We help people buy and sell the perfect home.



Norm Popp


Norm Popp, the broker and owner of Foundation Real Estate Group has called Santa Barbara home for over 20 years.  He has combined his experience, knowledge and education to create seamless and enjoyable real estate transaction for his clients.

His skills in negotiations and knowledge of financing combine to create a perfect choice as a Realtor for his clients.  He has developed properties, worked with first time home buyers as well as developers and is always seeking to learn more about this industry.

Bob Croisdale


Armed with decades of experience and famous for his creativity in the entire sales process, Bob Croisdale has been involved in nearly 1000 escrows throughout his extensive career in Santa Barbara County.  After all, “Bobbo” has worked in Real Estate since 1977, even before the widespread use of copy machines!  Suffice to say he’s been around, perhaps most often around Forte Ranch as the community’s exclusive marketing manager, in addition to 30 years of running his own real estate investment corporation. Specializing in first and second-time buyers, Bob stands ready to put his vast warehouse of real estate knowledge to good use for the sake of his next discerning client.

Ryan Sanderson


A Southern California native, Ryan landed in Santa Barbara in 2014, via Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, DC. With his Journalism degree from Northwestern University, followed by a career as a television news writer, managing editor and marketing consultant, Ryan earned his California Real Estate license in 2015, enthusiastically joining an industry in which he already felt “at home.”

With his keen memory for numbers and dates, details guide Ryan’s thought process. When not road cycling 100 miles per week, Ryan will be found exploring Santa Barbara’s neighborhoods, previewing properties and studying their details. A passionate residential historian, Ryan respects a home’s history while thoroughly assessing its potential.

Christa Keeling


A native of the Santa Ynez Valley, Christa Keeling has roots firmly established in Santa Barbara County. Having grown up in Buellton, Christa knows the Santa Ynez Valley like the back of her hand. In her early career as a Ranch and Estate Manager, Christa had the opportunity to travel the country overseeing the operations of large scale ranches in Texas, Arkansas and Colorado.

Drawn back to the Santa Ynez Valley, Christa decided to build upon her estate management experience and pursue her real estate license. With her love of the land and intimate knowledge of the area, Christa is an asset and we are pleased to have her as part of our team.

Kim Lawler

Executive Assistant

Kim has lived in Santa Barbara and Goleta since 1992.  After graduating from UCSB, she married her husband and raised three daughters in an area she continues to love.  A longtime friend and client of broker Norm Popp, Kim joined the Foundation team in 2015 as the firm’s Executive Assistant.  She’s happy to bring her strong organizational skills to the table, carefully guiding clients through the lengthy paperwork process while truly caring for their specific needs. On a personal front, Kim enjoys sunshine, laughter and quality time with family and friends.   A genuine people person, Kim’s friendly smile is a warm welcome to any real estate transaction.