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VBOC of the Dakotas proudly serves
veterans in the the states of North
Dakota and South Dakota.

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Meet the Staff


Wendy Klug

Wendy Klug is the program manager for the Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Dakotas that serves both North Dakota and South Dakota. She provides entrepreneurial focused training workshops both on and off installations that teach key concepts to starting, running, and operating a small business. Wendy also provides no-cost advising, webinars, and subject specific workshops tailored around a community or client’s interests and needs. She specializes in creating workshops and events that are interesting, upbeat, and filled with vital information. Wendy has a creative knack that allows her to assist with marketing, social media, and other business aspects that involve creative thinking. She brings 15 plus years of teaching, over 10 years of small business ownership with more than 5 years of small business consulting to this program. Klug holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Dakota.

Marnie Schuschke

Marnie Schuschke is the VBOC of the Dakotas resource coordinator. Bringing 10 years of experience from the advertising industry, she specializes in marketing and supporting the program across our coverage area. Schuschke has several years of experience in a range of other industries as well as an Honors Program Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Bemidji State University.

Andrea Bakeberg

Andrea Bakeberg serves as the South Dakota consultant for VBOC of the Dakotas. She is a graduate of Black Hills State University with a degree in business administration and an emphasis in marketing. She followed that up with an MBA in applied management. In addition to being actively involved on various boards in her community, she received the 2019 Young Professional of the Year award from the Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce. She also works as the assistant director for the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity.