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We're a network of seasoned professionals working together to serve seniors and their families.

Guiding Members

Nicolet Araujo

Nicolet Araujo

CarePatrol of Orange County, CA

Nicolet has a heart for aiding seniors and their families to navigate the often challenging process of finding the best possible senior living scenarios. She listens carefully to all her client’s needs, concerns, and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, or In-Home Care.

Nicolet went through the same daunting experience recently when she helped find care for her own family  member in Newport Beach. This experience fueled the passion she has today to help other families in need, and with more than 30 years experience in the health care field, she is a wealth of knowledge and sound advice.

Doug Graham, SRES

Doug Graham, SRES

REALTOR® CA DRE #0112730, Retirees Resources Network, Orange County, CA

Doug has been a licensed realtor and California real estate broker since 1991. His specialty now is senior residential real estate and downsizing, so he has created a team approach that addresses all aspects of these very special transactions. He calls his team The Silver Group and is proud of the “single point of contact” experience that this creates for his clients. From start to finish, from the packing and sorting to the handyman, the moving company, and everything in between, Doug’s clients only need to deal with one person, one phone number, one email address to make it all happen smoothly and affordably.

A resident of Mission Viejo since 1984, Doug and his wife, Anita, have raised three children in Orange County, and now have four grandsons of whom they are very proud. You will seldom see Doug on his days off without his best buddy, Barnaby, the soft-coated wheaten terrier, unless he is on the golf course enjoying his other outdoor passion.

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  • Website – HomeSmart Evergreen Realty
Mike & Cathy Leahy

Mike & Cathy Leahy

Classy Cathy's Estate Sales

The Classy Cathy’s Estate Sales team has over 25 years of experience in helping families with their downsizing and estate sales needs. We are a family owned and operated business. Cathy comes from a sales and marketing background working with companies such as Disney and Toyota. Mike is a veteran with The US Marines and was Deputy Sheriff with Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.

We have had the pleasure in working with seniors transitioning from a single-family home to community home, we make the transition as smooth as possible.

Our team works with the family to liquidate the personal property in the home making sure they receive the highest value for those items. At the end of the sale we turn over a home that has been cleared out and ready for it to be sold.

Lori Renaud

Lori Renaud

ACTi-KARE of South Orange County, CA

Lori Renaud is a registered nurse and business owner with over 14 years of experience working in healthcare. She has a bachelor’s degree in both business and nursing. Lori made the decision to open her own home care business to help people in the community age well in the comfort of home. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for older adults, harmonizing an independent lifestyle with safety & personalized care.

The motivation for Lori to operate her own business providing in-home care services to others developed over time. The main source of inspiration came from her grandmother, who always gave Lori the confidence needed to achieve her goals. Seeing the positive impact a caregiver had on her own family cemented Lori’s desire to get involved. She loves that her grandmother was able to stay active in her own home her entire life with the help of a caregiver. Acti-Kare provides the perfect opportunity to blend Lori’s sound business mind with her compassionate nursing background to run a supportive system for clients and employees.

Supporting Members

Tom Maruscsak

Tom Maruscsak

Arbor Financial Group

Tom is a Housing Wealth and Reverse Mortgage Specialist who was drawn to specializing in reverse mortgage after witnessing the benefit his father received by securing one five years ago. His mission is to educate trusted advisors and their clients on how utilizing home equity can enhance their financial security and lifestyle. Each reverse mortgage is a collective effort with the client, their family and their financial team because it is only when the entire support group confirms the benefit of a reverse mortgage that a truly successful result is achieved.

Tom is President of The Estate Planning Council of South Orange County, a member of the Senior Specialist Group, and a Certified Housing Wealth Specialist.

Stacy Podres

Stacy Podres

Marina Diamond and Watch, Orange County, CA

Estate and fine jewelry buyer, Stacy Podres, assists her clients in the liquidation of fine jewelry items such as diamonds, gold, watches, coins and sterling flatware. Stacy understands the sentiment and emotion that is often attached to jewelry and other personal items. She gently guides her clients through the valuation process and provides them with options to cash out, trade-in or re-design their pieces. Stacy offers in-home appointments and complimentary 1 hour estate evaluations.

Kevin Snyder

Kevin Snyder

Snyder Law

Kevin is a husband, father, and an estate planning and elder law attorney who is passionate about helping seniors, veterans, and their children achieve peace of mind by protecting what matters most: their families, their dignity, and their legacy. Whether that comes in the form of proactive planning or crisis planning, the goal is always to ensure clients and their families have the most options available for the best long-term care and help reduce the stress, confusion, and cost that comes with aging.

As a member of the Sandwich Generation, Kevin is intimately familiar with the challenges that face aging parents and the worry and concern that their adult children have for them. That is why the core values of his practice are to educate, empower, and embrace families. Kevin uses his personal experiences and legal skills to guide seniors, veterans, and their children through confusing and overwhelming life transitions with the compassion and care of family.

Kevin is originally from Connecticut and received his education at Boston College and the University of Richmond Law School. He spent a year volunteering in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where he met his wife, a native of Southern California. Together they enjoy managing Snyder Law and raising their three children. Kevin enjoys being “Dado” to his kids, coaching sports, and pursuing writing and cartooning.

Derek Zimmer

Derek Zimmer

Affordable Reliable Moving Company is a local, full service moving, delivery and storage company serving Southern California. We specialize in all size moves, from deliveries of a few items to full house moves. We can facilitate all your needs.

We understand that moving is one of the top five most stressful times in anyone’s life. We can “take the stress out of moving” to make your transition the easiest part of the move.

AR Moving Co. is family-owned and operated. Derek Zimmer started the company 5 years ago. Gaining experience from a full service moving company in the senior community, he was able to branch off and start a delivery service based out of Ladera Ranch. As time progressed the demand for moves became greater and the delivery company transitioned into a full service moving company. We are always striving to grow and expand while keeping the integrity and quality of service through every aspect of the company.