Employee Spotlight: Janelle Kolle, Senior Recruiter

Author: Camille Lehmann

At Nahan, we are so grateful for our talented employees. I’d like to introduce you to Janelle Kolle, one of the newest members of our Human Resources team. Janelle joined us in April as our Senior Recruiter. We are thrilled that Janelle chose Nahan to use her recruiting talents, and we cannot wait to share more about her!

Janelle Kolle

Janelle’s Background in the Human Resources Field

Before joining the Nahan team, Janelle was a Human Resources Consultant with her own consulting company. During her six years of consulting, she worked with both international and local organizations. Janelle is very proud of the successes she had in her career as an independent Human Resources Consultant and being an integral part of hiring a variety of talented individuals – including a Rocket Scientist! (or Propulsion Engineering Scientist to be technical). While she is thankful for her time at her own consulting company, she is excited to be starting a new adventure at Nahan. Janelle describes her passion for recruiting as similar to being a matchmaker – being able to meet new people, getting to know them, and then helping them find their career marriage.

“I am glad to join a team of seasoned professionals to help grow the Nahan talent and work to attract local talent. I am happy to offer my experience to an organization that values a new perspective.

Janelle Kolle, when asked what she’s most excited about in joining the Nahan team
Janelle and her family.

Beyond Nahan

When Janelle is not focused on Nahan’s talent, she first enjoys being a wife and mother. Additionally, she enjoys simple moments when she gets to watch TV uninterrupted, being outside hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing, as well as just laughing alongside friends. Janelle also loves a good opportunity to travel and credits both St. Lucia and her time living in Mexico as her favorite places to date! A few of her favorite adventures she’s experienced include swimming with sharks, cliff jumping, and RV’ing across the United States.

Janelle and her family on one of their many adventures.

“Some of the best advice I’ve been given is from a few books I’ve read over my life. Do your best so when you look back there are no regrets! Grow from your mistakes and even those cannot hold you back. It will all bring you to a place you most certainly will love.”

Janelle Kolle

Careers at Nahan

If you are interested in learning more about a career at Nahan, visit our careers page or contact us to learn more.

Bio: Camille Lehmann is on the Marketing team and started with Nahan in January of 2020. Camille is responsible for assisting in Nahan’s marketing strategies and goals. She graduated with her Master’s of Science in Marketing with a specialization in Project Management in 2020. In her spare time, Camille enjoys writing, going to coffee shops, and spending time with friends and family.

Nahan Participates in EPIC – A Career Exploration Event

St. Cloud, Minn – On Friday, February 22, 2019, more than 2,500 students from over 20 schools will gather on the campus of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud, MN, to participate in EPIC (Exploring Potential Interests & Careers). This is the first ever large-scale career exploration event for high school students in Central Minnesota. Nahan is proud to be a part of this event.

This event is designed to effectively bridge the gap between education and industry for high school students in Central Minnesota, contributing to the fulfillment of the economic and workforce needs of the area. The unique format of the event allows students to participate in hands-on, interactive experiences that simulate activities from a variety of careers. Students will also learn the educational requirements and potential job market forecast of each career.

Six career clusters will be showcased, including:

  • Human Services
  • Health, Science, & Technology
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology
  • Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, Communication, & Information Technology
  • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  • Business, Management, & Administration

Nahan will be showcased in the Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, Communications, & Information Technology cluster and Nahan representatives will be doing a hands-on print activity with students.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-event survey, designed to help them discover the top career clusters best suited to their interests and personalities. After the event, students can participate in a reflection activity constructed to immediately implement their experience and begin the creative brainstorming process about potential careers.

“As one of the top employers in the St. Cloud area, we are excited to provide a hands-on experience for these students as they explore different career opportunities available to them,” said Ashley Rogge, Nahan Recruiter.

The EPIC format is based on the Bridges Academy Career Exploration Day, held annually at Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus.

For more information, contact: Ashley Rogge, Recruiter,
ashley.rogge@nahan.com, 320-217-7328