ABOUT RED OAK REALTY

Red Oak realty started out in a garage in Berkeley in 1976. Today Red Oak is one of the largest independent real estate brokers in the East Bay.

Red Oak doesn't have the most agents. Or the most offices. But we're serious about paying personal attention to every single person that comes to us. And we have the statistics to explain every square foot of every neighborhood in the East Bay. In the end, we think that matters more than size, any day of the week.


TANISHA CARLILE: ASSISTANT

Tanisha Avila Carlile brings over 20 years of real estate industry experience to Deidre’s Team, including HOA management, transaction coordinating and escrow. Tanisha’s expertise, drive, and professionalism truly aids in the success of Deidre's team and amazing clients. Self-motivated and very driven, she is constantly creating systems and solutions to help make each transaction run smoothly and profitably. She is passionate, sincere and enthusiastic about Deidre’s clients, and prides herself on contributing to the success and enjoyment of their overall real estate experience. 

Born and raised in Southern California, Tanisha relocated to Oakland in 2003 after falling in love with the city’s vast diversity, celebration of culture and unique and historic architecture. She is extremely familiar with our market and its surrounding areas and enjoys getting in the car to tour the numerous neighborhoods “just for fun”. Real estate runs in Tanisha’s family; her mother is a Realtor and she is very proud of her niece who is a Broker in New York and Los Angeles. When not living and breathing real estate, Tanisha enjoys traveling, wine tasting and swimming. She recently picked up bird-watching and enjoys identifying the many species of native California birds in and around the East Bay Area.


VANESSA BERGMARK: OWNER & CEO

  • Over 15 years running sales teams and operations of residential brokerages in the East Bay

  • Certified in conflict resolution and mediation

  • B.S. in Law and Justice from Penn State University

  • Provides agents and clients with expert guidance in complex transactions

  • Named one of 2013, 2014 and 2015’s 101 Most Influential People in Real Estate by Inman News Group

  • Named one of 2016 and 2018’s Top Social Influencers Nationwide on social media platforms by T3 Sixty

  • Featured industry speaker nationwide

  • Named one of 2017’s top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area by SF Business Times


MELISSA BUSH: SVP OF SALES & BROKER OF RECORD

  • Over 10 years of real estate industry experience in Contra Costa and Alameda counties

  • Diverse knowledge of the real estate industry from operational management to sales and investing, led sales management effort locally since 2015

  • Oakland Association of Realtors Chief Executive Officer, 2011-2014

  • Worked with National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors, serving on the Association Executive Advisory Committee and Consumer Communications Committee

  • B.A. in Art History from SFSU, M. Lit. in History of Art & Connoisseurship from University of Glasgow

  • Trained with Christie’s and Doyle New York


JENN KELLY: CREATIVE DIRECTOR / GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Jenn works closely with Deidre to develop unique marketing pieces and maps for Deidre’s listings in addition to the creative work she provides for Red Oak. A second-generation Oaklander, she has studied graphic design, fashion, letterpress printing, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. After joining Red Oak in 1999, she was hired as the company's first Designer/Marketing Coordinator, climbed the ranks to her current position of Creative Director, and has helped make Red Oak Realty what it is today.