March 2017-Erin Walter

Erin Walter March 2017 Featured Member Q. Tell me a little bit about yourself. (Where you’re from, what you’re doing now, etc…) A. I grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and moved to Rapid City for grad school five years ago. I have a degree in atmospheric sciences, so you’ll often find me taking pictures of clouds…

February 2017-Chris Riley

Chris Riley February 2017 Featured Member Q. Tell me a little bit about yourself. A. I grew up in Sioux Falls and attended college on the east side of the state. I moved to the Black Hills for my first teaching job about four years ago and currently live in Spearfish and teach & coach…

January 2017 – Teresa Verburg

January 2017-Teresa Verburg Q. Where are you from originally and what are you doing now? A. I am a farm kid from Iowa. After college I lived in Minneapolis for 10 years working as a commercial illustrator. My husband and I moved to Rapid City in 1993 and I worked at Summit Signs until 2015, when…

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,…