Meet the Team

Gary Scott

Team Leader

Gary a resident of our beautiful desert since 1977,has been counseling BUYERS and SELLERS of real estate since 1990. Gary always greets his clients with a firm hand-shake and a warm smile. He lives by his belief "Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you."

Gary has found that all people really want from a Realtor is integrity, hard work & communication. Committed to maintaining his reputation as "the Realtor you can trust", Gary with his high standards, will always help you make the right decision!

Tay Fried


Tay made her first investment in Real Estate in 1971 in Irvine, California where she worked at the time.  After completing a very successful career in Banking and Finance, including serving as the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and major Real Estate lender at an area commercial bank, she moved to the Coachella Valley.

Her first Coachella Valley personal investment was in Palm Desert in 1984.  Since then she has accumulated several personal Real Estate investments in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and Indio.  Tay was so enamored with the local Coachella Valley real estate environment that she obtained her Salesperson’s license from the Department of Real Estate.  She continues to manage her own properties as well as buying, selling and leasing that of numerous clients.   

Chris Scott


Born and raised in the beautiful Coachella Valley and passionate about where I live! I pride myself on the work I do for my clients and my community. I am the numbers guy.  Those I serve appreciate my analysis because it gives them that extra confidence boost to tackle their goals. Educating my clients on the actual numbers, nailed down through detailed research, is what gets me out of bed before the alarm goes off every morning. Having a mom and dad who are both long term realtors, I learned early to care for and serve people in real estate and in life.

Kim Bragdon

Escrow Officer

Kim comes to SD County Escrow with over 25 years in the escrow business and has earned the nickname given to her by real estate agents of “Kimpossible”. She opened and managed two highly successful escrow offices in San Diego and Palm Desert. Having lived in the desert for the past 12 years, she knows the Coachella Valley very well and says there is nowhere else she would rather live.

Kim’s philosophy is open communication. She says, “Communication and exceptional customer service are two of the most valuable tools in our industry”. She loves working in the escrow industry because it allows her to be part of making people’s dreams come true and she loves sharing in the excitement of a transaction.  Her professionalism and attentiveness throughout the entire transaction, together with high ethical standards, are qualities that she brings to the table to ensure the successful close of your transaction.

When she is not in the office, Kim enjoys traveling, hiking the desert mountains and spending time with her family.

Michelle Anselmo

Transaction Coordinator

A Coachella Valley resident since 1991, Michelle has over 18 years of Real Estate experience as a both a Real Estate Agent, representing buyers and sellers and a Transaction Coordinator, working as a liaison between agents, clients, escrow companies and brokers. Michelle manages all the transaction details for both listings and sales, communicates with lenders, escrow officers and other agents to facilitate a smooth process from start to finish. She has a reputation for being extremely detailed, knowledgeable, organized and exceptionally effective in coordinating even the most complicated real estate transactions.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a California Real Estate Broker’s License as well as being a CAR Certified Transaction Coordinator (CTC).

Oralia Castillo


Hello, my name is Oralia Castillo. I have been in the service industry for seven years. I like helping our clients with the transaction for their new home. I am bilingual and work closely with the hispanic community.