Krystal Carlson, Adjunct Animal Science Instructor (TRF) – I graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology with minors in Animal Science, Equine Science and Large Animal Veterinary Technology. I currently work full time at the Valley Animal Hospital in Thief River Falls. I live in Thief River Falls with my husband (John), son (Calvin), dog (Nikita) and cat (Plankton).
I am currently teaching Animal Health and Disease and was introduced to the class by Adawn Nelson who knew of my background teaching as an Adjunct Teacher at NDSU in the Veterinary Technology Program. I have gained experience working with large and small animal throughout my career.
Ben Hoffman, Registrar & Director of Advising (EGF/TRF) – I grew up in Fargo, ND and Baudette, MN, but have been in Grand Forks since 1993. I graduated from UND with a degree in Sociology and had worked at UND the past 21 years. My 5 children range in age from 13 to 23, my oldest daughter is a recent graduate of the paramedic program at Northland! I love to be active in the community and work with the Northlands Rescue Mission and the CVIC. In my spare time, I play hockey, camp, and ride my motorcycle whenever I can. My fiancé, Rachel, and her 4 children round out a busy household. I am excited to be part of Northland as I enjoy working with students and can’t imagine a better environment to help them achieve their goals.
Yusuf Marafa, Adjunct Business Instructor (EGF) – My name is Yusuf Marafa, and I am originally from Nigeria. My family and I currently reside in Grand Forks North Dakota. My family and I moved from Dickinson, ND last summer and we like our new community so far. I used to live in New York before moving to Dickinson. My son recently turned two years, and he likes to play a lot. I obtained my Bachelor’s in University Studies, Business Administration, and Human Resource Management from Dickinson State University. I completed my Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. I am currently working towards my Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of North Dakota. I also enrolled in a College Teaching Certificate program at UND.
I am a peace ambassador, educational activist, community organizer, Success Scholar, young entrepreneur, Ambassador at Youth Councils, an alumnus of International Exchange, and an advisory board member of different organizations. I am also a UNICEF contributing member. I am the founder of the Youth Volunteer Initiative, which seeks to empower young people with information, education, good health, and skills required to achieve their full potential in life. I have conducted more than fifty (50) projects related to education, peace, and sustainable development. I have a successful history of volunteering, community services, youth leadership, peacebuilding, religious mediation, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship, adult literacy, and sustainable development.
As an experienced educator, my teachings centered on students’ success. I care about my students, and I want them to be successful not only in my classes but their entire life career. I also enjoy advising students and preparing them to pursue their dreams.
Raelene Berg, Temporary Intermittent Food Service Worker (TRF)
Jemmario Jones, Temporary Intermittent GMW (TRF)
Amy Sperling, Director of Foundation Operations (EGF)
Aimee Williamson, Adjunct History/Political Science Instructor (EGF)