Officers

Brion Henderson
(Chairman)
Mr. Henderson received a BA in Industrial Engineering from North Dakota State Un....
Gene Smestad
(Vice-Chairman)
Mr. Smestad graduated from the North Dakota State University in 1965 with a degr....
George Gaukler
(President)
George Gaukler has been active in all aspects of real estate development, manage....
Jim Knutson
(Executive Vice President)
Mr. Knutson graduated from Valley City State University in 1970. He joined Valle....
Bradley Fay
(Secretary)
Mr. Fay is a 1983 graduate of NDSU with a BA in Ag Economics. He is a life-long ....
Ray Braun
(Treasurer)
Mr. Braun attended the University of North Dakota. He has been a licensed public....

Board of Trustees

Kevin Christianson
(Trustee)
Mr. Christianson is the President of Paces Lodging Corporation and Property Reso....
Joe Hauer
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Hauer graduated from Bismarck Business College in 1962 with a degree in Busi....
Kenneth Heen
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Heen graduated from NDSU in 1970 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He ....
Stan Johnson
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Johnson attended Valley City State University in Valley City, ND from 1971-1....
Craig Lloyd
(Trustee)
Mr. Lloyd is the Chairman of the Board of Lloyd Companies, a diversified firm in....
Jon Otterstatter
(Independent Trustee)
Jon Otterstatter is a co-founder of Preventice. He currently serves as the presi....
Matt Pedersen, CPA
(Trustee)
Mr. Pedersen started his professional career in Washington, DC working for Arthu....
Roy Sheppard
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Sheppard is a 1972 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison w....
Jerry Slusky
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Slusky has been a partner in Smith Gardner Slusky Law, L.L.C for the past se....

Advisor: Dakota REIT Management, LLC

George Gaukler
(President)
George Gaukler has been active in all aspects of real estate development, manage....
Jim Knutson
(Executive Vice President)
Mr. Knutson graduated from Valley City State University in 1970. He joined Valle....
Danel Jung
(Chief Operating Officer)
Mrs. Jung joined the Advisor in 2019 as its Chief Operating Officer.  After....
James P. Haley, CPA
(Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. Haley graduated from Central Missouri State University with a BS in Accounti....
Matt Pedersen, CPA
(Chief Investment Officer)
Mr. Pedersen started his professional career in Washington, DC working for Arthu....
Mark Richman
(Business Development)
Mr. Richman graduated from North Dakota State University in Business Economics a....