April 2020 Resident Spotlight


My Home My Harrisburg would like to introduce you to the Van Beek family! Doug and Brenda have been married for over 28 years and they have 2 sons, Rob (who turns 12 on May 6) and Matthew (9).  The family has lived in the Harrisburg area for the past 8 years. Doug and Brenda moved to the area from Sioux Falls because it was more convenient to Doug’s workplace just over the border into Iowa. They purchased an acreage just outside of town as their first Harrisburg home. Brenda said, “country living didn’t suit us, but we were impressed with the schools and love the small-town feel of Harrisburg. So we moved into town, lived in that home for about 5 years, then moved three blocks to our third Harrisburg address”. Van Beek’s love that they know their neighbors and feel safe in the community. Brenda adds, “having the local law enforcement lead a birthday parade during the pandemic is pretty awesome too”! 

Doug is an employee relations manager for Wells Fargo and Brenda works part time for their church & denomination. Doug also owns a coffee roasting business, Grounded Coffee Roasting – look for it at Fareway! In their spare time, the family loves to camp, fish, hike, geocache and travel. 

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