Executive Officer – Laurie Phillips
Laurie is the Association Executive for the High Country Association of Realtors and MLS. She has been in this position since January of 2001. She has an extensive background in real estate ranging from closing agent for Lawyer’s Title Company to Mortgage Broker and was a Realtor for 15 years, prior to settling in Boone NC. She is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Realtors® Homes4NC board of directors. She also serves on the Watauga Habitat for Humanity and Watauga County Housing Trust Boards.
Laurie served her country in the Air Force and met her husband Phil while stationed in Denver Colorado. They have just celebrated 38 years together. Phil and Laurie have 3 children and 6 grandchildren (5 of which are 4 and under) in her spare time she loves traveling to see the kids, riding their motorcycle and working on their hobby farm.
MLS & Information Specialist – Shannon Marsh
Shannon has been with the Association for over 4 years and greatly enjoys working with Realtors and her co-workers. She studied Business Administration at CCC&TI. Serving as the MLS Coordinator and Information Specialist, Shannon is the primary contact for Sentrilock and sends out weekly communication via the “Tuesday Tips.” She is a wife and mother of 3 children. Outside of work Shannon enjoys spending quality time with her family, working on her home and anything outdoors. Shannon also teaches children in her church at First Baptist Church of Boone.
Membership & Finance Coordinator – Amy Holden
Amy is the proud mother of her son Mavrick, she enjoys being active and outdoors. Her life motto is “Live, Laugh ‘a lot’ and Love.” Prior to joining HCAR, she spent 20+ years in the dental field, as an office manager and dental assistant. She coordinates the accounting, membership, and booking meetings/conventions for the Association.
Intern – Zach Martin
Currently a senior Public Relations major at Appalachian State University, Zach is very excited to be working with the High Country Association of Realtors. Born and raised in Washington state, he moved to Charlotte, NC in 2012 and has spent the last three and a half years in Boone. Zach coordinates the updating and maintenance of all the social media platforms and the HCAR website. After graduation Zach hopes to pursue work in the Public Relations field and move back to the West Coast.