Mr. Fay is a 1983 graduate of NDSU with a BA in Ag Economics. He is a life-long North Dakota small business owner and property owner. He is presently involved in several oil & gas development ventures targeting the Bakken & Three Forks reservoirs in Western ND. He is a founding shareholder in Dakota Growers Pasta Company and United Spring Wheat Producers. Mr. Fay served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Wheat Growers and the North Dakota Grain Growers Association, for which he also served a State President term. He was the leader of the team which developed the N.D. Trade Office from a greenfield start. He maintains interest in international trade opportunities. Mr. Fay has been Secretary of the Board of Trustees since inception of The Dakota REIT.