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Board of Directors

Meet the team

Our leaders

Amber Irving headshot

Amber Underwood

President
Zach Shull headshot

Zach Shull

1st Vice President
Rachelle White headshot

Rachelle White

Executive Vice President
Teresa Jones - Membership Director

Teresa Jones

Membership Director

BHHBA Executive Officers Of The Board

Amber Irving headshot

Amber Underwood

President
State Farm - Gregg Fullerton
Zach Shull headshot

Zach Shull

1st Vice President
Knecht Home Center
Darin Howie headshot

Darin Howie

Past President
Howie Construction, LLC
Erin Wood logo

Erin Wood

Board Advisor
Wood Builders
​Tyler Tribby headshot

Tyler Tribby

Secretary
Unify Home Lending
Jay Mendel headshot

Jay Mendel

Treasurer
Mendel's Masonry

Builder Board Directors

Riley Burke headshot

Riley Burke

Dynamic Roofing & Siding
Tony Thompson headshot

Tony Thompson

TNT Homes & Construction
​Jeff Weidenbach headshot

​Jeff Weidenbach

Weidenbach Bros. Construction
Jeremy Muth headshot

Jeremy Muth

Select Construction
Zach Shull headshot

Zach Shull

Knecht Home Center
Jay Mendel headshot

Jay Mendel

Mendel's Masonry
Erin Wood logo

Erin Wood

Wood Builders
Daene Boomsma headshot

Daene Boomsma

Boom Construction
Dean Schulz

​Dean Schulz

Knecht Home Center

Associate Board Directors

​Tyler Tribby headshot

​Tyler Tribby

Unify Home Lending
Amber Irving headshot

Amber Underwood

State Farm - Gregg Fullerton
Teri McNally headshot

Teri McNally

Black Hills Community Bank
Spencer

Spencer Gossel

CMG Mortgage
Brian Johnson headshot

Brian Johnson

Knecht Home Center
Casey Dolney headshot

Casey Dolney

Bierschbach

National Delegates

Jeff Lage headshot

Jeff Lage-Builder

Lage Construction
Zach Shull headshot

Zach Shull-Builder Alternate

Knecht Home Center
Amber Irving headshot

Amber Underwood-Associate

State Farm - Gregg Fullerton

SDHBA Board

Erin Wood logo

​Erin Wood

Wood Builders
Zach Shull headshot

​Zach Shull

Knecht Home Center
Dean Schulz

​Dean Schulz

Knecht Home Center
Darin Howie headshot

Darin Howie

Howie Construction, LLC
Terri Phelps headshot

Terri Phelps

Phelps Promotional Products
Teri McNally headshot

Teri McNally

Black Hills Community Bank
Jay Mendel headshot

Jay Mendel

Mendel's Masonry

Alternative State Directors

Ryan Eid

Boom Construction

Dwight Eich

Howie Construction

Jeremy Schaeffer

All Pro Insulation, LLC

Life Delegates

Ralph Siemonsma

Siemonsma Construction

Curt Cartwright

RC Window & Glass

Senior Life Delegates

Duane Bickett

Bickett's Construction

Roles & Responsibilities

The President is the chief elected officer of the association and is responsible for the functioning of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The President shall exercise personal leadership in the motivation of other officers, board members, committee chairs, committee members, and the general membership. The President oversees the establishment of goals and objectives for the organization. He/she shall act as spokesperson and inspirational leader for the association and shall work in partnership with the executive officer for the achievement of established goals and objectives.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:

  1. Presides at and attends all meetings of the members, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee and coordinates agenda material with the Executive Officer.
  2. In concordance with the Executive Officer, sees that the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and officers are kept fully informed on the conditions and operations of the association.
  3. Works with the Executive Officer in seeing that basic policies and programs designed to further the goals and objectives of the association are planned, formulated and executed following presentation to and approval from the Board of Directors.
  4. Appoints the chairs and members of presidential committees and task forces, outlines the purpose and duties of these committees and task forces and monitors progress.
  5. Acts as a liaison between local, state and national leadership.
  6. Supports and defends policies and programs adopted by the membership, Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  7. Promotes membership interest and active participation in the association and reports activities of the board and association to members by means of letters, publications, or speeches.
  8. Acts as spokesperson for the association to the press, the public, legislative bodies, and related organizations.
  9. Presents an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the association.
  10. Exercises general supervision of the activities of the association’s committees.
  11. Oversees the work and activities of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other association committees.
  12. In cooperation with the Executive Officer, ensures that all policies and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried out.
  13. Works closely with the president-elect in preparing to assume the duties of the President.
  14. Identifies and nurtures future leaders of the association.
  15. Ensures competent management of the association and sets specific management goals and objectives.
  16. Initiates an annual performance and salary review of the Executive Officer by the Board of Directors and/or Executive Committee.

The 1st Vice President is a key member of the President’s team and as such serves as a member of the Executive Committee and assists the President in the performance of his/her duties.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:

  1. Serves as a chair, appointed member, ex-officio member, or officer with oversight of association task forces, working groups, and meetings as assigned by the President.
  2. Serves as the official representative of the association at industry meetings as assigned by the President.
  3. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors or the President.
  4. Actively supports and participates in the programs and activities of the association.
  5. Works to increase member/leader involvement in association activities.
  6. Maintains contact with other board members and state association officials and reports state association developments to the President and Executive Committee.
  7. Provides oversight of assigned committees and reports their activities to the President, Executive Committee and/or board.

The Executive Board Advisor shall be a member of the Board of Directors of the association. Upon direction of the President, he/she may perform other duties appropriate to this office.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:

  1. Serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  2. Attends all Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings.
  3. Serves as a liaison between local, state, and national associate leaders.

The Treasurer is a key member of the President’s team, serves as a member of the Executive Committee, and assists the President in the performance of his/her duties. The Treasurer works closely with the members of the Budget and Finance Committee to ensure the integrity of the fiscal affairs of the association.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:

  1. Serves as chair of the Finance Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors.
  2. Maintains accurate financial records in cooperation with the association staff and the Finance Committee.
  3. Reviews association expenditures and financial status on a regular basis to ensure fiscal integrity.
  4. Ensures timely reports to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and presents a financial report to the membership at the annual meeting.
  5. Submits the financial accounts of the association to an annual independent auditor for examination.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned by the President and Board of Directors, which may include providing oversight or serving as a chair or member of other committees.
  7. Represents the association to other industry groups or other organizations as assigned by the President.
  8. Actively supports and participates in the programs and activities of the association.

The Committee Chair directs the members and activities of the committee to ensure accomplishment of goals and objectives as directed by the President.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:

  1. Assists in developing the committee objectives.
  2. Informs committee members of the objectives, their expected individual contributions, and their responsibilities.
  3. Assists the President by making recommendations on committee member appointments.
  4. Prepares meeting agendas and assures the distribution of relevant information to all members prior to meetings.
  5. Presides over committee meetings to ensure adherence to the major issues and purposes of the committee.
  6. Assists the association leaders in identifying potential leaders among the committee members.
  7. Encourages active participation by committee members in the activities of the association.
  8. Prepares committee status reports for the Board of Directors.

The Committee Chair directs the members and activities of the committee to ensure accomplishment of goals and objectives as directed by the President.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:

  1. Assists in developing the committee objectives.
  2. Informs committee members of the objectives, their expected individual contributions, and their responsibilities.
  3. Assists the President by making recommendations on committee member appointments.
  4. Prepares meeting agendas and assures the distribution of relevant information to all members prior to meetings.
  5. Presides over committee meetings to ensure adherence to the major issues and purposes of the committee.
  6. Assists the association leaders in identifying potential leaders among the committee members.
  7. Encourages active participation by committee members in the activities of the association.
  8. Prepares committee status reports for the Board of Directors.

Under the direction of the Committee Chair, committee members participate in all committee activities and work toward the fulfillment of the committee objectives.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:

  1. Attends all meetings of the committee.
  2. Carries out individual assignments that are made by the committee chairman.
  3. Reviews all relevant material prior to the committee meetings.
  4. Participates in committee discussions and deliberations and voices objective opinions on committee issues and topics.
  5. Understands the specific responsibilities of the committee.
  6. Has an awareness of the association’s practices, policies and procedures as it pertains to the committees’ goals and objectives.

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About Amber Underwood

Amber Underwood was born and raised in Rapid City, SD, and is a high school graduate of Douglas High School.  After graduating, she continued her education receiving degrees in psychology and early childhood education. Amber started working in the non-profit sector in 2006 for the Cornerstone Rescue Mission. She was instrumental in developing and launching their childcare program where she advocated for the children, being their voice. After successfully getting the program off the ground, Amber started her roadmap into the building industry working for Menards. Amber traveled throughout the Midwest opening new stores, training, and setting them up for success. After six years on the road and opening five stores, Amber changed directions and found her calling within the insurance industry. Amber is the office manager for Gregg Fullerton – State Farm Agency where she has worked for the past eleven years. Her passion and being able to educate her customers on the “why” of insurance is what she feels makes her mission complete.

Amber became an active member of the Black Hills Home Builders Association in 2015 and joined both the state board of directors and local board of directors in 2017. She has served on every committee, chaired scholarship & workforce, membership & associates. She has been treasurer for state and local, board advisor & vice president locally. Amber is currently the 2023 and 2024 BHHBA President. Amber’s passion is educating others on insurance and giving back to the community. Amber also sits on the board of directors for Sacred Mountain Retreat Center, a local non-profit helping veterans, first responders, and families through PTSD. She is an active member of BNI and is currently the Vice President of her chapter. Amber’s goal is to continue giving back; through her non-profit work, fundraising, focusing on home ownership for all.

About Zach Shull

Zach Shull has been involved in the building industry for the past 17 years and part of the BHHB for the past 15 years in some sort of capacity. He started with BHHB as a committee member and then worked his way up to committee chair; from there he was elected on to the Board of Directors and has been there ever since. Zach’s time with the BHHB has been a great way to open doors to opportunities such as customers, but more importantly, the friendships that have made along the way. He grew up in Wall, SD where he graduated from high school and from there attended 2 different Tech schools (UTI in Houston TX for auto mechanics and WDTI in Rapid City SD for Computer Aided Drafting). After attending WDTI, he went to work for Knecht Home Center and is still currently there as the Contractor Sales Manager and will be celebrating his 15-year anniversary with KHC this year.

About Rachelle White

Rachelle White was born and raised in South Dakota. She met her husband at Ellsworth AFB and has been married for 13 years. After marriage, the Army moved them around before they ultimately settled back in Summerset, SD with their 3 children. Rachelle has a background in event planning, public relations and owns two businesses. She was hired as our Executive Vice President in January of 2023. She looks forward to meeting members and promoting home ownership for all in the Black Hills area.

About Teresa Jones

Teresa was born and raised in South Dakota. Growing up in Gregory County; in a small, rural farming community, she learned the value of hard work, perseverance, and the importance of building strong relationships with family, friends, and community. She relocated to Rapid City fifteen years ago to be near her sister, niece, and nephews. A few years later, her mother and father also moved to Rapid City from Winner, South Dakota. She is the mother of five children and has five grandchildren that she adores. She enjoys camping, boating, swimming, and spending time with her family at the lake.

Teresa has a diverse business background with experience in office management, sales/marketing, training, team building, billing/collections, and customer relations. She has spent the last 7 years as an entrepreneur and owner of a successful, small local business. She thrives in fast-paced environments that require strategic leadership and strong communication skills. She believes in prioritizing business growth through innovative solutions, exceptional customer service, a positive attitude, teamwork, and seeking out opportunities for community collaboration. Her favorite thing about her work is finding meaningful ways to bring joy to those around her while striving to make a positive impact within her community.