2020 Board Members

Thank you to our volunteer board members.

Tammy Rusher

Tammy Rusher

President

Tammy Rusher is a teacher with Clark School District and the Clark Golf Course Manager. Her and her two children moved to Clark 7 years ago. Her family absolutely loves the wonderful town of Clark. Tammy enjoys being involved in community, school and church activities.

Trevor Forest

Trevor Forest

Vice President

Trevor was born and raised in the Clark community. He attended college at South Dakota State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Landscape Design & Architecture. He returned to the Clark area in 2017 and is an Insurance Agent for Clark Insurance Agency a member of the Western Agency group. He is an active community member, an active Rotary member and serves on the Board of Directors for the Clark Chamber of Commerce.

Cassi Kottke

Cassi Kottke

Treasurer

Cassi is a very active community member. She is responsible for coining the phrase "Make Clark Spudtacular Again". She is also known as the lead member of organizing Clark Chatter and the ever famous Potato Days. Cassi resides in Clark with her husband Brandon.

Valorie Flatten

Valorie Flatten

Secretary

Valorie was born and raised in Clark, SD. She earned her degree as a Dental Assistant from Minnesota West & furthered her education with a degree in Dental Hygiene from USD. She worked as a hygienist for 12 years, until 2016 when she returned to Clark to co-own and manage Black Claw Bait & Tavern. In 2019 she launched her co-founded apparel printing business, Kick’nGear. She volunteers her time with Clark Area Chamber & Amazing Race. Her son, Gavin, a college graduate lives in Aberdeen - and Valorie lives with her husband, Casey & daughter Raigan outside town.

Jessica Nordhus

Jessica Nordhus

Event Coordinator

Jessica is a CHS alumni. She is currently a co-owner in one of Clarks brand new up and coming businesses Farmers Daughter Boutique. She is also employed by the Clark School as a Paraprofessional. Jessica has headed up our Spring and Summer Events and been an instrumental part in gaining excitement with the Chamber of Commerce.

Nichole DesLauriers

Nichole DesLauriers

Board Member

Nichole is the Administrative Executive of Downtown Design. She grew up in the Langford/Pierpont area and is a graduate of Mount Marty College with a dual Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Psychology. She has a driving passion for helping others and working with small businesses in the area. Nichole lives in Clark with her husband Bryce and their 2 children Seth and Abby.

Heidi Mehlberg

Heidi Mehlberg

Board Member

Heidi grew up near Raymond and is an alumni of CHS. She went to college at NSU for Business Management and SDSU for her master’s degree in education. She currently lives in Clark and teaches at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown.

Derrick Dohmann

Derrick Dohmann

Board Member

Derrick is Horizon Hemp Seeds Sales and Marketing Manager/Partner. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Management from the University of Jamestown. Derrick is originally from Spicer, MN and has been a resident of Clark, SD for 3 years. He lives in town with his wife Emily.

Kaylee O’Brien

Kaylee O’Brien

Board Member

Kaylee O’Brien was born and raised in Alexandria, MN and has been a Clark resident for 3 years now. She attended Lake Area Tech and graduated with an Ag Business degree. While at Lake Area she was involved in Ag club and also was a member of her local 4-H club growing up. She works as an Account Support Manager at IntelliFarms.