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     Beth Schatz-Kaylor     Vice President    Elected to 3 year term  - 2020  Beth Schatz Kaylor is a marketing professional with a passion for local food, bringing strategic communications expertise and non-profit board leadership experience to the co-op board. In her personal efforts to add interest to Bismarck-Mandan’s local food culture, Kaylor has launched creative food experiences including pop-up farm dinners and a waffle food truck. As a founding co-op member (#33!), she looks forward to working in a positive, pro-active manner to increase customer traffic and gross sales.      Read Beth's letter of intent here.    Email:  bschatz81@hotmail.com   Instagram: rhubarb_venison Twitter: rhubarbvenison

Beth Schatz-Kaylor

Vice President

Elected to 3 year term - 2020

Beth Schatz Kaylor is a marketing professional with a passion for local food, bringing strategic communications expertise and non-profit board leadership experience to the co-op board. In her personal efforts to add interest to Bismarck-Mandan’s local food culture, Kaylor has launched creative food experiences including pop-up farm dinners and a waffle food truck. As a founding co-op member (#33!), she looks forward to working in a positive, pro-active manner to increase customer traffic and gross sales.

 

Read Beth's letter of intent here. 

Email: bschatz81@hotmail.com

Instagram: rhubarb_venison
Twitter: rhubarbvenison

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Ellen Knudsen    Elected to 3 year term  - 2020  Ellen Knudsen grew up in Bismarck and is a local entrepreneur that owns River Road Gardens, a chemical free landscape company. With her business and in life, she has taken on the motto of “Earth Care, People Care.” In her spare time, she has helped non-profits develop supply chains and functional office systems. As a founding member of the co-op, she brings a whole lot of heart and ten years of business experience to the table.      Read Ellen's letter of intent here.    Email:  knudsenfarms@gmail.com

Ellen Knudsen

Elected to 3 year term - 2020

Ellen Knudsen grew up in Bismarck and is a local entrepreneur that owns River Road Gardens, a chemical free landscape company. With her business and in life, she has taken on the motto of “Earth Care, People Care.” In her spare time, she has helped non-profits develop supply chains and functional office systems. As a founding member of the co-op, she brings a whole lot of heart and ten years of business experience to the table.

 

Read Ellen's letter of intent here. 

Email: knudsenfarms@gmail.com

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Emily Brown    Elected to 3 year term  - 2020  New to the BisMan area, Emily Brown works for USDA Rural Development supporting community economic development projects across the state. She is passionate about expanding North Dakota’s local food infrastructure and supporting small producers. Emily received a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon, and also has a degree in Environmental Science. Her background is in community organizing, natural resource management, and local food. Emily enjoys gardening and biking around Bismarck.       Read Emily's letter of intent here.    Email:  emilyrmbrown@gmail.com

Emily Brown

Elected to 3 year term - 2020

New to the BisMan area, Emily Brown works for USDA Rural Development supporting community economic development projects across the state. She is passionate about expanding North Dakota’s local food infrastructure and supporting small producers. Emily received a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon, and also has a degree in Environmental Science. Her background is in community organizing, natural resource management, and local food. Emily enjoys gardening and biking around Bismarck. 

 

Read Emily's letter of intent here. 

Email: emilyrmbrown@gmail.com

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Ondine “Dina” Baird    Treasurer     Elected to 2 year term  - 2019  Ondine “Dina” Baird is a paralegal and family law mediator with extensive experience in business ownership and management and has deep ties in the Bis-Man community through her non-profit and civic board work. By virtue of her experience developing a Co-op fundraiser last summer, she has first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the Co-op and has developed short and long term financial plans for its future success. Dina and husband Joe are recent empty-nesters and enjoy an obsession with baking sour dough bread.      Read Dina's letter of intent here.    Instagram: ondine23/ Twitter: TheOndine/Facebook: Ondine Baird/Snapchat: theondine  Email:  dina.laroybaird@midco.net   

Ondine “Dina” Baird

Treasurer

Elected to 2 year term - 2019

Ondine “Dina” Baird is a paralegal and family law mediator with extensive experience in business ownership and management and has deep ties in the Bis-Man community through her non-profit and civic board work. By virtue of her experience developing a Co-op fundraiser last summer, she has first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the Co-op and has developed short and long term financial plans for its future success. Dina and husband Joe are recent empty-nesters and enjoy an obsession with baking sour dough bread.

 

Read Dina's letter of intent here. 

Instagram: ondine23/ Twitter: TheOndine/Facebook: Ondine Baird/Snapchat: theondine

Email: dina.laroybaird@midco.net  

  Tracy Potter    Elected to 2 year term  - 2019  Tracy, founding member of the co-op with his wife Laura Anhalt, is an author and historian. 1993-2015 he directed the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, creating budgets and marketing campaigns, fundraising, working with a board, and managing a staff of 80-120 employees. He has been a state Senator, state Tourism administrator and educator.  Tracy served on the boards of the Grand Forks Food Coop in the 1970s and the Common Enterprise Development Center in recent years.       Read Tracy's letter of intent here.    Email:  tracyapotter@bis.midco.net

Tracy Potter

Elected to 2 year term - 2019

Tracy, founding member of the co-op with his wife Laura Anhalt, is an author and historian. 1993-2015 he directed the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, creating budgets and marketing campaigns, fundraising, working with a board, and managing a staff of 80-120 employees. He has been a state Senator, state Tourism administrator and educator.  Tracy served on the boards of the Grand Forks Food Coop in the 1970s and the Common Enterprise Development Center in recent years. 

 

Read Tracy's letter of intent here. 

Email: tracyapotter@bis.midco.net

  Erin Huntimer    Elected to 2 year term  - 2019  Erin is a 15-year employee of Basin Electric with experience in co-op business development and community relations. Through her employer, she started Energy Capital Cooperative Child Care in Hazen together with seven other area businesses. She serves on that board, as well as North Dakota Farmers Union Oliver Co., North Dakota Women’s Network, and IABC Great Plains. She, her husband, and two kids live on a ranch by Hannover and raise cattle.      Read Erin's letter of intent here.    Email:  Ehuntimer@bepc.com

Erin Huntimer

Elected to 2 year term - 2019

Erin is a 15-year employee of Basin Electric with experience in co-op business development and community relations. Through her employer, she started Energy Capital Cooperative Child Care in Hazen together with seven other area businesses. She serves on that board, as well as North Dakota Farmers Union Oliver Co., North Dakota Women’s Network, and IABC Great Plains. She, her husband, and two kids live on a ranch by Hannover and raise cattle.

 

Read Erin's letter of intent here. 

Email: Ehuntimer@bepc.com

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Dale Wetzel    Secretary    Elected to 1 year term  - 2018  My name is Dale E. Wetzel. The number on my first cooperative membership card was 16, which means I was an early adopter! I am a public information specialist for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. I am a former state Capitol correspondent for The Associated Press. I have lived in Bismarck since September 1984. I am accessible, I am open to all points of view, and I am comfortable with asking difficult questions.      Read Dale's letter of intent here.    Email:  dale.wetzel@gmail.com

Dale Wetzel

Secretary

Elected to 1 year term - 2018

My name is Dale E. Wetzel. The number on my first cooperative membership card was 16, which means I was an early adopter! I am a public information specialist for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. I am a former state Capitol correspondent for The Associated Press. I have lived in Bismarck since September 1984. I am accessible, I am open to all points of view, and I am comfortable with asking difficult questions.

 

Read Dale's letter of intent here. 

Email: dale.wetzel@gmail.com

  Kevin Martin     President    Fulfilling rest of elected term ending in 2018   Kevin was born and raised in Bismarck. After finishing a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State, he migrated to California, presumably for a one year stint. Ten years later, he finally made his way back home so he and his wife, Lori, could raise their children near family.   Kevin spends his weekdays as a Survey Manager at  Bartlett & West , where he is a Professional Land Surveyor.  Evenings and weekends he assists his wife in operating  Roving Donkey Farm , a small vegetable farm just north of Bismarck.

Kevin Martin

President

Fulfilling rest of elected term ending in 2018

Kevin was born and raised in Bismarck. After finishing a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State, he migrated to California, presumably for a one year stint. Ten years later, he finally made his way back home so he and his wife, Lori, could raise their children near family. 

Kevin spends his weekdays as a Survey Manager at Bartlett & West, where he is a Professional Land Surveyor.  Evenings and weekends he assists his wife in operating Roving Donkey Farm, a small vegetable farm just north of Bismarck.