Founder & CEO
Amy Longtin is the founder and President of Tech4Kids, a non-profit organization that was created to repurpose used laptops, iPads, and MacBooks that will be donated to children that do not have access to technology in their home.
Longtin is a professional leader in the field of IT. Currently, she is the Information Technology Supervisor at the Fargo Park District. She has a personal investment in fostering leadership among young women, equity in technology education and careers, and she is a positive role model for young women in her community.
Longtin holds a Master of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Mary, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota Crookston. She credits her strong leadership skills to her lifetime love of and participation in organized sports. Mrs. Longtin was a dual athlete in college for both basketball and volleyball and was named MVP and All-Conference, respectively, during her time at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
After 20+ years in the technology industry as a Helpdesk Technician, Network Administrator, Web Developer, and Senior Systems Administrator, Longtin is sharing her wealth of knowledge by serving as an advocate for women in technology.
Mrs. Longtin is the former Mrs. North Dakota America 2020, a graduate of the 2018 North Dakota Women's Leadership Program and a Leading Ladies Honoree recipient 2021. Mrs. Longtin is very involved in her community and always tries to add value to every group she works with.
Longtin is committed to inspiring, empowering, and providing opportunities to help women of all ages build self-confidence, invoke inspiration, and help mold young girls into becoming strong independent women.
Nicole Davidson is the President of The Title Company. With over 20 years of real estate experience, she provides a smooth closing process to lenders, real estate agents, buyers and sellers. Nicole graduated from the University of Mary with a degree in business management.
Nicole resides in Fargo with her husband Barry and two teenage children, Kaden and Kaia. Prior to coming to Fargo, Nicole grew up on a farm in southeastern North Dakota where she learned the value of hard work, kindness and teamwork. You can typically find Nicole at the hockey rink or the volleyball court cheering on her kids. She has a desire to help children that may not have access to technology resources to be successful in school which, in turn, will help them in everyday life.
Rachel Schall is currently the Corporate Controller with Border States Industries, Inc. and has over 16 years of experience in the finance field. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, a national accounting firm where she focused on proper business process and IT controls. She also worked at Target Corporation and was the Program Manager for the Sarbanes Oxley program for IT. She is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. Rachel graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration–information systems.
Rachel resides in Fargo with her husband Steve and 3 kids, Hudson, Landon and Sawyer. She stays busy spending time with the family at the lakes and running to all her kid’s activities. She has a passion for helping children to ensure they have the resources and tools to be successful in school and building their skillset to be successful in the future.
Sara Hough is dedicated to helping families and small business owners by customizing financial plans designed to achieve their personal goals. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of St. Thomas in St.Paul, MN and over 15 years of experience in business across the medical/dental and financial services industries. Sara works as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch, and follows their deep seated tradition of giving back to the community through a variety of different volunteer opportunities.
In 2020, Sara was recognized by the North Dakota Women’s Business Center for her completion of the Women’s Leadership Program. She also contributed to the re-launch of the Red River Valley CHADD in January of 2021, and serves as their Marketing and PR specialist.
Of her many hats, Sara is most proud of her role as a Mother, raising her children to be strong, caring and intelligent young ladies. Sara, husband Dustin and their children reside in Barnesville and enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.
As a 2020 participant of the North Dakota Women’s Business Center Women’s Leadership Program, Mary learned about Tech4Kids through fellow friends, Amy Longtin and Nicole Davidson and immediately wanted to get involved. The need in our region to place laptops and tablets in the hands of school age kids is huge and such an important mission for Tech4Kids.
Along with Tech4Kids, Mary is involved in DMF’s Stand to Protect organization that vows to eliminate sexual abuse in the Cass and Clay counties and to educate people on the warning signs and what to do if something like this unfortunately happens.
Mary lives near Kindred and has three great kids that keep her running between activities and sporting events. She boasts that her hobbies include and ARE limited to driving her kids around, sitting in bleachers while cheering them on and sometimes guessing correctly on how to dress for the weather at those events! She dreams of spending time outside of a gym/field with her friends and maybe even traveling one day. In all seriousness, the days are long and the years go by fast so she wouldn’t trade this time for anything.
Alissa Maier is a Client Account Manager with Stoneridge Software. In her role, she helps support clients who are operating Microsoft Dynamics, and works to recommend solutions to optimize business and to provide support for all operational needs. She has served many clients in her career and has a decade of experience in various industries. Alissa holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a M.S. in Business, Strategic Leadership from the University of Mary.
Alissa strives to continually progress both personally and professionally and is a 2020 graduate of the Women’s Leadership Program through the North Dakota Women’s Business Center, and a 2014 graduate of the United Way Cass Clay 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program. She is a founding member of United Way Cass Clay's Emerging Leaders program and has continued her passion to serve as a volunteer with several organizations in the community.
Alissa is a proud aunt to three nieces and three nephews and strives to be a positive role model through her involvement with Tech4Kids and other organizations. Alissa resides in her hometown of Barnesville, MN with her fiancé and loves spending time with family, friends and enjoying summers at the lake.
Jill Baarstad is the Billing & Customer Service Manager, Marketing with MLGC, LLC. In this role, Jill leads the Customer Service and Marketing teams providing all aspects of leadership including effective communication, successful collaboration, and consultative decision making. Jill has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Jill holds a degree in Accounting from Northwest Technical College and is currently pursuing a degree in Sales & Marketing from UND. A big believer in productivity, work relationships and enthusiasm, Jill supports gratitude and positivity in the workplace.
Jill resides near Nome, ND with her husband where they farm, have cattle, and a seed business. Jill is the mother of 2 grown children, Noah and Sydney, and 3 fur-babies. Jill enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pursuing self-development both personally and professionally.