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Erin Huntimer



A native of Stanton, Erin Huntimer works in community relations for Basin Electric Power Cooperative in Bismarck. She holds an undergraduate degree in Communications with a public relations concentration and an MBA with an energy management concentration, both from the University of Mary. She’s a Certified Cooperative Communicator.
Through her work at Basin Electric, Erin is leading an effort to address the child care shortage in her home region by establishing the largest daycare center in Mercer County. She began the collaborative effort in the spring of 2016, where Basin Electric and seven other local employers together founded Energy Capital Cooperative Child Care to own and operate nonprofit child care centers in the county. The first, New Bethel Center, is slated to open in a renovated church in the spring of 2017.
Erin lives on a ranch in rural Oliver County, near Hannover, with husband Rick, children KayLee and Vander. Together they raise black Angus, Corrientes and longhorn cattle. Erin is a trained weather spotter for the National Weather Service Bismarck office, and president of the International Association of Business Communicators Great Plains Chapter. She also volunteers for MC Dance Company in Hazen. She enjoys biking, yoga, golfing, camping, traveling and learning new things.