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 thru my childhood years and presently I live in Oxford. I am married to Ryan LaVerdiere and we have three sons, Dexter and Davis whom attend The University of Maine and Eli who 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 as we watch many football, hockey, basketball 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 lady! My reputation means everything to me and I commit to continue to increase my popularity base.
The right home starts with the right broker.
Contact me and see why I am the right broker for you!


Pam Sessions Broker

I was born & raised in Gray/New Gloucester, I graduated from Buckfield High School in 2001 and graduated with a AAS degree in Business from Central Maine Community College in 2003. I started selling real estate in 2006, 9 years later I am still going strong and enjoying my career. I take great pride and joy in helping buyers and sellers make their dreams come true. No matter the time it takes to accomplish the sale, I will be here.

Dedicated, Hardworking, Honest, creative and Detail Oriented, I bring these personal traits to assist my clients in their real estate transactions. I build close relationships with all my clients by listening, acknowledging, relating and understanding their needs throughout the entire real estate purchase. It gives me pleasure daily to help buyers and sellers make their dreams become reality. I am a strong believer that "If you Dream it, You Can Achieve it!"

I reside in Harrison with my husband Nate, cat Piper, and son Ryan. My husband and I are active in the community as well as the Harrison Fire Department. I sell in Oxford and Cumberland Counties.

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 30+ years. I have more than 20 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 schools, neighborhoods, taxes, nearby hiking trails, local watering holes, and just about anything else of interest.

It’s great to do business close to home and to stay in touch with folks at coffee shops and at events around town. In addition to residential sales and seller representation, I specialize in buying and selling vacation homes and land on and 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 with the U.S. Department of Defense who has been deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. I have a son who studies at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and two adult daughters. I welcomed my first granddaughter this past summer; her name is Rosemary and I sneak to visit her whenever possible.

When not with Rosemary or out showing property, I spend my time snowshoeing, hiking, reading, watching live music, camping, restoring my 250 year old farmhouse, golfing, enjoying microbrews, camping and traveling with friends and family. I am a member of the Mahoosuc Land Trust, stay annually at the Bethel Inn condos, and am an avid participant in Mt. Abram’s monthly full moon hikes.

Well known for my enthusiasm and friendliness, I’m almost always available to chat -- and am 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.
• 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

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

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.

Active in my church, I am currently serving as a deacon and have previously served on the board of trustees. I also served for nine years as a member of the board of trustees at Western Maine Health and as a corporator of Norway Savings Bank. 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


Mike Loveless Sales Agent

I am very excited to join Bearfoot Realty because of their proven track record of professionalism and integrity. I grew up in South Paris and graduated from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in 1996. Growing up I was very active in athletics and love that the area has so much to offer for an active lifestyle.

After high school I attended the University of Maine, Orono, where I graduated with a degree in education and spent ten years teaching and coaching before making the switch to real estate. In my transition from education to real estate I have been employed as a carpenter doing everything from a new build to home renovations. I have great confidence that I will be able to transfer the skills I gained as an educator and carpenter into all of my endeavors in real estate.
I take great pride in being honest, ethical, professional and loyal in everything I do, this is a philosophy that will be always be with me in all that I do. Real estate has always been a long time passion of mine and I am looking forward to turning it into a fruitful career
My wife Angela and I moved back to the area in 2011 after spending several years away. I feel that our time “away” gave me a great perspective on what the Oxford Hills region has to offer. We made a conscience decision to raise our two boys here and I look forward to helping you find your next property.

Mike can be reached at 207-539-6060 (office), 207-712-8545 (cell) or



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