About Luca

Love of the mountains has been with me since I can remember. Some of us may be drawn to the ocean, to a city, or simply to a lifestyle. I am continually lured back to the mountains. As an avid traveler, I am enticed by new destinations but I always long for clean mountain air, for the thrill of being on a peak, and for the changing seasons; this is where I am at home. That home is Squaw Valley, for me, my wife Alisa, son Elio, daughter Ave, and our dogs Uni and Cima. We have chosen this region for obvious reasons. The Lake Tahoe area allows us to balance work and play and to be at peace with our environment and ourselves.

I grew up in the Bay Area, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and attended Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. A football athletic scholarship sent me to the University of Nevada-Reno for a year before I took an opportunity to transfer to Santa Clara University to play soccer with the National Championship Team. Deciding that I needed to take a break from school I moved to the mountains of Colorado where I resided in Boulder and Telluride, and then moved to Durango where I finished college with a B.A. in Exercise Science. Within a month of graduation I obtained my Italian citizenship, got an Italian passport and moved to Italy. I traveled Europe and skied the Alps for an unforgettable year. Almost penniless but wealthy on culture, experience, food, and language, I returned to California and gave Mammoth Lakes a try. El Nino and Mother Nature made Mammoth a recreation wonderland but I continued to move on. Everywhere I went, friends and fellow travelers had said Tahoe was an amazing place so I thought maybe I should give it a try. Like many others before me, I came for the winter and stayed because of the summers. I came to Squaw Valley in 1998 and feel very fortunate to call this wonderful area home.

My goal:
In the competitive sports arena I learned how to create a game plan, communicate, and do what it takes to accomplish a goal. I am very driven and determined to achieve the goal at hand. Through years of practice and persistence, I learned how to be the best at what I do. I believe this is directly translated into the real estate field, where I have had a successful career for over 13 years. I strive to create a “win-win” situation for my clients. I am here to educate, advise, listen and then communicate a “game plan” that can be executed so that your goal is reached. One of the tools I use to help realize these objectives is the Internet and my technical proficiency allows me to pass this expertise on to you. I can help you to make educated decisions regarding our market right from your home computer. Many of our tech savvy clients do most of their research from home and know exactly what they want prior to even arriving in our area. Many others value communicating by mail or fax and I am always available to my clients by phone.

Over 25 years combined experience in Lake Tahoe real estate gives us the knowledge to help you. As the top producing agents for our previous firm, we closed approximately 14 million in real estate sales each year in both 2007 and 2008. We hope you will also want to read our Client Testimonials to find out what they think of the Tahoe Dream Team!