Friends of Medora will see a familiar face in the pages of the latest University of North Dakota Alumni Magazine:
The President of our organization (and 1985 UND graduate), Randy Hatzenbuhler, shared his journey to the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation—and why 34 years later, he’s still in love with Medora.
“You’re going to die in Medora.”
That was Randy Hatzenbuhler’s wife’s blunt assessment after he gave a third three-year commitment to continue working for the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF). The nonprofit organization runs the Medora Musical and dozens of other business enterprises in the gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
Now, after nearly 34 years with the organization, Randy, ’85, admits with a chuckle that she may have been right.
“I knew at that point (after six years with the organization) that I loved it,” said Randy. “It’s more work than people might understand, but it never felt like work. Hours didn’t matter. You are in a place where people are having fun. They love being here and you’re getting to help take care of them.”
That’s just a snippet of the UND Alumni Magazine’s piece. Click here to read the entire feature story on Randy!