About Us

Who we are

Velair is a service company and our mission is “delighting residents and communities by providing exceptional homes and service.” The measurement of our success is not only financial. It is also measured in the longevity of our employees, the welcome of the communities in which we work, and in the customers that come to Velair to find their home.

The way that we serve together, grow together, and succeed together is called the Velair Way. The Velair Way is as much as system of people as it is a system of processes. Everything that we do, and how we do it, mirrors our character as a company.

Terry Parker

Terry Parker

Vice President

Terry became the Vice President of Velair in 2019. She came to Velair with decades of experience in management, ranging from the front lines to the board room. Terry holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology and over 13 certifications in the housing field including Registered Housing Manager, Certified Housing Manager, Certified Manager of Maintenance, Certified Occupancy Specialist (site based), Certified Occupancy Specialist (tenant based), Rural Development Compliance Specialist, Site-based Budgeting Specialist, Section 8 Management Assessment Program, Blended Occupancy Specialist, Crime Free Multihousing, Crime Free Senior Housing, and Crime Free Drug Recognition Program. Terry is passionate about leading and is a LEAD leadership graduate and a Center for Leadership- Kansas alumni as well as having served as a coach for members.

Debra Godtland

Debra Godtland

Director of Property Management

Debra has been with Velair Property Management since 2016. In 2020 she was promoted to Director of Property Management.  She brings a strong background in both market rate and affordable housing. This includes a 17-year career working as Director of Property Management and subsequently Senior Vice President of a portfolio of 8,000 units that included a 1,303-unit complex serving as the largest Project Based Section 8 complex in HUD Region Five. Debra holds a degree in Real Estate/Property Management and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker who was most recently employed as the Primary Broker and Vice President of Property Management for a portfolio of affordable, market rate and commercial properties located throughout Minnesota. Debra is a Certified Occupancy Specialist in both Section 8 and Section 42 housing and is also a Certified Property Manager Candidate through the Institute of Real Estate Management.  In addition, she has held the designation of RAM Dean through the National Association of Home Builders. As an active member of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, she has served on the Board of Directors (2014-2016) was named Outstanding Board Member – 2015, past Committee Chair of the Professional Education Committee and serves on the Career Networking Task Force.  She has served on the Real Estate Advisory Group for UW – Stout and on the Business Management Advisory Committee for Dakota County Technical College, where she was an Adjunct Instructor in the Property Management program for three years. Debra is passionate about affordable housing and proud of her life-long career in the property management industry.

Tina Sklors

Tina Sklors

Regional Property Manager

Tina brings over 27 years of property experience to her role as Regional Property Manager for Velair. Tina started with Velair in March 2020 and currently manages the Rochester portfolio of properties. Tina is a certified Real Estate Salesperson, Housing Credit Certified Professional, Assisted Housing Manager and holds an Associate’s of Art degree in Accounting from Mesabi Range College.
Kerrie Barnes

Kerrie Barnes

Regional Property Manager

Kerrie has been passionate about the housing industry since 2007. With her attention to detail and focus on the housing industry she worked her way from a Caretaker to her Regional Manager Position. Kerrie joined Velair Property Management in 2014 as a Property Manager and has been a Mentor, Area Manager, and Senior Property Manager for Velair throughout the years. Kerrie has successfully launched new acquisitions for Velair and worked closely with new developments. Kerrie holds her Certificate of Residential Management (CRM) designation, boilers license, and an NAR Degree from Century College. Kerrie is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service as well as outstanding homes for families. 

Nikki Hauck

Nikki Hauck

Director Human Resources

As Director Human Resources, Nikki is responsible for all Human Resources functions related to Velair Property Management. Nikki ensures continued relationships and confidence with local universities, insurance brokers and benefits providers.

Nikki credits her experience of 15+ years in Human Resources for building the skills of the associates, the vision of Velair and leadership driven associates to provide a meaningful impact upon Velair.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day Human Resources issues, Nikki promotes mentoring, learning and personal development at all levels of the organization. In 2020, Nikki studied for and passed the Professional Human Resources (PHR) exam. She is currently studying for the Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) exam as well.

Nikki’s goal at Velair is to work with management to provide an excellent place to work.

Dan Westendorf

Dan Westendorf

Manager of Environmental Services

Dan joined Velair in September of 2017 as property manager, transitioning to Regional Manager in July of 2019 and to the Manager of Environmental Services in May of 2020. Dan brings over a decade of experience in the housing industry with him to this role. Dan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Iowa State University. Dan has earned the Certified Residential Manager designation along with the Housing Credit Certified Professional designation.
Jacob Terpstra

Jacob Terpstra

Compliance Technician

Jacob became a full time compliance technician in the fall of 2018, but worked for Velair as an intern for several previous years. Jacob works closely with the property managers to maintain compliance of Velair’s portfolio. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Classical Humanities from UW-Madison and was recipient of the Blugold Fellowship from UW Eau Claire. Jacob is the EIV coordinator Velair Property Management and has been TaCCs certified by Quadel. He specializes in Low Income Housing Tax Credits and has experience in HOME, Section 811, and LTH programs. Jacob is eager to provide affordable housing for households as housing is the foundation for success.
Stacy Menke

Stacy Menke

Compliance Manager

Stacy has been the Compliance Manager for Velair since 2018 and has over 15 years of compliance experience. Stacy specializes in Low Income Housing Tax Credits, but has experience in Project Based Section 8, Rural Development, HOME, Bonds, and other local PHA programs. Stacy has her designation in Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), TaCCs through Quadel Consulting, and Housing Compliance Manager of HOME Funds (HCM-HF). She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in General Business with emphasis in Property Management. Stacy loves helping people find low income housing and providing a safe place to live.
Rachel Rebnord

Rachel Rebnord

Roving Property Manager

Rachel came to Velair Property Management through our internship program in the summer of 2019. She soon transitioned into a Property Manager at two of our sites in the metro area and most recently became Velair Property Management’s new Roving Property Manager. Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a bachelor’s degree in Property Management. She also has CPM & ARM Certifications. Day to day you can find Rachel at any one of our Velair sites helping both staff and residents to ensure our apartment communities are the best they can be. Rachel is looking forward to growing in the housing industry and delighting people along the way.

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7645 Lyndale Avenue S, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55423