the industry.

Cheryl is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Pismo Coast Board of REALTORS®, and an award winning top producer since the inception of her career.

“I am a hardworking, dedicated professional, highly experienced in the region. I, enthusiastically, strive for excellence in providing my clients with accurate, useful, and timely information, personal services, and property values for real estate on the Central Coast.” Read Less

Sue Macedo


After the long winters growing up in Green Bay Wisconsin, Sue fell in love with the Central Coast from the minute she arrived in 1985 and her enthusiasm and love for the area is infectious to this day.

Sue has been a Top Producing Real Estate Agent since obtaining her California Real Estate License in 1987. Sue continues to receive high accolades from her clients due to her stella... Read More r reputation, knowledge, integrity and attitude of going above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty for all of her Sellers and Buyers. Currently the majority of Sue’s clients consist of return/repeat customers and referrals of past clients, family and friends which speaks volumes about how she conducts her business.

Background: Sue began as a Top Producing Customer Retention Representative at Home Fed Bank, which combined with her experience as a Marketing Account Manager and Outside Sales Rep for Fidelity National Title, has also added to Sue’s knowledge of the Real Estate Industry. She’s creatively integrated her sharp marketing skills for her Seller’s to attract and procure the most qualified Buyers to optimize a successful sale. She also specializes in exceptional listening skills which enables her to find homes that are “just right” for her Buyers.

Being involved in this incredible community has been a blessing and gift to Sue and her hope is she will be a blessing to you with all of your Real Estate needs. Read Less

Maalaea Quirk


Maalaea permanently moved to the Central Coast after falling in love with San Luis Obispo while she and her husband resided there during his years at Cal Poly and graduated with a degree in Horticulture. After living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maalaea could not wait to settle into their charming home in Grover Beach that looks out to a beautiful oak preserve that she and her family have been ... Read More enjoying for the last 17 years.

She first got "into the field" working in an appraisal department in downtown San Luis Obispo touring many SLO County homes and was hooked on designs, finishes, landscaping, and decor. She brought her zeal for real estate back with her to SLO County and has been helping clients ever since.

“Selling real estate is still such a personal experience. Helping first-time home buyers and seeing their eyes water as they get their new key is so very special to me. I also help people who are looking for their ‘forever’ home and know how critical this purchase can be for them. Then there are the people that buy their dream vacation home and get so excited to come visit this beautiful place! My past clients have all become my friends and that is something truly special! I cherish each and every one of them.” For reviews, please visit www.Zillow.com. Read Less

Kris McLaughlin


Kris moved to the Central Coast 21 years ago looking for an improved quality of life—and found it. She brings her title and escrow expertise into her work as your realtor, ensuring your property is listed in the best way possible.

If she’s not working for you, she’s running on beach trails or spending time with family.

“The Central Coast has a unique market th... Read More at doesn’t follow the status quo of the surrounding California markets. Purchasing here is a great investment.” Read Less

Mary Miller


Mary came to the Central Coast 19 years ago for the quaint neighborhoods, the small-town lifestyle, friendly people, and outdoor activities like beaches, hiking, and wine country. Her expertise as a realtor is managing vacation rental properties.

“I love the relationships and friendships that I develop with my clients. Real estate transactions can be complex and stressful, life-ch... Read More anging events. I love navigating the details on behalf of my clients to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.”

She also loves walking on the beach, cooking, and spending time with friends and family when she’s not helping a client find their home. Read Less

Cindy Petrovich

Broker Associate, Realtor®

I moved to the beautiful Central Coast of California in 1998 to take care of my aging parents. I was struck by the beauty of this area, fresh air and sunshine! Once I was here, I knew I wanted to stay! In the year 2000, I achieved my goal of getting my Real Estate License and have been a full time Realtor ever since that time.

It is an honor to be of service and help people achiev... Read More e their goals of purchasing and selling a home. I have been very fortunate in my career to help both buyers and sellers purchase and sell many different kinds of property from manufactured homes to ocean view homes, from multifamily and income property to homes on acres and wineries. I absolutely love my career! When I have down time, you can find me with my three granddaughters, hiking with my dog, boating and gardening.

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel"
-Maya Angelou
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Mindie Spang


Mindie Spang joined Real Estate in 2015 and has grown through her sales experience. After serving in the beauty industry for over 20 years, she has created a solid foundation of clientele who know her attention to detail and loyalty. Mindie‘s service area is comprised primarily of Northern San Luis Obispo County and Beach Front Estates odn the Coast. She is well versed in traditional sales as we... Read More ll as short sales and foreclosure properties.

Mindie‘s goal as YOUR real estate professional is to get you the best price and terms possible for your home. She personally handles all her files so her clients can always be assured they are in great hands. She believes that communication and education allows everyone to feel confident in the selling and buying process. Read Less

Stacey Schalde

Broker Associate, Realtor®

Stacey is a fourth generation San Luis Obispo County native. Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, she earned her degree in Business Finance from Cal Poly and has had her Real Estate Broker’s license since 1996. She has built her business on communication, education, dedication, and integrity. Her diligence and understanding of our diverse local market allows her to help clients navigate the buyin... Read More g and selling process of real estate. Supporting our local community is important to Stacey. She currently serves on the board for the San Luis Obispo Coastal Association of REALTORS® and her Homeowners' Association. She also volunteers for Dream Makers of San Luis Obispo. Read Less

Andrew Sousa


Andrew Sousa grew up in Tulare, CA on a small family farm. That is where he learned his hard work ethic. His parents also bought and sold properties frequently throughout his childhood, which got him interested in real estate at a very young age. He was fortunate to spend almost every weekend in Pismo Beach. For over 20 years he has been living at least part-time in Pismo. “This community is spe... Read More cial; once you are here, you never want to leave.”

He has always been fascinated by real estate—not only for the investment opportunities, but helping his clients find their dream home.

Currently he splits his time and work between SLO County and Tulare, but he looks forward to making 93449 his permanent address.

When he’s not working, you can find Andrew outdoors or with his wife traveling in their RV. He can also be spotted at football games—go Fresno State Bulldogs and Las Vegas Raiders!

“My advice is to get a game plan and know exactly what you are looking for. If the property doesn’t feel right to you, then don’t force yourself to like it. A home is a sacred place, and when you eventually find the right property, you will know it is the right one for you. Buy something that makes you happy and brings you joy everyday!” Read Less

Kim Neel


Kimberly Neel fell in love with the central coast as a young child. She decided to make this wonderful area her home when she moved here for school back in 2011. After completing her bachelor of science in business administration, she and her husband decided they were going to plant roots and purchased a home in north county. She loves the small town feel, warm weather, and the community north cou... Read More nty has to offer. They also felt it would be a great place to raise a family. She loves to spend her free time with her husband Justin, son Emmett, and vizsla Jax exploring the coastline and being outside.

Throughout her decade plus of living here, Kim has come to appreciate the variety of the landscape here on the central coast. She has lived in San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita, Edna Valley, and Atascadero and has extensive knowledge of the variety this area has to offer. She truly feels this area is one of the most incredible places to live and is so fortunate to call it home. She has a passion for helping clients achieve their real estate goals - no matter how big or small. She understands every client, property, and transaction is unique and personal.

“My goal as your agent is to give you the best experience possible every step of the way. I understand the gravity and complexity of each individual real estate transaction, and I do not take it lightly. Your best interest is my top priority. I treat my clients as I would treat my own family” Read Less

Tawny Hilyard


Tawny Hilyard has been practicing Real Estate right here on the Central Coast for over 20 years and has lived in San Luis Obispo County for over 40 years. Her knowledge of the area is extensive and her love for Real Estate shines through every transaction. Taking care of clients and representing them in the best way possible for their needs is of the utmost importance to Tawny. She truly cares ... Read More for her clients. Honesty, integrity, knowledge of the buying and selling processes as well as the market, and availability/responsiveness to clients in a timely fashion are all key values a Real Estate Professional should practice and embrace and that’s just what you will find in this agent. Call Tawny today if you are interested in buying or selling a home or property and you will not be disappointed! Read Less

Annika Kuhnle


Annika grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to San Luis Obispo county in 2005 to attend Cal Poly. After graduating and ultimately convincing her family to relocate as well, she settled down in the North County and entered the workforce.

Initially, she put her desire to work in real estate aside and pursued an in-office career. With some encouragement from a friend (and... Read More realtor), she decided it was time to give in to that nagging desire! Annika is a people person and a busy wife and mom of two young boys. She enjoys sharing with others everything that the Central Coast has to offer. Currently residing in Creston, she hopes to continue creating memories with her family while building a real estate career to help others find their next place to call home.

"Whether you're looking for that starter home or that next step in your family's lives, there is something for everyone on the Central Coast." Read Less

Destiny Micek


For over a decade, Destiny Micek has acquired an in-depth understanding of what the Central Coast has to offer. Whether you’re finding a place for your family to call home, looking to settle down for retirement, seeking that vacation getaway or expanding your proprietary assets, Destiny’s readiness to adapt and wholeheartedly engage in any venture will ensure an unparalleled experience in find... Read More ing your next home. Known for her patience and consistent communication, she is light hearted, honest, and cares greatly about meeting her clients needs and goals. Destiny is an outgoing people person and you can tell she LOVES what she does. One of the most valued aspects she finds in her work is the lasting friendships she makes. Originating from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, Destiny is happy to call the Central Coast home. When she’s not helping folks find their home, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 kids as they dance, play soccer and help in the community. Whether you are buying or selling- she’s your girl! “Buying and selling a home is a journey and you want someone with you that you not only TRUST, but that you LIKE! Your realtor should be looking out for your best interest and take the stress out of the process. I love my job because I love helping people. Some of my closest friends started out as clients and I am so grateful that I not only got to help them navigate through the real estate process, but that we are bonded for a lifetime.” Read Less

Sarah Boardman

Transaction Coordinator

Sarah Boardman is Karen’s oldest daughter and office manager/transaction coordinator for Andrews & Associates. Sarah is a general contractor, building custom residential homes on the central coast, by trade. She grew up in the family business with both construction and real estate backgrounds. At Andrews & Associates she is able to offer her experience and assistance to the agents in the office ... Read More with regard to building, remodeling, permit processes and facilitating other construction related questions that their agents and clients may have.

Sarah grew up in Shell Beach and went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to earn her Bachelor of Architecture and Masters in Business Administration degrees. Her and her family are lucky to live the north county in beautiful, Paso Robles. Sarah’s husband, Michael is a fireman for the City of Fresno and their daughter, Andie, is graduating high school and heading off to the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2023.

Sarah helps to support their tight knit family business and wouldn’t have it any other way! “Andrews & Associates is a unique, boutique style real estate agency that will always treat you like one of our family.” Read Less