Ambassadors

Julie CoppersmithFinancial Associate at Thrivent Financial

I have lived in this area all my life and am a graduate of West De Pere High School.  Scott and I married in 1985.  We have 2 boys and 3 grandchildren.   I am a De Pere Chamber Ambassador, Chairperson for the Habitat for Humanity Faith Relations Committee and volunteer at the Salvation Army.  I love traveling, gardening and watching the grandkids in my free time.  My career with Thrivent has been so rewarding as I enjoy helping my clients achieve their goals and come to a place of contentment.

 

 

 

Craig FletcherOwner & Winemaker at Mona Rose Winery

Before I opened Mona Rose Winery, I served in the military, was in real estate and built homes. I started making wine at home for personal use and due to an overwhelming response, decided to open the winery in 2013. I named the winery after my wife, Monica Rose.

Mona Rose Winery is one of Wisconsin’s premier wineries with Internationally award-winning wines located near Austin Straubel Airport. I specialize in small batch hand-crafted locally revered and loved wines. I take a minimalist approach to wine making limiting sulfates and other additives to our wines similar to the European style of wine making.

 

Michelle KlikaTeller Supervisor at Capital Credit Union – West De Pere

2019 Ambassador Chair

I was born in Marquette, MI, but have lived in the De Pere area for the last 23 years.  I love the community here and the people – everyone is so compassionate and thoughtful.  I have worked at Capital Credit Union for almost 6 years and have loved every minute of it!  Aside from work, I love spending time with my family, reading, and being outside – camping, hiking, swimming, etc.  I’m excited to be an Ambassador for the Chamber and can’t wait to get more involved in the community.

 

 

 

Krystal KubichkaAssistant Manager at Nicolet National Bank

Six years ago I started with Nicolet after receiving my Associates Degree in Financial Institution Management. I am so grateful to work for such an amazing institution that not only allows but promotes community involvement! We even have our own Foundation that allows 100% of our employee donations to proceed local non-profits; each contributor has a decision in where the proceeds will go. Nicolet is a Community Bank Nationally chartered and locally headquartered in downtown Green Bay. We specialize in providing our customers with a unique banking experience to meet their individual needs and offer all banking services. I live in Abrams with my husband, daughter, dog and three cows. I love to camping, hunting, crafting and biking.

 

 

Jonathan Peterson | Mortgage Banker at Nicolet National Bank

I started in the Mortgage industry nearly 15 years ago as a Mortgage Broker and have now been with Nicolet for the past 9 years.  At Nicolet Bank we offer a variety of loan and grant programs at extremely competitive rates.  Some of our Mortgage product offerings include: VA, Jumbo, First Time Home Buyer, Construction and Lot loans.

 

 

 

On a personal note, I’ve been married to my wife Desiree for 12 years and we have 3 children together:  Hannah 9, Madelyn 6, and Andrew 2.  In my spare time I enjoy golfing, downhill skiing and vacationing as much as possible!

 

 

 

 

Kelly Stephan, CPIAAccount Executive at Paroubek Insurance

Paroubek Insurance has been in De Pere since 2004 and offers personal and business insurance solutions.

I grew up in CA but went to college at Northern Michigan University before moving to this area in 2000. I love the Midwest and especially love the fall in Wisconsin. I enjoy staying active. I was on the volleyball team at NMU and I continue to enjoy watching and participating in sports. We have two dogs that hunt with my husband but mostly snuggle with me and keep me on my toes. De Pere is a great small town that has so much to offer to it’s businesses and residents. Being an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce is a way to help the support the community and assist in the growth of the area so that the city continues to thrive.

 

Deborah TeskeManager at WIPFLI

Deb is a manager in Wipfli LLP’s employee benefit services practice. With more than 15 years of experience working with retirement plans, she brings an extensive knowledge base to her clients.  Deb’s primary focus is the administration of and consultation on 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, and 403(b) plans.
Deb has a high degree of professional ethics and brings a very balanced approach to every decision-making process.  Management, ownership, and employee perspectives are always considered carefully in her process.
Professional Memberships and Activities:
  • Fox River Area Pension Professional Society (FRAPPS) – Member
  • Wipfli Inclusion Network (WIN) – Green Bay committee member

 

 

 

Dwight WeberPresident at Window Genie of Green Bay

I am originally from Southeastern Minnesota but have lived in the De Pere area continuously since 2004.   After spending 25 years in transportation and logistics I realized a lifelong dream of owning my own business.  In September of 2017 I purchased a Window Genie franchise, specializing in Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing and Window Film as our core services.  Window Genie also provides many other services such as gutter cleaning, concrete cleaning and sealing, chandelier cleaning, custom holiday lights and as our motto says “a whole lot more”. Being able to connect and serve my customers gives me great satisfaction.  My wife Sarah and I have 4 teenage boys between us who keep us busy with their travel sports teams.  We also love spending time outdoors camping and hiking.