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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Dave Nelson
President and Owner Knight Printing | Image Printing
Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck High
University of North Dakota
Member 178 | August 17, 2017


Knight Printing was established in 1888 when Fargo was still young, and North Dakota had not yet become a state. Fred Knight, an east coast printer, hauled a printing press west to the Dakota Territory to start his company. From this humble beginning through today, that very same passion has driven growth and change to meet the challenges of today and provide you with the best printing possible.

Knight occupies a 37,000 square foot production facility and employs over 40 people. Dedication to quality and technology, the sincerest desire to service our clients well, and providing a pleasant and respectful work environment, have led to Knight Printing’s success.

Image Printing in Bismarck, a World Premier Print Award and a World Gold Ink Award Winner, focuses on its niche in design. With a strong graphics department, Image has created and produced award-winning logos, brochures and other print pieces for clients across the country. Image Printing occupies a 31,000 square foot production facility and employs over 40 people, many of whom are working stockholders.

“I can state with confidence that I can help you in your marketing and business promotion efforts. I can also be confident that we can get you the absolute best print project you deserve. But at the heart of what we do, is a undeniable journey of creativity and solution providing.” – Dave

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Robin Nelson
Chief Executive Officer Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley
Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
Williston High
Montana State University-Bozeman
Member 180 | September 5, 2017


Robin has served as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club / Fargo Youth Commission Partnership since 2012, after holding multiple leadership roles in the for-profit world for the 23 years prior. At the Boys & Girls Club, she leads a high-performing team of 230 employees and 220 volunteers that serve close to 5,000 youth on an annual basis. Robin is heavily involved in the community and currently serves as a board officer for the Great Plains Food Bank Board, on the Fargo Public Schools Foundation Board and on the United Way Education Collaborative. She was elected to three 4-year terms on the Fargo School Board in which she served two terms as president and multiple years as the school district’s legislative chair. During her time on the school board, she partook in hiring two school district superintendents through national CEO search processes. Robin and her husband, Russell Peterson, have three children.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley is a private, nonprofit organization serving area youth since 1972, and has operated before school, after school, and summer youth development programs since 1986. The organization was originally known as the Fargo Youth Commission. 

In 2008, we became a charter member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Although our name has changed, our mission remains the same: “To provide a safe, caring, and fun environment for youth to learn, grow, and prepare for a great future”. 

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Brad Ness
Co-Founder and CEO S&S Promotional Group, Inc.
Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo South High
Concordia College
Club Member 255 | February 3, 2021


Brad Ness, MAS is the President and CEO of S&S Promotional Group, Inc. Located in Fargo, North Dakota. S&S has built its business success on the philosophies of hard work, ethical business practices, and a dedication to serve their customers and employees. S&S also live by our core values of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Integrity, I Care, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork.

Brad completed his B.A. in business administration at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Where he has also served on their National Alumni Board and has been a mentor for students.

Brad served on the Board of Directors for the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals and on their scholarship committee. Brad has also been an active member of the Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo Chamber of Commerce since 1981. He has served as an Ambassador, Chair of the Chairman’s Club, Chair of the Board of Directors. Brad is also a member of Promotional Products Association International. Through the PPAI Speakers Bureau, Brad has had the opportunity to speak to local students about the promotional product industry. He also served on PPAI’S Legislative Education & Action Day Committee. Brad is currently a member of Kiwanis, FMWF Chamber of Commerce, North Dakota State Chamber of Commerce and NDSU Team Makers.

Brad and his wife Deanna, who is the co-owner of S&S Promotional Group, live in Fargo, North Dakota and have three Adult Children. When Brad is not working, He enjoys hunting, watching NDSU and Concordia Football, Concordia Hockey and spending time at their Minnesota lake place with family and friends.

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Crystal Nelson
Founder and Owner Fargo Ergonomics and Alter Ergo
Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck High
University of Mary
Member 274 | January 15, 2022


Crystal is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist – Level II, Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist and the owner of Fargo Ergonomics. She graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Mary and has certifications in functional capacity evaluations, functional job assessments, and pre-work screens/post-offer employment testing. Crystal is an expert in work-related injury prevention for every workplace, including industrial, manufacturing, healthcare and office environments. Her experience as an occupational therapist and and her expertise in the treatment of upper extremity injuries fuels her passion to help people prevent the onset of musculoskeletal disorders. Teaching and educating others is what Crystal loves to do. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Mary – Fargo Campus for doctoral level occupational therapy program. Crystal Founded Fargo Ergonomics in 2016 and its’ sister company Alter Ergo in 2021.

Our Mission: Provide high quality ergonomic assessments to reduce the number of work-related injuries which will help workers feel happier and healthier and help companies prosper and grow.

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Andy Nelson
President and Employee Owner Fargo Glass & Paint Co.
Hometown: Moorhead, MN
Moorhead Senior High
Moorhead State University
Member 285 | October 22, 2022


Andy joined Fargo Glass & Paint in 2016, after spending 18yrs in management with the family-owned Lavelle Company, including 18 months after the purchase by Parksite. Andy stepped into the role of President of Fargo Glass & Paint in 2020, just one year after the company become 100% employee-owned.

Fargo Glass & Paint Company Founder, E.J. Schonberg was fond of calling his company “The Friendly House”, the son of Swedish immigrants, Schonberg founded the Fargo Plate Glass Company in 1917 with $10,000 of borrowed money and absolutely no experience in the glass business.

The brand-new company announced itself to Fargo in an advertisement placed in the Fargo Forum newspaper on February 5, 1917.  The ad claimed, “We know we’ll never get any more than we earn or deserve, and we expect to hustle for all we get!”.

We have a long-standing belief that the success of Fargo Glass and Paint Company is due to employees buying into the attributes the Company was founded on.  It is also believed that the success of the Company should then be shared with employees who are key components in creating Company success. This Company belief of sharing with the employees came full circle in 2019 when Fargo Glass and Paint Company became 100% Employee Owned.

Fargo Glass and Paint Company currently has five locations to serve its customer base throughout the upper Midwest.  Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Fargo Glass and Paint Company has branches in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minot & Bismarck, North Dakota along with a retail store located in Fargo, ND.

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Rachel Nelson
Owner and Doctor of Chiropractic Revive Chiropractic
Hometown: East Grand Forks, Minnesota
East Grand Forks Sr High
University of North Dakota
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Member 306 | November 9, 2023


Growing up in the small Minnesotan town of East Grand Forks, Dr. Rachel Nelson had a lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. After receiving chiropractic care for a sports injury she sustained while participating in high school hockey, she later fell in love with how the human body heals itself. Her primary goal is to assist patients in recovering and returning to their jobs, hobbies, and daily lives.

Prior to finishing her Doctorate of Chiropractic with a Sports Emphasis at Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington, Minnesota, where she received her degree in 2020, Dr. Nelson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Nelson was a practicing associate doctor, and, after spending two and a half years earning invaluable experience, she is now eager to further service the Fargo-Moorhead community with her own practice. Dr. Nelson has assisted patients ranging in age from newborns to those who are 100 years old with a variety of problems, including colic in newborns, athletes getting back in the game, teenagers dealing with anxiety, people working desk jobs with neck discomfort, and many others. Every patient who enters Dr. Nelson’s office receives the greatest care possible because she is enthusiastic about it. She wants to identify the source of your issue and support you in leading the best possible life.

When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her wife Nicole, daughter Atlas, and two dogs named Brew and Denali. Hockey, hunting, being outside, and spending as much time at the lake as possible are other activities that Dr. Nelson enjoys.

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Derek Nolte
Founder and Owner TruHome Property Solutions
Hometown: Fertile, Minnesota
Fertile-Beltrami High
University of North Dakota
Lake Region State College
Member 312 | January 29, 2024


In the community of Grand Forks, a groundbreaking idea took shape in 2016. Derek Nolte, with a decade of property management experience, embarked on a new adventure – launching TruHome Property Solutions. Derek’s vision was bold and straightforward: to transform the property management landscape by integrating advanced technology with a deep emphasis on personal connections.

TruHome’s philosophy extends beyond mere property upkeep. Our mission is to make each property a delightful place for its residents. We utilize the latest tech solutions to streamline processes, but our core focus remains on nurturing strong, personal relationships with our clients and tenants. Every property we manage is treated as a unique community, deserving of special attention and care.

What truly sets TruHome apart is our dynamic leadership team, collectively holding over 50 years of industry expertise. Guided by Derek’s leadership, we’re a group united by a shared passion: to redefine the standards of property management. For us, TruHome is more than a business – it’s a family committed to excellence and innovation.

Today, TruHome stands as a pillar of innovation in Grand Forks, ND. We have grown to a formidable team of 20, managing 700 residential rentals. But our impact goes beyond numbers. We’re deeply invested in the community, consistently seeking ways to contribute positively and foster a spirit of togetherness.