Patty Ressler

Patty Ressler

Executive Director

Patty joined BHPFA in 2010 in the newly created Operations Manager position. In 2013, she was hired as the Executive Director. Patty brings over 20 years of nonprofit and retail experience to the organization. She and her husband love to explore the Black Hills and all it has to offer with their dog.

Direct line – 605-745-1264

Matthew White

Matthew White

Operations Manager

Matthew White moved to the Black Hills in 2016 with his wife and daughter. The love for the outdoors and adventure is what brought them back to the Hills. Matthew says “Working for BHPFA has been the most rewarding job of my life, helping our surrounding parks and forests has been an amazing experience.”

Direct line – 605-745-1164

Joanna Marshaus

Joanna Marshaus

Jewel Cave Store Manager/Graphic Designer

Joanna Marshaus is the current Jewel Cave Manager for BHPFA and has worked seasonally for the association since 2014. She and her husband moved to South Dakota after their wedding and fell in love with the scenery and history of the Black Hills. Joanna says, “It’s always a joy to get to work in the same place we go to relax. There’s always something new to see!”

Andrea Fountain

Andrea Fountain

Media/Membership Manager

Andrea moved to the Black Hills in 2019 to work for BHPFA. She brings with her 10 years of experience volunteering and working for environmental non-profits in Michigan, Wisconsin, California, West Virginia, and Alaska. In her free time, Andrea loves running and skiing on public lands! 

Direct line- 605-745-1163 


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about Black Hills Parks & Forests or our partners, please contact us!

Mailing address –

Black Hills Parks & Forests Association
26611 US Hwy 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Phone: 605-745-7020

Office hours are 8am-5pm MT Mon-Fri


Wholesale/Web Sale inquiries – 605-745-1164 or

Product/Sales inquiries – 605-745-1164 or

Membership inquiries – 605-745-1163 or

Donation inquiries – 605-745-1264 or