Lindsay Reede, Sales/Business Development, Next Generation Gaming

Written by: Brady Drake

Tell us about yourself. Tell us who you are and what you do.

Hi there! I’m Lindsay Reede, an espresso enthusiast who will never turn down an iced latte regardless of the temperature outside! Bismarck is where I called home all throughout my childhood. I found a passion for golf at an early age and shortly after graduating high school, I moved to Palm Springs, CA, and became a Golf Professional at PGA West Private. I also relocated to Scottsdale, AZ, and worked at the Westin Kierland Golf Club enjoying life as a ‘Snowbird’ in my early twenties. I spent my summers back in Bismarck coaching a high school girls’ golf team for six seasons, where I experienced some of my most rewarding memories! After many years of working in the golf industry, I decided to switch gears and dive into the charitable gaming world. I relocated to Cincinnati, OH, working directly with fraternal organizations providing them with electronic pull-tab devices to help them make more money and achieve their fundraising goals. Once COVID-19 hit, I made the decision to move back closer to my roots, to the woodchipper city of Fargo. I have now been in the gaming industry for 5+ years and recently joined the incredible team at Next Generation Gaming as a Sales Representative. Recently, I’ve added ‘Cat Mom’ to my name after rescuing two fur babies, Olive and Fynn, from Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue, which is an incredible organization! I enjoy trying new bars and restaurants, traveling, and spending as much time on the water as possible in the summer.

Who are some people who have been influential in your journey and why? Who inspires you?

During high school, I worked at Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck. I had the privilege of working with both Dan Waldoch and Tim Doppler. They instilled the beauty of the game in me and the life values we acquire while playing. Doppler gave me the chance to work in-depth with the USGA, NDGA, and DJGA, learning endless life lessons and experiences. Dan encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone and try new things, reminding me that I’ll never know unless I try. Fast forward a couple of years and I started my golf career in Palm Springs, CA. Without Dan, Doppler, and my parents supporting and encouraging me every step of the way, life would be much different!

What drives you?

My driving force is the desire for personal and professional growth. I want to provide a great life for my family and give back to our community. I always want to be learning, and the pursuit of knowledge keeps me motivated to explore fun facts and new concepts. I find myself taking deep dives down the black hole of the internet more than I like to admit!

What do you think can be improved in our business community?

I believe that our business community would benefit by having more networking events. Naturally, this would embrace diversity that would help organizations learn, grow, and foster a creative and innovative environment that would improve our business community.

What are some important life lessons you have learned?

Always be kind because you never know what someone is going through. Cultivate meaningful connections with others, as relationships contribute to opportunities.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

When 2034 rolls around in 10 short years, I hope to be surrounded by mini-me’s in an animal-filled, controlled chaotic household! Enjoying all the traditions our families were raised on, including Christmas decorations going up after Halloween. I hope to have achieved professional success where I can look back and see how all my hard work has paid off.

What are you hoping to gain from the United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program?

Throughout this incredible program, I hope to grow both personally and professionally. I’m optimistic the skills I learn will help me overcome my professional obstacles while creating lifetime friendships with other women.

Tell us about 1-2 books, podcasts, or professional development experiences that have changed the way you view leadership.

“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch contains some of the most inspirational and motivational material that emphasizes the importance of perseverance, positivity, and pursuing passions and goals. The Last Lecture sheds light on what truly matters and encourages us to lead by example because our life journey might have a significant impact on others. Grab a glass of wine and have the tissues nearby!

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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.