December 2016 – Sirinya Jastorf

December 2016 – Sirinya Jastorf Q. Tell me a little bit about yourself. (Where you’re from, what you’re doing now, etc…) A. I grew up in Thailand and CA. I moved around the country in my early 20’s. Met my husband in Nebraska. The Air Force moved us here about 8 years ago. We have…

December 2015 – Kim Osberg

December 2015 – Kim Osberg Q. Where are you from originally and what are you doing now? A. I am from Pierre, SD where I grew up and graduated. I was on the Lady Governors track and cross country varsity teams from the 8th grade. As a junior high girl, I was truly inspired by…

September 2015 – Dan Bjerke

September 2015 – Dan Bjerke Q. Where are you from originally and what are you doing now? A. I grew up on the Coteau de Prairie east of Watertown, SD. I attended Clear Lake High School, South Dakota State University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology where I received a Master’s Degree in…

April 2015 – Carisa Gerving

April 2015 – Carisa Gerving Q. Where are you from originally and what are you doing now? A. I was born on the Ellsworth Air Force Base and I have lived in Rapid City the majority of my life. I have worked for Child Protection Services for 7 years. Q. What do you do when you’re…

April 2015 – Mark Zwaschka

April 2015 – Mark Zwaschka I was born and raised in Comfrey, Minnesota, growing up on a dairy farm. I have two degrees in geology from UM-Duluth and Auburn University, Alabama and have spent most of my career in exploration and mine geology at various areas all across the US. My wife, Jessica, and I moved…

February 2015 – Erika Winchester

February 2015 – Erika Winchester I was born and raised in Rapid City. I have two children Grace (21) and Graham (16). When my children were small I started my own In-Home Daycare so that I could be with my kids. Eighteen years later I’m still going strong. When I’m not running I enjoy camping, snowmobiling,…

December 2014 – Mary Mickley

December 2014 – Mary Mickley Originally from Parkston, SD, Mary has 7 brothers (1 deceased) and 3 sisters. She moved back to SD from CA in 1993, had wanted to live in Sioux Falls, but there were no nursing jobs. After interviewing in Rapid City at Regional in July of 1993, she moved that September. She…

November 2014 – Bob Whay

November 2014 – Bob Whay Originally from Pasadena, Maryland, Bob has been living in the Black Hills for almost 28 years, and loves it here. He spends his day as a ramp agent for Fedex and has a daughter Maddy, who lives with him. She is also an avid runner and participates in many of the…

September 2014-Jackie Chant

September 2014-Jackie Chant Jackie’s hometown is Crosby, Texas. She and her husband, Vaughan met in the Air Force, have been married for 12 years and have a son Elijah, who she describes as a “super silly 7 year old who is the perfect combination of us both.” Jackie’s first and only marathon, and the farthest…