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:                    


Interim Dean of Fine Arts:  

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

Mark Meersman:  Compliance and Business Integrity Officer for the VA Black Hills Health Care System/BHP

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

Bruce Kelley Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts, USD - Vermillion



Jonathan Allender-Zivic:

Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Corey Brown:

Vice President, Government Relations, Sanford Health - Sioux Falls

Dr. Lisa Brown:

Physician, Custer Regional Hospital - Custer

Rick Giesel:

Former President of the Sanford Health Network/Former CEO of the Regional Health Network - Rapid City

Lisa Green:

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

Dr. Tom Geu:

Dean & Professor USD Law School - Vermillion

Erin Goetzinger:

         Homemaker, former legislative aid to Sen. Tom Daschle

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 for Black Hills Energy - Rapid City

Wade Lampert:

Ramkota General Manager - Rapid City 

Shawn Lyons:

Maxwell Strategies - Pierre

Dr. Donald Massa:

Dentist - Hot Springs

Gary Merkel:

Former Physical Therapist Veteran's Administration/Physical Plant Chair - Hot Springs

Carissa Naasz:

Teacher for the Rapid City Catholic School System - Rapid City

Mary Schnell:

Compliance Officer, First Interstate Bank - Rapid City

Victor Shonk:

USD Assistant Professor of Theatre, Scenic Designer - Vermillion

Sara Southwood:

Teacher for the Sioux Falls School System - Sioux Falls

Sharla Steever:

Learning Specialist, Technology in Education - Rapid City

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