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CONTRIBUTORS

Roger Minch

Kristy Olsgaard

Jill N. Kandel

Janelle Brandon

Roger Minch was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from North Dakota State University in 1974 and the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1978. Mr. Minch joined Serkland Law Firm in 1978. His areas of concentration include bankruptcy, loan documentation, collections, foreclosures and workouts. He served as a board member of the Fargo/Moorhead Symphony for seven years and for one year as its president, and currently serves on the board of the FM Opera and the Bison Arts Board. He is one of two North Dakota Attorneys certified as a Creditor’s Rights Specialist by the American Board of Certification sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. Kristy Olsgaard grew up in Buhl, Minnesota and graduated from Moorhead State University. She spent 16 years in the banking industry. After moving to her husband Kevin’s family farm, she has had the privilege to be a stay-at-home mom, a title she is proud to wear. It has given her time to pursue a career in writing. With two sons, Nick and Tyler, the family keeps busy attending their activities. Their family spends time golfing, snow skiing and mowing a large yard! Jill N. Kandel has lived in Zambia, Indonesia, England, and in her husband’s native Netherlands. Her writing has been published in literary journals including The Gettysburg Review, Brevity, River Teeth, and Image. One of her essays was published by Penguin in the anthology “The Best Spiritual Writing 2012.” Another essay is forthcoming in “Becoming: What Makes a Woman,” to be published by the U. of Nebraska Press. Janelle Brandon is a food and outdoor enthusiast! When possible, she commutes via bicycle and loves her community supported agriculture share which provides her a bountiful amount of vegetables for creating delectable dishes now and in the winter months ahead. She’s married to Lukas and mom to Dylan and Julia. Brandon enjoys capturing human interest stories and digging deeper to find the truly meaningful, inspirational values in those doing amazing things everyday in the Red River Valley. She also reveres the childbearing year and takes pride in her work as a birth doula. Learn more at www.janellebrandon.com.

Area Woman August/September 2012  

Sophisticated. Intelligent. Informed.

Area Woman August/September 2012  

Sophisticated. Intelligent. Informed.

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