Meet the Faculty
 
Derik Schwanz

Office: 250B

Sales and Marketing Instructor




Education history:  

  • Capella University – Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • Ridgewater College – AAS in Marketing and Sales Management
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering with a minor in Business Administration and Manufacturing Engineering
 
Applicable career history:
 
Owner of Derik’s Racing Decals:  2003 – Present
Hutchinson Technology Inc.:  1997 - 2011
 
Professional acknowledgements / honors:

  • International Collegiate DECA Champion in Sales Management Meeting
  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Certified Trainer
 
Year started teaching at Ridgewater:  

2014



Jessi Wendland
320-234-8594
jessica.wendland@ridgewater.edu

Office: C125 Willmar

Sales and Marketing Instructor



Education history:

St. Cloud State University – Masters of Business Administration (MBA) College of St. Benedict – BA Business Administration

 
Applicable career history: 

7 years in Banking
8 years in Direct Sales
3 years Small Business Owner
 
Year started teaching at Ridgewater:

2016
 



 




Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.