Board of Directors

  • Dirk Monson

    Fargo, North Dakota

    Dirk is a life-long entrepreneur and technology evangelist. He started his first company, which focused on technology solutions for business, at the age of 14 while still at Minot High School. After graduation, Dirk started Pixel Movement, a multimedia production and website development company that he operated until 2011 while attending North Dakota State University. In addition to entrepreneurial pursuits, Dirk has also worked for technology organizations. Dirk is currently a mobile strategist for Myriad Mobile and also serves as Chief Technology Officer of Medytex, a start-up based in Fargo that specializes in healthcare patient feedback. Dirk has been involved with Marketplace for Kids in various capacities since 2001. He was also one of our kids! Dirk and his wife reside in Galchutt, North Dakota on their small farm and agribusiness venture, Ten Seven Acres.

  • Wayne Kutzer

    Bismarck, North Dakota

    Wayne is the Director of the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education for the past 14 years. Prior to that Wayne was the Director of the Southeast Area Career and Technology Center in Oakes, North Dakota. Wayne was a private sector small business owner for 9 years prior to his career in education.