Front Office

Kristi Jacobsma – Sales and Marketing Director

Kristi is a Brookings native that has been involved in sales and marketing within the community for the past 21 years. Kristi brings a unique perspective and passion for hockey that has grown over the past 10 years while her 3 sons have developed in the sport. She is also active in the local hockey association’s board by serving on various positions and contributing her time and effort to grow hockey within the Brookings Community.
Kristi and her husband Jamie are happily raising four kids: Cayden (16) Nash (15), Layla (10) and Jager (5). They enjoy spending time with their family attending sporting events at various levels in addition to attending many youth activities that their children are involved with.
Kristi is excited for the opportunity to work with the Brookings Blizzard to grow the interest of junior hockey in the Brookings community. Her experience and passion will help fuel excitement for the upcoming season.
P: 605.592.9114
E: Kristi@gobrookingsblizzard.com

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Jake Melius – Gameday Operations Manager

Jake grew up on a farm near Miranda, SD. Since a young age, he had a passion for sports. He quickly went from watching sports to participating in them. After many years playing and coaching several different sports, he decided he wanted to take his love of sports to another level.
Jake attended South Dakota State University. During his time in college, he fell in love with the Blizzard and the city of Brookings. During his tenure at SDSU, he worked with the Blizzard as a Game Day Operations Intern.
Jake is excited for the opportunity to work with the Brookings Blizzard. He will work with the loyal fans to provide them with the best possible game day experience.
P: 605.380.0025
E:Jake@gobrookingsblizzard.com

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Tracey Deatherage – Billet Coordinator

Tracey is a native of Tennessee and she moved to South Dakota in 2005. Tracey has been involved in Human Resources within the community of Brookings for the past 13 years. She is also active in the local hockey association’s board.
Tracey and her husband Chad are happily raising four kids: Morgan (23), Cooper (11), and Emma (7) and Louie the Yorkie (2.5). They enjoy spending time with their family attending sporting events at various levels in addition to attending many youth activities that their children are involved with. For the past five years, her family have billeted nine young men and Tracey is entering her second year as the Billet Queen, as Coach Moe Mantha so fondly dubs her.
Tracey is excited for the opportunity to work with the Brookings Blizzard to ensure players have that loving home they need away from home. Her experience and passion will help in the care and maintenance of her billets, players and player’s family. Tracey will BOLDLY state, Brookings has the VERY best billets in the business. Hands down.
P: 605.695.4987
E: Blizzhousing@gmail.com