Pine Island – Minnesota
City of Pine Island Minnesota is located 15 miles north of Rochester, and 45 miles south of St. Paul..
Located along the beautiful banks of the Zumbro River.
Mitch joined the CEDA team in April as a Community and Business Development Specialist for the City of Pine Island. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with his primary focus in Finance and Financial Industry Management. Mitch’s background is in sales, customer experience, and relationship management. He has spent the last 5 years working at a regional bank where he started as a teller in 2014. His most recent position that he held for 3 years was as a banker where he specialized in loan profiling as well as relationship management.
Mitch is originally from Caledonia, Minn., where he spent his entire childhood. He moved to Winona after graduating High School for college and lived there for 5 years. He and his wife moved to the Twin Cities area for 2 years and then moved back to the Southeast MN area in 2016. He enjoys spending time with his wife, dog, and two cats, as well as getting outdoors both hunting and playing golf.
Sandra joined the CEDA team in June of 2022 as a Community and Business Specialist for the City of Stewartville. Her experience prior to joining CEDA dealt primarily with sales, marketing, and customer relations. This allowed her to grow in the way she builds relationships with those around her, and her ability to get a true understanding of the wants and needs of those she is working with.
Sandra grew up on a small beef farm in Southern Minnesota where her passion for rural economic development stemmed from. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is excited to join the CEDA family and to help serve her communities!