What We Do
Title Insurance Experts in Northeast Minnesota
For reliable, experienced title experts, choose one of Northeast Title Company’s two locations in Ely and Virginia, MN. We pride ourselves on providing clients with a smooth closing process and peace of mind. The staff at each of our locations is knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate, which allows them to be able to navigate easily between realtors, buyers, sellers, mortgage lenders and developers. We provide support through the entire closing process and offer thorough title report services.
Scroll through our team members below, and feel free to directly contact them with any questions.
Angie Mikulich – Closing Agent / Manager
Angie Mikulich is the Office Manager and Closing Agent in the Ely office (link to Ely Location) of Northeast Title Company. She has been a part of the company’s family for over 12 years.
Angie’s love of numbers and people made the choice to be a Closing Agent an easy one.
“I enjoy the closing process from the beginning of a file until the buyer is in their new home and after. I have met so many wonderful people over the years. I really enjoy being a part of their journey to a new home, cabin or selling a home they have been in for many years. Being a licensed closing agent has been very rewarding. I am able to live in a beautiful town and enjoy time with my daughter and husband.”
During her free time, Angie loves spending time with friends and family. In the fall, she and her husband enjoy grouse hunting, and she organizes a very successful RGS Grouse Banquet.
Rae R. Bentz – Attorney
Attorney Rae R. Bentz practices in the areas of real estate, family law, criminal law, probate, estate planning, guardianship, and personal injury. Rae is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist. He holds more than 20 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Rae understands the importance of a real estate transaction to an individual, as it is often one of the biggest investments a person makes. He also recognizes that probate can be an emotional process, as it involves the loss of a loved one, estate planning, family and criminal matters and a great deal of trust between the attorney and client.
Rae’s represents individuals during some of their most critical and often stressful life transitions. He also provides successful and aggressive criminal defense services. With over 20 years of criminal defense experience and 13 years of prosecution experience, Rae thoroughly understands Minnesota’s criminal procedures.
Elizabeth Hubbard – Closing Agent
Elizabeth Hubbard is a Closing Agent in the Ely office. She was born and raised in the Ely area and is very thankful to have found a career that keeps her close to her family and friends. She has been a part of the Northeast Title Company family since March of 2014. Elizabeth started out as a closing assistant, but her drive and motivation to learn new tasks quickly led her on the path to becoming a closing agent. The things she enjoys most about her job are the constant changes and new opportunities to grow and learn.
Elizabeth loves the outdoors, and in her spare time you can find her in the woods with her husband, Josh and their two chocolate labs, Teke and Winnie. Hunting and fishing as well as hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing are among the many activities that she enjoys. When she is not busy outdoors with family and friends her greatest joy is traveling and taking any opportunity she gets to explore new places.
Cook Office (virtual office)
Sharon Maronick – Closing Specialist
Sharon Maronick was born and raised on the Iron Range in Pike Sandy. She is glad to be back to living on the same land she was raised on, now residing with her husband, five children and one grandchild.
In 1986, after college, Sharon began her journey in mortgage working in the Twin Cities area. Then, in 1995, she moved to Colorado so she could take time off to raise her children. She soon decided that she didn’t want to raise her children in Denver, so in 2003 she moved back to the Pike Sandy area. She then resumed her work in mortgage by working for a mortgage broker. Sharon began working at Northeast Title Company at the Virginia office in 2006, and she now works in the Cook office.
Sharon enjoys camping, fishing, gardening and reading, when she isn’t enjoying all of her children’s sporting events.
Jodee Micheletti was born and raised in Northern Minnesota and now lives in Embarrass, MN with her husband and three children. Embarrass centrally located between her Northeast Title Company offices in Ely and Virginia.
Right after college Jodee began her career in real estate by working for different title companies located on the Range. She also spent time as manager of a real estate office in Ely. Working in a real estate office allowed Jodee to gain a great deal of experience learning all aspects of the industry. She became owner of Northeast Title Company in April 2002. Within three years she had tripled the size of the company by opening a location in Virginia in 2004 and a Cook office shortly thereafter in 2005.
For over 20 years, Jodee has worked in real estate and she truly enjoys what what she does. As a highly motivated and ambitious person, she loves the challenges her position presents to her. Real estate is her passion, and she is dedicated to giving her employees an enjoyable and rewarding work environment. She is determined to provide quality customer service as well as support her local communities.
Jodee loves the outdoors as well as camping, fishing, hunting and spending quality time with friends and family. She is passionate about music and poetry and spending time engulfed in a good book.
Michelle Setterstrom – Paralegal
Michelle Setterstrom is a transplant from both North and South Carolina. She grew up in Charlotte, attended college at Appalachian State University in the mountains of North Carolina and re-located to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina before moving to Virginia, Minnesota in December, 2010. Michelle is a certified Paralegal with 12 years working experience within the realm of real estate law. In 2017, Michelle graciously joined Northeast Title by way of St. Louis County Planning & Community Development Department, where she gained additional experience and knowledge of county zoning and ordinances.
Michelle is married with one son. To make the long winters go by faster, Michelle’s family is heavily involved with her son’s hockey season and admits she has abandoned her love of football for the love of hockey. In the summer, she enjoys all things outdoors, but especially the chance to travel back to the South Carolina coastline to eat fried seafood and spend time with her “people.”
Sharrie Houdek – Administrative Assistant
Sharrie Houdek was born in Duluth, MN and raised on the Iron Range. She has lived in other parts of Minnesota and is happy to have recently moved back home to the Iron Range to be closer to family and friends.
Having various jobs throughout the years, Sharrie recently retired from Lake County Ambulance before joining Northeast Title Company Team. Having bought and sold several homes over the years has proved to be a useful experience to Sharrie. She is very excited to take on the many challenges of this position at Northeast Title.
Sharrie enjoys many outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. She loves to travel, croquet, stamp, scrapbook photos and spend as much time as she can with family, friends and spoiling the grandchildren.
Dennise Line – Administrative Assistant
Office: A. 612 13th Street South Virginia, MN 55792
Dennise Line was born in Duluth, MN and now lives in Hoyt Lakes. Her two sons are ages 22 and 27. Dennise has worked in customer service and has experience handling the public, as she held diverse management positions at White Community Hospital in Aurora and Vi’s Pizza in Biwabik has a wide variety of experience in customer service and working directly with the public.
She started working at Northeast Title in May of 2012 and welcomed the challenge to learn. Her position has become a very important part of her life. Dennise is dedicated and determined to do the best job possible for her clients.
Dennise loves to cook, read, spend time with her children. She loves animals and being outdoors.
Marcy Keil – Administrative Assistant/Closing Agent
Marcy worked for a real estate attorney for 15 years prior to joining Northeast Title in 2015. She has lots of experience working with the public throughout her working years, having worked for three attorneys, and as a registration clerk at a health facility. She is very proud to now be a member of the Northeast Title family.
Marcy was born in Duluth, MN, grew up in Hoyt Lakes, and currently resides in Aurora with her husband, Richard. They raised two children and are now enjoying their three grandchildren.
Marcy loves camping, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren as much as possible.
Becky Micheletti – Closing Agent
Office: A. 612 13th Street South Virginia, MN 55792
Becky Micheletti was born and raised on the Iron Range of Minnesota. She never moved more than 15 miles away, and she now lives in Gilbert, MN with her wonderful, caring husband of 35 years. Together, they raised two awesome boys that kept them VERY busy while they were growing up. Now they are EXTREMELY busy with their grandchildren, who are their pride and joy!
Eight years ago, after many years as a bookkeeper at a local grocery store, Becky began working at Northeast Title Company. She has welcomed the challenge of a new career and has been very successful in her position with the support of her boss and co-workers. She has moved up from an Administrative Assistant to a Closing Agent position, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Becky loves spending time with family (especially the grandchildren) and friends. During the summer, you can find her and her husband dressed in leather riding their motorcycles around the country with the wind in their hair, and an occasional raindrop mixed in!
Nathan Houdek – Title Examiner
Office: A. 612 13th Street South Virginia, MN 55792
Nathan Houdek started at Northeast Title Company’s Ely office as an Office Assistant almost 10 years ago. He is now the Title Examiner at the Virginia office and has helped the company get to where it is today.
Originally born in Northern Minnesota, Nathan has lived in many places throughout Minnesota, (not necessarily by choice), and now resides in Mountain Iron, MN with his beautiful wife and two wonderful children.
In the summer, Nathan enjoys camping with his family and friends and can usually be found playing his guitar by the campfire. He also loves attending concerts and festivals and has been known to sing a karaoke song or two.