Sherwood Development Company is a real estate development subsidiary of parent company, Castle & Cooke, Inc located in Thousand Oaks, California.
Sherwood Development Company's parent company Castle & Cooke, Inc. is one of the largest and oldest privately held company's in the U.S. Castle & Cooke, Inc. (acquired in 2000) & its sister company, Dole Food Company (acquired in 2003) were acquired by residential and commercial real estate investor, Mr. David Howard Murdock.
David H Murdock consistently ranks as one of Forbes magazine's top 500 most affluent individuals in the world.
Vice President: Sales, Operations, Product and Land Development
Tom joined Sherwood Development Company in July 2006. His experience spans a 30 year career in the construction and development industry, including residential and commercial real estate.
Tom has worn many hats in the industry, but he currently oversees the design and implementation of new marketing and land development strategies for Sherwood. Since joining Sherwood, Tom has increased productivity in sales by anticipating the client's needs and expectations, thereby enhancing overall clientele satisfaction.
Serving as the Vice President for H.R. Remington Properties as well as a Director for Davidon Homes located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tom relocated his family in 1996 to start a Southern California division for Davidon Homes. As Director of the Southern California Division, Tom grew this upstart division to two hundred closings a year in the move up market. Prior to joining Sherwood Development Company, Tom had a four year stay as a Vice President with D.R. Horton, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, where he was responsible for operations in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.
Born and raised in Southern California, Tom spent his early years in Santa Monica and Yorba Linda. He and his wife currently reside in the rural community of Agua Dulce, where they raised their two adult children. They have also called the likes of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Half Moon Bay, California home.
Tom is an avid family man, snow skier, hiker and "weekend home improvement warrior."
Senior Sales Associate
She has been in the Real Estate industry for over 20 years working with re-sales, new homes, property management and mortgage lending. Monica works closely with Sherwood's sophisticated clientele while maintaining her greatest pleasure by making her client's “dreams” come true.
Born and raised in Southern California, Monica is one of twelve children. The Conejo Valley instantly became home when she and her husband moved from Eagle Rock to Oak Park in 1994, primarily to raise their two children in Ventura County's Gold Medal Award Winning Schools. Monica loves outdoor activities--especially hiking, spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling but her utmost passion is sales!
"to be able to represent a product and lifestyle in one of the world’s most beautiful surroundings such as the Sherwood Country Club community, makes the sales process a joy and a privilege...it’s the best of both worlds!"
Monica is the primary contact for all real estate related showings of new homes and homesites in Sherwood. She communicates current and relevant community information to prospective buyers and works with clients through the entire offer and escrow process. She is also responsible for daily management of items necessary to successfully close each escrow, overseeing customization of all homes and is the liaison between client, construction, design and sub-contractors.
Sales Associate, Marketing & Escrow Coordinator
Lorie has been an integral part of Sherwood Development Company since September 2006. She can be credited with helping implement Sherwood’s first land sales program in 2008.
A native of Missouri, Lorie grew up in Cape Girardeau, where she participated in the Otahki Girl Scout Council, attended Southeast Missouri State University, and worked as a supervisor at the Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles. She came to Southern California in 2003, where she worked as a receptionist at MidValley Dermatology until 2006. A devoted Star Trek fan, Lorie met her husband, veteran actor Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat, Deep Space Nine), at a Star Trek convention.
Lorie lives with her husband in Agoura Hills, where they enjoy motorcycle riding, playing dominoes and chess, and watching their favorite sports teams on TV. Italy is one of their favorite travel destinations.
A member and former VP of the Interior Design Society, Sophie has been lending her intuitive style of interior design of Sherwood’s most exclusive homes since 1999. Her passion and experience have put her in the vanguard of her field. With clients and projects as diverse as her designs, Sophie is able to cater to the exact requirements of each client by cultivating excellent communication with architects and contractors through every stage of the project. Her innovative designs have transformed style and product lines at Sherwood. Sophie designed and staged several homes one of which was showcased in the Wellness Christmas Tour in Westlake Village.
Sophie holds a BA in Criminology, and earned a Certificate in Interior Design. She is a Professional IDS member, and taught Interior Design at LTU University.
When she’s not proffering her talents to Sherwood, Sophie enjoys playing piano, listening to classical music (her favorites are Chopin and Schubert), painting, cooking, reading and European travel.
Jonathan (Sha) Dinkel
Serving as a Project Manager at Sherwood since 2003, Jonathan has been a valuable part of the team, coordinating and scheduling subcontractors at any of Sherwood’s unique projects.
After spending his childhood in Newton Massachusetts, Jonathan earned his BA in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. He has called the likes of California and Santiago, Chile home, and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, long distance relays and water skiing.
Experience: Involved in the construction of a number of high end estates from Santa Barbara to Pacific Palisades. General Contractor since 1983
Director of Construction/Operations
Mike has been lending his expertise to Sherwood since 1993, and has overseen the construction of nearly 400 unique homes for Sherwood clients. As Director of Operations, his responsibilities include developing and allocating construction budgets, purchasing, construction oversight, and customer service. Mike has recently lent his hand to, and excelled in, product development for Sherwood.
He enjoys building custom estate homes in the midst of some of Southern California's most beautiful acreage, and has been recognized for his desire to protect California’s precious resources. Mike has helped Sherwood gain County and State recognition for its construction recycling program, which recycles 90 percent of Sherwood’s post construction materials.
Mike received a certificate for Light Construction and Development Management from UC Irvine. Mike’s invaluable experience includes work in Construction Management and General Contracting in Orange, Riverside and Ventura Counties.
A California native, Mike currently lives in Camarillo with his wife of 40 years. In his leisure time, Mike volunteers as a board member for the Camarillo Fiesta Association, which raises over $20K a year for local youth organizations. He also enjoys camping, tennis, playing music, his pets and entertaining at home with his family.
Client Services - Director / Manager
Milan joined Sherwood Development Company in 2004 after spending nearly his entire lifetime of Construction industry.
He has been a part of and overseen the production of over 100 spec home builds and has watched been a part of the evolution of Sherwood's increasing marketshare of affluent Country Club new construction.
Milan began working as a nationwide residential builder and worked his way through the ranks in all positions; such as laborer, assistant superintendent, customer service and builder representative. After the early stages of his career, he successfully managed a high profile residential building project as well as several large scale commercial development projects serving as project manager.
Currently, Milan is responsible for all of Sherwood Development Company's field quality control, problem solving, creative thinking, construction method analysis, home inspections, sub contractor evaluation, repair scheduling, project management, daily homeowner and subcontractor interactions, the scheduling of repair timelines, cost estimation & application research.
Milan was born and raised in Thousand Oaks and now lives nearby with his wife in Westlake Village. Milan enjoys yearly tropical vacations to the Caribbean Islands and/or Hawaiian islands and on the weekends he enjoys fine wine and visiting California's Coastal vineyards perfect his wine connoisseurship.