Meet the Avid Hawk team.
Ryan is the Founder & Managing Member of Avid Hawk LLC. He is a strategic marketer, entrepreneur, web developer, and photographer with a secondary love of many areas related to computer science. He is a firm believer in continuing education and has almost two decades of combined experience in marketing, sales, and website development. He has a degree in marketing & sales management, a certificate in client-side programming, a certificate in digital photography, and a diploma in computer graphic art. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, reading, various outdoor activities, and occasionally watching movies.
Sharleen is our Creative Director. She brings a wide array of skills in graphic design, full stack web development, marketing, photography, and more. She has been doodling and sketching since a very young age and has always enjoyed design. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Design from Dakota Wesleyan University, emphasizing in both graphic and web design, along with a minor in business marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys detailed pen drawing, being outdoors, cooking and baking, spending time with her family, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and loves a good cup of coffee.
Alex is our Assistant Manager of Creative Marketing. She is a versatile marketing professional who aids the management team and helps with all aspects of our creative services. In addition, she is currently training to reach Developer I status. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from Lake Area Technical College. In her spare time, she loves reading, painting, spending time with family, snuggling with her puppy, and traveling.
Kristi is a Website Update Specialist and currently helps the web development team with various website related tasks. She has years of experience working with people and performing numerous data/analytical functions. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, time with her family, cooking, reading, and taking her dog for walks.
Steve is a Leadership & Business Strategist. He has decades of experience in various leadership roles. He brings years of management, communication, and leadership experience to the Avid Hawk Team. He earned his bachelor's degree from Kansas Christian College in Religion and Pastoral Ministries. In his spare time, he enjoys watching baseball, collecting out-of-print books, and spending time with his granddaughters.
Debra is the Administrative Manager of the company. She is an organized and results driven professional. Currently, she primarily manages the books & invoicing of the company, however, she also provides management and office support as needed. She earned her bachelor's degree from Northern State University, her degree in Medical Administration Secretary Technology from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and has earned numerous other degrees and certificates. In her spare time, she enjoys a good cup of coffee, relaxing with her family, listening to audiobooks, cooking, and walking the family's springer spaniel.
Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD:
Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, MN:
Dakota College at Bottineau – Valley City Site, Valley City, ND: