Who We Are, Defined by Our Experience


Thomas J. Popa, Broker

Thomas Popa & Associates
8101 East Krail Street, Studio One West, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250, 480/247-7754

Dedicated to the highest levels of customer service, continuously striving to reach maximum results, achieving and surpassing the objectives of our clients.  Utilizing 35+ years of real estate transactions, brokerage, leasing, marketing, designated broker responsibilities, asset management of 2 million square feet of commercial space, planned community development, sales training, luxury home tours, event creation and supervision. With collective experience of nearly 100 years in full-time real estate brokerage accomplishments, Thomas Popa and his associates have been successfully involved in over $400 million closed transaction since 1981.

Thomas Popa's Resume


George M. Unruh, CPA

George M. Unruh is a seasoned executive and financial professional whose career spans public accounting, residential and commercial real estate development, manufacturing, banking, global engineering and construction, transportation, healthcare, education, and major professional and community service activities.  Prior to joining Spiral, Inc., he was with the Bechtel Corporation (Global Construction and Engineering - Six Sigma and Finance), TMI Systems Design Corporation (Casework manufacturing -Vice President and Treasurer), and Vaberg Properties, Inc. (Residential and Commercial Real Estate Development - President and CEO).  George moved to the Phoenix area in 2000 from North Dakota.

Professional Certifications And Education

Certified Public Accountant, (Licensed in Arizona and North Dakota)

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Arizona and North Dakota Societies of Certified Public Accountants

Licensed Real Estate Agent – State of Arizona

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Major

Six Sigma Qualtec, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Certified Six Sigma Champion and Yellow Belt

Phil Crosby Quality College, Winter Park, FL

  • Graduate - Executive Quality College

Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, Scottsdale, AZ


Denise Millard

Denise Millard is a Minnesota native, attending University of Minnesota on a basketball scholarship.  She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics and has over 25+ years of sales experience.  Denise is married and enjoys running, golf and most sports.
 
Prior to moving to Arizona, Denise worked for a Fortune 500 company in Minneapolis, MN for over 20+ years where she was a top national sales representative selling various hardware and software products.  She and her husband, Randy, have been residences of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona since 2001 as well as members of the golf club.  Denise has been successful in listing and selling residential properties in Superstition Mountain for several years providing excellent service to her clients.


Karen C. Jordan

Karen C. Jordan is a Boston native and has been a property owner with her husband Mike in Superstition Mountain since they fell in love with the area in 2003. Her thirty three year career at MFS Investment Management includes new business development, relationship management, comprehensive knowledge of investment securities and mutual fund accounting, Karen enjoys golf, running, biking, swimming and hiking… And what better place to do all those things than Superstition Mountain!


Professional Certifications and Education
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Salem State College
• Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE) Investment School Program, Wharton School of Management
• FINRA Series 6, 7, 22, 26, and 63 Licensed
• Licensed real estate agent – State of Arizona


Mick Willemsen

Mick Willemsen is a Colorado native and attended both high school (JK Mullen) and college (Colorado State University) in-state before moving to Southern California in 1985. Mick enjoyed a 20 year career as Vice President for Pacific Investment Management Company, the world’s largest bond manager. There he oversaw mutual fund customer service, performance and statistics calculations, and was a major contributor to business development. Mick and his wife Teri have been residents and members of Superstition Mountain Country Club since 2003. Mick obtained his real estate license in 2009 and has sold numerous properties in Superstition Mountain and throughout the East Valley. In his free time he enjoys golf, working out, travelling with family and friends, and of course the Denver Broncos.


Kathryn Nielsen

Kathryn (Kate) is a Southern California native and has lived in Hawaii with her husband, Kurt, and their 2 daughters since 2003.  Kates’ real estate career has involved buying, selling, renovating and staging more than a dozen family properties in California, Florida, Colorado and Hawaii.  Licensed in Hawaii since 2006, Kate has personally managed her own vacation rentals, while experiencing success as a full time Realtor specializing in the Kona and Kohala Coast resorts, oceanfront properties and upcountry homes.  She enjoys working with both seasoned and first-time buyers - educating them on all the nuances of relocating, living, working and retiring on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.  Kate provides her sellers with uncompromising service, professionalism, and dedication.  Couple this with the family business of eMortgage Hawaii and you have a recipe for success.  In her spare time, she enjoys diving and fishing on the family boat, Reel Class, creating inviting interiors for new home owners, outdoor marksmanship, creating culinary pleasures for her family and community involvement through charitable organizations.


Professional Affiliations:
Hawaii Association of Realtors (HAR)
West Hawaii Association of Realtors (WHAR)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)
eMortgage Hawaii, V.P, Bus. Dev.
Certified Interior Decorator (CID)

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8101 East Krail Streer, Studio One West, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
67-1153 Mamalahoa Hwy, Suite 3, P.O. Box 1975, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
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