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George Bambara's passion for real estate began in 1985 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey where he and his wife purchased a co-op in need of work. As George puts it "we like busting up old houses." From New Jersey, they made their way to the North Shore of Boston where they purchased and renovated an antique house, making it something special.

The winter of 1996 was when George, and his family began weekend commutes to Stowe Mountain Resort, aka "The Mountain". In 2001, after several years of "seasonal rentals", they bought a ski in/ ski out condo and began another project!

After a decade of weekly treks to Stowe from Manchester-by-the-Sea, the Bambaras decided it was time for a lifestyle change ... they moved to Stowe!

By the time they finished the condo remodel, George was finishing a career as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for an international machinery manufacturer. George took his interest in real estate in a new direction and became licensed to sell it!

George enjoys snow boarding, sport fishing and fly fishing. Recently introduced to skeet shooting, he hopes to soon break a score of 12. Undaunted by skeet shooting and fly fishing, George can frequently be found with his head under the hood of his '95 Range Rover. In addition to volunteer coaching Stowe's elementary school students in the "Friday Program", George is an active snowboard instructor at Stowe Ski and Snowboard School.

George has a BA in Business and Economics from Saint Anselm College with 30 years experience in sales and marketing.

Exceptional Service, Distinctive Properties...

A decade after moving to Vermont, Sharon has become a vital member of her community and a strong advocate for the industry she so loves. Mentored by Pall Spera, she has developed a reputation for exceptional service, extensive market knowledge, and is known for her integrity and attention to detail. As a result of serving as both secretary and president of the Lamoille Area Board of Realtors, Sharon developed a broad network of colleagues, increasing her reach throughout central and northern Vermont. A sincere investment in the success of her clients has created a fiercely loyal customer base. "There is no greater compliment than a client recommending me and the service I provide to someone they know... This is how I measure success."

Sharon relocated to Vermont on a full-time basis in 2002 but first vacationed in Vermont as a child - in fact she learned to ski here. Her commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance is helped by enjoying the wide variety of outdoor activities Vermont has to offer with her husband David and their two dogs. As in her professional life, her favorite aspect of living in Vermont is its people. "We have a great mix of people here - the relaxed visitors enjoying their leisure time, and those who live and work in our communities." In the autumn of 2012, her son Brydon Beasant moved to Stowe from San Francisco to join Sharon's practice, extending a family commitment to serving the needs of their clients.

"I am lucky to have a deep passion for what I do. I love this business... I never tire of learning about people's lives and families, and work hard to maintain a relevant market perspective in an ever-changing industry... but my true passion lies in helping people transition with ease and move forward with their hopes and dreams."

Debby Burnor became our Company Manager in 2003. She has been with the Pall Spera Company since 1989. She has experienced company dynamics from the front of the house and from all angles of Real Estate transactions, naturally stepping into a role of assessment and orchestration.

Her vibrant personality and open mind lead her to consistently seek out resources for greater knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of Real Estate, for the benefit of our clients as well as that of her staff. Debby obtained her Real Estate Salesperson License in 1995 and Broker License in 2000.Her interest in Real Estate Investing has led her to obtain various related certifications that further increase her ability to navigate the Real Estate arena.  

As our Relocation Director for Leading Real Estate Companies of The World, Debby especially enjoys assisting home buyers in their transition to Vermont life. As a Vermont native, she is well acquainted with local history and trends and has a solid understanding of market shifts that shape the local economy. "Vermont is my heritage", says Debby, a heritage she conveys to clients with the sort of flowing enthusiasm they immediately recognize as integrity.  

Debby has established her career while being a single mother to three children. Her bond with them is obvious. In this area, as well as in her career, Debby has demonstrated her ability to orchestrate the details of daily life.

Rick Carrick has lived in Stowe for over 30 years and has sold real estate for almost that long. A graduate of the University of Vermont, he knows the surrounding area as well. His background in construction and design is helpful to real estate customers who want to adapt an existing property to their needs.

Rick chose Stowe because of the lifestyle it afforded. "I have lived in other Vermont towns, as well as resort communities in Utah, and none can match the recreational and cultural choices in the Stowe area. Add to that the income-producing opportunities, a consequence of the proximity to the Eastern metropolitan centers, and Stowe presents a rare Mecca for a balanced lifestyle," says Rick. He adds, "I try to do some recreational activity every day: skiing, golf, yoga, running and weight lifting are high on my list." Rick is particularly enthusiastic about Stowe and the surrounding area as a great place to raise children. "I feel that my two college age boys received an excellent education in the Stowe schools. Furthermore, when school is out, there are lots of things for them to do whether it be riding the trails in the summer or skiing the trails in the winter."

For Rick, the most satisfying transactions are the ones where there is a good fit between the buyer and the property. "Many of our buyers have no idea how achievable their dreams are," he says. "The customer needs to understand his or her goals; we, as brokers, help them realize those goals."
Roy came to Stowe for the winter/spring of 1970 after finishing college at nearby Johnson State. After working for Ski Industries America in New York City from April of 1970 through October of 1971, the lure of Vermont was too great. In 14 +/- year after his return to Stowe he worked in ski shops, managed food and beverage services for the Mount Mansfield Company (currently, Stowe Mountain Resort) and the Stowe Country Club, and was a partner in one of Stowe's top nightspots, B.K. Clark's from 1980 to 1984. Roy has been associated with Pall Spera Company Realtors since receiving his Agent's license in 1984 followed by his Broker's license in the late 80's. This relationship has continued ever since. The appeal of the office and it's recognition in the business of real estate marketing, the support of Pall Spera and the opportunity to help those who are seeking or selling property has flourished ever since. Between 2009 and 2014 Roy maintained his Broker's license with Pall Spera Company working with many of his past client/customers. At the same time he was the Innkeeper at the WilloughVale Inn on Lake Willoughby in Vermont's "northeast kingdom." He has returned to the mountain Road office full time. He is married to Patti from St. Johnsbury, VT, and has 2 grown daughters. Brittany is involved in the hospitality industry in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn. Katie is involved in the music industry in the area of artist relations for multi-day musical events after receiving a degree in Entertainment Management.
Bob Durand has been coming to Vermont most of his life to hunt, fish, canoe, hike and ski. Bob is the former Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he managed the five environmental agencies including the state's air and water regulatory agency, fish and wildlife, forests and parks and agriculture. He has served in the Massachusetts State Senate as Majority Whip and Chaired the Environment and Agriculture Committee. Bob has received many environmental awards for his work as the author of the Community Preservation Act, The Rivers bill and Brownfields legislation. Bob has also received the National Trust Award for Historic Preservations Public Policy. He is a graduate of Boston College and has received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from both the University of Massachusetts and Nichols College. Bob is President of Durand and Anastas Environmental Strategies, an environmental permitting and government affairs company, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy and president of the board of the Outdoor Heritage Foundation. He is a former member of the board of The Land Trust Alliance. Bob currently has a home in Hardwick, with Pall Spera Company agent Nancy Demers and has a hunting camp in the Lowell Mt. Range. He brings his passion for Vermont's quality of life to his real estate profession.
Nancy Durand owns the Vermont property many people seek when relocating to the state: a log cabin with a pond in the serene Northeast Kingdom. Her real estate experience is just as enviable.

Her twenty plus years in banking and real estate mean that Nancy knows the ropes from both ends. As Managing Broker of the Pall Spera Company office in Morrisville, her extensive real estate education, designations such as Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and Certified Buyer's Representative (CBR), provide her with the tools to oversee a very busy office as well as her own very successful real estate career.

Nancy's professional work ethic gives her the ability to provide services to list and sell everything from first time home buyer's homes, to commercial buildings, to lake front cottages and more! She is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Lamoille County Mental Health Services as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce. As a community member and business leader she knows the area well and will get you to your end result quickly.
Judy Foregger brings a wealth and a world of experience to the Stowe real estate scene. Born in Budapest during WWII, she escaped to Italy with her family and conversed in three languages before immigrating to New York. Judy visited Mount Mansfield as a teenager, when a single open chairlift was the only way up. The Stowe area became her home in 1971. In those early days, Judy and husband Russ bought buildings which they restored and sold or rented. Along the way, she found her own dream home - a classic farmhouse with acreage and outbuildings, only minutes from what became the Country Club of Vermont golf course. She added golf to tennis and skiing as personal activities, twice placing as runner-up for club championship. Antiques also fit the picture. For 20 years, Judy and her husband operated a successful shop. Her career progression culminated, logically, in real estate. "I love land. I like to sell land, work with builders, sell houses," Judy says. She joined Pall Spera Company in 1986. "I see a different wind blowing into Stowe," this energetic, trend-sensitive businesswoman notes. "Young people, young families, many of them well-to-do, buying primary rather than vacation homes." Judy is a problem-solver. Problem solving helped her become a top salesperson at Pall Spera Company for the past 23 years. She draws on her longtime knowledge of Stowe, its properties and lifestyle, to meet her clients' needs.
Joni was born on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, but grew up in the coastal community of Jamestown, RI. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in business management and communications, she sailed on private yachts in the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean Oceans. In 1994, Joni made Stowe her home and opened the Walk About Creek Lodge & Billabong Pub, which she ran for five years.

Joni loves Vermont. She is active in exploring the many recreational opportunities which are endless, regardless of the season. Joni is happy to be your ambassador to our region and share why it is such a special place to call home. Joni received her real estate license in 1999 and joined Pall Spera Company Realtors. Joni has worked her way up to being on the forefront of the Stowe area market. She is a full time professional Broker and handles all types of real estate transactions from first time home buyers, commercial properties, resort & second homes as well as investment opportunities.

Joni holds various REALTOR designations: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Short Sales &Foreclosure (SFR) & Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI). Joni is extremely passionate about what she does; helping others with all their real estate transactions. She is proud to be your trusted real estate adviser.
Andrew Gillespie has deep roots in Lamoille County and the surrounding areas. His knowledge and passion for the area is apparent. As a fourth-generation Lamoille County and a Cambridge Resident, Andrew has no plans of going anywhere. He loves living here. As a lifelong outdoorsman he is intimately familiar with the forests, the gravel roads, the rivers, and the wildlife of the Green Mountains. He understands what "here" is.

By choosing Andrew as your Realtor, you are not only getting the benefit of his training, marketing expertise, and the Pall Spera team, but you'll also find him easy to work with, readily accessible, and highly motivated to produce the kind of results you're looking for. Andrew brings a strong work ethic, energy, and integrity to all of his real estate interactions.

We invite you to contact Andrew for all your real estate needs. He may be reached at our Village office in Stowe, (802) 673-3288 or by email at

With 30 years experience in residential and commercial Brokerage, Management, Development and Construction in diverse market areas and conditions, John Grady's real estate background and perspective enable him to assist buyers and sellers evaluate and realize their objectives. In the 1970's, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Division of The Norwood Group, Inc, a multi-office firm in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In the 1980's, he founded Concord Properties, Inc., specializing in development and construction of planned divisions and architecturally designed homes. In 1992, he joined New England Industrial Properties, Inc. where he became a Principal and President. He represented buyers, tenants, individual and institutional owners of office and industrial properties, and also land owners in the sale of land for commercial and residential development. As an avid participant in Stowe's activities and lifestyle for many years, John Grady first visited Stowe to ski in 1962. He still "gets to the hill" regularly each winter. When ski season ends, John enjoys cycling, hiking, fishing and windsurfing. He and his wife Lisa Grady, also an agent with Pall Spera Company, have chosen their Stowe home to be their permanent residence where they enjoy Vermont's year-round beauty, recreational and cultural opportunities. John and his wife Lisa are active in the Stowe community and also volunteer at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. He is a Director and current President of Notch Brook Resort Condominium Owners Association in Stowe. John is licensed as a Broker in Vermont and Massachusetts.
Born and raised in Morrisville, VT Casey knows the community thoroughly. Casey has been working in the customer service field for over fifteen years and knows what it takes to make people happy. After buying and selling several pieces of real estate, she realized that real estate was her true passion.
Like many Vermonters, Monica enjoys the four seasons of Vermont whether it's kayaking pristine lakes in the summer, hiking mountains in the spring and fall, snowshoeing, or practicing yoga at her hilltop home. Though she has traveled extensively throughout the contiguous United States studying local landscapes and history, Monica always loves returning to her native state of Vermont. She even combined her love of her town and love of history by co-authoring a book with her husband on the history of Hyde Park.

Monica graduated with a B.A. with honors from Johnson State College and spent 20 years working with youth and families in the Lamoille and Caledonia counties helping them to achieve success in their dreams and goals. She has transferred this love of helping others into the real estate world. Monica brings energy and integrity to all of her business transactions and always looks forward to helping others achieve success in their real estate goals. Together with her training and the Pall Spera team, she will work tirelessly to assist you in finding your Vermont dream.

In her spare time for the past five years Monica has been teaching and doing presentations for the RSVP Bone Builders Exercise Program in which she received the 2016 Governor's Service Award and Morrisville Rotary Club's Paul Harris Award. Monica also loves spending time with her husband, Jim, therapy dog Shayla, her adult children and two beautiful granddaughters, Monica and Daphne.
Matt Hill's passion for real estate began at a young age when his father first introduced him to carpentry in Johnson, Vermont. Matt soon learned any house can be made into a home with a little love and attention. He always notices high quality work and can also see vast potential in neglected homes. After traveling the country, Matt has finally made Vermont his home again and is swift to share his love for the area.

In 2003, Matt studied at Johnson State College for one year but decided to travel to Montana to start a carpentry/drywall business. While experiencing success on the other side of the country, Matt grew home sick for Vermont and returned after 2 years to live in the state where he was raised.

While continuing to work in the construction industry, Matt decided to return to Johnson State College where he received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Among other awards, Matt received the Bill Doyle Political Science Scholarship Endowment and started interning at the Vermont State House during the spring instead of continuing carpentry.

Matt was hired at the Department of Labor, where he met his beautiful partner Erika, and enjoyed the hustle of the legislative session. Ultimately, Matt realized his true passion was in homes and Real Estate and acquired his Real Estate license.

Laurel has been a licensed Realtor® since 2004 giving her extensive knowledge of the real estate market in and around Lamoille County.

As a native Vermonter, Laurel has a keen understanding of what draws people to the area and how to market the Vermont lifestyle. She isn't afraid to get her hands dirty and has been known to offer staging and pull out a paint brush when needed. Her love of real estate also means she is available to her clients and customers 7 days a week.

When not working Laurel enjoys reading and baking. She has one son and lives in Morrisville with her husband who together built and ran a successful campground for 13 years.

Ed Izzo served thirteen years on the Stowe Development Review Board, an organization with a deep commitment to sustaining the beauty and integrity of Stowe. This experience was very influential in shaping Ed's vision of and commitment to this community.  

"Stowe has been a wonderful town to me and I am thrilled and fortunate to call it home", says Ed, adding, "I came to Stowe many years ago, planning to stay for one year... and never left!"  

A graduate of Merrimack College, MA, and student athlete, Ed went on to developing extensive business experience as a restaurateur, night club owner, business consultant, financial operations professional and small business turn-around specialist. He has alternated roles between consultant and manager at Topnotch and Bolton Valley Resort, the former Sirloin Saloon and the New England Culinary Institute.

 Ed believes that "Being detailed, timely and organized are essential in achieving goals in life and work." This is the mantra he keeps close at heart in both professional and family life. He cultivates a supportive and appreciative attitude toward the community he calls home, as well as those who share his path. "I have three outstanding children who have blossomed into successful adults and a beautiful wife", he announces, with gratitude.  

Ed joined the Pall Spera Company team in January 2011.

David is a well qualified specialist in listing and selling estate parcels, land, and farms. His background includes working as a construction engineer involved in estimating and managing specialized projects in California and extensively on the east coast. Many projects involved structural repairs to concrete structures, high rise buildings, and marine projects. His work experience helps him in analyzing and in solving the many problems that may be encountered in real estate transactions. He also learned the value of Intense marketing utilized in procuring work projects and can use his marketing skills as needed with any real estate parcel encountered. David's family has been in Vermont for nine generations and has been involved with agriculture since the beginning. That background is the source of David's involvement with his own tree farm, his deep love of the land, and his great concern for other Vermont land parcels.
Angela Lambert lives in Lamoille county with her 2 granddaughters and has been a sales agent for over 10 years. She loves the opportunity of helping make your dreams happen whether its finding your perfect home or selling the old for new opportunities to develop. Angela is also the owner of Pristine Image, LLC a staging,cleaning and organizing company. Angela is very detailed oriented and enjoys serving her community in many ways. In Angela's spare time she has a love for nature enjoying kayaking, swimming, hiking, nature walks and taking pictures along with her granddaughters. Call Angela today to see what she can do for you!! A free CMA - Customer Market Analysis, is available also.
Born and raised in a bilingual household in Montreal, Caroline originally came to Vermont to pursue her passion for skiing at Burke Mountain Academy. After graduating from Concordia University with a B.A. in Economics in 1988, Caroline spent some time in Stowe as a ski racing coach at the Mount Mansfield Ski Club. Her career in marketing then took her from Vermont to New York City, and Philadelphia. In 2011, Caroline returned to Stowe with her husband and son, to enjoy a better quality of life. Caroline now volunteers her time on various school committees and also serves on the Pediatric Diabetes Council at UVM Medical Center. Caroline has a fundamental love for the Green Mountains and the outdoor lifestyle of Vermont. She enjoys tennis, skiing, biking and hiking with her family and dog and is looking forward to helping families find their home in Lamoille County
Penny Mason- Anderson was raised in Mud City, a rural upland hamlet of Morristown borderingStowe. The youngest of ten children, Penny grew up working alongside her parents and siblings developing a strong work ethic and a deep sense of respect for and love of the land. Though she has lived in other areas of the country, Penny's memories of an outdoor childhood and her appreciation for the unique qualities of Vermont are what keep Penny deeply rooted in the Lamoille Valley.

While working in the tourist industry, Penny graduated Johnson State College with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and an Associate's Degree in Travel and Tourism Management from Champlain College. Later, Penny made a name for herself as the youngest-ever President of the Lamoille Valley Chamber of Commerce. Penny learned to do there what she does best-sell Vermont to those who appreciate it as much as she.

Penny and husband, Brian, welcomed their first child, Sterling, into the world after 8 years of marriage. Later, while Brian traveled to China to bring daughter, Sophia home, Penny and Sterling prepared for her much-anticipated arrival. A few years later, Sister Olivia arrived-also from China, completing the family unit.

After twelve very successful years at the Chamber, Penny joined Pall Spera Company Realtors LLC, in 2007 and was named Rookie of the Year, she served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President Elect of Lamoille Area Board of Realtors and is now the Membership and Affiliates Director.

Penny and family are avid kayakers and brook swimmers in summer. In the winter, they ski and snowshoe Vermont's backwoods, with Jackie, their golden retriever. In spring and fall they hike and bike and volunteer/ support their community in various ways such as at the North Country Animal League, Copley Hospital, Clark's Care Home for Alzheimer's, the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, Morristown Elementary, Middle Level & Peoples Academy High Schools, The Boy and Girl Scouts of America, she is also a dedicated blood donor at Boston Children's Hospital.

Teresa's beginnings were at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She was child #5 of 8 and born into an Air Force family that moved all over the United States but usually ended up back in the Washington, D.C. area. Teresa attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received her bachelor's degree in business from George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia.

Some of her prior careers include: computer buyer in Fairfax, Virginia; Deputy Clerk at the U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado; Police Officer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and Bed & Breakfast owner in Stowe, Vermont.

Teresa obtained her license as a Realtor® in 1998. She has been through many ups and downs in this profession and continues to learn every day. She very much enjoys the real estate profession and the wonderful people she has met and assisted along the way.

In order to serve her clients and customers, Teresa continually attends classes and seminars. Some of her Designations and Certifications include:
  • ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative (2003)
  • CBR - Certified Buyer Representative (2000)
  • e-PRO - Internet Certified Professional (2001)
  • CNHS - Certified New Home Specialist (2005)
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist (2005)
  • AHS - Accredited Home-Stager Specialist (2008)
  • TRC - Transaction Referral Certification (2009)
  • RSPS - Resort and Second Home Specialist (2009)
  • GREEN - NAR's Green Designation (2009)
  • SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosures Certification (2009)
  • SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation (2012)
Teresa and her husband, a local attorney, moved to Stowe in 1987. They have since had two boys and Stowe has been their home for the past 30 years. She still feels the Stowe area is a wonderful place to raise a family, there's always something going on. Teresa can often be found behind the lens of her camera documenting the beauty of the area and its many events.
Raised on the family horse farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, just north of Charlottesville, George grew up riding and hunting and it was there his love of the mountains developed. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Virginia with a combined English Honors and Pre-med Major. After starting his medical studies at the University of Virginia, he was invited to participate in a joint MD/PhD program at Harvard Medical School and subsequently completed his Cardiology training at the Brigham Hospital in Boston. At that point he was hooked on the Northeast! He was a founding partner of an 18 person Cardiology Group and practiced medicine until his retirement in 2009. George's spare time was filled with his enthusiasm for the development and restoration of historically significant properties, as well as his services on various commissions and Boards including the Dartmouth Historical Commission, the Dartmouth Finance Committee and The Lloyd Center for the Environment, as well as a lifelong interest in the outdoors. Having owned a house in Stowe since the mid -80's, George moved to Stowe full-time in 2014. Because of his continued interest in historical property development, he recently joined Pall Spera Realtors where he will be focused on both commercial and residential development of historical properties. He looks forward to participating in the activities of the Stowe Historical Commission and Development Review Board while continuing to enjoy all the wonderful activities which Lamoille County has to offer, including skiing, racing with SSMC Ski Bums, hiking and horseback riding.
After growing up in sales and running her family's business for 15 years, entering the real estate industry was a natural transition that allowed her a more independent lifestyle. "I grew up in Connecticut and went to school in Providence, RI, and Boston, MA - all the while skiing every winter right here in Stowe, VT. So after living on the west coast for a number of years, the natural choice when I became homesick for New England was right here in Stowe. Now, having lived here for 30 years, working in a family business, and raising two children, real estate became another natural choice. What better profession was there for sharing my love and knowledge of the area? Vermont is a very special part of the world," she says. Susan has been a consistent top producing Realtor® in Central and Northern Vermont for 17+ years.
After graduating from The University of Pennsylvania, Xander embarked on a career in sports marketing where he worked in the sales and marketing groups of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders. He is a partner at Country Village Rentals and a licensed real estate sales associate with Pall Spera Company Realtors. Xander is licensed in both Massachusetts and Vermont.
20+ Years of Real Estate Sales Experience

Quality of life, nature, slower pace, fewer people; Nancy Pritchard moved to Vermont with her family from New Jersey for these reasons in 1998 ... and hasn't regretted her decision.

She brought to the Stowe area formidable experience in Real Estate sales. Moving nine times in the eleven years prior to moving to Vermont, she acquired skills from frequently relocating which include sizing up people... "I get their life stories and their residential needs, then creatively match client to house."

The majority of Nancy's transactions have been in single family and second homes in Morrisville and other Lamoille County towns. Almost nothing deters Nancy from showing a property: She has hiked in over an unopened road, paddled in by boat, faced snow, mud and once - a live snake.

"I love people, I love houses, I like to sit quietly by the water," Nancy says.

Pall Spera connected with Stowe in the 1960s - on skis, like many of his clients. "It felt like home," says Spera, who grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. After school he was drawn back to Stowe. "Vermont was a wonderful frontier," real estate-wise.

Not for long. Spera - who is also keen on architecture and remodeling -- recognized Stowe's potential for second homes as well as relocation properties for families exchanging urban existence for the wholesome, outdoorsy Vermont lifestyle.

Spera purchased the Gale Farm homestead, circa 1832, on the Mountain Road and, in 1969, opened his first office in its farmhouse. Now the company operates from three offices, each with a distinct Vermont style.

Stowe looked different in the early 1970s. Trademark chalets and gingerbread cottages would soon be eclipsed by lodges, saltboxes, updated Vermont farmhouses, condos and, finally, luxurious retreats comparable to the finest in Europe and North America.

Vacationers need services; Spera has also been involved in commercial and residential development, always with an eye to preservation. The Vermont Land Trust and other conservation organizations count on his support.

In fact, Spera's CV lists numerous memberships in state and national associations, including past-president of the Vermont Association of Realtors and Regional Vice-President of the National Association of Realtors.

Success has not deflected what originally drew Spera to Stowe; he skis downhill and cross-country; he golfs, snowshoes,and enjoys an afternoon of fly fishing. He has shown properties by helicopter ("A real James Bond experience," he says) and sold homes to celebrities (no names; Stowe respects their privacy). Current listings include an historic Main Street commercial building; also, a successful graphic arts business with choice real estate and country acreage. Spera has hidden luxury residences on summits overlooking Stowe Village- even a 120-acre family compound with horse barn and its own golf course.

Just about everyone in Stowe knows Pall Spera. After watching his chosen home town grow for many years, he is anxious to share his expertise with you.

Ed Stahl grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel. After returning from service in Vietnam he started his business career with United Airlines, moving through increasing levels of responsibility over 10 years. Subsequently he has held senior executive marketing positions with ITT Sheraton, Wyndham Hotels and resorts as well as positions with Holiday Inns and Epsilon. For the past 17 years Stahl has been co-owner with his wife of Pathfinder Innovation, a marketing strategy and Innovation firm.

He has been a resident of Stowe for 14 years. For the past 9 years he has served the business community as Executive Director of the Stowe Area Association. In that role he was responsible for marketing Stowe as a year round resort destination to its' key feeder markets. Stahl is intimately familiar with the key economic drivers of this unique resort community and the businesses that depend on it.

Stahl is married with 2 daughters. In his leisure time he enjoys golf, skiing, biking and reading. He is an active member of Stowe Rotary and the Stowe Village Vibrancy organization.
Sherry Wilson knows reams about Vermont, from many perspectives. Her great-grandfather built a summer cottage in Colchester in the early 1900s which was still in use when Sherry was growing up. She learned to ski on Mount Mansfield. After college she graduated to happy young ski-industry jobs, part of a veried resume that included nanny to a globetrotting family and managing Stowe's Edson Hill Manor.

"I've never had a 9-to-5 job but I have had four jobs at once," Sherry says. She also experienced the thrill of selling a ski lodge where she had worked for food, lodging and $25 per week. "I backed into real estate (at another agency), as a gofer, a tour guide who knew the area, and a secretary who couldn't type. This was all good training." Sherry joined Pall Spera Company in 1993. Her longtime residency provides clients with historical perspective. When a house comes on the market Sherry knows its chronology, renovations and urban legends. Her hospitality skills provide the desire to serve clients -- patiently, if necessary: "I've had one client since the early 1980s. He still hasn't bought anything but I'm sticking to it."

Sherry appears relaxed and confident in her profession and extremely knowledgeable about her surroundings. "Here in Stowe there's still a core of people with the ski-bum mentality, who came and stayed," she says. Those just arriving will benefit from her experience.