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John L. Woodruff III

Founder and Realtor

With over 30 years of experience in San Francisco real estate, John has gained a well-earned reputation as a skillful negotiator with a deep understanding of the marketplace, neighborhoods, and homes. This expertise, coupled with his deep connections and the respect of his colleagues in the business, allows him to easily navigate every kind of market and successfully serve his clients, which include first-time home buyers, venture capitalists, and even the occasional rock star. Originally from the East Coast, John moved to California in 1980 to attend Claremont McKenna College. He quickly fell in love with Northern California and he has been living in San Francisco ever since. Real estate is a family affair for John, as members of his family have been selling or building real estate for six generations. In fact, he worked with his father for five years at Merrill Lynch Real Estate until 1993 when he migrated to a prestigious luxury real estate brokerage Hill & Co., where he spent the next 25 years as one of the firm’s top producing agents.

In 2018, in a bid to optimize his ability to help his clients, John partnered with the powerful real estate technology firm Reside to launch his firm, Aethos Real Estate. By tapping into Reside’s exceptional innovative approach to the real estate industry, John is better able to focus directly on his clients and their needs, as well as foster relationships within the Bay Area community and across the country. This gives Aethos’ clients the advantage of an experienced, boutique brokerage that
provides unrivaled technology-driven services and marketing sophistication.

John chose the name Aethos because throughout his career as a realtor he has been guided by the ethics of Respect, Integrity, Accountability, and Empathy. He is known for making the process of buying or selling a property as pleasant and stress-free as possible, something he does with humor, enthusiasm, and dedication to his client’s well-being.

John puts great importance on prioritizing a work/life balance, so he is able to carve out plenty of quality time with his lovely wife and three children. Additionally, he enjoys traveling, performing in local theater, teaching historical fencing, and volunteering at his children’s schools.

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Marcus Miller, MA

Founder and Realtor

Marcus is a decorated veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy’s “silent (submarine) service” in the North Atlantic during the Cold and Gulf Wars. Marcus has a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast and electronic communications, graduating summa cum laude from San Francisco State University. He also holds a Master’s degree in management, which he has used to great advantage as a licensed broker at the prestigious and family-owned Hill & Co. Real Estate.

Born and raised in the Caribbean, Marcus is bilingual and fluent in Spanish, which is a valuable asset in the Bay Area’s multicultural community. Additionally, he has traveled extensively throughout the world, enjoys public speaking, is a student of martial arts, and loves to cook for friends and family. Marcus is married to his high school sweetheart and has two beautiful children.

For Marcus, one of the guiding principles of his life is, “For it is in giving that we receive,” an adage attributed to St. Francis of Assisi.

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Kristina Quinones

Transaction Maven

Kristina Quinones is the Transaction Maven for Woodruff | Miller. Kristina has over 9 years of residential real estate experience in San Francisco and around the Bay. She manages the details of your real estate transaction and adds that personal attention you need during this important process. Kristina holds a Master’s of Fine Arts and focuses her creativity on the art of living.

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Jessica Lawrence

Business Manager

Jessica is a Bay Area native with a  background in property management, real estate sales, and start up tech, creating the perfect blend of experience for helping real estate agents take their business to the next level. She earned her Real Estate license in 2013 and has supported four brokerages in that short time, accumulating knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work for agents and brokerages. She loves researching ways to leverage technology to save time and money.

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Diane Sanderson

Executive Assistant

Diane has been in the real estate industry, in all facets, for over 32 years, including escrow officer, mortgage broker and Executive Assistant to top producing agents. She currently specializes in transaction compliance and broker operations.

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Hilary Hedemark

Real Estate & Tax Lawyer, Broker-of-Record at Reside

Acting as our broker and in-house legal counsel, Hilary is the person our agents turn to for legal advice. Before becoming a successful broker in her own right, Hilary practiced real estate law for 5 years at a San Francisco law firm, building a solid foundation of real estate knowledge.

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Corey Alverson

Creative Director

Corey Alverson lived and worked in the midwest as brand manager for a law firm until moving to San Francisco in 2016. As creative director for Reside, Corey is a strong conceptual thinker with over 10 years of graphic design experience.

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Chris Dzoba

Director of Engineering

Chris started in software startups over ten years ago in North Carolina, eventually heading to San Francisco in 2013.  He now leads the engineering team, ensuring on-time delivery of features, high quality of product, and secure protection of data.

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Ashley Bledsoe

Marketing Director

Ashley Bledsoe joins Reside as Channel Marketing Director following 7 years at San Francisco’s largest residential real estate brokerage. At Zephyr Real Estate, Ashley worked on agent marketing strategy, from developing novel online marketing channels to elevating and refining traditional real estate marketing efforts. Ashley is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the proud daughter of a top producing Virginia Realtor(r).

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John Balladares

Marketing Engineer

San Franciscan, technology nerd, and knowledge enthusiast. As a digital marketing manager, John has led online marketing programs in web design, web development, lead generation, and SEO. At Reside he is part of a team focused on creating integrated marketing strategies for top performing real estate agents.

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