Meet Our Team:

Bearfoot Realty is committed to providing you with the best home buying or selling experience possible. Our team has a proven track record of success, integrity and customer satisfaction! Please feel free to call or stop by and check us out!

Monica LaVerdiere Owner, Broker
Board Member, President-Elect Western Maine Board of Realtors

I work in the same area as I grew up. West Paris was my home through my childhood years and presently I live in Oxford. I am married to Ryan LaVerdiere and we have three sons, Eli, Dexter and Davis Turner. Dexter and his wife Andrea have completed have successfully finished their schooling and now reside in South Paris, Davis attends The University of Maine and Eli attends Oxford Elementary. Living in Oxford Hills my whole life has not only given me a great knowledge of the area, but also a great love and appreciation for its history. I stayed in the Oxford Hills area to give our boys the same happy childhood as I had. Life with the boys has and continues to be busy, but so rewarding through decades of supporting them with football, hockey, basketball, track and baseball games. In 2005, after spending 16 years in banking and an additional 5 years in business management, I started my career in real estate. My dream has always been to be a successful business owner and I opened Bearfoot Realty in 2010. What started out as two broker team, grew to several motivated, honest and hard-working brokers whom has made us into the number office in our area. I have been active on the Western Maine Board of Realtors for many years, being its President for the years 2011 and 2012. I was voted as the Western Maine Realtor of the Year in 2013. Myself and my Bearfoot Realty Team was voted as The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Rising Stars in 2014. I am proud to be honest, ethical, ambitious, loyal, friendly, creative and a downright hardworking woman! My reputation means everything to me and I commit to continue to increase my popularity base.

Pam Sessions Broker

Licensed since 2006 and part of the Bearfoot team since 2012. I am detail oriented, organized, honest, and a true believer that communication is the key to a succesful transaction. I build close relationships with my clients, I enjoy helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs through the good & bad of a transaction. I specialize in residential, land, & multi-family homes primarily in Cumberland, Oxford, & Androscoggin counties, 1 hour any direction from my hometown of Harrison. Repeat and referred clients are the backbone of my business.

Giving back to my community is important to me, by featuring local businesses, giveaways, and supporting other local businesses by purchasing closing gifts for my clients I accomplish this monthly.

I reside in Harrison with my Husband Nate, and our 2 young sons,  Ryan 7, Alex 5.

Pam can be reached at 207-539-6060, 207-740-6351 or

Miranda Derenburger Agent

As a lifelong Oxford Hills native I am very excited to be joining the sales team here at Bearfoot Realty, LLC. I was raised in this area and attended the local schools. After high school I went away to college at the University of Southern Maine where I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and took courses in education, biology and athletic training. I also was a member of the soccer and volleyball teams and was a two year captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams. After college I returned to the Oxford Hills and have worked at local hospitals and nursing care facilities in the area. I began my real estate career with Bearfoot Realty, LLC. in August of 2011 and I am excited and motivated to help others reach their real estate goals in the area; whether it is selling their property or purchasing their dream home. I have great knowledge of the Oxford Hills area and surrounding towns as well as the honesty, loyalty and dedication to see your goals through. I also have been a horse owner and lover for 20+ years and have a special interest and knowledge of farm and equine properties. Give us a call at Bearfoot Realty, LLC so we can help you be successful in all of your real estate endeavors.

Lorie Olson Broker

I was born in Rumford, raised in Bethel, and have lived in the Oxford Hills for the last 35+ years! I have more than 25 years of experience in the housing and real estate industries in Western Maine. There is nothing more satisfying than listening to the needs of families and couples, and helping them choose just the right home. I know the area well and know just about everyone in the area. I can give you the scoop on the schools, neighborhoods, taxes, nearby hiking trails, best farm stands, local watering holes, and just about anything else of interest. It’s great to do business close to home in a community that I love. In addition to residential sales and buyer representation, I specialize in buying and selling vacation homes and land on many or near many of the area’s mountains, lakes, and ponds. I live in South Paris with my partner, Paul Ricci, also a native of the area, and an employee of the Department of Defense, DCMA. We enjoy sharing our farmhouse, on Mount Mica, with friends and family.
When not showing property or enjoying my granddaughters, I spend my time showshoeing, hiking, reading, watching live music, camping, golfing, enjoying microbrews, National Parks, and traveling with family and friends. I saw music shows last year in eight different states, from California to Maine! I also visited several National Parks and National monuments, from Dry Tortugas to Joshua Tree. I am on the Board of Directors of the Western Foothills Land Trust, and the Paris Public Library. I also lead hiking, walking, and kayaking adventures for Western Maine Health.
I love real estate. Well know for my enthusiasm, positive attitude, and friendliness, I’m almost always available to chat - and happy to answer any of your questions.

Lorie can be reached at 207-539-6060, 207-890-3814 or

Thomas A. Kennison Broker

Born and Raised in the Oxford Hills, I have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren which live in the Oxford Hills area. Since 1973 my lifelong career has been real estate, even though I have owned and/or been a partner in Mt Abram Ski Area, The Trolley House Restaurant, Ray's Sheet Metal Plumbing and Heating and Western Maine Surveying. Finding and selling homes for people is what is most satisfying to me. My Hobbies; when time allows, are skiing, golfing, motorcycle riding, building and driving pre-1948 street rods. I am very involved in the community which is one of my passions as I would like to leave a better place for my children and grandchildren to live and work in.

Real Estate:
• Owner / Operator Kennison Real Estate since 1973
• Past President, Western Maine Board of Realtors
• Past Sec. Treas., Western Maine Board of Realtors
• Realtor of the Year, Western Maine Board of Realtors
• Former Member, WMBoR Arbitration Committee
• Former Member, Maine Association of Realtors
• Legal Affairs and Document Preparation Committee
• Current Member, WMBoR Public Relations Committee
• Life Member of Maine Association and Western Maine
..Board of Realtors
• Owner Western Maine Surveying Inc.

I can be reached at 207-539-6060
or on my cell at 207-743-1000.

• Chair, Town of Oxford Economic Development Committee
• Chair/trustee, Town of Oxford Water District
• Deputy Moderator, Town of Oxford Town meetings
• Member Oxford Comprehensive Plan Committee
• Member Oxford Zoning Committee
• Past President, Oxford Hills Rotary Club
• Past Rotarian of the Year
• Past Master, Oxford Lodge #18 of Free and Accepted Masons
• Current President, Norway Country Club
• Past State Representative, National Street Rod Association
• Former Director, Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce
• Former member, National Ski Patrol
• Former Emergency Medical Technician

Val Weston Realtor, G.R.I.

A fifth generation native of Norway, I am a graduate of Oxford Hills High School and the University of Maine at Orono. I live in Norway with my husband Chris, and between us we have 5 adult children and 11 grandchildren. For 36 years, I owned Village Square Realty in Norway and am a lifetime member of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. I was named Realtor of the Year after serving as its president. I hold a Realtor, G.R.I. designation and am also a member of the Maine Association of Realtors as well as the National Association of Realtors. Community service has always been a priority for me, having been a member of the Rotary Club of Oxford Hills since 1987, serving a year as its president and receiving its Rotarian of the year award. Also a past president of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, I have been a member through my former office for many years. As a life-long resident of the area, I take a great deal of pride in my home town and its surroundings and am eager to share my knowledge with both buyers and sellers.

Val can be reached at 207-539-6060 (office), 207-890-5971 (cell) or

Tamara Baker-Silver Associate Broker
Vice President Western Maine Board of Realtors

Being a lifelong resident, I love living & working in our beautiful state of Maine. I am originally from West Paris and enjoyed all that came along with growing up in a small town. As a young girl, I also spent summers with my sister and grandparents swimming and canoeing on Christopher Lake in Bryant Pond and snowmobiling, sledding and ice-skating in the winter. I went to college in Northern Maine at the University of Fort Kent & fell in love with the “county” culture and people. I always look forward to going back to visit the area. For the past 30 years, I have resided in North Norway with my husband, Bill. We are now empty-nesters. When not working, you can find Bill and I attending music festivals, kayaking on Western Maine’s lakes & ponds and spending time with family and friends. We have a beautiful daughter who attended the Oxford Hills school system and then went on to graduate from Plymouth State College & Franklin Pierce. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and resides with her wife in Manchester, NH.

I spent years working in the building industry and am very knowledgeable in new construction. I also have vast experience in the Logistics field, including warehouse construction and procurement. The past ten years, I spent my career in the paper industry in various leadership roles. I was fortunate to work for a company who trained me to always strive for operational excellence. After spending many hours on a plane traveling the country, I decided it was time to come back and spend time with my family & friends living and working in the community that I love so much. You will find that I am extremely hardworking and passionate. I am a good listener and very detailed. One of my core values is understanding my customer’s needs and providing solutions and guidance that will exceed expectations. I will always go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get the job done. I pride myself in being honest, dependable and providing exceptional customer service. I live by the Wizard of Oz theory: “You must have brains, courage and heart”. I am a true believer there is nothing more important than being KIND to others.

Tammy can be reached at 207-539-6060 (office), 207-931-5131 (cell) or

Becca Marcinuk Associate Broker

Being a lifelong resident of Maine I love working in a wide area across the state! I was born and raised in North Yarmouth and graduated from Greely High School. I now reside in Yarmouth with my family, including my husband, Jared, beautiful daughter, Madeline and two dogs, Bo and Barley. I have worked mostly in Oxford, Androscoggin, and Cumberland counties but love to continue to experience other areas as well. My family owns and manages several rental properties in Lewiston/Auburn and the Oxford Hills, which has provided me with extensive knowledge of the area and a unique perspective on some of the aspects of the real estate industry. I have taken courses in both business and human resources at Southern Maine Community College, and worked in customer service for over 15 years. When time allows I have a number of interests including hiking, fly fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, or going on adventures with my dogs. I love everything this beautiful state has to offer. I believe that loyalty and integrity are cornerstones to any relationship, and I look forward to building more relationships with clients and the community. Being a part of the Bearfoot sales team gives me the opportunity to work with individuals and families to meet their goals and make dreams come true. I will always be open to chat and answer any questions. Give us a call at Bearfoot Realty, so we can help you achieve all of your real estate goals!

Becca can be reached at 207-539-6060 (office), 207.653.0572 (cell) or

Tanya LeBlond Agent

While I was born in Massachusetts, I spent most of my years growing up in Brownfield. I graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1995 and have always valued being able to learn with such a diverse population of students from all around the world. After meeting my husband Marc, a born and raised Oxford Hills resident, we decided to raise our family in Otisfield, so they could grow up in this amazing community. Our daughter Madison is getting ready to graduate from Husson University, and our son Ty is a freshman at the University of New England. When I am not traveling to watch Ty play football, I enjoy spending time with our extended family; we are all super competitive and take games very seriously, especially croquet. With a background in Speech & Language Pathology, I understand the importance of clear and effective communication, as well the art of listening, and hold those qualities to the highest standards both professionally and personally. I bring an organized, detail oriented, honest approach to my clients, as well as to my team! As one of the newer agents in the office, I am excited to work with individuals and families to help them reach their real estate goals/dreams. Give me a call, I would love to chat with you, hear about your real estate goals, and answer any questions that you have!

Tanya can be reached at 207-539-6060 (office), 207.583-7682 (cell) or

Dorcey Dunn Sales Agent/Assistant to Pam Sessions

In June of 2021, I joined the Bearfoot team as an assistant to Pam Sessions. Working closely with Pam gives me the opportunity to learn and increase my knowledge in the real estate industry and to better help my future clients and grow my business with confidence. I grew up in Bethel, ME where I resided until I met my now husband and moved to the Oxford Hills area in 2007. I have a background in banking and customer service. I enjoy working with people and feel that honesty and communication are key. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 4 girls. You can usually find us on a sports field, whether it be soccer, basketball or softball. I am in the process of taking my associate brokers course and look forward to growing with the Bearfoot team.

Tanya can be reached at 207-539-6060 (office), 207.890-9000 (cell) or



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