Larry Krogh

Larry Krogh

Words by Misty Hall

Although his office is in Ventura, real estate broker Larry Krogh has the Ojai Valley running through his veins. He’s Ojai born and raised, and a Nordhoff High School alum.

A lot of what he loved about the valley as a kid still rings true today — which he finds useful when helping buyers and sellers of ranches and luxury homes in the area.

“Ojai has a certain quaintness to it, and it is a relatively safe community,” said Krogh, partner and managing broker for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Ventura. “There’s more of a focus on keeping the integrity of the town, and not over-building. And there’s a real sense of community.”

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Heather Erickson

Heather Erickson

Photos/Words by Misty Hall

When Heather Erickson moved to Ojai from Thousand Oaks, there were lots of unknowns. She was just 15 and moving to a new town she’d never been to before, along with a new foster family.

Little did she know, Ojai would give her a full home and a fulfilling career. It would give her a husband of 27 years, Clint, who lived just down the street from her as a teen. Today, Erickson has six children, three grandchildren, and a thriving real estate business.

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Erik Wilde

Erik Wilde

Photos/Words by Logan Hall

Erik Wilde was born and raised in Ojai. He played on little league baseball teams in town, went to Ojai Rec Center dances, and watched movies with his friends at the Ojai Playhouse.

Like many young people growing up in a small town, he couldn’t wait to fly the coop beyond our quiet little valley and head out into the world. After spending a few years away he began to see that his old stomping grounds was still home.

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Debbie Scott

Debbie Scott

Photos/Words by Logan Hall

Debbie Scott is what you might call a lifer. Her dad and aunt were both Realtors, and everything in the family seemed to revolve around that industry in one way or another. 

“I basically started in real estate from a high chair,” she said. “Listening to my dad’s conversations around the dinner table, I developed an understanding of his business.”

After high school, her family moved to Ojai while she earned her graduate degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. From there, it would be a few more years before she would delve into the world of real estate. 

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Kelly Wiggins

Kelly Wiggins

Photo/Words by Logan Hall

Kelly Wiggins wears many hats in the Ojai Valley. Realtor, mother, philanthropist, community leader — one way or another she’s always on the go, making things happen and getting things done. 

Her combined family of six kids with her husband, Nordhoff High School varsity football head coach Lance Wiggins, would keep any parent on their toes. For Kelly, family responsibilities are just the beginning.

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Nate Minkel

Nate Minkel

Photos/Words by Logan Hall

If you had to describe Nate Minkel in a word, it would probably be “perseverance.” The 38-year-old LIV Sotheby’s International REALTOR  has been through thick and thin over the years. If ever the phrase, “you can’t keep a good man down,” was appropriate, it would be with Nate.

 

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