Fargo Force Hockey

Front Office

Jon Kram - President | jonk@fargoforce.com

Jon is the President of the Fargo Force hockey organization and Scheels Arena.  Prior to the Force, Jon was a District Team Leader for Target Corporation, in Waukesha, WI. He was a part of the Target Corporation for 14 years. Jon has been with the Fargo Force since September 2010. His main responsibilities are to oversee the day to day operations of the team and the arena.

Jon holds a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN, and an Associate of Arts degree from North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND. He is originally from Langdon, ND. He and his wife, Peggy, and their two children live just outside of Fargo.  Jon and his family enjoy the outdoors and spending time at the lake.

Whitney BaumgartnerWhitney Baumgartner – Vice President of Business Operations | whitneyb@fargoforce.com

Whitney Baumgartner began with the Fargo Force prior to the inaugural season in August 2008 as an intern and is now entering into her 5th season full-time. Whitney was promoted from Marketing/PR Manager to Vice President of Business Operations in January of 2014. Her role is to assist the team president in running the day to day business operations for the organization. On game nights, she oversees the game day operations and staff. She also manages all media and community relations and handles the marketing and advertising for the team.

Whitney graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in May of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Marketing and Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is originally from Moorhead, MN and has lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area all her life. In college, she traveled over to Europe for a Communications seminar and visited Italy, Greece, England, Ireland and Spain. Whitney grew up in a hockey family and quickly became a fan of the game. Besides the Fargo Force, her favorite hockey teams are the Vancouver Canucks and University of North Dakota. In the off-season, she likes to spend time with family and friends and spoil her two nieces.

Brian Knudson – Graphic Communications Manager | briank@fargoforce.com

Brian Knudson has been the Graphic Communications Manager since May of 2009. Brian takes care of all graphic design needs for the team, whether it’s print, digital, on-line, email, billboards, social media, and in-game. He works every home game as the in-game producer and graphics operator. He has his hands in some video and animation production throughout the season. Brian manages the team’s social media accounts which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. He also is the manager of the website fargoforce.com. Brian keeps it fresh with images and content including videos and pictures.

Brian was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. He moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area in the fall of 2006. Brian graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications with emphasis in Multimedia in May of 2009. He has been involved with hockey since he was a kid and is an avid sports fan. When free time is available he spends time with family and friends. He loves to play softball, volleyball, and anything that keeps him active. Brian’s favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, New Jersey Devils, University of North Dakota hockey, and of course Fargo Force.

Trevor Christiansen - Season Ticket Sales Manager | trevorc@fargoforce.com

Trevor Christiansen is entering his 4th season with the Fargo Force full-time as the season ticket sales manager, 5th season overall. His primary responsibility is the sale and constant building of season ticket accounts. He does this through creating long lasting relationships with fans of the team and local businesses both small and large. His goal is finding the right package that fits not only your needs, but also your budget. He also organizes certain specialty nights such as Scout Nights, Hometown Heroes, and Pucks N Paws. On game nights you can find him behind section 101 talking to fans or down on the ice organizing the intermission activities.

Trevor graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with minors in Business and Leadership. He is originally from Valley City, ND where he bled blue and white as a Hi-Liner. He comes from a family of five with two sisters. Besides being involved with hockey, he is also a fan of basketball, baseball, and football. In the summer time there is no greater enjoyment for him than spending time with friends and family at the lake and playing a little softball.

Amanda Lenzmeier - Top Shelf Manager | amandal@fargoforce.com

Amanda joined the Fargo Force in the spring of 2012. She handles the merchandise and manages Top Shelf, the official store of the Fargo Force. Amanda also is in charge of all Fargo Force donations.

Amanda graduated from North Dakota State University in 2010 with a major in Public Relations and Advertising with minors in Management Communication and Psychology. Amanda grew up in West Fargo and has lived in the Fargo-West Fargo area all her life, but has also enjoyed traveling around the world to Germany, Austria, Amsterdam, Cambodia, China, and Thailand. She also works for Metro Sports Foundation and enjoys teaching dance in her free time.

kaseyKasey Pulkrabek – Box Office Manager | kaseyp@fargoforce.com

Kasey Pulkrabek began her career with the Fargo Force at the start of the 2012 season as a marketing and game day operations intern and was hired on full-time in January of 2013. Kasey’s main roles include overseeing all ticket programming and processes through the box office. She also helps coordinate group outings to Fargo Force games and oversees the Corporate Angels ticketing program. Other responsibilities include managing the Fargo Force Promotional Team and Ice Girls at all home games and community events throughout the area.

Kasey graduated from North Dakota State University in December of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. Originally from West Fargo, ND, Kasey has lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area her entire life. During the off season, she likes to spend time with family and friends and go to her family’s lake cabin near Detroit Lakes, MN.

Dorian Nelson – Billet Coordinator | dorian@brandtholdings.com

Dorian has been with the Force since the beginning as the administrative assistant to the coaching staff. During the team’s second season she added billet coordinator to her title. Dorian works closely with the coaches, players, billets and parents to make sure everyone stays informed on what the team is doing. Being a hockey mom for over 20 years, she has a true passion for the players to achieve success both on and off the ice.

Dorian, her husband Randy, and their children, Nicole, Brandon, and Gabby are avid sports fans as Nicole played D-1 hockey at Mercyhurst, Brandon plays D-2 football at MSUM, and Gabby is playing youth hockey and softball. Dorian’s favorite things include sharing time with family and friends and of course, nothing beats family game night!

Chad Ekren – Production Director

Mitch Highman, Mjoy Photography – Team Photographer

Bob Roers – In-Game PA Announcer

Rich Lodewyk – Play by Play

Corey St. Germain – Color Commentator

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