Accounting Specialist

Alex S. Cihla

Alex serves as the accounting specialist at Steigerwaldt Land Services. His primary responsibilities include accounts payable, receiving and processing payments, and assisting with any other accounting needs.

Alex holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Business Administration from Ottawa University with an emphasis in Accounting.

Prior to his current position, Alex worked in the Business Office with the School District of Rhinelander.

In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, camping, scuba diving, and cooking.
715.453.3274, ext. 329

Accounting Manager

Jacki L. Grigg

Jacki earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Urban Planning at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 1996. She has continued her education by working on her Master of Business with Keller Graduate School of Management.

Jacki's primary responsibilities include company budgeting, financial reporting, and general accounting activities of our various entities. Other responsibilities include producing timely and accurate financial reports, working with department directors on budgeting and variance analysis, fixed asset accounting, tax accounting, supervising employees in the accounting department, oversight of outsourced payroll, and maintaining computerized accounting systems.

In her free time, Jacki enjoys spending time with her family, canoeing, camping, and scrapbooking.
715.453.3274, ext. 320

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

HR Coordinator/Operations Specialist

Travis W. Polinske

Travis is responsible for HRIS entries, such as onboarding for new hires, address changes, employee termination, benefits deductions, direct deposit, and salary changes. Travis also develops, implements, and communicates effective company-wide policies and procedures and assists with the hiring and selection process.

Travis holds an Associate Degree in HR Management from Fox Valley Technical College and specializes in accounting and finance processes and procedures.

Prior to his role with Steigerwaldt, Travis was a Senior Payroll and Billing Coordinator for a corporate healthcare organization.

In his free time, Travis enjoys hitting the trails with his wife on their UTV/ATV's, being on the lake, camping, and spending time with friends and family.
715.453.3274, ext. 322

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