Our Team

Enjoying since the '60s. Owners since the '80s. Carrying on the legacy forever.

Rick Sawyer, "The Hollister Ranch Broker"

As a teenager in the '60s Rick frequently accessed the HR prior to the land becoming a subdivision. In the '70s, he lived in the HR bunkhouse employed as a cowboy with the first cattle operations--among his duties was aiding the original HR Broker when buyers were shown property on horseback.

He and his wife Kathy soon purchased an HR parcel, raised his family on the HR and neighboring Rancho San Julian, and have been continually involved with the HR Owners Association and selling Hollister Ranch realty and nearby ranches/estates full-time ever since. They've owned six different HR parcels.

He moved to Santa Barbara County in 1965 to attend Midland School, and later UC Santa Barbara and Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Bear Sawyer

Bear grew up on the neighboring Rancho San Julian and has been an HR owner since childhood. He and his wife moved to Parcel 32, near Augustine beach and corrals, before leaving for Hawaii, Oregon, and Texas. They're raising their 4 kids to be informed and active stewards of the HR and enjoy all that it offers.

Bear has worked in legal, finance, and business development roles for both a major contractor and water technologies company. He is involved with cleantech startups, and assists estate owners with off-grid infrastructure and advanced security systems and training.

He earned a J.D., Environmental Law from the University of Oregon School of Law and B.A. from UCLA, and is a graduate of Midland School in Los Olivos, CA, and the nearby Vista de las Cruces K-8 school a few minutes from the Hollister Ranch gatehouse.