Meet Our Team

Meggan Bunce
Meet Meggan

Julie Merlino
Meet Julie
Gina Siebert
Marketing Specialist
Meet Gina

KK Ciruli

Cell: 949.547.8484
Office: 949.276.8000 x7220

KK Ciruli, Managing Broker, President and owner of Distinctive Coast Properties, Inc is also a licensed and practicing CPA in Colorado. She divides her time between San Clemente and Denver but finds herself increasingly drawn to the California lifestyle and the business she has built here. She and her husband have owned their home in San Clemente for sixteen years, and have also bought and sold investment properties in San Clemente over the years.

KK’s longtime career in finance and accounting lends a unique perspective to her endeavors in the real estate world. She enjoys using her experience to help her clients wade through the complex financial and tax considerations related to property purchases and sales. She can understand her clients’ long-term expectations and help tailor the transaction to meet those expectations.

Dedicated to giving back to her community, KK is an ardent supporter of arts organizations and has served on many civic and cultural boards. Currently DCP is a Rose Sponsor of the San Clemente Garden Club and KK chaired the 2017 annual Garden Tour.  KK is an avid movie-goer and loves to cook. She attended cooking schools in Mexico and Italy and worked part-time as a sous chef at a gourmet catering firm in order to pick up new skills. Although KK graduated from the University of Colorado, she’s outnumbered by the UCLA Bruins in her family – her husband and both daughters. The whole family loves getting together on the beach!

Elly Harris

Elly Harris


Elly Harris and husband Nolan, like many San Clemente residents, were attracted to the town for its charm, beautiful setting and sense of community. With almost 13 years of experience and one of the founding members of Harcourts DCP, Elly happily assists buyers and sellers as a hometown real estate agent with a strong marketing background.

Elly brings her savvy as a marketing executive for the food and beverage industry and as a public affairs expert to her work as a real estate agent. After experiencing both a real estate boom and downturn locally, she is experienced in helping clients determine the best strategy with their real estate investments despite current market conditions. Elly offers clients a knack for marketing commercial and residential properties in ways that distinguish them from their competition. She thinks creatively about the features of each property, and how best to communicate them to potential buyers. Likewise, she listens to buyers to determine what they want and need in a property.

After graduating from UCLA, Elly has lived all over coastal California. She and her contractor/surfer husband moved from Northern California to buy and sell fix-up properties and finally settled in North Beach. Knowing this was the community they wanted to raise a family in, they completed a full re-build of their home and both of their sons attend Las Palmas Elementary, a Spanish Immersi

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Jill Mitzev


Growing up in the heart of the Midwest, Jill’s goal was to be living in a gorgeous town on the coast, running her own business, raising a family and enjoying life. Fast forward a few decades and she is doing just that….. living in San Clemente, working hard on that same dream and hoping to help you do the same.

Through many years of business she has learned that what matters most is hard work, good service, having fun and finding a way to give your clients exactly what they are looking for. Jill’s 15+ years of sales experience is put to use helping people find their perfect home. She applies this passion and extensive expertise in South Orange County and North San Diego County by helping first-time home buyers, clients that are relocating, and investors find the perfect property. As your real estate agent, Jill is excited to use her sales expertise to market your home as a beautiful destination, to help you find that perfect home retreat or to negotiate the right contract to make your transaction a success. Most importantly, she looks forward to sharing this beautiful piece of the coast with you.

Jill happily lives in San Clemente with her husband Vasko and their two beautiful kids. She is an active parent at Las Palmas Elementary, a member of the San Clemente Junior Women’s Club and chairperson of San Clemente Angel Tree project.

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Meggan & Kate offer an unprecedented advantage when it comes to how to sell your home, first time home buyer tips and even vacation home buying. Having moved several times in her youth, Meggan is keenly aware of a move’s emotional impacts. She listens carefully to what your needs and goals are before putting together an action plan that achieves the results you desire. Kate, with her extensive relocation knowledge and years of business expertise, makes the entire process seamless from start to finish.

This real estate team’s focus is on building lasting relationships that guide you toward the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about. From first time home buyer tips to helping when you are ready to buy your retirement home or investment property, Meggan Bunce and Kate Mills are with you Every Step of the Way.

Julie Merlino


Julie Merlino began her Real Estate career about 15 years ago, working as an assistant to her mother who has been a Broker/Owner for 47 years. Raised in the industry, and with a brother who also chose a career in the industry as a mortgage broker, Julie received her Real Estate license and has never looked back.  Working in South Orange County for several years, Julie has made RE a full time career enjoying it every step of the way.
Heres what Julie has to say…
I see a very successful future working with the entire team at Distinctive Coast Properties. We all have one simple philosophy, and that is to work with and for our clients “every step of the way.”    In addition to Real Estate I am a wife and the mother to three great children. In my spare time you can find me walking the San Clemente beach trail, or tending to our garden ! We love to entertain, try new restaurants and head out for what I like to call “field trips” with my husband or family/friends to try new places and see new things in the OC. We love hopping on the train and heading out to explore. Our kids have various interests and are either in college and/or  already finished and on their own starting adulthood. My husband and I just want our children to know how great it is to be alive, to appreciate the awesome community in which we live, and to give thanks for each day!”

I love living in San Clemente. It’s near and dear to my heart. A native Californian and San Clemente HS Alumni, I constantly bump into people from the past. The small town feel of San Clemente, along with its beauty, and local atmosphere make it what it is today. When it comes to Real Estate, growing up in Mission Viejo has also given me a knowledge of all the South OC communities. I see the demand for real estate in this beach town of San Clemente where I now live and the surrounding areas.  I’m proud to work and live in an area that has so much to offer.

Working in the Real Estate industry for me is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing; helping others make their “dream home” a reality! Your best interest always comes first with me. I can’t wait to work with you, and hope that when you are looking for an experienced agent you like and trust, that you will think of me. I look forward to helping you with your home buying or selling needs “every step of the way!”

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Caylin Wade

Cell: 949.310.2894

Caylin is a Southern California native, and her husband, Gary, has lived in San Clemente since he was a small child.  He didn’t have to do much arm-twisting to convince Caylin that San Clemente should be their home after their marriage.  Twenty years later, she still loves the town – its unique village character, its charm, the slower pace and beautiful beaches.  “There is nothing better than packing up the gear on your back and spending a day at the beach with your kiddos!”

After being in Property Management and Leasing for five years, Caylin decided to transition to residential sales in 2016.  Her background in Human Resources provided her with high-level management and people skills, just the combination to ensure that your real estate transaction goes seamlessly.  Her personal service and attention to detail are second to none.

Caylin and Gary have  three children who participate in many sports and community activities in San Clemente .  Caylin is an active board member of the Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, volunteers with her family with Operation Help a Hero on Camp Pendleton and, in her free time, enjoys helping at her kids’ schools, reading and playing volleyball.  She feels so lucky to be a part of the San Clemente community, and she wants to help you find a HOME here, too.

Ron Luna

Cell: 949.310.2672



Gina Siebert

Marketing Specialist

Having lived in San Clemente for over 10 years, Gina Siebert happily joined Distinctive Coast Properties supporting the agents with all of their marketing efforts .  Her 20+ years of professional marketing experience coupled with her love of this coastal lifestyle made this opportunity a dream come true.  Through her passionate and creative writing style, Gina produces captivating marketing copy, illustrating the unique spirit of each distinctive property. Gina oversees each aspect of the marketing process including;  listing presentations, property photography, marketing materials, digital marketing and social media support.