Hires and promotions - 08/10/13

Hornbacher's promotes Weisgram, Richman Hornbacher's has promoted Jenn Weisgram to district manager and Brenda Richman has been named human resources manager. Weisgram has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Mary, ...

Hornbacher's promotes Weisgram, Richman

Hornbacher's has promoted Jenn Weisgram to district manager and Brenda Richman has been named human resources manager.

Weisgram has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Mary, Bismarck, and a bachelor's degree from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. She has been with Hornbacher's since 2003.

Richman earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Mary and a bachelor's degree in communications from Northwestern College, St. Paul. She began her career with Hornbacher's in 2006.

Onsharp hires Jensen for director position


Onsharp has hired Kirsten Jensen as the director of digital marketing.

Jensen has more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing, primarily at Sanford Health. Her project experience includes websites, mobile apps, search and social media strategy.

Pediatric dentist joins Holman practice

Dr. Carl Trout, a pediatric dentist, has joined the dental office of Dr. Brent L. Holman, 2538 S. University Drive, Fargo.

Trout grew up in western Nebraska and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Wyo-ming. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and graduated in 2007.

He practiced general dentistry for four years before pursuing specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Johnson named VP with JHS Capital

JHS Capital Advisors has appointed Thomas S. Johnson as vice president of investments and a financial adviser in its Minneapolis office.


Johnson has 34 years of experience in the financial services industry and he previously worked in Fargo for RBC Wealth Management and for Piper Jaffray.

McFarlane hired at Bell State Bank

Tracy McFarlane has been hired as a personal banking officer at Bell State Bank & Trust, 3100 13th Ave. S., Fargo.

Originally from Wilmington, Calif., McFarlane has more than 33 years of experience in the financial industry. She was most recently employed at The Village Family Service Center, Fargo.

Bolme joins Nokomis as lead toddler teacher

Alyssa Bolme has joined Nokomis Child Care in Fargo as a lead toddler teacher at Nokomis II

Bolme received a degree in human development family science and previously did an internship with the Village's financial resource service department.

Spooner hired as addiction counselor


Kristie Spooner has been hired as a licensed addiction counselor for First Step Recovery at The Village Family Service Center in Fargo.

Spooner received a bachelor's degree from the University of Mary and is a licensed addiction counselor.

Optometrist Miller joins Eyesite Family Eyecare

Optometrist Anna Miller has joined Eyesite Family Eyecare in Costco at 750 23rd Ave. E., West Fargo.

She graduated from Bemidji (Minn.) State University and from the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago.

Miller has a special interest in pediatric and family eye care, contact lenses and ocular disease. She will also establish a dry eye clinic.

First International Bank hires loan assistant

Sue Olson has joined First International Bank & Trust as a loan assistant at the branch at 1350 13th Ave. E., West Fargo.


She is a native of Bottineau, N.D., and has lived in West Fargo for 21 years.

Two hired at F-M based Stoneridge Software

Stoneridge Software has hired Jason Erickstad as a consultant and Scott Boedigheimer as vice president of business development.

Erickstad was previously employed at Microsoft in Fargo for five years where he worked on Dynamics NAV and AX support. Prior to Microsoft, Erickstad was employed by Volt.

Boedigheimer has over 20 years of experience in supporting and selling ERP software and previously was a Microsoft Solution sales professional for Dynamics AX. He started and built a Dynamics practice in the past and has served as vice president of sales for partner organizations prior to joining Microsoft. Boedigheimer is also a certified public accountant.

John Deere Electronic Solutions hires four

John Deere Electronic Solutions, Fargo, has hired Tina Moore as a shipping clerk, and Kyle Edens, Francine Webber and Lisa Luther as production specialists.

Social Connextion hires executive director


The Social Connextion, 2419 12th Ave. S., Moorhead, has named Dina Rae Geiszler as executive director:

Geiszler is a native of Moorhead, and she graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in psychology.

She has 17 years of experience working with at-risk youth and individuals seeking employment and career changes.

For the past two years, Geiszler has been working as a non-attorney disability representative.

Schjeldahl joins clinic as psychology resident

Katherine Schjeldahl has joined Knowlton, O'Neill and Associates at 1401 13th Ave. E., West Fargo, as a psychology resident.

Schjeldahl specializes in cognitive and behavioral interventions for children, adolescents and adults. She provides treatment for individuals with mood, behavior and anxiety disorders with a special interest in generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress.

She received a doctorate through Roosevelt University in Chicago, and she recently completed her clinical internship through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology in Lincoln.


Essentia hires Wojcik as nurse practitioner

Nurse practitioner Susan Wojcik has joined Essentia Health's Heart & Vascular Center, Fargo.

Wojcik earned a master's de-gree in nursing from Winona (Minn.) State University/

Mayo School of Health Related Sciences.

She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Noridian names Fellner as enterprise CFO

Brian Fellner has been hired as enterprise chief financial officer of Noridian Mutual Insurance Co., Fargo.

Fellner has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services, insurance and health care industries. He previously served as vice president and chief financial officer of Des Moines, Iowa-based American Enterprise Group. He also served as vice president of Great West Healthcare of Colorado.

He earned a degree in business administration and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Colorado.

Pedigree Technologies hires new employees

Pedigree Technologies, Fargo, has hired James Senger as director of sales, Melanie DeWald as project im-plementation manager and Brenton Berdahl as a hardware technician.

Senger has 26 years of experience and previously served as vice president of MIS Associates in Atlanta and vice president of Tharaldson Communications, Fargo. Senger also served in the U.S. Navy as an interior communications technician.

DeWald has nearly 10 years of experience. She was previously a project manager at Essentia Health. She is a Fargo native and a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato.

Berdahl has two years of experience in installation and support of asset monitoring dispensing systems. He was previously an electronic control technician for Valley Petroleum.

Hideaway Salon hires stylist Kneisl

Lindsey Kneisl, a graduate of the Aveda Institute, has joined the Hideaway Salon, 2223 Highway 10 E., Moorhead.

Kneisl has worked as a hair stylist for more than three years and has taken many advanced classes.

Eight new physicians hired at Sanford Health

Sanford Health has hired eight new physicians in Fargo and Moorhead. They include:

Dr. Russell Wilke, internal medicine, Sanford Moorhead Clinic; Dr. Karim Rashid, anesthesiology, Dr. Ryan Agema, emergency medicine, Dr. Shahh Parves, anesthesiology, Dr. Alicia Glynn, emergency medicine, Dr. Jantey Carey, internal medicine and Dr. Jeremy Brudevold, emergency medicine, all at the Broadway location in Fargo; and Dr. David Rubin, oral and maxillofacial surgery, Sanford 1717 Medical Building, Fargo.

First Community hires loan officer

First Community Credit Union of Fargo has hired Tony Walz as a consumer loan officer. Walz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in business economics.

He has more than 12 years of personal lending and mortgage experience and previously worked as an account manager for APAC at Microsoft.

He will be working at the branch at 1801 45th St. S., Fargo. A new branch building is scheduled to open early this fall just south of the existing location.

TMI Hospitality hires project plan coordinator

TMI Hospitality, Fargo, has hired Ally Bergman as project plan coordinator.

Bergman graduated from the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, with an associate degree in architectural drafting and estimating.

JDP Automation hires Zhang, Limke

JDP Automation, Moorhead, has hired Haifeng Zhang as a controls engineer and Jed Limke as a software developer.

Zhang graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a doctorate in electrical engineering. He has more than six years of experience and was previously employed with Douglas Scientific as a system engineer.

Limke is originally from Lansford, N.D., and graduated from Dickinson (N.D.) State University with a degree in computer science and mathematics. He was previously employed with the city of Fargo and has over six years of experience in software development.

Spicy Pie promotes two to general manager

Jared Puttbrese has been promoted to general manager of the Spicy Pie store in downtown Fargo and Becca Henninger has been promoted to general manager of the location at North Dakota State University.

Puttbrese has been with Spicy Pie for two years as a supervisor. He previously held positions in customer service at eHarmony, PRACS Institute and OfficeMax.

Henninger has been with Spicy Pie since January. She has also worked in customer service at U.S. Bank and Serco for the past nine years.

Dakota Carrier Network names Arndorfer CEO

Seth Arndorfer has been named the new CEO of the Dakota Carrier Network. He will take over for Evan Hass, who will retire in September.

Arndorfer has more than 15 years of experience working with DCN and its owner companies and currently serves as business development manager.

Arndorfer will be located at DCN's new network operations center in Bismarck.

Intelligent InSites hires Hahn, Wilkinson

Intelligent InSites, Fargo, has hired Ashley Hahn as an associate project manager and Joe Wilkinson as a project manager in the government section.

Hahn graduated with a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota. She previously worked as a test equipment engineer at Rockwell Collins, a creatologist at the UND Center for Innovation and a clinical marketing associate for Fixes 4 Kids.

Wilkinson served 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. He has a master's degree in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor's degree in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Eide Bailly promotes 3 to senior manager

Eide Bailly, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, has promoted Derek Flanagan, Kayce Halley and Ryan White to senior managers.

Flanagan is a certified public ac-countant and has been with the firm since 2005. He has a bachelor's of accountancy degree from the University of North Dakota.

Halley is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor's of accountancy degree from UND. She has been with Eide Bailly since 2005.

White has been with the firm since 2011 and has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

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