Our Team

Our Team Is On YOUR Side! 

We SOLD Almost 2 properties Every Day Last Year – How About Selling Yours NOW ! 

Team Birtola-Garmyn – Prudential’s #1 team in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest!
Whether you are buying or selling your home, Team Birtola-Garmyn is a winning combination of professional realtors and assistants committed to satisfaction for each and every client without compromise. 

As top real estate agents, we do not work alone! We have a whole team of people working in your best interests. Meet our team. 

Lori Birtola

Lori Birtola,
Office Manager/Owner

Lori moved to Central Oregon with Jim and their small children Jeremy and Justin. Central Oregon provided a safe and beautiful atmosphere for raising a family. As the team “Office Manager”, we rely on Lori daily! In past years, Lori had developed skills as an Executive Secretary for various corporations, as well as Accounting/bookkeeping skills for Mirrassou Winery.


Janet H. Breyer

Janet H. Breyer,
Transaction Coordinator/Owner

Janet is a native of Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Southern California Law Center, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. Janet has practiced law since 1986 and has been in private practice in Bend since 1995. Janet is a member of the American Business Women’s Association. Janet has authored many law related articles, most recently co-authoring a chapter in Oregon Women and the Law, published by the Oregon Commission for Women. Janet is a past instructor at UCLA, Extension Division, and Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles, and has lectured on legal issues to various professional and business organizations. Currently Janet is retired from Law Practice. 


Ken Mucha

Ken Mucha,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Ken, an Arizona native, spent 5 years as a physical education teacher before relocating to Central Oregon from Scottsdale in 2001. Because Central Oregon offers a variety of outdoor activities, is an ideal place to raise a family, and his wife is originally from the area, Bend has truly become “home.” Ken joined Prudential High Desert realty in 2002 and has consistently been a top-producing Buyer Specialist for Team Birtola-Garmyn. His credentials include: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), e-Buyer Specialist (eCertified®), and he was awarded the Sales Associate of the Year for both 2003 and 2004. Ken is driven to provide exceptional customer service by being accessible and organized. He is committed to listening and effectively communicating with his clients to meet their needs. As a member of Team Birtola-Garmyn, Ken is continually working to achieve “Mucha Results.” Ken enjoys hiking and camping with his family, playing with his son Dillon, and keeps fit by jogging and going to the gym.

Stan Seaman

Stan Seaman,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Stan Seaman and his wife Melinda moved to beautiful Central Oregon two years ago from the San Francisco Bay area after vacationing in Bend and finding the perfect environment to enjoy life. Originally from New York, Stan has traveled throughout the world and fell in love with sunny Bend at first sight. Stan brings over 25 years experience as a Real Estate Broker and developer to Prudential High Desert Realty/Team Birtola~Garmyn. He has extensive experience in many areas of real estate sales, marketing and customer service and truly enjoys working to find clients their dream house and knows there’s a perfect home for everyone, just waiting to be discovered. For fun, In their free time, Stan and Melinda and their three dogs, Bailey, Ali and Lola, enjoy Central Oregon’s premier outdoor life. They delight in hiking Bend’s many trails, fly fishing its mountain lakes and biking whenever they have the opportunity. 

Mandy Good

Mandy Good,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

We here at Prudential High Desert Realty/Team Birtola~Garmyn are proud to have Mandy Good on board as a Buyer Specialist as she is self motivated and energetic when it comes to her clients and her work !! Mandy was raised in Redmond, Oregon and truly loves Central Oregon. After many moving adventures to cities as far away as Kansas City and as hot as Las Vegas, Mandy returned home to what she considers a desirable climate and a place where she has wonderful family. When she returned to Central Oregon she began looking toward her future and became a licensed Broker. Mandy joins team Birtola-Garmyn with a healthy desire to always be learning to be the best that she can be in the business of Real Estate, and believes knowledge is power. Mandy’s spare time is spent with her American Bulldog Macy and her Chihuahua Dion. Mandy’s career goals include being caring, informative and an involved broker that does not lose sight of her clients needs. 

Laura Shatzel

Laura Shatzel,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Laura and her twins, Candice, Joshua, and her youngest Christopher (and her cats “Roy” & “Murry” too!), moved to beautiful Central Oregon from San Jose, California for a “quality of life” change. The beautiful Cascade mountain range and the clean sunny atmosphere were just a couple of the reasons for the big move! After 15 years of extensive customer service working for the US Postal Service, she decided that Prudential & Team Birtola~Garmyn was a great “fit” working as a Buyer Specialist. We agree … with her big smile and cheery disposition – Laura is dedicated to her Buyers! She will listen hard to all your needs and concerns to make sure you have found a place you can call home !! 

Steve Fidnick

Steve Fidnick,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Steve Fidnick moved to bend in 1993 just as the real estate market in Central Oregon began to explode!! With 20 years experience buying and selling property for himself he figured it was time to make it a career. As the former owner/operator of “Big O Bagels”, and “Fiddy’s Pourhouse”, he joins Team Birtola~Garmyn with a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the business climate in central Oregon.
In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, golf, and trips to Mexico, where he also owns property and knows the real estate market as well. “I take great pride helping people realize their dream of owning a home; it’s easier than you think. Please contact me if there is anything I can do to help you.”

Clair Sagiv

Clair Sagiv,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Clair, a native of Central Oregon, comes to Prudential after a long-time association with not-for-profit organizations in Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Her professional background is fund development, planned giving and estate planning. Clair spent many years away from her native country but always returned for the mountains, steams and sunshine of Central Oregon….and her family, of course. Her hobbies are music (particularly the piano), hiking, reading, fishing and enjoyment of the great outdoors. Clair welcomes your call and is ready to serve your every real estate need.  

Susie Biggs

Susie Biggs,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Being a Native Central Oregonian and a licensed Real Estate Agent for 12+ years all of which in the local Market has allowed me to make the dream of ownership in Bend to many wonderful people. I truly love my profession and take pride in the way I do business. In my spare time I enjoy soaring the skies above Central Oregon in a Cessna 172, riding roller coasters and spending time with my beloved mom and 3 wonderful sisters. Living on a 7 ˝ acre Ranchette in Tumalo, producing Orchard Grass for re-sale is also one of my spare time endeavors.  

Aaron Brandt

Aaron Brandt,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Aaron Brandt has lived in Central Oregon since 1997. Originally from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, he followed friends telling stories of a beautiful High Desert paradise with a year-round healthy lifestyle and endless recreational opportunities. His accountability and attention to detail, coupled with an intimate knowledge of the local market, made Real Estate a natural choice of career. Aaron has found that the key to success has been to adhere to the basics of understanding client’s needs, and making the buying process as easy and carefree as possible. If your choice is a Realtor who is excited, honest, and attentive, please call Aaron today at 541-312-9449, Ext 22. Thank You! 


Jesse Ramsey

Jesse Ramsey,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Jesse, a native of Oregon, moved from Florence to Bend with the mindset of “settling down” The variety Central Oregon offered naturally caught his attention while on a short visit to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort when he was very young. A former extreme sports enthusiast, Jesse taught Kite Surfing for Catch The Wind Kites before becoming a Regional Sales/Fleet Sales Manager for the Mazda Corporation. “From my experience “Jesse says, “if you want to avoid all confusion look people in the eye and give them the god honest truth the first time, and everything else will fall in place.” It is these ideals that Jesse holds above all others and hopes to share with you. 

Lisa Klonoski

Lisa Klonoski,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

After focusing on her career as a paralegal for over 25 years, with the past 10 years working for a prominent real estate attorney, Lisa felt the need for a new challenge and change in her career. Using the knowledge gathered from her paralegal experience, she has bought and sold real estate for many years and has easily learned that the real estate business is very profitable. She now enjoys concentrating on her real estate career as a buyer broker specialist, where she can focus solely on buyers and match them with the properties they desire. Give her a call and let her be your matchmaker today!

Jay Patel

Jay Patel,
Broker/Buyer Specialist 

Jay moved to the Willamette Valley in Oregon at a young age after his parents were tired of the hustle and bustle of California and wanted to enjoy a calmer setting. Jay is married and has two kids and after 17 years of living in the Valley it was time for a change. He wanted to find a city that was family oriented, had a lot of activities that can be done, and a place where he could give his kids a better education from better schools. The ideal choice was Bend. He moved to Bend two years ago and decided that he would like to help other families enjoy Bend as much as he does, so he became a Realtor. Jay has enjoyed helping families find their new home and make their transition a little bit easier. 

Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer,
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Peter Mayer formerly from San Jose, California and Woodland Park, Colorado moved to Central Oregon in 2000. His motivation was quality of life style, recreation, and business opportunity. Peter has 25 years of contracting experience catering to the Real Estate Industry. Combining his contracting with a successful background of Real Estate investments provided a natural pathway as a Broker/Buyer specialist with Prudential High Desert Realty. His focus on detail, drive and solid work ethics make a worthy difference for his clients.Peter’s personal interests include horses, cycling and mountain bike competition. 

Darren Puziss

Darren Puziss
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Darren is an Oregon native raised in Portland. He has lived in Bend for the past 13 years and graduated from the Lundquist College of business at The University of Oregon. He is an avid skier and loves the outdoors and everything that Central Oregon has to offer. Darren has a background in finding solutions for his clients which comes primarily from listening to his clients needs. Helping you find the home that fits you and your needs is a priority for Darren. 

Felicia Durling

Felicia Durling
Broker/Buyer Specialist

Felicia is native to Southern California. She is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene College, in San Diego, where she studied fine art and graphic design. Felicia and her husband, Dennis moved with their two children to Bend to pursue a career in Real Estate. Felicia has a background in management and ran a team of sales reps selling citrus trees for the largest citrus wholesaler in the nation. She also owns a fitness company with her husband and recently expanded the company to an online business.