Get to Know Your EO.


The Executive Officers of the Alaska State Home Building Association implement the decisions of their respective local Board of Directors and they are your in-office resource for the goings-on at the local, state, and national associations.

Robin Ward

Executive Officer

Alaska State Home Building Association

Anchorage, AK


If you've ever had a chance to speak to her, you know Robin brings extensive industry experience to ASHBA, from public administration to real estate to programs management and directorship. But whats really impressive about this lady is her ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and civic activites, while spending true quality time with her enormous family! An avid outdoorswoman, traveller, and grandma, Robin does it all.

Ashley Ebnet

Executive Officer

Anchorage Home Building Association

Anchorage, AK

Ashley is a lifelong Alaskan, who enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. Her experience in marketing & business development is the foundation that drives her passion for helping the community and advocating for Alaskans. Ashley has been the project manager on many fundraising & marketing campaigns, she has strong skills in event planning, and building consumer relationships. Her positive can do attitude, makes her a great asset to the team at AHBA!


Kirsten Raye

Executive Officer

Kenai Peninsula Builders Association

Kenai, AK

“Work hard; play hard” - Kirsten and her four daughters arrived in Alaska in 2001 and haven’t looked back since! Originally an “IT Geek” compliments of her Air Force career, and holding a Masters in Project Management, Kirsten brings a unique blend of experience in IT, Operations, Facility Management, Fire Service, and Sales & Marketing to the table. In her “off” time, she runs her Strategic Planning company, chases her grandkids around, and is an avid outdoor enthusiast ready for the next spur-of-the-moment adventure.


Jessica Laine

Executive Officer

Interior Alaska Building Association

Fairbanks, AK

Jess is the staff representative of the Board of Directors, and all association committees and councils. She manages all aspects of operations for the IABA.


Sarah Collins

Executive Director

Mat-Su Home Builders Association

Wasilla, AK

Originally born and raised in California, Sarah has been in Alaska for 14 years now. She has been the EO for the Mat-Su Home Builders Association for 7 years. She recently spent a legislative session in Juneau learning more about Alaska's policy process. When out of the office, Sarah enjoys hiking with her pup, traveling and baking.