Headwaters RDC Staff

Naomi Carlson

Naomi Carlson

Naomi has previously worked with the HRDC, returning in February 2021.  Her focus is on transportation and active living projects in the region. As of March 2022, she has been selected to be the Executive Director. She is passionate about the Region and how the HRDC can support our communities in creative and new ways.

Clayton Beck

Clayton Beck

Economic Development Support Specialist

cbeck@hrdc.org
218-333-6537

Clayton started as an intern 2021 and is currently working as a temporary full-time employee. He assists with multiple projects, focusing on Economic Development and Transportation support.

Antonio Franklin

Antonio Franklin

Economic Development Planner

afranklin@hrdc.org
218-333-6548

Antonio join the HRDC staff in September 2020.  He primarily focuses on regional economic recovery and resiliency projects, while providing technical assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the pandemic.  He also provides support on economic development projects for communities and non-profits in the region.

Levi Haar

Levi Haar

Lending and Accounting Specialist

lhaar@hrdc.org
218-333-6530

Levi joined the HRDC in March 2017. He primarily focuses his time on administering a variety of owner-occupied rehabilitation loan programs as well as assisting with the day-to-day accounting activities.

Vicky Hetteen

Vicky Hetteen

Business Loan Specialist

vhetteen@hrdc.org
218-333-6538

Vicky joined the HRDC in August of 2020. Her role is to support the business lending activities of the Headwaters Regional Finance Corporation (HRFC) and its Revolving Loan Funds. She is also responsible for the maintenance of loan files and accurate data management.

Vicki Ilstrup

Vicki Ilstrup

Administrative Support Specialist

vilstrup@hrdc.org
218-444-4732

Vicky joined the HRDC in August of 2020. Her role is to support the business lending activities of the Headwaters Regional Finance Corporation (HRFC) and its Revolving Loan Funds. She is also responsible for the maintenance of loan files and accurate data management.

Tony Klaers

Tony Klaers

Development Specialist

tklaers@hrdc.org
218-333-6541

Tony joined the HRDC in April 2022. His primary focus is transportation and active transportation initiatives in the Headwaters Region.

Missy Malone

Missy Malone

Missy joined the staff team in December 2018. Her role is to support the various accounting and administrative activities of the HRDC.

Nicole Ramsey

Nicole Ramsey

Nicole joined the HRDC in December 2017. Her primary responsibility is to manage fiscal functions of the Headwaters Regional Development Commission, its subsidiaries and partner organizations.

Helen Mlady

Helen Mlady

Helen is the HRDC's marketing intern for the summer of 2022. She is attending Bemidji State University for Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She is planning to graduate in Spring of 2023.

Nikki Miller

Nikki Miller

Community Development Specialist

nmiller@hrdc.org
218-333-6542

Nikki joined the HRDC in November 2021 as a Community Development Specialist. She supports the community through housing development, increasing equity and climate resiliency in the Region, and identifying and addressing other community needs.

Jackie Pierson

Jackie Pierson

Administrative Support Specialist

jpierson@hrdc.org
218-444-4732

Jackie joined the staff team in July 2020. Her role is to support the various administrative activities of the HRDC.

KristinaTurner

Kristina Turner

Business Loan Specialist

kturner@hrdc.org
218-333-6536

Kristina joined the HRDC in March 2022. She focuses on managing the loan portfolios for the Headwaters Regional Finance Corporation and aligning our lending capabilities with other economic development initiatives.

Sarah Wilcox

Sarah Wilcox

Development Specialist

swilcox@hrdc.org
218-333-6533

Sarah joined the HRDC in August 2018. She primarily focuses on Community and Housing Development. Sarah also provides the lead staff services for the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Board.