meet our team
Megan Langley Laudenschlager
Local Foods Coordinator
Ann Olson brings six years of direct farmers market vendor experience to the Local Foods Coordinator position. A native of Des Lacs, North Dakota, Ann and her husband are raising their kids and produce business on her fourth generation farm. Besides market farming, Ann is a large animal veterinarian, aspiring baker and antique tractor show enthusiast. She is passionate about the local foods movement and assisting growers in growing their business to bring high quality products to local consumers.
Rural Network Coordinator
Director of Community Engagement and Solutions
Beth Odahlen, an original board member of Strengthen ND, worked for more than 22 years in higher education before transitioning to Strengthen ND. Her previous experiences were specific to leadership development, internship and experiential education, student support services, and grant management. During her time in higher education, Beth developed several successful programs which highly impacted student success. Beth is a ten year member of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) and is slated to become president of NSEE in the fall of 2022.
Beth brings a unique approach to program development and hopes to cultivate a passion for rural leadership and internships to youth and young adults in North Dakota.