Our Team

With decades of experience in development, research, analysis and community building, our team has the insight and expertise needed to tackle complex challenges. Our collaborative approach provides flexibility to streamline steps and kick off projects at their true starting point.

Bridget West

Creative Communications Manager

In her role as Research & Administrative Assistant at Praxis Strategy Group, Bridget provides support through research, data, and ideas for projects throughout the organization including: the recent Grand Forks Retail Market Capture data analysis and strategic plan project, revamping Read More


Delore Zimmerman, Ph. D.

Co-founder, President & CEO
Co-founder, Praxis Africa

An economic development strategist with more than 30 years of domestic and international experience, Delore works with local and regional economic development groups, technology-driven companies and universities to create innovative, technology-based economies. He is the co-founder, president and CEO of Read More

Kaleb Dschaak

Marketing Manager and Consulting Assistant

Kaleb is the newest addition to the Praxis team bringing with him a strong background in research, data analytics, project management, digital and technical expertise, and marketing. In 2019 he served on North Dakota’s State Board of Higher Education as Read More


Mark Schill

Vice President for Research and Co-founder and Managing Editor, New Geography

Mark has 20 years of experience as a community strategic planner,  group facilitator, economic and demographic analyst, communication and public messaging strategist, and event planner.. He is the co-founder and managing editor of the population and economic analysis site NewGeography.com Read More