Outside of his duties as the SD HOSA State Advisor, Mr. Rops enjoys spending time with his wife Nancy, who is an OBGYN nurse, and two kids Finely(10) and Sutton (8). He relaxes by enjoying a round of golf or a game of basketball.
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Josh earned his Bachelor's Degree (BSED) from Black Hills State University; Master's Degree in education (MSCI) from Black Hills State University; and Educational Specialist Degree (Ed. S.) in Secondary School Administration from the University of South Dakota. Josh also earned his School Superintendent certification through the University of South Dakota.
Outside of work, Mr. Hall enjoys spending time with his wife Heather, who is a Special Education teacher, and his three children Carter (13), Berklee (8), and Hadlee (2). Josh also enjoys golfing when he gets an opportunity to do so.
Mikayla received her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Policy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a multidimensional understanding of health through her work and volunteer experiences. She enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering with various organizations in the Aberdeen community.
Jocelyn has called the Black Hills home for the better part of 20 years. She enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and all the wonders of the great outdoors. She has two wildly successful grown children and is blessed with two adorable granddaughters.
Melissa Ettswold is the Associate Director of Programming for Southeast South Dakota Area Health Education Center, SESD AHEC. Her responsibilities include engaging K-12 students in healthcare occupations, placing post-secondary students in rural healthcare facilities, and providing disaster day training. She is a certified Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS), and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Melissa is married and has two sons. She also enjoys taking in a baseball or basketball game and watching her sons participate in their sporting and non-sporting events.