Meet The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead

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Josh Christy
Founder and CEO Codelation2015 Founding Member + EXECUTIVE SPONSOR Member

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

Updated 3 days ago.
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Cindy Cole
Founder and President Altel – Alternative Telecom, Inc.2015 Founding Member + GOLD Sponsor

Cindy founded Altel, Inc. in 2000 and has served over 4,000 business clients in the region. 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.

Updated 2 days ago.
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Richard Cossette
President, T.R.S. Industries, Inc.

T.R.S. was established in the family garage in 1983 by Rich’s father. Rich took ownership and oversaw massive expansion to the now 69k sf of manufacturing space in Fargo’s Industrial Park., manufacturing parts for Roll Tarp Systems and a wide selection of tarps for all industries. Rich’s sons and other family now handle most day-to-day operations.

Updated 7 months ago.
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Roger Christianson
Founder and CEO Christianson’s Business Furniture

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 since 1993. Our professional interior designers, experienced sales staff and certified installation team work hard to meet the needs and expectations of our customers. From providing space planning to interior specifications and finishes, with furniture for all areas of your facility we are here to work for you. We invite you into our showroom to see many various ideas supporting proper ergonomics and efficient work spaces.

The Best In Class distinction is 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.

With offices in Fargo and St. Cloud, Christianson’s Vision is To be recognized as the leading office dealer in our community, providing superior quality, value, and customer service.

Updated 5 days ago.
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DJ Colter
Owner, Agent and Entrepreneur DJ Colter Agency, Inc.PLATINUM Lifetime Member

Organizations: 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, mycreativeshop.com, 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 CEO Spotlight on AM100 The Flag 8.17.2021WATCH

Updated 4 days ago.
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Dan Cash
VP and Market Manager, MWC Advertising | Club GOLD Sponsor

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. MWC Advertising has a large team of professional marketers who specialize in creating world class advertising.

Updated 8 months ago.
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Matt Chaussee
Co-Founder and CEO Be More Colorful

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.

Updated 20 hours ago.
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Shanna Cramer
President and Artist, Creatively Uncorked, Inc.

Creatively Uncorked is the product of combined passions. With a background in art, teaching, and wine appreciation (wink), it is proving to be the perfect fit. The whole idea is to provide an opportunity for people to relax, have some laughs and get creative with their friends and co-workers. It’s fun art, not fine art, so whether you’re the artistic type or can’t draw a stick figure, you will have a good time.

Updated 7 months ago.
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Maddie Craig
Founder, Owner and Digital Bookkeeper Blue Cypher BookkeepingGOLD Sponsor

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

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.

Updated 4 days ago.
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Brett Colliton
Supervising Agent American Income

I believe that financial planning and peace of mind are imperative, and I am dedicated to helping you by offering the products that suit your needs. It’s important to me to provide my clients with the best knowledge and service, and I strive to ensure that my values are reflected in my performance.

Updated 7 months ago.
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Jeff Carney
Owner, FM Digital Solutions Owner, Dark Horse IT

With over 25 yrs in the IT industry, Jeff has worked for multiple IT companies. His roles included building custom PCs, troubleshooting, designing, implementing wired and wireless networks, small business administration and support. “I’m here to solve problems, my goal it to help you leverage technology so that it makes your life easier.” – Jeff

Updated 7 months ago.
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Ian Carlstrom
Director of Operations | dogIDs Dog IDs

In May 2001, Ian took over day-to-day operations of dogIDs, the e-commerce company founded in 2005. Ian is also a Fractional Integrator and Business Coach with The Greatest Game, a company he founded in 2018. In 2021, Ian Co-Founded The Giver, “My purpose in this is simply to empower businesses to do business better, be better corporate citizens in their day-to-day, as well as giving back and supporting the cause(s) they care about.” -Ian

Updated 5 months ago.
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William S Cromarty
Director of Business Development Airial Robotics

William S. Cromarty 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 Director of Business Development for Airial Robotics where he is leading the multinational UAV manufacturer’s North Dakota expansion into both the Fargo and Grand Forks regions, and was recently selected for North Dakota’s Builders & Backers program where he is spearheading an effort to establish a nonprofit museum incubator. William 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. William 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.

Updated 4 weeks ago.

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  • PLATINUM Members ( 3 )
  • LEGACY Members ( 2 )
  • GOLD Sponsors ( 20 )
  • EXECUTIVE Sponsors ( 6 )
  1. WES HENRY 08/14/15
  2. Barry Dresser 08/17/15
  3. JOSH CHRISTY 08/17/15 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  4. Don Grande 08/17/15
  5. Dean Vollmer 08/18/15
  6. RON FUHRMAN 08/18/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | GOLD Sponsor
  15. Jeff Frey 08/24/15
  16. Guy Nelson 08/24/15
  17. Lonnie Laffen (d) 08/25/15
  18. Jeremiah Johnson 8/25/15
  19. MARK GIDDINGS 08/25/15 | LEGACY Member
  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 (d) 08/28/15
  27. RICK BERG 08/28/15
  28. Patrick Emerson 08/28/15
  29. DARCY POPE-FUCHS 9/03/15 | LEGACY Member
  30. Jorin Johnson 09/01/15
  31. BOB GIBB 09/02/15
  32. KRISTI LARKIN 09/03/15
  33. ZACH PAXTON 09/03/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  34. Steve Koep 09/03/15
  35. Vince Wuebker 09/09/15
  36. SCOTT THUEN 09/10/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  37. Josh Green 09/09/15
  38. KEVIN JOHNSON 09/09/15
  39. DAVID C. DIETZ 09/11/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  40. Jon Haug 09/11/15
  41. MIKE GRAHAM 09/14/15
  42. JIM BUUS 09/14/15 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | PLATINUM Member
  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
  76. BRANDON PITTENGER 3/17/16
  77. BROOK LYTER 03/23/16
  78. STU STOCKMOE 04/13/16 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  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 | GOLD Sponsor
  147. Jeff Thomas 01/25/17
  148. ROB BURKE 01/27/17
  149. JESSICA HOPPE 01/31/17
  150. RACHAEL BOYER 02/03/17 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | PLATINUM Member
  169. Dan Hicks 07/27/17
  170. AMBER METZ 07/31/17
  171. Ryan Keel 08/01/17
  172. DON ARVIDSON 08/03/17 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | GOLD Sponsor
  196. Travis Beauchene 01/28/18
  197. DAN CASH 02/12/18 | GOLD Sponsor
  198. SYLVIA LUNSKI 02/01/18 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | GOLD Sponsor
  212. Michelle Swanson 06/20/18
  213. LISA BORTNEM-WISER 07/18/18 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  214. SHELLE HAGEN 08/01/18 | GOLD Sponsor
  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 | GOLD Sponsor
  223. Ryan Fritz 02/28/19
  224. SARAH KOUSTRUP 03/06/19 | GOLD Sponsor
  225. Beau Flom 03/19/19
  226. SHANNA CRAMER 05/09/19
  227. SUSAN HOZAK 06/03/19 | GOLD Sponsor
  228. Jill Christopher 10/28/19
  229. Mark Puppe 11/06/19
  230. MADDIE CRAIG 12/03/19 | GOLD Sponsor
  231. Amy L Nash 12/10/19
  232. Patrick Metzger 01/06/20
  233. JACKSON STROM 01/21/20
  234. Becky Cronin 01/27/20
  235. MATT BREKER 01/31/20
  236. Brett Meyers 02/04/20
  237. GARY JOHNSON 02/07/20
  238. STEVE HALLSTROM 03/02/20
  239. Linda Pederson 03/03/20
  240. JOE TJOSVOLD 03/09/20
  241. CHERYL BERGIAN 04/14/20 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  242. JASON ORLOSKE 05/13/20
  243. Maren Gemar 06/19/20
  244. GAIL NELSON 07/14/20
  245. ERIK JACOBSON 07/29/20
  246. LANDON VOGEL 08/03/20 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  247. BEVERLY BOONE 08/19/20 | PLATINUM Member
  248. Shelley Lenz 08/31/20
  249. TOM STADUM 10/12/20
  250. SHAUN ENGELSRUD 10/27/20
  251. JULIE HALVERSON  11/24/20
  252. CHRIS POER 11/30/20
  253. CASSIE TEMPLE 12/03/20 | EXECUTIVE Sponsor
  254. Mike Gallagher 01/08/21
  255. JOSH HUTCHINS 02/08/21
  256. STEPHANIE LARSCHEID 01/09/21
  257. BRAD NESS 02/10/21
  258. GREG PETERSON 03/01/21
  259. Jay Evans 03/25/21
  260. CAL BRAUN 03/26/21
  261. Duane Maatz 03/29/21
  262. ZACH JOHNSON 05/07/21
  263. BRITTNEY HOGAN 05/18/21
  264. JEFFREY MISSLING 05/28/21
  265. JASON BERG 06/01/21
  266. JENNIFER ELLSWORTH 06/02/21
  267. LARRY MUELLER 08/01/21
  268. JOEL JORGENSON 08/23/21
  269. BRETT COLLITON 09/08/21
  270. AARON STOE 09/30/21
  271. JEFF CARNEY 11/06/21
  272. TIM MEYER 11/08/21
  273. ASHLEY MAUCH 12/15/21
  274. NATALIE SPARROW  12/22/21
  275. SHARI ISAAK 01/03/22
  276. CRYSTAL NELSON 01/15/22
  277. SKYLER DUTTON 02/22/22
  278. CHAD PETERSON 03/28/22
  279. JON MCTAGGART 04/01/22
  280. JT FRONING 06/02/2022
  281. SARAH THORSRUD 06/02/2022
  282. IAN CARLSTROM 06/17/2022
  283. WILLIAM CROMARTY 06/21/2022
  284. RENEE ELLIS 06/23/2022
  285. BRIAN BESTGE 09/07/2022
  286. KELSEY RASCO 09/19/22
  287. ANDY NELSON 09/22/22
  288. KURT MCSPARRON 08/14/2015