Meet the Team
Meet the team in our Williton office
Meet the people behind the scenes at Red Deer Country. We’d love to meet you to discuss your requirements – take a look online or visit us for a coffee.
Zoe McCanlis – Director
Zoe joined Red Deer Country in 2014 after travelling the world and went on to become Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer before coming Director in 2021. Zoe has particular interest and expertise in farms, equestrian and rural properties. Having lived in the area her whole life, she enjoys all country pursuits, skiing, tennis and eventing her 3 horses.
Elizabeth Pavey – Director
Liz joined the team in 2019 as Lettings Negotiator before coming Director in 2021. Having previously run her family’s property development and rental portfolio, she has extensive knowledge of the property management sector. A stickler for detail, Liz takes great pride in keeping our 150 managed and tenant find rental properties in order. Outside of work Liz enjoys spending time with friends and family, horse riding, trips to Cornwall and doting on her 2 Cats.
Geoff Metcalf – Consultant
Geoff started his career as a Chartered Accountant but has since had a wide ranging career including roles as Chief Executive of a Quoted Company and as property and investment advisor to the Ruler of Dubai. A long term involvement in property management led in 2013 to the decision to set up Red Deer Country with Ray Laflin to provide a new and innovative approach to sales agency. Since handing the reins to Zoe & Liz in 2021, Geoff has remained heavily involved in the day to day running of the business and is still on hand to offer advice with his extensive and impressive knowledge of the property industry. He is cricket mad and likely to ask you to join Crowcombe Cricket Club!
Ray Laflin – Consultant Residential and Commercial Valuations
Ray is an experienced surveyor having been a fellow of the R.I.C.S for more than 35 years. He has worked throughout his career in the property profession in London, Australia and around the UK. He considers himself a ‘people person’ and particularly enjoys valuing country and village properties. During leisure time Ray’s interests include all kinds of sport, (especially tennis, golf and cricket), Ordnance Survey maps, hill walking and world travel.
Jane Chipp – Lettings Manager
Jane joined Red Deer as Lettings Manager in 2017. Jane has worked in the rented housing sector for over 25 years and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and ARLA. She enjoys the on-going relationships that develop with both the landlords and tenants of rental properties. Spare time is taken up with mixed media art, a recently found love of sailing and with her teenage children’s many sporting events.
Naomi Shattock – Lettings Administrator
Naomi joined Red Deer Country in 2021. With over 10 years of experience working for local firms, she has a huge amount of knowledge of the property management sector. Outside of the office Naomi enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog Teddy. She is a keen baker and enjoys spending time growing vegetables in her allotment.