Ruth Ann Bowe

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Ruth Ann has repeatedly been a top producer in the South Santa Barbara County region. She has been training and mentoring Realtors for many years and is currently an Instructor of Real Estate at Santa Barbara City College. Prior to real estate, she spent 20 years in sales, marketing and advertising. Whether working with buyers or sellers, her patience, understanding of real estate, strong negotiating skills and passion for the business ensure her clients always come out as winners!


Ruth Ann Bowe

Licensed Broker Associate

Top 5% Agents – 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 in Santa Barbara Association of Realtors for number of transactions.

Instructor: Real Estate Principles, Santa Barbara City College (2013-2018)
Past Branch Director of Training for Coldwell Banker- Santa Barbara.
Trained Realtors for over 18 years:
  • Marketing Properties for Sale
  • Holding Successful Open Houses
  • Negotiating Contracts
  • Understanding the Process of Home Sales
  • Title & Escrow: Tips and Tricks for Successful Transactions
  • Understanding Buyer Needs
Accredited A-REO Agent
Accredited SRS Agent
Committee Member: Santa Barbara MLS & Business Technology Committee 2018-present

Cal-DRE #01751940Community

Sponsor: Santa Barbara Humane Organization 2023
Sponsor: Family Services Agency 2023
Sponsor: Granada Theatre Roar & Pour 2023
Past Sponsor: Lobero Theatre
Vice President of the Board of Directors: Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center 2016- 2018
Sponsor/ Chairperson: Reunion Mixer at Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center 2017
Sponsor/ Committee Member: Hike Walk & Roll for Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center 2017
Committee Member: Glow in the Park for Doctors Without Walls 2017
Committee Member: Taste of the Vine for Sansum Diabetes Research Institute 2016
Committee Member: American Cancer Society Riviera Ball 2016
Walker: Barbara Ireland Breast Cancer Walk 2016
Member: Development Committee: Sansum Diabetes Research Institute 2008-2011
Member: Girls Inc. Greater Santa Barbara: GirlFriends Club 2009-2012
Walker: 40 Mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 2010
Walker: Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Walk/Run 2010


Ambassador to Santa Barbara 2016- Present
Board Member: Workforce Investment Board – SB County 2010-2015
Sponsor/Organizer: Start Up Weekend Santa Barbara 2013 & 2014
Board Member: Nat’l Assoc of Women Business Owners – Santa Barbara 2009-2012


About the Team

Spencer Cole

I am a dedicated real estate professional with degrees in Economics and Business Administration. I use my education to provide reliable advice and support to clients throughout the home buying/selling process. My thorough knowledge of the housing market inventory in Santa Barbara and strong relationships with the majority of the agents in the area give me an edge in helping my clients find the best property for their needs. Furthermore, I am an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and its home restoration projects.

I began my career in real estate as an unpaid intern for Ruth Ann Bowe, a successful Village Properties REALTOR® with over 20 years of experience. My dedication to learning and meticulous approach to tasks helped me become a professional partner with Ruth Ann. As a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, I prioritize my client’s needs and ensure their satisfaction. I make sure to listen carefully to their wants and needs. I enjoy solving problems for my clients and sharing with them the beauty of Santa Barbara.

I am passionate about helping people find their dream homes and strive to make the home buying/selling process as stress-free and successful as possible. With my dedication to client satisfaction and comprehensive knowledge of the local market, I am confident that I am the best choice for your real estate needs.

Cal-DRE# 02074888


Elise Kahn

Elise KahnA lifelong local imbued with an uncanny grasp of the nuanced neighborhoods, school districts and cultural microcosms, Elise is a self-described “Santa Barbara lifestyle enthusiast.” A second-generation Realtor who grew up observing her father’s thriving real estate career, she learned early on the importance of hard work, ethics, and honesty. Having honed her skills mentoring under a Top Producing agent with over fifteen years in the industry, Elise assisted with transaction coordinating for a number of local agents before getting licensed.

Bolstered by Business, Marketing and Economics degrees from Moorpark College and a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Elise has built a strong foundation across multiple disciplines. Blending a rich educational background with a tenure in customer service at a 5-star, world-renowned hospitality company, she takes pride in quality customer service. Fresh, relevant, and Millennial-minded, Elise is tech savvy and strategic in her marketing tactics. She’s passionate about staying up-to-date and routinely seeks out educational lectures, events, podcasts, and industry-focused articles. Operating with a passion for properties, consummate client care, and a love for the local lifestyle, she’s found a special niche in Santa Barbara real estate.

Instilled with abundant appreciation for our Mediterranean climate and eternally sunny skies, Elise embodies the quintessential Santa Barbara state of mind. Enjoying an active lifestyle with two-year-old son, Beau, she adores fresh California fare, Funk Zone wine tasting, farmers market meanderings, and lazy afternoons at Butterfly Beach. When she’s not holding open houses or orchestrating stagers, you’ll find her attending live music events, art shows, and festivals. Elise knows better than anyone else the privilege of calling this coastal haven home, and she hopes to help others attain the same slice of magic.

Cal-DRE# 02081385

Monique Cox

Monique Cox

Monique Cox is a dedicated Realtor who skillfully balances new motherhood and helping others achieve their real estate goals. She has extensive experience in sales, management and customer service including Orion Realty Group, where her strong negotiating skills were utilized regularly. In addition to her busy work schedule, Monique helps support children in the local area by mentoring for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Monique’s true passion for residential real estate came to the surface after she gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Emma, in 2016. She transitioned back into the working world, and with hearty encouragement from her longtime friend, Kristin, Monique found her happy home as Buyer Specialist on the Ruth Ann Bowe Real Estate Team.

Cal-DRE# 01937284

David Lee Arney

David Lee Arney

A retired engineer and ongoing inventor, Dave wears many hats on the Ruth Ann Bowe Real Estate Team. Dave is the chief fix-it and heavy lifting officer and photographer, and is extremely handy when homes need a few simple repairs.







We love what we doand can’t wait to help you find your happy home!