Forest DeSante Joins Terra Firma Global Partners in Petaluma and Novato

Petaluma & Novato, CA, April 16, 2018 – Terra Firma Global Partners co-founders Bill Facendini and Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo announced today that Forest DeSante has joined the firm as a Sales Associate and will serve residential real estate buyers and sellers throughout Sonoma and Marin counties from the company’s Petaluma and Novato offices after years of working in specialized and high-touch service and sales. The Petaluma resident was born and raised in West Marin County and has lived and worked his entire life in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Before launching his career as a Realtor, Forest was the Front of House Manager and Lead Server at Sir and Star at The Olema, a fine dining establishment near Point Reyes Station. Prior to that, he was the bar and restaurant supervisor at Bay Club Stonetree, the private golf club in Novato. Forest was also a server at Murray Circle Restaurant at Cavallo Point, a Michelin Star and very fine dining restaurant in Sausalito. Earlier, he was a sales specialist at Any Mountain in Corte Madera and also led outdoor adventure tours on Tomales Bay by kayak with Blue Waters Kayaking, based in Inverness. Like the hospitality industry, that position required a high level of attention to detail, multi-tasking, determining client and customer needs and providing the highest level of service to his clients.

“I feel like everything I have done has led me to the real estate business and specifically to work in the team environment with Terra Firma Global Partners. Between the company’s excellent reputation, my work ethic and ability to forge lasting and positive relationships by being honest and approachable, I am confident I have chosen the right industry to work in and with the right people, said DeSante.”

The firm’s Petaluma office is located at 6 C Street.

About Terra Firma Global Partners
A Real Estate Company for Life
Terra Firma Global Partners ( is a locally owned and operated boutique real estate company with offices in Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties. Founded in 2010 by real estate veterans Bill Facendini and Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo, the company’s vision is to provide clients with a personal experience that keeps them a client for life, giving them the trust and confidence to refer friends and family to Terra Firma for all of their real estate needs. The firm has been voted one of the best places to work in the North Bay for two consecutive years and company co-founder Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo was recognized in 2016 as one of the North Bay’s top women business leaders by the North Bay Business Journal.

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