Dream Catch Properties is an innovative real estate company founded on the principals of community development and giving back. We are obsessed with client service and will stop at nothing to help our clients make their biggest dreams a reality. 

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Ace Estess Realtor and Founder of Dream Catch Properties


DRE # 02028183

I am a 2nd generation local Realtor® and the Founder of Dream Catch Properties. I am a Santa Cruz local, born and raised, and I know this area from stem to stern. I have a business degree from one of the top public universities in the nation. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I worked as a legal and financial consultant in San  Francisco. I am the 2022 Women's Council of Realtors ("WCR") President. I am also on the board of the local Modern Real Estate Professionals chapter. In 2019 I was honored to win runner-up for as "Best Realtor" in the Santa Cruz Swellies Awards. I consider myself a matchmaker, and love bringing people (and houses!) together. When I'm not working in the field or managing the team, you can usually find me playing at the beach with my son and French bulldog.

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megan kilmer
dre # 02095192

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. I grew up on the Central Coast in Santa Maria and I moved to Santa Cruz to attend UCSC for its rich history of activism and breathtaking beauty. I am passionate about building community and offering value to those I meet. Prior to becoming a real estate agent I worked as a mental health housing coordinator at Front St. Inc. I am creative by nature and express myself through watercolor, ceramics, yarn work and various crafts. I love my garden with fresh herbs, fruit trees , and my four hens who are part of the family. I am also engaged in activities with my two kids, who both attend the Cabrillo College Lab School program. I look forward to helping you find your happy place to call home!

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Yahaira Olmo-Claudio
dre # 02040190

I am a Realtor® and the Property Management "Guru" at Dream Catch Properties. I am a Bay Area native, originally from San Jose, and I live in a home I recently renovated in Pleasure Point. I have over 20 years of property management experience, which gives me a unique perspective on both single family homes and investment properties. I've managed assets for some of the largest Property Management companies in the Bay Area, including Prometheus Real Estate Group, Fairfield Residential, and Woodmont Real Estate Services. I previously worked as the asset and operations manager for a large real estate and commercial developer. A true entrepreneur at heart, I am also the co-founder of Motivational Misfits, an off-beat lifestyle brand focusing on growth in self, business, and relationships. In my free time, you can find me at my kids' sports games (hockey and football), playing with our new puppy, or exploring small towns throughout California.


Pema Sinclair
dre # 02052683

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. From Santa Cruz originally, I spent much of my life in the U.K. and exploring different countries across five continents. I have over 14 years experience in customer care. Before becoming a realtor, I managed a local construction company and also worked as the marketing director for a top real estate agency. I studied design at UC Davis with an emphasis in interior design and architecture, where I developed a keen eye for detail and a love for renovating old spaces. When I’m not busy showing homes, I enjoy spending time with my family, going on hikes, and weekend getaways in Lake Tahoe!

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Jon Trawinski
dre # 02120630

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. I have lived in the SF Bay Area since 1964 and worked in technology/engineering starting in 1984. I went to Willow Glen and graduated from De Anza Community College and SJSU. I started managing privately held properties in 2010 am familiar with everything that goes into managing properties - the good, the bad, and the ugly. I also helped manage a close friend's properties during a personal catastrophe and helped him avoid foreclosure. I raised my son and daughter alone since 2010. It does sound corny but it has been the best time in my life. I may not look like a soccer mom, but I am a rugby dad, swimming dad, and archery dad. Fun fact to ask me about - I am a purveyor of hot sauce!


David Couch
dre # 02157467

I am a Realtor® at Dream Catch Properties. I’m California born and raised. I grew up in Mt. View and moved here to Santa Cruz after the birth of my daughter in 2011. I started my professional career in tech working for companies like Adobe Systems and Apple computer. I realized that I wanted to do more to help take care of my community and transitioned in to a life in EMS and spent 17 years on an ambulance responding to 911 calls. Realizing I longed for more personal connection, I decided to leave the EMS industry and pursue a career as a certified life / health and wellness coach. Helping people who were looking for answers to create the steps needed to attain their biggest goals has been a passion for me. I now bring that same caregiving mentality into the real estate industry. I apply the detective tools I’ve learned in EMS with the listening and problem solving tools from my years in coaching to truly hear the needs of my clients and take care of them while they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.


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I am a realtor at Dream Catch Properties. I am originally from Northern CA, but have lived in Santa Cruz County for over 20 years. Originally licensed in 2000, I have a long history of experience in the real estate industry including: real estate sales, property management and vacation rentals. I also have vast experience in accounting, having previously worked for a local CPA. 

I enjoy spending time outdoors, riding e-bikes around town, hiking in the redwoods with my family and visiting Tahoe. Call or text me today if your’e interested in buying  or selling!



We're always looking for driven agents to join us! Reach out today to become part of the #DreamTeam and see how fun real estate can really be. We are looking for agents anywhere in California who want to make a difference in their communities. We offer extremely competitive commission splits, one-on-one guidance and coaching, full marketing support, and a beautiful office in the heart of Capitola Village!