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Our Management Team

Angela Thurow
Operations Manager

Angela is our Operations Manager and a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. After graduation, Angela entered the property management field as a leasing agent and worked her way up to property manager and trainer. She comes to Meridian Property Management with 10+ years of Property Management experience in both residential and commercial real estate. She is a certified National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) and a licensed realtor in the state of North Dakota. Angela’s experience covers all aspects of the property management business though she focuses on making sure that our company runs efficiently and professionally. In her personal life, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Gus, as well as reading, traveling and scrapbooking her adventures.

Nicole Cegla
Accounting Assistant

Nicole attended North Dakota State University and is from Fargo/Moorhead. She is our Accounting Assistant and she comes to Meridian Property Management with 10 years of residential property management experience. Nicole assists in rent collection, customer service and leasing but mainly focuses on security deposit accounting and accounts payable. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family at their lake home and watching hockey.

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Jess Ottesen
Operating Assistant

Jess is the newest member of Meridian Property Management and is our new Operating Assistant. She comes to us with 2 years in residential property management and prior to that was a special education paraprofessional and nanny. At Meridian, Jess will be focusing on rent collection as well as overseeing open units, inspections and turnovers. She will also be assisting in leasing and advertising. Jess loves going to the lake in the summer and spending time with her family and her dog, Brooks.

Amanda Burtness
Leasing Agent

Amanda is a Leasing Agent with Meridian Property Management. She attended the University of North Dakota and has been working in the property management business for about 3 years. Amanda leases Meridians homes and is a leader for customer service. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them find the perfect home. Amanda also helps with advertising and processing paperwork. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending it with her family and friends and is a self-proclaimed foodie.

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Jenne Cline
Leasing Agent

Jenne is a Leasing Agent with Meridian and has been with our company for over a year. Jenne is always willing to help applicants and tenants however she can and strives to achieve wonderful customer service. In her free time, Jenne likes to go to the gym, hang out at the lakes and being her friends and family.

Jill Willman
Leasing Agent

Jill is our newest leasing agent and moved to the Fargo/Moorhead area from Michigan. She enjoys helping people finding the right home that matches their needs. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her 3 sons play hockey.

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Ian Rask
Maintenance Supervisor

Ian is our Maintenance Supervisor and ensures that all of Meridian Maintenance is done effectively and efficiently. Ian has been working in residential property management maintenance for 7 years and is very experienced in repairing all different kinds of maintenance issues and enjoys figuring out how things work and diagnosing problems. In his free time, Ian enjoys woodworking and has had many of his creations used locally in restaurants and other local establishments.

Mike Peterson
Maintenance Technician

Mike is a Meridian Maintenance Technician and has been working in residential property maintenance for 5 years. He attended Rasmussen and Concordia College and has grown up in the Fargo/Moorhead community. Mike is very experienced in all maintenance issues including appliances, plumbing and electrical. In his spare time, Mike enjoys going to the lakes and spending time outdoors.

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Ben Viviano
Maintenance Technician

Ben is a Meridian Maintenance Technician and recently moved to the Fargo/Moorhead area. Originally from Michigan, he has a background in HVAC and automotive repair. Ben has a high attention to detail and never wants to leave a repair without completing it correctly. In his free time, he enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with family and friends.

Kirk Schroeder
Maintenance Technician

Kirk does both maintenance and leasing for Meridian Property Management. In his role as a maintenance technician, he focuses on turn work to ensure that our new tenants are moving into units that meet Meridian’s rental unit expectations. On the leasing side, Kirk works with clients to help them find the home that matches their needs. He is a graduate of Concordia College with a degree in Business Management and is from the Fargo/Moorhead community. In Kirk’s free time, he likes to spend his summers at the lake and enjoys the outdoors.

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Kyle Norman
Maintenance Technician

Kyle makes up another important member of our maintenance team. He is originally from the Fargo/Moorhead community and has been working in many different fields including sales and store management with an emphasis on customer service. In his free time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.