Meet The LSAR Staff
Maranda DeSanto, RCE, Chief Executive Officer
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Maranda DeSanto joined LSAR in 2004 and became the CEO in 2014. She obtained her REALTOR® Certified Executive designation (RCE) in 2009, received the AE Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professionals Award in 2016, has served on several committees for the National Association of REALTORS®, and has gained a wealth of industry knowledge. A Duluth native, Maranda is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth and continues to reside in the city with her husband Dan, daughters Kenna, Avery & Hayden, and two boisterous canines. In her downtime, you can usually find Maranda at the family cabin on Whiteface Reservoir.
Laura Douglas, e-Pro, Member Services Coordinator
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Laura Douglas has been Member Services Coordinator since September 2014. She brings a customer/member centered approach from over 10 years in the restaurant industry. A 2007 and 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth; a Studio Art B.F.A. and Marketing B.B.A. respectively. Outside of the office, Laura enjoys going to concerts. Aerosmith and Brooks & Dunn among her favorite shows; although would love to see Train and Huey Lewis and the News.
Jason Robeck, MLS & Information Technology Manager
Jason moved to the Duluth area six years ago from Denver, CO. He also brings with him several years of IT, Web Design, Customer Service/Support, and Office Administration to LSAR. Jason attended the Daniels College of Business at The University of Denver, earning a degree in Business Administration. Jason also attended Lake Superior College in Duluth and earned his A+ and Network+ certifications in 2014. IT turned from a hobby and then into a career choice for Jason, and he hasn't looked back. He also believes in an open door policy, and would like our members to know that they are more than welcome to stop by with any questions, concerns, IT needs, or any MLS instruction as needed. In his spare time, Jason enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, photography, traveling, and spending time with his Border Collie Calvin. Jason also likes to spend a majority of his free time in the Pequaywan Lakes area just North of Duluth.
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Bruce King, Government Affairs Director
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BRUCE KING HAS BEEN GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR THE REALTORS ASSOCIATION OF NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS, AND SERVES ON A NUMBER OF LOCAL COMMITTEES THAT DEAL WITH HOUSING AND HEALTH. BRUCE SERVES ON THE STATE AND LOCAL ISSUES POLICY COMMITTEE WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. BRUCE HAS BEEN ELECTED TO PUBLIC OFFICE TWICE, TO THE DURAND WISCONSIN SCHOOL BOARD IN THE MID 80S AND THE EAU CLAIRE SCHOOL BOARD IN THE MID 90S. BRUCE HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS TO HIS WIFE CATHY AND HAS A 21 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER COURTNEY, WHO IS A JUNIOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.