Rondo CLT Welcomes Three New Staff

We are please to announce that Rondo CLT has added three full-time staff to the team! We are so excited to be growing– join us in celebrating their first week on the job.

Michelle Vojacek, Housing Program Manager

Michelle Vojacek is Rondo CLT’s new Housing Program Manager. Michelle’s housing career began at a community bank over 35 years ago; she worked with the Rondo CLT in its infancy by assisting with securing financing partnerships and tools for CLT buyers.  She then worked in the St Paul nonprofit housing world in housing development, developing and implementing home improvement products for residents across St Paul.  Michelle most recently worked at government agencies providing mortgage loans, home improvement products, providing housing counseling, land trust tools for buyers and small business improvement loans.  Michelle is looking forward to assisting the Rondo CLT in their goals to create and maintain affordable housing for all across Ramsey County.  

For the past 37 years, Michelle lived in the diverse neighborhoods of St Paul.  Six years ago her family moved to a first ring suburb (yes, we could throw a rock and it would be in St Paul) in Ramsey County.  Her and her husband rescue dogs who have been unadoptable for a variety of reasons and currently have 2 rescue pups Bucky and Remo.  

Contact Michelle:

LaTishia Bradley, Program Coordinator

LaTishia has joined Rondo CLT as a program coordinator. She brings 25 years of property management experience to the organization and is the owner and operator of Stellar Property Management, which she founded in 2017.

Born and raised in the Rondo neighborhood, she is thrilled to work in the community where she grew up.

Contact LaTishia: 

Justin Gaarder, Housing Specialist

Justin is joining Rondo Community Land Trust as a Housing Specialist. Justin’s background is in place-based community development with a passion for working to find creative solutions to community needs. 

After receiving a BA in Urban Planning and Community Development from St. Cloud State University, He spent two years working in various roles with Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at the City of Minneapolis. 

Most recently, Justin served as the Program Manager for the Longfellow Community Council, where he worked with South Minneapolis residents and businesses owners to develop projects focused on environmental sustainability, real estate development and small businesses support. 

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