Sally J. Gardner

Sally J. Gardner

Sally J. Gardner
  • Pacific Union - Tahoe/Truckee
  • Regional Executive
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Gardner, the principal of Dashel Mills Distinctive Properties, will lead the charge for Pacific Union’s northern expansion.

“Lake Tahoe is an extremely popular destination for Bay Area residents, many of whom own or are considering owning second homes in the area,” said Mark A. McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union. “Tahoe is a perfect fit for the Pacific Union brand, and we are looking forward to bringing our passion for extraordinary service to the region.”

Gardner says Pacific Union’s values align extremely well with the Dashel Mills philosophy, making the decision to take the helm of the new office an easy one.

“Dashel Mills was built on a promise for exceptional, committed service to each client, with personalized attention, professionalism, and great follow-through,” she said. “Pacific Union embodies these qualities both in its management and its real estate professionals, which made it a perfect fit. I’m very proud to be joining the Pacific Union team and am looking forward to a very successful start.”

Gardner has lived in the Lake Tahoe area for more than a decade and has deep real estate experience, including land and commercial development, finance, marketing, new home sales specialists, commercial and residential leasing, new construction management, and founding Dashel Mills, a full service residential brokerage.

An entrepreneur at heart, Gardner has also worked in the airline industry and founded a Bay Area Internet-based business early in the dot-com era. She is active in the Lake Tahoe community, where she founded the Tahoe Mothers’ Club, is a member of the Truckee Sportsmen’s Association, and serves on the board of directors of the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation.  As a supporter and advocate of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, she was a founding member of the Queen of Hearts fund and established the Gardner Family fund. 

Gardner maintains her Bay Area connections as a sustaining member of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula.  A mother of three active boys, she enjoys many of the outdoor activities the Lake Tahoe lifestyle offers, including sailing, hiking, snow skiing, water skiing, and paddle boarding.