Meet The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead

“This is one group that can relate and connect on the C-level.” – Roger Christianson, Founder and CEO, Christiansons Business Furniture

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Nolen Bertsch
President | Nelson Window Company President | Northland Glazing & GlassExecutives’ Club 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 8 months ago.
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Rick Berg
Co-Founder & CEO, AdShark Marketing | Club Founding Member
Rick studied Commercial Aviation at UND. 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 co-founded AdShark in 2013. CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 08.26.2020 WATCH
Updated 2 months ago.
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Jim Buus
Founder, JBC Commercial Real Estate | Club Founding Member and GOLD Sponsor

Jim’s 30+ yrs in community and commercial real estate development led, most recently, to the founding of JBC Commercial in 2019. Jim serves on several boards, including the Greater FMEDC, NDSU Research & Technology Park and 701 Angel Fund.  CEO Spotlight on AM1100 The Flag 07.28.20 WATCH

Updated 2 months ago.
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Kim Bjoralt
President and Founder Human Resource Management Group, LLC

Human Resource Management Group provides all the functions usually associated with a traditional in-house HR department. Feel confident that you are in compliance and adhering to the latest laws and regulations with HRMG’s assistance while keeping you up-to-date and freeing you from having to stay on top of these ever changing issues.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Rob Burke
Founder, Yarn Productions

After 16+ years of working with global brands like Bobcat, Medtronics, and Compassion International, Rob has learned the heart of growth is connecting people to the stories that compel them to take action. In 2015 Rob founded Yarn Media, an award-winning video production company that helps organizations clarify their message through story-driven video. 

Updated 2 months ago.
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Rachael Boyer
CEO, The Authority Companies | Club GOLD Sponsor

Rachael’s entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to develop several businesses and brands from origination across a variety of industries, from healthcare to construction. The Authority Companies currently include The Home Authority, The Coatings Authority, Cabinet Authority and Studio A. 

Updated 2 months ago.
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Mark Bjerke
Founder, MAD Events Management General Manager, WE Fest

Highly-successful entrepreneur and P&L operations executive involved in multiple businesses. Regarded by colleagues for unwavering honesty and integrity, in-depth marketing savvy, and the ability to out-think and out-sell the competitors. Instrumental in building lasting relationships with key clients.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Todd Berning
Founder and President, EPIC Companies Founder and Owner, Spicy Pie

EPIC Companies seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the construction of mixed-use buildings in secondary markets. EPIC’s projects range from $3-20M with 25% to commercial space and the upper floors dedicated to multi-family housing. Offering investors return on their capital through debt and equity real estate investment opportunities.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Lisa Bortnem-Wiser
Managing Partner, Bortnem Family Ltd Partnership | Club CHHO and Executive Level Contributor

With a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Lisa spent nearly 15yrs with BNSF, before returning home to manage and eventually purchase the family business, Mid-States Wireless, Inc., founded in 1946. Now retired, Lisa remains Managing Partner of the Bortnem Family Ltd Partnership and founded JBL Properties in 2019.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Miranda Burfeind
Owner, Phone-n-Fix | Club GOLD Sponsor

Our expertise in the electronics industry is backed by 30 yrs of experience fixing anything and everything electronic. As Owner of a successful company, with fewer than 10 full-time employees, Miranda also drives our Executives’ Club Under 10 Roundtable focused on those issues and challenges of smaller organizations.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Matthew J Breker
Wealth Advisor and Owner Cultivate Financial, LLC

Matt is a relationship builder and problem solver who works to understand high-net worth clients to simplify their financial lives. He assists clients in identifying and prioritizing their goals including estate planning, investments, tax minimization strategies, wealth transfer, business transition, and retirement income. 

Updated 2 months ago.
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Cheryl Bergian
Owner, Cheryl Bergian Law Office

“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.” – Cheryl

Updated 2 months ago.
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Beverly Boone
CEO, Boone Charitable Foundation | Club Lifetime PLATINUM Member

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 C.E.O. of the Boone Charitable Foundation. In 2019 Beverly also accepted a position in Donor Development at New Life Center in Fargo.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Cal Braun
Independent Agent Integrity First Insurance

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.

Updated 2 months ago.
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Jason Berg
Owner and GM, Buffalo River Speedway Owner, Jason Berg Racing

Jason has spent his life around racing and, in 2021, became and Owner and GM of Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN, founded in 1955. He is also a Lightning Sprint class driver and Owner of Jason Berg Racing, as well as host of a weekly radio program on WDAY, Track Talk with Jason Berg.

Updated 2 months ago.

Members, by enrollment date. 

  1. Kurt McSparron 08/14/15
  2. Wes Henry 08/14/15
  3. Barry Dresser 08/17/15
  4. Josh Christy 08/17/15
  5. Don Grande 08/17/15
  6. Dean Vollmer 08/18/15
  7. Ron Fuhrman 08/18/15
  8. Doug Johnson 08/18/15
  9. Wayne Bradley 08/18/15
  10. Paul Hannaher 08/20/15
  11. Debra Asp 08/21/15
  12. Ben Meland 08/21/15
  13. Julie Belch 08/21/15
  14. Neil Blanchard 08/21/15
  15. Todd Fisher 08/24/15
  16. Jeff Frey 08/24/15
  17. Guy Nelson 08/24/15
  18. Lonnie Laffen (d) 08/25/15
  19. Jeremiah Johnson 8/25/15
  20. Mark Giddings 08/25/15
  21. Jim Kasper 08/25/15
  22. Jon Kungel 08/26/15
  23. Tom Kading 08/27/15
  24. Nolen Bertsch 08/27/15
  25. Cami Lee 08/27/15
  26. Jake Joraanstad 08/28/15
  27. Harlan Goerger 08/28/15
  28. Rick Berg 08/28/15
  29. Patrick Emerson 08/28/15
  30. Darcy Pope Fuchs 9/03/15
  31. Jorin Johnson 09/01/15
  32. Bob Gibb 09/02/15
  33. Brad Jacobson 09/02/15
  34. Ryan Aakre 09/02/15
  35. Dale Leslie 09/03/15
  36. Kristi Larkin 09/03/15
  37. Zach Paxton 09/03/15
  38. Steve Koep 09/03/15
  39. Vince Wuebker 09/09/15
  40. Scott Thuen 09/10/15
  41. Josh Green 09/09/15
  42. Kevin Johnson 09/09/15
  43. David C. Dietz 09/11/15
  44. Jon Haug 09/11/15
  45. Mike Graham 09/14/15
  46. Jim Buus 09/14/15
  47. Ben Koppelman 09/14/15
  48. John Haley 09/16/15
  49. Brian Meyer 09/17/15
  50. Kelly Blilie 09/18/15
  51. Debby Jaeger 09/19/15
  52. Shawn VanEnk 09/21/15
  53. Jason Gehrig 09/23/15
  54. Todd Funfar 09/24/15
  55. Don Fischer 09/24/15
  56. Corey Heiser 09/28/15
  57. Dan Altenbernd 09/28/15
  58. Tim Landis 10/05/15
  59. David Reid 10/16/15
  60. Cindy Cole 10/30/15
  61. Larry O’Brien 11/17/15
  62. Cindy Tyo 11/30/15
  63. Jon Lowry 12/03/15
  64. Jim Heyer 12/03/15
  65. Brady Nash 12/07/15
  66. David Karels 12/10/15
  67. Dan Parker 12/11/15
  68. Kent Satrang 12/18/15
  69. Dave Anderson 12/21/15
  70. Tom Poole 12/21/15
  71. Mike Dragosavich 1/20/16
  72. Dan Hicks 01/26/16
  73. Ryan Botner 01/27/16
  74. Matt Lachowitzer 1/30/16
  75. Shawn Weyer 01/30/16
  76. Tracy Green 01/30/16
  77. Kari Score 02/05/16
  78. Art Rosenberg 03/10/16
  79. Chris Kennelly 03/17/16
  80. Brandon Pittenger 3/17/16
  81. Brook Lyter 03/23/16
  82. Stu Stockmoe 04/13/16
  83. Jodee Bock 04/20/16
  84. Simon Wilson 04/29/16
  85. Chad Weisgram 04/29/16
  86. Billy Phillips 05/03/16
  87. Mike Troje 05/03/16
  88. Alex Vasichek 05/11/16
  89. Mason Orth 05/23/16
  90. Kim Bjoralt 05/24/16
  91. Deb Plagemann 05/25/16
  92. Brian Larry 05/25/16
  93. Mark Lindquist 05/26/16
  94. Judy Gartner 05/26/16
  95. Ross Almlie 05/26/16
  96. Craig Roath 05/31/16
  97. Mike Brevik 05/31/16
  98. Russell Schell 06/02/16
  99. Ciara Stockeland 06/14/16
  100. Ned Halilovic 06/22/16
  101. Kathey Llewelyn 06/22/16
  102. Austen Schauer 07/19/16
  103. Michael Comstock 8/02/16
  104. Cameron Wisher 08/10/16
  105. Rick Harpestad 06/10/16
  106. Shane Giesen 08/02/16
  107. Brian Rinke 08/12/16
  108. Kris Packer 08/12/16
  109. Keith Bergseth 08/12/16
  110. Trenton Gerads 08/15/16
  111. Josh Gillelland 08/15/16
  112. Andy Rodgers 09/08/16
  113. Laura McMartin 10/03/16
  114. Ray Kotchian 10/03/16
  115. Char Gust 10/04/16
  116. Randy Klassen10/04/16
  117. Brenda Podetz 10/04/16
  118. Jon Hauser 10/04/16
  119. Jess McLaughlin 10/17/16
  120. Perry Peyerl 10/17/16
  121. Richard Cossette 10/21/16
  122. Neal Johnson10/25/16
  123. Thomas Beadle10/25/16
  124. Terry Loomis 10/25/16
  125. Ty Ford 10/27/16
  126. Ken Storm 10/27/16
  127. Rachael Stone 10/31/16
  128. Russ Richards 10/31/16
  129. Greg Gebeke 10/31/16
  130. Ryan Ottis 10/31/16
  131. Zane Erickson 11/03/16
  132. Molly Rohrer 11/03/16
  133. Dave Batcheller 11/08/16
  134. Renae McArthur 11/08/16
  135. David Hamilton 11/09/16
  136. Jay Peltier 11/17/16
  137. Jim Howe 11/28/16
  138. Mike Clevenger 12/07/16
  139. David Chapman 12/07/16
  140. Barry Maring 12/16/16
  141. Mike Meagher12/20/16
  142. Roger Christianson 12/30/16
  143. Marcus Benoit 12/30/16
  144. Nick Horob 12/30/16
  145. Lonnie Pederson 12/30/16
  146. Ryan Such 12/31/16
  147. Chad Guttormson 12/31/16
  148. Allen Ralston 01/02/17
  149. Kelly Wentz 01/06/17
  150. Tim Eissinger 01/18/17
  151. Jeff Thomas 01/25/17
  152. Rob Burke 01/27/17
  153. Jessica Hoppe 01/31/17
  154. Rachael Boyer 02/03/17
  155. Tom Shorma 02/22/17
  156. Paul Highness 03/13/17
  157. Carissa Olson 03/23/17
  158. Dan Norwood 03/30/17
  159. Bob Sinner 04/27/17
  160. Tim Beaton 05/01/17
  161. Sheri Larson 05/02/17
  162. Steve Dusek 05/04/17
  163. Paul Smith 05/05/17
  164. John Reimer 05/09/17
  165. Heather Aal 05/09/17
  166. Steve M Scheel 05/17/17
  167. Jesse Faul 05/10/17
  168. Alex Warner 05/24/17
  169. Dayna Del Val 05/25/17
  170. Edd Goerger 05/31/17
  171. Darren Rogness 06/12/17
  172. Anthony Molzahn 07/10/17
  173. DJ Colter 07/27/17
  174. Dan Hicks 07/27/17
  175. Amber Metz 07/31/17
  176. Ryan Keel 08/01/17
  177. Don Arvidson 08/03/17
  178. Chris Lange 08/03/17
  179. Barry Gish 08/05/17
  180. Andrew Abernathy 08/05/17
  181. Chuck Hoge 08/07/17
  182. Matt Magness 08/08/17
  183. Teresa Lewis 08/09/17
  184. Dave Nelson 08/17/17
  185. Andy Draeger 08/29/17
  186. Robin Nelson 09/05/17
  187. Bill Erickson 09/06/17
  188. Andrea Hochhalter 09/07/17
  189. Kristi Urlich 09/14/17
  190. Paul Bougie 09/19/17
  191. Stacie Loegering 10/17/17
  192. Beth Jansen 10/17/17
  193. Angie Searls 10/23/17
  194. Patrick Kirby 10/23/17
  195. Melissa Brandt 11/07/17
  196. Jani Skala 12/01/17
  197. Jarrod Nyland 12/05/17
  198. Brandi Youngmark 12/05/17
  199. Jared Ferguson 12/12/17
  200. Michael Johnson 12/27/17
  201. Travis Beauchene 01/28/18
  202. Dan Cash 02/12/18
  203. Sylvia Lunski 02/01/18
  204. Kia Mikesh 02/12/18
  205. Dana Sand 02/20/18
  206. Dave Harmon 02/26/18
  207. Trent Lee 03/01/18
  208. Dan Retzlaff 03/19/18
  209. Peter Schott 04/10/18
  210. Mark Bjerke 04/20/18
  211. Jim Hamel 04/27/18
  212. Rick Stenerson 05/30/18
  213. Todd Berning 06/06/18
  214. Adam Martin 06/15/18
  215. Matt Chaussee 06/15/18
  216. Sandra Vigen 06/20/18
  217. Michelle Swanson 06/20/18
  218. Lisa Bortnem-Wiser 07/18/18
  219. Shelle Hagen 08/01/18
  220. Alex Vasichek 09/20/18
  221. Joe Heilman 09/24/18
  222. Eric Miller 10/17/18
  223. Nicole Seaberg 10/24/18
  224. Ole Rygg 11/01/18
  225. Janelle Albrecht 12/11/18
  226. John Fisher 12/17/18
  227. Miranda Burfeind 01/18/19
  228. Ryan Fritz 02/28/19
  229. Sarah Koustrup 03/06/19
  230. Beau Flom 03/19/19
  231. Shanna Cramer 05/09/19
  232. Susan Hozak 06/03/19
  233. Jill Christopher 10/28/19
  234. Mark Puppe 11/06/19
  235. Maddie Craig 12/03/19
  236. Amy L Nash 12/10/19
  237. Patrick Metzger 01/06/20
  238. Jackson Strom 01/21/20
  239. Becky Cronin 01/27/20
  240. Matt Breker 01/31/20
  241. Brett Meyers 02/04/20
  242. Gary Johnson 02/07/20
  243. Steve Hallstrom 03/02/20
  244. Linda Pederson 03/03/20
  245. Joe Tjosvold 03/09/20
  246. Cheryl Bergian 04/14/20
  247. Jason Orloske 05/13/20
  248. Maren Gemar 06/19/20
  249. Gail Nelson 07/14/20
  250. Erik Jacobson 07/29/20
  251. Landon Vogel 08/03/20
  252. Beverly Boone 08/19/20
  253. Shelley Lenz 08/31/20
  254. Tom Stadum 10/12/20
  255. Shaun Engelsrud 10/27/20
  256. Julie Halverson  11/24/20
  257. Chris Poer 11/30/20
  258. Cassie Temple 12/03/20
  259. Mike Gallagher 01/08/21
  260. Josh Hutchins 02/08/21
  261. Stephanie Larscheid 01/09/21
  262. Brad Ness 02/10/21
  263. Greg Peterson 03/01/21
  264. Jay Evans 03/25/21
  265. Cal Braun 03/26/21
  266. Duane Maatz 03/29/21
  267. Zach Johnson 05/07/21
  268. Brittney Hogan 05/18/21
  269. Jeffrey Missling 05/28/21
  270. Jason Berg 06/01/21
  271. Jennifer Ellsworth 06/02/21
  272. Larry Mueller 08/01/21
  273. Joel Jorgenson 08/23/21
  274. Brett Colliton 09/08/21
  275. Aaron Stoe 09/30/21
  276. Jeff Carney 11/06/21
  277. Tim Meyer 11/08/21
  278. Ashley Mauch 12/15/21
  279. Natalie Sparrow  12/22/21
  280. Shari Isaak 01/03/22
  281. Crystal Nelson 01/15/22
  282. Skyler Dutton 02/22/22
  283. Chad Peterson 03/28/22
  284.  Jon McTaggart 04/01/22