Our Team Barroso Real Estate

John Barroso

John Barroso is president and real estate agent at Barroso Real Estate, an agency located in the heart of downtown Chico. John is a graduate of California State University, Chico where he received a BA in English Literature.

After graduation, John and his wife, Sara, bought their first home together, rented it out and moved to Italy where they taught English as a second language to high level executives at FIAT in Torino, Italy. This career path eventually led him back to Chico to take advantage of the real estate growth going on in Chico. Soon after returning to the States, he and Sara bought their second home and started his career in the loan industry.

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Angela Garey

Angela Garey loved being a stay at home mom for her 3 kids but she always knew that when her kids were at the right ages she would go back to work. She knew that Real Estate was the career that excited her and that she would peruse it when the time was right. In 2003, Angela decided to go into a related industry that would allow her to have evenings and weekends with her husband and 3 young children. She acquired her Real Estate License and went to work doing Mortgage Loans. In 2005, she and her husband decided to open Financial Capital Mortgage to do residential mortgages. Angela worked in the mortgage industry for 11 years. When she felt that her kids were ready for her to be away from home a bit she made the move to start her career in real estate. In 2014, Angela began working for Keller Williams and went into the career she had been truly wanting. Angela joined Barroso Real Estate in 2015. She comes to real estate with expert knowledge of the home loan industry, a strong enthusiasm for teaching clients about the home buying process from beginning to end and a dedication to upholding ethical practices in the business. You'll see at your first meeting with Angela just how much she loves what she does.

Cherie Giambalvo

Cherie Giambalvo started her career in real estate at the San Diego Association (Board) in 1991 typing MLS listings. She quickly moved up to Director of the Education Dept handling the logistics and scheduling of the continuing education classes for realtors. In 1992, when Cherie was hired by First American Title as an escrow receptionist she worked hard and soon made her way up to an escrow assistant, then eventually an escrow officer. By the time Cherie left First American Title in 2002 she was a valued Utility Escrow Officer. Having decided to move to Chico she made a company transfer and about a year later ended up with Access Real Estate Lending working as a loan processor for four years. She came to Barroso Real Estate in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Cherie is a devoted mother, animal rescuer, cancer survivor, wine connoisseur, Italian aficionado and our in-house expert in the art of navigating real estate documents.


I’ve always had a huge interest in Real Estate, so when the time was right, I made the transition from my top producing sales position I held with E&J Gallo Winery into this new adventure; Real Estate! From achieving my BS Degree at Chico State to my years spent at Gallo, my biggest takeaway was learning what it means to truly grind and how rewarding hard work is. I became known for my unmatched customer service, work ethic, creativity, and incredible relationships. Today I bring with me all the same qualities to the table to work for you in your Real Estate venture. Combined with my energetic marketing approach, strong work ethic, and love for being of service to others, I strive to exceed every expectation in helping you find your dream home. My goal for you through this venture is to leave you feeling empowered about your real estate decisions, fulfilled each and every day with my communication and service for you, and above all; leave you genuinely happy through every single step in your transaction. I’m ready to show you that no one will be a bigger advocate for you or work harder for you than I. So, What are you waiting for? Come and start your home-buying journey with me today!