Our Team

Mickey Elias - Elias Construction

Mickey Elias

Owner, Sales and Design

Prior to starting Elias Construction, LLC, Mickey worked as a finish carpenter for Greenslade Construction of Hastings, MN and he married the boss’s youngest sister, Holly Greenslade. They now reside in Byron, MN with their son Owen and daughter Cora. In his free time, Mickey enjoys spending time with his family, reading, camping and working on misc. projects around the house.

Ashlee McDonah

Office Manager

Ashlee joined Elias Construction in March of 2014. Ashlee studied at Rochester and Community Technical College where she received her Administrative Assistant with legal emphasis degree. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dylan, and their three children, Caden, Abigail and Mackenzie. When she is not working, you can find Ashlee spending time at her pool, reading and going up to her family’s cabin.

Ashlee Mcdonah - Elias Construction
Nate Liesse - Elias Construction

Nate Liesse

Lead Carpenter

Nate entered the trades in 2007 by way of the Carpentry Program at RCTC. After working for a custom home builder in Plainview for a few years, he became a licensed general contractor in 2010. Having been friends with Mickey since age 17, coming on as a project manager for Elias Construction in 2012 was a smooth transition. When Nate isn’t managing projects or spending time with his family, he enjoys riding bicycles and attending concerts.

Bill Koetter

Design and Sales Consultant

Bill specializes in designing interior spaces that are not only beautiful, but efficient and functional. Bill and his wife, Kristi, have four wonderful children, Kadyn, Kaige, Khord and Kohen. Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, building custom furniture, coaching youth tackle football, and volunteering for his local fire department.

Bill Koetter - Elias Construction
Jessica Markley - Elias Construction

Jessica Markley

Interior Design and Marketing Manager

Jessica joined Elias Construction in February of 2018. She has worked in the design industry for over ten years and has an A.A.S in Interior Design. Developing relationships and fostering creativity with her clients is her favorite part of her role. In addition Jessica develops and implements marketing strategies to further the Elias brand. When she's not enjoying spending time with her three teenage sons Wes, Owen & Graham, you'll find her relaxing up north by a lake with her other half, Dean.

Michele DeBlieck

Operations Coordinator

Michele joined Elias Construction in January 2019. In addition to working in the office setting, Michele actively networks and coordinates many Elias events as our Events & Marketing Coordinator. Outside of work, she loves to scrapbook/craft, landscape, hike, indoor rock climb, and spend time with her 2 dogs Hunter and Mauer.

Michele Deblieck - Elias Construction
Anton Skerjance - Elias Construction

Anton Skerjance

Project Manager

Anton graduated from St. Cloud State in 2016 with a degree in Construction Management. He spends his free time with his wife Tessa and two dogs, Luna and Milo. He also likes to play golf and hockey, go hunting and fishing, relax at the cabin with family, and watch his favorite MN sports teams.

Jen Seresse - Elias Construction

Jen Seresse

Interior Designer and Marketing Administrator

Jen is Elias Construction’s newest member, joining the team in the Spring of 2021. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Saint Mary’s University and completed a certification in Interior Design through New York Institute of Art + Design. Jen brings her talented design skills, attention to detail, and passion for interiors to create spaces for our clients that are uniquely theirs. When she’s not working, she enjoys going for a run, cozying up with a good book, catching up with friends and spending time with her husband, Josh, and daughter, Penny.

Dick Dessner


Dick graduated Triton High School and later attended Minnesota School of Business in Rochester, earning an associates degree in business administration. Unsatisfied with office work, Dick entered into the trades for framing, roofing, siding, and concrete work. His family consists of Brittany, Candace, Kaylee, Bentlee and the most recently, Charlee. In his free time Dick enjoys spending time riding his Harley, fishing, hiking, bowling and watching the Minnesota Twins.

Dick Dessner - Elias Construction
Nick Hagen-Erickson - Elias Construction

Nick Hagen-Erickson


Nick started his carpentry career in 2015 through the RCTC carpentry program. He has worked for various builders in the area specializing in framing. Nick takes pride in his work and enjoys improving and learning new skills. Outside of work, he likes to stay active and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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