July 14, 2016

tdg Team Members Are Active in Their Communities

  • Subline: T-ball, theater, music, kids and history

What does the tdg team care about, besides good creative? Our communities. The tdg team is diverse, but we all have a strong sense of community. From t-ball to plays to historic preservation to kids and pets, we care and we contribute.

Belle Fourche

Monte Amende and Derek Olson pretty much have a monopoly on stage plays in Belle Fourche. Derek is the drama teacher at Belle Fourche High School, and Monte or Derek have been involved in almost every community theatre production in recent history. They are founding members of the Belle Fourche Community Theater. In addition, Monte and Derek wrote a play, “Honeymoon on the Rusted Rail,” which was performed in Belle Fourche and at the Homestake Opera House in Lead.


The Phantom in Spearfish? Yup! That is our very own Jack Hughes. He has been involved in more than five plays at the Matthews Opera House. He is also the house sound engineer for all music concerts. And he's been known to perform his own music on stage. Sadie Snyder’s husband is a firefighter, and she is involved in the Wildlife Firefighters Foundation. She is also a supporter of the Western Hills Humane Society and the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.


Kids, kids, and history. Chad Blair and Tera McGuire are involved in lots of kid stuff in Lead-Deadwood. Tera is a board member on the Resource and Development Board for the Boys and Girls Club of Lead-Deadwood and the Lead Deadwood Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Chad is active in the baseball community, and he has coached t-ball for the past two summers. Phelan Scherer recently moved back to Lead and is already active in the Homestake Opera House where he is a volunteer at the historic building. Dustin Floyd lives Deadwood history, or lives in. He has been rehabbing his 1899 house, lives in the Presidential Historic District and sits on the board of the Adams Museum. Foundation for Health is an excellent local organization that makes significant contributions to our area, and we are grateful that Dan Daly is a member of their board.

Rapid City

Dan Daly’s investment in Rapid City centers around historic organizations. Historic Rapid City is currently restoring the McGillycuddy House and while Dan isn’t swinging a hammer, the former board member publishes the group’s newsletter. He was also seen leading horse-drawn wagon tours through West Boulevard Historic District during the West Boulevard Festival in June.

Bringing our personal passions to work helps shape tdg’s charitable giving. tdg stands behind these causes by not only supporting their teams with time-off for involvement, but also financially and creatively.