Whether he’s finding his way through a Guatemalan tropical forest, Tanzanian wilderness preserve, or Sioux Falls boardroom, Mason Van Essen will find the best way forward. As a natural learner, one of Mason’s strengths is absorbing information and combining it in a new way. In his position as Digital Media Coordinator, he makes sure the right client sees the right Bender Commercial Real Estate property online.
Mason graduated cum laude from Augustana University with both Civitas honors and majors in business administration and biology. During his time there he was elected as Augustana Student Association President—a position that allowed him to hone his administrative and leadership skills. Mason’s brings experience in the marketing and technology fields to his role with Bender.
Outside of work, Mason enjoys hiking, producing podcasts, and discovering new restaurants in the Sioux Falls area with his wife, Andrea.
Mason’s involvement in the community includes:
- Sad Isn’t Bad Advisory Board (2018-present) President (2019-present)
- First Lutheran Church Stewardship & Giving Board (2019-present)
- Live on Stage Board of Directors (2019-present)