Jeanne Masseth is the founder of Legacy Talent Development, and a professionally certified a facilitator, consultant, and trainer in the field of human resources. At Legacy Talent Development, she specializes in creating high-impact mentoring programs and leadership think tanks that accelerate both business and professional growth. As a life-long learner and thought leader Jeanne enjoys sharing talent best practices/trends with her clients. Jeanne is professionally certified as a facilitator, consultant, and trainer in addition to maintaining SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations. During her free time Jeanne can be found cheering on children’s activities, traveling, running and relaxing on the Missouri River.
Noreen Keesey is the founder of Thresholds, LLC, a company that specializes in assessment based training and coaching to facilitate personal fulfillment and professional success. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota and is a graduate of CoachU. Noreen is a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Master Practitioner, a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths Coach, and holds certifications in several other training programs and methodologies. Noreen is a retired Veteran with over 27 years of military service. It was in the military that Noreen developed a passion for leadership and team development.
Melanie Carvell is a physical therapist, a professional health and wellbeing speaker, and a worksite wellness consultant. She is also the author of Running with the Antelope: Life, Fitness and Grit on the Northern Plains. Melanie was the Director of Sanford Health’s Women’s Health Center for over 25 years. During that time, she was the director of many community events including the Great American Bike Race for Cerebral Palsy (GABR) and the Breast Cancer Walk/Run. In 2016 Melanie was chosen as the Manager of the Year for Sanford Health and was just recently named one of the state’s “Leading Ladies” by the North Dakota Women’s Center for Technology and Business. Melanie is an accomplished triathlete who is a six-time All American, representing USA Triathlon on eight World Championship teams and winning a bronze medal in Germany in 1999. She has trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center with the national cycling team, was named North Dakota’s Sportscasters/Sportswriters Athlete of the Year, chosen as the North Dakota Prairie Rose State Games Athlete of the Year, and received the “Picture of Health” award from the State of North Dakota as the top leader in women’s health. Melanie’s goal has always been to inspire and help others on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.
The Cashman Auctionisters, Katie (Cashman) Fitzsimmons and Missy Cashman are up in Bismarck, North Dakota, landing in the fourth generation of a family business: Cashman Nursery and Landscaping. Though they both enjoyed working for the business, they each meandered onto paths that led away from selling trees, shrubs, and sod. Years later, Missy witnessed a spectacular female auctioneer in action at a fundraiser and thought to herself, “the only thing better than one fantastic female auctioneer on that stage would be TWO!” She called Katie and the planning began. Maybe working in sales wasn’t too far off the mark after all. Thus, The Cashman Auctionisters were born. These auctioneering sisters charm and wow their audiences all while relieving the fundraising stress of their clients. Since September 2016, The Auctionisters have sold at 23 charitable events raising $829,125 for great causes. In addition to auctioneering, both sisters work as emcees and facilitators and have appeared at over two dozen events in the last two years. With these sisters living 560 miles apart, it can be tough to work the same events, but working alone helps them appreciate how much fun it is to work together. When they are not on stage, Missy works as a morning TV show anchor, DJ, emcee, wedding officiant, and snowboarding instructor in Bozeman, Montana. Katie serves as the Director for Student Affairs for the North Dakota University System in Bismarck, is a wife to Owen, and a mom to Maggie (3) and Connor (1). They both love the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and supporting inspiring endeavors and great causes.
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