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Scott Steffes

Scott is the President of Steffes Group and holds many titles, degrees, and awards. He is a past recipient of the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC), North Dakota Auctioneer Championship, and Minnesota Auctioneer Championship. He is a member of the NAA and has been a presenter for seminars at both the NAA and AMI (Auction Marketing Institute). He also maintains his real estate broker license in several states. Scott has been with Steffes since 1980 and enjoys road biking, running, flying, and hanging out in Minnesota lake country. North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Licensed Auctioneer No. ND81, MN14-51, WI2793-52

Email: Scott.Steffes@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Brad Olstad

Brad is the Vice President of Operations of the West Fargo location and has been with Steffes since 1978. Not only is Brad one of our longest standing Auctioneers, but he is also an equipment appraiser and a respected source of equipment values. He is the past President of the North Dakota Auctioneers Association, a recipient of the ND Champion Auctioneer Award, member of NAA, and Presenter at State Auctioneers Association seminars. North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Auctioneer No. ND319, MN14-70, WI2792-52

Email: Brad.Olstad@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Rodney Steffes

Rodney has been an Auction Coordinator with Steffes since 1996; he also sells real estate and is directly involved with various behind the scenes support roles. Rodney was raised in Arthur, ND and currently lives in Fargo with his wife Jamie and their three boys. He is a 1992 business graduate of NDSU and spent the first nine years of his career as a farmer. He spends most of his free time with his family and attending their boys’ sporting events.

Email: Rodney.Steffes@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Adrian Wolfe

Adrian joined Steffes Group in 2018 and is a resident of rural Mount Ayr, Iowa. He attended Villisca Community High School graduating in 1997 and continued his education at Graceland University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 2002. Adrian has been active in many areas of agriculture, including cattle feedlot management, and spending the last several years as an ag lender in Western Iowa. Adrian is active in many community organizations, including Mount Ayr community schools, United Methodist Church, county 4-H, and youth sports. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys spending time with his wife Norma, son Avery, hunting, raising hunting dogs, showing pigs, and camping with family and friends.

Email: Adrian.Wolfe@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319)-385-2000
Alison Johnson

Alison grew up in the Dassel, MN area & graduated from Dassel-Cokato. After high school she earned her real estate license, practiced real estate for a few years and then moved on to various customer service based automotive and agriculture jobs. Until 2010, when her and her husband purchased his family's dairy farm. Since then Alison helps manage the farm, drives school bus, and in March of 2016 she joined the Steffes team where she offers office and auction support. Away from work her favorite things to do are hunt, fish, & play with her spoiled bulldogs, Cletus & Arlow.

Email: alison.johnson@steffesgroup.com
Phone: (320)-693-9371
Amanda Nelson

Amanda joined Steffes Group in June 2018 at our Litchfield location as an auction and customer service support specialist. She grew up in South Central Minnesota and after high school, she attended the College of Saint Benedict where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She and her husband Nathan reside in Litchfield along with their daughter, Brooks, and their black lab, Duke. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.

Email: Amanda.Nelson@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320)-693-9371
Amy Jo Stockinger

Amy Jo works as a graphic designer and an auction support specialist. She holds a degree in Graphic Design and has over 15 years of professional work experience in the field. She has worked with clients spanning a wide variety of industries, including real estate, agriculture, retail, and internet related businesses. Assisting entrepreneurs with their overall brand identity is another of Amy Jo’s strengths. Amy Jo joined Steffes in 2013 just days after getting married, buying their first home, and trying to help their black lab, Sadie, adjust to all the changes.

Email: AmyJo.Stockinger@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Anthony Huhn

Anthony joined Steffes in 2006 as the Online Auction Coordinator in addition to assisting with pre-sale setup. Anthony was born in Litchfield, MN and currently resides just outside of town. After high school he attended Alexandria Technical College where he studied Fluid Power Technology. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences and also became a Certified Hydraulics Specialist. Anthony is currently working on their family farm and enjoys water sports, bow hunting, ice fishing, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

Email: Anthony.Huhn@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Ashley Huhn

Ashley Huhn is the Vice President of Operations at our Litchfield facility and is a professional auctioneer, real estate agent, and appraiser. He specializes in agriculture equipment and farm real estate. Growing up on a farm and having an understanding of the farm dynamics has given Ashley the knowledge and tools needed to assist his customers through a successful auction process. When not at work, Ashley can be found working on the family farm, spending time with family, or donating his auction services to local charity groups, such as 4-H and FFA. North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Licensed Auctioneer No. ND843, MN47-002, WI2988-52

Email: Ashley.Huhn@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Beth Kezer

Beth joined Steffes Group in May 2017 as the Marketing Assistant at our West Fargo location. Beth grew up on a small cattle and grain farm near Thief River Falls, MN. She holds B.A. and B.S. degrees from St. Cloud State University, and accumulated a wealth of experience in Sales, Marketing, Media, and Human Resources prior to joining the company. When away from work, Beth and her son William enjoy spending time at Acorn Lake, fishing, traveling, visiting family and friends, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings.

Email: Beth.Kezer@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Bob Steffes

Bob founded Steffes Auctioneers (now Steffes Group) in 1960 and has since achieved and obtained many degrees, titles, and awards. He is a past recipient of the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship and North Dakota Auctioneer Championship. Bob has served as the president of the NAA and North Dakota Auctioneers Association. He is a member of the NAA foundation, holds his CAI designation, and also holds a GPPA designation (Graduated Personal Property Appraiser). In 1999 Bob was inducted into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, wood carving, and spending time with his family. North Dakota and Minnesota Licensed Auctioneer No. ND82, MN 14-09

Email: WestFargo@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Brady Gillespie
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Email: Brady.Gillespie@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Cassie Hobbs

Cassie has been involved with auctions and real estate at Richard Realty & Auctions since 2008 and joined the Steffes team in January 2012. She specializes in graphic design and is heavily involved with the design of sale bills, auction brochures, flyers, and coordinating advertisements for various auction events. She is also a licensed Realtor and also helps with setup at on-site and off-site auctions. She enjoys meeting new people, spending time with her family, savoring the outdoors, fishing, and hunting for trophy whitetails.

Email: Cassie.Dean@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 385-2000
Chris Bair

Chris has been a Representative with Steffes Group since 2010. He was born and raised on a potato and wheat farm in Southeast Idaho. After high school he received his degree in Ag Business at Ricks College. In 1991, he began his career in the auction industry by buying and selling machinery to put himself through college. After graduating from the Western School of Auctioneering in Billings, MT, he returned home and went right to work. Chris has managed auctions in over 15 different states involving all types of machinery and equipment. He has been blessed with six wonderful children who are the highlight of his life.

Email: Chris.Bair@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (605) 271-7730
Chris Richard
Auctioneer and Realtor

Chris attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, IA at 12 years old, but it wasn’t until after college he pursued auctioneering full-time in the family business. Chris has been involved with real estate and auctions at Richard Realty & Auction since 1987 and joined the Steffes team in January of 2012 as an Auctioneer and Realtor. Chris and his wife Renee’ live in Mt. Pleasant, IA and are both active members of the New London Christian Church. He also attended Hesston College in Hesston, KS and holds a Small Business Management Degree. He is also an active member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association and is excited about the auction profession and the people that he will have the opportunity to serve. He enjoys spending time with his family, dirt track racing, and travel. Illinois Licensed Auctioneer No. 441.001749

Email: Chris.Richard@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 385-2000
Corina Carroll

Corina is currently the COO/CFO, and has worked with the company since 2006. She focuses mainly on financial and accounting management, along with financial projections and statistical analysis. After living in Missouri and Utah, there is nothing like “home” when living in North Dakota. Corina graduated from McClusky High School, earned her B.S. Degree in Accounting from Minot State University and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix in Utah. She is a member of the ND Society of CPAs as well as the local Fargo-Moorhead chapter. She also enjoys many activities such as running, bicycling, fishing, and country dancing. She looks forward to many more years with the company.

Email: Corina.Carroll@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 373-7896
Crystal Bailey

Crystal has been the office manager in our Litchfield location since May 2013 where she completes day-to-day tasks along with auction and customer support. Crystal was born in Litchfield, MN and graduated from high school in 2000. Her work as an administrative assistant along with several years in customer service has given her the skills to provide excellent assistance to our customers. She has the ability to make people feel comfortable with her great smile and bubbly personality. Away from work she enjoys baking goodies, hunting, camping, gardening, and most importantly spending time with her wonderful husband and three kids.

Email: Crystal.Bailey@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Curt Gillespie
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Email: Curt.Gillespie@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Darrel Olson

Darrel joined Steffes in 2010 as an Assistant Auction Set-up Coordinator as well as providing assistance to mechanical and technical issues. Darrel grew up in Fingal, ND and farmed for 15 years before beginning work as a diesel mechanic for AP Equipment for 10 years. In 2001 he and his wife Julie moved to Fargo where he worked for a landscaping company for 4 years. He then started his own landscaping company in addition to casually helping Steffes starting in 2008.

Email: Darrel.Olson@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Dave Benedict

Dave joined Steffes Group in 2015. Dave looks forward to meeting new people and assisting them with their auction and real estate needs. After high school he attended Moorhead State University and went on to farm with his father and brothers for 30 years on a farm near Sabin, MN. He currently serves on the board of Golden Growers Cooperative and formerly served on the St. Cecilia Catholic Church Council. Dave and his wife, Sue, keep busy with the activities of their three sons and new grandson. In his free time you will find Dave by the water, riding his ATV, dancing with his bride, or hanging out with family and friends.

Email: Dave.Benedict@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Dave Krostue

Dave joined the Steffes Group in 2006 and serves as a sales representative for online, live, on-site, and consignment auctions in the Grand Forks, ND area. Dave grew up and farmed in the Fisher, MN area. He has been in the auction industry for over 14 years and really enjoys working with his customers to make sure they are getting the best that he can offer. His knowledge of equipment and farming has helped to accomplish this goal. He and his wife Cathy have been married for 33 years and have three children that they are very proud of. In his free time he enjoys hunting with his son, fishing, and relaxing at the lake with his family.

Email: Dave.Krostue@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (218) 779-6865
Dennis Ebersole

Dennis has been associated with the company as a licensed real estate agent for nearly 20 years. After a rewarding 37-year career with Hy-Vee, Inc., he has achieved an excellent sense of professionalism that enables him to focus on people’s thoughts and concerns. This understanding provides Dennis with a strong desire to serve his clients’ needs in the BUYING and SELLING of real estate. He is fortunate to have 5 grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them. Dennis serves on his church committee, and for the last 10 years, on the board for the Henry County Community Credit Union. He looks forward to your call!

Email: Dennis.Ebersole@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 217-0658
DeWayne Ricklefs
Sales Representative
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DeWayne joined the Iowa sales team at Steffes Group in February of 2017. DeWayne was raised in Gilmore City, IA and currently resides with his wife, Becky in Ida Grove. DeWayne previously was the store manager and partner at Hulgren Implement a John Deere dealership in Ida Grove, IA. Hulgren Implement recently merged with Noteboom Implement where DeWayne remains a partner although he is retired from day to day operations. DeWayne’s 40 year expertise in the ag industry makes him a great asset to the Steffes team. DeWayne and Becky have raised three children and are proud grandparents of three. DeWayne enjoys spending time on the local football field as a referee, on the lake with his family, hunting, and doing anything outdoors.

Email: DeWayne.Ricklefs@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (712)-830-9105
Duane Norton

Duane began with the Steffes Group in 2014. He was born and raised on a grain farm in Central Iowa. He received his Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University and Masters of Business Administration from Drake University. After nearly 30 years in the manufacturing and logistics industries, Duane decided to make a career change in order to get back into the Agricultural Industry and work with people he loves the best: farmers and those associated with the Agriculture Industry. He is blessed with two wonderful children and is looking forward to watching them follow his footsteps to Iowa State University. He is a member of the Federated Church in Bondurant, Iowa. Duane enjoys ISU events, working on the family farm, hunting, fishing and golf.

Email: Duane.Norton@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (515) 450-7778
Eileen Ensminger
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Eileen firmly believes in order to provide the absolute best service you need to be “in” and know your “local” market. Being associated with the company brings that home for her. As a real estate professional, she will engage “YOU” on all levels to ensure a seamless approach with “added value” whether you are the seller or buyer. Let her show you the benefits of “staging your home” or how “curb appeal” can get your house SOLD in today’s market! Eileen has been blessed to have been raised in Mt. Pleasant, IA and now lives alongside her husband Randy who are blessed with three grown children and five grandchildren. “Lean on the Professional”, Call Eileen!

Email: Eileen.Ensminger@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 931-2163
Eric Gabrielson

Eric has been in the auction business since 2001 and with Steffes since 2006. He is a licensed auctioneer, auction coordinator, equipment appraiser, and Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE). North Dakota and Minnesota Licensed Auctioneer No. ND890, MN47-006. Eric grew up on a family farm with his two brothers outside of Darwin, MN. After high school he attended technical schools while working at his uncle’s diesel shop fixing IH tractors. He still works on his uncle’s farm today and occasionally welds life-sized bronze statues for a local company.

Email: Eric.Gabrielson@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Gary Schepp

Gary has been with Steffes since 2004 as their CDL Driver and occasional Ringman. He is a 1981 graduate of the Missouri School of Auctioneering and thoroughly enjoys going to the auctions and interacting with the crowd. Gary resides in Fargo, ND with his wife Joyce.

Email: WestFargo@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Gregg Holte

Gregg joined the Steffes Group in 2014 and serves as a sales representative for online, live, on-site, and consignment auctions. After graduating from NDSU Gregg began farming and continues to farm with his son Michael. He was a sales representative at RDO equipment from 2005-2006. After leaving RDO, he started his own farm equipment business in Hendrum, Minnesota which he operated until he joined Steffes. Gregg and his wife Pam live on the family farm near Shelly, Minnesota. He enjoys fishing, golf, Twins baseball, Bison football, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Email: Greg.Holte@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (218) 790-1705
Jason Denning

What sparked Jason’s interest in auctioneering was going to cattle auctions with his dad. After growing up in rural Mt. Pleasant, Jason attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering at the age of 16 while still helping out on the family farm. He has conducted many auctions including machinery, cattle, benefit and estate auctions. Jason also enjoys helping the local 4H Clubs with their county fair auction, spending time with his wife & kids, and boating when he has the chance.

Email: Jason.Denning@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 931-1731
Jason Schaalma

Jason was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Southeast MN and graduated in Grand Meadow, MN. He now resides in Byron, MN with his wife and three beautiful, yet, busy children. In his free time he loves spending time with his wife and kids: swimming, golfing, and watching the kids play hockey and football. Jason enjoys helping in any way he can when family, friends, or new colleagues are in need.

Email: Jason.Schaalma@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (507)-421-1868
Justin Ruth

Justin was born and raised in Fargo and started working for Steffes part-time in 2012. In 2017, he became full-time after graduating from NDSU with a bachelor of science degree in Agriculture Economics. He enjoys assisting clients with buying and selling equipment of all types for use in their businesses. When he's not on the clock, he enjoys being active and enjoys fishing, snow skiing, hiking, biking, and relaxing at the lakes.

Email: Justin.Ruth@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Karen Richard

Karen received her real estate license in 1981, her real estate broker license in 1982, and started Richard Realty & Auction with her husband shortly thereafter in 1984. As the principle broker in the office, she was allowed to be in contact with each real estate transaction. She and her husband have been blessed with two adult children, Angie & Chris, and their spouses Jeremy & Renee’. She enjoys scrapbooking and spending time at home with Bo (their little Chihuahua dog).

Email: Karen.Richard@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 385-2000
Ken Neameyer

Ken began working with Steffes in 2012 as their licensed CDL driver. Ken grew up in northern North Dakota and farmed until 2005. As he was thinking of retiring, he acquired his CDL and began working for a trucking company out of the Fargo, ND area. He and his wife then moved to Fargo, ND where they currently reside.

Email: WestFargo@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Kim Kankelfritz

Kim has been employed with Steffes since 2009 and came from a 20-year background in the printing industry. She supports the advertising department and on-site auctions. She and her husband were born and raised in Fargo and have two children. In her spare time she enjoys flower gardening, traveling, spending time with their family & friends and keeps busy watching their children’s sports activities.

Email: Kim.Kankelfritz@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Kristi Kuechle

Kristi Kuechle joined Steffes Group in February 2017 at our Litchfield location as Advertising Assistant/Title Coordinator. She grew up in Litchfield where she graduated from high school. She also graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN with an administrative assistant diploma. Her past work experience was in other administrative roles and customer service. When Kristi is away from work, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two sons, as well as friends. She also likes camping, gardening, card playing, and scrapbooking.

Email: Kristi.Kuechle@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320)-693-9371
Kurt Piepenburg

Kurt joined Steffes in 2010 as a Shop Technician and Hay Auction Assistant. Kurt was born in Litchfield, MN. After high school he attended the Rieisch College of Auctioneering. In his spare time he helps out his father with work on their farm near Litchfield. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and kids and family and friends.

Email: Litchfield@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Kyle Waller

Kyle joined Steffes in 2017 and is eager to work with and serve the farmers and communities of South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. He grew up on a dairy farm and ranch in northeast Nebraska, where he developed his honest and hard-working roots, as well as love and appreciation for farming. He went to Northeast Community College and graduated with an Automotive Technician degree. He worked as a Service Manager and Service Advisor with Ford for 12 years, which has given him a great deal of experience in customer service and teamwork. He and his wife, Jen, live in Harrisburg, SD, where they are blessed to be raising their two young and active boys, Keaton and Kaden. In his spare time, you will find Kyle in the great outdoors enjoying fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Email: Kyle.Waller@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (605)-799-6261
LeeAnn Kingsley

LeeAnn has been with Steffes Group since 1991 as the auction service manager and leads our auction settlement software support. LeeAnn grew up on a farm in central North Dakota and still enjoys helping out when she has the opportunity. After high school she moved to Fargo, ND where she graduated with a B.A. from NDSU in 1989. She currently lives in West Fargo and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, gardening, relaxing with her family, and riding horse & motorcycle. She’s always enjoyed interacting with and assisting our clients, whether it’s in our office or out at an auction.

Email: LeeAnn.Kingsley@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Lisa Spinks

Lisa was born in Texas and grew up the proud daughter of an Army Sergeant. Lisa has lived in many places and has made Fargo her home for the last 4 years. Prior to joining Steffes Lisa owned and operated a cleaning business in Superior, WI. Lisa continued her passion for cleaning when she moved to Fargo and still manages the business. Lisa developed experience with wildlife rehabilitation when she lived in Superior, WI and looks forward to doing it again. She enjoys being with animals and helping animals is one of her stronger passions. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and her German Shepard Legolas. She also enjoys the outdoors, camping, horses, gardening and dancing to country music.

Email: Lisa.Spinks@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Lisa Zerr

Lisa joined Steffes in May 2017 as the Title Coordinator at our West Fargo location. She grew up in Moorhead, MN where she graduated from Moorhead High School. She also graduated from Northwest Technical College in Moorhead earning diplomas from two programs of study; Sales, Marketing & Management and Fashion, Marketing, Management. Her past work experience includes retail management, various roles within the medical insurance industry, and as a Transportation Coordinator for a large sugar supplier. She and her husband Rick reside in West Fargo with their two boys, Ben and Joey and their golden retriever, Piper. When away from work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family & friends and cheering on her kids in cross country and basketball. She also enjoys fishing/boating, reading, and researching/planning their next vacation destination.

Email: Lisa.Zerr@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Lynn Richard

Lynn has been an Auctioneer since 1981; an Iowa licensed Real Estate Broker, who is licensed to sell and list real estate in Iowa; and also holds an Illinois Real Estate Brokers License and Auctioneers License. Lynn’s first sales experience came from selling Case tractors & equipment for JI Case Company for 11 years. He attended World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, IA in 1980, but it wasn’t until 1986 when he joined his wife Karen full-time in selling real estate & auctioneering. He feels privileged to serve their clients with their real estate and auction needs. From farm land, farm machinery, real estate or auction needs, he would thoroughly enjoy talking with you! When Lynn is not working you will find him spending time on the acreage farm with his wife, dirt late model racing, or fishing. Illinois Licensed Auctioneer No. 441.001755

Email: Lynn.Richard@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319)-385-2000
Max Steffes

Max joined Steffes in 2013 as a Land Sales Representative. Max was born in Fargo, ND and spent part of his time growing up in Scottsdale, AZ. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and while attending college he sold residential real estate for a firm in Fargo, ND. Beyond being quite the educational experience, selling residential homes set the groundwork for what he currently does at Steffes as a land sales representative. He is passionate about what he does and he takes great pride in the service he provides for his clients. Outside of the work environment he likes to be active and stay fit, enjoys Minnesota lake country, wake surfing, fishing, reading, and most recently flying. North Dakota and Minnesota Licensed Auctioneer No. ND999, MN14-031

Email: Max.Steffes@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Misty Burns

Misty joined Steffes in June 2012 as an Auction Support Specialist and Realtor. She thoroughly enjoys a job that allows her the opportunity to meet numerous people throughout Southeastern Iowa and the Midwest. Misty was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, IA and attended Southeastern Community College. Misty also enjoys spending time with her two children, Cole and Cayla, being outside, or going to sporting events. In her spare time, she looks forward to coordinating the Miss Sweet 16 Contest held annually at the Midwest Old Thresher’s Reunion.

Email: Misty.Burns@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 385-2000
Nancy Thompson

Nancy joined Steffes Group in 2013 as an Auction Settlement Specialist. Prior to joining Steffes Nancy had been working at Brand Trucking, processing payroll & taxes. Nancy grew up on a family farm on the north side of Fargo where her brothers still farm and are continually growing their trucking company. Nancy went to West Fargo High School and graduated with a degree in education from MSUM. Nancy has been married for 28 years to her husband Dave and have an 11 year old son, Aaron. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing cards and games, reading, running, and spending time at Middle Cormorant Lake.

Email: Nancy.Thompson@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Nate Larson

Nate Larson joined Steffes in 2014, Nate is a lifetime resident of rural Mediapolis,he attended Mediapolis high school graduating in 1991. Nate has been active in many areas of agriculture, spending the last several years as an ag lender in SE Iowa. Nate also operates a grain and cattle operation with his father in Huron township east of Mediapolis. Nate is active in many community organizations, including Mediapolis community schools and Des Moines county 4-H. In his spare time Nate enjoys spending time gardening as well as watching his Daughter Andrea play sports and show livestock at the county and state fairs.

Email: Nate.Larson@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 931-3944
Nick Olson

Nick joined Steffes in 2006 as a Staging Manager. Nick grew up in a small farming community near Fingal, ND. After graduating high school he attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND. After college he moved to Olathe, KS and worked in a lumber yard operating heavy equipment. In 2003 he moved to Farmington, MN to work with his uncle's gutter business and then moved to working in the shipping and receiving department for a company in Lakeville, MN sometime thereafter. He currently resides in West Fargo, ND with his wife Lindsay and daughter Haily. In his spare time he enjoys visiting with family and friends, going to the lakes, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling.

Email: Nick.Olson@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 412-5744
Peggy Rutten

Peggy joined Steffes in 2016 as a part-time appraisal and office assistant. Peggy and her husband John live and farm outside of West Fargo where they raised their three grown children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hot yoga and driving combine during harvest.

Email: Peggy.Rutten@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Randy Kath

In 2008 Randy graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, IA and immediately joined Steffes where he specializes in livestock and hay sales, forage and livestock equipment, and dairy asset management. He also coordinates farm sales, online sales, AgIron events, and equipment appraisals. Randy grew up on a family farm in central MN where they raised dairy and beef cattle as well as crops. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls and traveled throughout North America and internationally as a self-employed cattle fitter working shows and sales. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, sports, showing cattle, social events, and spending time with his daughter Jaimee. North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Licensed Auctioneer No. ND894, MN47-007, WI2789-52

Email: Randy.Kath@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 693-9371
Randy Lavoi

Randy has been an Accountant for Steffes since 2013. Randy grew up on a dairy farm near Mahnomen, MN where he helped out before and after school. During this time he also raised sheep and hogs with his brothers. After high school, he attended Bemidji State and St. Cloud State University. While attending college, he spent his summers working at several different dairy farms. After college, he worked as a sales manager for a large home improvement retailer in both St. Cloud, MN and Detroit Lakes, MN. He returned to school and completed his bachelors degree in Accounting in 2013. In his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing. When he has enough time, he particularly likes to fish for sturgeons on the Rainy River in northern Minnesota and king salmon in Alaska.

Email: Randy.Lavoi@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Randy Schmidt

Randy joined Steffes in 2005 as an Auction Setup and Staging Assistant. Randy was born in Moorhead, MN where he currently resides with his wife Lisa and their two sons. After graduating from high school he attended Anoka Technical College and graduated with a degree in Golf Course Management. His sons are both active in sports, mainly hockey, which keeps his family busy. In his spare time he likes to hang out at the lake, enjoy water sports, and hunting and fishing with family and friends.

Email: WestFargo@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Renee Kuhn

Renee grew up in Fargo and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with an accounting degree. She has been a CPA for over 25 years and has experience in public accounting and banking, and has worked with numerous small businesses as their external accountant. She has expertise in payroll reporting, income tax preparation for businesses and individuals, and general ledger reconciliation. Renee previously worked for Steffes Group in 2010 – 2012 part-time in the accounting department. She returns now as the Controller, working in the West Fargo office. In her spare time, Renee serves on the board of Wellspring for the World, a local non-profit organization, and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Email: Renee.Kuhn@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Russ Lamp

Russell has been with Steffes Group since 2014, he is a lifelong resident of Louisa County in Eastern Iowa. Upon graduating high school Russell attended Muscatine and Indian Hills Jr. College in conjunction with Buena Vista University studying Business Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Russ was a major part of the Lamp Family’s Feed and Grain business in Letts, Iowa for over 20 years along with being a row crop farmer and operating a small cow/calf herd. In 2009, he started his auctioneering career and in 2013 attended World Wide College of Auctioneering. He is the 2014 Minnesota Rookie Auctioneer Champion, 2014 Iowa Rookie Reserve Champion, and 2016 Iowa Ringman Reserve Champion. Russ has also been one of the top 20 finalists in the Auctioneer Competition at the Iowa State Fair the last three years. In his spare time, you can find him working with steam traction engines, classic tractors, snowmobiling, benefit auctions and enjoying time with his wife Heather and daughters Lydia and Emma Rae, both up and coming auctioneers!

Email: Russ.Lamp@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319)-212-0774
Ryan Anderson

Ryan joined the Steffes Group in February 2017 as a Marketing Director. He grew up in Lisbon, ND before moving to Fargo in 2005. He's had a diverse background in marketing in the manufacturing and construction industries for 9 years and decided to switch his industry focus to agricultural. Ryan enjoys camping, traveling to the national parks, and hiking during his time away from work.

Email: Ryan.Anderson@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-318-7110
Scott Gillespie

Scott joined Steffes as an Auctioneer in 2008 and looks forward to many more years of helping out customers. Scott was born on a beef and grain farm by Johnson, MN (population 32!). After high school Scott graduated from Alexandria Technical College as well as the World Wide College of Auctioneering. He is currently farming in partnership with his brother. Scott is president of Trinity Lutheran Church, Chairman of the Big Stone County Soil and Water Conservation District, and serves on the Bois de Sioux Watershed District board of managers. He and his wife Erin have been blessed with two great boys, Colby and Colton. He enjoys shooting, fishing, and hunting of all kinds.

Email: Scott.Gillespie@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (320) 760-3066
Scotty Gartner

Scott currently serves as our IT Manager/Tech support for all tech related items with Steffes. When away from work Scott enjoys motorcycles, cars, and the outdoors.

Email: Scott.Gartner@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-373-7897
Seth Twedt

Seth has been the Ames, IA Site Manager and sales representative with Steffes Group since 2012. Seth grew up on a family farm east of Roland, IA. After high school he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and found his way back to Story City where he enjoys coaching Little League Baseball for their youngest son. His family enjoys fundraising, sports, boating, and deer hunting. He also farms and works for the Ames Fire Department as a Lieutenant while his wife works as the Story City County Treasurer. Customer service is a priority for his family and he looks forward to serving you as a member of the Steffes team in central Iowa.

Email: Seth.Twedt@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (515) 231-1921
Shannon Christensen

Shannon joined the Steffes team in February 2016 after graduating from AIB College of Business with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and Financial Services, and also a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. When she isn't greeting customers or answering phones she is assisting with administrative and real estate services. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, bowling, and hanging out with family and friends.

Email: shannon.christensen@steffesgroup.com
Phone: (319)-385-2000
Shelly Weinzetl

Shelly brings 20+ years of experience in the real estate and auction industry to the Steffes Group. Her past experiences include working at one of the largest national land marketing firms to bring thousands of farmland acres to auction. Her passion is selling rural properties, farms, and hunting/recreational land! Shelly is a licensed real estate broker in MN and ND and a member of the National Auctioneers Association, the North Dakota and Minnesota auctioneer associations, a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering and Professional Ringman Institute. In her free time, Shelly enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding, fishing and big game hunting in MN and out West, as well as spending time with her family! A proud mom of three grown boys and a new grand baby. Thinking of buying or selling, Shelly’s knowledge, expertise, and experience makes her a great choice. Get in touch today!

Email: Shelly.Weinzetl@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (763)-300-5055
Steph Palmer

Steph joined Steffes in January of 2011 as an Auction Closing Agent and also a licensed Real Estate Agent. As a closing agent, she works through every real estate transaction alongside bankers and attorneys to ensure that the process goes smoothly. She enjoys meeting new clients every day and helping them with the real estate closing process. She is currently a member of the Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis Club and Access Mt. Pleasant (AMP). She enjoys dirt track racing and spending time with friends and family.

Email: Steph.Palmer@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 385-2000
Tadd Skaurud

Tadd joined Steffes Group in 2014 and works as an representative. Tadd grew up on a small farm outside of Twin Valley, MN. After school, he moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area and has worked around farming and trucking for the past 18 years. Tadd has always had an interest in farming and enjoys working with people which makes him a good fit with Steffes Group. Tadd and his wife, Darla, have 2 daughters and they reside in West Fargo. In his free time he enjoys spending time at the lake, fishing, and being with family and friends.

Email: Tadd.Skaurud@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701)-237-9173
Terry Hoenig

Terry joined Steffes in 2013 and looks forward to meeting new people and serving their auction and real estate needs. Terry was born in Southeast Iowa and currently resides near Denmark, IA. After graduating high school he attended Tyler Jr. College in Tyler, TX where he studied business management. He and his wife Jenni are the proud parents of two active teenage girls, which keep them constantly on the go. He is a member of the Denmark United Church of Christ and serves on their leadership committee. Terry enjoys vocal music, boating, motor sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Email: Terry.Hoenig@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319) 470-7120
Tim Meyer

Tim is the Vice President of Operations of the Iowa locations for Steffes and has been in the Auction and Real Estate business for 21 years. Tim has a background in lending and holds a degree from Iowa State University in Agricultural Business and Agronomy. He maintains a real estate broker license in several states and is a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering. He is also a member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association, Lions Club, Economic Development, and Sugar Creek Mennonite Church. Tim and his wife are blessed with three wonderful children and live on an active family farm specializing in corn, soybeans, cow calf, and confinement swine feeding operation. In his spare time, he enjoys team roping and spending time with his family and friends. Illinois Licensed Auctioneer No. 441.001748

Email: Tim.Meyer@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (319)-385-2000
Tom Akason

Tom has been with Steffes since 1994 as a Ringman and Auction Coordinator. Tom grew up on a family farm outside of West Fargo, ND where their horses and cropland kept them busy all year round. He still lives on a farm where he runs a "semi-retired" 350 acres. In his spare time he enjoys NASCAR, horses, and visiting friends in Arizona.

Email: Tom.Akason@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (701) 237-9173
Travis Parsons

Travis had the honor of joining the Steffes team in 2017. He grew up on a hog and row crop farm in south/central MN. Previous to Steffes, Travis was a grain merchandiser/originator and helped farmers make a profit across five states in the upper midwest. This background gives him the opportunity to continue to use his knowledge and connections in the farming background to enjoy helping farmers make a profit. On the personal side, Travis attended South Dakota State University where he met his wife. Through the 19+ years of marriage, he has moved numerous times over South Dakota, Minnesota, and North Dakota. He has 3 children all actively involved in sports and extracurricular activities. When Travis is not at Steffes you may find him volunteering his time to coach youth baseball, softball, and basketball or watching soccer.

Email: Travis.Parsons@SteffesGroup.com
Phone: (605)-305-2818