Bemidji State University alumnus Sam McSharry ‘09 has always loved the outdoors and knew he wanted to spend his career helping others enjoy it as well. After nearly a decade working as a salesman for outfitters in the Midwest, McSharry was recently appointed a regional sales manager for the internationally renowned fishing company, Rapala.
Long-time high-school educator and local yoga instructor Kari Pickett of Bemidji, Minnesota, has always been an advocate for community health. In March 2020, when COVID-19 uprooted the lives of many across the nation, Pickett leaned in to finding solutions to the challenges presented by the virus.
On October 7, Hespera founder Eric Ruyak presented to Angie Kovarik’s Personal Selling class about his experiences as a fashion jewelry entrepreneur. Ruyak founded Hespera in 2012 after years of selling jewelry at farmer’s markets and has since grown his business into an 8-figure company. Hespera is currently sold in over 700 different department stores […]