2022 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 42 years and have 5 grown children and 5 awesome grandchildren. We have both lived in the Coulee Region all of our lives. After spending 2 1/2 years on active duty with the US Navy stationed on the USS Lexington I went to work shortly after the Navy with UPS. Spending 32 year as a Service Provider and then left at 53 years old to purse a new venture. I bought a 12-unit apartment building and became a Real Estate Broker. On 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 a Property Management course. Johanna and then became 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. I am so impressed with all our Board members and how hard they work to Make WAA successful. 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 continues to work hard to see that plan into action.
Apt. Assoc. of Northeast WI
Director of Membership
Cinnamon started in the rental housing business in 2013 in Marinette with 10 units, adding 6 additional units in Green Bay the following year. Since then, she now solely operates 35 units in Green Bay and has been “traditional job” free since March 2021. Cinnamon joined the Apartment Association of Northeast WI (Green Bay) in 2015. She served as a Board member from 2020 to 2022 and was elected as their Vice President in 2022. Besides working on her rental housing business, she also tours the countryside on her motorcycle. “The education one gets is excellent and the networking and connections are priceless” from your local chapters and WAA. “Don’t be surprised if I show up as your guest- it’s an excuse to go for a ride.” Wink Wink
Kristy Weinke (Oshkosh)
Administrative Assistant /Newsletter Editor
Kristy became the Administrative Assistant for the WAA in September 2008. With over 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 married to her high school sweetheart, Jason. They have two boys, Corbin and Brock, and an English Bulldog named Dozer. She enjoys reading, camping, vacationing in 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.