MEET THE TEAM

 

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MATT FISCHER

Account Executive • CEO • Founder/Owner

I'm a dad, husband, son, brother, consultant, coach, Christian, and American. I believe in hard work, honesty, and treating everyone the way you would want to be treated.

If you are looking for a way to solve any of your business problems or capitalize on any opportunities through the use of promotional marketing, drop me a line!

m.fischer@probitaspromo.com

 

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GARY LUCY

CFO • Director of HR • Founder/Owner

I am a husband of 20+ years to the same great wife and we are blessed with 3 pretty darn awesome daughters (if I do say so myself).

I have had many careers in my life including Charitable Gaming Manager, Surgical Technologist on an open heart team and a Network/Systems/Database administrator just to name a few. I also spent 7 years in the US Army Reserves and am proud to have served during operation Desert Shield/Storm.

g.lucy@probitaspromo.com

 

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SAVANAH SIMMERS

Account Executive • CMO • Owner

NoDak Native who grew up in Wisconsin, and somehow found her way home! I am extremely passionate about every adventure life brings my way. Blessed with an amazing family & fulfilling career that keeps me on my toes!

SWAG is a true passion of mine... connecting with my clients to explore every avenue of their marketing needs, allowing us to create the perfect solution! Whether it's finding the trendiest swag or locking down the perfect polo - I never get sick of this stuff ;)

s.simmers@probitaspromo.com

 

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ALYSSA BERNHARDT

Account Executive • Director of Sales

I’m a proud North Dakotan who believes in hard work and the values that are true to my small town roots. I love hanging with my wonderful husband, Aaron, our crazy dog, Rex, playing board games with our goofy family, reading, working out, and drinking entirely too much coffee.

I spent 7 years working in higher education and am ready to get back to utilizing my marketing background and helping you find the perfect products to meet your needs!

a.bernhardt@probitaspromo.com

 

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KATIE BARTA

Director of Operations

Happily married wife to my wonderful husband, Jason; together we are lucky parents to the sweetest boy, Everett, and two crazy fur babies, Rue and Murphy. Every day is an adventure in our house, ranging from getting lost on the greenway to long weekends at the lake! I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible and am working hard on not killing all my house plants (it's a work in progress).

I spent three years in the Human Services industry and decided it was time for a change in scenery, which landed me with Probitas! I am excited to get to know the industry more!

k.barta@probitaspromo.com

 

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KARI STRANDBERG

Director of Websites

In 2017 I graduated from the University of North Dakota with my B.A. in Communication with a minor in Sport Business. I then went on to receive my master's degree in Public Administration.

I began my career with Probitas Promotions in November of 2019 and am so happy to be here! I enjoy the people that I work with, as well as the client relations part of my job. It's been a new and exciting adventure for me to learn and grow within the promotions industry.

On the weekends you can find me practicing yoga, baking, and watching movies!

k.strandberg@probitaspromo.com

 

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MICHAEL LEIER

Account Executive

I’m a small town North Dakota native who is instilled with a work hard, honest mentality. I enjoy spending time with my growing family and friends, yard work, and any outdoor activity.

I spent 10 years in the building industry with the last 4 years being in sales. I look forward to using my sales knowledge and experience, and personal persona to help clients with any promotional item needs.

m.leier@probitaspromo.com

 

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KRISI LUND

Account Manager

My husband and I are the proud parents of two crazy, active boys. We like to spend our summer weekends at the lakes of Minnesota enjoying the outdoors.

I came to Probitas Promotions by way of Trojan Promotions, where I was fortunate enough to learn from and work with an amazing team for over 10 years. I look forward to the opportunity to continue working with all our wonderful clients and many more..

k.lund@probitaspromo.com

 

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PHIL IRWIN

Account Manager

I am originally from Garrison, ND and moved to Grand Forks in 2002 to pursue an education. I quickly fell in love with the town and decided to make my home here. I am a proud husband and father of 5 busy kids. I am a musician, motorcyclist, and gear enthusiast.

I spent 9 years in higher education before coming to Probitas and am excited to further connect to the community getting you the tools you need to set yourself apart.

p.irwin@probitaspromo.com

 

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MARK JENSEN

Account Manager

Ya sure you betcha I am a native North Dakotan with mostly a Scandinavian mix and German blood lines. Born and raised in Park River. A proud graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in Public Relations. My background consists of Public Relations, Sales, Recruitment, Newspaper Editor and Retail.

I have been fortunate to work with Probitas over the years as a client and now as a member of their team. As someone who likes to shop, leave your shopping to the Probitas Team where we take pride in finding the right merchandise that best suits your business brand and needs.

m.jensen@probitaspromo.com

 

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MARA DOKUKIN

Account Manager

I am a mom to my happy go lucky daughter Bexlee, and wife to my highschool sweetheart Stan. We have a "fur monster" rescue dog named Pippin who also completes our family. Our home is filled with chaos, snacks, and lots of love!

I have a passion for photography, teaching, and giving back to those around me. I am super excited to grow with Probitas Promotions and build relationships in the community doing something exciting and new.

m.dokukin@probitaspromo.com

 

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ERIC BENSON

Account Manager

I am from Duluth and have slowly made my way westward following my amazing wife to Grand Forks from college. I have two beautiful children who keep me on my toes and help me to see the world in new and amazing ways. We have been a part of the Grand Forks community for 10 years now.

I have a passion for music, performance, and for helping people and doing all I can to see things done the right way. I am excited to start my journey with Probitas and can't wait to help my community grow.

e.benson@probitaspromo.com

 

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SHANNON BAKER

Website Manager

I am a proud mom of twins - Jacob and Morgan. They are my pride and joy!

I am a UND sports enthusiast and enjoy playing volleyball in the summer. Go Johnny's Kiss our Ace! I have been in this industry a long time and I love what I do!

s.baker@probitaspromo.com

 

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KIM GARMAN

Accounting Manager

I am married to my husband Todd since 1997 and have two daughters, Courtney and Samantha, where we live in county enjoying the beauty and the county life.

My hobbies include photography (from Tommies sports and performance arts to Nature and people and all in between), spending time with my family and friends and crafting. I am involved with the St Jude's Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary and am the Director of Religious Education at St Jude's all in Thompson.

k.garman@probitaspromo.com

 

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DAVE ROCHE

Warehouse Specialist

I have been married 41 years to my high school sweetheart, now wife, Lynne. We have been blessed with two beautiful daughters Brooke and her husband Tom and Kelli and her husband Joe. I have three grandkids, Makena, Harper, and Calin, they are the joy of my world!

I like UND Fighting Hawks sports and when we are not at home, you will find me at our lake home on Grace Lake! I love to golf and enjoy family very proud to be part of the Probitas team.

d.roche@probitaspromo.com

 

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VAL TURNBULL

Order Management Specialist

I am married with two active daughters and a goofy rescue lab mix. I grew up in Wisconsin, but have made my home in North Dakota and have been here for ten years.

As a family, we enjoy volunteering through our local animal shelter as a dog foster family. We love spoiling all the dogs and puppies until they find their forever homes. We also enjoy road trips and family movie nights.
I am honored to be with Probitas and believe this is the perfect place for me!

v.turnbull@probitaspromo.com