Board and Staff

The current UAEDC Board and staff have education and experience in public finance, loan packaging, business administration, financial analysis, marketing, retailing, and public and private sector funds administration (including loan servicing), accounting, etc. 


Tyler DemarsThe City of Underwood partners with Common Enterprise Development Corporation ( to staff the UAEDC Executive Director position. Tyler is the Director of Community and Cooperative Development for CEDC, and serves as Executive Director for the UAEDC. Demars holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership, both from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. He has 5 years of operations management and sales experience and he has also been a member/manager of a small business doing early childhood education for under-served and at-risk populations in the Bismarck/Mandan community and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. He has been with the UAEDC since May of 2012.



Chastity Aasheim, President of the Board,

Joe Fleischman Vice President of the Board, has served on the UAEDC Board since 2009.  Joe  owns and operates the Coal Bin, a consignment store in town.

Talesa Heger Secretary of the Board,  has served on the UAEDC Board since 2008.

Diane Schell,  Treasurer of the Board, has been the Underwood City Auditor for over twenty years.  She has served on the UAEDC Board since 2001 and also serves as a Board member for UCPI, the Underwood Civic Club, and the McLean County Fair.

Marty Dahl


Brandt Dick