Kathleen A. LaBrosse
President & CEO
klabrosse@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2205

  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA, 1997)
  • Association Management Specialist (AMS, 1998)
  • Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM, 2006)

Kathleen has had a full time career as a community association manager since September, 1984, after earning a BA in English from Oakland University.  In 2003, after 19 years in the industry, Kathleen started The Highlander Group.

In the early years of The Highlander Group, she also served as the chapter executive director (CED) of the Michigan Chapter of Community Associations Institute from May, 2004 to January, 2008.  As The Highlander Group grew, Kathleen knew that she must dedicate herself only to its needs, and she stepped down from her role as CED.  The contacts and comradery she made during her time as CED were invaluable, and she has maintained these relationships with other professionals throughout the country, comparing ideas and sharing industry knowledge with each other.

She was awarded her PCAM designation in March, 2006 following a case study in Dallas, Texas in January of 2006.  At that time, there were less than 1,500 community managers in the country who had achieved this designation.

Kathleen has been a speaker at seminars in Michigan and Illinois since 1997 on topics ranging from stress management, community communications, insurance and risk management and maintenance issues.  She has written a number of articles for professional industry magazines and communications.

She is a member of Community Associations Institute, National Professional Community Managers, and the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce.

Scott Adkins
Community Association Manager
sadkins@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2211

Scott has been actively working in the property management industry for more than 30 years. He began his career with a community in Livonia as a maintenance assistant, quickly excelling to On Site Manager.

He has worked in many capacities in the business, and joined the Highlander Group in June 2016 as our Field Manager. This position has proven to be an asset to both our company and the many communities he interacts with. In his role with the Highlander Group, Scott works closely with all of our managers, contractors, and community Boards of Directors.

Scott has completed an array of educational classes and seminars, and has a depth of knowledge in the business that provides excellent oversight with our many projects.

He possesses a great attention to detail and a passion for excellence in his everyday duties. These qualities are appreciated by all of our clients.

Jessica Boback
Legal Manager & Accounting Representative
jboback@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2216

  • Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Schoolcraft College (April 2015)
  • Business Honors Award (April 2, 2015)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Walsh College (March 2017)

Jessica joined the Highlander team in October of 2015. She is the main contact for the account receivables department and all real estate closings. She is also the contact for our clients’ attorneys in respect to delinquency and collection matters.

Jessica has over fourteen years of experience in the legal industry and specializes in real estate and condominium law. Prior to joining the Highlander Group, she managed court proceedings and investigations as a paralegal. She majored in Business Management at Walsh College and graduated with honors in March 2017.

Her positive energy and wealth of legal knowledge make her a great asset to our company and our clients.

Holly Evans
Community Association Manager
hevans@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2213

  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA, 2007)
  • Association Management Specialist (AMS, 2008)

Holly has been a full time community association manager with The Highlander Group since 2012.  She has specialized in condominium and community management since 2000.  Prior to that, from 1995 to 2000, her experience was in the apartment management industry.

She is a member of the Community Associations Institute and is working toward her PCAM designation.  After a couple more classes, she will be ready to complete her case study.

Holly has a true dedication to the industry, and an amazing positive spirit.  These qualities lift her ability as a manager to a level that is appreciated by all of her clients.

Amanda Lynn Gruzin
Community Association Manager
agruzin@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2206

  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA, 2007)
  • Association Management Specialist (AMS, 2010)

After attending Central Michigan University, Amanda has been a full-time community association manager with The Highlander Group since 2004.

She is a member of the Community Associations Institute, and from 2004 to 2008 also worked with Kathleen as Co-CED of the Michigan Chapter of Community Associations Institute.  With two designations attained (CMCA and AMS), and several of the required classes already taken, she will soon be ready to take her case study for her PCAM designation.

Amanda’s nonstop energy and enthusiasm serve her well in her role as a manager for our clients.

Sandra Hightower
Community Association Manager
shightower@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2209

Sandra has been a community association manager with The Highlander Group since 2013.  She works hard to provide management services for an extensive portfolio of clients.

She has always been part of the customer service field, and prior to The Highlander Group she worked in community management, with a local hospital system and with a LEAN manufacturing training company.

She is working toward her designation as a Certified Manager of Community Associations.

Tony Major
Community Association Manager
tmajor@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2217

  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA, 2016)
  • Association Management Specialist (AMS, 2016)
  • Licensed Realtor – Real Estate Education Center, Sterling Heights, MI
  • Bachelor of Science – Management Information Systems, Oakland University

Tony joined the Highlander team in 2017 as a Community Association Manager.

Tony has experience in community management since 2005 and has been a licensed realtor since 2004. Prior to becoming a community manager, he specialized in foreclosure asset management and worked with some of the largest lending institutions in the country. With his degree in management information systems, Tony has a great deal of knowledge in technology, and uses that skillset to benefit Highlander and its client.

With a strong attention to detail, leadership, organization and communication, Tony is a valuable asset to our company and clients.

Ronette Martin
Administrative Assistant/Customer Service Representative
rmartin@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2204

  • Licensed Realtor – Michigan Institute of Real Estate (2013)

Ronette joined the Highlander Group in August 2017 as an administrative assistant and customer service representative. Here, she performs many administrative tasks and helps our clients when they come into or call our office.

She has been in the leasing and property management industry since 2005, with a focus in real estate sales and leasing, making her a great addition to the Highlander Group.

Emily Schopf
Community Association Manager
eschopf@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2220

  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA, 2019)

Emily was a member of the Highlander Team from 2007-2009. After taking time off from her career to focus on her young children/family she is back as a full time member of the Highlander Team. A 2002 Graduate of Michigan State University, Emily has held various positions focusing on Customer Service. Her high energy and attention to detail make her a great fit for Property Management.

Emily specializes in Homeowner Association Management and believes that a well-managed community equals a harmonious community.

Tina Sigler
Community Association Manager
tsigler@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2214

Since beginning with The Highlander Group in 2004, Tina has worked full time as a community manager for a number of The Highlander Group’s clients.

Her background includes the community management industry, as well as the automotive industry where she provided support to a team of engineers.

Tina’s conscientious and determined demeanor have been instrumental in our clients’ successful navigation through challenging times.

Crystal Sigler
Administrative Assistant
csigler@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2215

For the past several years, Crystal has been coming in to The Highlander Group to lend a hand.  She has gained experience by observing her mother, Tina Sigler, at work and helping everyone out.

Now that she attending Madonna University, she is working part time with us by coming in when not in school, and more hours when she is on break for the summer or vacations.  She completes general day-to-day office work, and helps everyone when she is needed.

Crystal’s quick mind and ability to answer just about any computer or technology question, as well as her pleasant demeanor, makes her a welcome addition to our staff.

Robin Stanford
Accounting Representative
rstanford@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2208

Robin has been with The Highlander Group since 2008, and is responsible for all of the accounting services for our clients.

Robin attended college in Florida, and also in Michigan at Oakland Community College and Schoolcraft College with a major in accounting.  Robin has specialized in accounting for over 30 years, and has provided accounting and bookkeeping services for a variety of industries during her career.

Robin’s business background and attention to detail define her as excellent choice as our client’s accounting representative.

Constance Toles
Community Association Manager
ctoles@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2212

Constance has been a member of The Highlander team since 2009, serving as a management assistant and community association manager on multiple communities.  She holds an associate degree in marketing from Macomb County Community College.

She began her career in NYC in 1988 working with Corporation Cortina and specializing in the fashion import business.  After a year in NYC, she returned to Michigan and worked in advertising.  She then worked in property management with new construction and commercial real estate for almost 20 years.

Constance’s diligence and patience is a great virtue, and her clients appreciate the time and energy she gives to them.

Jane Tranter
Accounting Assistant
jtranter@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2219

Jane joined the Highlander Group as a full-time employee in November 2017. Prior to this, Jane helped part-time with the scanning of old documents. Her role at the Highlander Group is now serving as a full-time assistant to the accounting department.

Jane is originally from England. She came to Michigan over 25 years ago as an “au pair.” After her duties as an “au pair” were no longer needed, she worked as a podiatry assistant, with a travelling podiatrist, travelling all around Michigan.

Diana Valverde
Community Association Manager
dvalverde@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2218

Diana Valverde joined The Highlander Group in 2017 as a Community Association Manager.

Diana’s skillset in the areas of organization, project management and contract negotiation make her an asset to Highlander’s team. She presents a very strong and professional work ethic as well as exemplary follow up skills.

Diana has a wealth of experience, with 20 years in real estate management and has served as a volunteer committee member with the Angels of Hope, A Family Cancer Foundation, for more than 20 years as well.

Diana is an active member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is currently working toward her designation as a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA).

Wendy F. Weiss
Community Association Manager
wweiss@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2210

Wendy has been with the Highlander Group since 2007, beginning her true tenure as a Community Manager. Prior to joining us, she was vice president of a small IT consulting and networking company,  where she spent ten years developing relationships with business owners, general managers and employees in a wide variety of industries.

Wendy now works part time and provides support to the Highlander Group with special projects, project management for our IT projects and development, management transitions and website development and maintenance.

She attended the University of Michigan, majoring in education for the hearing impaired.

Wendy’s strong work ethic, attention to detain, and premier follow up skills make her an asset to the team.

Angela Williams
Community Association Manager
awilliams@highlandergroup.net
Direct Dial: (248) 724-2207

  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA, 2019)

Angela Williams, a Community Association Manager, joined The Highlander Group in March of 2016.

Angela has 20 years of experience in the logistics industry and is currently completing her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Community Organization at Central Michigan University.

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