Karen Lowe

Real Estate Broker, PMC
(760) 333-5197

A California native, Karen has been a resident of our beautiful desert since 1982. She is an avid hiker, rescue dog owner and equestrian. She proudly owns and rides a mustang horse and two donkeys adopted from the Bureau of Land Management.

Karen has volunteered for many local causes and events and is a long time volunteer for the Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. She loves the Morongo Basin; with its small-town atmosphere, friendly people, spectacular night skies and lovely landscapes. Karen genuinely likes people and very much enjoys working with the public.

Karen obtained her real estate license in 2005 after many years in the construction industry. In May 2017, she became the broker for Inspire Property Management as well as providing real estate sale services. In January 2019 she became the broker for Inspire Real Estate as well. She works with both buyers and sellers. She loves the real estate business and making clients happy is her #1 goal.


Julianne Bruley

Real Estate Broker Associate, GRI, EPro and MRP Certified
(760) 792-2090

Born and raised in central Wisconsin, Julianne visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2000 and fell in love with the area. After buying and selling property in Wisconsin , she bought her first home in 2001 and never looked back. Being able to be outdoors for the majority of the year, was the major attraction for moving to this area. “We are within 2 hours of everything you could hope to do; surf at the beach, ski at Big Bear, see concerts, plays, or shop in LA, (our local shows are absolutely fabulous too), Disney, have lunch in downtown Palm Springs, ride a tram, go birding at the Salton Sea, and of course, hike and climb in the National Park. Yucca Valley and the surrounding Morongo Basin have a small town feel and an ease that other areas in southern California may have outgrown. It is this ease that makes me proud of being a business owner in Yucca Valley.”


Taylor Dittmer

Office Manager
(760) 780-7658

Taylor was born and raised in beautiful Southern California. She is married to a Joshua Tree Native and loves spending her free time with her 3 dogs and family. Taylor loves the outdoors. She is grateful for the weather our area provides, so she can camp and experience outdoor adventure options.

Taylor started working for Inspire in 2010 and has continued to grow with the company. She has great communication skills and loves to ‘problem solve’. Taylor manages the daily office operations, with a smile always on her face. She has great memory skills, and takes pride in everything she does. Taylor is a wonderful asset to Inspire, all agents and staff.


Merl Abel

Real Estate Agent & GRI Certified
(760) 835-8060
RE License #01813083

Merl Abel has lived in the Morongo Basin since 1990. His enthusiasm is unmatched and he will provide that energy and much more to your real estate needs.Merl bought his first home at the age of nineteen and has continued to gain valuable experience along the way. His patience and kindness in dealing with people really set him apart from your average agent. His backgrounds include owning and managing rental properties, and working in the finance business. And he is currently a High School teacher and is on Town Council!He finds the Morongo Basin an ideal place to either raise a family or enjoy a quiet retirement. According to Merl, “I especially enjoy working with “first time” home buyers, military families, probate sales, and those looking for a home not just a house.”If you put Merl up to it, he will do his utmost to find you the perfect home for you. Please call him for an appointment, whether you want to rent, list or sell your property or if you just want to find out what the local market is doing, you will not be sorry you did.


Dori Abel

Real Estate Agent
(760) 219-6129
RE License #01948404

Dori Abel is a native Californian who grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley, north of Los Angeles. As a young adult she and her husband Merl, lived in Orange County where they began to raise their family. Making the move to Yucca Valley, in 1990, was life changing and they never looked back. Dori loves people and has a nitch for conversation and loves the beauty of the outdoors.

While raising her family in Yucca Valley, Dori and her husband Merl started Joshua Springs Christian School where she and her husband were involved in coaching, teaching, Administration and church activities. She earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling at Azusa Pacific University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Bible Studies.

Now that she is in the real estate business, she especially loves showing people around the area who are perhaps looking for their first home, a vacation home or transferring to the area. Dori finds great satisfaction when she knows that she has helped her clients find that special place to call home. Playing tour guide and showing others the beauty of our area is a real bonus!! The fresh air and desert skies are something that never grows old. The beauty of God’s creation and the precious people that she has met here in the desert has been extremely fulfilling. She is always anxious to share her experiences with others. Dori is someone who will take the time to listen and do her best to hear her client’s wishes, desires, and dreams. Let her guide and lead you to places unseen, roads rarely taken, and to step out to see what is in store for each person that she meets. Let Inspire Real Estate be that place to start being, “Inspired”.


Allison Gaunder

Real Estate Agent
License #01442003
(760) 822-9329

A Los Angeles native, Allison currently resides in Morongo Valley. She loves the desert communities and would like to be a part of your real estate journey.

If you are a first-time buyer or seller, are looking for a second home, an Air BnB, vacation home, ranch, lot or land, let her passion, enthusiasm and expertise guide you through the real estate process.

Allison currently handles real estate transactions from San Diego to Barstow successfully. Her career originated in San Diego as a loan officer and realtor.

In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse in the local mountains and trails, hiking with her Labrador, water and snow skiing, and volunteering with the Senior community.

When her two sons can squeeze her into their busy schedules, that is the icing on her cake.

From the Sea to Joshua Tree – Allison would like to earn your business and looks forward to hearing from you.


Jim Schooler

Real Estate Agent
(760) 218-5124

RE License #01959556

Jim moved to the Morongo Basin 39 years ago, expecting to stay a couple of years and move on. The natural environment, open spaces, and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities captivated him and made him rethink the “moving on” plan. The hometown feel of the smaller desert communities made for a perfect place to raise a family and to get involved in local affairs. Many residents move here because of the attractive retirement living; Jim has been able to experience how the friendly, personal small town environment has benefits for people of all ages.Following a 20+ year career in local government, Jim applied his extensive knowledge of the Morongo Basin to a new endeavor and became a realtor. He has been part of the development and carefully managed growth of the community through his public service. He is delighted to be part of the Inspire Real Estate team and takes pride in personalized customer service.Jim’s priority is to help clients get what they want, whether it is finding the right home at the right price and terms, marketing property to attract qualified buyers, or just helping to understand the local real estate market and opportunities. He is continuously advancing his real estate knowledge through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations.The Inspire team is here to help; call or stop by to get acquainted and see what we can do for you.


Jill Akalski

Property Management Showing Specialist

Jill Akalski has lived in beautiful Yucca Valley since 1999. Before moving here, she was born and raised in Banning, California. She and her husband, Chris, have two awesome sons. When they’re not in Yucca Valley, they spend their weekends at the river in Parker, AZ. She is part of the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club. She is the Youth Services Chair and handles sending students to leadership camps. In her spare time, her real passion is Wedding & Event Planning!

Jill has been with the company since April 2015 and works as our Marketing & Showing Specialist. She really enjoys meeting new people and matching them with the perfect house! Please contact her if you are looking for a new place to call home!


Jessie Howard

Assistant Property Manager
(760) 228-1113

Jessie was born in Palm Springs, California and has called the Morongo Basin his home his entire life. He enjoys running, hiking, and anything that involves health and fitness. He is an active member in his church and serves on the board of directors as a deacon. He is a father of a daughter and son and loves his family very much. Jessie joined the Inspire family in 2018 and gives the Property Management Team his everything. He works primarily with any maintenance concerns and scheduling annual home inspections. He loves his job and it shows in his communication between owners and tenants. He always endeavors to ensure everyone feels satisfied in their experience with Inspire.

Pam Hemingway

Real Estate Agent
(760) 362-3989

RE License #517104

Hunting with Hemingway promises you a memorable experience.

As a member of an Air Force family, both as a child and as an adult, relocation expertise is high on her list of services and built on personal history. Her commitment to Due diligence is unsurpassed, resulting in a record of client satisfaction dating back to 1974 and placing her among the very best. Equally qualified and at ease handling the needs of first time buyers and investors making multiple purchases, Pamela’s experience is exceptional.

She recently turned her focus to the Tiny Homes — Big Lifestyles trend. This was a natural specialty for Pam as a tiny home owner herself.

Pamela is that rare realtor you have hoped to find. Text or call her at 760-362-3989