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Prairie People: New hires and promotions for the week ending Sept. 30, 2022

Individuals profiled this week include those from Ackerman-Estvold, Enclave, Epicosity, and Essentia Health.

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As they become available, Prairie Business highlights new hires, promotions and employee achievements from companies in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. This week's spotlight includes the following:

Ackerman-Estvold hires project designer

MINOT, N.D. • Mitch Meier has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Fargo office as a project designer.

Mitch Meier
Mitch Meier
Image: Courtesy of Ackerman-Estvold

Meier earned Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He has experience with construction development and refining projects through the schematic design process with a focus on mixed use spaces.

Meier’s responsibilities will include conceptual design, design development, and construction management on architectural projects throughout the region.

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Enclave welcomes 10 new team members

WEST FARGO, N.D. • Enclave recently welcomed 10 new team members. They include:

Andrew Harpel, project engineer

Andrew Harpel
Andrew Harpel
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Kelly Jacobson, junior interior designer

Kelly Jacobson
Kelly Jacobson
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Tom Kornkven, assistant project manager

Tom Kornkven
Tom Kornkven
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Gretchen Krienke, talent acquisition manager

Gretchen Krienke
Gretchen Krienke
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Kristen Layman, graphic designer

Kristen Layman
Kristen Layman
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Ben Misso, IT project and support specialist

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Ben Misso
Ben Misso
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Andy Newton, community manager

Andy Newton
Andy Newton
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Kelsie Okeson, office manager

Kelsie Okeson
Kelsie Okeson
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Lisa Osland, development coordinator

Lisa Oslund
Lisa Osland
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Shelby Zach, art director

Shelby Zach
Shelby Zach
Image: Courtesy of Enclave

Over the last decade, Enclave says it has transformed from a two person start-up to a team of more than 180 professionals, completing over 100 projects representing more than $1 billion in total value for its clients and partners.

Epicosity welcomes new team member

RAPID CITY, S.D. Epicosity recently welcomed its newest team member, Nikki Doherty.

Nikki Doherty
Nikki Doherty
Image: Courtesy of Epicosity

As the financial industry brand ambassador, Doherty brings experience, knowledge, and results. After working for four credit unions during her career, she has navigated through mergers, name changes, branding refreshes, and created internal cultures making her a huge advocate for the industry. During her career, her creativity has been celebrated by achieving CUNA Diamond, Addy, Marcom, Davey and MAC awards.

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As relationships are key to Nikki, in her new role as brand ambassador, she will be the initial introduction to Epicosity, connecting banks and credit unions to the company’s brand development, creative, strategic and ever-evolving digital and social strategies.

Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic has new walk-in care specialist

The Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic recently welcomed Rochelle Rieck, an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner specializing in walk-in care.

Rochelle Rieck
Rochelle Rieck
Image: Courtesy of Essentia Health

Rieck received her education from Simmons College in Boston, and said she chose the walk-in clinic because of her experience in a variety of medical fields and "really enjoyed walk-in care best. I like to fix problems and help patients feel better.”

RN continues career at Essentia Health as nurse practitioner

FARGO, N.D. • After working at Essentia Health as a registered nurse, Terryl Johnson has furthered her education to become an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner specializing in endocrinology at the Essentia Health-South University Clinic.

Terryl Johnson
Terryl Johnson
Image: Courtesy of Essentia Health

She has worked for Essentia as a registered nurse for more than 15 years, and said she is thankful and excited to continue her career as an advanced practice provider alongside her Essentia colleagues.

Johnson received her doctoral degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo.

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