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The power you get from Nodak Electric Cooperative is so reliable that it can be easy to forget that there are dozens of men and women helping to make it happen. Who are these faces behind the kilowatts? We’re your neighbors, and it’s time we introduced you to some of the folks who keep Nodak running smoothly. To see why each department at Nodak is important to providing reliable, affordable energy, learn more here.
Job: Manages all the working parts of Nodak in a manner that creates value for Nodak’s members
Year started at Nodak: 2011
Hometown: Grafton, ND
Favorite part about North Dakota: The beautiful sunsets
First job: Cleaning bowling balls at a bowling alley in 3rd grade
Hobbies/interests: Golf, grilling and traveling
Surprising fact: I have a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do and I’m a certified self-defense instructor
Biggest strength: I’m an analytical thinker
Favorite quote/advice: My dad always said, “If you watch your pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves”
Guilty pleasure: Cashews
Craziest food you’ve eaten: Sea cucumber
Favorite place to travel: Europe
Go-to music: Anything from the ‘80s
Favorite sports team: University of North Dakota
Board Of Directors
Our board of directors is made up of and elected by our members. They are responsible for establishing policies and operational procedures that have our members’ best interests in mind.
Our leadership team makes sure that the policies and procedures set forth by the board of directors are executed properly and that the Nodak team is focused on maintaining high standards of service that members can count on.
Our engineering team is responsible for designing and analyzing the systems, equipment and facilities that provide power to our members, taking into consideration reliability, affordability and safety for all who are a part of our cooperative.
The line superintendent oversees all of the distribution crew, planning and coordinating amongst the various departments at Nodak to make sure that safe, affordable and reliable power is provided to our members.
The crew foreman is not only a lineman. They also oversee each linemen team in the various districts that Nodak serves. They’re a critical part of making sure that our members have power and that our crew is safe.
Despite being one of the cooperative’s most challenging jobs, these brave individuals are standing by 24 hours a day to venture out into hazardous weather conditions to make sure that members have the power they need.
The cable locator utilizes maps, records, prints and special equipment to identify and mark underground utility lines to ensure that digging doesn’t result in injury or service distributions.
Our warehouseman makes sure that our linemen crews have the products and equipment they need in order to build and maintain Nodak’s reliable overhead and underground systems.
Financing / Accounting
Our finance team provides accurate invoices and flexible payment options so that our members have access to affordable power.
Energy Services / Customer Service
Our energy services/customer service team helps manage the process of setting up new services or changing services, so that everything goes smoothly for our members. In addition, this team helps connect members to the people and the answers they need in a timely and friendly manner.
Support Group (I.T.)
Our technology support team makes sure that our information and enterprise systems are performing at maximum levels, so that our members receive up-to-date communication and have access to a high-functioning online payment system.