development, economy, transportation, planning, natural resources

HRDC Staff

Tim Flathers

Executive Director


Tim has been with the HRDC since 1983. Prior to becoming Executive Director in 2013, Tim served as Community Development Director for more than 20 years. Tim continues to be involved in housing and community/economic development activities in addition to his leadership responsibilities.

Joel Anastasio

Environmental and Community Development Planner

Office: 218-333-6538   Cell: 828-242-8912

Joel joined the HRDC staff team in March 2018 and provides specialized support in planning and development. Specifically, he works in the areas of natural resource, environmental economics and management, renewable energy, climate change, community development, and transportation. Additionally, Joel's other responsibilities include planning for the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), environmental education, and serving as the chair for the City of Bemidji Sustainability Committee. 

Megan Countryman

Administrative Support Specialist


Megan joined the staff team in June 2019.  Her role includes offering support for administrative and office functions including billing, accounts receivable, and other accounting functions.

Levi Haar

Lending and Accounting Specialist


Levi joined the HRDC in March 2017. He primarily focuses his time on administering a variety of owner-occupied rehabilitation loan programs as well as assisting with the day-to-day accounting activities. 


Sarah Linda

Business Loan Specialist


Sarah joined the HRDC in December of 2015. She primarily focuses her time on managing the Headwaters Regional Finance Corporation (HRFC) and its Revolving Loan Fund. She also manages several additional loan funds on behalf of local customers.


Missy Malone

Accounting Support Specialist


Missy joined the staff team in December 2018. Her role is to support the various accounting and administrative activities of the HRDC.


Bryan McCoy

Development Specialist-Transportation

Office: 218-333-6545   Cell: 701-270-7445

Bryan joined the HRDC staff in October 2018. He specializes in transportation planning which includes Safe Routes To Schools, pedestrian & bicycle infrastructure, regional transportation coordination, and MnDOT assistance. He also provides GIS support to HRDC programs.

Nicole McKinnon

Financial Officer


Nicole joined the HRDC in December 2017. Her primary responsibility is to manage fiscal functions of the Headwaters Regional Development Commission, its subsidiaries and partner organizations.


Danica Swanson

2018-2019 MN GreenCorps Member


Danica joined the HRDC in October 2018 as a MN GreenCorps member. During her service year, she will be focusing on climate change resilience, transportation planning, healthy eating and active living in schools, and clean energy.

Mary Thompson

Operations Director


Mary has been with the HRDC since 1992. She is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the operational and financial functions, as well as partnering with the Executive Director to develop and implement organizational strategies, policies and practices. Mary also provides lead staff services to the Beltrami County HRA and Hubbard County HRA.  She is also the Executive Director for Heartland Lakes Development Commission.

Emily Tribby

Transportation and Community Development Specialist


Emily joined the HRDC staff in July of 2019.  She provides planning support for transportation and community development, while also focusing time on our MnDOT partnership.  Some of her other responsibilities include Safe Routes to Schools, GIS, access for pedestrian and walkable communities, and other community projects. 

Sarah Wilcox

Development Specialist


Sarah joined the HRDC in August 2018. She primarily focuses on Community and Housing Development. Sarah also provides the lead staff services for the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Board.

Ryan Zemek

Economic Development Director


Ryan has been with HRDC since 2008. Ryan primarily focuses his time on economic development projects, but also provides development assistance within various functional areas including leadership development, natural resources, community development, and transportation planning.

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