Staples, Minn.,
16:56 PM

Mortensen, Edin Join NJPA Staff

Andrea Mortensen and Justin Edin have joined the staff at National Joint Powers Alliance.

Mortensen filled an Administrative Specialist position in the Education Solutions department. Prior to NJPA, Mortensen had some exciting career opportunities, including the reorganization and assistance with the sale of a local waste company and working as a managed property administrator for 105 rental units for a Brainerd area resort. Early in her career, Mortensen obtained her Illinois insurance license and was handpicked to open a branch location in Byron, Illinois.

She brings strong creative and organizational skills, a can-do attitude, and a passion to learn and grow. Mortensen has a great love for volunteer work and has been active on many committees and organizations. She lives in Breezy Point with husband, Blake, and their two children.

Edin accepted a Collaborative Service Worker position with Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative and Crow Wing County Collaborative Services through NJPA and provides specialized instruction to students within Brainerd Public Schools to help reduce Special Education referrals and out-of-home placement. He also conducts home visits, provides transports, resources, communicates with outside agencies, and makes referrals for families.

Previously, Edin worked as a special education teacher and as a practitioner and program manager in the mental health field. Outside of work, Edin enjoys theater - both directing and performing. He serves as the artistic director of Lamp Camp, a summer drama camp he started in Staples. He's also involved in Wadena's drama camp and directs the Staples-Motley High School Fall play.

Edin lives in Staples with his wife, Tamber, and their daughter.

About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.