Human Resources and Training Teams
Traci Kovar – Director of Happiness
Traci Kovar was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Business Administration in Marketing and Management. Traci has been working with BeMobile since 2001 and oversees Human Resources, Training, and Special Events at BeMobile. Traci is married and has three children. She enjoys being involved at UND, in her church, sports, and activities with her kids, family time, and reading. Traci’s husband is also a UND graduate and farms near East Grand Forks, MN. Traci’s knowledge of agriculture may be impressive, but they still won’t let her drive any farm vehicles.
Kelly Berntsen – Human Resources Generalist
Kelly Berntsen has lived in Grand Forks since 2015. However, her hometown is Wisconsin Dells (Go Packers!) She has been married since 2010 years and has two amazing young kiddos, a chocolate lab and a golden doodle. Kelly’s career has included hotel management, retail management and most recently confidential records destruction management. In her free times she enjoys taking her kids on adventures. Any roadside attraction is certainly a reason to get out of the car, take a funny picture and keep venturing down the road! Human Resources and people are Kelly’s passion and she loves welcome new people into the BeMobile family.
Alex Richter – Human Resources Coordinator
Alex grew up in small-town Carrington, ND. She is an avid binge-watcher (and reader), Alex almost always has a book, movie, or series recommendation. When she is not at home with her two cats, Alex can be found camping, traveling, or spending time with her family. Alex also loves learning about old cars and going for summertime cruises in them.
Alexis Green – Human Resources Coordinator
Alexis grew up traveling in a military family, and settled in Oslo MN in 2010. She graduated from UND with the BS in Psychology. In her free time she enjoys volunteering and being involved in the community along with hanging out with cats and dogs. Her hobbies include drawing, archery, yoga, hiking, animation, and video games.
Samal Mahanama – Corporate Trainer
Samal is originally from Sri Lanka; born and raised in the city of Colombo, he has an MBA from the University of Mary in Bismarck and a BA in Marketing and Studio Art from Concordia College in Moorhead MN. Samal has been with BeMobile since August 2011 and climbed up the ranks from a part-time sales partner to Store Leader and then in 2014 became BeMobile’s 1st corporate trainer. He is Verizon Earn the Right Trainer certified as well as being a certified trainer for Vital Smart’s Crucial Accountability. His passion for training is evident in the new hire training program and the coaching moments he provides.
Elijah Wilhite – Corporate Trainer
Elijah was born and raised in Moberly, MO. He made the jump to Menomonie, WI in 2016 and still resides there today. In his free time, Elijah spends time with friends and family and enjoys playing video games, traveling, and watching a variety of TV shows. Elijah started his BeMobile journey in 2019 as a Sales Partner and from there was promoted to the Corporate Trainer position. He is excited to work with every BeMobile employee and be part of their journey in building their careers with us!