Jeff Krueger began his role as Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of Townships in March 2021.
His role is to lead MAT’s 16-member staff who execute MAT’s mission to support and promote the township form of local government in Minnesota.
Jeff is also a supervisor in New Market Township in Scott County and has prior experience as a small business owner.
Jesi was born in Brainerd, MN. She graduated from Elk River Senior High School in 2003. She currently resides with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys spending time outdoors in the summer months and relaxing with her family and friends. Jesi joined MAT in early 2016.
Kayla began her role as financial assistant in March of 2022. She joined MAT after leaving her 7 year career in the wedding industry. Kayla enjoys walks with her chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix Hazel. Contact Kayla for any billing-related questions.
Lori Stalker has been the clerk for South Harbor Township in Mille Lacs County since 2006. Lori joined the MAT staff as a trainer in 2017, represented officers in District 8 on the MAT board of directors for 3 years and in August 2021 she joined the MAT staff as the Training Manager/Administrative assistant. Lori lives with her 3 grown children, 3 dogs and 3 cats in Wahkon and enjoys anything to do with the outdoors. Contact Lori if you have any questions about township processes or upcoming training.
Jayden began working with MAT in July of 2023 as the Communications Assistant, and is excited to use the skills she gained at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, where she earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Communications/Professional Writing in 2021. In her free time, she can often be found doing something creative. She is continuously working on the website, is the Managing Editor for the Township Insider magazine, and works on events.
Steve answers legal questions for members, produces many of the published materials offered by MAT, represents township interests at the Legislature, and provides training for township officers at MAT events. He joined MAT in 2015, after serving several judges in Minnesota District Courts in the Counties of Martin, Jackson, Faribault, and Wright.
Graham Berg-Moberg was born in Minnesota and grew up in Wisconsin, traveling from place to place as the son of a pastor. He majored in philosophy at the University of Minnesota Morris before attending the University of Minnesota Law School where he graduated magna cum laude. He spent 6 years as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Eva, his sons Arthur and Finnian, his two cats and two dogs. His hobbies include games, sailing, reading, and craft beer.
MAT is very excited to welcome Madeline (Maddie) Cash as anew MAT In-House Counsel. Maddie has been fielding calls and emails from township officers, updating Information Library materials, and attending meetings of state agencies of concern to our Members.
Maddie is a Minnesota-born attorney currently living in White Bear Lake Township. She attended the College of Saint Benedict where she obtained a degree in political science and played rugby before she attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law for her Juris Doctor. Before joining our office, she worked at RSM US LLP where she managed government related registration and disclosure requirements, achieved lobbying and advocacy goals, and developed firm policies related to government. Formerly, she was also a personal injury attorney where she successfully advocated for the rights of her clients in personal injury claims.
Aside from her professional pursuits, Maddie is passionate about giving back to her community. She has volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of America and Feed my Starving Children. Maddie’s compassionate nature gives her a unique perspective when dealing with the needs of townships and grassroots government. On the weekends, Maddie enjoys her time with her husband, two kids and two dogs playing golf, doing puzzles, and lounging on the lake.
After years of the corporate world in Minneapolis, Lisa began working with MAT in August 2023. She is excited to get to know our members and work with such a great/knowledgeable group of individuals! Lisa currently resides with her husband and daughter. She enjoys watching her daughter play soccer year around, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Gussie Croup was a journalist for 25 years and worked as a stringer, staff writer and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in two states. This experience has given her an appreciation for the purity of grassroots government.
Gussie and her husband, Terry, live in Arlone Township, Pine County. She has been an appointed clerk for Sandstone Township since 2016, doing what she loves best – serving residents of rural Minnesota. Sharing knowledge acquired along the way gives her a solid base for helping town boards and staff.