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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Matt Lachowitzer
Founder and Owner Matt’s Automotive Service Centers
Hometown: Herman, MN
Member 70 | January 30, 2016
Executives’ Club Platinum Member


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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Brook Lyter
President and CEO BLI, Inc.
Hometown: Sanborn, North Dakota
Valley City High
Loyola Marymount University
Member 77 | 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.
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Sheri Larson
Executive Director Moorhead Business Association
Hometown: Kindred, North Dakota
Kindred High
Moorhead State University
Member 156 | May 2, 2017


Since 2018, I have been the Executive Director for Moorhead Business Association. The mission is to promote and support the growth and success of the members in the Greater Moorhead Area. MBA fosters a thriving business community through networking opportunities, advocacy, events as well as providing the resources businesses need to succeed. Love being able to bring members together and share their story.

In 2022, the Moorhead City Council recognized the Moorhead Business Association with the MoorHeart Award. Thank you to the nominee that was quoted “ A true treasure to Moorhead in promoting our wonderful city. We appreciate all they have done to promote our community and keep Moorhead strong.  We LOVE 56560!” In 2023, I nominated for the YWCA Women of the Year, being recognized as a cheerleader for the business owners in & around Moorhead.

My husband and I have lived in Moorhead for more than 45 years. We raised our children as Moorhead Spuds being active in the Moorhead Spud Booster Club and their activities. “Once a Spud, always a Spud.” We are very fortunate to have our two granddaughters living close to us. As a family, we enjoy our time on the lake during the summer. Spending time with family and friends that makes you laugh and feel loved is so important!

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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Stacie Loegering
Executive Director, Emergency Food Pantry CEO, STORM Training & Consulting, LLC
Hometown: West Fargo, North Dakota
West Fargo High
University of Minnesota Duluth
North Dakota State University
Club Member 185 | October 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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Sylvia Lunski
Founder and Owner Design Direction, Inc.
Hometown: Rothsay, Minnesota
Member 197 | February 1, 2018
Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor


When Sylvia Lunski started Design Direction in 2005, the vision was to offer clients everything they would need from concept to the finished product. “I started the company so I could work with clients on any aspect of the design service they needed,” says Lunski. “Clients appreciate working with one designer throughout the entire project.”

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.

  • US Small Business Association Person of the Year 2022
  • Home Builders Association Executive VP Board Member
  • Home Builders Care Foundation Past President
  • FM-AM Rotary Member Past President


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Trent Lee
Founder and CEO Compass Leadership Advisors
Hometown: Bellevue, Nebraska
Bellevue West High
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Member 201 | March 1, 2018


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Stephanie Larscheid
Executive Director Prairie Family Business Association
Iowa State University – Ivy College of Business
University of South Dakota
Member 254 | 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.