Helene MacDonald

Helene MacDonald

President/Broker

Helene grew up in Massapequa Park, Long Island, NY and settled down in Venice with her husband and three children. She began her career in Real Estate by obtaining her real estate license in 1985 and her broker’s license in 1997. Her extensive experience in all aspects of the industry, from selling time shares and new residential properties to selling general real estate and managing rentals, culminated in the opening of Horse and Chaise in 1995. Helene enjoys playing golf, visiting with her three grandchildren, and doing yoga in the mornings at Venice Beach.

Toby MacDonald

Toby MacDonald

Vice President/Agent

Toby is locally grown and graduated from Venice High School in 1997. After wrestling at the University of Virginia, Toby returned to Venice where he taught at Venice High School for two years. Toby then moved to California where he had a 15-year adventure. He spent most of his time working for Acushnet Company managing the operations for the Titleist Gear division; overseeing the Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Domestic & International Manufacturing, and Customer Service teams. In 2010, Toby earned his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management with a specialization in Lean Six Sigma. In June 2016, Toby returned to Venice to join the family business and earned his FL Real Estate License. He brings with him his wife and daughter Harper. During his down time, Toby enjoys playing golf, surfing, and training for triathlons.

Stephanie Gaulter

Stephanie Gaulter

Associate Broker

Stephanie grew up in Venice where she excelled on Venice High School’s women’s basketball team. In December 2004, Stephanie obtained her real estate license and started her career with Horse and Chaise. Stephanie’s passion for her career drove her to obtain her Broker’s License in September 2013. Stephanie recently purchased a home where she resides with her husband Clayton, two daughters, and 130-lb bull mastiff. Stephanie enjoys working out and spending time with her family.

Debbie Anderson

Debbie Anderson

Agent

Born to British parents in Toronto, Canada, Debbie grew up and went to school in Middlesex, New Jersey. After moving to Florida, Debbie worked in management in the construction business for 22 years. Once the industry slowed, Debbie discovered that her valuable skills allowed for an easy transition in the property management business. Driven by her passion and desire to help people, Debbie joined Horse and Chaise in November 2014. She devotes her energies, skills, and knowledge to property management. Debbie, who has two grown children, enjoys health and fitness, boating, and decorating with unique garage sale finds.

Denise Patrick

Denise Patrick

Agent

Denise relocated from the Midwest to Florida in 1986. Her career in real estate related fields began 35 years ago when she was employed as a mortgage loan officer with JP Morgan Chase. For the past nine years, she served both owners and tenants as a property manager and leasing agent in the Venice Area. Her skills earned her an Excellence in Service Award for the past two years. Denise knows the importance of ensuring your rental property is well taken care of. She has experience in managing annual, seasonal and vacation rentals. Denise enjoys playing golf and all of the water activities that are part of living near the Gulf of Mexico.

Heather Guido

Heather Guido

Office Manager

Heather was born and raised in Florida and graduated from Venice High School in 2006. She began working in banking as a teller. Heather’s strong work ethic is evident in her advancement to Branch Manager. In October 2013, Heather joined Horse and Chaise. Heather looks forward to raising her three young children in the Venice Community. Heather enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family. Heather and her family attend Unity Church of Venice.

Jane Murrell

Jane Murrell

Accounting Manager

Jane was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Roosevelt University, Jane began her career as a Computer Programmer and Analyst. She retired as the Balancer, Deposit Operations Supervisor and Information Security at First National Bank of Venice/Sun Trust Bank. Jane joined Horse and Chaise 12 years ago. She enjoys volunteering at Tidewell Hospice where she provides respite care, bakes, and volunteers as the cashier at Tidewell Treasures Thrift Store. Jane is also a member of Venice Area Beautification, Inc. and Walkabout Group-Venetian Waterway Trail.