Get to Know Ty, HERO’s New Executive Director

Hello. My name is Ty Hegland and recently I accepted the position of Executive Director of HERO.

For seven years, I’ve been a non-profit executive in the Fargo-Moorhead Region. During this period, I’ve been able to watch the progress of HERO and have been thoroughly impressed by its mission, staff, and dedicated volunteers.

Combined with its reach on both a local and global scale, I believe HERO has positioned itself to be a driving force in both the non-profit health care and environmental sectors, and as the Executive Director I hope to build upon the progress that has been made in recent years. I am excited to begin this new role and look forward to getting to know all of you.


More about Ty

Favorite Birthday Treat

Tutti Frutti

Favorite Color



Will power, curiosity, adaptability, prior experience (life & professional), & interpersonal skills.

School Experience

  • MBA – University of Mary
  • B.S. Psychology – NDSU
  • “M.R. – Masters of Ranching” – Hegland Ranch

Hobbies & Interests

  • Triathlon
  • Freelance writing
  • Reading
  • Fly fishing

Most memorable vacation

Any vacation involving Hadley, my daughter, and mountains.

Ty has also joined the GoFarCharity HERO Team! Run for a reason and join the team.