Local Community Director

Rodessa Newton is the Coastal’s Local Community Director. Rodessa Newton is the Broker/Owner of Triad Real Estate Group. She is a San Luis Obispo County Native and a graduate of Cal Poly University.

Rodessa is a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors, National and California Association of Realtors and the SLO Chamber of Commerce. She is a past Board of Director and Public Relations Chairperson for the San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors and is currently the Professional Standards and Ethics Chair. She provides the full spectrum of Real Estate services including Residential & Commercial Sales.

Having grown up in San Luis Obispo County enables Rodessa to give her clients more local knowledge, as she is familiar with all of our Countywide real estate markets. Some of her Real Estate achievements include receiving her Brokers License, receiving her GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute) which gives her a higher level of education in all aspects of the industry. She is also a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (S.R.E.S.), helping seniors understand capital gains & estate tax implications of selling.

When Rodessa’s Children were in elementary school she was elected to the Los Ranchos Elementary School Site Council where she reviewed and evaluated school improvement programs and school budgets. Rodessa is currently the Board of Directors President for Downtown SLO which fosters economic vitality and beautification of our Downtown. Two committees she has served on for Downtown SLO is Food and Beverage where she co-chaired in working with Law enforcement and other bar and restaurant owners to promote safety and address any concerns that arise in the industry. She is currently the Co-Chair of The Special Events Committee where you can find her planning the SLO Annual Christmas Parade, Santa’s House, Farmers Market, Concerts in the Plaza and many other community events and works closely with the City on these events.

Rodessa and her husband own Libertine Brewing Company which is a restaurant and microbrewery in San Luis Obispo. Libertine volunteers and donates to environmental groups such as ECOSLO, Sea Shepherd, Morro Bay Estuary among others and enjoys organizing many beach cleanups throughout the year. Libertine uses sustainable practices as much as possible. Rodessa and her husband Eric currently employ over 125 people in the County with their Restaurant, Real Estate and Construction Company where they enjoy building small development projects.

Rodessa was also on the American Perspective Bank Advisory Council as a Real Estate Professional discussing potential defaulting loans. Other local Banks who have employed her to represent them as a Trustee are First California Bank, Heritage Oaks Bank, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, Mission Community Bank and Sesloc Credit Union. In addition to being a trusted advisor she is the exclusive Real Estate Broker for the University of California Santa Barbara working with the Housing Authority to develop and sell Affordable Faculty Housing to recruit and retain Professors given the high cost of living.

Other community involvement includes contributing to the Performing Arts Center, Womenade, Women’s shelter, friends of 40Prado, Jack’s Helping Hand, Special Olympics, Family Care Network, People’s Self Help Housing, SLO Children’s Museum and SLO YMCA. Rodessa was recently appointed to the Chamber of Commerce Business Council which identifies and discusses issues affecting local business success.

Rodessa has been a guest speaker at Cal Poly for the Entrepreneur Club and is a lifetime member of the Cal Poly Alumni Association. She is an advocate for children and education including Being a Big Sister Mentor in the Big Brother and Sister organization while in College and fundraisers for this non-profit.

Rodessa has 3 daughters who have through the years volunteered their time to many of these same organizations including Woods Humane Society. Two of her daughters are attending Cal Poly University and one entering San Luis Obispo High School. San Luis Obispo is her home and being involved and giving back to her Community is something she very much enjoys and encourages others to do. Rodessa prides herself in building strong, long term relationships with the highest standards and personal commitment in every industry she is involved in as well as her dedication to her community.