Area Woman April/May 2012

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Contributors

Joyce Eisenbraun

Kasey McNary

Karen Halvorsen

enjoys the opportunities that writing has given—to explore new ideas, meet new people and gain a better understanding of the community and the world. A native of North Dakota, Joyce is a graduate of NDSU, and has worked in advertising and owned her own marketing company. These days, she is the “chief storyteller” for Elim Rehab & Care Center as their director of marketing and development. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Fargo with their son, David.

is a native of Williston, North Dakota. He graduated cum laude from Jamestown College in 2006, and with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2009. After graduation, Kasey served as a judicial law clerk for the East Central Judicial District in Fargo. He joined Serkland Law Firm in 2010 and practices in civil litigation with an emphasis on foreclosure, banking law, and commercial litigation. He is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota.

was born in Hickory, NC and spent the majority of her life moving and traveling. During her junior year in high school, Karen attended the American International School of Zurich in Switzerland. Karen speaks, reads and writes German fluently. She also knows a few other foreign languages and loves to meet people from all over the world. Karen began her professional writing career while working in marketing and sales for a software consulting company in Fargo. Karen enjoys telling funny stories about her young daughter and hopes to publish a book some day.

Beth Bradley

Nan Kennelly

Kitsy Radermacher

when she is not securing business support for Prairie Public Broadcasting, Beth Bradley is busy writing. She has a degree in mass communications from MSUM and has spent most of her career in non-profit public relations and sales. Her writing has been published in several literary journals, magazines, ezines and newsletters. Her passions are many, focusing mainly around the arts and nature. Two grown men call her mom, but her nest is not empty. A pair of hound dogs has moved into her home and heart, serving as a daily reminder of what love is all about.

is a speech-language pathologist and owner of Onword Therapy in Fargo, ND. She earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of North Dakota in 1994, and has 18 years of experience in the treatment of difficulty related to concussion, brain injury, stroke, attention disorder and voice disorder. Nan created Onword Therapy, an outpatient private practice, in 2005. She serves on the ND State Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and enjoys mentoring graduate students in her clinic. Nan lives in Fargo with her husband and two children.

Katharine (Kitsy) is co-owner of Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services, which provides SLP services in the Fargo-Moorhead area for individuals from infant to geriatric. Kitsy received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at St Cloud State University. She has worked in a number of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools and private clinics. Her love for people fuels her passion for “making the difference” in the lives of those she serves. Kitsy resides in West Fargo, with her husband Mark. They have two grown children, Tony and Kiki Radermacher, who are her strength and support.

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