Meet The Executives’ Club

Current Members of The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead are listed chronologically, by their joining date, beginning August 14, 2015



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Debra Asp
former President and Owner NELCO First Aid, Inc.
Hometown: Cloquet, MN
St. Paul Vocational Training Center
Founding Member 10 | August 21, 2015
Legacy LIFETIME Member


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. Deb sold NELCO First Aid, Inc. and Protek Lens & Screen Cleaner to Executives’ Club Founders Kurt & Laurie McSparron in 2023. Deb has retired and enjoying time at her home in the lakes area of Minnesota.

Dave Anderson
Chairman of the Board Dakota Monument Company, Inc.
Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo South High
North Dakota State University
Founding Member 65 | 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.

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Don Arvidson
Business Consultant Express Employment Professionals, Fargo

“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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Donald Ahlschlager
Branch Manager MMC, Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Hometown: Maine, Minnesota
Underwood Secondary
St. John’s University
Member 296 | September 12, 2023


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.

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Alisha Ankers
Attorney at Law Alisha Ankers Law Office
Hamline University
University of North Dakota School of Law
Member 299 | September 29, 2023


Alisha Ankers is licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota, with a focus on family law issues.  At Alisha Ankers Law Office we strive to create a comfortable environment for all, in which Alisha can use her more than 25 years of experience to effectively help you achieve a favorable outcome in your divorce, child custody, visitation and other family law issues.   We can also help with your estate planning needs including the preparation of wills, living wills and power of attorney documents.

 We offer a $180 consultation.  During your initial consultation you can ask questions and discuss options.  With more than 25 years experience, Alisha is well qualified to let you know realistically what your options are and what you can expect.  If you feel we are the right firm for you, Alisha can let you know at that time what her initial retainer would be.  We realize our clients are making some of the hardest decisions of their lives, and we want them to be confident in choosing this firm.

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Richard Anderson
Hometown: Anthony Township
Ada-Borup High
Rasmussen College
Member 304 | October 23, 2023


Currently working at Prairie Naturopathic Doctors and helping people Build Health. As Chief Integration Officer, I am the glue guy on the management team, helping connect everyone to align the direction.