Dave O'Brien Staff



If you are looking for a Broker with in-depth experience, Dave's 36 years working in Southern Valley County Real Estate market is hard to beat.  On a personal note Dave spends his free time with his family and playing in Central Idaho's Mountains.  Dave can be contacted at Office:  (208) 382-4921, Cell:  (208) 634-6551, Email:



Karolyn Plehal Staff


 Experience:  More than 1,500 successful closings in 31 years at Cascade Lake Realty.  Broker's license, GRI.  A network of long-established relationships with lenders, title officers, surveyors, government officials and other professionals.

Philosophy:  I love my work and pride myself in being professional and ethical.  I consider it my first responsibility to recognize potential complications and take care of them in advance.  

Personal:  43 years in Cascade (and love it still).  A terrific husband and two grown sons, with their young families.

Contact: Office:  (208) 382-4921, Cell:  (208) 630-3336, Email:

RANDY MEAD, REALTOR SALES ASSOCIATE                                               

Being a 3rd generation real estate agent with over 36 years experience in real estate and the construction industry, has allowed me the opportunity to build many wonderful life-long relationships. My wife Jenny and I feel very blessed that we get to live, work, serve and play in and around this beautiful little mountain community of Cascade.

Contact: Office:  (208) 382-4921, Cell Call or Text:  (208) 810-1974, Email:



Experience/Education: I am a second generation Idaho Realtor®. I enjoy getting to know new people and their zest for beautiful Valley County and all it has to offer. I attended Boise State University and University of Idaho earning a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and minor emphasis in mathematics and communications/sign language; through a NASA fellowship I received a Master of Education.

Philosophy: Education and advocacy are at the core of my beliefs. Purchasing or selling real estate is a major life event and can be both exciting and stressful. I have a strong belief that an educated buyer or seller is a satisfied client, and by taking the smoke and mirrors out of the process, my clients finish their real estate transactions strong with good confidence that the decisions they have made throughout the process are rooted in logic and knowledge. What's at the core is identifying the client's needs, determining the best way to meet those needs, and performing to the best of my ability to create a lasting personal relationship with clients.

Personal: I have been blessed to live full time in Cascade since 2005. I teach math and science at Cascade Jr.-Sr. High and have spent my summers working for the Forest Service and being active in my community. I am a founding member of the Valley County astronomical Society and play violin for the McCall Chamber orchestra for nearly 11 years. I enjoy traveling as well as winter and summer sports and simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. I feel privileged to welcome new members to our community and honored to assist long-time community members achieve their real estate goals and objectives.

Contact: Office: (208) 382-4921, Cell: (208) 631-0439, Email:



When it comes to Valley County real estate, I admire the mountains and lakes and how clients interact with the landscape. It brings me great joy to help people find a place in nature where they can find space, quiet, and beauty. I am an Orgeon native, who lived for several years in Jackson, Wyoming, before coming to our little valley. While in Wyoming, I worked for United Bancorp of Wyoming, the largest banking corporation in the state. Since moving to Idaho, I have worked for the State of Idaho.

Whether you are looking for a "home base" or to broaden your portfolio through an investment property, my goal is to equip you through the process. Anchored by the team at Cascade Lake Realty, Inc., I am here to serve you by listening and putting information into your hands. My desire is to treat buyers and sellers as family, meeting your needs with my utmost attention and care to develop a lasting relationship. I will work to build a smooth path for you to achieve your real estate goals.

As a resident of Valley County for over 17 years, I am focused on helping you experience "local" life. My connectedness to the community is a great resource asset. If you are curious about the area, mountain living, youth or senior activities-just ask! Message me on facebook: or instagram: I volunteer for the local Food Bank, lead a 4-H youth club, and organize kids classes at Cascade Community Church. I also enjoy backpacking andhiking with my husband and two daughters.

Contact Office: (208) 382-4921, Cell: (208) 315-3150, Email:



I joined Cascade Lake Realty, Inc. to provide superior, local insight and guidance to my clients. Following graduation from Boise State University, I set my sights on real estate. I listen hard and I work hard. I take great pride in my job to provide genuine counsel in an often complex andemotional process. My competitive advantage in this business is due diligence and accuracy. The fact checking helps avoid surprises and keeps the process on track. I am constantly watching/researching the market and taking advantage of every educational opportunity that comes my way (not just what's required for my license). I am in a continual state of learning so that I can pass information on to my clients.

I am no stranger to the intricacies of residential and recreation transactions and I have a well-rounded approach to facilitating a smooth buyer and seller transaction. As a direct and capable business professional, I am well experienced in the complexities of real estate and what I don't know, I'm not afraid to ask my broker, who has over 30 year's experience. I am well versed in land use, marketing, 1031 exchange, easements, and outdoor recreation on both private and public land. I work for my clients as an advisor, consultant, and marketer. I place significant value on client confidentiality. My integrity and accountability, coupled with my local knowledge, are what make my representation invaluable. Of the thousands of agent in Idaho, I am one of 66 to hold the Seller Representative Specialist designation and one of 34 certified Real Estate Negotiation Experts. Giving back is what I believe makes a lasting impact on the world. I am dedicated to representing and preserving the high quality of life that Idaho has provided for generations. It is an honor to improve and strengthen the areas in which we live, work, and play by donating a portion of each real estate transaction to the Payette Land Trust, Shephard's Home, or Idaho Conservation League, or a favorite charity of my clients. I would love to partner up with you, call me to discuss anything I can help you with.

Contact: Office: (208) 382-4921, Cell: (208) 863-7473, Email:

Sue Laughlin Staff


I started working for Cascade Lake Realty 25 years ago as office manager performing many different tasks that keep the office running smoothly.  My job is to support and help all the agents as they help customers fulfill their dream of owning property or a home in the Cascade area.

My husband Rob and I moved to Cascade 26 years ago from northern Indiana and are blessed with twins who are now 21 years old.  We love the outdoors and spend our free time enjoying all the recreational opportunites that the Cascade area has to offer.

Contact: Office: (208) 382-4921,  E-mail address:




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