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Debbie grew up on a hobby farm in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and then attended Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a Masters in Teaching. Debbie began handling insurance claims at Northland Insurance in 1996. She’s worked on Minnesota of Township claims as a claims examiner at Northland, as primary claims examiner at MATIT’s inception in 2003, and continued her affiliation with the townships as the Claims Administrator for MATIT.
Debbie handles all non-work claims presented to or by Minnesota Townships who are insured by MATIT. Please contact the MAT Agency directly for claims. If your township is sued, please email or fax the complaint directly to the MAT Agency. The claims are then forwarded to her attention for coverage review and investigation.
Dawn grew up in Monticello Township/Wright County and graduated from Monticello High School and the St. Cloud Beauty College. She currently resides in Silver Creek Township/Wright County. She has worked in the insurance industry for the past 18 years and joined MAT Agency in 2015.
Dawn has three primary duties at MAT:
Please contact Dawn if you:
Angela has been at the Minnesota Association of Townships since February of 2015. She has had previous office jobs before coming to MAT. Angela attended and graduated from Elk River Senior High. She lives in Zimmerman with her husband and 2 children.
Angela’s primary duty as an Agency Assistant is to assist the Insurance Trust with Policy Renewals and Endorsements. She is also the back-up for the accounting duties when Christa Sellner is out.
If you need to make an Inland Marine change or have a question about your policy, you will contact Angela.
Christa was born in Faribault Minnesota and graduated high school in New Ulm, MN. She attended Clackamas Community College in Oregon before moving back to the state of hockey. She now resides in Monticello, MN with her husband and two daughters. She’s worked in the accounting field for the past 17 years and has been with MATIT since January 2012.
Christa’s primary duties as the Agency Financial Assistant are:
Please contact Christa with:
Sherry Elleraas grew up on a farm in Isanti County and graduated from St. Francis High School and then the Minneapolis Area Vocational Technical Institute. She joined the Association in 2003.
Her primary duties are:
Contact Sherry if:
Jesi was born in Brainerd, MN. She graduated from Elk River Senior High School in 2003. She currently resides in Otsego, MN with her husband and 2 children (ages 5 & 3). She enjoys spending time outdoors in the summer months and relaxing with her family and friends. Jesi joined MAT in early 2016.
Jesi’s primary duties at MAT are:
Contact Jesi if you want to:
Colleen grew up in St. Michael, MN, graduating from STMA High School and North Hennepin Community College. She’s been with the Association since 1996 as an Administrative Assistant. She’s involved at the ground level of many of the Associations projects, and you may see her at the registration desk of many of MAT’s events.
Please contact Colleen if you have questions regarding:
Scott is the Association’s Event Coordinator and Managing Editor of the Minnesota Township Insider. He handles all the event logistics and the onsite registration for many MAT educational meetings. He works closely on the design of MAT’s magazine so when you see him with a camera aimed your way, be sure to smile! That picture just may end up in the next issue of the magazine.
Please contact Scott if you:
Ruth grew up on a farm in West-Central Minnesota, graduating from Herman High School and the University of Minnesota, Morris. She went on to attend the University of South Dakota School of Law. She worked in Wisconsin for 25 years before returning to Minnesota and joining the MAT staff in September 2016. She resides in Monticello, MN.
Ruth has three primary duties at MAT:
Please contact Ruth if you:
Steve answers legal questions for members, represents township interests at the Legislature, and provides training for township officers at MAT events and by invitation of county units of townships.
Steve had a normal and uneventful childhood in Plymouth, Minnesota, playing but not excelling at team sports. He matriculated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts and Law School, learning words like matriculate. Steve resides in spacious Buffalo, Minnesota with his wife, three kids, and several imaginary ninjas who frequently hide his car keys. On the rare occasion he has free-time, he pursues sport karate, camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, and rucking.
Gary grew up on a farm in Southeast MN in Dover township and now resides in Elmira Township in Olmsted County. Gary farmed for about twenty years along with his wife Betty and their three children. He then went to work for Township Cooperative Planning Association and was a Zoning Administrator for most of the townships in Olmsted County.
Gary began his township experience by being elected on the Elmira Town Board in 1987. He then served as a District Director for MAT and held a seat on the township and MAT boards until he became Executive Director of the MN Association of Townships in 2012.
Gary oversees both MAT and MATIT as Executive Director.
Please contact Gary if you have questions or concerns regarding the operations of the Association and MATIT.