About The Team

Owner & Operator


Hi, I am Anne Peterson, owner and operator of Northern Paradise Homes & Realty. As the owner I wear many hats; Real Estate Broker, Construction Project Manager, and Designer, but the one I value most is Collaborator. Relationships are at the core of how I run Northern Paradise and it is a trait I highly value and continue cultivate on a daily basis with my clients and ever expanding crew of skilled craftsman.

You can rely on my lifetime of experience of living the Northern Way, combined with my 15+ years in real estate, and construction to work for you. I have helped connect 100’s of families with the property of their dreams, and countless sellers get their real estate sold.

I look forward to hearing your story, and getting to know what the Northern Way means to you, and most of all… welcoming you home!

Dirk Vanderbent

Real Estate Agent/Assistant Project Manager


Hello! My name is Allison Allatt and I am the newest member of Northern Paradise Homes and Realty. Originally from White Bear Lake, MN my family and I made the move to Spooner, WI 8 years ago to enjoy the feel of small town, outdoors, Northwoods living and it was hands down the best choice we made!

Having made the move to Real Estate after a 15 year career in Corporate apparel buying and selling, I am looking forward to helping clients find their perfect cabin, home or project to make their own! Personal relationships are what move me most and I also love all things fashion and design so, being able to help clients bring their ideas to fruition is one of my most favorite parts of the job. Dependable, Reliable, Hard Working and the highest level of Integrity, are the skills I am most proud of and offer you as an Agent.

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, seek out an investment property or find your cabin in the Northwoods, I would be honored to be able to facilitate you in your search, ideas and dreams!

Anne and her team are the best of the best and I am thrilled to be a part of the team and I look forward to working with you in the future!

All the best.

Allison Allatt



Rick & Bonnie helped with the founding of Northern Paradise Homes, LLC and Rick has since been its General Contractor. He became a licensed General Contractor in 1999 and have been helping folks achieve their dream of owning a new home ever since. With Rick & Bonnie’s help, over the years Northern Paradise Homes has achieved a stellar reputation with its many customers. These days, Rick & Bonnie are not in the office nearly as frequent. They have decided to slow down a little and spend more time with their grown children and 14 grandkids. Rick is also an insurance agent and has been in that industry since 1987. If you have a need for home, auto, farm or cabin insurance, you can check out his agency website–harderinsuranceagency.com–or give him a call at 715-635-4723. They also offer a quiet vacation rental on Benoit Lake. If you’re looking for a relaxing get away, check out their Airbnb listing or call Bonnie at 715-520-0560. Even though Rick has slowed down, he is still available as needed for all construction projects.

Rick Harder


We have many long standing relationships with some of the best tradesmen and women in the Northwoods. These talented, hardworking, honest people are the backbone of NP Homes, and we couldn’t do what we do, without them. Many of them are self-employed small business owners themselves, and they take great pride in providing excellent workmanship, and service to their customers (you and I). When choosing who will be working on your construction project, we not only think of the individual tradesman, but how each one of them will work together best as a team to meet your needs and accomplish your project, right, the first time.