Our Team

Ownership

Derek Birgin

Derek Birgin

Owner & Managing Member

DEREK BIRGIN

Derek Birgin

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6237

Having come from within the industry, Derek aimed to use his prior experiences while laying the foundation of Destination Transport. Continuous improvement and a high code of ethics are the groundwork of that foundation.

Born and raised in Champlin, MN; Derek and his wife, along with their daughter and son, live in Andover, MN. When they aren’t visiting nearby parks or going on family bike rides, Derek is an avid golfer and enjoys ripping up the northern MN trails in his Polaris Ranger.

Being one of the founding members of Destination Transport, Derek has been there from the beginning – he has high hopes of bringing Destination Transport to the elite levels of recognition within the industry.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: Accountability – it truly is a career that you get out what you put into it.

Favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings.

Top bucket list item: Hit a hole-in-one.

Blake Anderson (owner)

Blake Anderson

Owner & Managing Member

BLAKE ANDERSON

Blake Anderson (owner)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6240

Blake was born and raised in Minnesota and resides in Otsego with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being a girl dad, traveling, trying new restaurants, cooking, grilling, working out, being outdoors, and spending time at the lake.

Blake was recruited to join the founding ownership team in 2016. Coming from one of the largest transportation companies in the nation, he held various roles in carrier relations, business development, and sales management. With over ten years of transportation experience, he enjoys using his knowledge to assist in the continuous growth and development of the company.

Favorite Thing about working at Destination Transport: Continuously trying to improve the company to become one of the most reputable names in the transportation industry. I also enjoy watching the camaraderie the entire team shares amongst one another. This is truly a thriving environment where you get out what you put in!

Top Bucket List Items: Travel from Miami to the Bahamas on a small yacht and spend time vacationing on the ocean! Travel to South Korea and try as many different foods as possible.

Bob Griswold (owner)

Bob Griswold

Owner & Managing Member

BOB GRISWOLD

Bob Griswold (owner)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.441.3849

After experiencing a lack of integrity in the industry, Bob started Destination Transport with the goal to create a company that was solely dedicated to the needs of its customers.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Bob currently resides in Ramsey. He’s married to his wife Lori, they have one son, Matthew, daughter-in-law, Jordan, and 3 grandchildren.

Bob loves the outdoors, dining out, and playing with his grandchildren.

Favorite thing about working at DT:  Seeing the employees thrive in this high-energy, positive atmosphere.  It makes my day when I hear everyone having fun!

Favorite Sports Team: Northwestern Wildcats

Top bucket list item: Travel throughout Italy for a year

Ryan Washburn (owner)

Ryan Washburn

Owner & Managing Member

RYAN WASHBURN

Ryan Washburn (owner)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6236

Having come from a larger 3pl, Ryan witnessed a lack of customer service and strived to make that the mission of Destination Transport. Instilling a mixture of honesty, communication, and timeliness, he has transformed these principles into an exceptional platform for success.

Raised locally in Anoka, MN—- Ryan and his wife, along with their two children, reside in Andover, MN. When he isn’t home spending time with his family, he can be found with friends on the water enjoying one of the many lakes Minnesota has to offer.

Being one of the founding partners at Destination Transport, Ryan believes that customer service is the key to growth and sustainability.

Favorite sports team: Every team playing Minnesota.

Top bucket list items: Taking a month-long vacation through Europe with my wife.

The best skill you bring to your career: Communicating effectively

Matt Finstad (owner)

Matt Finstad

Owner & Managing Member

MATT FINSTAD

Matt Finstad (owner)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6238

Matt Finstad was born, raised, and currently resides in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and two children.

Matt’s favorite part about DestiNATION is the environment. He tries hard to keep the professional, but relaxed atmosphere people enjoy. He does his best to mix in the occasional dad jokes to keep everyone laughing! He says, “It may be fast-paced, but at the end of the day, we are one big family, and I truly feel like the team enjoys being here!”.

Outside of work, Matt spends his free time hanging out with his family. His hobbies include riding UTV’s, traveling, and the occasional round of golf.

Matt started in the logistics industry at the ripe age of 20 while attending college in Florida. For the first several years in the industry, he focused heavily on LTL and worked with common carriers. However, as he spent more time in the industry and his customer base grew, so did his knowledge of all transportation aspects. FTL, LTL, or specialty, Matt can help facilitate all modes.

Matt’s top bucket list item is to one day have his dream car delivered. He has wanted a lime green Lamborghini since he was three years old!

Matt Griswold (owner)

Matt Griswold

Owner & Managing Member

MATT GRISWOLD

Matt Griswold (owner)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6235

Matt has lived in MN all his life (sort of). He was born in Houston, Texas, and moved to Minnesota when he was just three months old with his mother.  Matt is married to Jordan, and they have three beautiful kids together.

His fourth child has been Destination Transport. He has enjoyed watching the company grow from a four desk operation in Anoka to a 50 employee company with a new HQ in Osseo, cracking the top 150 brokerages and soon to be top 100 and top 50 eventually.

He is a true nerd at heart, loves movies and video games, and has started his journey to being a “Dance Dad” now that his daughter started her first year of dance at age 4.

Matt is a true Minnesota sports fan. Unfortunately, the phrase “bandwagon fan” isn’t in his vocabulary.  SKOL!

Directors

Danny A

Danny A.

Director of Brokerage Operations

DANNY A.

Danny A

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7701

Danny was born and raised on the East Side of St. Paul. He now lives with his wife and their two daughters.

Danny loves playing golf, having family time, and playing hockey when he can.  He also enjoys watching Football and socializing with new and current friends.

Favorite thing about working at DT:  I have the opportunity to run my own business within the business along with the freedom to be my own boss with endless growth opportunities. 

Best Skills Danny brings to DT: He is organized, resourceful, a leader and is quick on his feet while thriving in pressure situations with a don’t take no for an answer mentality.  

Interesting fact about Danny: He owned and operated his own window cleaning company for 3 years before he started working at DT.

Steph T

Steph T.

Director of Human Resources and Recruiting

STEPH T.

Steph Turner

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7703

Steph lives in Champlin with her husband, Pat, and their dog, Carl. She enjoys the business model of DestiNATION Transport, seeing everyone succeed professionally and financially, and being a part of such a fun atmosphere. She enjoys going for walks, music, meditation, and painting.

Steph has been with DestiNATION Transport since 2019, and she has been able to adapt to the transportation industry by learning firsthand what the brokers do, how to keep them incentivized, and to make sure we are developing future industry leaders. 

Top bucket list items: seeing the Grand Canyon, the Redwood Forest of California, and traveling around South Korea.

Dan H

Dan H.

Controller

DAN H.

Dan Harper (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1054

Dan was born and raised in Minnesota with his parents, older brother and younger sister. He now resides in the S. Metro with his wife and two children.

After spending time in public accounting and several accounting positions within the retail industry Dan was excited for the opportunity to take on the Controller role for Destination Transport. Dan joined the Destination Transport family in December of 2022, and he loves the fast pace and fun environment.

In his free time Dan enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and cheering on University of Minnesota sports.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Golden Gopher Football

Top Bucket List Item: Hole-in-One

Tim Fossey Photo

Tim F.

Director of LTL Operations

TIM F.

Tim F.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7731

Tim was born and raised in Iowa, but has made Minnesota home for the last 17 years. Tim currently resides in Otsego with his wife, 2 kids, 4 bonus kids, and a goldendoodle. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, exploring new restaurants, grilling, watching sports, and being outdoors.

Tim started in the logistics industry 17 years ago with a focus on LTL transportation. Over time, he has expanded his knowledge of transportation to include: LTL, FTL, International, Small parcel, and Warehousing.
 

Favorite Thing about working at DT: Ownership team creates a culture of success by providing the tools and resources to be successful in a competitive industry. The DT team and atmosphere that brings a work-hard, play-hard mentality to a fun office environment.
Favorite Teams: Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Vikings.

Top Bucket List Items: Travel to Santorini, Greece

Nicole C

Nicole C.

Director of Claims & Carrier Compliance

NICOLE C.

Nicole Chapman (admin)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.489.6229

Has been in the transportation industry for about ten years.  She has worked in brokerage, sales, dispatch, and compliance.

Nicole grew up in Pearl Lake, a small town outside of Cold Spring. She currently lives in Becker with her husband, son, and their dog Lily.

Nicole enjoys camping, four-wheeling, hunting, and anything that allows her family to spend time together in the country.

Favorite thing about working at DT: “What I enjoy most about DestiNATION Transport is working in an environment where you are appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table.”

Favorite Sports Team:  Minnesota Vikings – SKOL!

Specialists and Administration

April S

April M.

Sr. Credit & Accounts Receivable Manager

APRIL M.

April Musech (admin)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6239

April was born and raised in Otsego and still lives there today with her fiancé Steve and their three kids, ages 16, 13, and 11.

She enjoys the laid-back work environment at Destination. It’s nice to work for a place that knows the definition of working hard but can also have fun at the same time.  In addition, she has made lifelong friendships with many of her coworkers here.

She and her fiancé started a design and decorating business on the side this year, and that is something they both enjoy doing together outside of their 9-5 jobs.  She also enjoys boating, fishing, spending time with family, and attending her kids’ sporting events.

An Interesting fact about April: She shares her birthday with her aunt, uncle, and two cousins. They have made local news stories over this, no one can believe all 5 of them share the same day in one family, and not a single one was planned that way.

Topping Her Bucket List: Travel to Turks and Caicos and vacation for a week or longer with no care in the world.

Best Skills April Brings to Her Career: Two farming parents raised April. They instilled in her the definition of hard work and reliability, which she brings to whatever job she has, and she thanks them both for that!

Janet C

Janet C.

Accounts Payable Manager

JANET C.

Janet Clark (admin)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.489.6244

Janet was born in Chicago and raised in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, where she currently resides. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

Janet enjoys the outdoors and playing board games.

Her favorite thing about working at DT is her coworkers.

Janet’s top bucket list item is retirement.

Makenzie L

Makenzie L.

Accounts Payable Specialist

MAKENZIE L.

Makenzie Lovaas (admin)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.453.7737

After not feeling fulfilled in her last job, Kenzie took a chance on a whole new industry at destiNATION Transport. And has enjoyed every moment here since being hired.

Born and raised in Blaine, Minnesota, Kenzie currently resides in Big Lake, MN, with her significant other Logan and their dog Graham.

Kenzie loves playing with her dog and being active.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Being appreciated for what she brings to the table and being a valued employee.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Wild

Top Bucket List Item: To travel

Leah M

Leah M.

Training & Employee Development Manager

LEAH M.

Leah Massey

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6241

Leah was born and raised in Minnesota, went to college in Wisconsin, and now resides in Fridley, MN with her Great Dane named Stanley.

Some of Leah’s favorite things to do are: play softball, take Stanley on adventures to new dog-friendly breweries and parks, have game nights with family/friends, and spend time up north on a boat or next to a camp fire.

Leah has been in the transportation industry since 2015; and has worked in all aspects of the industry. Prior to her start in transportation, she worked at an inner-city youth program as a teacher.  She loves combining her experience in the field with her teaching experience as the Training and Employee Development Manager. 

Some of Leah’s top bucket list items are: to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, travel to Ireland and own her own cabin on a lake.

Dan S

Dan S.

Pricing Specialist & National Account Executive

DAN S.

Dan Steinbrecher

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7715
Dan grew up in northern Minnesota where he was a track and cross-country athlete. He continued to Hamline University where he majored in business management.  Dan currently resides in the Twin Cities with his wife and two kids.  Dan found his home at Destination Transport because of the enthusiastic and fun-loving culture here. 

“Everyone here takes pride in what they do, and they want to be successful at every facet of the job.  It’s inspiring to see everyone here strive for excellence and it’s great to be part of that.”  

When Dan is not coordinating freight, he enjoys smoking meats and mountain biking.   Dan claims that “his body doesn’t come naturally” and is the result of hours and hours fine-tuning his BBQ skills.  

This summer, Dan participated in RAGBRAI, a week-long ride across the state of Iowa, and hopes to continue his endurance sports endeavors by completing Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim, a running/hiking route from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other and back again.  Every year for Dan’s birthday, he volunteers at Free Bikes 4 Kids, an organization that sustainably furnishes bikes to kids-in-need, providing a pathway to health, happiness, and opportunity.

Randine B

Randine B.

Heavy Haul Coordinator and National Account Executive

Rice Lake, WI

RANDINE B.

Randine bunkelman (team Member)

312 W Knapp Street A
Rice Lake, WI 54868

D – 763.338.1034

Randine grew up in Superior, WI, with her parents and her two older siblings. She graduated from Superior in 2005 and currently lives in Rice Lake, WI with her two children.

After working different aspects of business operations and working as an Operations Manager for a successful trucking company that specialized in over dimensional hauling, Randine was ready to take on a new challenge in transportation when Destination asked her to join the team. Randine joined Destination Transport in 2022 and has been enjoying building relationships with shippers and carriers while continuously learning and growing in the industry.

Randine enjoys attending sporting events, especially her own kids and volunteering with their teams when she can.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Randine enjoys the positive team atmosphere and being able to help customers and resolve problems and issues. She enjoys being able to put her expertise in the transportation field to use and deliver the best possible outcome for customers and carriers. She says, “It’s amazing coming into a company and being surrounded with such a positive atmosphere. Being given the opportunity and support from the ownership team to your co-worker next to you to be successful is just a great thing to be a part of.”

Bucket list: Take her kids on a vacation to Aruba.

Sam H

Sam H.

Carrier Compliance Lead

SAM H.

Sam Hanlon (admin)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.338.1026

Sam was born in raised in Minnesota. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn Park with her wife and Golden Retriever, Charlie.

Sam has worked in several industries in the past 15 years – elementary school teacher, insurance agent, and customer service manager within in the medical device sector. She is excited for the fast paced environment that comes within the transportation industry.

Sam enjoys going to the movies, playing softball, and coaching volleyball. She is currently the head volleyball coach at St. Louis Park High School.

Top Bucket List Items: To travel all around Europe, skydiving, visiting many of the World’s beaches, and becoming the first professional dog cuddler.

Mckenna Ackermann Photo

McKenna A.

Carrier Compliance Specialist

McKenna A.

McKenna A. (admin)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.338.1037

McKenna was born and raised in Coon Rapids, MN. She attended college at St. Cloud State University and obtained her communications Degree in 2022. She now lives in St. Paul with her boyfriend and their cat, Zena.

Some of McKenna’s favorite things are watching movies, finding new shows, exploring new bars/restaurants in St. Paul and hanging out with her friends / family.

Top Bucket List Item: To travel and see more of the world.

Favorite Sports Teams: Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Cardinals

Alisha J

Alisha J.

Human Resources Specialist

ALISHA J.

Alisha J

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.338.1061

Alisha was born and raised in MN and currently lives in Coon Rapids with her Fiancé Torey, and 5 children. (4 girls and 1 boy) She enjoys working out, interior design, shopping and gardening.

After working for a larger 3PL company, she decided to further her education. Alisha graduated in December of 2022 with an associate degree in business management and plans on continuing school for her bachelor’s degree.

Top bucket list items: To travel around the world.

Shane C

Shane C.

LTL Operations Specialist

SHANE C.

Shane Clark (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1032

Born and raised in Minnesota Shane is the favorite (youngest) of 4. During the winter he enjoys snowboarding and wishing it was summertime so he can spend all his time golfing, skateboarding and fishing.
He cannot seem to have enough of chipotle, honey BBQ chicken wings and sour cream & cheddar chips.

Shane joined the team in the summer of 2022 after working a variety of jobs in multiple industries. He enjoys the fast-paced environment and the fulfillment he gets from completing his daily goals.

Shane’s favorite teams are the Timberwolves and the Wild.

Management

Dj B

Derek “DJ” B.

Senior National Account Executive

DEREK “DJ” B.

Dj Baer

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6242

After working in the finance field as an underwriter I was looking for something more exciting and something that is different everyday.  That’s when I got the call to join Destination Transport and I jumped at the opportunity.

Born and raised in Minnesota, currently living in Brooklyn Center, MN. I enjoy sport activities,  I am an active softball player through the Spring, Summer and Fall.  I also enjoy being in my bowling league during the winters.  If I am not on a softball field or in a bowling alley, I like to enjoy time with my immediate family especially my nieces and nephews.

My favorite thing about working in DT: is the environment changes everyday.  There is always something new to learn which keeps your days exciting.  The high energy and the friendships that have been gained are a huge plus.  It feels like I am working with family everyday.

Favorite Teams:   Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Wild

Top Bucket List:  Retire and travel the world

Mark M

Mark M.

Senior National Account Executive

MARK M.

Mark Miller (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6243

Mark started with DestiNATION Transport in 2017, on his birthday. He was also our 2nd employee.  Being here since the beginning, he feels the owners have held true to everything they have said they are going to do and says it is refreshing to know that companies still have their employee’s best interests in mind through the growth of the company.

Living in Minnesota his entire life, he currently lives in Maple Grove with his pup, Dude.

In his free time, he loves golfing and improving his game, ice fishing (because that’s all there is to do in winter), and hanging out with Dude.

Best skills he brings to his career: Dedication and determination to do whatever it takes to get a job done. Mark takes pride in following through with what he says he’ll do.

Foundation/Charity involvement: Toys for Tots. Mark has done it for several years. It has always been a cause he’s felt very good about.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings & Minnesota Wild

Dave O

Dave O.

Senior National Account Executive

DAVE O.

Dave Olson (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6234

Dave was born and raised in MN and grew up in Roseville, MN. He currently lives in Woodbury, MN, with his wife Rachael and two children.

Dave has been in the logistics industry for nine years and immensely enjoys the daily challenges and rewards. Working with customers, he now considers friends makes coming to work each morning so much fun.

He enjoys playing hockey and coaching it, as well.

Favorite things about DT: Creating relationships with customers and becoming more than just a 3PL provider to them. He really does feel that it is more of a friendship and trusting relationship. The atmosphere in the office is something great and makes it an easy and fun place to work.

Jack Ylitalo (management

Jack Y.

Senior National Account Executive

JACK Y.

Jack Ylitalo (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6228

After many years searching for his purpose Jack found freight. It was love at first sight. He has been with the company for nearly four years and enjoys the fast pace and constantly changing market.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Jack currently resides in Minneapolis. He is the oldest of 6 kids.

Jack loves freight, and everything included. He tries to work out and better himself every day.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Because it is a young company, there is so much room for growth. Also, the ability to provide a guaranteed truck is not something you can find elsewhere. He loves his customers, and they enjoy the service he provides.

Top Bucket List Item: Jack would love to spend six months in Alaska.

Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Redwings

Dan W

Dan W.

Senior National Account Executive

DAN W.

Dan Warner (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6230  

This beer and cheese-loving Wisconsinite moved to Minnesota in 2018…

After spending five years in the car rental industry, Dan was looking for his next fast-paced customer service career. After interviewing with Destination Transport and learning about the transportation industry, he knew this would be a great career opportunity. The industry has changed a lot since 2018, but Dan still enjoys the fast-paced environment and the new challenges each day can bring.

Favorite thing about working at Destination: Although the company has grown a ton since Dan has started, they have been able to keep that family-owned small business feel.

When not at work, Dan can be found unplugged from technology and enjoying the great outdoors. His perfect weekend would include golfing, hunting, fishing, and camping.

Dan’s dream car would be a 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible (blacked out, bagged, and LS swapped).

GO PACK GO

Justin L

Justin L.

Senior National Account Executive

JUSTIN L.

Justin Larson (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7702

Justin grew up and graduated high school in Barnum, MN, a city about 2 hours North of the Twin Cities. He has 3 siblings that he is close with, has 3 kids of his own, and his girlfriend has 2 kids of her own, so they have a busy house. Justin currently lives in Brooklyn Park, MN which is right outside of Minneapolis, MN. Justin enjoyed growing up in the country, but as an adult, he enjoys the city life and the opportunities that come with it.

Justin loves the atmosphere here at Destination Transport! The Ownership team is there for anything that we need and have set up a great support system. You are allowed to have as much success as the effort that you put in and there is unlimited potential for growth. Destination Transport is doing things the right way and their cradle to grave account management philosophy is key.

Justin enjoys getting out and making memories with his kids, going golfing, watching football, and riding his motorcycle.

Before coming to Destination Transport Justin worked for Bunzl Distribution and handled the warehousing and shipping for two of their top 10 global accounts. He has learned throughout his time in this sector that communication is key and building relationships is very important to success for both himself and his customers.

Justin has been a lifelong MN Vikings fan. His oldest son is a Packers fan, so the football season around their house is a lot of fun! Sadly, it usually ends with sadness for Justin’s favorite team.

Noah J

Noah J.

National Account Executive

NOAH J.

Noah Julin (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7707

Noah grew up in Moorhead, MN, with three older brothers and currently resides in Maple Grove, MN. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Erica and his two nieces and four nephews.

Favorite thing about DT: Great environment with great people.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoy soccer, hockey, and stock market/crypto.

Favorite sports team: An unfortunate Minnesota sports fan. As well as Manchester United across the pond.

Top bucket list item: Skydive out of a hot air balloon.

Nick L

Nick L.

National Account Executive

NICK L.

Nick Lonergan

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6233

Nick was born and raised in Jacksonville, IL and attended college at Quincy University in Quincy, IL. He was a member of the football program for 5 years while attending Quincy. After relocating to Minneapolis, he started his career in the logistics industry in 2016 and has been with Destination Transport since September 2019.

Nick enjoys watching football/sports, cooking, exercising, cinema, and concerts. He also like to spend time in nature while camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The friendships I’ve built with my coworkers and the company culture. There’s a lot of great people within the company and while we’re competitive with each other, it’s a fun and respectful environment with an understanding that we’re all on the same team.

Favorite Sports Team: The Chicago Bears

Top Bucket List Item: See Hans Zimmer live in concert

Mike R

Mike R.

National Account Executive

MIKE R.

Mike Roehrl (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6226
Mike Roehrl is from Andover, MN.  He is currently engaged, and is looking forward to his wedding in the Fall of 2023. He enjoys golfing and camping on the weekends during summer. During the winter months, he likes to play pond hockey.

Mike loves the fast-paced work environment and the teamwork at DestiNation Transport. Mike loves doing company happy hours and outings to unwind and get to know people better.

Mike enjoys watching sports, mostly football, hockey, and major golf tournaments.

Mike enjoys boating and hopes to own one someday, as well. Mike enjoys camping and traveling as much as possible as well. He also would like a wakeboarding boat someday.

He would like a cabin in the Brainerd, MN area on Cross Lake, Gull Lake, or Pelican Lake. He would easily be able to do many track events at BIR (Brainerd International Raceway) then. Mike would like a vacation home somewhere warm someday as well.

Mike has a passion for exotic cars and hopes to own many throughout his lifetime. Mike really wants to own a supercar someday. He currently has a list of semi-affordable options….2014+ Audi R8 V10, 2014+ Porsche 911 GT3 or Turbo, 2023 C8 Corvette ZO6. His goal is to own one of these cars within five years.

Mike currently doesn’t have much involvement in charities, but it is a dream of his to attend a crown rally, which is a charity car rally. They have many other rallies every year he wants to attend to travel the world. He wants to use his car passion to have fun, meet people but most importantly, give back to people in need with cancer/disabilities, etc.

Chris H

Chris H.

National Account Executive

CHRIS H.

Chris Herrmann (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7700
Chris was born and raised in De Pere, WI right outside of Green Bay, GO PACKERS!  He is the youngest of four in his family.

His favorite things about working at Destination Transport are the relationships he has with his customers and co-workers; which makes for a fun atmosphere. Chris’s hobbies include spending time with friends, working out, boating, and golfing. A few fun bucket list items for Chris include: Cage diving with Great White Sharks, sky diving, and flying a plane.

Jordan T

Jordan T.

National Account Executive

JORDAN T.

Jordan Thorson (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7712
Jordan was born and raised in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. He is currently living in Brooklyn Park, MN, with his girlfriend and their cat, Phoebe. Jordan is the youngest of three kids. He has an older brother, Josh, and an older sister, Chelsey. He is an uncle to five nieces and nephews.

Jordan’s favorite thing about working at DT: He enjoys the camaraderie of the employees and owners. He is also appreciative of the autonomy this job gives you.

Jordan’s activities outside of work: He enjoys working out, being with family and friends.

Favorite sports team: MN Wild

Top bucket list item’s: Going to Greece and owning a classic muscle car.

Joe K

Joe K.

National Account Executive

JOE K.

Joe Kosel (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7711  
Joe lives in Andover with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. He enjoys spending decent months in Minnesota camping and hiking. During the winter months, he mostly just dreams about where he can vacation next. Joe’s career started as a chef, and he still spends a lot of time in the kitchen. He is an avid Minnesota sports fan, even though they’ve disappointed him more times than he would like to admit.

Joe has worked in sales for several years. He enjoys working at Destination Transport because it is a growing company in an exciting industry. The atmosphere and people make it a great place to come to work every day.

Fun Fact: He once won a wing-eating competition by housing 52 wings in 2 hours. He has never felt worse than he did that day.

Carter H

Carter H.

National Account Executive

CARTER H.

Carter Hines (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7708
After working in the hospitality industry for over 10 years, Carter was ready for a change in work environment. He brings a lot of positive energy to the office and comes ready to work hard day in and day out.

Carter loves watching sports with his friends and family in his free time. Even though they seem to let him down every year, he is still a diehard Minnesota sports fan, and says he will be forever.

An interesting fact about Carter: Interesting fact about Carter: He has supervised incredibly high-end catering events with multiple famous athletes and celebrities.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Favorite thing about working at DT: Maintaining great relationships with his customers, as well as meeting new people every day in the freight industry.

Jory B

Jory B.

National Account Executive

JORY B.

Jory Baer (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7716
After working in the banking industry for ten years, Jory was recruited to Destination Transport in 2020 by his brother and cousin, who both work here.  He is very happy he took the leap and did a career change.

He enjoys the atmosphere at Destination Transport.  Everyone wants to see success and growth in the company.

He is married and they have three kids.

Since he was born and raised in Minnesota, he’s been through all the Minnesota Viking letdowns over the years. He enjoys the Vikings and MN Wild, along with the Michigan Wolverines.

He loves traveling and being with his family. He also loves football (especially fantasy football) and hockey.

Bucket List Item:  Travel to Germany for Octoberfest

Paul G

Paul G.

National Account Executive

PAUL G.

Paul Giel (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D 763.453.7710 
Paul was born and raised in Minnesota by his parents, Paul and Mary Giel.  Paul has one brother (Joe) and two sisters (Aly and Francee). Paul is currently living in St Louis Park, MN.

Paul enjoys playing golf, hockey, and hanging with friends and family.

Paul’s favorite thing about working at DT everyone is willing to be a resource for new opportunities. Also, the team he is on. The pod Paul is in are good buddies.

Paul’s favorite team(s) are Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Vikings, too hard to choose one or the other.

Paul’s top bucket list would be to go to Augusta National to watch the Master’s with a group of his buddies and his father.

Brandon M

Brandon M.

National Account Executive

BRANDON M.

Brandon Marquardt (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7706
Brandon lives in Champlin, MN with his wife, their two daughters and yellow lab named Finn.

Brandon loves to waterfowl and pheasant hunt in the Dakotas and deer hunt in Southeastern MN.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The relationships he’s built with customers, the office culture, and the fast-paced environment that the job requires.

Top Bucket List Item: Spend a month traveling in New Zealand.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings

Katherin (kat) Cardenas M

Katherin (Kat) Cardenas M.

National Account Executive

KATHERIN (KAT) CARDENAS M.

Katherin (kat) Cardenas Menke (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7728
Kat has recruiting/sales background and came to DestiNATION with the goal to put her account management and people skills together to better provide for her family.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Kat came to the US when she was three and was adopted into a family with two brothers and one sister. She currently resides in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.

She loves being outside, taking walks, or watching Marvel TV shows & movies with her family.  She loves taking road trips and getting adventurous when she’s able to.

Favorite thing about DT: She loves that DestiNATION gives her full range to run her desk as she wishes- from choosing the type of freight she wants to move to the ability to interview and hire her own pod people; and of course, she loves the uncapped commission.

Best skills I bring into my career: Her ability to speak to anyone and ask those hard questions allows her to dig deeper into all her conversations, especially on harder calls, and close the sale.

Top Bucket List Item: She’d really like to go back to Colombia and visit with family. And she’s always wanted to skydive.

Jon J

Jonathan J.

National Account Executive

JONATHAN J.

Jonathan Jalali (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7717

Jonathan was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He has over seven years of professional sales experience and spent four years in the Medical Device Industry. After the pandemic, he decided to pursue a new opportunity in Logistics/Transportation.

If he’s not at work, you can guarantee he’s either spending time with his dog Prince, traveling to visit family, watching football, martial arts, or dreaming of his next meal.

Jonathan enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, and golfing with friends.

Favorite things about working at DT:  The potential for unlimited earnings, the culture on the sales floor, company’s leadership, and being empowered to run my own business inside a business.

Favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings, duh!

Top bucket list item: Honeymoon to Bora Bora

Christian R

Christian R.

National Account Executive

CHRISTIAN R.

Christian Rorvick

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.453.7738
Christian grew up in Champlin, MN, with his parents and ten siblings. He has been a life-long resident of the Twin Cities

After moving up through a couple of logistics and operations positions in the transportation industry, Christian decided to seek new challenges and opportunities in account management. He joined DestiNATION Transport at the start of 2022 and has been enjoying building relationships with shippers and carriers while continuously learning.

Christian enjoys skiing, backpacking, camping, sailing, and motorsports.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: He likes meeting new people and learning new skills in a fun culture with knowledgeable co-workers. Because the ownership team and the other staff encourage and motivate him, Christian feels well equipped to build and grow his own book of business.

Top Bucket List Item: Attend a Formula 1 race in Monaco.

Dylan S

Dylan S.

National Account Executive

DYLAN S.

Dylan Sweeney

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7709
St. Paul, MN born, raised, and currently resides.  I live with My girlfriend and 2 stepsons, and our dog Dino. I started on the other side of the industry working as an Account Manager for a manufacturing company.  I had to deal with finding trucks for the material we produced being delivered to our customers.  Working at Destination Transport feels like owning your own business but you are given all the tools that you need to be successful.  I get to choose who my customers are and how I interact with them. I enjoy being an extension of my client’s businesses and the relationships I have with them.  I also enjoy the fast-paced and ever-changing world of transportation. The best skills I bring to my career are creative problem solving and patience. 

Outside of the office, I like to be outdoors mountain biking, hunting, and fishing. When I am not watching or coaching my kid’s sports I play hockey and fastpitch softball myself. My favorite sports team is the Minnesota Wild.

Sam B

Sam B.

National Account Executive

SAM B.

Sam Berg (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1036

Sam grew up in Coon Rapids, MN with his parents and older sister. He excelled at football and attended NDSU as a Bison but finished at Anoka Ramsey Community College.

Moving to Southern California in 2014 he started a Pool Company where he serviced accounts and even designed, built, and remodeled swimming pools for clients. After moving back to MN in 2018 he started his career in Transportation and found his home with Destination Transport. Sam thrives on building relationships with customers and prides himself in the level of service he provides.

Sam enjoys family time, serving at his church, fishing, pickleball and his lab, Henry!

Favorite thing about working at DT: The team I work with, the atmosphere in the office and the culture. The Ownership team’s door is always open for a quick chat, support or advice. Everyone is encouraging and will do anything to help you succeed and reach your goals!

Bucket list: Having my own Lake Home where my family and I can retreat to on weekends and vacations.

Kody P

Kody P.

National Account Executive

KODY P.

Kody Peterson (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1033

Kody grew up in Apple Valley, MN with his parents and five siblings. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in psychology, and has been living throughout the south suburbs since relocating back to Minnesota.

After grinding his teeth in the insurance and landscaping sales industries, Kody was ready for a new opportunity in logistics with a company centered around culture, growth, and transparent communication both internally and to their customers. He joined DestiNATION at the beginning of summer 2022 and has been growing his knowledge and business ever since.

Kody enjoys spending his free time on the golf course, cooking and grilling for his family and friends, and getting out to a new brewery or bar patio on the weekends.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Kody enjoys being around like-minded people that motivate him to bring his best effort into the office each and every day. The transfer of knowledge and communication throughout all levels of the organization is easily what makes this company stand out among others in the industry. Going into work used to be an obligation, and now every day is seen as an opportunity

Bucket list: Operating a hobby food business or food truck in his retirement to keep him busy and cooking.

Travis A

Travis A.

National Account Executive

TRAVIS A.

Travis Anderson (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6224
After working in a couple warehouses since graduating high school, Travis was interested in furthering his career in Logistics. Not knowing what he was specifically looking for, DestiNation Transport came to him. After interviewing and finding out more about DestiNation Transport and the brokerage world, the rest is history.

Travis was born and raised in Ramsey, MN but now lives in Champlin, MN.

Travis enjoys going to concerts, playing golf, and working on cars.

Favorite thing about working at DestiNation Transport: It is very fast-paced, and the energy levels are always high. Days fly by, and he looks forward to coming in to work every morning.

Favorite sports team: Vikings #SKOL

Kaleb P

Kaleb P.

National Account Executive

KALEB P.

Kaleb Peterson (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7726 

Kaleb grew up in Apple Valley, MN, with his parents and four older siblings. He currently lives in Saint Louis Park.

After three years of sales experience in the nutrition and car industries, he changed how he approached his daily sales process. The transportation industry offered an excellent opportunity to build solid, lasting relationships with clients. So he joined Destination Transport in January of 2022.

Kaleb enjoys cheering on his Minnesota Vikings and Wild while also spending quality time with friends and family.

The best part about working at DT: Gaining the opportunity to be presented with daily challenges of his customers to form good problem-solving. He is developing relationships with clients that stem further than work-life alone—building a solid bond with the team around him makes the work environment one that he looks forward to.

Chris O

Chris O.

National Account Executive

CHRIS O.

Chris Odegaard (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1039

Chris grew up in Glencoe, MN with his parents and 2 siblings. He graduated high school at Glencoe-Silver Lake. He then attended Minnesota State – Mankato for schooling and to play baseball.

After spending almost 9 years in the banking industry he was looking for a new challenge in the sales industry and joined the Destination Transport in 2023. He enjoys building relationships and offering a great level of service for his clients.

In 2018 he married his wife, they now have two kids and a third on the way!

Outside of work Chris loves chasing after his kids. He also tries to find some time to get on a golf course and play baseball.

Interesting Fun Fact: Chris was drafted by the Minnesota Twins (2008) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2009) in the Major League Baseball draft and played 4 years of professional baseball between the Arizona Diamondbacks and St Paul Saints.

Bucket List: Go on an Alaskan fishing trip for Halibut & Salmon.

Team Members

Tori K

Victoria (Tori) K.

Senior National Account Manager

VICTORIA (TORI) K.

Victoria Kordus (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7729
Tori has been in logistics since 2007, working directly with carriers like UPS Freight. While attending college for sales and marketing, she had great success with UPS Freight, becoming an operations supervisor in 2010. Mostly dealing with LTL and driver management, Tori understood the importance of creating trustworthy, long-lasting relationships with customers and decided in 2021 to switch into 3PL services to provide a more direct contact to exceed customer expectations.

Tori currently resides in Coon Rapids MN, with her husband who she met at age 12 when they were next door neighbors in NE Mpls.  They started dating in 2007 and got married on their 10th anniversary in 2017.  They have one son and one daughter.

Favorite thing about working at DT:  The amount of support from the team environment and how everyone enjoys seeing each other succeed, as well as the fun activities.

Hobbies/interests: Tori is an avid softball player and manages a co-ed team. She also loves spending quality time with her family.

Top bucket list item: Travel around the world (Italy and London are top two places).

Connor R

Connor R.

Senior National Account Manager

CONNOR R.

Connor Ramlet (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.453.7719

Connor was born and raised in East Bethel, Minnesota, and graduated from St Cloud State University

His favorite thing about Destination has been the comradery he shares with his pod mates, as well as the rewarding feeling of serving customers.

Connor enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and friends.

Favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings

Top bucket list item: Backpacking throughout Europe

Jonathan C

Jonathan C.

Senior National Account Manager

JONATHAN C.

Jonathan Conyers (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7733 
Jonathan is from Minneapolis, MN

He loves the culture here and the relationships that you can build with your customers

He loves playing basketball and wiffleball. His biggest hobby is fantasy football

His favorite sports team is the Minnesota Vikings

The best skills he brings to the job are relationship building, communication, and humor

An interesting fact is that he’s 6’10

Bill H

Bill H.

National Account Manager

Bill H.

Bill Hardcastle (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7742

Bill grew up in Mobridge, SD with his parents and three sisters. He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN where he graduated in 2011 with bachelor’s degree and had a successful track and field career for the Boilermakers.

Bill sold wine at various wine distribution companies and wineries for the next 10 years in Arizona and Oregon. Wanting to move closer to his family in the Midwest, he relocated to the twin cities in January 2022 and started at Destination Transport in February.

Bill enjoys – sports, fishing, camping, nature, music, wine, and coffee.

Favorite thing about working at DestiNATION Transport: The work hard, play hard mentality and the fun office culture.

Top bucket list item: Go to all the National Parks.

Dustin E

Dustin E.

Senior National Account Manager

DUSTIN E.

Dustin Edberg (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7739

Dustin grew up in Brooklyn Park, MN. He attended college at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park. After college, Dustin became a Police Officer in the State of Minnesota. He spent over a decade serving various communities and businesses as a police officer. Dustin joined Destination Transport in early 2022, and since the first day, Dustin has hit the ground running by fostering relationships with staff, carriers, and shippers. Dustin continues to grow and build new partnerships along the way.

Dustin enjoys golf, traveling, and baseball.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: Dustin appreciates his colleagues and customers. He says, “We get the opportunity to work and serve so many different people across the US. The ownership group has been extremely supportive of my law enforcement career, and DT employees have all welcomed me with open arms.”

Top Bucket List item: Finish seeing every MLB stadium.

Josh L

Josh L.

National Account Manager

JOSH L.

Josh Lanasa (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7727

Josh is from Escanaba, MI, and has lived throughout the Northern Midwest. Josh played football and basketball in college and enjoys traveling and writing.

Josh joined Destination Transport in early 2022 after receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota-Crookston in 2019, and his MBA at the University of Sioux Falls in 2021.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: The positive, supportive, and team-oriented work environment.

Top Bucket List Item: Buying a boat

Kyle J

Kyle J.

Senior National Account Manager

KYLE J.

Kyle Johnson (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7743

Kyle grew up on lake Minnetonka. Recently graduated from the University of Saint Thomas and decided to stay in the twin cities. During college he worked in the sales industry and wanted to continue his development in sales with DestiNATION.

During his free time he likes to play videogames, watch live music, and play recreational sports.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: The relationships built with the fellow staff and people you work with. There are always people around you that want to see you succeed and have a good time doing it.

Favorite Sports Team: New Zealand All Blacks

Top Bucket List Item: Helicopter drop onto a mountain and ski it out.

Mathews E

Mathews E.

Senior National Account Manager

MATHEWS E.

Mathews Elias (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7744

Mathews was born in St Louis, MO and grew up in Minneapolis, MN with his twin brother.

He has more than 10 years of customer service and problem-solving skills. He strives to always give world class service and solutions to problems.

Mathews loves to travel, a few places he has been to are Dubai, Croatia and Italy. Things Mathews enjoys to do are go-karting and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings and Miami Heat

Eli H

Eli H.

Senior National Account Manager

ELI H.

eli Hjermstad (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1028

Eli was born and raised in Minnesota. He currently resides in Plymouth, MN with his wife, two exceptional kids, and two dogs. Eli enjoys many activities outside of work including hunting (whitetail deer and grouse), fishing (ice and open water, Canada is his favorite), any outdoor activities, traveling (currently Florida), attending/watching sporting events, and being around family and friends.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: The people, the atmosphere at the office, and maintaining great relationships with his customers.

 

Brad C

Brad C.

Senior National Account Manager

BRAD C.

Brad Christensen (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1029

Brad has lived in Minnesota his entire life. He grew up in Little Canada, MN with his parents, two younger sisters, and two younger brothers. He attended Saint Paul College for Diesel Technology.

After leaving the trucking industry in 2016 and working various other jobs, Brad has decided to look for a new challenge within transportation. He joined Destination Transport in 2022 and has enjoyed continuously learning while building relationships with shippers and carriers.

Brad enjoys working out, playing golf, playing softball, hanging out with friends, music, camping, walking, and spending as much time with family as possible.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Building Customer relationships and meeting new people. The team is very encouraging and supportive. The atmosphere, culture, and great co-workers are a bonus as well!

Favorite Sport Team: Minnesota Twins.

Top Bucket List Item: Travel to Hawaii.

 

Phill C

Phil C.

Senior National Account Manager

PHIL C.

Phil Cleveland (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1040

Phill was born and raised in Pembroke, Ga, moving to Minnesota with his family in 2002. He graduated from Champlin Park HS, shortly after he joined the US Navy. After serving, he returned to Minnesota where he worked as a Machinist until starting at DestiNation. In his free time Phill likes video games, enjoying a cold beer, audio books, yard work, and watching Patriot’s Football.

Phill’s favorite team is the New England Patriots

Favorite thing about working at DT: The wide range of freight to choose from, team atmosphere in the office, and the coffee.

Bucket list: Seeing live lava and roasting marshmallows over it, seeing Tom Brady throw a touchdown pass before he retires, and earning his private helicopter pilot license.

Ethan B

Ethan B.

National Account Manager

ETHAN B.

Ethan Barnes (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1038

Ethan grew up in Webster City, Iowa with his parents and 3 brothers. He attended college at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He relocated to Minneapolis in 2018.

Ethan has spent the last 4 years delivering for FedEx honing his customer service and time management skills. He decided it was time for a new challenge in the transportation industry. He joined Destination Transport in 2022 and has enjoyed developing relationships with shippers and carriers while continuously learning.

Ethan enjoys playing golf, disk golf, watching sports, going to concerts with friends, and playing video games.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Building relationships with co-workers and customers, the culture and energy of the office, and the freedom to build and grow his business with his own personal touch. The ownership team is supportive and positive making everyday fun and productive.

Bucket list: Sitting court-side at an NBA finals game.

Evan F

Evan F.

Senior National Account Manager

EVAN F.

Evan Florez (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1035

Evan grew up in Shakopee, MN playing hockey and running track during high school. Evan attended Metropolitan State University and the University of Minnesota for a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Cyber Forensics.

Evan has a diverse background in the telecommunications industry where he was previously working as a Regional Director of Operations. Evan left his previous position with Open Country where he worked closely with different infrastructures such as ImOn Communications, Centurylink, Midcontinental Communications and smaller entities throughout the Midwest focusing on Fiber Optics, Coaxial and Data. Aside from telecommunications, Evan has also been apart of the Army National Guard with Minnesota for 10 years this coming January.

He enjoys to golf, play, watch and coach hockey (big Wild fan), fish and spend time at the cabin during the summer and spend time with friends.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Building relations with different customers and expanding his knowledge in the different industries throughout the United States within logistics.

Bucket list: Build a successful Triple A Hockey program NW of the Twin Cities.

Jonny S

Jonny S.

Senior National Account Manager

JONNY S.

Jonny Stange (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1046

Jonny was born and raised in Prior Lake, Minnesota and attended two years of college at Pensacola Christian College.

With his only career experience being customer service and sales positions, Jonny is exited to utilize his skills at Destination Transport to help his customers have the best experience possible.
Jonny is an avid car guy and spends most of his free time either driving or attending car shows with friends.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The endless opportunity to be successful, with a team environment where everyone wants everyone to be successfuL.

Bucket list: A road trip from the bottom of Italy to the top of Sweden visiting all of the main auto manufacturers on the way.

Brian K

Brian K.

National Account Manager

BRIAN K.

Brian Krych (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1044

Brian was born in Minnesota, and currently resides in Champlin. He has a wonderful wife Autumn, and two girls, Lucy, and Rosie. He enjoys golfing in the warmer months, and hockey in the winter. He also enjoys going on long walks with his family.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The team camaraderie within the office. Also, the opportunity of growth within the company.

Jarett S

Jarett S.

National Account Manager

JARETT S.

Jarett Smith (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1049

Jarett was born and raised near Anoka, MN. Him and his wife have one beautiful daughter. Before joining the DestiNation Team, Jarett picked up skill in construction, landscape, irrigation, and he spent 15 years in the hospitality industry managing multiple restaurants and most recently spend a couple of years selling cars.

If he is not at work, you can bet he is out on the local lakes or getting up to the cabin on Lake Vermillion in Northern Minnesota. Fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and anything outdoors is what his childhood consisted of and enjoys sharing those passions with his family and friends. He loves to travel and found an unexpected passion for coaching his daughters soccer team.

Interesting Fact: He played as a running back, linebacker, defensive end, kicker, and even quarterback in his high school football days. He once had the opportunity to play a game in the old Metrodome in Minneapolis and scored the game winning touchdown and topped it off by kicking the extra point as well.

Bucket List: Purchase property on a lake somewhere warm in the winter along with a floatplane to fly from lake to lake when he pleases.

Skills Jarett brings to DT: He is a people person and loves to learn new things. He will always go the extra mile in all that he does and loves to lend a helping hand.

Joe R

Joe R.

National Account Manager

JOE R.

Joe Rue (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1053

After Joe wandered through his twenties working in both the service industry and in-home sales, it was time to find a company that had the same mindset he had had. Make more money and have fun doing it!

Born in Andover he lived in the north metro of the twin cities his whole life. He currently calls Brooklyn Park home with his wife, Ashley, son Rory and their golden doodle Winnie. When not in the office you can find him musky fishing, at a local brewery, or attending a game of any one of our disappointing Minnesota sports franchises.

Fun Fact about Joe: He has taken his shirt off on national tv before!

Bucket List: Own a cabin to take the fam to every weekend.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The atmosphere. Because the owners of DT are actually present every day, they’ve made the office a place you really do enjoy coming into every morning.

John W

John W.

National Account Manager

JOHN W.

John Wimmer (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1051

John grew up in Alexandria, MN with his parents, two older sisters, and an older brother. He attended college at North Dakota State University and relocated to Minneapolis in 2022.

After graduating from NDSU, John wanted to start his career in a challenging but lucrative business. John decided transportation was the perfect industry for him to start his career in. He joined Destination Transport in 2022 and has enjoyed building relationships with his pod and fellow trainees as well as learning about the different aspects of the transportation industry.

John enjoys travelling, downhill skiing, motorcycles, cars, hiking, wakeboarding, and swimming.

Bucket List: Travel the world and skydive.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Meeting new people and developing my book of business. Amazing work culture and fun co-workers. Being provided the necessary tools to develop both personally and professionally. The ownership team is very willing to help you with anything you may need.

Will G

Will G.

National Account Manager

WILL G.

Will Goodin (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1050

Will grew up in Andover, MN. He has three older sisters that shaped him into the person he is today.

Will’s interest in sales sparked after attending college at Anoka-Ramsey. He spent time doing door to door sales for a solar company before joining Destination in 2022. He has enjoyed building lifelong relationships with his peers and clients.

Will enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Bucket List: Play golf in every state.

Favorite sports teams: Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Blackhawks. The Bears will take the north in 2023.

Nick L

Nick L.

National Account Manager

NICK L.

Nick Leaf (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1055

Nick grew up in Edina, MN with his younger brother and two older sisters. A late addition to his family is a silly dog named Chester. Nick went to college in 2018 received his business degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2022. While in college Nick interned in the operations management industry and worked in the residential roofing industry.

Nick’s hobbies include basketball, movies, and playing with his dog.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Bringing honesty and persistence to the logistics industry.

Favorite sports teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Aaron V

Aaron V.

National Account Manager

AARON V.

Aaron Vreeland (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.421.0679

Aaron was born and raised in St. Cloud, MN (Go Tech Tigers!) and grew up playing hockey and baseball. He graduated college from Iowa State University with a degree in pre-veterinary medicine. He also worked at his dad’s concrete construction company throughout high school and college.

After college Aaron moved to San Diego for a year to try something and somewhere new, but quickly realized MN is where he wanted to lay down his roots. Upon his return he started working in the wine & spirits industry- most of that time was spent with the Brown-Forman Spirit Supplier which is best known for the Jack Daniels brand.

In 2019 he married his wife, and in 2021 they welcomed their first daughter. She was so excited to meet her parents that she came 3 months early! He resigned from Brown-Forman to be a stay-at-home dad while she worked through the challenges of her early arrival. As soon as she was strong and healthy enough to start daycare, he joined the DestiNation Transport team!

He spends most of the summer weekends in Northern MN at cabins with his friends and family. He loves hunting, fishing, golf, cooking, bonfires and everything else the MN Outdoors has to offer.

Favorite Sports Team: MN Vikings and his fantasy football teams.

 

Nigel S

Nigel S.

National Account Manager

NIGEL S.

Nigel Shaw

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1060

Nigel is originally from Watertown, MN where he graduated high school.  He then moved to St. Cloud to pursue an undergraduate degree in Physical Education – In addition to school, Nigel played sports including rugby and men’s league hockey.

After graduating college, Nigel started his career in sales working in a variety of business lines from Telecommunication to Mortgage Banking.

These days Nigel spends his time away from work doing anything outdoors – particularly snowboarding, hiking, boating/fishing among many other things. He also plays electric guitar in a rock band.

Andy N

Andy N.

National Account Manager

ANDY N.

Andy Nimmo

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7714

Andy has lived in the twin cities area his whole life, and currently lives outside Minneapolis, MN with his wife and two daughters. He is a huge Minnesota sports fan and likes to play golf and spend summers on the lakes.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The team atmosphere. Everyone works together and helps each other to be as successful as they can be.

Bucket List: Golfing trip in Scotland and Ireland.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Vikings.

Jake W

Jake W.

National Account Manager

JAKE W.

Jake Wueste

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7734

Jake grew up in Minnesota and lives in the northern suburbs with his wife and kids. After his time in the military, he worked in commercial construction, sales, and account management. Jake brings years of vendor relationship experience and a competitive drive to the Destination Transport team.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The relationships and competitive energy within the building were apparent from the start. He enjoys the challenges of the freight industry and finding solutions.

Favorite Hobbies: Jake enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and dogs, especially during lake season in the Summer. He is a passionate Minnesota sports fan through the highs and lows.

Bryce K

Bryce K.

National Account Manager

BRYCE K.

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101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1062

Bryce was born and raised in Alexandria, MN alongside his younger brother and parents. He moved to the Twin Cities region in spring of 2023.

He attended Alexandria Area High School where he ran cross country, wrestled, and played for the golf team. Upon graduating in 2021, he went to NDSU for a degree in Business Administration while also working as a car salesman. After looking for a new start and a fresh challenge, he joined DestiNATION’s team in May of 2023.

He enjoys golfing in his free time with friends and family, and growing up around plenty of lakes in Minnesota, you’ll usually find him in the water during his free time.

Hobbies: Golfing, Hunting, Fishing, Cooking, Refurbishing, and of course anything to do with water!

Top Bucket List Item: Visit his mom’s hometown, Seoul, South Korea

Tyler B

Tyler B.

National Account Manager

TYLER B.

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101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7746

Tyler grew up in a rural area of Montana with his sister and brother. Upon completion of high school in 2019, he moved to Moorhead where he attended college at Concordia. 

After graduating college, he immediately joined the team at Destination Transport. He enjoys being outdoors, especially on the golf course, but appreciates any opportunity to soak up the sun. Away from work you will likely find him doing one of the many other things he loves, including jogging, biking, cooking, swimming, or gaming. 

Top Bucket List Item: Drive on the Nürburgring.

Favorite Artist: Juice WRLD

Dan W

Dan W.

National Account Manager

DAN W.

Dan W Photo

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1064
Dan grew up in Champlin, MN and now resides in Otsego, MN. He has two adult daughters in college.
Dan has many hobbies including golf, hockey, softball, motorcycles and mountain biking to name a few.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The culture, people, fast paced environment and the availability of ownership.

Fun Fact: Once had lunch with Wayne Gretzky

Top Bucket List Item: Skydiving in Australia

Blake B

Blake B.

National Account Manager

Blake B.

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101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1027

Blake grew up in Woodbury, Minnesota and graduated from Stillwater High School. He grew up as an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for fishing and hunting.

Blake’s life took an adventurous turn when he started work as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, where he eventually reached the rank of captain. In the offseason he pursued higher education at the University of North Dakota, where he graduated with a degree in aviation management.

When not outdoors, Blake enjoys watching sports and playing chess. His journey is driven by a commitment to his passions and making a positive impact.

Brennan U

Brennan U.

National Account Manager

Brennan U.

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101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1059

Brennan started with DestiNATION Transport in September of 2023. Even though he is relatively new, he can already recognize the effective, yet collaborative, team the owners have formed here. He graduated from North Dakota State in the Spring of 2022 with a degree in Communication and looks forward to showcasing his skills here! He was born and raised in Minnesota and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon. He currently lives in Brooklyn Park with 3 of his best friends and his dog, Oakley—a Miniature Australian Shepherd.

In his free time, he loves hanging out with his family, friends, & dog. He and his friends enjoy doing a little bit of everything, like: golf, pickleball, basketball, billiards, discussing Fantasy Football trades, playing poker, etc.

If I am not at home, you can find me: At my family’s cabin in Alexandria, MN

Favorite sports team: Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves

Name 3 words that describe you: Communicative, optimistic, & friendly

Jared Shultz

Jared S.

National Account Manager

Jared S.

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101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1030

Jared was raised in Ramsey, MN with his parents and twin sisters. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI where he studied Business Administration, minoring in leadership. While he was there, Jared played NCAA Division Lacrosse for 5 years.

After graduating in 2020, Jared began working in construction while living in Detroit, MI, eventually opening his own company. He recently moved back to Minnesota and started his new career at Destination Transport.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The ability to be independent and grow along with the high energy, competitive work environment.

Bucket List: Go to Oktoberfest in Germany for an entire week.

Carter K

Carter K.

National Account Manager

Carter K.

Carter K

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1031

Carter grew up In Dilworth, Minnesota, which is just 15 minutes from Fargo ND. He is the youngest of three. He went right into the Construction field for 6 years after Graduating high school in 2015. He did carpentry for 3 years, followed by an H-VAC Technician for 3 years. In 2021 he went into car sales at Luther in Fargo. He sold his home in February of 2023 and transferred to Luther in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, where he worked until joining Destination Transport in November of 2023.

Carter enjoys doing a variety of woodworking as well as spending the summers outdoors doing a lot of ATV riding.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The friendly environment and unlimited potential to move up in the company.

Miranda B

Miranda B.

National Account Manager

Rice Lake, WI

Miranda B.

Miranda B

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7713

Miranda was born and raised in Wisconsin. She is the proud owner of a Great Dane and a Lab Great Dane Mix. In her free time, you will find her spending time with her family, either camping or at the racetrack. Fast paced environments are where she thrives best. She also enjoys learning new things and meeting new people. Working in customer service is very familiar to her. Working in logistics is new but something she is very excited to pursue and continue to learn and grow with.

Her Hobbies include working on her family race car and spending her weekends at the racetrack. Camping with her very large family and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The open arms of every co-worker, the fast-paced environment and working hard to make herself better and be more successful every day.

Fun Fact: Miranda was a volunteer Fire Fighter for 5 years in the town where she grew up

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Darrick O.

National Account Manager

Darrick O.

Darrick O.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1047

Darrick was born and raised in the south metro of MN. After high school he attended The U of M where he majored in Housing Management and Finance. He began his professional career working in the bindery of the commercial print industry. His work ethic and competitive nature quickly move him from the production side to the sales side where he felt right at home.

His favorite thing about Destination Transport is the work environment. Everyone is very passionate about helping their customers find the best solutions and they have a fun time doing it!

Darrick enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as being outside. If there is a game on the radio/TV you can always count on him tuning in.

Favorite sports teams: Vikings, Twins, Chicago Bulls (When Jordan played), Gophers, Tigers and Timberwolves.

Top Bucket List Item: Owning a ranch where I can grow my own grapes and have horses.

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Mitchell K.

National Account Manager

Mitchell K.

Mitchell K.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1052

Mitchell grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota and went to high school at Wayzata. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Venue Management.

Before he came to DestiNATION, he was a Recruiting Manager at Robert Half for two years. When he learned more about the opportunity at DestiNATION Transport, he immediately thought it would be the perfect career move.

Mitchell is an avid golfer, loves to play pickleball, and enjoys watching plenty of sports with Minnesota teams being his favorite (unfortunately!).

Interesting fact about Mitchell: He has lived in multiple states since been out of college (Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Florida).

Best skills Mitchell brings to DT: Resourceful, coachable, and is not afraid to fail early in order to succeed later.

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Andrew A.

National Account Manager

Andrew A.

Andrew A.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1043

Andrew was raised in Brooklyn Park, MN and went to high school at Maple Grove Senior High School. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

A goal of Andrew’s is to create a great book of business and to keep learning about the freight industry. He enjoys being around his coworkers and working hard to become better each day.

Some of Andrew’s favorite things to do are: play hockey/golf, spend time with family/friends, and listen to music.

Top Bucket List Item: To attend a Stanley Cup final game.

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Tanner G.

National Account Manager

Tanner G.

Tanner G.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.753.7705

Tanner grew up in Cumberland, WI and recently traded sides across the boarder and lives in Zimmerman, MN with his wife and two dogs. Tanner enjoys a variety of things depending on the day but mostly enjoys projects around the house (that he chooses not what his wife tells him to do), attending concerts, sports card collecting, tattoos, and watching NFL games on Sunday in his split Packer/Viking fan house.

Tanner has worked in sales for 11 years spending most of his time in the building materials industry. Starting off as an OSR for lumber yards, he was quoting houses and other construction projects for the first 8 years of his career. He would then coordinate the flow of material from the yard to the jobsite. He then moved into building materials distribution where he managed a territory that covered an area between 4 states and about 150 customers. Over his career, Tanner has focused on delivering excellent customer service and working and growing to be the best at not only managing accounts but being a partner with his customers. When Tanner came on to DestiNATION transport he knew these skills would align perfectly with DestiNATION values. He believes the atmosphere makes DestiNATION a fantastic place to spend his weekdays and appreciates that they always look to do the next right thing.

Fun Fact: Tanner used to be an accomplished wrestler becoming a 2-time state qualifier in Wisconsin and was at one point ranked 2nd in the state in Div. 3 at heavyweight. These days, Tanner mainly wrestles his wife with dinner decisions and what tv show to watch at night.

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Jason F.

National Account Manager

Jason F.

Jason F.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.753.7725

Jason grew up in Mankato MN and attended MN State @ Mankato.

In 2000 he moved to Owatonna, MN and started a cell phone dealership to fill a need in the community. After 2010 he worked in sales in the telecom / technology world as well as the construction industry. In 2024 Jason was looking for a new and fast paced challenge. He’s enjoyed meeting new people and building/sustaining relationships with customers.

Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and his two teenage sons. Football, baseball, fishing and the gym are some activities he enjoys.

Top Bucket List Item: Spend one month touring Europe.

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Jack W.

National Account Manager

Jack W.

Jack W.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7741

Jack grew up in Woodbury, MN with his two parents, his older brother, and younger sister. He did two years at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, MN and then finished his degree in education at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. He then relocated to the twin cities in 2024.

After college He worked as a production lead at a factory, but decided he would like to take on a new endeavor in logistics. Which led him to joining Destination Transportation in 2024. He has enjoyed the relationship selling with shippers and carriers across the nation and is continuing to learn more about the industry each day.

In Jack’s free time he enjoys being in the woods, making money, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and playing hockey.

Favorite thing about DT: Jack enjoys the overall culture and camaraderie that Destination Transport has. He is very grateful for how the ownership and staff are supportive and dedicated. He loves to create and build customer relationships.

Top Bucket List Item: Build an empire and live in a castle.

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Danny O.

National Account Manager

Danny O.

Danny O.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1048

Danny grew up in Sartell, MN along the Mississippi where he fished every opportunity that he could. Often sneaking the boat out without anyone knowing until he may have hit a rock bar.

He Attended Saint John’s University where he majored in business management and was on the golf team. After graduation he accepted a position at Anderson Trucking Services and worked there for 15 years. The high stress fast paced environment of transportation is what he enjoys the most.

Danny loves bow hunting, golfing, fishing, and spending time with his 3 kids. On the weekends you can find them at the cabin boating, enjoying water sports and sitting next to a fire.

Interesting fact about Danny: He raced Soap Box Derby when he was younger and won 2 state MN titles and placed 9th at nationals in Akron, OH.

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Dustin K.

National Account Manager

Dustin K.

Dustin K.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1048

Dustin was born and raised in Brownton, MN. He formerly pitched for the University of Minnesota and St Paul Saints. He currently resides in Victoria with his wife and son. His background includes working in sales for industries like beverage distribution and payment processing.  He enjoys working at Destination Transport so he can continue to help businesses. 

In his free time, Dustin’s main passion is golfing as much as possible, while acknowledging that his former collegiate golfing wife still beats him from time-to-time. He is a Minnesota sports fan (unfortunately) primarily supporting the Wild, and Vikings.  He rarely misses a game on TV.

Top Bucket List Item: Play Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA

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Bethany B.

National Account Manager

Bethany B.

Bethany B.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1067

Bethany’s journey is deeply rooted in her upbringing in a small town in Minnesota, where she discovered her love for the great outdoors and embarked on countless adventures alongside her four siblings. From tranquil moments spent reading by the lakeside to exhilarating camping excursions, Bethany’s childhood instilled in her a profound appreciation for nature and the joy of exploration.

In her professional life, Bethany has honed her skills over six years in the field of sales, navigating fast-paced environments with finesse and dedication. Her experience has equipped her with the ability to thrive amidst challenges, demonstrating a knack for effective management and adaptability.

At Destination Transport, Bethany finds fulfillment in the company’s unique approach, blending a small business mindset with the scale of a larger industry. As a key point of contact for clients, she values the opportunity to provide personalized service and streamlined solutions. Bethany takes pride in being the go-to person for her clients, ensuring a seamless experience and a trusted partnership every step of the way.

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Jace S.

National Account Manager

Jace S.

Jace S.

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1068

Jace was born and raised in Minnesota and has lived in every area of the state whether its north, south, west… you get the idea! In 2010 he planted roots in Belle Plaine, Minnesota where he went to middle and high school and after graduating pursued a Bachelor of Science in business at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he currently lives.

After working the retail detail in various home improvement stores his mom encouraged him to “get a real job” to start his career! He was drawn to DestiNATION transport in February of 2024, because of how DestiNATION makes a commitment to doing business the right way in an industry where that isn’t always top priority.

His favorite part of working at DestiNATION is how their values are his values and they allow and encourage him to be authentic and true to himself and make money while doing it. Not a bad deal if you ask him!

When not crushing it being a freight broker, Jace enjoys exploring nature in his 95’ Cherokee, riding motorcycles, bumming it at the lake, being active, learning way too many random facts about history and science, and last but not least; spending time with his friends and family!

Fun Fact: Jace won his Math, Science, and Geography competition in the 4th grade—what happened?!?