Morris has been on the Board of Directors at Consolidated Telephone Company since 2004 and has held the position of Treasurer from 2010-2014, as Vice President from 2014-2016 and currently serves as Chairperson.
In addition to the CTC Board of Directors, Morris has been the Treasurer of Darling Lutheran Cemetery Association since 1992 and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls.
Mr. Nelson is retired and has lived in the Randall area his entire life. He worked for Minnesota Power for 21 years and in road construction for 20 years prior to that.
Morris’ interests include motorcycling and working with steam equipment.
Kathy has been on the Board of Directors at Consolidated Telephone Company since 1998 and has held the positions of Treasurer from 2003-2010 and 2014-2016, Vice President from 2013-2014 and currently serves as Vice-Chairperson.
Ms. Kobliska has lived in the Lincoln area her entire life and for the past 33 years has owned and operated Kathy’s Kut & Kurl of Lincoln. She is also a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples and the Lincoln Area Business Association in addition to being an election judge for Fawn Lake Township in Todd County for the past five years. She enjoys ice fishing, deer hunting, traveling and camping in her spare time.
Kathy and her husband, Steve, have two sons and three grandchildren.
John has been on the Board of Directors at Consolidated Telephone Company since 2008 and held the positions of Vice President from 2010-2013, President from 2013-2016 and currently serves as Secretary.
John has worked as an Electrical Designer and Office Manager for Gausman & Moor Engineers, Director of Buildings & Grounds for the Brainerd Public Schools and as a Project Manager for Widseth Smith Nolting. He is currently semi-retired and self-employed as a building design/construction management consultant.
John has also been active with the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission as Chair, the Rosenmeier Center for State & Local Government as Vice Chair and the Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club as Vice-President and President. He has also been active with the Brainerd Rotary Club as Director, Vice-President and President.
John has two sons and five grandchildren. He enjoys volunteering in the community and public service as an amateur radio operator. He has been a teacher in community education programs in the Brainerd Public Schools and is active with Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes.
Paul has been on the Board of Directors at Consolidated Telephone Company since 1982 and held the position of Vice President from 2003-2010, President from 2010-2013, Secretary from 2013-2016 and currently serves as Treasurer.
Paul has served on numerous boards and has been involved in several organizations that include Belle Prairie Township, FHA, Morrison County, the American Legion, Elmdale Insurance, Creameries Blending Inc., and Region V.
Mr. Nieman has lived in the Freedhem area his entire life. He currently owns the Freedhem Store in addition to operating a dairy and hog farm outside of Freedhem.
Paul and his wife, Cecilia, have three children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his free time, Paul enjoys staying active with local government, observing wildlife, fishing, reading, networking and acting as an advocate for neighbors and the community, attending musical functions, and spending time with his family.
Chad Converse has been on the Board of Directors at Consolidated Telephone Company since 2013.
He grew up in the Outing area and graduated from Remer High School and the University of Minnesota with a BS degree in Forest Management. He is married and has two grown sons/daughter-in-laws and two grandsons.
Chad has served on and been a member of numerous organizations including May Township, the Pillager Area Fire Protection Association, MN Forestry Association, Central MN Small Woodland Owners Association, Society of American Foresters, the MN Association of Consulting Foresters and Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Additionally, he volunteers for many church activities as well as the Staples/Motley Middle School Math Program.
Chad worked for the USDA Forest Service for 34 years prior to retiring and becoming a self-employed forester and farmer. He was a Staff Sergeant when he served in the AK Army National Guard. He has owned his farm in the rural Motley area since 1971. In his spare time he enjoys raising horses and square dancing.
Jerry has been on the Board of Directors at Consolidated Telephone Company since 2003. Prior to his election to the Board, Jerry spent over 30 years as a Combination Technician with CTC.
Jerry has been a member of the American Legion for over 45 years. Mr. Palm is retired and has lived in the Nokay Lake area for most of his life. He enjoys fishing, hunting and gardening in his spare time. He and his wife, Peggy, have five children and several grandchildren.
Mike has been on the Board of Directors at Consolidated Telephone Company since 2004 and has served as Secretary from 2010-2013.
He is also the Chairman of the Cass County Planning Commission and also serves on the Cass County Board of Adjustment. Mr. Wetzel is retired after owning and operating Wetzel’s Auto Service Center, where he worked for over 50 years. His interests include cars, being around the water, traveling, camping and woodworking.
Mike and his wife, Kathy, have eight children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Kirk Smith has been on the Board of Directors of Consolidated Telephone Company Board since 2017.
He has lived in the Outing area since 1982 and is the President and General Manager of Land O’Lakes Marine in Outing. Prior to that he was the Owner/Operator of Smith’s Country Store.
Smith is a Board Member for Shamineau Ministries in Motley and the Elder Board Chairman for Crosslake Evangelical Free Church. He retired with 30 years combined service in the EMS and Outing Volunteer Fire Department. He also has a 1st Degree Black Belt from UMA.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing.
Kirk is married and has two children and three grandchildren.