Our Team

TJ Nelson

In 1965, after ten years internship in various agricultural pursuits which includes a partnership with his best pal Dr. H.J. Kristal, in the formation of Kristal and K & N Farms, TJ liquidated his ranching interests, bought a Stetson, a pair of Tony Lama boots and formed TJ Nelson & Associates Inc., Ranch and Land Brokers. In the ensuing 40 years, TJ built a client list, network, sales history and deep knowledge of the area that truly stands alone.

Since the beginning, TJ’s focus was serving the agricultural community by selling rural properties, rural sub-divisions and production properties such as forest lands, orchards, cattle ranches and recreational lands. In recent years, TJ has expanded the companies focus to include vineyard site selections, industrial tree farms and large estate parcels.

TJ has grown this company by example, guided by a philosophy that his staff should always deliver tangible value through better knowledge. Conversion of once large productive ranches to recreational parcels, creation of legal parcel via certificates of compliance and preservation of lands by conservation easements, are just some examples of the methods to delivering tangible value that TJ understands and has taught all that work under his leadership.

Ronald E. Lipori

Most probably the guy who knows more about production land than any of his industry contemporaries. Ron is a tireless and tenacious negotiator with patience and persistence. As a matter of routine, Ron can manage seemingly impossible transactions through escrow. He has been the “go to” professional within our office, for matters related to the building industry, for over 21 years.

Michael C. Murphy

As a real estate agent for the last 16 years, I have utilized an Associate‚Äôs Degree from SRJC in Horse Management and have taught a class at the JC on “Horse Keeping for Clean Water.” I also have a BA in Environmental Planning from Sonoma State University. I am the founding President of the Sonoma County Horse Council. I also represented Back Country Horsemen of CA to the National BCHA for 12 years. I specialize in farms, ranches and country property, my residential clients are just as important to me. As a former certified arborist and equestrian resource expert with the county, I can serve your needs when purchasing or selling ranchlands or homes. I service Sonoma, Mendocino, Marin and Lake Counties. I’m an active rider patrolling the Willow Creek Watershed of the Sonoma Coast State Park. I look forward to working with you on your next purchase or sale. Give me a call – you won’t be sorry! I always return phone calls and show up on time.

Glenda Sales

Also a licensed real estate sales agent, Glenda has managed the office since 1999. More importantly she coordinates and develops all of the information available relative to our property listings including the producing of maps, aerial photos, soils and zoning information and extensive brochures. Glenda has relationships with virtually all oversight agencies, accessing the best information and arranging for qualified experts to accomplish tasks required to evaluate and eliminate risks, establish valuation and determine the spectrum of land use potential. Regardless of task, we all know that when Glenda says, “it’s done” – it’s done and it’s right.

Glenda is a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor, where she was recently named “Rotarian of the Year”. She is currently in charge of the Rotary’s International Youth Exchange Program, and was past President of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.