Who We Are


A lifelong North Dakotan, has undergraduate degrees in marketing and communication and later a master’s in educational leadership.

Principal Consultant

Lisa has over 30 years of experience in technology, business, primary, secondary, higher education, and state government.

LEGAL Counsel & Principal Consultant

Terry Effertz provides services in government relations, legal counseling, and lobbying for all sizes of business and industry. Her experience spans all three branches of North Dakota government and specializes in technology, transportation, and infrastructure issues.


Pam Sharp served as Director of the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for fifteen years, serving under three governors.​

2023 Legislative Session Legal Intern


A native North Dakotan, John received his law degree from the University of North Dakota. John served in private practice since 1982, along with special service as Special Attorney General for various boards and ND communities. John Olson & Kayla Effertz Kleven were partners in the Olson Effertz firm from 2016-2022. John serves as an Advisor to Kayla Effertz Kleven. Call (701) 426-9393.

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talking to the legislators that make the decisions that

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Learn a little bit more about the newest member of the Olson Effertz team, Terry Effertz. In her new role, Terry will provide lobbying consulting and legal analysis services, as well as supporting the Olson Effertz Executive Search team.