Personal: B. J. was born in Dickinson, North Dakota and was raised on a ranch southwest of Killdeer, North Dakota. After graduating from Killdeer High School, she lived in Denver, Colorado, working as a machinist in various factories. In 1973, she returned to North Dakota and worked at Dunn County Abstract Company, a law firm, and various oil and land service companies until 1981 when she and Joyce Basic formed B. & J. Minerals, Co., a land service company serving the Williston Basin. Over the years, the company evolved and it became a North Dakota corporation named B. J. Kadrmas, Inc. She is married to Wayne Hecker and they have no children.
Personal: Matt was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Upon graduation, Matt went to work for Healthcare Services Group, Inc. As Regional Director, Matt was responsible for floor to ceiling management of 6 District Managers, 67 Account Managers and 700 front line staff. In 2008, he moved back to Dickinson to be closer to family and began working for B. J. Kadrmas, Inc. as an in-house landman. In 2011, Matt became Vice President and co-owner of B. J. Kadrmas, Inc. He is married and has one dog.