Ralston Independent Works Palace of Fine Arts and Ferry Tower, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

Professional Experience

Licensed Real Estate professional, specializing in residential properties in Silicon Valley and surrounding communities.


B.S., Computer Science, College of Radio Electronics, Kiev (in former U.S.S.R.)

Computer Science Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Foothill College Real Estate courses, years of continuing education and training courses in Real Estate Finance, Appraisal, Law, Property Management, Ethics, and Consumer Protection.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member Silicon Valley Association of Realtors --- SILVAR : http://www.silvar.org/

Member National Association of Realtors -- Realtor.org

Member of San Francisco Museum and Historical Society --- SFM&HS : http://www.sfhistory.org/

Board Member of Los Altos Hills Historical Society --- LAHHS : http://www.losaltoshillshistory.org/

Member of Palo Alto Historical Society http://www.pahistory.org/index.html

Member of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW). --- http://www.tiaw.org/.

This organization serves as the global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas.


San Francisco Bay Area resident for 30 years, 11 in Palo Alto. Enjoy reading, travel, history, theater, music, photography, and gardening.

As members of the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society, and Palo Alto Historical Association, John and Lana work closely with groups promoting San Francisco's fascinating history.

About 1870 a Scottish immigrant named Henry Ralston formed San Francisco's Ralston Iron Works in partnership with his brother John Ralston. A hundred and thirty years later Henry's great-grandson John Ralston, in partnership with his Russian immigrant wife Lana, formed the Ralston Independent Works (RIW).

Most people think of technology as flowing from West to East. Ralston Independent Works (RIW) wants to encourage the flow of Russian technology to the USA. Please read more about conferences Lana organized in order to facilitate the trade with Russia.


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