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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Tom Kading
Attorney and Founder Fargo Patent & Business Law, PLLC
Hometown: Park Rapids, MN
North Dakota State University
University of North Dakota School of Law
Member 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.

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Ben Koppelman
President and Founder Vision Construction, LLC
HOMETOWN: West Fargo, ND
West Fargo High
North Dakota State University
Founding Member 43 | 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.
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Katherine Kiernan
Founder and Owner Aspire Realty | Sterling Grace, Inc.
Hometown: Wanamingo, Minnesota
Kenyon-Wanamingo senior high
University of Wisconsin – Stout
Metro State University
Member 288 | 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.

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Kelsey Kopp
Owner Great Kids Therapy, Ltd.
Hometown: Dickinson, ND
Dickinson High 
University of North Dakota
Club Member 305 | October 24, 2023


Kelsey bought Great Kids Therapy in 2022 from Sarah Meinhardt. She wishes to continue Sarah’s dream and legacy of creating a welcoming environment with knowledgeable staff. It is Sarah and Kelsey’s hope that each child and family that walk in to our doors is able to feel important get the care they deserve.

At Great Kids Therapy, our mission is to provide exceptional pediatric outpatient therapy services for children with special needs, fostering an environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential. We are committed to creating successful kids by helping them achieve meaningful goals through relationship development, education, and a strengths-based collaborative approach.

Kelsey graduated in 2013 with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She has worked in a variety of pediatric outpatient clinics. She enjoys incorporating many senses and skills into every activity.  Kelsey enjoys using play-based approach to improve daily functioning skills.  Kelsey became a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist in January 2022.