Lieutenant Colonel Heather Beaner
U.S. Air Force Lawyer and Farmer
Lieutenant Colonel Heather Beaner is a Reserve Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force and a farmer near Mellette in northeastern South Dakota. After serving as a military attorney on active duty for 12 years, she transferred to the Reserves in 2011 and moved home to take over her father’s 2,300 acre farming operation. While her husband has a full-time non-farm job in town, Heather manages the corn and soybean farm, conducts the input buying and grain marketing, does all the planting and harvesting, and tries to keep up with their 3-year-old son. She is also an active volunteer, including serving on the board of directors at the regional domestic violence shelter, delegate for the local grain cooperative, American Legion and Auxiliary leadership, and her church worship coordinator.
Dr. Rebecca Rich
Aberdeen Hearing & Tinnitus Center
Rebecca Rich, Doctor of Audiology/Speech Language Pathologist Rebecca Rich opened her audiology practice in 2005 after receiving her Master's degree in Audiology from the University of South Dakota. While running her practice, she furthered her education by receiving her Doctor of Audiology from Salus University in 2009. Dr Rich initially received her Master's degree in 2002 from the University of North Dakota in Speech-Language Pathology and worked for 3 years as a Speech Pathologist for a school district, rehab unit and Birth to 3 program prior to pursuing her Master's degree in Audiology.
Double Duty Portable Storage and Movers, Inc.
Emily Heintzman is the Founder and President of Double Duty Portable Storage and Movers, INC AKA Double Duty Movers and Portable Storage. She first fell in love with cargo containers as a child on a military Navel Ship during her fathers overseas tour in the military. She later noticed the growth of the container industry among the states and planted her own portable storage business on the virgin soil of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Seven years later, Double Duty is a company of marvelous feats through Emily’s leadership, gaining certifications, equipment for all the needs of its customers through the three branches Portable Storage Rentals, Moving services, Containers sales. In 2017, Emily accepted Enterprise Award through(AMSA) American Moving and Storage Association with her family and now Emily is featured as an Industry Leader in Dispatch, the National Portable Storage magazine. Starting as a simple way to support her family into something her children could one day inherit was always a dream for Emily, and a support she wishes to give to all families across the nation in need of a Pro-Moving team and a cargo container.
Mainstream Boutique of Aberdeen
Julie was born in Faulkton, SD, attended Faulkton Grade & High School, and graduated from Northern State University with a Business Management Degree. She is married to Greg Fischbach who has been a self-employed farmer since 1997. They have twin daughters, Keeley & Ashley Fischbach, who are juniors at Warner High School – where they currently live. Julie has been working since she was in the 6th grade. She worked in Corporate American for 20-some years in retail, banking, and pharmaceuticals. In 2014 Julie opened Mainstream Boutique of Aberdeen. Another location was opened in Sioux Falls East in 2015, then another in Brookings this last year. She is currently a fellow with the Dakota Resources (Dakota Rising) Program and is serving her 2nd term with the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. Julie’s free time consists of her daughters’ sporting events, reading self-help / motivational books, and researching new ways to market business. She would love to be a small business coach someday.
Next Generation Performance Center
I started my love for gymnastics as a HS gymnast for Britton, SD from 1991-1996. After graduating HS I went to college at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. I was the Marshall High School assistant gymnastics coach from 1996-2000. During this time I was fortunate to go on a trip July 1998 to Budapest, Hungary. There I attended gymnastics facilities and met Henrietta Onodi who was a 1992 Olympic Gold and Silver medalist on Vault and Floor for Hungary. This experience was once in a life time and started my drive to continue to be involved in the sport of gymnastics and operate my own gym some day. After graduating college with an Art Education degree I moved to Aberdeen, SD and became an Art teacher at Aberdeen Central High School where I taught for 12 years. I found out there was a youth program called the Aberdeen Gymnastics Association (AGA). I became the AGA Director in 2001. I soon found myself drawn back to the HS level gymnasts. I became an assistant coach for CHS in 2001 and took over for the Varsity gymnastics team in 2003. I chose to leave teaching in 2012 and coaching HS gymnastics in 2014 to pursue my dream to own a gymnastics facility. I continued to focus on the AGA youth program until August of 2015. I made the decision to leave the AGA to open the Next Generation Performance Center. NGPC provides gymnastics instruction to ages 3-12, Next Ninja boys class, open gyms for ages 18 months - 12, birthday parties and a safe, fun space for other groups to come explore! The current location in the Aberdeen Mall is a stepping stone for hopefully a larger facility that will provide competitive gymnastics, cheer and dance, along with many other fitness programs for Aberdeen and the surrounding area! My wonderful, supportive husband, Aaron, and I have two children who love to have fun in the Next Generation Performance Center!
Candace Briscoe graduated from Northern State University with a BS in Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science. In 2004, She created Profiling Beauty that featured natural cosmetics and body care products. In 2006, She began formulating skin care for people considered hypersensitive and unable to take perfumes, contaminants, essential oils and preservatives. In 2010, in response to growing regulations with regard for formulating skin care, her laboratory was created in a building that now houses Profiling Beauty. In 2012, a store featuring products that meet the strictest guidelines in the industry was opened allowing local residents access to personal care products free of harmful chemicals like acrylates, Quaternium, Sodium Benzoate, Glycols, Parabens, Sulfates, Carbomer, PEG’s, Nickel contamination and much more. A room with no exterior walls presented a wonderful opportunity to provide Hot Yoga to Aberdeen, with Candace going through 200RYT training in Colorado at Core Power. Since that time she has trained with big names in Yoga like Baron Baptiste and Kiersten Mooeny for Athletes Yoga, Judith Lasseter and Bo Forbes for Restorative Yoga, Aadil Palkhivala and Darma Mittra for Pranayama Yoga, and Jane Austin for Prenatal Yoga. With additional training in courses in Tibetan Yoga, Anti-aging Yoga, Qi Gong Basics, Thai Massage, Kids Yoga, and Ayurvedic Basic Principles –she has tried to pull from many fields to offer the most for the customers and pass knowledge to an amazing set of Yoga instructors. The three businesses have melded together into a Health and Wellness center that focuses on natural based healing and self care with a deep respect for scientific method and principles.