About the Helena Association of REALTORS®

As a long-standing provider of professional real estate services for over 65 years, the Helena Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is committed to building a better community. With a membership of over 500 REALTORS® and Affiliate Members, HAR is a not-for-profit trade association, and its members are also part of the Montana and National Associations of REALTORS®.

At HAR, we recognize the need to sustain and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by Montana’s citizens. Therefore, we actively support quality growth and seek economic and housing opportunities that embrace environmental values while protecting the rights of property owners. Our passionate members are committed to contributing to the growth of our community.

In addition to our efforts to support the community, HAR provides affordable continuing education, enforces the Code of Ethics, and offers extensive networking opportunities to our members and affiliates. We also raise funds to inform the public about important issues and support local, state, and national governments on all aspects of real estate, property rights, and homeownership matters.

Choose HAR for your real estate needs and be part of building a better community with a trusted and experienced team by your side.

Our mission: to provide professional services and resources to our members, deliver value to the community, and promote integrity in the real estate industry. Our vision: the most trusted and qualified stewards of the real estate experience.

Get to Know Our Board of Directors: Meet the People Driving Our Association Forward

Meet the Board of directors

When it comes to the success of any company, the Board of Directors plays a crucial role in shaping its future. Our Board of Directors is comprised of experienced real estate professionals with a passion for innovation and excellence. We invite you to get to know the people driving our association forward by checking out our Board of Directors page. Here, you’ll find more information about each member of our Board, links to their website and/or bios and contact information. With their extensive knowledge and expertise, our Board of Directors is committed to achieving our company’s goals and delivering the best results to our customers. So why not take a closer look and discover what makes our Board of Directors stand out from the rest?


Desirae Lindquist



Desirae earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Business Management from Montana State University. After graduation, she went to work for MSU’s Information Technology Center, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of IT projects. In 2016, Desirae took a job with the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® in Bozeman as an MLS support specialist and most recently served as Director of Operations for the Gallatin Association of REALTORS®.

Desirae holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit administration from the University of Montana. Desirae loves spending time outdoors and is excited to explore new hiking trails and fishing spots in the Helena area. She is a mom to two fur babies; a one-year-old golden retriever named Murphy and a cat named Clementine.


We are so thankful for our staff! We couldn't do what we do without them!

Lacey Walker
Program & Education Coordinator

Lacey has been an educator in Helena for nearly a decade, most recently as a math teacher at the Helena Adult Learning Center. While in this position, she worked with the Office of Public Instruction to provide continuing education and professional development opportunities for adult education teachers across the state. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadfield Science and Secondary Education from Montana Tech and the University of Montana-Western.

Lacey loves to explore the backroads of Montana and would happily spend every day in her canoe. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can find her playing pinball or cribbage. 


Jessalyn BASTEN
Bookkeeping & Member Services

Jessalyn is a Helena native, born and raised.  She has been in the accounting field for over 12 years.  She recently received her associate in accounting and will be going for her bachelor’s degree this fall at the University of Montana.  Her specialties include bookkeeping, payroll, and bank reconciliation.  She has owned and operated many small businesses here in Helena throughout the years and has very close ties to the community.  Jessalyn is well-known for her outgoing personality, her drive to always do her best at every task she is handed, and her eagerness to learn new things.

Jessalyn is certainly a social butterfly and loves to be around her family and friends.   Her passion includes traveling and exploring other cultures.  She is a single mother of 2 beautiful girls, and you will most likely find the three of them on a spontaneous adventure.