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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Scott Thuen
Founder and Owner Thuen Studios
Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
West Fargo High
North Dakota State University
Club Member 36 | September 10, 2015
Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor


Behind every effective advertising photo, video or graphic design is a visual artist who sees things differently, who captures those differences and who delivers results that compel prospects to action. SEE. CAPTURE. COMPEL.

Thuen Studios difference is always about your Image through images, whether they’re photos, videos or designs. We bring a fine arts background, graphic design expertise and years of commercial advertising experience to seeing, capturing and compelling. And it all comes with that special something, the spark, that will set your company, product or service apart.

It’s also about a unique approach to marketing challenges and problem solving that puts the client first. There’s no overblown artist’s ego here, and you’ll never see creativity for creativity’s sake. Instead, you’ll enjoy an easy, collaborative working relationship that puts your needs first, a process that incorporates you, your vision, and an approach that is firmly grounded in your business strategies and objectives.

We’re ready to help you see and capture differences in ways that will make your target markets stop, take notice and, most importantly, take the next step. Contact us today.

Specialties: Location and studio photography for advertising and commercial clients

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Cindy Tyo
President and Owner Travel Travel
Hometown: Argyle, MN
Argyle High
Founding Member 58 | November 30, 2015


“I have 35 years of experience in the travel industry, and I can’t wait for the next 35 years to come! I absolutely love what I do – travel is my passion.

Our company is a full service travel agency, which means we specialize in both leisure and corporate travel, as well as other more defined areas of travels such as Destination Weddings, Disney, Cruise, Sandals, etc.
For our corporate travel management program we specialize in account management, cost savings operations, and business travel planning; consulting and development. Our varied programs, technologies and vast experience allows us to work on customized solutions for all ranges of travel budgets.

Travel can be very time consuming and costly for companies who do not use the services of a travel management company. Travel Leaders of Fargo specializes in corporate travel, and with various technologies, resources and the ability to realize savings through heavily negotiated discounts, we are able to save companies both time and money in their travel arrangements.

Please take a second to look at our cost-savings calculator on our website, this tool will let you know exactly how much money your company can potentially save using Travel Leaders of Fargo as your travel management company:

If you are interested in increasing productivity, and saving money for your company, please do not hesitate to give me a call, send me an email or connect with me on Linkedin” – Cindy

ABOUT | Cindy moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area after high school and originally planned to build a career in the medical field. But by the age of 19, after working in a hotel and travel agency in the area, she realized her passion was travel. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Tyo worked as a travel agency manager in Crookston, MN, and Fargo-Moorhead. Tyo then spent several years in Los Angeles, CA, before returning to Fargo – first to manage her current agency, then becoming the agency’s owner in 2003.

Cindy has found herself in elite and rarified company, as one of the only people ever to win both of Travel Leaders’ highest honors: Associate of the Year and The Golden Legacy Award. The Golden Legacy Award ranks as the single highest honor any Travel Leaders Associate may receive and celebrates the award winner’s lifetime career achievements.

How does the reality of your job differ from people’s perception of it?
Because I travel the world for work: I’m just on vacation. In some ways it makes sense, as I truly love what I do, but I’m putting in 12-14 hour days in meeting rooms and on busses when I travel for work, like most people who travel for work. I just so happen to be having my meetings in Cancun or Prague! 

What’s your “why”?
The moment I see everything I love about travel in someone else’s expression for the first time. Like my son when he got done bungee jumping for the first time in New Zealand to observing the transformation of a client as they conquer their fear of heights to go zip lining in Costa Rica.  The knowledge and experience gained, and the doors opened through travel is priceless.

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Joe Tjosvold
Founder Advertise Edge | Chezy | Do Tell
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
Tartan Senior High
Moorhead State University Moorhead
Member 238 | March 9, 2020


As a founder of three companies, I have a passion for creating innovative solutions that solve real problems and generate value for customers and stakeholders.

I have a degree in marketing and finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead, which gives me a solid foundation in both fields and enables me to apply my skills in various contexts and industries. I have over 6.5 years of work experience in marketing, sales, and management, leading and growing teams, developing and executing strategies, and delivering results.

Some of my achievements include launching Chezy, a platform that connects chefs and food lovers, in 2021, DoTell, a social app that encourages honest and meaningful conversations, in 2022, and Advertise Edge, a digital marketing agency that helps businesses grow their online presence, in 2017.

I am always looking for new opportunities and challenges to learn, grow, and make an impact. My core competencies are creativity, leadership, communication, and problem-solving. My mission is to create products and services that improve people’s lives and make the world a better place. My field of expertise is marketing, especially in the digital and social media domains. My values and goals are to be ethical, innovative, customer-centric, and collaborative.

Joe attended Minnesota State University Moorhead studying finance & marketing. He was very active on campus as a football player and part of many student organizations. He racked up 6 internships for various positions by his junior year which became boring to him so he started Advertise Edge in 2017. 

“Advertise Edge is a full-service Video Production Company with a strong belief in telling your story through the use of video marketing. We may be based in Fargo, North Dakota but we are ready to travel and always have our passports in hand. Through our creative process, we will work hard to build your brand and elevate your message to the right audience. We don’t want to see you waste your marketing dollars on stock videos and basic ideas. Instead, we want to help you stand out. We want to tell your story in a meaningful way using video production services to create a following. It’s our job to bring the story to life and to keep your audience engaged. We help businesses communicate authentically and effectively through video.”

Joe holds many roles within Advertise Edge but his main responsibility is building a culture where creativity thrives.

Sister company, Chezy was born in 2020 to fill a void for small businesses with high-quality videos but at a fraction of the price. Chezy is a national creative services company providing businesses with high-quality video and photography work at a flat rate. Chezy was created to deliver reliable and affordable creative content to any business.

DoTell was founded in 2022. DoTell is a flexible video marketing solution that works with your marketing agency. “At DoTell, we never work directly with a business needing video marketing. Our mission is to help small agencies provide quality and efficient video marketing content for their clients.”

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Cassie Temple
Founder and Owner Beyond Marketing | Benefits Plus
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Shanley High School
Valley City State University
Member 251 | December 3, 2020
Executives’ Club Associate Director
Executives’ Club 2024 Leadership Council


I’m going to tell you a little story about how Beyond Marketing came to be. It was, quite literally, an accident. In 2019 I was at Thai Orchid (YUM, right?) in Moorhead with a committee for the Moorhead Businesses Association. I was already managing my friend’s Facebook business page for fun + a little creativity that I had been missing. A friend of mine was at this same meeting (Hi, Cindy) and we got talking about what I was doing for my other friend’s Facebook page. She asked if I would meet with one of her company’s board of directors to take on their social media. I almost said no. Imposter syndrome was alive + well. But, I enjoy torture so I said yes and put myself in a very uncomfortable situation. I’ve been handling their socials for 2+ years and it’s the best decision (in business, my husband and daughter are pretty cool) I’ve made. From there, two clients turned to four. Then Covid hit and four turned to seven. And it hasn’t stopped…I’m so grateful to my clients for trusting me to tell their stories, show off their brand, and display their work. I’m biased – but I have the absolute best clients. I am so glad you’re here and I’m looking forward to meeting you!