Sheela has been in the Real Estate business since first earning her Real Estate license while still in college. Sheela first worked in the Los Angeles area before moving to Montecito with her husband, Mark, to join his many generations of family in the area. Since moving to the area in 2002 and committing full time to her Real Estate sales career, Sheela has helped dozens of clients with their transactions, representing both buyers and sellers and closing over $175,000,000 in sales. 

In addition, and giving Sheela a broader knowledge base of all areas of Real Estate sales, Sheela has previous experience working as a Property Appraiser, Mortgage Consultant and as a Personal Banker for high wealth clients and their businesses. 


During that early time in her career, Sheela received numerous recognition awards for achieving pride in customer excellence and consistently exceeding her sales goals. 

When she's not working, you can find her enjoying time with her family and friends, spending time at the beach and involving herself in fundraising for various nonprofit organizations such as Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Dream Foundation, Village Properties Teacher's Fund, and Town & Gown for USC.


Born in Hong Kong to parents from Bombay, India, Sheela's family was familiar with life in many countries. "We moved and traveled a lot! During this time I had the opportunity to see the world before I was 12. Those experiences likely sparked my interest in people and where they lived", says Sheela in an interview by CASA magazine. 

When Sheela married Mark, she married into a family embedded in the Santa Barbara real estate market. Bill and Elsie Hunt, Mark's grandparents, were a real estate team in Santa Barbara from the mid 1960s to the late 1980s.