Leadership Bios

OFFICERS/BOARD MEMBERS
Kristy Ertelt, CPA, CCIFP - Nova Fire Protection - Chapter President
Kristy is the Controller for Nova Fire Protection, Inc. a fire sprinkler subcontractor located in Fargo, North Dakota.  She has been employed in the construction industry since March of 1998 and a member of CFMA since 2012.  Kristy graduated from the University of Jamestown in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Majors in Accounting and Business Administration. She currently resides in Fargo with her husband Mitch and daughter.  She also has a grown step-daughter and two beautiful granddaughters.  She is currently a co-leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family.

Mark Julik - Dawson Insurance - Chapter Vice President | Special Events Committee Member
Mark is a commercial producer for Dawson Insurance and works solely with the construction industry. A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Mark has been in the insurance business since 2003. In addition to being involved with the CFMA, Mark is also an active member of the AGC (Associated General Contractors) of North Dakota and serves on both their Safety and Summer Outing committees. Outside of the office, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, golf, and relaxing at the cabin.

Jackie Peterson - Red River Electric, Inc. - Chapter Treasurer

Marla Blakeway - Minko Construction, Inc. - Chapter Secretary

Stephanie Magenau, CCIFP - Construction Engineers, Inc. - Chapter Immediate Past President | Special Events Committee Member
Stephanie is the Controller for Construction Engineers, a construction manager and general contractor located in Grand Forks, ND.  She has been employed by Construction Engineers since 2002 and has been a member of CFMA since 2009.  She was a founding member of the Dakota Chapter, has attended CFMA Spring Creek, participated in the CFMA Mentoring Program, and currently serves as chairperson for the national CFMA Chapter Resource Committee. Stephanie is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Dakota where she earned a Bachelor of Accountancy.  Stephanie and her husband Dale reside in rural Manvel, ND with their two sons. She is an active member of the Manvel School PTO and enjoys "glamping" with her family and cheering on her boys' hockey teams.

Nicole Michael - Custom Aire, Inc. - Board Member at Large | Membership Committee Member

Nick Peterson, CPA - Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co, PLLP - Board Member at Large | Membership Committee Member


CHAPTER COMMITTEES

Program Committee:
John Reimer, CPA - Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co, PLLP - Program Committee Chair

Susan M. Bowman, CPA, CCIFP - Comstock Construction - Program Committee Member
Susan is Vice President of Finance/Administration at Comstock Construction, Inc. with 25 years of Construction industry experience in various financial positions.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Golden Gate University, attained the CCIFP certification in 2007, and has been a member of CFMA since 2001.  She attended CFMA Spring Creek in October 2012 and has attended many CFMA national events.  Susan is also a member of the ND advisory council for the MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., a board member of the Galchutt ND American Legion, and City Auditor for the City of Colfax.  She has been an active member of the American Legion for over 21 years, and is a veteran of the US Air Force.  She has also been active in her local school and church organizations.  Susan enjoys spending time with her husband of 28 years and two grown children.  She enjoys gardening, stained glass art, and quilting and is an avid reader.  As she discovered at Spring Creek….she definitely likes to “Take the Dirt Road!”

Braeden Nelson - Dawson Insurance, Inc. - Program Committee Member

Ryan Grindeland - Roers Construction - Program Committee Member

Dan Nelson - Zurich Surety - Program Committee Member

Membership Committee:
Wayne Frisell - Scott's Electric - Membership Committee Chair

Wade Bakke - Fargo Glass & Paint Co. - Membership Committee Member

Nicole Michael (see above)

Nick Peterson (see above)



Special Events Committee:
Tony Oster, CPA - Redpath and Company - Special Events Committee Chair
Tony has been employed with Redpath & Co. since 2001.  Redpath & Co. is a full service accounting firm who provide accounting services for clients located throughout the Upper Midwest.  Tony is a senior tax manager in the commercial business tax service area and specializes in the manufacturing and construction industries.  He assists large clients with tax planning, tax preparation and provides consulting services for business and individuals.  In addition to the CFMA, Tony is also a member of the AICPA, MNCPA, NDCPA, AGC and ABC.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids and golfing.

Wade Sandy, CPA - Eide Bailly, LLP - Special Events Committee Member
Wade brings more than 18 years public accounting experience to his work with clients in a variety of industries. Serving as chair of the Firm's construction industry group, Wade provides consulting services on a number of topics, including organizational structuring, financial forecasting, financing alternatives, review of costing systems and efficiency assessments. He is also active in the Firm's financial institutions industry group, and was named "Outstanding Banker" at the 2008 North Dakota Bankers Association School of Banking. Wade's passion for making a difference extends to his unrivaled service to the community outside of work. In addition to coaching youth baseball, he also serves on the board of directors of a non-profit crisis pregnancy center, as treasurer of a youth hockey club and is active in a local children's foundation that provides financial resources to support children's health care needs. Wade also enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family.

Mark Julik (see above)

Stephanie Magenau (see above)