OUR TEAM

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Amy Longtin
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.

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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.

Nicole Davidson
Volunteer
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Rachel Schall is currently the Corporate Controller with Aldevron and has over 18 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.  In addition, she was the Controller at Border States for 7 years.  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 Schall
Volunteer
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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.

Sara Hough
Volunteer
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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.

Jill Baarstad
Volunteer/Marketing Specialist
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Abby Hanson is the Microsoft Modern Workplace Sales Practice Leader at Ingram Micro Cloud and has been in the Microsoft Industry for the last 20 years. Abby is very active with her 3 amazing kiddos, Gabe and Gavin who are 8 and her daughter Payson who is 11. She also owns Abby Hanson Photography. In her spare time she loves to travel and see the world, watch football and spend time outdoors.

Abby says, "Empowering our youth and technology are two of my biggest passions and when the opportunity to join the Tech4Kids board came up there was no doubt in my mind, but to say yes. I am excited to see how the impact of the foundation will positively impact our community by enabling our youth with technology to help them learn and grow."

Abby Hanson
Volunteer/Board Member