Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome Riley Sloan to the team! Riley joins us as the Events Coordinator, where he will work to bring our Emerging Digital Academy, Grand Farm, and Emerging Prairie events to life.


Read more below about why Riley is excited to be on the team.⬇️


Tell us a little bit about you!

I came to Fargo from my hometown, Brainerd MN, in 2018. In my free time I listen to music, spend time with friends, and have recently gotten back into reading books. I also love watching sports at the professional and collegiate level.



What college did/do you attend? What was/is your major?

I went to NDSU and studied Human Development and Family Science



What’s one activity that energizes you?

I love listening to a good album while cooking or baking. It stimulates all the senses and I feel good about myself for saving money and eating in.



If you could take a 30 day, all expense paid vacation, where or how would you spend your time?

I would love to take some Vanna adventure vans around the country with a small group of friends and family. I’d spend most of my time off the grid disconnected from people and the world. If you haven’t heard of Vanna, look them up now!



Do you have a favorite book or movie?

Batman: “The Dark Knight” is sensational and never gets old. I would say that’s my favorite movie. “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a book that transformed the way I move throughout life and the world. It is probably my favorite book so far. Someday, I will right my own book and that will then be my favorite.



What’s your favorite part about living in the FM area? What’s your favorite hidden gem that Fargo has to offer?

I am unveiling two of Fargo’s hidden gems. Number one, longboarding. I recently discovered that longborading is a great way to take advantage of the ridiculously flat landscape. Second thing is basketball. Every good weather day you can find and jump in a pickup game of hoops at Island Park courts or the dike courts by the skatepark. I always meet unique and cool people while hooping. It’s also a fun and healthy way to be active.



Tell us one random fact about yourself!

I earned my private pilot license in 2018.



Why are you excited to work for Emerging Prairie?

Emerging Prairie is relentless in shaping what Fargo is today, and what it will be in the future. Before I had even heard of EP, I was actively trying to make my mark in the city. Now that I am part of the team, I am excited to be working with individuals every day that have the same passion and goals as me.

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Ashlyn Schauer

Ashlyn is a Jamestown, North Dakota native currently studying Strategic Communication at NDSU. She is involved in a variety of different organizations across NDSU and loves being active in the FM area. Ashlyn is passionate about community engagement and public relations especially when it comes to the Fargo/Moorhead community. In her free time she enjoys playing hockey, traveling, grabbing coffee downtown, and relaxing with friends.