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Lauren Tucker

Executive Officer

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Lauren is a Traverse City native, TC Central grad, MSU alum, and now Titan parent and is dedicated to serving her community and the HBA membership. She and her husband have been involved in the building industry in Northern Michigan since 2006, both as business owners and most recently on the supply side. The issues that face our industry have only become more challenging in recent years and Lauren looks forward to representing the HBAGTA membership and affecting change for our industry locally as the HBAGTA Executive Officer.

Email  lauren@hbagta.com

Debbie Perkins

Office & Education Coordinator

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Debbie joined the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area in July, 2015.  Debbie has been instrumental in expanding the education courses offered to members and the building community. She previously worked as the Office Coordinator for a local electrical contractor and funeral home.  Before moving to Northern Michigan, Debbie was the Office Coordinator for the Clark County Facilities Division, which oversaw the skilled trades, in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Outside of work, spending time with my 4 children and volunteering with the church are my greatest joys.”

Email  debbie@hbagta.com

Brayton Farr

Event & Member Engagement Coordinator

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Brayton was raised in the small village of Northport, Leelanau County, Michigan. His family owned a mechanical contracting company most of his life, he spent many days “at the office” in the trades even as a kid. He still calls Leelanau County home today. Growing up in a tight-knit community helped him understand the importance of putting others first and making meaningful and impactful lifelong connections.

Brayton graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a double major in Finance and Marketing. He also holds an insurance license, mortgage licnese, and real estate license.

Volunteering, community engagement, and making a positive impact on his local community is very important to Brayton.

When he’s not working or volunteering, Brayton enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Joy, his family, and friends, working on cars, house projects, and enjoying beautiful Northern Michigan with his two rescue dogs.

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