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.
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.