EPIC Charities

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what we do


At EPIC Charities we are all about community. We work in conjunction with other community organizations, school district, park districts and more to coordinate events at public plazas.


The emphasis of these events will be on youth sporting events, musicals, art, farmers markets, health events and general civil programs.


We are dedicated to art and art in the community. We strive to build art programs and integrate art in our events and plaza spaces.

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Our Mission

Why we do it.

EPIC Charities plans to coordinate youth and community events at public community spaces throughout the North Dakota region. These events will be done in conjunction with other community organizations, school districts, park districts, and cities. The emphasis of these events will be on youth activities, youth sporting events, musicals, art, farmers markets, health events and general civic programs that enhance the quality of life.

Our Values


We are dedicated to honorable initiatives and maintain an honest, ethical approach to business.


Our goal is to serve, inspire and enhance our communities.


We seek to do more than provide a quick fix solution. We empower our communities solve the larger systemic problems and live a better life.


We work with other businesses, volunteers and partners in our communities to meet our shared goals.

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Board of Directors

Todd Berning

Todd Berning

Managing partner in 30+ real estate projects in ND and MN. Owner of M&S Concessions, Inc. and Spicy Pie Pizza restaurants. Current President of the North Dakota State Fair Foundation, past treasurer and Paul Harris Fellow of the Minot Rotary Club. Past Board Member of both Minot and Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau, Grand Forks Empire Theater, and past President of the Metro Sports Foundation. Past General Manager of the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND.

Amy Hass

Amy has been with EPIC since 2016 and oversees all aspects of the business. Prior to EPIC Companies, she was a Manager with Gap Inc., for over 8 years. She completed her Management Degree at North Dakota State University in May 2021. In December of 2021, she also was named Prairie Business Magazine's 40 under 40.

Blake Nybakken

Blake Nybakken

Blake works with project planning, site selection, due diligence, permitting, land and facility acquisitions/sales, and lease negotiations. Blake is a licensed real estate professional since 2007 (License #7824) and also spent seven years as a project manager and business developer for an architectural firm.

Vicki Campbell

Vicki has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Minot State University. She also has over twenty years of accounting experience. Vicki is originally from Chicago, lived in California, Italy and now is living in Minot, ND.

Dr. Jordan Muir

Dr. Jordan Muir

Dr. Jordan received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from The University of North Dakota and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. Her clinical rotations were completed in Indianapolis, IN and Minneapolis, MN. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Dakota Optometric Association.

Dorothy Henke

Dorothy Henke

Dorothy is the creator of Dot's Pretzels. Originally created in her kitchen, Dorothy grew the brand to what it is today, selling it to Hershey in late 2021. Nowadays, Dots pretzels can be found throughout the country.

Marla Kulig

Marla Kulig

For 28 years Marla was the Executive Director of RSI (Rehab Services Inc.) in Minot.  She started RSI in 1988 with one program and with the help of great co-workers developed it to a state of the art non-profit with multiple programs involving employment for people with disabilities, residential, economic development, assisted living and numerous other programs. She oversaw the construction and startup of the Wellington Asst. Living where RSI served as the management company. Prior to that she was a Recreation Therapist, Counselor and State Coordinator in Supported Employment for DVR.  

Sue Nilson

Sue is the Vice President of Community Relations at EPIC Companies. She has been working at EPIC since November 2020. Her day to day consists of Managing the Office and Employee related functions including leading the EPIC Volunteer Committee, Volunteering by EPIC.  She has a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University, with 40 years in retail sales/management.  Sue is also a board member of Christmas Gift and a Committee member for BGCRRV.

NonProfit Status

EPIC Charities is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization

What is 501(c)(3)?
The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding sections of any federal tax code.

Our EIN(Employer Identification Number) is 85-4293509

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