Who We Are, Defined by Our Experience

Thomas J. Popa, Broker

Thomas Popa & Associates

Main Office
8101 East Krail Street, Studio One West, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

Dedicated to the highest levels of customer service, continuously striving to reach maximum results, achieving and surpassing the objectives of our clients.  Utilizing 40+ 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 $500 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.

Denise knows golf, as well! Check out the video.


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

Dianne Ophelia Colson

Non-stop energy and dedication to client satisfaction is Dianne's hallmark. Dianne is a successful Real Estate Broker, Licensed in California and Arizona. After completing a 30 year career as a top litigation and mediation attorney in California, Dianne and her
Husband, Scott, moved to Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in 2011. Owning luxury real estate in 3 states, commercial investment properties, and rental
complexes, as well as handling hundreds of negotiations and transactions, Dianne has the knowledge, education and expertise to assist buyers and sellers in making informed, relaxed and intelligent decisions with regard to all of their real estate needs..

Professional Licenses and Certifications:
• Licensed Attorney, CA
• Certified Mediator, CA
• Real Estate Broker’s License, CA
• Certified Mortgage Broker, CA
• Lifetime Teaching Credential
• Real Estate Broker’s License, AZ

Michelle T. Crane

Michelle Crane began working in Residential Real Estate in 2006. Her first position with renowned Builder/ Designer, CF3 Luxury Homes took Michelle around the country to locations such as Hawaii, Arizona, Illinois, New York and California. With the integration of licensure as a Realtor, Michelle was able to work and establish relationships with high end property owners globally, co-selling across the world in France, the United Kingdom, Mexico and, of course, in the U.S.

With a wealth of experience in the fashion industry and two home bases (New York City and Paris), Michelle has lived, worked and traveled extensively around the world to many different countries. This has enabled her to experience many different cultures, work in eclectic architectural and historical buildings, and become a genuine citizen of the world. With this experience, Michelle’s ability to connect both buyers and sellers, grew into large data base of high end clientele and has helped turned Michelle into one of the most sought-after experts in luxury real estate.


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