Staff & Board



Staff & Board


Linda Anderson

Executive Director

Rapid City

Dan Workman

Artistic Director

Sioux Falls

Deb Workman

Director of Education

Sioux Falls

Darla Drew Lerdal

Development Operations Manager

Rapid City

Randy Niles

Associate Director

Black Hills Playhouse

Rapid City

Katryna Preston

Assistant Director of Education

Sioux Falls

Board of Directors








Past President:                    


Dean of Fine Arts:  

Holly Knox Perli:  Onboarding Nurse Educator, Monument Health, Actor/Community Volunteer - Rapid City

Mark Meersman:  Compliance and Business Integrity Officer, VA Black Hills Health Care System &

 Alumni Association Liaison - Rapid City

Sharla Steever: Learning Specialist, technology in Education - Rapid City

Sara Southwood:  Music Teacher - Sioux Falls School System - Sioux Falls

Todd Brink:  Attorney, Black Hills Corporation - Rapid City

Dr. Bruce Kelley Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of South Dakota - Vermillion



Jonathan Allender-Zivic:

Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

David Barari

Attorney - Goodsell & Oviatt, LLP - Rapid City

Corey Brown:

Vice President of Government Relations, Sanford Health - Sioux Falls

Tom Geu:

Professor, Knudson School of Law, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Rick Giesel:

Former President, Sanford Health Network & Former CEO, Regional Health Network - Rapid City

Erin Goetzinger:

         Homemaker, former legislative aid to Sen. Tom Daschle - Rapid City

Betsy Groves:

LaMont Enterprises, Whitewood Partnership - Rapid City

Dr. Eric Hagen:

        Professor Emeritus of Theatre, University of South Dakota - Minneapolis

Rose Ann Hofland:

Director of Communications & Community Engagement at Levitt at the Falls - Sioux Falls

Ron Jeffries:

General Manager Central States Fair & BH Stock Show & Rodeo - Rapid City

Shawn Lyons:

Lyons Den Consulting - Pierre

Dr. Donald Massa:

Massa Dental Offices - Hot Springs

Gary Merkel:

Former Physical Therapist, Veteran's Administration - Hot Springs

Carrie Moore:

General Manager, Jenny's Floral - Custer, SD

Carissa Naasz:

Teacher, Rapid City Catholic School System - Rapid City

Charolyn Mize:

Retired Educator - Spearfish

Whitnee Pearce:

        Director of Diversity, Equity, & Federal Programs, RCAS - Rapid City

Victor Shonk:

Associate Professor of Theatre, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Sara Southwood:

Teacher, Sioux Falls School System - Sioux Falls

Mandie Weinandt:

Instructor, Beacom School of Business, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

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