During the first & second phase of Going Hog Wild in Martin County project it became apparent that forming a nonprofit would not only enable us to better further GHW  but enable us to develop, support & promote additional projects throughout Martin County. So in January of 2023 the nonprofit "Imagine Martin" was formed with a goal to work with artists, visionaries and other nonprofits to make their and our unique projects a reality for Martin County MN.

Board of Directors

Jeff Rouse and his wife Denise have owned several  Fairmont businesses since the late 1980's, most recently (2007) producing  television programs that spotlights the small towns of the Midwest. Jeff is excited to be part of Imagine Martin and believes together they can make a difference in how Martin County is seen and sees itself.

Nancy Katzer  has worked as a scenic artist in the Minneapolis area for over 20 years. She love art and is currently trying to get an art club started in the Fairmont area at the Red Rock Center.

Ashley Jensen Haake is a former art teacher. She now stays at home with little ones. Painting, crafting, and passing down the love of art to her four children is very important.   Ashley also freelances as a paper craft designer, stamp designer and digital artist.

Ned Koppen

Sara Pierce

Stephanie Busiahn serves as the Fairmont Community Education and Recreation Director. She had spent the previous fifteen years in tourism and enjoys promoting the community. She looks forward to being apart of Imagine Martin and the partnerships that will be formed by working together in Martin County.