Team Members

At Design Angler, we dream big for our clients, our community, and ourselves.
Headed by two classmates from Bemidji, Minnesota who have lived, studied, and worked around the world, this agency was born when they returned to their hometown, where quality of life and quality work go hand in hand.

Randy Syverson

Randy Syverson

Founder - CEO

With two Master's degrees from Boston University and a passion for solving complex problems with large and diverse teams, Randy has lived and worked in seven international financial centers, managing multimillion dollar budgets to implement large-scale business transformations. These experiences provided him with the confidence and know-how to create our agency and the type of perspective that improves our client's businesses every day.

Summer Nitsch

Summer Nitsch

Account Executive

Just like the season she shares a name with, Summer is always bright and cheery and ready to help match our services to your needs! From your first inquiry through the entire project cycle and beyond, she’ll keep you updated and ensure that the artistic and tech geeks in the office deliver exactly what you need to grow your business.

Scott Erickson - Marketing Program Director

Scott Erickson

Marketing Program Director

With over 20 years of software development and project management experience, Scott brings a commitment to quality and a passion for meeting customer needs while working within their means. A native of Bemidji and a graduate of Bemidji State University, he’s always looking for more efficient ways to help our clients hook more customers and grow their businesses.

Alexis Lien - Lead Designer

Alexis Lien

Lead Designer

A natural born artist, and a graduate of Bemidji State University, with a BS in Design Technology, Alexis lives and breathes creative design solutions that not only look great but tell our clients' stories. With a Minnesota girl work ethic and an imagination that has no boundaries, Alexis creates the visual communication tools that get our customers noticed.

Matthew Davey - Development Manager

Matthew Davey

Development Manager

Born and raised right here in Bemidji, Matt is a graduate from Bemidji State University, with a BS in Computer Science. On top of a passion for programming, he also enjoys design aspects of software and web pages. Matt has come into DAI guns blazing for App development and is on the hunt for new online tools every day.

Luke Upgren - Account Manager

Luke Upgren

Account Manager

Luke received his BBA at the University of North Dakota where he has dabbled in everything from drone startups to fighting wildfires in the Rockies. He is a fearless Jedi of marketing; always fighting for the customers’ best interests. Some say he hasn’t met a marketing challenge too large, although he hasn’t confirmed it.

Aaron Carter - Development Intern

Aaron Carter

Development Intern

Aaron is just one semester shy of completing his BS in Computer Science at Bemidji State University. He is always working to improve his software development skills and overall website development knowledge. His strengths include programming, posing for Design Angler photo shoots, smiling, and learning new things. His weaknesses include Kryptonite and writing his own bio for Design Angler.

Esther Drebelbis - Marketing Intern

Esther Drebelbis

Marketing Intern

Moving back to Minnesota from the Colorado Rockies, Esther is in her senior year at Bemidji State University studying Marketing Communications. When she isn't working or studying, Esther is scouring Minnesota's trails looking for a hill to climb or a couple trees to hang her hammock. Her feet have yet to reach Minnesota's highest point, but they are on their way. Her adventurous spirit drives her to always look for new ways to improve client's needs through various marketing avenues.

Hailey Rhen - Marketing Intern

Hailey Rhen

Marketing Intern

An aspiring marketing guru, Hailey comes to Design Angler as a senior at Bemidji State University. She has experience in managing social media accounts for various organizations and writing articles for the Northern Student, BSU’s on-campus magazine. Her love for the outdoors will both inform and inspire her in creating content for many clients. Hailey will graduate with a double major in Business Administration (with an emphasis in Marketing) and Marketing Communications, and a minor in Mass Communications.

Hope Wall - Graphic Design Intern

Hope Wall

Graphic Design Intern

Hope is a recent Art and Design graduate from Bemidji State University with a passion for graphic design and illustration. With a love for visual storytelling of all kinds, Hope is always searching and keeping an open mind for diverse sources of inspiration to fuel her designs. She will bring new ideas and concepts to share with the team and clients that will help keep our marketing efforts top in class.

Your Name Here - New Team Member

Your Name Here

New Team Member

Interested in working with us? We are always looking for talented people to join the team. Programming, Marketing, Copywriting, Design, and Sales positions are available. Contact us and let us know what you can do. There's room on the boat for more!