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Staff & Board Of Directors


FM Area Foundation's professional staff is ready to help you achieve your charitable goals

Eric Wilkie, MS, CFRE

Executive Director

Patty Mastel, CPA

Director of Finance & Operations/CFO

Lexi Oestreich

Director of Philanthropy

Matt Walstad, MPA

Community Development Officer

Michelle Johnson

Marketing & Scholarship Associate

Jamie Olson

Donor Services Associate

Ashley Bjordahl

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Our board members bring a wide range of experience and knowledge from various personal and professional backgrounds. They contribute a wealth of knowledge and creativity that continually inspires our community foundation to improve established practices and find new ways to help people give back in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

April Walker


Barr Engineering Co.

Toni Sandin

Vice Chair

Sandin Law

Katrina Turman Lang


Turman & Lang Ltd.

Gary Nolte


Retired, Stockbroker

Sandy Korbel

Trustee Representative

Alerus Financial

Don Haugen

Retired, Eide Bailly LLP

Marilyn Guy

Retired, Concordia College

John Stern

Retired Business Owner

Matt Leiseth


Sher Thomsen

Black Arbor Capital, LLC

Chris Barta

Marvin Windows


Show your support

We can do so much more for our communities by working together. If you want to make a difference close to home, you can join like-minded supporters and give to one of our 400+ charitable funds, each with its own unique story and purpose.

“We wanted the scholarship to live on as a legacy for Norman and I in our communities to encourage a young person as they seek their dreams.”

Agnes Liudahl Donor

“Serving on the Foundation board enables me to support efforts to strengthen our community.”

Morrie Lanning Board Member

“We are thrilled to engage our daughters as future advisors to our fund. Knowing there will always be a family member to guide our charitable intent makes us feel great.”

Mike & Peggy Bullinger Donors

“Anything that can motivate a child’s love of reading deserves support. Read to Lead can be such a vehicle.”

Noel & Judy Fedje Donors

“Thank you to the Women's Fund for supporting our moms and children.”

Jeremiah Program Program

“The community foundation is specifically created to encourage and nourish the giving spirit in the community.”

Art Cupler Founder

“Thanks to support from the FM Area Foundation, we completed two major projects. We're very grateful for the Foundation’s generosity as these projects support our mission to preserve and maintain the historic facility.”

Emily Beck Fargo Theatre

Contact Our Staff

Eric Wilkie, MS, CFRE
Executive Director