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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.

Sara Ploetz, Community Relations Coordinator

Sara Ploetz recently joined LSAR as Community Relations Coordinator.  She brings almost 14 years of experience collaborating with local, state and federal environmental resource agencies during environmental permitting on construction projects.  Sara hopes to benefit LSAR members via her experience working with governmental officials, reviewing and interpreting rules and regulations and enacting community engagement meetings for topics important to the Association. A Wisconsin native, Sara is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Duluth and continues to reside in Wisconsin with her husband Craig and daughter Evelyn.  Outside of the office, Sara enjoys biking, hiking, visiting State parks in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and spending time with family.

Teri Glembin, Member Services Coordinator

Teri Glembin is our Member Services Coordinator. She brings over 25 years of experience in customer service, marketing, and graphic design to LSAR. Teri enjoys being a part of the Duluth community and culture and has collaborated with both small shops and corporate institutions to brand, promote, and build their businesses. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Art and Art History and Lake Superior College’s CNA/TMA program. In her free time, Teri loves to create and sell her original artwork, hike and bike along the shores of Lake Superior, and spend time with family and friends.

Logan Conley, Office/Billing Administrator

Logan Conley recently joined Lake Superior Area Realtors as Billing/Office Administrator. He grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and moved to Duluth in 2017. Logan is currently a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth studying Communication. Outside of work, Logan enjoys spending time with friends and family, visiting places along the North Shore of Lake Superior, and trying new restaurants in the Twin Ports. He hopes to provide members of Lake Superior Area Realtors with knowledge and resources.