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The owners of iBetMichigan.com have been involved with online businesses since the late 90’s. They started an ecommerce business which grew from their basement into a warehouse. It was a very successful import company that offered their own brand of institutional textile products to consumers. After 19 years in business they sold their ecommerce company to pursue other business ventures. As a result, iBetMichigan.com is one of the new brands they created.

Thomas L. Carlson Member of iBetMichigan.com

Thomas L. Carlson

Thomas L. Carlson grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. His parents are from the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan and they grew up in L’Anse and Baraga, Michigan. As a child he would often spend time visiting family in the UP. He met Kimberly A. Carlson, while in graduate school and they are married. He is also a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), Baraga, Michigan.

  • Started Woodtick Marketing LLC during 2021.  The focus of the company will be on legalized online gambling and sports betting.  This website (iBetMichigan.com) is the first of many websites that will focus on legalized online gambling and sports betting.
  • During 1999 he and Kimberly Carlson started Assisted Living Store, Inc., an online business selling adaptive and assistive products for the elderly. The business expanded and in 2006 he quit his federal job and pursued the ecommerce business full time.  The business was sold in 2018
  • Employed as a Senior Special Agent with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General (OIG) from 1997 to 2006. Investigated farm subsidy, crop insurance and other large scale farm program fraud.
  • Employed as a Special Agent with the United States Customs Service from 1995 to 1997. Conducted Criminal Investigations into narcotics smuggling.
  • Attended Graduate School and pursued a Master Degree in Public Administration. Researched the Intergovernmental and economic impact of Indian Gambling Casinos on local economies. As a Graduate Assistant he also helped recruit American Indian Students to Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota for their Cultural Diversity Program.
  • Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Multi-Cultural Studies from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1993.
  • Dealt bingo ball blackjack, provided change to customers and managed other games at a tribally owned casino in 1991 and 1992. Dealing blackjack with cards was not yet legal so the casino improvised and dealt bingo balls marked as cards at the blackjack tables. He also managed the bingo ball roulette table.

Kimberly Carlson Member & Owner of iBetMichigan.com

Kimberly A. Carlson

Kimberly A. Carlson grew up in Frederick, South Dakota. Her town is in the far Northeast corner of South Dakota. Many of her early memories came from family vacations to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Back then, it was all about gunfights and the wild west. Today, gambling can be found on every corner in Deadwood and is the highlight of many exciting gaming adventures.

  • Today, we have developed the concept of ibetMichigan.com run by Woodtick Marketing LLC. The website and social media platform has a goal of offering the most up-to-date and relevant information on online gambling in Michigan.
  • Assisted Living Store, Inc. was sold in 2018 in order for Kimberly and Thomas to pursue other interests and begin to focus on our future business plans.
  • Acted as President of Assisted Living Store, Incorporated for 19 years. The company, operated by Thomas Carlson and Kimberly Carlson, focused on the medical equipment and supply needs of the older adult population.
  • Worked as a Wellness Coordinator for Cochise County, Arizona from 1995-1997. In the position, she worked with all county employees through health screenings and education to improve overall health and decrease health care costs for the county run insurance program.
  • Received a Master of Science Degree in Gerontology from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 1995. Research work included an extensive survey studying the educational needs of paraprofessionals working with the older adults population.
  • Worked as an Extension Educator for both North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota. Programs included family financial planning, senior health programs and youth enrichment programs.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Science from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 1990.