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

Melonie Rymer

Melonie Rymer

Operations Manger

Melonie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Rapid City, SD in 2004 where she fell in love with the Black Hills. She enjoys South Dakota to its fullest by hunting, fishing and hiking with her two doodles, Racer and Eddie. In 2021 she became a U.S Citizen! Melonie has 23 successful years of leading retail store operations for non-profit and for-profit organizations alike. 

Direct line: 605-745-1164 

Andrea Fountain

Andrea Fountain

Program/Volunteer Manager

Andrea moved to the Black Hills in 2019 to work for BHPFA. Her background is in outdoor education and she has worked and volunteered all over the U.S. She covers many roles with  BHPFA including organizing women’s and girl’s programs with our non-profit partner SheJumps and serves on the executive committee for the the South Dakota Volunteer Naturalist Program.  In her free time, Andrea loves biking, skiing, and running on public lands!

Direct line: 605-745-1163 

David Guerin

David Guerin

Nebraska Area Manager

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: 605-745-7020 or

Product/Sales inquiries: 605-745-7020 or

Membership and Donation inquiries: 605-745-7020 or 

Volunteer inquiries: 605-745-1163 or


BHPFA Board of Directors 2023-2024
  • President: Jamie Ladenburger
  • Secretary: Julie Brazell
  • Treasurer: Andrea Serna
  • Joanne Sutton
  • Barb McCartney
  • Kyla Wright
  • Jennifer Fowler
  • Sarah Wedge
  • David Mertz