Meet The Team
Jim started with Wells and Bennett in 1984, fresh out of the Navy where he was a mission air controller on aircraft carriers. Jim took over management in 1996, and grew the company from 35 homes to the almost 250 homes that we now manage. Jim has been a licensed Real Estate broker for 32 years. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys golfing, traveling with his wife Melinda or tooling around Tahoe in his bright yellow 1947 Jeep Willys.
Sue has been the heart and soul of Wells and Bennett since 1996 – that’s 23 years! She always answers the phone with a smile in her voice and don’t be surprised if you get a hug on your arrival in our office. She wrote the book on hospitality and her primary goal is to make each and every guest happy! With her decades of living in Tahoe and years of experience in rentals, you will love working with her! Just ask the 1,000s of guests she has helped over the years. When Sue is not in the office, she enjoys her family foremost, including daughter Aimee,son in law Dustin, (Aimee and Dustin up team Carlson in our Sale Dept.), grand daughters Cadence and Harper, and her husband Tim.
Melinda moved to Tahoe in 1990 as one of the opening sales and marketing team associates at the Resort at Squaw Creek. She has 10 years experience in the Hotel industry, including being a Director of Sales and Marketing. She walked into the Wells and Bennett office in 1990 looking for a long term rental, only to meet her future husband Jim and mother in law Marian. Marian asked her “Have you met my son Jim, he’s handsome, owns his own home, needs a good women and I need someone to shop with!” And the rest they say, is history. Melinda has been with Wells and Bennett for 8 years, after successfully raising their two sons who are now at the School of Engineering at the University of Nevada at Reno. When not a work, she enjoys traveling the world, hiking with her dog Maggie May and is a very accomplished artist. You’ll see her paintings of Lake Tahoe in our office or on her website www.TahoeArt.com.
Heather first moved to Tahoe six years ago to enjoy the amazing outdoor life the area affords. She’s been with Wells and Bennett for 5 years and is our little force of nature. She always accomplishes everything she sets out to do with grace and professionalism. She knows Tahoe like the back of her hand, and is an awesome resource to our guests and with helping them find the ideal home for their Tahoe adventures. She is also actively successfully selling real estate for Wells and Bennett. When not at work (which isn’t often) she keeps very busy hiking, skiing, stand up paddleboarding, running with her aussie dog, Jessie.
Omar Aziz- Omar is a man of many talents and heads up our maintence and house-checking departments, along with his in office property management tasks. His can-do attitude, intelligence and wealth of technical, mechanical abilities makes him indispensable to our team. Our owners love him, our guests love him and we love him too!
Aimee was raised in Tahoe and knows everything there is to know about the rich range of activities that Tahoe has to offer. Aimee has been with us for about a year, but has already had a huge impact in our marketing strategies and business plans. She came to us with a strong and successful career in apartment property management with over 7 ½ years she was responsible for over 800 multi-family residences. She is actively involved in property sales here at Tahoe. She is the proud mother of Cadence and wife to teacher husband, Dustin. When not working, she enjoys skiing, hiking with her family and her dog, aptly named, Tahoe.