Katrina is the association staff executive, responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective conduct of the affairs of the association. Within the framework of the goals and objectives set by the Board, Katrina plans, organizes, coordinates, controls, and directs the staff, programs, and activities of the association.
Denise handles all MLS-related issues, including troubleshooting and help-desk support for UPSTAR MLS subscribers. She provides training on the ZipForm software and the Paragon MLS system as well as other technology training. Additionally, she is responsible for project management on all technology-related initiatives for the Association in collaboration with the Association Executive.
MLS Support Specialist
Chris works part time and is responsible for assisting the MLS Director with help-desk support on the Paragon, ZipForm and Realist systems for UPSTAR MLS subscribers. He also performs IT troubleshooting duties and assists with technology training classes as needed.
Member Services / Prof Development Admin
Ashley coordinates all member services, including professional development in collaboration with the Association Executive. She is responsible for new member processing and orientation as well as all member service issues. Additionally, she coordinates continuing education classes, Lunch n’ Learn presentations and other educational opportunities for members. Ashley also assists with association events.
Casey is responsible for all accounting functions for UPSTAR and UPSTAR MLS, including invoicing, accounts payable and receivables, collection, and financial statements. Additionally, she works with the Association Executive and the Finance Committee to prepare the annual budget.
Kim handles member communications, media relations and advertising for the organization. She also maintains the Association’s website content and social media presence; develops marketing materials and print advertisements; and works with the Association Executive to develop communications strategy.
Customer Service Specialist
Jackie works part time as UPSTAR’s Customer Service Specialist is responsible for managing the front desk, handling registration for classes, assisting members with purchases, and overseeing the office supply inventory and equipment maintenance. Additionally, she provides administrative support to the staff as needed.
Public Affairs Officer
Pone provides direction and coordination for association activities in the community, legislative, governmental and political arenas as directed by UPSTAR leadership. She protects the interests of members and the real estate industry in legislative matters—primarily on the local level. She also represents UPSTAR and the industry on external boards or committees in the areas of public policy, economic development, and community relations.