2019 WAA Board of Directors
Member At Large
Corina previously served WAA as a member of the Convention Committee between 1999 and 2003 and most recently as the Director of Online Content from 2015-2018. She is the daughter of former WAA President and RHR chair Chet Brown. She is the owner of Brio Properties (Real Estate Coaching & Consulting Firm), and currently owns 12 rental units in Rock County, WI. In 2019, she launched her real estate Podcast Landlord Chick on Spotify and all major podcast outlets. Corina is passionate about assisting landlords in building and maintaining profitable and efficient portfolios.
Jeffrey Pralle (Onalaska)
Great Rivers Apartment Assoc.
Director of Legal Affairs (Vice Chair)
My wife, Johanna, and I have been married for 35 years and have 5 grown children and 2 awesome grandchildren, with #3 on the way. We have both lived in the Coulee Region all of our lives. Four days after High School I joined the US Navy Reserve and spent 2 1/2 years on active duty stationed on the USS Lexington. After that, I went to work for 32 years with UPS and then retired at 53 years old. During my last few years at UPS, I became interested in real estate. The month after I left UPS, I bought a 12-unit apartment building. Advice from a friend was "Join the Wisconsin Apartment Association they will give you the advice and information you need to run your rental business." My desire is always to "do it the right way" in whatever I do, so I joined! WAA was just what I needed. I also took the Realtors course and property management course to help me along the way. My awesome wife Johanna and I have become managers of about 70 rental units and 7 commercial buildings. When I was asked to be a board delegate for the local La Crosse affiliate of WAA, I began to take more of an interest in the workings of WAA. When WAA began reorganization of its structure and Chis Mokler became President, I was asked to become the Director of Legal Affairs. With caution, I accepted and the caution is only because I want to do things right. I was a bit nervous about letting people down. But the Board works well together and the reorganization is moving along well. We have a ways to go, but I am confident in the progress. I am here to help locals and stay informed on issues that affect each local, which can then affect locals across the state. Help me by giving me one local contact that I can work with to stay informed .
Jeremie Wienke (Janesville)
Director of Municipal Affairs
For the past 16 years, Jeremie and his family have lived in "some sort of housing" while working a full time job. Meanwhile, his wife, Jessica, homeschooled their 3 children. After looking at potential properties for about 3 years, they bought their first single family rental in 2011. Since that time, Jeremie's rental portfolio has grown to almost 40 units. Thanks to the income generated by the properties he was able to leave his "day job" behind in 2018! Now, he is able to focus solely on managing and maintaining the properties.
Jeremie has been a member of his local apartment association (Janesville Area Rental Property Association, JARPA) since 2016. He says, "I appreciate the helpful eduction, and I really enjoy networking with like-minded individuals. I believe in the old quote 'It's easier to learn from the mistakes or experiences of others than to repeat that mistake with your own time, money, and agony.' Contact Jeremie if you'd like to start building positive relations in your local municipality.
Chris Mokler (Oshkosh)
Winnebago Apartment Assoc.
Director of Legislative Affairs/Legislative Liaison
Chris got involved with his family’s business at a very early age and, while in college, worked up to investing in rental property with his father, Mike Mokler, who served WAA for many years. After graduating from UW-Oshkosh, Chris joined his father full time and bought out several other landlords in the Oshkosh area. Chris has been involved with both the Winnebago Apartment Association and the Wisconsin Apartment Association for many years. In 2014 he authored and presented a "Re-Boot" plan for WAA, which was adopted, and he is currently working hard to see that plan into action.
Paul Winans (Sun Prairie)
Member At Large
Director of Membership
Paul’s professional background is sales, marketing and management, mainly with newspaper companies in four states. Starting with their first duplex in 2005, he and wife Linda now have 29 units on four rental properties in Sun Prairie and Fall River. While Linda handles the business side of things, Paul primarily plays the role of boots-on-the-ground. Paul has a passion for growing the association and its members. He says, “WAA has been great for our business. All the education and mentoring, and the legislative representation we get is terrific. Not to mention the great stories and ideas from other members! Every landlord and rental property manager in Wisconsin should definitely be a part of WAA!” Contact Paul regarding individual membership, Business Associate membership, Local Association membership growth, or if you are thinking of forming a new landlord group in your area.
Greg Holstein (Eau Claire) Chippewa Valley Apt. Assoc 715-456-6211
Director of Education & Conference
Greg lives in Eau Claire with his wife Vicky. They have four daughters and four grandchildren. Greg graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis on Management Information System. Greg worked for Wausau Insurance Companies (WIC)/Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies for 20 years in the information technology area. After leaving WIC, Greg worked for Mason Shoe Company as an IT Analyst and then at Harmon Solutions Group as a Business Analyst before leaving the corporate world to fully concentrate on the rental business. Greg bought his first rental property in 1996- a 23-unit building- and he has continued to build his portfolio since then.
Kristy Weinke (Oshkosh)
Administrative Assistant /Newsletter Editor
Kristy became the Administrative Assistant for the WAA in September 2008. With nearly 20 years of experience as an admin, she has supported financial planners, executives in both small offices and a large manufacturing company, and worked in Human Resources. She graduated from Marian University (Fond du Lac), cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Kristy is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and served as the Fond du Lac Chapter’s Secretary, Vice President, and President (twice), as well as chairing numerous committees. She also attended a number of IAAP Professional Education Conferences across the US as a delegate for the Fond du Lac Chapter. Kristy is married to her high school sweetheart, Jason. They have two boys, Corbin and Brock, and an English Bulldog named Dozer. She enjoys reading, camping, visiting Las Vegas, and spending time with her boys.
Gary Goyke (Madison)
WI Rental Housing Legislative Council
Gary R. Goyke served in the Wisconsin State Senate for nine years. He currently serves as legislative representative for rental housing interests and has been active in lobbying and government relations for over 20 years. WAA is honored to have such a skilled and esteemed representative in the Wisconsin legislature.