Mint Locations - the Bay Area's blue chip location service representing one-of-a-kind, top-tier environments that set the stage for exceptional film and photo shoots.
The company's scouts mine the vast talent pool of Bay Area designers, architects, builders and visionaries to source unique and iconic properties for an ever-expanding portfolio. Mint specializes in private locations: extraordinary homes, lofts, villas, ranches, and estates throughout Northern California.
Whatever the production needs, the company's expert team delivers streamlined and personalized service. "Tell us what you envision and we will source the location for you - on-time and on budget."
Service includes complimentary pulls from a database of 300+ properties, field scouting, permitting, security and on-site management. Recent clients include eBay, Target, Shutterfly, Tempur-Pedic, Williams-Sonoma Home and Motorola X.
Meet the Team
Founder & Chief Scout
A trained art historian and a twenty-year veteran of the film industry, Cindi Osborn has curated museum collections throughout the U.S., worked as a stylist and location scout and produced award-winning commercials. In 2006, Cindi founded Mint Locations as a way to put her unique blend of industry experience and design expertise to work.
Now among the top location services in the Bay Area, Mint Locations represents over 300 remarkable homes and estates to host your very special occasion, film the next blockbuster or wrap the perfect catalogue shoot. Cindi's style, determination and integrity, along with a true joie de vivre, have made her a sought-after and trusted locations resource.
Currently she lives with her husband, a creative director, and her towhead tween son in two towns worthy of postcards - on the waterfront in Sausalito, Califorrnia and in the mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho. When she's not managing Mint, she's spending time with her family and enjoying the views.
Born and breed in Idaho, Wrenn is a mountain girl with just the right amount of high altitude attitude to keep it real. She boasts a degree in Business from Arizona State, a keen eye for great style and an old soul - smarts, sass and sweets – our gal has got it all. As our Production Manager extraordinaire, she works 365/24/7 to keep our locations locked in, our clients feeling like rock stars and our homeowners pampered – all on time and on budget.
When she’s not working (which is rare) you’ll find her - twinkle in her eye with a sunshine smile - riding the slopes with her golf swinging, fire fighting husband, or embracing all the adventure that is Sun Valley, with an Idaho potato vodka martini within reach.
Director of Events
She had us at hello... Kristen Stimpert has a smile that opens doors. Her extensive experience in special events includes planning, catering, and venue management. Kristen has earned a strong reputation for her reliability, responsiveness, industry knowledge and connections. Most recently she has served as a strategist, building events programs for private property owners - setting policies, creating contracts, marketing, outreach and increasing revenue and event numbers.
All this time and talent lead her to a partner with Mint Locations to create a venue search and service model that sets the stage for extraordinary occasions. As our new Director of Events, she now has the keys to the finest estates, villas, beach houses, lofts, penthouses, ranches and private wineries in Northern California and beyond.
Even on her rare day off, this eventaholic enjoys making a splash - in the water. She loves all things aqua, sand and surf. Plus, it's about the only time she can justilfy leaving her cellphone behind!
Location Manager & Photographer
Good thing Steve’s an early riser. He manages to be first on location, with a smile, can-do attitude, clean clothes and coffee in hand. His job is to be everywhere all the time, ensuring that at the end of the day the production team is happy and our locations are left in Mint condition. Steve spent many years living it up SoCal style shooting interiors and producing commercials, so he understands the business inside and out. Upon his return to his native NoCal, we’ve been keeping him busy photographing Mint Locations, managing shoots and being an all around superhero. He’s able to approach every location with the creative eyes of a photographer and the practical mind of a producer - must have something to do with his avid love of home design and architecture.
If he’s not on set, you can find a fully caffeinated Steve hanging out at Stinson beach, watching the sunrise.