Our Team

Ownership

Derek Birgin

Derek Birgin

Co-Owner

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, his wife Kelsey, and two children Camden and Emerson, live in Rogers, 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

Co-Owner

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 Jackie and two daughters, Reese and Ellie. 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

Co-Owner

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

Co-Owner

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, his wife Hillary, and his son Walker reside in Andover. 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

Co-Owner

MATT FINSTAD

Matt Finstad (owner)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6238

Matt Finstad was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. He resides in Ham Lake, MN, with his wife Jaime and two children, Carter and Kaia.

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

Co-Owner

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!

Management

Dj Baer

Derek “DJ” Baer

Senior National Account Executive

DEREK “DJ” BAER

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 Miller (management)

Mark Miller

Senior National Account Executive

MARK MILLER

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 Olson (management)

Dave Olson

Senior National Account Executive

DAVE OLSON

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 children Phoenix and Lily.

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 Ylitalo

Senior National Account Executive

JACK YLITALO

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 Warner (management)

Dan Warner

Senior National Account Executive

DAN WARNER

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

Danny Appleton

Danny Appleton

Senior National Account Executive

DANNY APPLETON

Danny Appleton

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 is married to wife Victoria and they have two daughters, Lexi and Lily.

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.

Justin Larson (management)

Justin Larson

Senior National Account Executive

JUSTIN LARSON

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 Julin (management)

Noah Julin

National Account Executive

NOAH JULIN

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 Lonergan

Nick Lonergan

National Account Executive

NICK LONERGAN

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 Roehrl (management)

Mike Roehrl

National Account Executive

MIKE ROEHRL

Mike Roehrl (management)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.489.6226
Mike Roehrl is from Andover, MN. Currently, he has a serious girlfriend named Natasha. He hopes to be able to afford a ring she deserves in early 2022 and proposes to her. He enjoys golfing and camping on the weekends during summer. During the winter months, he likes to play pond hockey. After getting engaged, Mike and Natasha hope to buy a new home in 2022 and then get married in 2023.

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 Herrmann (management)

Chris Herrmann

National Account Executive

CHRIS HERRMANN

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 Thorson (management)

Jordan Thorson

National Account Executive

JORDAN THORSON

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 Kosel (management)

Joe Kosel

National Account Executive

JOE KOSEL

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 Hines (management)

Carter Hines

National Account Executive

CARTER HINES

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 Baer (management)

Jory Baer

National Account Executive

JORY BAER

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 to his wife Megan, has a son Brady, and two daughters, Emma & Avery.

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 Giel (team Member)

Paul Giel

National Account Executive

PAUL GIEL

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.

Ben Daigle (team Member)

Ben Daigle

National Account Executive

BEN DAIGLE

Ben Daigle (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7704
Ben grew up in Winsted, MN, with his parents, older brother, and younger sister. He attended college at MN State – Mankato and relocated to the twin cities area in 2013.

After moving up through a couple of customer service and sales positions in manufacturing and distribution, Ben decided to look for a new challenge in transportation. He joined Destination Transport in 2020 and has been enjoying building relationships with shippers and carriers while continuously learning.

Ben enjoys golf, hiking, camping, acoustic guitar, rollerblading, music, and film.

Ben’s Favorite thing about working at DT: Ben enjoys meeting new people and building customer relationships. He also appreciates the fun culture and great coworkers at Destination. He says, “We are provided the tools necessary to build and grow our own book of business. The ownership team is encouraging and supportive.”

Topping His Bucket List: Visit and explore Switzerland

Dan Steinbrecher

Dan Steinbrecher

National Account Executive

DAN STEINBRECHER

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.

Brandon Marquardt (team member)

Brandon Marquardt

National Account Executive

BRANDON MARQUARDT

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 Amanda, daughters Emersyn, Paityn, and their yellow lab Remi.

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 Menke (team Member)

Katherin (Kat) Cardenas Menke

National Account Executive

KATHERIN (KAT) CARDENAS MENKE

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 Burnsville 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 Jalali

Jonathan Jalali

National Account Executive

JONATHAN JALALI

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

Nick Ozolins (team Member)

Nick Ozolins

National Account Executive

NICK OZOLINS

Nick Ozolins (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7718
Nick grew up in Highland Park, Minnesota, with his parents and older sister. He really appreciates the lively atmosphere at Destination Transport and the support he receives from coworkers and managers.

In his free time, he likes to play golf, go hammocking, and cook on his Blackstone griddle.

He brings account management experience to this position and enjoys helping customers achieve their shipping needs.

His top bucket list items are diving with great white sharks, racing sports cars on the autobahn, and finishing a White Castle crave case.

Christian Rorvick

Christian Rorvick

National Account Executive

CHRISTIAN RORVICK

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.

Team Members

Dylan Sweeney

Dylan Sweeney

Senior National Account Manager

DYLAN SWEENEY

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(12 and 8 years old), 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.

Travis Anderson (team Member)

Travis Anderson

Senior National Account Manager

TRAVIS ANDERSON

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

Ryan Sandberg (team Member)

Ryan Sandberg

Senior National Account Manager

RYAN SANDBERG

Ryan Sandberg (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.489.6227

After working for a few years at a large brokerage company, Ryan made the move to Destination Transport to further his career and build his own customer base.

Ryan grew up in Burnsville, MN, and spends his free time with his dog Brantley.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time at the lake, and storm chasing during the spring and summer months.

Favorite thing about working at DT:  Ryan enjoys the camaraderie at Destination and the opportunity to grow his business each day.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Wild

Interesting Fact About Ryan:  Prior to working in logistics, Ryan was a TV Meteorologist

Jeremy Huray (team Member)

Jeremy Huray

Sr. National Account Manager

JEREMY HURAY

Jeremy Huray (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.453.7725
Jeremy was born and raised in New Brighton, MN and currently lives in Monticello, MN, with his wife and kids.

Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and golf. Currently, he is working on a computer program to automate his trading with cryptocurrency.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The atmosphere and work model of success based on the effort put in. Jeremy has an extensive background in relationship management and communication skills that gives him the ability to meet all his customer’s needs.

Tori Kordus (team member)

Victoria (Tori) Kordus

Senior National Account Manager

VICTORIA (TORI) KORDUS

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 is currently residing in Coon Rapids, MN, with her husband Kyle, who she met at age 12, being next-door neighbors in NE MPLS. They started dating in 2007 and got married on their 10th anniversary in 2017. They have one son, Harry (2.5 y/o), and are expecting baby (girl) Leela in Dec 2021.

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 Ramlet (team Member)

Connor Ramlet

Sr. National Account Manager

CONNOR RAMLET

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

Logan Arbuckle (team Member)

Logan Arbuckle

National Account Manager

LOGAN ARBUCKLE

Logan Arbuckle (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D- 763.453.7714

Logan was born and raised in Central Illinois, in a farming community, and currently resides in Minneapolis with his older brother, Garrett. In his free time, Logan enjoys spending time with family, including his two dogs, Dallas and Ginger. He also likes working with computers (building them when he gets the opportunity), grilling steaks, and watching Netflix or Hulu.

Logan joined the DestiNATION team in December of 2021 after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Entrepreneurship.

Favorite thing about working at Destination Transport: Logan says, The work environment is incredibly welcoming, and everyone is there for everyone. It is a thriving and fun relaxed environment I enjoy walking into every day.”

Top Bucket List Items: Travel to Japan to spend time in nature, see Mt. Fuji and the Sakura trees. Traveling to anywhere in Germany, and back to Budapest, Hungary to see more of the architecture.

Jonathan Conyers (team Member)

Jonathan Conyers

Senior National Account Manager

JONATHAN CONYERS

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 Hardcastle (team member)

Bill Hardcastle

National Account Manager

SAMUEL ROBERTS

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.

Kennedy Fischer (team Member)

Kennedy Fischer

Senior National Account Manager

KENNEDY FISCHER

Kennedy Fischer (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D763.453.7735 

Originally from Blaine, MN, Kennedy moved to Iowa to attend Iowa State University and work in the Des Moines beverage industry. Deciding to move back, closer to her family, and wanting to further her career in logistics, Kennedy found the right fit with Destination Transport. Being very hands-on, Kennedy enjoys being able to manage her own business accounts and grow her relationships.

Kennedy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew, friends, and 21lb cat, Royce. She enjoys trying new restaurants with friends and attends Iowa State football games whenever possible.

Shaw Amundson (team Member)

Shaw Amundson

Senior National Account Manager

SHAW AMUNDSON

Shaw Amundson (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7732

After serving four years in the United States Marine Corps and serving in Sangin, Afghanistan, for eight months, Shaw thought it would be beneficial to work in construction for the next six years to provide for his family. While working construction, he attended online business school in search of a life where he would be home more. Then found destination Transport.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, he currently lives in Osceola. He has a fiancé Emily, and one son, Colton.

Shaw loves to golf and frisbee golf in his free time.

His favorite thing about Destination Transport is the comradery the whole office shares and spreads it to the newer employees.

Dustin Edberg (team Member)

Dustin Edberg

National Account Manager

DUSTIN EDBERG

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.

Kaleb Peterson (team Member)

Kaleb Peterson

Sr. National Account Manager

KALEB PETERSON

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.

Jeremy Bradley Vogt (team member)

Jeremy Bradley-Vogt

National Account Manager

JEREMY BRADLEY-VOGT

Jeremy Bradley (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7736
Jeremy grew up in the Twin Cities with his parents, two younger brothers and his younger sister. He and his family moved to New York where he studied at Binghamton University. He moved back to MN in 2021.

After working retail and retail management, Jeremy joined Destination Transport in 2022. He enjoys talking to and working with carriers and shippers while learning everything that he can. He has a passion for teaching and looks forward to passing on what he has learned.

Jeremy enjoys reading, playing soccer, watching movies, traveling, and playing Magic the Gathering.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: Building his own business and working with carriers and shippers. Working with awesome co-workers who support each other and encourage us to grow with the company.

Top Bucket List Item: Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Josh Lanasa (team member)

Josh Lanasa

National Account Manager

JOSH LANASA

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 Johnson (team member)

Kyle Johnson

National Account Manager

KYLE JOHNSON

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 Elias (team member)

Mathews Elias

National Account Manager

MATHEWS ELIAS

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

Tyler Wortman (team member)

Tyler Wortman

National Account Manager

TYLER WORTMAN

Tyler Wortman (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7745

Tyler grew up in Champlin, MN with his parents and 2 brothers. Tyler spent 10 years working in the medical device world but has decided he wanted a new challenge. Tyler started at Destination Transport in March 2022.

Tyler enjoys spending is time with family, friends, golfing, and on the water.

Tyler is a huge fan of all Minnesota sports teams. If he is watching tv you can guarantee it is some sort of sports.

Favorite Sports Team: All Minnesota Teams

Allan Moles

Allan Moles

National Account Manager

ALLAN MOLES

Allan Moles (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7746

Allan is from Plymouth, MN where he grew up with his two brothers and parents. He currently resides in Rockford, MN with his Fiancée, two dogs and one cat.

After spending over a decade in his previous career, Allan began a career in the logistics and transportation industry. Through that he found Destination Transport and the rest is history.

In his free time, He enjoys video games, powerlifting, and going out on the lake with his family. He is a die-hard Vikings fan and season ticket holder who tries to attend an away game each season to experience other team’s stadiums.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: It is easily the best work culture I have ever been a part of.

 

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings

Top Bucket List Item: Attend the Superbowl

 

Kerper Dwanyen

Kerper Dwanyen

National Account Manager

KERPER DWANYEN

Kerper Dwanyen (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7747

Kerper grew up in Liberia and went to college in Detroit Michigan. He moved to Minnesota to raise a family after visiting frequently for work because of the reputation of the school system. He comes to DT after careers in financial services and the automotive industry seeking a new challenge and the opportunity to be a part of the fast moving and very vital logistics industry upon realizing the importance during the pandemic.
Kerper enjoys soccer, ping pong and watching sports and news on TV. He also volunteers extensively in community organizations.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: Friendly, helpful, and highly motivated coworkers exhibiting ethical conduct with each other and customers.

Top Bucket List Item: go to the carnival in Rio

 

 

Matt Dahl

Matt Dahl

Sr. National Account Manager

MATT DAHL

Matt Dahl (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7705

Matthew grew up in Edina, Minnesota. He enjoys hanging out with girlfriend, friends, and family. He enjoys sports and chess. His recent interest has been in Whitewater rafting. He has been to over 30 states, but never left the US. He hopes to go to Kenya with his girlfriend sometime in the future. After a long career in sales, he decided to look for a new challenge in logistic sales!

Favorite Thing about working at DT: No day is ever the same. It is very interesting and exciting work. Also, everyone here is super kind and helpful. It is a very positive environment.

Top Bucket List Item: Whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon

 

 

Kris Kenny

Kris Kenny

National Account Manager

KRIS KENNY

Kris Kenny (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1027

Kris is from Rockford, MN where he lives with his wife (Hannah) and his son (Tommy). He worked in construction for over a decade until he chose to move to United Parcel Service to better protect his family with great health care and benefits. When his son was born, family became an even bigger priority, so he chose to move to Destination Transport. They can provide him the stability, finances and schedule that all aspects of his life require.

Kris is a well-rounded person who enjoys things a vast variety of activities such as hunting, fishing, grilling and cooking, gaming, wood working, exercise and sports. (Skol Vikings!) Of all the things Kris enjoys though, the thing he enjoys the most is spending time with his wife and son.

Favorite Thing about working at DT: The management team as well as my co-workers are all wonderful people. Every person who works at Destination treats everyone else with respect and enthusiasm. Building customer relationships that can extend beyond the scope of business is something that everyone aspires to develop. Nothing would be more fantastic than getting a phone call from a client to talk about their family and updates on their life outside of their work life.

Top Bucket List Item: Own a cabin up north

 

 

Eli Hjermstad

Eli Hjermstad

National Account Manager

ELI HJERMSTAD

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 Christensen

Brad Christensen

National Account Manager

BRAD CHRISTENSEN

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.

 

Mike Spain Brist

Mike Spain-Brist

National Account Manager

MIKE SPAIN-BRIST

MIKE SPAIN-BRIST (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1030

Mike grew up in Ramsey, MN. He graduated from Anoka High School. Mike has an older sister and two younger brothers. He has a wife and two young children. Mike loves spending quality time with his family and friends, either up at the cabin or just lounging around playing games or hanging out. Mike loves Minnesota sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings. He also loves being involved in his kids’ activities, be it school or sports. Music has been a big part of Mike’s life since he was very young. Mike also enjoys getting outside and going for walks or fishing up at his family cabin.

In 2011 Mike was hired at UPS and became a delivery driver. He was employed there for 11 years. Specialized in excellent customer service and team-oriented attitude, but was looking for a change and a better work life balance for him and his family. DestiNATON Transport became a great opportunity.

Favorite thing about working at DT: A great culture and atmosphere to work in that is fun and fast paced where I can put my customer service and team building to great use. The excellent work life balance is a huge plus! A great opportunity for my family and myself. I finally feel like I found what I’m meant to do!

Top bucket list item:Finally have the Minnesota Vikings win a Super Bowl!

 

Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein

National Account Manager

ANDREW STEIN

Andrew Stein (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7730

Andrew grew up in Plymouth, MN with his parents attended High School at Armstrong and graduated 2006. Then moved on to go to college at MSB for 4 years.

After college Andrew got a job with UPS and worked with the company for 16 years before looking for a new opportunity within Destination Transportation.

He’s looking forward to building relationships with the team at Destination and with customers and carriers he will have the opportunity to work with.

Andrew enjoys football, traveling, hiking, going to the gym, music, and film.

Favorite thing about working at DT:< Meeting and being able to interact with new people every day and building those customer relationships. The work environment is fun and engaging.

Bucket list: Visit and explore New Zealand and Norway.

 

Eddie Leuthner

Eddie Leuthner

National Account Manager

EDDIE LEUTHNER

Eddie Leuthner (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.421.0679

Eddie was born and raised in Hamel, MN graduated from THE Wayzata High School.
Played Baseball and Wrestled for the Trojans, earning All-conference honors in both sports.

Father of two wonderful children, Ben 21, currently in college at UMD on the baseball team, Mandy is 19 and is a student at MN State Mankato, both are great kids!!

Eddie was in the flexible packaging for over 20 years. Also worked in Bar coding and RFID industry for 10 plus years.

Eddie is a huge baseball geek and likes all MN sports that don’t include a hoop. Been to Green Bay, WI 7 times to cheer for the Purple in Lambeau Field.

Joined Destination Transport in April 2022.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The People and the fast-paced environment.

Bucket list: Be a Great Dad. Go to a Vikings Super Bowl win!

 

Tyler Kline

Tyler Kline

National Account Manager

TYLER KLINE

Tyler Kline (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7734

Tyler grew up in the twin cities area, where he attended Brooklyn Center High School. While attending high school he met his future wife, Maggie. They currently live in the metro area with their two sons Jackson (7) and Charlie (1).

After many years in the locksmithing industry Tyler attended North Hennepin Community College and the University of Minnesota, graduating from both. Following college, he worked at the Minnesota Legislature with a focus on constituent services. After 6 years he looked for an opportunity to build on his problem-solving skills, while advancing his career and was led to DestiNation Transport.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Meeting many people in the transportation industry and helping them solve their unique problems in ways that work best for them.

Leisure time: Tyler spends most of his free time with his family. He also spends too much time watching Minnesota sports.

Sam Berg

Sam Berg

Sr. National Account Manager

SAM BERG

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 Peterson

Kody Peterson

National Account Manager

KODY PETERSON

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.

Mitchell Jesse

Mitchell Jesse

National Account Manager

MITCHELL JESSE

Mitchell Jesse (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7741

Mitch grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a large family. He graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 2022 and moved to Minnesota shortly afterwards.

After working a series of labor jobs, including everything from landscaping, concrete, and general contracting to pizza delivery throughout high school and college, Mitchell moved towards a door to door sales role in Dallas, TX. With that experience Mitch joined the Destination Transport team in 2022.

Mitch enjoys watching football (Go Broncos!) playing pool, golfing, and live concerts.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The dynamic atmosphere and pace of work going on.

Top Bucket List Item: Take a SpaceX flight to space

Michael Mcgrath

Mike McGrath

National Account Manager

MIKE MCGRATH

Mike McGrath (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7713

Michael was born in Colorado along with his sister shortly before moving to the great state of Minnesota to start grade school, where he learned to appreciate sports and the great outdoors. He ended up moving back to Colorado shortly before high school and got into three sports that developed his leadership skills with a wide rage of teammates across the front range. Soccer, hockey, and football taught Michael how to work hard to succeed and that determination never faltered. Growing up with high level athletes such as Christian McCaffrey, Dereck White, and Bobby Dalbec he realized a career in sports was possible. After going to college to be a kicker/punter an injury cut his college career short.

Michael carried the skills he had obtained in sports into a landscape architecture role where he truly learned to sell to a vast array of clients. Michael always had a desire to move back to Minnesota and when the opportunity presented itself to start work at a Minnesota GNC he moved within a week. Michael realized retail was not his true calling and searched for a sales role when Destination Transport came up on his Indeed search. Michael’s family told him how big transportation was in the Midwest and he jumped at the chance to advance his career with a growing company.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The amazing people that not only own but work at the company. Everyday is a new challenge and everyone around you is willing to help with any and all questions.
Destination has provided me with the foundation to grow both personally and professionally. The positive attitude of everyone in the office makes everyday an enjoyable work day.

Bucket list: : Buy a home, buy a new boat, fish Canada for record Muskie and Northern Pike.

Phill Cleveland

Phil Cleveland

National Account Manager

PHIL CLEVELAND

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.

Shane Clark

Shane Clark

National Account Manager

SHANE CLARK

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.

Nick Montgomery

Nick Montgomery

National Account Manager

NICK MONTGOMERY

Nick Montgomery (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1042

Nick enthusiastically started at DestiNATION Transport in 2022 coming from a background with years of experience in the Sales, Customer Relations, and Transportation fields. As a small business owner himself, he knows what it means to take care of his customers.

Living in Andover, MN Nick is a proud owner of two wonderful and amazing dogs as well as volunteers with Rabbit Rescue of Minnesota and has adopted 4 bunnies himself.

In his free time, he has started a board game community for kids to get together and have fun. This has expanded to a worldwide community that he runs. The Roleplaying Board Games are a great way for kids to learn social, creativity, and imagination skills.

Nick’s favorite game is Edge of the Empire RPG by Fantasy Flight Games Top

Favorite thing about working at DT: Working with an amazing team. The work culture at DestiNATION Transport is second to none. Our commitment to our customers is our priority.

Bucket list: : To meet the woman of his dreams.

Ethan Barnes

Ethan Barnes

National Account Manager

ETHAN BARNES

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.

Matt Tinebra

Matt Tinebra

National Account Manager

MATT TINEBRA

Matt Tinebra (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1041

Matt was born and raised in Burnsville, Minnesota with his parents and younger sister. He is currently living in Savage, MN with his wife and their three large dogs (two Bernese Mountain Dogs and one Alaskan Malamute). He is an uncle to one niece and two nephews.

Matt has worked in the customer service and sales industry his whole life. He started in restaurants and then worked in automotive industry for a decade.

He love’s spending time outside with his dogs and watching Star Wars TV shows and movies with his wife.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Building customer relationships, solving customer shipping problems, and the camaraderie with his coworkers and owners.

Bucket list: : To go on a cruise to Northern Europe!

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Nick Thorsen

National Account Manager

NICK THORSEN

Nick Thorsen (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.453.7731

Nick grew up in Champlin, MN with his parents and younger sister. He graduated college from UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI and now lives in St. Louis Park, MN as of 2022.

Before DestiNATION Transport, Nick worked in the credit department at Ecolab taking inbound phone calls from customers. Nick found out he was great at talking to people and resolving their issues over the phone but wanted more incentive to work hard. He found out about and was referred to DestiNATION by a close friend.

Nick enjoys making music, golfing, cars, and hanging out with friends.

Favorite thing about working at DT: The company culture is something I love the most about destination. The owners and management truly look out for its employees and will work with you every day to make sure you are successful in this industry.

Bucket list: Visit Japan and/or Western Europe.

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Evan Florez

National Account Manager

EVAN FLOREZ

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.

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Tom Wittwer

National Account Manager

TOM WITTWER

Tom Wittwer (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1043

Tom grew up in Foley, MN with his parents, identical twin brother, and his two older sisters. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2016 and relocated to the twin cities area in 2019.

He joined Destination Transport in 2022 after a few jobs and a few years at another logistics company in the twin cities area. He has been enjoying continuously learning and building relationships with shippers and carriers.

Tom enjoys tennis, guitar, camping, reading, and traveling.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Being at a place with a great atmosphere and great people.

Bucket list: Go skydiving!

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Jonny Stange

National Account Manager

JONNY STANGE

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.

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Michael Madison

National Account Manager

MICHAEL MADISON

Micheal Madison (Team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

D – 763.338.1045

With 20 years of Sales experience as well as General Contracting, Mike understands the importance of customer service and keeping all parties in the loop from start to finish and brings those important values to DestiNation Transport.

Mike grew up in a small rural farm town in northern MN and went to college even further northern MN. He is a Dad of 4 great kids and enjoys taking them fishing, hunting, camping, and anything else outdoors.

Favorite thing about working at DT: Creating new, and nourishing existing relationships in order to provide the best overall experience.

Bucket list: To fly around the world, stopping in Scotland to see where I was born, and visiting the Philippines to meet the other side of my family I haven’t been able to meet.

Administration

April Swanson (admin)

April Swanson

Director of Finance

APRIL SWANSON

April Swanson (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!

Nicole Chapman (admin)

Nicole Chapman

Claims & Compliance Manager

NICOLE CHAPMAN

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 Joe, son Parker, and 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!

Steph Turner

Steph Turner

Director of Human Resources and Recruiting

STEPH TURNER

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.

Janet Clark (admin)

Janet Clark

AP Coordinator

JANET CLARK

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.

Leah Massey

Leah Massey

Training & Employee Development Manager

LEAH MASSEY

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.

Makenzie Lovaas (admin)

Makenzie Lovaas

Administrative Support Specialist

MAKENZIE LOVAAS

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

Sam Hanlon

Sam Hanlon

Claims & Compliance Specialist

SAM HANLON

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.

Randine Bunkelman

Randine Bunkelman

Heavy Haul Coordinator & National Account Manager

RANDINE BUNKELMAN

Randine bunkelman (team Member)

101 Broadway Street W – Suite 100
Osseo, MN 55369

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.