Clint Fleckenstein joined the Emergency Preparedness & Response Division of the North Dakota Department of Health in 2011. He’s worked in broadcast television and video production since 1988, with a brief “snowboarding sabbatical” in the Rocky Mountains. A Multimedia Specialist by title, Clint is part of the NDDoH’s core Incident Command Team, where he’s been able to combine his two greatest passions: live video and emergency response.
Immediately upon joining the NDDoH he got to work performing live video briefings and other materials related to the 2011 flood. During the DAPL protest, Clint joined the state JIC and provided the Unified Command with audio and video material for public information, situational awareness, and intel/evidence. During the COVID-19 response he produced hundreds of press conferences and video briefings with health and medical partners, public information materials and supporting assets, and historical documentation of response activity.
He has a Speech Communications degree from Bismarck State College and experience in writing and public speaking, but Clint spends most of his time behind the scenes, operating all the fun technology. He has eagerly devoured a myriad of FEMA trainings in public information and other specialties, and he’s a fierce defender of the Oxford comma.
Clint freelances for live events and leads the audio/video ministry at his church, streaming worship services every weekend. In his limited spare time, he enjoys photography, motorcycling, mountain biking, snowboarding, and generally chasing an adrenaline rush.
He is blessed with a wonderful wife and two incredible boys who recently became teenagers. Clint and his boys volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol, and he volunteers as Communications Officer for the Bismarck Composite Squadron.