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Improving Lives Within the Workforce

About Crystal Crystal Nelson is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, and the owner of Fargo Ergonomics. Crystal graduated from the University of Mary, Bismarck, with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and has earned certification for functional capacity evaluations, functional job assessments, and pre-work screens/post-offer employment testing. The entrepreneurial path has always…

Unplugging to Reconnect

About Michelle and the Magic Meeple Michelle Mortinse is the owner of the Magic Meeple, Fargo, North Dakota’s new board game café. Michelle has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit; however, it wasn’t until about five months ago that she began seriously considering the idea of pursuing the entrepreneurial path. After 24 years of working as…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Matt

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome Matt to the team! He joins us as our Director of Marketing & Communications, where he will focus on telling the story of Emerging Prairie and its partners.   Matt comes to us after spending 10 years in Colorado, where he led communications and public affairs for the Colorado…

The Escape Room That’s Going Places

About Sarah and The Travel Escape Room Sarah Carlisle is the owner and Founder of Travel Escape Room, North Dakota, and Minnesota’s first mobile escape room servicing the entirety of both states. Sarah is a Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate with a BS degree in Elementary Education and a specialty in Middle School Science. After…

Emerging Digital Academy Accepts Technology Innovator Award from Technology Council of North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota – At Cybercon Conference in Bismarck on Oct. 5, Emerging Digital Academy (EDA) accepted the Technology Innovator Award from the Technology Council of North Dakota (TechND).     Emerging Digital Academy is a 20-week coding bootcamp dedicated to addressing the growing demand for skilled software developers in North Dakota. The program is designed…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Lloyd

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome Lloyd to the team! He joins us as the Director of Operations, where he will work to improve our operational, financial, and human resources functions to mature as an organization.   Lloyd comes to us with more than 20 years of operational experience in our community, working at historic…

The Brew Masters of Fargo

About Aaron and Fargo Brewing Company Aaron Hill is the Co-Founder & Sales Manager of Fargo Brewing Company. Aaron is a St. John’s graduate and attended graduate school at the University of Mary’s Fargo campus.   Since 2011, Fargo Brewing Company has been creating an exceptional experience for communities through its handcrafted beers. The first…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Board Members

Emerging Prairie is pleased to announce two new leaders joining our board.  Byron Snider and Bec Heinrich started terms on the board of directors recently and we are excited to have each of their unique perspectives and expertise on the team.  Cheers to our new leaders!     Byron Snider:  Byron Snider is no stranger to…

Finding Her Way in the Entrepreneurial Art World

About Elizabeth Elizabeth Moore is the owner of her art studio, E.Moore Art Studio. In 2016, Elizabeth lost her favorite job, which in hindsight, was a blessing in disguise. After losing her job, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career that was her own, giving her freedom to express her creativity, allowing her…

Community Through Art

About Kate Kate Baldock, a Fargo artist, is creative about her passion for bringing joy to others through her artwork. Kate attended the University of North Dakota (UND) and felt led to pursue her entrepreneurial journey two and a half years ago. Investing in the youth is an integral part of Kate’s mission, which is…