Julie Coppersmith | Financial 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 Fletcher | Owner & 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 Klika | Teller 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.
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, CPIA | Account 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.