About Cathy

Turning houses into homes since 1980

Cathy Wade Shepard has been with Sotheby’s for over 10 years and has been a resident of Sonoma since 1974. Cathy served 3 terms as a Director of the California Association of Realtors and is a past President of the Sonoma Valley Chapter of REALTORS® and their REALTOR of the Year in 2013. She holds the designation as a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), the first one in Sonoma County. She holds the Certified Residential Brokerage Manager (CRB) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations, as well. In addition, Cathy has been a Notary Public for over 30 years and is a member of the National Notary Association.

Cathy has been active in a number of Sonoma community organizations. She is the past chairperson of the Sonoma Valley Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the founding president of the Friends of the Sonoma Valley Library, and a past president of the Sonoma High School Booster Club. Cathy has been “Turning Houses into Homes” for over 34 years. With her wealth of experience, Cathy brings to all of her transactions a unique blend of real estate savvy in addition to community and local trade awareness. Honesty, dedication and diligence have brought repeat clients and client referrals which are the cornerstone of Cathy’s clientele.


  • Member Parkpoint Athletic Club
  • Founding President and Life Member, Friends of Sonoma Valley Library
  • Sonoma Valley Citizens’ Advisory Commission, 1988-2002
  • President, Sonoma Valley HS Boosters Club 1988-90
  • Member St. Leo’s Catholic Church


  • Graduate Leadership Sonoma Valley, 1999
  • A.A. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1976
  • Attended Sonoma State University, Environmental Studies and Planning


  • California Real Estate broker since 1988
  • Member National and California Associations of Realtors
  • Member, North Bay Association of Realtors
  • State Director California Association of Realtors, 2002-2006
  • Board Member, Northern California Chapter CRB


  • Certified International Property Specialist, CIPS
  • Certified Residential Brokerage Manager, CRB
  • Certified Residential Property Specialist, CRS