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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Andrew Hoffman
Accountant

Andrew is our Accountant and a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. He comes to Meridian with 5 years of accounting experience and mainly focuses on maintaining and analyzing Meridian’s financial transactions. In his free time he likes to golf.

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.

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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.

Jenne Cline
Leasing Agent

Jenne started with Meridian Property Management as a part time Leasing Agent and now is a full time Sales Agent for Jordahl Custom Homes. Jenne still works part time for Meridian and focuses on helping clients that are building homes find temporary housing. In her free time, Jenne likes to go to the gym, hang out at the lakes and being with friends and family.

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Katie Schatzke
Office Manager

Katie is Meridian’s Office Manager and comes to Meridian with many years of property management and customer service experience. Prior to coming to Meridian, she worked with the Fargo Housing Authority and as a truck dispatcher. Katie will be the first person you meet at the Meridian office and is always ready to assist all of Meridian’s customers anyway she can. She manages our phones, office supplies, keys, advertising and makes sure that the office is running smoothly. In her free time, Katie likes to tailgate with her family and support the NDSU Bison and she enjoys antique shopping.

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.

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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.

Brady Vandervelde
Maintenance Technician

Brady is a Meridian Maintenance Technician and has been working with Meridian for 2 years. Before that, Brady worked in operations management at the Scheels Arena in Fargo and the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Brady is in our inspections department and also is the lead in learning and training our other staff in Meridians key fob system. In his spare time, Brady does event/facility management part time and enjoys spending family time at the lake so he can participate in activities like water sports and fishing.

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Kirk Schroeder
Maintenance Technician

Kirk is a Meridian Maintenance Technician and works in our Inspections department. He is a graduate of Concordia College with a degree in Business Management and is from the Fargo/Moorhead community. He focuses on ensuring our units are ready for new tenants and helps in our Spring/Fall and Annual Inspections. He also is a Leasing Agent and helps new tenants find their home. In Kirk’s free time, he likes to spend his summers at the lake and enjoys the outdoors.