Our People

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  Adam Van Winkle is the Founder of The Turtlestone Group. He has been active in growing the firm and helping agents find a system that works for them. Mr. Van Winkle's goal is to explore and implement industry solutions for the benefit of others.  He has been a California licensed real estate broker since 2006. Mr. Van Winkle received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. He enjoys tennis, snowboarding, crossfit workouts and traveling. 

  Caroline Wells is a certified Transaction Coordinator and our Office Manager. With experience in management, she supports company operations by organizing, maintaining office systems, assisting with filing, monitoring, and organizing documents. Ms. Wells studied Social Sciences at California State University, Chico. She enjoys Tai Chi, reading and home improvement.

Mark Van Winkle is a California licensed real estate agent and our Operations Manager. With experience in Management, he oversees daily operations with emphasis on supporting our new agents and assisting with transaction coordinating. He has studied Business, Political Science and History at California State University-Sacramento. His hobbies include Bird Watching, Boating and Hiking. 

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Jon Danzig is an active licensed real estate agent and the branch manager of our Menifee office. With experience in client acquisition and transaction management, he works to show other agents the Turtlestone advantage. He enjoys family, kayaking and the stock market. 


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Michael Saeltzer is a branch manager of the Sacramento office and a third generation Sacramentan with a wealth of knowledge regarding where the communities in the region have been and where they are going. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, UC Berkeley and obtained his Master's degree at CSU. Michael is known for his passion for giving back to the city through philanthropic endeavors, his support of local businesses, and his dedication to advancing the arts. As such, his office features a continually changing display of artistic expression by the region's finest artists. 

Lauren Narvaez is the Director of Marketing. With experience in media and communication, Ms. Narvaez works to promote and enhance Turtlestone’s strategic plan of expanding business in the real estate market. Ms. Narvaez received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, exploring nature and traveling.