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

BHP Campus Associate Director

Executive Assistant to the Director

Rapid City

Katryna Preston

Education Production Coordinator

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

Eileen RossowOwner, Peregrine Point Bed & Breakfast - Rapid City


Colleen Marsh Olson:  Voice over Actor - Kansas City


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

Corey Brown:

Vice President of Government Relations, Sanford Health - Sioux Falls

Dr. Lisa Brown:

Physician, Monument Health - Custer

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

Lia Green:

Former President & CEO, Rushmore Media Co. - Rapid City

Erin Goetzinger:

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

Betsy Groves:

LaMont Enterprises, Whitewood Partnership - Rapid City

Rose Ann Hofland:

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

Dr. James Johnson:

Distinguished Professor Emeritus SDSU/Former Director SDSU Theatre & Prairie Repertory Company - Brookings

Monni Karim:

Analyst, Black Hills Energy - Rapid City

Wade Lampert:

Ramkota General Manager - Rapid City 

Shawn Lyons:

Maxwell Strategies - Pierre

Dr. Donald Massa:

Massa Dental Offices - Hot Springs

Gary Merkel:

Former Physical Therapist, Veteran's Administration - Hot Springs

Carissa Naasz:

Teacher, Rapid City Catholic School System - Rapid City

Mary Schnell:

Compliance Officer, First Interstate Bank - Rapid City

Victor Shonk:

Associate Professor of Theatre, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Sara Southwood:

Teacher, Sioux Falls School System - Sioux Falls

Sharla Steever:

Learning Specialist, Technology in Education - Rapid City

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