Meet our Team

Institute of Management Accountants – Regional Director of Education

Minnesota State University Moorhead - Paseka School of Business Advisory Council & Executive Committee, Executive Mentor, Adjunct Instructor

Haley's Hope - Board Member & Finance Committee

American Red Cross - Board Member & Executive Commitee

Church's United for the Homeless - Finance Committee

Past

YWCA - Finance Commitee & Grace Garden Commitee

United Way of Cass Clay - 35 under 35 Women's Leadership Program

Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Treasurer

CORE VALUES

These humans are my heart. I want to make the world a better place and I'm willing to put in the work to accomplish that. Through sharing my gifts, and encouraging you to share yours, I can potentially change the trajectory of your life which will make this world a better place for my kids and for yours. We often take life for granted, we take our influence for granted, we take the love we give and receive for granted. I can only love those along my path, but that love, and their path may lead to you.

Light Consulting & Coaching exists to provide leaders the tools they need to identify their opportunities for growth, while providing the guidance necessary to reach their goals. Rooted in love; Light guides each individual toward reaching their maximum potential to live their best life.

"I saw that wisdom has as much profit over folly, as light has over darkness" - Ecclesiates 2:13

Our difference in approach is to only have business experts who have been in your shoes serving you. We focus on small groups and individualized coaching and training to ensure you are getting a life changing experience. We bring leadership back to our core value of love like Jesus.

Sarah has worked in the accounting and finance sector for over 15 years.  She has led teams and advised executives in the fields of finance, human resources, corporate structure and strategy.  She works with various businesses across the region ranging from real estate development and construction to banking and financial products. She also works with several nonprofits that are close to her heart, in Fargo-Moorhead. She lives in Moorhead with her husband and three children.

Masters of Business Administration | NDSU
B.S. in Accounting and Finance | MSUM
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Sr Professional of Human Resources (SPHR)
Certified Executive Coach
Resolving Workplace Conflict Certified
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certified

Sarah West

Sarah has worked in the accounting and finance sector for over 15 years.  She has led teams and advised executives in the fields of finance, human resources, corporate structure and strategy.  She works with various businesses across the region ranging from real estate development and construction to banking and financial products. She also works with several nonprofits that are close to her heart, in Fargo-Moorhead. She lives in Moorhead with her husband and three children.

MBTI: ESFJ

Kari Stenger

With a love for numbers & a passion for leading & giving back, Kari found her perfect fit as a project accountant at Light Consulting & Coaching in 2019. Prior to her current position, Kari excelled in her role as senior operations accountant at RDO Equipment Co for 6 years, where she exemplified her leadership skills, desire for continued growth, & passion for giving back. She takes the lead with several of our financial clients, providing detailed work and a positive experience for all involved. In addition to serving clients, Kari is a member of the 2020-21 Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo (FMWF) Chamber Leadership Program, a BIO Girls mentor, and volunteers with other non-profit organizations including the United Way. Her favorite quote is “Work Hard, Stay Sweet, Trust God, Love Deep”.

MBTI: ESFJ

Ahron Walter

Ahron is the Project CFO (starting May 2020) after spending 15 years working in various financial leadership roles in technology, manufacturing and services organizations.  His experience in human resources, IT, accounting, supply chain and corporate finance provide a breadth of experience for our clients in various industries and business types.  As a military veteran, Ahron particularly enjoys working with veteran’s transitioning from the military to civilian life and looking to start or grow their businesses.     

MBTI: ENTP

Drew Sannes

Drew hopped on board with Light Consulting & Coaching in May 2020, a big shift from her previous job as a professional basketball player in Germany. She has embraced the company philosophies, running Light Learning and Light’s marketing, utilizing her MBA degree and past experience in various intern roles. Drew chairs the Young Professional Network’s marketing sub-committee for The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo (FMWF) Chamber, is a BIO Girls mentor, and has volunteered her time with various nonprofit organizations. She strives to live out these core values: Authenticity, Mindfulness, Meaningful Relationships, Faith and Service.

MBTI: ISFJ