Vesterheim names two new Board members

Two new members have been introduced on the Board of Trustees at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School in Decorah.

Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, announces two new members to its board of trustees – Jansen Dahl and Greg Boman.

Vesterheim has a national board with 24 members from 11 states.

Jansen Dahl received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999 and moved back to his home state of Wisconsin to join Pinkerton Services Group in their DOT and non-DOT testing services division in 2001. When the company merged with Choice Point Services, Inc., Jansen decided to join the family automobile business in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Since he joined Dahl Automotive in 2005, they have expanded to six dealership locations in two states. He is currently the Vice President of Dahl Automotive Holdings. Jansen and his wife Kim have three children. Greg Boman attended Waldorf College, graduating from Texas Lutheran and also from the seminary. He worked alongside his father Gerald Boman at Winnebago Industries in Forest City, Iowa, and was a leader in the company’s marketing strategies. In 1999, he and his wife Becky and their family moved to Castle Rock, Colorado.

Greg Boman has owned and operated businesses in downtown Castle Rock and is a civic leader who has been influential in the growth and development of the community. Recently, he has owned and managed, with his daughter, the Emporium – a merchant mall of 60 merchants carefully selected and curated. Recognized as the 2016 Small Business Person of the Year in Castle Rock, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Council of Castle Rock. Boman serves on the Board of Directors of the Hanson Family Foundation, a private family foundation that gives back to communities and enhances the quality of life for individuals in north central Iowa. He is also on the Board of Directors of MBT Bank, with locations in Iowa and Minnesota.

Vesterheim’s website lists the other members of the Board of Trustees as follows: Dan Alsaker, Spokane Valley, Wash.; Carol Birkland, Decorah, Iowa; Lindsay Erdman, Decorah, Iowa; Kari Espinosa, Edina, Minn., and Decorah, Iowa; Daniel Fretheim, Decorah, Iowa; Louise Hanson, Rochester, Minn.; Maren Johnson, Decorah, Iowa; Jane Kemp, Decorah, Iowa; Gayle Kvenvold, Minneapolis, Minn.; Brian Larson, Stillwater, Minn.; Kirk Mies, Lindenhurst, Ill.; Heather Miller, Urbandale, Iowa; Bradley (BJ) Nichols, Silver Spring, MD; Martha Gesme Nielsen, Cary, Ill.; Kenneth Nordan, Surprise, Ariz.; Elizabeth Platou, Barrington, Ill.; Rachel Reitan, New Orleans, La.; Brian Rude, Coon Valley, Wis.; Walter Rugland, Appleton, Wis.; Ruth Ann Schultz, Loch Lloyd, Mo.; Ruth Sorenson, Washington, D.C.; and Craig Trygstad, Ridgefield, Washington

For more information on exhibits, classes, programs, tours, membership opportunities, and ways to donate and volunteer, connect online at; or call (563) 382-9681, and contact Vesterheim, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379