Administrative Assistant

Samantha J. Bartz

Sam’s responsibilities at Steigerwaldt as administrative assistant including various office duties, supporting all departments as needed, buildings and grounds oversight, directing clients to correct departments, and simply being a jack-of-all-trades!
Samantha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 2012.
Sam enjoys any recreation opportunities the Northwoods has to offer. Favorites include snowshoeing, ice fishing, grouse hunting, and UTV riding. Any activity will do, as long as she can take her dog with! Sam and her husband also have a handful of chickens and guinea hens and enjoy hunting and fishing together.
715.453.3274, ext. 301

Communication and Development Director

Ashley R. Beatty, MA

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies and Professional Writing from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 2008. She also attended St. Mary’s University and earned her Master’s Degree in Management in 2012.

Ashley is the Communication and Development Director at Steigerwaldt, continuously promoting their trademark: quality work fast, with honesty and integrity. Internally, her focus is on fostering an inclusive and creative work culture and strengthening team development, engagement, and relationships. She also invests time in company promotion, branding, and client experience. In addition, her responsibilities include all aspects of administration for multiple departments including forestry, marketing and communications, IT, and brokerage. She excels at office management, technical support, website maintenance, social media, creative solutions, marketing, and fostering an inclusive work environment. Ashley is also a Wisconsin Notary.

Ashley enjoys contributing to her community by volunteering for major city events. She is also an entrepreneur and owns a craft beer and coffee bar with her family. Her favorite moments are spent with her husband and dogs; whether traveling or at home, it’s always an adventure.
715.699.1401, ext. 201

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Brenda L. Jones

Brenda has over 35 years of experience in the administrative field. As an Executive Assistant, Brenda leads special projects and manages a variety of executive administrative tasks, including project tracking and timeline coordination between multiple departments, ensuring timely delivery of quality reports. She specializes in assisting the appraisal department in completing complex valuation assignments.

In her free time, Brenda enjoys pontooning on Lake Nokomis with family and friends, watching her son play hockey, and collecting shells on the beach while watching beautiful sunsets.
715.453.3274, ext. 339

Accounting Manager/Operations Director - Office Administration

Melissa L. Lane

Melissa earned her Master of Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She also attended Franklin University in Ohio and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Melissa’s responsibilities at Steigerwaldt includes overseeing the daily operations of the accounting and office administration departments. This includes financial statements preparation, budget completion, and financial goal implementation. In addition, she oversees the payroll and employee benefit administration. Melissa is always looking for process improvements to streamline the workflow for efficiency and effectiveness.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors in the Northwoods with her husband and dog. Some of her favorites are fishing, boating, camping, and snowmobiling.
715.453.3274, ext. 325

Project Specialist

Barbara J. Salutz

Barb enjoys handling a wide range of projects to support the exceptional staff of foresters, appraisers, GIS specialists, and real estate professionals at Steigerwaldt.

She specializes in facilitation of process study and improvement with a focus on gaining efficiency and reducing waste, to support the Steigerwaldt trademark: Quality work fast, with honesty and integrity.

Prior to joining Steigerwaldt, Barb was Director of Operations for Wisconsin’s largest dental insurance company. There, she had responsibility for claims processing, customer service, and benefit structure maintenance.

Barb has earned certificates in Foundations of Management, Project Management, and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Additionally, designations from the CIOP Institute as Certified Insurance Operations Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt add to her background.

In her spare time, Barb seeks out thrift shops and attempts to nurture peonies.
715.453.3274, ext. 324

Administrative Specialist - Accounts Receivable

Jennifer L. Turkiewicz

Jennifer earned her Office Management Diploma at Moraine Park in 1998. She continues to take additional professional courses to further her education.

Jennifer’s responsibilities at Steigerwaldt Land Services include all aspects of administration for multiple departments including Forestry, Business Development, Analysis and Technical Services, and Surveying. She is efficient in time entry; invoice, payment, budget, and contract processing for clients and contractors; scale and payment entry; bonds and letter of credits, insurance, and training maintenance for contractors and staff; correspondence routing; document preparation and filing; and client/project tracking and organization. She monitors safety awareness and safety kit supplies, quality control, client contact information, and assists in the onboarding and offboarding of staff. In addition, she has a role on the Office Administration and Marketing teams, continuing to promote Steigerwaldt and their trademark: quality work fast, with honesty and integrity.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, reading, doing word search and crossword puzzles, and putting together jigsaw puzzles.
715.453.3274, ext. 319

Administrative Assistant

Kristen M. Vedell

Kristen’s responsibilities as an administrative assistant and receptionist include providing support to all staff as needed, guiding clients to the correct departments for their needs, and general office duties.

Kristen has over 12 years experience as a Deputy Recorder Clerk in El Dorado County, California. There she handled a variety of clerical and administrative functions while working closely with other government agencies and the general public. This included working with numerous legal documents pertaining to property, licensing, and Fish and Wildlife.

In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and friends, doing anything artistic or just reading a good book.
715.453.3274, ext. 302

Administrative Assistant - Accounts Payable

Patricia A. Winker

Patti has over 40 years of experience in office administration and management. She also owned and operated several retail businesses, as well as independently authored numerous cookbooks and articles for publication. This diverse background has honed Patti’s ability to accurately track detail for bookkeeping purposes and to dig deeper into procedures, often resulting in a more streamlined process.

Along with assisting the financial department as needed, Patti maintains and tracks expenses daily, making sure all vendors receive accurate payments in a timely manner. She is proficient in navigating accounting software and creating documents needed to capture department expenditures. Essentially, if you need to know detail about expenses, Patti will produce it.

Time away from the office is spent cooking, walking, biking, writing, kayaking, or just enjoying her home and garden. Patti’s perfect vacation destinations include visiting her daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids in Florida, a trip to the great Northwest, and traipsing around New York City with her husband.
715.453.3274, ext. 316