Meet the Team Behind Five Star Logistics

We are extremely proud of our 40+ truck fleet here at Five Star Logistics, along with all the great work we have done for our clients throughout all of the USA and Canada since our foundation was started in 2011. We could never have hoped to achieve these distinctions without the help of our exceptional team.

Whether they are driving our vehicles, ensuring timely pickups and deliveries by working at our loading docks, or helping to orchestrate our operations, our team always puts the unique needs of our clients first. They are why we can stand behind each bid we place, deliver freight solutions which complies with our clients’ budgets, and provide any support our customers might need out in the field.

We hope to show you the value that our passionate team of transportation professionals can offer you!

Our Team

Sal Gonzalez

CO-FOUNDER / PRESIDENT

sal@fivestartransport.com

Sal Gonzalez is the Co-Founder and President of Five Star Logistics, Five Star Transport, and Frontgate Inc. Each of these companies were created from the ground up with new innovative concepts, hard work, and dedication. Sal is very passionate about taking on new challenges in the business world and furthering his education. Sal is a US Army veteran, having worked as a Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic as well as a Motor Transport Operator prior to branching out and becoming an entrepreneur.

Stephanie Gonzalez

CO-FOUNDER / VICE-PRESIDENT

demoreo@hotmail.com

Stephanie Gonzalez is the Co-Founder and vice-president of Five Star Logistics. She has been an entrepreneur since the age of 13 when she started her first business and has been running her own businesses ever since. She believes that hard work, commitment and open communication are fundamental to achieving success. Stephanie also helps operate a non-profit organization in the St. Cloud area whose focus is to provide quality learning opportunities for tap dancers and artists. She is a US Army veteran having worked as a Track Vehicle Repairer and a Motor Transport Operator. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in both Communication Studies and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University, as well as a Liberal Arts Degree from Santa Barbara City College.

Collin Blenker

OPERATIONS MANAGER / ACCOUNTING

collin@fivestartransport.com

Collin Blenker is the Operations Manager for Five Star Logistics, Inc. He was a part of the launch of Five Star Logistics, Inc. back in 2015. Our company started from working out of the garage of Five Star Transport Solutions, Inc. and now has grown into a multi-million-dollar company with multiple locations while he’s been onboard. Collin graduated from Saint John’s University, where he received his BA in Global Business Leadership. During his time at Saint John’s Collin worked part time as a dock worker and route organizer for Lemmer Trucking and Five Star Transport Solutions. He is also our resident fishing expert on the staff and a very avid outdoorsman in his free time.

Clair Jelliff
ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER

clair@fivestartransport.com

Clair Jelliff serves as Assistant Operations Manager. As such, he oversees the day to day operations of the St. Cloud location and advises leadership on all matters concerning recruitment, logistics sales, and logistics support and functions relating to the St. Cloud location. Clair is a native of Grand Forks, North Dakota and a current resident of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Clair began his career in Sales and Client Management in 2003 and after various career opportunities throughout the years, he joined the sales team at Five Star Logistics in 2018. Clair holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Stephanie Peterson

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

stephanie@fivestartransport.com
Teresa Rueter
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
trueter@fivestartransport.com

Teresa’s career with Five Star Transport started back in 2007. Since Teresa’s start, her duties have expanded to handling all accounts receivable/accounts payable tasks and oversees the HR and Payroll Departments. Teresa resides in Sartell with her husband. She has 2 adult daughters and a growing number of grandchildren.

Jason Rausch

SENIOR LOGISTICS REPRESENTATIVE
jason.rausch@fivestartransport.com

Jason is a Richmond, MN native and Business Management graduate in Sales and Marketing that has been working with the Five Star branded companies for 11+ years in multiple roles including Route Driver, P & D Driver, linehaul Driver, and Senior Logistics Representative. He is a proud parent of a beautiful daughter. When he isn’t working or spending time with his significant other, Terrie, or his daughter, he enjoys working outdoors and helping others.

Darlene Koerner
MARKETING SPECIALIST
darlene@fivestartransport.com

Darlene has been a lifelong resident of Minnesota and has raised two boys in the Anoka area. She previously worked for SuperValu as a Dispatch Assistant/Customer Service for 5+ years.  She excels at establishing relationships with our clients and ensures complete overall customer satisfaction.  She joined Five Star Logistics in 2019 and has served in a number of different critical positions.  She currently resides in St Cloud, MN with her two boys and family pets, Kirby, and Piper.

Ethan Gonzalez

ASSISTANT LOGISTICS REPRESENTATIVE / DISPATCHER

ethan@fivestartransport.com
Ethan joined the family owned company back in 2018.  He worked as a Dockworker for Five Star Transport Solutions and then transitioned into a Logistics Representative/Dispatcher for Five Star Logistics in the summer of 2021. He is our tech savvy guru assisting in IT and helps in customer relations, customer intake, and dispatching.
Isaac Lingl

ASSISTANT LOGISTIC REPRESENTATIVE / DISPATCHER

isaac.lingl@fivestarlogistics.com
Isaac is a Litchfield, MN native and a proud graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing”. Right after graduation, he joined Five Star Logistics in the summer of 2020. He is well versed in dispatching carriers, updating our social media platforms and marketing materials, and supporting all that we aspire to accomplish at Five Star Logistics. He enjoys the great outdoors including hunting, fishing, and golf. When he isn’t busy working, he likes to help others around him be successful.
Erin Bircher

ASSISTANT LOGISTIC REPRESENTATIVE / DISPATCHER

erin.bircher@fivestarlogistics.com

Erin is originally from St Cloud, MN and joined the Five Star Logistics team in the fall of 2021. Having a strong background in service, sales, and management. She has jumped right in and started contributing immediately from fielding calls for freight or calls for payment status updates. She also posts loads, books them, and provides clients with real live quotes. A homebody who enjoys spending time with her family and gaming. She has really embraced the company values of providing top service for our clients and looks forward to growing with the company for years to come.

Ashley Gonzalez

Office/Accounting Assistant

agonzalez@fivestartransport.com

Ashley Gonzalez works as the accounting and administrative assistant with Five Star Logistics. She received her bachelors degree in Business Administration and Music at University of Northwestern- St. Paul. While at school for these degrees, Ashley started working with this family owned business and has taken on more with Five Star since graduating. She is also a professional tap dancer who loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Alexandra Doty

ASSISTANT LOGISTIC REPRESENTATIVE / DISPATCHER

adoty@fivestarlogistics.com

Alex is from Princeton, MN where she has strong family roots. She is the oldest of 7 children and loves being involved in their lives. With a strong value in family she felt right at home joining the Five Star team in the summer of 2022. Alex has a diversified workplace background with experience in the healthcare industry and restaurant industry primarily. She has some experience in P & D as well. She is really enjoying the trucking industry, where she continues to learn every day. She likes dispatching loads but especially enjoys the challenge of sales, which she has gravitated towards and jumped right in with. She looks forward to growing with the company and seeing where the road takes her. In her free time Alex loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, and read.

Patrick Cooper

ASSISTANT LOGISTIC REPRESENTATIVE / DISPATCHER

pcooper@fivestarlogistics.com
Please contact any member of the Five Star Logistics team today for a quote and learn more about how they can be of assistance!
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3717 23rd St S. Suite #203
St. Cloud, MN 56301

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