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Jon Kram-President

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.

Jon Kram

President - jonk@fargoforce.com

Whitney Baumgartner-Vice President of Business Operations

Whitney Baumgartner began with the Fargo Force prior to the inaugural season in August 2008 as an intern for two seasons and was hired on full time in 2010. 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 the University of North Dakota. In the off-season, she likes to spend time with family and friends and spoil her two nieces.

Whitney Baumgartner

Vice President of Business Operations - whitneyb@fargoforce.com

Phone: 701.356.7645

Dean Krogen - Vice President of Sales

Dean is the VP of Sales for Fargo Force hockey organization.  Prior to the Force, Dean was a Marketing Consultant for Midwest Radio of Fargo Moorhead for 5 years. He was also with Valley news live for 14 years as a Marketing Consultant. His main responsibility is to help ticket holders to enjoy EVERY Fargo Force Hockey game. 

He is originally from Moorhead, MN. He also lived in Bismarck, ND for 10years where he met his wife Brenda. Dean and Brenda have three wonderful daughters that he likes to spend as much time with as possible.

Dean Krogen

Vice President of Ticket Sales - deank@fargoforce.com

Phone: 701-356-4350

Brian Knudson-Graphic Communications Manager

Brian Knudson has been the Graphic Communications Manager since May of 2009. Brian takes care of all graphic design needs for the team, including but not limited to print, on-line media, digital billboards, social media, and also the in-game presentation. He works all home games as the graphics operator and producer. Brian manages the team's social media accounts which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. He is also the content manager of the team's official website fargoforce.com. 

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 golf, hockey, softball, and volleyball. Brian’s favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, New Jersey Devils, University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey, and of course the Fargo Force.

Brian Knudson

Graphic Communications Manager - briank@fargoforce.com

Phone: 701.356.7654

Brady Bergeron - Ticket Sales Executive

Brady Bergeron joined the Fargo Force towards the end of the 2017 season and has worked primarily as a Ticketing Intern within the Front Office. As of June 2018, Brady was hired on full time as a Sales Executive in charge of selling and servicing single game, group, suite rentals, and season ticket packages. In addition, he oversees and manages all season ticket holder accounts and the Fargo Force Kids Club.

 Prior to his employment with the Force, Brady spent two years in Anchorage, Alaska working as a full-time Account Executive in the East Coast Hockey League for the Alaska Aces. Brady is a local product of Fargo North High School and graduated from North Dakota State University with a Business Degree in the Spring of 2018. Both inside and outside of the office Brady is a social butterfly who enjoys traveling and meeting new people as well as spending time at the lake with friends and family.

Brady Bergeron

Ticket Sales Executive - bradyb@fargoforce.com

Phone: 701-356-7658

Dorian Nelson-Billet Coordinator

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 and her late husband Randy have 3 children, Nicole, Brandon, and Gabby. 

Dorian’s favorite things include sharing time with family and friends and of course, nothing beats family game night!

Dorian Nelson

Billet Coordinator - dorian@brandtholdings.com

Phone: 701.237.6000

Alek On The Radio

In-Game Emcee

Mitch Highman

Team Photographer - Mjoy Photography

Brad Anderson

Play-By-Play Announcer

Pat Blondin

Play-By-Play Announcer

Bob Roers

PA Announcer

Dustin Smith

Music Operator