Introducing Eric Wenaas, PRFC General Manager
Eric Wenaas grew up in Carrington, North Dakota where his parents owned and operated the local grocery store. He attended NDSU majoring in business administration but also found time to play his drums for the university’s jazz band and graduated in 2002. Over the next several years Eric took on hospitality and retail roles in Colorado including Glenmoor Country Club, Colorado Golf Club, and Whole Foods Marketplace.
In 2014 he came back to his hometown to assist in modernizing the family business by taking on a two-year general manager apprenticeship. Ultimately deciding not to purchase the family business, Eric moved back to Fargo to pursue his MBA at NDSU. While a full-time grad student he worked for both Prairie Roots Food Co-op and Prairiewood Golf Course and completed his degree in May 2019.
In August 2019, Prairie Roots welcomed Eric as their new general manager. In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding his bike, snowboarding, golfing, art/music, sipping iced mochas, and scoping out the next great product for the shelves.