Sioux Falls Pride Board of Directors

Adam Jorgensen           President, Marketing and Fundraising


A self-described “doting pet parent and doer of things,” Adam is Sioux Falls native living with his sassy dog Nina. He is an active member of the Sioux Falls non-profit community, and a passionate people person.
In the last five years, Adam has been a part of growing Sioux Falls Pride formerly known as the Center for Equality to where it is today. He, alongside a team of several volunteers successfully turned the organization around from nearly closing it’s doors, to hosting South Dakota’s largest LGBTQ Pride festival that has fostered strong relationships with city officials, businesses and national organizations.
One of Adam’s favorite moments in history is June 25, 2016. The day America was at its best. On this fine morning in Pride month no less, the Supreme Court, at 10:07 a.m., ruled that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry. Adam celebrated this day with friends, family and loved ones. Not to mention rainbow cake, flags and joyous tears.

Reina Parker Community Action Liaison, Kid’s Corner and In-kind Sponsors

Mike Merkel           Board Member

Jessica Nelson       Board Member

Sioux Falls Pride Planning Committee

Quinn Kathner          Marketing Manager

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Quinn Kathner joins the Sioux Falls Pride team as the Marketing Manager. Quinn holds a B.S. degree from SDSU in Mass Communications (Advertising). She has felt a strong bond to the community for as long as she can remember and openly identifies as lesbian. She is a proud parent to her 12-year old son, Vaughn, and enjoys passing the vision and values of equality to him. Quinn looks forward to continuing to serve the LGBTQA community here in Sioux Falls with integrity, compassion and lots of glitter!

Jess Petersen          Marketing Coordinator

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Jess Petersen moved to Sioux Falls in 2016 after graduating from University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She became involved with pride shortly after moving here to meet new people and help grow the visibility of the LGBTQA people living in Sioux Falls. Jess currently volunteers with Pride, focusing on marketing and social media. Her hope is to continue to see Pride grow every year and for more people to feel comfortable expressing themselves in Sioux Falls and the surrounding community.

Todd Kruse               Fundraising and Vendor Coordinator

Brian Borden           Volunteer Coordinator

Kelley Walsh           Concessions Coordinator

Monica Serling-Swank     Pride Store

Brianna Hollestelle         Decorations

Sioux Falls Pride Staff

Rachel Polan       Intern


Rachel came to Sioux Falls from Omaha in 2014 to attend Augustana University, and has since found herself in the middle of a blooming vibrant community. She has worked in social media for local non-profit organizations, along with teaching swimming lessons and writing for the university paper. She plans to work as a journalist covering stories that matter to the queer community, which brought her to Sioux Falls Pride earlier this year. She hopes to help #SuFuPride grow through her work on social media and activism in the community.


Contact Sioux Falls Pride

Sioux Falls Pride
P.O. BOX 2403 Sioux Falls, SD 57101

(605) 610-9206

There are no regular office hours as we are a volunteer board of directors.

Please call or email with any questions.