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Brian Huff and Amy Saathoff began new jobs in Faribault County in October.
Huff assumed duties as county coordinator on October 2, and Satoff formally started her work as county auditor/treasurer on October 16.
The trail these two individuals took to finish up in these jobs is totally totally different.
Hof was born and spent his early years as a resident in Brooklyn, New York, whereas Satoff grew up in a home one block from the courthouse the place she now works.
“The one factor Brooklyn and Blue Earth have in frequent is that they begin with the letter B.” Hof is joking.
Huff’s mom was initially from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“I liked it there, so once I was slightly child we moved to Wisconsin.” Feedback.
Huff earned his undergraduate diploma in digital engineering from ITT Technical Institute in Greenfield, Wisconsin.
His first job out of school was with Quad Graphics, an organization with world advertising experience.
After that, he labored for 11 years at Normal Electrical in Milwaukee.
“I labored with robots” He explains. “I ran 4 autonomous robots.”
He would additionally meet his future spouse, Sarah Van Moer, whereas in Milwaukee.
“Sarah was from Marshall, Minnesota, and her mother and father had a pleasant, quiet home within the Marshall space,” Hof says. “We determined that was the factor we wished – to have an attractive place within the nation.”
Seems this can be a lovely, quiet place within the nation exterior of Breslin, and that is the place the couple moved to in 2013.
Sarah additionally works for the county however in a distinct division from her husband.
“Two months after I moved to Priceline, I bought a job at Kahler Automation in Vermont,” Hof feedback. “I truly want I had extra time earlier than going again to work.”
He labored as a venture supervisor on the firm for lower than two years after which turned vp of operations, a place he held for greater than 5 years.
Then Covid occurred.
“We needed to shut our doorways through the pandemic.” He explains. “After coronavirus, it has been tougher to search out individuals who wish to work and employers have not at all times wished to pay what staff are asking.”
However he remembers his time on the firm fondly.
“It was one of the best firm I’ve labored for up to now.” discover.
Huff additionally ran his personal consulting firm and labored for the US Postal Service earlier than taking the job in Faribault County.
After graduating from Blue Earth Excessive College in 1986, Saathoff went to school at Mankato State College.
“However I took a break to begin a household.” Says. “After I was prepared to return to highschool, I made a decision to attend Mankato Technical School to get my accounting diploma.”
She stays related to the Blue Earth group.
“I labored some odd jobs for some time earlier than I began working for Jack Quinlivan on the Faribault County Financial Improvement Workplace,” he mentioned. Saathoff explains. “Curiously, by way of this job I had the chance to work with John Thompson, the previous county auditor/treasurer.”
It is not the one relationship the brand new county auditor/treasurer has with the workplace.
“Mockingly, my great-aunt Alice labored within the auditor’s workplace for a few years,” Saathoff says.
Saathoff ultimately branched out and labored in numerous cities, largely doing financial improvement and housing redevelopment work.
“One metropolis I actually loved working with is Wales.” They share. “They had been nice to work with and had a progressive angle. They had been proactive in eradicating blighted buildings and holding town trying good.”
Saathoff had two youngsters and when she married her husband, Mark, they turned a blended household with 4 youngsters.
“We now have three grandchildren and yet one more on the way in which.” She provides.
Her husband works for Artsway Manufacturing in Armstrong, Iowa, and the couple at the moment lives in South Ceylon, Iowa.
“I labored as a workers accountant at Artsway after which labored within the accounting division at an ethanol plant in Superior, Iowa.” Satov feedback.
When Iowa’s Emmet County auditor retired halfway by way of his time period, Saathoff determined to run for the place in a particular election.
“I ran for this workplace and gained the election to complete that time period.” Says. “Then, inside two years, I needed to run for a four-year time period and bought elected once more.”
She mentioned that her election to the workplace of auditor was an eye-opening expertise for her.
“I found that there have been issues that solely an auditor knew tips on how to do. There have been no written processes on tips on how to do issues. She defined. “I organized issues in order that there was a blueprint for others to observe. I discovered one thing new day by day and what I did not know I needed to know.
She remained Emmet County’s auditor till final week when she started work for Faribault County.
“I used to be very lucky to have the previous Emmet County auditor assist me with that.” Says. “So, I am additionally going to assist the brand new auditor there. I do not need something dangerous to occur in Emmet County.”
Though they work in numerous departments, Hof and Sathoff have comparable targets.
“On the prime of my listing helps the district rent a human assets director,” Hof feedback. “We have already gotten a ton of individuals making use of for this place.”
Filling vacancies can be one in all Sathoff’s essential targets.
“We have to present some reduction to individuals who have been carrying the burden.” talked about.
Each Huff and Saathoff say the county commissioners have been very supportive and good to work with.
“We wish to make this an incredible place to work, a spot the place individuals wish to work.” Hof says. “The Board acknowledges the significance of supporting county staff.”
Each Hof and Satoff notice that it’ll take time to attain their targets.
“I’ve to adapt to all of the totally different techniques. Nevertheless it’s additionally essential for me to construct relationships with the staff. Saathoff says. “We definitely have our work reduce out for us. But when we method issues as a staff we will obtain nice issues.”
Hof echoed Saathoff’s feedback.
“In the intervening time it’s a complete method.” He completed. “However we’re busy doing loads of little issues to make issues higher and I believe we’ll see outcomes.”
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