Tara Anderson | CEO and owner/broker

Tara Anderson was born and raised in Chico, California.  She graduated from UC Irvine in Business Economics with Cum Laude Honors and Phi Beta Kappa Honors.  Tara has extensive real estate investment knowledge and experience.  Previously, she worked at various commercial real estate investment firms in Orange County selling non-traded REITs, TIC's, and Private Placements in just about every real estate asset class.  She became a Real Estate Broker in 2010 and shortly thereafter, moved back to Chico to form Ballou Company.

In addition to her real estate career, Tara is very involved in the equestrian community and her family owns Camelot Equestrian Park in Butte Valley, California.  

Tara lives in Chico with her wonderful husband and daughter.  She rides horses competitively throughout California.

DRE: 01860993     |     Phone: (530) 518-5914     |     tara@balloucompany.com


Andy Anderson | CFO and Realtor

Andy Anderson was formally educated as a Mechanical Engineer and graduated from UC Irvine in 2008.  After working in the energy industry as a Professional Engineer, he was employed as a financial analyst for a boutique investment firm in Chico where he earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Andy’s mechanical knowledge and analytical skillset serves him well as the Chief Financial Officer of Ballou Company.

Outside of work, Andy enjoys raising his beautiful daughter and sharing life with his amazing wife, Tara Anderson.  His horse keeps him humble and he challenges himself through cycling and sailing.

DRE: 02087056     |     Phone: (530) 215-9316     |     andy@balloucompany.com


Sue Bartow | Realtor

Sue's background in real estate started with managing transactions for busy agents on the Central Coast, handling everything from REOs to residential, horse and ranch properties.  Today, she prides herself on developing strong, lasting relationships with her own real estate clients. She is dedicated, passionate, attentive and ready to utilize her vast network and skills to represent you or your property.

Having lived in various parts of the state, Sue most loves Northern California. She enjoys discovering more of her backyard of Nevada County and sharing with clients and friends all that it has to offer. Her network goes beyond the county limits into surrounding communities as well, assisting clients in Placer, Yuba, Sutter counties and even Southern California.

In addition to her real estate career, Sue and her husband own a modest cow-calf operation and several rental properties. Her husband is an active licensed contractor, providing Sue with invaluable access to knowledge of construction and building — a great asset for her clients! As a horse owner, rider and trainer, Sue is well known in the horse and ranching community in Nevada County and is your go-to agent for horse property sales. 

When not doing real estate, Sue enjoys riding and competing on her own horses, singing, gardening, running, crocheting, baking pies and running through gymkhana events while lead-lining her 3-yr old daughter. 

DRE: 02037097     |     Phone: (559) 972-2713     |     sue@balloucompany.com


Kendra DiGrazia | Realtor

Kendra Anderson has a B.S. in Agricultural Business from CSU, Chico.  Originally from Rocklin, she has lived in Chico since 2007.  She is a third generation real estate investor and second-generation REALTOR.  She is a member of the Chico Association of Realtors and The North Valley Property Owners Association.  She is also the owner of K. Anderson Rentals, managing her own residential rental properties in Chico.  As the daughter of a general contractor, Kendra has a broad knowledge of all aspects of planning, architecture and development of a home.

In 2014, she obtained her real estate license in order to pursue her vision of selling real estate, with an emphasis in residential, rural, equestrian and agricultural properties. With connections to the local agriculture industry, she knows the potential of investing in land in the North State. Along with an interest in the agriculture industry, Kendra is an avid equestrian and horse lover.

In 2015, Kendra joined forces with Homes for Heroes as a way to give back to those who serve our country and local communities. For more information on the nation's largest hero savings program and see if you can qualify for rebates and discounts, visit www.HomesForHeroes.com/affiliate/kendra-anderson.

If you want someone who is passionate and dedicated about representing you or your property, please contact Kendra. Visit Kendra's website and search the MLS for free at www.NorthStateLand.com.

DRE: 01946555     |     Phone: (530) 826-6778     |    kendra@balloucompany.com


Miranda Garrity | Realtor

Miranda Garrity has lived in Butte County for over 25 years. She feels so blessed to have grown up in such a unique community filled with such beauty, opportunities and tons of recreation! She grew up showing horses competitively through AQHA and also at local open events. A lot of life lessons were learned during this time!  Miranda became a Certified Massage Therapist in 2008 in pursuit of her passion in helping others. She worked at a local spa and also at a Chiropractor’s office for a couple years. Then, the greatest adventure in life started when she married her high school sweetheart Brian Garrity, and they started a family in their small hometown. Miranda and Brian have three active, curious, energetic, loving sons! Their family manages and farms Almonds in Durham and Chico, CA.  Construction is BIG in their family! Miranda’s Father –in-law, Brett Garrity, is a licensed contractor that has been building custom homes, remodels, and additions in the North Valley for over 23 years!  A family company was then created in 2015, Garrity Family Properties, in pursuit of providing the community with quality, unique homes.  Miranda has many local connections providing her knowledge and resources to up-to-date topics in the industry, and also the understanding of the market.  Miranda is driven, attentive to detail, understands the importance of time, and cares so much about her role as a Real Estate Agent.

 “I am so honored to be in this business and look forward to the future in helping my clients in their journey with real estate!”

DRE: 02088204     |     Phone: (530) 864-1816     |     miranda@balloucompany.com


Crystal Knight | Realtor

Crystal Knight has a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Concordia University. She is a Southern California Native spending most her life in South Orange County. She started her Real Estate career at a boutique commercial real estate management company in Newport Beach, CA. There she was the Assistant Property Manager of over 1 million square feet spread out between 5 different properties of multi-tenant office buildings all class A or B. From there she dove into residential real estate with a passion for equestrian properties. She worked for Ballou in 2017 working on ranch property in Agua Dulce and helping buyers in South Orange County. She took some time off in 2018 and welcomed a baby girl in January 2019! Crystal and her husband own a condo in Mission Viejo. Crystal rides western dressage and dressage in Nellie Gail. Even though Orange County has sparse equestrian property Crystal has seen most of it from the trails.  Crystal’s passionate about keeping horses in Orange County and her goal is to help you see the potential in every home. Whether its a condo close to an equestrian center or a house in Trabuco Canyon she knows where the niches are and always has her boots in her car ready to walk the hillsides for the perfect home!

DRE: 01881754     |     Phone: (949) 293-6002     |     crystalk012@gmail.com


Lauren Knight | REALTOR

Lauren Knight was born and raised in Northern California. In 2011 she obtained her B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and went on to graduate from Sacramento State with a second B.S. in Nursing in 2014. She moved to Chico in 2014 where she began working at the Feather River Hospital Emergency Department as a Registered Nurse. After having her beautiful daughter in 2018, Lauren decided to take some time off from nursing and pursue a career in real estate.  

Lauren grew up competing in the Eventing world and riding in Pony Club. She now rides her two horses in her free time, and hopes to one day share her passion for horses with her daughter. 

Lauren currently lives in Chico with her amazing husband and beautiful daughter. She is looking forward to sharing her unique experiences and skillset to help clients find the perfect home.

DRE: 02098135     |     Phone: 530-391-7453     |     lauren@balloucompany.com


Amy Nelms | Realtor

Amy Nelms is the sixth generation of her family in Butte Valley. She graduated California State University Chico with a B.A. in Public Relations in Journalism and minors in English and Agriculture with Magna Cum Laude honors. She returned to Chico State and graduated with her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2013. She has been teaching elementary school in Oroville since 2014.

Amy has four horses and has a lifelong dedication to improving her horsemanship skills. She enjoys riding on her family’s ranch and attends Buck Brannaman clinics every year in California, Oregon, and Nevada. She has a passion for furthering her education in horsemanship, teaching, and real estate. She obtained her real estate sales license in 2018 and is excited to share her knowledge of the Butte Valley area to help clients find the perfect home.

DRE: 02063589     |     Phone: (530) 370-8569     |    amy@balloucompany.com


Ashley Taylor | Realtor

Ashley is a 6th generation rancher from the Fall River Valley. She graduated from Fall River High School and then went on to get a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from Chico State University. Ashley received her real estate license in college and moved back to Fall River Valley shortly thereafter.  She enjoys showing people the diverse area and sharing with them the many activities her region has to offer. She loves sharing with people her knowledge of the area and helping people find a place just for them.  Ashley services clients in Shasta County, Lassen County, and the surrounding areas of Northeast California.

DRE: 01927097     |     Phone: (530) 604-2918     |     ashley@balloucompany.com