"Vote MistieCaldwell4House, and together, we will do great things. Your voice matters, and I'm hear to listen and take common sense action as your representative."      -Mistie C.

THE RIGHT
PERSON

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL:

  • Born and raised in Lawrence County - Daughter of Jerry and Sonia Ainsworth

  • Married to Jeff Caldwell for 26 years

  • Two daughters - Phoebe (Belmont, MA) graduate of Chadron State (Business); Sophia - 3rd year student at Dordt Univ. - a private Christian University in Sioux Center, IA (Civil Engineering)

  • Augustana College and Spearfish High School graduate

  • Executive Dir. - Visit Spearfish (2008-present)

  • Staff Training, Case Mgmt., Human Resources - Northern Hills Training Center, Spf. (1996-2008)

  • Previous experience - Lutheran Social Services and McKennan Hospital - Mental Health Counseling

THE RIGHT
TIME

LIFETIME OF ACTIVE LEADERSHIP

  • Executive Director - Visit Spearfish

  • President/Member - Spf. School Board (12 years)

  • Executive Committee and Past President - BH and Badlands Tourism Association, Black Hills Area

  • Member - BHSU President's Advisory Comm. and BHSU Strategic Planning Committee

  • Member - City of Spf. Parks, Rec, and Forestry Advisory Comm.

  • Liaison/Ex-Officio - Spf. Chamber, Spf. Downtown Business Association, Spf. Fdtn. for Public Education, Spf. Spartan Athletic Booster Club

  • Volunteer - Spf. Fine Arts Booster Club

  • Past Member - BH Vacations, Deadwood

  • Past Senior Warden and Vestry Member - Episcopal Church of All Angels

  • Past President - Zonta of the Spearfish Area

RESPONSIVE

  • Responds in a timely manner when constituents reach out; willing to have the tough conversations and listen before making decisions

COMMITTED AND HARD-WORKING

  • Loves long days and thrives on a loaded schedule

  • Gives 100% - personally, professionally, and to the community

ENGAGED AND APPROACHABLE

  • Loves a cup of coffee and good conversation

  • Makes time for the easy, and the tough, conversations 

  • Truly believes that a rising tide raises all ships - together we do more 

  • Fully embraces the role of being a representative voice

LIVES TO LEARN

  • Quick to learn and not afraid to ask questions

  • Respects the past, lives in the present, looks to the future when making decisions

THE RIGHT
REASONS