Partner, VP of Operations
Office management, IT Systems, Client Relations
As VP of operations, Lupita keeps the Compass Commercial office on track. She provides support to the company in Microsoft Office applications, office equipment, telephone and IT systems and oversees real-estate transaction data. In assistance to the partners, Lupita oversees accounts payable and receivable and the corporate budget.
Background & Experience
Lupita has more than 20 years of administrative experience. A graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Institute, she uses her human relations skills to enhance company and client relations. Before joining Compass, Lupita spent 15 years with the U.S. Forest Service as a professional Forester in New Mexico, Idaho, Alaska and Oregon. She also has four years of customer service and data management experience in the computer training industry
Community Involvement & Interests
Opportunity Knocks, Member; U.S. Forest Service, Adopt a Trail Program, Volunteer; St. Francis Church Service, Arts & Environment and Choir Ministries
Lupita enjoys vegetable and xeric gardening and is a member of the American Penstemon Society. Her front yard supports her collection of Penstemon flowers, which offers a seasonal display of color for the neighborhood. She loves to hike, bike and spend time with family and friends, and is a bike commuter, often riding her bike to and from work. Her family has adopted the Blue Lagoon Trail on the Deschutes National Forest, where they spend time during the summer months maintaining the trail for public access with primitive non-motorized hand tools. Singing in the choir and serving in various church ministries is yet another expression of her passion and love for people.
- Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Northern Arizona University
- Oregon State University, Silviculture Institute
- Washington State University, Silviculture Institute
- Graduate, Dale Carnegie Leadership Institute
Accomplishments & Accolades
- Started Compass Commercial in 1996
- Awarded Partner 2012