George Carlisle and his wife, Susan, are both natives and lifelong residents of Portsmouth. George joined Olde Port Properties after retiring from a very successful 30-year career as an executive in high tech printing and publishing. Known as a "turn-around specialist," George worked the last 16 years as President/CEO of three profitable international companies ranging from $50M to $300M.
George holds a BA degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and is a featured speaker on "Leadership" for a number of organizations and educational institutions. He has served on the Board of Trustees for The Seacoast Repertory Theatre and he and Susan are avid contributors to many of the exciting venues that comprise Portsmouth's emerging Arts scene. Both George and Susan are currently actively involved in helping to raise funds for the exciting African Burying Ground Memorial Park proposed for Chestnut Street.
Specializing in the sale of both residential and commercial properties, George's key to success is that he's completely "sold" on the seacoast. He has said many times, "When it comes to quality of life, I know of no place in the world that offers more advantages than Portsmouth, NH and the equally unique towns and villages that surround it."
Jeff has been a resident of Portsmouth since 1995. He resides in the Little Harbour district of town along with his wife, Karen - a New Hampshire native - and their three young children, Lachlan, Patrick, and Alice. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Jeff moved to the United States working for the Education Department of Western Australia as an Educational Language consultant dealing with schools and districts across the country. Since transitioning to real estate in July 2000, Jeff has consistently ranked in the top 25 Realtors across the State of New Hampshire and continues to be a top producer in and around the picturesque towns along the Seacoast. Jeff holds an Honors Degree in Education and has been a member of numerous local non-profit boards.
Chris was born and raised on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, and graduated with his education degree in 1985. He spent the next 28 years meeting the needs of youth as a very successful educator, youth pastor and sports coach. For many years, Chris headed up a large and prolific youth ministry in Eastern Canada with hundreds of youth participating in his energetic ministry.
Whether it was rafting, ski trips, hiking, camping, rock climbing or just sharing a pizza, Chris has always had a gift for inspiring and getting the best out of young people. He even directed a championship Women's Volleyball Team and volleyball club program.
Chris retired from the ministry in 2011 and settled, with his family, in the seacoast of New Hampshire, an area they have come to know and love. The Austins feel it is a privilege to live in a vibrant community with such rich history, beautiful scenery and friendly people.
Chris presently resides in Rye with his wife Michelle (originally from California) and four beautiful daughters. He is excited to be part of the Olde Port team and looks forward to serving your real estate needs.
Dean Chase is a long time resident of the Seacoast and has been practicing Real Estate since 1992. He started his career in the valuation field providing appraisal and consulting services for lending institutions, investors and individuals in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. His extensive experience in valuation methods, market trends analysis and the mortgage finance and underwriting process is integral to the personalized service he provides to his brokerage clients.
Dean joined Marple & James Real Estate in Portsmouth, NH in 2003 where he focused primarily on buyer and seller representation in the residential and commercial markets in the southeast region of New Hampshire. Committed to providing highly personalized and experienced brokerage services with an established, locally owned firm deeply rooted in the community, he joined Olde Port Properties in the fall of 2012 where he continues to provide a full range of brokerage and consulting services to both existing and new clientele.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he received a BA degree in economics in 1981. Dean is a past board member of the Krempel's Brain Injury Foundation/Krempel's Center and The Seacoast Indoor Tennis Club. He enjoys racquet sports, skiing and skating on the frozen ponds and hills of New England and is a former competitive distance runner. Dean and his two sons live in Rye, NH where they again eagerly await the start of the Little League Baseball season.
Honesty, Service and Integrity are words that describe Saija Di Gesu. Originally from Finland, Saija holds a BA in Economics and business Administration from Uppsala University in Sweden. After spending 10 years in New York City at FINNAIR's corporate headquarters, Saija moved to Stratham in 1993 with her husband Jon and three beautiful daughters - Kristina, graduate of University of Oregon; Juliaana a recent graduate of University of Rochester and Mikaela, a very active UNH student.
Saija loves to cook and read but, if asked, she will say her favorite thing is to find the right home for the right family. She has been helping seacoast residents buy and sell RE since 2000. Saija has built a stellar reputation in the Seacoast as a realtor who is knowledgeable, honest and gets things done. She loves every aspect of the real estate process, especially being of service to her clients and developing lasting relationships with her sellers and buyers. Saija is a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) and is a Certified Buyers Representative (CBR).
Abbie is thrilled to be part of the Olde Port team, and excited to help people buy, sell and rent real estate in Portsmouth and the greater seacoast area.
A native of the NH seacoast, Abbie grew up in Stratham and Exeter before graduating from Exeter Area High School in 1995. After obtaining a degree in Magazine Journalism from Boston University's College of Communication, Abbie enjoyed selling computer hardware and software, as well as writing for The Portsmouth Herald.
In 2012, Abbie and her husband, Chris, launched Ciao Baby Equipment Rentals, seacoast NH and southern Maine's leading provider of top-quality rental equipment for babies and young children. Abbie lives in Portsmouth with Chris and her three daughters. Her oldest daughter, Jonah, is a musical theater devotee at Portsmouth Middle School; and her younger daughters, Charlotte and Frankie, are both playground connoisseurs at New Franklin School.
Abbie has literally traveled around the world and thinks Portsmouth is the greatest place to live! It's DEFINITELY the best place to buy and sell real estate!
Born and raised in Portsmouth, Mark Nason graduated from New Franklin Elementary and Portsmouth High, in what seems like a blur, and went on to the Thompson School of Agriculture at UNH. It was Mark's passion for fine cooking, both preparing and partaking of it, that led him through an early working career in some of Portsmouth's most storied local eateries.
Mark then evolved to the trades where he gained a thorough knowledge of all aspects of new construction, specializing in residential masonry. Eventually, Mark determined it could be just as rewarding to sell real estate as it is to create it. He became a licensed realtor in 1989 and founded his own brokerage in 1994, Nason & Company, Inc. Located right in downtown Portsmouth, on the river overlooking the tugboats, Mark built a prolific team of dedicated professionals; all of which makes him an integral part of Olde Port Properties today. We consider him, "Portsmouth's Natural Resource".
Mark now resides on Little River in North Hampton with his wife, Laureen, and their corgi, Theo. They find the beauty and open space of their small slice of seacoast second to none! When not working, Mark spends his energy at his favorite surf break, fishing, or on the tennis court.
After a twelve year career as a market research consultant working for Fortune 500 companies across the country, Cori decided to focus her visions back to the community she lives in. Licensed in New Hampshire and Maine, she strives to build relationships with her clients and exceed their expectations. In her eyes, "Its About People Not Property" - if a client is happy with her services, they'll be a client for life, not just one transaction.
Cori's expertise includes working with first-time and seasoned buyers & sellers on the Seacoast and her passion for Portsmouth shines when she has the opportunity to work with folks relocating to the area. She is known for her ability to listen to clients needs and create a satisfying experience during what can be a stressful process.
Cori has a BA in Psychology from Miami University in Ohio and is an avid college football fan. She lives in Portsmouth with her husband Bob and their twin girls Molly and Shaye. They are believers in participating in local activities, supporting local businesses and helping the community to be a better place to live.
Wayne Semprini is a lifelong resident of the greater Portsmouth area. He spent 30 years in the orthopedic industry, where he founded two successful orthopedic supply companies, and helped to reorganize and manage distribution for a major orthopedic manufacturer, until his retirement in 2006.
Wayne has spearheaded the development of numerous commercial and residential projects in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Most notable was rescuing and subsequently restoring The Old Custom House on the corner of Pleasant and State Streets in Portsmouth, in the early nineties.
Wayne has been very active in the Portsmouth and New Castle communities, sitting on various boards and serving as the New Castle Town Moderator for over 25 years. Along with being the former Chairman of the Republican Party in New Hampshire, Wayne has played an active role in many state and national political activities.
He and his wife of 34 years, Paulette, have two grown sons who own and manage the Country View Restaurant in Greenland, NH.
Wayne's knowledge of the Seacoast area, coupled with his passion for this community, make him a great local resource.
Susan's talent as a Realtor is making the home buying and selling process enjoyable and efficient. She is skilled at finding that "just right" property for her clients and their families.
Her warm personal style quickly earns the trust of clients facing a major move or buying the home just around the corner. Susan has a broad knowledge of the neighborhoods and properties in the Seacoast area, which helps her find the right match for her clients. Her strong business background helps her negotiate the best possible terms for the clients she represents.
Building on her career in marketing on Madison Avenue, and as a principal in an executive search company located in Portsmouth, Susan is adept at marketing homes and connecting the right people with the right properties.
Susan is an active member of the Seacoast, contributing her talents and efforts to many organizations. She was a founding member of the Seacoast Women's Giving Circle, a philanthropic group committed to providing financial support to select local non-profits. Susan also serves on the Board of Directors of New Heights Adventures for Teens, a program designed to foster resiliency and independence in the area's youth.
With her professional background, as well as her educational, charitable and personal experiences, Susan comes highly equipped for success in real estate. She is thorough, organized, respectful and straightforward. But most importantly, Susan quickly connects with clients as they move through such an important life transition as buying or selling a home.
Susan Spaulding lives in New Castle with her husband, Bill Stewart, and their three children.
Jen grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Florida State University. She taught elementary school in Florida until the birth of her first child. She was a stay-at-home mom for ten years, staying very much involved in many school and church activities. Jen always knew Real Estate was in her future, after all it's in her blood. Her mother owns the Janet Jones Company, the leading Real Estate Agency in Little Rock, where her mother, stepfather, sister and cousins have all found great success. Jen was the administrator for Olde Port Properties for four years before joining the sales team, so she is very knowledgeable with the ins and outs of real estate.
Jen lives in Portsmouth with her husband, Rob, who is the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, and two children, Hannah and Jack. Hannah will be following her parent's footsteps, searching for warmer climate and attending Florida State in the fall, as Jack begins his high school career at Portsmouth High. They all love the Seacoast, the beach, skiing, basketball and football!
Jen uses her knowledge of our vibrant Seacoast community to help clients buy or sell a home. Her success is a direct result of her easy, natural way of connecting with people, ability to listen to her client's needs and desire to help make the process of buying or selling a home as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. She brings with her great enthusiasm, sincerity and professionalism and hopes through your experience, will be your Realtor for life.