Hires and promotions
Hjelle joins Pediatric Partners
Pediatric Partners of Fargo has welcomed Cathy Hjelle as a mental health counselor. She has over 25 years' experience in the Fargo-Moorhead community as a mental health counselor. Hjelle specializes in child/adolescent and family therapy, often utilizing a child-
centered play therapy approach for a variety of disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders and more. She also has specialized training in attachment therapy. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed independent clinical social worker.
Brandt-Duda, Fogarty join Eide Bailly partnership
Ashley Brandt-Duda and Tom Fogarty were recently among 15 staff members who were accepted into the partnership of Eide Bailly in Fargo. This brings the total number of partners to 255.
Brandt-Duda, a certified public accountant, joined Eide Bailly in 2005 and has specialized in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. Brandt-Duda also serves on the board of directors for the North Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association. She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting, management information science, and business administration with a concentration in financial planning and services from the University of Jamestown. She works in Fargo office.
Fogarty, a certified public accountant, specializes in working with financial institutions. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and his master's of business administration from North Dakota State University and is a graduate of the Dakota School of Banking, Jamestown, N.D. He worked for nine years in Eide Bailly's Fargo market but moved to the firm's Sioux Falls, S.D., office in January.
Smith joins Spherion Staffing
Spherion Staffing in Fargo has hired Michael Smith as an industrial recruiter in the Fargo office.
Smith earned his associate's degree in human resources and computer communications from the Community College of the Air Force.
Ruliffson joins AgCountry Farm Credit Services
AgCountry Farm Credit Services in Fargo recently hired Reilee Ruliffson as a financial analyst for agribusiness and capital markets. Prior to AgCountry, Reilee worked at Choice Financial as a Credit Tech. Reilee earned a bachelor's degree in agribusiness from North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Four join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties in Fargo has hired Blake Fason, Natalie Moe and Maura Havig as licensed Realtors in North Dakota and Tera Beck as a buyer's agent.
Fason attended North Dakota State University and prior to joining BHHS, he worked in the customer service industry for 15 years, most recently in the lakes area of Minnesota.
Beck obtained her real estate license in 2014. She held her license at two local real estate companies before deciding to join the Krabbenhoft team. She attended the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, where she earned an associate's degree in business. She also earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Minnesota.
Prior to joining BHHS, Moe worked as a photographer.
Havig attended NDSU before working in the retail clothing industry for eight years.
Klug joins Liberty Business Systems
Cody Klug has joined Liberty Business Systems in Fargo as a sales associate. Klug graduated with a degree in mass communications from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He previously worked as a business development associate for Spherion.
Neff joins Heyer
Darren Neff has joined Heyer Engineering as a senior structural engineer. Neff graduated from North Dakota State University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He has previous experience working for structural consulting firms in the LeSueur and Rochester, Minn., areas. Neff is registered as a professional engineer in 11 states, and as a structural engineer in three states. Prior to joining Heyer Engineering, he most recently was employed by EAPC Architects and Engineers in Fargo as the structural engineering department manager. Neff has experience with many different types of projects including residential, educational, commercial, religious, government, medical, water/wastewater treatment and industrial.
Sholl joins Beyond Realty
Anna Sholl has joined Beyond Realty in Fargo. Sholl has been a licensed Realtor since 2015 and specializes in residential real estate. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Prior to real estate, she worked for Bell Bank as a personal banker.
Discovery Benefits hires four
Discovery Benefits in Fargo has hired four employees. Megan Strese was hired as an implementation manager. Derek Alexander joined as a participant services specialist. Alison
Bromelkamp started as a senior account manager. Kai Western was hired as a systems education manager.
Peterson, Hall promoted at Ascensus Trust
Ascensus Trust in Fargo has recently promoted Erica Peterson to qualified termination administrator-lead and Ashley Hall to IRA customer service specialist II.
Peterson joined the company in 2002 as an account analyst and has held various operational roles since then. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Minnesota School of Business.
Hall started with Ascensus Trust in 2015 as an IRA associate. She earned her bachelor's degree in sports recreation management from North Dakota State University.
Two join Jeremiah Program
The Jeremiah Program of Fargo-Moorhead recently hired Coiya Tompkins as the new director of development and Whitney Wright as the volunteer and events coordinator.
Tompkins has extensive experience in corporate communications and public relations, fundraising and business development. Most recently, she was vice president of marketing and operations for Western Agency in Minot, N.D. She earned her bachelor's degree at North Dakota State University and her master's of business administration at the University of Phoenix.
Wright has worked with Mint and Basil as a sales associate and blogger and as an office specialist with Sandman Structural Engineers and Sanford Dermatology and Laser Clinic. She spent four years volunteering with the Jeremiah Program before accepting her new position.
Three join Sundog
Sundog Interactive in Fargo has hired Casey Baker, Krista Boehm, Kara Kalbus, Holly Hartling and Laura West.
Baker joins as a software engineer. He has experience as a development phase lead and in work related to creating requirements and testing. Baker graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in management information systems Prior to joining Sundog, he was a senior programmer analyst at Corelink in Fargo.
Boehm joins as an associate project manager. She earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Prior to joining Sundog, she worked as an admissions representative at Concordia College and was previously an anchor/producer at Valley News Live and KVRR Fox in Fargo.
Kalbus joins as a client consultant. She brings more than 10 years of expertise in business analysis, technology, agile/scrum methodologies and operational management. Kalbus graduated with a bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Prior to joining Sundog, she was a business analyst at WEX Health in Fargo.
Aldevron hires four in Fargo
Aldevron has hired Justin Kerr as a quality control scientist, Tracy Kurtz as a client relations manager, Suksimaran Singh as a biomanufacturing operator, and Wade Ellingson as a packaging and shipping specialist.
Kerr earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California-Davis in 2012 and a master's in biology from the University of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn., in 2016. He previously worked in pharmaceutical research in San Diego.
Kurtz earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008. She was previously employed at Axis Clinicals in Dilworth.
Singh earned a bachelor's degree in forensic science from the University of North Dakota in 2013 and an associate's degree in surgical technology from Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minn., in 2015.
Ellingson has more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, shipping and warehouse operations and was previously employed with J.L. Matthews Co. in the purchasing and warehouse areas.