Our Team

Cheryl Lynch

Founder and CEO of the Lynch Group

Founder and CEO of the LYNCH GROUP, at Residential Agent, Inc. International Realty in Orange County, California. Her education, business, and management experience has enabled Cheryl to build an unparalleled real estate organization dedicated to her clients in the luxury real estate market. Her team are multi-million-dollar producers’ year over year with hundreds of repeat clients and referrals. Cheryl offers clients passionate dedication and service while working diligently to ensure her team negotiate the best possible terms under current market conditions. Lynch Group clients agree, “Their level of service, expertise, and knowledge of the real estate market bring the highest value and results”.

Cheryl is known as a master negotiator and certified as “Master Negotiation Expert” (MCNETM), “Expert Professional-social media/online marketing” (E-Pro®), & “Real Estate Collaborative Divorce Specialist” (RCS-DTM) For the divorce sector of her business Cheryl has built trusted partnerships with Family Law Attorneys, Mediators, Financial Planners, CPAs, and Short Sale experts who make up her divorce specialty team.

Cheryl holds degrees in Psychology and Visual Merchandising, and constantly keeps up with the latest home & market trends applying her knowledge to every listing and buyer purchasing a home. Cheryl and her family are natives of Southern Orange County where she is grateful for serving the real estate community for over 20 years delighting in connecting families with communities!

Direct  949.842.5340  |  DRE  01314572

Gregory Lynch, JD

Realtor | Principal

With over 30 years of corporate and global experience, Gregory brings a wealth of business, operational, and legal expertise to the LYNCH GROUP and Residential Agent, Inc. International. An Attorney by training, his rich business background introduces streamlined business practices and established relevant processes he built at IBM, & Cisco Systems to an emerging international and diverse client base.

Since joining the Lynch Group and Residential Agent, Inc. International Realty, Gregory has evolved the organization into a client-focused, high-performance team which brings residential solutions to a diverse set of market segments that includes Ultra-Luxury, Residential Development, and Divorce Real Estate markets. Gregory has a unique understanding and perspective of Business, legal, and Technology which together enhance our clients experience and optimize the way we approach business.

Direct  949.300.7342  |  DRE  01982385

Jerry Henberger

CEO of Agent Commercial

Jerry Henberger’s commercial background is extensive spanning 30 years. Jerry deploys state-of-the-art commercial resources, an impressive network of buyers and sellers, using Agent inc’s groundbreaking technologies and a support structure to serve the specific goals of our clients.

Jerry’s experience as the leader in the commercial real estate industry is well known with successes in the office, hospitality, medical, retail, industrial, manufacturing, distribution, mergers & acquisitions, and multi-family markets.

He also works extensively with hospitality buyers and sellers of estate wineries, golf courses, hotels and restaurants all benefiting from his market research, commercial programs, financial resources, property management and professional real estate services.

Jerry has also served as the Director of Development for Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chief Development Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and as the Executive Director for the Parkinson’s Association. His contributions were recognized by San Diego Metro Magazine and was named one of the “Top Men Who Make a Difference”.

Jerry holds brokers licenses in real estate, financial services, insurance, and investment fields.

Direct  949.874.7126  |  DRE  01332379

Mat Thomason

Realtor | Property Consultant

With over 15 years of global finance and capital market experience, Mat Thomason brings a wealth of financial and advisory expertise to the dynamic Lynch Group team at Agent Inc.

With an extensive background in investment banking, Mat utilizes his masterful trading and global market knowledge to provide a unique bevy of financial insight and guidance for each client he represents, ensuring smart decisions and better futures.

Whether you are looking to find your dream home, manage your real estate investment portfolio through the acquisition or disposition of assets, or to simply sell your house and begin a new and brighter chapter, Mat is dedicated to providing his clients with the best service, advice, and experience possible.

Direct  949.873.6104  |  DRE   02056662

Diana Aguilar

Realtor | Property Consultant

Diana began her real estate career over 24 years ago in operations and compliance management providing a rich process oriented and client communications approach that she incorporates into her client success plan.  Her success is based on a foundation of hard work, a client focused approach, determination and commitment to her clients, family, and business.

Diana’s approach is highly personalized and unique, she invests a great deal of time in the interviewing process up front with her clients before ever discussing property.

As a Realtor and property consultant, she is passionate about home ownership and loves the feeling of being a part of that chapter of someone’s life.

In her leisure time, Diana enjoys outrigging, paddle boarding, spin, yoga, kickboxing, movies, sushi, Italian cuisine and wine (if anyone wants to join).

Direct  949.940.6855   |  DRE  01883560

Pardis Shooli

Realtor | Property Consultant

“Rest assured I will listen to you and I will work hard to find your dream home”

Pardis, a current Southern California Resident, began her real estate career in 2010, back when she was in Tehran, Iran. She earned her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from a highly regarded university in Tehran that provided a premiere international graduate curriculum through joint program with university of Paris.

Her ability to provide planned marketing and property procurement support to clients has been very helpful in acquiring an extensive client-base. She has demonstrated a drive to exceed her targeted quotas by creating sales plans to build new client connections.

She brings her extensive real estate background, local market knowledge, expertise and strong negotiation skills to assist her clientele with all their Residential Real Estate endeavors. As her clients’ number one advocate, Pardis knows that buying and selling property is one of the biggest financial decisions made; therefore she considers this a true privilege to be with them through every step of their journey to ensure her clients feel confident with their decisions to hire her and to accomplish a smooth transaction.

Would you like to work together!

Direct  949.560.7183  |  DRE  02048172


Nicole Schatz

Realtor | Property Consultant

It’s not just about selling a home, it’s about making dreams come true. Nicole’s fierce competitive streak will ensure that every transaction is strategically negotiated while diligently understanding the unique needs of each client. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or seasoned investor she will be your trusted real estate advisor, always bringing her genuine and authentic self to the table.

Nicole’s Southern California roots go back 4 generations with Newport and Laguna Beach being the family hub. Her Grandma would share stories about “Bal Week” and the glorious swing days at The Rendezvous Ballroom. She is a graduate of California State University Long Beach and she loves spending time at the beach and she tries to visit a new National Park each year. She’s also a big fan of British television!

Home is a reflection of self, where you can dance in the shower or paint the walls red. It’s where you bring your newborn baby or sip a glass of wine from your balcony while watching the sunset. Life is beautiful and Nicole wants to help you find that perfect home to enjoy that life in.

Direct  310.867.4998  |  DRE  02094414

Art Caldwell

Realtor | Property Consultant

Art’s passion for real estate, began with his love of surfing. Paddling out at locations like, sunset beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica, and Newport Beach always kept real estate top of mind with him.

Art managed various branches of one of the most well-known restaurant chains in the country for over 18 years where he developed transferable skills in hospitality, customer service, and adaptability under pressure. The Values he acquired in hospitality now exceed the expectations of integrity for his clients in every interaction. Art’s progressive ideas, positive attitude, and result oriented approach to his client’s needs set him apart.

Art guides his clients seamlessly through one of the largest purchases of their lives—a home—a place where memories are made, and the laughter is loud. He understands the challenges of buying or selling a home. He will workday and night to make sure his clients are satisfied and have a smooth, enjoyable transaction. Art is a local Huntington Beach surfer, dad, and husband who believes you must “Give to Get.”

Direct  714.756.1011  |  DRE  02088650

Wayne Stroscher

Realtor | Property Consultant

As an Orange County native and a graduate from USC, Wayne has always had a passion for real estate. With over 20 years of experience selling all facets of real estate, he is a versatile, results-oriented professional who has demonstrated outstanding service with high integrity while utilizing tough negotiating skills. With a background in property management and construction project management, Wayne has a broad knowledge to help his clients make informed decisions for the right home. As a realtor, he has developed good listening and communication skills, who is patient and offers guidance every step of the way. Customer satisfaction is his priority.

Direct  949.230.0159  |  DRE  00996409

Erika DeGrote


For Erika DeGrote, real estate runs in the family. Raised in Huntington Beach by a real estate coach mother and a successful realtor father, Erika was drawn to the industry at a very young age and began her career as a Transaction Coordinator shortly after graduating from the renowned Mater Dei High School.

Possessing preternatural organizational skills, Erika assists and interacts with realtors through all aspects of the administrative process, including opening escrow, coordinating inspections, submitting essential documents, and managing closing.

Outside of her work as TC, Erika enjoys hiking and traveling to intriguing destinations across the globe.

Using her masterful management abilities, Erika provides the highest-level of assistance to all of her premiere agents, ensuring each transaction is flawlessly executed and fulfilled.

Direct  949.939.4158  |  DRE  01004378

Kim Ornellas

Escrow Officer

For over three decades, Kim Ornellas has provided expert escrow assistance and guidance across the entire spectrum of real estate. With her 36 years of experience in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the world, Kim has proven herself time and time again as one of the most knowledgeable, proficient, and trustworthy escrow officers in the nation.

Kim prides herself on her unmatched expertise and experience, guaranteeing a seamless escrow for all of the clients she works alongside. Backed by the security of one of the nation’s finest escrow companies, Kim and her team at Agent Escrow offer both SOC 1 and SOC 2 certification, ensuring each of her clients receive the safest and most trusted financial assistance and management throughout the entire escrow process. She looks forward to assisting all of her clients realize their real estate endeavors, no matter how big or small.

Chris Lara

Media Ambassador

As an online marketer, Chris is the outreach machine of the Lynch Group. He is a Los Angeles native who thrives in an environment of direct online social media presence, website, email marketing; and he is on top of the social media game. Chris has expertise in strong communication, support, and the commitment he strives to provide for superior client education. Chris has held many positions in the corporate word now taking his experience and successes to the real estate industry and The Lynch Group. His mission “always be aware…always stay informed”.

Direct 949.283.2249

Jerry Bieser


A veteran of the title insurance industry in the Southern Orange County Coastal Area, Jerry has spent his career helping clients realize the dream of home ownership. He is an expert on every aspect of the real estate process and provides unrivaled service.

As an expert in statistical analysis, Jerry utilizes his title knowledge to benefit and protect our client’s interests, (both buyers and sellers).
Jerry works to identity “off market” properties and focusses on ideal buyer audiences for seller clients to reduce our days on market providing an undeniable advantage in an ever-competitive market.

Jerry’s knowledge and problem-solving abilities help The Lynch Group Team to close even the most difficult of real estate transactions.

Direct  949.533.6363

Kirsten Ranger

Staging | Home Preparation

Originally hailing from the UK, Kirsten settled in Orange County in 1998, raising 2 children, living, and loving the California life!

As a Professional Organizer and Home Stager, she not only meets her client’s unique needs, but she also implements systems and protocol for long term success. Providing services for your home, office, and life for over a decade, Kirsten delivers exceptional results every time.

Kirsten’s pre-listing consultation is all inclusive; so thorough it covers everything from chipped paint to furniture flow, and even aesthetic repairs.

As a Home Stager, she ensures that your home is polished and ready for a virtual tour, as well as open house. She can also assist you with de-cluttering, de-personalizing, identifying donations, clean up and haul away of unwanted items, making the entire process stress free and most importantly, highlighting your property as a coveted commodity once it hits the market.

Kirsten brings order to our clients’ lives. Discreet, customized, and tailored to meet unique needs, she is here to help you organize, stage, pack up and move or unpack with purpose in a new home.

Direct  949.677.9777

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