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Name: Milissa Van Eps

Location: Grand Forks, ND

Background:  Crazy as it is, I have somewhat come full circle as my first year of college was majoring in the Broadcasting program at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN.  I also attended the University of North Dakota, Northwest Technical College in East Grand Forks and ultimately graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the University of Minnesota, Crookston.  Before joining the Leighton Broadcasting Team, I worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as an account executive.

How you got into broadcasting:  I worked in the health care industry for 15+ years and decided it was time for a career change.  The saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  Music is my passion.  I have always had a deep interest in the radio and broadcasting industry; I also love helping people so it seemed like a natural fit.  I took a leap of faith and here I am!

Why you love your work:  The people.  I am a people-person and this job is all about helping people grow their businesses and relationship-building.

Random facts about yourself

  • Native of East Grand Forks, MN. 
  • Married to Ryan.  We have two sons and a Boston Terrier named Patsy Cline.
  • I dislike green olives, mushrooms and salmon but that’s about it.  I am a self-proclaimed foodie!

Hobbies include watching my sons play sports, eating, going to musical events and renovating our house in which my husband and I do most of the work and I blog about it. 

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