Meet The Executives’ Club

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Wes Henry
Co-Founder/President True IT, LLCMember #1 | August 14, 2015

Wes Henry is the President and CIO, and Co-Owner of True IT. He is a compassionate leader and solution finder with over 40 years of experience in computer technology, IT, security, networking, and software development.  He loves learning new technology, exploring ways to leverage technology to help people and businesses, and sharing his knowledge with others. Wes taught college classes in technology for almost ten years and loved seeing the “A-Ha” moments when new ideas clicked for other people. When Wes is not at work, he enjoys music, bicycling, exploring new technology, and watching movies.

An entrepreneur at heart, being an Owner or Partner in 3 prior technology-based companies; Ignus Technologies, 1999 to 2010; Insight Technologies, 2010 to 2011; ConnectBooster, 2010 to 2014; before Co-Founding True IT in 2012. True IT provides Managed IT Services and Solutions, so business owners can focus on what matters.

As Co-Founder and a true leader, Wes spent 4yrs in the CEO position of True IT before relinquishing that role to focus on the company’s product line, as President of  Software Development. Today, Wes remains one of the ownership team and holds the title of President and CIO.

Wes has authored two IT-related books, including Your IT Sucks and I Can Prove It, a requested speaker/guest at IT-related conferences and events, along with being involved in numerous entrepreneurial ventures, from 3-D manufacturing to lumber processing and things in-between. 

  • Founding Member #1
  • Hometown: East Grand Forks, MN
  • Education: UND
  • True IT, Owner/Co-Founder, 2012
Updated 3 months ago.
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Josh Christy
Founder and CEO CodelationMember #3 | August 17, 2015

About Me: Codelation began full-time back on April 1st, 2009. It started out with me doing design and development, trying to do it all out of our spare bedroom. Through the years, we’ve fostered Codelation into the dynamic team it is today. While I’ve stepped away from coding myself, I still enjoy helping people with big ideas become entrepreneurs like me. I love working with startups because every day is different and you’ll never know what’s next.


Skillset/Strengths I have an almost unlimited amount of dad jokes

Hobbies Golf and reading are two pastimes of mine that I really enjoy

Fun Fact You will almost always find me outside grilling or trying some new recipe

CEO Spotlight: Josh Christy on AM1100 The Flag 03.17.2020 WATCH

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club VIP Member
  • past Executives’ Club Leadership Council
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: University of North Dakota
  • Codelation, Founder, 2014 | 81Designs, Founder, 2007
Updated 2 days ago.
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Ron Fuhrman
Founder and CEO Liberty Business Systems, Inc.Member #6 | August 18, 2015

Ron, along with Paul Fink, opened the first Liberty Business location, in Fargo in 1986. Since, Liberty Business Systems, Inc. has focused on delivering excellent customer service and the best available products. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff can relieve your business of its day-to-day technology needs, freeing you to concentrate on what really matters to your success.

With 3,000 valued clients spread throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, Liberty is large enough to be backed by world-class vendors, yet local enough to have a family touch.

“Our formula of values, expertise and commitment to satisfaction has made us North Dakota’s premier provider of Office Technology Solutions. When you work with Liberty Business Systems, you’re more than just another business–you’re a valued partner.”

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • Hometown: Waubun, MN
  • Education: Fergus Fall Community College | MSU
  • Liberty Business Systems, Inc., Founder,  1986
Updated 2 days ago.
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Debra Asp
former President and Owner NELCO First Aid, Inc.Member #10 | August 21, 2015

NELCO, Inc. was founded by Greg Nelson in 1987 and has been providing managed first aid and safety services to over 500 regional businesses, from small offices to some of the largest industrial manufacturers ever since. NELCO also manufactures and distributes Protek Lens and Screen Cleaner throughout the US.

Originally from Cloquet, MN, Deb graduated from the St. Paul Vocational Training Center with a degree in American Sign Language and provided interpretation to Minnesota schools for several years, before purchasing NELCO in 2007 and renaming it NELCO First Aid, Inc.

Debra sold NELCO First Aid on January 1, 2023 to Executives’ Club Founder Kurt McSparron is enjoying retirement at her home in Lake Park, MN.

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club Lifetime Legacy Member
  • Hometown: Cloquet, MN
  • Education: St. Paul Vocational Training Center
  • Retired
Updated 3 months ago.
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Todd Fisher
President and CEO FF Fisher Sales & LeasingMember #14 | August 24, 2015

Todd belongs to several leasing industry groups and has been active in various industry associations for over 30 years.

He worked for a regional CPA firm in tax and management advisory services and has experience in the commercial real estate industry. Todd was also a managing partner for Smashburger in Fargo, North Dakota. He is a former franchise partner in five Qdoba restaurants in North Dakota and Minnesota.  He has held board positions with area economic development organizations, national leasing industry association, and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

He attended North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University – Moorhead and graduated with a finance degree.  Todd serves on the Executive Committee and the Advisory Board for the Fisher Companies.

Todd and his wife Wendy reside in Fargo and have two grown children.

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • past Executives’ Club Leadership Council
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: Moorhead State University + NDSU
  • FF Fisher Sales & Leasing, President, since 1989
Updated 2 days ago.
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Mark Giddings
Founder and CEO Giddings and AssociatesMember #19 | August 25, 2015

Mark developed a niche in sophisticated tax and business consulting, becoming one of the most-respected CPAs in the nation, with a unique distinction of serving clients on all 7 continents.

In January 2022, Mark sold his firm to Widmer Roel, another Fargo-based CPA firm, founded in 1973. Mark spent a few months assisting with the transition, but now enjoys full-time retirement from his home in the Cormorant Lakes area. Mark has led numerous discussions for our Club over the years and we hope that we can pull him from the dock to lend his insight and experience to many more.

Mark, congratulations on a stellar career and a successful exit from your company – and THANK YOU for your long-time support and contribution to our Club!

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • past Leadership Council Member
  • Executives’ Club Lifetime LEGACY Member
  • Hometown: Breckenridge, MN
  • Education: Moorhead State University
  • Giddings and Associates, Founder, since 1990
Updated 3 months ago.
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Thomas Kading
Attorney and Founder Fargo Patent & Business Law, PLLCMember #22 | August 27, 2015

At heart, Tom Kading is an entrepreneur, having been involved in the ND/MN entrepreneurial community for years, as well as participating in many successful start-up ventures of his own.

Tom has been involved in numerous legal transactions and resolutions, and found that many attorneys struggle to bridge the gap between the needs of business and the advice attorneys provide.

When Kading sold his business interests, he was inspired to start a law firm that offered valuable solutions for inventors, investors, and entrepreneurs.  


Fargo Patent & Business Law, PLLC was formed to help you turn your great ideas into protected assets. All of our attorneys have spent time both in the business sector and in the legal sector. This type of experience is unique in the legal services industry.

Fargo Patent & Business Law, PLLC is here to provide business solutions and not more problems. We have been in business and understand the immense impact of legal issues and disputes. This is why we focus our efforts on solving problems. It is no fun involving an attorney, so we strive to provide pragmatic out-of-the-box solutions.

We offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Hometown: Park Rapids, MN
  • Education: NDSU | UND School of Law
  • Fargo Patent & Business Law, Founder, since 2020
Updated 3 months ago.
Nolen Bertsch
President | Nelson Window Company President | Northland Glazing & Glass2015 Founding Member

Nelson Window Co. is proud to be a family-owned company. That pride shows in the work we do every day. We’re known for friendly employees, quality products and services. Begun in the mid 1950s as a glass and screen service company, Norman Bertsch arrives at the firm in the early 1960sand purchases Nelson Window in 1968. His employees include himself, one part-time installer and one semi-retired gentleman. In 1971, Norman’s son, Nolen, joins Nelson Window Co. as an installer and in 1983 Norman builds the current building at 2921 Fiechtner Drive in Fargo.

Updated 10 months ago.
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Rick Berg
Co-Founder and CEO AdShark MarketingMember #27 | August 28, 2015

Rick is a North Dakota native and was born and raised in the small town of Hillsboro, ND. He attended the University of North Dakota where he studied Commercial Aviation. After realizing he wouldn’t ever be allowed to do “loops” or “barrel rolls” he switched his focus to Marketing and graduated with a General Studies degree so he could be “good at everything”. Rick helped start AdShark with co-founder, Sean Maki, in 2013.

Fun Facts About Rick:
  • He once lost a game of poker while playing by himself.
  • Legend says that Rick never sleeps or eats.
  • His favorite craft beer is Bud Light.
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  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Hometown: Hillsboro, ND
  • Education: University of North Dakota
  • AdShark Marketing, Co-Founder and CEO, since 2013
Updated 3 months ago.
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Darcy Pope Fuchs
Founder Payroll Express, Inc. | Overland Payroll, Inc.Club Member since August 29, 2015

Darcy is a Bowman, ND native, graduated from ND State College of Science and worked in the dental industry for nearly a decade following college. In 1995, she founded Payroll Express, Inc. to manage the Human Resources for small to mid-size businesses, becoming the “off-site HR department”; handling everything from hiring, benefits, and performance reviews to exits and terminations. And, yes, accurate and on-time payroll too. In 1998, she founded Overland Payroll, Inc., to manage the payroll and human resources for construction and seasonal businesses.

Along with her husband, Todd, and the rest of the team, Payroll Express became the region’s premier small business HR service and within years, built new offices “the stable” on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo. In 2020, Darcy and Todd sold Payroll Express, Inc. to a local staffing agency and have been enjoying the freedom of retirement ever since. Congratulations on your success – and THANK YOU for all of your generous contributions to our Club!

  • Hometown: Bowman, ND
  • Education: ND State College of Science
  • Payroll Express, Inc., Founder, since 1995
  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • Executives’ Club Lifetime LEGACY Member
Updated 3 weeks ago.
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Bob Gibb
Owner and President Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc.Member #31 | September 2, 2015

Upon graduation from NDSU, Bob went to work for Green Giant Co in Le Sueur, MN for 4 yrs, before returning to Fargo to join the family business in 1972. 

The company was founded in 1915 by the late Robert Gibb Senior, who immigrated to the United States from his native Scotland. Born and raised in an industrial community, his interests and talent directed him toward a career in the mechanical industry. Following World War II, Mr. Gibb’s four sons joined him in the business, accelerating the expansion and diversification of the firm.

Today, the Gibb company remains a family-run corporation, with two of Robert Gibb’s grandsons as the owners. With multi-million dollar commercial and industrial construction projects, the people at Robert Gibb & Sons understand that excellence isn’t just a goal, it’s a responsibility.

Robert Gibb & Sons is a leading full-service mechanical contractor in the Midwest specializing in plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical services.

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc., CEO, since 1987
Updated 3 months ago.
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Kristi Larkin
Founder K. Larkin Enterprises, Inc.Club Member since September 3, 2015

Founding Member

Hometown: Fargo, ND

Education: North Dakota State University

K.Larkin Enterprises, Inc., Founder, since 2009

Kristi is a Fargo native, graduate of NDSU with a degree in Apparel & Textiles and a minor in Business. During her college years, she worked at Laurie’s. After college, she worked for Dayton’s as an Asst. Buyer, then Sonnie’s. In 2008, she returned to work at Laurie’s and eventually purchased the boutique in 2010. Originally located in West Acres Mall, then to Kirsten Lane in south Fargo, Kristi made an executive decision to become one of the first retailers to open in the incredible Shoppes at Blu Water Creek at the corner of 45th St and 32nd Ave. in Fargo. For 30+ yrs, Laurie’s has been providing sophisticated and fashion forward trends for women of all ages, and in 2022, after 14+ years, Kristi sold Laurie’s, to begin the next chapter of her life.

Kristi is a forward thinking results-oriented business professional with 35 years of comprehensive sales, management, and operations experience. A proven leader with highly developed skills in building relationships, creating new markets, and introducing products and services.

Updated 7 months ago.
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Zach Paxton
President and Owner Custom Graphics, Inc.Member #33 | September 8, 2015

While growing up, Zach worked alongside his father at Paxton signs from 5th grade through college. Taught by his grandfather and dad, Zach learned how to hand letter vehicles and signs. In 1985, Zach installed the first version of a computer based vinyl cutter for his dad. Eventually, Zach ended up moving to Moorhead to attend MSU and pursue a degree in small business administration with a minor in accounting. Between graduating high school and attending college, Zach’s grandfather taught him how to bend neon. By bending neon in the late hours of the night, Zach was able to pay for some of his college. Eventually, Zach was recruited by his father’s cousin Paul Paxton, to work at Custom Graphics. In 2016, general manager Zach took over the family business after the untimely passing of founder Paul Paxton. Since that time, Zach has lead Custom Graphics to expand further into the digital printing and signage industry.

Outside of Custom Graphics, Zach is a husband and father of four children – three daughters and one son. Zach has been married to his wife Shelley for 20 years. Their two eldest children Lea and Jordan each got married in the past year, Dana works at Custom Graphics in Customer Service while Annie, their youngest, is in middle school.
  • Favorite Childhood Movie? – ET, Star Wars, Goonies
  • Favorite Restaurant? – Pizza Ranch or Fryin’ Pan
  • Hobbies: – In Zach’s free time, he enjoys being involved with his church and is currently the children’s ministries director. – Zach also enjoys spending time backpacking and camping with his wife Shelley.
  • Fun Facts: – Zach’s birthday is on Christmas Eve! – He is secretly good at drawing Looney Tunes characters!
  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • Hometown: Marshall, MN
  • Education: Moorhead State University
  • Custom Graphics, Inc., GM, 2005, Pres./Owner, 2017

Zach Paxton President and Owner Custom Graphics Inc Fargo Executives Club of Fargo Moorhead Member

Updated 2 days ago.
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Kevin Johnson
Owner and President Gateway Building Systems, Inc.Member since September 9, 2015

Kevin acquired Farm Builders, Inc. in 1977, and in 1985 purchased Gateway Builders, a companion firm focused on commercial/industrial buildings. In 1991 he combined the two companies to form Gateway Building Systems, Inc. “We just don’t design and build for today, we look to the future and create a plan for our customers 3, 5, and 10 years down the road.”

Gateway Building Systems is the region’s design and build leader of pre-engineered buildings for the commercial and agricultural markets. Gateway Building Systems currently has offices in West Fargo, and Jamestown, North Dakota as well as Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A dealer for innovative companies like Butler Manufacturing, Brock Bins, and MC Dryers, Gateway Building Systems has built its outstanding reputation on quality and reliability.

One of the advantages of working with Gateway Building Systems is we have complete control over your project by owning our own equipment and employing our own crews and safety personnel.

From the quality and longevity of our people to the customers we have served over the last fifty plus years, Gateway Building Systems continues to focus on the future and the needs of our customers.

Gateway Building Systems. Committed to integrity, reliability and craftsmanship since 1958.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Scott Thuen
Founder and Owner Thuen StudiosMember #36 |September 10, 2015

Behind every effective advertising photo, video or graphic design is a visual artist who sees things differently, who captures those differences and who delivers results that compel prospects to action. SEE. CAPTURE. COMPEL.

Thuen Studios difference is always about your Image through images, whether they’re photos, videos or designs. We bring a fine arts background, graphic design expertise and years of commercial advertising experience to seeing, capturing and compelling. And it all comes with that special something, the spark, that will set your company, product or service apart.

It’s also about a unique approach to marketing challenges and problem solving that puts the client first. There’s no overblown artist’s ego here, and you’ll never see creativity for creativity’s sake. Instead, you’ll enjoy an easy, collaborative working relationship that puts your needs first, a process that incorporates you, your vision, and an approach that is firmly grounded in your business strategies and objectives.

We’re ready to help you see and capture differences in ways that will make your target markets stop, take notice and, most importantly, take the next step. Contact us today.

Specialties: Location and studio photography for advertising and commercial clients

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • Executives’ Club Leadership Council
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Thuen Studios, Founder, since 2004
Updated 2 months ago.
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David Dietz
President and CEO Preference Employment SolutionsMember #39 | September 11, 2015

In love with connecting people to their dream job. In particular, helping good people land a career that challenges them to reach their full potential. With 26+ years’ immersion in the workforce profession, my job is awesome because I can help people better their lives while providing customized staffing and recruiting services for companies resulting in great culture and skills matches and faster time-to-hire. Oh, let’s not forget powerful human resources services that result in happier employees and happier business owners.It is my joy and honor to lead a team of employee-owners that share stock in our growing company.

* Talent attraction and retention consulting that reduces employee turnover costs and lowers manager’s stress level
* Employee Value Proposition Consulting to help businesses compete for employees
* Succession planning consulting because I’ve done it
* Workforce and labor market dynamics

* Employee-ownership business models and cultures
* Leadership
* Entrepreneurship and capitalism
* People-centric human resources
* Nature and exploring wilderness
* Land and water conservation
* Marriage

 CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 01.22.20 WATCH

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: Moorhead State University
  • Preference Employment Solutions: VP, 1996; CEO, 2013
Updated 2 months ago.
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Mike Graham
President Magnum Electric, Inc.Member since September 14, 2015

Mike started with Magnum in 2000 as an Apprentice. As a foreman in 2008 he was presented with an opportunity and become part owner.

Magnum Electric began operations March 25, 1989 in Moorhead, Minnesota and moved its headquarters to West Fargo, North Dakota in October 2014.

For over 30 years we have expanded business operations with the philosophy that “Quality doesn’t cost, it pays”, knowing that customers have higher expectations when it comes to quality and service.

Magnum Electric’s commitment to providing quality workmanship and service has built a solid reputation that continues today.

The vision continues with outstanding leadership and unparalleled dedication to service, quality products and cost controls that best serves our valued customers. We take pride in the fact that we are able to meet project deadlines and take care of our customers in a timely, friendly and professional manner.

Mike resides in West Fargo with his wife and their 4 children. 

  • Founding Member
  • Hometown: Ortonville, MN
  • Education: Moorhead State University
  • Magnum Electric, Owner, since 2008
Updated 2 months ago.
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Jim Buus
Founder and President JBC Commercial Real EstateMember #42 | September 14, 2015

Jim is a Fargo, ND native, graduate of North Dakota State University and a veteran commercial real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience in tenant representation and site selection, owner representation, lease administration, property management as well as complex commercial and multi family development projects.

In the Summer of 2019, Jim, along with Lori Ibach, formed JBC Commercial Real Estate. Jim had been serving as GOLDMARK Commercial’s President and was also a part-owner. Buus, Ibach, and five other veteran agents and administrative staff left together. Additionally, Dovetail Development LLC, owned by Elissa Novotny, which had been collocated with the team, left to collaborate with JBC Commercial.

For a variety of reasons, the team felt there was an opportunity in the market to conduct commercial real estate in a different way than they had been doing, a style that features less conflicts of interest, more collaboration amongst the stakeholders and more integration with the overall brokerage, design and development process.

The JBC Commercial brokerage team had already been market leaders in regional commercial sales and leasing activity, but now with new team members and a new brand and style, the team is poised to continue its market share and leadership in commercial brokerage.

“Whether it’s a business owner who needs help finding a new location or a property owner or developer needing marketing help or collaborative partners, the JBC Commercial team is open to discuss how and what we can do for that business.”

Jim is also very active in the region’s economic development activities with more than 30 years of experience working directly in economic/community development and by currently serving on the board of directors of the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, NDSU Research and Technology Park, the City of Fargo Economic Development Incentives Committee and the 701 and 701 II Angel Investment Funds.

In his free time Jim and his wife enjoy spending time with friends and family at their lake home, traveling and NDSU athletics.

CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 07.28.20 WATCH

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • past Executives’ Club Leadership Council
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • JBC Commercial, President, since 2019
Updated 2 days ago.
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Ben Koppelman
President and Founder Vision Construction, LLCMember since September 14, 2015
Ben Koppelman is active in his community, serving 4 years on the West Fargo School Board, with 2 years as President. Ben also serves West Fargo’s District 16 in the North Dakota Legislature. He studied Construction Management at NDSU and founded Vision Construction, LLC in 2003, a general contractor specializing in commercial construction and retail fit-ups.
  • Founding Member
  • Hometown: West Fargo, ND
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Vision Construction, Founder, 2003
Updated 2 months ago.
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David Reid
President and Owner Radiant HomesClub Member since September 16, 2015

Founding Member

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Education: U of Tennessee – Knoxville; NDSU

Radiant Homes, Co-Founder, 2012

Radiant Homes is a team of expert builders dedicated to achieving distinguished design paired with exceptional functionality.  We partner with you and your family to create a space designed specifically for the life you’re building. And the best part? You can get the home of your dreams at the budget you define. We guide you every step of the way. Our goal is to keep your excitement high and your stress levels low.

 “We will work tirelessly to ensure that watching your home lift off the paper and built on your favorite setting is a gratifying and enjoyable experience.” Currently, David also serves as President of The Home Builders Association of FM.

Updated 7 months ago.
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Cindy Cole
Founder and President Altel – Alternative Telecom, Inc.Member #56 | October 30, 2015

Cindy Cole-Softing and the team at Alternative Telecom, Inc. have served over 4,000 business clients in the region, since its’ founding in 2000. Altel is the only stop you need for your company to design and install a phone system best suited to support your operations, move or service your existing system, cable your facility for both voice and data, & configure and order your dial tone for local, long distance, and internet access.

Proudly serving all of The Red River Valley, Fargo Moorhead, Grand Forks, Detroit Lakes. Alternative Telecom Inc. encompasses the region with the latest proven telecommunications, voice & data cabling, and call accounting systems.

If you need a new solution, let Altel’s innovative engineering team help design the communications system that is right for your business and evaluate the alternatives that have been proposed by other vendors. 

Cindy is also an Owner/Partner with the Holiday Inn Lakefront in Detroit Lakes.

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
  • Hometown: Moorhead, MN
  • Altel, Inc., Founder, since 2000
Updated 2 months ago.
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Cindy Tyo
President and Owner Travel TravelMember since November 30, 2015

Cindy moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area after high school and originally planned to build a career in the medical field. But by the age of 19, after working in a hotel and travel agency in the area, she realized her passion was travel. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Tyo worked as a travel agency manager in Crookston, MN, and Fargo-Moorhead. Tyo then spent several years in Los Angeles, CA, before returning to Fargo – first to manage her current agency, then becoming the agency’s owner in 2003.

Cindy has found herself in elite and rarified company, as one of the only people ever to win both of Travel Leaders’ highest honors: Associate of the Year and The Golden Legacy Award. The Golden Legacy Award ranks as the single highest honor any Travel Leaders Associate may receive and celebrates the award winner’s lifetime career achievements.

How does the reality of your job differ from people’s perception of it?
Because I travel the world for work: I’m just on vacation. In some ways it makes sense, as I truly love what I do, but I’m putting in 12-14 hour days in meeting rooms and on busses when I travel for work, like most people who travel for work. I just so happen to be having my meetings in Cancun or Prague! 

What’s your “why”?
The moment I see everything I love about travel in someone else’s expression for the first time. Like my son when he got done bungee jumping for the first time in New Zealand to observing the transformation of a client as they conquer their fear of heights to go zip lining in Costa Rica.  The knowledge and experience gained, and the doors opened through travel is priceless.

from Fargo INC! Faces of Fargo Business

 CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 05.11.2021 WATCH

  • Founding Member
  • Hometown: Argyle, MN
  • Travel Travel, Manager, 1992; Owner, 2004
Updated 4 weeks ago.
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Jon Lowry, PE
Founder and Owner Lowry EngineeringClub Member since December 3, 2015

Jon Lowry, owner of Lowry Engineering is a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience specializing in residential, industrial, and commercial development as well as municipal and transportation engineering projects. Lowry’s background and experience provides him with a strong foundation to successfully take on and complete residential and commercial subdivisions, municipal utility improvements, roadway improvements, and transportation projects. His responsibilities include subdivision site planning, building site planning, street and utility design, storm water management design, report preparation, project management, bid administration, and construction administration.

While not in the office, Lowry, his three children—a girl and two boys, with his wife, enjoy their family time together by playing games and spending lots of time in the lakes area. Lowry is also an avid outdoors man who loves to hunt and fish.

 CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 07.09.2020 WATCH

  • Executives’ Club Founding Member
  • Hometown: South Sioux City, NE
  • Education: NDSU; Concordia College
  • Lowry Engineering, Founder, since 2012
Updated 4 months ago.
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Dan Parker
Franchise Owner Any Lab Test NowMember since December 11, 2015

How are you managing your drug free workplace program? You need a simple solution to manage your pre-employment drug testing, random testing program, reasonable suspicion, post-incident and back-to-work drug and alcohol testing. It is easier for you, your business, your candidates, and your employees if that one resource can also help you with heavy metals and other occupational exposure testing services, as well as background screens and even employee wellness programs. ANY LAB TEST NOW® is your solution.

Employer Testing services include, but are not limited to:

  • Drug and Alcohol Testing: Pre-employment, Random Screening, Post-Accident, Suspicion
  • DOT Testing
  • Background Screening
  • Nicotine/Cotinine Testing
  • Heavy Metal Testing
  • COVID19 Testing (Rapid Antigen, RT-PCR, Antibody)
  • Specimen Testing options:  Urine, Hair, Nails, Saliva, and Breath
  • Founding Member
  • Hometown: Rugby, ND
  • Education: University of North Dakota
  • Any Lab Test Now, Owner, since 2011
Updated 2 months ago.
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Kent Satrang
CEO Petro Serve USAClub Member since December 18, 2015

I’m Kent Satrang, your CEO at Petro Serve USA. Petro Serve USA is a diversified cooperative, founded in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1934. We are a locally-owned, diverse energy cooperative owned by its members. Petro Serve USA is the region’s finest energy supplier specializing in 100% American-made fuels. We are Fargo–Moorhead’s largest supplier of home heating, commercial and agricultural fuel, and propane and lubricating oil. Our passion for store growth is rooted in the belief that America needs to lessen its dependence on foreign oil. This explains our name, Petro Serve USA, and our registered tagline “Helping America Fuel Better”. It is our conviction that our neighbors and farm customers/owners, right here in our own backyard, can and must produce renewable fuels like ethanol and soy diesel to stop the importation of Middle East oil. America imports almost $1 billion in oil each and every day, much of it from countries that oppose freedom and our American way of life. At Petro Serve USA, we’ve worked hard to develop new high-tech blender pump infrastructure, and innovate national and local legislation.

When I got into the business in 1980, it was “location, location, location.” Now it’s “location, execution of your business plan, and proper structure.” You can’t be in the fuel business and be a poor operator, or you won’t last long. People in this business are excellent operators. We’re in a pennies business; we’re selling a product that we bought for 3.10 and we’re selling it for 3.12 and then we have to pay the credit card companies their fee. We try to be as efficient as we can be. Everything we do at Petro Serve is to drive net operating costs down.

In 1998 I moved to Fargo and we had probably about three convenience stores and did about ten million in sales. Three years later we got involved more in the ethanols and we doubled in sales to 20 million. Three years later we doubled to 40 million. And three years later we doubled to 80 million. And three years later we doubled to 160 million.

  • Hometown: Rolette, ND
  • Education: UND; NDSU
  • Petro Serve USA, CEO, since 1998
Updated 4 months ago.
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Dave Anderson
Chairman of the Board Dakota Monument Company, Inc.Member since December 21, 2015

It was 1911, and three men – O. C. Anderson, H. F. Nesne, who was Anderson’s uncle, and O. Skognes – incorporated Dakota Monument Company in the young state of North Dakota. They opened their doors at 101 Front Street (now Main Avenue) in Fargo, N.D. in February. Anderson operated Dakota Monument Company until his death in 1938. At that time, his son, Frederick S. Anderson, took it over. 

David succeeded his father as the Dakota Monument Company owner in 1980. He remembers watching his father hand chisel letters and designs into stone in the small shop off the alley behind Dakota Monument for the company’s customers. Dave learned everything he could from his dad and the other craftsmen in the shop, as well as the business side of the company.

In 1994, Dave oversaw the construction of a new facility at 1212 24th Ave. South in Fargo, where Dakota Monument is still located. The fifth generation of Andersons entered the business in 2013. Today Dakota Monument Company is the only monument company in North Dakota invited to be one of 50 members of the American Institute of Commemorative Art. The company also has been a part of the Monument Builders of North America since 1982.

The family tradition at Dakota Monument continues with Dave, and sons, Dustin, Seth, and Scott.

  • Founding Member
  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Dakota Monument Co., President (retired), since 1977
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Mike Dragosavich
Founder, CEO and Publisher SpotlightMember since January 20, 2016

Spotlight is a full services marketing firm and publishing company.
Products include: Fargo Monthly Magazine, Fargo Inc, Future Farmer, Bison Illustrated, and Design & Living Magazine. Located in Fargo, North Dakota.
Services include: Digital Marketing, Videography, Advertising Strategy, Website Design, Inbound Marketing, Graphic Design and more .

“Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. In 2010, there was 1 employee. Now look at our team!” – Drago Originally from the south side of Chicago, “I spent 2 yrs in and out of the NFL, and now publish magazines, build brands, build e-commerce and consider myself a serial entrepreneur in the place I call home: Fargo.”

– Learn about our company at:
– Read our magazines at:
– Come eat a burger at our restaurant this year:
– Our other sites include:,,,
Email me if you need anything or just want to arm wrestle. –

  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Spotlight, Founder and CEO, since 2010
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Matt Lachowitzer
Founder and Owner Matt’s Automotive Service CenterClub Member since 01.30.2016

All Matt’s Automotive Service Center locations in the Fargo-Moorhead communities are known for providing exceptional customer care and vehicle service that is unmatched in its industry.

However, for Lachowitzer, being a successful business goes far beyond auto repair. The team at Matt’s Automotive is highly trained in guest experience, relationship building, emotional intelligence and providing an unmatched experience to their customers, rather than just selling to them. “We are trying to change what people think when they think of auto repair,” he said.

Giving back to the Fargo-Moorhead community is one of the company’s core values. In the last thirteen years, Matt’s Auto has donated over $1.4 million dollars. Lachowitzer, who loves supporting local charities and organizations, said, “I don’t want to be remembered for fixing cars, I want to be remembered for what we’ve done for this community.”

Read Matt’s story in the Sept. 2021 Ratchet + Wrench Magazine: A True Industry Advocate

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Shawn Weyer
Founder and Owner Weyer CompaniesMember since January 30, 2016

I am Shawn Weyer, Owner of Weyer Companies, headquarters located in South Fargo. We specialize in painting applications and drywall. We aspire to change the industry by creating an unmatched work culture and prove that the skilled trades industry is a home to build careers. When people talk about “no job too big or too small,” Weyer Companies is a perfect example! From painting an apartment to installing drywall and painting a 6 story commercial building, we really do paint it all.

A fun fact about our team is we are extremely diverse! Of our 40 employees only 5 have come from a painting background. This is a testament to our training process and how our different backgrounds have only given us a unique edge over our competition.

We are excited to expand our team and services with a new Grand Forks location opening in Spring of 2023. We are proud to support and work closely with many nonprofits, charities and organizations within the community such as: Golden Drive Homeless Kids, Homeward Animal Shelter, Giving Hearts Foundation and Force Hometown Heroes to name a few. We are a member of the HBA/HBC and are A+BBB accredited.

  • Hometown: Stillwater, MN
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Weyer Companies, Owner, since 2004
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Kari Score
President and Owner Dakota Storage Products, Inc.Member since February 5, 2016

Dakota Storage Products’ story began in 1989 when Merlyn Nelson opened the business in Westgo Square in West Fargo to help meet the needs of companies and small businesses throughout the region.

Merlyn retired in 2008, and his daughter Kari took over the operations with the help of her family. In over 25 years, Dakota Storage Products has grown and is now reaching out to companies all over the upper Midwest.

Our team at Dakota Storage Products works with clients from many industries throughout the region. We take pride in being professional, reliable, and trustworthy and work to build a long-term working relationship with each client. We are experts in pallet racking and warehouse planning. We know what you need and can deliver in a timely manner. Dakota Storage Products has the largest on-hand inventory in the region. As your friendly, family owned pallet racking company, we strive to help find the best possible solution to your storage and warehouse needs!

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Art Rosenberg
President Davinci Management, LLC

Art is a highly accomplished Senior Executive and Entrepreneur with more than 25 years of success in the venture capital (verticals), commercial real estate, development, and management consulting. Leveraging extensive experience as a licensed real estate agent in North Dakota and Minnesota and managing venture capital funds and real estate holdings, Art is a valuable asset for startups to small companies seeking expert experience with audit committees, finance, various hybrids of equity (reverse mergers, straight-line debt), cash flow, or investor relations. His key areas of expertise include leadership development, venture capital management, problem-solving, strategy, and anything real estate, including multifamily, retail, commercial, 1031 exchanges, land development, and sales.

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Brandon Pittenger
President and Attorney FM Title | Frontier TitleMember since March 17, 2016

In 2015, Brandon was serving as In-House Counsel for F-M Title at their single location on 8th St in downtown Fargo. Today, he serves as Partner, President and has helped to oversee the relocation and renovation of their Fargo offices, plus the acquisition of 9 additional title companies across our region: Stutsman Title, Jamestown; Barnes Title, Valley City; Richland Title, Wahpeton; Lakes Title, Detroit Lakes; 701 Title, Williston; Ward Title, Minot; Divide Burke Title, Crosby; GF Title, Grand Forks; and Stark Title, Dickinson. 

Frontier Title is locally owned by Brandon, along with Chris Kennelly (founding partner of Kennelly Business Law) and provides closing and escrow services for a variety of real estate transactions in North Dakota and Minnesota, including residential, commercial, Ag land, and 1031 tax-free exchanges.

Brandon received his B.A. at the University of North Dakota and his Juris Doctor from UND Law, with Distinction.

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Brook Lyter
President and CEO BLI, Inc.Member since March 23, 2016

Brook is a serial entrepreneur, currently Owner and President of numerous companies, including;

  • BLI Inc. | Since 2021, A dba, Ride or Die Trucking Company, is a freight transportation business born out of the pandemic. In the early days of The Shutdown, there was a sudden realization that the existing entertainment, gaming, and events businesses were completely vulnerable to the new and real threat of a catastrophe. It was recognized that we had the facilities and expertise in place to haul passengers, but we did not have the assets to haul freight. Therefore, the concept of building an “Essential Service” took hold. And when bars reopened in North Dakota and we got back to work slowly but surely with events and entertainment, the seeds had already been planted and the work had been done to prepare for a new venture, “Ride or Die Trucking Company”.


  • FPN Gaming | Since 2010, North Dakota licensed distributor of gaming supplies including exclusive pull tab games, all major ND licensed electronic pull tab gaming systems, blackjack tables and supplies, custom prize boards, LED display cases, bingo, Dakota Poker Tour live streaming events, and other services for the purpose of raising funds for North Dakota charitable organizations.


  • Fargo Party Ride | Since 2009, Limo service specializing in unique Limo Bus/Party Buses for wedding transportation, bachelor/bachelorette parties, casino runs, Vikings ticket + transportation packages and more. Eight (8) unique vehicles to choose from in Fargo.


  • Fastball Productions | Since 2008, developing custom applications/solutions. Limo Leader reservation system, poker tour/league manager, sports extensions for Joomla, and others.


  • Free Poker Network, Inc. | Since 2005, marketing and promotions specializing in free-to-play Texas Holdem for bars/restaurants nationwide, over 250 locations. More than $1 million in prizes including 100+ World Series of Poker bracelet event seats have been given away since 2005.


  • Powerplay DJ, Inc., | Since 1994, mobile DJ service providing entertainment for all occasions in the upper midwest with offices in Fargo and Bismarck. Perform for 350+ weddings annually. DJ, Karaoke, Video, Trivia, Casino Fun Nights and related services. 12 sound & light shows plus photo booths.
  • Hometown: Sanborn, North Dakota
  • Education: Loyola Marymount University
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Stu Stockmoe
President and Owner SaveCoin and Monitor MarketingMember since April 13, 2016

“I offer the most unique and dynamic advertising solutions in the Fargo-Moorhead area through my 2 companies. I work with all types of businesses, and with my 23 years of experience in the advertising industry can help businesses create successful campaigns reaching many thousands of people, to help build your brand and get you new customers as well.” – Stu

Stu is a Fargo native and NDSU graduate, with over 20 years of sales, marketing and promotional experience directly in the region. Stu Co-Founded SaveCoin in 2009 and since 2015 is the sole Owner and operator. He added sister company Monitor Marketing in 2016.

Monitor Marketing is a digital media company offering a dynamic advertising solution for businesses of all types.  We have one of the largest indoor digital advertising networks in the FM area with several host locations in the lakes area as well. The monitors serve as indoor digital billboards with many key benefits over outdoor including a much more captive audience, more creative capabilities and best of all much lower pricing.  Also, this isn’t bathroom advertising, our monitors are placed in the main open traffic areas of the host businesses.  You’ll be able to specify your target market and reduce advertising waste by delivering venue or community-wide targeting.

SaveCoin, headquartered in Fargo, ND, offers dynamic advertising solutions to a growing interactive audience of 34,000 email subscribers, 500 SMS/Test subscribers, 10,000+ facebook followers, 600 Twitter followers, and 26,000 unique weekly website visitors. There are Several distinct options; Daily Deal campaign, Coupon program, exclusive and targeted “Showcase” emails, and banner ads.

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Dr. Mason Orth
Founder and CEO ChiroHealth & RehabMember since May 23, 2016

Dr. Orth is known for his ability to diagnose more difficult cases especially related to spinal, shoulder, hip and knee conditions.  He has grown his practice from a sole-practitioner to having multiple doctors in multiple clinics in both North Dakota and Minnesota. He has coached and trained doctors across the country and has over a half-dozen doctors right here in the area that have trained with him and are in practice today.

Over the years his clinics have won multiple awards for performance and achievement and he continues to pursue the most effective and up-to-date methods of treating patients without the use of drugs and surgery.  He has helped to start local wellness programs in area businesses and his clinics perform multiple community events each month.

Dr. Orth grew up locally in Horace and still resides in the area with his three children.  He graduated with a Pre-Medicine degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead with the intention of going to medical school.  During college he also worked as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and it was his love of health, nutrition and human performance that eventually led him to study chiropractic at Northwestern – a highly respected school for Fargo chiropractors.

When not working he will be spending time with his family, preferably outdoors and by water.  If he isn’t hanging out with family he will likely be reading, studying or tuning-up his 1967 Dodge Coronet 500.  Active in his church he has started a local men’s group and works to help people create a better life for themselves.

  • Hometown: Horace, ND
  • Education: Moorhead State University Moorhead
  • Founder, ChiroHealth & Rehab, since 2000
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Russell Schell
Founder and President RJ Energy Solutions, LLCMember Since June 17, 2016

Several years ago I made the decision to go out on my own and start RJ Energy Solutions. This company puts me in a position that allows me to work with many different clients in a variety of different areas. I work on site doing inspections and being involved in finding the very best solutions for the problems that we might find. My background in serving customers both in large commercial sites and residential homes has enabled me to focus on helping create and sustain safe, comfortable and energy efficient environments – and help my clients improve the performance of homes and buildings around the area.

Our focus at RJ Energy solutions is also helping clients have healthy homes and businesses with air systems and energy systems that work to make the home and business the very best they can be. Healthy inside environments that are free from problems such as radon is still another area we help our clients with.

When I not helping my customers improve their indoor air issue. I’m always up for some hiking, biking, camping or anything that keeps a person moving. The times I am good with sitting is when I’m watching sporting events (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey).

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Richard Cossette
President T.R.S. Industries, Inc.Member since October 21, 2016

T.R.S. Industries was started in 1983 in the garage of Roger Cossette. Roger’s wife Claudia and son Richard joined shortly after and the company continued to grow. Richard’s wife Joy joined the company along with their sons Shane and Bob. Tarp manufacturing equipment was also purchased as we continued to grow.

In 1989 the company expanded to the Fargo Industrial Park and built a building large enough to drive a Semi Truck or trailer into the shop for repairs and installations. In 1992 and 1995 we added to the existing building to more than double our space. In 2005 T.R.S. Industries expanded to add the Fabrics Division, which was located directly behind the existing building and used for new tarp production and custom covers.

In 2009, T.R.S. Industries added a new building which housed production and the majority of the offices. The new location was 1230 40th St N, Fargo, ND. T.R.S. still had their location at 4119 14th Ave N, which was used to house installation of tarps and repair on large truck tarps.

In 2013, T.R.S. Industries added 36,000 square feet onto their new building, which increased manufacturing space to 69,000 square feet. This new addition was used to house all of the employees under one roof, in order to serve customers more efficiently. T.R.S. manufactures many of the parts for Roll Tarp Systems and stocks a wide selection of replacement tarps, lumber tarps, and steel tarps.

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Jim Howe
Managing Partner, Howe Seed Farms, Inc.

Jim is the 4th generation running the family business. Jim and wife Gwen recently set up an endowment through the NDSU Alumni Foundation, providing scholarships to single mothers actively involved in the Jeremiah Program. Not only does this provide scholarships in perpetuity, it gives back by helping 2 generations, the mothers, and their children who can now learn by example how to be successful.

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Dave Ekman
President, Bridge Hospitality

Dave started in the computer business in 1981 by purchasing a ComputerLand franchise at age 20. This began a series of ventures, including Corporate Technologies, Corporate Communications, Travel Travel and various real estate projects. After his retirement as CIO of Multiband Corporation, a company with over 3k employees, he’s now back in hotel and real estate development.

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Barry Maring
CPA, Owner and Broker Sonmar | First Choice | Right at HomeMember since December 6, 2016

Starting out as an auditor with KPMG International and then joining the ND Department of Banking as a Bank Examiner, I have a profound understanding of accounting, finance, and banking. I took this knowledge and experience and began a 20-year career in private industry specializing in various business types and complexities. I was involved in many successful land transactions, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial real estate deals before joining First Choice Business Brokers in 2022.

Barry is a longtime entrepreneur with management experience in several diverse industries. He graduated Cum Laude from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting with a minor in Spanish.

Barry began following his entrepreneurial spirit early in his career when he developed a quick-serve Italian restaurant and purchased and developed various restaurants. 

In 2008, Barry joined the Sonmar Management team, founded in 1988. Sonmar has built 50 hotels over the past 40 years. 

Barry purchased a Right at Home franchise for the Fargo area in 2017. Right at Home Fargo provides a range of in-home care options for seniors and adults with disabilities. “Don’t think of our services as one-size-fits all. We know everyone’s needs are different, so our care plans are uniquely tailored to each individual.”Married 29+ years to Elizabeth with a son, Jack and a daughter, Brooke. He enjoys golfing and relaxing at the lake in his free time.

  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: Concordia College
  • Sonmar, CFO/President, since 1988
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Roger Christianson
Founder Christianson’s Business FurnitureMember Since December 19, 2016

Roger spent 6 years as an Outside Sales Rep with Fireside Office in Fargo, before founding Christianson’s Business Furniture in 1993. 

Christianson’s Business Furniture is the regional dealer for Haworth brand furniture, receiving the Best In Class distinction awarded to Haworth dealerships based on exceptional performance in market development, sales, customer satisfaction, operational excellence and enterprise development. This distinction was award Roger, his wife Kim and their team, in 2022 and multiple years prior.


January 1, 2023, an acquisition was completed by Fluid, a Minneapolis-based interior solutions company, for Christianson’s Fargo and St. Cloud locations. Roger Christianson will become Fluid’s Regional Market President and will join its executive leadership team.

“Christiansons has always been dedicated to transforming spaces, culture, and wellbeing for our customers and their employees,” said Roger Christianson, President and Owner of Christiansons. “Fluid shares these values.” 

  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: University of North Dakota
  • Christianson’s Business Furniture, Founder, 1993
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Mike Meagher
Founder and CEO SagencyMember since December 19, 2016

Spinning Your Wheels Limits Your Impact
You want your organization to make significant strides toward a bigger vision but wasting time, money, and energy on initiatives that don’t get you anywhere leaves you far short of your goal. The longer you remain stuck, spinning your wheels, the greater the risk that you will become irrelevant in this fast-changing world with even bigger challenges just around the corner.

How can you better prepare yourself and your organization to aim higher, successfully execute, and maximize potential?

Multiply Greatness

I am the founder and CEO of Sagency, a leadership coaching and executive search firm. I am deeply committed to helping mission-driven executives build enduring organizations where greatness multiplies, and potential is maximized.

Leaders work with me and my team to close leadership gaps, optimize for organizational health and growth, and achieve significant results. Our services are designed to help you and your organization…

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Kelly Wentz

Proven & innovative insurance/financial concepts for both individuals and business.

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Tim Eissinger
CEO Anne Carlsen CenterClub Member since January 18, 2017

Tim Eissinger is the Chief Executive Officer for the Anne Carlsen Center, serving over 4,000 individuals and leading an organization of 700 team members  across North Dakota and western Minnesota.

“Anne Carlsen is a non-profit organization providing individuals with developmental disabilities or delays with services and supports for over 80 years. Anne Carlsen has positioned itself on the cutting edge of innovation with unique programs, creative therapies, and advanced assistive technologies that provide life-changing programming to those we serve. Our mission is to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all.”

Tim spent 3 years as COO at Anne Carlsen Center, before moving into the CEO position in 2017. He is a life-long North Dakotan and has over 35 years in the non-profit sector. Prior to Anne Carlsen, Tim held numerous roles, from House Parent to Vice-President, with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, from 1983 to 2015. He is known as a servant leader, a trust builder, and a leader with a talent for approaching problems from multiple points of view.

Tim resides in Fargo with his wife, Becky, and has two grown daughters. In his limited spare time, he likes to build his own computers and has produced computer graphics and animations which have aired on networks such as the History Channel, Discovery Health and PBS.

  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Anne Carlsen Center, CEO, since 2017
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
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Rob Burke
Founder Yarn MediaMember since January 27, 2017

Rob has had the chance to raise up and lead high-caliber teams in cross-channel marketing and strategy to hit real-world numbers and goals as a part of company growth.

Founded in 2015, Yarn is a nationally recognized video production company that has produced content globally across 5 countries for clients including 3M, United Way, Compassion International, Bushel, Kilbourne Group, and Alerus.

Rob is a results-driven and strategic business leader with over 20 years of experience in driving organizational growth and profitability. With a proven track record in developing and executing business strategies, he has demonstrated a unique ability to lead cross-functional teams, build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, and drive revenue growth.

Rob is a strong communicator and collaborator, with a talent for building and managing relationships across diverse groups and levels of an organization. He is committed to fostering a culture of innovation, accountability, and collaboration, and is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of his teams.

In 2020, Rob and his wife also founded Printed Foundry, made-to-order 3D printed products available online and shipped around the globe.

In 2022, Rob also accepted a position as Chief Marketing Officer at DonorDock, rated the #1 Easiest-to-Use Nonprofit CRM, helping non-profits raise funds through donor management.

  • In-kind Club Sponsor
  • Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Education: Bismarck State College
  • Yarn Media, Founder, since 2015
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Jessica Hoppe, CFP
Club Member since January 31, 2017

During her 20+ years in the financial industry, Jessica’s clients referenced her as open minded, solution driven, knowledgeable, and strategic; “An excellent person to have on your side to link all of your business and financial needs together.”

Jessica received her CFP in 2016, and spent the past 10 years as a Senior Business Advisor with Alerus, after 12+ years at US Bank.

Active in the community, Jessica volunteers her time on the board of directors of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM), the Plains Art Museum, and TNT Kids Fitness. She has also served the community in various capacities with the United Way of Cass-Clay. Jessica is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a master’s degree in business (MBA) from North Dakota State University and a bachelor of science in finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Jessica lives in Horace, N.D., with her husband, Bill, their two children, and a crazy Doberman named Red. In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, gardening, fitness, and spending as much of her summer as possible at the lake.

  • Hometown: Nevis, MN
  • Education: MSUM, NDSU, College for Financial Planning
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Rachael Boyer
Founder and CEO The Authority CompaniesClub Member since February 8, 2017

Rachael Boyer, MBA is a results-oriented, transformational leader, and business executive with more than 25 years of experience in construction, healthcare, and numerous business industries.

Rachael’s entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to develop several multi-million dollar businesses and brands from origination across a variety of industries and she is currently the President & CEO of The Home Authority, Inc. and the Authority Companies. Rachael’s passion for the construction industry has been built on the foundation of excellence with the customer at the center of the experience, and the framework of passion to transform vision to success.

Rachael’s diverse background in healthcare, construction, and other industries has resulted in her being recognized as a dynamic and knowledgeable leader and driver of excellence, with an expert ability to strategically design and implement programs, create business opportunities from origination, and transform individual businesses and organizations. Rachael’s true passion resides in the opportunity to serve her community and serve her customers by guiding them through the transformation of their home in both the remodeling and building processes, while allowing the customer to enjoy the experience they deserve.

Although business and success drive Rachael’s enjoyment in life, her true passion resides in her role as a wife of 27 years and mother of an amazing 19-year-old son. Rachael is also living out her creative passions as she has recently published a construction-related children’s chapter book series to help families adapt and adjust to remodeling, building, or moving by choice or by circumstance.

  • Hometown: Hawley, MN
  • Home Authority, CEO, since 1998
  • Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor
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Paul Highness
Managing Partner, Fargo Pro Resources

I help businesses solve problems in the areas of human resources, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management and payroll. My goal is to increase profitability, maximize employee productivity, limit the time spent in transactional HR, reduce employee related liability and ultimately lower labor costs.

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Sheri Larson
Executive Director Moorhead Business Association

The Moorhead Business Association fosters growth of Moorhead business through advocacy, networking and information. The MBA is committed to building a better place to conduct business by enhancing current business and by creating a community atmosphere, which is encouraging potential new business. We encourage you to join the MBA JOIN

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Steve Dusek
President & CEO Dakota Business Lending

Steve has been at the helm of Dakota Business Lending since 2010 after leading Prairieland CDC for 15 years. Knowledge of lending programs and strategy are definitely his forte.  Steve uses this experience for the betterment of the entire industry by serving on the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) Board of Directors. 

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Paul Smith, MS, EDFP, CVGA
Fargo Center Director ND Small Business Development CenterMember Since 05.05.2017

Paul has a passion to help entrepreneurs and small business owners. In his current role, he assists founders to start, manage and grow their companies through providing no-cost, confidential business advising services and training in a variety of areas, which include: Business setup/registration, business planning, market research, financial projections and analysis, funding your venture, buying and selling a business and succession and exit planning.

In 2019, he was named ND ‘State Star’ award winner, which recognizes exemplary performance, strong commitment to small business, and significant contribution to the SBDC network. He also is a regular contributing writer to FargoINC! magazine.

He recently earned his Accredited Business Intermediary certification (ABI) in addition to his Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) and Certified Value Growth Advisor (CVGA) certifications. He is a SBA export-certified advisor.

Before joining the ND SBDC in 2015, Paul worked in a diverse range of industries, which included: Financial services, retail, manufacturing, technology, transitional management, agribusiness, customer service, engineering, consulting, healthcare, agency and media.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lawrence University and a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Paul and his family live in Fargo, ND.

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Heather Aal
Founder and Owner Aal Yours Consignments & RefinishingClub Member since May 9, 2017

“Aal Yours Consignments and Refinishing was born from my love of restoring furniture pieces, making them useful in today’s homes and keeping them out of the landfills. While I don’t do upholstery work (my most common repair question) I can fix just about anything made out of wood, making them beautiful again. I’ve always loved antiques and collectibles and spent quite a few years working in that market in Chicago and Dallas. Fargo didn’t really have a place you could sell the items you no longer wanted. I opened the shop and haven’t looked back. We accept consignments by appointment – send me pictures first – and will accept just about anything in very good condition from furniture to home décor, kitchen item, artwork, lamps…you name it. I always have something unique and put new things on the floor almost every day. Stop in and say hi!”

Faces of the Executives’ Club: Heather Aal, Owner, AAL Yours Consignments and Refreshing | Fargo INC! Feb. 2023

  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: Arizona State University
  • Aal Yours, Founder, since 2021
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Alex Warner
Principal, Kompetion

In 2004 I started Pedigree Technologies, a pioneering and award-winning SaaS based IoT platform/solution. A successful exit occurred in February 2020. Today I provide strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs, startups, established businesses and investment groups, on intellectual property, software, IoT (Internet of Things and related hardware) and related markets. 

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Anthony Molzahn
Founder and CEO DeviiMember Since July 10, 2017

Tech Enthusiast // Design Junkie // UI Hacker // Blockchain Supporter // GIS Lover // 107 Remote Pilot // Problem Solver | 

Anthony founded Project Phoenix as a custom software development company in May of 2017, building platforms for customers across a myriad of markets: UAS, IoT, Education, Retail, Precision Agriculture, and Professional Services. Each platform Project Phoenix built leveraged a custom-created instant API engine and database hosting platform, Devii (, to trim hundreds of hours of API development down to just a few minutes.

“We began as a software development company and faced the same hurdles that every other dev team is facing: The software development industry is overworked and understaffed. In order to stay ahead of the curve, we developed Devii, which allowed us to instantly and securely generate APIs to any existing SQL database. This was a game changer for us, as it automated many of the tedious tasks that used to take up our team’s time. It has also been a cost saver, as we no longer need to spend the time it takes to write and manage every API.”

In 2022, Project Phoenix sunset custom software development to focus on commercializing Devii with the expectation of offsetting the global software engineer employment shortage while also improving the security and durability of API development for millions of engineers in the software development industry.

If you could go back in time to Anthony from several years ago, what hindsight advice would you give yourself?

“Put down the golf clubs and start pursuing something that you can meaningfully contribute your mind to.”

“Since I was about seven, I dreamed of becoming a professional golfer and I didn’t let that dream go until I was in my late 20s. Even after I had started a career in software development and even after it was clear my mind and energy would be better spent creating and enabling great ideas, I persisted. I look back at what I learned though, on having to give up something that I put so much time into, and it actually makes me smile; I understand now I bloom where I am planted and that expecting change is a super power for creating sustainability, both for myself and for the lives of those around me.” – Anthony  10 QUESTIONS WITH JOHN MACHACEK: FARGO INC! MAGAZINE

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  • Hometown: Webster, Wisconsin
  • Education: University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Project Phoenix, CEO and Founder, since 2017
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DJ Colter
Owner, Agent and Entrepreneur DJ Colter Agency, Inc.Member since July 27, 2017

DJ is passionate about giving back to his community. He volunteers, has held leadership positions or has been on various committees in the Chamber of Commerce, Realtors’ Association, Homebuilders’ Association, Emergency Food Pantry, Valley Christian Counseling, Athletes in Action, CRU, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FM Powerlunch, and YoungLife…and is a member of the Horace Lions Club.

Personal Information: Married to Jennifer, lived Fargo, West Fargo, and now Horace since 2003, Three daughters: Kennedy, Harper, McKenna In addition, DJ is an entrepreneur at heart and can relate to business owners because he has had ownership in several businesses including: Ron’s Aqua Massage, Oreck Clean Home Center, Basement Technologies of North Dakota,, and Mrs. Field’s Cookies. He also oversees the business operations of several rental properties.

Previous Employment: Teacher & Coach in the Vancouver School District Vancouver, WA

Hobbies & Interests: Spending as much time outside as possible with my wife and three daughters at our Lake Sallie Cabin in MN as well as: Hunting, Fishing, Golfing, Water Sports, Snow Skiing, Hiking, Lifting Weights, Traveling, etc.

Honors: All Lines Leader, 2005 – 2006; All-Star Leader 2007, Premier Leaders 2012-2020; AFLIC, 2004 – 2020; Life Diamond, 2004 – 2020, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow; All American, 2005 – 2020, IC Hall of Fame Ring winner, 2016 All American “Top 10”, 10-time American Hall of Fame winner, #1 in the Premier Leader’s Top 10 in 2020

“Our goal is to be the most compassionate and driven insurance team for our clients that protects their dreams through our products. We want to help anyone in need of a ‘dream champion’ to protect their assets and liabilities in the way they want to do business.” – DJ

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  • Hometown: Hysham, Montana
  • Education: U of Montana; U of Portland
  • DJ Colter Agency, Inc., Founder, since 2004
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Amber Metz
Executive Director Lake Agassiz Development GroupMember since July 31, 2017

Amber has been with Lake Agassiz Development Group since 2007; from Program Manager, to Assistant Manager, and finally to Executive Director in 2015. 

A native of Harvey, ND and NDSU graduate, Amber oversees the activities of 4 organizations under the LADG umbrella; including Lake Agassiz Regional Council; Lake Agassiz Regional Development Corporation; Lake Agassiz Certified Development Company; with each entity having its’ own Board of Directors and role in the areas of community development, business lending and entrepreneurial services.

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Don Arvidson
Business Consultant Express Employment Professionals, FargoMember since August 3, 2017

“What motivates me?…it’s a pretty crazy world and I think, if you can make someone’s day just a little bit better or make them smile…the end result seems they bless me more than I may have blessed them, so experiences like these are motivating to me.“ – Don

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Barry Gish
Pinnacle Guide Plan The Climb

As a Certified Pinnacle Guide, I help entrepreneurs and their leadership teams take control of their organizations by aligning vision, people and process to build healthy, strong, cohesive leadership teams. With every client, my goal is the same: to help leaders get all that they want from their organizations to become stronger, more focused and more effective.

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Matt Magness
Owner, Roll-a-Ramp

Matt has more than 20 years as a technology executive with Great Plains Software and Microsoft where he worked in a variety of roles – most notably running the Global Learning and Development efforts for the MBS Division of Microsoft. He is also an investor and board member with Lura Enterprises, Fargo.

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Dave Nelson
President and Owner Knight Printing | Image PrintingMember since August 17, 2017

Knight Printing was established in 1888 when Fargo was still young, and North Dakota had not yet become a state. Fred Knight, an east coast printer, hauled a printing press west to the Dakota Territory to start his company. From this humble beginning through today, that very same passion has driven growth and change to meet the challenges of today and provide you with the best printing possible.

Knight occupies a 37,000 square foot production facility and employs over 40 people. Dedication to quality and technology, the sincerest desire to service our clients well, and providing a pleasant and respectful work environment, have led to Knight Printing’s success.

Image Printing in Bismarck, a World Premier Print Award and a World Gold Ink Award Winner, focuses on its niche in design. With a strong graphics department, Image has created and produced award-winning logos, brochures and other print pieces for clients across the country. Image Printing occupies a 31,000 square foot production facility and employs over 40 people, many of whom are working stockholders.

“I can state with confidence that I can help you in your marketing and business promotion efforts. I can also be confident that we can get you the absolute best print project you deserve. But at the heart of what we do, is a undeniable journey of creativity and solution providing.” – Dave

  • Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Education: University of North Dakota
  • Image Printing, President, since 1994
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Robin Nelson
Chief Executive Officer Boys and Girls Club of the Red River ValleyMember since September 5, 2017

Robin has served as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club / Fargo Youth Commission Partnership since 2012, after holding multiple leadership roles in the for-profit world for the 23 years prior. At the Boys & Girls Club, she leads a high-performing team of 230 employees and 220 volunteers that serve close to 5,000 youth on an annual basis. Robin is heavily involved in the community and currently serves as a board officer for the Great Plains Food Bank Board, on the Fargo Public Schools Foundation Board and on the United Way Education Collaborative. She was elected to three 4-year terms on the Fargo School Board in which she served two terms as president and multiple years as the school district’s legislative chair. During her time on the school board, she partook in hiring two school district superintendents through national CEO search processes. Robin and her husband, Russell Peterson, have three children.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley is a private, nonprofit organization serving area youth since 1972, and has operated before school, after school, and summer youth development programs since 1986. The organization was originally known as the Fargo Youth Commission. 

In 2008, we became a charter member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Although our name has changed, our mission remains the same: “To provide a safe, caring, and fun environment for youth to learn, grow, and prepare for a great future”. 

  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: Montana State University-Bozeman
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the RRV, CEO, since 2012
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Bill Erickson
President, Total Imaging, LLC Total Imaging, LLC; Rapid Refill InkMember since September 6, 2017

In 1972 Bill joined the US Navy, retiring nearly 25yrs later as a Lieutenant Commander, having served aboard 7 different ships, including the USS Kitty Hawk as an Electronics Material Officer. 

In 2005, Bill founded Total Imaging, LLC, “providing high quality specialty advertising products that brand and market our client’s business.” In 2016, he added Rapid Refill Ink to their business service offerings. Rapid Refill is a total print solutions provider for consumers, businesses, educators and community organizations.

Bill has been a continuous member of the Wednesday Morning Originals Chapter of BNI in Fargo Since February 2005. He currently serves as a Board Member for Bonanzaville and is also active with local veterans organizations, including the American Legion, VFW, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

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  • Hometown: Park Rapids, MN
  • Education: Southern Illinois University; University of Mary
  • Total Imaging, LLC, Founder, since 2005
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Andrea Hochhalter
Founder Beyond FacilitationMember since September 7, 2017

Leading teams, engaging communities, and developing organizations for the purpose of improving lives is my passion. Using my breadth of leadership experience and strengths in communication, relationship development, strategic planning and implementation to generate meaningful action and results brings me great joy. I’ve gained invaluable experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and executive working in higher education, technology, real estate development, non-profit, and healthcare enabling me to take on big challenges, navigate operationally, and plan strategically. I am just as comfortable leading international teams as I am speaking on stage, assisting in a crisis, or volunteering. My values include: Excellence, Challenge, Relationships, Reverence, and Freedom.

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Stacie Loegering
Executive Director, Emergency Food Pantry CEO, STORM Training & Consulting, LLCMember Since 10.17.2017

Stacie has spent her entire career in nonprofits, including Director of Information and Crisis Services at FirstLink for 7yrs, before joining The Emergency Food Pantry in 2015. She said every job she has had has been about connecting people with resources. 

The Emergency Food Pantry’s mission is to support the community by providing food to reduce hunger. For over 45 years, they have helped feed people in difficult situations.

“For me, if we can have the system in place for people to just say, ‘I’m fed today’ or ‘I’m fed for the week,’ then that’s going to give people the ability to work on other things that need to be stabilized in their life. If we’re hungry, we don’t do well. If you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to pay bills and put food on the table, if we can minimize those choices they have to make, we can help them keep their energy up so they’re able to get beyond that survival situation.”

Stacie is also CEO of STORM Training & Consulting, LLC. Areas of focus include Suicide Prevention, Team Dynamics, Organizational Effectiveness, Resilience, and Motivational Change.

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Michael Johnson, EA, ATP
Founder and CEO ClearPath AdvisorsMember since December 27, 2017

Michael Johnson is a business coach helping entrepreneurs navigate the inflection point of transitioning from being their own boss, or owning a job, to creating the success they envision.

Michael has built a one-stop-shop for business solutions including; business consulting, accounting, tax, and investment advice. Since 1986 Michael has helped over 400 businesses and organizations with several disciplines of business including leadership development, financial management, building effective cultures through mentorship, brand building, and marketing, sales, and delivery activities. Michael takes a truly wholistic approach to helping others build their business.

  • Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.

  • He is trained as a Certified EMyth Business Coach. Where he previously spent 3 years coaching small business owners worldwide.

  • He is a graduate of the Dave Ramsey, Entreleadership Master Series. 

  • Michael is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for tax [and accounting].

  • He is an Enrolled Agent, ‘America’s Tax Experts’ and a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute.

  • He is also a licensed Investment Advisor Representative, and Michael holds a certificate of completion of the Certified Financial Planner curriculum of the American College. 

  • And, he is a licensed insurance agent.

The firm has a deep bench of experts in business development, marketing, graphic design, legal, employee benefits, insurance, estate planning, and I.T. Along with the expert resources provided by Patrick Lencioni’s Table Group, Cool Spring Insights, Vital Smarts’ Crucial Conversations, and Jim Collins’ Good to Great tools.

Michael has worked the last several years as a business coach and advisor successfully helping small business owner’s transition from a business that owns them, to a business which enables them to create the success they desire.  As one client business owner has stated, “I used to be a guy with an insurance license, now I’m the owner of an employee benefits business”.

The best prospect for the kind of help Michael provides is an entrepreneur that is just coming to grips with the prospective; that to attain their idea of success they need to take control and create a proper business structure. They know change is necessary and they need help clearing the path.

Michael is grateful he gets to do this.  Being a coach is truly his calling and he is happiest when the people he works with can make real progress creating their own version of success. 

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  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Clear Path Advisors, Founder, since 1986
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Sylvia Lunski
Founder and Owner Design Direction, Inc.Member since February 1, 2018

My passion for working with people, combined with creative design and technical expertise in everything I do assures you a well-designed, creative project. With over 30 years of design industry experience, I have extensive experience with cabinets, flooring, furniture, and draperies.

I bring to my clients an understanding of the construction process as well as trusted relationships with local contractors, trade partners, and architects. This unique combination will provide you with exceptional results.

When designing, I pay close attention to your needs and preferences. We will work together to create beautiful functional spaces that perfectly reflect your personality and compliment your lifestyle.

I believe in giving back to our community and am passionate about helping those less fortunate. I am actively involved at my Church as well with FM Home Builders Association, Rotary International and Rebuilding Together. Serving others has become a cornerstone value that Design Direction’s success has been and will continue to be built on.

A Fargo resident, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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Kia Mikesh
Co-Founder and CEO, Adams Independent Testing VP, NDGI, Inc.Member since February 12, 2018

A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Kia Mikesh serves as Vice-President of their 3rd generation, family-owned business, North Dakota Grain Inspection Service, Inc.. NDGI is a federally designated laboratory licensed to officially sample and grade grain under the US Grain Standards Act in their respective areas. While locally there may be other inspection labs operating, the USDA grants only one agency the authority to carry out and issue official inspections for that locale. From just 3 employees in 1968, NDGI currently operates in 8 states, from North Dakota to Ohio, with well over 200 employees. Kia has worked her way through the organization and took the role of Vice-President in 2016, the same year Prairie Business Magazine named her one of our region’s 40 Under 40. Kia was appointed to serve on the US Dept of Agriculture Grain Inspection Advisory Committee and has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Grain Inspection and Weighing Agency, since 2014. In 2019, Kia also Co-Founded one of the first hemp inspection facilities in ND, Adams Independent Testing and currently serves as CEO.

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Dan Cash
Vice-President and Market Manager MWC Advertising Fargo-MoorheadMember since February 12, 2018

A native of Michigan and graduate of Western Michigan University, Dan started with Midwest Communications in 2006 as host of a sports radio show in the Kalamazoo area.

Founded in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1958 by Duke Wright, Midwest Communications has grown from a single station to over 78 radio stations across Middle America. In 2013, Duke realized a dream to finally own and operate a station of such history and integrity as KFGO-AM. Thus, forming Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead, led by 790 KFGO, Y94, Froggy 99.9, 740 The Fan and 101.9 Jack FM.

Dan relocated to Fargo in 2013, as Director of Sales for stations in the Fargo-Moorhead area. In 2017, he accepted the VP position and Market Manager. Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead’s service is grounded in three defining principles – we entertain,
we inform the community and we achieve results for our advertisers. 

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Dana Sand
President and CEO, OK Tire Store

My roots are in small town North Dakota. I am proud to do business here, combining my skills in finance and management to lead a growing company that provides something essential to North Dakotans. Originally a family-owned company, O.K. Tire is now 100% employee-owned (ESOP), a conversion I helped to facilitate for the company owner before his retirement.

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Dave Harmon
President and Founder Harmon EntertainmentMember since February 26, 2018

WHAT I DO: I help business’s give back to employee’s by collaborating to create amazing events.
WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with CEO’s and HR departments to create fun events that employee’s will want to be part of.
WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with Harmon Entertainment, your events will run smoother than ever before. We know how to create an event people will talk about for a very long time.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: What makes us different is we are not “just music”. We are event planners, MCs, lighting designers, dance instructors, fun instigators, and DJ’s. We will help plan your event to make it the best ever! We have been planning parties and celebrations since 2008, and have performed at over 1000 events.


  • “Harmon Entertainment is so professional! From the first meeting to the end of your event, they are invested to make your event successful.”
  • “Hiring a great MC/DJ is a gift you give back to your employee’s. You will not be disappointed with your investment with Harmon Entertainment”

HOW IT WORKS: We start with a free consult (Phone, Video, or in Person) to determine your wants and needs and tell you about what could be possible at your event. Then we create a personalized quote based on your event.
READY TO TALK? Reach me on LinkedIn, email me at, visit us online at, or call me direct at 701-730-0054.

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  • Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Harmon Entertainment, Founder, since 1999
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Trent Lee
Founder and CEO Compass Leadership AdvisorsClub Member since March 1, 2018

Getting the ball over the goal line…it’s a sports analogy that everyone understands but so many businesses get stuck at the one-yard line.

We help business leaders and their organizations plow through the goal line and into the end zone.

Our secret sauce:
Our approach is unique and different. It starts with your data and analytics….which leads to you making great business decisions.

Our process:
I lead Vistage peer advisory boards in the Tri-state region. Vistage is the world’s largest CEO to CEO peer group. It starts with the peer group and includes 1-2-1 executive coaching that gives business owners, CEOs & executives the unbiased, agenda-free insights you can only get from other owners who know what it means to be lonely at the top.

We dive into your Human Capital:
With the Predictive index, Line-Of-Sight and our Talent Optimization platform we use data analytics tools to fix people problems! Spend less time solving problems by inspiring employees, hiring the best talent, measuring engagement, designing amazing teams and executing on the last yard, all rooted in data & science.

It’s all about that last yard:
When it’s time to transition your business, we get you prepared on how to plan & implement an exit strategy. NO….this is not something you can Google online. It’s a multi-disciplinary process that starts years in advance. It’s set in place to save you on taxes and maximize your value. As a NAVIX certified exit planner, we leverage the very best resources so you can have a happy exit.

It all starts with a conversation. Reach me directly at

  • Hometown: Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Education: University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Compass Leadership Advisors, Founder, since March 2013
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Todd Berning
Founder and President EPIC CompaniesMember Since: 04.20.2018

Previous Employment: General Manager at Ralph Engelstad Arena
Business Development at ICON Architectural Group
Founder and Owner of Spicy Pie and M&S Concessions

Typical Day: Analyze direction of EPIC Companies and the corresponding projects

Hobbies: Spending time with wife (Carolyn), sons (Keenen and Landen), stepsons (Brandon and Trayton) and his pets (Echo and Izzy)

Favorite Part of EPIC: The coworkers and challenge of each project

Working hard to develop real estate projects, offer investors high returns, and create long-lasting relationships. Offering investors return on their capital through debt and equity real estate investment opportunities. EPIC Companies seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the new construction of mixed-use buildings in secondary markets in the upper Mid-West. EPIC’s projects range from $3-20M with 25% allocated to commercial space (usually first floor) while the upper floors are dedicated to multi-family housing.
Investment vehicles include: 1031 Exchange, Self Directed IRA, Cash

Hometown: Minot, ND

Higher Education: Bachelor’s Degree from North Dakota State University in Computer Science with Minors in Accounting, Marketing and Statistics

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Matt Chaussee
Co-Founder and CEO Be More ColorfulMember since June 15, 2018

Matt’s background includes years of experience finding creative ways to reduce technical barriers faced by a broad customer base. His professional roles have included website merchandising, internet marketing analysis, programmer/analyst, mathematics instructor and technical services manager. Matt describes himself as a lifelong student who loves to learn and apply existing technology concepts in creative and innovative ways. He is passionate about using 360° photography and real-world virtual reality to create a culture of increased curiosity and appreciation of all the world’s amazing places… and to demonstrate that many of these places are hiding right in our own communities.

Be More Colorful® is a provider of Real-World Virtual Reality Solutions™ for virtually any industry. We focus on providing our clients with as much flexibility as possible with their 360-degree and virtual reality imagery. Be More Colorful is the first platform-agnostic virtual reality agency in the Midwest region.

CareerViewXR is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Matt and Katie Chaussee, owners of Be More Colorful, a virtual reality agency located in Fargo, North Dakota. Matt and Katie started CareerViewXR after they recognized a need to help small, rural communities in their home state attract and retain talent.

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  • Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Be More Colorful, Founder, since 2016
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Sandra Vigen
Founder and CEO Mama Ducks Cleaning Service, LLCMember Since June 20, 2018

As a business owner, I know the importance of productivity & trust. We pride ourselves on allowing our commercial accounts to focus on the details of their business operations day to day & not cleaning. We understand that every one of your customers matter and your business space & its cleanliness reflects that. We know that you get one impression when a potential client walks through your doors & we don’t want you to have to worry about whether the sale is ruined by dust, or dirt. Business owners love that they can leave that to us.

We offer a 100% guarantee or we will clean it again.

To get a easy, quick fast free quote take advantage of user friendly website with a built in quote tool. Instant quotes – no waiting to hear back. You select the service of cleaning you need. There are other convenient options to add if you need your windows, basement cleaned & many more – Customized to fit your needs.

If you’d like a customized quote over the phone give me a call.

Our cleaning services gives you a great cleaning experience and a standardized process EVERY-TIME, but we are more than happy at creating a custom cleaning program to meet your needs. Just let us know and we will be more than glad to help you. We really are dedicated to making your life better & easier.

Call me and see why we’re being referred!

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  • Hometown: Montevideo, Minnesota
  • Education: Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Mama Ducks Cleaning Service, Founder, since 2017
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Lisa Bortnem-Wiser
Managing Partner Bortnem Family Limited PartnershipMember since July 18, 2018

With a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Lisa spent nearly 15 years with BNSF Railway, living and travelling throughout the US, successfully working her way up the corporate ladder of a heavily male-dominated industry. A native of Hawley, MN and graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Lisa returned home in 2001 to manage, alongside her father, Jim Bortnem, and eventually purchase Mid-States Wireless, Inc., the company formed in 1946 as Elder’s Radio Communications. Moving into 2023, the company is preparing to transition to the next generation and keep the organization’s ownership and operation within the same family for over 75 years. Officially “retired”, Lisa remains Managing Partner of the Bortnem Family Limited Partnership and founded JBL Properties in 2019, to manage commercial real estate holdings throughout the Fargo area.

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  • Hometown: Hawley, Minnesota
  • Education: University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Bortnem FLP, Managing Partner, since 2002
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Shelle Hagen, LMT
Founder and Owner Elite Therapeutic Massage & Health PartnersMember since August 1, 2018

Shelle Hagen has been in the Massage Therapy Industry since 2001 and is the Owner/Founder of Elite Therapeutic Massage and Co-Owner of Elite Massage Academy. She is a graduate of  Concordia College, Moorhead MN, with a B.A. in Exercise Science. 

She graduated from The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, Fargo ND  1,100 hour program in 2002.  Shelle is a business mentor to many and will stop at nothing to see others succeed! Shelle also offers Continuing Education Training for Massage Therapists. 

Her massage services specialize in CoresStone, CoreStone Blading – Gua Sha, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Relaxation Massage, Cupping, Chair Massage, Pregnancy and Medical Massages. 

Shelle is licensed in North Dakota as well as Moorhead, MN.

Elite Therapeutic Massage was born in 2001, when Shelle Hagen planted the first seed (farm girl born and raised hence the farming analogy)  and opened a one room office. Since that day, Elite has been in business for 20+ years providing the best massage care and customer service in the Fargo/Moorhead area.  Shelle’s ultimate goal behind Elite is to assist in the development of others to achieve their dreams! (This is the harvest!)

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Joe Heilman
Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Joe brings a unique set of experiences to his clients as a Financial Advisor at Merrill with 15+ years of working within and leading startup technology businesses and as a former member of the ND House of Representatives.

Joe grew up on a 4th generation family farm near Rugby, ND. While in college at North Dakota State University, he had the privilege of serving as the Student Body President and earned degrees in Business Administration and Accounting.

Civic participation and community engagement have always been important to Joe. Shortly after his graduation from NDSU, Joe was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives where he spent one term serving on the Education, Political Subdivisions, Agriculture, and other committees. Joe was the youngest Legislator in State history to have served in a leadership role as the House Majority Caucus Chairman (Whip). He also actively serves on boards and volunteers for local organizations such has the NDSU Foundation, NDSU College of Business, Jeremiah Program, BIO Girls, Sts. Anne and Joachim Church, and others.

Joe spent 15 years with startup technology companies in various roles (sales, support, account management, product development and management, etc.) and is listed on several U.S. Patents. In his most recent role, he served as the General Manager of Intelligent Ag, a Fargo based agriculture technology company. He was also actively involved in supporting the Grand Farm project aiming to raise the profile of the Fargo region’s role in the agriculture technology industry. In 2022, after years of tremendous growth in sales and product innovations, Intelligent Ag was successfully acquired by AGCO Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of agriculture equipment and solutions.

  • Hometown: Rugby, North Dakota
  • Education: North Dakota State University
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Miranda Burfeind
Owner and Partner Phone-n-Fix | Replay GamesMember since January 18, 2019

I am a Mom of two tiny humans, wife, and multi-business owner. I often joke that I love chaos, but in reality I simply thrive being busy and love a good challenge! “Why not!?”

My husband and I bought Phone-n-Fix in 2017, two months before having our first child LOL. At Phone-n-Fix we buy, sell, and repair cell phones, tablets, and computers. Basically if it’s electronic, we we can fix it!

In May of 2022 we partnered with Replay Games Downtown Fargo. Replay Games is a community-supported modern-day video game and board game arcade. We have over 6,000 video games, over 600 board games, virtual reality featuring the valve index, 10 gaming PCs for 5v5 team-based games, puzzles, and more! Our arcade features a kid friendly atmosphere covering over 45 years of gaming history! Ranging from the OG Atari 2600, to the original Nintendo (and yes, we have Duck Hunt with the gun!) to the modern day with Nintendo Switch and multiple PlayStation 5s!

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  • Hometown: Lake Benton, MN
  • Education: Ridgewater College
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Sarah Koustrup
President National Hospitality ServicesMember since March 3, 2019

Sarah oversees all aspects of daily business operations for NHS, LLC including owner communication and asset management. She is passionate about driving results through company culture, training/development, and outstanding guest service. Sarah serves on the IHG Owners Association and is currently the Chair of the Association ‘People Committee’.

National Hospitality Services

Ms. Koustrup joined NHS in 2012 following leadership roles with outstanding organizations such as Citi, Microsoft and Midco.

Ms. Koustrup holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Human Resources Management as well as a Master’s Certification in Hospitality Administration and Management. In partnership with Mr. Norman Leslie, Sarah has helped grow the organization to 38 hotels across the United States and is recognized as a Top 200 management company in the United States by size. NHS operates hotels franchised through IHG®, Marriott®, Hilton®, Hyatt®, Radisson®, Choice Hotels® and Wyndham®.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management
  • Master Certification from Cornell in Hospitality Management with a focus on Financial Management and Hotel Revenue Management
  • 12+ years of Leadership and Human Resources Management Experience

The worst piece of advice she’s ever received…
“Smile pretty and nod.” The manager that told me this was one of the only female managers in that company at the time. She told me that she felt much of her success was because she had the ability to simply listen and get along. I believe in listening, collaboration and a positive work environment, but I think that the very best companies are those where employees feel comfortable sharing feedback, pushing back when appropriate and having leaders with the ability to use that information to make the company better. READ the full Fargo INC! Faces of Fargo Business article

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  • Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Education: Cornell University; Colorado Technical University
  • National Hospitality Services, since 2012
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Shanna M Cramer
Artist and Founder Shanna Cramer Fine ArtMember since May 9, 2019

Shanna’s work embodies the essence of what art is. Through her work, she captures the beauty and significance of what it is to be alive. Shanna is known for her artistic expression in subject matter and painting ability. Her brushstrokes are filled with a passionate flair and she embodies the essence of color, idea, and design into one magnificent masterpiece.   “The process of painting sets the world right.” – Shanna

Shanna Cramer was born and raised in Minnesota. Shanna graduated from the Communication Art and Design program in Alexandria, MN. Cramer started teaching art in 2014 and continues to offer weekly acrylic painting classes through the Creatively Uncorked membership. While Cramer prefers painting Plein air, that isn’t always possible in Minnesota.  During the colder months, Shanna paints in the studio.

“I enjoy painting personal historical objects that can connect the viewer to their past. A remembrance of a loved one, better times, or a treasured time that has gone.”

Cramer’s studio paintings are often childhood keepsakes or treasured antiques. Contact the artist to commission your new favorite piece of art.

Shanna spent over 10yrs in the graphic design industry, working for both larger firms and as an independent. She also spent nearly 4yrs as a Graphic Design Trainer with the Skills & Technology Center, before founding The Web Shoppe in 2010, specializing in web design, marketing and SEO. In 2014, she followed her passion, founding Creatively Uncorked.

Today, Shanna is enjoying more time at the lake, and Creatively Uncorked operates online with Art Kits TO-GO!

She has also taken on enjoyable part-time positions, including Secretary of the Red River Watercolor Society and Gallery Assistant at Art of the Lakes Gallery in Battle Lake.

  • Hometown: Glyndon, MN
  • Education: Alexandria Technical College; NDSCS
  • Creatively Uncorked, Founder, since 2014
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Susan Hozak
Founder and Owner Midwest Nest MagazineMember Since June 3, 2019

Susan is Midwest Nest’s publisher and owner. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BS, and then from the University of Mary, Fargo Center, with an MBM. 

Midwest Nest Magazine is a monthly print and online publication based in Fargo, N.D. The publication features content and photography focused on local culture, entertaining and home design. Find it in print at major grocery stores in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and Grand Forks, plus in racks at over a dozen prominent business distribution locations. Midwest Nest’s team is actively involved in community and charitable events with special distribution at select events throughout the year.

Midwest Nest Magazine has won several awards on the local and national levels, including the 2020 Nichee Award for Best Niche Rising Star, won by our publisher Susan Hozak, and the 2020 Best Niche Promotion or Contest, won for the annual Design Challenge. Each year, Midwest Nest has won an ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota, including three silver awards during its first year of publication. We have also been honored with over 40 awards from the North Dakota Professional Communicators and National Federation of Press Women, including 15 first-place awards which advanced to national competitions. 

Susan grew up in a military family and has lived in places all over the world including Spain and Germany.  She has lived in Fargo since 1999 and loves the culture, people, and growth Fargo has been experiencing. Hozak is also the Marketing Director and Office Manager at Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry. She is currently on the Leadership Council of The 100,inc., a stellar collaboration of Fargo-Moorhead area Presidents, CEOs, owners and business leaders.

“Our mission, at Midwest Nest Magazine, is to inspire readers to connect with the community by capturing cuisine, art, design, culture, and worldly inspiration – in our own backyard. Through sharing stories and supporting area causes and events, we strive to empower and encourage readers to become more involved in our community, follow their passions and support regional businesses.”

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Maddie Craig
Founder, Owner and Digital Bookkeeper Blue Cypher BookkeepingMember since December 3, 2019

Maddie founded Blue Cypher Bookkeeping, a completely virtual firm, in 2019.

“I make bookkeeping easy, efficient and understandable for service-based businesses and nonprofits.”

Having worked as a grants manager in a private foundation, Maddie knew how important solid financials were for nonprofits to show the true value of their programs. It’s also vital for for-profit businesses to know their numbers in order to grow their business and get the most deductions at tax time. Yet tracking finances is something many busy founders and owners hated doing and didn’t have the expertise, time or energy to deal with while trying to run and grow their business. 

A detail-oriented entrepreneur with a love of finance and an eye for efficiency, she knew she could take bookkeeping off the plate of busy business owners and nonprofit founders and help them get back to doing what they love.

Maddie is a Minnesota State University of Moorhead alum and Fargo, ND native. When not balancing books, she enjoys nerding out about numbers with her husband, Zach, a math teacher. Together, they enjoy swing dancing, getting together with friends, and trying new recipes in the kitchen. While she is based in Fargo, ND, Blue Cypher Bookkeeping works with companies across the United States.

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  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Education: Minnesota State University Moorhead
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Gary Johnson
Owner and Optometrist Dr. Gary Johnson, O.D. PCMember since February 7, 2020

Dr. Gary Johnson received his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry. In addition to comprehensive and medical eye exams, his office has a special interest in fitting contact lenses and treating dry eyes.

Dr. Johnson was given his first pair of glasses in the 4th grade but was afraid to wear them. “I didn’t see what I was missing until I started wearing them in college. What a difference they made.”

“This is my main job. If you want a fast, friendly, affordable exam, come see me at Visionworks in West Acres, Fargo. We will have your trial contact lenses in stock 99% of the time. I’m available for exams M-Sat 10-6 (later appts given if needed)
701-277-9555 for Fargo”

Outside his practice, Dr. Johnson enjoys biking, walking, swimming, and the occasional round of golf.

  • Hometown: Warroad, MN
  • Education: Southern California College of Optometry; MSUM; UND
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Joe Tjosvold
Founder Advertise Edge | Chezy | Do TellMember since March 9, 2020

Joe attended Minnesota State University Moorhead studying finance & marketing. He was very active on campus as a football player and part of many student organizations. He racked up 6 internships for various positions by his junior year which became boring to him so he started Advertise Edge in 2017. 

“Advertise Edge is a full-service Video Production Company with a strong belief in telling your story through the use of video marketing. We may be based in Fargo, North Dakota but we are ready to travel and always have our passports in hand. Through our creative process, we will work hard to build your brand and elevate your message to the right audience. We don’t want to see you waste your marketing dollars on stock videos and basic ideas. Instead, we want to help you stand out. We want to tell your story in a meaningful way using video production services to create a following. It’s our job to bring the story to life and to keep your audience engaged. We help businesses communicate authentically and effectively through video.”

Joe holds many roles within Advertise Edge but his main responsibility is building a culture where creativity thrives.

Sister company, Chezy was born in 2020 to fill a void for small businesses with high-quality videos but at a fraction of the price. Chezy is a national creative services company providing businesses with high-quality video and photography work at a flat rate. Chezy was created to deliver reliable and affordable creative content to any business.

DoTell was founded in 2022. DoTell is a flexible video marketing solution that works with your marketing agency. “At DoTell, we never work directly with a business needing video marketing. Our mission is to help small agencies provide quality and efficient video marketing content for their clients.”

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  • Hometown: St. Paul, MN
  • Education: Moorhead State University Moorhead
  • Advertise Edge, Founder, since 2017
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Cheryl Bergian
Attorney and Owner Cheryl Bergian Law OfficeMember since April 14, 2020

Cheryl Bergian is an attorney with 30+ years of experience, practicing in North Dakota and Minnesota.  She concentrates in personal and small business bankruptcies, but also provides services in drafting wills, healthcare directives and powers of attorney for financial decisions.


Cheryl is a life-long resident of North Dakota, is “from” Jamestown, but has lived in Fargo since 1986.  She enjoys reading and dog walks with two re-homed dogs, and the change of seasons we have in North Dakota (although winter could be a month shorter on each side).

“I see my business as more than just a law firm: I’m your support network as you take on life’s financial challenges. Whether you are struggling with an unshakable debt burden or considering the best methods for protecting the estate you have worked so hard to build, I will help you move quickly and efficiently toward a resolution and better tomorrow.”

  • Executives’ Club VIP Member
  • Hometown: Jamestown, ND
  • Education: UND School of Law
  • Cheryl Bergian Law, Founder, 2012
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Jason Orloske
Founder and Owner Bridge The Gap Consulting, LLCMember since May 13, 2020

BTG was started with the mission to Bridge the Gap between organizational vision and reality.  I’m passionate about helping companies, teams and individuals be successful and deliver value.  My commitment is to help simplify the complex.

At the end of the day, I call myself a “Helper.”

My Values Include:

  • Create More Value Than I Capture – I help companies deliver their big, audacious goals that allow them to grow.  I’m here to create far greater value than I capture in compensation.
  • Harness the Power of Teams to Color Outside the Lines – sometimes a situation requires we look at alternatives to solve complex problems.  Harness the collective wisdom and power of the team to color outside the lines.
  • Communication is My Customer Service – and it’s market driven!  I communicate frequently, clearly, and honestly with our clients and teams.  I’m not afraid to have tough conversations and will offer options whenever possible.
  • Be Better, Not Bigger – The question I ask is, what can I do to make my business better?  By asking this instead of how I can grow my business larger, I focus on my client’s success and ensure they are meeting their strategic goals and maximize value.  I’m usually the quiet one who’s internally motivated to make a difference without shouting!
  • Keep Agile at All Times – processes are great for consistency and repeatability.  However, they are not unbreakable rules to be followed.  Processes are tailored to each company and team, understanding organizational agility and process flexibility are critical to ever-evolving business landscapes.
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  • Hometown: Hastings, MN
  • Education: U of Wisconsin – River Falls; U of Mary
  • BTG Consulting, Founder, 2018
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Landon Vogel
President and Founder Prairie Ag ProductsMember since August 3, 2023

Landon is a Fargo Business Entrepreneur who founded Prairie Ag Products in the summer of 2019. Growing up in and around the Ag Industry, Vogel has always enjoyed working in Ag and been fascinated with everything Farming! Being directly involved in the Ag Industry has been a great experience now working with Grain Testing and Grading Equipment, along with the day to day Industrial Supplies Products.

  • Executives’ Club VIP Member
  • Leadership Unfiltered Committee Member
  • Hometown: Buchanan, ND
  • Education: MSUM
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Beverly Boone
CEO Boone Charitable FoundationClub Member since August 19, 2020

Experienced Executive Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the philanthropy and Nonprofit industries. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations Management, Leadership Development, and Networking; graduate of the University of North Dakota.

In the 1980’s she learned the potato brokerage business from her father and was one of few female potato brokers in the state. After a long career in education, she moved to Fargo to continue her 20yr role as CEO of the Boone Charitable Foundation. The Boone Charitable Foundations gives generous donations to area schools, causes and organizations. In 2019 Beverly also accepted a position in Donor Development at New Life Center in Fargo.

  • Executives’ Club PLATINUM MEMBER
  • Hometown: Grafton, ND
  • Education: University of North Dakota
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Thomas M Stadum
Founder, CEO, Wealth Advisor Fjell CapitalMember since September 13, 2020

Working to radically change the trajectory of entrepreneurs, their families, their businesses, and their teams.

“Let’s be real, everyone has money problems, no matter who you are. This is true for many reasons and is a massive grey cloud over most people walking around. I’ve worked with hundreds of families and know firsthand that doing money well is hard, but worth it. Furthermore, our world has never needed entrepreneurs more; to innovate and to create jobs and livelihoods for our communities heading into the years ahead. Yet, the stress and toll of entrepreneurship are heavy, just ask an entrepreneur. We work day in and day out to support the families and companies we work for, giving them the confidence and clarity they need to forge on and continue to create value so that at the end of the day they can go home and be with their families.

What is wealth? Wealth is being present and content with wherever you are with whoever is in front of you, not your net worth. My aim is for every person to be happy with money. Because, at the end of the day, we all just want to be happy.” – Tom

As a third-generation financial advisor, Tom Stadum carries on the tradition of his grandfather and father by delivering comprehensive financial plans, prudent investment strategies, and timely service. 

Prior to founding Fjell Capital in 2020, Tom worked as a wealth advisor at UBS for more than seven years. He holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor designation, Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation, and FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Tom graduated from NDSU College of Business with a degree in Finance. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, racing sailboats, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Camila, and their children, Lucy and Boden.

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  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: North Dakota State University
  • Fjell Capital, Founder, since 2020
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Shaun Engelsrud
Owner Dakota Water ConditioningMember since October 27, 2020

I grew up in Detroit Lakes, MN, where I was active in sports, hunting, summer and winter activities. I have been in the FM area for over 20 years and so happy to be apart of this thriving community.

I am a Water Professional with Dakota Water Conditioning in West Fargo, ND. Dakota Water Conditioning is locally owned FULL service water management company and we specialize in all types of water issues, whether it’s Iron, Hardness, Chlorine/Chloramine, “Rotten Egg” smell, Arsenic, Tannins, Bacteria, etc. we can fix it. We carry over 20 products that will provide perfect water for any situation. Our residential softeners and drinking water systems come with a 5 year warranty and we stand behind everything we install.

Whether it’s new construction, a remodel, seasonal, or commercial, our softeners and treatment systems can handle it. We carry and install a line of commercial softeners and filtration systems that can handle any application. Whether it be farm operations, boilers, apartment buildings, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, car washes, salons, etc. our systems can be sized and set to provide perfect water for your needs

I would be more than happy to answer any questions and provide a free water analysis to anyone who is wondering about their water, I can be reached at 701-552-0969 or

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Julie Halverson
Sales Manager iDigital Outdoor & MediaMember since November 24, 2020

I worked at Newman Outdoor for 14 years as an Account Executive, until moving to iDigital Outdoor as the Sales Manager in September 2020.  I have been an Ambassador with the FMWF Chamber for over 10 years.

iDigital Outdoor works one-on-one with companies and Advertising Agencies to develop innovative advertising campaigns that make a difference. We’re locally-owned, on the grow, and working hard to create the largest independent network of digital, and traditional billboards in the Midwest. Our mission is to install digital billboards in high-visibility, well-travelled corridors and city streets, allowing our clients to make the most impact possible with their money.
We look forward to working with you on developing a strategy to reach motorists with your local, regional, or national advertising campaign, and we can’t wait for you to experience the thrill of digital billboard advertising!
Please let me know if I can provide you locations and pricing for your company. Currently we have billboards from Minnesota to Wyoming. 

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Chris Poer
Market Director Thrivent FinancialMember since November 30, 2020

Each of us has a purpose in life. We fulfill that purpose best when serving others and enriching lives.

Through hard work, dedication, and inspiring other’s, we can all choose very intentionally to make a difference. First, in our own lives and then in the lives of others. To connect people with others who can help them achieve their own goals and dreams takes passion and spirit.

I always seek to meet people where they are, not where I am. I want to understand the goals, dreams, and desires of each person I meet in order to help them achieve their greatest level of success both professionally and personally.

– To lead a “best in class” team of passionate financial advisors who make a daily impact.
– To be present and available for my family and the people I love and care about.
– To live a life of generosity and giving back to my community and the people in it.

  • Hometown: Twin Valley, MN
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Cassie Temple
Founder and Owner Beyond MarketingMember Since December 3, 2020

I’m going to tell you a little story about how Beyond Marketing came to be. It was, quite literally, an accident. In 2019 I was at Thai Orchid (YUM, right?) in Moorhead with a committee for the Moorhead Businesses Association. I was already managing my friend’s Facebook business page for fun + a little creativity that I had been missing. A friend of mine was at this same meeting (Hi, Cindy) and we got talking about what I was doing for my other friend’s Facebook page. She asked if I would meet with one of her company’s board of directors to take on their social media. I almost said no. Imposter syndrome was alive + well. But, I enjoy torture so I said yes and put myself in a very uncomfortable situation. I’ve been handling their socials for 2+ years and it’s the best decision (in business, my husband and daughter are pretty cool) I’ve made. From there, two clients turned to four. Then Covid hit and four turned to seven. And it hasn’t stopped…I’m so grateful to my clients for trusting me to tell their stories, show off their brand, and display their work. I’m biased – but I have the absolute best clients. I am so glad you’re here and I’m looking forward to meeting you!

  • Executives’ Club VIP Member
  • Executives’ Club Leadership Council
  • Executives’ Club Associate Director
  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: Valley City State University
  • Beyond Marketing, Founder, since 2019
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Brad Ness
Founder and President S&S Promotional Group, Inc.Member Since February 3, 2021

Brad and his wife Deanna founded S&S Promotional in 1981 and the Commemorative Firearms division the following year. Brad completed his B.A. at Concordia, where he also served on their National Alumni Board.

At S&S Promotional Group, we are a full service promotional products company with creative promotions to help clients reach goals. We have in house design services, embroidery, screen printing and more. Our firearms division will create a custom commemorative for your community or organization for fundraising.

S&S lives by our core values of:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Integrity
  • I Care
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Teamwork

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Greg Peterson
President and Owner B&G Beverages, Inc. | Ace Beer & Liquors | Town Hall BarMember since February 8, 2021

Town Hall Bar has been in this community for 85+ years, Small town feel with great prices.

“Ace, we are the Little Round Liquor Store with a Drive Through!”

Town Hall Bar and Ace Beer and Liquors are both located at 1st Street and Main Ave in West Fargo.

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Josh Hutchins
Franchise Owner Two Men and a Truck; Fargo + MankatoMember since February 8, 2021

Josh was born in Wisconsin and moved to Rochester, MN after meeting his now wife Stephanie. His career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK started in 2014 in Rochester, MN. He started on the trucks as a driver and worked many different positions before moving his family to the Fargo area and opening TWO MEN AND A TRUCK- Fargo. Josh is a husband and father of two. When he is not in the office or building work relationships, he can be found in the hunting blind or ice fishing shanty. Josh’s favorite thing about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the sense of family throughout the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK system and especially his franchise. Josh’s biggest word of advice for customers is to start the planning process early to ensure there are no surprises.

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Stephanie Larscheid
Executive Director Prairie Family Business AssociationMember since February 9, 2021

Stephanie has served as Executive Director of Prairie Family Business Association since 2015. She has a proven record of building relationships with members and developing programs that add value to family businesses. Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University Ivy College of Business and a MBA from the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business.

An Iowa native, Stephanie has a background in nonprofit work, and her portfolio includes active participation in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and work with organizations such as the University of Iowa Foundation, Family Visitation Center and Principal Financial Group. She also has third-generation experience in a family business. Most recently, Larscheid served as director of major and planned giving at Augustana University.

Prairie Family Business Association provides a resource network for family business success. We help family businesses thrive through generations.

Prairie Family Business Association’s Core Values

  • Professional: We operate in a highly professional manner. From our written communication to our verbal communication and everything in between.
  • Focused: We are focused on our mission each day by striving to provide high value to our members.
  • Building Connections: We help families navigate the complexities of being in business together. Connections are established among fellow members, sponsors and advisors.
  • Above and Beyond: We deliver on the needs of families and provide them with valuable resources. Customer service is important to us.
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Cal Braun
Independent Agent Integrity First InsuranceMember since March 25, 2021

I am a proud Shriner and member of the El Zagal Director’s Staff motorcycle corp parade and competition team. Not only do I love to raise money to support Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, I love the camaraderie that it brings. I also love to hunt, fish, ride motorcycle and camp with family and friends.

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Brittney Hogan
Operations and Business Development LivewireMember since May 18, 2021

Brittney is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Nonprofit sector. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Fundraising, Management, and Report Writing. I have a passion for grant writing! Strong business development professional with an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) focused in Human Services, General from Bismarck State College. I have a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Minot State University.

Livewire was founded in 1999 by Kent Kolstad in Alexandria, Minnesota. From the start, Kent aimed to supply our region with world-class audio, video, lighting, scenery and staging for corporate events, conferences, non-profit galas, concerts, and theatrical events, of all shapes and sizes.

In our 23+ years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of event planners to bring high-quality, impactful, successful events to life. Livewire is now based in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota, with a constant presence throughout the North’s greatest cities including Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Sioux Falls, Bismarck, St. Cloud, and Alexandria.

  • Hometown: Minot, ND
  • Education: Bismarck State College
  • Livewire, Business Development, since 2022
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Jeffrey Missling
CEO and Executive VP North Dakota Farm BureauMember since May 28, 2021

CEO of the North Dakota Farm Bureau since 2005, Jeff previously worked for the Minnesota Farm Bureau, the University of Minnesota Extension Office, Cargill and other ag-related businesses.

He grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near Jeffers, MN and holds a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business Management from South Dakota State University, as well as a Masters in International Management from the University of Maryland. 

The North Dakota Farm Bureau advocates for farmers and ranchers. The mission of NDFB is to enhance the livelihood of all North Dakota individuals, families and communities by advocating for agriculture, our state’s largest, most important economic sector.

November 19-20, 1942, Farm Bureau officially organized in Valley City, with Charter members from 21 county Farm Bureaus represented the voting body at that first meeting. Today, the organization has more than 27,000 members, and 50 organized county Farm Bureaus. The foundation on which the organization was built – a grassroots, member-driven structure – remains solid. 

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Jason Berg
Owner and General Manager Buffalo River SpeedwayClub Member since June 3, 2021

I started watching the races when I was about 10-years-old, going to the Red River Valley Speedway by going with my aunt and uncle. 

Back then, the cars were basically either hobby stocks or late models. I had two uncles that raced — Clinton Berg  and Jim Fischer. Jim really got me hooked on racing. He taught me to build cars and do weekly maintenance/repairs.

After Jim retired from racing, I was asked to work on the track doing line-ups on yellow flags. I did that for several years and had a blast.

I worked my way up to Assistant Flagman, and after learning from one of the best in the area (Jim Smith) I became Head Flagman at the Red River Valley Speedway when he retired. Serving in this role was one my favorite racing experiences to date. I have since worked as a Competition Director/Head Flagman at several tracks in the area including Red River Valley Speedway, Buffalo River Speedway, Norman County Raceway, I-94 Speedway and Greenbush Race Park.

I also had the opportunity to work as an official for great events and series around the area including WOO Sprint Cars and WOO Late Model Events at the Red River Valley Speedway, and the Red River Coop Speedway in Winnepeg, Jamestown Speedway, and local series NLRA and NOSA. About the only track I haven’t flagged yet is the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. 

About Buffalo River Race Park:
Established in 1955, Buffalo River Race Park was one of the earliest dirt tracks in the upper Midwest to offer weekly racing. The Buffalo River Race Park opened as the Fargo-Moorhead Speedway in 1955 as a quarter-mile dirt track. From 1964 to 1967, the quarter-mile track was paved. Since 1968, the track has maintained a dirt surface. Over the years, the track has also operated under the names F-M Speedway, Fargo Motor Speedway, Glyndon Speedway, and Buffalo River Speedway. In 2007, it was renamed Buffalo River Race Park when general manager Kevin Nathe took the helm. 

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Brett Colliton
Regional Managing Partner J. Galt

We Help Small Businesses Optimize Cashflow and Manage Growth

The 7-Step Funding Blueprint to Obtain Business Credit with No Personal Guarantee or Credit Check

HOW WE DO IT: We help you meet lender and credit issuer approval standards BEFORE you apply to absolutely improve your chances of getting approved. We also help you build business credit for your EIN that’s not linked to your SSN without a personal guarantee or credit check. Plus, we also help you access all legitimate business loans and credit lines in one place.

WHY IT WORKS: There’s more capital available for businesses today than ever before. But most business owners don’t know how or where to get it. At J. Galt, we’ve combined technology with certified credit analysts to help you get the most money at the best terms. By helping you qualify, obtaining business credit to make you more lendable, even when you can’t get other financing, and accessing all loans and credit lines in one place. You can get the money you need when you need it.

> Fundability and Credibility Setup to Meet Approval Standards
> Business Credit Building
> Business Credit Monitoring
> Business Financing through Loans and Credit Lines

If our membership can help you or your client, let’s connect.

About Brett:

  • Education: Montana State University – Bozeman
  • Hometown: West Fargo, ND
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Aaron Stoe
Vice-President Skaff Apartments, Inc.Member since September 30, 2021

Aaron holds a B.S. in Agriculture and Food Business Management and spent over a decade in the industry, 7 yrs as an Agronomist with CHS, Kindred and 4 yrs as Asst VP of Farm Management with US Bank, before joining the family business of his wife, Julie Skaff, in 2012.

Skaff Apartments was founded in 1957 by Sam F. Skaff. From the very beginning, Skaff has taken pride in its family approach to its residents.

“We offer a wide variety of rental homes including apartments, townhomes, twin homes, and houses. We are dedicated to providing Value, Variety and Extraordinary Service to our residents. Discover for yourself the sophistication of both our vintage & modern Fargo-Moorhead communities. All of which are closely located to the interstate, shopping, entertainment & restaurants, and the convenience & excitement this city has to offer. Skaff Apartments is sure to astound you with a personal experience only found through this family owned company.  From basic, to retro-chic, to luxurious, Skaff Apartments has a home waiting for you. Call our office today to schedule an appointment. We will take care of you!”

  • Hometown: Roseau, MN
  • Education: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Skaff Apartments, VP, since 2021
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Tim Meyer
Senior Director Sanford AirMed and F-M AmbulanceMember since October 15, 2021

Tim is a Hillsboro, ND native, graduate of University of Mary and veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1985 through 1989, including 2 years aboard the USS Florida Trident Class nuclear submarine.

“I was a Navy Corpsman and did ambulance work at Camp Pendleton. When I returned to Fargo, I wanted to continue to work in a field where I could make a difference. I am very fortunate to be involved with two of the finest EMS organizations in the country. As Sanford Health’s Senior Director of EMS Operations, I am responsible for F-M Ambulance Service and for the medical staff of Sanford AirMed.”

Sanford AirMed is a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) Accredited hospital based air-ambulance service where I manage the clinical and operational performance of a rotor-wing and fixed-wing air-ambulance system. Sanford AirMed has five bases in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. F-M Ambulance Service (FMA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanford Health, is an advanced life support (ALS) ambulance service operating in Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN, West Fargo, ND, and many other communities in Cass County (ND) and Clay County (MN). FMA also operates Thief River Falls Area Ambulance Service in Thief River Falls, MN and Hillsboro Ambulance Service in my home town of Hillsboro, ND. 

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  • Hometown: Hillsboro, North Dakota
  • Education: U Mary, US Navy
  • Sanford Health,  Paramedic to Sr. Director, since 1997
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Natalie Sparrow
Founder and Owner Natalie Sparrow Management and Ultimate Image, LLCMember Since: 12.22.2021

Natalie launched Ultimate Image in 1999, Ultimate Image Model and Talent Management in 2001 and Natalie Sparrow Management in 2012.

“With over 25yrs of experience in the modeling/acting/fashion/makeup world, I bring you an experience in the industry unlike anyone else (and anywhere else). I will help guide, direct, lead, inspire and bring you experiences that will create lifelong memories. I cannot promise to make you a star (If only I had a crystal ball), however I can promise you to make some incredible memories with some amazing experiences in the modeling, tv/film, print and makeup artist industries. I hope to meet you soon!”

In 2006, Natalie received the honor of winning the YWCA Women of The Year Award for “Business That Empowers Women”.

Updated 7 months ago.
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Shari Isaak
Owner Advanced Hospitality, Inc. | Expressway Suites, FargoMember since January 3, 2022

Shari graduated Minot State University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education, leading her to found Isaak Studios in 2007 and become the only full Level 2 Stott Pilates Certified Instructor in ND. Shari recently became Owner of Advanced Hospitality, Inc., which owns and operates Expressway Suites in Fargo.

Personal training certified since 1998
Group fitness certified since 1986
Stott Pilates certified since 2003 
World conference participant since 1990
Added High Speed Training to Isaak Studios in 2016
Attended Workshops for Neurological Conditions and training with Pilates (40 hours)
Classes and Personal Training available
Coached basketball , volleyball and track

Updated 2 months ago.
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Crystal Nelson
Founder and Owner Fargo Ergonomics and Alter ErgoMember Since January 15, 2022

Crystal is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist – Level II, Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist and the owner of Fargo Ergonomics. She graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Mary and has certifications in functional capacity evaluations, functional job assessments, and pre-work screens/post-offer employment testing. Crystal is an expert in work-related injury prevention for every workplace, including industrial, manufacturing, healthcare and office environments. Her experience as an occupational therapist and and her expertise in the treatment of upper extremity injuries fuels her passion to help people prevent the onset of musculoskeletal disorders. Teaching and educating others is what Crystal loves to do. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Mary – Fargo Campus for doctoral level occupational therapy program. Crystal Founded Fargo Ergonomics in 2016 and its’ sister company Alter Ergo in 2021.

Our Mission: Provide high quality ergonomic assessments to reduce the number of work-related injuries which will help workers feel happier and healthier and help companies prosper and grow.

  • Executives’ Club Leadership Council 
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Jon McTaggart
Executive Consultant The Platinum GroupClub Member since April 1, 2022

For more than 35 years, I’ve founded, built and grown successful companies and non-profit organizations, across the U.S., in several sectors including healthcare, education, hunger relief and media. In 2021, I retired from American Public Media Group after 10 years as CEO.  Now my passion is helping founders, owners and CEOs who are seeking new paths to grow their business, confronting real disruption and navigating high-risk, high-value transitions.

As a founder, small business owner and former CEO, myself, I now work as an independent and confidential advisor directly assisting entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders to start, grow, turnaround, and sell their businesses.  I also teach the capstone course for seniors in the Entrepreneurship Program of the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College.

  • Executives’ Club VIP Member
  • Hometown: Frazee, MN
  • Education: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Bemidji State University
  • Platinum Group, Executive Consultant, since 2022
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JT Froning
VP of Business Development Legacy Plumbing, LLCMember since June 2, 2022

Experienced Sales Specialist with skills in customer service, team building, culture & leadership. I’m an ideas machine that pairs well with executors. I’m a sales professional who believes in the true power of positive relationships. I believe feedback is the breakfast of champions & culture eats strategy for lunch, daily.

Since 2021, JT has served on the leadership team at Legacy Plumbing, LLC of Fargo and is also a partner in their property investment group. Community-minded, he also serves on the BIO Girls Impact Committee, is a FMWF Chamber Ambassador, an Assistant Coach with the WF Panthers and a Member of FarGo Givers. 

  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: Minnesota State Community & Technical College
  • Legacy Plumbing, VP-Business Development, since 2021
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Will Cromarty
Founder and CEO KirkwallMember since June 21, 2022

Will Cromarty is the CEO and Founder of Kirkwall, a Fargo-based cybersecurity software firm founded to 

Will is a former CIA officer and national security subject-matter expert in aerospace and satellite systems, space/counterspace weapons system counterproliferation, and aerospace-sector geopolitics; he serves as Executive Director of The Museum Incubator, a STEM-education focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Will is a Fellow at The Explorers Club and the Royal Astronomical Society, a National Eagle Scout Association World Explorer, and a past invited lecturer at NASA, USCG NAVCEN, USFS, The UAS Summit, the American Geographical Society, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Fargo Air Museum where his private collection of Cold War Space Race artifacts is on display. Will is a competitive ultramarathon runner and pistol instructor; he is currently training as a Muay Thai fighter while pursuing his solo skydiver license, FAA Part 107 drone pilot license, PADI Divemaster certification, and PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.

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  • Hometown: Alexandria, VA
  • Education: New York University; George Mason University;
  • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School; University of Mary
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Brian Bestge
Founder and CEO Mobile ProMember Since September 6, 2022

Brian loves his job and loves the fact that every client becomes more than a client; they become part of our Mobile Pro family.  Every company needs a 30,000 foot view guy and Brian is ours.  With over 20 years of production experience, he has worked with so many types of production projects and seen how the industry has evolved from live in-person to an emphasis on virtual presentations.  Something no one knows about him is that Brian wants to own a cheese store someday.  Cheese curds, anyone?

Mobile Pro, formerly known as Studio 7 Productions Inc., was founded in 2003 and has been serving our area for over 15 years.

“We have served hundreds of clients in all types of projects. Our professional staff have over 30 years of broadcast and production experience. Our services include video production, pre/post production, as well as script writing, event production, and now LED video screen rental. We serve customers in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls as well as the surrounding areas.”

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  • Hometown: Valley City, North Dakota
  • Education: Brown College
  • Mobile Pro, Founder, since 2003
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Kelsey Rasco
Founder Haus of DashClub Member since October 19, 2022

Hometown: Hutchinson, MN

Education: MN State Community & Technical College; S. New Hampshire University

Haus of Dash, Founder, since 2019


Meet Kelsey Rasco, aka Mama Dash- “I’ve always been told I was materialistic and sensitive like it’s a bad thing. Turns out, both of those traits have filled my home and business but in the best ways. Working in fine art galleries for over 12 years of my youth, I’ve found an intense love for beautiful things which sparked an intentionally curated personal collection of mine. My hope is that everyone would fall madly in love with everyday objects because life is too short for boring shit. Every moment is sacred and we should treat it as such. We should be drinking coffee out of our favorite mugs, using the perfume or fragrance that makes us feel our best and always cuddle with the best throw blanket in the house. Steal it from your kids if you must. With all this love and desperate attempt to rewrite the description of materialism, Haus of Dash was created straight from the depths of my heart, a glass of wine and the basic human trait called grit.

Our Mission: Haus of Dash succors you in filling your sacred spacewith shameless design. We defy societal design constructs to help you fill your sacred space with the sh*t you really want.

Our Vision: is stimulating inspirational design one conversation at a time.

Updated 6 months ago.
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Andy Nelson
President Fargo Glass & PaintMember since October 22, 2022

Andy joined Fargo Glass & Paint in 2016, after spending 18yrs in management with the family-owned Lavelle Company, including 18 months after the purchase by Parksite. Andy stepped into the role of President of Fargo Glass & Paint in 2020, just one year after the company become 100% employee-owned.

Fargo Glass & Paint Company Founder, E.J. Schonberg was fond of calling his company “The Friendly House”, the son of Swedish immigrants, Schonberg founded the Fargo Plate Glass Company in 1917 with $10,000 of borrowed money and absolutely no experience in the glass business.

The brand-new company announced itself to Fargo in an advertisement placed in the Fargo Forum newspaper on February 5, 1917.  The ad claimed, “We know we’ll never get any more than we earn or deserve, and we expect to hustle for all we get!”.

We have a long-standing belief that the success of Fargo Glass and Paint Company is due to employees buying into the attributes the Company was founded on.  It is also believed that the success of the Company should then be shared with employees who are key components in creating Company success. This Company belief of sharing with the employees came full circle in 2019 when Fargo Glass and Paint Company became 100% Employee Owned.

Fargo Glass and Paint Company currently has five locations to serve its customer base throughout the upper Midwest.  Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Fargo Glass and Paint Company has branches in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minot & Bismarck, North Dakota along with a retail store located in Fargo, ND.

  • Hometown: Moorhead, MN
  • Education: Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Fargo Glass & Paint, President, since 2020
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Ryan Fritz
Founder and CEO Office Sign CompanyMember since November 16, 2022

Ryan founded Office Sign Company – designers and fabricators of custom office door signs, wayfinding signs, room signs and unique interior signs for demanding professionals – from his basement, in 2008.

Today, Ryan and his team of 30+ are also focused on giving back to the Fargo-Moorhead region through our service to the individuals and organizations that make our community so special. One of the values of Office Sign Company is service which includes serving our customers, service our employees, and serving our community. We have been blessed with the opportunity to produce thousands of beautiful office signs for businesses in Fargo, but beyond the signs we produce for these customers, we also feel a sense of pride in knowing that we have contributed to the betterment of the city we reside in through the donations, sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities that are company has given back.
A sister company called sells apparel, artwork, gifts, and more that are designed with Fargo, ND in mind. Ryan also founded, promoting and archiving children’s artwork by creating museum-quality childrens art reproductions, posters and canvas prints.

Ryan has also been a freelance artist for the past 30yrs. Check out his art and paintings at

  • Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Education: MN State Community & Technical College
  • Office Sign Company, Founder, since 2008
Updated 2 months ago.
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Katherine Kiernan
Founder and Owner Aspire Realty | Sterling Grace, Inc.Member since December 31, 2022

My passion in anything that I’ve done professionally has always grown from the relationships I have formed with my clients. Professionally my career has always been in a Finance focused role. From my first professional experiences at Merrill Lynch as a Client Associate, to an expansive career within banking in roles ranging from Personal Banking to Human Resources to Branch Management the one thing that has always propelled me is forming long-lasting, trust based relationships with all of my clients regardless of their financial standing or personal situations.

This love and passion for the client and the long term picture that recognizes “what we do today will have a long-term, lasting effect” was the catalyst that sent me into the real estate realm. It is my true belief that Real Estate is one of the best wealth harvesting and supporting arenas that one can invest their money in. However, it is one of the most dangerous as well. One bad investment decision can be financially crippling. I have seen this in the past with clients and I have seen that when this situation arrives my banking clients have felt lost.

With this client driven perspective, I dove head first into Realty to assist our clients and loved ones in avoiding these situations head on but also for people to have and advocate to call should they find themselves in this position. This is our passion and all that we strive to for; and when your passion meets your purpose the path is clear and unwavering.

  • Hometown: Wanamingo, Minnesota
  • Education: University of Wisconsin – Stout; Metro State University
  • Aspire Realty, Owner, since 2014
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Jaymes O’Pheron
Owner and Founder Catalytic ConversationsMember since March 3, 2023

Greetings friend, my name is Jaymes O’Pheron.

Yep, Jaymes with a wye– or as I like to say – Jaymes with a why. “Why” is one of my favorite questions, and Iʼm an expert in asking questions.

I started out as a freelance web developer, though. I was good at it; I enjoyed the intellectual challenge. But I found myself burning out. In the process of exploring why and resolving the underlying issues, I discovered a passion for helping other nerds not kill themselves. As I gained experience, I found myself gravitating towards coaching other developers and helping them develop their skills more effectively. I particularly found satisfaction in leveraging my experience working 100% remotely and my communication expertise to help others make authentic connections online, even outside my industry.

Similarly, in my obsession (my wife might say addiction) with Toastmasters I’ve found myself gaining more fulfillment and satisfaction from coaching other speakers than from doing speeches myself — despite the fact that I love giving speeches. I also volunteer a great deal with and help lead addiction and recovery ministries, and then draw from that and my own experience with recovery to constantly help those around me.

When I realized all these things, it clicked for me, and I discovered that while web development was what I did, coaching is who I am. Now, I’m pivoting my focus from being a web developer to serving web developers, other remote professionals, and hybrid communities. There is a huge need right now with digital burnout on the rise and soft skills becoming not only a necessary edge in competitive markets but also becoming increasingly critical for survival. Depression is not just lost productivity.

So let me ask you a question.

How are you doing? Really doing? (‘Fine’ doesnʼt count. In all my experience, I have never encountered someone who was purely, truly, just ‘fine.’)

Do you want to do better?

Let’s talk about hope, solutions, and your future.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you. 🙂

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  • Hometown: Aberdeen, Washington
  • Catalytic Conversations, Founder, since 2020
  • Certified John Maxwell Team Coach, since 2020
  • Fidelitas Web Creations, Founder, since 2018
Updated 3 months ago.
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Shannon Full
President and CEO Fargo Moorhead West Fargo ChamberMember since March 7, 2023

A proven, passionate thought leader in developing and implementing strategy, building complex collaborations, executing innovative approaches, developing and leveraging relationships and partnerships, and developing impactful teams.

I have had the pleasure of leading Chambers/Economic Development organizations for the last 20 years.

I have spent my professional career facilitating complex situations, leveraging relationships and resources toward a common goal, influencing decision makers, effectively creating and delivering communications to diverse stakeholders, assessing current landscape, developing strategies for success and effectively implementing change.

I am a life-longer learner that strives for continual improvement, transformation and excellence. I lead with insatiable energy, an open mind, and captivating courage.

Areas of strength for me are external and community affairs, stakeholder engagement, strategic partnerships and collaborations, fund development and stakeholder engagement, inclusive strategy development and leadership development.

My strongest skills are leading and empowering a team, establishing collaborations and relationships, interpersonal communications, community affairs and public relations, public speaking and presentations, organizational management, relationship building, developing solution-based strategies, and creating and implementing dynamic vision.

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  • Hometown: Grantsburg, Wisconsin
  • Education: University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
  • FMWF Chamber, CEO, since 2020
Updated 3 months ago.
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Amanda Ridley
President & Owner Event BadgerMember since March 15, 2023

Hello there! Let’s chat about events! I am someone who is passionate about creating engaging and memorable experiences for attendees. As an event badge expert, I have the knowledge and experience to help you create the perfect badge for your event.

I am an experienced Production Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the printing industry. Skilled in Photography, Customer Service, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Project Management from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.


“As a badge expert, working in a very niche business has been truly fulfilling because nobody else in the world has a job like mine! My passion for the events industry continues to grow as Event Badger grows.”
  • Executives’ Club Associate Director
  • Executives’ Club Leadership Council
  • Hometown: Bismarck, ND
  • Education: MSUM; Bismarck State College
  • Event Badger, President, since 2023
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James Hendricks
Financial Advisor Member since June 5, 2023

I grew up in a football family. I watched my dad make a name for himself as the head coach and activities director growing up as the youngest of three in Bemidji, Minnesota.

My older brother, Mitch, was a three-year starting quarterback at Division III Gustavus Adolphus College, and my dad was a national scoring and rushing champion, 1985 NSIC co-Offensive Player of the Year, and NAIA All-America running back for Minnesota State Moorhead.

Throughout my college career, I was passionate about the game and more importantly our program. Therefore, I learned how to play defense, offense, special teams, quarterback, free safety, and strong safety which led to success for myself and more importantly for our team.

“What makes that young man so special and so productive is that when the pads go on and you are playing real football there are ten other guys on the field that know they can count on James to do his job, get aligned. He makes everyone around him better, and his football IQ, and just overall instincts and savvy are some of the best I’ve…I don’t want to say some of the best, they are the best I’ve ever seen; the best I’ve ever been around. James simply makes his football team better. Period.” – Coach Braun

I loved it all, so I did it what was best for the program, but it wasn’t always easy. Early in my collegiate career I had to decide whether to stay with my team as a backup in hopes of getting more playing time in the future or to transfer. Upon reflecting on who I was and how I wanted to show up I chose to stay with my team and become someone that the team could rely on wherever I was needed most. When I had the decision of whether or not to pursue a pro career in the NFL, I had to reflect and seek council from my coaches and experts. I couldn’t have made the right decision for me, the decision to walk away, without their expert insights. Closing out my career as national champions was a storybook ending and allowed me to apply the same drive, passion, and perseverance from football to other areas of my life like the work I was doing as a college financial representative.

Now as a full-time financial advisor I love helping individuals, families, and businesses tackle their various priorities and dynamics to help them come up with unique solutions for their financial planning journey. Northwestern Mutual allows me to utilize my inquisitive mindset that I established through my collegiate career playing football to benefit the clients that I work alongside.

Just like on the field, our team prides in our ability to follow through on our word and work hard to build strong relationships that are built on trust. If you are going to trust us with your financial future, we want you to know that we are in this together and we are going to come up with a plan that works and is going to help get you to where you want to go.

In all our lives there are times when we are better off seeking an expert. When we don’t realize what is possible because of what we don’t know. There are things we don’t do very well but someone else does. Now is the time to get help. Now is the time to seek an expert.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Laetitia Mizero Hellerud
Executive Director Jeremiah Program Fargo-MoorheadMember since August 18, 2023

Laetitia Mizero Hellerud is the Executive Director of Jeremiah Program’s Fargo-Moorhead campus. She is a seasoned leader with over 27 years of professional experience working with minoritized and underrepresented populations.

A 24-year resident of the Fargo-Moorhead community, Mizero Hellerud has spent her career and much of her life supporting women and children through forward-thinking leadership, program management, community engagement, advocacy, and equity-driven principles. After a decade of advocating for Head Start families and coordinating the statewide settlement of new refugees, she has most recently led policy and systems change and advanced gender, racial, and socio-economic inclusion as a published author, Bush Foundation Fellow, board member, and leader in North Dakota, South Dakota, and northwestern Minnesota. This work has also been critical to Mizero Hellerud’s intercultural consulting practice in the areas of diversity, equity, access, belonging, immigrant issues, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. A well-traveled leader, she brings her holistic worldview to any space and project she is engaged in.

Mizero Hellerud holds an M.S. in management from the University of Mary, Fargo, and an executive certificate from Harvard University’s program Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading for Change.

She and her husband, Mark, live in North Dakota and Minnesota. Their blended family includes two adult children (Yann and Nicole) and a springer spaniel named Laurel.

Updated 1 month ago.
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Yvette Reyes
Owner FM Aerial & Movement Arts

I create opportunities for people in the area to explore different styles of movement such as pole dance and aerial arts. The focus is to increase body awareness and appreciation facilitated through small group interactions. We believe movement is an art, and to dance is to enhance quality of life.

Hometown: Crookston, MN

Education: Northland Community & Technical College

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Rod Marchand
President and CEO Marchand Retail Group, Inc.

Rod F. Marchand is the president and CEO of Marchand Retail Group, Inc. operating multiple businesses including retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. 

As a second generation, family-owned business operation, he is excited to welcome his sons into the transition of a third-generation ownership group. 

Rod is a proud husband and father of seven children and currently three grandchildren, dedicated to inspiring other entrepreneurs to seek out achieving their dreams and goals!  

Established in 1980, we are a family owned company which operates several businesses, including Retail, Wholesale, Ecommerce, and Real Estate Development and Management. Our mission statement “In every encounter and every interaction, we must leave the world a better place than we found it” sums up our management philosophy. 

Updated 2 weeks ago.
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Donald Ahlschlager
Branch Manager MMC, Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a commercial mechanical services contractor that is dedicated to designing, building, and installing the best mechanical solutions for your facility. Since 1963, we have been providing complete mechanical systems including HVAC, chiller and boiler systems, plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, and ongoing service and maintenance. MMC has an impressive portfolio of completed projects including the Mall of America, Target Center, Target Field, and the Xcel Energy Center. We have the knowledge and experience to design even the most complex mechanical systems for commercial facilities across the entire Midwest including Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Don has been with the company since 2014 and in the management position in Fargo since 2021.

Education: St. John’s University

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MacDalton Berns
Chief Executive Officer Absolute Studios

Absolute Studios is a full-service agency dedicated to helping businesses build their brands. Our team of strategic thinkers has all the tools to help tell your story across all platforms through consistent, cohesive campaigns. No matter your audience, we understand how they think and how to reach them. From our largest campaigns to our smallest projects, we strive to inject our work with creative that clicks, not just for the sake of being creative, but to communicate your message in a way your audience won’t soon forget.

Absolute Studios is an award-winning creative production team dedicated to helping results-driven professionals build brands with personality. We have the tools in-house to help tell your story across all platforms through consistent, cohesive campaigns.

It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it, where you say it, and to whom you say it to. With an unmatched commitment to building collaborative relationships with our client partners, we create content that clicks with your audiences and keeps them coming back for more.

Education: MN State University Moorhead; University of Mary

Updated 4 days ago.
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Hannah Bettenhausen
Founder 654 Business Strategies

654 Business Strategies is a business consulting and leadership coaching company dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes and industries achieve their goals.

As a seasoned professional with extensive experience in operations, leadership development, and strategic planning, I believe that every business has the potential to succeed and grow. Too often I see businesses struggle due to gaps in their operations, leadership, and the integration of ideas from their visionaries. Our mission is to help businesses overcome these challenges by providing customized solutions and guidance tailored to their specific needs.

We understand that every business is unique, and that’s why we take a personalized approach to consulting and coaching. We will work closely with you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, assess your needs, and develop a roadmap to help you achieve your goals. Whether you need help streamlining your operations, building a strong leadership team, or integrating ideas from your visionary, we have the expertise to help.

We work with b1usinesses across a wide range of industries, from startups to established companies, and our clients have seen measurable results in increased revenue, improved profitability, and enhanced organizational efficiency.

At 654 Business Strategies, we are committed to helping businesses thrive by providing innovative solutions and expert guidance. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business succeed.

Updated 3 days ago.
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Kurt McSparron
Founder The100, Inc.Club Member since August 14, 2015

Regardless of the topic of conversation at the clubhouse, Kurt can usually chime in with, “I used to do that!”, to which someone will typically reply…”Where haven’t you worked?”.

Farmhand; Pizza Guy; Bobcat Operator; Camera Operator; Taxi Driver; Bartender; Floor Director; Head Slicer; Playtown Leader; Store Manager; Dept. Manager; Sales Manager; Visual Display Coordinator; Member Representative; VP-Marketing; Business Development; Consultant; Owner; Founder; Owner; Founder; Partner; Partner; etc., etc., etc.,…but always willing to fill the position of General Laborer.

In 2010, Kurt accepted a “dream job”, that combined several of his passions; small business, entrepreneurship, growth, change and US politics. A few years of enthusiasm and success were lost to the bureaucracy and eye-opening realizations. On August 14, 2015, he left the position he’d once loved and put the idea of a local business, growth and leadership initiative on the table at a downtown Fargo coffee meeting. That morning, The 100, Inc. was formed, now doing business as The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead. 

Kurt’s title, today, he says is, simply…”student, helper, idea guy and connector”.

What is your favorite thing about your professional life? “Each day, I get to have impactful and powerful conversations with some of the area’s best business leaders, plus I get to lend a hand in their innovation, their creativity and, hopefully, their fulfillment.” 

Kurt has also held a seat on the Editorial Board of Fargo INC! Business Magazine since 2020. Today, the Executives’ Club, NELCO First Aid, Inc. and ProTek, Inc. operate from a non-descript bunker in West Fargo known as Grindstone, because, (from a favorite quote)…Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up, depends on what we’re made of.”

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  • Founding Member
  • Executives’ Club Leadership Council
  • Hometown: Grandin, North Dakota
  • Education: School of Communication Arts-Minneapolis
  • The Executives’ Club, Director, since 2015
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A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to these Members for their generous contributions…


  • Debra Asp

  • Mark Giddings

  • Darcy Pope-Fuchs

  • Harlan Goerger


$5,000 contribution

  • Beverly Boone

  • Matt Lachowitzer

  • DJ Colter



  • Josh Christy

  • Stu Stockmoe

  • Matthew Chaussee

  • Lisa Bortnem-Wiser

  • Cheryl Bergian

  • Landon Vogel

  • Cassie Temple

  • Jon McTaggart

  • Brett Colliton


$2500 10yr Membership

  • Ron Fuhrman | Liberty Business Systems

  • Todd Fisher | FF Fisher Sales & Leasing

  • Zach Paxton | Custom Graphics, Inc.

  • Scott Thuen | Thuen Studios

  • David Dietz | Preference Employment Solutions

  • Jim Buus | JBC Commercial Real Estate

  • Cindy Cole | Altel, Inc.

  • Tim Eissinger | Anne Carlsen Center

  • Rachael Boyer | The Authority Companies

  • Don Arvidson | Express Employment Professionals

  • Bill Erickson | Rapid Refill Ink

  • Michael Johnson | ClearPath Advisors

  • Sylvia Lunski | Design Direction

  • Dan Cash | Midwest Radio Fargo Moorhead

  • Sandra Vigen | Mama Ducks Cleaning Service

  • Shelle Hagen | Elite Therapeutic Massage

  • Miranda Burfeind | Phone-n-Fix

  • Sarah Koustrup | National Hospitality Services

  • Susan Hozak | Midwest Nest Magazine

  • Maddie Craig | Blue Cypher Bookkeeping

The Executives’ Club was founded on the morning of Friday, August 14, 2015, in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, with these individuals joining us on the following dates…

  1. WES HENRY 08/14/15
  2. Barry Dresser 08/17/15
  3. JOSH CHRISTY 08/17/15
  4. Don Grande 08/17/15
  5. Dean Vollmer 08/18/15
  6. RON FUHRMAN 08/18/15
  7. Doug Johnson 08/18/15
  8. Wayne Bradley 08/18/15
  9. Paul Hannaher 08/20/15
  10. DEBRA ASP 08/21/15
  11. Ben Meland 08/21/15
  12. Julie Belch 08/21/15
  13. Neil Blanchard 08/21/15
  14. TODD FISHER 08/24/15
  15. Jeff Frey 08/24/15
  16. Guy Nelson 08/24/15
  17. Lonnie Laffen 08/25/15
  18. Jeremiah Johnson 8/25/15
  19. MARK GIDDINGS 08/25/15
  20. Jim Kasper 08/25/15
  21. Jon Kungel 08/26/15
  22. TOM KADING 08/27/15
  23. NOLEN BERTSCH 08/27/15
  24. Cami Lee 08/27/15
  25. Jake Joraanstad 08/28/15
  26. Harlan Goerger 08/28/15
  27. RICK BERG 08/28/15
  28. Patrick Emerson 08/28/15
  29. DARCY POPE-FUCHS 9/03/15
  30. Jorin Johnson 09/01/15
  31. BOB GIBB 09/02/15
  32. KRISTI LARKIN 09/03/15
  33. ZACH PAXTON 09/03/15
  34. Steve Koep 09/03/15
  35. Vince Wuebker 09/09/15
  36. SCOTT THUEN 09/10/15
  37. Josh Green 09/09/15
  38. KEVIN JOHNSON 09/09/15
  39. DAVID C. DIETZ 09/11/15
  40. Jon Haug 09/11/15
  41. MIKE GRAHAM 09/14/15
  42. JIM BUUS 09/14/15
  43. BEN KOPPELMAN 09/14/15
  44. John Haley 09/16/15
  45. Brian Meyer 09/17/15
  46. Kelly Blilie 09/18/15
  47. Debby Jaeger 09/19/15
  48. Shawn VanEnk 09/21/15
  49. Jason Gehrig 09/23/15
  50. Todd Funfar 09/24/15
  51. Don Fischer 09/24/15
  52. Corey Heiser 09/28/15
  53. Dan Altenbernd 09/28/15
  54. TIM LANDIS 10/05/15
  55. DAVID REID 10/16/15
  56. CINDY COLE 10/30/15
  57. Larry O’Brien 11/17/15
  58. CINDY TYO 11/30/15
  59. JON LOWRY 12/03/15
  60. Jim Heyer 12/03/15
  61. BRADY NASH 12/07/15
  62. David Karels 12/10/15
  63. DAN PARKER 12/11/15
  64. KENT SATRANG 12/18/15
  65. DAVE ANDERSON 12/21/15
  66. Tom Poole 12/21/15
  67. MIKE DRAGOSAVICH 1/20/16
  68. Dan Hicks 01/26/16
  69. Ryan Botner 01/27/16
  70. MATT LACHOWITZER 1/30/16
  71. SHAWN WEYER 01/30/16
  72. Tracy Green 01/30/16
  73. KARI SCORE 02/05/16
  74. ART ROSENBERG 03/10/16
  75. Chris Kennelly 03/17/16
  77. BROOK LYTER 03/23/16
  78. STU STOCKMOE 04/13/16
  79. Jodee Bock 04/20/16
  80. Simon Wilson 04/29/16
  81. Chad Weisgram 04/29/16
  82. Billy Phillips 05/03/16
  83. Mike Troje 05/03/16
  84. Alex Vasichek 05/11/16
  85. MASON ORTH 05/23/16
  86. KIM BJORALT 05/24/16
  87. Deb Plagemann 05/25/16
  88. Brian Larry 05/25/16
  89. MARK LINDQUIST 05/26/16
  90. Judy Gartner 05/26/16
  91. Ross Almlie 05/26/16
  92. Craig Roath 05/31/16
  93. Mike Brevik 05/31/16
  94. RUSSELL SCHELL 06/02/16
  95. Ciara Stockeland 06/14/16
  96. Ned Halilovic 06/22/16
  97. Kathey Llewelyn 06/22/16
  98. Austen Schauer 07/19/16
  99. Michael Comstock 8/02/16
  100. Cameron Wisher 08/10/16
  101. Rick Harpestad 06/10/16
  102. Shane Giesen 08/02/16
  103. Brian Rinke 08/12/16
  104. Kris Packer 08/12/16
  105. Keith Bergseth 08/12/16
  106. Trenton Gerads 08/15/16
  107. Josh Gillelland 08/15/16
  108. Andy Rodgers 09/08/16
  109. Laura McMartin 10/03/16
  110. Ray Kotchian 10/03/16
  111. Char Gust 10/04/16
  112. Randy Klassen 10/04/16
  113. Brenda Podetz 10/04/16
  114. Jon Hauser 10/04/16
  115. Jess McLaughlin 10/17/16
  116. Perry Peyerl 10/17/16
  117. RICHARD COSSETTE 10/21/16
  118. Neal Johnson 10/25/16
  119. Thomas Beadle 10/25/16
  120. Terry Loomis 10/25/16
  121. Ty Ford 10/27/16
  122. Ken Storm 10/27/16
  123. Rachael Stone 10/31/16
  124. Russ Richards 10/31/16
  125. Greg Gebeke 10/31/16
  126. Ryan Ottis 10/31/16
  127. Zane Erickson 11/03/16
  128. Molly Rohrer 11/03/16
  129. Dave Batcheller 11/08/16
  130. Renae McArthur 11/08/16
  131. David Hamilton 11/09/16
  132. Jay Peltier 11/17/16
  133. JIM HOWE 11/28/16
  134. Mike Clevenger 12/07/16
  135. David Chapman 12/07/16
  136. BARRY MARING 12/16/16
  137. MIKE MEAGHER 12/20/16
  138. ROGER CHRISTIANSON 12/30/16
  139. Marcus Benoit 12/30/16
  140. Nick Horob 12/30/16
  141. Lonnie Pederson 12/30/16
  142. Ryan Such 12/31/16
  143. Chad Guttormson 12/31/16
  144. Allen Ralston 01/02/17
  145. KELLY WENTZ 01/06/17
  146. TIM EISSINGER 01/18/17
  147. Jeff Thomas 01/25/17
  148. ROB BURKE 01/27/17
  149. JESSICA HOPPE 01/31/17
  150. RACHAEL BOYER 02/03/17
  151. Tom Shorma 02/22/17
  152. PAUL HIGHNESS 03/13/17
  153. Carissa Olson 03/23/17
  154. Dan Norwood 03/30/17
  155. Bob Sinner 04/27/17
  156. Tim Beaton 05/01/17
  157. SHERI LARSON 05/02/17
  158. STEVE DUSEK 05/04/17
  159. PAUL SMITH 05/05/17
  160. John Reimer 05/09/17
  161. HEATHER AAL 05/09/17
  162. Steve M Scheel 05/17/17
  163. Jesse Faul 05/10/17
  164. ALEX WARNER 05/24/17
  165. Dayna Del Val 05/25/17
  166. Edd Goerger 05/31/17
  167. ANTHONY MOLZAHN 07/10/17
  168. DJ COLTER 07/27/17
  169. Dan Hicks 07/27/17
  170. AMBER METZ 07/31/17
  171. Ryan Keel 08/01/17
  172. DON ARVIDSON 08/03/17
  173. Chris Lange 08/03/17
  174. BARRY GISH 08/05/17
  175. Andrew Abernathy 08/05/17
  176. Chuck Hoge 08/07/17
  177. MATT MAGNESS 08/08/17
  178. Teresa Lewis 08/09/17
  179. DAVE NELSON 08/17/17
  180. Andy Draeger 08/29/17
  181. ROBIN NELSON 09/05/17
  182. BILL ERICKSON 09/06/17
  183. ANDREA HOCHHALTER 09/07/17
  184. Kristi Urlich 09/14/17
  185. Paul Bougie 09/19/17
  186. STACIE LOEGERING 10/17/17
  187. Beth Jansen 10/17/17
  188. Angie Searls 10/23/17
  189. PATRICK KIRBY 10/23/17
  190. Melissa Brandt 11/07/17
  191. Jani Skala 12/01/17
  192. Jarrod Nyland 12/05/17
  193. Brandi Youngmark 12/05/17
  194. Jared Ferguson 12/12/17
  195. MICHAEL JOHNSON 12/27/17
  196. Travis Beauchene 01/28/18
  197. DAN CASH 02/12/18
  198. SYLVIA LUNSKI 02/01/18
  199. KIA MIKESH 02/12/18
  200. DANA SAND 02/20/18
  201. DAVE HARMON 02/26/18
  202. TRENT LEE 03/01/18
  203. Dan Retzlaff 03/19/18
  204. Peter Schott 04/10/18
  205. Mark Bjerke 04/20/18
  206. Jim Hamel 04/27/18
  207. Rick Stenerson 05/30/18
  208. TODD BERNING 06/06/18
  209. Adam Martin 06/15/18
  210. MATT CHAUSSEE 06/15/18
  211. SANDRA VIGEN 06/20/18
  212. Michelle Swanson 06/20/18
  213. LISA BORTNEM-WISER 07/18/18
  214. SHELLE HAGEN 08/01/18
  215. Alex Vasichek 09/20/18
  216. Joe Heilman 09/24/18
  217. Eric Miller 10/17/18
  218. Nicole Seaberg 10/24/18
  219. Ole Rygg 11/01/18
  220. Janelle Albrecht 12/11/18
  221. JOHN FISHER 12/17/18
  222. MIRANDA BURFEIND 01/18/19
  223. SARAH KOUSTRUP 03/06/19
  224. Beau Flom 03/19/19
  225. SHANNA CRAMER 05/09/19
  226. SUSAN HOZAK 06/03/19
  227. Jill Christopher 10/28/19
  228. Mark Puppe 11/06/19
  229. MADDIE CRAIG 12/03/19
  230. Amy L Nash 12/10/19
  231. Patrick Metzger 01/06/20
  232. JACKSON STROM 01/21/20
  233. Becky Cronin 01/27/20
  234. MATT BREKER 01/31/20
  235. Brett Meyers 02/04/20
  236. GARY JOHNSON 02/07/20
  237. Steve Hallstrom 03/02/20
  238. Linda Pederson 03/03/20
  239. JOE TJOSVOLD 03/09/20
  240. CHERYL BERGIAN 04/14/20
  241. JASON ORLOSKE 05/13/20
  242. Maren Gemar 06/19/20
  243. GAIL NELSON 07/14/20
  244. ERIK JACOBSON 07/29/20
  245. LANDON VOGEL 08/03/20
  246. BEVERLY BOONE 08/19/20
  247. Shelley Lenz 08/31/20
  248. TOM STADUM 10/12/20
  249. SHAUN ENGELSRUD 10/27/20
  250. JULIE HALVERSON  11/24/20
  251. CHRIS POER 11/30/20
  252. CASSIE TEMPLE 12/03/20
  253. Mike Gallagher 01/08/21
  254. JOSH HUTCHINS 02/08/21
  256. BRAD NESS 02/10/21
  257. GREG PETERSON 03/01/21
  258. Jay Evans 03/25/21
  259. CAL BRAUN 03/26/21
  260. Duane Maatz 03/29/21
  261. Zach Johnson 05/07/21
  262. Brittney Hogan 05/18/21
  263. JEFFREY MISSLING 05/28/21
  264. JASON BERG 06/01/21
  265. JENNIFER ELLSWORTH 06/02/21
  266. Larry Mueller 08/01/21
  267. JOEL JORGENSON 08/23/21
  268. BRETT COLLITON 09/08/21
  269. AARON STOE 09/30/21
  270. JEFF CARNEY 11/06/21
  271. TIM MEYER 11/08/21
  272. ASHLEY MAUCH 12/15/21
  273. NATALIE SPARROW  12/22/21
  274. SHARI ISAAK 01/03/22
  275. CRYSTAL NELSON 01/15/22
  276. SKYLER DUTTON 02/22/22
  277. CHAD PETERSON 03/28/22
  278. JON MCTAGGART 04/01/22
  279. JT FRONING 06/02/22
  280. SARAH THORSRUD 06/02/22
  281. IAN CARLSTROM 06/17/22
  282. WILLIAM CROMARTY 06/21/22
  283. RENEE ELLIS 06/23/22
  284. BRIAN BESTGE 09/07/22
  285. KELSEY RASCO 09/19/22
  286. ANDY NELSON 09/22/22
  287. NICK WAVEREK 11/14/22
  288. RYAN FRITZ 11/16/22
  289. KATHERINE KIERNAN 12/31/22
  290. JAYMES O’PHERON 03/03/23
  291. SHANNON FULL 03/07/23
  292. JOSH SOWL 03/14/23
  293. AMANDA RIDLEY 03/15/23
  294. JAMES HENDRICKS 06/05/23
  296. YVETTE REYES 09/10/2023
  297. ROD MARSHAND 09/11/2023
  298. KURT MCSPARRON 08/14/15