Officers

Jon Otterstatter
(Chairman)
Mr. Otterstatter joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.  He is a co-fou....
Stan Johnson
(Vice-Chairman)
Mr. Johnson was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2002.  Mr. Johnson qual....
George Gaukler
(Chairman Emeritus)
George Gaukler has been active in all aspects of real estate development, manage....
Matthew Pedersen
(President)
Mr. Pedersen was elected to the Board of Trustees and was appointed to the Finan....
Danel Jung
(Executive Vice President )
Ms. Jung joined the Advisor in 2019 as it’s Chief Operating Officer. In 2021,....
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

John Barker
(Trustee)
Mr. Barker is the owner and President of Elgethun Capital Management, Inc., a bo....
Kevin Christianson
(Trustee)
Mr. Christianson is the President of Paces Lodging Corporation and Property Reso....
James Hauer
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Hauer became a financial advisor in 1987 and for the past 25 years has run h....
Kenneth Heen
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Heen graduated from NDSU in 1970 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He ....
Andrew Henderson
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Henderson has 14 years of experience in public accounting, he has experience....
Craig Lloyd
(Trustee)
Mr. Lloyd is the Chairman of the Board of Lloyd Companies, a diversified firm in....
Jerry Slusky
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Slusky has been a partner in Smith Gardner Slusky Law, L.L.C for the past se....
Roy Sheppard
(Independent Trustee)
Mr. Sheppard is a 1972 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison w....
Jim Knutson
(Trustee)
Mr. Knutson graduated from Valley City State University in 1970. He joined Valle....

Advisor: Dakota REIT Management, LLC

George Gaukler
(President)
George Gaukler has been active in all aspects of real estate development, manage....
Matt Pedersen, CPA
(Executive Vice President)
Mr. Pedersen started his professional career in Washington, DC working for Arthu....
Danel Jung
(Chief Operating Officer)
Ms. Jung started her career at Microsoft in 2001 where she held many positions a....
James P. Haley, CPA
(Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. Haley graduated from Central Missouri State University with a BS in Accounti....
Mark Richman
(Business Development)
Mr. Richman graduated from North Dakota State University in Business Economics a....