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Discover Suncadia

Find your place in our 11,000-year-old story

Suncadia’s no newcomer — not after two decades as, arguably, Seattle’s most beloved nearby mountain resort. Actually, our story dates back to the last ice age, whose push and pull shaped our beautiful 6,400-acre landscape. That’s a story you can read below, and it’s just one of many that our team of real estate professionals can’t wait to share with you. (By the way, they all either live or play here, so their experience is firsthand.) Most importantly, though, they’ll listen to what you’re looking for in your life and home.
And respond with a smooth, personalized experience.

Meet Our Team

COREY ATHERTON

Designated Broker

Growing up in the Montana Rockies, Corey developed a deep appreciation for scenic beauty and the great outdoors, making him feel right at home in Suncadia. He has 20+ years of experience in real estate project and sales management. In his spare time, you can often find Corey enjoying Suncadia’s amenities and activities with his wife, his young son and daughter, and his two loyal dogs.

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PAULA BIANCHI & JESUS ‘CHUY’ GONZALEZ

Managing Brokers

Paula Bianchi has more than 25 years experience specializing in Second Home Real Estate Sales and Marketing. Paula moved to Cle Elum in 2000 with her husband Chuy, also a Suncadia Managing Broker. After 11 years as an air traffic controller and commercial pilot, Chuy found his way to real estate. He’s since accumulated over 25 years’ experience helping clients purchase or sell their vacation properties. Chuy & Paula been involved with real estate at Suncadia since the very beginning, and helped hundreds of owners find their perfect property. Paula and Chuy live full time in Tumble Creek at Suncadia.

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KIMI BOZNAK

Broker

Kimi was born in Hawaii and raised in Washington. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Finance. Prior to joining the Suncadia real estate team, Kimi worked as both a procurement agent and financial analyst at Boeing. It’s been such a dream for Kimi to be able to work and play in her own backyard. She moved her primary residence to Suncadia and is enjoying every aspect of this community. She loves being surrounded by all the natural beauty and wildlife. You can catch her golfing or exploring the vast biking trails!

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Nanci Koss

Broker

From Northern Virginia, Nanci lived all over the southern and eastern state before moving to the Northwest 10 years ago. In her various homes over the past 30 years, she has enjoyed a rewarding career in second home real estate sales. Nanci joined the Suncadia real estate tea, as we were opening the Lodge in 2008. Suncadia has proven to be the perfect home for Nanci, who enjoys horseback riding, biking, hiking and riding just about anything that goes fast.

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JEFF GAY

Broker

Born in Everett, Washington, Jeff attended Bellevue Community College and Whitworth University, where he played collegiate-level baseball. Jeff joined Suncadia Real Estate Sales Company in 2008 after acting as First Assistant Golf Pro at Suncadia’s Prospector Golf Course for five years. Having worked at Suncadia in various roles over the years, Jeff has extensive knowledge of the resort, its history, and the many opportunities for fun on the resort property and beyond. Jeff has snowshoed with clients to see homesites, hosted numerous individual and group golf outings, and goes fishing in Lake Cle Elum with prospective buyers.

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BOB KENNEY

Broker

Bob is a Washington native with a serious fishing habit. After 20 years of senior management experience at Fortune 100 companies like Proctor and Gamble and Nabisco Brands, Bob launched a second career in real estate 10 years ago, specializing in the second home vacation/resort market. With real estate development, sales and sales management experience in Oregon, Montana and Washington, Bob has combined his business and real estate backgrounds and now exclusively serves Suncadia buyers and sellers. Bob has been married to his wife, Adele, for more than 30 years, and they have four grown children.

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LARRY KENNEY

Broker

Born and raised in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, Larry is a proud combat veteran, having served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. Larry is an avid golfer and Seattle sports enthusiast, a fan of both the Seahawks and the Mariners. He has been in the real estate world for almost 20 years and has spent the last four years at Suncadia, helping dozens of families find their spot in the Sun. His favorite part of working at Suncadia is its people – both the homeowners and his fellow employees.

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JEFF RAU

Broker

A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Jeff is a die-hard fan of his home teams: the Packers, Brewers, Bucks, and Badgers. Before entering real estate, Jeff was a Golf Professional for 15 years at high-end private golf communities. Since joining Suncadia in 2005 he’s added mountain biking, fly fishing, skiing and hiking to his list of hobbies. Jeff is also a dedicated distance runner and has run 11 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2012, 15 & 16. Jeff married Heather in 2015 and they had twins, Zoe & Zander in 2017. The Raus reside in Issaquah and also own a second home at Suncadia. Another of his many passions is helping clients find their perfect property at Suncadia.

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JOHN TEDESCHI

Broker

John comes to Suncadia from the Grand Pacific coast…not the Pacific we know and love here, but the coastal city of Wollongong in Australia, poised idyllically along Grand Pacific Drive. Much like the great Northwest, this area is known for its scenic beauty, dense forests, rocky ridgelines, and an iconic mountain range (Illawarra). In fact, the natural rugged beauty of the Cascades Mountains reminded John of his former homeland, a key factor in his decision to settle in Suncadia, where he has been a long-time homeowner.

John has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wollongong and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He then spent 25 years working in senior management in the corporate world, founding a very successful mid-sized technology company. It was during this period that John became a homeowner and resident at Suncadia. He immediately gravitated to the mountain lifestyle and outdoor recreation that abounds on all sides. In fact, it is John’s love and appreciation of the dynamic living experience here that has led him to become a broker at Suncadia, where he can share his love and appreciation for the area with others.

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TONY GRAHAM

Broker

Tony is no stranger to Suncadia. Some of you may remember him carrying a golf bag or gathering range balls. After all, he was a golf pro at Tumble Creek before he made the switch to Sales: “easier on the back,” he says.

Tony knows the Cascades well—he grew up in beautiful Cle Elum and attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Human Rights. With a life-long love for golf, Tony entered the working world as a golf professional here, a position he relished for 10 years. His vast knowledge of Suncadia (and the surrounding regions and towns) is an asset to his guests. He has some great stories and his love for his hometown and Suncadia resonates with guests and owners alike.

Tony is also a big fan of Seattle sports teams: Seahawks, Sonics, Mariners, Krakens, and Sounders, among others. In his spare time, you can find Tony enjoying one of Suncadia’s championship golf courses or spending time with his wife Colette and their dog Oliver.

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TONY BUTORAC

Broker

Tony grew up in the small town of Elma, WA. There wasn’t an awful lot to do in Elma, so he spent the majority of his time competing in athletics, from basketball to football, and pretty much everything in between. Tony’s Mom grew up in Wenatchee, and his Dad in Cle Elum. They seemed to always be loading up the family van for another trip to visit grandparents. Many summers were spent in Central Washington camping under the stars, picking huckleberries, foraging for mushrooms, riding mountain bikes, and gathering wood to keep Nona (Tony’s grandma) warm during the cold winters. After high school, Tony attended Central Washington University. While at CWU, he competed in football and track, received a degree in Business education, and met his wonderful wife Randi. After so much time spent in Central Washington, it was apparent that this is where Tony was going to end up living. To this day, he still does all those things he did as a child; the only difference is now he’s got three kids helping him load the wood and eating all the huckleberries.

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RJ PREISSER

Broker

Over the years, RJ has enjoyed numerous stays and golf rounds at Suncadia and Tumble Creek. He brings 10 years of project real estate experience working with custom home builders, buyers, sellers, and investors. RJ spent much of his childhood thru age 20 playing hockey around the country and has found a way to translate those skills to his golf swing. His focus in such a sport also affords him the necessary skills to be proficient and successful in real estate and building long lasting relationships.

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No One Knows Suncadia Better

There’s no one more suited to help you buy or sell a Suncadia home than our on-property experts. More than 85% of all Suncadia real estate transactions occur with Suncadia Real Estate Company. That’s because our real estate sales team serves Suncadia exclusively—both buyers and sellers.

We’re here seven days a week, providing local and regional real estate market knowledge and experience. Because of our strong relationships with builders and architects, we can help you choose the right team to build your home. If you’re selling a home, our in-house marketing team stands ready to support you.

Life here before Suncadia

Before construction of the Inn in 2003, we would have to go back 11,000 years to the last ice age to understand the natural forces that left an indelible imprint on Kittitas County and the community that is now Suncadia. This is a magical land, filled with natural wonders and dramatic contrasts. Massive glaciers carved soaring peaks and sprawling valleys. The upper Kittitas region has been the setting for one of America’s longest stories of intertwining lives: the native Yakama, the prospectors who came to pan for gold, the miners who came to dig the coal for the Great Northern Railroad, the pioneers from every corner of the globe, and devoted cattle ranchers, farmers, and centuries of settlers looking for a better life.

The town of Cle Elum (population 1,800, give or take) lies two miles east of Suncadia. In the Native American Yakama language, Cle Elum means “swift water.” This land was the traditional hunting and fishing grounds of the native inhabitants for centuries. As pioneers began to cross and settle the Mountain West, coal was discovered here. From the late 1800s through the closing of the historic Roslyn No. 9 mine in 1963, life here revolved around the coal mines.

At Suncadia, we treasure and honor all those who came before and strive to preserve the history of all those who graced this extraordinary land.

Suncadia Development History

2021 The Great House at Tumble Creek
2017 The Nelson Swimming Pool at Nelson Farm
2016 Nelson Farm Pavilion
2013 New features & amenities at Tumble Creek Golf House
2013 Sasse Mountain Outpost, a glamping site overlooking the Cle Elum River, for Tumble Creek Club members
2013 Entry monument signage for Nelson Preserve and Nelson Creek Conservancy
2013 The Fish Shed and Picnic Shelter
Summer 2013 1,000 Steps Stairway and Lodge-to-River Trail
Summer 2012 Rope Rider Golf Park
Summer 2011 Rope Rider Golf Course and Swiftwater Cellars Winery
Summer 2008 Glade Spring Spa
Spring 2008 The Lodge at Suncadia
Winter 2008 The Village Pavilion & Ice Skating Rink
Winter 2008 The Swim & Fitness Center
2008 Prospector Golf Course and Suncadia’s first homes
2004 The Inn at Suncadia opens
2003 Resort construction begins with The Inn at Suncadia

Let’s Connect

We’d love to tell you more, especially on a private tour of Suncadia. Start by joining our interest list below for email updates about our community. We’ll be in touch soon, but if your question can’t wait, feel free to contact us now at 509.649.6000 or discover@suncadia.com.

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