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OUR BOARD

We are derived of businessmen and women, parents and community members that help support our athletic program!

Jason BOWES
PRESIDENT

I was born here in Brookings in 1972.  I have lived here all my life, except for a four year tour in the United States Marine Corps.  I grew up in the aggregate and construction industry and felt if I was ever going to try something else I should do it after highschool or I probably never would. In the USMC I did all my training in the San Diego and Camp Pendleton area, then my first duty....

NOAH CLAIR
VICE PRESIDENT

I’m 22 years old, and I love the community of Brookings! I want to raise a family here one day! What better way to make a difference then to get involved! I joined the Bobcat Backers to help push and assist BHS athletics to be the best they can be! I am a football coach/skills trainer, and I am a sports radio show host/analyst! I am also a huge sports fan and love watching them in my free time! I have been blessed with wonderful family/friends! Compete always!

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Anita Weber
TREASURER

I have lived in Brookings for 14 years with my husband Darin and kids Reece (20), Jake (18) and Mackenzie (16). Through middle school and high school our kids have participated in football, basketball, track, soccer and volleyball.  Reece continues to play soccer at Dakota Wesleyan University, Jake will be going to The University of Kansas this year and Mackenzie is still playing volleyball for the Bobcats.  

Carrie Mahlke
Secretary
I am a Client Relations Manager at Central Payments and my husband Reed and I moved back to Brookings in 2009. We both attended SDSU and made the decision to move back into this great town to raise our family. We have three children, Paige (15), Rystrom (12) and Mia (10). All of them are heavily involved in the athletic programs which include volleyball, soccer, football, golf and basketball. I enjoy playing volleyball, boating and spending time with family and friends. I have been on The Backers Board for the past 3 years and I am really excited about our new enthusiastic board members! I am looking forward to implementing all of our ideas to get our community more involved to support the Bobcat Backers! GO BOBCATS!
Mark Waterman
member

I am a mortgage loan officer at Great Western Bank, and I have a daughter Bailey who plays basketball, golf and volleyball. I also have a son Blake who plays football, basketball and baseball. I became a Bobcat in 1994 when my family and I moved here. I graduated from BHS in 1999 and lived here ever since!

JON SCHOON
member

I am a life long resident of Brookings and have been in the C-Store business for nearly 30 years. My wife's name is Laurie and she is a Milbank native and SDSU grad.  She has worked at Daktronics for many years. We have 2 children, Jacob and Jenna.  Jacob is a 2019 BHS graduate and will be attending SDSU and wrestling for the Jackrabbits.  Jenna will be a 2021 graduate of BHS. 

WE
CARE!

Building a winning culture is hard. Our group is devoted to offering our time and energy with the goal of creating that culture. We care about our athletes and their success.

jesse johnson
member
Kristin Bisgard
Member

I am a Project Manager at Banner Associates. My husband's name is Chris and we have 3 children. A sophomore, a 7th grader, and a 6th grader. My sophomore daughter plays soccer and basketball and runs track. I have lived in Brookings since graduating from SDSU.

derrick powers
member
zach bartels
member

My wife Brandi and I are both graduates of Brookings High School Class of 98'. I am an owner of Brookings Engraving. I was a multi-sport athlete and currently have 3 boys Carsen, Griffen, and Tallen who are attending the schools and participating in athletics. I thought this was a great way to donate some time and effort back in to a program that helped make us who we are today. I remember Friday's were RED and BLACK DAY and I hope we can bring that home town feel back. GO BOBCATS!!