Leadership Team

Dedicated and experienced leadership

Extraordinary Executives

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty


J Kuper

Broker and Owner

J Kuper is a powerful figure within the Central Texas real estate industry. Ever since purchasing the company in 2011, he set out on a mission to modernize how business is done within the industry, without

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J Kuper

Broker and Owner

J Kuper is a powerful figure within the Central Texas real estate industry. Ever since purchasing the company in 2011, he set out on a mission to modernize how business is done within the industry, without losing the personal touch people had grown accustomed to. In November of 2017, J Kuper and his team released the software platform called BrokerageEngine - a tool to help real estate agents and brokerage staff effortlessly manage their business deals, marketing and finances. Since the release of BrokerageEngine - the platform has enjoyed a 97% adoption rate by Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty associates and has been picked up by many additional companies throughout the United States. It is because of his forward thinking mindset and approach that Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty skyrocketed to RealTrends’ #11 spot of Texas’ Largest Real Estate Brokerages by closed sales volume. Working for Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty is more than a job - its a place where people come to feel at home. This sense of family starts with J Kuper and his Grandmother, Kathleen Kuper. When it’s someone’s birthday, bringing a new bundle of joy into the world, getting married or perhaps they are in the hospital - you can count on receiving a call, email, personal note or visit from J and Kathleen. Since the company’s founding in 1972, starting with only 6 associates, it has grown to over 300 agents and staff members - but the culture of caring has never changed. Under J’s leadership, he has been laser focused on inclusion, promotion and training of staff and agents alike - to empower them professionally and, most importantly, personally.


Sandy Roy

Vice President of Operations

As a Broker in Real Estate, Sandy has been exposed to all facets of the industry; from ownership of a small firm to having the opportunity of being affiliated with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Sandy Roy

Vice President of Operations

As a Broker in Real Estate, Sandy has been exposed to all facets of the industry; from ownership of a small firm to having the opportunity of being affiliated with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. Growing up on the east coast, she was familiar with the Sotheby’s brand. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would be a part of the Sotheby’s philosophy. In 2012, Sandy was given the opportunity to join the Kuper team.Her career path changed, grew, and blossomed. Aside from her career, family and friends are a priority in Sandy’s life and she is grateful for them every day!


Caroline Timmins

Senior Director of Marketing, San Antonio

Caroline’s marketing career has been unique in many ways. She started at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty as an intern while still in undergrad at UT Austin.

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Caroline Timmins

Director of Marketing, San Antonio

Caroline’s marketing career has been unique in many ways. She started at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty as an intern while still in undergrad at UT Austin. After graduation, Caroline began full-time at Kuper in an entry level marketing associate role. Over the last 6 years she has climbed the ranks and now has the privilege of being Director of Marketing for the San Antonio and Hill Country offices. Throughout that journey, not only did Caroline grow enormously as a person and a professional, but she had the rare opportunity to fundamentally change how the marketing department operated and elevated the marketing offerings provided to the company and to the real estate agents. Caroline was born and raised in San Antonio and loves living in the thriving Pearl District.

A quote I live by

“I’m pretty but tough, like a diamond. Or beef jerky in a ball gown” - Titus Andromedon

My favorite TV show to binge watch
Great News & RuPaul’s Drag Race

An Instagram account everyone should follow
@princesscheeto

My go-to karaoke song
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” Jefferson Starship

My hidden talent
Impressions. Specifically Kistin Wiig as the Target Lady

My Standard coffee order
Intravenous Espresso

My Favorite font
Azedo

My Favorite Pantone
Pantone 690C



Brenda Wall

Director of Relocation

Brenda Wall has been in the real estate world for over 17 years with the last 12 years as a Relocation Director. Prior to coming into real estate she worked for USAA for

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Brenda Wall

Director of Relocation

Brenda Wall has been in the real estate world for over 17 years with the last 12 years as a Relocation Director. Prior to coming into real estate she worked for USAA for over 9 years. This, combined with personally experiencing corporate moves growing up, has proven to be invaluable as it has allowed Brenda to share her firsthand knowledge with transferees and help ease their transition.  As the Relocation Director she has earned her Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and Corporate Relocation Professional (CRP) designations. While leading her Relocation Team, Brenda was on the USAA Advisory Council, helped achieve the Cartus 5 Star award, The Superlative Award for Best Corporate Relocation Department, and Silver, Gold, and Platinum statuses with Cartus.

SALES



Carolyn Rhodes

Sales Manager, Boerne and Stone Oak

Carolyn is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Texas luxury real estate industry. She has a varied background that includes operations, management, marketing, custom home

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Carolyn Rhodes

Sales Manager, Boerne and Stone Oak

Carolyn is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Texas luxury real estate industry. She has a varied background that includes operations, management, marketing, custom home construction/project management, and luxury subdivision development. She was a Houston EVP of one of the largest real estate franchise groups overseeing multiple offices and simultaneously was a designated regional trainer. Later in her career, Rhodes owned an elite boutique real estate company in Houston, was Past President of the Greater Houston Chapter of WCR, a Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program Graduate, and San Antonio Platinum Top 50 Sales Manager of the Year in 2017. She is devoted to her family, work, and community, formerly serving as Managing Director of Bible in 90 Days non-profit organization - a global Christian outreach encouraging Biblical literacy.


Ed Zapata

Sales Manager, Alamo Heights and Stone Oak

Ed holds a Broker’s license and has been specializing in Residential Real Estate in the greater San Antonio area since 2006. Ed has experience in Real Estate Brokerage, Sales Leadership, and Residential Sales.

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Ed Zapata

Sales Manager, Alamo Heights and Stone Oak


Ed holds a Broker’s license and has been specializing in Residential Real Estate in the greater San Antonio area since 2006. Ed has experience in Real Estate Brokerage, Sales Leadership, and Residential Sales. He is a 2008 graduate of the Texas Realtors® Leadership Program and has served on several committees with the Texas Association of Realtors and the San Antonio Board of Realtors®. Ed grew up in a military family and had the opportunity to live in 4 U.S States and 2 European Countries. He majored in Finance and earned a Bachelor of Science from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. After relocating to San Antonio in 2000 he continued his education earning a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ed is a proud Life member of the UTSA Alumni Association and served on the UTSA Alumni Board from 2009 to 2016.


Mary Lou York

Sales Manager, Northwest Hills

As Sales Manager for the Northwest Hills office in Austin Mary Lou is dedicated to providing a high level of support and inspiration for the agents in her office.

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Mary Lou York

Sales Manager, Northwest Hills

As Sales Manager for the Northwest Hills office in Austin Mary Lou is dedicated to providing a high level of support and inspiration for the agents in her office. She feels blessed to be a part of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. Leadership, staff, and agents share outstanding values, integrity, and the best business practices in the industry. Her goal is to attract enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and career-minded agents to join Kuper. Mary Lou draw’s on a deep level of expertise born of over 20 years of experience in sales and management to run her office with solid guidance, empathetic understanding, and a sense of humor!


Bridget Willie

Sales Manager, Barton Creek and Galleria

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty offices have built their reputation on attracting the most talented, ethical, and committed agents in Central Texas.
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Bridget Willie

Sales Manager, Barton Creek and Galleria

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty offices have built their reputation on attracting the most talented, ethical and committed agents in Central Texas.

The reputation of the brokerage is one of the main reasons Bridget chose to affiliate with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty in 2017.

Bridget’s mission as a Sales Manager is to offer the agents affiliated with Kuper Sotheby’s a supportive and collaborative environment. In addition to the world class brand, strong web presence, and impeccable marketing offered by Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, agents are offered resources, education and coaching to help them take their career to the next level.

Bridget’s career started in the hospitality industry with a focus on corporate sales for properties in Pebble Beach, and Aspen Colorado. In 2011, she chose to join Sotheby’s International Realty on the Monterey Peninsula.  In 2013, she and her husband Steve and their son, Tyler, relocated to Austin, Texas.

Bridget is a non-competing manager who is 100% focused on helping agents achieve their business goals and full level of potential.

In her spare time, Bridget enjoys to cooking, painting, reading, and spending time outdoors with her family and their dog, Lotus.


Melissa Webb

Sales Manager, Downtown Austin

Melissa obtained her real estate license in 2003 following a successful career in sales, marketing and advertising. Since then, she has earned a reputation as a highly professional, results-driven agent and sales manager.

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Melissa Webb

Sales Manager, Downtown and Westbank

Melissa obtained her real estate license in 2003 following a successful career in sales, marketing and advertising. Since then, she has earned a reputation as a highly professional, results-driven agent and sales manager. Every day, Melissa leverages her expertise to help her agents achieve their goals. Having spent many years in outside sales, she is a seasoned salesperson, negotiator, and business coach. Her education and professional background in marketing and advertising give her the tools to create top-notch, custom marketing plans that position the agents’ homes to sell quickly and at the best price. Melissa continuously educates herself on current market trends and the ever-changing nuances of Austin neighborhoods. When I’m not helping agents with their buyers and sellers, she enjoys relaxing with he family in our Lost Creek home, taking art classes, walking on the Barton Creek Greenbelt, and enjoying live music and cultural events in Austin. Melissa is also passionate about serving her community as a member of the National Charity League and on the Board of the Austin Luxury League.

Marketing



Taylor Swanzy

Assistant Director of Marketing

A quote I live by “No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.” - Amy Poehler

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Taylor Swanzy

Senior Brand Manager

A quote I live by
“No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.” - Amy Poehler

My favorite TV show to binge watch
Psych. The most underrated show of all time.

An Instagram account everyone should follow
I get paid to say @kupersir.. but I also suggest @ashleylongshoreart.

My go-to karaoke song
Goodbye Earl by Dixie Chicks

My hidden talent
I can accurately rap “I’m So Hood”.

My Standard coffee order
Iced coffee with vanilla!

My Favorite font
Helvetica

My Favorite Pantone
Pantone 7486C


Sarah Turner

Senior Brand Manager, Alamo Heights & New Braunfels

A quote I live by “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut." - Dr. Seuss

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Sarah Turner

Brand Manager, Alamo Heights & New Braunfels

A quote I live by “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” - Dr. Seuss

My favorite TV show to binge watch
Modern Family

An Instagram account everyone should follow
@dogs_infood — you won’t regret it!

My go-to karaoke song
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

My hidden talent
Communicating in GIFs

My Standard coffee order
Iced black with an extra shot of espresso

My Favorite font
Lemon and Mint

My Favorite Pantone Pantone 3581C



Olivia Quantz

Brand Manager, Alamo Heights & Boerne

A quote I live by“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” - Oscar Wilde

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Olivia Quantz

Brand Manager, Alamo Heights & Boerne

A quote I live by
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” - Oscar Wilde

My favorite TV show to binge watch
Peaky Blinders

An Instagram account everyone should follow
@world_record_egg

My go-to karaoke song
I Want it That Way by the Backstreet Boys

My hidden talent
Fluent in sarcasm

My Standard coffee order
Latte

My Favorite font
Futura

My Favorite Pantone
Pantone 14-4122



Dionne Smajstrla

Production Manager, San Antonio

A quote I live by“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

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Dionne Smajstrla

Production Manager, San Antonio

A quote I live by
“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

My favorite TV show to binge watch
Walking Dead, Supernatural, Ozark

An Instagram account everyone should follow
@jordans_artistry

My go-to karaoke song
Nope.

My hidden talent
My kids say I have "Mom Power"

My Standard coffee order
Boring, cream & sugar

My Favorite font
There are so many now! it is like your children, you can't pick a favorite

My Favorite Pantone
Pantone 2347


Kat Weisflog

Senior Brand Manager, Barton Creek

A quote I live by “If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” - Abraham Lincoln

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Kat Weisflog

Brand Manager, Barton Creek

A quote I live by
“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” - Abraham Lincoln

My favorite TV show to binge watch
The Mindy Project

An Instagram account everyone should follow
@snoozyshepherd

My go-to karaoke song
99 Luftballons in German - only happened once and probably won’t happen again

My hidden talent
Asking 5 more questions when meetings are about to end

My Standard coffee order
Latte extra shot

My Favorite font
Futura - it was the custom font for my first job and holds a special place on my heart.

My Favorite Pantone
Pantone 2745C


Abby Moore

Brand Manager, Westlake Hills

A quote I live by “You guys I’m like really smart now. You don’t even know. You could ask me, Kelly what’s the biggest company in the world? And I’d be like, ‘blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah blah.’ Giving you the exact right answer.” - Kelly Kapoor

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Abby Moore

Brand Manager, Westlake Hills

My favorite TV show to binge watch
Broad City

An Instagram account everyone should follow
My dog’s, duh. @CanelaThePit

My go-to karaoke song
Easy. Lose Yourself by Eminem

My hidden talent
I can say hi to every dog I see. Not sure if it’s a talent, but I am good at it

My Standard coffee order
Venti, triple shot, chi latte, with coconut milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon

My Favorite font
Def webdings

My Favorite Pantone
Pantone 421C (….or Glitter)



Alicia Rosenwald

Marketing Production Associate, Austin

A quote I live by “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” - Anthony Bourdain

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Alicia Rosenwald

Marketing Production Associate, Austin

A quote I live by “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” - Anthony Bourdain

My favorite TV show to binge watch
Cooking and home improvement shows

An Instagram account everyone should follow
@discoverearth & @maverickjournal

My go-to karaoke song
I avoid karaoke because I don’t like to be the center of attention

My hidden talent
I’m great at trivia! Whether it be animal facts, pop culture, or history, pick me to be on your next trivia team!

My Standard coffee order
Not a coffee drinker, but I love osmanthus flower tea!

My Favorite font
Moon Flower

My Favorite Pantone
Pantone 18-1438