Staff Directory

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Roger Gallimore

Chief Executive Officer


Roger began his career with the YMCA of Rapid City as a college work-study student in 1976. After four years of leading afterschool programs, driving a bus, mopping floors and just about every other position in the YMCA, along with obtaining a BS degree from the SD School of Mines, Roger was hired as the youth outreach director. Having launched multiple new youth programs, Roger then moved into the senior program director position in 1988 where he instituted several new organizational practices and programs. In 1992 Roger was hired by the YMCA Board as the executive director. Since then the YMCA has grown more than five times its size and has expanded its reach throughout Rapid City and the southern Black Hills. Known by YMCA staff and generations of children as Captain Mustache, Roger continues to carry on his lengthy career with a passion for changing lives for the better spiritually, mentally and physically. (The mustache was shaved in 2014 in a challenge with staff for the annual campaign.) Roger and his wife, Eileen, have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.

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Darcy DeTienne

Chief Membership Officer


We welcomed Darcy to the YMCA in April 2018. Watch for more info on Darcy.

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Wade Pavlicek

Chief Finance Officer


Wade has joined the YMCA staff as of July 2018. We are excited to welcome him to the team. More info to come.

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Keiz Shultz

Chief Development Officer


Keiz joined the Y staff in 2016 as chief development officer. Her position has three areas of focus: developing financial resources, overseeing Y communications and fostering positive community relations. Keiz’s educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Math, as well as graduate degrees in Secondary Education and Educational Administration. She describes herself as a high achiever who loves to see a team of people come together to make things better in this world. Living in Europe is on her bucket list where she and Tony would like to do more bicycling. In addition to biking, Keiz enjoys skiing and reading. One of her favorite volunteer activities is with Ski for Light helping people with disabilities enjoy the outdoors. With her two children grown and out of the house, they have time to take adventures. When she’s not working, Keiz said she’s doing something active. Not many people may know that she’s gone sky-diving and really enjoyed it. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience,” expressed by Eleanor Roosevelt is the quote Keiz says best describes her.

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Shawn Weller

Chief Properties Officer


I have been at this Y since 2013. I enjoy the variety that the Y offers and doing my part in support of a worthy mission. I began working with the YMCA in Williamsport, PA, as building & grounds director in 2009. After attending the college of agricultural engineering at Penn State University I worked in various fields in the construction industry from residential contracting to HVAC design & estimating. My wife and I have been married since 1990 and have 12 energetic kids, several who have also worked here at the Y. My family all enjoy taking part in the classes and other activities offered here. We relocated to the area in June of 2013 and have enjoyed the transition to becoming South Dakotans.

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Rex Jorgensen

Southern Hills Branch Officer


Rex has served as the director of the YMCA in Custer since August 2008. Rex has a combined 25 years of experience working for YMCA’s in South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska and has held director positions in youth sports, day and resident camping, aquatics, childcare, facility management, wellness and as an executive director. His hometown is Irene, SD. Rex has a bachelor and a master degree in Physical Education.

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Chris Aid

Wellness Director


If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Chris in the Randy Travis Wellness Center, make some time. His passion for helping others and the commitment to what the Y represents in bringing the community together will inspire you. Chris joined the YMCA staff in March of 2018. He is originally from Fort Collins, CO. "The Y lets me utilize my professional skills and I love to be a part of something that my family can be a part of," said Chris. Chris's wife, Sarah, and their two boys, Owen and Leo, love to be a part of the YMCA community. Chris wants all YMCA members to know that he is open to any questions and about nutrition, fitness, weightlifting and leading a healthy lifestyle!

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Alisa Cunningham

Youth Development Director


Our Family Services Director is Alisa Cunningham, more often known as “Ace” to all the summer campers/staff. In this position, Alisa oversees the school-age programs, summer camp programs, transportation and Leaders Club. She has served as director since 2007. Alisa began her Y career as a front desk volunteer in 2001. Alisa said she is excited about the opportunities at the Y to expose children to all the wonderful things outdoors at camp and building lifetime relationships. Her educational background is in psychology and criminal justice. Alisa describes herself as very quirky and having a very good sense of humor when needed. She enjoys watching football and basketball and spending time with her family. She and Jim have three adult children and “Duke,” their dog. What can always be found on her desk? “Lots and lots of paper.”

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Jake Enzminger

Facility Program Director


Jake has been hired for the newly created position of facility program director. We'll be updating his bio shortly.

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Bryan Konechne

Media Technology Director


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Ryan Messick

Member Services Director


Ryan is the Y's new Member Services Director as of June 2018. More info to come...

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Terry Newkirk

Associate Early Childhood Director


Terry Newkirk assumed the associate director position in June 2018. Prior to that she served as the lead teacher in the Berry Patch room. She has worked at the Y since August 2007. Terry obtained her Child Development Associate credential in June 2008. She has 20 years experience with children, having owned her own home daycare prior to starting at the YMCA. She and her husband, Chris, have three wonderful teenagers. She says they are a very close-knit family that enjoys hiking, biking and camping.

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Frances Seeley

Aquatics Director


Frances was a YMCA lifeguard/swim instructor from 1983-1986. In 1993 she re-joined the YMCA as a volunteer swim instructor, while working full time and finishing her college degree at Western Dakota Tech. In April 1998, she was hired as the aquatic director. Frances’ 30+ years of aquatic experience, her Lifeguard Trainer Certifications (for 2 Organizations), her EMT Certification, and certifications as a Trainer in CPR/First aide (for 3 National Organizations) enable her to lead the aquatic staff in their goal to change lives and be safe through prevention! Frances continues to help the Y movement on a national level as a YMCA of the USA Faculty Trainer in YMCA Lifeguarding, Y Swim Lessons and Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program. She and her husband, Karl, have two adult children, Naomi and Theo, who have both grown up in the Y and have both been YMCA volunteers and staff members.

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Connie Tye

Custer Program Director


Connie serves as the program director for the Custer Y. Watch for more info soon!

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Erica Van Horn

Custer Child Development Director


Erica has worked at the Custer Child Care Center and recently assumed the position of director. Watch for an update on Erica soon!

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Nicole Weiss

Early Childhood Director


Nicole has moved from the Custer Y Childcare program to the Rapid City YMCA to become the Associate Early Childhood Director and is now the director. Nicole began her Y career as a preschool teacher in 2005. Since 2011 as the Child Development Director, Nicole oversees the child care center, afterschool programs in Custer and Hermosa and summer day camps in Custer and Hermosa. Her educational credentials include Child Development Associate, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Certification, Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification and countless hours and certifications in child development. Nicole is an involved member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, South Dakota School Age Care Alliance and Zonta. Nicole is passionate about raising the bar in childcare through quality programs with highly trained, well supported teachers. “I have learned that I still have a lot to learn” (Maya Angelou) is the quote she said best describes herself. She enjoys watching sports, especially when her children are playing, and 4-wheeling. Nicole’s hometown is Rewey, WI. She and her husband Thad have three children. What can you always find on her desk? Diet Coke and essential oil.

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Kyle Zvejnieks

Outreach Director


Kyle stepped in the position of Outreach Director at the beginning of 2018. Watch for more info on Kyle in the future.