Staff & Board

Levitt at the Falls Staff:

Nancy Halverson, Executive Director

Nancy is responsible for vision, strategic partnerships, management, and fundraising at Levitt at the Falls. 

Contact Nancy:  nhalverson@levittsiouxfalls.org

About Nancy

Nancy is proud to serve as the first Executive Director of Levitt at the Falls. Nancy Halverson served as the President and CEO of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, the seventh largest children’s museum in the country, located in Greenville, South Carolina from 2008-2018. During her tenure, the museum has received numerous awards and accolades, including an invitation in 2014 to become the first children’s museum to be an affiliate of the Smithsonian.

Prior to her move to Greenville, Halverson was the founder of The Children’s Theatre Company of Sioux Falls, an organization that created and produced shows for adult actors to perform for family audiences and offered popular summer camps and acting classes for children. Her husband, Bruce, was President of Augustana College from 2000 to 2006. Before their move to Sioux Falls, Nancy enjoyed a career as the director of the South Mountain High School for the Performing Arts in Phoenix, followed by six years as a professor of theater at the University of Illinois. Nancy’s greatest achievement is the role of mom to her 18-year-old son Coal, who will be attending Dakota State University as a freshman in the fall.

Tom Eisner, Director of Operations

Tom manages logistical information, artist booking, and food trucks for Levitt at the Falls. 

Contact Tom:  teisner@levittsiouxfalls.org

About Tom

Director of Operations, Tom Eisner, grew up in nearby Luverne, Minnesota. Over the course of twenty years he has held professional event planning positions with companies in the high-tech industry, direct sales, gaming and television industries throughout the U.S.  After returning to the Sioux Falls area four years ago to be closer to family, he became involved with the grass roots music television program, “The White Wall Sessions.” He also served as the entertainment coordinator for the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort in Larchwood, Iowa.

Rose Ann Hofland, Director of Communications and Community Engagement

Rose Ann leads marketing, PR, and community partnerships and programs for Levitt at the Falls. 

Contact Rose Ann:  rhofland@levittsiouxfalls.org

About Rose Ann

Rose Ann Hofland, director of communications and community engagement, served as leader for the Washington Pavilion’s education programs for 10 years, including the national award-winning afterschool action arts and science program, the graham academy preschool, and the dakota academy of performing arts.  A native of Aberdeen and a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Hofland has been leading creative arts programming in South Dakota which enhances lives, affects change, and inspires personal growth and creativity since 2007.
Laura Mullen, Volunteer Coordinator

Laura leads and recruits, trains, and manages Levitt at the Falls volunteers. 

Contact Laura:  lmullen@levittsiouxfalls.org

About Laura

Laura Mullen, volunteer coordinator, has worked with volunteers and educators with Junior Achievement of Lincoln, Nebraska and Junior Achievement of South Dakota.  Her position as domestic engineer following the arrival of son, Leo (19), and daughter, Evalyn (15), included costume committee chair for elementary school musicals, coach for robotics teams, tournament director for robotics team competitions, shirts and shoes committee chair for a local high school marching band, toyologist at a local toy store and constant support for husband,  John.
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Levitt at the Falls Board of Directors:

Jennifer Kirby, Board Chair
Tom Bosch
Miriam Broin
Catherine Dekkenga
Tom Dempster
Kara Dirkson
Natalie Eisenberg
Charles D Gullickson
John Henkhaus
Kristin Hoff
Beth Jensen
Mike Jerstad
Rebecca Kiesow-Knudsen
Kira Kimball
Sandra Pay
Cindy Elifrits Peterson
Steve Sarbacker
Chris Thorkelson
Carol Twedt
Shannon Van Buskirk
Stacy Wrightsman
Official Chamber pic

“Having a Levitt venue in Sioux Falls has put us in the same company as some other admirable American cities such as Denver, Los Angeles, Arlington, Texas and Westport, Connecticut. We are part of a pretty elite group, which says a lot about where Sioux Falls is going.”

– John Henkhaus, Levitt at the Falls Board Member