about Us

Louise Lovewell

Louise Lovewell, an award winning real estate agent, has been in real estate for over 45 years. She has multiple real estate certifications, specialties, and has served in various committees and on the real estate board of directors in the local real estate association. She has helped all kinds of buyers from first time buyers to investors and, of course, the same with sellers from those relocating, moving up, or doing a 1031 exchange. She works tirelessly to do her best for her clients which shows in the gratitude (see client testimonials) and referrals of the many, many clients she has served through the years. When she is not working, she is spending time with her family and friends. She is married with three daughters and one son, has five granddaughters, and one grandson. She is active in her gym, swims and takes an exercise class 6 days of the week. She is also active in her church and through it, helped to start the San Leandro Women’s Shelter. She also speaks Italian and Spanish.


After a brief stint in teaching and the medical device industry, Katie joined Louise as her real estate partner in 2012. She brings her sales skills, negotiation tactics, and people skills to th Lovewell Team. Together with Louise, they have won awards every year for being one of the top producing teams. She likes working in real estate because she loves working with people, and it brings her great joy to see how happy her clients can be with each successful transaction. She also likes working on the team because everyone is positive and hardworking. She lives in Fremont, is married with two daughters, and enjoys doing outdoor activities with her family such as hiking, going to parks, biking, and snowboarding.

Bridget Koopen

Bridget Koopen joined the team in 2012 helping Louise and Katie in the office. In spring of 2014, she earned her real estate license and has been enjoying her new career, bringing a positive attitude, good listening skills, and the ability to translate our clients' wants and needs into strategic marketing solutions. She knew the transition into real estate would be a good one and is enjoying working for “Team Lovewell." With Louise’s years of experience and Katie’s enthusiasm, the office is a great place to work. Every day is a new adventure, and she enjoys helping clients with every detail of the transaction, whether it's lending an ear or providing them insight into the process. She's an invaluable part of our team as she offers our clients another person to reach out to for support and information.  In her off time she enjoys spending time cooking, gardening, crafting, camping and hanging out with her husband and spoiled dog.

Cecile Lawrence

Cecile Lawrence joined the team in 2011 and helps with marketing. She is a mother of 4, grandmother of 12, and great grandmother of 1! She likes cooking, sewing, movies, and loves her dog, Chole. She likes working with Louise and Katie because she says they are the best and adds incredible value to our clients by marketing their homes to get as much exposure as possible. As a former client who has sold and bought many of her own homes through the Lovewell Team, she can attest to their skills as well as their kindness and thoughtfulness. 

Nathaniel Van Dyke

Nathaniel Van Dyke joined the team in 2012 and helps with the open houses and marketing. His former career as a 5 star bell hop makes him a wonderful open house host. He likes working with Louise and Katie because both have a giving personality. Through working with them, he has learned that trust is the basis of their social and business life. Our clients appreciate Nathaniel's professional nature, positive attitude, and personal demeanor as he is often the first one buyers meet at an open house. When buyers have questions, Nathaniel offers information, insight, and a fresh perspective which draws interest in our clients' homes.

Tracee Castro-Freitas

Tracee Castro-Freitas joined the team in 2013 as the Lovewell Team's transaction coordinator. She is a mother of two and has two granddaughters. She loves working on the team and appreciates the team's values of integrity, reputation, and positive energy. She feels everyone is so sweet, appreciative, giving, and she loves to come to work each day! Clients can count on her for being very detail-orientated and timely, being aware of deadlines and keeping everyone up-to-date on the transaction. She expertise and positive reputation in the industry ensures a smooth transaction from beginning to end.

Elena Hupke

Elena Hupke joined the team in 2017 as an Assistant. Her background in working in contract and benefit administration and payroll is beneficial in working in Real Estate. She offers a second set of eyes to make sure each detail is attended to, deadlines are met, and standards are being followed. She thoroughly enjoys working with a positive, encouraging, and supportive team, and appreciates the team’s involvement in community events. She is a mother of two children and their extra-curricular activities and volunteering at the schools keep her busy. She cherishes the wonderful memories being created!