Mariko Tortolero




I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan where I obtained my International Business degree at University in Tokyo. In 1982, I came to Anaheim, California as exchange student to study English and also acquired an Associate s degree in Business at Cypress College in Orange County.
It didn't take very long to fall in love with this magnificent country as well as with the man who a few years later became my husband-Carlos. He came from Venezuela for the same reason I did, to study English and 29 years later we continue our lives in U.S. Settling in the U.S has allowed us to raise our two daughters here. Our oldest is in the US Air Force and the other is studying Premed/Kinesiology at Oregon State University. Needless to say our choice to stay in this country has been nothing short of amazing.

My first job in the United States was as an Executive Assistant within a Japanese Corporation while living in Orange County. In 1989 I moved to San Diego where my life took an adventurous turn into the world of entrepreneurship. I owned several flower shops and a coffee shop throughout these ventures, I have learned that the greatest of all rewards has been the opportunity to interact with people on a one on one basis, undoubtedly that is my true passion and in turn I have redirected my career to Real Estate where I can not only be directly involved with people but with their dreams and helping fulfill them.... the thought of that brings a heartfelt smile to my face. I love being a REALTOR helping buyers and sellers.

I am trilingual, fluent in Japanese, English and Spanish and culturally adept to each language. I can help you in any of those languages and shall spare no effort whatsoever in helping your dreams come true


(619) 520-4134 Cell
(619) 232-1480 Office
(888) 600-4350 Fax
mariko@tomeare.com