Friends and family here on the East Coast always ask me what South Dakota is like. Or why I like traveling there for work. This, folks, is why.
It is because of people like Matt, and Andrea Schaefer of Barefoot Dance Studios, Julie Cohen and Meghan Murphy from Pollen, Ken Steinken from Trinity Eco Prayer Park, and Kristina Barker from Kristina Barker Photography. It is because of the passionate people who are creatively investing their time and energy into the region so that communities flourish.
And yes, that's also pretty darn good.