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Meet The Board Members

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Kelsey Martinez

Vice President

Top 5 Clifton Strenghts

Empathy, Adaptability, Developer, Connectedness, Strategic

Kelsey is the Director of Business Services at the Greater Fremont Development Council. Prior to starting this role, Kelsey studied Environmental Science and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Kelsey was born and raised in Fremont and her fondness of the community has strengthened even more through her professional involvements. Kelsey’s parents owned and operated a local business for much of her childhood. She feels that this has given her a greater appreciation and insight into what it takes to be a small business leader. Kelsey serves on the Fremont Area Chamber Diplomats Club, and thoroughly enjoys the opportunities this provides to learn about and connect with local, existing, and incoming businesses and entrepreneurs. Kelsey enjoys spending her time coaching for the Fremont Senior High Dance Team, listening to true crime podcasts, running, and watching scary movies

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Hunter Horrocks

Board Member

Hunter was born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska. He is a graduate of Fremont Senior High School. Hunter graduated magna cum laude from Midland University (BSBA 2019) studying Business Administration and History. Hunter obtained his juris doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D. 2022). While in law school, Hunter served on the Executive Board for Greater Nebraska Connections, a group that helps students find law jobs in rural Nebraska. Hunter finished his law school career by completing the Criminal Law Clinic, serving as a student prosecutor for the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office. He returned to Fremont and joined SidnerLaw in 2022.

Taylor Tucker

Board Member

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Rita Bristol

Board Member

Top 5 Clifton Strengths:  Adaptability, Deliberative, Developer, Empathy, Relator

Rita is an Associate Professor of Business at Midland University.  She has over 30 years of experience in higher education, teaching a variety of business courses including Management, Organizational Behavior, and Business Communication.  In addition to teaching, Rita serves as the Coordinator of Business Internships for the Dunklau School of Business.  Having delved into small business ownership early in her career, and supporting her husband’s home improvement business in the past, Rita understands the challenges and rewards of running a business. Through her work in partnering student interns with a variety of businesses, she has broadened that knowledge.  Rita earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Business Education from Peru State College, and her Master’s degree in Vocational/Business Education from University of Nebraska Lincoln.  

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Jessica Fickbohm

Board Member

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Brandon Zobel

Board Member

Top 5 Clifton Strengths:  Competition, Focus, Analytical, 

Futuristic, Responsibility

I began my career in 2002 and have always had a relentless interest in technology, data, and process. This interest has significantly impacted my career. Over the years, the desire to start my own business and help more than one company grew to a level that I couldn't ignore. Life is short. In early 2018, I took a leap. I founded ProsperSpark with the belief that small business should have access to the same tools and talent as big business, and I haven't looked back since.Small businesses often don’t have access to someone with expert level Excel skills, years of management experience analyzing business, or process improvement expertise. ProsperSpark fills that gap. 

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