Richard Simon Friend
Founder, Ricardo Amigo Real Estate
Rich is originally from Fort Lee, NJ just outside of New York City. He left the east coast after teaching and coaching there for four years in search of a different lifestyle and, for a while, found it in the mountains of Colorado where he worked in the property management, hospitality industry, and coached high school football and wrestling for seven years. In 2001, Rich found himself in love with Todos Santos and bought some property in the area. He then opened a restaurant/cantina/furniture store called Dos Ricardos and started investing in real estate. He immediately noticed that many of his restaurant clients were interested in purchasing property in the area and this was the impetous of the real estate company. Since then, Rich has built a vibrant real estate company that operates under his unique and deeply personal approach to life.
Property Admin / Rentals / Sales Agent
Bill is from Fort Lee, N.J. Before coming down to Todos Santos, Bill attended NJCU, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education as well as two Masters of Arts degrees in Education and Administration. Bill taught for eight years as well as coached wrestling for many years before deciding to move down to Todos Santos permanently to join his brother Rich in the business. He enjoys the beach, the local cuisine and the laid back culture that Mexico offers. He is happy to be the newest addition to the Ricardo Amigo Team.
Perla Garnica Duarte
Office Manager / Sales Agent
Perla was born in La Paz, BCS. Before moving to Todos Santos, she lived in Los Cabos for over 5 years, working in the tourism industry as an operational manager in some of the top hotels of Los Cabos. Her love for the arts and her curiosity to know what was so special about this magical town called Todos Santos that everyone was talking about in Cabo, made her move here in February 2006. She joined the Ricardo Amigo team soon after. She started as the Office Manager and since November 2008, she has become one of the Sales Representatives for the company. She quickly adopted to her new environment and she is now an integral part of both Ricardo Amigo Real Estate and this lovely community.
Manuel Humberto Frias Orozco
Lawyer / Closing Specialist
Manuel was born in Todos Santos, Mexico and was educated in near by La Paz. While attending law school, Manuel worked in his father's mechanic shop to pay his tuition. After graduating law school, Manuel came to work directly with Ricardo Amigo Real Estate. He has enjoyed the challenges of building a career around real estate transactions, international trusts and corporate development. He is a full time lawyer, part time race car driver and recently been married. We would not be surprised if Manuel winds up to be governor of Baja California Sur.
Iris, a long-time resident of Todos Santos, is a young and responsible person who hopes to contribute much to Ricardo Amigo Real Estate. It is important to her to promote physical and mental health to transmit harmony in herself and those around her. She is not a conformist. She has a degree in commerce and an interest in working in an environment that respects people and their individual needs and space. She has found this environment at Ricardo Amigo Real Estate, where there is a commitment to the balance of life, work, fun and health.
Dale was born and raised on a tobacco farm on the shores of Lake Erie in Southern Ontario, Canada, a far cry from the mild winter ocean climate of Todos Santos.
After working ten years as an E.R. nurse in the fast pace environment of busy Toronto hospitals, several trips to Latin America in the early 70's enlightened her to other customs and lifestyles. The result was a move to Todos Santos as a full-time resident in 1976 where she married and raised a family. Her children are now adults with families of their own and live close by.
Her initial passion here was organic farming but, early on, she became increasingly sought out as a translator for real estate transactions for a growing number of Americans and Canadians buying property in the area. She made a decision to open up her own office and practice real estate full-time. Having practiced real estate in Todos Santos for the last 28 years truly qualifies her as a pioneer in the industry here. She has developed a keen knowledge base from first-hand experience while still adding professional skills to her portfolio. Dale was also one of the original founders of the Palapa Society, a non-profit group in Todos Santos that supports the community and educational endeavors.
Cell (for callers from USA or Canada): 011 521 612 141-0427
Jeffrey is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area with a 20 year background in residential, commercial and industrial construction. He additionally holds a BA degree in Studio Art from the University of California at Davis and a Master's Degree in Marketing and Accounting from San Francisco State University.
In the early 90's, he moved from the west coast to the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona and was immediately attracted to the heat, the landscape and the influence of the Hispanic culture. After settling in, he began a full time career in real estate, working in diverse markets and price ranges while earning a number of professional certifications. Jeffrey is particularly proud of the praise he has received over the years from clients and colleagues for his ethical behavior, attention to detail, and passion for what he is doing.
In 2006, he began to miss the ocean and, at the suggestion of a friend, traveled to Todos Santos for a brief vacation. It was love at first sight. After multiple return visits over the next 6 years, he made a decision to move to the Todos Santos area, where he lives full-time now. He is excited about working with Ricardo Amigo Real Estate and the unique people that comprise the company.
Mark was born in La Jolla, California and raised in North San Diego County. Living and growing up only 40 miles from the Mexican border afforded years of traveling to Baja for camping and surfing.
After graduating from United States International University in La Jolla with a degree in Human Behavior and Management, Mark began a career with El Torito restaurants as a Regional Trainer.
With the passage of NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement, Mark started a company to represent and place American manufacturing in Mexico. In 1996 Mark moved to Plutarco Elias Calles (18 miles south of Todos Santos) and began representing buyer's and seller's of properties in Elias Calles, Pescadero and Todos Santos.
Representing and working for Ricardo Amigo Real Estate is fun and exciting. Working with great staff and fellow agents and assisting people to live their dream and join our community here in Baja California Sur.
Rick Kessler is a 17-year full-time resident of Pescadero, specializing in Pescadero & Los Cerritos real estate. He grew up an avid surfer in North San Diego County, and at the age of 19, obtained his California real estate license. His close proximity to Mexico enabled him to make frequent surf trips south, and he soon fell in love with the Baja.
After a successful career in both real estate and real estate finance, Rick made the decision to make his dreams a reality and move to Mexico. Once in Pescadero, Rick partnered with Richie Friend, and established a successful restaurant/bar & furniture store aptly named 'Dos Ricardos'. He now lives happily on the beach next door to his 87 year-old father and best friend.
Rick is excited to once again join forces with his friend of 17 years, Ricardo Amigo, to provide a high-level of service to the Pescadero & Los Cerritos areas.