SCORE Prairie and Lakes Mentors 

Do you need help in starting or growing your business? Our team of mentors is ready and willing to help.


Alan Anderson Alan Anderson

Al has a diverse background in retail operations, field sales and real estate.  His areas of expertise include: 
Store Operations Management, Real Estate, Retail & Wholesale Trade, Manufacturing and New Company Startup


Mike Benson

Mike brings significant experience in the insurance industry.  His areas of expertise include:
Banking, Finance & Insurance, Retail & Wholesale Trade, Transportation & Warehousing and Agriculture
Mike currently serves as the Co-Chair of Fargo SCORE.


Del Carver

Del has a diverse background in sales and marketing from start-ups to Fortune 500 manufacturing companies. 
His areas of expertise include: Sales & Marketing, Import/Export, Transportation & Warehousing, Strategic Planning and Supply Chain. Del currently serves as Co-Chair for the Fargo SCORE Chapter and District Director for North Dakota. 

Jim Fandrich

Jim brings extensive experience in technology, software and accounting.  Jim’s areas of expertise include:
Technology, Information Technology Services, Finance, Accounting, Business Operations and Professional & Business Services.



Joan Faust

Joan is a CPA with experience in public accounting, banking and finance.   Her areas of expertise include
Accounting, finance, business planning, financial analysis and professional services

Spencer Hildre

Spencer brings significant senior management manufacturing and product development experience.  Spencer’s areas of expertise include:  Manufacturing, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Transportation and Warehousing.

Dan Hofland

Dan brings extensive sales and marketing experience in agricultural equipment and food products.   His areas of expertise include:  Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Retail/Wholesale Distribution, and Intellectual Property.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas has extensive experience in the insurance industry.  He is areas of expertise include:  Business start-up, insurance, Finance, Risk and Professional Services.  

Roger Larson

Roger is well known in the Fargo-Moorhead community as the man who welcomes everyone to Million Cups.  Roger brings many years of experience in the agricultural community as well as ownership in his own private warehouse business.

Kamaludiin Mohamed

Originally from Somalia, Kamaludiin is fluent in Somali, Arabic, Italian and English.
Kamaludiin’s areas of expertise include translation services and new American’s assistance.


Justin Neppl

Justin brings experience in banking and economic development in Wahpeton/Breckenridge.  His areas of expertise include Business Strategy, Strategic Financial Planning, Financial Analysis, and Economic Development.
Justin leads the SCORE branch in Wahpeton/Breckenridge.

Rodger Pearson

Rodger has a significant background in business start-ups, manufacturing and product development.  His areas of expertise include: Manufacturing, Product Development, Business Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Industrial Engineering



Dick Popp

Dick owns and operates the Ace Hardware Store in Moorhead.  His areas of expertise include Retail, Wholesale, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Business & Professional Services and Store Management.

John Postovit

John has over 20 years of experience in mentoring SCORE clients in Fargo.  He has extensive experience in telecommunications and operations management.  His areas of expertise include:  Business Start-ups, Business Planning, Small Business Acquisitions and Sales, Finance and Operations Management.



John Stern

John has over 45 years of experience in management of menswear retail business.  His areas of expertise include:  Marketing, Merchandising, Personnel Management, information systems, store design, financing and customer service.