David and Rob live in Boyes Hot Springs, just outside of the the town of Sonoma. Both agents are active full time professional Realtors® serving buyers and sellers in Sonoma and Napa counties. David and Rob are senior sales associates at Terra Firma Global Partners, a boutique real estate brokerage in Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties.
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David is a Bay Area native. He grew up in Berkeley in the ‘60s, where he was immersed in music and the arts and politics, hanging out at People’s Park, and living first-hand through the political and social revolutions that emanated from the Bay Area. David spent amazing childhood summers on his grandparents’ vineyards in the Central Valley, gaining an appreciation for the business and culture of the farming life.
David attended U.C. Berkeley where he studied Anthropology, Archeology and Art history, earning a degree in the history of Art with distinction in general scholarship. His favorite classes were on American Architecture where he learned how homes and how we live in homes has evolved over generations.
David became a REALTOR® in 1999 to combine his love of homes and his passion for helping clients. He once confided “I got into real estate because I thought it would be easy. It turned out to be hard and challenging work but I love it – which makes it feel easy!”
In addition to his day-to-day work as a REALTOR®, David has followed his passion for the profession of real estate into leadership positions at the local and state levels. He has the unusual distinction of service as Association President in two different area Associations: the Oakland Association of REALTORS® in 2009, and (after moving to Sonoma) the North Bay Association of REALTORS® in 2016. David continues to serve on the North Bay Association board, as well as serving as the Sonoma chapter chair. Concurrently David has also served as a regional chair at the California Association of REALTORS®, and continues to serve as a Director at the State level.
In his free time, David is also an accomplished California landscape painter and photographer.
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Rob is a native New Englander. Before heading West, he earned a BA at the University of Connecticut, and a Masters in counseling at Duke University Divinity School. Sight unseen he moved to the southern New Mexico desert for a few years after grad school, building custom cabinetry and furniture for high end homes. This sparked a life-long love of domestic architecture, and all the unique things that make a house a home.
Coming to California in 1986, Rob leveraged his academics and training in counseling – and attention to fine detail – into a successful career as a business analyst consultant for 20 years, working for major corporations such as Charles Schwab, Visa, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo. While the business was finance and technology, the work was in negotiation, attention to written detail, and overcoming obstacles to bring the client to a successful conclusion with a win for all parties involved.
Rob retired from corporate engagements in order to find a different balance in his life, and entered the real estate field, working first as a CREIA-certified home inspector before joining David Kerr as a REALTOR®, working full time in Sonoma and Napa counties.
Rob has a life-long passion for music. After moving with David to Sonoma, Rob was invited to join the prestigious Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble, where he sings baritone. He also accepted a position on the board of directors for the Sonoma Valley Chorale, where he serves as Vice President of the board.
Rob is also a published poet and author in the field of religious studies.