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Leadership

Our Board and Committee is made up entirely of volunteers who dedicate their after work and weekend hours to serving the LGBTQA+ and Two Spirit community of the Sioux Falls area.

Steering Committee

Rachel | President & Marketing Director | Elected July 2023
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I’m nonbinary, and use they/she pronouns.
I joined the Sioux Falls Pride team as a volunteer in 2018 after working for the organization as an intern for my Spring semester in the Journalism program at Augustana University. I find the most joy working with local businesses and other organizations to keep Sioux Falls Pride engaged in our community and intersectional in our advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ and Two-Spirit Community. 
 
Anna | Vice President | Elected Fall 2022
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My name is Anna and my pronouns are she/her. I am a spouse, a parent, and I work as a software engineer. I have also been a public school teacher in South Dakota and believe it is important to advocate for youth and find ways for their voices to be heard. My journey as a transgender woman has involved overcoming fear and finding self-acceptance, and I strive to help other LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people find the support and community we all need. I am excited to be a part of Sioux Falls Pride and help our diverse community in the Sioux Falls area and across the state.
 
Hadass | Board Treasurer | Elected Fall 2022
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My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Broker-Realtor® at a local real estate company, EXIT Realty - Great Plains. I have lived in Sioux Falls since December of 2018. Since moving, I have become more involved in the community by volunteering at different organizations that are important to me. I grew up with a gay dad and his partner for most of my childhood. My goal as an Ally of the LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit family is to provide a safe space where everyone can feel at home. I have loved helping organize events in Sioux Falls where people can celebrate who they are.

Board Members at Large 

Brian | Board Member | Elected Fall 2021
 
 
Erica | Board Member | Elected Fall 2021
 
My pronouns are she/they. I grew up in a small conservative town in SW MN and moved to Sioux Falls as soon as I turned 18 for a more accepting environment. Now I've been here for about 6 years and work as a banker, bartender, and for a local haunted house - Terror 29, during Halloween time. I've been involved with Sioux Falls Pride since I moved here. Starting with attending events, eventually joining the committee, and now on the board of directors. I joined the board because even though I found an accepting place to call home in Sioux Falls, not everyone has. There's still a lot of work to be done and improvements to be made to make our city and state a more welcoming and safe place for the LGBTQIA+ 2 Spirit community. I don't want to see anymore 18 year olds move away like I did, the first chance they get to find acceptance. I want to bring that acceptance here.
 
Tray | Board Member | Elected Fall 2022
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Tray (they/them/theirs) is a non binary, second generation American person, born to Chilean immigrants in California and raised in South Dakota. As the Health and Wellness chair of Sioux Falls Pride, Tray hopes to create safe and accessible wellness spaces for under served communities such as the LGBTQIA2S, Black, Indigenous and people of color.  

Committee Members

Want to join the SuFu Pride Planning Committee? Request to join our committee Facebook group, found here. All we ask is that you attend our meetings each month.