Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Learn about our Board of Directors.

Jon Sauer: Board Chairman

Jon has been on MTC’s Board of Directors since 1998 and is the current Board Chairman. He is a lifelong member of the Little River community. Jon received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts Education from Fort Hays State University and is a Director of Pipeline Operations for ONEOK.  Jon is married to Laurie, and they have six children and nine grandchildren. He is a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and is a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. Jon has always stayed very involved in the community with many past memberships including: President of the USD 444 School Board, GPA (Gas Processors of America), Lions Club, Little River Recreation Commission Board Member, and Board Member of the Little River Community Fund. 

Nathan Olander       

Nathan has been a lifelong member Little River community. He holds a B.S. in Ag Economics from KSU. He runs a farm and ranch with  wife Crissy and their six children. He is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoys keeping up with his children’s activities. Nathan serves on the Lions Club, ULAR #95 Watershed board, and Rockville Township board.

“Excited about MTC’s technology services and growth in our local and surrounding communities.”


David Nelson

David_Nelson_2David has been on the Board of Directors since 1998. A lifelong Little River resident, David and his wife, Debra, have four daughters. David has owned the local grocery store, Garden of Eden, since late 2005, and he also has a family owned farming business. He is highly involved in local activities such as the Little River Community Foundation, CASE Scholarship Committee and the Lions Club. February is a big month in the Nelson family with birthdays for David and the four girls, as well as, their wedding anniversary…

“MTC is a progressive company always looking to the future.”

Jeff Porter

JeffPorter_2Jeff has been on the MTC Board since 2003. He is married to Julie, and they have 6 children. Jeff has lived in Little River area his entire life. Most of Jeff’s professional career has been in agriculture industry. However, Jeff worked several years for Koch Industries at the gas plant in Conway.

“I have always been impressed with the quality of service that MTC provides, even more so since being a part of the company and seeing what is required to provide superior communications.”

Rusty Ramage

Rusty_Ramage_2Rusty has been a member of the MTC Board of Directors since 2005. After living in Oklahoma and Texas, Rusty returned to his home of Little River. He is married to Candee, and they have a son, Mason. Rusty is a graduate of Beloit Technical College (1987). He is a Corrosion Specialist for Mid-America Pipeline System and the Chairman of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Rusty has served on the Board of Directors for the Congregational Church and is also the Assistant Fire Chief of the Little River Fire Department.


Jon Paden

Jon lives north of Little River with his wife, Nikki, and three sons, Jacob, Sutton, and Mason. He has lived in the Little River community for the past twenty-two years and is employed by USD 444 as the Windom Elementary School principal.   He is involved with the Windom Lions Club and is an active member of the Little River United Methodist Church.



Colin January

Colin has lived in Little River his entire life except for when he went to college. Colin attended K-State where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After college he begun working at Bradbury and continues there today. Colin lives at home with his dog and is a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Little River Fire Department.