Meet the Team


  MARK VON DER BURG | Founding Broker, Managing Broker   For more than twenty-eight years, Mark von der Burg has built his reputation as a national expert in real estate. His professional motto is: the journey is the result. Mark has a consistent record of being a five-star rated agent, of being in the top half percentile of all agents in the country, and of being the #1 agent in the Coldwell Banker Bain organization. However, Mark’s preeminent measure of his success isn’t in awards or even in his 100 million dollars in annual sales, it’s in the endorsements and testimonials of his clients. Mark is absolutely committed to the principle that if an issue is important to a client, it’s important to him. Period. Come experience what makes a Mark listing unique.

MARK VON DER BURG | Founding Broker, Managing Broker

For more than twenty-eight years, Mark von der Burg has built his reputation as a national expert in real estate. His professional motto is: the journey is the result. Mark has a consistent record of being a five-star rated agent, of being in the top half percentile of all agents in the country, and of being the #1 agent in the Coldwell Banker Bain organization. However, Mark’s preeminent measure of his success isn’t in awards or even in his 100 million dollars in annual sales, it’s in the endorsements and testimonials of his clients. Mark is absolutely committed to the principle that if an issue is important to a client, it’s important to him. Period. Come experience what makes a Mark listing unique.

  ROBERTA WERESH | Director of Operations   Roberta uses her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Real Estate Finance to successfully follow our transactions through Closing, while keeping clients informed and confident at each phase of their transaction. She previously managed a home furnishings store and interior design studio and owned a staging business, so she enjoys maximizing both the utility and aesthetics of our clients’ homes. Roberta pursues an active lifestyle including exercising, entertaining, and undertaking home improvement projects. She attributes the success of VDB Estates not only to its professionalism and attention to detail, but also to the genuine interest and caring that makes the team feel like family.

ROBERTA WERESH | Director of Operations

Roberta uses her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Real Estate Finance to successfully follow our transactions through Closing, while keeping clients informed and confident at each phase of their transaction. She previously managed a home furnishings store and interior design studio and owned a staging business, so she enjoys maximizing both the utility and aesthetics of our clients’ homes. Roberta pursues an active lifestyle including exercising, entertaining, and undertaking home improvement projects. She attributes the success of VDB Estates not only to its professionalism and attention to detail, but also to the genuine interest and caring that makes the team feel like family.

  REBECCA URBAUER    Rebecca's eye for detail and desire to make systems, processes and people work as effectively and efficiently as possible makes her a natural fit for operational logistics. She prides herself in providing our team members with the support, tools, resources and information they need to be successful.

REBECCA URBAUER

Rebecca's eye for detail and desire to make systems, processes and people work as effectively and efficiently as possible makes her a natural fit for operational logistics. She prides herself in providing our team members with the support, tools, resources and information they need to be successful.

 
  CHRISTINE NEEL | Portfolio Coordinator   Christine’s can-do spirit, boundless energy and shared commitment to superior customer service, enables her to offer a truly concierge buying and selling experience for our clients. VDB Luxury clients and their listings are represented not only by one individual but a whole team, thereby ensuring my clients have the competitive edge. We are dedicated to providing our clientele with the highest level of service so that you are ensured a distinct and enhanced sales experience. Christine loves spending time with friends & family, cooking and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

CHRISTINE NEEL | Portfolio Coordinator

Christine’s can-do spirit, boundless energy and shared commitment to superior customer service, enables her to offer a truly concierge buying and selling experience for our clients. VDB Luxury clients and their listings are represented not only by one individual but a whole team, thereby ensuring my clients have the competitive edge. We are dedicated to providing our clientele with the highest level of service so that you are ensured a distinct and enhanced sales experience. Christine loves spending time with friends & family, cooking and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

  ANTHONY MADDALENA | Social Media Director   Anthony Maddalena has been in Real Estate Marketing for a little over 5 years, starting with Coldwell Banker in Southern Oregon, and most recently moving into the Seattle area. Throughout his career he has worn many hats, ranging from print to digital media, ad design, and event coordination, finally settling on Social Media Marketing and joining the VDB Luxury team. Anthony is excited to be a part of one of the top teams on the East Side.

ANTHONY MADDALENA | Social Media Director

Anthony Maddalena has been in Real Estate Marketing for a little over 5 years, starting with Coldwell Banker in Southern Oregon, and most recently moving into the Seattle area. Throughout his career he has worn many hats, ranging from print to digital media, ad design, and event coordination, finally settling on Social Media Marketing and joining the VDB Luxury team. Anthony is excited to be a part of one of the top teams on the East Side.

  JEDIDIAH GARDNER | Creative Director   Formerly enlisted in the US Navy, Jedidiah has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Persian Gulf and Pacific Rim, bringing an international perspective to his design aesthetic. After earning his BFA in New York, Jed joined Mark’s team and is charged with combining immaculate design with cutting-edge technology to bring VDB Estates into its leadership position. Whether it’s by leveraging back-end metrics or buyer-facing imagery, Jed ensures that every property receives a world-class marketing campaign. In his spare time, Jed is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys exploring the Northwest wilderness by hiking, foraging for wild mushrooms, and hunting.

JEDIDIAH GARDNER | Creative Director

Formerly enlisted in the US Navy, Jedidiah has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Persian Gulf and Pacific Rim, bringing an international perspective to his design aesthetic. After earning his BFA in New York, Jed joined Mark’s team and is charged with combining immaculate design with cutting-edge technology to bring VDB Estates into its leadership position. Whether it’s by leveraging back-end metrics or buyer-facing imagery, Jed ensures that every property receives a world-class marketing campaign. In his spare time, Jed is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys exploring the Northwest wilderness by hiking, foraging for wild mushrooms, and hunting.