2021 Board Members

Thank you to our volunteer board members.

Tammy Rusher

Tammy Rusher

President

Tammy grew up in Alaska and attended college at USD in Vermillion. Tammy is a teacher with Clark School District. Her second job is the Clark Golf Course Manager. Tammy is a “transplant” to Clark. Her and her two children moved here 7 years ago. Her family has quickly grown to love 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 with Western Agency. He is an active community member, local Rotary club member and firefighter on the Clark Volunteer Fire Dept.

Cassi Kottke

Cassi Kottke

Treasurer

Cassi was born and raised in the Clark community. She attended college at Augustana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Cassi works for First Advantage in Atlanta, GA as a Customer Success Director. Cassi is a very active in the community; co-chairman of the Clark Community Meal, co-president of the CHS Alumni Association and also serves on the South Dakota Volleyball Officials Association Board. Cassi spearheads Clark Potato Days and Clark Chatter. 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 enjoys being part of the Clark Area Chamber & Amazing Race. Her son, Gavin, who is a college graduate lives in Aberdeen - and lives with her husband Casey, & daughter Raigan just outside of 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 heads up our events and been an instrumental part in gaining excitement with the Chamber of Commerce.

Nichole DesLauriers

Nichole DesLauriers

Board Member

Nichole is the Agency Branch Manager at American Family Insurance. She grew up in the Langford/Pierpont area and is a graduate of Mount Marty College. 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.

Pam Dekker

Pam Dekker

Board Member

Pam is the newest Chamber Board Member. She is a long time Clark County resident and a great supporter of everything local! She has owned Dekker Hardware for 10+ years. She is one of the board’s most willing volunteers and acts as the Chamber Headquarters for the sale of Clark Bucks. Pam stays very active with her grandchildren and book club.

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 4 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.