Meet The Team
Dave Kibbey Dave welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your personal real estate goals and objectives. As a well-respected business entrepreneur born and raised in the desert, married, and grandfather of nine, his wealth of knowledge of the desert communities and many years of real estate experience enable him to provide you with highly specialized information that will aid you in making the most informed real estate decision.
Dave works diligently to match his buyer’s specific needs to the right property as quickly as possible; paired with strong negotiating skills to structure a sound economic purchase. Sellers appreciate Dave’s proactive, no-nonsense and aggressive approach as he employs the highest level of professional marketing techniques and technologies promoting his listings while providing timely feedback results of showings. Dave continually communicates current market conditions to his clients to ensure that their listing is well-positioned to sell which minimizes time on the market. Dave has an unprecedented commitment to getting your home sold for the very best terms and the highest dollar possible.
With over 85 years of collective real estate experience, Dave’s professional Team of skilled, focused and customer-driven Associates work hard to maintain the highest quality of customer service. Dave’s Team provides a strong professional network that assists in finding homes for his buyers and qualified buyers for his listings. As a result of his proactive approach to selling real estate, Dave has been regarded as one of the top sales and listing agents in the desert year after year and currently ranks in the top 0.5% nationally as well as here in the desert.
Reach out today. Trust is hard to come by in today’s fiercely competitive real estate market. Dave will provide you with the highest level of knowledge, professionalism, integrity and utmost confidentiality to ensure that you feel secure with your decision. Dave Kibbey welcomes the opportunity to be your real estate broker of choice. DRE#01341384
Wendi Brinson Born and raised in Palm Desert, Wendi returned to the Coachella Valley in 2005 after studying Management Information Systems and Marketing in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles, California. With great appreciation for the desert cities, Wendi chose to pursue a career in real estate and obtained her license in 2006. She began selling residential re-sales on-site at The Lakes Country Club sales office in addition to working for a top producer, gaining vital market knowledge, advertising and negotiation skills. In 2014 Wendi joined the team of Dave Kibbey & Associates and is focused on all aspects of office management, escrow coordination, marketing and advertising while also working as a buyer’s agent for Dave. Married to her husband from Virginia who is an engineer in the natural gas industry, Wendi enjoys spending her extra time with her family, children Baron and Preslyn, hiking our amazing trails, watching sporting events and enjoying occasional golf with family, clients and friends! DRE#01780785
Todd Later Born and raised in Los Angeles, Todd has combined a master’s degree in business from UCLA, with over 40 years of transactional, high-level negotiation experience in commercial real estate, bringing a unique perspective to marketing homes for Dave Kibbey & Associates | Sotheby’s International Realty. Specializing in the prestigious communities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta, Todd keenly understands the needs and desires of the Desert ‘vacation home buyer’ from the Greater Los Angeles Area…as he is very proud to have been one. His frequent travelling between his primary residence in Palm Desert and the West Los Angeles/South Bay area afford him the opportunity of maintaining a constant dialogue with strategically targeted vacation home prospects. Combining his direct marketing efforts with the collective real estate experience and Coachella Valley market knowledge of the Dave Kibbey Team, Todd’s Clients will benefit from the most comprehensive search, evaluation and eventual success in finding them the right home at the best value. Todd’s philosophy of providing the highest level of professional customer service, in conjunction with operating within a cohesive sales team environment, have been a mainstay in his successful real estate career. He looks forward to demonstrating a superior level of commitment to all of his Clients and securing their confidence and satisfaction with every element of a successful, home purchase or sales transaction. DRE#00579047
Nyla Patzner is a Palm Springs native whose family has called the Coachella Valley home for five generations, and she’s watched the area evolve into one of the world’s top lifestyle destinations. After attending college at Chapman University and gaining professional experience in San Francisco, her passion for the desert led her back and today, she offers unmatched knowledge of the area’s amenities with specialization in luxury properties, golf communities, investment and income producing properties. Patzner honed her marketing, public relations, and business development skills in the highly competitive tourism and luxury travel markets. She also gained invaluable experience in commercial property construction and management and uses this knowledge to guide clients looking to purchase, sell or develop investment properties. She’s also traveled extensively and understands the nuances of capturing distinguished international buyers through the Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty network. Giving back to the community is an essential part of Patzner’s life and she’s very active in several charitable organizations, including serving on the board of the Women Leaders Forum, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the young professional committee at Sunnylands and co-chair and supporter of Animal Samaritans. She’s also a member of the Leadership Coachella Valley Class of 2014, and of the California Department of Realtors. Previously, she also served on the City of Palm Desert Marketing Committee and the Board of the Desert Advertising Federation. DRE#01903843
Galina Tucker Born and raised in Europe, Galina moved to the United States in 2004 to pursue the American dream. She is a devoted wife to her loving husband and mother to her three children Dorian, Troy and Taylor. In her spare time, Galina enjoys traveling, fitness and cooking. Galina began her career in sales in 2006 and transitioned to real estate after a successful career in business and finance, which provided a strong foundation to properly evaluate market conditions and determine the right course of action for buyers and sellers. Now a Top-producing industry agent, thinking in the best interest of her clients, Galina brings her positive energy, kindness, compassion and high level of professionalism to Dave Kibbey & Associates and the #1 Luxury Real Estate Brand – Sotheby’s International Realty. Embracing each new client and challenge with creativity and determination, she is passionate about real estate, helping her clients achieve their goals and takes the trust they place in her very seriously. Galina educates her clients through every step of the transaction process with valuable information, including strategic input, research, competitive analysis and market insight to help them make an informed decision. She specializes in luxury real estate throughout Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Palm Springs. In 2017, Galina Sold more than $30 million in real estate and is poised to set sales records each year doing what she loves. Reach out to Galina today, she welcomes this opportunity. DRE#02024269
George Van Valkenburg When selecting a qualified real estate advisor, a critical consideration is knowledge and experience both within the community and in the particular industry.George Van Valkenburg Jr. has specialized in high end Private Golf Club communities as a 34 year resident of the Coachella Valley and a 25 year memberof the PGA of America. His first-hand and intimate desert experience gives buyer’s an inside preview into not only the very best in Private Golf Club livingbut also insight into the various residential communities that flow through the Coachella Valley from Rancho Mirage to Thermal.
The solid relationships that George has fostered over 34 years allows him access to many real estate opportunities that others can’t match. In addition to his golfcontacts and relationships, George is also well connected in the equestrian community that includes both the hunter/jumper world and polo and is in-tune withranch property and acreage offerings throughout the Valley.George’s extensive knowledge of the Desert’s finest Private Golf Club’s is unparalleled. His direct Private Golf Club experiences include Mission HillsCountry Club, PGA West, Hideaway Golf Club, Madison Club and The Quarry at La Quinta. George served as the Director of Golf at nationally regardedThe Quarry at La Quinta for 12 years prior to taking the lead as Director of Membership at Hideaway for 10 years and Licensed Real Estate Associate for both Hideawayand Madison Clubs for 11 years. Additional Club fluency includeBighorn, The Reserve, The Vintage, Tradition, Toscana, Andalusia and others.If it’s the Golf Club lifestyleyou seek, George can guide you through the nuances of each Club to find the perfect Club fit and corresponding real estate to match your needs and desires.
As a 34 year resident of the Coachella Valley, George can also help you understand all of the opportunities available to you in Desert real estate from condos to estates.Whether you are a first time buyer, second home purchaser, investor or looking for the perfect place to enjoy your ideal Desert lifestyle, George welcomes the opportunityto help navigate you through all the Coachella Valley has to offer. DRE#01904153