A native Californian, Dianne was born and raised in San Francisco. After age 21 spent time in Belmont & San Jose areas, and made her final move to Santa Cruz in 1981. With an entrepreneurial spirit, she opened the first nail and skin care salon in Deer Park Center, becoming very active with the Aptos Chamber of Commerce. After Dianne sold her business in 1985, she continued on freelancing in direct mail marketing, while at the same time teaching aerobics at Spa Fitness for 14 years in Capitola and Watsonville. For the past 40 + years Dianne has happily called the beach community of Santa Cruz her home. As a self-described "A Type" Dianne successfully navigated her way through the world of marketing, sales and commerce on her own from age 25 until her introduction to her true passion; real estate sales. To quote Dianne "I want to share our wonderful community and all it has to offer!" Helping people realize that dream is her primary goal. When asked the secret of her success, her answer "I'm happy and I follow through." That helps explain the vibrant smile... Despite the modest answer, Dianne has a wide reputation for being one of the hardest working and most respected real estate agents on the Central Coast. Her 21 years of experience representing both sellers and buyers of coastal and luxury properties has fine-tuned her marketing and negotiating skills resulting in her position as a consistent "Top Producer". With an exacting business sense she successfully creates, navigates and completes your real estate transaction with the ease and knowledge of a true professional. Dianne and her husband, Realtor® Stephen Pereira – "That Beach Guy" live in Seacliff with their dog – Chunkie. She stays involved in suppporting the local community, Twin Lakes Church and with each commission check a donation is made to local charities. Dianne finds time to stay active with spin classes, pilates, snow skiing, dancing and of course... walking the dog.