Board and Staff

Board Members

Brian Buisker
President

Matt Roby ('02)
Vice President

Melissa Terronez
Treasurer

Kari (Anderson) Lohr ('99)
School Board Liason

Dr. Jeff Danielsen
Superintendent

Jackie (Hoftiezer) Lake ('94)
Secretary

Karla (Brueggeman) Christensen ('92)

Jennifer (Johnson) Bollinger ('91)

Jill (Arbogast) Makepeace ('84)

Jackie (Hoftiezer) Lake ('94)

Melissa Herrboldt

Jen Brist

Foundation Staff

Cris Ortmeier

Cris Ortmeier

Director of Fund Development

 Cris joined the Arrow Education Foundation in 2022 as the Director of Fund Development after working in the Admisssions and Marketing department at Lake Area Technical College.  She is a graduate of the Marketing/Management/Sales program at LATC with an AAS Degree. Her background and experience includes roles as a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant for KS93 and Power 106.3 radio. After selling radio she became a Realtor and sold homes for 14 years.   

Cris is a founding board member of the Watertown Fastpitch Softball Association.   She is a former board member of the Watertown Hockey Association and the Watertown Chamber of Commerce.  Over the years she was involved in many aspects of the Watertown Area United Way. She co-chaired the membership drive and the hot 100 division and held the ribbon for over 72 ribbon cuttings as the Ambassador Chair for the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce 

Cris & her husband Shane live in Watertown and are members of Holy Name Catholic Church.. They have two children Alex and Grace.


I am excited to be a part of the Arrow Education Foundation and welcome you to stop for a visit.   Go Arrows !

cris.ortmeier@k12.sd.us

Brian Buisker

Brian Buisker

Board Member, President

Brian has lived in Watertown since 1997.  He attended Lake Area Technical College and received a degree in Marketing. 

Brian has been employed at First Premier Bank/PremierBankcard for the past 22 years.  He is currently the Retail Area Manager for First Premier Bank in the northern region.

“The mission of the Arrow Education Foundation is to provide resources to genuinely enhance educational opportunities for students in the Watertown School District.

The Arrow Education Foundation provides a critical and much needed resource to the Watertown School District.  It gives teachers an opportunity to create an innovative learning environment for our students. In addition to making an impact in our classrooms, it also provides an avenue to support the district with special projects from time to time.  

Watertown is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.  Our education system is top-notch.  I am honored to be part of and support the Arrow Education Foundation.  Whether you are a friend of the AEF or a former Arrow yourself, I hope you join me by supporting the AEF and help further enhance student education through innovation.  Go Arrows!”