Kelsey joined Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel in 2009, while getting her Mortuary Science degree from the University of Minnesota. In 2011, she purchased a house on Park Avenue in Richfield. Kelsey married Cory Nagel in 2013 and together they have two children, Piper and Locke. Kelsey enjoys every day at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, where she gets to serve our community and help ease the most difficult time in peoples' lives. She loves being involved in our community and connecting people in our city. For this reason, she stepped into the role of President of the Richfield Chamber of Commerce in 2020.
“The Chamber has allowed me to make additional contacts in the business community, and more importantly has gotten me more involved in the continued development of Richfield.” Nic Romero
Nic Romero is a Financial Advisor that works with families to help them identify their goals and align their money with those goals. He attended St John’s University in Collegeville, MN where he majored in Management. He is actively involved in the Richfield Chamber of Commerce and serves as President of the All About Business Chapter of BNI.
Nic has lived in Richfield since 2011 with his wife Michelle and son Jaxon (both lifelong residents.)
Greg has over 20 years of bank and credit union experience, and over 15 years of senior management experience. His proven ability to effectively analyze markets, target areas of highest return, and develop strategies to attain goals and develop business will help The Chamber reach its goals. Greg is also interested in the economic development of our community and will bring a great perspective to our discussions.
I believe in helping people (who want to learn) reach their maximum potential. Mentor how to think and act like a Professional. Always on the look out for folks who are highly and naturally wired with great attitude, strong work ethic and true desire to help others succeed with a self sacrificing mind set.
Dedicated and driven leader with broad expertise and success in attaining organizational outcomes through effective engagement of others, development of systems as well as personal performance. Grounded in a belief that success is greatest when the diverse talents of an aligned team are fostered, developed and empowered to maximize their contributions. Highly effective communicator and collaborator who is able to work through complex situations to develop a clear vision and systemic processes to achieve personal and organizational goals.
I grew up in South Minneapolis very close to the Richfield border and have spent much time with friends and family over the years supporting and giving back to the Richfield community. Professionally, she handles marketing and business development for Edgewater Title Group. I am passionate about the title and closing industry and finds it very rewarding to be a resource to my customers and future clients. I work closely with consumers, real estate agents/brokers and lending/banking professionals to ensure they have a smooth, personable and professional closing experience. If you are buying, selling or refinancing whether it’s residential, investment or commercial property, I can help guide you to a smooth closing experience with my talented team.
I enjoy building meaningful relationships and love having the opportunity to give back whether it’s volunteering my time or donating in a monetary way. I am finishing my second board term with the Richfield Chamber, have been active in sponsoring many meetings and events with the Richfield Chamber of Commerce over the years, I enjoy volunteering and helping the Chamber grow. I have served as Board Chair, a Chamber Ambassador and was also the Committee Chair of the RCOC 60th Anniversary celebration. I enjoy volunteering and giving back in the communities where I live and works. I especially enjoy meeting professionals and business owners and hearing their story along with their passion and inspirations. The Richfield Chamber is a very important component of our community and a wonderful place to give back, get involved, support local businesses and help others grow.
Linay is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator at Friendship Village of Bloomington. She has been in the senior living industry for almost five years and has always had a passion for working with seniors. Linay graduated with degrees in marketing and communication disorders from the University of South Dakota. She is active in the Richfield and Bloomington community and is proud to represent Lifespace communities. Linay is a board member of the Richfield Chamber of Commerce and Richfield Foundation. Outside of work, Linay enjoys spending time with her five year old nephew, family, friends, and swimming.
I’m a caretaker, father, husband, academic, business owner, and health and fitness industry expert. My week is dominated by family care, coaching hours, business management, investing in and assisting with my wife’s businesses and philanthropic endeavors, and educating peers on career-pathing and finer points of industry do’s and don’ts.
The fact of the matter is that this city is the most genuine and complete community in the state. It’s inarguably the most central location in the greater metro area. Every outer suburb is equidistant from the middle of Richfield. Richfield has all the presence without any of the pretentiousness. I know and like every person on my block. They know me and my kids. Some are practically family. And no matter how many people from other parts of Minnesota tell me how great their respective cities are, almost none even know their neighbors, let alone befriend and regularly hang out with their neighbors. People tell me how great Edina is, or Eden Prairie, or Wayzata, or Stillwater, or Prior Lake. “Great,” I say, “and who are your top five favorite neighbors?” Most times they don’t even know a single one.
There’s a special realness in Richfield which has played a strong role in how I’ve become who I am. I aim to return to it as much as I’ve received and more. I’ve hired, developed, and/or managed hundreds of employees thanks to the start I had here. I’ve had great feedback and input from them and as many peers and clients who are all over the world. I understand people, systems, and personal growth at a level which compels advanced professionals in the medical and fitness world to hire me to coach them. To be able to offer any of this experience back in the form of input as a board member is more than an honor and yet another testament to the outreach of people in this city.
I grew up in St. Anthony, Minnesota and moved to Richfield in 2011. I currently reside there with my wife (and Chamber President) Kelsey and our children Piper and Locke. I have worked for My Credit Union (formerly RBCU) for 7 years and have been in the banking industry for almost 15 years. My role with MyCU is overseeing their Contact Center as well as their Online/Digital Banking. Each day I help assist MyCU Members who are residents and business members of the Richfield and surrounding area. I help Kelsey with Chamber activity because I care about the community I work and live in. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, working on the yard, golfing and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
I was appointed Richfield city manager on January 2, 2019. I came to Richfield from the
Metropolitan Council where I served as a council member for District 1. Prior to joining Richfield, I worked in finance for the Minnesota League of Women Voters and for three cities in Illinois.
As the Richfield city manager, I am responsible for overseeing nine departments and reports directly to the city council. Further responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing general city operations, finance, human resources, legislation and litigation. Over the past two years, I have focused my energies building on Richfield’s strengths and creating an organization
that is equitable, fiscally responsible and community centered.
I received both my Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and my Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Illinois.
Tell me a little about you: where are you from? Family?
I grew up in Richfield through primary school and graduated from Rosemount High School. My wife and I are both Bethel University Graduates. I graduated with a degree in physics and mathematics. My wife and I reside in Richfield.
Please describe what company you are with, your job title, and what you do for this company.
I own an American Family Insurance Agency. We specialize in home and auto insurance and also insure a large amount of condo and townhome associations throughout the Twin Cities. My agency strives to give personal service that removes some of the traditional worries a typical MN family has.
What inspired you to join the Chamber? How has your experience been with the chamber?
I was looking to connect with some professionals near where I worked and lived. Everyone has been extremely friendly and welcoming. I joined because I got the sense that people in the Richfield Chamber were excited to grow and had the energy to make that happen.
What do you do when you are not at work?
I enjoy being outdoors whether hiking or mountain biking. I also enjoy watching and keeping saltwater corals and fish. One of my favorite things to do is watch one of my several aquariums at home or in my office.