Board and Staff

Board Members

Brian Buisker, President

Matt Roby ('02), Vice President

Melissa Terronez, Treasure

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

Dr. Jeff Danielsen, Superintendent

Karla (Brueggeman) Christensen ('92)

Jennifer (Johnson) Bollinger ('91)

Connie Fannin

Jill (Arbogast) Makepeace ('84)

Paula Orthaus

Jackie (Hoftiezer) Lake ('94)

Foundation Staff

 Jon Solum ('85)

Jon Solum ('85)

Director of Fund Development

     Jon joined the Arrow Education Foundation in 2020 as the Director of Fund Development.  He is a 1985 graduate of Watertown High School. Jon was recently the General Manager of the Watertown Event Center where he worked for 11 years prior to joining the Foundation.  He also spent 12 years on the Watertown City Council.  Jon is happy to discuss ways to help you honor your loved ones through scholarship and enrichment funds, as well as planned giving programs that financially benefit the Foundation's mission and you, too!

jon.solum@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!”