Fargo Force Hockey

Front Office

Jon Kram - President | jonk@fargoforce.com

Jon is the President of the Fargo Force hockey organization.  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.

He 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 began as an intern for the team in August 2008 during their inaugural season and has been a part of the organization ever since. She manages all media and community relations with the team, is in charge of the marketing efforts for game night promotions and helps with the business side of the organization.

Whitney graduated from Concordia College in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Marketing and Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. In college, she traveled over to Europe for a Communications seminar and visited Italy, Greece, England, Ireland and Spain. Whitney’s favorite hockey team (besides the Fargo Force) is the Vancouver Canucks and her favorite hockey player is Alex Burrows. During the off-season, she likes to spend time with family and friends and enjoys time out at the lake.

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

Brian graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications with emphasis in Multimedia. He has a background in web design, digital design & production, and experience with video editing. Brian has been with the team since May of 2009. He produces graphics for web, print, email and in game graphics for Fargo Force. Brian also manages the Fargo Force’s social networks.

Brian was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. He has been involved with hockey since the age of 10 and is an avid fan. When free time is available he spends time with family and friends. Brian’s favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, New Jersey Devils, University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux, and of course Fargo Force.

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

Trevor graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with minors in Business and Leadership. During his senior year he was the Box Office/Ticket Sales intern with the Fargo Force during the 2010-2011 season.

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 graduated from North Dakota State University in 2010 with a major in Public Relations and Advertising with minors in Management Communication and Psychology. She manages Top Shelf, the official store of the Fargo Force.

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 & Group Ticketing Manager | kaseyp@fargoforce.com

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. She began her career with the Fargo Force in 2012 as a Marketing intern and was hired on full-time in January of 2013. Kasey coordinates and oversees all group outings to the Fargo Force games.

Originally from West Fargo, ND, Kasey has grown up and lived in the FM area her entire life. During the off season, she likes to spend time with family and friends and spend time at her family’s lake cabin near Detroit Lakes.

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 | chade@fargoforce.com

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