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Editorial Advisory Board

This board is made up of representatives from unbiased organizations who meet quarterly with the staff of Design & Living Magazine and provide monthly feedback. Their mission is to keep us up-to-date on what is happening in the industry and to ensure that our content remains accurate and unbiased.

Each organization is an authority on one of the subjects covered in Design & Living Magazine, including local art, architecture, home decor, interior design and landscaping.

Dayna Del Val


President & CEO
The Arts Partnership

“The Arts Partnership is a dynamic umbrella arts organization devoted to cultivating the arts in our community. We communicate about, fund and advocate for the arts across many sectors, including the business community, educational centers, government and the general public.” – Dayna Del Val

Melissa Rademacher


President & CEO
Downtown Community Partnership

“The DCP leads efforts within the community to shape public policy that advocates for the betterment and enrichment of downtown. We serve as a liaison between the private sector and public sector in the processing of applications and permits. The DCP drives initiatives in marketing downtown as vibrant, clean and safe while supporting, maintaining and attracting businesses.” – Melissa Rademacher

Krista Mund


Executive Vice President
Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead

“The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead promotes an environment in which members and their businesses can prosper. It is a nonprofit organization founded in 1956 that represents the home building industry in several community events and projects throughout Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding areas. The HBA of FM’s efforts focus on promoting homeownership and fighting legislation that would result in cost increases to residential home buyers. It is the Association’s goal to represent the FM metro area’s home-building and home-remodeling industries.” – Krista Mund

Sarah Huckle


Social Media Coordinator
North Dakota Interior Designers

“NDID is a non-profit organization with the primary objective of promoting public awareness and education about the Interior Design profession. The organization provides continued networking and growth opportunities for the design community in North Dakota. We take pride in supporting students and getting involved in our local communities.” – Sarah Huckle

Chris Hawley


Licensed Architect/Member
American Institute of Architects

“The AIA is the ‘American Institute of Architects.’ The AIA is the governing body that facilitates licensure, education and outreach for the profession. I like to think of it as our professional community and an assembly of peers that gather to discuss the past, present and future issues of the profession.” – Chris Hawley

Rich Lahren


Hardscape Committee Member, Past Board Member & Past President
North Dakota Nursery, Greenhouse & Landscape Association

“We are an association that represents the green industry, landscapers, nursery growers, greenhouses, tree services and suppliers to the green industry in the state of North Dakota.” – Rich Lahren

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