Hires and promotions - 05/18/13

DuBord joins Pediatric Therapy Partners Jami DuBord has joined Pediatric Therapy Partners, Fargo, as an office assistant. DuBord earned an associate degree with a medical emphasis from Rasmussen College in Fargo and is pursuing an associate degre...

DuBord joins Pediatric Therapy Partners

Jami DuBord has joined Pediatric Therapy Partners, Fargo, as an office assistant.

DuBord earned an associate degree with a medical emphasis from Rasmussen College in Fargo and is pursuing an associate degree as a pharmacy technician at Minnesota Community State and Technical College, Moorhead.

She has several years of experience in the health care field.


Koropatnicki promoted at Choice Financial

Kayla Koropatnicki has been promoted to mortgage loan originator at Choice Financial's location at 4501 23rd Ave. S., Fargo.

Koropatnicki joined Choice Financial more than 10 years ago as a customer service representative. She has also held positions as a health savings account adviser and virtual banker. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Stoneridge Software makes two new hires

Stoneridge Software, based in the Fargo-Moorhead area, has hired Ryan Kleven as a senior consultant specializing in financials and supply chain management, and Kristy Loeks as a consultant specializing in human resources, payroll and financials.

Kleven spent the past seven years at Microsoft in Fargo, where he served on the Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics AX support teams. He most recently was the senior escalation engineer. He has a bachelor's degree in business management from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Loeks is a certified public accountant, certified associate in project management and has more than 17 years of experience in consulting, public accounting and private business. She was a Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant for more than six years and was in project management for two years, She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from North Dakota State University.

Applied Engineering hires prototype tech


Applied Engineering has hired Lance Hagen as a prototype technician.

He will provide engineering services in the Fargo area.

Intelligent InSites hires senior medical adviser

Intelligent InSites has hired Dr. Eric Novack as a senior medical adviser. He has more than 20 years of health care delivery experience as an emergency medical technician, mental health worker and orthopedic surgeon.

Novack has experience caring for patients in diverse health care settings, including rural, urban, trauma centers, VA and academic medical centers.

As a senior medical adviser, he will work with Intelligent InSites' health care customers to share best practices on using InSites real-time operational intelligence platform to improve care and increase efficiency.

Engineering firm hires six in West Fargo office

Moore Engineering, West Fargo, has hired six employees in its West Fargo office. They are: Betsy Dvorak, administrative assistant; Christopher Dahlsad, instrument operator; Debra Lee, receptionist; Andrew Krog, project engineer; Kara Johnson, human resources assistant; and Mark Hutchinson, survey crew chief.


Dvorak received a bachelor's degree in human development and family science from North Dakota State University. She is originally from Dickinson, N.D., and previously worked at Preference Personnel.

Dahlsad received an associate degree in civil engineering technology from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. He previously worked at Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson as an OSP technician. Dahlsad is a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Lee is originally from New Richmond, Wis., and previously worked in administration at Sanford Health.

Krog received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He previously worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads as a project engineer. He is a native of Fergus Falls, Minn.

Johnson received a bachelor's degree in management and business administration from NDSU. She was previously employed by U.S. Bank as a fraud investigation support member. Johnson is from Kindred, N.D.

Prior to Moore Engineering, Hutchinson was a survey crew chief at Ulteig Engineering. He is originally from Christine, N.D.

Invasive species coordinator named

Scott Haugen has been contracted by Becker County in Minnesota to perform aquatic invasive species coordination services.


Haugen has a master's degree in public policy, with concentration in environmental policy from Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. His work experience includes the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Voyageurs National Park Association and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Haugen's graduate research included aquatic invasive species and water quality. In this contracted position with the county, he will develop an AIS rapid response plan, annual AIS management plan, assess lakes susceptible to AIS, prioritize enforcement, develop a lake rating/risk rating system, and identify new funding sources.

S&S Promotional announces three hires

S&S Promotional Group Inc., Fargo, has hired Michelle Slagle as the office manager, Darlene Larson as sales support and Christina Marier as a sales assistant.

Slagle, a Fargo native, has more than 15 years of office management experience.

Larson graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College with a degree in sales marketing and management. Previously, she was the assistant manager at Aeriel in Moorhead.

Marier is also part of the Fargo Force promotional team.

Eventide Senior Living promotes 1, hires 2


Eventide Senior Living Communities, Moorhead, has promoted Craig Larson to director of facilities at Eventide on Eighth, Moorhead.

Chris Gilson has been hired as director of housing at Eventide at Fairmont, Moorhead, and Lindsay Allen has been hired as home care coordinator at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo.

Larson graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston, with a bachelor's degree in business. He was previously the director of maintenance with the Diocese of Crookston. Larson has been with Eventide since 2007.

Gilson earned a bachelor's degree in health care administration at Concordia College. He completed internships at Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and at Eventide on Eighth.

Allen received licensed practical nurse and registered nurse degrees from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes. She was previously employed at Bethany on 42nd and at Edgewood Village, both in Fargo.

Engebretson leads F-M Knife River operations

Knife River Corp. has named Dean Engebretson to lead the company's operations in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Engebretson has been with Knife River since 2003, most recently as concrete operations manager in Williston, N.D.


Before joining Knife River, he owned and operated a ready-mix company for 20 years in Pelican Rapids, Minn.

Molly Fern promoted at ND Soybean Council

Molly Fern has been promoted to manager of business and administrative services for the North Dakota Soybean Council in Fargo.

She will be responsible for finance, administrative services and coordination of the federal soybean check off program.

Before joining the council in 2006, Fern worked for Target Corp. She recently earned a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Mary.

Rydell, Taylor hired at Roers in Fargo

Roers, Fargo, has hired Melissa Rydell as a property manager and David Taylor as a purchasing specialist.

Rydell graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. She was previously employed as team manager of the Erik Hatch Team at Keller Williams Roers Realty in Fargo and has more than 10 years of customer service experience.

Taylor graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree. He was previously employed as a purchasing director at the Galt House Hotel and Suites, Louisville, Ky., and as a purchasing manager for Buffalo Construction, Louisville. He has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing.

Hauger joins Liberty Business Systems

Larry Hauger has joined Liberty Business Systems in Fargo as an account manager.

He will be responsible for growing the expanded Red Canoe and PHSI water division, and developing the new FP postage meter line.

His territory will include western Minnesota and south Fargo.

TMI hires Holder as help desk manager

TMI Hospitality, Fargo, has hired Joe Holder as help desk manager.

Holder graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, with an associate degree in computer networking systems. He previously worked as a business systems analyst for Lancer Management in Mendota Heights, Minn.

Holder also served in the Minnesota National Guard for eight years.

Onsharp hires Hatfield as Web developer

Onsharp has hired Ryan Hatfield for its web development team.

With more than four years of experience in related programming fields, his recent focus has been on mobile development, and creating web enabled applications for Android and iOS.

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