In this employee spotlight, we feature Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Program Administrator of the Worksite Wellness Initiative Pete Seljevold.
Physical well-being started early for Pete
For many, fitness is a chore, an activity to put a check mark next to each day. For Pete Seljevold, health and wellness came with the territory of being the son of a gym teacher. His father was also an athletic director, and his older siblings were teachers and coaches themselves. As a natural athlete, staying active was just a part of his life.
His passion for health and wellness stayed with him in higher education as he attained a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a business minor from Concordia College, a master’s in exercise science from Saint Cloud State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Mary.
Pete is married and has three daughters who have clearly inherited the passion for wellness. Two are nurses in the Twin Cities and one is completing a degree in social work at Concordia College.
An active participant in handball and curling, Pete enjoys these sports as the indoor activities help make winter go a lot faster. Both require focus and personal responsibility. They also feature healthy sportsmanship as competitors show respect and courtesy.
“They’re real gentleman sports where you shake hands and rule yourself. It’s great and it’s more fun getting a workout while playing a game with friends,” shared Pete.