Meet Tori Helland

New Hire - Tori Helland

Where are you from?

Fargo, born and raised.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I graduated from MSUM with a degree in Elementary Ed and have always loved helping others, however, after some time I learned that I am more passionate about helping people over the age of 10. No matter the circumstances, I have always found joy in new opportunities and new experiences.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

I'd have to say Blake Lively. She has been my girl crush for as long as I can remember and I think she is an amazing actress. We are also very similar in height!

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Traveling is hands down my favorite thing to do. I love going to concerts and music festivals, trying new restaurants, visiting breweries, reading, and exploring... ideally while traveling! Family and friends are also very important to me - I always look forward to my family dinners at my parents' house on Sunday nights. 

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

I probably own about 200 pairs of shoes.

What part of your position provides the most value?

I really enjoy working on a team and I am confident that I will be working with one of the best teams in town. I look forward to finding the right fit for the right client. I will pride myself on working hard to find the puzzle piece that fits the equation for my clients.

Tell us about your experience.

I have a pretty diverse background doing various roles all of which I believe will help me find success at Spotlight. I have always had a knack for building strong bonds with anyone I work with. I have a degree in Elementary Education, served and worked events at a local favorite - The Tavern, did commercial property management, and most recently was a Human Resources Specialist. Kind of all over the board but I decided that it was time to explore working in a fast paced position in the sales and marketing world.

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

I feel that once a business finds the success that comes from all of the angles of marketing that Spotlight has to offer, they will see that it's a bigger thing than they imagined. So, as I said - finding the right fit for the right person will be extremely impactful. 

Why does our community matter to you?

I feel that the FM area is so unique in that it has a little bit of everything for everyone, yet it still has a small community feel. The saying "it's a small world" is extremely applicable here as there are so many connections that can be made, which is a really amazing advantage of living here.


What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

I look forward to being able to learn from Mike and the rest of the sales team as they have had amazing success over the years. My goals are pretty big for myself, but my biggest goal is to get to work with some new businesses and individuals and help them achieve their own goals.