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ABOUT: Suzanne Menendez-Herbst

Living in Monterey nearly her entire life Suzanne was raised in "Old Town Monterey" in a quiet neighborhood that is still referred to as "Spaghetti Hill". When the streets were filled with children on bikes, everyone walked to school and Del Monte Blvd was only two lanes.

Suzanne has a personal connection with Monterey that goes back 3 generations. She not only has an intimate knowledge of the landscape, homes and neighborhoods of Monterey but also of the magic of this Coastal Paradise.

Suzanne prides herself in having knowledge in all areas regarding the Monterey Peninsula. After attending UC Davis and San Jose State college Suzanne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.

She then worked for Pacific Bell as a Marketing Engineer for 15 years and retired early to spend more time with her 3 children. After a few years she and her husband Mark decided to return to the Peninsula to raise their children close to family and the beautiful community they had both been raised in.

She became a Real Estate Broker and purchased Harbor Realty with a partner and began her very successful Real Estate career. After several years they decided to merge with another prosperous Real Estate Company...Shankle Real Estate. Her personal ties to the Monterey Peninsula continued when she began working at Shankle Real Estate.

Shankle Real Estate was established in 1956 and is a 3rd generation family owned brokerage on the Peninsula. It has continued to be ranked #1 in units sold (for both listings and sales) and are #2 overall in dollar volume and market share. The agency has 25 agents with an average experience per agent in excess of 20 years and consistently ranks at the top in transactions per agent.


  • Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • Board of Directors - Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • Professional Standards Committee - Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • Ethic Advocate - Monterey County Association of Realtors.
  • Grievance Review Committee - Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Monterey County Women's Council of Realtors
  • Chairperson - City of Monterey Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Member and Corporate Sponsor of The Monterey County Youth Museum
  • Volunteer/ Supporter of the Scholtz Park Senior Center
  • Volunteer and Founder of the San Carlos Church Youth Group
  • Monterey High School PTA President, Treasurer
  • Monterey High School Chairperson - Sober Graduation Committee
  • Member - Friends of the Monterey Public Library Committee