Sales and Leadership
Service & Dedication
Debbie’s top priority is providing excellent service to each and every client she works with. Her knowledge, dedication, and professional experience coupled with enthusiasm are a great mix of attributes to take care of your professional and personal real estate needs. “It doesn’t just begin and end with the transaction”, says Debbie, “Service and results are my top priority, and I am building relationships for life.”
Marketing & Execution
Debbie works exclusively a local team of vendors that have the best reputation and workmanship to provide clients with any service imaginable for their home. She also works with a variety of local marketing companies experienced and savvy with regards to the San Francisco Peninsula. The Sharp Group sets themselves apart by providing Sellers with a plethora of options to seamlessly prepare, advertise, market and sell their home on any budget and timeline.
Experience & Education
Debbie is a results-driven individual with 14 years of leadership experience at Nordstrom Inc. She held several successful management and buying assignments that lead her to her final assignment with Nordstrom as the Store Manager of the Palo Alto store in the Stanford Shopping Center. Debbie’s experience with a great service oriented company like Nordstrom has given her a strong foundation for her current assignment at Keller Williams Peninsula Estates in Burlingame, serving San Mateo County. She and her daughter Ava (and their dog Frankie) reside in Hillsborough.
As a native to Northern California, Debbie finds the Peninsula to be an amazing community to work and reside in. Debbie’s formal education was earned at California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Lead Buyers Agent
Carol Cassetta has partnered with The Sharp Group as the team’s Lead Buyers Agent. She brings to the team over 20 years of experience at Nordstrom, an industry leader in customer service, where her business pedigree was built upon a culture of people, service and results. As a regional leader, Carol’s responsibilities included 11 stores and teams in the Northern California and Hawaii regions. She brings to real estate her vast expertise in customer service, sales, communication, negotiation, and marketing. Carol is excited to continue to build strong connections with agents and clients in the community. "We are not transaction oriented, we are relationship oriented with a proven track record of success. Allow us to leverage our expertise to offer you a ‘Best in Class’ experience."
Carol was born and raised in San Francisco and the Peninsula. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University, graduating cum laude, along with an Associate Degree in Merchandising and Buying Operations at FIDM. Carol, her husband Jim, and their dog Buster currently reside in San Mateo. As an avid pet lover, Carol donates her time at the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA. She also supports Family House in San Francisco, which provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Director of Operations
As the team’s Director of Operations, Lisa Fujimoto’s top priority is ensuring that each client’s experience is pleasant and seamless. She is a detail-oriented person who will take the time to make sure every need is met from the initial client consultation to the close of escrow…and beyond!
Lisa received her Bachelor Degree in English Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In her 7 years with Nordstrom, Lisa held several management positions that allowed her to manage and support sales teams in various locations of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her ability to establish lasting relationships with customers, coworkers, and vendors has been one of her greatest strengths. Lisa’s experience with such a leader in the service industry provided a strong background to begin her career in real estate in 2005.
Lisa, her husband Eric, their daughter Abbie, their son Joseph, and their dog Kiko currently live in Campbell. Lisa was raised in San Jose, and has had the chance to experience life in many areas of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brittni Barron joins The Sharp Group as the team's Showing Specialist. She is a Peninsula native who was raised and currently resides in San Mateo with her husband Anthony, their son Nicholas, and their dog Otis. Brittni personally experienced the exceptional service The Sharp Group provides to their clients when she and Anthony successfully purchased their first home in 2014, and is thrilled to begin her real estate career with The Sharp Group! Brittni understands the emotional and monetary commitment embodied in a home purchase and is dedicated to guiding clients toward fulfilling their dream of home ownership.
Brittni received her Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California at San Diego, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University. Brittni's professional career experiences include project management and event management for private events ranging from intimate affairs to large-scale events, and she has spent the last four years as an associate planner for the City of San Mateo. During her tenure with the City, she was the project manager for over 60 planning applications resulting in successful planning entitlements for residential, commercial, multi-family, educational, and mixed-use proposals. Brittni provided exceptional customer service through daily interactions with community members, architects, developers, business owners, and the public at large. Her experience with jurisdictional processes and regulations have proven beneficial in her role as Showing Specialist for The Sharp Group. With Brittni's attention to detail and superb organizational skills, clients can be confident that she will enthusiastically make the journey of finding the perfect house an enjoyable experience.
Administrative and Marketing
Ele Mamayek partners with Debbie Sharp as the team’s Listing Manager. Having spent the last 12 years working in the fashion industry, Ele has refined her positive “can do” approach and passion for providing the best possible service. She is an experienced manager and has worked all over the country developing and maintaining relationships with various business partners. In her 8 years with Nordstrom, Ele held several management positions, and has served as an Event Coordinator and National Sales Representative for Lori Bonn Jewelry based out of Oakland. She also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Chick Boss, a company founded to provide a better standard of living and higher wages for the people of San Andres, Guatemala.
Ele attended college at CSU Chico and San Francisco State, where she studied Apparel Design and Merchandising.
Born and raised in Los Altos, Ele has resided in many parts in the San Francisco Bay Area such as San Francisco, Marin and Lafayette. She currently lives in Palo Alto with her two children.
Charlene Roca joins The Sharp Group at Keller Williams Peninsula Estates as Debbie’s Executive Assistant. Charlene is a Peninsula native who was born and raised in Half Moon Bay and currently resides in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. She attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing.
Charlene has spent the last six years of her professional career as a successful recruiter, working at a variety of companies ranging from startups to global firms. She gained the respect of her colleagues and candidates by being an adept recruiter able to source and place candidates suited not only the job requirements, but also the specific hiring team. Earlier in her professional career, Charlene dabbled in the real estate industry as an Office Manager at a small family owned firm. Her experience in navigating the recruitment and hiring process along with her passion for customer service serves as the perfect background for her transition into residential real estate with The Sharp Group.
Zach Boughaffour joins The Sharp Group at Keller Williams Peninsula Estates as the team’s Digital Media Manager. Zach is a Peninsula native who was raised and currently resides in Pacifica. He spent the last few years of his professional career in Information Technology, working with a variety of IT companies in the Bay Area before deciding to take his career to the next level and launch his own tech support company, building a client list of several hundred in just one year.
Zach has also provided services as a marketing consultant for such clients as The New York Times Best Selling Authors’ web rollout for new books, startup companies, educational organizations, and more. Taking businesses, including his own, to the next level has paved the way for his new role with The Sharp Group. Zach brings his unique talents for utilizing cutting edge technology to make each property shine and garner the attention it deserves.