Dan Ahlers
Dan AhlersExecutive Director
Dan is a long-time member of the Dell Rapids community where he has been a small business owner for the past 20 years. He is an active community volunteer and organizer. Dan has been a board member of Kids Voting SD, the Carroll Institute, served as the President of the Haven Before and After School Program and the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Dan currently serves as a member of the Dell Rapids Ambulance Board and President of the Dell Rapids Community Fund.

Dan served as a State Representative and Senator for District 25 in the SD State Legislature for six years. He was a member of the Commerce, Transportation, Retirement Laws, Tribal Relations and Appropriations Committee. Dan was selected to represent South Dakota at the Western Interstate Commission for High Education (WICHE) and was appointed by Governor Daugaard to the SD Mental Health Task Force. He was recognized locally by SD Voices for Children and Disabilities SD for his legislative work with children and people with disabilities. Additionally, Dan has been recognized nationally three times for his leadership as a BILLD, Henry Toll and SLLF Fellow.

Brandee Bolman
Brandee BolmanNative Outreach Manager
Brandee Cheyne Bolman graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is a Lakota and Hidatsa woman that was born and raised right here in South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She loves spending time outdoors, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with family. She grew up on her family ranch which is nestled right next to the Missouri River. She is extremely proud of her heritage and plans to use her education in the service of others. Her goal is to graduate from USD law school.
Her time with the party has been spent traveling to all of the nine tribes of South Dakota to register people to vote and spread voter awareness and education
Joseph Zweifel
Joseph ZweifelField Director
Joseph comes to us with a vast amount of experience and knowledge when it comes to politics. He first got started working on the Herseth, Obama, and Clinton campaigns canvassing right here in South Dakota. Joseph was also the Communications Director for the Donn Larson for District 16 Senate campaign in 2022.

From there he went on to hold leadership roles within the Lincoln County Democratic Party and successfully ran for two terms on the Executive Board for the South Dakota Democratic Party.

Born and raised on a fourth generation farm and in a rural community, Joseph brings a unique niche of focus, knowledge and experience for all of South Dakota.

Krista Burns
Krista BurnsCommunications Director
Krista Burns graduated from South Dakota State University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. She worked as a news producer for 13 years in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. She was most recently the 4pm producer for KELOLAND Media Group in Sioux Falls. Krista is an Emmy award winning news producer.

During her time at KELOLAND, she was also in charge of several volunteer and charity campaigns, including raising money for the Sioux Empire United Way.

Krista grew up in the Twin Cities. She loves hiking, kayaking, reading and taking in the beauty of South Dakota.