Meet the Preserve Land Company

John Buttemiller, Mark Baxter and Kris McAulay.



John Buttemiller

John first toured the Santa Lucia Preserve in 2002, and was honored to join the Preserve Land Company in 2008.  Upon college graduation, John's lifetime passion for golf led him to begin his career as a golf professional.  In 1998, he transitioned into the club real estate business with the O'Keefe Group at Desert Mountain and Estancia. He then went on to sell for a private club developer, Discovery Land Company, at Mirabel, Spanish Oaks, and Vaquero. John and wife Sara are proud parents of daughter Natalie and son Henry.

Mark Baxter

Mark Baxter, an Atlanta native and Georgia Tech Graduate, retired from Delta Air Lines after 27 years serving in numerous management capacities specializing in Human Relations. This skill set allowed him to easily transition into a real estate position with Traditions Management and the assignment to The Preserve in 2007. An outstanding  sales year in 2007 and steady success in 2008 are attributed to his efforts. Recently competing on several Senior Amateur golf tours, he has promoted the Preserve, nationally.   Mark and his wife June are excited to return to the Preserve.

Kris McAulay

Kris has over 18 years of successful experience in real estate, escrow and business/sales management. She specializes in negotiation, contracts,  facilitating the transaction  and the interpretation and understanding of the market . Kris has extensive knowledge and experience acquired as a professional mediator, facilitator and trainer as well as a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership.  She is a certified luxury home marketing specialist and actively participates in the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco as well as several luxury real estate networks.  Her entrepreneurial spirit is balanced by her philanthropic activities; often donating time and support to local organizations and charities.