Administrative Assistant Linda McDonald has been with Whelan Properties for 17 years. In that time, she has become an integral part of the business.

Linda grew up on a farm near Hawley, MN and graduated from Bemidji State University in 1991 with a Masters in Math Education. After teaching entry-level math courses at Bemidji State University for several years, Linda made the switch to administrative assistant at Whelan Properties.

Linda has come to appreciate the sense of community the team has developed. Linda says, “I enjoy the team we have at Whelan Properties. We work to make our tenants feel welcome and appreciated.”

In addition to sustaining a strong sense of community, Linda’s favorite part of her position is in building relationships with tenants. Linda says, “I love meeting new people and helping tenants through the leasing process. It’s great to see tenants excited about moving in. I enjoy helping them with their questions and assisting them through the transition to their new home.”

Linda enjoys greeting new tenants and urges them to prepare as much as possible before moving. With the following advice for tenants, Linda says,

Be sure to read your lease and voice questions you may have. Our lease is based off the Minnesota State Bar Association Standard Residential Lease. Communicating with us about your questions can help prevent misunderstanding.

In addition to her position at Whelan Properties, Linda aims to keep busy and stay involved in the community. Linda has held part-time positions in the community that include teaching math, coaching gymnastics, and bookkeeping at a local bank. She also actively involved with the youth at her church. On her love for living in Bemidji, Linda says, “I love being outdoors–especially jogging, biking, fishing and golfing. We live in such a beautiful area of our state. It’s just so nice to be outside enjoying all the activities in our area.”