Laurie Phillips

Executive Officer
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Laurie is the Association Executive for the High Country Association of Realtors and MLS. She has been in this position since January of 2001. She has an extensive background in real estate ranging from closing agent for Lawyer’s Title Company to Mortgage Broker and was a Realtor for 15 years, prior to settling in Boone NC. She is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Realtors® Homes4NC board of directors. She also serves on the Watauga Habitat for Humanity and Watauga County Housing Trust Boards.

Laurie served her country in the Air Force and met her husband Phil while stationed in Denver Colorado.  They have just celebrated 38 years together.  Phil and Laurie have 3 children and 6 grandchildren (5 of which are 4 and under) in her spare time she loves traveling to see the kids, riding their motorcycle and working on their hobby farm.

Shannon Marsh

MLS & Information Specialist
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Shannon has been with the Association for over 4 years and greatly enjoys working with Realtors and her co-workers. She studied Business Administration at CCC&TI. Serving as the MLS Coordinator and Information Specialist, Shannon is the primary contact for Sentrilock and sends out weekly communication via the “Tuesday Tips.” She is a wife and mother of 3 children. Outside of work Shannon enjoys spending quality time with her family, working on her home and anything outdoors. Shannon also teaches children in her church at First Baptist Church of Boone.

Amy Holden

Membership & Finance Coordinator
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Amy has been with the Association since October 2015. She maintains the accounting and billing for the Association and the MLS. She serves as the Primary Membership contact for new members and the Primary contact for all billing questions for both the Association and MLS. She is the proud mother of her son Mavrick, she enjoys being active and outdoors. Her life motto is “Live, Laugh, and Love.” Prior to joining HCAR, she spent 20+ years in Dentistry, as an office manager and dental assistant.

Elyse McDaniel

MLS System Coordinator
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Elyse is a native of Boone, a graduate of Appalachian State University and has been active in real estate for 5 years. She began her real estate career as an office manager and after obtaining her real estate broker license, she has been working independently as a Broker’s Assistant for several agents. 

When not working, Elyse enjoys spending time with her husband, Stephen, and their 3 sons who are 7, 2 and 9 months. She enjoys mentoring through Hope Pregnancy Center and being outside with her family and 2 dogs.