Our People

Many of our employees have been with us since our beginnings and continue to uphold the high standards originally envisioned for our employees and properties. All of our employees are experienced professionals with a commitment to quality and service.

Leadership Team

Ken Talle

President

It is almost certainly true, as Ken Talle says, that kids in elementary school or junior high don’t usually say, “I want to be a rental property manager” when they talk about their futures.…

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Janet Talle

Executive Vice President

Janet (Jan) Talle has been with Thies and Talle Management since 1990. She worked as a Compliance Specialist, Property Manager and Regional Property Manager before being named General Manger…

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Pam Keltgen

Controller

Pam has been with Thies and Talle Management since 1986. As Controller, Pam is responsible for the day-to-day accounting functions for all properties and supervises Staff Accountants to…

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Laura Russ

Vice President of Asset Management

Laura is responsible for overseeing asset management functions and investor services for Thies and Talle. Through the development and management of the asset and investment business systems, Laura…

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Matthew Haggerty

Vice President of Property Management

Matthew is responsible for maintaining the day to day operations, marketing, performance monitoring, revenue management and supervises the Regional team for Thies and Talle. By analyzing…

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Kent Mortimer

Director of Compliance

Kent Mortimer has worked at Thies and Talle Management since 1997. Before becoming the Director of Compliance, he was a Regional Property Manager for properties in the Twin Cities and central…

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Ralph Nutzman

Director of Capital Projects

Ralph has been with Thies and Talle Management since 1986. As Director of Capital Projects, Ralph is responsible for determining the long term capital needs of assets as well as planning…

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Carole Hydukovich

Senior Regional Property Manager

Carole Hydukovich has been with Thies and Talle Management since 1987. She started with the company as a Leasing Agent and has worked her way up to Regional Property Manager. Carole holds…

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Mary Johnson

Senior Regional Property Manager

Mary Johnson joined Thies and Talle in 2003 as a Regional Property Manager. Prior to this Mary had a career in the Real Estate industry which included sales and leasing for residential and commercial…

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Kim Nutzman

Senior Regional Property Manager

Kim Nutzman joined Thies and Talle Management in 1985. Kim started as a caretaker and moved up to Property Manager which she held for 19 years. Kim has been a Regional Property Manager for…

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Helen Ganske

Regional Property Manager

Helen Ganske brings over 35 years of property management, customer service, sales and marketing experience to Thies and Talle Management. Helen currently oversees Thies and Talle's Sioux Falls…

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Patrice Ricci

Regional Property Manager

Patrice Ricci has been a Regional Manager with Thies and Talle Management for 2 years. Prior to this she was a Property Manager at a Thies & Talle property in Plymouth, MN since 2000. She is…

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Shelly Hanson

Regional Property Manager

Shelly Hanson has been with Thies and Talle Management since 2007. She started as a Property Manager and was promoted in 2013 to Regional Property Manager. Shelly holds the…

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Marja Nelson

Regional Property Manager

Marja Nelson has been with Thies and Talle Management since 2008. She began as a Leasing Agent before being promoted to Property Manager in 2009 and then to Regional Manager in 2013. Her central MN…

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Jennifer Dobbelaire

Regional Property Manager

Jennifer has been with Thies and Talle Management, Inc. since December of 2012. Jennifer started as the Property Manager of Elk Ridge Manor and Woodview Apartments and was promoted to Regional…

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Adam Meinholz

Marketing and Training Coordinator

Adam Meinholz has been with Thies and Talle Management since September 2014. Adam started his career in property management in 2010. Prior to working at Thies and Talle, Adam worked as a market rate…

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Emily Cheesebrow

Resident Support Specialist

My name is Emily Cheesebrow and I am the Resident Support Specialist for Thies and Talle Management. I am excited to share with you our Resident Support Program . My mission is to assist in…

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Gretchen Harnack

Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Gretchen has been with Thies and Talle Management since 2007 and oversees the Human Resources department and payroll functions, including benefits, for all employees. Prior to joining Thies and…

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Rick Haefner

Information Technology Administrator

Rick Haefner has been with Thies and Talle Management since 2001 servicing all computer systems and hardware for 113 properties. He graduated from Minneapolis' Dunwoody Institute and has been…

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