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Kimberly L. Defaria


Whether you're buying, selling, or investing in real estate, I am dedicated to helping you navigate the process with ease and confidence.

Hello, my name is Kimberly Defaria, and I simply love real estate. I will provide you exceptional, personalized service with honesty, integrity, and trust. Spending most of my life in the heart of Central New York, I am confident in knowing the area and all that it has to offer. I am proud to share that I have spent 38 years in the service industry. The majority of those years owning and operating my own business. The greatest take away from that is how immensely grateful I am for the incredible individuals I've met along the way. It has made for an unforgettable journey. A journey I wish to continue as being your real estate agent. Let me introduce you to a transaction that will bring great joy to your life.

Andrea Wheeler

Andrea Wheeler


Being born and raised in Upstate New York, allows me the opportunity to provide knowledgeable, firsthand experience and information regarding the many attributes our area has to offer. Enjoying the majority of my adult life as an Army spouse allows me to relate to the struggles of moving into a new area with very little information to work with. Asa proud wife of a New York State Corrections Officer and Mother of three, I know that quality time spent with those we love is of the essence.

My Goal as your Real Estate Agent is to allow you that time while I handle the rest. My job is to advocate for you; my client, from beginning to end. I want to make your transition as enjoyable and smooth as possible. As a home-owner myself, I understand the stress that commonly accompanies such an exciting transition. I also understand that buying and selling your home is likely the largest investment of your personal life, and I will treat it as such!

My name is Andrea Wheeler and I am a Real Estate salesperson with River Hills Properties LLC.

I ask you to kick back…we’ve got this!

Dana Chirillo

Dana Chirillo


Born & raised in Utica and now making my home in Rome, I have always had a strong commitment to family. From Sunday dinners in Utica, to my home in Rome, to holidays in Frankfort at Grams, to enjoying summers on Fourth Lake and Kayuta Lake family properties! Our Mohawk Valley is simply AMAZING!

In addition to my passion for helping others, I bring an educational background of Business Management and Marketing to our River Hills team. The organizational management skills developed along my career help provide you with a flawless transaction. With a long history of giving back to my community, parish, and enjoying my family life, my attention to detail, approachable demeanor, diligence, and priority for excellence will always be second to none. I will be with you start to finish, deliver a stress-free experience and my top priority will always be YOU!


Rebecca Crane


My name is Rebecca Crane and I am a licensed real estate professional with River Hills Properties LLC. Growing up and living in the Central New York area has given me a tremendous amount of pride. I love our little piece of heaven! I currently reside in beautiful Knoxboro, New York with my husband Mark and our five children. In addition to raising our children, my husband and I also own and operate a successful plumbing/maintenance business called The Crane Company Inc. in Vernon NY. As you can guess, one of my many talents is multitasking! I am deeply committed to my clients to ensure they get the best service possible. My knowledge of real estate and many years of experience in the business gives my customers an advantage in today’s market. My expertise with technology gives my seller’s home excellent exposure and helps buyers find the best deal available. My goal is to bring buyers and sellers together. Let me help you make the selling process smoother, less stressful, and successful today!

Arlene Fuller

Arlene Fuller


Born and raised in a small neighborly town in Lewis County, NY. I enjoy what a small home town has to offer. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to experience many challenging jobs and I am very service-driven.

Working endlessly until the job was done and treating everyone as I would like to be treated. Presently I work as a receptionist and assistant to the Broker at River Hills Properties. I have finally found my lifelong career as a Licensed Real Estate salesperson. I have never dreamed of success, I worked for it. Let me work for you.

Andrew Derminio

Andrew Derminio


My name is Andrew Derminio and my number one priority will always be you. It is my honor and privilege to assist you with one of the most important transactions of your life. I was born and raised in Central New York and even though I have lived in other areas of the country I chose to return home to the Mohawk Valley. Nowhere else can you experience a wide variety of the arts, sports, and entertainment. Whether the city-life is something you desire or a beautifully scenic rural property you can find it here in Central New York. You can call me anytime and I will be there to assist you. I look forward to having the chance to meet you and introduce you to all that our community has to offer.

Matt Grace

Matt Grace


With a “client first” approach to sales, Matt combines his professional background in interior design and marketing with a deep personal interest in Mohawk Valley real estate. Known for his honesty, integrity, and commitment to customer service, Matt brings a certain skill set to the market that will allow you to achieve all of your real estate goals. He enjoys an active lifestyle and spends any free time with his wife Allison and daughter Ella, along with getting in a round of golf with his friends and family. Matt does not just want to open the front door to your new home; he wants to open the doors to making your dreams come true. Call him at any time, for he is ready to go to work for you today!!

Tyler Kehl

Tyler Kehl


I am a recent Le Moyne College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Over a year of experience working with a general appraiser throughout New York State. Soon after my college education, I got my license in order to pursue my dreams. I grew up in the Mohawk Valley as a child and have become very familiar with the area and have developed a passion for educating myself on the rich history surrounding the Valley. I am thankful to grow up in a smaller part of New York State, because of the close community that I have grown accustomed to.

Real Estate is an industry like no other and that is why I have such an interest in it. I am excited to work with any and all potential clients that may need assistance with one of the most important transactions in their lives. My goal is to satisfy my clients with their real estate needs for the long term.

Omar Knight

Omar Knight


Hello, my name is Omar Knight. I moved to the Mohawk Valley in 2001. I have lived and worked here for 14 years as a galvanizer and a fiber optics operator. My wife Eleanor and I have four beautiful girls and a handsome young boy. I love the outdoors, camping, fishing, and quality time with family. That’s what brought me to want to live the Adirondack experience. I am great with people and value honest, this is why I chose River Hills Properties. I am dedicated to taking care of all my client's needs and getting the job done, I will be there every step of the way. Our “no lockbox” policy gives us the opportunity to give personal care when it comes to buying or selling a home and our information books, provide clients with a piece of mind when making that decision for your life and family. We at River Hills provide professionalism and honesty. Please give us a call today! God Bless!

Anne Kuhn

Anne Kuhn


Anne Kuhn is a licensed NYS Real Estate agent and a dynamic business professional with production management, customer service and sales and marketing experience. Anne’s approach has always been “Best Outcomes.” When selling or buying, contact Anne and let her show you how the River Hills Properties approach will bring your “Best Outcome.”

Debbie Leiker

Debbie Leiker


I started visiting the Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks in 2001, moving to Barneveld in 2006. After living and working in the San Francisco Bay area for 21 years, moving to this area brought me joy. My love for architecture and design was sparked by the magnificent homes throughout the region, leading me to become a Real Estate Agent with River Hills Properties, LLC. Combining my love of the many different architectural styles found in the Mohawk Valley and my passion for color and design, my goal is to bring joy to home buyers and sellers.

Debbie Shambo

Debbie Shambo


I have had the pleasure of growing up in Northern NY and raising our family here as well. It is easy to see why we love the lifestyle that Jefferson and Lewis County has to offer. We are surrounded by some of the greatest year around recreational opportunities an area can offer. My roots are here and my connections to everything you need to know when buying and selling your home are here as well. I take great pride in listening to my client's needs and wants and finding the right solution to all of their housing desires. My goal as your real estate agent is to exceed your expectations! Whether you're a first-time home buyer, ready to upgrade or scale down, just moving into the area, or need to transfer away, I would ask you to contact me and we can discuss what I can do to make your change seamless. I look forward to hearing from you! My name is Deborah Shambo and I am a full-time real estate salesperson with River Hills Properties LLC. I want to exceed your expectations!

Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright


Your local real estate agent.

Brandon Mosher

Brandon Mosher


Brandon Mosher was born and raised in Little Falls, NY. Currently, he focuses geographically on areas from Little Falls to New Hartford. Brandon splits his time between the Little Falls area and setting up shop in the Utica office.

Brandon has lived in the Mohawk Valley his entire life. He has a deep passion for connecting with each wonderful community within the Mohawk Valley and Utica areas. “Growing up in the valley and knowing everyone from each of these close0knit towns has really allowed me to enhance my ability to know the localized market of the area. This projects and creates better efficiency in buying and selling homes.” Along with Brandon’s educational background in Finance and Real Estate, it is his unrivaled passion for the real estate industry. From a young age, Brandon had been involved with helping his father complete contracting jobs on homes. This prospered into a love for the other side of the market; buying and selling homes. Brandon knew from a young age he wanted to pursue real estate as it is an entrepreneurial career path that allows him to give back and help create happy thriving communities.

Jacqueline Thompson

Jacqueline Thompson


Hello, my name is Jackie. I was born and raised in the lovely Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. I understand that buying and selling a home is one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life and as part of the River Hills Property team, I will provide you with exceptional real estate services and unparalleled customer care to ensure you feel confident with your decision to hire me. With an understanding of your needs and wants, I will bring the highest level of care, commitment, and compassion to your transaction and will do everything in my power to ensure you have a positive and seamless buying and selling experience.


Victoria Santopadre


Victoria covers all of Mohawk Valley, but also nearby regions such as Central, North Country, the Southern Tier, and the Capital District. She still resides in her hometown, Little Falls, NY, where she raised her two sons, Nathan and Alex. She has an intimate knowledge of her town and the surrounding region that only a true native could possess. As a real estate agent, she helps foster her community, whether it’s through helping people find their first house, or dream home. Over her 30 years in the dental field, she found that building trusting relationships was essential in offering quality service. Her passion for working for others spurred her move into real estate: “I always enjoy getting to know people — hearing about their goals, dreams, favorite movies, their kids’ favorite movies, so by the end of the process, I’m proud to say I’ve helped new friends take a big step in their life journey. I Iove watching people walk through their door for the first time, keys in hand, the look on their faces saying that this town, this community, their new place — is truly home.

JoAnne Suppa

JoAnne Suppa


JoAnne Suppa is a full-time real estate agent who knows the Mohawk Valley and all that it has to offer. Building interpersonal relationships are her forte. Selling or finding you a home to fit your wants, needs, and character is what she does best. We at River Hills work for you. That’s what we do!

Leslie Zeniou

(718) 354-7615

I’m pleased to continue my downstate real estate career here in the Mohawk Valley and surrounding areas with the added benefit of joining RiverHills Properties. I chose River Hills over any other brokerage due to their 'WOW' marketing and service protocols as well as a family atmosphere. My mission is to provide you with exceptional service whether you are a seller or a buyer or both resulting in a highly satisfying outcome and experience for you and your family. I’ll be with you every step of the way! Most sales I participated in were Victorians. The most memorable sale I participated in was a stunning Queen Anne Victorian, originally an extravagant wedding gift from a wealthy beer baron to his daughter with “no expenses spared”. It was that amazing—more like a museum, so filled with details and was featured on an HBO program: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ which ran for 5 seasons. Smaller residences were included – In creating ads I was always striving to present the ‘unique’ and ‘best’ qualities and advantages of each home no matter how big or how small. I worked with buyers with a deep interest in their needs and preferences in locating ‘just the right one’. I look forward to serving you and your family!

Benjamin Skibinski

Cell: 315-868-4198

My name is Benjamin Skibinski and I am a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with The Mosher Team at River Hills Properties LLC. I am excited to be a part of this group because of their exceptional track record of placing the needs of the client first and foremost. The standard that is sought after is that going the extra mile for the client is the norm and I truly believe that is how every client involved in a real estate transaction should be treated.

I have spent my entire life in and around the Mohawk Valley and have become very familiar with all that it has to offer. A majority of my adult life I have spent in the public safety sector. I have developed a better sense of the values portrayed by the residents of the Mohawk Valley through this experience. Time and time again I have witnessed small communities come together to accomplish great things which is one of the most remarkable attributes of the area. I truly enjoy living in this area and serving the residents of the Mohawk Valley and look forward to serving them in a real estate capacity.

Whether you have lived in the Mohawk Valley your entire life like myself or you are looking to come to the area I will do my best to assist you in locating the property that best fits your needs.

John Sageer

My name is John Sageer, and I am a 120% full time real estate professional. I work full time in the field and am a multi-million dollar top producer at River Hills Properties. In my first full year of real estate I received the President’s award that is only given to top performers of our firm. My earlier professional life centered on restaurant management. I have opened and operated numerous restaurants along the east coast, spanning all the way down to Orlando Florida. The direct correlation between real estate and restaurant management is HOSPITALITY! In order to be successful in either profession you must first and most importantly be hospitable. My love for the Mohawk Valley has brought me back HOME where today, I raise my 3 boys with the help of my beautiful wife, Lynsi. When I’m not out hustling houses you will find me taking in all that our beautiful city of Utica has to offer. From grabbing a bite to eat at any one of our fabulous restaurants to catching a live show at the historic Stanley Theatre. If you’re a sports fanatic like myself you’ll love that Utica is also home to the Utica Comets, the AHL farm team of the Vancouver Canucks. Utica has seen such a growth spurt in the last few years and there is no end in sight as we continue to grow. From our brand new, state of the art Wynn Hospital in the downtown district, or the ever expanding Harbor Point project to Wolf Speed located on the Suny Poly campus in Marcy. Wolf Speed is the world’s largest silicon carbide fabrication facility, creating thousands of high paying jobs. Allow me the opportunity and privilege to share with you the many highlights of the Mohawk Valley as we search together for your next home. If you are looking to sell your home, you will be equally satisfied and impressed at how we go about our business at River Hills Properties. We are the only agency locally that does not use an electronic lock box. At River Hills Properties we will be there every step of the way from every showing, home inspection, appraisal and the final walk through. You will NEVER see a lockbox on a million dollar home and you sure as hell will NEVER see a lockbox on a River Hill’s home! Call me day or night and allow me the opportunity to exceed all of your real estate needs.

Cell: (315) 796-8164

Danielle Bly

Danielle Bly

Cell: 315-717-6071

Growing up in a large farming family, I’ve lived in the Mohawk Valley my entire life and have great knowledge of the area. After graduating with my Bachelors in Psychology, I’ve spent most of my career in the Human Services field while also working as a Hairdresser for the last decade. I believe that my experience with individuals & families of all backgrounds will allow me to be the best advocate possible for my clients through one of the most important decisions of their lives. I value the importance of building trusting relationships and am eager to be a reliable resource throughout the entire process of home buying and selling. My top priority will always be to ensure my clients are represented with the utmost professionalism!

I’m very grateful for this opportunity to be welcomed into a group of amazing realtors and equally excited to contribute to the success!

Danielle Bly
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
The Mosher Team LLC
at River Hills Properties LLC
Contact: 315-717-6071
525 Albany St, Little Falls, New York


Bryan Bennett

Cell: (315) 868-0860

My name is Bryan Bennett and I’m a licensed real estate salesperson with the incredible Mosher Team at River Hills Properties.

Growing up in central New York, I was an active member of our community. I learned the importance of teamwork, accountability, punctuality, and professionalism. Using these skills, I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Professional Photographic Illustration & a concentration in photojournalism.

After graduating from RIT, I spent a few years traveling wherever my camera would bring me, eventually settling back here in Central New York! You may have seen me on the Buffalo Bills sidelines, Syracuse basketball & football games, or photographing COVID baseball for clients such as Getty Images, NASCAR, MLB, and many more. My experience in networking & photography has offered me the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people across different industries which is advantageous to my growth as a realtor. I can not only photograph your home, I can effectively market it & sell it too!

Real Estate has always been an interest of mine, and with the right timing, I was able to turn that interest into a reality. I am immensely excited and grateful to begin this next chapter with this incredible team of agents.

While under my representation, I ensure the utmost support and availability for both buyers & sellers through the entirety of their real estate journey. It may be intimidating, but I'm here to help!

Bryan M. Bennett
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
The Mosher Team at River Hills Properties

Makenzi L. Enos

Cell: (315) 335-4970

Hello! I am Makenzi Enos, and I have been a life-long Roman. Being born and raised in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley has allowed me to see firsthand the growth and potential that the area has come to realize. My professional experiences have given me the opportunity to become familiar with the educational pathways available to both children and adults, as well as the recreational advantages that our region offers to families and individuals alike.

I, myself, am a homebody, so I understand the desire to have a place that you can enjoy as your own and I believe everyone deserves that opportunity. It would be my honor to help you buy or sell a home, because a home is more than just four walls, it is a place for you to create memories that you will cherish for years to come and fill with people you love.

Stacey & William McAdams

Stacey & William McAdams

Cell Phone: (315) 520-3885

We’re Bill and Stacey McAdams, although many know us as Polly and Tad from
the radio. While we have traveled considerable miles across the great USA,
we have called Central New York home for nearly 20 years. We chose to end
our travels and remain here because of the great people we have met and the
spectacular views from the Mohawk Valley to the Adirondacks and Catskills
Mountains. What a great place to live! With all the traveling and
relocating, we are experienced in how difficult and stressful it can be to
buy and sell a home if you don’t have the right realtor. After meeting
Robin and Bill at River Hills Properties and learning their unique approach
to finding the perfect place for you, we knew our next adventure would
keep us in CNY for years to come. There are many integral parts to River
Hills' “way of doing things.”

***No lock boxes, we will be the biggest cheerleader at every walk-thru of
your one-of-a-kind home. Showcasing all the features and armed with all the
knowledge and history of your castle.

***Tours of your home will be planned at your convenience and with 48-hour
notice, no last-minute scrambling to get dinner dishes done or
straightening up the décor.

***No concerns about pets getting loose or strangers going through your
personal belongings, we are there!

***we are there every step of the way, for tours, appraisals, and inspections.

We would be honored to have the opportunity to make your family’s buying,
selling, and relocating the easiest transition possible and not only meet,
but exceed your expectations. Please contacts us for a “free - no
obligation” consultation on what your home’s value and what the current
trends are in the market.

Jordan Kline

Cell Phone: (315)-408-4758

As someone who was born and raised in Northern New York, I am excited to be a part of the growth occurring around the area my family and I call home. I believe that my history in the area gives me the edge YOU need. It helps me to focus on your needs, wants and priorities whether it comes to making the decision to sell your current home or helping you to select your perfect place to call home. I will exceed expectations and will actively listen, guide, search and help in any way possible.

Are you Looking to sell your home? Stop worrying and let me handle that for you. Here at River Hills, we don’t follow the “lock box method.” I’ll be at every showing, inspection, appraisal, etc. to help ensure your home is respected and viewed with care. River Hills Properties is also home of the famous Information Books. I’ll take all the nuances of your home and turn them into an extraordinary book that will be the key! It will hold all of the information a buyer would need to choose your home. Are you looking to buy a home? Looking for a specific area or school district? Looking for a starter home? You’re in the right place. Looking to find some place that you can call your forever home? Let’s do this!

As your Real Estate Agent, I will always strive to ensure your experience is nothing short of non-stressful, exciting and as seamless as possible. I look forward to advocating for all my clients from start to finish. You and your needs are not just a transaction, they are an opportunity for me to be a part of your journey. A journey that I hope to continue with you throughout the years.

Let me take you from From Listed to Sold.....And all your real estate needs in between!

Tracey Pine

Cell Phone: (315)-542-8460

Hello, I'm Tracey Pine. My family and I moved from Los Angeles to the Mohawk Valley in 2006. It was a long road trip with 2 dogs, a 20 year old cat, and our 2 year old! Often, when folks learn I moved here from L.A., they'll look at me funny and ask, "Why?". Why not? It seems to me this area and its beauty is under appreciated. Homes are affordable and there's very little traffic! I'm from L.A. I should know. Plus, it's the best of both worlds. There's the bustle and nightlife of the city or the serenity of the country. Finding excitement at a casino or in a corn maze, seeing a Broadway show at The Stanley or hanging with friends at a dog-friendly brew pub….It's up to you! I have a customer-centric sales background and have always been drawn to homes, architecture, and design. Whether you're buying a home to put down roots or selling your home to start a new adventure, Let me help you make the transition easier. My focus is to make buying or selling your home, a positive experience. I'll be there from start to finish!

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