About Our People
Steve Morton, President
Steve joined Topa Properties, LLC in early 2003 and has been President since 2005 after serving two years as Chief Operating Officer under former President, Bill Anderson.
Prior to joining Topa, Steve served as Vice President of Marketing for Sentient Jet in Boston, a leading provider of private jet services in the United States. Steve also has over ten years of luxury marketing experience in the Caribbean, having held the lead marketing positions for The Virgin Islands America's Cup Challenge, Little Switzerland, and Colombian Emeralds International. He began his career as a consultant with Medical Management of New England based in Portland, Maine.
Steve is a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges with Executive Education at the business schools of UCLA, Berkeley, and NYU, as well as The Urban Land Institute. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the St. Thomas & St. John Chamber of Commerce and is a former Director of CARE (Charlotte Amalie Revitalization Effort), DRI (Downtown Revitalization, Inc.), The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
Christine Thompson, Director of Operations
Christine was born in Brittany, France and raised in La Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean. In her teen years, she and her family moved to Martinique. After completing her high school education in Martinique, Christine’s aspiration to fly landed her a job with Air France. In 1983, Christine arrived on St. Thomas, VI and has called the island home ever since.
Christine worked for AH Riise as the perfume representative for the renowned Nina Ricci line. After working part time to raise her two children, she spent four years as the Office Manager for Caribbean Computer Exports, a company distributing Apple products to seven French dealers in the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Martin. She joined Rudy Thompson Real Estate in 1993 and in 1996 began working with John Foster Real Estate where she quickly became a top real estate sales producer in the firm. In 1999, Christine joined Island Business Forms where she was the office manager until July 2008.
On a personal note, Christine speaks fluent French and is an avid sailor and freelance photographer. Christine was Regatta Director of the Scotiabank Optimist Regatta for 3 years and continues her involvement in Youth Sailing at different levels. Christine is on the board of the Virgin Islands Olympic Academy and was a member of the St. Thomas Yacht Club.