Our Membership Directory

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Shayne Maker

Home & Auto Insurance Agent
Corinsurance

If you’re looking for home, auto, farm, renters, or any other form of personal insurance, Shayne is the person to talk to.

Having worked in the insurance industry for over a decade, Shayne specializes in helping you find the best coverage for the best deal, allowing you to work with a marketplace of providers to help find the plan thats best for you.

In his spare time, Shayne enjoys his vacations to Cabo, following college and professional sporting events, and leading our group as the president of our organization.

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Jeremy Huber

Mortgage Banker
Plains Commerce Bank

Jeremy is here to make the mortgage process as simple and straight forward as possible whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading, downsizing, or refinancing.

Jeremy has been in the mortgage industry for years and has been known to provide high quality service. He’s worked for a few different companies, but there is no one he’d rather work with than you.

Jeremy grew up in Ethan, South Dakota and had the opportunity to play College Football with Augustana College. Now a post-graduate with his bachelors degree in Business Administration, you’ll find him camping, in a tree stand, or waiting to pull the next perch through the ice in his spare time.

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Mollie Blaschko

Manager – Business Services
ELO CPA & Advisors

Mollie Blaschko is a CPA with ELO CPA & Advisors, originally from Southern Minnesota. Mollie attended college at Augustana University and stayed because she fell in love with the local community.

Mollie is focused on working with personal and small business accounting needs, with services including payroll, bookkeeping, tax planning, tax preparation, and more.

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Travis Bestge

Vice President of Business Banking
First Dakota National Bank

Having over 15 years of experience in business banking, Travis has developed long-term relationships focused on creating unique and profitable solutions for businesses in need of both financing and depository services.

Travis works together with you to help you achieve your goals and financial objectives.

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Dr. Daniel Paradis

Board Certified Chiropractor
Paradis Chiropractic & Rehab

As a graduate of South Dakota State University, Dr. Dan Paradis has refined the art of Chiropractic through his years of experience in the industry. A Sioux Falls resident, Dr. Dan is very passionate about sports, and participated in various sporting activities throughout his schooling career.

Dr. Dan is focused on providing theraputic care to help relieve pains, ailments, and bring relief through his comprehensive care. Unlike other Chiropractors, you get dedicated care directly from Dr. Dan himself for the duration of your appointments.

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Heather Nagel

Owner
Heather Nagel Real Estate

As a dynamic professional with several years of real estate experience, Heather is ambitious and hardworking. Heather is especially focused on making her clients and their needs her highest priority.

Heather helps people buy and sell real estate by saving them money, time and stress, while giving them my knowledge, negotiating skills, experience and commitment to their happiness in their home.

As a Sioux Falls native she is confident that she can assist you with all of your questions about Sioux Falls, and the surrounding area, as well as helping you find your next home.

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Chris Larson

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Originally from Dawson, Minnesota, Chris has spent a lot of time on farms, enjoying life in the country and growing up playing sports. Growing up, the drive to serve the community has always been something that has been important to him.

Serving in the Army National Guard for 9 years, Chris then graduated from Minnesota State University with a Major in Business Finance and Political Science.

Chris is a Brandon, South Dakota resident with a wife and a family of four who is dedicated to helping you understand and maximize your investment potential to ensure that your family will have the resources to thrive instead of just survive.

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Dustin Schramm

Owner, Co-Founder
Hammer Homes

Brothers, Dustin & Rob Schramm grew up in rural South Dakota with their family who originally operated and owned a small motel. From a young age, they grew up learning how to repair, renovate, build – and most importantly – develop an unbeatable work ethic.

With that foundation, Rob went on to build homes and over the past 20 years nas continued to grow his profession.

Working as an athletic trainer for 17 years, Dustin maintained part time contracting work on the side performing drywall work. Both carried the dream to open a business building custom homes. In 2018, they made this a reality opening Hammer Homes. You can expect excellence from the very beginning of drafting to the completed finishes.

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Alec Wegner

Personal Banker
First National Bank

Alec Wegner was born and raised in Sioux Falls with a passion for the city starting at a young age. Outside of work, Alec enjoys spending time golfing, hunting, and traveling.

If you are interested in building a banking relationship with a community institution that puts an emphasis on customer service, Alec is the perfect person to talk to. Through First National Bank, Alec has the ability to offer Checking, Savings, and CD Accounts, Personal Lending Options and more.

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Taylor Jensen

Financial Officer
Farm Credit Services of America

Taylor Jensen is a Financial Officer with Farm Credit Services of America, specializing in providing financing for agricultural real estate for farmers & investors.

Taylor enjoys partnering with his customers to provide attractive rates, flexible debt structure, & local expertise backed by Farm Credit Services of America, a customer owned lender who has been serving Agriculture & Rural America for over 100 years.

Taylor grew up on a family farm north of Vermillion, South Dakota and continues to be an active partner in the operation to this day.

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Jared Graham

Owner
Home Team Inspection Service

Jared Graham was born and raised in California and made his way here after spending about 12 years in Colorado in between. Through his 20 year career in construction, Jared has opened Home Team Inspection Services providing projects for small homes to large commercial facilities.

In his spare time, Jared enjoys the outdoors, everything from Skiing and Camping to Fishing and Hunting.

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Abby Parker

Transaction Coordinator
Land Title Guaranty

Abby Parker was born and raised in Seward, NE. I moved to Sioux Falls in 2005. Since then she has started a family and enjoyed getting to know the people and businesses in the community. Abby enjoy spending time with her 3 daughters, her family, and friends. Abby also loves to travel.

Abby Parker has been an abstracter at Land Title Guaranty for 3 years. They provide the utmost coverage for your title insurance needs.

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Duane Bjerkaas

Owner
Carpet and Tile Service

I grew up on a farm in Minnesota just a bit West of Minneapolis. Growing up on a farm I learned to do anything from milking cows to building a house,  After that I worked through a few different businesses that all seemed to eventually go away with the changing of the times. I ended up in the carpet and tile cleaning business because it seems that no matter what the trends, there is always dirt that needs to be removed.

I started in the carpet and tile cleaning business at the end of 2004 and by the end of April of 2005 was at it full time. Most of the time was devoted to the hospitality industry.  More recently, primarily due to frequent requests from friends and friends of friends, I have expanded into the residential market as well.

I specialize in the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products most of which are 100% organic. I also specialize in the removal of extremely stubborn stains such as wine, Kool-Aid, juices, and some coffee. Since my cleaners are organic they are child and pet safe.

Due to my farm background and again frequent requests from friends and friends of friends I have diversified by adding handyman work to my list of services.

With what little free time is available in my life I enjoy gardening, cooking, and most of all being a big part of my three granddaughters' lives as they are growing up.

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Ashley Liesinger

Manager
Your CBD Store

Ashley Liesinger grew up in the Oakwood Lakes and Brookings, SD area and moved to Sioux Falls in 2014.  She worked in the healthcare field with non-profit agencies assisting people with disabilities, as well as elder-care, hospice, and rehabilitation.  In 2020, she changed career paths and dove into the world of CBD with the same passion for helping others.  Ashley is the Regional Manager for Your CBD Store in Sioux Falls, where education and quality products are the top priorities.

 

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and pets, camping, outdoor sports, gardening, and collecting houseplants.

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Christina Cota

Owner
Cota Coaching and Consulting

Christina is a MBTI certified human resources leader with over 20 years’ experience in recruiting, compensation and benefits, new hire processes, and company culture. She loves to generate new ideas and create solutions to build the most effective workforces.  It is my mission to help businesses find their perfect hires and ultimately develop their full potential.

When she's not on the job, you might find her hiking, working her way through modifying every recipe in the family cookbook, or indulging her love of seeing new places.

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Steve Olson

Business Insurance Provider
Perspective Insurance

Steve Olson is a native of Sioux Falls. He is married with a daughter, and one on the way.

Steve specializes in commercial insurance. He loves getting to know his customers and understand their needs. He can put together a comprehensive plan to make sure if the worst happens he will be there to help pick up the piece and get his customer's businesses and lives back to normal as soon as possible.

In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family at the pool or playing dolls with his daughter.

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Eric Bauder

ISA Certified Arborist
ESD Tree Service

Eric Bauder is the owner and operator of ESD Tree Service, specializing in tree trimming and removal for residential and commercial properties in Sioux Falls, SD.

Eric grew up on a family farm by Alpena, SD, attended JVC in Huron, SD, and later attended DSU in Madison, SD majoring in Education. Before starting ESD tree service, Eric was a high school teacher and coach for 8 years at a couple of area schools.

As a nationally certified Arborist, Eric holds himself to a higher standard than the average Tree Service. ESD Tree Services primary goal is to make sure every client is satisfied with our service.

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Mark Henderson

Principal
Clixable, LLC

Having graduated from South Dakota State University, Mark has spent more than two decades working in design, advertising, marketing, and online content creation.

Today, he owns and operates Clixable, a marketing agency focused on strategic branding and content development, helping clients gain market credibility, authority, leads, and sales.

Born and raised in Nebraska, Mark and his wife, Kimberly, have called Sioux Falls their home since moving here from St. Louis in 2006. He enjoys church, family, kayaking, hunting, and hosts The Inspired Legacy Podcast in his spare time.

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Charli Gamber

Independent Agent
Innovative Employer Solutions

Charli Gamber, SPHR, grew up on a dairy farm in northeastern South Dakota. She graduated from Southwestern Minnesota State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management concentrating in HR and a minor in Psychology. She served in progressively responsible HR positions in different organizations for 13 years. She obtained her Master's of Science in HR from Southern New Hampshire University in 2017. She also actively volunteers in HR, serving on local boards and served on the South Dakota State HR Council for approximately three years as the membership director. She founded DisruptHR in Sioux Falls. She holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification as well. In her spare time, Charli enjoys reading, running, riding her motorcycle, and spending time with her kitty, Mr. Peanut.

Charli is an independent agent with Innovative Employer Solutions. She helps employers with setting up their benefits packages strategically, including health, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental insurance. With her background in HR, she helps streamline processes, giving owners and HR time back and ensuring that employees understand the value of the benefits offered to them.

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Jennifer Johnson

Vice President/Branch Manager
CorTrust Bank

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry.  You can count on her for all your personal and business banking needs.   When you work with Jennifer you can expect a trusted advisor who will help guide your financial decisions.

Jennifer enjoys meeting new people and has served on several boards and committees in the Sioux Falls community.

Jennifer grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska, and graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with minors in Management and Marketing. She enjoys many outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.