Board of Directors
Advance Thief River is a regional economic development initiative, seeking to grow the economy of Thief River Falls and the surrounding communities.
Advance Thief River is a driving force for economic development in the Thief River Falls area, enabling business owners and residents to benefit from an unparalleled living and working environment.
Advance Thief River Board of Directors
The Advance Thief River Board of Directors is comprised of business and community leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to grow the area’s economy and create jobs for area residents. Their collective experience and knowledge guide the organization.
Sanford Medical Center Thief River Falls
Certified Public Accountant
Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C.
Owner and President
Ihle Sparby & Haase PA
Vice President, New Market Development
Border State Bank
Northern State Bank
Strategic HR Manager
Textron Specialized Vehicles
Pennington County Commissioner
TRF Chamber of Commerce
City of Thief River Falls
Thief River Falls Regional Airport
Alderman at Large
Dr. Sandy Kiddoo
Northland Community and Technical College
Dr. Chris Mills
TRF Public Schools
Visit Thief River Falls
Advance Thief River Staff
Landsverk and Associates, Inc
Michelle Landsverk, President of Landsverk and Associates, Inc., is an economic development consultant and serves as Executive Director for Advance Thief River.
Michelle’s business knowledge and economic development experience have been an asset to several northwest Minnesota communities.
Michelle grew up on a farm 14 miles northeast of Mahnomen and now makes her home near Fosston, MN. She loves small towns, small businesses and rural life. Her passion is to build a thriving economy which provides opportunity for people to live and work in small towns and rural areas.
Work Worth Doing
“Theodore Roosevelt said that ‘Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.’
“I find great satisfaction in ‘work worth doing.’ My work with Advance Thief River is a great example of work worth doing. The Board of Directors is 100 percent committed to this community and its success. I consider it a privilege and honor to work with them and their partners to support area businesses and grow the economy.”
Advance Thief River
PO Box 773
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
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